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We specialize in various types of CIVIL (not criminal) cases. We have a long and consistent history of obtaining multi-million dollar damages for our clients. Every one of our lawyers has achieved multi-million dollar results in cases by both trial and settlement.

 

Our staff is accomplished, experienced and able to meet your needs. Our standard fees are based on a "contingency" agreement, meaning our clients pay us ONLY when we successfully resolve a case for them.

 

Our goal is to restore our client's economic dignity, which is often destroyed because of a catastrophic injury or death. Once we accept a case for representation your team of one or two lawyers/professional staff personally handles every aspect of a case until it is resolved. Each and every one of our lawyers has a proven track record and is well recognized as a leader in the field of Plaintiffs civil tort trial practice.

 
     
     
     
 
Amputations
Amusement Parks
Auto Cases
Aviation
Boating
Burn Injuries
Business Litigation
Dangerous Conditions of Public Property
Head/Brain Injury
Insurance Bad Faith
Legal Malpractice
Motorcycle Cases
Pedestrian Cases
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Products Liability
Professional Negligence
Recreational Vehicle
Sexual Harassment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Trains
Trucking Accidents
Wrongful Death
Wrongful Termination
 
Amputations
 
Amputations
Any and all cases involving motor vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, buses, trucks, bicycles whether one is driving, a passenger or in some other way injured by a motor vehicle.
Amusement Parks
Amusement Parks
We have successfully represented clients for injuries or deaths that have occurred against major theme parks throughout California.

 
Auto accident, vehicle is upside down
 
Auto Cases
Any and all cases involving motor vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, buses, trucks, bicycles whether one is driving, a passenger or in some other way injured by a motor vehicle.
Aviation
Aviation
Any and all matters related to accidents involving aircraft, including passenger airlines, private airplanes or helicopters.

 

These cases require sophisticated lawyers with a solid reputation in the legal community based on their specialized knowledge and significant resources necessary to maximize recovery for the survivors or those injured. Our office has a proven track record in numerous aviation accidents over the past 40 years, including some of the most recently publicized incidents.

Boating
Boating
These accidents are often serious and require practical knowledge of the operation of boats and recreational vehicles. In addition, such cases require that the Plaintiff(s) lawyer have the financial strength to accompany his knowledge to successfully pursue these types of claims.
burn injuries
Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can be particularly horrific, require years of reconstructive surgery and often result in life-long disfigurement.

 

Our frequent experience with these severe and drastic injuries gives us a unique advantage in presenting the damages to recover a maximum amount of compensation for victims and their families. Burn injuries, whether suffered in an auto accident, industrial exposure or aviation accident, require specialized knowledge of both medicine and law that each and every member of our firm possesses.

Pen and Paper
Business Litigation
Disputes arising out of employment agreements, contracts, partnership matters, sexual harassment, wrongful termination are emotional and vigorously fought cases. Though we are a boutique firm, our outstanding reputation across the State of California as aggressive, cutting edge lawyers and leaders in our business, along with our significant resources, give us an advantage when fighting against multi-national, institutional or corporate law firms.
Safety Cone in the Street
Dangerous Conditions of Public Property
These are extremely difficult cases and require specialized "know how" in pursuing a claim against a government entity. We have successfully represented clients against Cal-Trans, Boards of Education, Public Schools and Universities, cities and counties.

 

Head Brain Injuries
Head/Brain Injury

Any accident or mishap that results in injury to the brain or spinal cord that might result in paralysis, coma, or death.

 

These cases require an unusual amount of experience, significant resources and patience to determine what the required care will be for the remainder of an injured person's lifetime, including the loss of income that he or she otherwise would have made, the money necessary to provide the injured person with the necessary medical care and treatment to preserve life and dignity, as well as compensation for the emotional trauma of the accident and living with the resulting disability.

 

Insurance Bad Faith
Insurance Bad Faith

Both first party and third party cases arising out of the refusal or failure of an insurance carrier to pay policy benefits or policy limits for a particular covered claim.

 

These cases also include failures to timely defend or indemnify insured’s pursuant to the terms and conditions of an insurance policy. All types of insurance polices can form the basis of a bad faith claim. Such policies include auto, homeowners, Comprehensive General Liability, health, disability, life, professional malpractice, title, and specialized business and personal protection policies.

Legal Malpractice
Legal Malpractice

Cases involving claims against other lawyers for mistakes made in handling a claim or case. Many such cases are complex in that the original claim must also be proven so that damages for failure to properly pursue a claim can be obtained.

