The Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth is a personal injury law firm dedicated to protecting and fighting for real people. We do not represent insurance companies, large businesses, or governments. We have recovered millions on behalf of innocent victims - our clients.
However, our success is not measured only by our results. We take the time to listen, engage, and build relationships with our clients. Only then can we tell their story effectively in pursuit of justice. If you are looking for a Chula Vista personal injury lawyer, take a look at our reviews and testimonials to see what our past clients think of us.
Our former clients continue to refer their family and friends to us because of the trust and dedication we have established throughout our representation. We will always return calls, answer any questions, and be there for you while you are on your road to recovery. This is our promise to you.
If you or a loved one have suffered a serious, even catastrophic injury, our personal injury attorneys can help secure financial compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other losses you may have incurred. Attorneys Bruce Meth and Jared Leuck will fight to protect your rights. We look forward to helping you like we have been helping other members of our community for the past 40 years.
Accidents are common, and while some people are lucky enough to walk away from them unharmed, others sustain severe physical and emotional injuries. Most harmful incidents are preventable, however, and only occur due to careless behavior. If you were hurt in an accident brought about by another person’s negligence, you might be able to recover compensation, and you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible. The dedicated Chula Vista personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth have extensive experience helping injured parties seek recourse for their losses. If you engage our services, we will fight to help you pursue a just outcome. We are extremely dedicated, honest, and conscientious attorneys who will provide you with high quality personalized representation.
Below you will find a brief description of the case areas that our office focuses on. For a more detailed description please visit the practice area portion of this website. We look forward to talking with you.Car Accidents
Car accidents in Chula Vista are hard to avoid even if you are a very cautious driver. Unfortunately, many serious injuries occur as a result of car accidents. Those responsible for causing car accidents should be held accountable. At the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth, we pursue every possible legal avenue to make sure our clients receive ample compensation to enable them to heal their injuries and get back to enjoying their lives. We have successfully handled thousands of vehicle accident cases. Since we are a small firm with extensive resources we are able to give each client the personalized attention they need while we fight with the insurance companies to get the best possible outcomes for our clients.Motorcycle Accident
Southern California’s weather makes it a prime location for riding a motorcycle, but it can be risky, as motorcycles do not offer riders any external protection, and motorists often fail to respect the rights of motorcyclists. For example, drivers often follow too closely behind cyclists and hit them from behind, or attempt to turn left in front of them or pass them without adequate clearance. People involved in motorcycle accidents often sustain critical injuries. If they hire the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth, a personal injury law firm, who can establish that another person caused the collision, they may be awarded damages for their economic losses such as the cost of medical treatment and lost wages, and for their non-economic losses, such as pain, suffering and emotional distress. Attorney Jared Leuck is an avid motorcyclist and an experienced attorney who will know how to protect your rights.Wrongful Death
If someone is killed due to the negligence of another, the survivors, most commonly the spouse and children of the deceased, may be able to sue for wrongful death. A wrongful death lawsuit enables survivors to potentially pursue compensation for loss of future income, funeral and burial expenses, loss of affection, and loss of companionship. Wrongful death claims often result from motor vehicle accidents due to impairment from alcohol, drug use, fatigue, or just inattentiveness. Deadly falls are also responsible for many wrongful death actions especially involving people over 65 years of age. The Chula Vista wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth have 40 years of experience helping to bring closure to families that have lost their loved ones.Dog Bites
Under California law, dog owners are strictly liable for injuries caused by their dogs. In other words, a person injured by a dog attack is not required to establish that the dog’s owner acted in a careless manner in order to recover damages. Rather, they merely have to prove that they were either in a public place or were lawfully in a private place when the attack occurred, and they suffered damages due to the bite. Notably, the dog bite statute only applies to harm caused by actual bites; it does not impose strict liability for injuries caused by other canine behavior. If you were bitten by a dog, you should contact a personal injury attorney in Chula Vista to discuss your potential claims.Slip or Trip and Fall Accidents
Generally speaking, property owners have an obligation to maintain their premises in a safe condition, to prevent any lawful entrants from suffering harm. If they fail to uphold this duty and allow dangerous conditions to remain on their property, it can lead to harmful incidents. For example, spilled food or beverages on a restaurant or grocery store floor can lead to a slip and fall accident. Similarly, poorly maintained or dangerously constructed stairs can cause a person to trip and fall. People hurt in falls can pursue claims against the property owner, but to prove liability, they typically must show that the owner had constructive or actual notice of the hazard that caused the fall but failed to warn or remediate the hazard.Nursing Home Abuse
Families often rely on nursing homes to care for their elderly loved ones, with the expectation that they will be tended to in a clean and safe environment. Sadly, though, many nursing homes employ incompetent workers or lack sufficient staff to provide adequate care, and residents suffer abuse from the very people entrusted to protect them. Symptoms of nursing home abuse include confusion, bruising, bed sores, sudden weight loss, dehydration, fearfulness, and malnutrition. If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to nursing home abuse, you might be able to pursue damages from the nursing home for the suffering and pain you or your loved one has endured.Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving causes more than 10,000 deaths in the United States every year. In California, drunk drivers cause over 12,000 serious accidents every year. Alcohol affects a driver’s ability to perceive and react to conditions on the roadway such as a stopped vehicle or a pedestrian. Both the California criminal and civil laws are designed to protect law abiding motorists and pedestrians. They are also enacted in order to discourage people from drinking and driving and thus making our roads and highways safer. At the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth, we have been successful in holding intoxicated drivers financially responsible for their reckless driving to the benefit of our clients.Construction Site Accidents
