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My car accident was the worst day of my life, since February of 2009 I have been in pain everyday, cannot turn my head, deal with crippling headaches that stop me in my tracks, and I at this point can say goodbye to my archaeology career (I cannot physically excavate as it requires all the positions and activity that cause immense pain).
I was referred to H. Sammy Rihan, and my experience with him has restored my faith in attorneys. My first conversation with Sammy went something like this, â€œHello Mr. Rihanâ€ and his response was, â€œOh, please call me Sammy.â€ I made an appointment to meet at his office, my Dad went with me (mainly due to our skeptical assumptions) and after that first meeting, my Dad and I both said, he actually seems like a nice guy.
After two and a half years of working with him, I can truly say he is a great person, an honest attorney, and very, very reliable. Never once did I receive an e-mail or a phone call from a secretary, every correspondence was directly with Sammy, and it was so nice to not have to go through a third party just to ask a question. Sammy is very honest, told me upfront what the battle would be (the person that hit me was uninsured) and I really felt that he cared about not only my case but my life. On more than one occasion he asked about my Dadâ€™s health, invited my Mom to meet him, and as odd as this may sound, he has a better â€œbedside mannerâ€ than most doctors I have seen. Sammy actually listened to my fears, my hesitations, and my hopes to one day turn my head like a normal person again. There was not a single moment that I felt ignored, belittled, or embarrassed for asking a question or needing clarification on something. I was honest with Sammy, kept good records of my doctors, medications, and procedures, and I feel that he was completely honest with me, worked hard to represent my case, and would answer any further questions I have, even though my case is officially closed.
Of course I do not wish for anyone in my life to need an attorney for such a reason, but I would not hesitate to recommend H. Sammy Rihan to my family or my friends. I actually wish he could take on my Dadâ€™s case, because I feel that he is that good of an attorney. Compared to my family membersâ€™ experiences with other lawyers I feel lucky (I know that sounds weird in regards to a car accident) that I was led to such a great lawyer, who has been a significant part to my surviving this entire process. After two and a half years of pain, tears, and various emotions that range from depressed to thankful, I can move on with my life, focus on healing and restoring some sense of normalcy. I do not know what my future holds, I may have this neck and back pain for the rest of my life, but I do know that this whole ordeal was easier because of my amazing attorney.
What it comes down to is this: Sammy Rihan is reliable, understanding, and I trust him enough to wish he could take on my Dadâ€™s type of case. Anyone can say that they were happy with a service, but my expectations were absolutely exceeded. And while I hope to one day say that I am pain free, I now know that it could have been far worse if it were not for Sammy Rihan. In my last meeting with Sammy, he said something like, â€œsomeone is looking out for you, everything has come togetherâ€ in regards to the closing of my case, but I really feel that the alignment of the stars if you will, began the day I met him. I cannot say enough good things about Sammy Rihan; I hope this review will help in your decision to trust him with your case, because I am thankful that I did.
we recently settled our third auto accident case. Mr. Rihan has represented all three members of my family. Six years ago, I was rear ended and he was up front and told me my vehicle would get repaired, but i should not expect to get rich. The other insurance company started threats almost immediately. That stopped when I had a lawyer. when we settled, my vehicle was at least as good as before the accident, all the bills were paid, and I received a few dollars on top of that.
Mr. Rihan always returned my calls promptly and treated me as a partner, not a paycheck
Later when my wife and daughter were rear ended, I knew who to call.
My car was repaired, my wife was medically cared for,and her case was closed. Mr. Rihan was always there to answer question, and solve problems.
My daughter was a different story, she required surgery, and the insurance company played hardball. It took four years to settle her case and my respect and admiration for Mr. Rihan grew that entire time.The initial settlement offer was too low, and because of his hard work, my daughter received a settlement 3.5 times higher than at first.
As long as Mr.Rihan is lisenced to practice law in California, I will look for him if anyone in my family should ever be involved in an accident again. He is the absolute professional and friendly person to handle your problems, and take care of you.
I have worked with several other attorney's in the past, both on personal and work related matters. I can honestly say, Sammy is by far one of the better professionals in his field!
As a professional myself, I work with a number of clients and always strive to provide a superior level of service and attentiveness to the projects in which I am involved. In selecting other professionals to work with in handling my own affairs, I would always expect the same. Sammy did just that. He was incredibly responsive to my calls and always went out of the way to make sure I was aware of each step of the process in his handling of my case. He always made sure to check to see if I ever had any additional questions and appropriately set my expectations from the start.
In the end, he far exceeded these expectations when it came time to finalize my case.
I had a car accident last year. I was in pain, stressed out and my insurance company kept calling to add more stress. I ended up in Mr. Rihan's office. He told me everything I needed to know, to care of everything for me, was honnest enough to gave me little things to do on my own so I would not have to pay him extra fees (like getting my papers from the hospital), he kept me informed all the way, always gave me support and good advices... his knowledge, gentleness and honnesty really impressed me. At the end, when he called me to tell me for how much we settled, I had to sit down. I was expecting about 3000 to 5000$ He got me 25 000$. I didn't have to take care of anything... just picking up my check. I am telling you, there is not that many like him. Go for it!
Mr. Rihan did a great job being my lawyer for the car accident I was in. He was always upfront with me and told me what to expect. I was updated often and always knew what was going on with my case. I was very happy with the results. Thank you Mr. Rihan for all you did for me!!