We focus on these areas of personal injury law

Auto/Motorcycle Accidents

The most important thing to do after a car or motorcycle accident is to get the medical attention you need immediately. If you do not need to go to the hospital right away, make sure that you seek medical attention as soon as you have symptoms so that a doctor can properly diagnose your injuries and get you proper medical treatment, if required.

Wrongful death

A wrongful death claim is applicable when a victim who would otherwise have a personal injury claim is killed as a result of either negligence or an intentional harmful act on the part of the defendant. Mr. Maples has brought in millions of dollars for the families of people killed due to the negligence of others. This can occur in a variety of situations, including:

When a victim is intentionally killed. For example, OJ Simpson was sued for wrongful death for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. The case was based on an intentional act.

Uninsured or Under-Insured Motorist Claims

The purpose of Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM) is to pay for your medical bills, property damage expenses, wage loss, miscellaneous expenses, and  related pain & suffering in the event the at-fault party in your car accident case does not carry any automobile liability insurance.

Back, Neck, and Spinal Cord Injuries

Attorney John Christopher Maples has recovered millions of dollars for his clients who have suffered neck and/or back injuries. Mr. Maples has been representing cleints who have suffered spinal cord injury for over 20 years. He is a past presenter at the Abilities Expo for Spinal Cord and Brain Injury. Mr. Maples has successfully litigated multiple multi-million dollar structured settlements for his clients suffering spinal cord injury to ensure they are taken care of for the rest of their life.        

Big Rig Accidents

Attorney John Christopher Maples has recovered millions on behalf of drivers of commercial trucks and those people injured by the driver's of commercial trucks. as a result, he has a unique understanding of the rights and responsibilities of commercial truck drivers.    

Burn injuries and scars

Burn scars are a virtual certainty with third degree, or full thickness burns, and worse. Though superficial, second degree burns, or partial thickness burns, may also result in minimal scarring. The degree of scarring depends on the depth of the burn injury. For example, if a second degree burn was covered by clothing the effect on the patient could be minimal or could be exacerbated, depending on the material. Treatment for burn scars and injury is often quite painful and can last for weeks, months, or even years.

Bicycle Accidents

Sources have indicated that there are more bicycle riders in California than any other state. Unfortunately for bike riders who enjoy riding their bicycles around California, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that bicycle injuries are on the rise.

As bicycle riders attempt to share the road with other cyclists, motorcycles, cars, trucks, and buses, there is always the chance that an accident will happen, and unfortunately, bicycle accidents tend to result in serious and often permanent injuries.

Bus, Boat, Train, and Ski Accidents

The moments immediately following an accident can be hectic and confusing, but they are also the most important.

Dog and Animal Attacks

Each state has a statute of limitations that places a deadline on personal injury lawsuits filed in the state's civil court system. California's statute of limitations on personal injury cases is two years, which may be extended for children to age 20. Since a claim for dog bite injuries would be considered a personal injury lawsuit, this means that the injured person has two years after the bite occurs to file the case in court in order to preserve their rights.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Attorney John Christopher Maples has been representing clients who have suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries for more than 20 years. He is a proud past presenter at the Abilities Expo for the Spinal Cord and Brain Injured. He has litigated multi-million dollar structured settlements on behalf of people who have had life-altering traumatic brain injuries.        

Fracture, Paralysis, Amputation, and Electrocution

Fracture, Amputation, and Paralysis injuries, often caused by automobile, motorcycle, and slip and fall accidents, are among the most serious and catastrophic forms of injury. Fracture, Loss, or paralysis of part or all of a limb or of multiple limbs can often leave an injured person unable to work or function as he or she once did.

Injuries to Children

Attorney John Christopher Maples has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured children.  

Every year children are injured in accidents, often through no fault of their own. If your child or baby has been injured in an accident or through negligence, as their parent or guardian you are allowed to make a personal injury claim for compensation for their injuries.

Children can be injured in much the same situations as adults. These can include:

Trip, slip or fall

It's sad but true: Most people will suffer a slip, trip, and fall accident at some point in their lives. Sadder yet: The accident likely won't even be their fault. Because slip, trip, and falls can happen anywhere—and to anybody—it's important to know what steps to take following an accident.

This is especially true when your fall isn't your fault. By law, buildings, homes, parking lots, and walkways must be maintained to ensure they can be safely traveled—a responsibility known as premises liability.