Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, is a personal injury law firm dedicated to helping victims of serious accidents recover physically and financially from the harm they suffered due to another’s negligence. We concentrate our efforts on representing people who have been seriously injured by the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of another.
Our experience covers the full range of personal injury and business torts litigation issues, including legal malpractice, insurance bad faith, whistleblower claims and wrongful termination lawsuits.
What gives GBW clients a clear advantage, at the settlement table or at trial, is that we have the legal talent and financial resources to build and present a solid case for financial recovery from serious accidents.
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They focus their practice on helping victims of catastrophic accidents and injuries seek compensation from those who harmed them. Best Lawyers in America recently voted us the #1 Personal Injury Law Firm in California. Our top-flight law practice spans business, professional, and emotional injuries as well. Our fellow lawyers and law firms across the country frequently refer clients with their most complex and challenging cases to us. We’re honored and privileged to have earned that respect from the legal community.
Clients whose lives and livelihoods were disrupted by a catastrophic injury or accident, or whose loved ones tragically died in catastrophic circumstances, often need multitalented lawyers with the capacity and resources to investigate and litigate the most complicated fact patterns and legal questions.
Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP’s injury and accident attorneys represent those clients every day. We are proud to have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of victims of catastrophic injuries and accidents through both trial and settlement. If a catastrophic injury or accident devastated your life or livelihood, left you mourning the loss of a loved one, or if you are an attorney with such a client who needs legal services beyond your capacity to provide, email us today or call (310) 576-1200 to find out how we might help.
Few law firms in the country have the expertise and resources to handle the matters we focus on at Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP. Clients come to us having suffered catastrophic physical, emotional, financial, or professionals injuries, or victims’ families come to us after a wrongful death, under the most factually and legally complicated circumstances.
Investigating and litigating issues of causation and fault often exceed our clients’ and their first lawyers’ financial capacities. They not only need our team’s expertise to get to the bottom of how and why they were injured, but they also need a team of client-centered lawyers and professionals on their side who can go toe-to-toe with powerful interests whose success and profits depend on resisting liability at every turn.
At Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, our years of success give us the ability to be selective about the cases we take and to commit our own significant resources to seek justice for our clients. We employ our own team of investigators. We regularly work with top experts in highly technical fields ranging from mechanical engineering to medicine to corporate accounting. No catastrophic injury or accident case is too complicated for our team of committed, compassionate legal professionals.
Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, has built a track record of success without equal in California and across the nation. Our results page lists many of our proudest accomplishments on behalf of our clients, including our key participation in winning a record-setting $4.9 billion verdict against Ford Motor Company in a case involving a defective fuel system.
Other major cases in which we’ve helped to secure compensation include:
We invite you to browse those accomplishments and to read on below for specific examples of results we’ve achieved for clients in our various practice areas. Of course, our past results do not predict our future success. We are proud, however, to have gained the reputation as a go-to firm for high-stakes matters.
Representing clients who have suffered catastrophic physical injuries and wrongful death is a cornerstone of Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP’s practice. That is why Best Lawyers in America named us the #1 Personal Injury Law Firm in California, and fellow lawyers routinely refer cases to us when the facts and circumstances of their clients’ physical injuries require uniquely skilled and well-resourced legal representation. We are honored to team with some of those attorneys in appropriate cases.
Clients often come to Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, after suffering catastrophic physical injuries, or their families come to us after a wrongful death, in motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, falls and other premises accidents, aviation accidents, and bike accidents. We have had particular success seeking compensation in these cases from municipal and governmental entities, and in complicated multi-vehicle pile-ups.
There are no typical clients, of course, but common injuries our clients have suffered include traumatic brain injuries resulting in permanent disability, spinal cord injuries that leave our clients partially or totally paralyzed, traumatic amputations and crush injuries, burns, and death. We have developed the skill to describe and explain to juries the mechanisms and prognoses for these injuries, even when the injuries involve complicated physiological processes and medical terminology.
The team at Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, is also committed to listening to and learning about our clients and their families. We know that every catastrophic physical injury and tragic death causes an enormous disruption not only for the victim but also everyone in the victim’s life. Our compassionate team takes the time to investigate the details of how each injury or death has affected our clients’ lives, such as by damaging our clients’ self-esteem, family income, relationships, and emotional health, to paint a complete portrait of our clients’ lives. Our client-focused commitment also serves to direct our efforts toward addressing our clients’ most pressing needs and concerns.
