WE HAVE A REPUTATION FOR RESULTS.
Over the years, attorneys Jim and Eric Traut have achieved dozens of six- and seven-figure verdicts. More importantly, the defendants' settlement offers in those cases were a fraction of the verdicts our clients were awarded. That tells you that the outcomes resulted from our litigation skills. Our reputation as litigators helps us negotiate settlements, because when our clients are not offered what they deserve, we are fully prepared to go to trial and win. That's what prompts top-dollar settlements. In fact, we win over 95 percent of our cases. Other lawyers routinely refer clients to us because they know we will get the results our clients deserve, whether in settlement negotiations or in the courtroom.
YOU CAN AFFORD US.
We do not charge consultation fees, and our clients pay no legal fees or litigation costs out of pocket. If our attorneys win a settlement on your behalf, our usual fee is one-third of that amount. If there is no verdict or settlement, there is no fee. Talk to one of our Orange County lawyers about your personal injury or legal malpractice case. No pressure. Just explanations. Then you can make an informed decision — when it suits you.
WE CAN ADDRESS YOUR MEDICAL AND FINANCIAL NEEDS.
We have connections. Need medical treatment? No insurance? No problem. We can arrange treatment for you with first-rate healthcare providers who will defer payment until we win your accident claim. Need money to get you through this rough patch? We can arrange that too. Again, the lender will defer repayment until you win your lawsuit.
EXPERIENCED LAWYERS HANDLE EVERY CASE.
Brothers Jim and Eric combined have litigated cases for 56 years. Jim received the "Trial Lawyer of the Year" award from the American Board of Trial Advocates, and Jim and Eric both received the "Trial Lawyer of the Year" award from the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. Eric was also president of the same organization and of the Orange County American Board of Trial Advocates. Jim and Eric are rated AV Preeminent,* the highest possible rank, under Martindale Hubbell's peer rating system. And both are selected annually for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers+ magazine, an honor bestowed on only 5 percent of lawyers in the region. When you hire one of these experienced attorneys to represent you, he will remain your personal attorney until your case is resolved. Your important matter will not be handed off to a junior associate, which is a common occurrence in larger law firms.
We focus on our specialties:
- Legal Malpractice
- Vehicle Accidents
(collisions resulting in serious injuries and deaths)
- Workplace Accidents
(serious injuries and deaths while on the job)
- Dangerous Property Conditions
(physical hazards causing serious injuries and deaths)
* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
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