Practice Areas Overview
With offices in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County, the attorneys at Crane Flores, LLP help people along Southern California's Pacific Coast who have suffered personal injury due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of another. In practice for over 15 years, our lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and experience to obtain a successful verdict or settlement in cases from the simplest acts of negligence to injuries involving complicated, complex, and specialized areas of law.
Below are brief descriptions of some of the major areas in which we practice. Click on each practice area for a more detailed explanation of the work we do and how we can help you. If you need legal advice or representation in any of the following areas, please contact Crane Flores, LLP for a free consultation with a skilled and knowledgeable personal injury attorney.
We handle the full range of motor vehicle accidents, including automobile accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, and those involving bicycles and pedestrians as well.
Whether due to vehicle accidents, construction accidents, or cases of premises liability, our firm deals with the most serious and catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), paraplegia, and quadriplegia. We understand the unique features involved in these types of cases, such as the importance of developing a comprehensive life care plan that documents the full range of additional expenses and needs.
A wrongful death -- one that was caused by someone else's unlawful actions -- is especially hard for the families who must carry on. Losing a loved one results in more than just the emotional impact; families must also contend with loss of income, loss of help, and costs related to the death. If you are considering legal action related to a wrongful death, the experienced lawyers at Crane Flores, LLP can help you navigate the legal system and get the best results during a time that can be difficult.
From failure to diagnose medical conditions to disabling birth injuries, we consider any type of medical malpractice case, regardless of any limit on recoverable damages.
Drug companies and product manufacturers may be held liable under several product liability theories, including strict products liability, the consumer expectation test, and general negligence. From defective tires causing rollover crashes to defective DePuy hip replacements, we hold product makers accountable for their design defects and manufacturing defects that cause injury to consumers. We also take on the big drug companies that market drugs like Fosamax and Reglan which carry debilitating side effects that may far outweigh any benefit they provide.
Animal attacks can cause severe physical injuries and lasting psychological and emotional damage, particularly among small children who all too frequently are the victims of such attacks. Dog owners are strictly liable when their animals injure another person and can be held to pay for medical expenses, pain and suffering, reconstructive surgery, and other damages incurred.
Sexual assault, rape, sexual molestation and abuse may all be prosecuted criminally. But these crimes are not always prosecuted by the state due to the availability of witnesses and evidence and other considerations, and sometimes the guilty go free. We handle the civil side of these matters, holding the abusers accountable for their actions in civil court and forcing them to pay for what they have done. We recover damages for physical injuries, pain and suffering, and the intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Although it is less widespread than it used to be, asbestos continues to be used in a host of industrial and commercial products, and people continue to suffer from long-term asbestos exposure, contracting illnesses such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and an otherwise rare form of cancer known as mesothelioma. At Crane Flores, LLP, we have access to an extensive network of mesothelioma experts and other resources that allow us to prepare the best case possible for our clients, in order for them to receive the maximum compensation possible.
Under the Merchant Marine Act, also known as the Jones Act, longshoremen and covered seamen and maritime workers who are injured on the job may sue their employers for negligence and recover damages similar to a personal injury civil lawsuit. We represent dockworkers and shipyard employees as well as vessel crewmembers injured by the negligence of the shipowner, captain, or fellow employees.