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You may have been cut off on Artesia Boulevard and rear-ended someone who now denies fault. Or you may have been have been injured after being hit by a drunk driver at an intersection near Long Beach Airport. Maybe a distracted driver in Signal Hill side-swiped you and claims that you cut him off. In Long Beach, traffic accidents also occur regularly in areas south of De Amo Boulevard and the Lakewood area. The I-605 San Gabriel River Freeway also sees many collisions.
Your situation may instead involve slipping on unmarked hazardous spills at a business in Palm Beach or in the Carson area. Whatever the nature of your loss, whether physical, psychological or economic, you may be able to obtain compensation through a lawsuit. The other party’s actions may have been either intentional or unintentional, but the Long Beach accident attorneys at Panish Shea & Boyle can help you assess the situation and form a plan for a lawsuit. Our lawyers will take on your cause as their own, remaining compassionate and understanding to your sensitive situation.
What Do Personal Injury Lawyers Do?
A Long Beach personal injury attorney can represent someone in a settlement when he or she claims injury, physically or psychologically, due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, company, agency, government entity, or other group. Even someone’s loss of reputation can be claimed. Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law, which is an area of legislation related to damages and losses. Some of the cases personal injury lawyers represent include those caused by work injuries, traffic accidents, defective parts, healthcare mistakes, and stumbling on another’s property.
The responsibility of personal injury lawyers includes both professional and ethical rules set in place by state bar associations. Once an attorney is licensed by a state bar association, he or she is legally permitted to file complaints and represent parties in court as well as write legal documents and provide legal advice.
These plaintiff lawyers interview potential clients to determine whether their situation is a legal concern. When they identify the cause of their client’s circumstance, they will conduct thorough research to form a strong argument to be presented in court. The goal of attorneys is to represent people in court in helping them seek justice and compensation for losses. If a settlement cannot be reached, a trial may be in order.
Most states require a bachelor’s degree in law. California does not require that this degree be obtained from an accredited college, but all lawyers must still pass the high standard of the bar exam. After this exam, certified lawyers must maintain a current knowledge of the state law and legal actions related to their legal practice. This continuing legal education (CLE) is offered through courses, with states requiring a certain number of course hours each year.
Panish Shea & Boyle Landmark Personal Injury Cases
At Panish Shea & Boyle, our Long Beach personal injury lawyers are nationally recognized by their numerous awards. Our lawyers get results because we vigilantly pursue justice on your behalf. Brian Panish won a historic $4.9 billion case against General Motors that set a new American record. He also set the California record with Griggs v. Caterpillar, et al. Compensation of $58 million was won for a man who was caught in a fire caused by a defective O-ring in a tractor cab. He sustained burns that covered 75% of his body.
In Beltran v. Boeing et al, an Army helicopter with defective parts went down while flying over Iraq, injuring two maintenance officers. The case is being prepared for trial and is expected to settle for $13.65 million.
In Doe v. Roe Bus Company, a school bus cut off a Volkswagen van, causing a front-end collision. A female passenger in the van was severely injured by her lap seat belt, which caused damage to her digestive system. She was awarded a $32.5 million settlement.
Winning yearly national awards, the Long Beach personal injury attorneys of Panish Shea & Boyle win many more cases than they lose. They regularly earn nominations for Trial Lawyer of the Year and make top lawyers lists in California. Our attorneys often write and speak as experts in personal injury law.
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