Personal Injury

The term “personal injury” applies to a wide variety of claims that arise when a person is harmed or injured by the actions of another.  There is no one type of personal injury case.  Personal injury cases can include claims based on injuries caused by:

  • Motor vehicle collisions –including collisions involving  cars, trucks or motorcycles;
  • Dangerous conditions of property—such a car crash caused by an  unsafe turn in a road or a fall caused by an improperly constructed staircase;
  • Use of a defective product—such as a battery that explodes or an airbag that doesn’t open.

Nearly all personal injury cases require the party bringing the claim to prove that the injury was caused by someone else’s negligence.   A person or entity is negligent when they fail to meet their legal duty of care and as a result of that failure, someone is injured.

Depending upon the facts of the incident, a personal injury case may be brought by individuals, by a guardian on behalf of a child, by a decedent’s estate, or by larger groups in class action lawsuits. If the negligent conduct of another party can be proved, the injured person may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party.

Our attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of people in a broad range of personal injury cases including:

  • Persons injured or killed in motor vehicle collisions;
  • Persons sexually assaulted or abused;
  • Persons injured by dangerous conditions of property.

Bragg, Mainzer & Firpo, LLP represents personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis and receives payment only if the case resolves favorably and the injured party recovers an award. This enables people who would otherwise be unable to afford a lawyer to have legal representation.

With over fifty years of combined experience in the practice of law, the lawyers of Bragg, Mainzer & Firpo, LLP have successfully represented hundreds of people who have suffered serious injuries and losses due to negligence or recklessness of others.  Bragg, Mainzer & Firpo, LLP handles the full range of serious personal injury cases, including those involving defective products, premises liability, vehicle accidents, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and litigation against companies and government entities.

Please see our results page for a representative sample of our past cases.

What Others Say

I was represented over a period of 3 years on a wrongful death case by Ben Mainzer. Through the hardest period of my life, Ben was able to be sensitive and compassionate while also providing excellent legal work that led to a very positive outcome.  I felt that Ben had my best interests at heart in every way.  I never felt pressured as we worked through an emotionally challenging process. At the beginning of this process I expressed specific goals above and beyond financial compensation, and Ben and his team were able to meet every one of those goals. I feel incredibly grateful to have had him as my lawyer.

Eureka, CA