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Motorcycle Lawyers In Greater Los Angeles, CA
If you ride a motorcycle, you already recognize: negligent buses, passenger cars, truckers, poorly maintained roads, defective motorcycle parts, and dangerous construction zones remain life-altering aspects beyond your management. If you got into a motorcycle collision in Los Angeles, you require expert, authoritative motorcycle attorneys. You already know some riding injuries turn catastrophic since cycles offer no roll cage protection from injuries to riders or passengers during a crash. You also know that expensive, painful surgeries, physical therapy, and loss of income from being injured remain common problems after motorcycle accidents. You may even get blamed for your crash because many cops and commuters remain biased against motorcyclists.
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- Why Hire Us For Your Motorcycle Accident Injury Case?
Our Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyers help riders hurt in destructive road collisions involving spills on bikes from rider's bone to wrongful death. Since 2015, we have been the injury law firm riders call to seek a large award of money damages when they have suffered a devastating motorcycle accident-related injury.
Motorcycle enthusiasts in Los Angeles accidents have counted on our team to deliver superior legal services. If your accident-related injuries are considerable, don't expect the insurance company or the person who hit you to help. Once people lawyer up, they don't pony over money for your bills and inconveniences. Because of this, we highly encourage riding victims in freeway and surface street accidents to seek a private, no-obligation consultation with an injury attorney. Call Ehline Law Firm for help in standing up to them. Our vast knowledge gained from fighting with ruthless tenacity on behalf of riding victims in Los Angeles has won landmark verdicts and settlements. Because we represent injured riders on a contingency basis, our State Bar licensed lawyers get paid after winning your case.
Should I Hire A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer For My Injury?
Probably. Statistics show that represented parties get more money for personal injury and insurance claims. After calling (213) 596-9642, Ehline Law acts with honesty and sincerity about your success chances. Sometimes we accept injury cases rejected by other firms. Just because the injuries were not severe enough, in their opinion, they rejected you. But don't despair. Were you hurt in a motorcycle crash? If so, call us to tell us about your bodily injury case. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, our lawyer can explain the pitfalls and challenges presented. Because we possess the diligence, skills, and resources to win, Ehline Law Firm is the right choice. Let us assist with your motorcycle accident injury claims. You'll remain in good hands under our faithful guidance.
Unfortunately, it's almost a matter of when rather than if when it comes to motorcycle accidents. Typically, the rider is struck and run off the road by another negligent motorist, but not always. Numerous studies that poor visibility and bad judgment of other drivers in several thousand-pound, four-wheeled vehicles are significant causes of Los Angeles motorcycle accidents.
Are Riders Less Noticeable To Cars? Understanding Inverse Visibility
The freedom of riding a motorcycle is a truly unique and exhilarating experience. We know the surprise and shock when hearing a friend laid their bike down or got into a bad accident. Some experts say it's an inverse visibility issue where the car and truck drivers see the negative space around motorcyclists instead of the actual riders. Sadly, this often leads to wrecks and crashes with motorcycle riders and often at high speeds.
- Additional Threats To Riders
Most riders have personally experienced stories about friends and family in accidents on their motorbikes. From Harleys to Ninjas and three-wheelers, it's relatively easy to spill, crash, or wipe-out on these vehicles. Mix in some very cold or inclement weather, road debris, and distractions from mobile phones, and we have a threatening recipe for disaster. From ladders off the sides of small trucks, tools falling off of tailgates, and debris on the freeway, accident risks abound. Adding the mixture of rain mixing with slick oil residue on the I-405 freeway increases the automobile accident risks. Once you've experienced a motorcycle accident, it's not time to give up. It is time to heal, and over time, you will heal. By seeking the proper, licensed, and insured personal injury law firm, you can begin to put your life back together. And in the meantime, your legal advocate can start the arduous process of seeking justice for your life-changing crash.
Injury Attorney Michael Ehline is a Motorcycle Accident Expert
Injury Attorney Michael Ehline and his specialists have tremendous experience handling motorcycle injury cases in the Los Angeles Courts. Your best interests are always at heart.
The bottom line is, our tier-one litigators make the smart moves both in and out of court. Most of all, our "can do" attitude inspires confidence with wounded, wayward consumers and fear with defendants and their insurers. Call us at your convenience to set up a no-obligation consultation about your recent crash, and we will meet with you expeditiously. As a rider, Michael has had many close calls riding in L.A. So he can place himself in your shoes. Regardless of your motivation to hire us, you get personal relief, knowing we remain elite, dedicated legal professionals. You can be supremely confident you have located elite lawyers who ride.
