In the moment of an accident, the last thing on your mind is the long-term cost and suffering that can occur, and it is often unclear who or what is at fault. By hiring an expert attorney, you can ensure that those responsible for your injuries are legally bound to compensate you for the pain and suffering they caused.
According to the California Department of Industrial Relations, every year over three percent of workers have an accident or fell ill due to their occupation. Nearly five hundred of them died on the job in 2019 alone. Likewise, every year, over a quarter of a million Californians are injured or killed on our roads. While the government does all it can to protect us, we can also hold responsible those who negligently cause these events. Our laws demand that those who cause harm should be held financially responsible for the pain and suffering of victims, including the payment of all past and future medical care.
To ensure that everyone has access to justice, the law firms listed below provide free consultations about your specific accident. If you are eligible for compensation, they can advise you on how to proceed through the legal system.
Many attorneys will offer to take your case with no expectations of payment until they have won your case. This is known as taking a case “on contingency” and is quite common. In such circumstances, your compensation is guaranteed to, at minimum, cover your current and ongoing medical costs.
If you have been in an accident, contact one of the lawyers below as soon as possible. The earlier they can begin investigating your case, the more opportunity they have to support you and win for you the compensation you deserve.
1. Aitken Aitken Cohn, LLP
Address: 7121 Magnolia Ave Suite A, Riverside, CA 92504
Firm Size: Medium
Aitken Aitken Cohn specializes in motor vehicle accidents but also covers workplace accidents, large-scale disasters, and product liability cases. Wylie A. Aitken has been voted numerous times as one of California’s “Most Influential Attorneys.” The other members of the firm regularly appear in the publication “Best Lawyers of America”.
Among their many high-profile cases is Gutierrez v. U.S. Government, in which a four-year-old girl, safely secured in her car, ended up a quadriplegic after a government employee ran a red light. Aitken Aitken Cohn secured the largest Federal Tort Claims Act personal injury verdict in U.S. history, providing little Leilani and her family $55 million in order to cover her medical costs for the rest of her life and to compensate for the suffering of her entire family.
Aitken Aitken Cohn offers free online consultations that have no obligation to continue with the firm. This can be an easy way to see if they might be a good fit for you.
2. Samer Habbas & Associates
Address: 200 Spectrum Center Dr #1230, Irvine, CA 92618
Firm Size: Medium
With five separate offices across the state, Samer Habbas & Associates provides all the resources of a national firm with all the local knowledge of a smaller offering. The firm works only in the personal injury arena, ensuring that all the attorneys employed have the specialized skills and knowledge required for justice to prevail.
In one of Samer Habbas & Associates’ greater successes. The firm was able to secure a settlement of $3,450,000 for a motorcyclist who had run into a car that had negligently turned into their path. This money was able to compensate the motorcyclist for the medical expenses and inability to work due to a broken leg.
Samer Habbas & Associates creatively employs case managers that ensure you never feel like wasting a busy attorney’s time, while also having all the details required to give you the justice you deserve.
3. Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman
Address: 10940 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1600, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Firm Size: Medium
The AV rankings include the most prestigious lawyers in America, with only the top 0.1% able to be recognized. This firm is one of them.
While better known for leading large suits against companies like Monsanto and Johnson & Johnson, Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman also have a reputation as one of the best trial litigators for accident victims in America. One of their best-known cases is against Orange Unified School District, where they were able to secure $10 million in compensation for the families of school children injured in a major bus accident.
Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman have been a legal firm since 1973 and have, since then, found over $4 Billion for individuals who have been harmed by accidents, product defects, and illegal company activities.
4. Easton & Easton
Address: 650 Town Center Dr Suite 1850, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Firm Size: Small
This family-run firm is the LA Times Reader’s Choice for personal injury lawyers in Orange County. They have a high level of respect from both clients and the lawyers they face on the other side of the courtroom, meaning negotiations are often in their favor.
Although it took two years of investigating and litigating, Easton & Easton recently won $20 million in compensation for a client injured on the defendant’s property. During the first months of mediation, the defendant refused to offer anything. Another case only a few years ago saw Easton & Easton winning $3,060,000 for a motorcyclist who had suffered major injuries when a shuttle bus illegally changed lanes across the double yellow lines into the carpool lane of the 405 freeway.
Easton & Easton rarely take cases that do not involve accidents or personal injury, which means they have a level of expertise many other firms do not.
