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Steven Mark Sweat

Steven Mark Sweat

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Steven M. Sweat is an award winning personal injury attorney based in Los Angeles, California. He is the principal founding member of Steven M. Sweat, APC. The firm has been representing the victims of negligence and wrongdoing throughout California seek compensation for personal injury and wrongful death in a variety of contexts including but, not limited to auto accidents, bicycle mishaps, boating accidents, commercial and residential property accidents including slip and trip and falls and negligent security claims, dog bites, explosions and fires, motorcycle crashes, nursing home and elder abuse, railroad collisions, sexual assault and abuse claims, truck and big rig accidents, and a variety of other issues. Mr. Sweat has been named a "Personal Injury Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters News Service and Los Angeles Magazine for many, consecutive years, putting him in the top 5% of personal injury lawyer in the State of California. He is rated at the top of many other professional attorney rating systems including being a perfect 10.0 "Superb" in the AVVO rating system. Mr. Sweat came from a working class background and had to pay his own way through college and law school. He knows what it is like to struggle and to persevere and overcome obstacles. He is a fighter, through and through, and has been described as a "pit bull with a huge heart." He stands ready, willing and able to help anyone in need to obtain justice!

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Claims
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Consumer Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    No fees charged unless and until money is recovered for you.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • Korean: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Steven M. Sweat, APC
Current
Education
Florida State Univ
Undergraduate Degree
California Western School of Law
Law Degree
Awards
Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Plaintiff
Thomson Reuters News Service / Los Angeles Magazine
Rated among the top five percent of attorneys and lawyers in California practicing in the area of representing individuals injured or the families of those killed by negligent or wrongful acts.
Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Plaintiff
Thomson Reuters News Service / Los Angeles Magazine
Super Lawyer - Personal Injury Plaintiff
Thomson Reuters News Service / Los Angeles Magazine
The Litigator Award
Trial Lawyers Board of Regents
Top 100 Trial Attorneys
The National Trial Lawyers
Super Lawyer - Personal Injury - Plaintiff
Thomson Reuters News Service / Los Angeles Magazine
Super Lawyer - Personal Injury - Plaintiff
Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyer
Thomson Rueters
Elected a Super Lawyer for 2012 in the area of Personal Injury - Plaintiff.
Professional Associations
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities
Honorary Board Member
- Current
Consumer Attorneys of California
Member
- Current
Consumer Attorneys of California
Member
- Current
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
Member
- Current
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
Member
- Current
California State Bar # 181867
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
California Accident Attorneys Blog
Justia
Speaking Engagements
Headline Speaker, Circle of Legal Trust - Annual Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada
Circle of Legal Trust
Headline speaker talking about marketing a personal injury law practice using social media and other online marketing techniques.
Certifications
Top 100 Trial Lawyer
National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Top Los Angeles Personal Injury Law Firms
Blog
Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Blog
Blog
California Accident Attorneys Blog
Blog
California Sexual Abuse and Assault Victims Attorney and Lawyer
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered

Q. I the the persons insurance is taking full 100% lieablity how much is the pay out for my car and my self
A: This depends upon a lot of factors. For your car: the standard is the lesser of "fair market value" or the cost of repair. If the cost of repair exceeds fair market value, your vehicle is deemed a "total loss" and the value of the car is owed. As to how insurance companies calculate "fair market value": Most auto insurance carriers use "market surveys" to determine an average based upon the make, model, year, mileage and condition of your car compared to similar vehicles that have sold in the area in the past 6-12 months. For your injuries: You are entitled to the reasonable value of the medical services necessary to treat your injuries. You are also entitled to "general damages" for the physical pain and emotional distress that the incident caused.
Q. I was injured and in auto accident and their inuance issayig that they 100%at fault
A: You should seek prompt medical attention and retain a personal injury attorney. Just because the insurance company for the other driver is accepting "100% liability", does not mean they will compensate you fully for your injuries. Having a personal injury attorney to obtain medical records and bills and properly document and present your claim is essential to obtaining full and complete compensation.
Q. I would like to get a ballpark answer of how much I would receive from a major city lawsuit involving a lifetime injury
A: I agree with the other answers. There is no "formula" for coming up with a reasonable settlement value or possible judgment value if you were to go to trial. Your lawyer would be the best person to analyze this as he or she has all the information about the case and your injury. If you don't feel comfortable with what he or she is telling you, you could get your file materials copied and have this reviewed by another lawyer for a second opinion.
Q. I had one Personal Injury Lawyers & didn't hear from them. I acquired another one. Is it Legal?
A: An attorney may still be willing to take the case if he or she feels like you have a reasonable chance of recovery. Many auto accident claims are not "cut and dry" when it comes to liability. Because California is a "comparative fault" state, you can have some fault in the accident and still be eligible to assert a claim against another party who has greater fault for causing the crash. Talk to your lawyer about this.
Q. I was riding my bike and was hit by a car.he was on his phone got7 stitches what affair amount to take
A: The value of any personal injury claim including a bicycle accident is broken down into two basic categories as follows: (1) Economic Damages: These are the out of pocket costs associated with the incident. They include the reasonable value of your medical expenses, lost wages from time missed from work as a result of being injured and not able to perform your job or to go to doctor's appointments, and the property damages (in this case the cost of either repairing or replacing your bike) (2) Non-Economic Damages: This is compensation for both the physical pain associated with your injuries and the emotional distress related to being hit by a car on your bike. It is also meant to compensate you for the disruption the incident caused to your daily activities like work, home chores, exercising, leisure activities, etc. While Economic Damages are fairly easy to calculate, general damages can be maximized by providing information on what the incident caused you to undergo. An experienced bicycle accident lawyer knows what these cases generally settle for and can advocate for you to maximize the value of the claim.
Q. Can someone claim all medical bills $7,000 in a car accident, but pay only the 50.00 deductible and keep all the rest.
A: I agree with the other answers that your son may have a breach of contract claim and/or a claim for "detrimental reliance" against the person he was paying for the auto insurance. If the passenger claimed injury, the "reasonable value" of her medical expenses will be what was paid by health insurance (not what was billed) plus the $50 deductible, plus general damages for pain and suffering. There may be a liability claim against the grandfather (as registered owner) and your son, as the driver. Your son should try to work something out with the passenger as a settlement.
Q. Hi.I was at home with debilitating back pain for 20 months. I was doing back chiropractic exercises to get better. My
A: If the injury occurred while you were working, you should immediately consult a workers compensation attorney. You may be eligible for temporary disability benefits that could help pay living expenses while you continue to heal.
Q. Can I sue for miscarriage cost?
A: Although I feel for your situation and from a "moral" standpoint, your boyfriend should help, forcing him to do so by way of a civil lawsuit would be very difficult in my opinion. Seek out legal advice immediately and provide more facts if you want to pursue the claim.
Q. how long do I have to pursue this claim.
A: I agree with the answers above, the fact that it was dismissed without prejudice may allow you to re-file but, does not necessarily allow you to file beyond the statute of limitations period. You should consult an attorney immediately about the facts of your particular case.
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