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Our Tenacious, Top-Rated Southern California Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You

Personal injury cases encompass a variety of civil cases where an individual suffered bodily, mental and/or emotional harm. At Russell & Lazarus APC, a seasoned Southern California personal injury lawyer has honed their skills over years of practice in a multitude of different types of personal injury claims.

Car Accidents

Automobile accidents involve motor vehicles such as cars, buses, or trucks. The accidents may involve other motor vehicles or could be a single vehicle accident. Negligence of the drivers, a defective part in the vehicle, horrible road conditions may result in injuries.


Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents may involve other motor vehicles or could be a single vehicle accident. Negligence of others, defective motorcycle part or even from a defective helmet or other safety gear may result in injuries. Regardless of the cause of the accident, the resulting injuries could be devastating. At Russell & Lazarus APC, our Newport Beach motorcycle accident lawyers ensure that your safety gear meets the legal standards set forth in Veh. Code §27802.


Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are people on foot, skateboard, roller skates, etc., other than a bicycle, and may also include a person of disability using a wheelchair or tricycle for transportation. Pedestrians are at risk of being struck by motor vehicles, bicyclists or trains.


Train Accidents

Train accidents may be caused by a defect in the train mechanisms, negligence of the operator, malfunction of the railway system, or may involve motor vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians, and other trains.


Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

Property owners, tenants and occupants are obligated to keep the property free and clear of dangers or provide adequate warnings regarding known hazards. These dangers may include liquid or foreign objects on the floor, ice, frayed carpeting, rugs or runners, uneven walkways, etc. Whether sustained injury on public or private property, you may recover compensation.


Dog Bite Injury

Pursuant to Civ. Code §3342(a), dog owners are held strictly liable for your injuries if their dog bites you while you are in a public place or lawfully in a private place, irrespective of whether the owner had prior knowledge of the dog’s viciousness.


Elder Abuse

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to find our elder population abused by people in a position of trust. In civil suit, elder abuse takes many forms, as defined in Welfare & Institutions Code §15610.07. The people involved could be family members, employees of nursing facilities, or people providing in home care.


Amusement Park Accidents

Accidents at amusement parks could occur due to the malfunction of equipment or the negligence of another, such as an employee, contractor, or temporary worker. Responsibility may fall on the owner of the amusement park as well as third party contractors or equipment manufacturers.


Brain & Spinal Cord Injury

Injury to you brain or spinal cord can have lasting and devastating effects, often leaving you disabled. Aside from continued medical treatment and care, you may also require additional services to function. Worse, your enjoyment of life could substantially decrease and you could be restricted in your ability to work in your chosen career path.


Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic injuries are usually permanent injuries often leaving you disfigured and/or permanently disabled. The stakes are high since the injuries are so severe and thus, compensations are large. These cases often produce unique issues and require extensive and comprehensive investigation and preparation. Both medical and economic experts are often required to support your case.


Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is both tragic and heartbreaking. The loss of your loved one could also leave you in financial peril. You could obtain compensation in order to assist you financially by filing a wrongful death claim. Generally, you must file a wrongful death claim within two years of the injury or death pursuant to Code of Civ. Pro. §335.1.



Accidents and injuries can happen anywhere and at anytime. Our Southern California personal injury lawyer helps clients involved in aviation accidents, boating accidents, swimming pool accidents, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, and more.

No matter the type of accident or injury, our personal injury lawyer works meticulously to ensure protecting of your rights. We understand how to present your case persuasively, clearly, and succinctly to obtain the best possible outcome. Contact Russell & Lazarus APC to schedule a free consultation.

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