5. Greene Broillet & Wheeler
Address: 100 Wilshire Blvd 21st Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Firm Size: Medium
Since 1970, Greene Broillet & Wheeler have been representing victims of accidents and illegal insurance practices. As part of their illustrious history, Greene Broillet & Wheeler won a landmark trial against General Motors, while representing passengers severely burned by defective gas tanks. The compensation eventually awarded for these passengers was $4.9 billion.
Setting themselves apart from other firms, Greene Broillet & Wheeler use state-of-the-art technology and techniques during litigation, from employing computer-generated modeling of accident scenes for juries to follow to creating mock trials in preparation.
While Greene Broillet & Wheeler are known for larger cases in which they represent groups of victims, they wish to speak to anyone who feels they deserve compensation and are looking for someone to help.
6. McNicholas & McNicholas
Address: 10866 Wilshire Blvd #1400, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Firm Size: Medium
McNicholas & McNicholas is a firm that prides itself on its advocation for victims of accidents that often cannot speak for themselves. Their biggest win was on behalf of the three children left behind when both their parents died in the car accident. The compensation of $16 million ensured those children were looked after for the rest of their lives. While the settlement couldn’t bring their parents back, it did make sure they were cared for.
It is important to note that McNicholas & McNicholas is also the firm most suited for representing those in law enforcement and emergency services. Often, these professions struggle to find just representation due to their already close relationship with the legal system. Matthew McNicholas is Panel Counsel to the Los Angeles Police Protective League and United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, and the firm fights hard to ensure equality and justice occurs for clients who may otherwise be unable to receive the compensation they deserve.
7. Taylor & Ring
Address: 12400 Wilshire Blvd 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Firm Size: Small
Taylor and Ring prioritize victim well-being over their own time and are known for making the complex and stressful legal proceedings have as little negative impact on their clients’ mental health as possible. As regular representatives for victims of abuse, their empathy is well-regarded across the country.
Among their many notable cases, Taylor & Ring won $18.6 million for a motorcyclist who was hit by a woman who failed her DMV exam, yet continued to drive for her company. They also won $4.5 million for an undocumented immigrant who suffered a foot amputation when struck by a Metrolink train.
Respect, discretion, and sensitivity are the cornerstones of Taylor & Ring’s practice. For the traumatized victims of accidents, their compassion is second to none.
8. The Arns Law Firm
Address: 515 Folsom Street Floor 3, San Francisco, CA 94105
Firm Size: Small
Robert Arns and Jonathon Davis run a small firm that specializes in workplace accidents and worker’s compensation matters. A hands-on firm, contacting them on the day of your accident will ensure their investigators can see the scene immediately, and record everything before it is “cleaned up.”
The Arns Law Firm also strongly supports employment rights and regularly advocates for workers who are being taken advantage of. While this includes on-the-job accidents and poor work and safety measures, it also includes ensuring workers get the pay and benefits that they are legally entitled to.
9. The Torkzadeh Law Firm
Address: 811 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Firm Size: Big Law
Despite only being established in 2007, this firm has expanded rapidly and has offices in nearly half a dozen Californian cities. Their lawyers specialize in personal injury cases, including motor accidents, dog bites, and falls.
In 2017, The Torkzadeh Law Firm was able to obtain over a million dollars in compensation for an L.A. motorcyclist after he was run off the Pacific Coast Highway by a driver who didn’t check their blind spots. This money was able to pay for his rehabilitation as he recovered from multiple broken bones and joint replacements.
While a large, national firm, the lawyers that represent you are local people who know the region and the law as well as any smaller group of attorneys. Like most law firms today, they offer free evaluations with no obligation.
10. The Law Office of Alexis Djivre
Address: 1155 North Central Ave #202, Glendale, CA 91202
Firm Size: Sole Attorney
Alexis Djivre holds the reputation as the top-rated personal injury attorney in the Glendale region, and is known by clients as one of the hardest working, most caring people you could meet.
Originally making a name for herself at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, Alexis set out on her own to provide a more personal service to clients. Known for being “both book smart and people smart,” her ability to negotiate just settlements for victims of accidents is renowned. Before entering law as an attorney herself, Alexis spent 18 years as a clerk for the Los Angeles Superior Court. This “inside knowledge” has given her an advantage over many a defendant.
While Alexis sometimes works as a consultant for small firms that need specialist help, she prefers to sit down with clients one-on-one to truly address all their needs.