Because we selectively represent clients who have suffered the most catastrophic personal injuries, we have achieved large settlements and jury verdicts on their behalf. Those results have included:
Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, is also a national leader in pursuing legal action on behalf of victims of defective products. When large corporations profit from the sale of unreasonably dangerous goods, victims who suffer catastrophic injuries when those products fail often need highly skilled, knowledgeable legal counsel by their side to achieve justice and recover appropriate compensation. Big businesses will go to great lengths to avoid taking responsibility for their dangerous products. It takes a law firm with the expertise and resources of Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, to hold them accountable. For example, we helped recover $3.3 billion by representing Los Angeles County against tobacco companies.
The team at Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, handles matters for clients injured by product defects of all types. We, however, are particularly proud of our successes against automotive manufacturers in cases involving defective tires and fuel systems. Our partner Christine Spagnoli played an integral role in the trial team that achieved a record-breaking $4.9 billion verdict against Ford Motor Company for a defective fuel system that exploded, severely burning the four children and two adults who were her clients. Our team has also achieved eight-figure outcomes against Ford on behalf of victims of passenger rollover accidents caused by defective Goodyear tires installed on the vans. Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, attorneys worked with other lawyers nationwide on these record-setting cases.
The investment Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, has made in developing the resources and expertise in product defect cases gives us and our clients a significant leg up when the time comes to prove liability in or out of court. Product defect disputes often involve a battle of experts who have performed forensic analyses of how a product might have failed. Product manufacturers put their resources behind this kind of investigation to try to prove why juries should not find them at fault. Having a legal team with the expertise and resources to oversee their own similar analysis can level the playing field dramatically for the plaintiff.
At Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, we have the good fortune to commit our considerable resources to conduct these highly technical analyses on behalf of our clients in appropriate cases. Our firm has the ability to conduct testing and experimentation under controlled conditions, which can provide the crucial evidence needed to prove our clients’ cases in court.
At Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, we owe a significant portion of our success to our fellow lawyers in the California and national legal communities who routinely refer cases to us. We’re constantly honored by that show of trust from our colleagues. In our experience, fellow lawyers choose to refer clients and matters to us because of our unique mix of skill, street smarts, and resources.
Our colleagues in the California and national plaintiffs’ bar often send a client to us when the scope of a representation exceeds their ability to serve the client’s best interests. Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, is fortunate to have the capacities and resources to handle matters that might overwhelm other, smaller firms, such as when a catastrophic accident involves multiple victims, attracts significant media attention, or requires detailed forensic analysis. In many cases, we have collaborated alongside lawyers who have referred cases to us.
Lawyers from large, corporate-focused law firms often refer matters to us because of our reputation as top-notch trial lawyers who know how to win big cases. Unlike law firms with practices focusing on transactional or administrative matters, or whose litigation departments rarely try cases, Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP’s team has a proven track record of success in courtrooms across California and the nation. Our colleagues know our lawyers are comfortable on their feet in front of judges and juries, and that sends a strong signal to defense counsel.
We consider it an honor and tribute to Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, when colleagues on the defense side refer a client or matter to us. When we receive referrals from our former and would-be adversaries in the legal community, it speaks to our sterling reputation and the respect we’ve earned through our hard work and dedication to our clients. Fellow lawyers in the defense bar know we only represent plaintiffs, and that we fight aggressively and honorably to protect our clients’ interests.
Best Lawyers in America named us the #1 Personal Injury Law Firm in California, and that’s just one of the many awards our team has received. We have also received recognition as a top plaintiffs’ firm in the country from the prestigious National Law Journal as well as from U.S. News and World Report. Individually, our attorneys have received a long and growing list of honors. All of our partners are Southern California SuperLawyers, and that organization named many of our associates Rising Stars.
Multiple members of our team were included in Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America, and have received honors as top trial lawyers by publications and organizations including the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, American Trial Lawyers Association, National Law Journal, California Lawyer, Verdictum Juris Publications, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, The Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights, and Lawdragon.
