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Car accident lawyers with over 30 years of trial experience. 

Finding the right lawyer is essential after a car accident. Any lawyer you hire must understand how insurance companies think. We do.

We used to work for insurance companies for almost 30 years. Make no mistake about it, insurance companies are in business to make money and to do that they try to spend as little as they can on settlements. Insurance companies are not interested in paying you unless you make them.

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Personal Injury Attorneys

California law provides that a person injured in a car accident is entitled to compensation for damages. There are two types of losses. The first type is called “economic” losses. These include such things as medical bills and lost wages. The second type is called “non-economic” damages. These include pain and suffering. We help you recover both.

What to do after a car accident injury?

What to do after a car accident injury?

First, seek immediate medical treatment. After an accident, victims have common questions. Should I hire a large firm or a family friend who happens to practice law? Does having trial experience matter? The right lawyer makes the difference!

MCIS Lawyers: Car Accident Attorneys

Seek Immediate Medical Care After A Car Accident

A person injured in a car accident should seek medical care immediately. The failure to do so can affect recovery and also affect how the insurance company compensates the victim. Call MCIS Lawyers should you need assistance with your medical treatment. 

Insurance Company Tactics to Deny Claims

Insurance Company Tactics to Deny Claims

For over 30 years, we worked for insurance companies. We know the tricks and tactics they use to deny car accident claims. One of the most used tactics is to argue a person was not hurt because he or she delayed in seeking treatment. 

Senior Trial Attorney

MARK CUNNINGHAM

Senior Negotiation Attorney

IKE SHERMAN

Associate Attorney

TIM SIMMEN

Personal Injury Attorneys

We defended the insurance companies cases for many years. As defense attorneys, we helped evaluate claims for settlements. We know the critical factors the insurance company considers. We understand how insurance companies think and assess cases. This knowledge allows us to present your case in the best way possible to maximize your recovery.

“I was in a car accident were my shoulder was severely injured, for no fault of mine. Regardless of that fact, insurance company was not offering anything substantial for the harm I suffered. All that changed when I met Mr. Cunningham and Mr. Sherman at MCIS Lawyers.”

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Car Accident Lawyer

Errol Watson
Car Accident

“Ike Sherman helped us following a motorcycle accident on a freeway in LA. From start to finish, we were walked though the process, they handled the case and took the paperwork weight off our backs and gave us a chance to recover. Highly recommend their services, it really is the way to go. Thanks again to the MCIS Lawyers!”

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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Billy Poulos
Motorcycle Accident

I was seriously injured in a truck accident. This was my first accident and I did not what to do and how to deal with my injuries. I did a lot of online research and finally chose MCIS Lawyers. The reasons I chose this firm is because they are former insurance defense lawyers and have experience dealing with such cases.

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Truck Accident Lawyer

Gene Elkin
Truck Accident

Medical Treatment

Victims of car accidents do not always have health insurance. The absence of coverage does not mean you do not have access to competent and credible medical treatment. Many qualified and skilled doctors will work on a lien. A lien is an agreement that means you promise to pay the doctor after you have settled your case.

CALL US AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

You should not have to worry about your medical care or payment. At MCIS Lawyers, we will walk you through this most trying experience and help you recover. Call us for a free consultation.

Car Accident Lawyers
Personal Injury Trial Lawyers

Although there are many personal injury lawyers, there are very few trial lawyers. And of those who have gone to trial, only a few belong to the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”).

ABOTA is the pre-imminent group of trial lawyers in the United States. Each member of ABOTA must have a minimum of 20 jury trials. Less than one-half of one percent of practicing personal injury lawyers belong to this organization.

Why Choose MCIS Lawyers:
Car Accident Lawyers

Many personal injury lawyers have a reputation of settling on the courthouse steps. Insurance companies know the lawyers who are afraid and those who go to trial. We are lawyers that have no problem going to trial, and will fight to get you the largest settlement. 

Over 30 Years of Car Accident Trials

The first thing an insurance company looks for is the trial experience of the lawyer. 

Maximize the money you receive!

Claims adjusters usually wait until closer to trial and force the lawyer to take a lesser amount.

Get a reasonable settlement offer!

Insurance companies have a lot of money and can afford the best trial lawyers to defend lawsuits. 

Local Car Accident Lawyers

No “low-ball” settlement offers by the insurance companies. Our attorneys do not sell out when your case gets closer to trial.

Hit By A Speeding Car As I Was Making A Left Turn

Hit By A Speeding Car As I Was Making A Left Turn

Introduction Turning left can be dangerous. A driver has to anticipate the actions of approaching vehicles. This article addresses accidents involving left-turning cars. Calfornia Law About Left Turning Vehicles California law provides that the driver who plans to make a left turn must yield to all oncoming vehicles close enough to constitute a hazard during the turning movement. California Law About Oncoming Vehicles The Vehicle Code states that no person can drive faster than is reasonable...

