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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Steps To Take If You Are Involved In An Auto Accident In San Diego
Slip and Falls
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Steps To Take Following An Injury Claim
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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.
Hear from our team about a variety of topics that could be helpful to you. We touch on all things concerning our practice areas, and hope to share insightful thoughts.
How to Protect Yourself from the Insurance Companies Video Recording You?October 21st, 2020
By Omid Rejali, Esq.
Insurance companies will go to great lengths to distract juries from your injuries. Another trick that they have in their arsenal of tricks is to video record you during a variety of activities to show that you are not as hurt as you claim to be.
Although, this can be an effective way to try and distract from your injuries, there are ways to overcome it.
Be aware that during the pendency of your case, you can very well be under surveillance. Insurance companies hire their private investigators and these people will be sitting outside your home, outside of your work and also will be following you to grocery stores and the gym to show that you are able to do everything as a normally healthy person would.
Here are common places that I have found they usually do this:
At your house (here they are trying to video record you doing chores around the house such as gardening, washing the car. etc.)
At your place of work. Depending on the type of injury you are claiming they would be following you to work to see how you are using the body part that you are claiming injury to.
At the gym. They love this one, because it allows them to argue that there is nothing wrong with you if you are working out. (of course we know that is not the case an overwhelming majority of time, because even if we have been injured, we still need to workout).
During the time that you appear at your attorney's office for a deposition. Either the day before or the day of.
During the time that you are going to see the doctors the insurance companies have hired to minimize your claim.
The first thing is to be aware that this can happen. You also want to make sure you share any suspicious activity with your attorney so that he or she can obtain these videos in advance of your trial.
These are some of the examples I have seen where the insurance companies hired private investigators to be following you around. There is no way to stop them from doing this while you are out in the public. But it's good to be aware.
I hope this blog helps you.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact my office at 619-887-4148, send us a text message to 619-485-6313, send me an email at email@example.com or leave us a message here and we will get back to you.
Born to get you justice.
How the Insurance Company Uses Your Gap in Treatment As an Excuse to Minimize Your ClaimOctober 13th, 2020
By Omid Rejali, Esq.
Insurance companies are looking for anything to belittle your injuries and minimize the value of your claim. The gap in treatment excuse is one of their favorites. Make no mistake, they are always trying to use human biases and prejudices in their favor to further their objective and, it is your job to explain to them why your gap in treatment should not have any bearing on the gravity of your injuries.
Here's are three ways the insurance companies like to take your gap in treatment out of context
1) Since you did not see a doctor right away your injury must not be that serious
This is one of their favorites. The truth is, when you get into an accident you are usually in shock. Even if you have had a serious injury you may not feel it right away. You may also not have insurance and, would not want to take an ambulance to the hospital for the fear of the costs that it will have. I have had many of my clients with serious injuries-requiring future surgery, that did not go to the emergency room with an ambulance.
The best way to overcome such an argument is to have your doctor write a report explaining your injury and, the evolution of that injury. Many injuries do not manifest themselves right away, and others could be masked by other more serious injuries. Masking is the process of which our brain masks one injury in favor of another more significant injury. It is only when the more significant injury has stabilized when our brain begins to unmask the other injury that has been there all along.
2) That you did not complain about the injury close to the accident
Another favorite of the insurance companies is because you did not complain about a specific injury close in time to the time of the accident, then it must not be related to the accident. This goes hand in hand to the masking of injuries I was discussing. There are also many injuries that become more difficult to diagnose when your body is suffering from a more serious injury. For example, in a recent case, a client of mine had a significant injury to his spine. At the same time, he had a dip in his walk. For almost two years the doctors were treating his spine and the entire time thought that the dipping was related to his lower spine, more specifically his sciatica. It was not until the spine was stabilized and the he was still dipping that they realized, he in fact had a torn ligament in his hip.
3) Because you have not seen a doctor for years by the time of your trial, you must not need anymore future care
This cannot be farther from the truth. Only because the doctors have deemed that you have reached you maximum medical improvement (MMI), does not mean that you will not require any future care. This of course depends on the type of doctors you have been seeing. For example, you may have been seeing an orthopedic surgeon for your neck injury and, the doctor has treated you for approximately two years with different modalities. And has also suggested that you would not be a good candidate for a surgery. However, that does not mean that the pain is just going to go away and you will not require any future care for that injury. Other care, in the form of pain management treatment would certainly be something that could be helpful to you.
Don't let the insurance companies fool you with their illogical arguments.
Hope this information helps you.
If you have any further questions, feel free to call my office 24/7 at 619-887-4148 send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org; send us a text message at 619-485-6313 or reach us here and we will get back to you.
Born to get you justice.
How The Insurance Company Uses a Pre-existing Condition to Mislead You into Accepting Less Money and How to Overcome ItOctober 6th, 2020
By Omid Rejali, Esq.
The insurance companies have no shame. They will use any means necessary to pay you the least amount of money possible for your injury. One of the things I hear them saying over and over is: "your clients condition was pre-existing." Well, let me tell you, even if your condition is pre-existing, the law allows you to recover damages for the harm the insurance companies insured caused you if the condition become worse as a result of the accident.
The California Jury Instructions (CACI), which are the instructions that the court reads to a jury in a trial defines aggravation of a preexisting condition or disability as:
Plaintiff is not entitled to damages for any physical or emotional condition that he/she had before defendant's conduct occurred. However, if plaintiff had a physical or emotional condition that was made worse by defendant's wrongful conduct, you must award damages that will reasonably and fairly compensate him/her for the effect on that condition.
As you can see, the pre-existing condition defense is just another trick the insurance companies try to use against you to try and not pay you the value of what your damages are worth.
How to Overcome This Argument
Although this can come about in many contexts, most commonly they arise when you have had a prior neck or back problem. One way to overcome this argument is to produce evidence, by way of your prior medical records to show that your condition was stable prior to the injury producing event taking place.
Another way you can overcome this argument is by showing even if the condition was not stable, how the injury causing event made the matter worse. For example, if you were suffering from neck pain because of a disk herniation but the condition was stable and, as a result of the collision now you are required to do surgery, that would show that the injury producing event made the injury worse.
Insurance companies are in the business of making money and they will go to great lengths of trying to pay you as little money as possible. Don't let them fool you by making these types of arguments. Remember the law is on your side.
I hope this information helps you. If you would like to speak to me, you can call my office at 619-887-4148; send me a text at 619-485-6313; leave us a message here or email me at email@example.com.
Born to get you justice.