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Over 30 Years of Legal Experience

Our goal is to make clients feel comfortable throughout the entire process.

We Fight Diligently For Clients

We don’t rest until you receive the compensation you deserve.

Track Record of
Multimillion Dollar Results

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The more severe or permanent an injury, the more time and effort an attorney should put into building a case that proves the need for significant compensation. We have the expertise needed to succeed in these complex cases.

Lawsuits are often the best and sometimes the only way to achieve justice for loved ones and secure much-needed financial help following the loss of income and personal devastation caused by the loss of a beloved family member.

Car accidents might seem like a fact of life in Southern California, but an accident caused by an inattentive or dangerous driver can change your life. We understand what you are going through.

All drivers have an obligation to be safe towards other vehicles, including motorcycles. A motorcycle crash caused by the negligence of another can result in permanent injury or death because of the difference in size and weight of the vehicles.

Fatal bicycle accidents in California are well above the national average. California has the second-highest number of deaths in the nation and ranks seventh in the country for the most bike accident fatalities per capita.

Truck accidents often cause serious, catastrophic injury or wrongful death to the people in the car they hit. Like other motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents typically don’t happen unless somebody did something wrong.

Property owners are responsible for keeping their premises safe for tenants, customers, and others who come onto their property. They must prevent dangerous conditions that cause falls, criminal attacks, and dog bites.


As a law firm that focuses on serious injury, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death, we understand the importance of obtaining significant results that provide real help to clients.

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Off-Duty Police Officer Run Over by Car

Our attorneys obtained a $6 million settlement for a young, off-duty police officer who was run over by a car. A treatment center failed to protect her from alcohol on its premises, in violation of its own policies and procedures. This led to a drunk-driving motor vehicle accident where she sustained major injuries. After two years of litigation, the treatment center settled for its insurance policy limits shortly before trial.

Criminal Assault at Apartment Building Leaves Tenant Blind

We obtained a $1 million policy limits settlement after more than two years of litigation from an apartment building operator whose former tenant returned to the building and attacked our client, blinding her in both eyes. We were able to establish sufficient evidence that the operator’s negligent conduct put our client in harm’s way and contributed to this attack that it settled rather than face trial.

Defective Chair at Event Venue Causes Fall and Permanent Injuries

Our attorneys recovered $600,000 for an older man who fell from a chair at an event venue. Our client suffered a broken hip, surgery with hardware, a lengthy recovery, and the shortening of one leg. No one saw the fall, and our client had no memory of it due to the trauma. Despite this, we were prepared to demonstrate at trial that it was more likely than not that a chair with an unattached seat cushion caused his fall.

Pregnant Woman Run Over by Tow Truck

We obtained a $2 million settlement (present value) with a total expected lifetime payout of over $10 million for a two year old girl whose mother was a pedestrian hit by the truck when she was five months pregnant with her.

Boy Loses Fingers on Escalator

Our attorneys represented an eight year old boy who lost three fingers on an escalator at a clothing store. The defense claimed a lack of supervision of the boy, and denied liability for the injury. We obtained $2 million settlement (present value) with a total expected lifetime payout of close to $5 million. The settlement was reached shortly before trial, and after many months of litigation.

Father Killed by Truck

We represented the teenage children of a local engineer who was killed when a truck driver pulled into his lane from the side of the road without looking. Mr. Black appeared at the settlement meeting and rejected the $400,000 settlement offer made by the insurance company. The case later settled for almost $2 million present value, with a structured settlement providing payments over the plaintiffs’ lifetimes of close to $4 million.

Southern California Personal Injury Lawyers

Attorney typing on computerA personal injury can have a devastating impact on your life. It could ruin you financially, tear your world apart, and cause untold pain and suffering. These terrible outcomes aren’t guaranteed, however. With the help of experienced and dedicated lawyers you can be assured to get the best legal representation, and enough compensation to meet the challenges of your injury head-on and conquer them. At Machtinger Law, we are passionate about helping our clients get the very best legal result when they’ve been injured by the negligence of another. Here is how we do it:

We Have Experience Handling the Toughest Cases

Our firm’s lead attorney, John Machtinger, has over 30 years of experience as a lawyer and litigator, including handling complex business litigation and prosecuting criminals as a volunteer Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney. For more than 12 years, Mr. Machtinger has been exclusively representing accident victims and families who suffered the most serious and catastrophic injuries or wrongful death, and helping them achieve significant results.

