California Personal Injury Lawyer

California Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were injured in an accident, you’re probably facing physical, financial, and psychological consequences. But what if someone else caused the accident? Should you have to cover these expenses? At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, we fight for your right to fair compensation. If you didn’t cause the accident, you shouldn’t have to pay for the damages. It’s as simple as that. We’ll hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions and seek justice on your behalf. Contact a personal injury lawyer in California today to get started.

Why Choose a California Personal Injury Lawyer?

Hiring a lawyer in your area is key when it comes to achieving a successful outcome. Our California personal injury lawyers know the local laws and regulations that apply to various case types and know how to navigate the complexities of personal injury cases. We won’t let big corporations or insurance companies take advantage of you during a difficult time. We’ll take whatever steps are necessary to get justice and secure maximum compensation on your behalf.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

Auto Accidents

From severe injuries to property damage, car accidents can have long-lasting physical and financial effects. Our lawyers will prove the other driver acted negligently, which resulted in your losses. We’ll do whatever it takes to hold them accountable and secure the compensation you need to make a full recovery.

Bicycle accidents

Riding a bike is supposed to be fun, but one wrong move by another person can end up causing serious injuries. If you have scarring, broke a bone, or even lost a limb due to a bicycle accident, our attorneys will fight for your right to fair compensation.

Birth Injuries

The birth of a child should be a joyous occasion. Unfortunately, one mistake by a medical professional can turn that joyous occasion into a nightmare. If your child was injured before, during, or shortly after birth, you have a right to financial compensation. We’ll make sure you get what you deserve.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are often more severe than car accidents because motorcycles provide significantly less protection than vehicles. The smallest impact can send a motorcyclist sliding across the road or throw them off their motorcycle. If you were injured while riding your motorcycle, contact us to see what compensation you could claim.

Truck Accidents

Large trucks like 18-wheelers and box trucks are a danger to other drivers. They’re greater in size, they weigh more, and they take longer to slow down and stop in heavy traffic. If a trucker’s mistake ended up causing an accident you were involved in, don’t let the trucking company take advantage of you. Let Steinger, Greene & Feiner fight back on your behalf.

Boating Accidents

From tubing and wakeboarding to cruising into the sunset, boats are designed to help you facilitate fun activities and create lasting memories. But some boat rides end in tragedy. If a boat operator injured you while you were swimming or operating another boat, they may be obligated to pay for the damages caused. Contact our team to find out what you could get.

Brain Injuries

Various accidents can result in brain injury that ranges from mild to severe, with the more severe cases being classified as traumatic brain injury (TBI). These types of injuries often require multiple surgeries, rehabilitative care, and specialized equipment to help the victim re-learn basic functions and navigate life in a new way. Our lawyers will secure the compensation you need to pay for these treatments.

Defective Products

Manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers are responsible for ensuring their products are safe for consumers to either use or consume. If these checks and balances don’t exist or are neglected, products can end up being defective and causing harm to the consumers who purchase them. If you’re suffering the consequences of a defective product, we’ll hold the manufacturer, distributor, and/or supplier responsible for the harm they caused.

Dog Bites

A dog is man’s best friend—until he isn’t. If someone else’s dog bit you and wasn’t provoked, the owner is liable for the damages caused. We’ll investigate the accident and gather evidence to prove the owner’s liability, helping you recover fair compensation to cover the cost of medical bills and other expenses.

Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals make a vow to not harm when caring for patients. Unfortunately, not everyone keeps this promise. If a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional made a mistake that caused you harm, they should pay for the damages—not you. Our team will prove they acted negligently or recklessly to secure compensation on your behalf.

Drug Injuries

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are created to improve certain conditions, not make them worse. Defective or tainted drugs can result in serious illness, severe injuries, or even death. If you experience unexpected complications when taking medication, contact your doctor first and then our team. We’ll make the pharmaceutical company pay for the harm they caused you.