Getting Down to Brass Tacks - Motorcycle Injuries are in a Class All Their Own?
You heard, right. Motorcyclists are different than your average couch potato. Patriotic, freedom-loving Americans love the feeling of joy that riding brings to life. None would argue that thrill-seekers and alpha personality types are more likely to ride bikes.
But as will be discussed, the risks are significant compared to a car with seatbelts and a roll cage. Furthermore, the bias against riders can be hard to overcome in a court case. So in a personal injury case, motorcycle accident victims are in a class all their own.
What Makes Our Lead Motorcycle Attorney in L.A. Different?
Michael Ehline is our president and hardcore personal injury litigator. He is an honorably discharged U.S. Marine. And Michael understands more than most that motorcycles are an integral part of many people's lives. They are easy to store during deployments, cheap to buy, and even less expensive on gas. You can make lane splits and get around quickly too.
Michael was a motorcycle accident casualty himself. So he knows the cards remain stacked against most fallen riders in most cases.
- Ehline uses his superior skill and knowledge of motorcycle law and riding experience to overcome the obstacles you victim's face.
Because of this, fellow travelers can rest extremely confident that our Law firm knows how to deal with the insurers and police. Also, Ehline Law Firm is abreast of the cutting edge medical procedures available. But even more pertinent, Ehline Law Firm can often help you get that urgent care. These are the first quick steps to protect your legal rights. Because we are aware of the law's pits and valleys like the back of our hand, our professionals get down to bare brass tacks right away.
And it matters not whether you walked away or were "carried away" from the accident scene in an ambulance. We can help. We understand that you may have sustained a temporary or permanent loss of mobility. Perhaps you lost the use of an arm, wrist, leg, or another limb? It happens. Either way, we will fight tooth and nail against unscrupulous insurance companies and other defendants.
As noted above, our lead attorney is a rider. Michael Ehline even goes to the rallies, stays up on the latest bikes, and court rulings dealing with bikers, safety laws, etc. Michael Ehline understands the needs of the military clients who ride. And he gets why they use bikes more than cars. But beyond that, Michael is a sympathetic, inactive United States Marine.
After all, it is for obvious reasons. And these reasons include ease of storage upon deployment (learn more about military motorcycle accidents here). Most of all, this is key in these often complex cases. Rest assured, we know what you want. And we can deliver.
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What is the no recovery, no fee promise? Simple, it means if you get no monetary recovery, you don't pay us our attorney's fee. Our confidence in winning helps you deal with the uncertainty and frustration of a nasty crash. Our robust, steadfast representation has earned us numerous awards and peer recognition in our industry. That is the no recovery, no fee promise. If you were thrown off your bike and hurt during an accidental collision or crash in Greater Los Angeles, there is no out of pocket cost to hire us.
What are Some Steps We Take to Help Protect Your Rights to Money Damages After These Accidents and Injuries?
- You want your motorbike repaired as soon as possible.
- You want a law firm local to Los Angeles County Courts.
- You need someone to find evidentiary holes in biased police reports.
- You deserve lawyers with thousands of successful cases from start to finish.
- You want to hire an award-winning Super Lawyers Rising Star.
- You want a former U.S. Marine running the Firm.
- You want convenient locations statewide.
- You Want lawyers with millions of dollars recovered.
- You want a free initial consultation.
- You want lawyers who advance costs.
- You want lawyers who ride. WE RIDE!
If this list of expectations appeals to your needs, then keep reading. We think other features about us make us an even more attractive choice.
Physical injury cases in Los Angeles can often cause severe damage to your body. Legal injuries are not just physical injuries because they include emotional harm, economic loss, or reputational injuries. Legal injuries encompass privacy violations, property, or violations of your constitutional rights. Below, we will discuss physical injuries. The are many causes of injuries. Examples include bad falls from tripping, blows to the head with weapons, or flying objects.
Vehicle accidents with bikes causing closed head injuries remain very common in Los Angeles. Often, major trauma injuries from motorcycle accidents cause prolonged disabilities, coma, and death. As an aside, in 2013 alone, 4.8 million people passed away after any number of injuries or blunt trauma. This whopping 4.3 million increase from 1990 keeps going up. Over 30% of all injuries were from traffic accidents.
