This contact was the cause of the pain, which continued to radiate down my leg. “BUT WHAT IF IT’S MY INSURANCE COMPANY?” That is your right, and as long as you maintain good communication with your lawyer, he should be able to support your decisions and work with you to achieve the desired outcome. In an IME, the insurance company requires you to be examined by a doctor of its choosing to obtain an opinion about whether it should continue paying for your medical treatment.Read More
Long Beach Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in Long Beach, CA
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Ike M. Kaludi
- Kimberly A. Wong
- Mike Danko
- Andje M. Medina
- Doris Cheng
- Gerald A. Clausen
- Michael D. Padilla
- Daniel J. Callahan
- Ronald L.M. Goldman
- Adam J. Savin
- Cornelius "Neil"" Bahan"
- Daniel Rodriguez
Ike M. Kaludi
Attorney Ike Kaludi and the experts at California Law Group have represented hundreds of injured victims and employees throughout California. He handles all stages of litigation and insurance negotiations to help you and your family deal with the serious and complex legal challenges affecting your livelihood and well-being.Recognized for his professionalism and service, Ike has earned top ratings on Top Lawyers, Avvo and other client and peer review sources, and received many positive reviews and referrals from those we have served. Ike possesses extensive experience in a variety of legal areas and insurance practices, including:,Personal injury claims arising from car, truck and motorcycle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, wrongful death, brain injury, and other preventable tragedies,Workers compensation,Class action, wage and hour and other employment law issues,Ike is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Ike externed for California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno, Chief Magistrate Maria-Elena James of United States District Court for the Northern District of CA, and the San Francisco District Attorneys Office. He was also part of the U.C. Hastings Negotiation Team, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Summer Trial Fellowship, and graduated with a concentration in civil litigation and dispute resolution. Prior to law school, Ike worked as a legal assistant in civil litigation and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with degrees in Political Science and International Development Studies after working with Southwest Airlines in Southern California.Ike is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Kimberly A. Wong
Ms. Wong is an experienced litigator of complex catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases involving industrial accidents, defective products, construction accidents, dangerous property, automobile accidents, and dangerous roadways. She represents individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, loss of limb, and other serious and life-changing injuries. For over a decade, Ms. Wong has devoted her practice to representing injured clients and their families with compassion and tenacity to obtain favorable results. The Recorders annual report of Californias Million-Dollar Settlements have featured several settlements that Ms. Wong has obtained on behalf of her clients.Ms. Wong has been selected by her peers to the Northern California Top Lawyers Rising Star list each year from 2012 to 2017 and to the Northern California Top Lawyers list in 2018. Ms. Wong is a frequent lecturer and author of published articles on various topics related to personal injury litigation, including third-party liability claims arising from workplace accidents.A native San Franciscan, Ms. Wong is an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants.
Mike Danko represents clients in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley areas in a broad range of personal injury cases. Mr. Danko advocates for individuals who have been injured or lost a loved one in cases of wrongful death, catastrophic injuries and serious accidents, and he has obtained multiple eight-figure verdicts on their behalf. He won a $20 million settlement for a bystander who was wounded in a utility explosion, and he also obtained a $50 million award for the family of a child who died after ingesting candy containing a hazardous ingredient.As an avid pilot who has logged more than 3,500 flight hours in airpplanes, helicopters, and jets, Mr. Danko brings nuanced insight to the niche practice area of aviation law as well. He obtained a $15 million jury verdict for one client injured in the crash of a single-engine Beechcraft, and a $10 million verdict for the widow of a pilot who died in helicopter crash. He most recently won a $13 million verdict for the family of pilot who died in a Cessna plane crash. The $13 million dollar result was a record verdict for the death of a 69-year old.After graduating magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, Mr. Danko went on to complete his law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law. He began his law career representing large Wall Street firms in complex litigation proceedings but found greater rewards in representing individuals seriously harmed due to the carelessness or wrongful conduct of others.The Consumer Attorneys of California has recognized Mr. Danko with the distinction of a Trial Lawyer of the Year nomination, as has the Santa Clara Country Trial Lawyers Association. He has been named Trial Attorney of the Year by the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Assocation. He belongs to the American Association for Justice and has served on the board of governors for the Consumer Attorneys of California. Because of the respect he has earned in the field, he has been been asked to speak on a number of radio and television shows, and is frequently featured in National and local publications, such as Forbes, Bloomberg News and the Wall Street.Journal
Andje M. Medina
Andje M. Medina is an attorney and partner at Altair Law in San Francisco, California. Ms. Medina devotes her practice to personal injury law and serves clients throughout northern California. She has experience with cases involving automobile accidents, brain injury, construction accidents, industrial accidents, professional negligence, public entity liability and wrongful death.Ms. Medina was a member of the honors program and earned a bachelors degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and has been licensed to practice law since 2007. Over the course of her career, she has recovered numerous verdicts and settlements for those she represents.As a complement to her practice, Ms. Medina has lectured and authored extensively on various personal injury topics. Her accomplishments have earned her numerous honors and awards from organizations including the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and the National Trial Lawyers. She has been featured in the publication The Best Lawyers in Americaand attained an AV Preeminent rating from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.Ms. Medina is a board member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the American Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of San Francisco Inn of Court and the American Association for Justice. She was named by the Daily Journal as a Top 40 Attorney under 40 in California in 2017.Ms. Medina is passionate about giving back to the community through volunteer and pro bono work. She volunteers her time as a mock trial and oral advocacy judge as well as at food banks and other organizations.