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KRISTENSEN LAW
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Kristensen Law Group is a boutique litigation firm based and licensed in California and Massachusetts. Founded by John P. Kristensen who has obtained multiple jury verdicts since 2021for $8.9M (including punitive damages) in an assault case, $5.5M in a business dispute for intentional interference with contractual relations, $400K for two employees in Federal Court for wage theft, and a substantial verdict against a temporary staffing agency for a client who was terminated because of her sickle cell anemia. At the same time, we have certified a class action lawsuit in Federal Court against Polaris for misrepresenting the testing on the roll cages in their UTVs. We are prepared to handle and try any type of civil case.

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ABOUT KRISTENSEN LAW
ABOUT KRISTENSEN LAW GROUP

Trusted & Experienced Trial Lawyers

Kristensen Law Group only accepts select cases. The primary factors in our selection process is if the client is willing to fight and work with us, and also is the defendant a bully. We despise bullies. It’s also unfair to our other clients, if one does not want to do the work on their case.

Unlike most firms that only are comfortable handling one or two types of cases, we use our legal abilities to litigate any cases in State or Federal Court. In the past few years, we have litigated cases in California, Oregon, Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, and Arizona.

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Areas Of Practice

Product Liability

Product Liability

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Personal Injury

Personal Injury

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Employee rights

Employee rights

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UTV injury Cases

UTV injury Cases

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class actions

class actions

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Business disputes

Business disputes

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Truck accidents

Truck accidents

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rideshare accidents

rideshare accidents

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Foster Care - Sexual Abuse

Foster Care - Sexual Abuse

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Successful Verdicts & Settlements
Verdicts & Settlements

Personalized Legal Representation

With years of successfully trying and settling hundreds of cases in state and federal trial courts, Kristensen Law can help you get back on your feet. In every case, we manage client’s legal issues and expectations with great attention to detail and efficiency. We provide zealous, personalized legal representation for all clients. Taking legal action can be an intimidating thing to do. Many people are nervous or scared of the process, not knowing how their case may unfold. Our team breaks down each case to make the process easy and approachable.

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FAQS
FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

We created this FAQ section to provide you with answers to more general personal injury law questions in California. However, at Kristensen Law, our experienced personal injury lawyers can answer questions related to your case. Please call us at 805-837-2000 or contact us via email for more specific answers to your important questions.

A personal injury lawsuit can be filed when you've been hurt by a person or entity (a business, organization, or government agency) because of a negligent or intentionally wrongful act. A personal injury can be anything from physical harm suffered in a car accident to emotional distress that's the result of someone committing libel or slander against you.

In a personal injury case, the only remedy is money. If you file a personal injury lawsuit, part of the claim will be a request for a certain amount of “damages,” which is the money that the defendant is obligated to pay you if you win. Your lawyer can help determine what your demand should be based on how much you've lost.

The basis for personal injury law is to make the plaintiff “whole”. In other words, it's intended to restore you to the position you would be in if the accident hadn't happened. The way the court does this is by awarding money that will cover any expenses associated with the injury.

Some states have damage caps, which means there's a maximum amount a plaintiff can recover for a personal injury.

In California, you can always recover your economic damages to the fullest extent. The only damage cap in state statute is on non-economic damages (for instance, pain and suffering) specifically for medical malpractice cases. If you're a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case in California, you can recover up to $250,000 in non-economic damages.

In every personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff faces the burden of proof to demonstrate that these elements exist:

  • Duty
  • Breach
  • Causation
  • Foreseeability
  • Damages

Everyone owes a duty of care to the people around them, whether they're fellow drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, retail store patrons, a doctor/patient relationship, or any other situation that relates one person to another. That means you have a duty to act or not act in a certain way in order to avoid causing harm to other people.

You must initiate a personal injury claim before the statute of limitations expires. In Texas, most personal injury cases are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. Any personal injury lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. Though, there are some limited exceptions to our state’s general statute of limitations. You may have more or less time to file in certain circumstances. A California personal injury lawyer can answer questions about the statute of limitations.

Following a serious accident, it is crucial that you take the proper steps to protect your health, safety, well-being, and legal rights. To start, injured victims should seek immediate attention from a qualified doctor. Not only is seeing a doctor important for your health, you must see a doctor to be eligible to bring a personal injury claim. Beyond seeing a doctor, it is important to proactively document your accident. The sooner you consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer, the better position you will be in to bring a legal claim.

With a small exception for punitive damages, California allows injured victims to seek compensatory damages. In other words, the value of your personal injury claim will be worth the actual extent of your economic and non-economic damages. To get a better idea of what your injury claim could be worth, contact Kristensen Law now.