San Diego Personal Injury Attorney Omid Rejali
Our founding fathers envisioned the future that we are living in today. That’s why they included the 7th amendment right to jury trial in our constitution. They recognized that there are benefits in the capitalistic economic model, but also a need for a vehicle to hold those in power responsible for their wrongdoing.
I became a trial lawyer to remind the wrongdoers, that if you don’t look at us like human beings, created equal, the community as the conscious of humanity and what is right-will.
I endeavor to make my community a better, safer, more loving, and caring place through understanding, empathy and love for each and everyone of my clients. A jury trial in my mind is the only venue where we as humans can be seen as equals against a corporation, the government, and our employers. I look forward to having the opportunity to stand up for you.
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Our client received second degree burns when a McDonald’s employee failed to securely fasten the lid on a cup of coffee prior to handing it to her at the McDonald’s Drive through. McDonald’s refused to accept responsibility for two and half years and said our client is at fault.
Client was badly injured in a T-bone accident and suffered injuries to her hand and ribs.
Our client suffered soft tissue injuries to her neck that became chronic. Defense admitted liability but denied the extent and cause of the injuries and reasonableness and necessity of treatment. Defense also denied our 998 offer to settle within policy limits of their insured for $100,000 sent on February 2018. Insurer was Wawanesa.
Why Choose Us?
Recognized for obtaining one of California’s Top 100 verdicts in 2019-(I understand how much your health means to you and will make sure that you obtain 100% justice)
No Win No Fee
There is no fee to sign up your case and you pay us absolutely nothing unless we win your case.
To insurance companies YOU’RE a number to me YOU’RE family. (I recognize and appreciate the trust that YOU have put in me and my firm and will treat YOU like my own family).
Omid Rejali is by far one of the best attorneys in town. Your first impression will be that he is extremely honest, kind, and capable. He handled my mom’s personal injury case and did an incredible job. She previously did not have the best impression of attorneys, but he completely turned that around with his awesome skills and excellent results! I would highly recommend Mr. Rejali to anyone who needs a highly skilled attorney!
- Liz G.
Hired Omid Rejali to represent me in a complex fraud case (I was the plaintiff) He worked tirelessly and we won. He was efficient and caring the entire time. This was not an easy case at all and others would have charged an enormous amount of money to handle it . It went all the way through trial and we were victorious. A glorious day indeed. Omid Rejali wowed the jury in opening and closing arguments to get me justice!! Highly recommend. Dealt with other attorneys who only care about billing hours and creating unnecessary work. I will not use anybody else ever again.
- American AF
Omid helped with a personal injury case when NO ONE else would because I was injured already for two years. He won FOUR times the amount what the insurance company offered me and fought hard for me. He is real and has heart. He even came for dinner one night to my house. I recommend him highly!!
How We Can Help
Heres how we can help you during the claim process and beyond.
The law allows for an injured person to treat outside of its insurance, even if they did carry insurance during their accident. If for whatever reason, you cannot get to a doctor because of the difficulties with your own insurance, we are happy to help. Luckily, there are many doctors that are willing to help you without any money up front. They will however get paid for their services once your injury claim gets resolved.
Obtaining All the Relevant Records
Relevant documents are anything that can show your injury and how it has impacted your life. They include: 1) Medical Records; 2) Medical Bills; 3) W-2 wage statements; 4) Photographs; 5) Prior jury verdicts on similar injuries; 6) Video Recordings of your doctors testifying. And anything else that could help the other side put a value on the harm they have caused.
Once you have completed treatment, or the doctors have provided you with a diagnosis and prognosis we will meet with you and an attorney will listen to make sure that all your medical needs have been taken care of. The more important reason for this meeting is to listen to you and to understand how the injuries have impacted your life. This meeting is crucial because it can help us better understand you so that we can better represent you.
