Ehline Law Firm - Personal Injury Lawyers and Accident Attorneys
Welcome to the Ehline Law Firm, a Professional Corporation. Our jurists strive hard to deliver above average legal representation experience. Personal injury victims undergoing hardship and challenges need a top notch accident attorney. Physical pain and suffering often discourage victims from promptly getting help. Hurt and maimed clients of ours were often treated like patsies till they retained our law firm.
For years, we have helped thousands of suffering individuals. Michael Ehline and the staff have received many accolades. The awards we have received for satisfying clients and peers speak for themselves. Picking up the phone and calling us immediately after a bad injury can mean all the difference in the world.
We Can Help Injury Victims Anywhere in California State
Many cases we take involve protecting the rights of injured Los Angeles accident victims. L.A. is the Mecca of injury cases after all. But it doesn't stop in L.A. We can even help if you need a San Diego, or Santa Monica car accident lawyer. You may need a motorcycle lawyer in San Francisco.
You might even need a wrongful death lawyer in San Bernardino for a cruise ship accident. It doesn't matter what the injury or where you live. When you're treated like a chump we offer you personal injury help. We are ready to fight on your behalf anywhere the incident took place. Anywhere in the State of California, we are with you until your final victory.
Our statewide offices have helped people all over California. The convenience we offer is only part of what makes us different. Los Angeles County is our main location. But our professional focus means helping people everywhere in the Golden State. We help people in the virtual world offline and in real life.
We are Local to Serve You
The chances are that we are at a local destination near you and the accident scene. The injury victims we assist get legal help in and out of court. We help resolve big cases and little cases. We assist families in many types of legal liability cases. Most claims arise from third party negligence or abuse.
We Help The Less Fortunate
Unknowing victims are often treated like dupes. The well-represented defendants and their insurers often behave as Charlatans. Insurance adjusters are famous for acting like they are your friend. They are not. Don't fall for their sweet talk. These people have training designed to make the statutory clock run out in your case.
They are hoping witness memories will fade. They are counting on you not getting proper medical care in time. Their wish is that you never hire a lawyer. Victims are usually in excruciating pain.
Often they are unable to maintain active employment or attend classes at school. We have compassion for these afflicted individuals. These suffering people are falling behind in a competitive world. These victims need personal injury legal representation.
Victims will need expert help to get their lives in order. We know what to do to score a win. Some cases are not that easy to win. Without a lawyer representing your best interests, forget about it.
Sometimes a defense attorney can knock out a claim or a whole lawsuit. If the adjuster doesn't help ruin your case, their lawyers can use procedural methods to knock it out. They can also use substantive issues to get your case dismissed. This is especially true in cases against the government.
Statutes of limitations and procedural difficulties often prevent otherwise good cases from moving forward. This means an unrepresented plaintiff may never see the light of a verdict or settlement. For example, a lot of our past clients were victims of tough to prove slip fall accidents. Tort law requires victims to prove the defendant owed
him or her a duty to prevent their harm. But unless you can show a breach of that duty, you lose. You're done.
The victim also has to prove the defendant's breach of your rights caused your damages. Payment of a damages award will not happen otherwise. So in the above example, you must show the defendant knew or should have known about the slippery liquid. You may need experts to prove that the raised surface or crack was not a trivial defect.
This is expensive. This almost always requires the help of a personal injury attorney like us. Lawyers usually advance costs such as this. When you are not working or hospitalized, you need all the help you can get.
Sometimes forms of an injunction are the remedy. This is where a court commands a party to do or not do a particular thing. This helps prevent future injuries to others. The victim can actually perform a public service to others in this way.
The bottom line is that without legal help, victims are at a real disadvantage. Lawyers can also help deal with post-accident expenses and overhead. And this is why you should not just hire any lawyer.
Hire a Personal Injury Law Firm That Stands Out as Being Different
You need someone who stands out as a proven winner. That's us. Since putting out our shingle in 2005, we have become world famous as "Masters of Disasters." Why are we different? For one, a former U.S. Marine runs the firm. People know right away that we are aggressive and motivated to win.
