We do so much more than “settle cases.” Take our client, Ramon, for example. Ramon was struck by an inattentive driver while crossing the street after parking his car. He had nearly made it to the curb when he was struck. Ramon spent over four weeks in the hospital with a brain bleed, and numerous fractures. He has a long road to recovery.
The city police came and took a report, and concluded that Ramon was at-fault for the terrible incident. The city, using the report as ammunition, later sent a bill to Ramon for the cost of the police response, as well as the cost to the city’s contractor to clean the blood spill resulting from the forceful impact between Ramon’s body and the car.
This felt very wrong, very unjust. So, what were we to do with this information? Simply settle with the driver’s insufficient insurance? In my experience, there is always more to the story. So, we began to dig.
First, I uncovered that there was no statutory authority to bill Ramon for the uncontrollable blood spill caused by being struck by the car. I am fighting the city’s claim against Ramon. He hasn’t paid a cent to the city. Second, we learned that on this street, due to insufficient parking at the apartment complex, it is common practice for residents to park in the residential neighborhood across the street. What’s worse, the nearest crosswalks are approximately 500 to 600 feet east and west of the apartment complex, so residents cross where it is convenient. By digging into CHP records, we further found that on this little street, over the past 10 years, there were dozens and dozens of prior accidents. As it turns out, this street is a hotspot for accidents! Therefore, now, we have made a claim against the city for its defective traffic and pedestrian control in this hot zone of accidents. If we had accepted the inattentive driver’s prompt settlement offer – the quick and easy route – we would have missed this ripe opportunity to correct an injustice, to protect future residents on this street, and to pursue the fair compensation due to our client.
While many other personal injury law firms are busy advertising quick settlements, we are busy working – working to support our clients and hold tortfeasors accountable for their actions.
Our unique, value-based approach allows us to develop strong relationships with our clients and prioritize their needs. We are dedicated to getting you the best possible outcome and will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge needed to handle all aspects of your case, from filing the initial claim to negotiating a settlement. We understand that no two cases are the same, and we will tailor our strategy to your specific needs. You can rest assured that we will never rest until justice is served. We will fight for you every step of the way, and we won’t rest until you receive the compensation you deserve.
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