Are there any documents you should sign? In this example, the person who caused the collision had no assets. Even if the other driver offers to take care of your damages himself, you should always call the police. Why try to learn another whole job when an attorney can do it for you? Unfortunately, once the lawyer is hired, consequences result from changing your representation.Read More
San Diego 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 San Diego, 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
- Jayme L. Walker
- Bryan D. Lamb
- Sandra Isabelle Tan
- Alan R. Brayton
- Hank G. Greenblatt
- Raymond Ryan
- Craig McClellan
- Christopher A. Asvar
- Robert W. Finnerty
- Bijan Esfandiari
- Howard Kornberg
- Daniel Rodriguez
Jayme L. Walker
Jayme L. Walker represents plaintiffs in wrongful termination, employment discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and harassment cases, as well as police misconduct, civil rights and serious personal injury, premises and products liability cases. She is part of the employment team at Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer that has been named by the Recorder as one of the Top 10 Leading Plaintiffs Bay Area Employment Law Groups. Ms. Walker is actively involved in the California Employment Lawyers Association, Consumer Attorneys of California and is a board member on the Alameda Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Walker was named by California Top Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2014. When shes not fighting for justice, she enjoys playing guitar and singing with her husband, yoga, backpacking and cooking.
Bryan D. Lamb
Attorney Bryan D. Lamb is a partner with the Lamb & Frischer Law Firm, LLP, in San Francisco, California. Serving clients throughout the greater San Francisco Bay area and all across Northern California, Mr. Lamb focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and workers compensation claims. Although he has extensive experience in all areas of personal injury law, he currently does not handle medical malpractice claims.Over the course of his more than 10 years practicing law, Mr. Lamb has achieved notable success representing the rights and entitlements of construction workers who suffered an injury or loss as the result of a work-related accident as well as others adversely affected by someone elses negligence or wrongdoing. Mr. Lamb has also gained considerable experience handling defective product claims, and he is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys of California.Through his efforts, he has recovered numerous six- and seven-figure awards for his plaintiff clients, earning his reputation as one of the regions leading personal injury advocates. He is also an active member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and The State Bar of California.In 1990, Mr. Lamb graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Genetics. After working in genetic research for a number of years, he decided to pursue his passion of the law and attended the University of the Pacifics McGeorge School of Law. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1998 and graduated Order of the Coif.Upon receiving his license to practice from The State Bar of California, Mr. Lamb began work advocating on behalf of innocent accident victims and their families, and he credits his medical science experience with making him more effective at being able to handle the various medical matters that accompany personal injury claims.Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, Mr. Lamb routinely conducts continuing legal education seminars and lectures across his region on a variety of legal topics, including effective trial tactics, workers compensation law, legal ethics and more. He also supports his local community through his involvement with the San Francisco YMCAs Mock Trial Program.
Sandra Isabelle Tan
An associate attorney at the Law Offices of Tanya Gomerman, APC, Sandra Isabelle Tan is a forceful, passionate advocate for those who have been injured in San Jose, Oakland, Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area. She handles cases of personal injury and has experience in sexual abuse cases, child abuse cases, government torts, premises liability, consumer protection, unsafe public property conditions and wrongful death. A thorough investigator, she has also handled cases involving fractures, spinal injuries and traumatic brain injuries for those involved in bicycle, motorcycle and motor vehicle accidents.Ms. Tan graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science and a major in political science. With a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, she is a member of the womens caucus and new lawyer division committee within the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.A mentor of young attorneys within the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, Ms. Tan has a successful record and has recovered over $10 million in settlements and verdicts over the last five years. For those harmed by professional misconduct or injured at the hands of another, she is a major asset in protecting their rights and best interests.Ms. Tan has experience in all phases of the process, from case investigation to complex motions in trial or settlement. Fully prepared to take every case to the litigation if necessary to protect her clients, she understands both the noneconomic and economic damages that are often caused by personal injuries.
Alan R. Brayton
Alan R. Brayton is a co-founder of Brayton Purcell LLP, located in Novato, California. Providing representation to clients throughout the country, he focuses his practice on complex plaintiffs personal injury and mass tort litigation. The types of cases that Mr. Brayton has handled have involved medical malpractice, mesothelioma and other diseases resulting from asbestos exposure, and defective medical devices. Early in his career, he successfully tried one of the first asbestos cases to be heard in the Superior Court of California — County of San Francisco. In 1971, Mr. Brayton received a Bachelor of Science in economics from the United States Air Force Academy and was commissioned a second lieutenant upon his graduation. After obtaining a Master of Arts in finance in 1972 from the University of California, Los Angeles, he pursued his legal studies at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. Admitted to practice in California and Hawaii, Mr. Brayton is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd and 9th Circuits, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Supreme Court of the United States. The successful outcomes that Mr. Brayton has been instrumental in obtaining on behalf of his clients throughout his career have led to widespread recognition among his fellow attorneys, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. A former member of the board of governors of Consumer Attorneys of California, Mr. Brayton remains an active participant in that organization as well as several others, including the Marin Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. 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.
