California’s Leading Firm In Catastrophic Injury and Elder Abuse & Neglect

California’s Leading Firm In Catastrophic Injury and Elder Abuse & Neglect

California’s #1 Elder Abuse/Neglect & Personal Injury Attorneys

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Representing Injured Victims Throughout The State of California in The Following Areas:

About Our Firm

An Experienced Team of Elder Abuse & Serious Personal Injury Attorneys on Your Side

Berman & Riedel, LLP, is a civil litigation firm renowned for handling serious personal injury, wrongful death, and elder abuse matters throughout the entire State of California. Our San Diego–based elder abuse and personal injury lawyers are highly acclaimed for their success in achieving extraordinary results for our clients. We are strictly a plaintiffs’ law firm; we do not represent any business, industry, or insurance company in defense of personal injury or wrongful death claims.

The attorneys at Berman & Riedel, LLP, have extensive experience litigating high-value cases throughout San Diego County and the rest of California. We have the experience, skill, resources, and dedication necessary to pursue the best possible outcome for your case.

Our law firm has earned a reputation for our strong advocacy for injury victims and families, particularly the most vulnerable citizens. Our attorneys have received prestigious recognition for their results, including Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent and Super Lawyers, both peer review ratings and a 10.0 AVVO rating. Most of our cases are referred to us by previous clients or other attorneys in recognition of our specialized experience and successful track record. 

We are ready to advocate for you and give you the tireless representation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, contact Berman & Riedel, LLP, today for a free case evaluation.

Litigation of Personal Injury, Elder Abuse & Neglect, Wrongful Death & More...

A Team Approach To Winning Cases That We Believe In

The attorneys at Berman & Riedel, LLP, are committed to serving our clients by providing the absolute highest quality legal representation available. Our formidable legal team works together to achieve exceptional results. This collaborative approach means each case benefits from unique strengths and perspectives put toward a single goal: maximum compensation and justice for our clients.

We also work with a network of leading experts, including accident reconstruction specialists, medical professionals, and economists. These specialists are critical to establishing the facts in your case and strengthening your claim. We may turn to experts to testify about the impact of your injury, explain complex concepts to a jury, justify the value of your damages, or establish the standard of care in your case.

What sets us apart from other personal injury law firms is that we are not a volume-based practice; we do not process a large volume of cases simply to maximize our profits. We purposefully limit the number of cases we accept to ensure every client and case receives the personal care and attention they deserve.

We do not merely handle cases – we represent people who have been seriously harmed, and we strive to obtain the best results possible under the law for every client.

This client-centered approach means that if we accept your case, it’s because we believe in it and are ready to advocate and fight for you.

Our dedication to our clients is unyielding; we are aggressive in the pursuit of justice and compensation in every case we accept without compromising on empathy, communication, and attention to detail.

5 Star Rated Injury Lawyers In California

Bringing our injured clients unparalleled success
Settlement Won
$15,500,000
Serious Personal Injury
Settlement Won
$9,100,000
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Trial verdict
$3,300,000
Automobile Accident
Settlement Won
$2,200,000
Elder Neglect
Settlement Won
$4,250,000
Elder Neglect
Settlement Won
$2,000,000
Elder Neglect
Real Injuries. Real Testimonials

Watch What Our Clients Have To Say

Elder Neglect by Healthcare Corporation
Jean’s mother was a victim of neglect while at a skilled nursing facility, resulting in surgery that she did not survive. Berman was there to listen and provide support that the client needed.
Wrongful Death at a California Nursing Home
Michele’s mother suffered a wrongful death at a California nursing home. William M. Berman and the attorneys at Berman & Riedel, LLP helped litigate the case with successful results.
Wrongful Death Legal Services
Ginny suffered a family loss, and Berman lawyers handled her legal needs with compassion and reassurance, allowing her to feel safe and at-ease through the entire process.
Serious Injury at Skilled Nursing Facility
Ira’s wife suffered a traumatic brain injury due to negligence at a skilled nursing facility, and our team of attorneys worked hard to ensure that Ira’s wife and his family received the compensation that they rightfully deserved.
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Successfully Representing Clients Throughout The Entire State of California

Our law office is located in San Diego, California, but Berman & Riedel, LLP, accepts and handles cases throughout the State of California. We have represented plaintiffs in Los Angeles County, Riverside County, Orange County, and outside Southern California.

While the conventional wisdom is to hire a local lawyer for their experience with local courtrooms and relationships, sometimes it’s in your best interest to choose a law firm outside your area. Clients outside San Diego County turn to Berman & Riedel, LLP, for our track record and expertise in areas like wrongful death, NFL injuries, and California dependent adult and elder abuse laws. Our firm is recognized by peers and the media for our prominence in many specialized areas of law.
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to common questions people have about personal injury cases and working with a lawyer. During your initial consultation, we will be happy to answer questions that are particular to your case.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

The attorneys at Berman & Riedel, LLP, accept cases on a contingency-fee basis. This type of agreement means you do not pay any attorneys’ fees out-of-pocket for legal representation. Attorneys’ fees are also contingent on the outcome of your case.

You benefit from legal representation in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of a settlement or jury award. We will only recover a fee if you recover compensation.

Can You Tell Me How Much My Case Is Worth?

There is no way to determine the exact value of a personal injury case, especially early in your case. However, an experienced attorney can give you an estimated range based on their experience with similar cases.

There are many factors that may influence the value of your case, such as:

  • Your total financial or economic damages
  • The severity of your injuries
  • The impact of your injuries on your daily life
  • The strength of your case
  • Whether you share fault for your accident
  • Insurance policy limits 

Some damages are easy to calculate, such as lost wages and medical bills. Calculating the value of diminished earnings for the rest of your life or future medical needs; however, may require the help of experts. Non-economic damages like pain and suffering have no intrinsic financial value. These damages are challenging to calculate. 

If your case goes before a jury, you may potentially be able to recover more than you could through a settlement. However, this introduces a new element of risk: the jury. The circumstances of your accident and even how sympathetic you or the defendant are can influence the outcome.

During your consultation, and throughout your case, we will help you understand how these factors influence your case. We will also work tirelessly to document the value of all your damages and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

The vast majority of cases are resolved by reaching a settlement agreement outside of court. Very few personal injury cases actually go to trial, but it is more likely if the facts in your case are in dispute, a legal issue is being contested, or you have a high-value case.

An experienced lawyer will build your case as if it will go to trial from the beginning. The stronger your case and evidence, the more likely a fair settlement will be reached.

How Do I Know If I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If your case involves mostly property damage or minor injuries, you likely do not need a lawyer to handle a claim with the insurance company. The more serious your injuries, or the more complex your case, the more important it becomes to seek experienced legal counsel.

Remember that the insurance company is not on your side, even if the insurance adjuster seems sympathetic and you receive a settlement offer. If you are being blamed for your accident or sustained serious injury, a lawyer will help you protect your rights and build the strongest case possible. This includes calculating the full value of your current and future losses.

Legal representation is also vital if your case involves a complex area of law such as elder abuse or neglect, premises liability, commercial vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, or serious work-related accidents. Determining liability, navigating decades of legal precedence, and interpreting specific statutes in these cases is best done with years of relevant legal experience.

Do You Accept Cases Outside of San Diego?

While our law office is located in San Diego, Berman & Riedel, LLP, accepts cases throughout the state of California.

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