Catastrophic Accident Attorneys


Patrick Steinfeld & Associates are “catastrophic accident attorneys” dedicated to helping victims in catastrophic accidents involving claims that potentially exceed $1,000,000. We are an innovative and results oriented law firm that is unconditionally loyal to our clients and their cause. We devote 100% of our resources to representing victims of catastrophic accidents. We have never represented a corporation, bank or insurance company. We have been honored to help victims and their families who were involved in catastrophic accidents and we would be privileged to help you and your family.

My Thoughts and Prayers

If you or a loved one was involved in a serious accident please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I know what you’re going through.

I have experienced physical pain and emotional trauma in my own life and I see it everyday in my clients who are fighting for a better tomorrow. I have tremendous respect for my clients who are victims of serious personal injury and wrongful death because they are able to find the strength to face these tragedies with a remarkable human spirit. My clients are overcoming extraordinary challenges.

About Me

Patrick Steinfeld is a lifetime member of Distinguished Justice Advocates, TOP 1% ATTORNEYS IN AMERICA. He has received national recognition as one of AMERICA’S MOST TRUSTED ATTORNEYS™ by Ethical Lawyers of America, an association of ethical lawyers dedicated to promoting honesty, integrity and civility in the legal profession. Patrick Steinfeld is also a member of the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, THE TOP TRIAL LAWYERS IN AMERICA™, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. He is a member of American Association for Justice’s INTERSTATE TRUCKING LITIGATION GROUP and a graduate of Gerry Spence’s esteemed Trial Lawyers College. He has been practicing law since 1988.

Mr. Steinfeld’s practice is limited to accidents involving serious and catastrophic injury and accidental and wrongful death so he has a unique understanding of the physical, emotional and legal hurdles you are facing. He is a member in good standing with the American Association for Justice, the California Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys of California. He is licensed to practice in every county and State court in California.

Only about 2% of all lawyers devote their practice to serious injury and wrongful death cases… Patrick Steinfeld is one of them.

You can learn more about Steinfeld & Associates by clicking on the About Us button in the menu bar above.

We Change Lives Forever

The types of cases we handle change lives forever. So I know you have a lot of questions and I hope my website provides the answers you are searching for regarding your particular accident. I care about my clients and understand the emotional loss you have suffered. I believe in the system and I believe in what I do. I work very hard to effect a positive change through the practice of law.

It is my privilege to inform, educate and help California consumers because if you’re like most people, this is the first time you’ve been involved in a serious accident and probably your first contact with the judicial system. I believe educated and informed consumers make better decisions.

Therefore this website is designed to help you become an educated and informed consumer regarding your rights and remedies as an accident victim as well as empower you to feel confident in making the decisions that lie ahead.

Please feel free to browse our website for more information. We offer free consultations. We advance all costs and fees so you don’t pay anything until we win your case. Our fees are standard in the industry so you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that you’re receiving professional legal representation at a reasonable fee. Please read below for more detailed information.

The column to your left includes many (but not all) of our areas of practice. Please click on the button that represents your type of accident and it will link to a page specifically devoted to your type of accident.

Our menu bar (above) contains additional information you may find helpful. If you want to learn more about me please click on the About Us button. Our Library contains videos and articles involving various areas of interest. Finally if you wish to Contact us you can click on our Contact button or fill out the Let Us Help You! box in the column to your right.

I can also be reached by phone at (800) 900-PiLAW/(800) 900-7452, by fax at (877) 719-4655, or via email at

Free Consultation

We know that finding a lawyer is easy. But finding a professional and ethical lawyer who is experienced in your type of accident can be frustrating and time-consuming and detract from your own emotional recovery and from the valuable time you need to spend with your family. That’s why we proudly offer a free consultation to those who are considering a lawyer for their accident. Please give me a few moments to see whether or not we are the best law firm for satisfying your legal needs.

I’m a straight shooter so I’ll be honest and forthcoming about your rights and remedies regarding your accident. There is absolutely no obligation. Unfortunately we are forced to reject many of the cases that come to us. Please respect that we are as selective in choosing our clients, as they are in selecting us.

