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San Diego and Temecula Valley Trial Lawyers for Personal Injury & Employment Lawsuits
Whether you've been harmed by workplace discrimination or a driver's careless decisions, you may find yourself staring down bills you can't pay, as well as significant emotional distress. You may be able to recover compensation by filing a lawsuit against the responsible parties. However, those in positions of power may not readily offer you the monetary remedies to which you’re entitled. It is crucial to have an experienced Southern California trial firm by your side, advocating for the best possible outcome. At Walton Law, we strive to make sure our clients receive the compensation to which they're entitled. Founded by Chris Walton, a seasoned San Diego lawyer, our award-winning firm has the resources to see cases all the way through trial. We also have an office in Riverside County.
Our firm also represents plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits, including those that arise from vehicle accidents, dog bites, construction accidents, premises liability, nursing home negligence, and wrongful death. You should not accept a settlement until you talk to us about whether you have a case.
We tailor our practice to ensure each of our clients receives personalized service. We represent clients on a contingency basis. In other words, we will not recover our attorneys’ fees unless we secure a settlement or verdict on your behalf. Our trial reputation and substantial experience ensure that a defendant's legal team in San Diego or Riverside County will be aware our firm is willing to take your case to trial if you're not offered an appropriate settlement for what you've lost.Personal Injury
If you were injured in an accident caused by another in Temecula Valley, we may be able to recover damages by bringing a personal injury lawsuit. To recover damages, our attorneys will need to prove it's more likely than not: (1) you were owed a duty of reasonable care by the defendant, (2) the defendant breached the duty to use reasonable care, (3) causation, and (4) actual damages. In a car accident case, a defendant may breach the standard of care, for example, if he caused your injuries by weaving, speeding, drunk driving, failing to obey signs and signals, or tailgating.
A higher standard of care is owed by certain professionals such as doctors, but not every mistake made by a doctor constitutes medical malpractice. To establish liability, we’ll need to show you were harmed by a health care provider who owed you a professional standard of care that he did not follow, and, as a result, you were harmed. Our Southern California lawyers also represent nursing home residents harmed by caregivers' abuse or neglect. The Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (EADACPA) allows residents, and patients, recovery of damages if we can establish liability.Employment Law
Our firm handles employment discrimination, wage and hour, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and cases involving family and medical leave. Your California employer should abide by the many legal protections available to you under state and federal law, and if it does not, we may be able to hold it accountable in court. In most cases, state law provides more robust protection.Employment Discrimination
If you faced employment discrimination based on your membership in a protected class, our trial lawyers may be able to bring an employment discrimination lawsuit under federal law or the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee adversely due to his or her membership in a protected class. Protected characteristics under FEHA include:
- Sexual orientation
- Marital status
- Age 40 or older
- Medical condition
- Mental and physical disability
- Gender identity, gender expression, and transgender status
- Denial of family and medical care leave
- Denial of pregnancy disability leave.
Unfortunately, despite these legal protections, employment discrimination happens in a wide range of contexts and can have difficult consequences for career and wellness. It may be appropriate to pursue compensation if, for example, an employer denied you a promotion because of one of the protected characteristics above. As another example, we may be able to represent you if you were denied a reasonable accommodation for a disability and it would have caused your employer no undue hardship to provide it.
FEHA prohibits employment discrimination when a company has at least five workers. Our attorneys may be able to seek compensation for employment discrimination under federal laws, as well. However, in most cases, federal laws apply to medium or large-sized employers. FEHA forbids harassment based on a protected characteristic against an employee, a job applicant, contractor, a volunteer, an unpaid intern in workplaces of any size, including those with fewer than five employees.Consult a Trustworthy Personal Injury & Employment Attorney to Understand Your Options
Our San Diego and Riverside County employment law and personal injury lawyers understand you may be in a vulnerable position after you lose a job due to your identity or get injured due to someone else’s carelessness. Our firm provides legal representation to clients on a contingency fee basis; our payment depends on securing a settlement or verdict on your behalf. We can come to you, or meet virtually, if that’s preferable. Call us at (866) 338-7079 or contact us online to schedule your free and confidential consultation.