Personal Injury Attorneys In Los Angeles

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“Edmond El Dabe is the best Attorney I know. His Law Firm represented me in a complicated personal injury case. He was aggressive, kind, honest, understanding, and very fair with me. His staff kept me informed at all times about what was going on with my case. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a good lawyer. Thanks so very much to Edmond El Dabe Law and his staff.”

Phyllis W., Laguna Beach, CA

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If you’re the victim of a personal injury, we want to help you. We work with clients all over California by getting the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve. We have over 30 years of combined experience helping injury victims. Our Los Angeles car accident attorneys understand the ramifications of a personal injury and seek to help you in every way possible. We take on fewer clients but provide amazing and remarkable results for each and every client.

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We handle everything related to your case, including getting your car repaired, seeking medical help, and more. We’re here for you.

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We’ve recovered ten’s of millions in combined verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Put our experience to work for you.

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We never charge any upfront fees or fees of any kind – unless we win your case. We work on a contingency fee basis, which protects you.

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Top Los Angeles Personal
Injury Attorneys

The El Dabe Ritter Law Firm is a premier team of  Los Angeles personal injury lawyers that has over 30 years of combined experience helping victims get compensated for their injuries. The secret to our success lies in the fact that we believe in being 100% honest with present and future clients. If we don’t think you have a case, we’ll let you know upfront. If we think you should settle instead of going to trial – we’ll let you know that as well. We put the interests of our clients above ours. That’s one of the reasons why we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t charge a fee unless we win your case. We’re client-centric lawyers in Los Angeles who care only about one thing: helping our clients recover physically and financially from their injuries.

El Dabe Ritter Law firm’s team of personal injury lawyers has a perfect 5.0 Yelp rating. With over 100 5 star ratings, it’s no surprise that we consistently get some of the best results among all personal injury lawyers. Our dedication to our clients and refusal to give up – whether it be against large insurance companies or mega-corporations– is why clients consistently return to us and why they refer their friends and family members. We believe in a higher level of service and results which comes from our belief in providing the best service. If you are the victim of an injury, contact us today. One of our attorneys in Los Angeles can come to you, whether it be in the hospital or at your home, to help you understand your options.

Winning Results for
Deserving Clients

$5.5M

Car Accident Death

$4.5M

Pedestrian Accident

$1.8M

Auto Accident

$6M

Motorcycle Accident

Recent Verdicts and Settlements Obtained in Los Angeles by El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers and Associated Counsel

Why Victims Choose Our Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers

Results Matter: Over the last few years, our firm has recovered over $50 million dollars in combined verdicts and settlements. Few firms can say they’ve done that. Fewer firms can say they have over one-hundred 5 star reviews on Yelp. We can. it’s because of the service and results we provide, which are unmatched by our competition.

Recognition: Our team of injury lawyers is recognized by many leading lawyer ranking services, such as Million Dollar Advocates Forum, DelanceyStreet, Avvo, and more, as a top ranking law firm.

Location: Our personal attorneys can help from our 3 convenient locations in the state of California. Regardless of where you’re injured, you can visit one of our three convenient locations. In addition, our attorneys can come to you, if necessary, or handle everything over the phone

Service: Regardless of the day or time, one of our lawyers is available to help. Injuries happen at unexpected times and the first few hours after an injury occurs are crucial. That’s when you’ll need our team of lawyers.

No Fee. Unless We Win.

Our personal injury attorneys believe in providing each client with no-nonsense legal help. Our attorneys are available 24/7, to help you when you’re injured. We pride ourselves on doing our level best to accomodate, and help, each and every client’s legal needs.

What you can expect when you choose El Dabe Ritter Law Offices:

  • We can help you get compensation for things like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
  • We come to our clients, if needed, whether it be at the hospital, or their home to consult with them.
  • We can help you get medical attention, in addition to helping get your car repaired, and more.

Jonathan Ritter

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Jonathan was born and is still a resident of Los Angeles. At 16 years old, he tested out of high school and continued to excel by testing out of college…
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Sherif Edmond ElDabe

Founding Partner

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Edmond obtained his undergraduate degree in 1998 from UCLA and his law degree in 2001 from Loyola Law School. After gaining experience representing both…
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Why Our Los Angeles Personal
Injury Law Firm

Speak To Attorney Directly

From your first call, you speak to a lawyer. We never delegate. In addition, you always have 24/7 access to your assigned attorney.

