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Areas of Practice

Automobile Accidents:
Being involved in a car accident can be a very frightening, disorienting experience. Whether you suffer from major or minor injuries, the trauma and stress of going through such an event can be downright crippling. Regardless of the circumstances, it is critical that you have legal counsel in the event of a car accident. Otherwise, you risk losing your rights and being taken advantage of by unscrupulous insurance companies and the other parties involved in the accident. There is no doubt that lawyers make huge differences for their clients each and every day when it comes to car accidents.


Motorcycle Crash:
A motorcycle accident can cause devastating injuries as well as property damage, to the motorcycle driver and to those involved. An attorney who specializes motorcycle cases can help both the driver and riders if an accident case ends up in court. A motorcycle accident will be examined more carefully than if only cars were involved, because of the delicacy of the situation. The attorneys and court officials will be looking to see who is responsible for the accident, by interviewing witnesses, checking the evidence, reconstructing the accident scene, and talking to all of those involved. A reputable motorcycle accident attorney is essential to make sure that the rights of the victim are taken care of.
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can present their case for an accident victim in order to get the best compensation possible. If you or a loved one gets into a motorcycle accident hiring a professional accident attorney is the best course of action.

Bicycle Accidents:
In 2009, 630 bicyclists died in crashes and another 51,000 were injured according to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This means these bicycle deaths accounted for two percent of all traffic fatalities that occurred during 2009. Of those killed, 17 percent were 14 years of age or younger.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a bicycle accident, you know firsthand the emotional and financial devastation that can result. California law allows you to take action against the person responsible for causing your bicycle accident so that you can be "made whole" by receiving damages or compensation. In order to get compensation for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses, it is important to understand your legal rights. The knowledgeable R. Nicholas Haney brings can help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you to make your personal injury claim based on bicycle accidents.


Pedestrian Accidents:
Pedestrians are in such a vulnerable position on the street that they need to be protected from negligent drivers. Drivers have a duty to watch out for pedestrians on the street, on sidewalks, in parking lots and particularly in crosswalks. If you or someone you love has been involved in a pedestrian accident, you have the right to take action against a negligent driver. R. Nicholas Haney knows injuries to pedestrians can be severe, catastrophic, even fatal. The priority is taking immediate action to help you recover the compensation you deserve.


Accidental Death:
When a person suffers a catastrophic injury, they sometimes lose the ability to live their life as they once did. If the injury is severe enough, they lose their life completely. R. Nicholas Haney handles many wrongful death cases. He gets to know his clients well, so that he may accurately represent what they have lost. If your loved one was fatally injured because someone else was careless, contact us for a free consultation.
Measuring damage in these cases can be challenging. As a lawyer, R. Nicholas Haney is literally required to put a price on someone's life. Whenever he handles an accidental death case, he does not think solely in terms of financial loss. He also consider the human loss. He talks with the family at length so that he understands what they are going through. R. Nicholas Haney makes every effort because he wants to convey this information to a jury as effectively as possible.
In addition to representing them in court and settlement negotiations, he assists them with any insurance matters. If your life insurance company is dragging its feet, we can negotiate with them as well.


Personal Injury:
A personal injury does more than hurt your body. It stresses your mind, strains your family life, and turns your finances upside down. R. Nicholas Haney knows what injured people and their families face. He sees it every day. He knows that when he argues his case in court or aggressively negotiates with opposing counsel, he is leaving his clients free to concentrate on getting the care and help that they need. If you or someone you love has been severely injured, contact R. Nicholas Haney for a free consultation.
A personal injury is about replacing what is lost. Sometimes, however, there is no way that our clients will be in the same shape that they were before. Under those circumstances, a lot more compensation is necessary. R. Nicholas Haney seeks compensation for the loss of their abilities. At the same time, he will also seek a settlement or award that will cover their future expenses. If a client has a brain injury or other permanent physical handicap, he must consider what it will cost to obtain physical accommodation and care over the long term.


Head Injuries:
Injuries to the head, neck, back or spinal cord are extremely serious injuries often resulting from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents or on-the-job accidents. These are extremely complex injuries that require the experience of a veteran injury lawyer. The medical costs of treating a neck, back or spinal cord injury can be astronomical and the medical complications can last a lifetime. Hiring an experienced attorney with the knowledge and ability to investigate your case for possible long-term medical complications is vital to building a case capable of winning the compensation you deserve and protecting the future financial well-being of you and your family.
Severe injuries may lead to lengthy rehabilitation or even long-term disability. Medical treatment may include physical therapy, pain management and neck fusions or disc replacement. Spinal cord injuries can lead to partial or total paralysis, requiring long-term care and other medical and social services. The financial and emotional stress on families can be devastating.
If you or a loved one is dealing with a back, neck or spinal cord injury, call us today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. R. Nicholas Haney will begin working immediately on your behalf, to ensure you are receiving the proper care and to build a case capable of winning the maximum compensation available for your injuries. As your advocate, he will deal with the doctors, hospitals, medical bills, bill collectors and employers, while you concentrate on recovery and the well-being of you and your family.


Slip & Fall:
Owners of property may be liable when an injury occurs to a visitor or person who is living on that property. It must be proved that the negligence of the owner led to the injury. An injured person who slips and falls due to the negligence of another may be able to recover the costs of lost income and medical bills, as well as compensation for any pain and suffering or physical disability, among other "damages".
The injured person has the burden to prove that the person in charge of the property created the unsafe condition that caused the injury, or knew about an unsafe condition yet did nothing about it.
Public places must be kept reasonably safe, for the protection of everyone who enters. If a grocery store doesn't clean up spills, patrons may slip and fall, resulting in broken bones or other serious injuries. If a restaurant doesn't properly maintain its parking lot, visitors may trip over crumbling concrete and fall, resulting in a broken bone, head injury or a concussion.
R. Nicholas Haney provides skilled legal representation for the victims of negligence. If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall incident, he can effectively protect your rights and interests.


Chemical Exposure:
Chemical Exposure at Work
Depending on your occupation, you may be exposed to numerous, dangerous chemicals in your daily work environment. Although businesses are becoming more and more safety conscientious, many people are exposed to dangerous chemicals due to a lack of necessary safety precautions.
In the work environment, chemicals that can cause potential problems are found in the following agents:
cleaning solvents, dry cleaning solvents, spray paints, paint removers, dyes, fuel such as gasoline and kerosene, degreasers, lubricants
Chemical Exposure at Home
While many household products are now being designed and manufactured with safer chemicals and more adequate warnings, there are still occasions where individuals are exposed to harmful concentrations of chemicals found in household products. Toxic chemicals can be found in some of the following common household products:
oven cleaners, bathroom cleaners, pesticides, bug spray, drain cleaners, carpet cleaners, household spray paints, home mechanical cleaners
R. Nicholas Haney is committed to fighting for the rights of victims who have been exposed to toxic chemicals. If you believe you have been injured as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals, contact us today.


Burn injuries can result from an automobile accident, a construction or work accident, a defective automobile or other product, or as the result of an apartment or building fire, especially in cases where exits have been blocked or other fire hazards have not been properly addressed by the building owner or management. Victims dealing with the aftermath of a serious burn injury need advanced medical treatment and experienced and aggressive legal representation.
R. Nicholas Haney is dedicated to fighting for his clients facing recovery from burn injuries. Investigating the causes of a burn injury can be critical to ensuring you receive the financial consideration you deserve for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, rehabilitative care and physical therapy or disability compensation. He will begin moving immediately on your behalf, using all of the financial, legal, medical and investigative resources at his disposal, to determine the cause of your accident, identify those responsible, and hold them accountable for their actions.