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San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer

At West Coast Trial Lawyers, we understand that facing a personal injury can be one of the most challenging and stressful times in your life. Handling legal matters in such a situation just adds another layer of stress. That's where we offer our help. Recognized as top-tier San Diego Personal Injury Lawyers, we are not just advocates; we are allies in your journey toward justice. Our legacy, marked by prestigious awards and high-profile case victories, sets the foundation for the exceptional legal representation you deserve.

Let West Coast Trial Lawyers be your trusted partner in navigating the legal complexities of personal injury claims. Our promise to you is not just to provide outstanding service, but also a supportive and understanding environment where your needs are always prioritized. Get the compensation you rightfully deserve, call (619) 789-4494 or fill out this contact form for a free consultation.

The WCTL Difference

We stand apart as a genuine law firm, staffed with experienced attorneys who are readily available for consultations and discussions. Unlike some firms that operate mainly as referral services or capitalize on the names of retired lawyers, our firm prides itself on providing direct, personal legal expertise.

Our founders, Neama Rahmani and Allen Patatanyan, bring exceptional and diverse backgrounds to the forefront of our legal practice. Rahmani, with his impressive tenure as a federal prosecutor, has a notable track record of tackling high-profile cases, including taking down notorious cartel leaders and some of America's most wanted criminals.

His role as the Director of Enforcement for the L.A. City Ethics Commission further highlights his commitment to legal integrity and public service, overseeing and investigating elected officials in Los Angeles. He's also one of Harvard's youngest graduates.

It was during his time at one of the country's largest law firms that Rahmani crossed paths with Allen Patatanyan. This meeting marked the beginning of a dynamic partnership that would lead to the formation of West Coast Trial Lawyers. Today, their combined vision and leadership have cultivated a law firm renowned for its excellence.

Together, they have successfully navigated thousands of personal injury claims, securing over $1.6 billion in total compensations for our clients. This impressive achievement is a testament to the skill, dedication, and client-focused approach that defines West Coast Trial Lawyers.

Why You Should Hire a WCTL San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer

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In San Diego, the path to justice in personal injury cases demands not just legal expertise, but also a deep understanding of the local laws and regulations. This is where our San Diego Personal Injury Lawyers excel. We combine our extensive legal knowledge with a compassionate approach, ensuring that your voice is heard and your rights are protected every step of the way.

Partnering with our law firm offers you more than just legal representation; it gives you:

  • an ally in your pursuit of justice
  • a fair battle against insurance companies
  • access to invaluable resources
  • the ability to concentrate on your recovery

Focused on Recovery: Let Us Handle the Legal Challenges

Your primary focus should be on your health and recovery. The physical, emotional, and psychological impacts of an injury can be overwhelming, and it's crucial that you dedicate your energy and time to healing.

That's where we step in – to lift the burden of legal worries off your shoulders. Our team will take care of everything from gathering evidence and negotiating with insurance companies to representing you in court, allowing you to prioritize your well-being without the added stress of managing a legal battle.

Leveling the Playing Field

Accident victims often deal with insurance companies that could attempt to downplay or reject their claims. This is where WCTL’s expertise comes into play. Our seasoned attorneys use their knowledge and experience to negotiate fair settlements with insurance companies and protect our clients from their tactics.

Access to Resources

Access to appropriate resources can significantly affect the results of your personal injury case. WCTL offers its clients access to renown attorneys and in-house investigators to build robust cases. These resources, combined with our legal expertise, form a powerful team to fight for your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case.

Pay Only If We Win: Your Assurance with Us

Our 'Pay Only If We Win' policy embodies our commitment to your success. Offering our services on a contingency fee basis, we make sure you face no financial risk in your pursuit of justice. This approach allows you to focus on your recovery without the worry of upfront legal fees.

Our team is driven by the principle that our success is tied to yours. We invest our resources and expertise into your case with the understanding that our compensation depends on achieving a positive outcome for you.

Choose West Coast Trial Lawyers for a partnership based on trust and a shared goal: your victory is our victory. With this policy, we shoulder the legal burdens, allowing you to concentrate on what's most important - your well-being.

Do I Have a San Diego Personal Injury Case?

Understanding whether you have a viable personal injury case in San Diego hinges on factors like negligence, the extent of damages, and adherence to the statute of limitations. If you believe another party’s negligence resulted in your injuries, promptly reach out to a personal injury lawyer for a complimentary case review and to understand your legal rights under personal injury law, including personal injury matters.

It's important to act swiftly. Seize the opportunity to hold the responsible party accountable and secure the compensation you are entitled to.

Types of Personal Injury Cases Handled by WCTL

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At WCTL, we specialize in a wide array of personal injury cases, reflecting our dedication to justice and client advocacy. These Areas of practice includes:

  • Car Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Bus Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Burn Injuries
  • Premises liability
  • Uber & Lyft Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents

At West Coast Trial Lawyers, we recognize the unique challenges and complexities each vehicle accident presents, whether it's a car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle incident. Our skilled attorneys are not just knowledgeable about the intricacies of these cases; they are deeply committed to guiding you through every step of the legal process. We go beyond merely handling your case; we passionately advocate for your rights and interests.