Risk-Free Consultation

We offer a risk-free initial consultation in-person, over the phone, or even at your home or the hospital.

No Fee Unless We Win

Our firm never charges a penny upfront. We only get paid if, and when, we win your case. If we don’t win, we don’t get paid!

5 Star Yelp Rating

We are one of the few firms to have a 5 Star rating with Yelp in addition to having over 150 positive reviews.

We Can Come To You

Our personal injury attorneys can come to you, regardless of where you are, in order to get you the legal help you need.

Over $20 Million Won

We’ve won over $20 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Put our experience to work for you when it matters the most.

Practice areas

Car Accidents
If you are involved in any car accident in the Los Angeles area, do not go through it alone. As your car accident Los Angeles attorney, a fair and honest judgment in your accident case is our top priority. We pride ourselves on being recognized as a leading car accident firm…Read More
Slip and Fall
Slip and fall accidents are ordinarily grouped with trip and fall accidents. Surfaces and gravity play their roles in both types of accidents. Slip and falls and trip and falls are categorized in the area of injury law known as premises liability. Slips, trips and resulting falls contribute to more than 15,000 deaths per year. Read More
Bicycle Accidents
We don t have to tell you that when the topic of accident remuneration and settlements arise, people change their attitudes and the gloves can come off. At El Dabe Law Firm, we don’t just expect this, we anticipate and prepare for it, which is why we are consistently prepared to do battle on behalf of even our newest clients… Read More
Pedestrian Accidents
Traversing the streets as a pedestrian is often more dangerous than it looks. Passing vehicles are a constant threat to pedestrians, and sometimes drivers make mistakes that end up causing severe injuries and even death. For the victims of pedestrian-involved accidents and their families, it can seem like all hope is lost…Read More
Motorcycle Accidents
The number of casualties due to motorcycle accidents has soared in recent years. More than 1.2 million people received emergency medical care for a motorcycle accident between 2001 and 2008, and almost 25,000 people died as a result of motorcycle accidents in that same period…Read More
Wrongful Death
A wrongful death claim is classified as any death that occurs as a result of negligence. Surviving family members or other personal representatives have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty parties. The courts will award surviving family members financial compensation for damages, pain, suffering, and other bills and expenses that have burdened the deceased’s estate and family. Read More

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Personal Injury Attorneys

No Fee Promise

Our Los Angeles personal injury law firm never charges any upfront fees of any kind. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means unless we win your case, we don’t get paid. If we are unable to get you compensation, we don’t charge any fee at all. We advance all of the fees associated with your case. We do this because we want you to know we’re invested in your recovery. We don’t look at you as a client; we look at you as a partner. We’re in this with you for as long as it takes. Our one and only goal is to get you the most compensation possible for your injuries. That’s why you’ll never get a bill for us until we win your case. It’s our iron-clad promise to you. It’s also why we we’ll never take on a case unless we truly believe we can help you win.

Concierge Service

We take on fewer clients because we believe that each and every client deserves the best possible service. All of our clients have 24/7 access to their dedicated personal injury lawyer. We work harder than other firms because we believe that each client should get the most amount of money possible. We don’t settle for less. We spend as much time as necessary to help build a client’s case and to negotiate the most amount of compensation possible. If we find the opposing insurance company is not negotiating in good faith, we go to court. Our goal as your personal injury lawyers is to help you succeed in life by getting the financial compensation you’re owed.

Don’t delay – otherwise you lose your right to file a claim

Personal injury claims must be filed within a certain amount of time. If you delay, then that time period may run out, and you may be unable to file a claim. If you are nearing the end of the timeframe, we encourage you to contact our law offices immediately. We can advise you on your rights and, if needed, file the injury claim based on the evidence, medical records, and other expert testimony that is available. We can advise you on how strong or weak your case is.

We have offices all over Southern California

The El Dabe Law Firm is extremely flexible. We don’t want you to feel like it’s a burden working with our lawyers. Often, we come to our clients. Because of their injuries, they might be feeling unwell and cannot travel. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers come to them – at their place of work, their home, or even the hospital. Our only goal is to help you heal and recover. We also have offices all over Southern California. That way, regardless of where you’re located, we can help you. We encourage you to visit one of our offices, or we can come to you.