 

Our sophistication in civil law provides us with the ability to aggressively pursue legal malpractice cases.

Motorcycle
Motorcycle Cases

All cases of injury or death that involve the use or driving of a motorcycle. This includes injury or death that might occur when one is a passenger on a motorcycle.

 

These accidents require specialized knowledge of accident reconstruction because of the unique problems and dangers that are involved with motorcycle operation. We have the assets to assemble a highly skilled and respected group of experts to maximize the recovery arising from this type of incident.

 
Man walking in the crosswalk
 
Pedestrian Cases

All accidents that result in injuries to pedestrians. We handle all such cases and are particular experts in representing Plaintiffs (the injured persons and/or their families) to obtain compensation for these injuries.

 
An injuried person on a gurney in a hospital
 
Personal Injury

All accidents that result in injury may be referred to as "personal injury" cases. We only represent Plaintiffs (the injured persons and/or their families) in all and most sorts of accidents to obtain compensation for their injuries.

 

Representation of Plaintiffs requires unique knowledge, skill and the resources to take a difficult case to trial against multi-national, institutional and corporate defense lawyers. Our office is well known in this field of law, both by Plaintiffs counsel and defense counsel, and thus, we are able to recover more money as compensation for the injured parties.

Premises Libility
Premises Liability
Accidents resulting in serious or permanent injuries can occur at a private residence, hotel, office, apartment building or other property for many reasons, including the failure to properly maintain the premises. Owners, and/or those in possession of the premises may be held responsible for their failure to discover, identify or correct unsafe conditions that cause injuries or death.

 
SUV is upside down with a firetruck in the background
 
Products Liability

Auto accidents, work-place accidents, or any other accidents involving a product that is defective and causes injury for any of the following reasons:

 

  • The product failed to perform in the way it was intended;
  • A product was defective in it’s manufacture or design, or
  • A failure to warn of a defect in a product.

 

Our office has achieved numerous awards for injured victims for defective products ranging from injection molding machines, stamp machines, motor vehicles, fixed and non-fixed aircraft, tools, and many others.

Professional Negligence
Professional Negligence

Lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers and other professionals whose errors or omissions that cause economic or non-economic losses, damages or injuries can be held liable for their conduct. This area of law requires extra-ordinary sophistication and ability on the part of the Plaintiff(s) lawyer representing the victims of such conduct. Our firm has the required expertise in these cases.

Recreational Vehicles
Recreational Vehicle
These accidents are often serious and require practical knowledge of the operation of boats and recreational vehicles. In addition, such cases require that the Plaintiff(s) lawyer have the financial strength to accompany his knowledge to successfully pursue these types of claims.

 
A group of people in a meeting
 
Sexual Harassment

Disputes arising out of employment, including sexual harassment or wrongful termination matters are emotionally volatile and vigorously fought cases. We are a boutique law firm with an outstanding reputation as aggressive lawyers and leaders in our business. We have fought many institutional employers and achieved maximum results for our clients.

 
An x-ray of the spinal cord
 
Spinal Cord Injuries
Any accident or mishap that results in injury to the brain or spinal cord that might result in paralysis, coma, or death. These cases require an unusual amount of experience, significant resources and patience to determine what the required care will be for the remainder of an injured person's lifetime, including the loss of income that he or she otherwise would have made, the money necessary to provide the injured person with the necessary medical care and treatment to preserve life and dignity, as well as compensation for the emotional trauma of the accident and living with the resulting disability.
Trains
Trains

Train wrecks often cause catastrophic injuries or death. There are specialized rules that apply to trains and those that operate them which require a Plaintiff(s) lawyer to have specialized knowledge and perseverance to successfully recover on behalf of the client. Our firm has achieved significant results in such cases.

Trucking Accidents
Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving trucks require particular sophistication and expertise in accident reconstruction and mechanics and regulations that are unique to the trucking industry. Our firm has handled many cases involving trucks from all over the United States that have been involved in accidents in California.

 
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Wrongful Death

All cases that have resulted in death. One of our particular areas of expertise, in which the firm and Mr. Stanley Jacobs in particular, has the largest and highest paid jury verdict in California for the death of a child.

 

We have successfully represented surviving spouses, children, parents, grandparents and estates of decedents for the wrongful death of those that die as the result of the fault of another.

 

An employment termination notice

 
Wrongful Termination
Absent a written employment contract, we only accept cases in which there has been long-term employment and permanent diminished earnings.

 

 

 
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