Practice Areas

Overview of our services…

Gage Mathers helps people from across the country and around the world.  We only represent negligence victims with life-changing injuries. The firm handles a variety of cases from simple car wrecks to complex trucking, medical, electrical, burn trauma, and many other cases.

Traffic Accidents

Car Crash
Truck Crash
Tractor Trailer Crash
Motorcycle Crash
Bicycle Crash
Uber & Lyft Crash
Bus & Muni Crash
Pedestrian Crash
Distracted Driving
Dangerous Road Designs

All of these cases might include:

Personal Injury
Catastrophic Injury
Wrongful Death
Wage Loss
Amputation
Herniated Disc
Back Injury
Neck Injury
Brain Injury
Concussion
Traumatic Brain Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Paralysis
Broken Bones
CRPS
Burn Injuries
Paralysis
Degloving
Crush Injury
Eye Injury
Scarring
Disfigurement

Car Crash

Driving in a vehicle is probably the riskiest thing you do.

In detail…

Driving in a vehicle is probably the riskiest thing you do. More than 2 million Americans every year suffer permanent injuries in a car accident, with many more suffering minor injuries.  More than 40,000 people die every year from car accidents.  This has a devastating impact on victims and their families.

The majority of car accident victims are the drivers, then the passengers of the car, followed by pedestrians, and lastly cyclists.

About 40% of car accident fatalities occur because of a drunken driver.  About 30% of the car accident fatalities can be attributed to driving above the speed limits and 33% and above because of reckless driving that causes the car to go off the road and result in an accident.

A number of factors contribute to the risk of collision, including vehicle design, speed of operation, road design, road environment, and driver skill, impairment due to alcohol or drugs, and behavior, notably speeding and street racing. Worldwide, motor vehicle collisions lead to death and disability as well as financial costs to both society and the individuals involved.

If you, or someone you care about, is hurt in a car accident, call Gage Mathers now.  We have successfully handled thousands of car crash cases, from simple fender benders to multi-vehicle pileups.

In detail…

Medical malpractice is an epidemic in the U.S.  Preventable medical errors kill more than 400,000 people per year.  That means, every day, 1,100 people have their lives cut short by medical malpractice.  Estimates suggest, at least another 1,000 people are injured every day from their health care provider’s negligence.

Historically, medical malpractice laws were designed to accomplish certain specific social objectives, including addressing poor quality care, fairly compensating patients for injuries resulting from negligence, and imposing justice in a manner that would make future occurrences less likely.

Medical malpractice is a legal cause of action that occurs when a health care provider deviates from standards in his or her profession, thereby causing injury to a patient. Some people use the term “medical negligence” to mean “medical malpractice,” and that is generally okay. However, technically, medical negligence is one component of a medical malpractice case.
As the injured person, you have a burden.  You must prove three things.  In basic terms, you must prove: (1) the health care provider either did something they should not have (negligent act) or did not do something they should have (negligent omission), (2) that the negligent conduct caused an injury, and (3) your damages. A bad or suboptimal outcome does not mean the health care provider committed malpractice.

Doctors and other health care providers have a duty to their patients, to provide care and treatment that complies with the appropriate standard of care. This means the health care provider must exercise that degree of care, skill and learning expected of a reasonable, prudent health care provider in the profession or class to which he belongs within the state acting in the same or similar circumstances. If the health care provider fails to acts as a reasonably prudent provider under the circumstances, then that health care provider failed to perform his or her duty and was negligent. This must be proven by presenting a medical expert within the same specialty as the health care provider.

Medical negligence becomes medical malpractice when the doctor’s negligent treatment causes injury to the patient; that is, makes the patient’s condition worse, causes unreasonable and unexpected complications, necessitates additional medical treatment, or causes death. The key is that the specific negligent act is causally linked to the injury or death. This again must be proven through expert testimony. There are many ways that health care providers can negligently cause injuries. For instance:
  • misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose;
  • surgical errors, including unnecessary or incorrect surgery;
  • surgical errors, including leaving things inside the patient’s body after surgery;
  • premature discharge;
  • failure to order appropriate tests or to act on results;
  • failure to follow up;
  • medication errors;
  • poor infection control, including potentially fatal infections acquired in the hospital; and
  • general negligence.
Finally, you must prove the injury led to specific damages.  Even if it is clear that the health care provider was negligent, you cannot sue for malpractice if you did not suffer any harm.  Collectable damages may include physical pain, disability, mental anguish and suffering, past and future medical bills, and lost wages and earning capacity.