Use a personal injury attorney – don’t do it on your own

We typically recommend hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle your case. ABC News once reported that the AllState Insurance Company circulated internal documents which said that an injured person with an attorney received 3x more money than someone who didn’t use an attorney. This should tell you that it’s better to hire an attorney. When you hire an attorney, you hire someone who has a deep understanding of the law and can help you in more ways than one. For example, the personal injury attorney might be able to find numerous responsible parties and thus sue all of them on your behalf in order to increase the compensation you get. Remember, most lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. That means they don’t win unless you win. It makes total sense to arm yourself with an expert who can help you get more money.

If you’re involved in a personal injury lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation for a wide array of different things. Your final settlement’s value is based on these types of damages. There are two main types of damages that are available: compensatory and punitive. These damages are paid to the plaintiff’s insurance company. Below are some of the more typical types of damages we see.

Medical Expenses

This is common to many cases. If you’re a victim, you’re entitled to compensation for all of the medical care associated with your accident. You can get compensation for expenses already paid or future expenses. If you have a disability or need long-term treatment, then it’s important you get all of your future medical expenses covered in your personal injury settlement/verdict. Often, compensation for future medical expenses can dwarf any other compensation you may get.

Lost Wages

Many victims often are unable to work, while getting treatment. In the event your injury is very severe – it may hinder your future work capacity. Our attorneys can help you get compensated for lost time from work. If you have a reduced work capacity, then our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers can help you get compensation for what your future estimated income potential would have been.

Property Damages

If any property was lost, damaged, or destroyed as a result of your personal injury,  we can help you get compensation. Property damages are more straightforward since it’s easier to recoup and estimate the value of the damaged property.

Pain and Suffering

Most personal injury victims get compensated for the emotional, psychological, and mental pain and suffering they endured as a result of their accident. This is typically in addition to the property damages, medical expenses, lost wages, and other compensation you may receive.

Loss of Consortium

This is a less common form of compensation. Plaintiffs have to prove that their accident or injury resulted in a negative impact on their relationship with their spouse/partner. If you are unable to maintain a normal sexual relationship or are unable to maintain a healthy emotional relationship, these could be grounds for loss of consortium damages. The damages for loss of consortium go directly to the affected spouse or family member, rather than the plaintiff.

Punitive Damages

This form of damages is given above and beyond any compensatory damages. They are only awarded in cases where serious injury has occurred or where the defendant was so negligent that the judge wants to set an example. The judge does this by adding additional financial penalties in order to make a point. These are hard to quantify and fall squarely on the judge. Judges use them as a deterent.

Don’t wait until injuries get worse

Many people often think that their injuries after an accident are minor and don’t need medical attention. While that sometimes might be true, you don’t know until you get medical attention. Often, many victims inadvertently harm their future personal injury claim by delaying treatment. It’s crucial to get treatment as quickly as possible. Many injuries, if not treated quickly, can become worse and cause serious pain later on. If you delay getting treatment, it’s common for the other insurance company to deny your claim. They will argue is that your injuries happened from something after the accident. That’s why it’s crucial you get medical attention and treatment immediately after the accident. It creates a documented track record of your injuries, and it’s something that the injury attorney you hire will expect. Not having this lowers your chance of getting the full compensation you rightfully deserve.

We can help you determine the value of your claim.

Understanding the value of your claim is an important question. During your initial consultation with one of our lawyers, we can help clarify what your personal injury claim might be worth. There’s no exact way of predicting it, but we can tell you the general things judges/insurance companies given compensation for. For example, you can get compensation for past/future medical bills, lost wages (past and future), loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and, in some cases, if you go to trial, punitive damages. While there’s no real blueprint on what a case’s value is worth, there are certain factors we know the courts consider for awarding compensation. These factors help us determine the best course of action for your personal injury claim, and, based on our experience, we may be able to estimate the value of your case once we gather your medical records, witness statements and other evidence. Typically, the severity of your injuries, your degree of fault, your employment history and ability to work, in addition to your life expectancy are all factors which can result in a higher than expected settlement/verdict.

Our personal injury lawyers can help you get compensation

When you’re in an accident, you’re often hurt, confused, and don’t know what to do. One of the best decisions you can make is to speak with a lawyer. Our firm has the experience, resources, and ability to help victims of all accidents. Our lawyers can help you win compensation from the responsible party. We have years of experience and ten’s of millions in verdicts and settlements. We have a history of handling tough cases and going to trial when needed. We handle all types of injury matters, regardless of how the accident happen. Above all, our lawyers have a track record of winning. We have a long history of getting compensation for our clients. We have investigators and evidence experts who can help us reconstruct the scene of the accident in order to prove you’re not at fault, whether it be to the opposing insurance company, the judge, or jury. We’re 100% committed to our clients. From the minute you call our office, you speak to one of our trial attorneys who want to meet you and who learn more about your case. Our lawyers can meet you at any hour of day at any of our offices.

