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Depending on the facts, you might have a personal injury claim that will allow you to recover for physical damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one in an accident, then you may have a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party.
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Before calling an attorney, you may be wondering if you have a personal injury case. To help, we put together a list of questions to help you determine whether you have a case.
To recover in a personal injury matter, you or a loved one must have been injured either physically or emotionally.
For example, if you were hurt in a car accident, then you most likely have grounds for recovery. This assumes you were not at fault for the accident. But if you or a loved one were not injured in the accident, then you would not pursue a personal injury claim solely for damage to your vehicle.
Another example involves dog attacks. If a dog attacked you, then you most likely have a personal injury claim against the dog owner. However, if a dog attacked your dog and you were not injured, then you most likely do not have a case as dogs are considered property for legal purposes.
If you or a loved one suffered physical or psychological injury, please proceed to the next question.
Once you establish that you or a loved one suffered physical or psychological injuries, the next question involves the issue of liability.
To recover for a personal injury claim, you must prove that the defendant was negligent and that their negligence was the cause of your injuries. For example, if you were rear-ended in an auto accident then establishing fault is straightforward.
In other cases, establishing liability may be more complicated. For example, if more than two parties were involved in the incident, establishing fault is more difficult. If you have been injured and suspect that someone else may be at fault, then you should reach out to a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to discuss your situation.
California follows the comparative fault rule.
This means that the court will reduce your recovery by the amount it determines you were responsible for the accident.
For example, if you were in a car crash and you’re found to be 30% at-fault, then your compensation will be reduced by 30%.
In general, you only have two-years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury claim. While exceptions exist, the 2-year rule covers most cases.
It may take time for your attorney to investigate your claim and get the necessary evidence to move forward. So, you should immediately speak with an attorney after an accident.
If you received medical treatment, your attorney can use that fact in support of your claim.
Failure to seek medical treatment should not deter you from contacting an attorney, as you may not have understood the seriousness of the injuries at the time of the accident.
People often accept a settlement offer, only to later discover they accepted an amount far lower than the value of their claim.
Before settling, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case. Once you accept an offer, you’re most likely barred from pursuing any further legal action against the negligent party.
After an accident, you may consider representing yourself. While possible, here are three key reasons why you should consider hiring an attorney.
1. You’re Outmatched
To recover after an accident, you will most likely be dealing with the negligent party’s insurance company. They have a team of attorneys and insurance adjusters trained to minimize or deny your compensation.
In short, the other side will have an attorney and you won’t. By having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side you level the playing field.
2. You’re Too Close To The Accident
After an accident, you may be dealing with physical and emotional injuries as well as financial stress. This may make it difficult for you to remain objective throughout the negotiation process with the negligent party.
Having an attorney allows you to focus on recovery while your legal counsel fights on your behalf.
3. You May Not Understand the Extent of Your Injuries
Self-represented parties often accept a lower settlement than they deserved because they didn’t understand the seriousness of their injuries.
We have a team of experts to help you understand the long-term consequences of your injuries. Armed with this knowledge allows us to demand and attempt to collect enough money to accurately compensate you for your damages.
Driving is a fact of life in Los Angeles. Everyday hundreds of people are either injured or killed in a car accident. After an accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries and damage to your car. Our injury lawyers have secured million dollar settlements for our clients involved in motor vehicle collisions.
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University of Michigan Million Dollar Advocates Super Lawyers
Sherwin Arzani’s dedication to the practice of law has earned him the industry’s highest awards and accolades, including the Million Dollar Advocates membership, recognition as one of the “Top Attorneys in Southern California” by Los Angeles Magazine and being ranked amongst the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIPIA).
Loyola Law School Million Dollar Advocates CAALA Member
Oliver Naimi’s interest in the practice of civil litigation was partially prompted by a severe car accident he was involved in at age 18, where he felt the legal advice and help he was given forced him to settle his case below its actual value. This experience gives Oliver the ability to empathize and understand his clients in a way that allows him to obtain maximum results.