We are not run by some silver spooned college brat with rich parents and a law degree. We earned our title. Our founder, Michael Ehline, is a man both of the people and for the people. And we have already recovered millions for individuals just like you. If you seek extraordinary results, you need extraordinary representation. You will need personal injury lawyers like us.
We've helped many individuals and families. We have also assisted afflicted business owners and their employees. Since we first opened our doors in 2005 we have been on a winning streak. We have singularly represented injury victims since that time. Our forte is to go after all the negligent people who harmed them.
We Don't Get Paid Unless You Win:
Many advantages occur when choosing the top million dollar injury lawyers at this law firm.
- We offer a free initial consultation in Spanish or English. This is in full privacy. This is best to help evaluate your potential case.
- We don't charge any upfront legal fees.
- We offer multiple California locations to service clients locally. We meet injury victims in 16 other Golden State locales.
- We don't get paid unless we score a financial recovery for you.
- We advance necessary costs of investigations. This means ordering accident investigation reports and police investigation reports.
- We can help locate lien doctors for your medical care while the claim in process.
- Highly trained lawyers and paralegals help clients fill out the forms and other documents.
- Staff helps with your insurance and medical claims
Our Accident Lawyers
The professional advocates you will work with have a take no prisoners attitude. Our accident attorneys are supremely dedicated when it comes to winning. Our honest and aggressive path means that we won't falter or hesitate. We will go toe to toe against inhuman insurance corporations.
This means that big businesses had better watch out. Our aim is to acquire significant restitution for every wounded consumer. Our ultimate wish is to see that injured underdogs thrive and survive. Respect is what clients deserve.
Our clients are handled like nobility. When the uncaring caused them mental and physical harm they don't need anymore suffering. In the pursuit of justice, our lawyers will not hesitate in submitting your case to a court trial. We think that the liable faction should be subject to negligence law.
The bad actor must be legally obligated pay for his or her wrongful behavior. Most defendants and their insurers are cognizant of this fact. When facing the risk of going against our firm, many would rather settle. This is the intelligent choice. It's no fun for the adversary to tangle with our attorneys.
Whether they grovel on the courthouse steps or plead to pay us due to a demand letter matters not to our attorneys. What matters is that we maximize the value of the case. With the force and pressure we apply, sooner or later, the defendant will pay. If not, they must deal with the wrath of aggressive attorneys at our law firm.
Awards and Client Recognition
The legal profession and our clients have consistently praised the superior and persistent performance of this firm and its aggressive advocates as being the best. Decorations we have received include numerous exhalations and strong praise.
Our staff's accolades and achievements include the following:
Recognition given in 2006 to Michael Ehline by the Marine Corps. Association. Michael Ehline has been a guest speaker for the Orange County Paralegal's Association. Selected as "Peer Rated" in 2006 by the elite Martindale-Hubbell. Other accolades include International Personal Injury Warriors "2014 Lawyer of the Year."
In 2013 he won "Consumer Attorney of the Year" from the elite Circle of Legal Trust. In 2013 he earned the "Cruise Ship Attorney of the Year Award" from Hollywood Weekly Magazine. We are also winners of Best Attorneys in America, and Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Other awards include Top 100 trial Lawyers, and National Trial Board of Regents. The Firm is also the winner of the 2015 "Litigator Award." Ehline is a consecutive winner of the Superlawyers Rising Star Award. The firm also has terrific Avvo ratings. Peruse more awards and recognition here.
We have also lobbied congress for common sense cruise ship legislation on behalf of International Cruise Victims (ICV). We have also been in the news on CNN for our help with victims of bad train and cruise ship accidents. Our work in and out of court with the elderly community is gargantuan. Nursing abuse is something we have fought in and out of court to stop. We are also contributors and donors to M.A.D.D. (Mother's Against Drunk Driving). The list of community organizing and affirmative action goes on.