The next step in the process is to try to negotiate with the insurance company in resolving your case prior to filing a lawsuit. Many factors come into play here. These factors can include the severity of your injuries; the impact they may have on your future earnings; the impact they may have on your enjoyment of life; the amount of your suffering; the amount of pain the injury causes and many more. We will negotiate on your behalf and will try to persuade the other side to be reasonable and to settle fairly.
If negotiations do not resolve in a resolution of your matter, then we will proceed to filing a lawsuit on your behalf. Lawsuits can be a very frustrating process. However, we will be here for you every step of the way.
At Rejali Law Firm, we go the distance. We understand how important your health is and the impact that it can have on your life when it is taken away from you through no fault of your own. We also understand that the journey to Justice is not an easy one and are here to guide you through it all.
Mr. Rejali has won TOP 100 verdict in California and has a passion to hold wrongdoers accountable and make the insurance companies pay. He believes that he’s been placed on this earth to make it a better place and will make sure you obtain justice.
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Don't Let these Insurance Company Traps Prevent You From Getting Full Justice for Your Injury ClaimSeptember 30th, 2020
By Omid Rejali, Esq.
The insurance companies and their attorneys are masters of their craft. The attorneys have been hired to do one thing-save the insurance company money at all cost.
Here are three ways the insurance companies and their attorneys try to not pay you what the real value of your case is worth and, it begins from the moment you make your claim.
Depending on the facts of your case, the insurance company in consultation with their attorneys will determine if there is any chance at trying to create a defense. If so, your claim will be denied.
All they need to create a defense, is a reasonable belief that they can manipulate the facts and use bias to try to create an entirely new story about how the events took place. This can include speaking to their client and, believe it or not telling them to lie to make the narrative "fit" into their defense.
Once they have denied your claim, the case falls into the second and more frustrating part of the process-the delay game.
On average pre-covid lawsuits would take between 18 to 24 months to get resolved. During this time, the insurance company attorneys will try to dig up anything to cast doubt on your credibility and picture you as a liar, a cheat and a fraud. They resort to this because they know through studies there are many jurors that are weary of personal injury lawyers and, personal injury lawsuits.
Another reason, why they do this is to try to tire you out so you will settle your case for cheap. This is where having a personal injury lawyer that is willing to go the distance and knows the full value of your case, including trial value is extremely important.
Once the insurance company representatives realize that you are not backing down and, the case is likely headed towards trial, they start hiring their biased experts including doctors, which they pay millions of dollars, to come into court and, using the facts and narrative that the insurance company defense lawyers created try and fool the members of our jury system.
Don't let these insurance company traps prevent you from getting the money that you need and deserve for the injuries caused by the hands of someone else.
I hope this blog helps you.
If you would like to discuss your case, feel free to contact my office at 619-887-4148 or send me an email at email@example.com; or send us a text at 619-485-6313 or reach us here and we will get back to you.
Born to get you justice.
Settlement vs. Trial value of Your San Diego Car Accident ClaimSeptember 24th, 2020
By Omid Rejali, Esq.
I get many people asking me how much can I get if I go to trial? The answer is: I can't exactly tell you how much you will be able to get, because ethically we as attorneys cannot guarantee or predict an outcome.
So, the question then becomes whether it would be in your best interest to move forward to trial versus settling for a sum certain that an insurance company is offering you.
This question requires an analysis of many variables. Lets take a look.
1) How much money is the insurance company offering you?
For sake of discussion lets assume that the insurance company is offering you $15,000 to settle your case.
2) What are your injuries?
Lets assume that you had a neck injury in your accident.
3) How old are you?
4) Do you require any future care?
Yes. My doctor has told me that I will require future pain management for my neck and, if that does not help I may ultimately require a surgery.
5) Where in the claims process is your case?
What I mean by this is whether a lawsuit has been filed or not.
6) Is the injury still impacting your life?
Lets assume yes.