Premises Liability

Premises liability cases involve injuries sustained on someone else’s property due to negligence or unsafe conditions. Examples of such cases include slip and fall accidents, hazardous property conditions, and inadequate security measures.

Our attorneys at WCTL are well-versed in handling premises liability cases and work tirelessly to hold property owners accountable for their negligence.

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is a tragedy no family should have to endure. In wrongful death cases, WCTL seeks justice and compensation for the surviving family members of the deceased. Our compassionate and dedicated attorneys understand the emotional toll these cases can take and work tirelessly to ensure:

  • Accountability
  • Closure
  • Justice
  • Compensation

Navigating California Personal Injury Laws

While understanding California’s personal injury laws might seem overwhelming, WCTL’s skilled attorneys ensure your case is handled by esteemed professionals. Our team is well-versed in the statute of limitations and comparative negligence rules.

Statute of Limitations

California’s statute of limitations gives victims two years to file a personal injury lawsuit, with some exceptions depending on the case. It’s crucial to be aware of these deadlines to ensure you don’t miss your opportunity to seek compensation for your injuries.

Our attorneys at WCTL can help you navigate these time-sensitive requirements, giving you the best chance at a successful case.

Comparative Negligence

California’s comparative negligence rules may reduce a victim’s compensation. We understand the importance of a strong case and fight tirelessly to prove the extent of the other party’s negligence, ensuring our clients receive the maximum compensation possible. Don't get fooled by the insurance company and coerced into a settlement that is not fair. Reach out to one of our attorneys today!

Understanding Your Compensation: What Damages Are You Entitled To?

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Understanding the types of damages you are entitled to is crucial in a personal injury case. Damages are typically categorized into three main types:

  1. Economic Damages: These are quantifiable financial losses that result directly from your injury. They include:
    • Medical Expenses: Costs for immediate and ongoing medical care, including hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any future medical needs related to your injury.
    • Lost Wages: Compensation for the income lost due to time away from work, including lost earning capacity if your injury impacts your ability to work in the future.
    • Property Damage: Reimbursement for any personal property that was damaged or lost as a result of the incident, such as vehicle repairs in an auto accident.
  2. Non-Economic Damages: These are more subjective and compensate for non-financial losses, including:
    • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the injury. This includes anxiety, depression, loss of enjoyment of life, and physical discomfort.
    • Loss of Consortium: Damages awarded for the impact on the relationship with your spouse or partner due to the injury, including loss of companionship, support, and affection.
  3. Punitive Damages: In cases where the defendant’s conduct is found to be especially harmful, punitive damages may be awarded. These are not tied to the specific harm suffered but are intended to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct in the future.

The value of a personal injury claim is determined by various factors, including:

  • Injury severity
  • Medical costs
  • Lost income and Future Lost Wages
  • Physical and emotional distress

Our experienced team includes some of the best personal injury attorneys in San Diego. We understand how economically impactful these situations can be. That's why an experienced personal injury attorney is so important. They can help you assess the value of your claim and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Call Our Expert San Diego Personal Injury Lawyers For a Free Consultation

Our team of highly skilled personal injury attorneys brings a wealth of experience and empathy to every case. We recognize that each client's situation is unique, and we approach each case with a tailored strategy designed to secure the best possible outcome. Whether you're dealing with the aftermath of an auto accident, Wrongful death, or any other form of personal harm, our attorneys are here to stand by your side.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to another’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact us at (619) 789-4494 or fill out our quick contact form for a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What percentage do most personal injury lawyers take?

Personal injury lawyers typically charge a contingency fee which is taken out of the final compensation awarded.

How long does a personal injury lawsuit take in California?

Typically, a personal injury lawsuit in California takes several months, but can range from 4 months to two years depending on the nature of the injury.

What are the personal injury damages laws in California?

California law allows individuals to seek a full range of compensatory damages in personal injury cases, with the exception of medical malpractice suits which are limited to $250,000 for pain and suffering and other non-economic damages.

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They know what they're doing, very well. Not only did I not make a single phone call from the day I hired them, but I also received calls from their case managers and paralegals who want to make sure my treatment was going well. They whole team took care of me. Thank you WCTL for taking full responsibility of my case and getting me an amazing settlement.



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I can say with confidence that this team is the best in the business. . . . Dean took the time to really listen and hear me out. He assured me that he was going to move mountains because he believed in me, and he ended up doing just that. I’ve never met a more focused and passionate attorney in my life. If you’re looking for a firm that treats its clients with the utmost respect and care, calling WCTL is a no-brainer. I wouldn't think twice about working with them again in the future.