Proud as we are of these achievements in the community, our staff is our back bone. This firm is committed to virtue and doggedness. This has resulted in some rather large and impressive monetary awards. When Ehline grabs a hold, he doesn't let go. Our past clients are pleased. Many of them have received outstanding jury verdicts and out of court settlements. We have garnered trust, respect and loyalty from our past client base. This has resulted in many millions of dollars in outcomes to victims of injuries and death.
Categories of Common Personal Injury Cases and Victims We Help
Big Injury Cases
We have intimate knowledge of the inner working of big personal injury cases. The honest attorneys at our firm will assist suffering victims in a vast array of legal cases. The bottom line is that you are liable to get hurt in LA if you live, work or commute here often. Statistics show this to be true. Our mainstay of cases arises from calamitous accidents that injured your health and mind.
Spine and Brain Damage
Spine injury and brain damage are the types of claims we often deal with. The cases we take are from mishaps due to negligence. We seek to help maimed people now confined to a bed. These clients usually deserve money.
Often they can never work or make a living again. We seek to ensure these individuals receive representation that is above average. We offer personal injury advice and representation in a wide swath of cases including:
Traffic Accidents are How Most Clients Get Injured
More than anything, we are sought for help as car accident lawyers. This is our top legal specialty. Los Angeles traffic accidents are the most common cases taken by our leading advocates. Clients will retain us when a loved one gets run over in a crosswalk for example.
Some people got run over by a substance abuser while crossing the street for example. This is a textbook pedestrian accident case. They happen a lot in the LA city streets at rush hour. This includes helping families of pedestrians hurt and killed. It also includes bicyclists thrown to the ground by cars.
Examples include when a vehicle operator opens his car door on a rider. The case is the same with many a motorcycle accident. Other examples of successful past cases we've helped victims with include passenger bus accidents. One case involved a child hit in a crosswalk walking to school.
Take a construction site accident for example. There can be many potential defendants like subcontractors and government agencies. It is possible there can be private contractors at fault. These types of injury claims generally fall into this complex category.
Examples of people we help include a person being suffering a bad burn incident at work. This could be from a defective hot water heater. This could be from a welding torch. If it was from negligence, we can help.
We help with airplane wrecks. Sometimes residents get hit by falling objects from the sky like crash debris. Sometimes passengers get wounded by falling luggage or their seatbelts fail at landing. Some get killed or wounded.
Some more savage cases we help with involve a mauling or aggressive dogs biting adults or their kids. This could also bring issues into play like whether the area itself was dangerous. (Discussed Below.)
An injury in the common area of an apartment rental complex is often compensable. Was the area dangerous? There are also interesting issues such as dangerous sidewalk liability. Some apartments complexes have lots of gangs and drug activity.
It could be that the landlord had a duty to keep certain ingress and egress secure. They may even have a duty to provide other reasonable security to prevent the rape of female renters. Slips and fall in a grocery store are some of the more mundane cases we handle.
Others examples of cases we help with include a child or adult falling into an unmarked open trench. This could be a public works project for example. This harm could occur during a freeway expansion, or even on a private job site.
Knowing who and how to sue is a major part of any compensation claim. Parties to a suit could include city, county, state and even the federal government. Dangerous conditions on public property are also one of our specialties
Boating and Cruise Ship Injuries
We help with interesting cases like Catalina Cruise Flyer injuries. We also go after Princess Cruise lines for injuries at sea. We can help you get your claim filed in time so you don't lose out on the money. We have even helped people hurt on elevator and escalators while aboard.
More Injury Claims
We have also had great success in products defects lawsuits. We are also well known for our work on premature death and wrongful birth cases. We even help with LA and San Diego zoo injures. Examples include helping children assaulted by exotic animals. These cases are never pretty. They often involve a lot of anger and rage - and broken bones.
Specialized Help for Special Clients
There are many examples of when a client needs a specialized injury attorney. We help special clients. As seen above, we don't just help with lawsuits involving vehicles. Our mainstay of clients sustained traumatic brain injuries from auto accidents.
