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Are Your Injuries Serious Enough to Need a Lawyer?

Posted by Inna Gorin | Dec 26, 2017

Injury Justice Law Firm LLP is Los Angeles personal injury attorney representing clients in any personal injury claim.

We provide aggressive legal representation for clients who have been hurt in accidents caused by the negligence of others.

In many cases, victims of these incidents experience tremendous pain and suffering, loss of income from being unable to work, incur thousands of dollars in medical expenses, and maybe deal with significant damage to their property.

Serious Injuries Needing a Lawyer

Fortunately, California law allows victims to recover compensation for these and other losses after a preventable accident.

While financial compensation can't change what happened, it can undoubtedly help victims manage the economic costs of an accidental injury and help them feel that the responsible party is being held accountable for their negligence.

A common question we receive from victims typically relates to knowing when their injuries are severe enough to need an attorney.

When you or a family member has been injured, expenses will quickly add up and become overwhelming.

In some cases, the injury-causing your stressful financial situation was not even your fault. If you were injured due to the negligence of another party, you should not be responsible for handling all the expenses while you are trying to recover.

In many accident cases, serious injuries caused by another person's negligence are severe enough to warrant intervention by a personal injury attorney.

These injuries include multiple broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, wrongful death, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, and other catastrophic injuries.

Typically, most accident victims understand the need for medical treatment and consult with a personal injury lawyer in these types of cases.

Soft Tissue Injuries

However, what about other less severe injuries? In personal injury law, minor injuries are frequently known as “soft tissue” injuries.

Insurance company adjusters will often throw this term around to minimize the extent of any injury to avoid paying claims. Some common examples of a soft tissue injury include:

  • Whiplash
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • Strains
  • Bruises
  • Contusions
  • Partially torn ligaments

In Los Angeles County accident cases, these injuries are common, and our law firm is accustomed to handling these cases.

Our attorneys will first need to thoroughly evaluate all the facts and circumstances of the case to determine if you have a legitimate personal injury claim.

It's important to note that personal injury cases involve negligence or wrongful acts that caused an injury and losses to a victim. Therefore, being able to prove negligence is a crucial factor.

This is why our lawyers will need to examine the evidence to decide whether there is a viable personal injury claim. In these types of less severe injury cases, the victim still suffers financial harm directly caused by the injury.

This financial harm includes medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and other out-of-pocket expenses.

Determining Fault, Cost, and Expenses

Properly determining precisely what costs and expenses you are entitled after an accident is the reason why you need to consult with a personal injury lawyer at our law firm.

Keep in mind, harm caused by another person's negligent conduct or wrongful acts is the critical factor. Every car accident and injury case has its own set of unique facts and circumstances.

Depending on exactly how the accident occurred, our lawyers will be able to assess if another party should be held liable for the harm caused. In some accident cases, in addition to out-of-pocket expenses, you might be entitled to other losses.

This could include pain and suffering, mental anguish, and disability. Remember that not all California personal injury cases will involve all of these potential damages, as proper documentation will be required to prove any harm you sustained.

In other words, you will need to know what is considered sufficient evidence and personal injury laws in California to receive compensation. If you were injured in Los Angeles County, you would need a personal injury attorney who understands strictly how claims are handled in our area.

At Injury Justice Law Firm LLP, our Los Angeles personal injury law firm knows exactly what type of evidence is needed to ensure you can receive fair compensation for your injuries and other damages.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

It can't be overstated that an insurance company adjuster will make every attempt to settle your case before you consult with a personal injury lawyer.

It's not uncommon for them to make an effort to persuade you that you don't have a valid injury claim, or they could offer you a quick and small settlement offer.

Remember, their goal is to settle your case for the least amount possible. They know if you retain an injury lawyer, it might create a situation where you could receive a much larger settlement.

When attempting to negotiate with an insurance company on your own, you need to consider who you are dealing with and why insurance companies handle claims in a specific manner. Another consideration is to ask yourself why insurance companies believe they can severely treat accident victims?

This requires extensive knowledge of the personal injury laws in California. Insurance companies will only pay what they are legally required to pay based on the type of insurance policy.

Typically, it won't cover everything, making it even more difficult for you to determine if the individual involved in your accident is legally liable.

We can help you prove that their insured client is legally liable, and they will be forced to pay for your damages.

Insurance companies don't want to face an injury lawsuit and attempt to settle your case without litigation in court. The vast major of injury cases will be paid before a lawsuit is filed.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer for Help

If you have been injured due to another person's negligence or wrongful acts, you need to consult with an injury attorney at our law firm to make sure you are not paying the bills for their bad conduct.

Our accident and injury lawyers understand that insurance companies are businesses whose primary goal is to make a profit. They don't care if you receive fair compensation for injuries and other damages.

The damages typically recoverable in personal injury cases include past and future medical expenses, past and future lost income and earning capacity, physical impairment or disfigurement, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and property damage.

Our law firm handles most personal injury cases, such as car accidents,  motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, premises liability, slip, fall, and wrongful death cases. To determine if your injuries are severe enough to need a lawyer, contact us to review the details of your case. Call our law office at 310-734-7974.

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About the Author

Inna Gorin

Inna Gorin, the founding Partner of Injury Justice Law Firm modeled the Firm after her ideals and principles of what skilled, aggressive and tenacious representation of individual clients should embody. Ms. Gorin's mission is to level the playing field, and provide her clients with the same level...


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