Am I At Fault If I Hit A Disabled Car On The Freeway?

Am I At Fault If I Hit A Disabled Car On The Freeway?

Introduction A common sight on the freeway is a disabled car. However, a broken-down car can be a particularly dangerous hazard at night. This article addresses the responsibilities of the approaching driver. California Law The Vehicle Code states that no person can drive faster than is reasonable under the circumstances. The law further provides that a driver must always be alert and attentive to the surroundings. How The Law Works The liability or fault of an approaching vehicle depends on...

Driving Without A License

Driving Without A License

Introduction California drivers are required to drive with a valid driver's license. Driving without a license is illegal. However, an unlicensed driver can still collect damages when injured in a car crash. A License Is Mandatory The California Vehicle Code mandates that all drivers have a license. A driver can be fined or cited for driving without a license. When one is licensed to drive and merely fails to carry the license with him, he is guilty of an infraction or fine. Typically, a court...

Do I Have A Case If I Was Injured While Jaywalking?

Do I Have A Case If I Was Injured While Jaywalking?

Introduction Many pedestrian accidents occur every year. Some involve pedestrians who were walking outside a crosswalk, called "jay-walking." The common question is, does jay-walking bar a claim for injury? The short answer is, no. This article addresses the duty of care between drivers and pedestrians. Driver Has A Greater Responsibility To Exercise Caution Under California law, a pedestrian and driver are both charged with a duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid an accident. However, a...

Can An Undocumented Immigrants File An Injury Claim?

Can An Undocumented Immigrants File An Injury Claim?

Introduction Yes, an undocumented immigrant can seek damages for injuries suffered in an accident. Many hardworking Californians are undocumented. California law protects the undocumented immigrant hurt in a car collision. Immigration Status California law states that a person's immigration status is not relevant. A person's status cannot be used against him or her when seeking fair compensation for injuries suffered in a car crash. Our lawmakers understood the importance of protecting the...

Do I Have An Injury Claim If Injured At Work?

Do I Have An Injury Claim If Injured At Work?

Introduction Accidents at the workplace are common. In most cases, the injured worker receives compensation through workers' compensation. Some workers suffer injuries because of the negligence of persons or companies other than the employer. This article addresses a worker's rights when injured on the job. Workers Compensation Workers' compensation is a form of insurance. It provides payment for lost wages, medical benefits, impairment, and vocational rehabilitation to employees injured on...

Do I Have A Case If I Was Injured In On An Electric Scooter?

Do I Have A Case If I Was Injured In On An Electric Scooter?

Introduction Electric scooters are now a conventional means of transportation. Many users are injured every year on scooters. This article addresses accidents that occur during the use of scooters.   Legality Of Scooters There are many scooters operated by several companies. The major players are Spin, LimeBike, and Bird. Bird, based in Santa Monica, started in 2017. LimeBike is a San Francisco company that also started in 2017. Spin is also a San Francisco company that began in 2016. The...

Can I Change Lawyers If I Am Unhappy?

Can I Change Lawyers If I Am Unhappy?

Under California law, a client has the right to fire his or her attorney at any time. A client can change lawyers whenever the client loses confidence in either the integrity or the judgment or the capacity of the attorney. A discharged attorney has the right to assert a lien for attorney’s fees and costs against a later settlement. The discharged attorney is entitled to receive no more than the reasonable value of the attorney’s services up to the time of discharge. The discharged attorney...

What Do I Do If My Child Is Injured?

What Do I Do If My Child Is Injured?

Introduction A person younger than 18 is considered a minor in California. There are special rules to prosecute a case on behalf of a minor. This article addresses some of those essential rules. Compensation An injured child (minor) due to the fault of another is entitled to compensation. There are two types of damages. The first kind is called economic losses. Past and future medical expenses are economic losses. In severe injury cases, the child can recover damages for loss of earning...

What Do I Do If I Was In An Uber Accident?

What Do I Do If I Was In An Uber Accident?

Introduction Accidents involving Uber and Lyft drivers are complicated. These transportation companies take the position that their drivers are not employees. They are independent contractors. They take the view that they are not liable for the negligent actions of their driver. We have fought these issues and succeeded.   Employer Liability For The Acts Of The Driver California has a law that states that an employer is liable for the negligent acts of an employee that occur during...

What If I Don’t Have Health Insurance?

What If I Don’t Have Health Insurance?