We help people thrown from a bicycle for example. Maybe he or she was tossed to the asphalt in a bad motorcycle crash. This can often mean permanent head injuries.
Other examples of claims we negotiate include big trucking collisions. We help wide swaths of consumers needing expertise and aggression. The worst type of cases we take on involve wrongful death.
Why You Need Personal Injury Experts Like Us
These cases are no walk in the park. Even trained lawyers have fallen into the land-mine of case deadlines. Simple things like preserving the statute of limitations are sometimes overlooked.
Some unprepared lawyers even ignore local rules. They have also made other mistakes that can be costly. Clients should not have to suffer from a bad lawyer. They can just pick up the phone and call Ehline. You make the call and we'll do it all.
Getting the best lawyer means doing your research. You need to ask questions and get answers Ehline Law Firm PC is waiting right now to help you over the phone. This firm's lawyers insulate you and your raw emotions from this tragedy. We offer a path to victory for injured victims.
Related Statutory Cases We Take On
Related matters we take on include sexual assaults and employment law. Landlord-tenant cases are common in Los Angeles and we help there too. We even help with civil rights violations by law enforcement personnel. All the way to Second Amendment rights, we can help. If your rights were offended in some way, we can help you.
Who Will Pay For My Injuries?
Clients will often hire us when a wage earner is out of commission for a bad mishap. They need money. They are going broke. We help get victims get payment for their injuries.
Discovering who is going to pay and the procedures to make that happen is difficult. There are a large potential number of people who may have money to help you pay for your misfortune.
Who is at fault for that tree root you tripped on? It could be that a shopping mall or even a homeowner has some legal liability. It may be that the land where the injury took place is on a lease from the county. If they are liable they must contribute. we're hired to help identify who will pay.
Typical defendants we pursue are oath violating public servants. We investigate public entities, big corporations, and private individuals. This is because the government, and private actors may have had ownership or control.
We Help You Find Money
Coverage may be out there to help contribute to your injuries and suffering. You need a thinking man's lawyer. That is us. Responsible parties include agents, and even private parties and entities.
Think of it like the person who caused your injury was guilty of civil wrongdoing. The defendant must have been inattentive, reckless or malicious. In some way that harm he caused entitles the victims to sue in court.
What Am I Entitled To As a Personal Injury Victim?
Earnings and disability payments are not your only compensate-able loss. You will need accident help for your emotional distress. It could include money for other problems too. This is to cover your pain and suffering. We also help you get pay for work related injuries.
For example, we could help a postal worker get payment for animal bites. These workers are often bitten while delivering packages. This could be in addition to worker's compensation money.
Our Focus - Your Personal Injury Case
The road to recovery after a significant accident isn't for the feint of heart. Our staff knows that your journey alone is often wrought with fear. Overwhelming hospital bills can crush you. Body shops and collections agents all pursuing you or your good credit is no fun.
Our job entails holding your hand and assisting you with proven strategies and tactics. This helps you to shield yourself. This in turn buys us time to pursue the often malevolent insurance companies. This will significantly aid us in obtaining their insured's greatest liability policy amounts. With us you have strength by your side. Now you can deal with the healing and grieving process. You can rest while we prepare your file for court.
What Happens Once I Contact Personal Injury Attorneys?
We Examine the Facts of Your Potential Case
What happens depends on many variables. Cases are unique just like you. We must first weigh the totality of circumstances. We first need to examine the potential new case. It must be compared with other similar fact patterns and their outcomes.
This helps our experts get baselines on the case value. Only then will we know how to proceed. This tactic is especially helpful in auto accident cases. These claims are especially unique in their mechanisms of impact and injury. Are you starting to see why it's so important to get help from a legal pro? What happens next will be you making an informed decision instead of a reckless decision.
If you hire us, we can worry about your case while you heal. There are no limits to our aggressive representation in pursuit of your interests as a client. Simply speaking, there is no reason for you to fear anything.
