Despite the current Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to win numerous multi-million dollar settlements. Our team is determined to not let any obstacle stand in the way of achieving justice for our clients.

Nothing Holds Back Justice At Case Barnett Law

About Case Barnett Law
The Case Barnett Law Injury Law Team has helped clients recover tens of millions of dollars for injury, elder abuse and wrongful death claims. We specialize in a variety of personal injuries including those that are a result of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, brain injuries, nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect and more. We care deeply about our clients and stand by their side every step of the way throughout the legal process.

About Case Barnett Law

Our experience runs deep and our victories are numerous, yet our motivation is simple: to deliver effective results for our esteemed clients. Our firm stands on a solid foundation of:

  • Communication: Each client is given support and personal attention. We communicate effectively and provide consistent updates throughout the legal process.
  • Technology: We have developed a proprietary case management software to track every detail of your legal matter and our detailed process, The Case Barnett Law HitList™ ensures maximum efficiency and results.
  • Professionalism: We are a well-organized, well-managed and productive law firm. Each member of our team is an expert in their field and has undergone extensive training.
  • Teamwork: Our firm is staffed with team players who are self-starters, dreamers, achievers, organizers and writers who think outside the box to reach our goal of delivering maximum results for our clients.
  • Giving Back: Case Barnett Law is a partner with the local charity, Giving Children Hope. Each month our team distributes food to local families in need
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We Are Experts in Personal Injury Litigation, Child Injury and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Choose a Personal Injury Law Firm That Has Extensive Trial Experience, Choose Case Barnett Law 

Case Barnett has over 17 years of trial experience. Many personal injury attorneys and law firms have never done a single jury trial. They try to settle cases but when they are unsuccessful and need help, they bring in a firm like ours to litigate the case for them. Don't hire an attorney who doesn't know how to work your case up properly. Insurance companies know which lawyers to fear and those are the ones who can take them to a courtroom and ask jurors for a fair and just settlement. 

Hiring an attorney with trial experience is vital for personal injury cases. No one likes to lose, especially insurance companies. The jury trial is the hammer that the U.S. Constitution gives to every individual. It is the great equalizer. It can bring a better resolution to your case. No one wields that hammer better than the attorneys at Case Barnett Law.

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How to Find an Attorney for Your Personal Injury Case

A Warning to Consumers Looking for a Lawyer 

Please be careful when using the internet to search for a lawyer to represent you. Although it's against the law, many attorneys are suspected to be buying fake online reviews. Be aware, anyone can post anything they want on their website. It's unethical and it's against the law but it's still happening. Research anyone who you are considering hiring. We suggest you do the following:

Online Attorney Reviews: If a law firm has hundreds of positive reviews you need to dig deeper. Remember, a very small number of clients actually go on to leave an online review. If someone has hundreds of reviews this means that they may be buying the reviews or that they are serving thousands of clients. Some firms are more of a "legal mill". They do big advertising and have thousands of clients. Most of the time the cases are handled by a "case manager", not an attorney. It's suspect to think that a firm like this can offer the stellar customer service that would result in hundreds of positive reviews. Just dig deeper and ask any lawyer with hundreds of positive reviews what their attorney to client ratio is or ask them if they can provide you with more references than just what you see online. Can they put you in contact with an actual past client? Our law firm has plenty of positive online reviews across the internet, but they number nowhere near the hundreds. This is because we litigate catastrophic accident and brain injury cases, we don't work cases up for a quick low ball settlement. The attorneys who are buying fake reviews are the same ones who give our industry a bad name and invoke the image of "ambulance chaser." The litigation process is extremely complex and can take around 18-24 months. We keep our case load small so that we can do our best work. We aren't closing hundreds of cases each year because we have a very small number of cases at any given time. This is our business model, and we will never change it. 

