Lederer Nojima LLP Chosen as one of Top 20 Personal Injury Firms Out of 822 in Los Angeles Area

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 has named Lederer Nojima LLP as one of the top 20 Personal Injury Law Firms in Los Angeles out of a survey of 822 firms. 

The results are based on research evaluating firms on 25 variables across five categories. 

Reputation: A history of satisfied customers giving excellent recommendations 

Credibility: Established in their industry with licensing, accreditation, and awards 

Experience: Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education 

Engagement: Approachable and responsive to clients and available for new business 

Professionalism: Dedicated to providing consistently quality work and impeccable customer service 

Unlike many other professional directories, inclusion on the site cannot be bought or even applied for. Professionals are chosen from publicly available data and are hand-picked by human evaluators, helping ensure that the resulting picks are authentically well-reviewed and objectively qualified. 

Lederer Nojima LLP represents victims and their families who have been injured or killed due to another person's negligence. With decades of experience, exemplary results, and millions recovered for their clients, the firm continues to be rated as one of the top injury firms in Southern California. 

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John Nojima & David Lederer Recognized for Third Straight Year as SUPER LAWYERS

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Lederer Nojima's profile at For the third year in a row, attorneys John Nojima and David Lederer have both been named “Super Lawyers” and have been awarded the designation “Top Rated Personal Injury Attorneys” for 2018 by the attorney ranking organization Super Lawyers, a division of Thomson Reuters.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using multiphase selection process that factors in Peer nominations along with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of professional achievement. Only 5% of attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers each year. 

For over two decades, Los Angeles based Lederer & Nojima have represented Plaintiffs throughout Southern California and have collected millions of dollars on behalf of their injured clients. The recent award from Super Lawyers is just one of many the two personal injury attorneys have received over the course of their careers. For more information about David Lederer and John Nojima, visit the firm's website .

Motorcycle Accidents: Causes and Action You Can Take

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Because of their speed, efficiency, and affordability, motorcycles are a popular motor vehicle. Though they put their drivers more at risk of accidents, there is an increasing number of motorcycles on the road, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

As a result, the number of motorcycle accidents has also increased, despite helmet laws in most states. The state of California requires helmets for both drivers and passengers, to help reduce the number of head and brain injuries inflicted in these accidents. Despite these laws, mild, moderate, and severe head injuries still occur, and reckless or unobservant drivers are a leading cause of motorcycle accidents.

We know that injuries sustained from motorcycle accidents are usually expensive, which is why we at Lederer Nojima want to help. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you shouldn't have to wait for skilled and professional legal representation. Contact us for a consultation, and to find out what we can do for you. At Lederer Nojima, we believe in fighting for your rights and getting you the proper compensation for your injuries.

Visit our website to read about our past successes in motorcycle accident cases. Our California accident attorneys have a long history of obtaining maximum compensation, and we will do everything in our power to fight insurance companies who hesitate or refuse to pay for expensive medical treatment.

Even if you're not sure you have a case, call us. We will assess your case for free and determine the best course of action to take. We want to ensure that all of our clients have only the best care and representation, and we will do everything in our power to make that happen.

What To Do If Your Child Is Bitten By A Dog

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

If your child recently was bitten by a neighbor's dog, it is likely you are very distraught about the incident. When medical bills are an issue, hiring an attorney will be necessary to help in proving the neighbor was negligent in how they had handled the confinement of their pet. Here are some steps you can take to aid in proving your neighbor was at fault for your child's injury.

Get Medical Documentation For Each Visit

Any medical information you receive from your child's doctor is useful in proving how injuries happened. If the dog left teeth marks on the skin, your doctor's physician will take photographs of them as well as imprints if requested. This will show the dog was definitely the one that had caused the injury to happen. Make sure your child goes to all follow-up appointments and that they take any prescribed medication as directed.

Have Surveillance Done Of The Neighboring Property

Setting up surveillance of the neighbor's home will aid in showing their dog is a hazard to those in the community. Your attorney will hire a private investigator on your behalf to watch the property and any actions that take place if you desire. This is an invaluable way to collect information to show the dog attacks without being provoked.

Contact Others In The Area For Similar Stories

If there are others in the neighborhood who had incidents with the dog that had bitten your child, their words can be useful in a court of law. Ask others in the area about encounters they had with the dog and the neighbor. If you find someone with information that is useful, ask them to contact your attorney right away.

To find out more about dog bite cases, check out this website: You can then contact us for a consultation if desired.


Slip and Fall? Do You Have a Premises Liability Case?

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Did you slip and fall while on somebody else's property? Did you get hurt while staying in a hotel?

You may have a case to sue the owner of the property to get compensation, whether the owner is a company or the government (Government cases are different and their liability is often limited).

