If possible, take a picture of the other driver’s license and insurance card. I suggest that you meet with several attorneys before making a final decision. We will never accept or reject an offer, or make any other major decision regarding the course of your case, without your approval. Often, multiple insurance companies are arguing over who should pay. When a client’s PIP coverage is paying her medical bills, the policy allows the insurance carrier to request an independent medical exam or IME.Read More
Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, 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
- James G. Butler, Jr.
- Jon C. Marlowe
- Andje M. Medina
- Ronald H. Rouda
- James S. Bostwick
- Anna R. Yum
- Keith Evan Rodenhuis
- David M. deRubertis
- John S. Hinman
- Todd M. Friedman
- Andrew Ryan
- Brian W. Easton
James G. Butler, Jr.
As a partner at Butler Viadro, LLP, James G. Butler, Jr. is dedicated to serving clients in San Francisco and Oakland, California. He also represents people throughout the Bay Area as well as in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties. Mr. Butler focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury, generally handling cases that involve the following: auto accidents, dangerous or defective products, elevator accidents, industrial accidents, maritime accidents, professional negligence matters and refinery accidents. He also accepts workers compensation and longshore and harborworkers litigation cases. He predominantly represents union members.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982, Mr. Butler went on to attend the University of San Francisco School of Law. From there, he earned a Juris Doctor in 1987.For 31 years, Mr. Butler has committed himself to advocating for his clients and their rights. Having been seriously injured, himself, in a hit-and-run accident as a teen where the driver was never caught, he has a personal understanding of the devastating impact that injuries resulting from the negligence and intentional actions of others can have on victims. For that reason, Mr. Butler strives to reach favorable resolutions and obtain adequate compensation awards for his clients. He works closely with his clients and listens to their needs, to better serve them with the informed guidance they deserve. In recognition of his success, Mr. Butler has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell continuously since 1987. He is also a certified workers compensation specialist through The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.Outside the courtroom, Mr. Butler is an active member of the legal community. He is a past president of both the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and the California Applicants Attorneys Association (a group of leading laywers representing workers in California).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.
Jon C. Marlowe
As founder of the Law Office of Jon Marlowe, Jon C. Marlowe is committed to representing clients in San Ramon, California. He focuses his practice on personal injury, workers compensation and Social Security matters.In 1997, Mr. Marlowe received a Bachelor of Science in biology and microbiology from California State University, Chico. He then received a Master of Business Administration in technology management from the University of Phoenix, Inc. in 2004. After deciding to pursue a legal career, he graduated with a Juris Doctor from Concord Law School in 2009.Someone who has suffered an injury often faces physical and emotional challenges. Mr. Marlowe takes on the legal aspects of the matter, freeing his clients to focus on healing. For more than half a decade, he has been helping people secure compensation, whether from a personal injury lawsuit, workers compensation benefits or Social Security Disability Insurance.With a track record of obtaining favorable outcomes for his clients, Mr. Marlowe holds an Avvo Very Goodrating and the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group has named him in its Top Injured Workers Attorneys list.Mr. Marlowe is a member of the American Bar Association, the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group, the Contra Costa County Bar Association, the Alameda County Bar Association and the California Applicants Attorneys Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.When he is not representing clients, Mr. Marlowe serves as a youth athletic coach, volunteers with local youth athletic programs and serves as an adult leader in Boy Scouts of America.
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.
Ronald H. Rouda
If practice makes perfect, then Ron should be getting close. In 2010 he celebrated 50 years in practice. But he is far from slowing down. He continues to combine his wealth of experience with an insatiable curiosity and desire for justice, making him one of the most respected (and feared) trial lawyers in California.Rouda is the firms founding partner. He has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. In addition to record-setting verdicts and settlements, he has served as an officer in numerous organizations. He was the President of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 1998 and was a local chapter president. In 1992, he was President of the California Trial Lawyers Association. His awards include ABOTAs highest award, the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, ABOTAs California Trial Lawyer of the Year and Don E. Bailey Civility award, SFTLAs Lifetime Achievement Award, and CAOCs Marvin E. Lewis and Robert E. Cartwright, Sr. Awards recognizing his excellence in trial advocacy and dedication to teaching trial advocacy. Rouda is the guiding spirit behind ABOTAs successful nationwide program, The Youth Education Project, an Interactive Curriculum, teaching children about the history, importance and value of trial by jury.Ron is a strong advocate for consumer safety, and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Greta Van Susteren, Geraldo Rivera, and The OReilly Factor. Rouda specializes in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He is a lecturer and author of numerous articles on trial practice, and coauthor of the 5-volume California Tort Practice Guide.Ron is also an accomplished pianist. He performed a concert for the International Academy of Trial Lawyers 50th Anniversary Celebration, performing Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue, in the Florence Gould Theatre at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. He also performed another Gershwin concert with an 18-piece orchestra at Bimbos 365 Club in San Francisco.
