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SUCCESSFUL CASES

Traumatic Injuries

If you or a family member has suffered a traumatic injury and the insurance company won’t play nice, contact the Law Office of Ron Maidenberg. We’ll evaluate your case free of charge and outline the next steps in your recovery.

Uninsured Motorist Accidents

If you have been harmed by an uninsured motorist, please give us a call.  We have successfully represented hundreds of people with their uninsured motorist cases and secured the compensation to which they were entitled and which they deserved.

Bike & Pedestrian Accidents

If you have suffered severe injuries in a car-bicycle or car-pedestrian accident near Berkeley or anywhere in the Oakland area, call attorney Ron Maidenberg for aggressive legal representation.

Motorcycle, Car, or Truck Accidents

Insurance companies often give accident victims the run-around. They drag their feet making payments or they pay less than they should. The lawyers at the Law Firm of Ron Maidenberg know how to get insurance companies to ante up for things such as medical bills and lost wages. We have no fear of taking them to court. We give you aggressive representation so that you receive a fair and reasonable outcome.

TESTIMONIALS

  • I highly recommend Ron Maidenberg.
         I've been working with Ron after my auto accident in the last year. He is very professional, helped me a lot and I would highly recommend him for any legal services.
    – Bella K.
  • Ron Maidenberg is the only Attorney I would ever consider.
         Ron Maidenberg is an AWESOME Attorney. He has now handled two auto accident cases on my behalf. He is extremely patient and knowledgeable. He takes the time to explain things in a way that someone without a law degree can understand. He kept me up to date on my cases as they progressed and made sure that all of my questions and concerns were addressed. My car was totaled in the first accident that he handled. Not only did I have a new car in two weeks but he got me the maximum amount for my injuries. In the second accident that he handled I was rear-ended. Though the damage was less severe he still managed to get me a significant settlement. He is the only attorney that I would ever consider for accidents and personal injury.
    – Chelsea Y.
  • The Outcome Exceeded My Expectations.
         Ron was tremendously helpful in assisting me with an auto accident claim, the outcome of which exceeded my expectations. He is well-mannered and patient, responded quickly to my inquiries, and kept me dutifully apprised on my status. His paralegal, David Waterworth, is also most helpful and knowledgeable.
    – Jim S.
  • The Outcome Was Exactly What I Expected.
        

    Ron Maidenberg did an excellent job negotiating my settlement from a motor vehicle accident. The outcome was exactly what I had expected and he is a charming, professional attorney. I highly recommend him for legal matters! David Waterworth is an asset to Ron's firm being his knowledgable paralegal. They made the whole experience easy and convenient with my busy schedule.
    – Taj C.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU:

Insurance companies often give accident victims the run-around. They drag their feet making payments or they pay less than they should. Maidenberg Law Group knows how to get insurance companies to ante up for things such as medical bills and lost wages. We have no fear of taking them to court. We give you aggressive representation so that you receive a fair and reasonable outcome.

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How do I know if I have a personal injury case?

    Whether you have a viable personal injury case depends on many factors. At a minimum, you should be able to prove that you or a loved one suffered injury due to the negligence or fault of a person or a company. This is true whether you are dealing with a claim involving personal injury from an automobile/ motorcycle accident, a slip & fall mishap or other forms of negligence. Contact the experienced personal injury attorney, Ron Maidenberg for more specific advice regarding your case. Because every case is different, you should always consult an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney for legal and practical advice on these issues.

  • How much will I get?

    If you’re considering filing a personal injury lawsuit over a car accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of injury, you may be wondering “What is my case really worth?” The answer comes down to “damages” — figuring out what your injuries have cost you monetarily, physically, and mentally (and, in some cases, whether the defendant’s conduct should be punished). In a personal injury case, money damages are paid to an injured person (the plaintiff) by the person or company who is found to be legally responsible for the accident (the defendant or their insurer). A damage award can be agreed upon after a negotiated settlement — among the parties, their insurance companies, and their attorneys, for example — or may be ordered by a judge or jury following a court trial.

  • How long does a personal injury case take?

    A personal injury case can last anywhere between a few months to a few years, and can even proceed possibly even longer. A few months is the bare minimum, and it is very rare for a personal injury case to take up that short of a time frame. Every case is different, and sometimes a longer time frame means greater efficiency.

    A personal injury case can last its shortest time span if the liability is clear, the injuries are significant and your insurance can and will cover the damages. Be on the lookout for insurance companies that try to drag out your case as long as possible solely to increase profit. This is another factor as to why personal injury cases can take up much time.

    In a personal injury case, the most important person is the individual affected. They were the ones injured, and they are the ones who need the settlement. Thus, it is up to the client to choose how long the case lasts, how long does medical care take to resolve personal injury related issues and depending on how long they are willing to wait for the settlement.

