Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys




While no amount of money can heal the damage of injustice, it can go a long way in making up for the harms and losses caused by another. We firmly believe in achieving justice for our clients. When tragedy strikes, it is crucial that you have a lawyer who fights to deliver the maximum compensation owed to you.

We care about our clients. We are a team that is well-trained, well-educated, and we have our hearts in the right place. And we work hard.

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Major Case Focus:
Mendoza v. County of Los Angeles

In summary: Wrongful death of an innocent man caused by police shooting

On August 1, 2014, Frank Mendoza Sr. and his family were going about their evening when an armed criminal broke into their home while on the run from the police. Frank was shot and killed on his own porch by one of the sheriff’s deputies while attempting to flee to safety. The officer was cleared of any wrongdoing, having been found by a court of law to have been “justified in using deadly force in the defense of others.”

It was then that Garo and Armen stepped in, recovering a multimillion dollar settlement for Frank’s family.

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Featured Articles




Zerby v City of Long Beach


Mark Zerby

Father of Doug Zerby

Uno v Toyota


Jeffrey Uno

Son of Noriko Uno

Thomas v Fullerton PD


Ron Thomas

Father of Kelly Thomas

These testimonials do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

Focus Area Spotlight:
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is any injury that causes disruption to the normal functioning of the brain. These injuries are among some of the most severe forms of catastrophic injury, often having devastating, life-changing consequences for those who experience them. If you have been involved in an accident where you suffered a brain injury, the cost to you and your family may be a significant burden to bear.






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Personal Injury Information

Our firm offers exceptional talent, abundant resources, tireless dedication, and years of experience to give you the best chance of success in obtaining the maximum compensation, either through settlement or at trial. Led by our award-winning attorneys, Garo Mardirossian and Armen Akaragian, our team of expert personal injury lawyers are prepared to provide you with the aggressive representation and personalized legal guidance you need.

If you are still trying to decide how to choose the best personal injury lawyer to fight your case or whether you even need a lawyer at all, we have provided some information below on our major practice areas.

What can we help you with?

Motorcycle Accidents

Because motorcyclists are often more difficult to see than other drivers, they are uniquely vulnerable on the road. Car and truck drivers who are not paying attention may fail to see motorcyclists or may drive recklessly near them. This can lead to accidents, injuries, and even death.

Causes include:

Amir Ekbatani was catastrophically injured in a motorcycle accident in 2012

Our firm is meticulous when it comes to evaluating and investigating any details in a motorcycle accident case. We work tirelessly to determine who was at fault for the accident and strive to hold the liable parties responsible.

Our motorcycle accident victories include:


Boating Accidents

Over the years, we have seen and represented many different types of boating accidents. Distracted or drunk drivers are two of the most common causes of preventable accidents on the water.

A few other common causes of boating accidents include:

  • Untrained boat operator
  • Boat operators under the influence
  • Under-rested or distracted boat operators
  • Unstable weather conditions
  • Reckless boat operation (speeding)

Our goal is to gather as much information about the incident as possible in order to recreate the accident. Our Los Angeles boating accident lawyers are known both for our dedication to building strong cases and for achieving proven results and verdicts.


Truck Accidents

Due to their sheer size and the speed at which they travel, large commercial trucks can cause extensive harm when they are involved in auto accidents. There are many reasons a truck accident may occur. Often, the fault lies with the truck operator, owner, or manufacturer.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driver negligence/distracted driving
  • Reckless/dangerous company practices such as forcing drivers to falsify sleep schedules
  • Improperly loaded or overloaded trucks
  • Improper maintenance
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI/DWI)
  • Insufficient training
  • Defective tires or engine components
  • Defective road design

Depending on the cause, or causes, of the accident, full or partial liability could be charged to the driver, the trucking company, the tire or semi-truck manufacturer, or even the county responsible for the highway on which the accident occurred. For this reason, to receive maximum compensation it is absolutely crucial that a thorough investigation of the truck accident is conducted and the evidence is examined by experts. Our Los Angeles truck accident lawyers are here to help you through the process from start to finish.

Our truck accident victories include:


Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are typically defined as those that permanently prevent an individual from returning to or obtaining future work.

Some examples of catastrophic injuries include:

Catastrophic injuries have severe, lasting consequences for the victim. Our firm strives to hold the responsible parties accountable. We have successfully represented individuals in numerous catastrophic injury cases, utilizing our extensive resources, including local specialists and experts, to determine liability.

