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Most people are concerned about the fees and costs when seeking a personal injury attorney in California. They fear how much money it will cost them to hire skilled legal talent. They fear the heavy financial burden of carrying the costs of their case.

Most of the best personal injury attorneys in California will work for you on a contingent fee basis, meaning you will not pay lawyer’s fees unless money is collected for you. On its face this sounds great. Don’t be fooled. There is much more to fear.

The standard contingent fee agreement used by the majority of California personal injury attorneys leaves two gapping holes that could cost you tens of thousands of dollars. Be careful. Know the difference between how law firms handle case costs and unsuccessful cases.

Our Unique Method of Protecting You

The people that become our clients are shielded from paying fees or costs if their case is not successful. Our method is in writing and it is guaranteed. It will protect you. You are not likely to find such protection methods with other California personal injury attorneys.

Here is the big difference, we will advance all necessary costs of your case and we will shield you from having to repay those advances if your case is not successful.

Our method will save you from paying the costs of your case while it is on going. Our method could save you thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Our method is clearly and fully spelled out in plain language in our attorney-client agreement. Our method will give you great piece of mind.

You can obtain our legal services without any money out up front or out of your pocket. Our program guarantees you that no matter the outcome of your personal injury case, you will never have to pay any attorney’s fees or costs if your case is not successful. Thousands of people have benefited from our unique method of protecting clients.

Now it is your turn. Call us at 949-203-3814 and we’ll explain it all to you without any obligation on your part.

We Will Provide You

For anyone who has been seriously injured or lost a family member due to an accident or a defective product, here are more details:

  1. A free, confidential legal consultation. Your consultation will include an assessment of your situation and a discussion of your options. You will come away with an understanding of your rights, options and the possibilities. You will be under absolutely no obligation to hire us.
  2. We will come to you. If you are unable to come to us for a consultation, we will come to you, provide the consultation by phone, over the internet or provide you transportation to come to us. Our out of state clients handle everything over the phone and through the mail or internet.
  3. No Upfront Costs. There are no upfront costs or fees for you to pay to get your case started. All fees and costs are paid on the back end if your case is successful.
  4. No Fee Unless You Win.As with most of the best California personal injury law firms, you will pay no fee unless money is recovered on your case, it is called a “contingent fee”. Your fee is contingent upon your recovery. No recovery, no fee. Your fee is based upon a percentage of the fee recovered for you. Your fee percentage is based upon a sliding scale and depends upon your case type, duration and its costs. Your exact fee terms will be spelled out precisely in your attorney-fee agreement. *California’s ethics rules require that costs remain the client’s responsibility. Read on, we have a way of taking care of this as well.
  5. We will advance your costs. We will advance all costs necessary to pursue your case. In some cases this amounts to a couple thousand dollars. If your case was to go to trial, it could easily be in the tens of thousands of dollars. Product defect cases have run over a million dollars in costs. Costs are things like expert witness fees, cost of testing, court filing fees, court reporter fees, deposition costs, document acquisition costs, presentation expenses and so on.
  6. We will protect you from repaying costs with our unique “Cost Protection Method”.California’s ethics rules require that costs are the client's responsibility.  However, as long as you follow our advice, we will not require you to reimburse us the costs we advance on your case if your case is not successful. We call this our “Cost Protection Method”. Follow our advice and you will not be at risk for the costs of your case. Our method of shielding you from costs is in writing and contained in our attorney-client agreement. See the agreement for the full terms of this benefit to you. We are not aware of any other personal injury law firm that will protect you from the costs of an unsuccessful case in this way. This could save you tens of thousands of dollars.
  7. Your questions answered and rights explained. During and after your consultation you will be encouraged to call us whenever you have questions or concerns about any aspect of your case.
  8. Your calls and emails will be answered promptly. You will receive a return phone call or return email from us within one business day, guaranteed.
  9. You will be constantly kept informed. We will call you at least once a month to check on you, update you on the progress of your case and answer any questions you may have, guaranteed. This is also a unique guarantee that is not offered by any law firms we are aware of.
  10. The best client care in the business. We make it a point to take care of our clients' comfort and concerns better than anyone in our industry. You will always be treated warmly, professionally and promptly. Come in and try us. You will feel our friendly difference immediately.

For a free consultation, call us at 949-203-3814.

To get your questions answered and your rights explained, call us at 949-203-3814.

