Areas of Specialty

Automobile Accidents

Life can change in an instant, and that fact is never truer than when you or a loved one is involved in an accident. Consequences of auto or motorcycle crashes may include property damage, minor to serious injury, or even death, and all too often those at fault are left in better condition than the accident victim. Those fortunate enough to escape devastating injury or death frequently face new burdens; insurmountable medical bills, permanent disability, or utter financial ruin have the power to change a life's course, and leave a victim feeling helpless and out-of-control. There is hope, however, with Attorney Mike Gatien. Through his dedication, expertise, and diligence, we have a proven track record for delivering justice to those who hold the burden of another's mistake.  

Negligent Death

The loss of a loved one is perhaps the most difficult time in life. When it is suspected that a death has been caused by another's negligence, it becomes a more difficult time still. Beyond grief, families and friends must also face the fight for justice, struggling to cut through the legal red tape of insurance companies, medical facilities, and healthcare personnel. Attorney Gatien understands that mourning a loss should never be interrupted by this type of struggle. If your loved one has been the victim of wrongful death, and you want answers and assistance, we are here to help. We will work to shift responsibility to those who are to blame and to preserve the rights of the victim.  

Dog Bites & Attacks

Injury resulting from canine attacks has reached epidemic proportions. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, it is estimated that 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs annually, accruing medical costs surmounting $100 million. While insurance companies contribute to pay a portion of these costs, victims and their families are often left to heal while bearing the bulk of the financial responsibility. Furthermore, many communities forgo the institution of dog attack prevention programs, preferring to devote funding to more tangible efforts. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, however, you have rights and options. Allen Schulman and Associates understands the burden victims and their families experience; beyond medical expenses, reduced neighborhood relationships, increased emotional distress, and potential long-term disabilities may result following an attack. We are devoted to reducing the negative residual effects of attacks and to the pursuit of restoring a victim's well-being.

Nursing Home Negligence

The value of care is a difficult figure to determine. When it is decided that our loved ones require constant and skilled attention, we trust that nursing home facilities will treat patients humanely, upholding high standards of treatment and respect. Compounded by the ever-escalating costs of nursing home residency, it is made all the more tragic when a facility neglects to provide adequate care. National attention has been drawn to the all too common situation of understaffed facilities, with undertrained and underpaid employees. A facility operating under these conditions becomes a breeding ground for patient neglect and injury; bed sores, malnourishment, weight loss, sub-standard hygiene, broken bones, and even death may result from this treatment; and what is perhaps more disturbing than injury from neglect is injury resulting from direct abuse. The warning signs of nursing home neglect and abuse may vary in severity and frequency, and incidents may be met with alibis serving to deflect facility blame. If you suspect your loved one has suffered while under the care of a nursing facility, Attorney Gatien here to help. We believe in a patient's right to receive adequate care and treatment, and it is our mission to restore your loved one's integrity.

Insurance Claims

By its very nature, insurance can spread into nearly every facet of daily life. Policies that protect homes, automobiles, life, and health can prevent complete calamity when faced with accidents, personal injury, or death. It becomes all the more troubling, thus, when insurance companies instituted to protect have the ability to perpetrate disturbances to our lives. Large insurance companies have resources not available to the everyday citizen, allowing for discrepancies in coverage that are met only with impunity. If you or a loved one has been the victim of injury, or if a loved one's death has occurred as a result of another's negligence, your last concern should be focused on fighting insurance red-tape. Attorney Gatien has the experience and legal expertise to uphold your rights, ease your concerns, and reduce the financial stress resulting from unpaid insurance claims.