The upside is that since 2013, 367,000 fewer children have died in accidents, which means less than five kids died from injuries, representing a drop by 766,000 fatalities since 1990. But injuries still cause 9% of all deaths globally and remain the number 6 leading cause of deaths. Most transportation injuries occur in or nearby cities like Los Angeles.
Riders get lucky if they escape a crash with mere:
- Rib Fractures.
- Broken Wrists.
- Fractured Ankles.
- Bruising injuries.
- Scrape injuries.
- Black and blue marks remain common after spilling your bike.
Sometimes you think you are ok and fail to go to Urgent Care for your injuries. For example, a physician should examine a person's knee limping with radiography's help right away. Continue to walk can further tear an ACL or damage cartilage under your knee cap. Ruling out a cerebral laceration or another problem remains vital in damages mitigation.
Getting to the doctor right away can rule out hidden ailments. We have an experienced staff of legal experts with resources oriented towards traffic accident victims. These people exactly know what they need to do to increase the value of your case. Moreover, whether you were following safety protocol or not, we can still help. So why not let the apostles of motorcycle law at Ehline Law Firm help you too?
Heavy Traffic and L.A. Motorcyclists - What are the L.A. Motorcycle Incident Statistics?
Take a look at Los Angeles motorcycle accident statistics. After you do, it is hard to imagine why you would purchase a motorcycle, let alone ride one.
Many enthusiasts trying to get from point A to point B safely are killed or wounded in motorcycle collisions every day. Statistics show a chance of a smash-up is higher in the geographic area of L.A. [1. The Hurt Report 1981] Riders don't have a case against the four-wheeled, steel beasts we call automobiles. In 2014, the California Office of Traffic Safety ("OTS") stated that motorcycle wrecks composed 1,773 of Los Angeles fatalities and death.
The OTS says motorcycle deaths rose 153% from 1998 to 2007. So in just nine years, large numbers of riders died. (Read More).
- Today, bike deaths are twice as high as they were in 1997.
- As gasoline costs go up, more and more commuters buy motorcycles due to their fuel efficiency alone.
- Unfortunately, riding safely in L.A. traffic requires years of experience.
Motorcycles make up around 3% of the total vehicle numbers. But they account for 14% of commuter fatalities.
According to the Insurance Information Institute:
- Four thousand nine hundred seventy-six people died in motorcycle crashes in 2015.
- Deaths Were Up 8.3% over 2014's total of 4,594.
- Another 88,000 motorcyclists were injured.
- Down about 4.3% from 2014's total. (Read More Here.)
Risks Of Rider Deaths Are Thirty-Seven Times Higher Than Compared Passenger Car Deaths?
Yes! According to the United States Department of Transportation, the number of fatalities per vehicle mile traveled was:
- Per mile traveled, motorcyclists are about 37 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash. (Source.)
- Motorcycle riders are five times more likely to be injured than car occupants.
Death or severe injury due to motorcycle use is no joke. Those who suffer a mere sore back, skinned knee, or whiplash are the lucky ones. The number of innocent lives taken each year is far too many. Moreover, the increase in rider and occupant injuries are particularly alarming.
Are Los Angeles Motorcycle Deaths Going Up?
Yes, they are! Although drivers are out on the road less in some cases, the number of motorcycle deaths increased. Last, this is a matter of national concern for the 8.4 motorcycles on the road today. Each motorcyclist takes care of their vehicle and to has to keep themselves safe as well.
They Can't Always See You, So Motorcycle Riders Must Be Vigilant?
Other drivers are not always aware of two-wheel traffic. Blind spots and lack of experience often cause severe injury or death.
- Drunk driving remains a perennial risk.
- Distracted driving, in particular, is on the rise across the country.
- Loud Pipes Save Lives.
What is The Motorcycle Riding Risks in Los Angeles City Compared to Other Locations?
You probably guessed it. Yes, Los Angeles traffic is among the worst for riding accident injuries, especially during Rush Hour. So the very crammed traffic on the arteries, on-ramps, off-ramps, and turnpikes are all just a lousy motorcycle collision waiting to happen. The density of vehicles traversing the road means there is a high likelihood you could be the next motorcycle crash victim. Whether an L.A. city motorcycle collision or a Santa Monica bike accident, you will likely suffer harm. The City of Los Angeles could even be a defendant in your case. The city could be responsible for the jam or unsafe traffic conditions that led to your accident. (Learn more about government claims here.)
