Client Testimonials

Our attorneys have changed the lives of many clients over the years. We are unrelenting in our pursuit of justice, and extremely proud of our proven record of success. Below are the stories of some of the people we have helped.

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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Rear-ended at a Stop Sign at 50mph

Mark and his wife were rear-ended by an SUV at a stop sign in Carlsbad, CA. Our attorneys worked in close cooperation with the couple to explain their legal rights, keep them up to date with the circumstances of their case, and to help them obtain a fair settlement.
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Hip Injury from a Car Accident

Michael’s wife suffered a serious hip injury as a result of a car accident and had to undergo surgery. Our attorneys worked closely with Michael and his wife to successfully litigate the case.
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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.


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Slip & Fall in Hotel Lobby

Christian broke his left patella when he slipped and fell in a hotel lobby. He didn’t have insurance and several attorneys had passed on his case. We helped him obtain a substantial settlement outside of court.
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Wrongful Death at a California Skilled Nursing Facility

Cynthia wanted justice for the wrong-doing a skilled nursing home had done to her father, and our attorneys successfully obtained a settlement on her behalf.
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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.
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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.
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Slip and Fall Injury Case

Connie was involved in a slip and fall injury, and as a result, was diagnosed with a rare spinal condition. Berman took the case and achieved favorable results for the client.
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Bicyclist Personal Injury

Debra was run off the road by a motorist while riding her bicycle, resulting in injury. The Berman Lawyers listened, were considerate, and handled her case efficiently.


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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

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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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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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