Justin is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Stockton-based Humphreys College, Laurence Drivon School of Law. He has lectured on the recent legislative changes in workers’ compensation law and is well-known in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley workers’ compensation communities.
On a more personal level, Justin lives in Elk Grove, CA, with his wife and two young sons. He’s an avid baseball fan (SF Giants and Cal Bears), has a considerable amount of international travel under his belt, and loves red wine and American literature.
Justin’s background in representing the insurance companies makes him keenly aware of how the other side thinks. He understands what methods the insurance companies use to minimize their exposure on each claim. Specifically, he understands how and why the insurance companies often attempt to avoid providing you with the proper medical treatment you need and avoid paying you the full benefits that you deserve.
Additionally, Carter Law Center’s sole area of practice is representing injured workers. While many firms do handle some workers’ compensation cases, they also handle several other types of cases. While that is great for the firms from a financial standpoint, it might not be great for their clients given that the body of law in workers’ compensation changes constantly and it would be near impossible to keep up with those changes when you’re also concerned about other areas of law.
The workers’ compensation system is incredibly complex and nuanced – something very few people understand unless they’ve tried to handle their claims on their own. Most injured workers have no idea of if (and how) they’re being taken advantage of until they become represented by an attorney. Further, most injured workers are not made fully aware of all the benefits they’re entitled to.
If you prefer to navigate the system on your own without an attorney, please take the time to call the State of California Information and Assistance Officers. While the I&A Officers cannot offer you legal advice, they will provide you with some degree of free information.
If you choose to become represented by an attorney, typically sooner is better. Every decision you make throughout the life of your case likely correlates to treatment and benefits that you might be entitled to. Please contact us today for a free phone or in-person consultation.