Introduction We understand the stress a victim suffers as a result of injuries from a car collision. We know the anxiety the victim and their family experiences. Victims suffer anxiety over questions such as, who will pay my medical bills? What To Do? We understand that not everyone can afford health insurance. We know medical experts and providers who can treat you on a lien basis. A lien means that there is no payment for medical services upfront. The doctor or medical provider agrees to...

What Treatment Do I Need After An Accident?

What Treatment Do I Need After An Accident?

Introduction A common question asked by a victim of a car accident is, who do I see for treatment? This article answers that question. It guides those who have been hurt by the wrongful act of another. Compensation For Injuries California law provides that a person injured in a car collision is entitled to compensation for his or her damages. There are two types of losses. The first type is called "economic" losses. These include such things as medical bills and lost wages. The second type is...

Do I Have To Go To Court For A Injury Claim?

Do I Have To Go To Court For A Injury Claim?

Introduction Every injury case has two parts. The first part is called the pre-litigation stage. The second part is called the litigation phase. The vast majority of cases settled during the pre-litigation or litigation period. A tiny percentage goes to trial, which is commonly called "going to court." Pre-Litigation Phase California has a two-year statute of limitations for injury cases. The law requires the filing of a lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident. Most cases settle...

What Kind Of Doctor Do I Need For My Injury?

What Kind Of Doctor Do I Need For My Injury?

Introduction A common question asked after a car crash is, who do I see for my injuries? The answer depends on the nature and extent of the damage to your neck or back. Some injuries are pretty standard, such as whiplash injuries, which are typically a neck or back sprain. These types of injuries recover over time with the help of physical therapy and medication. Other injuries, such as damage to a disc, can be much more complicated and do not respond to conservative treatment. In this...

What Kind Of Lawyer Do I Need?

What Kind Of Lawyer Do I Need?

Introduction A common question after a motor vehicle collision is, what kind of lawyer do I need? There are thousands of lawyers. Deciding on the right lawyer can be daunting. This article addresses the best lawyer to hire if you are in a car crash. Trial Experience Although there are many personal injury lawyers, there are very few trial lawyers. And of those who have gone to trial, only a few belong to the American Board of Trial Advocates ("ABOTA"). ABOTA is the pre-imminent group of trial...

Do I Need A Lawyer?

Do I Need A Lawyer?

Introduction A common question by people injured in "minor" car accidents is, do I need a lawyer? The answer is, you don't need a lawyer to resolve an injury claim, but you do so at your own peril. Insurance adjusters are trained to negotiate claims. Their goal is to settle the case for as little as possible. Why Hire A Lawyer? First, an experienced lawyer can help you find the best treatment for your injury. In our experience, most car accident victims do not know who to go to after an...

Can I Handle My Personal Injury Case By Myself?

Can I Handle My Personal Injury Case By Myself?

Introduction Many people who get involved in traffic accidents don't want to hire a lawyer. They want to save money and don't want to pay the attorney 33 1/3% of the recovery. They figure they can do it themselves. This article addresses the pitfalls in trying to handle a case on your own. Pre-Litigation Statistics show that the settlement value of a case increases by three times when a lawyer is involved. Why? A skillful lawyer knows the evidence needed to support a claim. The lawyer also...

How Do I Select A Lawyer In The Santa Clarita Valley?

How Do I Select A Lawyer In The Santa Clarita Valley?

MCIS Injury law is your local Santa Clarita Valley personal injury law firm. INTRODUCTION Finding the right lawyer in the Santa Clarita Valley is essential. After an accident, victims have many questions. Should I hire a large firm or a family friend who happens to practice law? Should I hire a trial lawyer? How much experience should a lawyer have? What kind of experience should my lawyer have? These are all critical questions that can be the difference between winning and losing. WHY CLIENTS...

Do I Have a Case After a Slip and Fall?

Do I Have a Case After a Slip and Fall?

Trip or slip and falls are the most common types of accidents. Many of these accidents occur because of a defect on the property. This article addresses the liability of business or property owners when falls occur. Dangerous Conditions Created Slip and Fall Some accidents occur because the pedestrian merely is not paying attention. Other accidents occur because the property or business owner creates a hazard or allows a dangerous condition to remain on the property. Typically, there are two...

Can I Sue the Owner for a Dog Bite?

Can I Sue the Owner for a Dog Bite?

Dog Bite? Can you sue the owner? Bites from a wild or pet dog are frequent. According to one insurance company, California has more dog bites than any other state. Children are more often victims than adults. The bites occur on both private and public property, with more than half occurring at home. This article addresses who is at fault after a dog bite. Dog Bite Fault California has a dog bite law. It says that an owner of a dog is liable for damages if a person is bitten in a public place...

Can I Ride My Bike on the Sidewalk?

Can I Ride My Bike on the Sidewalk?

