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Experienced California Personal Injury Attorneys Fight for Your Rights

Reputable law firm aggressively pursues full compensation in Salinas, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, and Monterey

Personal injury law allows a person who has been injured to demand appropriate compensation for harm that results from someone’s negligent, reckless or deliberate acts or omissions. If you or someone you love has been injured, or has died as the result of an injury, our knowledgeable attorneys can assess your case free of charge to determine if you have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Personal injuries inflict suffering and financial hardship, but you have rights in the matter. Rucka, O’Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna has been helping victims of negligent harm in the greater Monterey area for more than 25 years. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys will assert your rights and fight to achieve the best result possible for your case.

Dependable counsel for automobile accidents in the Monterey area

Although traffic accidents involving cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians are among the most common causes of personal injury, these cases can be very complicated. You must be able to prove the other driver was at fault and defend yourself from allegations that you should share at least some of the blame for the accident. Since eyewitness testimony is often unreliable, many accident cases depend on evaluations by accident reconstruction experts.

Insurance is another factor complicating these cases. The goal of the insurance company is to settle your claim for as little as possible, rather than to award the settlement a plaintiff deserves. For all these reasons, it is critical to have an advocate on your side who is both a skilled negotiator and an experienced trial attorney.

Knowledgeable attorneys for victims of slip and fall accidents

Property owners and business owners have a duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition. Hidden hazards, such as spills, holes, and debris on the floor, walkways, or stairways, can cause serious injuries. However, it’s not enough to simply claim a hazard existed or even that a hazard caused injury. An injured plaintiff must prove the hazard was hidden and that the property owner was unreasonable in failing to discover it and either remove it or provide an adequate warning. Because your case depends so much on convincing a jury that the landlord was unreasonable, slip and fall cases require detailed investigation and analysis, which our law firm capably provides.

Defective equipment and machinery in workplace injury cases

Workplace injuries frequently occur when a piece of equipment or machinery fails to function properly. In many cases the manufacturer, not the employer, can be held responsible for the defective product. Our experience with manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors throughout California and the country allows us to explore all potential legal theories to help obtain the best possible result for you. These cases are very complex and require expert inspections of the equipment as soon as possible.

Exposure to industrial chemicals and pesticides in the environment

Negligent handling of industrial chemicals and pesticides can cause devastating injuries, illnesses, and even death. These cases require extensive medical expert analysis and the resources to challenge a large corporation. Our personal injury attorneys have more than 200 years of combined legal experience and have achieved excellent results for clients against many of the big chemical companies.

Fighting for victims of elder abuse and neglect

If you have an elder loved one who has suffered harm due to neglect or abuse in a home or nursing facility, we are prepared to fight for their rights. Elders do not have to settle for substandard care or live in fear of neglect when they are most vulnerable. We are determined to help.

Compassionate representation in wrongful death cases

When an accident victim dies from injuries caused by someone’s negligence, the family of the deceased deserves justice. Our attorneys respond with compassion to grieving families and fight aggressively to hold wrongdoers accountable for deadly accidents.

Reach out for experienced legal representation in Salinas, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, and Monterey, CA

With all injury cases, there are strict time limits that govern claims, so the time to act is now. Rucka, O’Boyle, Lombardo & McKenna charges no upfront legal fees for injury cases, and you only pay us when you collect damages through a settlement or court verdict. Call us at 831-443-1051 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation. For the convenience of our clients, we offer same-day appointments and services in Spanish.