Areas of Practice, Meyer, Shaffer and Stepans
Meyer, Shaffer & Stepans represents everyday people who have been taken advantage of or hurt by others. We are passionate about righting wrongs and we use the legal system to obtain justice for our clients from some of the biggest corporations in the world. Our entire staff is dedicated to assisting people through what is typically the most difficult time of their life. We would be honored to speak to you about your potential case.
Personal injury claims can address a wide array of problems that individuals often face, including serious physical injury or death from accidents or toxic exposure, abuse of trust by a person in a position of authority, or wrongful denial or delayed payment of insurance benefits. Individuals and families who are harmed by the wrongful actions of others should be competently represented by attorneys with the experience to handle complex cases.
Working in the oil fields can be a lucrative opportunity for those wanting a challenge. However, it can also be extremely dangerous. It is the employer’s job to ensure that all employees are properly trained, and up to date on current safety procedures. It is also their job to make sure that safety protocols are implemented and carried out on a day to day basis, and that all equipment on site is being properly maintained. Individuals and families who are harmed due to lack of proper procedure, or a lack of safety protocols deserve to be competently represented by attorneys who understand the inner workings of the oil fields and the hazards that come with it.
The trucking industry is growing, and along with it the number of accidents occurring in relation to the trucking industry are also rising. Employers are responsible for ensuring that drivers are properly trained, trucks are kept maintained, and that drivers are on a schedule where they can get adequate rest to ensure their utmost safety.
Employers are required by law to respect certain rights of their employees, including the right to a reasonably safe working environment and the right not to be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, and other inherent characteristics. Workplace discrimination, workplace misbehavior, unsafe working conditions, harassment, or retaliation for reporting unsafe conditions are all common problems that arise at work and a person who has been subjected to these conditions or discriminatory practices may have legal options to address those grievances.
When we buy a product it is with the assumption that is has been tested and deemed safe for public consumption. Bad product design or improper / insufficient testing may create products that are unreasonably dangerous, and can cause serious injury or death. A person who has been injured by a product that was designed or manufactured so as to be unreasonably dangerous may have a product liability claim against the people who were responsible for designing, manufacturing, and selling the product.
We have experience in representing women, men, and children who have been victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment. We understand how difficult it is for our clients to come forward and seek legal assistance, and we strive to ensure that when they do, they receive the support they need in order to heal, feel empowered, and thrive in their day to day lives.
It is our goal to empower victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment, and through our legal capabilities we strive to create the necessary changes that need to occur in institutions across the U.S. while ensuring that our clients feel heard and understood.