When most people become victims of car accidents, the first thing they think about is whether or not they need a lawyer. While it’s possible to get compensation without hiring a personal injury lawyer – it’s not a great idea. Many people mistakenly believe they can’t afford a lawyer. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. That means they don’t collect any money upfront. They only get paid if they are able to get compensation on behalf of the victim. In exchange for this, the lawyer takes a % of the final proceeds as payment.

Often, we find people who try to negotiate directly with an insurance company get paid less than those with representation. The thing to remember is that insurance companies make money by making the lowest payout possible. Many victims often sustain lifelong injuries. Some victims incur serious damages, like spine problems, joint damage, and even brain damage. Some have permanent disabilities and can never work. When this happens, the victim loses his/her income and has to live on measly disability checks.

In addition, with rising medical costs, it’s crucial you ensure that not only current expenses but future medical expenses will also be covered. It’s likely that if you work with a personal injury attorney, you’ll be able to secure a much higher final verdict/settlement.

Is A Personal Injury Settlement Taxed?

Personal injury litigation can take months or years before it concludes. After you pay the medical liens and legal fees, the plaintiff ends up with a lump sum, or a structured settlement. The next big question you probably have, is “will my settlement be taxed.” The answer is yes, and sometimes – no. It all depends on what the settlement money is for.

What part isn’t taxed

Any settlement paid as compensation for a physical injury or illness is not taxed. On-going medical costs, past & future lost wages, and compensation for mental anguish can be included in the untaxed component of your settlement as long as it was the result of a physical condition.

What part is taxed?

It’s always good to speak to a personal injury law firm to get the answer since each case is different. If a settlement is compensation for the effect of a mental condition and is not related to a physical injury, then it will be taxed. In large mass tort cases, the time between filing and the final verdict can be years. In cases like this, it’s common for the interest that’s accrued to be awarded to the plaintiff. The base compensation may not be taxed, but the interest on this settlement can be taxed.

If you have received proceeds from a settlement that may qualify to be taxed, then it’s important you realize that the funds will be taxed as capital gains – not income.

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Thank you so much for all of your help regarding my settlement! I am extremely grateful for all of your hard work and professionalism. You always took the time to answer my questions, and we knew there were many (sorry about that)! Again, a zillion Thank You's!

Margie

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do our personal injury lawyers charge?

The El Dabe Law Offices work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not charge any upfront fees. If we do not win your case, we do not charge anything at all. It’s that simple. By working on a contingency fee basis, we make it possible for victims of injuries to focus on recovering instead of worrying about legal fees.

What happens after I'm injured?

Your first step after being injured is to get medical treatment. If you delay getting treatment – the opposing insurance company may argue that you’re really not hurt and that this is just an attempt at trying to get “free money.” It’s in the interests of the insurance company to pay you as little as possible, and this is one way for them to do that.

What is the statute of limitations?

If you’re the victim of a personal injury, then you may be eligible to get compensation. Unfortunately, in order to file a lawsuit to get that compensation, you must file a claim within a certain period of time after the accident. If you don’t, you forfeit your right to file a claim and get that compensation. California has different deadlines when it comes to filing a personal injury lawsuit. The statute of limitations is very strict, and there are no exceptions to it. Many victims often lose their opportunity to receive compensation because they don’t file a lawsuit in time. The statute of limitations is applied to your case from the day you experience your injury. If you’re intending on suing the government, the statute of limitations is typically a much shorter time period.

The statute of limitations can be extended in some cases. With the discovery rule, the deadline to file a personal injury claim can be extended if the injured person wasn’t aware of the injury. If it was only discovered after the statute of limitations that the defendant had a part in causing the injuries, this can be a cause for which the statute of limitations can be extended.

Another example where the statute of limitations may be extended is where there are delayed symptoms. If you have been exposed to a chemical which didn’t espouse symptoms until many years, then the discovery rule would come into play. Even though the statute of limitations may have passed years ago, it can allow you to get compensation for your injuries.

In addition to the ways mentioned above, there are other ways to extend the statute of limitations. In the event the responsible party left the state after committing the injury, the statute of limitations is temporarily frozen while the party is outside of the state boundaries.