Pedestrian Accidents

When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle or motorcycle, they often suffer severe injuries. That’s because they’re completely vulnerable to their surroundings. Don’t let the driver get away with their mistake. Let us hold them accountable for their actions and get the compensation they need to pay for medical and rehabilitative care.

Slips and Fall Accidents

Property owners must maintain their properties to keep residents and guests safe. If they neglect this responsibility, people can get seriously hurt. Whether it was a loose staircase railing or an icy sidewalk that caused you to slip and fall, the property owner is liable for your injuries. We’ll do whatever it takes to make sure they pay.

Social Security Disability

People who are disabled and meet certain criteria qualify for Social Security benefits. Unfortunately, some employers and government agencies deny these benefits with probable cause. If you haven’t been able to claim the benefits you’re entitled to, contact us today. We’ll help you get the financial support you need while you’re unable to work.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can have lifelong effects on a person’s mobility—not to mention cost thousands of dollars in medical treatments, rehabilitative care, and more. You shouldn’t be stuck paying for these things out-of-pocket. Whoever caused the accident that resulted in your spinal cord injury should have to pay. We’ll make sure they do.

Workers’ Compensation

Your workplace should be a safe environment, but some are hazardous and put your safety at risk. If a hazard your employer knew or should have reasonably known about caused you to get injured, you have a right to workers’ compensation benefits. If your employer complicates the process or denies your benefits, we’ll step in to make sure you’re compensated fairly.

Wrongful Death

Some accidents result in the loss of a loved one. If someone else’s actions caused you to lose a family member or friend, you deserve justice. While no amount of money can bring back your loved one, a fair settlement can relieve the financial burden associated with their death and help you feel a sense of justice for them.

The Process of a Personal Injury Claim

These are the steps our lawyers take with every personal injury claim brought to us.

  1. Consultation: We speak with you either in person or over the phone to learn more about your situation, answer any questions and concerns you have, and outline next steps in the process.
  2. Investigation: We thoroughly investigate the accident to gather evidence that helps us determine fault.
  3. Evaluation: We assess the injuries and property damage you have suffered to calculate a fair settlement that will cover all past, present, and anticipated future losses.
  4. Filing: We file a claim either with your insurance company, the defendant’s insurance company, or the defendant demanding compensation for your losses.
  5. Negotiations: We meet with the insurance companies involved in the claim to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.
  6. Litigation: If we cannot negotiate a fair settlement, we will present the evidence before a judge and jury to secure the compensation you deserve.

Feel free to contact our team if you have any questions about the personal injury claim process.

Selecting the Right Lawyer for Your Case

What to Look For

Expertise & Expertise

You should hire a lawyer who has experience handling other personal injury cases and specializes in the particular case type you’re dealing with. The more experience they have representing that type of case, the more competent and confident they will be when representing yours.

High Success Rate

Your lawyer should also have a track record of success representing personal injury cases similar to yours. While past success doesn’t outright guarantee future success, it does increase their chances of winning your case.

Positive Reviews

A lawyer worth hiring will have primarily positive reviews from former clients. They don’t need to have a perfect, spotless record, but they should have a reliable one. Look for things like effective communication, compassion, and availability. These kinds of qualities show you how an attorney operates daily.

Understanding Compensation in Personal Injury Cases

Compensation Available

Personal injury victims can seek compensation for two types of damages: economic and non-economic. Let’s take a look at what each type of damage is and what falls into each category.


Economic damages are tangible, financial losses such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Prescription medication
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Property damage
  • Medical devices or equipment


Non-economic damages are intangible, non-monetary losses such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Psychological distress
  • Emotional trauma

The Role Liability Plays

You won’t win a personal injury case without first establishing the defendant’s liability, which is possible by proving they acted negligently. You and your attorney must establish four criteria to prove the defendant acted negligently.