Whether you have a case depends on whether the property owner can be considered negligent. Premises liability laws vary from state to state, so you need a lawyer who is familiar with the rules for your state. In California, you may be entitled to compensation if you are injured because of negligent management - which is defined by various standards. There are four elements - duty, breach of duty, injury, and causation. All of this is highly dependent on the specific circumstances. The standards are different for homeowners casually inviting guests compared to store owners or amusement parks. As the law is so complex, you should contact an attorney quickly. You can potentially get awards to cover medical expenses, loss of earnings, emotional distress, etc.

In basic terms, though, property owners are expected to maintain their property in a safe condition, find unsafe conditions quickly and repair or warn said conditions. As a common example, if a property owner is cleaning the floor and it becomes wet, then they should put out a sign warning that the floor is wet. Broken lights should be repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. If you or somebody you know is injured, then make note of the circumstances. A good personal injury lawyer will tell you if you have a case right away, and reputable lawyers do not charge for initial consultation and analysis. Reputable lawyers will also be honest - they will not try to get money out of you by taking on a case they cannot win.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a preventable accident on somebody else's property, then contact Lederer & Nojima to schedule a free case analysis and start the process of getting the compensation you deserve.

What To Do When A Dog Bites

Tuesday, October 03, 2017


Being bitten by a dog in California is no joke. In The Golden State alone 1,934 dog bite claims were filed in 2016, more than any other state in the U.S.! Dog bites are scary and can range anywhere from minor nips to full-on attacks. 

So what do you do if you, your child or another loved one is bitten by a dog?

First, address the bite immediately.

  • Use a clean towel or cloth to cover the injury and stop the bleeding. If the bite is profuse or won't stop bleeding seek emergency medical attention right away, especially if it's a child.
  • Clean the area thoroughly with mild soap and water and try to keep the injured area elevated.
  • Put an antibiotic ointment on the bite to prevent infection and cover it with a bandage.

Next, document the event.

  • Call your local authorities immediately, especially if the dog was a stray or otherwise unknown, and report the bite. They'll likely need to get animal control involved to find the dog before it hurts someone else.
  • If you know the dog and/or the owner, which happens more often than not, it might be a sticky situation but don't be afraid to stand up for yourself and your family. Dog bites, even minor ones, can lead to infections or serious medical conditions and the burden shouldn't fall on the victim. You'll still want to report the bite to authorities.
  • Take pictures of the wound. If you can document the area where it happened that's also recommended.
  • Keep a record of any and all medical visits or costs sustained from the injury.

Then, seek legal advice.

  • You may not know all your rights when it comes to dog bites or how to seek fair settlement for the injury. At Lederer & Nojima we can help! We're very experienced with dog bite injury litigation and we'll make sure you get the fair compensation you deserve, including the medical attention required to treat the injury.

Finally, if you haven't already take a trip to the doctor.

  • Even if the bite wasn't serious you'll still want to plan a visit with your regular physician. Your doctor will deep clean the wound and check to make sure there's no infections or disease present. He'll probably ask questions regarding the attack so be prepared to explain what happened.

We know how upsetting a dog bite is and we don't want you to face it alone. Dealing with insurance and the owner is a headache, especially while you're recovering from the injury. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case and options.

Who is at Fault for Cycling Accidents at Intersections?

Tuesday, September 05, 2017
woman cycling to work in the city approaching at an intersection
As the world is still learning to share the road with cyclists, riding your bike to work or for fun, especially on busy city streets, can be a dangerous experience, more so than getting in a car to drive each day. However, one of the most common areas for cycling accidents is at intersections. Cars aren’t sure how to treat cyclists, cyclists are unsure how cars are going to react, and as everyone tries to figure out who has the right of way, accidents happen. However, discovering who is at fault is all about knowing who had the right of way.

The key to figuring out who has the right of way at an intersection is to assess the environment. When there are no traffic lights at an intersection and you are merely dealing with stops signs, the vehicle that arrives first will always have the right of way, and yes, this includes bicycles. Unfortunately, it can be a huge contributing factor for accidents since cars don’t see bicycles as vehicles of equal measure on the road.

Unfortunately, crossing an intersection on a bicycle can be even trickier at an intersection with traffic lights. Occasionally, bicycles are not heavy enough to trigger sensor-controlled lights. This can leave them waiting for quite a long time until a car comes up behind them. In these cases, some states are passing laws that state a bicycle can cross on red if it is safe, but in California, it will still be the cyclist’s fault if they cross on red and are hit.

If you have been in a bicycle accident, then it is more likely that you weren’t able to limp away without damage to either your person or your bicycle. However, if you had the right of way at an intersection and the car is at fault for your accident, then you have the right to compensation. If you have been in a bicycle accident and need representation, contact us today.

Car Accident--What to do and Who to Call

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

scene of a car accident two people on their phones calling for help

Whether you have been seriously hurt in a car accident personally or a loved one has had this misfortune, please do not hesitate to seek care and help immediately.

