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Thank you for standing up and fighting for my family.

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The STEINFELD LAW FIRM is the Victims Voice for Justice in California. We are a powerful, dynamic voice for seriously injured victims and bereaved families who have lost their loved ones in an accident.

Our cases are usually resolved favorably and efficiently with a proven system I've developed over 30 years.

In fatal accidents we communicate your loss through a personal collection of memories. WE FOCUS ON YOUR LOVE... AND LOSS OF LOVE... a love story about you and the precious, invaluable person who is no longer in your life. These memories are shared in a compelling and emotional way that resonates with insurance companies, hardened defense attorneys, judges, and juries.

For seriously injured victims we show the physical and emotional pain you are suffering, and the strength by which you are overcoming extraordinary challenges.

We may create a photo gallery or a "day in the life video" so insurance companies can see your limitations and understand the physical and emotional pain you have suffered.


Approximately 98% of all accidents (including wrongful death and serious personal injury) are settled without a trial. So it makes more sense to start with an experienced, award winning, nationally recognized claims settlement attorney before heading into the adversarial forum of litigation. My strength is consistently obtaining successful settlements for my clients.


The most common question I am asked is if a victim can sue. Here is the analysis to answer that question.

  1. LIABILITY - The first question is always liability. Is the other party liable for your injuries?
  2. DAMAGES - What is the value of your claim?
  3. RECOVERY - The final question is whether the defendant has sufficient assets (including insurance policies) to compensate you for your injuries.

Finally, a plaintiff must decide if they want to file a lawsuit or settle their claim. So it's important to understand the difference between a "claim" and a lawsuit!

CLAIM - The claims process is a peaceful and amicable way to resolve your accident. It usually takes 2-6 months. No lawsuit is necessary. The amount of your settlement is known and payment is guaranteed.

LAWSUIT - A lawsuit is an "adversarial" process. Victims who have never experienced a long-term adversarial process find litigation to be intimidating and stressful.

A plaintiff must answer interrogatories (a series of written questions requiring a written response) and produce documents within a short time frame. These are hard deadlines and require a lot of organization. Your attorney can not do this for you because only you know the answers and have the documents. Then, there's the deposition where you answer an attorney's questions under oath. After about 18-months you'll mediate your lawsuit. If you can't settle your case through mediation, you go to trial. The time involved is about 30 months. You'll incur significantly greater attorney fees and costs and the amount of your recovery is unknown.

That's why it's logical to try and settle your claim before filing a lawsuit. I'm an experienced settlement claims attorney, who can offer you an excellent prospect of settling your claim successfully and in the least amount of time.

I represent 98% of victims who want a fast and fair settlement so they can put their tragedy behind them and move on with their lives. If you are like most serious personal injury and wrongful death victims... you want to start with a successful claims settlement attorney. That's what I do best.

I have recovered millions of dollars for my clients... without filing a lawsuit. It costs nothing to talk to me and nothing to get started.


Give me a call and we'll discuss your options. We will weigh the benefits of settling your case or filing a lawsuit. Then you'll be able to make an informed and intelligent decision in moving forward.

We will only move forward when you are comfortable.

  • I put my fees in writing.
  • I'll never force you to sign a document or accept a settlement.
  • You pay nothing (fees or costs) until there is a settlement

Your consultation is free and does not obligate you to anything.

Call me today at (800) 900-7452, or use the contact form below.

Not only is Patrick a skilled attorney. He is also a stellar human being as well.

Kathy L.

Not only is Patrick a skilled attorney. He is also a stellar human being as well.

Kathy L.

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Our settlement was unprecedented. Even opposing council told us we have a very good lawyer.

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  • Costs nothing to get started
  • I will never pressure you to sign a document
  • Never pay one-cent out of pocket.
  • Pay nothing until case is settled
  • I will never pressure you to accept a settlement.
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  • Settle without filing a lawsuit
  • I will never pressure you to make a decision you’re not ready to make.

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