James S. Bostwick
James S. Bostwick is founder of Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, and represents clients in California, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Washington, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. With over 45 years of experience as a trial lawyer, Mr. Bostwick focuses his efforts to cases of personal injury, medical malpractice and professional liability. In 2002, the Consumer Attorneys of California nominated him as California Trial lawyer of the Year, and he has been recognized as one of the Bay Areas top attorneys by both the San Francisco Chronicle and the California Bar Journal.Mr. Bostwick began his career with an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. He then obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and was admitted to practice in the state courts of California. Throughout his career, he has been featured in Forbes magazine, Town & Country and Newsweek.Mr. Bostwick is a member of the State Bar of California, the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Hawaii State Bar Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates. A former president of The International Academy of Trial Lawyers, he is also an invited fellow to The Inner Circle of Advocates. In medical malpractice, he is certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.Bostwick & Peterson, LLP has recovered over $500,000,000 for clients across California who have sustained catastrophic and life-changing injuries. James Bostwick is a founder of Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, and has represented medical malpractice and personal injury victims in California, Hawaii, and many other states for over 45 years. Mr. Bostwick has obtained many record breaking verdicts and settlements for his clients including a $21,000,000 verdict for a brain injured automobile accident victim. Mr. Bostwick is a Fellow of the Inner Circle of Advocates which is an invitation-only organization of the top 100 personal injury attorneys in the United States. He is also the past President of the International Academy of Trial Attorneys which is an invitation-only organization of the top 500 trial lawyers in the world and hes a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. The Consumer Attorneys of California nominated him as California Trial lawyer of the Year, and he has been recognized as one of Californias top attorneys by both the San Francisco Chronicle and the California Bar Journal. Mr. Bostwick holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. Please call Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for a free consultation. , 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.
Anna R. Yum
Anna R. Yum is the founder of The Law Offices of Attorney Anna R. Yum, located in San Diego, California. She is a well known ,trial attorney,with extensive case negotation experienceand an ,outanding win record.After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in communication studies and international studies from Northwestern University in 2000, Ms. Yum went on to attend the University of San Diego School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2005. While in law school, she was inducted into the Order of Barristers, which recognizes the best eight oral advocates of her graduating class. In addition, Ms. Yum received the esteemed American Board of Trial Advocates Award, which was another honor recognizing her excellent trial advocacy skills. While in law school, Ms. Yum also served as a judicial extern for a senior federal court judge, Hon. Robert M. Takasugi, on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Upon her graduation, Ms. Yum joined the Riverside County Office of the District Attorney, where she served as a criminal prosecutor in a number of cases involving domestic violence, drug sales, robbery, domestic violence, grand theft auto, gang cases, and sexual assault before founding her current firm in 2008. She is admitted to practice in California and Illinois.The respect that Ms. Yum has earned from her colleagues is reflected in her receipt of a 10.0 Superb peer-review rating through Avvo and her being named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Many of Ms. Yums cases have been highlighted by local and national news networks such as CNN and Fox News Channel. Ms. Yum has also been regularly called upon to provide legal analysis on major news networks such as Fox News Channel, CNN/HLN, Discovery iD, KUSI, Fox 5 San Diego, NBC 7 San Diego, and many more. Active in a variety of professional organizations, she is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego, San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyers Club (an honor which is by invite only to the top criminal defense attorneys in San Diego), San Diego Korean American Bar Association, and Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.
Keith Evan Rodenhuis
At the KER Legal Group, Keith Evan Rodenhuis represents clients in Irvine, California, in legal matters related to catastrophic personal injury, business law and estate planning. He takes pride in providing peace of mind with high-quality legal representation to individuals and business owners of all sizes. A graduate of Whittier Law School with over a decade of experience, he is committed to protecting the rights of every individual who requires his help.Admitted to practice by The State Bar of California, Mr. Rodenhuis understands the pain and suffering that those who have been injured deal with. From loss of income to mounting medical bills, he works to obtain compensation for these things while clients focus on healing and recovering. He is prepared to take any case to trial if a settlement cannot be reached that is beneficial to his clients beforehand.Most individuals do not like to consider the end of their life, but Mr. Rodenhuis understands just how crucial it is to have affairs in order before the unthinkable happens. From home ownership to custody of children, he helps his clients prepare their assets, belongings and the people they love so their loved ones can avoid a court battle if they were to pass away unexpectedly.In business law, Mr. Rodenhuis is an ally and support to anyone who dares undertake the process of starting or forming a business. With a deep understanding of unknown risks and the critical decisions that must be made quickly, he provides expedient document preparation and personalized legal advice to increase chances of success.