Medical malpractice cases are complex with several nuances.  It is essential to get advice and representation from an experienced team, like us. If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured by a health care provider’s negligence, then contact us as soon as possible so we can help you determine if your case has merit.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is an epidemic in the U.S.

One of the nation’s top Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Law Firms.

If you want to be represented by the best law firm for your case, then contact Gage Mathers now!

Truck Crash

Truck accidents can be the most catastrophic crashes on the road.

In detail…

Truck accidents can be the most catastrophic crashes on the road.  These massive vehicles are difficult to stop quickly, cannot safely make evasive maneuvers, and outweigh your vehicle by several tons.  There are many different types of trucks on the road, including:
  •  Semis
  •  Big-Rigs
  •  18 Wheelers
  •  Tractor Trailers
These “road hogs” cause all kinds of crashes, including running victims off the road,  underride collisions, head-on collisions, rollovers, rear-end collisions, and side collisions.  A variety of causes are behind this reckless behavior, including:
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Defective equipment or equipment brake failure
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Weather conditions
  • Road design
  • Impaired visibility
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
  • Distracted driving
We have vast experience in bringing big-rig drivers and owners to justice when they cause a crash.  These cases require an experienced trial lawyer. The best results start when we are able to begin our investigation as soon as possible.  These cases have unique issues like “disappearing evidence” and a culprit that leaves town because they are simply passing through the state.  That’s why you need to call Gage Mathers now – before it’s too late.

In detail…

Among the most devastating and painful injuries we see at Gage Mathers are burn injuries, which result in life-changing disabilities and often death.
Burn injuries can be caused by a variety of negligent actions, or inaction.  And can arise in a variety of ways:
  • Fuel Fed Fires: Often minor crashes turn devastating because spilled fuel catches fire after impact, which is often the result of a faulty design.
  • Thermal Burn Injuries: Thermal burn injuries can happen in many circumstances where there is exposure to flames, hot liquids, steam, or hot metals.
  • Propane/Natural Gas Explosions: With natural gas and propane, a small spark, and even static electricity, can cause a huge explosion.
  • Auto Crashes: Often after a crash, the vehicles will start to catch fire, or the deployed air bags may cause burn injuries.
  • Plane Crashes: Like with cars, small planes often catch fire after a crash.
  • ATV Wrecks: Like road vehicles, these off-road vehicles also have to be designed to avoid “spilling” gas at impact and often are not.
Electrical burn injuries are caused by the heat generated when your body tries to resist the electric current as it courses through the body.  The current flows, and the heat increases as the current tries to exit the body. Electricity flowing through the body has devastating effects, both internal and external, including heart disturbances, burns, scars, and more.  Electrical injuries caused by someone else’s negligence can result from a variety of circumstances, including:
  • Arc or Flash Burns: High temperatures caused by an arc or explosion anywhere near the body can cause serious injuries, even if the victim has no direct contact with the source.
  • Thermal Contact Burns: When the skin or clothing comes in contact with overheated power sources it can cause life-changing injuries, often when the electricity exits the body.
  • Internal Injuries: These are often the worst type of injuries because they cause the greatest damage and are often the hardest to detect.  Injuries can include organ damage, internal bleeding, tissue damage, and nerve and muscle damage, often resulting in death.
Burn injury cases often are the most difficult type cases and require the immediate attention of an experienced trial lawyer.  We have decades of experience litigating cases involving burns, electrical injuries, and death.  We can help you determine the best way to protect your legal rights.

Fire, Explosion, And Electrical Accidents

Among the most devastating and painful injuries we see at Gage Mathers are burn injuries.

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable groups of road users and often suffer the most devastating injuries.

In detail…

Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable groups of road users and often suffer the most devastating injuries.  The most common causes of motorcycle accidents caused by car and truck drivers are:
  • Failure to see the motorcyclist,
  • Inattention and distraction (including the use of cell phones and other electronic devices),
  • Unsafe lane changes,
  • Unsafe passing,
  • Failure to yield at intersections,
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and
  • Reckless driving.
We have represented the legal rights of motorcyclists for decades.
If you, or someone you love, has suffered life-changing injuries when knocked off a bike, call Gage Mathers now. An experienced trial lawyer is standing by to help begin protecting your legal rights.