Service Category: Insurance Law

Loading/Unloading Accidents

Accidents routinely occur during the loading and unloading process of trucks involving hand loading and forklifts including unsecured material, mis-stacking, mis-leveling of the truck at the dock and insufficient dock personnel and other negligence and regulatory code violations, including dock conflicts, where more than one customer is permitted to use each docking lane

Forklift and Hi-Lo Accidents

Warehouses are often viewed as a small city with roadways and, vehicles such as forklifts and hi-los, which have internal traffic signals. These vehicles are large and heavy and cause serious injury or death. We have decades of experience holding these businesses accountable for regulatory violations and negligence inside warehouses that hurt and kill people

Falls from Heights/Falling Material

Warehouses are places where products and pallets are stacked often times several stories high and severe injuries and death can occur from poorly maintained lifts or poorly shelved material that can fall and injure people. We have decades of experience holding these businesses accountable for regulatory violations and negligence in falling merchandise and stacking cases

Grade Crossing Accidents

We have experience litigating and trying cases that occur either in a vehicle or as a pedestrian at a grade crossing. We litigate issues of Federal preemption including the appropriateness of the crossing, signal or sign to recover damages for our client’s injuries or death

Train Operation Accidents

We litigate passenger and freight train companies where accidents occur due to engineer operator error including train speed, lookout, and brake application. These difficult cases require extensive and complex litigation and expert witness work and analysis which we have been doing for decades

Railroad Fencing Accidents

Railroads have a duty in some cases to fence their track to prevent motorists and pedestrian from crossing at locations other than grade crossings. We have been litigating these fencing cases for years holding railroads accountable for failing to fence and protect the public from their dangerous tracks


Internal Organ Injuries-Internal Bleeding

Internal organ injuries such as a collapsed lung or a severed kidney can definitely occur in more serious accidents. We have the experience and experts to assess and litigate and try these specific kinds of cases to get you the justice that you deserve.

Eye Injuries and Blindness

We have handled numerous eye and optical injuries that have varied from mild ocular injuries to partial blindness to total blindness, which require a lifetime of medical care and cause unimaginable pain and suffering. These cases occur as a result of explosions, defective products and negligent corporate employees, among other things. We have the experience and experts to assess and litigate and try these specific kinds of cases to get you the justice you deserve

Facial Injuries, Scarring and Disfigurement

Facial injuries and scarring can be the most devastating injuries because they require revision surgery and often can taint or forever change the way you look and are perceived when the scars keyloid. We understand the devastation that comes with these injuries and can assess and refer for treatment and care and try these cases to juries for significant verdict awards

Broken Bones and Fractures

Serious orthopedic injuries, fractures and broken bones can easily occur in any kind of accident, such as falls at the movie theatre or in a store, for example, and can result in hip and knee replacements or disabling shoulder or wrist injuries. We have the experience and experts to assess and litigate and try these specific kinds of cases to get you the justice that you deserve

Dental, Teeth and Jaw Injuries

Dental injuries can be devastating, painful and expensive. Such things as teeth replacement, caps, dentures, braces, implants and serious Jaw injuries such as TMJ, that require surgery and a life-time of treatment are common in accidents. We have the experience and experts to assess and litigate and try these specific kinds of cases to get you the justice you deserve

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries known as a “TBI” are a very specialized area of injury litigation. Ranging from what is commonly known and referred to as a “concussion” to a moderate brain injury to a severe brain injury and coma all require specialized diagnostic brain imaging tools, neuropsychological and psychiatric testing and neurological evaluation that can only be found with lawyers that have handled these cases for decades and stayed abreast of the recent developments in the field. We certainly understand and appreciate the distinction of a person that has suffered a brain injury at some level but cannot readily be observed like a fracture or other more objective injuries, yet it impacts their daily life in an unspeakable and profound way.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Concussions

Traumatic Brain Injuries are measured in 3 categories: mild, moderate and severe. Those who are unable to function at all are considered severe, those that can function with a significant disability are moderate and those that can function with some symptoms are considered mild. Symptoms of TBI or concussion generally include headaches, dizziness, vertigo, memory loss and in more severe cases, speech problems (called word finding problems), leg and arm weakness as well as other neurological problems including being in a vegetative state

