Personal Injury Attorney – Santa Monica • Accident Attorney – Santa Monica • Employment Law Attorney – Santa Monica • Business Law Attorney – Santa Monica
The Soffer Law Firm, through attorney Benjamin Soffer, represents clients located in the Santa Monica area in cases involving accidents, personal injuries and wrongful death; contract and business disputes; and employment law matters.
Accident / Personal Injury / Wrongful Death Law
When a person is seriously injured because someone else was careless or negligent, they need a lawyer who has the ability and experience to deal with the factual and investigative complexities involved, and access to qualified experts who can figure out and reconstruct the various events that caused the injuries and everything that is required to treat those injuries. But that is not enough. The injured person also needs a lawyer who can use these resources effectively to either convince the careless party (or their insurance company) to pay for the injuries they caused in an out-of-court settlement, or persuade a jury to render a verdict for damages against the guilty party in an amount that compensates the injured client and their family for their injuries and losses. Attorney Benjamin Soffer has nearly 20 years of personal injury legal experience and understands what it takes to achieve a successful result for his clients. Mr. Soffer also brings to the table nearly 15 years of engineering experience, which greatly enhanced his ability to understand the chaotic dynamics of accidents and product failures, and devise the best methods to explain them to the jury.
Personal injuries don’t always involve accidents or product failures. Quite often, innocent individuals suffer severe injuries because a property owner or a commercial tenant failed to maintain their premises in a manner that is safe for persons using or visiting the premises – be it an apartment or office building, a store, a business, or even vacant land. Serious injuries can also occur when a trusted facility, such as a hospital, a nursing home, or an assisted living facility, is careless, negligent, or abusive.
If you have been seriously injured, or if a close family members has been killed, because of someone else’s carelessness or inattention, please contact the Soffer Law Firm. We represent clients in traffic, automobile, truck, train, and aircraft accident cases; persons who suffered serious injuries because someone else was careless or not paying attention; individuals who were seriously injured because a property owner or tenant failed to maintain safe premises; clients injured by defective industrial tools and machines; workers injured because of defective construction equipment; and individuals who were seriously hurt because of faulty electrical equipment, failed smoke detectors, malfunctioning power tools, dangerous heaters, defective seat belts, airbags, and tires, and many other products that caused serious injuries or death because they contained design defects, manufacture defects, or inadequate warnings.
Benjamin Soffer represents business clients in a variety of industries, as either plaintiffs or defendants, in various types of business disputes with other businesses or individuals, including:
• Breach of contracts for services
• Breach of contracts for the sale and purchase of goods
• Breach of fiduciary duty
• Employment disputes
• Interference with contractual relations
• Interference with prospective economic advantage
• Unfair competition and unlawful business practices
• False advertising
• Trademark, trade dress, and trade name infringement
• Corporate and partnership disputes
• Insurance and bad faith litigation
• Trade secrets disputes
Effective representation requires a good understanding of the client’s particular business, the general business environment in which the client operates, and the business of the opposing party. We concentrate on understanding the client’s point of view, needs, and expectations. We ask questions and listen carefully to the answers. We want to learn what is important to the client; what they are looking for. We want to put ourselves in the client’s shoes in order to understand fully what is motivating the client. This improves our ability to meet their expectations. But we also work to determine the likely motivations and expectations of the opposing party. Understanding what is truly important to both sides helps us develop a litigation strategy that is most in tune with client’s financial means, and to formulate creative solutions to the dispute.
We believe it is almost always in the client’s best interest to resolve business disputes early, so that they avoid getting mired in drawn out and costly litigation. Business litigation often puts massive financial pressure on the client, it can exact an enormous psychological toll, and it distracts the client’s attention for months and years from their most important task: operating a profitable and successful business. Of course, we never assume that the opposing party would be receptive to an out of court settlement. Therefore, even as we pursue ways to end the dispute early and favorably for out client, we marshal the evidence that would be required to prevail at trial. If our efforts to settle the dispute informally or through alternative dispute resolution methods are rebuffed by the opposition, we are prepared fully to aggressively prosecute the client’s legal rights in court, or fight zealously to defend against the opposing party’s claims.
We represent business clients in federal and state courts in California. If you are a business that is involved in a contact or business dispute with another business or an individual, please contact us to find out how we can help you.
California has strong laws that prohibit workplace discrimination against employees and independent contractors based on a number of protected characteristics of the employee/contractor, including race, religious belief, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, and sexual orientation.
California’s population of employees and employers is diverse. In the course of ordinary business activity, situations can arise where employers engage in unlawful employment practices. The law allows employees and independent contractors who are subjected to such unlawful practices to recover compensation from the employer. Employees who suffer the impact of such practices fully deserve to be represented by competent legal counsel. Sometimes, however, an employment practice or conduct only appears to be unlawful, when in reality it is not unlawful at all, because there is a legitimate and lawful basis for it. In such instances, innocent employers who are wrongly and unfairly accused of unlawful conduct, deserve to be represented by competent counsel to defend against such accusations.
Attorney Benjamin Soffer represents employees and employers in litigation involving employment law issues, including:
• Discrimination based on
• National origin
• Medical condition
• Marital status
• Sexual orientation
• Harassment and hostile work environment
• Workplace sexual harassment
• Wrongful termination of “at will” employees in violation of public policy
• Failure to provide reasonable accommodation of disabilities
• Wage and hour claims
• Breach of employment contracts
If you are an employee or independent contractor who has been the victim of an unlawful hiring, employment, or discharge practice in California, please contact us for a consultation.
And if you are a private employer or employment agency who is being accused of engaging in unlawful hiring, employment, or discharge practice in California, please contact us to find out how we can help you.
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