Law Offices of Peter A. Nelson

Law Offices of Peter A. Nelson I specialize only in auto accidents, and have practiced in the San Gabriel Valley for nearly 30 years. I work personally on every case, and get results!

Peter Nelson was born in Seattle , Washington , and attended the University of Washington where he received his bachelors of art in French. After receiving his degree, he went directly into law school under scholarship at California Western School of Law in San Diego, was on Law Review, and completed his studies one year early under an accelerated program. Part of his law studies were finished in Paris in an international law program. He passed the California State Bar the first time and was admitted to practice law at the age of 24. In 1993 he then went on to pass the Washington State Bar. He started out as an entertainment lawyer in Beverly Hills, and also worked in immigration law, criminal and civil law, bankruptcy, and workers’ compensation. In 1996 he founded his personal injury practice, following in the footsteps of his father and his two brothers, all three of whom are also lawyers. Mr. Nelson’s practice specializes in personal injury, with a focus on auto accidents. He has successfully handled hundreds of auto accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and falls, and other injury cases. At Peter A. Nelson, APLC, the focus is on you. Nelson and his dedicated, experienced staff strive to give the best service possible and obtain the best results for those who are in need of representation. Nelson understands people, and comes from a family that has always sought to help and understand others. He also speaks French and Italian, has lived and studied in France, and owns a retail wine business, and is currently studying to pass the Master Sommelier Exam. His wife is Vietnamese, and his brother lived in Shanghai with his Chinese wife and family for many years. He has helped hundreds of clients of every walk of life over his long career. He also works on every case personally, and prides himself on fixing “broken” cases that other attorneys have faltered on. If you need new representation, Mr. Nelson can take care of everything, and make changing attorneys a very simple process. If you have been injured in an accident, visit Peter A. Nelson, APLC for a free consultation. Nelson will take charge of your case, and fight for the best possible settlement.

Operating as usual

Notice: We have been and currently are open for business.  I can meet prospective clients in any manner of ways, dependi...
10/10/2020

Notice: We have been and currently are open for business. I can meet prospective clients in any manner of ways, depending on your comfort zone. I have been taking on new cases virtually via phone, email, Zoom calls, as well as in-person, socially distanced at my office, and in public open-air locations such as outside tables at Starbucks. My office is a good option as well, since the building is essentially deserted and I prepare and sanitize my office surfaces (chairs, doorknobs, desktop, etc) and always wear a mask when meeting clients. Free parking behind the building. Let me know how I can help you, and as always, I offer free consultations, with no obligation. I'm here for you whether you retain my services, or just need some helpful advice. Thank you and stay safe.

There are so many new gadgets and amazing technology be developed everyday, but one is simply critical and can really ma...
06/10/2020
Dash cam pros and cons

There are so many new gadgets and amazing technology be developed everyday, but one is simply critical and can really make a difference if you're ever in an accident. A dash-cam. I have had so many cases in the old days where there was a traffic light dispute (or other types of factual disputes) and the person at fault could simply lie and change his story to deny what happened.

A Dash-cam, preferably both front and back video, changes all of that. I captures exactly what happened. It's amazing to show it to the other side and completely wipe out their claim of no fault. And then it is absolutely invaluable when there is a hit and run type of situation.

Get one today online or at any retail outlet. Super easy to install and not that expensive. I don't know why they are not already required in cars today, but I'm sure in a few years it will be standard equipment. https://www.autoblog.com/2018/02/15/dash-cam-should-i-buy/

Dash cams are inexpensive piece of mind, but there are a few things to think about before rushing out to buy one.

Does the police report say that you're at fault when you clearly were not?  Don't despair, this happens quite frequently...
03/19/2020

Does the police report say that you're at fault when you clearly were not? Don't despair, this happens quite frequently and we know how to change that.

Today marks my 10 year anniversary at my San Marino office, and 30 years from graduating from Law School!  I can't belie...
11/20/2019

Today marks my 10 year anniversary at my San Marino office, and 30 years from graduating from Law School! I can't believe it's gone by so fast. Thank you so much to all of my current and past clients for putting your trust in me to handle your cases. I truly love what I do and hope I can continue practicing for another 30 years (unless I retire before then!)

