Established in San Diego in 1999, the law firm of Mitchell & Shea, APC, specializes in Workers' Compensation & Personal Injury Law
Professional Sports Players may be entitled to receive long term medical care for work-related injuries. Insurance companies will sometimes offer a lump sum payment as incentive for the athlete to waive his or her rights to future coverage of injury related treatment costs.
Over 25 years combined legal experience in fighting for injured clients. We have successfully tried and settled over 1000 Personal Injury cases by zealously representing our clients and fighting to maximize their recovery.
Mitchell & Shea Attorneys are certified in Workers Compensation Law by the California State Bar
$2.5 Million Recovered PRODUCTS LIABILITY CASE
$1.4 Million Recovered MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE
$1,062,000.00 Recovered PERSONAL INJURY CASE
$1.1 Million Recovered WORKERS COMPENSATION Compromise & Release Claim
$975,000.00 Recovered DEATH BENEFIT CASE Benefits Obtained For Surviving Child
$990,000.00 Recovered WORKERS COMPENSATION Compromise & Release
Q. I can't afford to pay a lawyer by the hour.
How much will it cost for me to hire one?
a.All of our injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means we don't ask for money until the case settles. Once the case settles, we take a percentage of the gross recovery. If we do not recover money for you, you owe us nothing.
Q.Can I still make a personal injury claim if I am partly at fault for the accident?
a.Yes. Even if you are partly at fault for the accident, in most cases, you can still make a claim. Your fault may reduce the value of your claim, but it does not bar you from pursuing the claim.
Q. What if the insurance company offers me a settlement before I hire an attorney.
a.Before accepting a settlement, it is always in your best interest to consult an attorney. An attorney's expertise is vital for accident victims when an insurance adjuster is trying to settle the case. Adjusters work for the insurance company - not for you - and their job is to settle the matter for the lowest possible expense to the company. Since a consultation is free, it won't hurt to ask us if we can help.
Q. If I am in a motor vehicle accident, do I have to stop?
a.Yes! No matter whether you have hit a pedestrian, a moving car, a parked car or someone's property, always stop if you hit something with your car. If you do not, no matter how minor the damage seems to you, you may be guilty of "hit and run" - even if the accident was not your fault.
Q. Should I take pictures of the accident scene?
a.It's a good idea to keep a disposable camera in your vehicle, because a picture is worth a thousand words. After an accident, a set of pictures of both vehicles can protect you from a claim by the other party that the damage to their car was more extensive than you reported. Also, the pictures can help you with your own insurance company in documenting the damage to your vehicle. Take shots from multiple angles and locations, as if on the points of a compass, to construct an accurate diagram of the collision.
Q.What should I do after an accident?
a.The first thing to do at the crash site is to determine the extent of driver and passenger injuries. If the accident is a fender bender, emergency medical care might not be necessary. In minor accidents, resist the temptation to settle up with the other driver on the spot. You may have suffered injuries which do not develop systems until days or even weeks after the accident.
» If you are involved in an accident involving any injury at all, no matter how minor, call for medical assistance and the police as soon as possible. Doing so will provide proof of the accident and will allow for an immediate investigation of the scene of the accident. The police will advise you whether it's required to move the crashed vehicles from moving traffic, and an investigating officer will take statements of the drivers and passengers involved.
After everyone is out of danger and any medical and police help have been summoned, obtain the following:
You should be aware of and record notes about the following: