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Car accident lawyer

Elia J. Castranova is a specialist car accident attorney in Encino, Los Angeles.  With over 30 years of experience in the variety of injuries sustained in auto accidents, he has obtained tens of millions of dollars in settlements and judgments on behalf of injured clients, as well as for the families of loved ones who were injured or lost their lives in a catastrophic auto accident. Over his career Elia has developed long term relationships with top doctors enabling his clients to receive the finest medical care with no out of pocket cost.  It is his office’s first priority to ensure that his clients receive timely care for the best possible recovery, both physically and monetarily.   helping you recover.

Medical Malpractice limits: CA November Ballot

Consumer advocates in the state of California  have collected over 800,000 thousand  signatures  in respect medical malpractice damages and the possibility for raising that cap. According to an article in Reuters, advocates in favor of raising the medical malpractice cap indicated that “they had gathered enough signatures to place an initiative on the November ballot.”  The ballot initiative was a response to thus-far ineffective legislation attempts to raise the damages cap.  Here is waht we have to say  


Dangerous for drivers: Los Angeles leads as second worst city in the USA for road safety

In 2011 Los Angeles was rated as the second worst U.S. city in terms of road safety.  On

average, the Los Angeles driver will be involved in some kind of accident every 6.6 years.  As an accident lawyer in Encino, Elia has successfully represented clients in a range of auto related accidents.  Whether it be between two cars of similar size, or an accident involving a truck, a motorcyclist, a person on a bicycle, or even a pedestrian, accidents on the road are extremely dangerous, often resulting in serious injuries, and even fatalities.  When not fatal, injuries can range from that of the hand, wrist, foot, ankle, shoulder, knee, or even a herniated disk of the neck or back.  Whatever the severity, Elia understands the importance of taking an injury seriously right from the start, no matter how minor it initially seems.  The true symptoms of a serious injury will often not present themselves until it is too late to show a connection between the accident and the injury, leaving victims with high medical bills and no way to get compensation for their loss.  Knowing what to do when you or your loved one is in an accident, hit by a drunk or distracted driver, faced with the common issue of an uninsured motorist, or the victim of a hit and run can be very important.  Elia and his team have experience working with clients who have sustained a wide range of injuries in many different circumstances and are dedicated to helping you quickly find the right medical professional to treat and document your injury in order to obtain the best possible care and subsequent recovery 

In addition to road accidents, Elia also works with clients in a wide range of other wrongful death and personal injury practice areas where someone is negligent and another person is injured or dies as a result of this negligence.  He is experienced in cases including but not limited to that of medical malpractice, accidents at a construction site, dog bites, slip and fall accidents, and even cases of food poisoning.  All of these accidents can be devastating, often leaving the victim or their family with crippling or fatal injuries, medical bills, and in serious financial distress.  

When you or someone you love is in an accident it is important to quickly seek the professional help of a lawyer experienced in handling cases such as yours.  Whatever your situation may be, Elia  Castranova and his team are always available to guide you through these difficult times.  Over the years they have helped thousands of accident victims to get the medical care and financial compensation they deserve.  

Getting  medical help and compensation for our clients

“With my 33 years of experience, I have developed the skills needed to evaluate a wide array of personal injury cases and established solid relationships with highly competent medical professionals.  Finding the proper specialist who will ensure the highest level of care for our client while working with us financially is paramount in ensuring the highest level of recovery.  The most important thing to me is that the client will be made whole financially and hopefully physically as well.  It is of utmost importance to myself and my staff that we not allow our clients to be taken advantage of by anyone, so we make it our priority to properly advocate for their well being.” -Elia J Castranova

Elia is able to offer his clients both calm guidance and legal expertise in a wide range of personal injury practice areas. Whatever the severity of the accident, he knows first hand the importance of the best medical  specialists in establishing a case against the responsible party.


Mr Castranova went to trial on my case and was victorious when the other party tried to wrongfully take my home.


Mr. Castranova got my son a generous settlement in court when he was injured in a school ground accident, he can now have a more secure future.


Mr. Castranova will fight for you in court. He got me settlement of over $700,000 when the bus company that injured me did not want to compensate me for my injuries.


The Castranova Law Offices obtained a large settlement when I was hurt by a drunk driver even though I had no car insurance.