My firm is primarily a personal injury practice with over 33 years experience. We handle all aspects of injury law including every type of motor vehicle accident, slip, trip and falls, product liability, premises liability, professional negligence (medical malpractice, elder abuse and legal malpractice), dog bites, sexual assault, violations of civil rights and all other areas of law covering damages to people caused by the negligence or intentional acts of others...
My firm is primarily a personal injury practice with over 33 years experience. We handle all aspects of injury law including every type of motor vehicle accident, slip, trip and falls, product liability, premises liability, professional negligence (medical malpractice, elder abuse and legal malpractice), dog bites, sexual assault, violations of civil rights and all other areas of law covering damages to people caused by the negligence or intentional acts of others.
I have conducted hundreds of trials, arbitrations, mediations, settlement conferences and all other forms of dispute resolution in matters that total hundreds of millions of dollars in value. During that time I have taken on insurance companies, insurance defense attorneys, banks, governmental entities and corporations up and down the State of California achieving large monetary results for thousands of clients.
Serious injuries and catastrophic damages must be dealt with in strong, aggressive and often creative ways. And using that approach I have accepted cases that have been turned down by other attorneys and achieved six and seven figure awards and settlements for my clients.
The creative approach often means problem solving at its core. At times the real payoff for the client is after the case settles. This can mean tough negotiations with medical providers who have large bills to repay when the insurance that was available was limited as to what could be paid out. A good example of that is a case in which I represented a person who had been backing his motorcycle into a parking spot which unknown to him had a large pothole that he stepped into backwards. He fell with the bike on top of him breaking his ankle so badly that he ultimately lost his right leg from the knee down. Unfortunately his case fell under “Proposition 13”. In California in order to recover money related in any way to a motor vehicle accident the claimant must have liability insurance. And even though my client was injured as a result of the property owners negligence in not fixing the pothole he was subject to that law. My client did not have liability insurance due to an oversight. The law is harsh and because of his insurance lapse he was not entitled to money for pain and suffering. The only thing he could collect was for his medical expenses which were quite sizable but had to be repaid to his medical insurance company. We wrote them a detailed hardship letter and as a result he was still able to receive a substantial six figure amount.
In another case a young woman was wrongly refused medical care for her pregnancy while she was jailed in a county facility for driving under the influence. There were serious problems cause to her newborn. Two other attorneys rejected the case.. I took it and got seven figures for her and her baby.
One case I recently took to arbitration actually involved two different car crashes in which my client was involved. He had hired an attorney who told him to accept minimum offers that had been made and put considerable pressure on him to settle the cases. He fired that attorney and I ultimately got the client four times as much as what his previous attorney had told him to accept.
I will often take cases on a contingency fee basis which means if we don’t win then you don’t pay. I don’t do that in all cases but if you’ve been injured through no fault of your own by somebody who has insurance for it there is a good chance I will take the case on a no recovery no fee arrangement. How much of a percentage do I take? What most attorneys do not tell you is that the amount is negotiable. When you have your first meeting with me it is free. During that consultation we can talk about many things including the contingency fee agreement. The amount may depend on the seriousness of your injuries, the difficulty of the case, the stage of the case at the time it is resolved or any other number of factors as it relates to your personal injury damages.
One more consideration is all aspects of monies you can and should obtain from your injuries and damages. Besides your medical expenses and lost earnings you may be entitled to collect money for future medical expenses, loss of use of your vehicle as well as the cost of a car rental, certain depreciation of value to your car due to the accident, loss of credit worthiness if your injuries cause you to go into debt and many other aspects of personal injury damages.
I can help you resolve credit card debt by negotiating with you creditors and, if necessary, obtain protection for you in bankruptcy.
The bottom line is that I have been protecting consumers and injured people for over 33 years and will provide you with the benefit of my experience in order to help you get your life back on track while maximizing the monies you are entitled to as a result of your personal injuries and damages.