The Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz
A PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM | CHICO, CALIFORNIA
The Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz is a personal injury law firm located in Chico, California. Our attorneys represent victims of personal injury accidents in their pursuit of fair compensation for injuries sustained in; automobile accidents, unsafe premises/slip and fall, burns, wrongful death, pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice, defective products/products liability, dog bites (animal attacks), boating accidents, big rig accidents, and all other negligence related injuries.
At the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz, we understand that finding the right accident injury attorney to represent you is a crucial element in the success of any personal injury claim. The "right" attorney is one who will take the time to fully understand your case, make themselves available to answer any questions that you may have (for the duration of your case), and possesses the experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to successfully navigate the personal injury claims process on your behalf. If an adverse insurance (or their attorneys) are unwilling to negotiate and offer fair compensation for your injuries, your attorney must be willing to fight for your rights at trial.
The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz have over 40 years’ experience in the negotiation and, when necessary, litigation of personal injury cases. To fully understand your case, our attorneys take the time to get to know each client and to fully understand the path that's led their need for legal representation. Our legal staff and attorneys work diligently to understand the facts of each case, how those facts may be argued in support of your claim, and to identify any potential arguments that may be used to refute a clients claim for personal injury damages. As experienced litigators, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz are prepared to take any case to trial when necessary. They also understand that, in order to be successful in court, a plaintiffs attorney must know (and be able to answer) any questions the adverse party may bring forth to defend against your claim- before they have the opportunity to ask them. At the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz we prepare each case as if going to trial. We take pride in our ability to protect our clients credibility by knowing (and being able to answer) any potential questions as to the validity of your claim before they used to shed doubt upon the validity of our clients claim.
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What Happens At A Free Personal Injury Consultation
When you schedule a free personal injury consultation with the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz, an experienced Chico accident injury attorneys will personally meet with you to evaluate your case. Topics generally include; parties involved in the accident, insurance information, accident data, a description of your injuries, summary of medical care and expenses, whether you require any future medical care, income loss (past, present, future), and liability. With that understanding, our attorneys will then discuss your options and how we may assist you in recovering fair compensation for your injuries.
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Call now to schedule a free personal injury consultation with one of our attorneys. Or, if you prefer, simply complete the form at the bottom of this page and someone from our staff will contact you. If you've been injured through no fault of your own, you've undoubtedly experienced quite a bit of physical and emotional stress already. The personal injury claims process doesn't have to create more.
Why Trust the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz With Your Case?
The answer is simple, experience and a complete understanding of the personal injury claims and litigation process on both sides of the docket. While Lawrence A. Puritz has been exclusively representing plaintiffs in their personal injury claims for over 20 years, this was not always the case.
Mr. Puritz began his career representing large insurance companies working as a personal injury defense attorney. He practiced law in this role with his prior law firm, Matthews, Fuqua & Puritz, from 1978 until 1998. As time went on, Mr. Puritz began to question the standard methodology and position that insurance companies applied when presented with legitimate personal injury claims seeking monetary damages. He found that their position applied to nearly all accident injury claims was adversarial, even when the facts of an accident showed that the negligence of their insured had caused great bodily (or emotional) injury upon a personal injury victim.
That realization, accompanied by a growing compassion for victims of personal injury accidents, motivated Mr. Puritz to stop representing the interests of big insurance and open his own law firm. Rather than defending insurance companies, however, The Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz would represent victims of personal injury accidents, assisting them to recover the monetary damages and financial compensation they deserve.
The Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz- A Chico Personal Injury Law Firm
In 1998, Lawrence A. Puritz left Matthews, Fuqua, & Puritz and founded the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz: a Chico personal injury law firm for injury victims. Since 1998, Lawrence A. Puritz has handled thousands of cases and recovered tens of millions in damages for personal injury victims. His experience and in depth understanding of the personal injury claims process, accompanied by the knowledge and experience of our staff and associate attorneys, make The Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz your best choice when selecting a Chico personal injury attorney.
