Entries by Matthew Witteman

Immediate Needs of Victims of Catastrophic Injury

Immediate Needs of Victims of Catastrophic Injury Persons suffering catastrophic personal injury, as well as their families and representatives, need immediate, substantial, and expert assistance in handling the consequences of such injury to preserve claims and minimize trauma and disruption to the lives of both the injured person and his or her loved ones. Such […]

Importance of Access to Your Attorney

Importance of Access to Your Attorney Access to one’s attorney is critically important, and the difference between success and failure in bringing a claim for personal injury or other wrongdoing. All too often, potential clients select attorneys based on their self-reported reputation and success, and are disappointed to discover their attorneys do not have time […]

Is an Attorney Needed?

Is an Attorney Needed? An injured person might ask himself or herself whether an attorney is really needed to handle a claim asserting personal injury or some other wrongful act. The short answer to this question is that the person that caused injury or loss will have an attorney, including the seemingly nice insurance adjuster […]

C. v. City of Los Angeles

Summary: Plaintiffs’ counsel wins interest for class members on appeal and challenges trial court’s use of class recovery for attorney’s fees, and City’s retention of unclaimed class recovery. C. v. City of Los Angeles, 205 Cal. App. 4th 140 Court of Appeal of California, Second Appellate District, Division Three April 20, 2012, Opinion Filed B228882 […]

R. v. California

Summary: Plaintiff’s counsel wins appeal for professional licensed under the Business and Profession Code against the State of California based on a breach of confidentiality provision in settlement agreement with the professional. R. v. Cal., 94 Cal. App. 4th 64 Court of Appeal of California, First Appellate District, Division Two November 30, 2001, Decided Counsel: […]

S. v. Lyons Associates

Summary: Lifetime death benefits recovered for widow of spouse exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam more than 40 years before disease manifests. In the Matter of: MS, Widow of CS (Deceased), Claimant, v. LYON ASSOCIATES, INC., Employer, and INSURANCE COMPANY of the STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, Carrier. Case No: 2011-LDA-00520 OWCP No: 15-049822 Appearances: Matthew Witteman, […]

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CATASTROPHIC PERSONAL INJURY AND EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS

CATASTROPHIC PERSONAL INJURY AND EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS Persons suffering catastrophic personal injury, as well as their families and representatives, need immediate, substantial, and expert assistance in handling the consequences of such injury to preserve claims and minimize trauma and disruption to the lives of both the injured person and his or her loved ones. The group […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCESS TO YOUR ATTORNEY

Access to one’s attorney is critically important, and the difference between success and failure in bringing a claim for personal injury or other wrongdoing. All too often, potential clients select attorneys based on their self-reported reputation and success, and are disappointed to discover their attorneys do not have time for them or their case, that […]