We Limit the Cases We Take So We Can Focus on Yours

Many personal injury law firms operate on volume and turnover. They have hundreds of active cases going at any given time, and can’t devote the time needed to get the best result in every case. Those firms are quick to settle a case the minute an offer comes along that is good enough to take so they can move on to the next case. We don’t think “good enough” is an acceptable phrase when you are dealing with a serious or catastrophic injury or the loss of a loved one. Our team takes the time to investigate, research, and put in the hours and effort it takes to get a result that meets your needs.

We Are Trial Lawyers Who Can Handle Your Case

At Machtinger Law, we are trial lawyers, and we are proud to say it. Most personal injury cases settle without the need to have a trial, but we prepare every case with trial in mind. We start working on cases immediately after the injury, and, because we prepare for trial, we are also in the best position to settle when it is in our clients’ best interests. We’ve settled many cases on the eve of trial, and we’ve successfully taken many cases to verdict as well. Although he is a solid trial lawyer in his own right, John Machtinger has worked with the top trial lawyers in Southern California and is able to hand-pick the best trial counsel as needed in the largest and most challenging cases.

We Believe In What We Do

John Machtinger practices law with a strong sense of justice. That’s why he volunteered his time to work in the District Attorney’s office, and that’s why he changed his law practice from representing corporations in business disputes to representing serious injury victims and their families. Fighting for justice for the injured is what makes John Machtinger eager to go to work every day, and it is the guiding principle behind Machtinger Law.

We Believe in You

At Machtinger Law, we understand that you are going through what may be the most difficult time in your life, and that you might be feeling lost and alone or unsure about what to do. We approach our clients with sympathy and compassion, and we go out of our way to make sure they are comfortable with the legal process.

Machtinger Law Is a Comprehensive Southern California Personal Injury Law Firm

Our firm’s focus is on serious injury, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and across Southern California. We have handled a wide range of cases, helping people injured by the negligence of others. Our firm’s experience includes the following types of cases and more:

Vehicle Accidents

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bus Accidents

Premises Liability

  • Injuries on Another’s Property
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Trip and Fall Accidents
  • Dog Attacks
  • Criminal Attacks
  • Sexual Assault

Products Liability

  • Injuries Caused by Defective Products
  • Design Defects
  • Manufacturing Defects
  • Failure to Warn/Marketing Defects

People Hurt in (or Because of) Alcohol, Drug Dependence, and Eating Disorder Treatment Centers

  • Negligent Supervision
  • Elder and Dependent Adult Neglect and Abuse

Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Business Torts Resulting in Significant Economic Damages

  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Self-Dealing
  • Elder Financial Abuse

A Serious Law Firm for the Most Serious Cases

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury, or if you lost a family member to the negligence of another in a motor vehicle accident, premises liability incident, or other case involving the negligence of another party, call Machtinger Law at 310-943-9300. We handle cases in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and throughout Southern California. Your call is free and we only charge a fee after we have been successful in recovering compensation for you. Trust Machtinger Law for solid, reputable representation in the most serious cases.

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John Machtinger, Esq. Personal Injury Trial Lawyer

John Machtinger is the founder and principal attorney at Machtinger Law APC, a law firm helping accident and injury victims in Los Angeles, Orange County, and across Southern California recover significant compensation after suffering serious or catastrophic injuries or losing a loved one to wrongful death. Mr. Machtinger is a trial attorney representing people whose lives have been devastated by serious injuries or the wrongful death of their loved ones. He is an experienced litigator who makes his clients feel comfortable with the legal system while aggressively pursuing the best possible result for each client.

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