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Michael Waks

Michael Waks

Law Office of Michael D. Waks
  • Personal Injury
  • California
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Summary

My name is Michael Waks and I am a personal injury attorney in the Los Angeles Area focused on the needs of people who have suffered because of someone else’s actions. While still attending Southwestern University School of Law, I clerked for a big defense law firm that represented manufacturers of asbestos. I read the files and met the people whose lives were ruined by asbestos and I knew, for the rest of my career, I wanted to help people like them: the victims, not the perpetrators. I have been doing just that for over 30 years. As soon as I passed the Bar I opened the Law Office of Michael D. Waks in Long Beach and began exclusively representing seriously injured accident victims. I decided to be a sole practitioner so I could handle every case personally. I understand clients are different and that in the wake of an accident their suffering will be unique, ranging from physical and financial to emotional.

Education
State University of New York - Albany
Undergraduate Degree
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Law Degree
Professional Experience
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Articles & Publications
What Can I Sue For In an Automobile Accident Case in California
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What Type of Dogs Are The Most Aggressive?
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Awards
Super Lawyer
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Awarder Super Lawyer Status in 2011
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Awarded Super Lawyer Status in 2010
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Awarded Super Lawyer Status in 2009
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Professional Associations
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
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Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
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Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
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- Current
California State Bar # 106452
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American Bar Association
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
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Supreme Court of California
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The United States Supreme Court (9th Circuit)
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent (33%-40%)
Practice Area
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Auto Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Burn Injury Law
  • Car Accidents
  • Dog Bite Law
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Electrical Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability / Slip and Fall
  • Product Liability
  • Sexual Assault
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
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What Is A Spinal Cord Injury

The spinal cord is a network of nerves that travels down the back carrying messages from the brain to the rest of the body. A spinal cord injury occurs when...

How Much Money Is My Slip and Fall Case Worth?

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be thinking about pursuing a claim against the party at fault for your...

How Does CA Law AB 1371 Prevent Bicycle Accidents?

To prevent bicycle accidents, California law now requires drivers to keep their vehicles three feet away from bicyclists when passing them from behind. Learn more about CA Law AB 1371...

Auto Accident Insurance: Do I Have "Full Coverage"?

If you want to learn more about Auto Liability Insurance, visit the Law Office of Michael D. Waks http://michaelwaks.com/.

What Is An Automobile Accident Claim Worth? - Michael D. Waks Long Beach Personal Injury Attorney

Several components determine the amount of compensation an automobile accident victim will receive. The best way to ensure an automobile accident victim receives the maximum possible compensation is by hiring...

What Damages Can Be Recovered In Wrongful Death Lawsuits? - Michael D. Waks

http://michaelwaks.com/long-beach-wrongful-death-attorney/ Under California law, certain surviving family members and dependents have the right to receive compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one.

What Cities Have The Most Dog Bite Attacks? - Michael D. Waks Long Beach Personal Injury Attorney

http://michaelwaks.com/long-beach-dog-bite-accident-attorney/ According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in America each year. Learn more about dog bites in California in this...

What Are The Damages In An Electrocution Case? - Michael D. Waks Long Beach Personal Injury Attorney

http://michaelwaks.com/long-beach-electrical-injury-accident-attorney/ Electricity is part of our lives however, electricity causes severe and life-threatening injuries every day. When you are injured due to an electric shock, you may be entitled to damages...

What Can I Sue For In An Automobile Accident Case? - Michael D. Waks

http://michaelwaks.com/long-beach-automobile-accident-attorney/ When you are involved in an automobile accident, you suffer physical, emotional and financial damages. You are entitled to receive compensation from the at-fault party for your damages.

Calculating Lost Earnings - Michael D. Waks Long Beach Personal Injury Attorney

If you’re injured in a car accident, slip and fall or other personal injury accident that caused you to miss work, you are entitled to lost earnings damages. http://michaelwaks.com/

What Survivors Are Entitled To In Wrongful Death Cases? - Michael D. Waks

http://michaelwaks.com/long-beach-wrongful-death-attorney/ As a surviving spouse or family member, you are entitled to recover compensation from the at-fault parties for out-of-pocket expenses as well as the pain and suffering you experienced as...

What Activities Are Available for Someone With a Spinal Cord Injury? - Michael D. Waks

http://michaelwaks.com/long-beach-spinal-cord-injury-attorney/ Someone with a spinal cord injury can lead an active and fulfilling life. Finding activities that allow the injured person to use his or her talents and abilities is important...

Serious Injuries Associated With Personal Injury Accidents - Michael D. Waks

http://michaelwaks.com/ Each personal Injury accident is different, but the types of injuries they cause are similar. Learn more about it in this presentation.

Why Do I Need A Lawyer If I'm Injured In a Slip and Fall Accident?

When you’re injured in a personal injury accident, you should always consult with an attorney before deciding to handle the case yourself.

Why Do I Need A Lawyer If I'm Injured In a Slip and Fall Accident? - Michael D. Waks

http://michaelwaks.com/long-beach-slip-fall-accident-attorney/ When you’re injured in a personal injury accident, you should always consult with an attorney before deciding to handle the case yourself.

Definitions of Medical Terms Used in Personal Injury Cases - Michael Waks Long Beach Personal Injury

A lot of unfamiliar medical terms are used in Personal Injury Cases. This presentation will identify the most commonly used terms and explain what they mean.

What Type of Dogs Are The Most Aggressive - Michael Waks Long Beach Dog Bite Injury Attorney

http://michaelwaks.com/long-beach-dog-bite-accident-attorney/ The term “aggression” can mean many things when referring to a dog’s behavior. Learn how you can tell if your dog will be aggressive in this presentation.

Michael D. Waks - Long Beach Personal Injury Attorney

Mr. Michael D. Waks, a Long Beach personal injury attorney represents victims in all types of cases including auto, motorcycle, construction, boating, bicycle, pedestrian, and slip and fall accidents, dog...

Michael D. Waks - Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney

Michael D. Waks Personal Injury Attorney represents accident victims of car / auto collisions, dog bites, premises liability, legal malpractice, burn victims, sexual assault and a sub specialty in the...

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Law Office of Michael D. Waks
300 East San Antonio Drive
Long Beach, CA 90807
USA
Telephone: (562) 206-1939
Fax: (526) 426-2593