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The Law Offices of Paul Mankin

Experienced Attorneys Helping Los Angeles Residents Who Are Injured Physically and Financially

Whether you were recently injured in a car accident on the 101, or your accumulating debt is driving you toward bankruptcy, there's one thing for certain: you don't need to go through this alone.

At the Law Office of Paul Mankin, we represent individuals and families in the Los Angeles area who are trying to pick up the pieces and put their lives back together. Our personal injury clients are dealing with injuries sustained due to the negligence of another person, while our debt harassment clients are hoping the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) will protect them from an abusive debt collector.

You may feel overwhelmed and lost right now, but remember that these are just curveballs that life has thrown at you. Our team of attorneys is here to listen to your story and develop a plan of legal action to get you back on track.

Debt Harassment, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Is your family receiving harassing phone calls from bill collectors on a daily basis? Are you being threatened with the foreclosure of your home? Was your vehicle repossessed?

The Law Office of Paul Mankin assists individuals who believe that their rights have been violated under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or by unlawful repossession of their vehicle, or under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) . If you feel as if you have been treated unfairly, there's a good chance your hunch is right. Contrary to popular belief, a "normal" part of being in debt is not receiving deceptive, abusive phone calls from debt collectors. Under the FDCPA, debt collectors are not allowed to say and do certain things, including:

  • Calling you at all hours of the day and night
  • Claiming to be affiliated with a governmental organization
  • Contacting you after you have you have sent them a written notice, requesting that they stop contacting you
  • Calling third parties and sharing information about your debts with them

If a debt collector violates this law, you could be compensated by the collection agency for up to $1,000 for statutory damages, as well as actual damages and attorney fees incurred.

Are you getting sick of annoying and costly auto dials or auto texts? Auto calls could mean solicitations or harassment from pre-recorded robo-voices, or it could mean that a live person is calling you using automated telephone equipment. Either way, these calls can get very frustrating very quickly—and because of the TCPA, you don't have to stand for it! If the company calling you is found guilty of violating the TCPA, it could be charged a monetary fine of $500 per call. If it is determined that it was a willful violation and that the company continually violated the rules, that fine could increase to $1,500 per call. Our law office is currently in the midst of a large class-action suit against T-Mobile, which was harassing one of our clients with robo calls for an unpaid bill that was not his.

There is no reason to let debt collectors bully you. Contact our experienced debt harassment legal team today to stop the awful phone calls at 1-800-219-3577.

Los Angeles Personal Injury Cases: Vehicle Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Slip and Fall, and Dog Bites

If you've been injured or suffered losses through the actions of someone else, we want to help. You have already endured enough pain and our goal is to get you fairly compensated as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The California roads can be very dangerous, especially in and around areas with heavy traffic like Los Angeles and San Diego. How dangerous? In 2010, one person was injured every two minutes and seventeen seconds as a result of a traffic collision in the Golden State. With statistics like this, it can't come as a surprise that many of our personal injury clients have been involved in California auto accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents.

Have you been bitten by a dog? Some people feel reluctant to file a personal injury claim when it comes to dog attacks, but it is important to know that California has a strict liability statute for dog bites. That means the law is on your side and even if the owner didn't know their dog had vicious tendencies, the incident is still their fault.

Icy sidewalks aren't too common in sunny California, but we still have many clients who are injured in a Los Angeles slip or fall accident. Their accidents are often caused by walkways or sidewalks that have not been properly maintained, as well as slippery floors that have not been labeled with a warning sign. The point, however, is not where you fell, but why you fell: if it was because of the negligence of another person, it's his or her fault, and you deserve compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

For personal injury cases, our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. That means if we are unable to secure a settlement for you, you don't have to pay us a dime. Call us today for a no-risk consultation at 1-800-219-3577.

Filing for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in L.A.

It is painful to watch everything you've worked so hard for begin to crumble, but often things like this are beyond our control. Many people considering bankruptcy are dealing with life changes that have ultimately impacted their ability to pay their bills in a timely manner. It is not uncommon for debt issues to be triggered by:

  • Losing your job
  • A decrease in hours at your job
  • An expensive medical emergency
  • A change in life circumstances, such as divorce or a new baby

Some people feel hesitant to file for bankruptcy because they don't understand what it is and they are only familiar with its negative perception. The fact of the matter is that Chapter 7 bankruptcy or Chapter 13 bankruptcy can save your entire financial future; in the end, many of our clients say they wish they had filed a lot sooner.

You don't need to spend your life buried in debt and stress—a fresh start is possible and we want to help you get there. Call 1-800-219-3577 for a free consultation with one of our Beverly Hills bankruptcy attorneys.

Your Los Angeles Debt Harassment and Personal Injury Attorneys

Our law firm is small and only staffed with outstanding professionals. When you work with the Law Office of Paul Mankin, you will be in constant contact with your attorney throughout the entire process and you will always know how your case is progressing. You are trusting us with some very personal matters and we make sure to give you the courtesy of being completely transparent during our time together.

Your first consultation is completely free, so give us a call today at 1-800-219-3577.

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