The Los Angeles suburb of Manhattan Beach is a mecca for surfing, sun, and shopping, and one of the best places to live, with excellent schools, low crime rates, and plenty of nightlife. But that doesn’t prevent accidents from happening and people from getting injured. In a city with roughly 35,000 people, Manhattan Beach saw 55 car accidents resulting in injuries or fatalities, six pedestrian accidents, and 12 bicycle accidents in a recent year.
Manhattan Beach personal injury lawyer Mickey Fine founded the Law Offices of Mickey Fine more than three decades ago to help accident victims get justice and recover compensation for their medical bills and other damages. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let’s discuss your case and legal options.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Mickey Fine?
Throughout his legal career, attorney Mickey Fine has seen the damage personal injuries wreak on accident victims and their loved ones, from car accidents to truck accidents to preventable falls at local establishments. The costs of ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation add up quickly, especially if the injured person cannot work while they recover. He’s also seen how insurance companies shortchange people in their greatest time of need, putting profits ahead of people.
Mickey founded the Law Offices of Mickey Fine more than 30 years ago to ensure injured accident victims have a voice against insurance companies. In that time, he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. Mickey personally oversees every aspect to ensure he builds a strong case on their behalf. This personalized client-first approach, combined with the firm’s vast resources, maximizes the value of his clients’ compensation.
Contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine and tell us about your case in a free and confidential consultation. We will discuss your legal options and what we can do for you. If you retain us, we will stand by you every step of the way. You can rest assured that a professional will handle all legal aspects of your case so you focus on your own recovery.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury occurs when someone suffers physical and/or psychological harm due to another person’s negligence, carelessness, or ill intention, typically from car accidents, slips and falls, and construction accidents. Personal injury law allows accident victims to seek compensation for their accident-related damages, such as medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. To do this, the accident victim typically files a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party and their insurance provider.
You need a trusted lawyer to guide you through the complex personal injury claims process and protect your rights. You can trust The Law Offices of Mickey Fine to fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
Personal Injury Claims We Handle
The Law Offices of Mickey Fine handle a variety of personal injury cases, including:
- Truck accidents
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liability
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident, including one not listed above, contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine to discuss your legal options. We provide free consultations and case evaluations. You pay us no money unless we recover compensation for you.
Common Injuries We Help With
Some accidents can cause severe or catastrophic injuries.
Some common injuries we see include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries (paralysis)
- Internal bleeding, organ damage
- Wrongful death
Should I Accept a Settlement Offer From the Insurance Company?
Often in personal injury cases, the insurance company offers compensation for your medical bills and perhaps lost earnings to settle your claim quickly.
Only accept a settlement after talking with our personal injury lawyers. Insurance companies don’t consider the full extent of your damages. If you accept their payment, you cannot ask for more money if your injuries require additional medical treatment or prevent you from working longer than anticipated.
A personal injury attorney from the Law Offices of Mickey Fine can evaluate your case, determine the full extent of your injuries both now and in the future, find out how your injuries affect your ability to work and your relationship with your family, and provide a more accurate value of your case.
Research shows that accident victims who hire a lawyer recover much more compensation for their damages than injured individuals who do not retain legal representation. That’s because an experienced lawyer like Mickey Fine understands how accidents can affect an injured person’s life and the compensation they deserve.
What Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?
Several elements can affect the value of your claim, such as:
- Your pain and suffering
- The severity of your accident injuries
- Present and future medical expenses
- Whether the accident caused permanent, disabling, or disfiguring injuries
- Whether you can return to your job in the same capacity as before the accident
- The strength of your evidence
- If you have any witness and/or expert testimonies
- Whether you can hold other parties liable for the accident or incident
What Damages Can Personal Injury Lawyers Recover for You?
Accident victims may recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages, such as:
Also known as special damages, economic damages restore the injured party to the financial position they would have occupied had the injury not occurred. Examples include:
- Medical expenses for the cost of hospitalization, surgeries, doctor visits, prescription medications, rehabilitation therapies, medical equipment, and any other necessary medical treatments related to the injury.
- Lost earnings if your injury causes you to miss work as you recover.
- Loss of earning capacity if your injury permanently affects your ability to earn income at the same level as before the accident.
- Property damage if the accident or incident damaged your personal property.
