Neale & Fhima LLP

Neale & Fhima  LLP

CALIFORNIA PERSONAL INJURY AND LEMON LAW ATTORNEYS DEDICATED TO FIGHTING TO PROTECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.

Firm Overview

We have helped thousands of clients secure millions of dollars in compensation. If you need help standing up for your legal rights in California, give us a call today.

Neale & Fhima is a California law firm that focuses exclusively on representing clients who have Lemon Law claims, and who have suffered personal injuries and lost loved ones in traumatic accidents. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined litigation experience, and together they have recovered in excess of $50,000,000 for their clients' injuries and losses.

When you are in need of legal representation, one of the most important qualities to look for in an attorney is trustworthiness. You have a lot on the line, and you should feel confident in your attorney's willingness and ability to effectively pursue your claim with your best interests in mind. At Neale & Fhima, we understand that this trust needs to be earned, and we are committed to being open, honest, and responsive to our clients' needs. When your case is over, we want you to be completely satisfied not only with the outcome, but also with the service that you received along the way.

Experienced, Personal Legal Representation in Your Time of Need

Too often, law firms put the most effort into getting potential clients to signup with their firm. It's like any other sales process once they get you as a client, in their eyes, they've already won. Then, from the moment when you hand over your claim, the level of timeliness and personal attention that you can expect to receive drops substantially. You become just another case file, and the vast majority of your claim falls into the hands of junior associates, paralegals, and other non-attorney professionals who aren't invested in the outcome of your case.

We take a different approach. We put our clients' needs above all else, and senior partners Matt Neale and Aaron Fhima are personally involved in every single claim. We believe that this is the best way to ensure that our clients have the best chance to secure maximum compensation, and we wouldn't think of managing our firm any other way.

With over 40 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at Neale & Fhima, LLP have helped thousands of clients win cases in California. Working out of Dana Point, San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, our firm is dedicated to providing excellent legal representation to those with Lemon Law claims, those who have suffered personal injuries, and those who have lost loved ones to traumatic accidents. We're committed to being open, honest, and responsive to your needs to ensure that you get the representation you deserve.

Contact Neale & Fhima for a Free, No-Obligation Consultation about Your Legal Rights

If you believe that you may have a Lemon Law, personal injury, or wrongful death claim and would like to speak with an experienced attorney, we encourage you to contact our offices in Dana Point, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or San Diego CA for a free consultation. To speak with one of our attorneys about your claim, call (888) 506-0899 or contact Neale & Fhima online today.
Main Office
Main Office
34188 Pacific Coast Highway
Dana Point   CA  92629
Phone
  • (888) 559-4904
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Auto Accident
Neale & Fhima represents car accident victims in Orange County to ensure they receive compensation for pain, suffering, and financial losses.
Serving People Hurt in Car Accidents Throughout Orange County

It happened. You weren't expecting it, and you didn't deserve it. But, someone hit you, and now you are left to deal with the consequences

Neale & Fhima represents car accident victims in Orange County to ensure they receive compensation for pain, suffering, and financial losses. After four decades in this business, we still believe clients should interact personally with their attorney an approach that sets us apart from other firms. The results speak for themselves.

We have a 99 percent success rate and more than $50 million in verdicts and settlements. If you are suffering because of someone else's careless driving, we are here to help.

Types of Car Accidents We Handle

There are approximately 30,000 collisions in Orange County each year, and no two of them are the same. Part of our job as personal injury lawyers is to illustrate the unique aspects of every case to explain why the amount of compensation we are demanding for our client is reasonable. In broad terms, though, traffic accidents fall into one of several categories. The categories are based on the positions of the vehicles relative to each other at the time of impact:

Rear-end collisions

These accidents occur when a vehicle fails to decelerate in time to avoid contact with another vehicle that has stopped or slowed in front of it. The front of the first vehicle strikes the rear of the second vehicle. When the vehicle gets struck from behind, the force of the impact may push it forward into the rear of a third vehicle, or worse, out into cross traffic at an intersection.

Head-on collisions

These accidents occur when two vehicles collide while traveling in opposite directions on the same roadway. One of the vehicles may have drifted across the center median, attempted an unsafe pass on a two-lane highway, mistakenly entered the freeway on an exit ramp, driven the wrong way on a one-way street, or swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid colliding with an object in its own lane of travel. Injuries are usually catastrophic.

Broadside collisions

Also known as "T-bone" accidents, these occur when a vehicle strikes the side of another vehicle at a perpendicular angle. They often result when a driver tries to make a permissive left turn through a gap in oncoming traffic at an intersection. In this situation, right-side passengers of that vehicle are put in extreme peril, since there is little structural protection to absorb the impact caused by the front of the oncoming car.

