Beverly Hills may be a thriving tourist destination. But those who live, work, and visit are not immune from the consequences of potential accidents. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call Beverly Hills personal injury attorney Sherwin Arzani today for a free consultation. We work on contingency, so we don’t get paid unless we win.
Why Should I Hire an Accident Attorney?
You should hire an attorney to level the playing field. After an accident, you will most likely be contacted by the at-fault party’s insurance company. The insurance companies have one goal: to minimize or deny your compensation. They also have a team of adjusters and lawyers trained to make it difficult for you to get the money you deserve.
By having a lawyer on your side, the insurance company can’t play games with you. They know that they must make a reasonable settlement offer or risk going to trial.
Another reason to hire a lawyer is that you may not understand the extent of your injuries. What you believe to be a minor case of whiplash could have lifelong consequences. To be safe, contact an attorney even if you do not think you have a claim. We work with a team of doctors who can give you an accurate assessment of your injuries.
Call our Los Angeles office today to learn about your legal options and how we can help in your time of need.
How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Claim?
Pursuant to California Civil Code 335.1, you only have 2-years from the date of the accident to file a claim. Given the time it takes to investigate the accident scene and interview witnesses, it’s in your best interests to immediately meet with an attorney.
How Will a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?
At Citywide Law Group, we will fight to recover the compensation you need after an accident. Our law firm has established a process that has allowed us to successfully help thousands of injury victims. When you hire us, you can expect us to fight for you by taking the following steps:
Getting the Facts in an Initial Free Consultation
During your consultation, we will ask about your injuries and damage to your property. This consultation allows us to determine and explain the best legal strategy for your case. We want to gain your confidence and ensure that you will feel comfortable having us take the reigns.
Conducting a Thorough Independent Investigation
Information is an essential part of a successful personal injury lawsuit. We leave no stone unturned as we gather information relevant to your case. Our investigation may include:
- Analyzing police reports,
- Reviewing photographs of the scene,
- Speaking to witnesses,
- Speaking with medical professionals about your injuries,
- Consulting with experts, and
- finding and interviewing witnesses.
Negotiating With the Opposition
After we complete our investigation we will negotiate on your behalf. We will not accept lowball offers. Our lawyers will fight to maximize the amount of compensation you are awarded. Negotiations may require:
- Discovery, and
- The filing of preliminary motions with the court.
Trying Your Case in Court
Most cases will be settled and won’t require a trial. However, if insurance companies are unwilling to agree to a fair settlement we will take the fight to court. Insurance companies know that we are experienced and respected litigators who win in court. We will not stop until we help you get the compensation you need after an accident.
Damages in Personal Injury Accidents
After an accident, you’re typically entitled to both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are awarded to compensate you for costs including:
- medical expenses,
- personal property damage, and
- lost wages.
Non-economic damages are awarded for:
- pain and suffering,
- mental anguish,
- loss of companionship, and
- other difficult-to-value injuries.
Calculating non-economic damages is more of an art than a science and can vary significantly from one case to the next.
Traffic Accidents in Beverly Hills, California
While a boom in tourism can be great for city revenue, it can also lead to an increase in personal injury accidents. As more cars take to Beverly Hills roads, the greater the chances of injury-causing accidents.
In 2014, the last year for which data was available, drivers logged an average of 675,000 daily miles on Beverly Hills thoroughfares. 525 injury-causing accidents were reported. Motorcycles (26), pedestrians (54), and bicyclists (39) were frequently involved in these traffic accidents. Common causes of Beverly Hills traffic accidents in 2014 included:
- speeding (80),
- driving at night (33),
- hit and runs (14), and
- the use of alcohol (25).
Beverly Hills police executed 120 DUI arrests in 2014.
Experienced Beverly Hills Personal Injury Lawyers
The chances of maximizing the compensation you receive will increase significantly when you hire an experienced Beverly Hills personal injury attorney. We suggest contacting an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Insurance companies will try to intervene and offer you a lowball settlement. The sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner we can begin working on your case.
Our attorneys have spent the better part of the last two decades helping thousands of Los Angeles County personal injury victims recover the compensation they require after an accident. Contact our Beverly Hills office for a free consultation to ensure that your claim is not undervalued or underpaid. We will listen to your case, determine the best course of legal action, and explain the process of filing a claim for damages.