  • Duty: The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care.
  • Breach: The defendant breached this duty.
  • Causation: The breach caused the plaintiff’s injuries and/or property damage.
  • Damages: The plaintiff’s losses resulted in physical, psychological, and/or financial harm.

Pure Comparative Negligence

California is a pure comparative negligence state. This legal principle allows a partially at-fault plaintiff to seek damages from the defendant, but any compensation they receive will be reduced by their degree of fault. Under pure comparative negligence, the plaintiff can be up to 99% at fault and still seek damages for the remaining 1%.

Hear From Satisfied Clients

“I had the best experience with my attorney. He was always available to answer any questions I had. He is kind and thoughtful, and has the best personality, even if a question I had was silly. He always reassured me everything was going to be alright, and it was. I will be referring him and your law firm to anyone who needs an excellent personal injury attorney.” – Denise Morales

Our case was handled very professionally. Everything was completed in a timely manner, and this company’s business relationships helped tremendously in the long run. No regrets and would definitely recommend.” – Marlene DeSouza

“From beginning to end, my attorney was so attentive and on top of every detail of the process. It isn’t something that you can do on your own, and Steinger, Greene, and Feiner is a great option. I hope I don’t need to, but I would definitely use them again. Very happy with my settlement, and as they say, ‘I love my attorney!’” – Ross Lappin

“This law firm is absolutely outstanding! They take time to speak to you nearly every week with updates and explain the process in ways that even a child could understand, great communication! In the beginning, I wasn’t sure if I had a case, I spoke with this law firm and they made this an outstanding experience, it was so easy to work with them, and life-changing results. Thank you, Steinger, Greene, & Feiner!” — Shannon Jones

“My experience has been very satisfying. They contacted me immediately, were extremely professional, listened to me, which is important, and began the same day working on my behalf. It doesn’t get better than that.” —Melissa Williams

“Steinger, Greene, and Feiner took my case when others refused. I feel that they really care, and want to help people, unlike all the others who only care about the money. If you want to be cared for, have your best interests looked after at all times, and also get the largest settlement possible, I definitely recommend SG&F. They are a different kind of law firm.” — Janis Kowalczyk

FAQs on Personal Injury Claims

1. How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

Our California personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t charge you any legal fees unless and until we win your case. This fee structure ensures we prioritize your needs and gives you the peace of mind of knowing we have your back no matter what.

2. Do I have to go to court?

Whether or not your case goes to court depends entirely on your lawyer’s ability to negotiate a fair settlement. Thankfully, most personal injury cases settle during this stage to avoid lengthy and costly litigation in court.

3. Do I need a lawyer for my personal injury case?

Winning a personal injury case through self-representation is possible but highly unlikely. Hiring a California personal injury lawyer significantly increases your chances of having a successful case because they know local laws and regulations, the steps involved in filing a claim, and how to argue effectively on your behalf. You need a skilled lawyer to achieve the outcome you want.

4. What should I do after an accident?

Here are the steps you should take after getting in an accident of any kind:

  • Seek emergency medical attention to treat any major injuries
  • Call the police to obtain a copy of the police report
  • Take photos and videos of the scene to file as evidence
  • Exchange contact and insurance information with the other parties involved
  • Visit your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic to rule out minor injuries
  • Contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your case
  • Notify your insurance company about the accident

5. How much is my personal injury case worth?

Factors like liability, the severity of your injuries, and medical documentation determine how much your claim is worth. If you have questions about how damages are calculated or how you can maximize your payout, contact our team.

Hire a California Personal Injury Lawyer At Steinger, Greene & Feiner

Whether you’re dealing with the aftermath of a birth injury, dog bite, or car accident, our California personal injury lawyers have what it takes to get the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact Steinger, Greene & Feiner today to get started with a free case evaluation. Your lawyer will take the time to discuss your case, address your concerns, and carve a path forward.

Steinger, Greene & Feiner Los Angeles
12100 Wilshire Blvd
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Los Angeles, CA 90025