Sideswipes

These accidents occur when the side of one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle traveling in the same direction. The first vehicle is said to have "clipped" the second vehicle. Changing lanes or merging without checking the blind spot is a common cause. While the initial impact may be modest, surprised drivers can overcorrect, leading to serious multi-vehicle accidents.

Rollovers

As the name indicates, rollovers occur when a vehicle flips or rolls during a crash. The vehicle may come to rest on its side or its roof, or it may return to an upright position after one or more full rotations. Rollovers typically involve a single vehicle. Of these, 95 percent are tripped rollovers, meaning the car loses traction, goes into a lateral slide, and then encounters a low-profile object (like a curb) that triggers the rotation.

Pile-up accidents

These occur when a traffic incident starts a chain reaction of collisions. Poor visibility is almost always a contributing factor. For example, a dust storm in 1991 caused one of the worst wrecks in our state's history. Here in the coastal areas of Orange County, morning fog is more likely to be the culprit. Of course, poor visibility is not directly responsible for pile-up accidents the real cause is vehicles traveling too fast for conditions.

Not every car accident will fit into one of the categories above. Our law firm is prepared to handle any type of vehicle accident involving serious physical injuries.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

We have helped thousands of clients secure millions of dollars in compensation. If you need help standing up for your legal rights in California, give us a call today.

Neale & Fhima is a California law firm that focuses exclusively on representing clients who have Lemon Law claims, and who have suffered personal injuries and lost loved ones in traumatic accidents. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined litigation experience, and together they have recovered in excess of $50,000,000 for their clients' injuries and losses.

When you are in need of legal representation, one of the most important qualities to look for in an attorney is trustworthiness. You have a lot on the line, and you should feel confident in your attorney's willingness and ability to effectively pursue your claim with your best interests in mind. At Neale & Fhima, we understand that this trust needs to be earned, and we are committed to being open, honest, and responsive to our clients' needs. When your case is over, we want you to be completely satisfied not only with the outcome, but also with the service that you received along the way.

Experienced, Personal Legal Representation in Your Time of Need

Too often, law firms put the most effort into getting potential clients to signup with their firm. It's like any other sales process once they get you as a client, in their eyes, they've already won. Then, from the moment when you hand over your claim, the level of timeliness and personal attention that you can expect to receive drops substantially. You become just another case file, and the vast majority of your claim falls into the hands of junior associates, paralegals, and other non-attorney professionals who aren't invested in the outcome of your case.

We take a different approach. We put our clients' needs above all else, and senior partners Matt Neale and Aaron Fhima are personally involved in every single claim. We believe that this is the best way to ensure that our clients have the best chance to secure maximum compensation, and we wouldn't think of managing our firm any other way.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We Go After Each and Every Responsible Party

Multiple parties may be liable for your injuries. This can come as a surprise to injured motorists, especially when only two cars were involved in the accident. But even then, you may be able to collect from the driver, the owner of the driver's car, an employer of the driver, a government entity, a road construction or maintenance company, a vehicle manufacturer, a bar or restaurant owner, or your own insurance company. Determining which parties are liable and the degree to which each of them is at fault is a crucial service our firm provides in every case.

Matt Neale

Matt Neale is a distinguished personal injury attorney who has garnered a reputation as a tough negotiator and litigator. He is well-respected by judges and other attorneys in the California legal community, and the insurance companies and auto manufacturers know that he isn't afraid to take his clients' cases to trial.

A relentless advocate, Matt has maintained a 99 percent success rate during his decades-long career, and he regularly receives referrals from past clients who have friends and family members in need of experienced legal representation.

Matt has received over $40 million in recoveries for his clients during his career, and continues to use his extensive knowledge and experience to help victims recover after being injured due to no fault of their own, as well as those dealing with lemons.

When not practicing law, Matt enjoys working on classic cars, boating, traveling, and spending time with his 13 grandchildren.

Aaron Fhima

Aaron Fhima is a trial attorney who has secured numerous settlements and verdicts against large corporations and some of the largest auto manufacturers in the world. Representing consumers and injury victims throughout the state of California, Aaron's practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death and lemon law litigation.

Aaron has a long record of success taking on large defense firms; and, like Matt, he doesn't hesitate to take cases to trial when necessary to enforce his clients' rights. Aaron focuses on taking an aggressive approach to representing his clients' interests, and develops creative case strategies designed to win maximum compensation as quickly as possible.

An Orange County native, Aaron is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Tulane University Law School. He is committed to standing up for the rights of individuals in his local community. When he gets a break from practice, Aaron enjoys camping, hiking, skiing, and traveling.

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