These awards and honors matter because, like the referrals we receive from our colleagues in the legal bar, they reflect our reputation for skilled, appropriately aggressive, and thorough representation of our clients who have suffered catastrophic physical, professional, and financial injuries. Many of the publications and organizations who have honored us with accolades base their decisions on surveys of our peer firms and colleagues. A firm that has earned as many awards as we have is one that has the trust and respect of the entire legal community, including fellow lawyers, judges, and experts in the field of trial advocacy.
Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, only represents plaintiffs. We do not represent clients as defense counsel. Our policy of representing only plaintiffs represents a conscious choice on the part of our team and leadership. That policy helps us earn the trust of our clients, who know we are only on their side and never compromised by relationships with insurance carriers or defense counsel.
Our commitment to serving plaintiffs also reflects our firm’s values. People do not choose to suffer catastrophic injuries, or to suffer the loss of a loved one, that turn their lives upside down. Many of them lack financial resources or the ability to face off against the powerful interests arrayed against them. They need advocates on their side with the experience and resources to level the playing field. At Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, we treat it as our mission to give catastrophically injured clients access to the justice they deserve—justice that they might not receive if not for skilled, well-funded lawyers to investigate and litigate cases that protect their interests.
At Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, we choose to focus our practice on representing clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries or losses in the most complex circumstances, because we have the resources to help those clients more than most other firms in the country.
Major litigation against well-funded opponents takes time and money. We have the financial wherewithal to sustain litigation efforts that may span years. We also have the ability to invest our own funds in appropriate cases to bear the cost of expert witnesses and accident reconstructions that most firms cannot afford. We work with a network of top experts in many fields, lending our clients added credibility in and out of the courtroom.
We have also made long-term investments in our clients’ success. Rather than count on outside contractors, our staff includes full-time investigators who know how to collect evidence that can prove crucial to our clients’ cases. Controlling the collection and evaluation of evidence in our clients’ cases helps us drill down on important factual disputes and maintain a level of quality and consistency that wins trials and drives favorable settlements.
In many cases, our substantial resources also give us the flexibility to enter into contingent fee and modified contingent fee arrangements with our clients, in which all or a portion of our fees are paid out of recoveries we obtain for our clients. These arrangements can help our clients concentrate their personal resources on recovering from catastrophic injuries and losses, while we focus on holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions.
In the immediate aftermath of a catastrophic injury or loss, adequate legal representation may not find a priority at the forefront of victims’ minds. The clients we represent have generally consulted other attorneys before finding us, and those attorneys have concluded the matter is beyond their capacity to investigate and litigate.
We encourage victims of catastrophic injuries and losses, and their attorneys, to contact us as soon as possible after the event that caused the injury or loss. The sooner Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP’s team of lawyers and investigators can get started collecting, preserving, and analyzing evidence, interviewing witnesses, negotiating with defense counsel, or any other appropriate action that we feel a case requires, the greater the chances we will contribute meaningfully to a favorable outcome for the client. This can prove especially important in complex personal injury cases involving multiple victims and in product defect cases where preservation and analysis of evidence may make a critical difference.
This is not to say that we necessarily turn away potential clients who find their way to us after a longer period of time. The team at Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, is prepared to meet with anyone who has suffered a catastrophic injury or loss in a complex accident or situation to determine if we might meaningfully put our skills and resources to work in achieving a favorable outcome.
If you suffered a catastrophic injury or loss because of someone else’s actions, or if you represent a client whose legal needs after such an injury or loss are appropriate for our involvement, email the team at Greene, Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, or call us today at (310) 576-1200. With our deep bench of talent, our strong track record of success across the state and nation, and our substantial resources, we have the experience and commitment that victims of catastrophic injuries and accidents need to hold those who harmed them accountable. An initial consultation with a potential client or that client’s counsel to discuss the facts and circumstances of the potential client’s case is always free of charge.
Much of our work involves cases referred to us by other attorneys. We have paid millions of dollars in referral fees to attorneys who have entrusted their cases and their clients to our firm.
Additionally, we often serve as lead counsel in situations where our peers send cases to our firm, yet they remain involved in their clients’ representation. By letting us take the lead in their clients’ cases, outside attorneys – at any stage in their careers – can benefit from our experience and learn new skills, while ensuring their clients receive the high-quality legal counsel they deserve.Click here to learn more
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