Help from a Lawyer is a Phone Call Away
Pick up the phone today speak to one of the best lawyers in town. Attorneys or case intake specialists in areas near you are standing by the phone. Once you contact us, we will counsel you about your unique situation.
How Much Money Does The Firm Charge for a Case Evaluation?
The initial case evaluation you will receive will always be cost free to you. If you have a question right now, you can fill out our contact form online. The design of the free consultation is to help potential new clients. They deserve to understand their rights.
It lets them understand the merits and risks of proceeding. Explaining the legal process puts potential clients at ease during this time of tribulation. Knowing your options means choices. Educated choices are important when you are vulnerable.
Only trained legal experts are in a position to hear and use what you have to say to plan actions on your behalf. Talking with licensed members of the bar provides you with a shield. Everything your say is covered with the cloak of attorney-client privilege and confidentiality. There's little risk in opening up to us since it is in total privacy.
That's why we're called "legal counselors." Give us a call right now. Get that free legal consultation today.
What If I Want To Hire Ehline Law Firm For My Accident Case?
You may want to think about retaining our services after our talk. Don't procrastinate further. Take action on our offer. We'll provide you the excellent service you are seeking. Our staff acts fast. We will draw up a legal document called a retainer.
We'll explain the various provisions line by line. We then afford you an opportunity to have documents reviewed by counsel of your choice. You will have time to review past client testimonials as well. That way you can consent after consultation. Both parties (the legal representative and you) will execute the documents with signatures.
The contract will then set in stone. Once that occurs we take over the tactical aspects of your case. We will deal with defendant's insurance company. We help get you paid.
Administering Your Injury Claim File
Immediately after signing the retainer we go to work. We start by delegating your file to our dedicated staff. This may include using a battery of attorneys. It also may entail deploying paralegals. We will also delegate administrative aspects of your case. Our legal secretaries and law clerks are detail oriented and are second to none at it.
Our Legal Team Works in Unison to Ultimate Victory
Working in unison means being victorious. We're like well trained Marines. Your case becomes a symphony of action. We promptly respond to your phone calls. We'll follow up on emails with haste. We'll always be available to answer those begging questions that come up from time to time. We will hold your hand in this delicate matter.
We'll keep you fully informed on a moments notice. We will invite your input as part of the strategic decision making process. We want you to get healed. We'll also help you mitigate your losses.
Examples of help we give include assisting you in locating lien doctors. These are healers willing to treat you immediately and get paid later at the conclusion of the case.
Getting Well is Your Job - Our Job is Cutting the Red Tape
The main burden for you means working on getting well. We want you to convalesce. You do your business with physical therapy and recuperation. In unison, our staff of personal injury experts will go to battle. We will fight nose to nose with hostile insurance companies.
All this time we keep the heat on the city clerks and law enforcement. We stay on them to get you public records if they are relevant to your case. We'll stay on top of the medical facilities to get your records. Records we seek include things like bills from ambulance companies. Sometimes we may have to go after your old boss at work too.
We will root out anyone that may stand in our way of achieving the best results for your case with finesse and drive. We brush aside the obstacles because we know the codes. We understand and memorize rules of court and procedure. We know the opposition's tactics. We also know how to neutralize them or use them in your favor.
What Should You Do Next?
Many people find us after landing on our blog page. Others get referred by a friend or loved one. Either way, let us speak to you in person before you click out of the site. If you are unsure whether you have a case, we can counsel you over the phone right now.
Let's set up an attorney-client relationship. Make an appointment right now. Agents are standing by in English and Spanish. If we cannot get a fair settlement, we'll send it out to a trial attorney. Call or email leading personal injury advocates now toll-free at (888) 400-9721.
You should not wait a single moment. Don't sleep on your legal rights. What you should do is get active and reach out today. We promise you big firm results with small firm service.
Make that toll free call now. See for yourself why people are talking about our terrific legal services for yourself. Call a local law firm in L.A. at (213) 596-9642. Se Habla Español.