Case Results: Ask any lawyer you are considering hiring if they can provide you with recent case results and verdicts. Have they ever gone to trial? How many times? Can they offer you proof of this? Remember, the person who makes the website is the same person trying to gain your business. It's disturbingly unethical and illegal to lie about case results but it happens. Unfortunatley, because many settlements are confidential, there is no one place for you to go to see a list of real verdicts a lawyer has won. It's not easy to find this information but you can. Most large verdicts will be published somewhere. For example, our law firm has been interviewed on the news for a local school sexual abuse case. Our verdicts have also been written up in The Daily Journal and we have been published in the trade magazine Advocatethe largest magazine in the United States for plaintiffs' trial attorneys. You will have to get into an actual conversation about trial with any lawyer you are considering hiring. While many cases settle before trial you must hire a lawyer who can go to trial if need be. A lawyer who has no trial experience can't work a case up properly and it can be a disaster. Just because a lawyer says they "win" and have "trial experience" it may not be true. Dig deep here. Make sure they prove to you that they know what they're doing. 

Free Information: Any lawyer you are considering hiring should be able to give you free information. At our firm, if a client calls us in an area outside of our expertise (like family law, estate planning, etc.) we refer them to an attorney we know and trust. If they have a case that we think they can handle on their own, we never advise them to give up to 40% of their recovery away to a lawyer. We have them download our free book on how to settle a minor accident case on your own. If they are a client who has a serious injury, we provide them with all of the resources they need to make an empowered decision before they hire us. This includes free books and legal guides, real write ups of recent case results and video and written testimonials from clients who have actually worked with us. We also make sure to educate our clients and let them know what to expect throughout the entire legal process. This begins at intake and continues through trial or settlement. 

The Case Barnett Law HitList™, a Stress-Free Guarantee

Unlike many other law firms, we believe in customer service. In fact, we believe so strongly in putting the client first, that we developed a complex and detailed process to manage our cases. It is called the Case Barnett Law HitList™ and it's the centerpiece of our practice. The HitList™ ensures that:

1. Clients always know what is going on in their case. 

2. We recover the maximum compensation for your claim.

3. Legal issues are handled in an organized and timely manner.

4. Our clients can focus on healing while we handle everything else. 

5. Your medical bills are being managed so that they don't take over your life. 

6. We protect you from dishonest insurance adjusters who are out to ruin your claim.

We have also developed a proprietary case management software to track every single detail of your legal matter. This exclusive software, along with the HitList™, guarantees that claims don't drag on for years; something all too common in personal injury law firms. 

We know that you are extremely busy. For this reason, we have made customer service the number one priority at our firm. It's amazing how much easier the process becomes when a skilled law firm can step in and handle all of the details, both big and small. At Case Barnett Law everything moves as fast as possible without missing any details and you always know what is going on in your legal matter.  

Click here to see an overview of the types of cases we handle. 

Expertise and Competence: The Case Barnett Law Pledge 

Between working and taking care of your family there are never enough hours in the day. Our pledge to you is that we will never waste your time. Systems and procedures rule all that we do. This has created an efficient and organized workflow, something that is extremely important when navigating a complex personal injury matter. 

We work on contingency fee only. That means that if we don't win, you pay us nothing.

The best way to start is simply to call us. The conversation is completely confidential, and you are under no obligation to do anything more than gather information that will empower you. Call us at (949) 861-2990 to discuss your case. 

How We Can Help

We can help you by learning your story. We treat you with dignity and respect. We bring our reputation, compassion, and trial skills to successfully represent you. If you or someone you care about has been injured or killed in Orange County, please call Case Barnett Law today so we can tell your story. The last thing you should worry about is being denied fair compensation for your losses. Each minute counts. Don’t give negligent parties an advantage while you deal with your injuries. If you have been injured, contact us here to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney at our Costa Mesa office today. 

We are passionate about the work we’re doing on behalf of our clients. When you hire us, you are hiring a knowledgeable, distinguished, and tenacious team dedicated to helping you receive the justice you deserve. 

Not Ready to Speak to an Attorney Yet? Download our FREE BOOKS Today

Case Barnett is the author of several books and legal guides. We provide these for free to help those injured in an accident in Orange County. 

It's Settled: The Accident Victim's Guide to Settling Your Case Without Hiring an Attorney. 

The 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Accident Claim.  

