Serious Injuries & Wrongful Death

From vehicle accidents, dangerous premises, and dangerous products, to medical malpractice and elder abuse, the Law Offices of Steven L. Martin helps people and their families in Southern California who have suffered serious personal injury or wrongful death due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another. We provide caring and compassionate advice and counsel, and aggressive representation, to hold people accountable for their conduct and obtain just compensation for the injured.

Serious Injuries

Some cases involve severe and catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, or severe burn injury. These types of injuries often result in long-term or permanent impairments requiring a lifetime of additional care and expenses, in addition to on-going physical and emotional suffering and challenges.

No amount of money can make up for what an injured individual and his or her family must endure, but it is imperative that they not be made to suffer further by struggling to pay medical bills or being forced to choose between accessing the best care possible and meeting other financial priorities. The parties responsible for causing the injury have an obligation to compensate the injured individual for the damage they have caused. Justice requires it. Humanity demands it.

Litigating a case involving serious injuries requires a thorough understanding of the additional costs, expenses, and damages involved, and an appreciation of how to communicate those facts to the jury. Only an attorney who is experienced in serious accidents understands how to utilize life care planning and other tools to properly value a case and persuade a jury to award a full and fair recovery.

Wrongful Death

When a death is caused by the neglect or wrongful act of another, the family of the deceased may bring a wrongful death action against the persons responsible. A wrongful death lawsuit is usually brought to compensate the family members for their loss, which includes not only direct economic costs such as funeral and burial expenses, but also other losses such as the loss of financial support a breadwinner provides, the loss of companionship a spouse or partner provides, and the loss of training and guidance a parent provides to the children.

One case handled by our office involved a young child with a mental disability who drowned, leaving behind a single mother. Another case involved a car accident in a leisure community with bad lighting and inadequate road markings. We obtained good results in both instances, including a $600,000 recovery in the latter case.

Serious injuries require serious attention. Our firm is dedicated to providing the highest level of personal service and attention, with a commitment to achieving positive results on behalf of our clients. When serious accidents result in severe injuries or wrongful death, contact the Law Offices of Steven L. Martin for immediate assistance.

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