I really love my more modest, but elegant office building in the city of San Marino. The commute is very easy, it is sur...
10/26/2019

I really love my more modest, but elegant office building in the city of San Marino. The commute is very easy, it is surrounded by two beautiful churches, it is very easy to find--being near the busy intersection of Huntington Blvd. and San Gabriel Blvd., and the people here are extremely nice and helpful.
In my 26 year career I've worked in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Alhambra, Rosemead, and now already 7 years in San Marino. I think I'll stay for a while more!

Everyone, it's hot out there! Be careful, and if you're so inclined, carry a fire extinguisher in your car for many type...
10/24/2019

Everyone, it's hot out there! Be careful, and if you're so inclined, carry a fire extinguisher in your car for many types of emergencies. If you see a wild fire anywhere, call 911.

Please be careful out there when it rains in Southern California. I just heard the news that yesterday, after torrential...
11/30/2018

Please be careful out there when it rains in Southern California. I just heard the news that yesterday, after torrential rains, over 350 accidents were reported. The "average" amount of accidents on a clear day is around 150!

If you are in an accident and even suspect your might be injured or even just shaken up and sore, you need to call the p...
06/05/2017

If you are in an accident and even suspect your might be injured or even just shaken up and sore, you need to call the police to come out and make a report. And yes, you need to state that you are injured for police to come to a scene. Often times this helps clarify any situation that might be confusing, and it affords both parties the opportunity to state what happened with their version of the facts. In addition, a police officer can often list possible witnesses, which is always a bonus. Oh, and in an abundance of caution, and make sure you get yourself checked out immediately either at Urgent Care, Emergency Room, or your regular doctor.

Many people ask if the facebook cover photo above is my office.  I can only say I wish. It is a stately chateau in Franc...
09/08/2016

Many people ask if the facebook cover photo above is my office. I can only say I wish. It is a stately chateau in France where some of the best Champagne in the world is made. Although I wouldn't mind having my offices here, the commute would be awful. At any rate, I really love my more modest, but elegant office building in the city of San Marino. The commute is very easy, it is surrounded by two beautiful churches, it is very easy to find--being near the busy intersection of Huntington Blvd. and San Gabriel Blvd., and the people here are extremely nice and helpful.
In my 26 year career I've worked in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Alhambra, Rosemead, and now already 7 years in San Marino. I think I'll stay for a while more!

4 THINGS TO REMEMBER IF YOU'RE IN A CAR CRASH!I often have clients that come in to see me having been through a serious,...
01/14/2016

4 THINGS TO REMEMBER IF YOU'RE IN A CAR CRASH!
I often have clients that come in to see me having been through a serious, or even not so serious accident with no police report taken, no medical check-up, and astonishingly, no photos on their smart phone. To drastically help your case, whether you're in a major t-bone accident or a minor fender bender, you need to take a few very important steps:
1. Call 911 and get an officer out to the scene to take statements and take down everyone's information. If you are injured, even slightly, you must say so or police will not come out;
2. If police do not come out, you must take down all contact information including name, phone, address, driver's license, and insurance info of the other party;
2. Take lots of photos of the cars and the scene if you are able;
3. Get checked out at Urgent Care or see your doctor as soon as possible;
4. Call an attorney who specializes in accident cases. The sooner an attorney can get involved the better your chances of getting fair reimbursement for ALL aspects of your case.

Can you understand, or even read the contracts you frequently agree to these days?  You shouldn't need a lawyer to under...
10/30/2015
Credit card contracts unreadable for most Americans

Can you understand, or even read the contracts you frequently agree to these days? You shouldn't need a lawyer to understand a credit card agreement. But you do need a lawyer to agree to and settle your injury claim.

http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/credit-card-agreement-readability-1282.php

A CreditCards.com analysis of the contracts filed in a federal database shows most can't comprehend the agreements their credit card issuers send them

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11/05/2014

Thanks to the digital revolution, I now seem to have no closing time for the office. Signed up 3 new clients on a Sunday, worked in my car and in court and meetings on Monday, and late into the night at home on Tuesday. Efficient, yes. But it used to be nice having "set" hours!

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Law Offices of Peter A. Nelson

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2975 Huntington Dr, Ste 101
San Marino, CA
91108

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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+13238239002

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