Our other free downloads include the following legal guides:

Safe at School: The Duty to Protect Our Children in California Schools

10 Mistakes People Make When Dealing with Doctors After an Accident 

How to Protect Your Wealth After an Accident 

Finding a Nursing Home for Your Loved One: 7 Ways to Ensure That You Choose the Right Facility

Click here to speak to an experienced Orange County personal injury attorney today. 

Download Our Free Books

Free Legal Book - Instant Information on How to Settle Your Own Case and Possibly Save Thousands of Dollars

If you have been injured in a minor car accident in California you may not need a lawyer. This book may help you settle your own case and save you thousands.

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Free Legal Report- Don't wait until it's too late. Take action today and create a plan to protect your security and wealth.

Learn what steps to take BEFORE an accident in order to protect yourself AFTER an accident.

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Free Legal Book - Instant Answers to All of the Questions You Have Before Meeting with an Attorney or Speaking to the Insurance Adjuster

If you have been injured in a car accident in California this book will help you avoid mistakes that could ruin your entire claim.

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Free Legal Report- Finding a Nursing Home for Your Loved One: 7 Ways to Ensure That You Choose the Right Facility

When you are searching for a nursing home or skilled nursing facility, use our Nursing Home Checklist to compare facilities and ask all of the right questions.

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Free Legal Report- Avoid These Mistakes at the Doctor's Office and Save Your Claim

If you have been in an accident in California, avoid these ten mistakes people make when dealing with doctors after an injury.

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Free Legal Report- Safe at School: The Duty to Protect Our Children in California Schools

Learn what steps to take when you are filing a lawsuit against a public school district or private school in California.

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Answers To The Top 5 Questions About Car Accident Cases In California

1. What are the first steps I should take after an accident?

When you are involved in a car collision, it is important to have your car examined for defects as soon as possible. Typically, the car repair costs will be covered by either your own insurance company or the other parties’ insurance company. This will be dictated by what kind of insurance you have and what your deductible is.

2. Why is it important to hire an attorney who specializes in personal injury?

Only a personal injury attorney will know how to protect you from insurance adjusters and the negligent driver's attorneys. Accident cases can be extremely complex. An attorney who specializes in personal injury will have a deep understanding of: damages (both economic and non-economic), discovery and all of the deadlines that accompany this phase of litigation, how to craft a powerful demand letter, negotiating settlement, coordinating with expert witness to testify in trial, undergoing mediation or trial and taking and defending depositions.

3. How do personal injury attorneys charge/what are their fees? How much does it cost to get a lawyer?

Most personal injury attorneys work on contingency. This means that you pay nothing unless your attorney settles your case or a jury awards a verdict in trial. Some law firms make their clients pay for costs associated with their legal matter. Additionally, some attorneys make their clients pay for the costs if the case is lost. At Case Barnett Law, we pay all costs. If we don’t win, we still pay all costs associated with your legal matter. Many personal injury law firms charge a 45% fee of the total settlement. At Case Barnett Law our typical percentage on a personal injury case is anywhere from 33 1/3% to 40%.

4. Should I talk to the insurance adjuster? Do I have to talk to the insurance company?

No! Do not speak to the other parties’ insurance adjuster. We feel so strongly about this that there is an entire section about it in our free book, The 7 Biggest Mistakes That Ruin Your Accident Claim. There is no benefit in talking to the insurance adjuster from the other side. They are trained to drive down the value of the case by taking advantage of the fact that you might be unrepresented early.

5. How will I pay my medical bills?

If you were injured in a car accident, the first thing you should do is seek immediate medical care. Medical treatment for any injury can be expensive—leaving you with a stack of mounting medical bills to deal with. Unfortunately, the insurance company for the negligent driver will most likely not pay your ongoing medical bills. They may take months investigating and disputing your claim before you see any monetary settlement. Here, we discuss how to handle paying your medical bills while you are attempting to settle your claim. Learn more.

Making a Difference in our Community

Case and Nicole Barnett feel called to serve children in need through the charity Giving Children Hope. They support local and international efforts.

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