Accidents Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

Obviously, a severe accident can cause brain injuries and even death, but more moderate and even low speed accidents can cause brain injuries at a moderate and mild level. Usually one assumes that you need contact with the head to have a brain injury, but a fast deceleration in speed and force can cause the brain to “rattle” and cause brain injuries even if there is no skull impact. Also, auto and truck accidents can enhance prior susceptibility to brain injuries as it has been shown in the NFL studies that each subsequent head injury can result in more severe brain injury consequences including in some cases encephalitis. We have decades of experience assessing and litigating brain injuries across the spectrum of accidents and severity and presenting them to juries for significant awards

Brain Injury Treatment and Effects

Brain injuries can range from mild to extremely serious, but in general the treatment ranges from rest and inactivity to nursing care and medication and in some cases admittance to a rehabilitation facility. Brain injuries can change your life because even if you are functional, you may experience headaches or dizziness in everyday activities and if the injury is more severe, it can be life-altering entirely. We have the experts that can assess brain injuries and refer for treatment, and we have the experience and skills to present your case to a jury and obtain significant jury awards for a life-time of suffering

Falls From Height & Construction Accidents

Fall from height cases requires special knowledge and training because there are laws which regulate heights people can safely work at in California. OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry, eight feet in longshoring operations and 10 feet in scaffolding work. These cases require extensive knowledge and understanding of OSHA regulations and regulatory experts. These accidents are generally very serious and require seasoned counsel to handle. As an example, we recently obtained a $3,500,000 verdict for our client in a warehouse accident where he fell from a ladder over 20 feet and sustained spinal injuries due to the negligence of the warehouse.

Falls from Heights

Workers are often injured or killed working on scaffolds or on high buildings or locations, we have experience at holding contractors and other business to OSHA and other regulation compliance

Collapsing Buildings and Vehicle Accidents

Workers and even the general public can be injured or killed due to collapsing buildings or scaffolds and heavy equipment vehicle accidents at construction sites. Regulation compliance, including OSHA, are crucial elements of proving fault in construction accidents involving falls or accidents with trucks, backhoes, graders, loaders, cranes, plows and other heavy equipment

Machine Accidents

Workers and the general public are often injured or killed when machines malfunction or lack appropriate guards or safety protections. Wood chippers, drill presses, boring machines, welding torches, fabricators, sanders, saws, grinders and other machiness can cause serious injury in the workplace and elsewhere and we have the extensive experience to hold these contractors, employers and product makers accountable for the safety hazards that can cause these damages


Exposed power lines are often the result of negligent utility work and construction and regulatory violations and cause extreme injury and instant death. We have handled many of these cases involving power companies and construction firms to hold them accountable for regulatory violations and negligence that lead to these horrific accidents

Internal Organ Injuries-Internal Bleeding

We have decades of experience suing insurance companies that refuse to pay insurance claims in good faith or refuse to provide coverage to their insureds under certain claim conditions. We handle everything from homeowner’s claims from a leaky roof to coverage litigation over catastrophic accident ligation in the context of truck and vehicle accidents and, warehouse accidents, among others. We understand the philosophy of the insurance companies and beat them at their own game in representing our clients in these cases.


Automobile Policies

Often times insurers will deny coverage in an automobile accident for the wrong reason or simply refuse to acknowledge the claim. We have extensive experience holding insurers responsible for their obligations under the Insurance Code and Bad Faith Principles

Uninsured-Underinsured Motorists Claims

When you are involved in an accident but the other driver does not have insurance or has only limited insurance, we have decades of experience at collecting UM/UIM insurance from your own insurance carrier to make sure your damages are covered, including property damages, medical bills and lost wages

Commercial Policies

In commercial truck, vehicle or premises accidents often the responsible parties have “towers’ of insurance that need to be exposed and attached to make sure that all insurance carriers involved are aware of the accident and involved in the litigation, claim and settlement process. We have decades of experience litigating commercial and excess insurers for coverages and liability for commercial vehicle and premises accidents including bad faith litigation in commercial and excess policies

Bad Faith Cases

Insurance companies sometimes refuse to acknowledge and perform their obligations in cases involving residential accidents involving falls, burns, dog bites, drowning and swimming pool accidents and other accidents and damages that can happen in a home or around the house. We are fully experienced in how to handle these cases and require the insurer to assume coverage under the policies and pay the claim or face bad faith consequences under the Insurance Code