We handle serious auto accidents and other personal injuries involving head trauma, brain injury, burn injury, spinal cord injury and other injuries that result in long-term disability.
We also represent teachers and other public employees in their fight to obtain insurance coverage when insurance companies deny or delay valid claims. We handle claims involving disability insurance, life insurance, long term care insurance, and even home and business insurance.
Serving all of California with strategic office locations in San Diego, Bakersfield and Fresno, my law firm is committed to providing free legal consultations to victims either at one of our office locations or at your home.
Case Evaluation Process
After the initial telephone or e-mail intake is completed by your, we will set up a more in-depth telephone interview. During that telephone call we will jointly create a game plan for moving your case forward. The first step in the game plan will be to set up an initial meeting within the next 48 hours. If possible, during this meeting we will travel to or meet at the scene of the accident. Many lawyers do not go this extra step of actually going to the location and listening to the story of what happened and visualizing it at the scene of the accident. I find this process to be very helpful in later communicating your side of the case to the defendant’s insurance company, their lawyers, the judge or the jury. If a scene visit is not practical, my investigator will obtain photographs of the scene before we meet.
Once this initial meeting is complete, my investigator will be dispatched to begin his own independent investigation of the case by reviewing the scene, any official reports of the accident, and talking to witnesses. Once we have gathered all of this information, we will then have our follow-up meeting to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the case, and explain to you what the next step will be from that point.
Some critical evidence in auto accident cases is often gone within a few days and it is important to get our investigator out to the scene as soon as possible to try to identify and collect any of that evidence. For example, skid marks or broken tail lights are often left at the scene of the accident, but those things will eventually fade away with the continued use of the area by other vehicles. It is critical that our investigator get photographs of these skids marks to help prove your case. Do not depend on the police department investigation. The police often do not photograph the scene or the vehicles involved, and believe it or not, they sometimes even get it wrong in determining who is at fault in their reports. Please take the time to educate yourself on the resource pages, but do not hesitate in making contact with a lawyer to launch an investigation to preserve evidence.