LA Personal Injury Attorneys
Suffering injuries because of the negligent actions of others can be overwhelming. If you have been injured, you might be entitled to recover damages to compensate you for your losses. While money might not change what has occurred, it can help by relieving some of the financial stress that often comes with accidents. Contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney to schedule a free consultation today.
Accidents and injuries that are caused by another person or entity can happen at any time. When an injury accident occurs, you might be left struggling under the weight of ballooning medical bills and income losses while you are also trying to recover from your injuries. Many people who suffer serious injuries in accidents feel frustrated because of their lack of control over the situation.
If you or your loved one has been seriously injured because of the negligent actions of others, an experienced injury attorney might be able to help. If you live in Los Angeles and have been injured, here is some information that might be helpful to you.
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Do I have grounds to file a personal injury claim?
If you were involved in an accident that was not your fault, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim. Injury lawsuits are filed to recover damages from the at-fault party so the victims can be compensated for their losses. While money will never make up for the suffering that can be caused by serious injuries, it can help to relieve the financial stress that normally results. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer might help by negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf so that you can focus on your recovery.
Injuries can be caused by negligent or intentional actions or failures to act by individuals or entities. The most common types of personal injury lawsuits include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and wrongful deaths. If your injury occurred because of the negligence of another person or entity, it may fall under the state’s tort law. To recover, you will need to prove that the defendant was negligent and liable for you to recover compensation. To prove that the defendant was negligent, you will need to show that the defendant owed a duty of care and breached it. You will also need to show that the breach caused your accident and injuries, and you suffered harm as a result.
How can LA personal injury lawyer help you?
An experienced injury lawyer should have the skills and knowledge that are required to handle your case. He or she should be current with the law and know the precedents that have previously been established by the courts. Our lawyers assess potential claims carefully to identify all of the causes of action that should be raised and the defendants that might hold liability. Careful analysis might help to maximize your compensation.
Insurance company representatives are trained to approach injury victims in a way that might help them to minimize the company’s losses. They might act as if they care about your injuries and are trying to protect your interests. However, insurance adjusters and representatives work for the insurance companies, and their loyalties lie with their employers and not with you. Their jobs are to try to pay you as little as possible or to avoid paying anything on your claim. If your injury claim involves a large corporation or an insurance company, you should consult with an experienced injury lawyer for the following reasons:
- Large companies have teams of attorneys to defend them.
- When you have been injured, you are too close to the issue.
- Your financial situation will not allow you to wait.
- You do not know the tactics that they might use.
Insurance companies have plenty of time to wait. They know that injury victims have bills that pile up and that the victims cannot afford to let time go by. An insurance company might make an unreasonably low offer to you in the hope that you will accept it because of desperation. Insurance companies also take advantage of the fact that most victims are not attorneys and do not know the law or the tactics that they might use. An insurance company will not explain the statute of limitations and your legal rights. They also will be unlikely to preserve evidence if they are not legally required to do so.
Our experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys know the types of strategies that insurance companies often use to avoid paying claims. This knowledge helps attorneys anticipate defense arguments and counter them. They also can file motions for the preservation of evidence and provide you with time to heal and to recover while they deal with the insurance company for you. Getting experienced legal help can help you to begin taking back some of the control over the situation and your life. If you are overwhelmed by dealing with an insurance company and trying to pay your bills, a consultation might help to allay some of your stress. If our attorneys agree to accept your claim, we can advocate for you while you concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
In the event of an injury, you should take steps to protect your rights. Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys today.
Steps to take after an accident
If you have been injured because of another’s negligence, there are several steps that you should take to protect your rights. You should seek immediate medical treatment after your accident. If you wait to see your doctor, the insurance company might question whether you were hurt or try to blame your injuries on an intervening event. You should save records of all of your doctor visits and follow all of the recommendations that you are given.
It is a good idea for you to keep a journal to write down how you feel each day. You should also write down the names and contact information of the witnesses, and write every detail that you remember about the accident as soon as the accident occurs as possible. If you can, keep a file that contains all of the information. Keep copies of all of your medical bills and the time that you have lost from your job.
Contact one of our experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys to schedule a consultation as soon as possible. An experienced injury lawyer can explain your rights and your responsibilities. Most attorneys offer free initial consultations. Finally, you should never sign legal documents or talk to anyone about your accident without your attorney. Contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys today to learn more about your rights.
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