Robert (Bob) E. Rosenthal heads our personal injury department, using over 40 years of legal experience to provide high-quality, hard-hitting legal representation in these complex cases. With over 150 jury and court trials handled in California, he is uniquely qualified to litigate on behalf of the injured.
JRG takes on the following personal injury cases across the Central Coast:
- Motor vehicle accident injuries
- Wrongful death cases
- Brain Injuries
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Construction industry accidents
- Workplace accident injuries
- Product liability injuries
- Auto/tire defect accident injuries
- Environmental accidents
- Pharmaceutical and medical device liability
- Dog/animal attack injuries
We aggressively work to negotiate with insurance companies, and if the insurance company is unwilling to offer you fair compensation, we are ready to fight for you in court to ensure that you receive the optimum results. Attorney Rosenthal’s trial experience has resulted in numerous million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. We handle every case with the same level of competence and fight, regardless of the severity of your accident, injury, or loss.
What to Expect from Us
When you work with Monterey County personal injury lawyer, Bob Rosenthal, his team manages all legal aspects of your claim so that you may recover in a stress-free environment. Our job is to relieve you, as much as possible, from the stress resulting from your accident and injury so that you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery, while we focus on obtaining your financial recovery. Attorney Rosenthal focuses primarily on accident and injury cases, applying his extensive experience in civil litigation to effectively deal with insurance companies and their attorneys.
A Highly Awarded Attorney
Bob Rosenthal is highly rated by every professional rating service, including AVVO and Martindale-Hubbell, national rating services which provide reviews of lawyers and law firms for consumers and professionals. He also has the highest ethical ratings to assure you that you are represented by a competent civil litigator, not a rookie or “ambulance chaser”.
Bob Rosenthal is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, a membership forum restricted to attorneys who have won million dollar and multi-million dollar settlements. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. In 2015, Attorney Rosenthal successfully tried a single-car accident case to verdict against the vehicle’s manufacturer and was awarded Monterey County’s highest personal injury verdict ever, $12.6 million.
Damages Available in California Personal Injury Claims
After an accident, you are likely facing a mountain of medical bills and the financial strain of being unable to work. As such, it is only natural to want to know how much your personal injury claim is worth. While every case is different, the value of your claim will be highly dependent on factors such as the cause of your accident, the severity of your injuries, the value of your medical expenses, and the quality of your legal representation. It is best to consult with an attorney to get a more accurate idea of the value and types of damages you may be able to recover.
Victims of personal injury in California may recover compensation for:
- Injury-related medical bills and the cost of future care
- Lost income and reduced earning capacity
- In-home care or vehicle modifications necessary due to your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability and disfigurement
- Wrongful death (if a loved one was killed)
California's Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
Like most legal actions, personal injury lawsuits in California are subject to a deadline known as a "statute of limitations" which limits the amount of time an injured plaintiff has to take legal action. Failure to adhere to this deadline generally results in the loss of a plaintiff's right to sue. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in California is two years from the date of the injury.
This deadline may be extended in rare cases where a person's injuries are not immediately apparent or are not discovered until some time has passed. Since complying with the statute of limitations can essentially make or break your case, it is crucial you act fast and speak with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure your legal rights are protected.
Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
As the old adage goes, "a man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client." While it is true that you can negotiate with insurance companies and settle your injury case on your own, your chances of securing a settlement that fully compensates you for all your losses are far lower than if you retain strong legal representation. Insurance companies ultimately do not have your best interests at heart and are primarily concerned with limiting their financial liability. Having a lawyer by your side can help ensure your rights are protected and avoid being bullied into accepting a lower payout than you deserve.
An attorney from our firm can bring the following benefits to your case:
- We can keep your case on track and help you avoid costly delays and mistakes
- We can investigate the cause of your accident and identify all responsible parties
- We can handle all negotiations and paperwork on your behalf
- We can help you maximize the value of your claim and pursue all available damages
- We can bring objectivity to your case during this emotional time
- We can help you understand all your legal options and choose the most appropriate course of action
- We understand how the opposition works and can help you build a stronger case
- We can help you pursue litigation if an acceptable agreement cannot be reached
Schedule a Free Consultation Today!
If you would like to have your case evaluated, please call our offices for a complimentary consultation. We can meet with you to discuss your legal situation and all of your options in simple English or Spanish, never in legalese. We look forward to hearing from you.