Ridding Bikes on Sidewalks Many accidents occur because a bicyclist is riding on the sidewalk. This article addresses the legality of riding on a sidewalk, and rules for riding on the roadway. Ridding on the Sidewalk California allows each city and county to decide if a person can ride on the sidewalk. Riding a bicycle on a sidewalk in the City of Los Angeles is allowed. However, the rider cannot disregard the safety of other persons and must yield to pedestrians walking on the sidewalk. Other...

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations?

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations?

California Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury In California, there are deadlines for most lawsuits. These deadlines are called statutes of limitations. This article addresses those deadlines. Statute of Limitations Deadlines The deadlines for some common types of claims are, as follows: Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations two years from the date of the accident. Medical Malpractice is one year from the time of the injury. Claims Against a...

Read-End Car Accidents Injuries

Read-End Car Accidents Injuries

A Rear-End Car Accident hurts! Getting hit from behind by another motor vehicle is the most common type of car accident. This kind of car accident usually occurs because the other driver is distracted. For instance, while eating, using his cell phone, or not paying attention. Also, these accidents commonly happen because the driver is following too close or driving at an unsafe speed for traffic conditions. REAR-END ACCIDENT WHIPLASH INJURIES FROM A READ-END CAR ACCIDENT Neck Sprains and...

Car Property Damage

Car Property Damage

California law states that a person is allowed to recover the reasonable costs of repair if a vehicle is damaged. If the car cannot be repaired and is declared a total loss, damages are the fair value of the car. Sometimes a vehicle cannot be completely restored to its pre-accident condition even after repairs and the owner is entitled to the diminished value of the car. COSTS OF REPAIRS California law states a person whose car is damaged is entitled to the reasonable cost of repairing it....

Prior Concussions

Prior Concussions

Were you involved in a car accident? Did you suffer a head injury in the collision? The studies show your recovery may take longer. There are a significant number of studies that have found that athletes who suffered multiple concussions take longer to heal. For example, in a report published in the journal, Pediatrics, by Boston Children’s Hospital researchers, kids who suffered a head injury took longer to heal if they suffered from a prior concussion. Children who had a history of multiple...

Pedestrian Accidents: Personal Injury Attorneys

Pedestrian Accidents: Personal Injury Attorneys

Are you a pedestrian who has suffered injuries due to the negligence of a driver? Pedestrian accidents can be devastating and life-changing. At MCIS Lawyers, our lawyers have handled cases involving millions of dollars. In one case, the victim was crossing a busy street when he was hit and killed by a motorist who had just crested a hill. A wrongful death lawsuit was filed and the case settled. At MCIS Lawyers, we have extensive litigation and trial experience so as to provide the...

Pay attention to head related symptoms after a car accident

The term Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to damage or destruction of brain tissue. Damage may occur when the head whips forward and back or from side to side, which can cause the brain to hit the inside of the head. This jarring bruises brain tissue and can damage blood vessels, mainly because the inside surface of the head is rough and uneven. PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO HEAD RELATED SYMPTOMS FOLLOWING A CAR ACCIDENT An injury to the brain does not always result in loss of consciousness,...

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys – Personal Injury Law

Motorcyclists are at greater risk of getting in an accident than drivers in a car. Motorcycles are smaller, lighter, and typically driven at a faster speed. These factors make it harder for drivers to see, thus resulting in an accident. Duties Required of Drivers A driver of a car has the responsibility to keep a proper lookout for a motorcyclist, to follow all the traffic laws, and to use reasonable care to avoid an accident. When negligence results in injuries to a motorcyclist as a result...

Is it Illegal to Eat and Drive?

Distraction while driving is one of the most common causes of a car accident. However, no law makes it illegal to eat and drive. DISTRACTION AND CAR ACCIDENTS Operating a car while distracted is a common cause of accidents and in particular, rear-end crashes. As an example, a driver going 60 mph travels about 88 feet a second. A driver who is distracted for just two seconds will have driven almost 200 feet, which is over half a football field. California has enacted laws to help eliminate...

Hit And Run Accident: California Personal Injury Lawyers

For over 30 years, MCIS Injury Law has handled many hit and run cases. This guide discusses what to do if you are injured by a hit and run driver and what you must do before you can seek compensation under your uninsured motorist coverage. IMMEDIATE STEPS AFTER A HIT AND RUN -Take photographs of your vehicle -Obtain a repair estimate for your motor vehicle -Notify the police or appropriate law enforcement agency within 24 hours of the accident -Notify your insurance company immediately and be...

Former Insurance company lawyers

We helped insurance companies prepare strategies to defeat injury claims! We know their tricks and tactics. Our car accident attorneys know how to win your case. We maximize the money you receive. Get what you deserve because of the injuries you suffered. Get a reasonable settlement offer!

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