When it comes to a catastrophic personal injury or a wrongful death, you need a law firm that really understands how challenging these complex lawsuits can be.
At Booth & Koskoff, we’re confident in our legal skills and expertise because for years we have specialized in these types of difficult cases. We’re proud of our track record of successful verdicts and settlement awards for people just like you.
Care and understanding
Our experience has given us a heartfelt compassion for the people we help each day. We understand that the impact on your life can be physical and financial, and emotionally challenging as well.
And we recognize that the devastating impact of a death or a serious injury can affect a larger group of family members and close friends.
Holding them accountable
Many times, our clients rely on us to ensure that the big businesses and others at fault are held accountable for their actions. Fair verdicts and settlements can be satisfying. But even more important is ensuring that justice is served.
Areas of Expertise
Most automobile manufacturers resisted installing airbags in their cars for many years, until the federal government finally mandated it in the late ‘80's. Then the same companies that resisted this technology for so long started changing their tune completely. They started trumpeting how their cars supposedly had more and better airbags than their competitors’ cars. TV ads showed airbags deploying in slow motion, making them look like big, fluffy pillows.
Every year, thousands of Americans suffer catastrophic injuries and death as a result of automobile crashes.
While automobile crash cases are the most common type of personal injury case, they are often not as simple as they might first appear, particularly when serious injuries or deaths are involved.
We are among a very small handful of law firms in California who have consistently obtained outstanding results in dangerous roadway cases against governmental entities.
If the governmental entity has designed or maintained a roadway in a dangerous condition, making crashes more likely to occur (or more likely to cause serious injuries), it can be held liable. These cases are extremely difficult and require painstaking preparation in order to uncover the history of how a roadway has been designed and maintained and to determine how the roadway condition has contributed to the plaintiff’s crash.
We have a great deal of expertise in automobile defect cases. These are cases in which the plaintiff claims that an automobile was designed or manufactured in such a way as to increase the risk of a crash occurring or increase the severity of the plaintiff’s injuries.
Examples of these types of cases include airbags that kill children or fail to deploy at all, seat belts that malfunction, tires that fall apart during normal driving conditions and SUV's that roll over.
The men and women who build our homes, office buildings and other structures are faced with life-threatening dangers on a daily basis.
In a matter of seconds, a workplace accident can destroy a construction worker’s ability to work and place him and his family in financial peril.
In a premises liability case, the injured person claims that there was a dangerous condition on someone else’s property that caused him to become injured.
These cases come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the bottom line is that the plaintiff must prove that the property owner knew (or should have known) about a dangerous condition on his property and failed to make it safe or, if it could not reasonably be made safe, failed to warn the plaintiff about the condition before allowing him to come on to the property.
Companies that manufacture products can be required to compensate a person who is injured while using the product, if the product is unsafe or lacks sufficient warnings.
We have specialized in products liability cases for almost 50 years. These cases require a tremendous investment of time and money. The attorney must perform a great deal of research and investigation in order to understand how a particular product works, why a particular accident has occurred and how the product could have been made safer to avoid such an accident.
The pharmaceutical industry is an extraordinarily big business, involving billions of dollars in sales. Unfortunately, whenever that kind of money is involved, safety can be lost in the shuffle.
Companies push to get drugs on the market as quickly as possible, in order to maximize their profits, and sometimes fail to perform sufficient testing or provide sufficient warnings about the dangers that these drugs present.
As we all learned in grade school, railroads played a critical role in the expansion of the United States from a small group of states on the East coast to a nation that spans across much of North America.
But as time went on and our population expanded, the potential for dangerous collisions between people and trains increased dramatically.
We all rely on insurance to protect us in the event of catastrophes such as serious illness, disability, death of a loved one or major property damage.
Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t always live up to the promises that they make when they sell us insurance policies and collect our premiums every month.
There is no more despicable crime than the sexual or physical abuse of a vulnerable person, such as a child or a person with a disability. The psychological and emotional damage caused by these incidents can affect the victims for the rest of their lives.
Unfortunately, institutions such as schools and churches too often turn a blind eye to the potential for sexual and physical abuse in their midst and too seldom set up the sorts of hiring, training and supervision procedures that would prevent such abuse from occurring. As a result, they unwittingly provide safe havens for perpetrators.
There are two parts to every personal injury case.
The first is proving that the defendant caused the plaintiff’s injuries.
The second is proving what those injuries are and how much money will be needed to fully compensate the plaintiff for his medical expenses (both past and future), his lost wages, his physical pain and impairment and the dramatic loss in the quality of his life.