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Personal Injury Defense / Tort Liability


RWG’s litigators are experts in defending public entities in personal injury cases alleging dangerous conditions of public property.  Defending public entities against claims of personal injury or property damage is an area of specialization.  Often, liability of a public entity will turn on immunities available to it in the California Government Claims Act.  RWG’s litigators are experts in applying these immunities, and several litigators are published authors on the Government Claims Act.  They have tried dozens of personal injury cases to verdict and have been involved in important appellate decisions addressing the scope of public entity liability.

The cases we handle can involve a person tripping on a sidewalk with minor injuries, a roadway accident involving a fatality, or a falling tree causing property damage.  Regardless of the fact pattern, we are ready to apply our decades of institutional knowledge to defend our clients vigorously.

RWG’s litigators frequently handle multiple party cases involving catastrophic injuries.  For example, RWG successfully defended a public entity brought by more than 80 arising out of a catastrophic January 2005 landslide that resulted in numerous personal injury and property damage claims, including 10 deaths.

RWG’s litigators cost-effectively represent its public entity clients' personal injury cases in all phases of litigation – whether it be law and motion, discovery, trial, or appeal.


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