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John P. Burns, a Super Lawyer
My neck and back were injured in a three vehicle rear end collision on the freeway in Riverside County. In addition to my neck and back injuries, the motor vehicle collision caused me terrible headaches. A family friend, who is also a doctor, referred us to personal injury attorney John P. Burns. As soon as John took on my case everything started going fairly smoothly. Then, in an unrelated case, I slipped and fell. In the slip and fall accident I injured my head where it struck the curb. I then suffered a different type of headaches, dizziness and other medical problems. The defense in the car collision case tried to argue that all of my continuing physical problems were due to the slip and fall accident, not the vehicle accident. John Burns did a great job in separating out the two accidents, the two separate injuries and the doctor who treated me for each. John was able to get the defense in the vehicle accident case to pay me a reasonable amount in settlement so that I could get on with my life without having to go to trial. I would strongly recommend having John P. Burns as their attorney to anyone who is injured and needs a super lawyer to help them prevail in their case.
Several years ago, I was driving home after dropping my son off at Kindergarten when a car hit my driver’s side door at 70 MPH. I suffered major internal injuries as well as broken ribs and pelvis. Recovering from the accident took months of physical therapy and was mentally exhausting and on top of it, I was buried trying to work with the insurance companies to cover my medical bills. A friend of mine recommended that I retain John Burns as my lawyer. I left my first meeting with John and felt an immediate relief that I had somebody willing to handle all of the details of my case so I could focus on my recovery. John was a true advocate for me throughout the entire process, communicating with me every step of the way, and working on my behalf. The case was settled in a swift manner, my medical bills were all covered with my credit intact, and John was able to settle for the maximum compensation possible. John Burns made a difference in my recovery and in my case because he cares about his clients and works with and for them. Recently I was involved in another accident where the driver was uninsured and unlicensed. John took my case without hesitation and immediately began working on my behalf. While my injuries are not nearly as extensive, having John represent me gives me the confidence that my case will be handled in the most professional and compassionate manner possible. I would highly recommend John Burns to others who find themselves in need of his services.
Vicky Bush, San Juan Capistrano, CA
I was injured in a motor vehicle accident in which my car was rear ended at an intersection. I injured my neck and had concussion symptoms. I was represented by attorney John P. Burns of the Law Offices of John P. Burns. The insurance company of the at fault driver refused to admit fault. It also refused to offer a reasonable amount of money to settle my case. Mr. Burns filed a lawsuit and aggressively went after the insurance company of the at fault driver. As Mr. Burns was preparing my case for trial the insurance company settled with us for twice what their offer had been throughout the case. The insurance company saw that Mr. Burns was going to go all the way to win my case and I believe this forced the insurance company to finally settle with me for a reasonable amount of money.
Justin Manafian, Newport Beach, CA