Stephen L. Rishoff

Stephen L. Rishoff

Recognized for Superior Results

Steve is a native of California, born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He graduated from Reseda High School in the San Fernando Valley and attended what is now California State University Northridge, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He was accepted to Southwestern University School of Law and graduated in 1974 in the top of his class. Steve met his partner, Jim Vititoe, in 1974, while they were both enrolled at Southwestern Law School and they have been friends and business associates for nearly 40 years. Following his admission to the California State Bar, Steve worked for three of California's largest home building companies as their General Counsel.

In 1987, Steve founded Accident Attorneys in Lancaster to represent people critically injured in all types of personal injury related claims. Recognized in the Antelope Valley for superior results and professionalism, the firm operates out of the same building Steve bought more than 30 years ago. Steve practices almost exclusively in the Antelope Valley. In 2005, Jim's partner, Ed Masry died, and Steve and Jim became partners in the Accident Attorneys law practice.


To begin discussing your case with Attorney Stephen Rishoff, call (661) 261-4929 today!


Trustworthy Representation for Clients in Antelope Valley

The results achieved by Steve are the reason his clients and colleagues continually refer their family members and friends to Accident Attorneys Steve attended the prestigious Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, and was appointed a panel mediator by the Los Angeles County Superior Court system. Steve has been assigned hundreds of cases by the court system and has developed an expertise in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, the ever-increasing method of resolving lawsuits outside of the court system.In 2011, Consumer Attorneys of California, the statewide trial lawyers organization, nominated Steve as one of five finalists for their "Trial Lawyer of the Year" award as a result of his work on a product liability case that resulted in one of the largest child death results in State history.

Outside the Courtroom

Steve is an active member of his community and for the past 10 years has served as a Planning Commissioner, several times serving as the City's Planning Chairman. An avid cyclist and frequent triathlete, Steve is acutely aware of the issues involved when bicycle riders, and motorcyclists, collide with motor vehicles and has achieved impressive results for those persons injured by negligent motorists.

In 2011, Consumer Attorneys of California, the statewide trial lawyers organization, nominated Steve as one of five finalists for their "Trial Lawyer of the Year" award as a result of his work on a product liability case that resulted in one of the largest child death results in State history.

Do You Have Questions?

We Have ANSWERS
  • If someone else's negligence or carelessness caused your accident, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your damages. Speak with a lawyer from Accident Attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and options with our firm. You can also fill out an online evaluation form for additional information about your unique case.

  • Every case is different. A variety of circumstances determine the value of your claim. Property damage, medical expenses, hospitalization fees, pain, and suffering, missed wages, and many other factors can affect the outcome of your case.

    You can even collect damages for future unemployment / missed wages and ongoing medical costs. Speak with a member of the legal team at Accident Attorneys to learn more about the potential value of your case.

  • If you file a claim against an individual, his / her insurance company is probably aware of the judgment. If the insurance is unaware of the settlement, you can notify the insurer. At this point, the insurance provider should issue a check for the settlement.

    If the responsible party does not have insurance, you may need to enter the settlement with the court. The court has the authority to enforce the judgment if the responsible party refuses to pay.

  • There is no minimum amount of money allowed for a personal injury settlement; every case is determined by the unique facts surrounding the claim. Additionally, most jurisdictions do not have a cap on the amount of my money that you can receive through a personal injury settlement.

    In California, the amount of money that you can receive for noneconomic damages (pain, suffering, etc.) for a medical malpractice case is limited to $250,000; however, other injury settlements are not subject to this restriction.

  • Generally speaking, parents are not allowed to access any money given to their child for a personal injury settlement. This is because some parents may take the money for their own benefit instead of the child.

    Your child's money will probably be placed in a blocked bank account that only he / she can access at the age of 18. The court may allow you to access the money sooner, but only if it is needed for the child's well-being or health.

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