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Doris Cheng is a member of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, a premier San Francisco-based law firm dedicated to representing victims of negligence in California and other U.S. jurisdictions. Doris, voted by her peers in 2009 as one of the Best Lawyers in America, focuses her practice on helping people who have suffered catastrophic injuries caused by vehicular negligence, defective products, governmental negligence, medical negligence, sexual abuse and hazardous property conditions. She has obtained several six- and seven-figure settlements on behalf of her clients and has secured a number of favorable jury verdicts in state and federal courts throughout California.Doris graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1997, with distinction as a public interest law scholar. Following graduation, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong, U.S. district judge for the Northern District of California. In 2008, Doris was nominated as a finalist for the Trial Lawyer of the Year award given by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. She frequently speaks on issues related to her practice at both national and international conferences, and has taught advocacy skills to students and practicing attorneys for various organizations.
650 California Street, 26th Floor,, San Francisco CA 94108
Gerald A. Clausen
Certified Appellate Specialist, State Bar Board of Legal Specialization,Co-Author, California Government Tort Liability Practice,AV Preeminent Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell,Named in Northern California Top Lawyers® since 2004,The Law Office of Gerald Clausen offers traditional appellate services. But it also offers much more, like unique and innovative services in the trial court that go beyond the conventional and pedestrian functions of drafting points and authorities and dispensing advice on preserving the record for appeal. LOGC becomes part of the trial team, providing dynamic and interactive legal analysis to help develop and shape theories of liability from the pre-pleading stage through discovery and up to trial. To get an idea of how this process works and how you can benefit from it, please visit our Web site.Contingent fee arrangements available
44 Montgomery Street, Suite 3340,, San Francisco CA 94104
Michael D. Padilla
A founding partner of Padilla Law Group, LLP Attorneys at Law, located in Encinitas, California, Michael D. Padilla provides representation to clients throughout San Diego, Imperial and Riverside counties. He focuses his practice on plaintiffs personal injury litigation, with representative matters including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, defective medical products and wrongful death.Mr. Padilla received a Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University in 1972. He then went on to attend the University of San Diego School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1975. After graduation, Mr. Padilla spent nine years in the civil litigation department of a well-known San Diego law firm. He was then a partner at another area firm where he handled plaintiffs personal injury cases until co-founding his present firm in 1999. Mr. Padilla is admitted to practice before all California state courts.During his career, Mr. Padilla has obtained several significant settlements and jury awards for his clients. One notable example was a jury award in excess of $63 million in a medical malpractice case where a doctors failure to order a CT scan resulted in brain damage. Another was a $3.7 million settlement for a worker injured in an explosion, where the highest pre-trial settlement offer had been $250,000. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned him the respect of his fellow professionals, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb peer review rating through Avvo.Mr. Padilla is actively involved in his community. He has served as an adviser to the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which is the sponsor of the annual San Diego County Fair, and he has been a member of the California State University San Marcos University council.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Daniel J. Callahan
Daniel Callahan has distinguished himself as one of the top trial attorneys in California, and has repeatedly been recognized by his peers for his incredible accomplishments. Mr. Callahan was the winner of the prestigious OCTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year Award three times in 2000, 2004, and 2012. He has been named one of the Top 10 Attorneys in the United States by the National Law Journal. He was voted California Business Trial Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine. In addition, Mr. Callahan has been named one of the Top 100 trial lawyers by the American Trial Association, featured in the Best Lawyers in America for nine years straight, 2005 through 2014 and listed by Top Lawyers as one of The Top 10 Lawyers in Southern California for 2013.The reason for the accolades is simple: preparation and results. Since founding Callahan & Blaine, Mr. Callahan has won many jury trials and obtained scores of seven and eight figure settlements on behalf of his clients.Notable verdicts include a $934 Million jury verdict, after a three month jury trial in a complex business dispute entitled Beckman Coulter vs. Flextronics. This unanimous verdict was the largest in California in 2003 and remains the largest in Orange County history.Mr. Callahan has also obtained a $50 Million settlement in a road design case against the City of Dana Point. Exclusive of large class actions, this is the largest personal injury settlement in United States history.Most recently, after a two month jury trial, Mr. Callahan obtained a $38 Million settlement on behalf of a class of newspaper delivery drivers against The Orange County Register. This is the highest employment settlement in Orange Countys history. Mr. Callahan has also obtained a $58 Million judgment, which is the largest insurance bad faith judgment in Orange County history,Mr. Callahan grew up in Chicago, Illinois where he went on to receive his BA, magna cum laude, from Western Illinois University in 1976, and graduated with honors from the University of California School of Law at Davis in 1979, while serving as Editor of the Law Review. He began his career in Hawaii before relocating to Southern California and starting his own firm by opening the doors on St. Patricks Day, 1984.Mr. Callahan has given nationwide seminars on litigation and published multiple articles on litigation strategy and practice. He has been a speaker at multiple continuing education seminars and regularly speaks at the State Bar of Californias annual convention on topics ranging from advanced trial skills to the use of technology in the courtroom. For the past several years, he also has given seminars on jury selection and opening statement at local, state and national conferences.
