Your Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney
Being hurt in a car accident or other personal injury accident caused by the negligence of another can be many things – painful, frustrating, stressful, and expensive. The costs and hardships such an incident can impose on you – from medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, inconvenience, loss of quality of life and more – can make life seem incredibly difficult to handle. You have enough on your plate without having to deal with trying to get financial compensation from the party responsible for your injuries. At the Law Office of Jonathan M. Pennell in Los Angeles, we take on the burden of obtaining compensation for you, so you can focus on your healing and putting your life together. In more than a decade of legal practice, Mr. Pennell has helped many people in situations like yours, obtaining numerous multi-million dollar recoveries to give his clients the ability to move forward after a serious accident and recover to the fullest extent possible.
Facts about Personal Injury in California
California law allows you to recover compensation from the person or business responsible for causing your injuries, including recovery of past, present and expected future medical expenses; rehabilitation costs; lost income for time missed from work or if you are prevented from working in the future; pain and suffering; and other legal damages. Unfortunately, the legal burden is on you as the injured party to prove that another party caused your injuries and should be required to pay. Proving your case requires the help of an experienced attorney who can investigate the accident, gather the facts, and build a strong, persuasive case demonstrating the defendant’s negligence. Insurance company defense lawyers will try to show that their client is not responsible, that your injuries are not severe or were pre-existing, or even that your own negligence caused or contributed to the accident. At the Law Office of Jonathan M. Pennell, we use our courtroom skills and litigation experience to stand up to insurance company tricks and tactics and present a strong case on your behalf. Whether negotiating a fair settlement or seeking a jury verdict in court, you can count on our firm to provide strong, aggressive representation designed to get results.
Contact our office if you have been injured by the negligence of another in any type of accident, including the following:
Motor Vehicle Accidents – In a city with literally millions of vehicles on the road every day, and everybody in a hurry, it may not seem surprising that traffic accidents occur daily, some with serious consequences. Yet nearly every auto accident is the fault of at least one driver. Behaviors such as speeding, texting and other distracted driving, and drinking and driving are responsible for the majority of accidents; without these negligent actions, countless needless accidents could be prevented. Los Angeles injury attorney Jonathan Pennell holds negligent drivers accountable in all types of motor vehicle accidents in southern California, including car accidents , truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents.
Slip and Fall/Premises Liability – Property owners have a duty to provide a safe environment for people they invite onto their premises. This duty includes making reasonable inspections of the property and fixing any problem or warning the public in a reasonable period of time. From cleaning up spills to fixing broken stairs and repairing sidewalks, property owners are responsible for watching out for and repairing a long list of potential hazards. Challenging aspects of premises liability cases include proving that a hazard existed for an unreasonable time period and that the owner knew or should have known about it but failed to remedy it, and overcoming defense claims that the victim’s own negligence contributed to the accident. We understand how to prevail over these challenges and help slip and fall victims with the very real and serious injuries they often suffer.
Defective Products Injuries – Manufacturers and the companies which distribute and sell products owe a duty to the consumer that the products they make or sell are safe and will work they the way they should. Manufacturers can be held strictly liable for injuries that result from design defects, manufacturing defects, or the failure to include safety warnings and instructions for safe use. Jonathan Pennell is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles who loves taking on the big corporations and standing up for consumers harmed by corporate greed or negligence.
Asbestos and Mesothelioma – Workers across a wide variety of industries and occupations, including automobile manufacturing, construction and HVAC, may have been exposed to asbestos and be at risk of developing mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and other harmful or fatal diseases. Even their family members may be at risk, as workers can unwittingly bring asbestos fibers into their home from their clothing. The effects of mesothelioma are long-term and debilitating, and the litigation surrounding asbestos exposure is challenging and complex. Jonathan Pennell is up to the task of preparing and presenting a strong case proving liability and the full extent of legal damages.
Catastrophic Injuries – Accidents that result in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, severe burns, fractures or other catastrophic injury require special attention. The effects of these injuries can last a lifetime. In catastrophic cases, we work to build a case that reflects the lifetime of additional costs and care that must be considered, along with quality of life issues, to obtain a full and fair financial recovery.
Wrongful Death – When a serious accident has resulted in the loss of a loved one, California law allows surviving family members to bring a wrongful death lawsuit to help with expenses such as funeral and burial costs, the loss of future income or household services, the loss of companionship, and the loss of affection of a spouse or the guidance of a parent. California law is specific about who can recover and what damages are available. We understand the law and know how to prepare a successful case even in the most difficult situations.
Call Today for Your Free Consultation with an Experienced and Dedicated Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney
If you have suffered any type of personal injury because of another’s negligence or wrongful conduct, call the Law Office of Jonathan M. Pennell at 310-933-5370. Located in Los Angeles, we serve clients throughout southern California. Your call is completely free and confidential, and you only pay a fee if we recover compensation for you.