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What We Do

Personal Injuries

Auto accidents create a tremendous amount of stress. The process of getting your car repaired, seeking medical treatment and missing time from work can be overwhelming. The last thing you need is the additional stress of hassling with insurance companies. Our job is to alleviate your stress and help you navigate the complex process of getting the financial compensation you deserve.

 

What to do After an Auto Accident:


If you have been involved in a car accident, there are several steps you should take to protect your health and future interests.

  • Contact the local police authorities and file an auto collision report. By filing this report, you are able to document the facts quickly after the accident to avoid error and help ascertain the party at fault.
  • Receive proper medical care for any injured persons. Call an ambulance if necessary or visit an emergency care facility as soon as you leave the scene of the accident. It is important to note, some injuries may not be immediately apparent – for this reason, it is crucial to be examined by a doctor.
  • Do not leave the scene of the accident until you have gathered all of the necessary contact information from all people involved such as names, phone numbers, addresses and the insurance information. In addition, gather the names and contact information for any witnesses.
  • Do not discuss the accident or your injuries to anyone other than the police, your doctor or your lawyer. Giving statements to insurance representatives without speaking to your auto accident lawyer first can damage your legal case.


Compensation for Auto Accident Injury Cases:


How much is your car crash injury case worth? It’s a question we hear often. The answer is that every case is different. Your compensation will depend on the amount of medical bills, the negligence of the at-fault driver, and the individual “story” of the case. The value of a personal injury case is built over time as evidence is collected and injuries are diagnosed. We understand the complexities of the legal system and we have a successful record of obtaining the compensation you deserve. We are also aware of the pain, suffering and many issues that come with motor vehicle accidents. Your injuries can keep you out of work as well as affect your daily routine and life in general. You may be entitled to receive compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced earnings due to long-term injuries
Contracts

A breach of contract is a failure, without legal excuse, to perform any promise that forms all or part of the contract.  This includes failure to perform in a manner that meets the standards of the industry or the requirements of any express warranty or implied warranty, including the implied warranty of merchantability.  A breach of contract might occur when a co-worker refuses to complete her portion of a job; when an employee does something prohibited by his job contract; or even when a customer prevents the contractor from satisfying the obligation or finishing the project at hand.  SoCal-Attorneys for a free legal consultation or with any legal questions or concerns.


Under contract law, the breach of contract can be categorized as material or immaterial, depending on the type of damages the at-fault party has caused.  A material or total breach occurs when the duty not performed is so essential that the main purpose of the contract cannot be fulfilled.  An immaterial, or partial breach occurs when the majority of the duties specified in the contract have still been performed. You can still seek damages after a partial breach, but you cannot terminate the contract.


Regardless of the type of contract breach, you need to establish a few facts to build a credible case should you take the breach to court, and this can get tricky, especially if the contract was verbal or implied.  In most breach of contract cases, you must verify that:

 

  • The contract existed.
  • The contract was broken.
  • You lost money.
  • The defendant was responsible.

 

The SoCal-Attorneys handle all types of business disputes, including breach of contract claims.  We can help you by reviewing your contract and determining what rights, obligations, defenses or remedies you may have.


While it is not possible to prevent problems and disputes completely, the risk of disputes can be reduced through the use of well-drafted documents, intelligent risk management, and sound decision-making.  From a practical standpoint, certain risks will always exist.  The SoCal-Attorneys can help their clients minimize risks and make informed business decisions about how to proceed.  We can review and evaluate contract documents; draft contract documents; advise about rights and remedies; negotiate with owners; sureties, subcontractors, and suppliers; and resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation.


When representing SoCal-Attorneys search for cost-effective resolutions of all contract disputes.  At times this search leads the firm to recommend early negotiation, mediation or arbitration and other times the most cost-effective resolution can only be obtained through trial.  SoCal-Attorneys stand ready, willing and able to try breach of contract cases in California.


Remedies for Breach of Contract


If a breach of contract occurs, then the injured party may be offered a remedy in the form of legal remedies, or money damages, equitable remedies, or restitution by the California courts. Legal remedies are limited by certain principles, and certain damages are awarded only in specific situations. Equitable remedies can be awarded alone or alongside legal remedies. They may include a specific performance requirement, injunction, or restitution. Restitution is when the offending party must provide the injured party with the exact property given to him by the plaintiff (specific restitution) or a sum of money that reflects the extent to which the breach has injured him (substitutionary restitution)


Having an experienced lawyer evaluate your breach of contract claim is imperative because not all breaches actually invalidate the contract.  SoCal-Attorneys can address your concerns and help you with your case.  Contact our office today for a free consultation 562.556.9209.

Unlawful Detainers

Unlawful Detainer is the process by which a commercial or residential landlord evicts a tenant for failure to pay rent or failure to comply with a covenant in the lease. SoCal-Attorneys has experience representing both commercial and residential landlords and tenants with their unlawful detainer needs. This area of the law, like so many others, requires extreme attention to detail to make sure that all procedural requirements are met.


We offer our clients counseling and representation throughout the unlawful detainer process. This includes, drafting 3 Day Notices, drafting 30 Day Notices, preparing unlawful detainer complaints and responses, getting the defendants served, requesting an immediate trial, obtaining judgments, obtaining writs of possession and then causing the Sheriff’s Department to serve a notice to vacate. We have the experience representing both landlords and tenants to provide the most effective representation possible.

Estate Planning

Many people confuse having a Trust or a Will with having an estate “plan”. But that may not be the case. While a Trust and Will are important tools to any plan, the key is to actually have a coordinated, thought-out plan for your assets, your personal care, and your future. Once your overall plan is developed, then the necessary documents can be drafted to put that plan into action (such as creating a Trust and WIll).


Creating a proper estate plan may be the most important thing you can do to protect yourself, your family, and your assets. An estate plan has numerous benefits, both during your life and after your death. First, a proper estate plan protects you during your life by providing a predetermined plan of who will oversee you and your assets – and how such oversight will take place – in the event you become incapacitated. Without such a plan, your well-being would be left to the determination of the Courts