Hank G. Greenblatt
Mr. Greenblatt spent the first ten years of his career (1989-1999) as an insurance defense attorney defending insurance companies and their insureds. This gave him a unique insight into the litigation process and the way that insurers evaluate and adjust injury claims. Since joining the firm in 1999, Mr. Greenblatt has achieved numerous $1 million-plus results for his clients. Additionally he has earned the highest rating of AV by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Greenblatt also serves as a judge pro tem for Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado Counties. He was admitted to practice in 1989 and also admitted to the Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts and the U.S. District Court.Mr. Greenblatt was the co-recipient of the Advocate of the Year Award by the Capital City Trial Lawyers Association.
Attorney Raymond Ryan is a partner at Stanford, Ryan & Associates APC, in San Diego, California. Mr. Ryan focuses his practice on legal malpractice and professional liability cases, representing individuals who have sustained significant financial harm due to the negligence of a lawyer. He also handles large fee disputes between lawyers and clients for clients. He has secured many substantial case results including multiple seven figure recoveries.After graduating from UCLA with an academic scholarship, Mr. Ryan earned his law degree from San Diegos Thomas Jefferson School of Law in only 2.5 years. He has been licensed to practice law in California since 2006 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and the Supreme Court of California. He has resolved hundreds of cases. He has tried and arbitrated over 45 cases including 35 jury trials resulting in many stunning victories.Mr. Ryan is also a certified fee dispute arbitrator for the San Diego County Bar Association. He has also authored articles about professional negligence and ethical issues in the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Attorney Journal, and Consumer Attorneys of San Diegos Trial Bar News.Mr. Ryan has received an Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego in 2010 and 2017 for his high level of trial skills and financial results for his clients. In 2012 he was named a finalist in the San Diego Daily Transcripts Top Young Attorneys list.Professional organizations that Mr. Ryan belongs to include the San Diego County Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. He is also an avid supporter of The San Diego Humane Society and The Salvation Army.
2535 Camino Del Rio South, Ste. 324,, San Diego CA 92108
Craig McClellan of the McClellan Law Firm in San Diego, California, specializes in high stakes litigation throughout California and the United States. He handles a variety of complex personal injury cases involving brain injuries, burn injuries, quadraplegia, paraplegia, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, defective products and product liability. He also handles business litigation, representing owners, partners, buyers, sellers and shareholders who have been harmed.Having obtained more than 125 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million each, Mr. McClellan has achieved national recognition for his success. He is the only San Diego attorney ever voted into the Inner Circle of Advocates, a select group of the top 100 Plaintiffs lawyers in the United States. He is also a three-time recipient of the Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. He has been featured on commercial and public radio and television programs such as 60 Minutes, 20/20 and the McNeil/-Lehrer Report, as well as in the national news.Among other distinctions, he is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a sustaining member of the American Association for Justice, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and 2010 President of the San Diego Chapter, a Master of the American Inns of Court and 2018-2020 President of the Enright Inn, a member and former Board Member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, as well as a member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group. Mr. McClellan has been selected Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability, San Diego, by Best Lawyers in America for 2010, 2014 and 2019. He has been selected Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury, San Diego, by Best Lawyers in America for 2014.
Christopher A. Asvar
As founder of Asvar Law, P.C. Chris Asvar brings more than a decade of legal experience to a practice that focuses on catastrophic personal injury litigation and workers compensation claims. Representing clients in the Los Angeles and throughout the state of California, his focus is brain and spine injury litigation. Mr. Asvar is certified as an (MCLE) instructor by the State Bar of California and was certified by the California Department of Insurance as an instructor in its Insurance Adjuster Certification program since 2008.After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis, Mr. Asvar went on to attend Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2003. While in law school, he received honors for his academic achievements and performance in both tort law and criminal law. Mr. Asvar is admitted to practice in California.During the course of his career, Mr. Asvar has obtained multiple notable verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, including an $8.9 million workers compensation award that in 2012 set the national record for highest known settlement or award. That record remained unbroken until 2017, when Asvar Law achieved a new national record of $10 Million on behalf of a California injured worker. Other outcome include successive multi-million-dollar awards or settlements focused on clients with brain, spine and other catastrophic injuries; be they in the civil or workers compensation arena.Frequently called on to give talks to professional groups on matters related to his practice area, Mr. Asvar has proudly served on various panels on topics related to brain injury. He has also served as guest lecturer in several university courses related to law and public health. In 2015, Mr. Asvar sccessfully argued beofre the California Court of Appeal in ,Schultz v. JT3,, and the case resulted in a significant expansion of rights for the injured workers of California.
Robert W. Finnerty
Robert W. Finnerty, a member of the California law firm Girardi | Keese, has an impressive record of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements exceeding 900 million dollars. He focuses his practice in the areas of toxic torts, product liability, professional negligence, catastrophic personal injury and insurance bad faith and has gained a reputation among judges, fellow trial lawyers and industry followers as a skilled and talented trial lawyer. The focus of Mr. Finnertys practice has always included helping his clients overcome serious injuries and making a difference in their lives.Mr. Finnerty received his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in California and before the Central U.S. District Court of California and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has received numerous commendations and awards. He is an Avocate in the American Board of Trial Lawyers, having tried over 75 cases to verdict. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, limited to 500 Attorneys worldwide. Bob has been listed as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Association for Justice as well as named in the Top Plaintiffs Lawyers in California 2016. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Lawyers, Consumer Attorneys of California, the American Association for Justice, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.