To experience our "best client care," in the business claim, drop in, call us at 949-203-3814, read our testimonials or watch our testimonial videos.

To judge if we can back up our "No Fee Guarantee" or our "Cost Protect Method" policy, give us a call.

To test our claim of Trusted Professionals, Passionate Representation and Proven Results, set up an appointment by calling us at 949-203-3814 and check us out.

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Summary of Fees & Costs

Free Consultation

In our office, your home/hospital or over the phone.

No Upfront Costs

You pay nothing to get your case started.

No Fee Unless You Win

You will pay no fee unless your case is won.

We Advance All Costs

The costs of your case will be advanced by us so there is nothing out of your pocket during the case.

Shield You From Liability For Costs

We have a unique protection plan that will shield you from repaying advance costs. You aren't likely to find this in other California personal injury law firms.

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The BISNAR | CHASE Difference

  • “I was in a serious auto accident when I was in law school. I had to hire a personal injury attorney and had a really bad experience.”

    John Bisnar

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “I went to law school knowing I wanted to be a personal injury attorney. I wanted my life’s work to have a positive impact on other people’s lives.”

    Brian Chase

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “Whatever the philosphy of the management is, is going to be carried through by the employees and it’s going to reflect on the experience the clients have.”

    John Bisnar

    on his philosophy on running a law firm

  • “Everybody either drives in a car or rides in a car, so when I do the auto defect cases I really feel like I’m making the world safer by making vehicles safer.”

    Brian Chase

    on why he focuses on auto defect cases

  • “The first thing we want to do with our clients is to relieve the stress. Make them feel comfortable. Treat them as an honored guest.”

    John Bisnar

    on how he would define superior client representation

  • “Corporate greed is a reality in our world and I see it time and time again. Especially, with the auto defect cases we focus on.”

    Brian Chase

    on corporate greed and how it affects the consumer

  • “You are dealing with people who are seriously injured or have lost a family member...Compassion is understanding someone else’s situation.”

    John Bisnar

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

  • “There are many, many defects in vehicles that can lead to life or death that could be fixed with a mere $40-$50 [on the assembly line].”

    Brian Chase

    on the shocking facts about the vehicles we drive

  • “...if [manufacturers] build a dangerous product and someone is seriously injured from that, some personal inury lawyer is going to call them on the carpet about it.”

    John Bisnar

    on how Bisnar | Chase has helped make the world a better place

  • “I’m convinced, because of all the lawsuits...the auto industry finally found out it was cheaper to fix the problem than to keep paying in the litigation.”

    Brian Chase

    on making the world a safer place

  • “I bring in the best employees that I can and I want them to have a workplace that is condusive to them doing their best work.”

    John Bisnar

    on the work environment created at Bisnar | Chase

  • “When you have a client come in that’s in a wheelchair...or you meet a wife who has lost their husband or they’ve lost their child, it’s diffucult not to get emotionally involved.”

    Brian Chase

    on the biggest challenges he faces as a personal injury lawyer

  • “...it is part of our civic responsibility and it is our great fortune to be in a position to be able to help support our community...”

    John Bisnar

    on the importance of giving back to the community

  • “My motivation of going to law school to have my life’s work help other people...when I see that come to fruition, I’m very pleased and very happy with that.”

    Brian Chase

    on the accomplishments he is most proud of

  • “Seeing the growth of my employees, seeing them mature professionally, personally, and grow into the great professionals they have become is tremendous.”

    John Bisnar

    on the greatest satisfaction derived from his work

  • “I was always jealous of doctors. They get to save lives and they get to heal. I don’t get to do that but I get to have a very big impact on another person’s life...”

    Brian Chase

    on the greatest satisfaction derived from his work

  • “There’s going to people that you meet, that you can mentor...You can make a difference in their lives, you can make a difference in their client’s lives.”

    John Bisnar

    on mentoring young attorneys

  • “I’m the president-elect this year and I’ll be the president next year of the Consumer Advocate Attorneys of California and I find that to be a rewarding thing...”

    Brian Chase

    on being an advocate for the people of California

  • “The Lakers have always been a winning organization, a class organization. I’ve used the Lakers as kind of a model for how to run my practice as well.”

    John Bisnar

    on his passions in life

  • “We try to figure out how we can help [our clients] get through what they’re going through emotionally. Because just getting them compensated is only part of the job.”

    Brian Chase

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

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