Areas of Specialty

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Areas of Specialty

 

Automobile Accidents

 

If you've been seriously injured in a car accident, you will be facing many challenges such as: Dealing with the insurance companies, doctors, and hospitals, missing work, loss of income, vehicle repair, mounds of paperwork - and trying to get a fair settlement. This is where expert car accident lawyers can be of enormous help.

We can help you recover expenses, replace income, and make sure that your losses, suffering, property damage and your injuries are taken care of. This means that you can focus on your recovery. Many times it is important to make sure that the settlement includes sufficient funds to provide for long-term or even life-long care, which may be required in a disabling injury.

If you have been injured in a car accident anywhere in California, please call our office for a free consultation.

 

Motorcycle Accidents

 

Motorcycle accidents represent a special kind of accident situation because motorcycle riders often don't get the respect and right-of-way they deserve. Because bikes are smaller than cars and trucks, drivers often overlook motorcycles or fail to give them proper rights on the road. Injuries are usually serious.

Motorcycle injuries are expensive because they tend to be more serious and have much longer rehabilitation periods. According to comprehensive insurance industry data, 23% of motorcycle claimants have multiple injuries, 18% suffer head injuries with permanent disability and 10% of claimants have injuries to the back or spine. Some of these result in permanent paraplegia or quadriplegia. This means that over 50% of motorcycle claimants have the sort of life-threatening injuries from which some may never recover.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident anywhere in California, please call our office for a free consultation.

 

Police Law

 

Police officers have unique jobs and, consequently, unique legal issues. Even an off-duty auto accident needs to be treated differently when a police officer is involved. We understand the police culture and, thus, are a far better choice if you are injured than an attorney without similar experience. For example, we know about loss of overtime, light duty, 4850 time and other issues that frequently arise with police officers.  Let use help you and your job. Adam Marangell is the general counsel for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Police Association, so he has extensive experience in police law.

 

If you have been injured in an on or off-duty car accident anywhere in California, please call our office for a free consultation.

 

Wrongful Death

 

Although wrongful death claims are based on the same kind of negligent conduct that is the basis of any personal injury claim, there are certain requirements in the law which place these cases in a separate category. Even though the death may have been caused by the negligent operation of a car, medical malpractice, a defective product or another kind of negligent conduct, wrongful death claims must be handled in a different manner than other personal injury cases. The time within which such a claim must be brought is much shorter than other cases, the measure of damages is different and the identity of the persons who may be compensated is an issue which is not presented in other personal injury cases.

Although money cannot compensate for the terrible pain of losing a loved one, it can help the family cover costs and provide some degree of future security in the absence of the deceased family member. It is for this reason that the victim's family members, dependents or beneficiaries may be entitled to recover financial compensation as a result of the defendant's negligence.

Wrongful death cases can be very difficult to prove and require timely research and investigation. Because time is a very important factor, if you even have the slightest indication that your loved one's death may have been caused by someone else's negligence, you need immediate answers.

 

If you have questions regarding the death of a loved one, please call our office for a free consultation.

 

Employment Law


When employees are subjected to Labor Code violations such as failure to pay overtime, being mischaracterized by employers as “managers” to avoid paying overtime, the failure of employers to provide required lunch and rest breaks, not receiving timely payment of agreed upon wages, this is against the law.

If your employer fires you, it isn't necessarily discrimination. The employer must be discriminating on the basis of a "protected category" for the discrimination to be illegal. There are several state and federal laws prohibiting job discrimination.
 

If you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer or employment agency whenapplying for a job or while on the job because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, or believe that you have been discriminated against because of opposing a prohibited practice or participating in an equal employment opportunity matter, you may file a charge of discrimination with the Fair Employment and Housing Authority and/or the EEOC. We will assist you in this regard.

 

If you have questions regarding an employment law matter, please contact our office for a free consultation.

 

 

Do you have additional questions? Call today for a free consultation.