Construction sites often contain large machines, tools, and building supplies, and people working at such sites typically have to transport massive amounts of materials. As such, when construction accidents occur, they often cause catastrophic injuries. Lawsuits arising out of construction accidents can be complicated, as workers’ compensation laws often prohibit employees from pursuing claims against their employers. They may, however, be able to recover damages from third parties. Non-employees are not bound by workers’ compensation laws. If you or a loved one suffered harm in a construction accident, it is in your best interest to speak to the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth as soon as possible.Products Liability
People often use various products throughout the day without thinking that they could cause them harm. Sadly, though, many products suffer from latent defects that render them unsafe for their intended purposes. Products may be dangerous due to a manufacturing or design flaw or because of a failure to adequately warn of the risks associated with their anticipated use. If you suffered harm because of a dangerous device, you might be owed compensation. Pursuant to California’s products liability law, anyone that designs, manufactures, or sells a defective product is strictly liable for any injuries that the product causes. In other words, you do not have to prove that your harm was the result of negligence to recover damages.Uber and Lyft Accidents
Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft are providing a valuable source of transportation for millions of Americans. As rideshares become more popular throughout San Diego and Chula Vista, unfortunately there have been many people injured in accidents involving rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft, due to the negligence of the rideshare drivers. Many of these drivers do not possess the skill necessary to safely navigate the road while trying to locate an address or a passenger on their mobile applications. The laws pertaining to rideshare companies are complex and therefore it is wise to contact a personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling these types of cases. If you are a passenger or pedestrian injured due to the negligence of a rideshare driver or if you are a Uber or Lyft driver injured as the result of another driver’s negligence, you should contact our experienced attorneys to discuss your case. There is never a fee until we win your case.Bicycle Accidents
People in Southern California frequently ride bicycles for fun or as means of transportation. While there are many benefits to riding bicycles, there are risks associated with cycling as well. Motorists often ignore the fact that they have to share the road with bicyclists and fail to leave sufficient space between their cars and bikes or grant bicyclists the right of way, which can lead to catastrophic collisions. People involved in bicycle accidents frequently sustain fractures, spinal injuries, organ damage, traumatic brain injury, lacerations, and debilitating back injuries. In many cases, they may be able to recover the cost of any medical treatment they need for their injuries. If they were unable to work after the crash, they might be able to recover lost wages. Additionally, they may also be able to recover damages for the pain, suffering, and emotional distress caused by the accident.Motorized Scooter Accidents
Having a car in Southern California can be expensive and inconvenient. Many people, therefore, chose to use other forms of transportation to get around cities, like motorized scooters. Depending on the circumstances, people injured in motorized scooter accidents may be able to recover damages. Proving liability for such crashes can be challenging, however. For example, many companies that rent or lease motorized scooters require users to waive the right to pursue claims against the company, regardless of the cause of the crash. Additionally, the defendant may argue that the person injured caused the accident and, therefore, is responsible for their own injuries. However, if you were injured while riding a motorized scooter due the negligence of an inattentive driver, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth will be able to pursue damages for the injuries you sustained.Pedestrian Accidents
Under California law, pedestrians in crosswalks and on sidewalks have the right of way. People hit by cars while walking frequently suffer catastrophic injuries, and in many cases, their injuries are permanent. Fortunately, they can pursue claims against the parties responsible for their damages. They may not only be able to pursue negligence claims but may also be able to assert claims of negligence per se, which essentially means that the defendant violated a law designed to protect people and therefore should be deemed negligent as a matter of law.Speak to a Seasoned Chula Vista Lawyer Today
While some accidents cannot be avoided, most are caused by negligence. If someone else’s negligent acts injured you, you might be owed damages, and you should speak to a Chula Vista personal injury attorney about your possible claims. At the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth, our seasoned attorneys are well-versed in what it takes to hold careless parties accountable for the harm they cause, and if we represent you, we will fight tirelessly on your behalf. We have offices in Chula Vista and San Diego, and we regularly represent people in personal injury matters in San Diego County and throughout California. You can reach us at (619) 691-8942 or through our online form to set up a confidential and free consultation. We look forward to speaking with you.
The Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth have been representing clients in San Diego County since 1982. People who have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence have found that at our law firm, the client always comes first. Our office prides itself on maintaining close communications with our clients, enabling us to make a stressful situation tolerable. We have been successful in recovering millions of dollars for our clients while treating each client with respect and compassion. We are aggressive attorneys who will fight to get you every dollar you deserve. We will assist you in obtaining top-quality medical care while our experienced Chula Vista and San Diego personal injury attorneys Bruce Meth and Jared Leuck personally manage every aspect of your case. There is never a fee until we win your case.
Bruce became a lawyer in order to help people whose lives have been unexpectedly interrupted by problems that require compassionate legal solutions.
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