Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Law

We are pleased to assist with both plaintiff and defense side personal injury litigation.

If you have been injured in an accident:

  • On foot
  • On your bicycle
  • In your car
  • On the job
  • In your apartment or office building
  • On someone else’s property
  • Or if you have been injured by another person, such as sexually assaulted or harassed

You may have a right to recover money for your injuries. Ask about our contingency fee agreements, whereby we are paid for our time only when we obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf; if your case does not prevail, you owe us nothing for our time.

If you are injured, do not mistakenly assume it’s all your fault when there may be, in fact, multiple different forces at play. California is a comparative law state, meaning that even if you have some degree of fault in causing your injury, you may still recover a portion of your damages. Oftentimes, the cause of an accident – whether it is an exploding bottle or a multi-car collision – is not easy or simple to determine.

For all parties to a lawsuit, American law holds lawsuits to a very strict time limit for filing, known as the “statute of limitations”. It is critical to file a lawsuit within the statutes of limitation, or your entire lawsuit may be barred. If you have been injured, you should seek the advice of a lawyer right away. If you have been sued, you should also seek the advice of a lawyer right away, or you may have a judgment entered against you.

If you are in the process of hiring a lawyer, be a careful consumer. Be wary of hiring a lawyer that you never actually talk to or meet in person. Seek out an attorney who will develop your case and seek the best outcome possible. At Atkinson & Shenfield, we fight for our clients.

Personal Injury Law Checklist