Since 1992, our personal injury law firm has been dedicated to serving injured people throughout California, primarily in San Diego County. We specialize in automobile accidents in Southern California and personal injury. Our personal injury attorneys realize how important it is to get your insurance claim handled right the first time. We will professionally guide you through the personal injury claims process.
There are a lot of personal injury law firms to choose from in San Diego, but we like to think we stand out at the Law Offices of Michael Pines, APC because we're different from the others. Not only do we help our clients receive proper compensation for their personal injuries, but we also put a human face on the law.
Our Client Mistakenly Told Insurance Company He Was Uninjured In Car Accident
Before our client hired us, he told the responsible party, a government entity, that he was not injured in his automobile accident. However, the auto accident caused minor knee problems which worsened over time.
Initial offer: Nothing.
We were then hired and as his personal injury attorneys we immediately corrected the formal government claim and had to file a lawsuit.
Final Recovery: We were able to recover $100,000 for our client's personal injury.
Automobile Accident Resulting in the Wrongful Death of 86-Year-Old
A van, driven by our client, was broadsided by a car driver who had no automobile accident insurance. The deceased person's automobile accident insurance company stalled until our client's husband died despite receiving a timely demand and all the necessary information about the car accident.
Initial offer: $300,000 from the responsible party's automobile accident attorney.
Final Recovery: After a complicated argument concerning California law and the calculation of what medical bills are recoverable, $940,000 was awarded to our client.
4660 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego CA 92122
Yes, we offer a free and personal consultation and we are available on an emergency-basis 24 hours a day. Contact us now and an attorney will get back to you immediately.
We work with clients using a "contingency fee." This means we are only paid if we recover or win money for the client. Contact us for more information.
Contingency fee only.
8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday; 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Saturday and Sunday; 24 hour live answering service.
Jennifer Rij, Paralegal
Spanish and Farsi
Michael chose to be a personal injury lawyer because he wanted to help people. Michael excels at fighting for individual causes, and enjoys taking on cases that may seem "impossible" to the average attorney. Michael stands up for the people, especially for those individuals who may be facing a tough situation. He helps good people make the best out of a terrible situation.
We strive to help our clients understand the difficult legal issues that arise in their cases. We do so by providing a wealth of legal resources on our firm's website. Future and existing clients can access personal injury claim information, statute of limitation information for the state of California, general release information, and much more at www.SeriousAccidents.com.
We review all relevant documents prepared and/or provided by our clients.
Being that the law is complex in nature, and often changing, we are unable to coach individuals who are interested in representing themselves.
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who has represented major corporations such as Pepsi Cola, American Airlines, Arrowhead Water, and many more. He has also represented real estate developers and various HMOs and has handled medical malpractice cases filed against doctors, dentists, and pharmaceutical companies.
While he was an insurance attorney, Michael learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael's inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Michael knows the entire range of benefits that insurance companies are willing to pay if legal arguments are presented correctly and losses are assigned.
Michael's time as an insurance company defense attorney, initially shaped his career path to focus on personal injury. However, prior to defending insurance companies, Michael was influenced strongly by working with people from a young age. Before Michael became an attorney, he worked with people in ordinary settings and he learned to treat individuals with the respect they deserved, especially in less-than-favorable situations. Through this experience, Michael saw that treating people the right way, with respect and common sense, made all the difference in achieving effective results that pleased both parties.
Michael's strength and style focuses on honesty, integrity, and common sense. He is diligent in getting back to his clients as soon as possible, whether by phone or email. Michael delivers results for his clients as a creative leader, and prides himself on being an outside-the-box thinker.Personal interests:
In his spare time Michael enjoys traveling, racquetball, swimming and reading.
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