What We Do

Corporate and Business

Our firm advises and represents companies, entrepreneurs and individuals with a broad range of business related services. Are you a start-up company looking for assistance with the formation of your company or drafting documents, such as operating agreements and buy/sell agreements? Are you a company that needs contracts reviewed for various activities, including employment agreements, vendor agreements, or leases? Or are you an individual wishing to have your employment contract, non-competition agreement, or severance agreement reviewed by an attorney prior to signing? Smith Mueller can assist you.

Estate Planning

While nobody wants to think about death or disability, establishing an estate plan is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Proper estate planning not only puts you in charge of your finances, it can also spare your loved ones of the expense, delay and frustration associated with managing your affairs when you pass away or become disabled. A well-considered estate plan can provide for incapacity, avoid probate, provide for your minor children, eliminate or reduce potential estate taxes and provide for asset protection. Smith Mueller can assist you in drafting and finalizing documents such as wills, power of attorneys, advance Health care directives, and trusts.

Insurance Coverage and Disputes

dreamstime_xs_17981359Have you made a claim under your insurance policy, only to have that claim denied or ignored? Has someone sued you, but your insurance company refuses to provide the defenses and protections you are entitled to under your policy? These types of disputes occur frequently, and it can be difficult for individuals to challenge large insurance companies on their own. Let Smith Mueller’s extensive knowledge of the industry help you take on your insurance provider and secure the benefits that you are rightfully owed.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Every year, thousands of people are seriously injured due someone else’s negligence or wrongful behavior behind the wheel of a vehicle. The damages suffered by the victim of an accident can vary depending on the type and severity of accident they were involved in. Smith Mueller believes victims’ of such motor vehicle accidents are entitled to justice and compensation. Have you been involved in a car accident that has resulted in medical bills, pain and suffering or lost time from your job? Call Smith Mueller to discuss your legal options and whether you can recover these damages.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

dreamstime_xs_18050232If the actions of another person or company have inflicted injury or caused the death of a loved one, then you may have a claim for personal injury or wrongful death. The reason for your injury or loss can range from a negligent omission to an intentional action, such as assault or battery. A free consultation with Smith Mueller will help you to determine whether you have a valid personal injury or wrongful death claim.

Professional Liability

Malpractice claims can threaten not only a professional’s finances, but alsoProfessional Liability their reputation in the community and careers. When a claim has been made or is threatened, professionals and businesses need experienced counsel to represent and advise them on the risks of litigation and avoiding claims as well as providing a vigorous defense should a lawsuit be field. The attorneys at Smith Mueller have decades of experience in litigating malpractice claims and advising professionals in in risk management and avoidance.

Trucking Accidents

Trucking AccidentsEvery day, people are injured on our nation’s highways because the drivers of other vehicles fail to pay proper attention. Trucking accidents are particularly harmful – and often are fatal – due to the size and speed of the vehicles involved. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require trucking companies to take measures to protect other drivers on the road. These regulations attempt to protect other drivers by requiring trucking companies to use careful hiring practices, establish safety protocols, restrict drivers’ hours and mandate proper record keeping. When such regulations are ignored, the risks to other drivers increase dramatically which may lead to catastrophic injuries or death. As former attorneys for trucking companies and their insurers, Smith Mueller has a detailed knowledge of the trucking industry and its regulations. If you have been involved in an accident with a truck or motor vehicle, let us put this knowledge to work for you.