David M. deRubertis
David M. deRubertis is the founder and principal attorney at The deRubertis Law Firm in Studio City, California. During his more than decade long career, David has produced numerous settlements and verdicts in excess of one million dollars. He focuses his practice on employment discrimination and wrongful termination.A seasoned trial lawyer, David has successfully argued two landmark cases before the California Supreme Court. He has been repeatedly recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the San Francisco Daily Journal as one of the states top 10 plaintiff employment law attorneys. David has served on the California Employment Lawyers Association executive board, as well as the State Bars labor and employment law board.In 2009, David was invited to join The American Association for Justice, an organization that extends membership to only 100 attorneys in each state. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing education seminars and has published several professional journal articles. David is a graduate of UCLA and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
John S. Hinman
As a lead trial attorney at Hinman Law Group, John S. Hinman is an advocate for people who have suffered serious injuries, the loss of a loved one, or the loss of their career. In Long Beach and Los Angeles, California, as well as throughout Orange County, he has had widespread success in representing injured victims of car accidents, medical malpractice and those who have suffered employment discrimination and retaliation.Mr. Hinman is responsible for developing the strategies from the beginning of cases that put his firms clients on a path to winning their case. This includes planning and preparing for litigation and trial from the outset of every case. This mindset allows Mr. Hinman to obtain the best results possible in either settlement or trial.Being proactive is only part of the reason for Mr. Hinmans accomplishments. He is also an exceptional communicator who keeps clients apprised of changes in their cases as they happen. In these matters, being accessible is imperative. Clients know they can turn to Mr. Hinman for the answers they need when they need them most. Perhaps more importantly, Mr. Hinman takes the time to develop the personal relationships necessary with his clients for him to truly understand who they are, why their injuries have so impacted their lives, and what result their case deserves.Mr. Hinman is a published author and a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the Long Beach Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.For his achievements, Mr. Hinman holds an Avvo Superbrating and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Mr. Hinman graduated from college at Santa Clara University and Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
4510 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 400,, Long Beach CA 90804
Todd M. Friedman
Todd M. Friedman is the founding partner of the Law Office of Todd M. Friedman, PC, with offices in Beverly Hills and Costa Mesa, California. Representing clients throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties, he focuses his practice primarily on employment law matters, assisting employees who have been harmed in cases involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. Mr. Friedman also represents consumers in both individual lawsuits and class action litigation, who are seeking to protect their rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and similar federal and state statutes.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998, Mr. Friedman then pursued his legal education at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2001. He was a partner at a Los Angeles consumer rights law firm before founding his current firm in 2009. Admitted to practice in California, Illinois and Pennsylvania, Mr. Friedman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California as well as the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.Mr. Friedman is frequently asked to speak before groups of fellow attorneys, including the National Association of Consumer Advocates, on topics relating to his practice areas. The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals invited him in 2014 to give his perspective as a consumer plaintiffs attorney. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Friedman has been given a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. He stays abreast of current developments in his field through his active participation in a variety of legal associations, including the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Based in El Segundo, California, Andrew Ryan is the founder of The Ryan Law Group. He focuses his practice primarily on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation, representing clients throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Mr. Ryan handles arise out of motor vehicle accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, premises liability, dog bites, sexual assault and burn injuries. He also has experience with mass tort and consumer class action lawsuits, as well as with employment litigation.Throughout his career, Mr. Ryan has been instrumental in obtaining numerous sizable settlements and jury awards for his clients, including one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Orange County in 2015. His successes in this regard have led to his membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitation-only group limited to those attorneys who have won verdicts or settlements of at least seven figures.Mr. Ryan frequently is asked to deliver presentations on catastrophic injuries for organizations such as the Sports Concussion Institute. He has appeared on a variety of media outlets, including several Los Angeles television stations, and he has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times and the Huffington Post, among other publications.As an undergraduate, Mr. Ryan attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 2000. He then enrolled at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and received his Juris Doctor in 2003. Admitted to practice before all California state courts, Mr. Ryan is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
2101 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 5290,, El Segundo CA 90245
Brian W. Easton
Brian W. Easton is a partner at Easton & Easton, LLP, located in Costa Mesa, California. Focusing his practice exclusively on personal injury litigation, he provides representation to plaintiff clients throughout Southern California who have been harmed by the negligence of others in matters involving medical malpractice, premises liability, dog bites and motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Easton also handles wrongful death actions on behalf of surviving family members of people whose injuries proved fatal.Mr. Easton pursued his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in economics in 1992, graduating magna cum laude. He then attended the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1995. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Easton is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California.Mr. Easton has exclusively focused on representing personal injury plaintiffs since the start of his career, and he has obtained more than $35 million in settlements and jury awards for his clients. As such, he was recently invited to become a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Eastons successes have not gone unnoticed by his fellow professionals, as witnessed by his receipt of a Superb peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. A fellow of the Orange County Bar Foundation since 2009, Mr. Easton is an active participant in several other professional organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Bar Association.
650 Town Center Drive, Suite 1850,, Costa Mesa CA 92626