    The second most important person in a personal injury case is the attorney, as it is their job to collect, document, and provide all existing information to the involved insurance company as well as protect the rights of the client. The attorney is the client’s liaison between themselves and the case, which can mean the amount of the settlement itself. Because of this, an attorney should always be contacted as soon as possible after the injury has occurred, so the appropriate documentation and procedures can begin as soon as possible.

  • Why do I need a Lawyer?

    Attention: Before you speak with any insurance company, contact The Law Office of Ron Maidenberg to discuss your case. Prevent the insurance company from obtaining your recorded statement and using it against you. Adjusters are trained to make you give a statement that is detrimental to your claim. The recorded statement is the insurance company’s #1 priority.

    1. Even though you pay them a monthly premium , insurance companies do not represent you . They represent shareholders, and their job is to make a profit by collecting premiums and paying out as little as possible. That is why they have claims adjusters and a host of investigators and lawyers on staff. The role of each of these people is to ensure that the insurance company does not pay one penny more than is necessary — and far less if they can get away with it. Studies have shown that injured people who hire an attorney to handle their serious injury claim walk away with more compensation than those who do not hire a lawyer, even after the attorney’s fees are paid.

    Attorneys can do several things for accident victims:
    1. Your insurance company will try to settle your case for the lowest possible amount. An experienced attorney understands the true value of your injury claim and can advise you on whether to settle or whether to fight for all the compensation you deserve.

    2. The insurance company will try to settle your case early, before all of your expenses are known. An experienced personal injury attorney, like Ron Maidenberg, understands that serious injuries can have consequences long after the initial accident. A lawyer who works for you — and you alone — will advise you not to settle too soon.

    3. The insurance company has its own lawyers working to limit your financial recovery and even to find loopholes so they do not need to pay you at all. Your attorney is your own legal advocate dedicated to protecting your interests. Having your own lawyer levels the playing field. Even attorneys who do not practice personal injury law usually retain a skilled personal injury attorney to represent them or their family members if they are injured.

  • How do you prove you could not work?

    A letter from the doctor recommending you not to work would be helpful. A lost wage verification form from your employer would also be helpful. If you are self-employed, then your tax returns would be helpful.

    As your personal injury attorney, having a doctor’s letter and wage verification form from your place of employment showing exactly the amount of work you missed will go far to prove your income loss. Proving your lost wages due to your injury has an added benefit. It shows you were hurt in the accident. It shows that you responded to this accident like someone who was hurt. It adds to your credibility to have the above-information before requesting compensation for lost earnings from missing work when negotiating with the insurance company.

    It is not uncommon for insurance companies to make car accident victims believe that lost wages are not part of the compensation. Even when they do admit that they should pay for these damages, they often force these individuals to jump through hoops just to prove that they lost income. However, the process should not be so hard. You might have to show past tax returns, or a letter from your company or boss to show that you lost wages as a result of the accident. However, this process can become quite more complicated in a work environment where:

    You work on commission
    You are self-employed
    You work as an independent contractor
    You lost an important bonus as a result of time missed from work

    Most insurance companies strategically place roadblocks in place in order to make it very difficult to prove lost wages. Ultimately, they hope that you will simply give up on your right to receive compensation for lost wages.

  • I’m Missing Work; What do I do?

    Many times with an injury you will miss work. Your income will decline, and you will have less money. You might even get fired because you can’t work anymore. Receiving lost wages and future lost wages can be very important to many claims.

STEPS IN A PERSONAL INJURY MATTER:

– At the Accident Scene

  • Check on all Drivers and Passengers for injuries (attend to injuries)
  • Call the Police
  • Exchange Information
  • Talk to Witnesses – obtain their contact information
  • Take Pictures

– After the Accident

  • Call Your Insurance Company
  • Keep Track of Medical Treatment – Attend to your injuries
  • Attend to Property Damage Issues
  • Use Caution Discussing the Incident
  • Contact a Personal Injury Attorney- Protect your Rights
  • Keep a Journal of Injuries, Contacts, Personal Notes

– The Process:

  • Every case if Different, Take Care of your Injuries….
  • Insurance
  • Description of Collision…. to….. Settlement

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MEET OUR TEAM

Oakland attorney Ron Maidenberg has been serving California residents since he was admitted to the California bar in 1986. He majored in business economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He is admitted to the U.S. District Court Northern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit.

As a personal injury lawyer, his crusade is to fight insurance companies and to bring a fair and equitable outcome for his clients.

The Senior Personal Injury Paralegal for the Maidenberg Law Group, David relates his powerful client focus skills and superior subject knowledge toward successful outcomes in the personal injury filed. The key to that success is helping injury victims seek justice when faced with the daunting experience of dealing with “the system”. With over 20 years of legal and business experience, David uses his management skills, empathy and diligence to screen prospective clients, review client cases and know the status of each matter.

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