No Win-No Fee Personal Injury Representation
The personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz work on a contingency fee basis. This means that rather than charging by the hour, a flat fee, or retainer; our attorneys are paid a fixed percentage (often one third) of the recovery, which is the amount finally paid to the client. So, if you don't receive a personal injury settlement- we don't recover our fee's- regardless how much time we have invested in your case.
With a contingency fee agreement, the Chico personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz advance all costs associated with your case (as well as fees) until settlement is reached. Additionally, because personal injury attorney’s fees are calculated as a percentage of settlement (33% if your case settles out of court and 40% your case goes to trial), if there’s no settlement and you aren't compensated for your injuries- we don't get paid.
Supporting Our Clients
The staff at the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz has over 20 years of experience in the legal field and is ready to assist clients throughout their case. We understand that the personal injury process is unfamiliar territory to most. We also know that the circumstance that's led a someone to our office is most likely one that has already caused a substantial detriment their life.
With that in mind, the staff at the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz strives to treat our clients with a level of respect and dignity that exceeds the industry standard. While some law firms view their clients as case numbers (and treat them as such), we see our clients the individuals and do our best to remain empathetic to each clients unique circumstance.
If you become a client at The Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz, you can count on being treated with respect and dignity. We won’t ignore your calls, neglect your case, and we won’t treat you like an inconvenience. We chose this line of work to be in the business of helping personal injury victims back on their feet- not to knock them down or to simply to profit from their ordeal. We are your advocates and we work on your behalf 100% of the time. That means we’re supporting you when you call to check on your case just as much as when we’re negotiating your settlement.
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Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of thirty-four. Annually, auto accidents are responsible for over 40,000 deaths. At an average rate of 115 fatalities per day, auto accidents cost a staggering 150 billion dollars yearly. You are likely to be involved in at least one auto accident in your lifetime.
Common auto accident injuries include whiplash, head and brain injury, paralysis, and joint, bone, and muscle injuries. Auto accident victims should seek medical attention as soon as possible if they believe they are injured. Auto accident claims for damages resulting from injuries usually depend on medical records linking the auto accident to the injuries received. The more time elapsed between the auto accident and the treatment, the more difficult it is to prove a connection.
In some cases, auto accidents resulting in personal injury or extensive property loss lead to lawsuits. Damages sought after auto accidents can include cost of medical treatment, loss of property, and loss of wages. If you have been in an auto accident, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz can help. Our accident attorneys can answer any questions you may have and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
Burns are extremely painful and take a very long time to heal. Most doctors consider severe burns to be the most painful category of injury. Victims with severe injuries from burns often require a series of surgeries and skin grafts to replace tissue damaged by burns. Burns severely affect the victims' quality of life, and can require long-term, costly medical care. Some burns will need dozens of surgeries to conduct skin grafts, prevent joint contractures, and treat infections.
Burns affect millions of Americans every year, often due to occupational hazards, negligence, or product malfunctions. Burns originating in the fault or negligence of another may result in large settlements to offset treatment of burns, replace lost wages, and compensate for decline in quality of life and emotional/psychological damages.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death because of burns originating in the fault or negligence of another, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz can help. Our accident attorneys can answer any questions you may have and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
Medical Malpractice & Negligence
Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which care provided deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient. The most common malpractice lawsuits stem from dental and medical procedures where the patient has been harmed either emotionally or physically. If the claim is sustained in court, there is usually a monetary settlement to these lawsuits. Many can be settled out of court by dealing with the practitioner's insurance company. The amount settled on will depend on the extent of the damage received by the patient. They will also consider the long-term effects of the error committed.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death as the result of medical malpractice, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz can help. Our accident attorneys can answer any questions you may have and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
Truck & Big Rig Accidents
pedestrians. Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these, approximately 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involve a trucking accident. Most of the deaths and injuries involve the passengers of vehicles; truck drivers usually escape trucking accidents with little or no personal injury. If a trucking accident does occur, record as much information as possible, including names and contact information of witnesses.
Trucking accidents usually involve extensive property and personal damages. Lawsuits may recover losses due to trucking accidents and consulting an attorney familiar with the specific laws and insurance regulations governing trucking accident settlements can help you determine your best legal course of action.