And your doctors and hospital care providers need payment too. But while you heal, what about your injury claim? Under our tort law system, courts will force the wrongdoer to pay up. Do the above describe your circumstances? If so, make sure you have a lawyer on call. Read more about our committed, responsive team below.
- Yes. We can help you get paid for your injuries and loss of use of your bike.
Using our motorcycle lawyers as your mouthpiece, instead of trying to handle this yourself, or hiring an incompetent ambulance chaser, can keep you sane and out of jail.
- Yes. Hiring us means you don't "lose it" or do something you later regret, like "self-help."
An angry biker might try and handle this the old fashioned way with threats and violence. Don't do it. Having tort laws helps people avoid the wild west days, making the evil-doer pays for transgressions with money. Let us be your straight sword, shield, and referee.
Moreover, our motorcycle lawyers use proven training, trial tactics, and finesse during personal injury settlement negotiations. Obtaining maximum monetary case value for wounded cyclists remains the end game. Revenge gets you jail, but with Ehline by your side, you can sore your big win.
Before going further, let's learn a few things about why these vehicles are so injury-prone.
"A motorcycle (called a motorbike, bike, or cycle) is a two three or four wheeled[not in citation given] motor vehicle. Motorcycle design varies greatly to suit a range of different purposes: long distance travel, commuting, cruising, sport including racing, and off-road riding. Motorcycling is riding a motorcycle and related social activity such as joining a motorcycle club and attending motorcycle rallies."
Many types of motorcycles, including superbikes, classic bikes, remain available for purchase by new or veteran riders. (Source.) Some bikes get equipped with competition cams and all manner of racing equipment. So some are going to be riskier to ride than others. Although motorcycle technology makes bikes safer to operate, bicycles are still more dangerous than most small cars.
“Motorcyclists are a bigger and bigger percentage of deaths each year,”... (Source).
Cars, especially during rush hour, don't always pay attention. Motorcycles in accidents are often vehicles like a Ducati, Harley Davidson, or BMW that will often eject the rider in a high or even low-speed crash.
And this poses a different risk than a four or three-wheeled conveyance. We realize that most rider injuries happen near the biker's residence and occur at intersections with only seconds for a rider to react. But no substitute exists for good health. So be aware and cautious that the chances of getting hurt increase a lot when riding in L.A.
What About Motorcycle Left Hand Turn Crashes?
Did another veer into you or made a rapid, unsafe left-hand turn into your lane without signaling? Were you knocked off your motorcycle? Typically, this happens when a passenger car makes a left-hand turn in front of an oncoming bike. Sadly, this can force the biker into a head-on crash. Often, the side of a vehicle faces the rider. So the rider will T-bone the motor car. And this will launch the rider into the air. (Read more here.)
Is Riding Gear and Technology Helpful to Obviate Injuries?
Did your safety gear fail or not live up to advertisements? With motorcycles, as with most two-wheelers, no rider protection exists beyond the essential equipment like boots, gloves, leathers, a helmet, and reflective items. Even waterproof body armor won't stop prevent a full-face helmet from filling with water after a slide-out in the rain.
No enclosure or roll cage protects the biker's eyes, mouth, or body that exists as part of the vehicle's nomenclature. More robust frames and EMS have helped improve safety. But no silver bullet exists. Wearing your orange safety vest, full-faced helmet, heavy-duty biker boots, and riding chaps don't ensure a scot-free escape. Plus, things like padded leather jackets and gloves offer little protection when stacked against a large car, truck, or bus slamming into a cyclist. No matter how safe you operate your motorcycle, the surface streets remain filled with peril.
What Are Some More Of The Many Risks Of Riding Bikes?
Were you run off the road by a big rig truck or municipal city bus? Did defective motorcycle parts cause your Los Angeles-area injuries? These are possibilities when lawyers seek recovery for you. When a person rides, they take their lives into their own hands. Small things like cold tires or brakes can mean the difference between life and death. Driver distraction and inattentiveness of others are responsible for most motorcycle wrecks and fatalities.
A poorly trained, novice rider can quickly get stuck in the blind spot of one or more other cars on the road in any event. (Source). Close calls are standard for bikers. But they are generally not the rider's fault. Even pads and helmets do little to protect riders in freak accidents.
- Rider experience is a crucial factor. (Read more).
However, most accidents occur within five months of owning a newer bike, irrespective of how long a biker has been riding.
The mischief arising out of these collisions isn't the same as that suffered in an enclosed passenger car. After all, cars have seatbelts and airbags.
