WE MAKE YOU
Personal injury and employment lawyers fighting for clients throughout southern California
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WE ARE TRIAL ATTORNEYS ATTORNEYS
WITH AN UNPARALLELED TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS
Since the firm’s inception in 1991, Phillips & Associates has been dedicated to the representation of accident victims. Big insurance companies and their armies of defense attorneys don’t scare us. We have consistently recovered top dollar for our clients, even when other law firms have declared their cases “unwinnable.”
Who are we? John W. Phillips, the firm’s founder, honed his trial skills as a Los Angeles City Attorney and District Attorney. As a prosecutor, John conducted more than 150 jury trials including one against the Ku Klux Klan, which made headlines across the country and later became the subject of his best selling book, Sign of the Cross. John partnered with his son, Patrick, to form Phillips & Associates in 2011. Now the father son duo handles all their cases together, providing each client with a level of service and personal attention not seen at larger “billboard” firms--and the results to go along with it.
Serving ALL of
Disputed liability car accident with catastrophic injuries
Slip-and-fall with pre-existing spinal injuries
Policy limits settlement in auto versus pedestrian accident
Pedestrian struck while jaywalking suffering serious head injuries
Trip-and-fall outside restaurant resulting in hip fracture
Product liability case alleging that product caused delayed onset cancer
Emotional distress, physical injuries and property damage due to structure fire
Disputed liability car accident with serious injuries
Trip-and-fall resulting in broken pelvis
PUTTING OUR CLIENTS FIRST
Insurance companies don’t care about you. They make money by paying as little as they possibly can on claims. This means they’ll use every trick and tactic to damage your case, to discourage and demoralize you, ultimately to deprive you of fair compensation for your injuries. Getting hurt in an accident is bad enough. Don’t be victimized a second time by getting shortchanged in your personal injury action. Hire a proven team of trial attorneys with more than 50 years of combined experience who achieve the best outcomes for their clients time and time again.
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CASES WE HANDLE
We go above and beyond for our clients. Read what they have to say...
I was involved in a serious traffic accident, along with my husband and grandson. A car hit ours nearly head-on and sent us up a curb and into a tree. Both vehicles were a total loss. We were recommended to Phillips & Associates by a trusted friend. John Phillips and Patrick Di Filippo were very professional and really worked hard for us, getting a settlement after fighting in court. It really helped us a great deal, especially considering that we are retired. I highly recommend this law firm.
Agoura Hills, California
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I Afford a Lawyer?
We handle all of our cases on a pure contingency fee basis. This means our fee is a percent of your recovery, and if there is no recovery there is no fee. Our office will also advance all costs so you won't spend a penny out of your own pocket pursuing your case.
What is a Statute of
All personal injury cases have deadlines by which you must file a lawsuit or you lose the right to pursue your case. This deadline is called a statute of limitations. In California, the statute of limitations for MOST personal injury actions is two years from the date of the occurrence. However, there are exceptions in cases involving the government, cases involving medical professionals, and cases in which the plaintiff is a minor (among other exceptions). Consult with us immediately to determine what the statute of limitations is in your case.
What if I am Partially
You may still be entitled to compensation even if you are partially at fault. This is because California follows what's called the "comparative negligence" doctrine. This legal doctrine holds that even when an accident victim has some blame for their accident, they can recover compensation reduced by their percent of fault.
How Long Will My Case
How long your case will take depends on the duration of your medical treatment and the defendant's willingness to compensate you fully for your damages. Some cases we are able to settle very quickly, and in others we have to file a lawsuit, which can add several months or longer to the process.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
The value of your case depends on the nature of your injuries, your econmic (financial) damages such as medical expenses and lost wages, and liability. The at-fault party's insurance policy limit can sometimes be a factor in determining the amount you can recover, as well. All of this is to say that the value of your case depends on a number of variables which are not possible to know at the beginning of your case. We can count many instances of cases that have had seemingly very little value which, upon the discovery of additional facts, wound up being worth well into the six or even seven figures. We take a hands on approach to investigating all factors affecting case value and communicate these clearly to the client as their case develops.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
Not always. Sometimes we are able to settle personal injury cases by submitting a pre-litigation demand. In these cases, no lawsuit is ever filed and you never have to go to court. Even if we do wind up filing a lawsuit, there will be opportunities to settle your case before it goes to trial. And in the even your case does go to trial, we will prepare you extensively for your testimony and make sure that you are fully comfortable with the process.
WHAT SETS US APART
Founding partner John Phillips has conducted more than 150 jury trials and the firm has been representing accident victims since 1991. We have the expertise and knowledge to navigate the legal system and negotiate with insurance companies to ensure that each client receives the best possible outcome in their case.
At Phillips & Associates, we understand that every client's case is unique, and therefore requires a tailored approach. From the moment you retain our firm, John and Patrick will work closely with you to gather all necessary information and to develop a customized strategy to ensure optimal case resolution.
Phillips & Associates has recovered tens of millions of dollars in damages for wrongfully injured clients. Our track record of successful outcomes in difficult and complex of cases has earned us a reputation as one of the most trusted and respected personal injury law firms in southern California.
NO RECOVERY, NO FEE
At Phillips & Associates, we understand that seeking justice can be costly and time-consuming. This is why we guarantee that if we do not recover financial compensation in your case, you will not owe us any legal fees.
We believe in fighting for justice against insurance companies and holding responsible parties accountable, and we are committed to fulfilling this mission without adding financial burden to our clients. With our "No recovery, No fee" guarantee, you will benefit from the highest caliber of legal representation while knowing that you'll only pay a fee if we win.