Practice Areas

Personal Injury

“Thou shalt not ration justice.” Learned Hand, Federal JudgeLegal Aid Society of New York 75th Anniversary, February 16, 1951 What is Personal Injury? Personal injury is the general term used to describe any case in which a person is injured by t… Read More

Wrongful Death

“No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.” Euripides What is Wrongful Death? A claim for wrongful death is made when someone dies as the result of another’s actions. This can be caused by negligence (carelessness), reck… Read More

Medical Malpractice

“Medical errors cause up to 98,000 deaths annually and should be considered a national epidemic.” Institute of Medicine Report, 1999 What is Medical Malpractice? This is a type of personal injury claim in which doctors, medical facilities… Read More

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

“Nursing home residents continue to suffer unnecessarily from such clinical problems as bed sores (decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, and dehydration, which are easily prevented.” Michael Hash, Deputy Administrator, Health Care Financing Ad… Read More

Railroad Law

Shapero Roloff Co., LPA serves as Designated Legal Counsel and provides experienced representation and free consultation to all railroad employees. For over 25 years, our lawyers have handled railroad cases throughout the Midwest and Northeast quarte… Read More

Union Labor Law

“Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups. They have raised wages, shortened hours and provided supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor.”… Read More

Employment Law

“Today’s employers, even those with only a scintilla of sophistication, will neither admit discriminatory or retaliatory intent, nor leave a well-developed trail demonstrating it. … It is a simple task for employers to concoct plausible rea… Read More

Civil Rights

“The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to “create” rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.” Justice William J. Brennan, 1… Read More

Product Liability

“We have learned to live in a world of mistakes and defective products as if they were necessary to life. It is time to adopt a new philosophy in America.” Norman Cousins1915-1990, American Editor, Humanitarian, Author What is Product Liability?… Read More

Federal Tort Claims

“No man is above the law and no man below it.” Theodore Roosevelt What Are Federal Tort Claims? Federal Tort Claims are claims against the Federal Government for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death. They are made pursuant… Read More

Veteran's Administration Claims

“It shouldn’t take an emergency for this Administration to deal with the health care needs of our nation’s heroes. Funding the VA and our bringing our troops home safely should never be treated as an afterthought.” John Salazar, Congr… Read More

Commercial Law

“In commercial transactions good faith is required in the performance and enforcement of all agreements or duties.” Official Comment, Uniform Commercial Code §1-203 There are times when businesses do not excercise good faith in their dea… Read More