Tom Sokat has been representing drivers, passengers and their surviving families in motor vehicle accident cases, involving injuries and deaths, for over 27 years. This includes single car accidents, two car accidents, multi car accidents, tractor trailer or ‘big rig’ accidents, defective automobile design, manufacturing or marketing cases, drunk or otherwise intoxicated driver cases, motorcycle accident cases, faulty road design or maintenance cases, road obstacle cases and construction zone cases. Tom will personally and professionally handle your motor vehicle case, whether large or small, and work with you every step on the way from your first meeting to the conclusion of your case. If you or a loved one has been victim of a motor vehicle accident, please call Tom Sokat immediately for a free consultation.
Admiralty and Maritime Law
The field of Admiralty and Maritime Law includes injuries to merchant seamen and maritime workers on commercial vessels. These commercial vessels include container ships, cargo ships, tugs, barges and fishing boats. Accidents or injuries aboard them may be compensable if due to the negligence of the maritime worker’s employer or the unseaworthiness or dangerous conditions of the vessel on which they were working. It also includes injuries to anyone due to the negligence of others from collisions of vessels of all types, including commercial vessels, pleasure craft, jet skis, tugs, water skiing boats, fishing boats and sailboats. In addition to his professional experience with these types of accidents, Tom Sokat has personal experience through being an avid sailor and windsurfer for over 25 years on the Gulf of Mexico, Pacific, San Francisco Bay and the Delta. If you or a loved on has been injured on or by a water vessel, please call Tom Sokat immediately for a free consultation.
Each year, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed in cycling accidents due to the negligence of motorists, bicycle repair shops, and bicycle manufacturers. Despite the widespread information available to the public regarding the rights of cyclists on public roadways, many motorists are oblivious or even resentful of cyclists with who they are required by law to share the roadways and negligently cause serious injuries or death to cyclists. Tom Sokat, an avid mountain and road biker for many years, will fight for the rights of cyclists. If you or a loved one has been injured in a cycling accident, please call Tom Sokat immediately for a free consultation.
Defective Products and Product Liability
Each year, millions of Americans are needlessly and tragically injured of killed by defective products of all types, including drugs, machines, automobiles, consumer products, toys, chemicals, infant products, electronics, kitchen products, yard maintenance products, cleaning products, product packing, beverage packaging, health and recreational products. Products can be defective and dangerous in many ways, including how they are designed, manufactured or marketed. If you have been injured by a product, please call immediately to schedule a free consultation with Tom Sokat.
The human toll in pain, suffering, mental anguish, incapacitation, disability, lost wages, loss of quality of life and loss of loved ones each year in American when motor vehicles collide with pedestrians, is incalculable. Motorist can be liable to compensate the victims of these accidents under many scenarios. They may strike a pedestrian due to a whole host of unjustified reasons, including, but not limited to, negligence, inadvertence, distraction, failing to keep a proper lookout, intoxication, failing to control their vehicle, mistakenly engaging the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal, failing to use the required corrective lenses or failing to adequately maintain their vehicle. If you or a loved one is a victim of a motor vehicle-pedestrian accident, please call Tom Sokat immediately for a free initial consultation.
Commonly, these cases are also called either slip and fall or trip cases. Property owners can be liable for the negligence when people fall and are injured on their properties. This can involve negligence regarding their properties in a variety of manners, including negligent maintenance, negligent repair or the negligent failure to warn of a dangerous condition on the property. If you or a loved one believe that you have been injured due to a dangerous or defective condition on real property, please call Tom Sokat immediately for a free consultation.
Animal Attacks and Dog Bites
Every day, adults and children are victimized by the vicious dog owners who negligently failed to control them. The physical and emotional scars of these attacks can last a lifetime. If you or a loved one is the victim of a dog or other animal attack, please call Tom Sokat immediately for a free consultation.