There are some steps that the DMV has posted that one should take after getting into a wreck:

1.Make sure you are safe and return to an area that does not put you or someone else into danger

2.Call for help--911 for police and other rescue 

3. Call your insurance company after help has arrived 

4. Exchange information at the scene with the other driver--get insurance information and their accounts of the event and be courteous, however, remember DO NOT ASSUME FAULT

5. Take photos of the scene, the cars, and any other evidence that might be of any help to the police or attorneys--don't forget to take photos of any street signs or other objects of this natureUnfortunately, only seeking medical care after getting injured in a car accident doesn't give you the full protection that you might assume. It is important to get in contact with a trusted law firm, and 

Lederer & Nojima LLP is just that. Getting into a car accident can leave you confused, scared, and concerned. However, the attorneys at Lederer & Nojima have years of experience with personal injury cases. You can rest easy knowing that your case is not only in experienced hands, but it's also in honest hands. At Lederer & Nojima, if your case does not win, the attorneys do not collect any fees--this policy ensures that you and your family are valued as a client and as a victim of a horrific accident. The track record for Lederer & Nojima speaks for itself, after recovering millions of dollars for personal injury clients, this law firm is truly specialized in bringing justice and security to a dreadful event. 
Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident. Our offices are open to the surrounding Los Angeles area and we would be delighted to assist you throughout this troubling time. We offer an initial and free case evaluation so that you leave our offices with answers.

Can a Passenger Sue Uber for an Rideshare Auto Accident?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

rideshare companies Uber and taxis

Ridesharing is an increasingly popular way to get around due to its affordability and ease of use. Even in cities without a large cab culture, there are always a few rideshare drivers there to help people get around. The king of these rideshare companies is Uber with other companies like Lyft close behind.However, as great as these companies are, you are still getting into a car with a stranger, and you never know what is going to happen. If you get into an accident, can your sue Uber for the auto accident

As a passenger, you have a certain expectation of safety. This means that if you are in an accident, you are entitled to seek coverage for any injuries sustained in said accident. All passengers in an Uber car are covered by their liability coverage, but your injuries may also be covered by the driver’s insurance as well. However, because two different insurance companies can be involved, the process can get complicated very quickly. This is typically where having a knowledgeable lawyer to represent your interests comes in handy.

If you have been in an Uber accident, depending on the severity of the accident, you shouldn’t be afraid to seek compensation for:
  • Medical expenses

  • Property damage

  • Lost wages from the injury impeding your ability to work

  • Loss of future earning capacity in case of disability

  • Pain and suffering

After the accident, once you have sought medical attention, don’t wait to start building your case. Insurance companies never want to just pay you. In order to get the compensation you deserve, not only should you have a police report of the accident, photos of injuries and damages, and preferably witnesses to what happened. Furthermore, you will want to find a talented lawyer to represent your interests as soon as possible. Not only will they show that you are serious about your case, but they will be able to stop you from making small, but serious mistakes that could affect the amount you receive. If you have been hurt in a rideshare accident and need representation, contact us today.

Personal Injury Law: Bounce house Injuries

Monday, July 17, 2017

Despite the numerous videos portraying inflatable bounce houses being lifted and rolled along the ground or, worse yet, being raised high in the sky with small children inside, their popularity continues to rise.

Bounce House Injuries

Inflatable bounce house injuries have led to hundreds of personal injury law claims being filed in the U.S.: The injuries sustained range from broken arms to neck injuries and, in the most severe cases, death. If you and/or your child sustained injuries in this type of incident, you need to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to help determine if negligence led to the injuries.

How to Establish Liability

To establish liability, we need to answer several questions, including:

  1. How did you and/or your child become injured?

  2. Who was taking care of the children at the time of the incident?

  3. Was the inflatable house rented from a company or owned by an individual?

  4. Were hazardous weather conditions likely?

  5. If rented, was there a contract between the individual who rented the bounce house and the business from which it was rented?

  6. Were there safety guidelines? If so, were they followed?

After establishing liability, we must prove negligence.

Proving Negligence

To succeed in a personal injury claim, you must prove some kind of negligence on the part of the party (or parties) responsible for the bounce house. In other words, you must prove that those responsible for the inflatable bounce house did not act with reasonable care, which led to the injury. For example, just like a tent, securing a bounce house requires the use of stakes: If some of the stakes were missing on the day that you and/or your child sustained injuries, this may be considered a form of negligence.

Gathering the information necessary to prove negligence may require an investigation. The attorneys at Lederer & Nojima, have the skill, dedication, and experience necessary to move through this complicated process: Once we collect the evidence and review it, we can determine if negligence exists. If it does, we will help you attain monetary compensation for the injuries that you and/or your child sustained.

If you are looking for an honest, experienced and caring group of attorneys, let Lederer & Nojima handle your personal injury claim. The time you have to file a claim following an injury is limited. Therefore, if you, or someone you love, sustained injuries due to the negligence of another, please contact us to schedule your free initial consultation.


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