If you answer the questions above the way I have answered them, the answer is you should not accept the insurance companies $15,000 settlement offer. There is one caveat to this answer and that is, what is the total amount of insurance policy that the person who caused the accident has? If they only have $15,000, a separate analysis is required. Mainly, whether the insurance company representatives accepted your offer to settle for $15,000 when that demand was made. If the answer is: Yes, then you do not have any further recourse. If the answer is no: You may proceed to obtaining money beyond the policy limits. I have included the article where I talk about this issue below if you are interested.
I am a big proponent of trials. That is because I strongly believe that only 12 people from the community can understand and put a value on your injury and pain, not insurance companies that are only looking at their bottom line.
That being said however, there are some considerations that also need to take place when deciding whether you settle your case or proceed to trial. A big consideration is costs. When you choose to go to trial the costs will increase substantially. And so, what you need to look at is whether the benefits (i.e. the ultimate outcome) will outweigh the costs.
If you do win your case certain ordinary costs are recoverable and, if you or your attorney had sent a specific statutory offer (known as a 998 offer to compromise) you may be entitled to your expert fee costs, which are the bulk of the costs in any trial.
Ultimately, there are many questions that take place before trying a case. That being said however, it never hurts to get a second opinion about your case if you have a feeling that your injury is worth more money.
I have tried many cases where the insurance company offers were very low and a jury awarded the client much more money than the insurance companies offered. Each case needs to be assessed individually.
If you want to discuss your case feel free to reach out to my office at 619-887-4148; send me a direct email at firstname.lastname@example.org; reach us via text at 619-485-6313; or write to us here and, we will get back to you.
Don't let the insurance company bully you into a settlement.
Born to get you justice.
How the Coronavirus Has Limited Your Right to JusticeSeptember 18th, 2020
By Omid Rejali, Esq.
It has now been over 6 months since the coronavirus pandemic hit our nation and swept all of us from the life we once knew. But how is it impacting your right to petition the courts for your grievances and obtain justice? How has it impacted your right to a jury trial? Who is the virus benefitting? and why at least have we here in San Diego been so slow to move our cases forward?
These are all questions that normally as a trial lawyer I have been thinking about for the past six months.
Right to Jury Trial
The right to a jury trial comes from the 7th Amendment of the constitution. The founders knew that the government and corporations do have a lot of power and wanted to make sure that there was a forum where the common man would be able to be seen as equal to them and be judged by the members of his or her peers. The coronavirus however has taken all of that away from us.
This is an extremely dangerous state to be in and the longer we remain here without putting mechanisms in place to move forward, the more our justice system will be eroding and the more the insurance companies, and the greedy corporations are winning and becoming richer and richer, which also in turn is widening the income inequality gap.
I am not denying in any way that the coronavirus is a global pandemic and we certainly need to be cautious and take measures to prevent its spread. But, shutting down our courthouses for the past six months, and cancelling jury trials until most likely late 2021, was not and is not the proper way of going about it.
Recently I have also been hearing the idea of a zoom jury trial being thrown around. I cannot imagine having zoom jury trials. The entire idea of having a trial is so we can be able to look witnesses in the eye and get a feel of whether they are telling the truth. I find it hard to believe that the same feeling will be able to be conveyed through a video camera.
To prevent the spread of the virus and balance the right to a civil jury trial, our courts can and should immediately begin summoning jurors. Understanding that some jurors may not feel comfortable serving, the court should give them an option to state as such on their summons and, return the summons; or call into the courthouse and notify the clerk; or create an online system where jurors may state their willingness or unwillingness to serve as a juror.
The jurors that are willing to serve can then come to court and be spread in different courtrooms and in the jury lounge and, be called up to each respective court room where a trial is to take place.
By preventing you from exercising your right to jury trial the courts and the insurance companies and corporations are the one's benefitting. It is bothersome to me that our courts have not been able to move quickly enough to put precautions in place to move our trials forward. There are talks that in San Diego County we may not see jury trials for another year and, that is certainly not fair to all of those people who had been waiting for years to have their matters heard.
Justice delayed is justice denied and, we as a people can and should do better.