Pay Nothing Unless We WIN

We only accept representation in cases where we believe in our clients and in the merits of their claim(s). We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, which means our getting paid is contingent upon us winning your case. Therefore we proudly offer a No Fee Guarantee. You pay nothing until we win your case. If there is no recovery…. you owe us nothing.

Legal Fees

Our legal fees are standard in the industry and based upon a percentage of the total recovery so we are in effect partners with our clients. When our clients win…. we win. So we’re not just working on behalf of a client, we are working on our own behalf as well. That’s why we work so hard and that’s why injured victims call me… so they can have the law on their side.

You deserve the best legal representation possible and we provide it at Steinfeld & Associates. Trust the experience of a lawyer who has built a successful practice over the past 24 years.


The costs of prosecuting an accident involving catastrophic injuries runs in the tens of thousands of dollars and can exceed $100,000! We advance all costs on your behalf so you can focus on your own physical and emotional recovery and not worry about how to pay for medical experts, accident reconstructionists and safety engineers. We pay all your legal costs. If there is no recovery…. you owe us nothing.

Home/Hospital Visits

Regrettably, many of our clients are deceased or hospitalized for extended periods of time. We are pleased to meet with clients and prospective clients at the location of their choice and at their convenience. In cases involving death we prefer to meet with family members at the home of their loved one. It helps us to connect emotionally with the lost loved one however we understand that some people may find it somewhat intrusive and would rather meet at our office. Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible for you.

Client’s Bill of Rights

In 24 years of practice I’ve learned that consumers often hesitate to call a lawyer because they’ve heard so many bad stories about lawyers. I guess the best compliment I can get is when a client tells me I don’t act like a lawyer! Although I am in the profession of providing legal services I am (in the most simplistic sense) in the business of customer service.

Therefore it’s important to me that you understand my obligations and duties to you. I’m not going to hide behind a detailed fine-print contract or keep you in the dark about what you can expect from me. I want my clients to be educated and informed about this process.

I want you to feel as comfortable as is possible (under the circumstances) about our attorney-client relationship so I’ve developed a Client’s Bill of Rights for your consideration. It is my pledge to you.

I, PATRICK STEINFELD hereby pledge the following:

* No Fee Guarantee – You pay nothing until your case is settled.   If there is no recovery, you owe me nothing.

* Advance all Litigation Costs – I will advance all legal costs so you have absolutely no out-of- pocket expenses until there is a recovery. If there is no recovery you owe me nothing

* Full Disclosure – I will fully disclose our retainer fees in writing.

* Respect – I will treat you with respect.

* Courtesy – I will treat you in a courteous manner.

* Your Funds are Protected – I promise that your funds will be maintained in a separate client’s trust account and never used for my business and/or personal use.

* Loyalty – I pledge to be loyal.

* Honest – I pledge to be honest.

* Ethical – I pledge to be ethical.

* Return Phone Calls – I promise to return your phone calls promptly.

* Privileged Communications – I promise that your privileged communications with me will be protected.

* Updates – I promise that I will provide you with regular updates  (if you desire).

* Settlement – I promise not to settle your case without your approval.

* Professional – I pledge to represent you in a professional manner.

* Answer Questions – I promise to answer your questions so you are educated and informed about your rights and remedies as a result of your accident.

* Summary – In summary I pledge to treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve.

Peace of Mind

I know this is a very difficult time in your life. I’ve been through the same emotional trauma that you are living with right now. I’ve experienced my own physical and emotional pain. And I see it every day with my clients. I have dedicated my life to helping people…. just like you. I can’t change the past. I can’t undo what’s already been done but I can offer you the peace of mind of knowing that you are in good hands and your legal needs are being protected. This peace of mind allows you to focus on what’s most important in your life right now…. and that’s you and your families physical and emotional recovery.

If you are looking for some peace of mind in your life right now then please call me toll-free at (800) 900-PiLAW /(800) 900-7452 or contact me at