The Law Offices of Eli Wainman provide personalized legal representation and counsel. Mr. Wainman has represented hundreds of clients in matters of civil litigation since 2003.

 

Practice Area: Personal Injury

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Automobile & Motorcycle Accidents

In the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, the insurance claim process that follows can be daunting and discouraging. The Law Offices of Eli Wainman perform all tasks required to preserve the evidence, present your claim, and litigate the questions of fact that the at-fault party may dispute. Your primary task should be recovering from your injuries. Our tasks will be to protect your rights and to pursue compensation for your property damages, medical costs, pain and suffering, and lost wages. In all cases our goal in representing you, the client, is to resolve your claim and to secure the most compensation possible for you.

 

Dog Bites

Despite popular belief, the owner of a dog need not be aware that their dog is “dangerous” or “aggressive” to be liable for injuries caused by the dog’s bite. There is no “One Bite Rule” in Washington. To the contrary, the law states that the dog’s owner shall be liable for damages suffered by the person bitten, when the person bitten is in a public place or lawfully in a private place. In other words, if you were bitten by a dog in public, on your property, or a guest or invitee on another’s property, the dog’s owner is strictly liable to you for the injuries their dog caused. In the event that the dog owner has homeowner’s or renter’s insurance, it is possible that they may have liability coverage for the damages caused by their dog’s bite. This office will provide a free consultation to anyone injured by a dog’s bite in the State of Washington.

 

Slip-and-fall: Premises Liability

When you are injured due to a hazardous condition on the premises or property of another, whether it is in a business, in a private residence, or in another location, you may be owed compensation for your resulting injuries. The process of claiming and securing compensation is complicated and time-consuming. While you are recuperating from your injuries and continuing to work and live, The Law Offices of Eli Wainman will concentrate on getting you compensation for your damages.

 

Intentional Torts

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a harmful intentional act, such as physical battery, sexual assault, harassment, conversion (theft), fraud, extortion, or other harmful and intentional acts, you may bring a civil suit against your attacker. At The Law Offices of Eli Wainman, we represent clients who have been victimized by such conduct, and helps them to recover compensation for their injuries, costs, and pain and suffering. Call (360) 392-2826 now for a free consultation.

If you have been injured by such conduct, call The Law Offices of Eli Wainman for a free consultation in English or in Spanish.

 

Employment Law

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Employment Discrimination & Retaliation

When an employer unfavorably singles out an employee on the basis of that employee’s sex, race, religion, age, disability, gender, national origin, or certain other suspect conditions, it is discrimination and forbidden under the law. Such unfavorable treatment may include termination, denial of benefits, break time, or other harassment or unfavorable treatment. If the employer unfavorably singles out an employee for reporting violations of the law or of administrative code, or for making a claim of workplace injury, or for claiming unemployment insurance, it is retaliation, and likewise forbidden under the law. The Law Offices of Eli Wainman handle claims of discrimination and retaliation on behalf of current or former employees. Call (360) 392-2826 now for a free consultation.

 

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the form of unwanted advances, a hostile working environment, requests for “quid pro quo” (sexual acts in exchange for preferential treatment) or other harassing acts is distressingly commonplace in today’s workplace. This office handles employee complaints of workplace sexual harassment for employees in Washington and California.

It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general.

Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex. Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted). The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.

If you have been sexually harassed at your place of work by your supervisor, a co-worker, or someone else, call (360) 392-2826 now for a free consultation.

 

Malicious Harassment - Hate Crime

Malicious harassment, also known as “hate crime,” is the malicious or intentional injury or threat of injury to a person or to their property, when the injury or threat is inflicted because of the perception of that person’s race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or mental, physical, or sensory handicap.

In addition to the criminal penalty provided for committing a crime of malicious harassment, the victim may bring a civil cause of action for malicious harassment against the harasser. A person may be liable to the victim of malicious harassment for actual damages, punitive damages of up to ten thousand dollars, and reasonable attorneys' fees and costs incurred in bringing the action.

Call us if you or someone you know has been threatened, assaulted, or harassed because of race, sex, religion, or any of the class categories above.

 

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