If you have been involved in a trucking accident, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz can help. Our accident attorneys can answer any questions you may have and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
When dog bites occur, they can potentially result in serious injuries, including disfigurement and death. Sadly, dog bites occur on a relatively frequent basis. Each year in the United States, approximately 4.7 million people suffer dog bites with approximately 800,000 of those requiring medical care. Even worse, most dog bites are sustained by children. Fortunately, those who have suffered significant injury or harm as a result of a dog bite have legal rights. Dog owners, landlords, care centers, and former dog owners can all be held accountable for dog bite injuries.
If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz can help. Our accident attorneys can answer any questions you may have and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
A death resulting from misconduct on the part of another person or a company is considered a "wrongful death". The misconduct by the responsible party can range from negligence or carelessness to an intentional criminal act resulting in a wrongful death. There are several wrongful death situations, including work-related accidents, medical mistakes or malpractice, automobile and plane accidents, and sports related accidents. A wrongful death may also occur due to the unsafe nature of the premises on which the incident occurs.
The loss of a loved one is always devastating, and the trauma surrounding a wrongful death can be especially difficult to deal with. However, if a loved one has died as the result of another's wrongdoing or negligence, filing a wrongful death suit may help to bring some sense of resolution to the loss of life. In addition, a party found liable for a wrongful death will be held accountable, minimizing the chances that another person will suffer or die due to the same circumstances.
If you believe that the death of a loved one resulted from the negligence of another party, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz can help. Our accident attorneys can answer any questions you may have and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
Motorcycle accidents comprise a considerable number of accident-related fatalities each year, approximately eight percent, even though motorcyclists represent a minority of drivers (a mere two percent) on the road. Because motorcycles lack the weight and bulk of automobiles, as well as certain safety features like a roof, airbags, and seatbelts, motorcyclists suffer from a higher rate of injury and fatality in accidents.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death in a motorcycle accident, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz can help. Our accident attorneys can answer any questions you may have and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
Pedestrian & Bicycle Injuries
Pedestrian and cycling accidents are very common, and often result in significant injury. Pedestrians and cyclists have very little protection and are very vulnerable when a collision with a motor vehicle occurs. Many pedestrian/bicycle vs. motor vehicle accidents result in significant injury or death, and many times the fault is not with the injured party. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your losses and suffering.
The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz can help. Our accident attorneys can answer any questions you may have and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
Unsafe Property, Slip & Fall Injuries
Studies show that 60 percent of all falls are related to a slipping or tripping incident, with such likely causes as a foreign object on the walking surface, a design flaw in the walking surface, a slippery surface caused by weather or a spill, or a person's impaired physical or mental condition. If the latter is the case, or if the injured party in the slip and fall incident should have been aware of the dangerous surface and avoided it, the fault lies solely on the victim.
In other cases, however, liability can be questioned. For a slip and fall victim to win such cases, it must be proven that the owner of the premises either caused the damage to the walking surface, knew of the dangerous spot and did nothing about it, or should have known about the dangerous surface because it should have been discovered, reported or repaired by a so-called "reasonable" person taking care of the property.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death as a result of a slip & fall or unsafe property, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your losses and suffering. The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz can help. Our accident attorneys can answer any questions you may have and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
In general, inattentive or inexperienced operators, careless or reckless operation and excessive speed are the leading causes of all boating accidents. Additionally, approximately 80 percent of all boating accident fatalities occurred on vessels where the operator had not received boating safety instruction; alcohol was involved in 39 percent of all fatal boating accidents. Boat operators are responsible for the safety of their passengers and must take proper precautions to ensure boating accidents do not occur.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a boating accident and have sustained injury, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Lawrence A. Puritz can help. Our accident attorneys can answer any questions you may have and determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
Use the form below to contact us regarding your personal injury related legal inquiry. Please include any relevant facts that you believe will help our personal injury staff or attorneys in understanding your case. To help us best service your inquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (530) 343-1614 to make an appointment.