We're here to help you succeed and that's a promise we don't take lightly. At Alvin Johnson & Associates, we are here to listen to your needs and to assist you with accomplishing your goals in any way we can. We know that your legal matters are very sensitive and complex and therefore we will work hard to get you the best results possible. Our areas of practice are as follows:

 

Personal Injury 

We handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we do not charge unless we win. Our office offers a free consultation for personal injury clients.

Personal injury accidents and car wrecks can happen at any time of the day. This type of accident occurs when a person is injured as a result of another person’s negligence. Personal injury accidents and car wrecks can be a financial burden, however after a successful personal injury accident.

A victim may be able to recover damages for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Auto repairs
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Property damages
  • Lastly, lost earnings

Criminal Law

Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It proscribes conduct perceived as threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral welfare of people inclusive of one's self. Criminal law includes the punishment and rehabilitation of people who violate such laws.

Civil law deals with behavior that constitutes an injury to an individual or other private party, such as a corporation.

Examples of criminal law are as follows:

  • Murder
  • Assault
  • Theft
  • Drunken Driving 

Examples of civil law are as follows:

  • Defamation (including libel & slander)
  • Breach of Contract
  • Negligence (resulting in injury, death, or property damage)

 

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is defined as any act or omission by a physician during treatment of a patient that deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community and causes an injury to the patient. Medical malpractice is a specific subset of tort law that deals with professional negligence.

Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare or health management. The patient must prove that the negligence caused the injury. 

Examples of medical malpractice are as follows:

  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis.
  • Misreading or ignoring laboratory results.
  • Unnecessary surgery.
  • Surgical errors or wrong site surgery.
  • Improper medication or dosage.
  • Poor follow-up or aftercare.
  • Premature discharge.
  • Disregarding or not taking appropriate patient history.

 

Business Law

Commercial law or business law is the body of law which governs business and commerce and is often considered to be a branch of civil law and deals both with issues of private law and public law. Commercial law regulates corporate contracts, hiring practices, and the manufacture and sales of consumer goods.

Examples of business law are as follows: 

  • Managing a business
  • Starting a business
  • Buying a business
  • Selling a business
  • Managing contractors
  • Working with employees
  • Trademarking or patents
  • Proofreading contractual agreements