Ronald L.M. Goldman
Ronald L. M. Goldman, is a veteran trial lawyer, board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate. He is asenior partner and the senior trial attorney, for Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman. Since becoming a lawyer more than 50 years ago, Ron has handled a wide variety of sophisticated litigation at both the trial and appellate levels and he has, litigated hundreds of cases, involving personal injury and wrongful death related to commercial transportation liability and to drug product liability.He is a pilot and thehead of the firms aviation disaster litigation team,. Ron taught for 21 years at Pepperdine School of Law as an adjunct Law Professor, where he created and taught the course on Aviation Accident Law. He also taught courses in Torts, Insurance Law, Legal Writing and Analysis.In 1969 Ron handled his first aviation case and has continued handling aviation cases ever since, in accidents such as: the 1972 British European Airways crash near London; the 1978 Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 / Cessna 172 Midair Collision at San Diego, California; the 1986 Aero Mexico Flight 498 / Piper Midair Collision at Cerritos, California; and the 2000 Southwest Airlines runway accident at Burbank, California. He also, handled the September 11, 2001 aviation (passenger) tort litigation, in which he also served on the Plaintiffs Executive Committee. Since joining the firm in 2003 he has worked on all of the firms general aviation and airline disaster cases.He was thelead negotiator in one of the firms most significant aviation litigation achievements,. He won, as part of the settlement in the January 8, 2003 Air Midwest Flight 5481 crash in Charlotte, NC, the agreement of the airline and maintenance company, in an organized ceremony, to deliver anunprecedented official public apology, to the families for the crash. Three years later Ron appeared in a dramatic re-enactment of the crash, its subsequent investigation and the ultimate public apology, which aired on National Geographic Television.Rons expertise extends far beyond aviation into many forms of commercial transportation accidents. Due to his experience with train accident cases, he was chosen as a member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee for the 2008 Chatsworth Metrolink train collision in California, which is the deadliest train accident in Metrolinks history. He also litigated the fatal 2012 CSX Coal Train Derailment in Ellicott City, Maryland.Ron was involved inground-breaking pharmaceutical litigation, which helped pave the way for the drug product liability litigation lawyers are facing today. In the 1960s he was actively involved in exposing Richardson-Merrells (later known as Marion Merrell Dow) cholesterol-lowering drug, MER/29 (triparanol), which was blamed for severe side effects and birth defects. The company was ultimately indicted for supplying the FDA with falsified information about the drug.He is an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated lawyer through Martindale Hubbell, and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Whos Who in America, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, andThe Best Lawyers in America® 2013-2017, (Copyright by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). He is also published in Million Dollar Verdicts by the Masters and has beenselected for inclusion in the 2005-2017 Southern California Top Lawyers®,. As lead trial counsel, Ron won one of the, largest verdicts of its type in Ohios history, in December of 2006. The case concerned an unmarried person who died in aTyson Foods truck crash,. The case, Brumfield v. Tyson Foods, Inc. N.D. Ohio Case No. 1:05CV847, before Judge Donald C. Nugent, resulted in a jury verdict of $7,028,687.Ron Goldman hasappeared in the media more than 2,000 times, concerning aviation accidents and pharmaceutical drug product liability, including safety oversight issues. Numerous media have sought Rons expert opinion as a pilot and former adjunctaviation accident law professor, concerning airline accidents in the U.S. and abroad as well as regarding runway incursions at LAX.He has been seen on TV, radio, and in newspapers such as BBC Radio, ANN News Tokyo, Associated Press, Bloomberg News, BNA Product Safety & Liability Reporter, Chicago Tribune, Forbes.com, Fox News Channel, Guardian Limited, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, National Law Journal, NPR, and the Washington Post.Ron received his B.S.L. in 1960 and his law degree in 1962, both from the University of Southern California.
