Trial Lawyers Fighting For Justice
CZ&R believes it is a lawyer’s highest moral calling to stand up for injured people against the big insurance companies that routinely refuse to take responsibility and only seek to maximize their profits.
Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley consistently achieves multi-million dollar record breaking results on behalf of our clients, including:
$38.6 million for a young man who suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a fall from a hotel balcony while intoxicated
$31.6 million for a young woman with a traumatic brain injury in Kern County, California
$17 million for a woman with a traumatic brain injury where she appeared normal to those who did not know her
$12 million for a young man who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury
$8.3 million judgment for a US Navy Veteran who suffered a penile injury in a San Diego motorcycle crash
$7.6 million for a client when the defense offered only $300,000
$6.9 million for a college football player with a traumatic brain injury when the insurance company offered only $30,000 to settle
$3.7 million for a patient who was the victim of medical malpractice when the defense refused to settle before trial
$3 million for a man who who suffered serious injuries after falling over an unsecured railing at a Best Western hotel.
$2.25 million for a lifeguard who suffered a back injury after a car crash when the primary defendant offered nothing before trial
$2.1 million for a homeless man who was a victim of a hit-and-run by a garbage truck which the police refused to investigate
$1.5 million for a grocery worker who was injured in a motorcycle collision
$1 million jury award for a soft-tissue injury where State Farm offered only $1,400 prior to trial.
CZ&R has won hundreds of millions injury verdicts and settlements by listening to our clients, understanding what they have lost, and explaining to juries and insurance companies their personal stories.
CZ&R has access to the best medical specialists, ensuring that our clients receive the care they need in order to return to the life that they had before they were injured.
CZ&R never forgets that our client’s case is the most important thing in his or her life.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be eligible for a cash settlement to cover medical bills, lost time at work and other debts. Partnering with an attorney who has experience with personal injury law and a track record of getting victims the compensation they deserve is the best way to ensure you receive a fair settlement as quickly as possible.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help after My Accident?
If you have suffered physically or financially from injuries sustained in a car, truck, motorcycle or bicycle accident, compensation can help you return to the quality of life you were living before the crash. An experienced personal injury lawyer will have the resources necessary to secure a fair settlement for you, demonstrated by a history of winning compensation for others facing similar hardships.
There are a number of reasons you may be considering contacting an attorney after you’ve been the victim of a motor vehicle accident. Victims often need practical information about liability, assistance in determining if they have a viable case for compensation, and an advocate who can help them through the legal process. An experienced lawyer can assist you with all of these things, as well as help you navigate the legal issues that may arise while fighting for a fair settlement.
Was My Auto Collision Preventable?
According to statistics published by the California Highway Patrol, there are almost 160,000 injuries annually from auto accidents in California alone. Los Angeles County consistently leads the state in the number of fatal accidents, as well as the number of accidents overall.
Most of these crashes are entirely preventable, meaning that there is no reason the victims should be suffering from their injuries. Speeding is a factor in about one out of every three accidents. Drivers who use poor judgment — including making unsafe lane changes, following too closely and ignoring traffic signals — are another leading cause. Distracted driving, including using a cell phone or adjusting the radio, also plays a role. Finally, about 9 percent of all collisions in California involve a driver who is intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
With many of these accidents, the driver who is at fault may be held liable for your injuries or your family member’s accidental death. This means that you may be able to reach a settlement for compensation from the individual or his insurance company with the help of a personal injury lawyer.
What Happens When I File a Personal Injury Claim?
One of the biggest benefits of hiring a lawyer to handle your accident claim is the experience and professionalism they bring to the table. They have been through hundreds, if not thousands, of these cases, understand the process and can help you know what to expect. This will help to reduce the stress you’re under and allow you to focus on your recovery.
Beginning in the initial consultation, the attorney will start to gather as much information as possible about the accident and your injuries. They may request your medical records, talk to witnesses and ask you to provide other documentation about the crash. They will use this information to determine if the other driver is liable due to negligence. This is key in getting the settlement you deserve.
Once the lawyer has all of the information they need and you have discussed a fair settlement amount, your attorney will propose an out-of-court settlement with the driver, the insurance company or the law firm representing them. Settling out of court is the quickest and easiest way to receive compensation for your injuries. If a settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will file a lawsuit.
How Do I Choose the Right Attorney?
One of the most important factors in filing a personal injury claim and winning compensation is to choose the right lawyer. Since the first meeting with a lawyer is often free, you can meet with a number of attorneys to determine which one best fits your needs. But how will you know when you’ve found the right one? In many cases, it comes down to whose personality fits best with yours.
More important than that is ensuring the firm you hire has the experience and resources to secure the compensation you need. You must choose an attorney who is well-versed in personal injury law. Ask about his qualifications, and the outcome he’s seen in similar cases. An experienced lawyer should have no problem telling you about his education, professional achievements and courtroom experience.
Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP is a personal injury firm serving Los Angeles and surrounding areas. They offer free initial consultations for every potential client, so there’s nothing to lose by calling to discuss your accident today. Contact our dedicated Personal Injury attorneys for a free consultation today at (213) 514-8332!