California Law Firm Seeks Remedies for Accident Victims
Monrovia lawyer represents clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases
When you or a loved one have been harmed by another’s wrongful behavior, taking legal action can be an important step in achieving justice and relieving financial burdens. At the Law Office of Kevin B. Sawkins in Monrovia, I bring 24 years of professional experience to assisting San Gabriel Valley and Southern California residents who are looking to file personal injury and wrongful death claims, particularly in relation to premises liability and motor vehicle accidents.
Skilled attorney pursues claims for motor vehicle accident injuries
Traffic accidents can occur when a driver behaves carelessly and to the detriment of others. As in most personal injury cases, accident victims who file a claim within two years of the date of the injury may be able to recover damages such as medical expenses, lost wages and lost earning capacity as well as non-economic damages for disfigurement or pain and suffering. However, under California law, your recovery in a verdict is reduced if you’re found to be partly responsible for your injury. In addition to car accidents, I also handle other cases involving motor vehicle accidents and truck accidents which require distinct approaches and accounting for vehicle design and relevant industry considerations. My experience in this area of law allows me to present robust arguments in your favor during litigation or negotiation.
Determined counselor identifies issues in premises liability cases
A party who owns, leases, occupies or controls a piece of property is responsible for maintaining the property in a reasonably safe condition. I have experience with a variety of premises liability cases, including:
- Slip and fall accidents — Slip and fall accidents are commonly caused by spills and leaks, loose or broken equipment and other potentially hazardous conditions. If the owner was aware of the condition and failed to repair or give adequate warning of it, you may be entitled to compensation. I can help you identify the liable parties in your case, including employers and parent companies responsible for commercial property.
- Dog bites — In California, dog owners are liable for injuries caused by their pets. Victims are eligible for recovery even if the dog had never bitten another person. Notable exceptions apply if the alleged victim was trespassing, provoking or tormenting the dog or if the dog was carrying out law enforcement services.
If you are dealing with a premises liability matter, I will aim to hold the key parties responsible and recover to the fullest extent allowed under California law.
Experienced attorney helps clients recover compensation for wrongful deaths
My firm represents individuals who have lost loved ones due to someone else’s negligent or intentional acts. California law allows surviving family members to file wrongful death claims in order to seek damages for the cost of the loved one’s funeral and medical care as well as personal losses, including loss of financial support and loss of companionship. Using my substantial knowledge of the state law governing wrongful death cases, I will advocate vigorously on your behalf for a just outcome.
Contact a Monrovia personal injury lawyer to schedule a free consultation
At the Law Office of Kevin B. Sawkins, I pursue personal injury claims on behalf of accident victims in San Gabriel Valley and Southern California. For focused, compassionate legal assistance, call 626-424-0150 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my office in Monrovia.