We accept a variety of California personal injury and employment law cases. Learn more about each of our practice areas here. You can be confident that we have the experience, determination, and compassion required to maximize the value of your case and provide you with a sense of justice after you have been wronged.

Personal Injury

Have you been injured by the carelessness of another person or entity?  If so, you may have a personal injury case.

Personal injury claims arise when one or more party’s careless or reckless actions cause an accident in which another party suffers physical injury. California law allows these victims to hold the responsible party accountable for any physical, financial, or psychological injuries. The severity of injuries varies widely in these cases, which plays a key role in how much compensation the victim can receive.

Personal injury cases are complicated and have many different components. It is important to work with a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles for legal guidance and representation. Contact the Law Offices of Joshua Cohen Slatkin today to schedule your free consultation. We will analyze the evidence available in your case, file your claim, and negotiate a fair settlement based on the damages you suffered.

Vehicle Accidents

Were you injured in an accident? If so, you may need a lawyer!

When a drunk, distracted, fatigued, negligent, or reckless driver causes an accident that leaves you seriously injured, you need a personal injury attorney on your side to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Without an attorney, you may be persuaded or manipulated into accepting less than you deserve from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The Law Offices of Joshua Cohen Slatkin have the experienced, aggressive representation vehicle accident victims need.

Contact Attorney Joshua Cohen Slatkin for a free case evaluation and take the first steps towards the recovery you deserve.

Do not accept the first offer from the insurance company! Before accepting an insurance company’s initial settlement offer, schedule a free consultation with our team. We will evaluate your situation and, if we believe we can add value to your case, we will layout all your options. Don’t let the driver who caused your accident pay less than your fair share for the damage he/she inflicted on you

Uber/Lyft Rideshare Accidents

If you are injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in the Los Angeles area, you might be compensated by the rideshare company’s liability coverage even if your rideshare driver is at fault for the collision, depending on a number of factors. Without the help of an experienced rideshare accident attorney, however, you might end up with nothing.

Insurance claims related to rideshare accidents are often more complicated than for other accidents. You will be going up against corporate lawyers who do not want to pay out on their million-dollar policies. With attorney Joshua Cohen Slatkin on your side, you can be sure you will get the maximum possible compensation for your injuries. Learn more about this complex area of car accident personal injury law.

Semi-Truck Accidents

If you are injured in a crash with a commercial semi-truck, you need to contact an experienced truck accident attorney immediately. Semi-truck accidents involve teams of corporate attorneys and multi-million dollar insurance policies. Your injuries might be catastrophic, causing permanent disability and requiring life-long medical care. Attorney Joshua Cohen Slatkin is not afraid to take on these complex cases in the Greater Los Angeles area. If you or a loved one was hurt in a crash with a semi-truck, contact us as soon as possible.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are often treated unfairly, whether it’s on the road where cars and trucks ignore their existence or by insurance companies who blame them for accidents that leave them seriously injured. At the Law Offices of Joshua Cohen Slatkin, we stand by bikers when a driver’s carelessness causes a crash that turns their lives upside down.

If you are a rider who was injured in a crash that wasn’t your fault—or the loved one of a biker who was killed in an avoidable accident—reach out to us to discuss your legal options. Consultations are always free and, if you decide to hire us to represent you, you will not pay for our services until and unless we are successful in getting you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.

Bicycle Accidents

When a bicyclist is hit by a vehicle, even when they are wearing a helmet and other protective gear, serious, even catastrophic injuries can occur. The insurance company for the negligent driver often blames the cyclist.  Cyclists need to fight for a fair settlement and appropriate damages with the help of an experienced bicycle accident attorney. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident in the Greater Los Angeles area, attorney Joshua Cohen Slatkin will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Attorney Joshua Cohen Slatkin supports the rights of Greater Los Angeles cyclists. If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident, contact our Los Angeles office immediately for a free case evaluation and initial consultation. There is no upfront cost, and we do not get paid unless and until we win your case

Slips and Falls

If you suffered a serious injury on a public or private property due to a dangerous condition on that property known as a premises liability case, such as a slip and fall accident, you might be entitled to compensation to cover your medical care, past and future lost wages, emotional distress including pain and suffering and other damages. In the LA area, personal injury lawyer Joshua Cohen Slatkin provides free case reviews to help you determine whether you have grounds to sue after being injured on someone’s property.

