For over 30 years, the lawyers and staff at Smilove & Rosenblum, APC have been helping clients from all over California recover fair settlements and verdicts for injuries they have suffered. We carefully listen to our clients so that we may understand their specific needs and treat every case with the same intense level of detail, dedication, and professionalism one expects from veteran attorneys.
Our firm has the resources to take your case to any level necessary to obtain your goals. No matter how difficult your situation is right now or how dominating the opposition may be, our firm will be by your side, every step of the way.
Our attorneys are available to fight for individuals and small businesses that have been harmed by other individuals or by big companies. We welcome lawyer referrals and calls from family members who are concerned about someone who has suffered an injury.
We have recovered more than $45 million for victims and their families. We will give you the personal attention that you deserve, 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Just call us or click on the “Contact Us” link above to get started on your way to recovery.
Whether or not you have a strong case depends on a variety of factors, including the nature and extent of your injuries or property damage, who is at fault and whether the defendant has sizable assets or adequate insurance coverage, and how long ago the accident or injury occurred. An attorney can evaluate your case in light of these and other factors, and give you a realistic assessment of what you can expect.
Most personal injury attorneys work on “contingency,” which means that if they agree to take you case, they will take a percentage of the recovery, whether by settlement or a trial verdict. Many advance the court fees and other related expenses, while others expect the client to cover some or all of the costs. If the attorney advances costs, those are reimbursed from your eventual recovery.
This, too, depends on many factors. Most cases settle prior to trial, but if a settlement is not reached, your case will progress through discovery and trial which can take a year or longer in many jurisdictions. Additionally, you may not want to resolve your case too quickly if you are still seeking medical treatment and all of the related expenses have not yet been calculated.
Your attorney will take care of all of the legal aspects of your case. You may be asked to participate in discovery by answering written questions or giving oral testimony in a deposition. If your case goes to trial, you will likely be expected to appear in court. Throughout the duration of your case, you must obtain appropriate medical care and make your doctor, physical therapy, or other appointments.