Southern California Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys
Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie, Inc.4400 MacArthur Boulevard
Newport Beach, California 92660
(949) 752-7474 or(866) 981-5596
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONAt Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie, Inc., the attorneys have a collective experience of 115 years, and each lawyer has tried and settled hundreds of personal injury cases.
We, at no charge to the client, believe that an auto accident case can be won at the early stages of lawyer involvement by excellent accident investigation and applying excellent lawyer skills on every auto accident case uniquely. We do not rely solely on the accident investigation conducted by the police or the client version of how the accident occurred. Instead, we do everything in our power to marshal every piece of evidence to support our version of the auto accident. We feel every lawyer should do the same.
Our focus will be on the help you need. We know you may be unable to work due to your injuries, and as a result, are facing financial challenges. To make matters worse, the medical bills keep coming and your stress is becoming too much to bear. We strive to help injury victims soar above, not just survive an injury accident. If we take your case, we will use all our tools acquired over many years successfully handling personal injury cases to guide you through this difficult time in your life.
Year this Office was Established: 1975
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Dog Bites
Areas of Law Description
At Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie Inc., the Southern California injury lawyers represent clients on the following areas of practice:
- Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are different from automobile accidents. Motorcycle accidents require a specialized attorney, one that understands the unique liability issues and how to overcome controversy. We have represented a number of motorcycle enthusiasts over the years. These riders have provided us with the opportunity to represent them in many different types of accidents, from a sideswipe of the rider, to failure to maintain roadways from defects. We have also represented motorcyclists who were rear ended, struck by a left turning vehicle or injured when a motorist opens the driver door without looking as you pass by. The fact of the matter is that like bicycle riding, motorcycling with vehicles nearby poses a real and serious danger. Motorists either fail to yield the right of way or are oblivious to you on the road. In either case, you deserve to be represented by a California motorcycle accident attorney devoted to your case.
- Bicycle Accidents
Bicycling is a great form of exercise and is considered to be one of the most popular recreational activities in the United States. However, riding a bicycle carries hazards that are more serious than operating a motor vehicle, making an injury from a bicycle accident especially devastating. As a bicyclist, you share the road with other drivers who may be distracted or negligent, which can lead to severe, life changing injuries. Roadway defects that are not an issue for other vehicles can cause a catastrophic bicycling accident. If you have been injured in a cycling accident, you need to talk with an experienced bike accident lawyer.
- Dog Bites
In most cases, the dog’s owner should be and is held liable for dog bite injuries. An Orange County dog bite lawyer should have the experience to handle a case such as this, as many special state and local statutes apply. Our office is on the forefront in representation of dog bite victims. Not only are we representing dog bite victims as against the owners of the dog, but against the owners of the home where the dog is kept, if the owner was a renter, and we are leading the way in requiring cities and the State of California to enforce their statutes and laws or be subject to action against the victim.
- Car Accidents
Car and auto accidents cause damage to more than just vehicles. Crashes result in serious injuries and financial devastation to you and victims like you. As an Orange County auto accident lawyer, not only do we see you have to cope with a painful injury, you are also forced to deal with an insurance company that may be uncooperative, unfair and obstructive. You may be asked to unfairly give over medical records, or give recorded statements intended to hurt your case later. We see many cases each year ruined in this way, which is why insurance companies insist on these procedures even though the accident is not your fault.
- Truck Accidents
There are very few accidents as devastating as a truck accident. A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and when an inexperienced or tired trucker is behind the wheel of one of these vehicles, the outcome can be tragic. Within the trucking industry, companies are constantly looking for ways to save money. Trucking companies have been known to cut corners by poorly maintaining trucks, overworking drivers and failing to properly train their employees. Over the past few years, it has even been discovered that truckers were forging important medical certificates and obtaining fraudulent commercial licenses. As a result, truckers are on our roads and have no business being behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler. If you have been injured in a truck accident caused by the truck company or driver's negligence, you can and should hold the trucking company accountable.
- Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian are particularly vulnerable in automobile accidents, poor street construction, sidewalk defects and municipality negligence. Impacts with any type of vehicle may cause serious injury or even death. It is important to obtain a qualified accident attorney who understands your rights as a pedestrian and your injuries. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you have many rights that most clients do not know exist. The pedestrian is protected from collisions far more than any other accident victim, because a car against a pedestrian is a no win situation for the pedestrian. Therefore, even if a pedestrian may be jaywalking, or crossing outside a crosswalk, there may still be liability against the careless driver and you may be able to recover for your injuries.
- Wrongful Death
When your loved one has been taken from you, there is simply no amount of money that will replace that person. Yet our society tries to compensate you through this evaluative process. Because of the insensitivity of the law and of insurance companies in this area of law, these cases require the most attention and knowledgeable help from an experienced wrongful death attorney. While there are some competent attorneys in California who are qualified to handle a wrongful death case, unfortunately there are more that are not competent enough.
- Bus Accidents
Many injury victims do not realize that special laws protect bus operators from liability if certain claims are not filed immediately and properly. While you are recovering from your injuries or grieving over the loss of a loved one, the bus company has sent investigators to examine the scene, talk to witnesses, talk to the police and make a case against liability. You need someone protecting your claim while you recover. You need a California bus accident lawyer to make sure the investigation is fair to you.
- American Bar Association
- Orange County Bar Association
- Consumer Attorneys of California
Mr. Robert F. Allen, Jr.
Bad Faith Insurance, Product Liability, Truck Accident
Mr. James E. Ballidis
Animal Bites, Auto Dealer Fraud, Automotive, Back and Neck Injury, Bicycle Accident
Mr. John C. Flatt
Business Litigation, Car Accident, Estate and Trust, Will
Mrs. Suzanne Leslie
Animal Bites, Back and Neck Injury, Bicycle Accident, Birth Injury, Brain Injury
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