California property owners have a duty to protect visitors from dangerous hazards that could cause accidents and injuries. However, if you slip and fall in a restaurant, shopping mall, or movie theater, the burden is on you to prove that the property owner was negligent. This is a difficult task without the help of an experienced premises liability attorney. Los Angeles attorney Joshua Cohen Slatkin fights for victims of slips and falls, trips and falls, and other mechanisms of injury on a premises and provides free case evaluations to determine if you have a claim for compensation.

Successful premises liability claims must show that the property owner owed the visitor a “duty of care,” which means that it is the owner’s responsibility to make their property safe. If the owner failed to keep their property in a safe condition, they breached that duty of care owed to you which caused you harm and resultant damages. This forms the basis for a premises liability case. Our attorneys gather the necessary evidence to present the strongest possible claim for you. If you think your slip and fall was caused by someone else’s negligence, contact the Law Offices of Joshua Cohen Slatkin to find out if you have a viable premises liability claim against the property owner or other entity who owns the property, which may include claims against the state and local government.

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are different from other types of accident injuries. In many other cases, the injured person can make a full recovery, but brain injuries often require life-long medical care and financial support. When an accident leaves you or a loved one with a traumatic brain injury, you need a lawyer who understands the difficult journey ahead. Attorney Joshua Cohen Slatkin has experience representing victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).  He will fight to get the compensation needed from the negligent party who caused the accident.

Personal injury cases are complicated, and the more serious the injury is, the more important it is to have an experienced attorney by your side. Josh understands the effect a brain injury can have on the victim and his or her family. He will analyze the evidence available in your case, file your claim, and negotiate a fair settlement based on the damages you suffered.

Product Liability

You have a right to expect that the products you buy for yourself and your family are safe and not defective. When dangerous or defective products cause physical injury or death, you are entitled to compensation for the damages you have suffered.

The products you use are supposed to be designed and manufactured with your safety as the highest priority. When an automobile, appliance, tool, child’s toy, or any other product fails and the user is injured, he/she may have a legal right to sue for damages. An experienced Los Angeles product liability attorney can help an injured victim vindicate your legal rights and choose the best option to proceed. Your attorney can determine who is liable and can hold the product manufacturer, distributor, and/or seller of the product responsible.

If you or your loved one was injured by a defective product, it is important that you keep the product and any packaging, receipts, invoices, and repair records and contact a lawyer as soon as possible. You can be compensated for your financial losses, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Taking legal action could stop the manufacturer from harming more innocent people. Contact attorney Joshua Cohen Slatkin to learn more about your rights as a California consumer today.

Wrongful Death

Every accidental death is tragic, but it is not always considered to be “wrongful” under the law. A wrongful death is a death caused by the negligent, careless, or intentional actions of another person. That person can be held accountable for the losses suffered by surviving family members of the victim. These are difficult cases, but with an experienced and compassionate attorney by your side, you can get the justice your loved one deserves.

The team at the Law Offices of Joshua Cohen Slatkin will thoroughly investigate the incident that caused your loved one’s death and help you decide whether filing a wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate. If it is, we will handle all the details of the case so you can focus on recovering from your loss. Contact our Los Angeles office to learn more about wrongful death claims in California. We are ready to help!

Employment Law

Are you being treated unfairly at work? Is your employer mistreating you? Are you being retaliated against for a legally protected reason? You may be a victim of discrimination and retaliation from your employer. California employees have legal recourse when their employers treat them unfairly because of a protected characteristic.

You do not need to suffer alone or in silence. You have laws to protect you. Find out if you have an employment case by contacting us for a free consultation! 

Being mistreated by your employer can leave you feeling confused and powerless, but you're not alone. California law offers a wide range of protections for employees, and a skilled employment attorney can help you protect your rights.

There are California and federal laws in place to shield you from discrimination, harassment, and unpaid wages.

Your employer can exploit you when you do not understand your rights as a worker. California has some of the most worker-friendly laws in the country, so if something doesn’t seem right to you, you should contact us to see if you have an employment claim. Take a few moments to find out if your employer has broken the laws and violated your civil rights. Contact the Los Angeles Law Offices of Joshua Cohen Slatkin and tell us about your situation. We will explain your options and next steps.