10940 Wilshire Blvd., 17th Floor,, Los Angeles CA 90024
Adam J. Savin
Attorney Adam J. Savin is co-founder of the Law Offices of Savin & Bursk in Encino, California, and focuses his practice on personal injury. Mr. Savin represents clients in matters involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, wrongful death and other types of catastrophes throughout the greater Los Angeles area, including the areas of San Fernando and the Antelope Valley.A native of the San Fernando Valley, Mr. Savin earned a bachelors degree in political science from California State University Northridge and later graduated from Southwestern Law School. While attending law school, he gained valuable legal experience through an externship at the Los Angeles Workers Compensation Appeals Board. He has been licensed to practice law in California since 2010.Mr. Savin has accomplished a great deal throughout his legal career including litigating an extensive variety of personal injury cases, including Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund cases. These workers compensation cases are handled by only a select few attorneys in the Los Angeles area who represent clients working for uninsured employers.Mr. Savins efforts on behalf of his clients have been recognized in the legal realm and have led to membership in merit-based organizations. He belongs to both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, associations of members who have attained verdicts in excess of $1 million for their clients. Notably Mr. Savin obtained $7.2 Million dollars in trial for a slip and fall client in 2017 and $5 Million dollars during trial in 2018 for a premises liability case. In 2019 Mr. Savin recovered 7 figures for a client on the first day of trial on a case that was heavily disputed on all accounts.In addition, Mr. Savin is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, the California Applicants Attorneys Association and the American Association for Justice. In 2016, he also became a member of the Top 40 Under 40section of the National Trial Lawyers.
Cornelius "Neil"" Bahan"
Cornelius P. Bahan is the founder and sole attorney of his own firm located in Irvine, California. He concentrates his practice on representing plaintiffs in civil litigation with a particular focus on the areas of medical malpractice, elder abuse, medical device product liability and other personal injury matters. Mr. Bahan also represents clients throughout California in individual and class action cases involving matters of civil liability such as fraud, insurance bad faith and dangerous designs of highways, streets and automobiles. He has won numerous multimillion-dollar awards on behalf of his clients.After graduating with a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1969, Mr. Bahan earned his law degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 1972. He began his career defending insurance companies in tort liability cases but switched to plaintiff representation more than 30 years ago and has been passionately pursuing justice for claimants ever since. He is admitted to practice in the state of California.Mr. Bahan shares his extensive knowledge and experience in civil litigation by giving lectures to several professional organizations and groups, including the Orange County Bar Association, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Continuing Education of the Bar California and the American Inns of Court. His presentations have covered topics that include current developments in civil litigation, government liability and responsibility, birth injury litigation and bad faith litigation.In order to stay abreast of developments in his practice area, Mr. Bahan is a member of the bar associations for Orange County and Southern Orange County, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the American Association for Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Daniel Rodriguez is an attorney in Bakersfield, California. Practicing through his firm, Rodriguez & Associates, he focuses on personal injury law, representing individuals throughout Kern County who have been hurt in motor vehicle crashes or workplace accidents as well as those who have been injured by defective products, in slip-and-fall incidents, in oil field accidents or in any other way due to the negligent or wrongful acts or omissions of others. Additionally, Mr. Rodriguez handles wrongful death claims on behalf of the families of individuals who have died as the result of such incidents.In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. Rodriguez also handles a wide variety of other matters, including those involving professional malpractice, elder law, insurance law and discrimination. He also provides criminal defense services to individuals accused of offenses ranging from traffic violations to sex offenses and white collar crimes.After graduating with a B.S. in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University in 1977, Mr. Rodriguez earned his Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law in 1980. Prior to starting his own firm in 1994, he was a partner at two other Bakersfield law firms. Mr. Rodriguez is admitted to practice before all California state courts.Mr. Rodriguez is on the faculty of Gerry Spences Trial Lawyers College where he teaches trial skills. He is also frequently asked to lecture and teach trial skills for organizations such as the Consumer Attorneys of California, American Association of Justice and numerous other bar associations. In addition, he is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Kern County Bar Association and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. As a measure of the esteem in which he is held by his colleagues, Mr. Rodriguez has received an AV Preeminent peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.