Welcome to The Law Offices of Michael B. Goldstein

Michael Goldstein Lawyers

We represent the rights of individuals since 1996.




You may have a case if…
  • You have been injured – physically or otherwise

  • Your rights or reputation have been violated

  • Your property has been damaged

  • You have been injured



Personal & Catastrophic Injuries

Hiring the right attorney or law firm to represent you and your business is among the single most important decisions you can make to protect your rights and assets.

Personal injury is a type of law that covers any wrong or damage inflicted upon someone’s person, property, rights, or reputation. A personal injury can happen at work, in a traffic accident, because of a faulty product or repair, on a supermarket’s slippery floor, at a nursing home – just about anywhere. The injury can be physical or psychological. An injury case is viable if it occurred due to the negligence or unreasonably unsafe actions of another person or organization who should have exercised a duty of ordinary care. Take a look below for a more indepth look at Personal & Catastrophic Injuries:

Animal Attacks: Dog Bites and Attacks

Of the nearly 4.7 million people in the U.S. that sustain dog bites every year, about 800,000 require medical attention – a dozen or so are fatal.
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Annual liability can exceed $1 billion. If you own a dog, it is prudent to know what California’s state law requires of you as a dog owner, as well as city and county laws.

Awards and Settlements

We represented a client who was hired to work inside a home. The owners had a dog, which bit our client. We proved liability and sued for compensatory and punitive damages under the law. The client received a very favorable outcome and settlement.

If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog, you need an experienced Los Angeles dog bite attorney to represent your case.

Contact us as soon as possible. As Los Angeles animal attack attorneys, we will evaluate your situation to determine if you have a case.



Auto Accidents

There are hundreds of laws that pertain to your rights as a victim or defendant in a vehicle accident. Do you know them? We do.
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That’s why thousands of clients have relied on Michael B. Goldstein, a Law Corporation, to represent them no matter how large or small the case.

Awards and Settlements

Our client was rear-ended by another vehicle and sustained neck and back injuries, which required medical treatment. We were recovered the maximum six-figure policy limits from the at-fault driver’s insurance policy.

In vehicle accident lawsuits, the court is limited to determining who was at fault and how much in damages must be paid to the victim. If you bring an under-insured or uninsured claim against your insurance company, your insurance will not go up unless you are found to be at least 50 percent at fault. In these cases, both parties may share some responsibility for the accident, or "fault," and a party's comparative fault can affect the amount they recover. That is why you should never offer a statement or admit any fault to an insurance company or anyone else, until you have consulted one of our lawyers.

Never settle with an insurance company until you speak with us. Even the slightest fender bender can result in whiplash, which, over time, can manifest itself as aches and pains in various parts of the body, which you will pay for out of pocket later if you settle too soon without speaking to an attorney. We want to ensure you receive the medical compensation you deserve.


Bicycle Accidents

Bicycles are an inexpensive, environmentally sound way to travel and are excellent for recreation. Yet they pose special problems on the roads.
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Bicyclists are harder to see on the road than vehicles, such as cars and trucks, and they can be more seriously injured when struck. Bicycle-automobile collisions can also involve special safety rules applicable to bicycle riders and the bicyclist's unique maintenance and safety responsibilities.

Michael B. Goldstein, a Law Corporation, has helped dozens of bicycle accident victims obtain compensation far and above insurance companies’ direct offers.

Awards and Settlements

A client was lawfully riding her bicycle on the street when the driver of a parked car suddenly opened his door without first looking, and struck the bicyclist, knocking her off the bike and injuring her. She now has permanent scars on her legs due to the accident. We were able to procure a global six figure settlement, which included both the at-fault party’s policy limits and our client’s underinsured motorist’s bodily injury policy limits.

We obtained a six-figure settlement for a bicyclist who was struck by an automobile making an unsafe lane change. Although our client had no medical insurance, our firm was able to ensure that he received swift and complete medical care to enable full recovery.

Contact us as soon as possible. As Los Angeles bicycle accident attorneys, we will evaluate your situation to determine if you have a case.


Big-Rig Truck Accidents

Trucking accidents account for a high percentage of fatal vehicle accidents. Every 16 minutes someone dies or is injured in a trucking accident.
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Weight and loads notwithstanding, truckers, themselves are under tremendous pressure to meet delivery schedules on time, despite, fatigue and weather and traffic conditions.

Proving liability in trucking accidents is more complex than in a car crash and typically requires keen experts to help reconstruct the accident scene and establish liability.

Awards and Settlements

A client who was driving an automobile was struck from behind by a big rig. We were able to obtain more than $400,000 in restitution.


Burns and Scars

Because your skin plays a vital role in every single bodily function, burn injuries can pose a whole host of ancillary problems. Infection risk is high on the list, simply because skin acts as a physical barrier to the environment.
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Loss of skin causes an inflammatory reaction that allows fluid to leak directly into surrounding tissues, resulting in severe swelling. Moreover, inflammatory reaction has a great effect on other vital systems, placing a burn victim at even greater risk for infections.

