Business Litigation

Business Litigation

Litigation can be very expensive for a business owner. Our goal at Fratus Brady is to solve your business issue as effectively and efficiently as possible by minimizing the time our client must spend away from his or her business and resolving the issue without the need for litigation. We appreciate, however, that there will be times when litigation is necessary and we will be ready. Our firm has extensive litigation experience in a wide variety of issues confronting both small businesses and Fortune 500 corporations.

The Annapolis business litigation attorneys at Fratus Brady, LLC, strive to provide quality counsel to our clients. We work to educate business owners on strategies to resolve disputes without going to trial or ways to avoid future disputes altogether by acting proactively in the present.

Typically, our business litigation cases center on some sort of contract dispute. These types of disputes can cover a wide array of issues, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Construction litigation
  • Mechanics liens
  • Non compete agreements
  • Non solicitation agreements

While this list reflects the most common types of business litigation we handle, we encourage you to contact our firm with questions relating to other areas. If our firm cannot directly help you, we will be happy to provide a list of trusted referrals.

Auto and Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

If you or a family member were injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, contact Fratus Brady for an immediate opportunity to discuss the situation with one of our attorneys. Most of your concerns will surround medical and financial issues, and an experienced lawyer at Fratus Brady can guide you through these problems.

Many factors can contribute to a motor vehicle accident, including:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while texting
  • Driving while talking on a cell phone
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to follow posted signs or traffic signals

Our firm handles car accident cases each year where individuals were injured while driving on the hectic and congested highways of our area including Route 50, Route 97 and Interstates 95, 495 and 695. If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury, contact our firm sooner rather than later. We will immediately begin investigation of the accident, dispatch expert investigators to the site as necessary, gather available information concerning the circumstances of the accident and start the process of gathering all medical documentation relating to your injuries. We will partner with experts in these fields to have a complete and exhaustive understanding of your accident so we can accurately determine if another driver is at fault and is responsible for your injury and damages. Our attorneys will communicate, on your behalf, with your insurance company and the other parties involved to ensure you are treated fairly and receive the full and fair compensation you are owed.

Commercial Vehicles and Semi Accidents

Truck Accidents

Drivers of commercial vehicles and semi trucks are normally required to be specifically trained and licensed to safely operate the commercial vehicles they drive but such training and license requirements cannot always prevent errors and mistakes that can lead to very serious accidents. Commercial drivers are sometimes pressured to meet strict deadlines, commonly required to haul dangerous cargo or drive themselves to the point of exhaustion. The sheer size and speed of the vehicles they are driving means that any accident they are involved in can cause significant injuries and devastating damages. We work frequently with experts in this field to examine the truck, history of the driver, driving records of the company and any data recorded on the truck’s “black box”. If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck or other commercial vehicle, call us to discuss the situation. You can rely upon us to quickly and thoroughly investigate the accident and to aggressively pursue your claim for any damages and injuries you have suffered.

White Collar Crimes

White Collar Crimes

Typically, white collar crimes occur in a business or financial setting and are centered around economic or property gain. These crimes are viewed as non-violent, but this does not decrease the severity of the charge or the penalty.

The Annapolis white collar crime attorneys at Fratus Brady, LLC, have more than 30 combined years of trial experience available to assist clients facing serious criminal charges. We pride ourselves on thoroughly investigating the facts and circumstances that led to the filing of a criminal charge against our client. We will consult with experts as necessary to understand the nature and scope of the government’s allegations and to identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Our goal is to provide our clients with an effective and aggressive defense minimizing exposure to what can be substantial and often staggering penalties.

The main aspects of white collar crimes are business fraud and embezzlement. Those two areas can be broken down into several other categories, including:

  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Computer and Internet fraud
  • Forgery
  • Identity theft
  • Embezzlement

In recent years, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have started to aggressively pursue white collar crimes. Investigations are well-funded, can last months or years and often involve multiple people. As soon as you are concerned you might be under investigation, contact our office immediately. Do not talk to law enforcement without a lawyer. You run the risk of hurting your case, even if you think you are trying to help investigators or explain the situation. Hiring experienced and knowledgeable advocates is the best way to ensure your rights are protected.