- Home or vehicle modifications if your injury results in a disability that requires home or vehicle modifications.
Also called general damages, non-economic damages compensate for non-monetary, intangible losses. Examples include:
- Pain and suffering, such as physical pain and discomfort, and emotional distress.
- Emotional distress, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep disturbances, or other emotional and psychological trauma accompanying physical injuries caused by the accident.
- Loss of consortium if your injury results in a loss of companionship, intimacy, or support with your spouse or partner.
- Disfigurement or disability if your injury resulted in permanent scarring, disfigurement, or disability.
- Loss of enjoyment of life if your injury significantly affects your ability to participate in activities you enjoyed before your injury.
Proving Negligence in a Personal Injury Case
Most successful personal injury cases rely on the negligence of another party. The four elements of negligence are duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages. Here’s a closer look at each:
Duty of Care
You must first establish that the other party had a duty of care to act prudently to protect you, and others, from harm. For example, truck drivers must follow traffic laws and ensure their trucks are safe.
Breach of Duty
Then you must establish that the other party breached their duty of care. For example, if a truck driver fails to repair a balding tire, they breach their care of duty when they drive anyway and put others in harm’s way.
The third element demonstrates a connection between the other party’s breach of duty and your injuries for example, the truck driver’s balding tire blows out on the highway, causing him to lose control of his tractor-trailer and collide with your vehicle, resulting in your injuries.
The fourth element is proving that your accident-related injuries resulted in compensable damages under the law. Damages may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and other losses.
What if I’m Partially to Blame for the Accident?
States apply different legal standards when awarding damages to injured individuals who may partially contribute to the accident or incident that injured them.
California follows a more lenient standard called comparative negligence. It recognizes that multiple parties can contribute to an accident. Under comparative negligence, the court reduces the damages awarded to an injured party in proportion to their degree of fault.
The legal team at the Law Offices of Mickey Fine understands the stakes in accidents involving multiple parties. Our lawyer for personal injury will work hard to protect your rights.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me With a Personal Injury Claim?
Mickey Fine takes personal injury cases seriously. His team will assess your case and provide legal advice during a free case consultation.
If you hire the Law Offices of Mickey Fine, we will take the following actions:
Investigate your accident
We will begin with a thorough investigation of your accident and may call on accident scene reconstructionists or medical experts to bolster your case.
Identify all liable parties
Personal injury claims often involve multiple parties. We will seek compensation from all parties who you may hold liable. For example, if a truck driver lost control of his vehicle due to a tire blowout and injured you, we can hold the trucking company liable for not safely maintaining its commercial vehicles.
Value your claim
Insurance companies notoriously undervalue claims. We will review your medical records and, if necessary, talk with your family, doctor, and other experts to determine the full extent of your damages. You deserve compensation for all your losses.
Negotiate for full compensation
Mickey Fine has decades of experience dealing with insurance companies. He knows the tactics they use to get out of paying people injured in accidents what they deserve. He will go toe-to-toe with the insurance company and fight for full and fair compensation on your behalf.
Represent you in court
Sometimes insurance companies refuse to offer a favorable settlement, and we may recommend that you take your personal injury case to court.
In many cases, the threat of an expensive and time-consuming lawsuit will get the insurance company to pay up before a case gets to court. We will continue negotiating with the insurance while preparing your case for litigation. If your lawsuit goes to trial, we will proudly and aggressively represent you and advocate for maximum compensation on your behalf.
Contact the Manhattan Beach Personal Injury Lawyer at Law Offices of Mickey Fine Today
Mickey Fine founded the Law Offices of Mickey Fine more than three decades ago because he has a passion for helping accident victims in their greatest time of need. Through the years, he has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for his clients to help them recover after severe and catastrophic injuries.
Get the personalized care you need and deserve for your personal injury claim. Visit Manhattan Beach personal injury law firm of Mickey Fine online or call (661) 333-3333, and let’s discuss your case during a free consultation.
Law Offices of Mickey Fine – Manhattan Beach Office
1334 Parkview Avenue, Suite 100
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (661) 333-3333
The staff at the Law Offices of Mickey Fine did exactly what Mickey said they would do- they took the personal injury case for my wife and took care of everything. The legal and office staff were always courteous and helpful with answers to my questions. My wife received a very good settlement that she probably would not have received without the help from Mickey Fine and his staff.
By Horace Tumey.