Add to that, lung damage from smoke and noxious chemical inhalation, and the potential risk for pneumonia from hospital ventilators.

Severe burns typically will require long-term treatment, including, but not limited to skin grafts, physical, and sometimes psychological therapy. With more than a decade of experience winning burn injury cases, we will make sure you are compensated fairly for your injury.

If you or someone you know has been severely burned from an exploding air bag, scalding liquid, fire, an explosion, inhaling smoke or fumes, electrical shock, chemicals, ultraviolet rays, such as tanning beds, contact us immediately. As experienced Los Angeles burn lawyers, we know what it takes to ensure proper care and treatment for your burn injury and subsequent scarring.

Awards and Settlements

We represented a woman who was burned when her airbag deployed during an auto accident. The chemicals from the airbags burned her, causing minor scarring. We obtained a five-figure settlement.

We represented a woman who was burned by a waxing technician while undergoing a waxing procedure. The wax was too hot for her skin, and the burn from it resulted from in scarring – although minor. We were able to obtain a five-figure settlement for the client.

Contact us as soon as possible. As Los Angeles burn and scar attorneys, we will evaluate your situation to determine if you have a case.


Food Poisoning

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 76 million people across the United States are sickened by food poisoning each year. Roughly 5,000 of them die.
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While the FDA and others enforce strict food safety guidelines and laws, food-borne illnesses are becoming a fact of life in this country. More people eat out at restaurants than in the past, our food sources come from all corners of the world, and there are simply more people handling food today than in the past.

Awards and Settlements

We represented a client who cracked her tooth on a fast food item. We were able to obtain a very quick and favorable result.


Fractures

An adult human body contains 206 bones. A fracture can occur on any of them. Some fractures can clear up without incident.
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Others can cause arthritis and joint problems, deformities, and other medical problems. Certain fractures can cause job and/or lifestyle changes.

Awards and Settlements

We represented a client who suffered a fractured collar bone when she was struck by a commercial truck as she weaved through traffic on a motor scooter. Independent witnesses testified that our client was at fault for the collision. Notwithstanding, we were able to obtain more than $200,000 for her.

Contact us as soon as possible. As Los Angeles fractures attorneys, we will evaluate your situation to determine if you have a case.


Herniated/Bulging Discs

If you suffer a herniated disc injury, it is of utmost importance that you seek immediate legal help from a Los Angeles spinal cord lawyer.
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No matter how slight your pain may seem at the time, you could develop a medical problem, which may not manifest until it’s too late for you to obtain the compensation you need to help ensure healing. Herniated, ruptured, or bulging disc injuries are very common as a result of any type of vehicle accident or other trauma to the back.

Herniated disc victims may feel pain in their back, neck, shoulder area, legs, hands, and other extremities. Yet this pain may not appear right away after the initial trauma.

If you have been involved in a vehicle accident (including bikes, boats, scooters, motorcycles, trains, and planes) you need to seek complete medical and legal attention immediately. We are experienced Los Angeles herniated disc lawyers who have represented numerous clients and obtained tens of millions of dollars in verdicts, settlements, and awards since 1996.

Awards and Settlements

A client of ours who had prior neck surgery was involved in a low speed collision. He sustained new injuries to his neck, which required additional surgery. We were able to obtain the maximum $250,000 policy limits from his insurance company and that of the other driver.


Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle accident personal injury lawsuit is similar to an auto accident lawsuit. One exception is that motorcycle accidents can generally result in much more serious or even catastrophic injuries,
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and consequently involve much higher medical expenses. Studies have shown that motorcycles have the highest crash cost per person per mile. Motorcycle accidents also often involve unique issues concerning registration and insurance.

Choosing the right attorney to represent your motorcycle injury case can make a substantial difference in your compensation award.

Awards and Settlements

Our client was ejected from his motorcycle when a driver ran a stop sign and collided with him. The client sustained a broken clavicle and other injuries. We obtained a six-figure settlement for him.

A motorcycle client was struck by a driver who made an unsafe left turn. The at-fault driver’s insurance company offered him only $10,000. We were able to recover the full insurance policy limits for him of $50,000.

We represented a motorcyclist who incurred medical bills of $13,000 after sustaining injuries from an accident. The at-fault driver’s insurance company offered him a settlement that barely covered these bills. He then retained our firm, and shortly thereafter the at-fault party’s insurance company paid the maximum policy limits allowed by the motorcyclist’s insurance company – a sum well in excess of the original offer.

Contact us as soon as possible. As Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorneys, we will evaluate your situation to determine if you have a case.


Nightclub/Security Negligence

Nightclub owners can be held liable for negligence when their patrons are injured in or near their clubs. The nightclub might have provided inadequate security, or negligently allowed a minor situation to escalate out of control.
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The nightclub might have violated state law or local building codes, such as failing to install sprinklers or failing to provide enough emergency exits, tthus fostering an environment prone to injury. Club security guards, themselves, might injure people.

