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Are Your Injuries Serious Enough to Need a Lawyer?

Posted by Inna Gorin | Dec 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Injury Justice Law Firm LLP are Los Angeles personal injury attorneys who represent clients in any type of 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 may be dealing 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 certainly help victims manage the financial costs associated with an accidental injury and help them feel the responsible party is being held accountable for their negligence.

A common question we receive from victims typically relate around the issue of knowing when their injuries are serious enough to need an attorney.

When you or a family member has been injured, expenses will add up quickly and can 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 that were caused by another person's negligence are clearly serious enough to warrant intervention by a personal injury attorney.

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

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

Soft Tissue Injuries

However, what about other less serious injuries? In the field of personal injury law, minor injuries are frequent known as “soft tissue” injuries.

Insurance company adjusters will often throw this term around in an attempt to minimize the extent of any injury to avoid paying claim. 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 types of injuries are common and our law firm is accustomed to handing with these cases.

Our attorneys will first need to thoroughly evaluate all the facts and circumstances of the case in order 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 key factor.

This is why our lawyers will need to examine the evidence in order to make a decision on whether there is a viable personal injury claim. In these types of less serious injury cases, the victim still suffers financial harm that was 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 exactly 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 are the key factor. Every car accident and injury case has its own set to 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. Keep in mind that not all California personal injury cases will involve all of these potential damages as proper documentation will be required in order 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 in order to receive compensation. If you were injured in Los Angeles County, you will need a personal injury attorney who understands exactly 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 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 you are attempting to negotiate with an insurance company on your own, you need to consider who you are dealing with and why insurance companies handles claims in a specific manner. Another consideration is to ask yourself why do insurance companies believe they can just treat accident victims so badly?

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, which makes it even more difficult for you to know how 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 will attempt to settle your case without litigation in court. In fact, the vast major on injury cases will be settled 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 a 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 insurance companies are a business, where their main goal is to make a profit. They don't care if you receive fair compensation for your injuries and other damages.

The damages that are 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 firms most types of personal injury case, such as car accidents,  motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, premises liability, slip and fall cases, wrongful death cases, among other.

In order to determine if your injuries are serious enough to need a lawyer, contact us to review the details of your case. Call our law office at 310-734-7974.

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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