Janssen Malloy LLP’s Geographic Reach in Personal Injury Cases

We as a firm are proud of our roots in and connection to the Humboldt County community. It is no coincidence that our office looks out at the County Courthouse, a fact that becomes especially helpful when we are in trial across the street. However, while we are without a doubt a Humboldt County law firm, our practice and present-day technology enable us to effectively represent clients across the state, in neighboring Oregon, and even across the country.

Generally speaking, a personal injury or wrongful death case will be filed and take place in the court of the county where the injury occurred, which explains why many of the personal injury cases our firm handles are in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties. However, being a local or regional firm does not prevent us from handling cases in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Los Angeles, or beyond. Earlier this year Janssen Malloy LLP obtained a $3.2 million judgment in Los Angeles Superior Court, which included a substantial award of punitive damages, against the owners of a dog that attacked and seriously injured a client. We have also tried through the arbitration process and settled other cases in the Bay Area.

Also, after a traumatic event such as a serious car accident, victims or witnesses relocate from the county where the injury occurred. In one recent case, a United States Coast Guard (USCG) serviceman and his family were injured in Del Norte County, but while the case was still pending arbitration, he was transferred by the USCG to the East Coast. One of our attorneys handling that case flew to the East Coast to defend the client’s deposition, and worked with him to schedule and make travel arrangements for the mediation that resulted in a significant six-figure settlement of his case.

Partner Megan Yarnall, having attended law school at the University of Oregon, is admitted to practice in both California and Oregon. She and partner Michael Crowley together successfully brought and ultimately settled a wrongful death suit against the city of Cottage Grove, Oregon. Janssen Malloy LLP was recently retained by another Oregon family in a significant personal injury case for which the venue will be in an Oregon County Circuit Court.

Janssen Malloy LLP is experienced in extending its geographic reach well beyond the confines of the Redwood Curtain in seeking justice for our clients who have been injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of others. If you are seeking legal representation for a personal injury claim, call us for a free consultation.