Our catastrophic injury victories include:

  • Doe v. County of Los Angeles (2019)$42,200,000.00“John Doe and his friend were enjoying a walk down Santa Monica Boulevard when they heard sirens approaching from behind. A patrol vehicle had clipped another car in a failed passing attempt, careening out of control and smashing into the two men. They were rushed to hospital.”
  • Ekbatani v. State of California (2017)$35,000,000.00“Amir Ekbatani was travelling along the Pacific Coast Highway when a taxi driver failed to yield at an intersection and collided with him. Amir was thrown from his motorcycle, causing catastrophic injuries. Despite numerous surgeries, his leg had to be amputated below the knee, radically altering his life and livelihood forever.”
  • Pannu v. Land Rover (2011)$28,281,278.00“Sukhsagar Pannu was travelling in his Land Rover Discovery when another vehicle sideswiped him. The collision caused Mr. Pannu to lose control of the vehicle, which subsequently rolled over multiple times before coming to rest upside down. Sukhsagar suffered catastrophic injuries to his spinal cord, rendering him paralyzed and radically altering his life and livelihood forever.”


Auto/Tire Defects

There are a number of common auto defects that, when left unaddressed, can lead to car accidents, serious injuries, and even death. Often, manufacturers fail in their responsibility to adequately warn consumers of these defects or issue the proper recalls. In such instances of negligence, injured victims may be entitled to fair compensation to cover the cost of damages.

Common auto and tire defects include:

Our auto defect victories include:

  • Pannu v. Land Rover (2011)$28,281,278.00
  • Gozukara v. Ford Motor Company $14,900,000.00“The Gozukara family were driving their Ford Explorer when the car began to shake and veer to the left, hitting a concrete wall and causing the car to flip. Mrs Gozukara’s back was broken, leaving her paralyzed. The family had raised the shaking issue with the dealer on multiple occasions but the problem had never been fixed.“
  • Thiemanee v. Nissan $3,150,000.00


Car Accidents

“A Google search on Los Angeles accident attorneys led me to Garo’s firm. He was not only prompt in responding to my questions and concerns, but compassionate as well. I would recommend Garo to anyone who is seeking a personal injury lawyer!”

— Auto Accident Client

If you have suffered serious injuries in a car accident, it’s imperative that you receive medical attention right away. Even if you believe you are not seriously injured after being involved in an accident, seeing a medical professional is still important.

Often, injuries can take days or even weeks to appear and receiving early treatment can make a big difference in your recovery. Should the process become overwhelming and you need help, contact one of our experienced Los Angeles car accident attorneys who can help you with your case.

Our car accident victories include:

We have represented clients who have sustained serious injuries in car accidents, including:

We also represent the families of those who have lost loved ones in a fatal car accident. No matter the specific circumstances of the car accident, if it was caused by the negligence of someone else, you deserve full and fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Garo and Armen joined Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey on The Great Trials Podcast to discuss this bellwether case for nearly 300 unintended acceleration cases involving Toyota vehicles.


Wrongful Death

Losing a family member or loved one is a devastating experience. Finding out that your loved one was killed in an accident caused by negligence adds to that pain. We understand how difficult it can be to not only try to cope and recover from your loss but to have to deal with medical bills and expenses at the same time.

It is understandable that money may not be the first thing on your mind after the loss of a loved one. However, spouses, children, and other family members will soon have to deal with hospital bills, medical expenses, and cope with the lack of financial and emotional support. Our wrongful death attorneys have more than 40 years of combined experience working with surviving families to help recover damages and pursue justice.

In a wrongful death case, you may be able to recover damages for:

  • Loss of love, companionship, and support
  • Mental and emotional suffering
  • Funeral costs
  • Hospital and emergency room bills

When we take on a wrongful death case, we truly commit ourselves to achieving the best possible result. We know that there is no way to bring back your loved one, but we firmly believe that pursuing justice and obtaining compensation can allow you to concentrate on healing.


Dangerous Roadways

After being in a car accident, many motorists may not realize that the accident could have been caused by poor roadway design. Instead of directing the fault to the other driver or insurance company, these cases require careful investigation of the environment where the accident occurred. After being involved in an accident, it is important to look at all avenues of the incident in order to determine the true cause.

Countless accidents happen every day on California highways, including the I-15, I-5, and U.S. 395. Even though many motorists exhibit safe driving behaviors, serious accidents can be difficult to avoid due to dangerous roadway designs.

Accidents that may occur due to dangerous roadway design include:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Vehicle sliding or falling off embankments
  • Defective guardrail
  • Lack of pedestrian crosswalks
  • Railroad crossings
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Lack of traffic signals and intersection warning lights
  • Lack of rumble strips
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents

These types of accidents often result in serious bodily harm, catastrophic injury, and death. When this is the case, you shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences of an unsafe roadway design on your own. Our team of dangerous roadways lawyers can help you fight for the maximum compensation you are owed in order to assist with medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.



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