Dan Bacal has been a trial attorney in Ohio and California for over 20 years. His practice has concentrated on personal injury litigation and criminal defense litigation. Mr. Bacal's philosophy as a trial attorney is to aggressively represent the rights of his clients who have been injured or accused of a crime. He attempts to settle cases without trial if that is in the best interest of the client. If settlement is not possible, Mr. Bacal will go to trial on behalf of his clients. He has tried many cases in the more than 20 years he has been a trial lawyer.
The initial consultation is free. Personal injury cases are handled on a contingent fee basis. Criminal cases are charged on an hourly fee and flat fee basis. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Each year, many people are injured and killed in car, truck and motorcycle crashes caused by a negligent driver. “Negligence” means the other driver causing the injury did not exercise reasonable care. Driving too fast, not paying attention and disobeying traffic signals are examples of negligence. Getting “rear-ended” while stopped at a red light is negligence.
In some cases, people are injured when the other driver engages in intentional conduct. Deliberately ramming someone with a motor vehicle is intentional conduct. “Road rage” is another form of unlawful intentional conduct.
Still others are injured due to defective motor vehicles. Defective tires or defective repairs are examples of injuries due to a defective vehicle.
If you or someone you know has been injured by negligence, intentional conduct or a defective motor vehicle, call the Law Offices of Dan Bacal at (619)588-2064. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your injury case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if you recover.
If a person is wrongfully killed due to someone else’s negligence, in a car accident for example, the family of the decedent can file a lawsuit against the person who negligently caused the death.
The family may be able to recover funeral expenses, lost income and loss of companionship and comfort.
There is a statute of limitations for the filing of wrongful death claim and if the statute expires the family may lose its claim.
An experienced attorney can explain the law regarding wrongful death and any compensation to which the family may be entitled.