Benjamin Merritt practices personal injury law, primarily in cases involving car accidents. These unfortunate incidents can upend lives, cost thousands in medical bills, and cause inestimable amounts of anxiety and pain in dealing with injuries. Mr. Merritt’s approach to clients ensures open communication about cases from the first day, giving our clients the peace of mind to know that their cases are important and being handled with utmost care. Mr. Merritt is experienced in negotiation of insurance claims against both third-party insurers and a client’s own insurer. When necessary, Mr. Merritt will pursue litigation or arbitration to make sure that clients are represented fairly in disputes with insurance companies having large-scale resources. These aggressive and strategic tactics give our clients an edge in obtaining more favorable outcomes than larger firms, which are often more interested in a quick resolution, rather than the best resolution for the client.
Benjamin’s personal injury work dovetails with his work prosecuting Bad Faith claims against insurance companies that refuse to negotiate in good faith with their insured and otherwise violate the laws regulating the insurance industry in California. Frequently, the insured is treated as an adversary by the insured’s own insurer. The imbalance in resources demands an aggressive approach to hold insurers accountable when they refuse to abide by their legal obligation to negotiate claims in good faith.
Benjamin is a member in good standing with the California State Bar and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California. Benjamin is a member of Capital City Trial Lawyers Association and the Sacramento County Bar Association.