Pasadena Personal Injury Attorney
Personal Injury Claims for the Severely Injured
Have you or a loved one been catastrophically injured in an accident caused by a third party? The Claypool Law Firm wants to know. Our law firm in Pasadena, California assists clients from all across the country who need experienced legal support for dire legal cases.
While we can help clients with non-severe injuries find a trusted law firm through a referral, we personally work only on cases of serious personal injuries, catastrophic injuries or wrongful deaths. This intentional focus keeps us at the top of our craft, giving our clients trustworthy and confident representation.
Our Pasadena personal injury lawyer is here to help. For help with your personal injury claim, call (626) 602-1333 or fill out our online contact form today.
What Are Common Causes of Serious Injuries?
Our law firm commonly hears from clients who have suffered a:
- Injuries that require surgery to the knees, back, or neck
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Burn injury
- Permanent disfiguration
- Organ damage
What accidents are causing these catastrophic injuries? While there are countless ways that an accident can occur, some of the worst and common causes are motor vehicle accidents. Thousands of Americans lose their lives in car crashes each year, and many, many more suffer life-changing injuries. It is our goal to provide representation and legal guidance to as many people throughout our communities as possible.
How Is Liability Determined in a Personal Injury Claim?
To demand compensation from a negligent party, most states require you to prove you were not liable for your injuries. At the least, you will need to prove that the defendant was more liable than you were. This system is called comparative negligence, and it is the foundation of most personal injury claim work.
We can analyze available evidence to determine your liability, such as the photographs you took at the scene of your accident. The goal is to reduce your liability down to 0% so we can demand 100% of all damages from the defendant.
When necessary, we can call upon our vast network of expert witnesses to further strengthen your claim and shrink your liability. For example, accident reconstructionists are a must-know for complex car accident claims that resulted in a life-changing injury or death.
What Damages Can You Claim in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
We want to secure the full amount of damages for you, which may include:
- Medical treatments: Your medical treatments for a severe injury can be staggering, especially if you need extensive hospitalization and surgeries.
- Rehabilitative therapies: Living with a severe injury can be difficult, but lifelong rehabilitative therapies may alleviate the worst symptoms.
- Lost wages: If you lost wages and income capacity due to missing work or a lasting injury, then your claim can demand those finances from the liable party.
- Pain and suffering: The emotional trauma you have suffered during and after an accident can be considered when evaluating fair damages to be paid to you.
- Life-care plan: To recover future lost earnings and future extensive medical bills.
By way of example, we are representing three victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting in which serious bodily injury resulted in a life-long impact. In those cases, we retained a life-care specialist who worked on the 9/11 case to prepare detailed charts of future damages through the lifetime of these three victims.
In a wrongful death claim, further damages could become available, depending on where you live. Many states, for example, allow plaintiffs to file for damages related to funeral arrangements, wages the deceased would have likely earned in life, and grief experienced by surviving family members.
Get your personal injury claim moving. Contact the Claypool Law Firm online to begin.
$42 Million Settlement Landmark Child Sexual Abuse Case
Recovered $42 million for 45 child sexual assault victims of Eric Uller in lawsuit against the City of Santa Monica and the Police Activities League.
$38 Million Recovery Child Sexual Abuse Case Against LAUSD
We recovered $38,000,000 on behalf of 19 children in the Miramonte child abuse case against Los Angeles Unified School District.
$32 Million Settlement Child Sexual Abuse Case
We recovered $32,000,000 on behalf of the family of Anthony Avalos, a 10-year-old boy who was tortured by his mother and the mother's boyfriend in 2018. Attorney Claypool was the lead attorney who stated, "the case was always about two things: in honor of Anthony to make social change and prevent this from happening again.”
$15.8 Million Tentative Settlement Wrongful Death Case
$15.8 million tentative settlement in wrongful death action against Yucaipa/Calimesa Unified school district on behalf of mother of a 13 year old girl who died at school after suffering an asthma attack. Assisted by co counsel Robert Glassman and Erika Contreras.
$4.5 Million Recovery Hazing Case Against Local School District
We recovered $4.5 million dollars against La Puente / Hacienda Unified School District on behalf of 6 high school boys who were hazed by fellow soccer players
$4.5 Million Settlement Fatal Police Shooting of Unarmed Man
We obtained a $4.5 million settlement in a Federal Civil Rights action on behalf of the wife and children of an unarmed young man named Michael Nidah who was shot in the back and killed by a City of Downey Police Officer. (Assisted by co-lead counsel Dale K. Galipo).
$2.5 Million Settlement Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting
$2.5 million settlement in a Federal lawsuit against the Port Authority of San Diego Police Department in a fatal officer-involved shooting of an unarmed man named Steven Hirschfield. (Assisted by co-counsel).
$1.25 Million Settlement Sexual Assault Case
$1,250,000 settlement against the City of Paso Robles on behalf of a woman who was sexually assaulted by a City police officer.
A History of Success for Our Clients
The firm has an approximate 90% success rate. Mr. Claypool has conducted in excess of 100 jury trials in state and federal courts.
Undivided Attention on Your Case
Mr. Claypool is personally involved in every case and is committed to building strong personal connections with his clients.
To ensure that every client receives the attention and support he or she deserves, our firm maintains a select caseload and will not hesitate to partner with other upstanding lawyers in Southern California.
Dedicated to Social Change
Our firm is committed to helping victims of injustice break the code of silence that often permeates within private and government entities.
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