At Bershatski Law Group, we fight for those who have been wrongfully injured. We examine each case thoroughly to ensure nothing is missed. We go the extra mile to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Many people just want their car fixed or replaced after a crash. However, there are other factors that are forgotten about, such as who will pay your medical bills, pain and suffering, and money you lost from missing work. After an accident, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not you can pay your medical bills.
Insurance companies will likely try to offer you a quick settlement. The job of the insurance adjuster is to minimize your payout. You should not fight the insurance company alone. The Insurance Research Council has concluded that insurance payouts to clients are 3 1/2 times higher to those individuals who are represented by an attorney. We know how to get the most compensation for your injuries. We fight large insurance companies on a daily basis.
During our free consultation, we take the time to go over all of your options and possible outcomes of your case. Not every case needs to go to court, but when it does, we are ready to fight for you.
While not every injured person needs an attorney, we encourage everyone to at least consult one to make sure you understand your rights. Never sign any papers or give any statements until you have talked to an attorney. Many valuable rights can be permanently forfeited because the injured person believed what he or she was told by the insurance company. Remember: the only person truly working in your best interests is the attorney you hire. The unfortunate reality is that many accidents are not accidents at all. They are caused by the preventable carelessness of others.
We all know how stressful a case can be. In such difficult situations, you take a tremendous risk if you do not have solid legal counsel and representation at your side. You can count on us to stand up for your rights and make sure you receive solid guidance and representation throughout the course of your case. Here are the types of personal injury cases we handle:
- Car Accidents, Truck Accidents and Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Wrongful Death
While we cannot undo injury or suffering, we can turn that suffering into compensation for the injured. We are dedicated to obtaining the very best recovery possible for our clients through experienced, professional and aggressive representation.
Car Accidents, Truck Accidents and Motorcycle Accidents
Car, truck and motorcycle accidents are several of the most common causes of personal injury. While many accidents are minor fender-benders, some nonetheless result in a shocking number of severe injuries and even death. In addition to disability, victims often experience substantial pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, medical expenses and property damage, all of which can be recoverable through monetary compensation. Sadly, though, many car accident victims never receive the full amount of damages to which they are entitled. Unfortunately, perhaps because they do not know the full value of their claims, auto accident victims accept the first offers that insurance companies make.
The insurance company wants to settle your case as soon as possible and for as little money as possible. You need time to determine just how serious your injury is, what medical treatment or therapy you need, and how much your lost wages will be. Do not talk to the insurance company. It is imperative to retain a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible to achieve maximum compensation.
We can help you:
- Establish liability by preserving evidence and interviewing witnesses
- Ensure you receive the proper medical care
- Help you understand the law
- Collect the necessary medical records and help you document your injuries properly so that you receive full compensation
- Ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are rightfully entitled
- Negotiate a settlement that takes into account all future medical and financial needs
We can help determine which damages you are eligible for and can help you build a solid case.
We handle motor vehicle accidents on a regular basis, but we understand this is not an everyday experience for you. Therefore, we will guide you through every step in the process. We will get to know you and your situation well, because the better we know you, the better we can represent you.
Nothing hurts more than losing a loved one. It is a tragic fact that many wrongful deaths occur as a result of negligence. A wrongful death lawsuit cannot bring the person you love back, but it can help you get compensation for your loss.
A wrongful death action arises when a person is killed as the result of negligence on the part of another person. Negligence might occur in a situation such as a car, truck or motorcycle accident. Close family members and sometimes other dependents can sue to recover damages that result from a wrongful death.
Families of the victim often feel that pursing legal action will only increase their feelings of distress. Some families do not immediately realize the impact a wrongful death can have on their lives, so contacting an attorney is always a good idea. We understand the delicacy of a wrongful death case and we will try to resolve it as quickly as possible in a sensitive and tactful manner.
Wrongful death claims can recover the expenses associated with the wrongful death itself, in addition to any loss of salary, benefits, pain and suffering, companionship and other factors that will increase the burden on the family already suffering a grave loss. Since all wrongful death claims will differ, we can help you determine what compensation each family member can seek based on the relationship between the wrongful death victim and the individual wrongful death survivor.
We have the resources and knowledge necessary to expedite the wrongful death suit in a successful manner. While no amount of money can replace a wrongful death victim, financial losses resulting from someone else’s negligence should not be suffered.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Injuries suffered in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident may lead to severe pain, permanent and temporary disabilities, or even death. Owners of premises such as shopping malls, restaurants, or office buildings have a responsibility to protect visitors from dangerous conditions and defects in the property.
One of the most common premises liability situations occurs when an individual is injured by a defect on a public sidewalk. In these cases, it would seem clear that a government entity responsible for maintaining the sidewalk should be held legally responsible. Claims for injuries involving public entities such as cities and counties, have distinct procedural requirements and limitations.
If you were injured as a result of a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, you should consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Pedestrians are injured every day in California. Pedestrian accidents can occur when crossing the street, jogging, walking on the street or even on a sidewalk. Most of the time, pedestrian accidents are caused by drivers who are distracted. When vehicles collide with pedestrians, there is high potential for serious injury or death. We are familiar with California’s pedestrian traffic regulations and are experienced in the representation of injured pedestrians and their families.
NO RECOVERY, NO FEE!
Insurance companies profit from denying legitimate claims and assume most individuals will not bother hiring an attorney. A common misconception is that hiring an attorney will cost a lot of money. We work by charging a contingency fee. This means if you hire us, we do not charge you anything unless we are successful in getting you paid. There is no down payment, no monthly payment, or any payment for that matter unless we secure your compensation. Our goal is to get you the most compensation possible.