Bodily injuries can vary from:
- Ruptured discs.
- Road rash.
- Severe brain injury.
- Loss of life.
Regardless of how your collision occurred, you may face the necessity of multiple surgical procedures, have to adapt to your workspace, car, and house. Moreover, you may need to switch careers and need job retraining. Lifelong medical care often goes hand in hand with a motorcycle crash. Because we have a vast knowledge of tort laws, we can help guide you through the legal quagmire. Most of our clients complained that other attorneys either didn't have the time or the desire to explain the ropes. But we take extra care to teach victims their rights, duties, and obligations.
Who Is At Fault To Pay For Your Motorcycle Accident?
In freeway and highway traffic accidents, state traffic laws, like the California Vehicle Code, [2. C.A. Veh. Code] provide the rules of the road. These rules apply whether an automobile maintains California Department of Motor Vehicles ("DMV") registration or not. Also, violating these rules and causing a collision could create a rebut-able presumption of negligence – aka negligence per se – and ultimate liability. But in many situations, car operators could be liable for a mischance traffic accident. And this is true even if they were driving at or below the posted speed limit.
Of particular interest, they can still be at fault. And this is true even if a person obeyed the traffic laws of the state. As discussed above, injured plaintiffs can sometimes add a government agency like CalTrans as a defendant.
What Is Meant By Safe Speed?
"Safe" speed and not the posted speed is what a responsible driver must follow as his or her guide. In other words, use common sense when riding motorcycles. Examples would include a rider noticing a roadway defect, or a visibility impairment from foggy conditions, or cases where the sun is in the rider's eyes.
Most of all, these road conditions would require extra care and caution when traveling the freeways and streets. Sometimes in cases of rain, sleet, or hail, riders may need to pull over to the curb when safe. But other times, they may simply need to cruise slower. If not, the cyclist could cause a smash up or serious spill onto the roadway.
For example, bikers can get clipped by another vehicle in low visibility conditions and find themselves catapulted into a curb or fence. Other times they fly through the air and land on a car or other inanimate object. So, as you can imagine, people get badly hurt. Thus, it would be best if you had general info on dealing with the insurance company. And you need to understand the idea behind indemnification. But the first thing you must do is lawyer up!
How Do Motorcycle Lawyers Gather Evidence?
First, you know they will collect all the information about your insurance claims with the right motorcycle attorney. Moreover, this includes those exorbitant medical bills and physician's treatment records; and it will have lost wages. Ehline Law works with qualified medical and liability experts to investigate and learn the fact pattern's finer points in your case.
Below are some other things that might be a part of your case that is not obvious to a non-motorcycle litigation expert:
- Your performance at work?
- Changes it may have caused at home?
- Planned events that you are not able to participate in because of your injuries?
- Witnesses may exist who can testify about the change in your life since the accident at home and while you're working?
- Has the accident caused a change in your sex life or other marital relations?
Understanding And Explaining Motorcycle Crash Case Evidence.
Medical records are a large part of building a case. And reading these documents and understanding them helps a jury understand. Only a stern, experienced legal counselor will be able to present the case. But they will be able to powerfully present your case to an insurance adjuster or jury to understand the injuries clearly.
Others describe our team as relentless. Our clients, adjusters, and opponents have commonly seen our aggressive expertise in our assigned courtroom. We seek every last strategy to get our customers back on their feet– both figuratively and literally. Our team seeks compensation for all injuries, current and future. We deliver on the cost of rehabilitation and treatment. Thus, Ehline Law recovers lost wages and helps clients sign up for essential programs.
Want To Know Your Motorcycle Rider Legal Rights After A Collision?
Whether they are a rebellious 1% er, black and white, independent, or motorcycle enthusiast, Angelinos should be aware of their legal rights. As a service to you, Ehline will walk you through this arduous process while guiding you every step along your journey.
This promise includes advice about representation for mishaps on trail bikes and even mopeds. Whether you have injured yourself while riding a chopper, Vespa, or scooter, don't guess your case's value. Don't deal with an antagonistic liability insurance company's adjusters.
- Never speak to the other party's lawyers while not with legal counsel.
Focus on regaining your excellent health, and let us focus on getting you justice. Ehline will help you understand the entire motorcycle accident insurance claims and legal process from start to finish.