Unpaid Wages

You work hard for your money, and you deserve to be paid all of your earned wages. When your employer violates California state or federal wage and hour laws, you can hold your employer accountable and get the compensation you have earned. Our experienced wage and hour attorneys will investigate your claim and your employer’s practices to prove your case. You can recover the wages you are owed, as well as additional damages in the form of penalties for your losses in some cases.

Whether your claim stands on its own or can be part of a class-action lawsuit, our team is prepared to get you the pay you have earned and to help ensure that your employer is prevented from continuing their unfair wage theft practices. We have won thousands of dollars for clients who were paid less than minimum wage, misclassified as exempt employees, not paid overtime or double-time wages, not paid all of their wages at the time of termination and forced to work through meal and rest breaks. Call us to find out if we can help you as well. We serve clients throughout Southern California and are prepared to fight for your unpaid wages.

Employment Discrimination

California’s employment and anti-discrimination laws are some of the most employee-friendly in the country. All workers are protected from a variety of unfair employment practices. However, you cannot protect your rights, unless you know what rights you legally have as an employee.

If you feel that you have been treated unfairly by an employer, schedule a free consultation with attorney Joshua Cohen Slatkin. To file a discrimination claim, you will have to follow a specific process within a limited period of time, so it is in your best interest to contact us as soon as possible.

Both federal and state laws protect certain groups of people from workplace discrimination. Workers in these groups, known as “protected classes,” may experience discrimination in the workplace by not being hired, being passed over for promotion, terminated, demoted, retaliated against, or otherwise punished for belonging to one of these protected classes.

Employers cannot have employment practices related to hiring, firing, and promoting workers which are motivated by a number of “protected characteristics.”  These protected characteristics include, but are not limited to, race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, sex, religion, national origin and ancestry, medical condition (s), or physical or mental disabilities. The employer is violating state and federal laws when these “protected characteristics” play a substantial motivating reason for adverse employment actions taken against you in the workplace.  

You can sue your employer for monetary damages. However, discrimination lawsuits are difficult to pursue and even more difficult to win. When you have the anti-discrimination legal team from the Law Offices of Joshua Cohen Slatkin on your side, you can be sure no stone will go unturned in the pursuit of justice.

Disability Discrimination

Both California state and federal law protect workers with disabilities from unfair treatment and retaliation in the workplace. However, employees with certain illnesses and injuries are often unaware of their protected status and do not know that they have a right to workplace accommodations. Attorney Joshua Cohen Slatkin fights for these workers to hold their employers accountable when their rights are violated.

If you have been fired, demoted, or harassed at work because of a disability, medical leave, or some type of workplace accommodation you receive due to your disability,  you might be able to take legal action against your employer. This is a complex area of the law, so it is essential that you consult a California employment discrimination attorney as soon as possible. Contact the Law Offices of Joshua Cohen Slatkin to learn about your rights and find out your next steps.

Sexual Harassment

As a California employee, you have the right to a workplace that does not tolerate unwanted sexual advances, inappropriate lewd jokes or language,  and expectations of sexual favors in exchange for promotions and raises. It can be very difficult to speak out against a supervisor, but with the help of an experienced California employment law attorney, you can stop the harassment and hold your employer accountable for their actions.

Whether the harassment you have suffered has been subtle or overt, you owe it to yourself and co-workers who might also be victims to contact the Law Offices of Joshua Cohen Slatkin to discuss your situation. In a free case evaluation, he will tell you what you need to do to document the harassment and what steps you should take to start the legal process.

Whistleblower Retaliation

When employees don’t speak up about health and safety violations in the industry, people get hurt. If employees ignore the illegal activities they witness in their workplace, companies can get away with any number of illegal actions. For these reasons, both state and federal laws protect employees who report health and safety violations and illegal activity from being fired or mistreated at work. Known as “whistleblower protections,” these laws ensure that companies are held accountable for their actions.

If your California employer fired you for reporting illegal activity, you need to talk to an employment law attorney with experience representing whistleblowers. You could be entitled to damages far beyond lost wages when you were demoted or fired. Contact the Law Offices of Joshua Cohen Slatkin in Los Angeles if you were punished for trying to do the right thing.