Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys
With skills and experience in all manner of negotiation and civil litigation, the lawyers at the Los Angeles law office of Karlin & Karlin, Attorneys at Law, help people throughout Southern California who have been injured in automobile or trucking accidents, medical malpractice, or other instances of personal injury to recover for the damages done to them by the negligent or wrongful conduct of another.
Wherever there is a duty to act with care, and a violation of that duty has caused injury to another, the negligent individual or business may be liable to the injured party. Obtaining a proper recovery, however, requires a thorough understanding of the law and all applicable claims and defenses, as well as skill and experience in negotiating and litigating cases all the way to a successful verdict or settlement. Karlin & Karlin handles many different types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, such as the following matters:
- Automobile and Trucking Accidents
- Front-end Collisions
- Rear-end Collisions
- Engine Fires/Explosions
- Premises Liability
- Food or Drink Spill in Grocery Store
- Food or Drink Spill in Restaurant
- Cracked or Broken Sidewalk
- Missing or Broken Handrail on Steps
- Exposed Electrical Wiring
- Medical Malpractice
- Failure to Diagnose a Serious Condition
- Surgical Error
- Improperly-Administered Anesthesia
- Failure to Obtain Informed Consent Before Treatment
- Prescribing the Wrong Medicine
Each type of negligence or injury raises its own unique set of issues. For instance, in a premises liability case, it is usually necessary to prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition and failed to correct it or warn others. Proving this fact often requires proving how long the condition existed, which may require circumstantial evidence or the use of expert testimony.
Proving a medical malpractice case requires showing that the doctor failed to exercise the proper level of care, and that this failure caused the injury. Proving these facts requires medical expert testimony and a knowledge and understanding of the law and basic medical practices.
In automobile and trucking accidents, the defense often tries to claim that the plaintiff was responsible for causing the accident or contributing to the injury – by being distracted or failing to wear a seat belt, for instance. In California, however, injured plaintiffs are entitled to hold negligent defendants responsible and recover from them, even if the jury assigns some amount of comparative fault to the plaintiff.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation
Karlin & Karlin has been representing the injured in personal injury litigation for over 30 years and has obtained numerous settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured clients. The firm’s record and reputation help its attorneys to settle most cases efficiently with a successful outcome. When necessary, the firm is ready to take any case to trial to obtain a positive verdict. If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident or other incidence involving negligence or wrongful conduct in Southern California, contact Karlin & Karlin, Attorneys at Law, for a free consultation regarding your claim.