As noted above, our lead attorney is a rider. Michael Ehline even goes to the rallies, stays up on the latest bikes, and court rulings dealing with bikers, safety laws, etc. Michael Ehline understands the needs of the military clients who ride. And he gets why they use bikes more than cars. But beyond that, Michael is a sympathetic, inactive United States Marine. After all, it is for obvious reasons. And these reasons include ease of storage upon deployment (learn more about military motorcycle accidents here).
As riders, our attorneys know it is a rare accident that is more destructive than a motorbike. Ehline Law Firm's motorcycle lawyer is the ONLY choice for learning about your unique case. Call for a free consult 24 hours a day. A listening, trustworthy advocate at Ehline Law Firm is standing by to take your essential call today at (213) 596-9642. Or use our online contact for faster turn around.
Featured Client Testimonial - Car Accident Review - John F
Most of all, my latest accident was an unforgettable experience. Sadly, my residual knee and ankle pain and need for a future surgery are constantly making me recall those terrible events of that auto v. motorcycle accident that contributed to my disability as a U.S. Marine combat veteran. I am emotionally scarred. The bottom line is that I was riding my motorcycle, obeying traffic signals, and minding my own business. As I was driving straight, I heard a loud impact, and was thrown from my motorcycle. When I regained consciousnesses, I discovered that I had been involved in a horrific car accident that was not my fault. I was lucky to be walking on crutches, let alone surviving this mishap. The other driver apparently blew a red light and sideswiped me, causing me to lose control of my motorcycle, tossing me like a rag doll into the air. My helmet likely saved me from even worse brain injuries than I had already sustained. But my head gear was totally destroyed, and my bike ended up being a total loss. Right away I knew I had a terrible knee injury and broken ankle. Also, I was rattled and left totally and disoriented immediately after the accident. But then the adrenaline from my head concussion and my body hitting hard asphalt started to wear off in the hours and days afterwards. And this is when I started to notice short term and long term memory loss. But it gets worse, I had radiating pain in my neck and shoulder area, as well as lower back pain and stiffness. As my vertigo and headaches got worse, my headaches ankle and knee pain got worse. So at the end of the day, I ended up with friction burns, broken bones, a spinal cord injury, lacerations, and an exacerbated brain injury. And things kept getting worse day to day. Being a Marine, it didn't take me long to realize that I did not want a run of the mill civilian personal injury lawyer. I was calling around off of Google, Yelp! and billboard ads, just trying to find a guy I related to. To be honest, I just felt that a lot of these lawyers had big holes in their game. Luckily, I spoke with some fellow Marines who had legal problems and they referred me to Michael at Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC in Los Angeles, CA. I was seriously injured and unable to meet initially, so Michael opened a claim right over the phone and got started. He was a typical Marine infantryman. He is exactly who I wanted on a case. Michael was responsive, personable and trustworthy. I immediately knew I had hired a trigger puller and he did not disappoint me, not even for a minute. He even met me in Redondo Beach for our initial client meeting and bought me dinner and a beer. Ehline further explained the case handling process, reminisced about the Corps., and laughed a bit about old times. I further realized what my role and his role would be in my case after that. I felt totally at ease by his do or die attitude. By this time he was able to update me on my case's status. He made sure I was attending physical therapy and doing my part to gather evidence and reduce my losses. Ultimately, my orthopedic surgeon could do no more for me. I needed to pay my doctors for things like MRI's, CT Scans, etc. With a bulging disc, chronic pain and debilitating knee injury, there was not much I could do anymore to earn money. So my day to day routines like walking a dog, doing dishes, going to work, etc., were all altered significantly. Not being able to drive was also problematic. And even after all my medical treatment, I feel that am still not at 100%. As an aside, I know things would be far worse if Ehline and his supportive staff hadn't led me through getting medical care on liens, etc. Obviously, hiring Ehline was the pivotal point in me getting the best care, legally and hospital-wise. Ehline helped me navigate my case and to place me at ease during this arduous process. Ehline dealt with all the red tape and shielded me from the insurance adjusters who treated me like a second class citizen and patronized me. Using this law firm as my sword and shield was the best choice I made since I was discharged from the Marines. I know that Michael and his wonderful team got me the maximum settlement under the law and this is what I deserved! I am now friends with Michael and am considering studying law under him on the California State Bar Law Office Study Program. When one door closes another one opens. I hope I never need Ehline for a car crash again. But I know I will tell Marine and Navy vets where to go when they need legal help.Thank you Ehline Law Firm for your leadership, guidance and friendship! Semper Fidelis. - John F. 5 / 5