The statute may also be extended in the event the plaintiff was under the age of 18, mentally ill, or has a disability.

How long does a case take?

The top question we often hear is: how long will my case take. Many people wonder about this even after they hire our reliable attorneys. On average, the length of the case depends on a number of variables.

Your attorney’s workload: The more work your attorney has, the harder it is for him to expedite proceedings and other legal tasks associated with your case. Many sole practitioners take longer to handle cases because they don’t have the necessary support staff. Fewer resources mean the attorney is spending his time doing basic tasks instead of focusing on your case. If you choose a bigger firm, they’re more likely to have enough resources to handle your case on a normal timeline.

Your medical treatments: Personal injury cases cannot be settled until medical treatments have concluded – or have entered into long-term care. That means the bulk of the urgent care has been done, and now, depending on your injuries, all that’s left is the long term care and maintenance based on the injuries you have incurred. It’s hard for a personal injury lawyer to settle a case when a client is still receiving treatments. If your medical bills are going to continue to grow, the process may take longer.

Fault: In some cases where liability isn’t clear, your attorney may need to conduct an investigation. When liability is clear and evident, it’s easy to assign blame and collect funds. In some cases, where there is partial fault on both sides, an attorney will need to conduct an investigation into the accident. That means finding witnesses who can support the attorney’s claim that you weren’t at fault. It might also entail reconstructing the accident based on forensic evidence.  Typically, the longer this phase takes, the longer your case will take to settle.

Accepting insurance companies' immediate settlement offers

When people are injured in vehicle accidents and the other party is clearly to blame, it is common for the at-fault party’s insurance company to call and offer a settlement. To some people, the settlement amount may sound like a decent amount of money as a lump sum. However, it is always the minimum amount that an insurance company could offer. Do not take any settlements from insurance companies without consulting an attorney first. There are several reasons to avoid taking an insurance company’s settlement.

Future Medical Bills

While some people have apparent injuries immediately after an accident, there are often long-term repercussions that do not fully appear until several years later. These are due to damages from the accident. Injuries that develop and worsen over time usually have painful and permanent consequences. Attorneys who specialize in car accidents work with experienced doctors who can predict what types of future problems may arise from car accident injuries. The costs of treatment, medications, and specialist visits for these issues may not be covered completely by health insurance. When they have the potential to be very costly, it is important to factor in those costs for a settlement.

Loss Of Income

Most people lose income after an accident. They may take time off from work. In some cases, people who are injured so badly that they cannot continue in their line of work are left to find another job or accept disability income. A settlement should cover training for another career and replace income while the injured party develops a new career. If this is not possible, the settlement should cover a considerable enough portion of lost income that it will compensate for the fractional nature of disability payments. Disability benefits from the government are never enough to completely replace previous income. In some cases, people receive about 60 percent of their previous income. Only an experienced attorney who is familiar with the process of car accident injury claims can recover a sufficient settlement.

Never accept an insurance company’s initial settlement offer. Insurers may claim that it is impossible to receive a larger settlement or that the offer is their final offer. Do not let them instill fear or anxiety. Call an experienced personal injury attorney. The consultation is free, and the attorney only collects payment if a settlement or judgment is awarded from the lawsuit.

Do I need and injury attorney or can I handle the claim?

Often, many victims decide to take legal action after they are hurt. They wonder if they should hire an attorney or not. The person who injured you is most likely going to have an insurance provider. That company will also have their own lawyers who are going to attempt to squash your case. When you realize this, you’ll understand it behooves you to hire an attorney. It’s crucial you have someone who understands the legal system and who can help you obtain a settlement based on your injuries. Filing a claim is more than just filing forms. You have to make sure you can prove liability and in addition, damages. If there are no damages, the claim has significantly less value. Not only must you show there are damages, you have to prove those damages are from the defendant. That means you have to conduct a very extensive investigation that covers all your bases. Insurance companies know that most injured victims are lacking in knowledge when it comes to the law. Having an attorney on your side means you won’t be bullied or swayed to settle for a minor settlement. It increases your bargaining power and can lead to a much larger settlement.

In some instances, it might be necessary to go to court. When that happens, you have to not only identify witnesses but also litigate the case in court. Though television makes this seem like a relatively straightforward procedure, it can actually be difficult to know all the procedures. At the end of the day, while you can try handling your case on your own, it’s going to get messy real quick.

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