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The personal injury law firm you select does make a difference.

Our attorneys have the extensive resources to handle the most complex legal matters, yet is small enough to offer individualized service to our clients. Our active and successful personal injury law practice is conducted on a statewide basis by trial attorneys skilled and experienced in virtually all areas of civil litigation. Our many successful case results speak for the commitment we make to our clients and their case. We have established a reputation as the law firm that other attorneys refer their cases to, not only before a lawsuit is filed but also on the eve of trial.

Just a few examples of personal injury case results:
Shane Hapuarachy tried a medical malpractice case in Torrance involving a client that underwent an unnecessary hysterectomy and received a verdict that was ten times the amount offered by the defense.
John Rowell successfully settled a product liability case against a major automobile manufacturer.
John Denove tried a medical malpractice action against Citrus Valley Medical Center. After a three week trial, the jury found in favor of the injured client.

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek fair settlement compensation for the losses you have experienced. The result of any case depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case; and case results listed on our website do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by the this firm or any of it’s attorneys or associates. When you choose Cheong, Denove, Rowell, Bennett & Hapuarachy you get a team of professionals who can help you deal with every aspect of your case.

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LORRAINE JACKSON
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JAN HANSON
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BEVERLY DENOVE
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TAKAKO "TK" GREGG
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You need to choose an attorney who understands that this case is important to you and has the ability, experience and desire to fight for you.

Our active and successful personal injury law practice is conducted on a statewide basis by trial attorneys skilled and experienced in virtually all areas of civil litigation. Our attorneys have successfully handled matters against numerous companies and large corporations.

We are local, based in Los Angeles, which keeps us easily accessible to you, our support team, our experts and the courts. We have the special knowledge and skill to expertly handle major personal injury, negligence and wrongful death cases in specialized and complex areas of the law, and trial practice. We rely on exhaustive research and continual study to keep pace with the changes in the law and relevant medicine. We use a team approach to each case. Since 1976, we have provided our clients with high quality, results-oriented legal services. Our many successful case results speak for the commitment we make to our clients and their case. Not only can we guide you through every step of the legal process, we work to get you the compensation you deserve.

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Do I Need An Attorney?

If your injury is significant, or your damage is substantial, or the question of who is at fault is unclear, you probably need an attorney to represent you.
If you choose, you can attempt to resolve the matter on your own. If you are dealing with an insurance company or a large corporation that is self-insured, they will have a claims adjuster representing its interest. It is the claims adjuster's job to try to resolve the claim for as little as possible... Continue Reading

What is my case worth?

If any attorney tells you how much your case is worth soon after your injury, you should question the attorney's judgment. There are many factors that go into placing the value on a case.

Continue Reading for more about how the value of the case may be different depending on whether the case is going to settle or if the case is going to be tried.

When must I file my claim or lawsuit?

n order to protect your rights when you have been injured, defrauded or otherwise harmed, a lawsuit, and in some instances, a claim, must be filed within a certain period of time. This is referred to as the “Statute of Limitations.”

Failure to comply with the applicable statute of limitations can act as a complete bar to the recovery you deserve.

Continue reading the importance of understanding the Statute of Limitations in your case.

Is There Any Alternative To Going To Trial?

Most cases settle. The amount of settlement, however, is often dependent upon how prepared and willing your attorney is to go to trial.

A settlement can be reached at any stage of the case. Cases settle before a lawsuit is filed, during litigation, during trial, and even after trial.

Continue reading to understand the factors that go into determining what a fair settlement is,

What is Evidence?

Evidence is defined as anything offered to prove the existence or nonexistence of a fact, including testimony, writings, material objects or other things presented to the senses. It can be testimony about what someone saw or heard or smelled. It can be an exhibit admitted into evidence. Evidence can also be someone’s opinion.

Continue reading more about evidence.

What is cross-examination?

When an attorney calls a witness to testify, it is assumed that the witness will be inclined to testify favorably for the attorney who calls him. Therefore, the law does not permit the attorney to ask that witness questions that suggest the answer to the witness. Questions that suggest the answer are known as leading questions. On cross-examination, however, the law allows the attorney to ask leading questions.

Continue reading about leading questions that are allowed during cross examination but disallowed during direct examination.

What is an Appeal?

An appeal is a challenge to a trial court’s decision or a jury verdict. The appellate court does not retry the case, but reviews the case to see if error occurred at trial. But error alone is not sufficient for the appellate court to reverse the trial court’s decision or a jury’s verdict.

Continue reading to learn more about legal appeals.

What Should I look For In Choosing An Attorney?

This is your case, your only case. The attorney you choose makes a difference.
Our attorneys understand that this case is important to you. Choose the attorneys who have the ability, experience and desire to fight for you. Continue reading for a list of questions you might ask before selecting an attorney or law firm to represent you.

What happens if the other driver is uninsured?

Unfortunately, more people today are driving in California who are uninsured than at any other time. You can protect yourself and your family from the negligence of an uninsured driver by purchasing uninsured motorist coverage (UM coverage). Every insurance carrier offering automobile insurance in California must offer UM coverage.

Continue Reading about how UM protects you.

What happens before, during & after a lawsuit is filed?

Many people have little knowledge about what happens when someone has been injured and seeks compensation. Unlike television shows that focus on the trial, in litigation many events occur before the case goes to trial.

Continue reading to get a working idea of what to expect in a lawsuit. Every case has a winner. Every case has a loser. The attorney you select will have an effect on the eventual outcome of your case.

What is a Deposition?

A deposition of an opposing party or witness has many purposes.

Continue reading for a list of some reasons why depositions are taken.

What is demonstrative evidence?

Demonstrative evidence is a tool of persuasion. It clarifies and simplifies points. It helps the jury understand the issues raised at trial. Demonstrative evidence can be as simple as a word written on butcher paper in front of a jury or as elaborate as a three dimensional animation.

Continue reading about the different types of Demonstrative Evidence

What are Trial Objections?

We have all heard the words, “I object!” shouted in countless courtroom dramas on television. Trial objections are used to preclude the jury from hearing objectionable evidence and to preserve a party’s rights on appeal.

Continue reading the most common objections that are raised during trial.

The law firm Cheong, Denove, Rowell, Bennett & Hapuarachy provides legal services to the cities of Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga, Anaheim, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Oceanside, Temecula, Murrieta, Glendale, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Bakersfield, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Chula Vista, Inglewood, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Van Nuys, Orange County, San Diego County, Imperial County, Kern County, Ventura County, San Bernardino County and Riverside County, California.

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