PERSONAL INJURY & WRONGFUL DEATH

After an injury, you may be unaware of your rights and not even know it.  You may think you have a case but are intimidated by the legal system.  You might just need more information.  I will help you understand your legal rights and options.  I will help you understand the legal process.  Contact me today for a free consultation.  I will be happy to discuss your case with you.   While many law firms will assign you to a paralegal or associate level attorney, every case I accept is handled by me personally.  I emphasize quality and attention to the client in all of my cases.

Although personal injury claims can arise from any type of accident or negligence or even intentional acts, common personal injuries arise from a:

  • car accident
  • bicycle accident
  • dog bite
  • defective product
  • assault and battery
  • slip and fall
  • industrial diseases such as asbestos and excessive mold
  • reaction to medicine or drugs

If you are involved in an accident resulting in injury, you need someone to look out for your legal interests so you can focus on recovery.  In my small practice, I can focus on quality over quantity.  This level of service ensures that your case gets the attention it deserves.

Wrongful Death

When someone dies due to the fault of another person or entity, the survivors may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.  Who may recover for the wrongful death of a loved one is governed by California law and can be complex, but generally includes heirs, spouses, parents, and other family members.

Wrongful death claims involve all types of fatal accidents from simple car accidents to complicated medical malpractice or product liability cases.  Individual people, companies, and governmental agencies can be legally at fault for acting negligently and for acting intentionally.

Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought against a wide variety of persons, companies, government agencies, and employees. For example, in a car accident involving a faulty roadway and a drunk driver, a wrongful death action might include defendants such as:

  • the driver or employer at fault in an automobile or boating accident
  • the property owner with a hazardous structure
  • the designer or builder of a defective road or highway
  • a government agent who failed to provide adequate warnings regarding a road hazard that caused the accident
  • the manufacturer, distributor, or installer of a faulty or dangerous vehicle
  • the persons who sold, served, or gave alcohol to an impaired driver

Because wrongful death actions often involve complex areas of the law, including medical malpractice, and can result in large damage awards, it is often wise to hire, or at least consult with, a lawyer.