Practice Areas

Julia S. Slater specializes in and handles many types of cases.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Accidents involving motor vehicles are very common and can be devastating. Drivers and operators of other motor vehicles owe a duty to other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians on the road to drive safely. When drivers are unsafe, for example by texting and driving, drunk driving, distracted driving, and speeding, they can cause devastating accidents resulting in severely injuring others. If you or someone you know was involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is very important to seek medical attention immediately. For a free consultation, contact me today.

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents

Premises Liability

Property owners owe a duty to keep individuals on their property safe. Premises liability cases result when property owners fail to keep their premises safe. Some examples of cases that often arise stem from the failure to properly maintain the grounds, stairways, elevators, and parking lots. In many cases, to prove a premises liability case, you need to establish the property owner knew or reasonably should have known of the dangerous condition that caused the accident, and that the property owner failed to repair the dangerous condition or warn individuals of the dangerous condition. If you or someone you know one was injured while on another’s property, contact me today for a free consultation.

  • Trip and fall
  • Elevator accidents
  • Accidents due to defective sidewalks
  • Commercial property
  • Residential property
  • Defective stairways
  • The failure to properly clear snow and ice
  • Unsafe parking lots
  • Amusement park cases
  • Cruise ship cases
  • Defective buildings
  • Fire and explosions
  • Burns
  • Unsafe premises

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice lawsuits can be brought if a doctor deviated from the accepted standards of care and accepted practices, and that deviation was the cause of a serious injury that would not have occurred but for that deviation. If you or a loved one was injured while in the care of a healthcare professional, contact me today for a free consultation.

  • Failure to properly diagnose a medical condition
  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Lack of informed consent
  • Retained surgical instruments
  • Retained sponges
  • Retained laparotomy pads

General Negligence

General negligence cases are cases that are typically brought against an organization or a business, and usually occur while in the care of these organizations or businesses. When an organization or business is entrusted with caring for others, and fails to act reasonably and instead acts with carelessness and recklessness, people can get hurt. If you or a loved one was injured while in the care of an organization, business, or feel you may have a general negligence case, contact me today for a free consultation.

  • School cases
  • Negligent supervision
  • Negligent security
  • Negligent hiring
  • Cases against the city
  • Cases against the state
  • Police brutality/excessive force
  • Civil rights violations
  • Sexual assault
  • Assault
  • Dog bites and attacks
  • Foster care abuse

Construction Accidents

Bringing a construction accident lawsuit may be appropriate if you were injured due to an unsafe construction site. Construction sites can be very dangerous workplaces. Therefore, certain precautions need to be taken to ensure individuals’ safety. When those precautions are not taken, people can get hurt. Oftentimes accidents occur due to hazards such as falling debris and unsafe scaffolds, and sometimes, people are injured while walking by a construction site. If you are a construction worker injured while working at a construction site, or a passerby injured while unknowingly walking near an unsafe construction site, call me today for a free consultation.

  • Dangerous construction sites
  • Ladder accidents
  • Unsafe scaffolds
  • Falling debris
  • Demolition accidents
  • Falls
  • Faulty tools and equipment
  • Trip and falls
  • Crane accidents
  • Failure to comply with OSHA regulations
  • Pedestrians injured while near a construction site

Product Liability

Consumers have a general trust that the products on the market are safe. Unfortunately, products are not always as heavily regulated as one would expect, and oftentimes products are regulated but they’re manufactured or designed poorly—creating unsafe products. Generally, there are three types of product liability cases. Manufacturing defects can occur when the manufacturer deviates from the product they are intending on manufacturing. This can result in defective products that are unsafe because of a mistake made during the manufacturing process. Design defects can occur where a manufacturer poorly designs a product causing it to be unsafe. Where a manufacturer fails to provide adequate warnings or instructions concerning the proper use of the product, and injuries result that are directly caused by the manufacturer’s failure to warn, a user may have a failure to warn claim against the manufacturer.

  • Defective products
  • Industrial equipment
  • Dangerous household items
  • Baby powder contaminated with talc/asbestos
  • Baby food contaminated with heavy metals

Unsafe Medical Devices

Where an individual has a medical device implanted in their body, and the medical device is unsafe, the results can be devastating, often causing serious injury or death. Oftentimes when an individual is deciding whether or not to have a medical device implanted in their body, they believe that they are being warned of all the risks by their treating physician. However, often, the treating physician is not told of all of the risks, and the individual finds out later, sometimes years later, that they have an unsafe medical device in their body that has caused irreparable damage. If you or someone you know has had an unsafe medical device implanted in their body, call me today for a free consultation.

  • Failure to warn of risks and side effects
  • Pelvic mesh
  • Hernia mesh
  • Breast implants
  • Metal on metal hip implants
  • Birth control devices including Essure

Unsafe Drugs

  • Failure to warn of risks and side effects
  • Valsartan
  • Zantac
  • Elmiron
  • Proton pump inhibitors

Toxic Torts

  • Asbestos and mesothelioma
  • Groundwater contamination
  • Lead poisoning
  • Chemical spills

Nursing Home Negligence

A nursing home should be a place of a trust and comfort. Unfortunately, people are sometimes mistreated while in the care of a nursing home facility. If nursing home abuse or neglect occurs, I am here to pursue justice for that mistreatment. Examples of nursing home negligence include negligent hiring, negligent supervision, where residents and employees are not properly supervised, unsanitary conditions and dangerous hazards, and substandard care. Contact me today for a free evaluation to determine whether are you or someone you know may have a claim against a nursing home facility.

Wrongful Death

Uber/Lyft/Taxi Cases

  • Sexual assault cases
  • Car accidents
  • General negligence