When injury or death occurs to a loved one or yourself, you will be at one of the most vulnerable times in your life. The impact of the event, physically, emotionally, psychologically, and/or financially is often overwhelming. Inevitably, this is when staggeringly significant decisions must be made. Those decisions are often times made by individuals who have no understanding of their rights and what they are entitled to under the law for their particular claim. Don’t be rushed into a decision to settle by an insurance company.
For 45 years, Guelzow & Ellefsen Law Offices, has represented injured people and families throughout the United States. Our sole focus is to protect the rights of our clients and maximize their recovery. We are trial lawyers who have won tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We have guided numerous clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives. Our job is to hold individuals and corporations accountable for their negligent acts or defective products that have caused severe injury and deaths. Our efforts have resulted in design changes in a number of products that, hopefully, prevented similar injury or deaths from occurring to others.
We are here to help you and your family work through the process. Contact us today to schedule a time to consult with our experienced injury lawyers.
Burns & ExploSions
For more than four decades, Guelzow Law has represented children and adults who have suffered severe and catastrophic burns from various types of explosions including, but not limited to gasoline cans, LP explosions, furnace, water heaters, space heaters, and flammable materials in clothing. We are extremely well-versed and steeped with experience in these regards. If you or a loved one suffered a burn or explosion injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, past and future medical costs, lost wages, and other damages.
Car & Truck Accidents
If you or a loved one was hurt in an automobile accident, or if you lost a loved one in a collision, you may be entitled to compensation for your expenses, losses, and pain and suffering. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you maximize that compensation and make sure you are treated fairly. We have won millions of dollars for clients in settled and litigated cases involving:
- Semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and other commercial vehicles which often overpower smaller vehicles in collisions
- Motorcyclists who are cut off, hit in intersections, or injured by other means
- Drunk drivers
- Distracted drivers using mobile devices on the road
- Back, neck, and head injuries
- Broken bones and soft-tissue injuries
- Uninsured and underinsured motorists
- Defective automotive products such as tires, seat belts, and air bags that cause or exacerbate car accident injuries
- Wrongful death
As your attorneys, we will treat you with compassion and respect. That means we will listen to your concerns, return your phone calls, and keep you informed of developments in your case.
Industrial accidents happen despite safety standards, regular inspections, and mandated maintenance. Poor design or defective equipment often contributes to industrial accidents. It is essential for all heavy equipment to have appropriate, functioning safety stops. If they are missing or were never included in the design, a catastrophic accident can occur. If you have been hurt in an industrial accident, we will thoroughly investigate your claim to determine who is responsible. If the equipment was poorly designed, if there was a manufacturing defect, or if there were inadequate warning labels, you may have a product liability claim in addition to any workers' comp you may receive. This could be the case even if the equipment was being used improperly or if safety stops or guards were removed. Contact the experienced lawyers at Guelzow Law for a free case evaluation.
Sport & Trampoline Injuries
We represent injured people and their families in cases involving dangerous sports equipment and the negligence of recreational facilities and authorities. Our lawyers have the experience to recover maximum compensation for you if you or a loved one has experienced:
- A serious head, neck, or back injury resulting in paralysis or another life-changing condition
- A ski injury resulting from unsafe ski lifts, a failure to provide adequate protection around barriers, or dangerous equipment like bindings and skis
- A football injury caused or worsened by a helmet
- A hockey injury related to contact or faulty equipment
- A trampoline injury that occurred in a backyard, at a lake, or other location
- A snowmobile or ATV injury
Our firm has been handling injury cases for more than 40 years. As your attorneys, we will treat you with compassion and respect. We will listen to your concerns, return your phone calls, and keep you informed of developments in your case.
For more than four decades, our law firm has represented consumers hurt by defective and dangerous products. Those products have included breast implants; defective design of trampolines, tree stands, firearms, children's sleepwear and toys; numerous defectively designed farm machines involving unguarded power take-offs, lack of emergency stops, self-unloading chopper boxes, exposed shafts on manure spreaders, and other related equipment; lack of roll-over protection on pickup trucks and other related vehicles; lack of crash-worthiness on automobiles; defectively designed water softeners, furnaces; and myriad other products that have caused severe injury or death to our clients. Let us help you obtain the maximum compensation for medical expenses, income loss, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Agricultural & Farm Machinery
Have you or your family been a victim of an agricultural accident? If you have been injured or had a family member die because of dangerous farm machinery, you can sue the manufacturer of the product that caused harm. For over 40 years, we have helped clients injured by farm machinery maximize the amount of compensation they receive. We have successfully handled accident cases involving entanglement with moving parts and the loss of limbs or fingers, inadequate or missing safety stops and guards, tractors, corn pickers, manure spreaders, combines, and balers.
ATVs & Snowmobiles
Each year, hundreds of people are injured or killed while operating four-wheelers, motorcycles, and snowmobiles. Our personal injury lawyers can help you recover maximum compensation if you or a loved one has been injured by someone else's negligence or carelessness, including the negligence of vehicle and part manufacturers. We handle cases involving:
- Snowmobile crashes (some of which can reach speeds of more than 100 miles per hour)
- ATVs that roll over, collide with other vehicles, or crash into trees (off-road and on hard surfaces)
- The operation of recreational vehicles while under the influence of alcohol
If you are entitled to compensation for medical expenses, income loss, pain and suffering, or other losses, we can make sure you receive it.
Manufacturers of deer stands and other hunting equipment can be held accountable when their products cause injuries. We have extensive, nationwide experience with hunting accidents involving hunters falling from stands that fracture or buckle; safety belts that constrain a person who has fallen; internal injuries and broken bones; head, back, and neck injuries, including injuries that cause paralysis; or wrongful death. Let our product liability attorneys help you and your family pursue maximum compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income, wrongful death, or other damages.
If you or a family member suffered an injury because of an unsafe firearm, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income, wrongful death, or other damages. Every gun malfunction is different. If you believe someone else's negligence may have played a role in your accident, please talk to us. While many hunters are hurt by defective firearms, most of the people injured are actually law enforcement personnel, who rely on their equipment to be safe and reliable. Our firm represents all kinds of clients whose lives have been altered by unsafe firearms and can help you maximize the amount of compensation you receive.