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We represent individuals and businesses in antitrust class action suits. Our clients seek damages against those who have fixed the prices of goods and products sold to them. In prosecuting these cases, we have been responsible for securing large recoveries for our clients and the classes that they represented. For example, we were co-lead counsel in Piggly Wiggly Clarksville v. Mrs. Bairds Bakeries, et al., where the class recovered a record amount for a single-state conspiracy aimed at fixing the price of bread products.

Consumer Fraud

If you have ever purchased merchandise, services, or property that didn’t operate how it was advertised, you have been a victim of consumer fraud. Consumers are legally protected from false advertisements, unfair methods of competition, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices. These methods of advertising are based on false statements that can include both information that is falsely represented and information that is purposely withheld. Specter Specter Evans & Manogue, P.C. has been successful in defending consumers against fraud through class action lawsuits.

Product Liability

If you are injured at work, you have a claim for Workers Compensation. If you are injured at work while using a product or machine that was produced by someone other than your employer, you may also have a claim against the manufacturer of that product. This claim is separate from your Workers Compensation claim.

The consumer has neither the means nor the skill to investigate for himself the soundness of a product, even when it is not contained in a sealed package. Indeed, the vigilance of a consumer is often lulled to sleep by the efforts of manufacturers to build up confidence by advertising and marketing devices. Consumers no longer approach products warily but accept them on faith, relying upon reputation of the manufacturer or the trademark. We expect the producers and distributors of products to produce a safe and effective product, as well we should.

Products liability lawsuits level the playing field between a large manufacturing company and a consumer. Consumer products have become safer thanks in part to products liability litigation. While we want to think that exploding cars or untested drugs in the market place are a thing of the past, new injuries are reported every day from defective products.

Personal Injury

J. C. Evans Law enjoys a reputation in the legal community as one of the area’s premiere personal injury law firms. Since the firm first opened its doors in 1983, we have represented thousands who were injured or killed in automobile accidents, by defective products or by medical malpractice.

Automobile Collisions
While our roads are safer now than they have ever been, tens of thousands of people are killed or crippled each year as a result of carelessness of other drivers. If you are injured in an automobile collision, you should contact your insurance company first and then contact us. The insurance company for the at-fault party will begin taking witness statements almost immediately after it is notified of the collision and the fact that someone was injured. Often these statements are taken with a bias to minimize their insured driver’s liability and thereby reduce the insurance company’s exposure. Witnesses often don’t recognize the “spin” that the insurance company investigator puts on their words as recorded in their statement and simply sign the document that is put in front of them.

It is important that attorneys and investigators get to witnesses as soon as possible so that interviews and accurate statements can be collected. To do this, you must contact an attorney as soon as reasonably possible after the collision.

In order to take care of your case you must take care of yourself. If your doctor has told you not to return to work until a certain date, follow that advice. Returning to work before you are able sends a message that you have fully recovered when the opposite is true. Your recovery will likely be slowed by trying to do too much too soon.

When you have a doctor’s appointment or physical therapy, keep the appointment. Each time that you cancel an appointment or are simply a “no show,” the office notes are so annotated. Six months or a year later during trial or at depositions, the clear message is that either you were not hurt or you have recovered sufficiently so that the appointments were not necessary.

In most circumstances, your employer is not required to hold your job. Some exceptions exist. It is therefore important that you keep your employer aware of your condition. Your employer will also have to verify your earnings and the amount of work you missed. Keeping your employer on your side is helpful.

This short summary does not begin to answer all of the questions that will arise. You should contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys or another attorney. We have litigated on behalf of thousands of people who were injured in automobile collisions. We have obtained sizeable verdicts and settlements on their behalf which demonstrates that we know what we are doing and we work for our clients’ needs.

Medical Malpractice

Doctors and Hospitals will never admit to malpractice, not even in the most egregious situation. Unearthing medical negligence requires careful review of the records, retention of experts in the field and steady, aggressive discovery. Each case is fact specific and will require our personal review and the review of board certified medical specialist in the same field as the medical practitioner who we believe provided less than adequate medical care.

Nursing Home Abuse

Everyone ages. Senior Citizens should expect the quality of care in a nursing home to preserve their quality of life — not take it from them. An unexplained death of an otherwise healthy person, bedsores or repeated falls are signs of nursing home neglect and are your signal to investigate further.

Bedsores do not just happen. They are an indicator that the patient is not moving enough. This can be the result of a change in physical status, such as recovering from surgery, or a change in mental status. In either case, it is also a sign that the patient is not getting adequate care from nursing home personnel.

Dangerous Drugs

A drug can be defective in the way that it is produced or by failing to warn consumers of the risks associated with the drug. It is important to remember that the United States Food and Drug Administration does not test drugs prior to approving them for release onto the market. It relies on studies submitted by the drug manufacturer. Accordingly, cutting corners on product quality, research or disclosures regarding the risks of using the drug are simply unacceptable. Drug safety and efficacy is not a goal, it is the base standard we all have a right to expect. Drugs we are investigating include: