Personal Injury, Products Liability & Wrongful Death

In July of 2002, just minutes from opening statements, Robert Patch, II, and Laurie L. Quigley, the leaders of the Personal Injury/Wrongful Death practice group, settled the first case scheduled for trial in the nation wherein both Ford Motor Company and Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. were named defendants in a Ford Explorer roll-over and Firestone ATX radial tire failure lawsuit. It was also the first California case from the Coordinated Firestone Tire Litigation to empanel a jury. The favorable outcome of this case has brought nationwide recognition to Lang, Richert & Patch’s Personal Injury/Wrongful Death practice group.

Successes like the Ford/Firestone case, along with the unique make up of our firm, allow Lang, Richert & Patch to leap frog into new areas and even the most difficult product liability cases, including medication product liability. Along with product liability and manufacturer defect actions, this practice group also encompasses motor vehicle defects, motor vehicle accidents, severe bodily injury claims, wrongful death arising from motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall claims, premise liability, and torts (assault, battery, defamation, slander).

Currently, the team represents clients involving claims of defective automobiles, defective tires, premises liability, and catastrophic motor vehicle collisions. The firm has a particular expertise in truck litigation, prosecuting cases against truck drivers and trucking companies.

The achievements of this practice group are not only represented by the tens of millions of dollars obtained for our clients, but also client satisfaction. Lang, Richert & Patch’s unparalleled commitment to clients and just results are the underlying motivators in every matter in which we engage. Litigation in this arena can be emotionally trying on the clients and their families. It is our hope that Lang, Richert & Patch will help each client reach a goal that is financially satisfying, but also brings a sense of fairness and resolve. We look forward to assisting you in your litigation needs.