Bijan Esfandiari, is a pharmaceutical product liability litigation attorney and partner at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman in Los Angeles. He has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts across the nation at both the trial and appellate level in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases.Bijan has had the privilege of participating in, cases that have shaped and developed the law for the benefit of injured victims and consumers, of pharmaceutical products. In one such case, the Court agreed with his arguments and, in an issue of first impression, held that drug manufacturers owe an affirmative duty to warn regarding risks associated with childrens off-label use. Bijans published cases have also, exposed reprehensible corporate conduct,. For example, a federal court in Pennsylvania noted that internal documents suggest that Defendant acted with a wanton and willful disregard for the safety of its consumers,and thus allowed Bijans clients to proceed with their punitive damages claims.He has also been at the, forefront of the preemption battle and has successfully argued against preemption, (drug/device manufacturer immunity) in numerous cases. Most recently, in 2014, Bijan successfully briefed and argued thefirst and only medical device preemption case, to be heard by Maryland Court of Special Appeals, wherein in an issue of first impression, the three judge panel unanimously agreed with Bijans arguments that plaintiffs claims were not preempted and held that plaintiff could proceed with his claims against the medical device manufacturer. McCormick v. Medtronic, Inc,. 219 Md. App.485, 101 A.3d 467, 474 (2014) (We shall hold that federal law does not expressly or impliedly preempt the plaintiffs claims concerning misrepresentations or express warranties that the manufacturer may have made in voluntary communications with the public or with members of the medical profession.”).Similarly, Bijan successfully briefed and argued the first drug preemption case to ever be heard by the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal in Chicago, Illinois. In thelandmark decision,, the three judge panel of the Seventh Circuit unanimously agreed with Bijans arguments and held that plaintiffs claims against the drug manufacturer were not preempted by federal law.Mason v. SmithKline Beecham Corp,. 596 F.3d. 387 (7th Cir. 2010). The, significance of these landmark rulings, is they ensure that drug and medical device companies who engage in deceptive or impermissible conduct are not entitled to immunity (preemption) and must beheld accountable for monetary damages, in a court of law for any injuries that they or their products cause to consumers.In addition to the previously mentioned appellate decisions, Bijan has likewise successfully opposed preemption in numerous other state and federal trial courts, includingTucker v. SmithKline Beecham Corp,. 596 F.Supp.2d 1225 (S.D.Ind. 2008);Knipe v. SmithKline Beecham Corp,. 583 F.Supp.2d 553 (E.D.Pa 2008);Forst v. SmithKline Beecham Corp,. 639 F.Supp.2d 948 (E.D.Wis. 2009);Dorsett v. Sandoz, Inc,. 699 F.Supp.2d 1142 (C.D.Cal. 2010); andCabana v. Stryker Biotech LLC,, 2012 WL 3876245 (Cal.Super.Ct. Aug. 20, 2012). Bijan also co-authored amicus briefs in support of the respondents in the Supreme Courts landmark casesWyeth v. Levine,, 129 S.Ct. 1187 (2009) andPliva v. Mensing,, 131 S.Ct. 2567 (2011).Bijan haswritten numerous articles,, including ,Complete Tort Immunity For Drug Manufacturers Is Bad For The Public Health,,published in Mealeys™ Litigation Report, ,Preemptions Requiem in the Wake of Wyeth v. Levine,,Mealeys™ Emerging Drugs & Devices and ,Levine To Mensing — A Journey From The Sublime To The Ridiculous,,Mealeys™ Emerging Drugs & Devices. Most recently, he co-wrote ,Challenging Medical Ghostwriting in US Courts,,published in PLoS Medicine.
10940 Wilshire Blvd., 17th Floor,, Los Angeles CA 90024
The owner of his own law firm located in Los Angeles, California, Howard Kornberg focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Representing clients throughout the region, he assists people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. Mr. Kornbergs successes in this regard both in and out of the courtroom as well as his ethical approach to these matters have earned him the esteem of his fellow professionals. He has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell as well as a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.The types of cases that Mr. Kornberg has handled on behalf of his plaintiff clients have included truck and other motor vehicle crashes, aviation accidents, nursing home negligence, defective products, medical and legal malpractice, animal attacks, and premises liability. During his career that started in 1980, he has obtained millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards, earning him membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Admitted to practice before all California state courts, Mr. Kornberg is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the Supreme Court of the United States.Mr. Kornberg participates in several legal organizations. His memberships include the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the American Board of Trial Advocates and Consumer Attorneys of California. Active in his community as well, he has served on the board of governors of Cedars-Sinai. Mr. Kornberg majored in psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1975. His legal education came at Southwestern Law School, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1979.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 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.