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    Civil Cases

    As opposed to criminal cases, civil cases attempt to resolve conflicts between individuals and/or corporations by awarding victims settlements to compensate them for their injuries and losses. Commonly, civil cases are filed after someone is injured as a result of:

    • an accident at work and/or in the home
    • exposure to toxins
    • ingesting tainted foods
    • medical malpractice
    • motor vehicle and/or traffic accidents
    • slip and falls
    • taking a harmful or recalled medication
    • use of a defective product

    In the case of wrongful death, families of the deceased will also have a civil case and will likely be entitled to compensation.

    If you or a loved one has recently been injured due to another individual’s or corporation’s negligence or recklessness, it’s vital that you:

    • Seek the medical treatments necessary to helping you recover
    • Consult with one of the esteemed civil case attorneys at the Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc.

    How to Pursue a Civil Case

    An initial consultation is just the first step in building and settling a civil case. At the Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc., we provide our clients with the best possible representation by:

    • Thoroughly evaluating the details of the case
    • Interviewing any opposing witnesses to find inconsistencies or fallacies in their statements
    • Collecting evidence and finding witnesses (including experts such as medical professionals) to support your claims
    • Negotiating with corporate lawyers and/or insurance companies to help you win the settlement you deserve

    While our lawyers are prepared to aggressively fight for your rights in trial proceedings, about 95 percent of all civil cases are settled before their trial date.

    Civil Case Settlements

    Settlements in civil action cases will vary according to:

    • the nature and severity of the injuries sustained
    • the cost of medical bills and necessary ongoing treatments
    • whether the plaintiff will be able to earn a living as a result of his injury
    • whether permanent disability occurred
    • the estimated worth of the victims pain and suffering

    In most cases, civil case settlements include compensation for:

    • outstanding medical bills
    • ongoing treatment costs
    • lost wages
    • permanent disability
    • decreased quality of life
    • pain and suffering

    For more information about pursuing a civil case, contact the Law Offices of David S. Chesley, Inc. today.

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    Recent Results

    • Multiple defendants each facing 7 years charged with smuggling prescription drugs into California from Mexico our client was the only defendant who received NO JAIL TIME!

    • Client facing 5 years for possession of deadly weapon we negotiated a plea for NO JAIL TIME!

    • Client facing 3 life terms for multiple felony counts of Child Molestation and Sodomy with child we proved the charges were fabricated by victims mother DISMISSAL of all charges at preliminary hearing!

    • Strike case: Client charged with possession of methamphetamine facing 25 years we filed a Romero Motion which was granted case REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR!

    • Client’s estranged girlfriend alleged Client broke into her room and choked her facing 14 years in State Prison we won at trial JURY ACQUITTAL.

    • Police allegedly discovered 3 bags of marijuana in client’s glove box faced 6 years we filed a 1538.5 motion to suppress resulting in DISMISSAL of all charges!

    • Client allegedly sold rock cocaine to undercover officer faced 10 years following our argument client received NO JAIL TIME!

    • Client facing 15 years for Armed Robbery we proved misidentification Judge DISMISSED the case!

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