In the case of nightclub bouncer or security guard injury, there’s often a wide swath of grey area and “he said, she said.” When bouncers or security guards use excessive force, patrons often mistakenly assume guards have more leeway to physically remove a patron than they actually do. These security guards are also frequently responsible for the safety of nightclub patrons. That’s why you need to contact an experienced Southern California nightclub negligence attorney as soon as possible after an incident. It can mean the difference in dropping or pursuing a legitimate case.

Awards and Settlements

A couple was harassed inside a bar by a gang. When the couple left to go to their car, the gang was waiting, and stabbed my client with a knife. An attorney they had initially hired, was only able to negotiate an offer of $75,000 to resolve the case. Dissatisfied with that settlement offer, the client hired our firm, and we were able to obtain $315,000 – more than four times the initial offer.

Contact us as soon as possible. As Los Angeles nightclub negligence attorneys, we will evaluate your situation to determine if you have a case.


Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians can be especially vulnerable targets for inattentive drivers.
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Serious injuries often occur, which require longer medical treatment. Pedestrians are also vulnerable to such hazards as poorly maintained sidewalks, falling tree branches and other debris, and other similar situations caused by someone else's negligence.

Awards and Settlements

While standing curbside, our legally blind client was struck in the face by the side mirror of a city bus. He sustained numerous injuries. The bus company denied wrongdoing and offered no compensation. The client had inadequate medical insurance, and we were able to obtain medical care and a $100,000 settlement from the bus company.

We obtained more than $1 million settlement for the family of a man who was struck by a car, while pushing his son in a stroller across the street. Our client and his son sustained injuries, which contributed to substantial income loss.

A client (himself, a lawyer) was struck by a vehicle operated by a distracted driver. While the client was clearly not at fault, the driver’s insurance company offered him only $5,000. He then retained our firm. We disputed that amount and were able to obtain a $95,000 result for him.

Contact us as soon as possible. As Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorneys, we will evaluate your situation to determine if you have a case.


Premises Liability: Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall

In a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall incident, the property owner or operator has duty to a safe environment.
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If the owner does not maintain safe conditions and is aware of any safety hazards which can cause injuries, the owner is responsible for the injured party’s damages.

Awards and Settlements

Our client slipped on a wet restaurant floor, which had been recently mopped. She injured her back and required surgery. While the settlement terms remain confidential, the settlement amount resulted in very favorable results for our client.

If you have been injured in the greater Los Angeles area because of someone else’s negligence, you need an experienced Los Angeles slip-and-fall attorney to help you obtain compensation.

Contact us as soon as possible. As Los Angeles slip and fall attorneys, we will evaluate your situation to determine if you have a case.


Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Brain and spinal cord injuries often result from falls, sports accidents, violent acts, birth, CO2 poisoning, vehicle and roadway accidents, falling debris and numerous other sources.
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Even a case of whiplash or a seemingly mild blow to the head with minimal symptoms can result in brain damage.

Michael B. Goldstein, a Law Corporation, works with doctors, rehabilitation specialists, accident reconstructionists, and other experts to win compensation on our clients’ behalf.

Awards and Settlements

We obtained a $500,000 settlement for a developmentally disabled client, who sustained head injuries by a “caregiver.” The injuries left him with a slightly lower IQ, severe balance issues, and loss of hearing in one ear. He eventually recovered well from these injuries.

Contact us as soon as possible. As Los Angeles catastrophic injury attorneys, we will evaluate your situation to determine if you have a case.


Wrongful Death

Wrongful death lawsuits are actions that allow close relatives of a person who died as a result of a wrongful act, to recover for lost financial and emotional support.
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The wrongful act may be negligent, such as careless driving or recklessness. Or it may be deliberate, such as murder, homicide, or manslaughter. No matter the circumstances, each wrongful death situation is a tragedy.

As Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys we offer not only compassion, but more than a decade of experience negotiating the often complex cases of wrongful death. We have obtained financial and household compensation, compensation for loss of love, companionship, moral support, and funeral and medical expenses, among others.

Do not delay in contacting the wrongful death lawyers at Michael B. Goldstein, a Law Corporation. Time is of the essence to help preserve evidence and interview witnesses.

Awards and Settlements

We represented a woman who was driving her children to an appointment, when her vehicle was struck head-on by an oncoming car from the opposite lane. This collision resulted in the death of one of her children. We obtained the maximum policy limits for her and her family.

Contact us as soon as possible. As Los Angeles wrongful death attorneys, we will evaluate your situation to determine if you have a case.



Attorney Profiles

Meet The Team:

Hiring the right attorney or law firm to represent you and your business is among the single most important decisions you can make to protect your rights and assets.

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Employment & Labor Matters

Wrongful Termination:

Wrongful termination is just that – the act of wrongfully firing an employee. Numerous federal and state laws exist to protect employees against wrongful termination.

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Class Action

Class Action Law Suites:

A class action suit is really nothing more than a group of people who claim the same injustice or injury against a company.

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