Accidents happen each day, and millions of people sustain injuries in accidents on an annual basis in the United States.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 28 million people seek treatment for unintentional injuries in emergency departments. Such injuries are the fourth-highest cause of death in the country.
Accident victims know it is essential to seek medical treatment for their injuries. Most will attempt to settle their personal injury case or accident insurance claims independently.
However, during this process, they often realize they could need legal assistance from a lawyer due to the severe nature of their injuries, complex issues with their claim, or finding their insurance company refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer.
Typically, victims eventually understand their accident or injury claim is just too big or complicated to handle without an experienced personal injury lawyer.
The technical and legal complexities are simply too difficult to manage on their own to maximize their compensation.
Over our decades of experience dealing with personal injury cases in California, we have learned that too many people are unsure whether they should discuss what happened with an attorney.
Unfortunately, not calling the right lawyer can result in many accident victims losing out on substantial compensation they may have received for their injury-related losses.
Do not risk missing the opportunity to receive the financial recovery that can significantly assist you and your family while you recover from a severe injury.
Call the Los Angeles personal injury law firm of Injury Justice Law Firm to learn how to help you today.
The following are some examples of assisting you after an accident.
Advising You of Your Legal Rights
After an accident, it cannot be easy to know your rights. After all, some accidents are just that and are no one's fault.
Though you may have severe injuries and want to hold someone accountable, you cannot unless someone else's negligence caused your accident.
However, if someone did act negligently, you have the right to hold them liable for your losses.
An essential role of a personal injury attorney is evaluating what happened to cause your accident and advise you whether you may have a valid claim.
Consulting with a personal injury lawyer is entirely free, so you have absolutely nothing to lose by discussing your legal rights with our law firm.
Investigating Your Accident
In some cases, liability may not be apparent, and further investigation is needed to identify any potentially liable parties and their negligent actions that caused your injuries.
In other situations, liability may be clear, but you need evidence to support your assertions that someone else was negligent. Our law firm can assist you with the investigative process in either situation.
Investigating an accident can require many resources, including accident reconstruction experts and other specialists. In addition, parties who may be responsible are often less than forthcoming with the information you need.
We have a private investigator on-site and many other resources to investigate complicated accident conditions to ensure your rights to recovery are protected.
Handling Insurance Claims
After many accidents, the first step to seek compensation can be to file a claim with the liable party's auto, property, or malpractice insurance company.
While filing an insurance claim may seem like standard procedure after an accident, many people are surprised at how challenging this process can be.
In some cases, you may handle your claim competently but end up retaining an attorney because the insurance company will not make a fair and reasonable settlement offer.
If you believe your claim is worth more than offered, you need help from an experienced personal injury attorney. In many cases, the compensation a lawyer could obtain for you is much greater than accepting their settlement.
It is essential to realize that insurance companies will avoid liability whenever possible because they are trying to protect their bottom lines like any other type of business.
It's not uncommon for an insurance company to initially deny their insured individual was at fault in an accident.
Typically, they will take this approach, hoping you will believe them or become frustrated to a point where you will give up and just drop the claim. Another insurance company may take another approach because their insurance policy does not cover the particular accident. Most insurance policy provisions can be interpreted in different ways.
The claim process can be very adversarial, with insurers trying to get you to accept a significantly lower settlement than you deserve.
Having an attorney handling your communications and reviewing and negotiating all settlement offers is the best way to ensure you do not accept an inadequate amount. The lawyer might force the insurance company to provide coverage it has been paid to provide.
For these reasons, it's critical to consult with a personal injury lawyer at our law firm as soon as possible. We need to closely review all the specific details and circumstances of your accident to determine legal options.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
In many situations, it is impossible to receive the total amount you deserve from an insurance settlement. If this is the case, we will pursue a legal claim on your behalf seeking damages from the liable party in civil court.
We have handled a wide variety of personal injury claims, from the relatively straightforward to the highly complex. We have sought recovery from individuals and corporations stemming from the following types of accidents, among others:
- Car accidents
- DUI accidents
- Slip and fall
- Premises liability
- Construction accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Wrongful death
- Defective products
- Bicycle accidents
- Back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Whiplash injury
- Spine injuries
Discuss Your Situation With Us
We are dedicated to helping people who have suffered accidental injuries at the fault of another party.
By calling our office after your accident, you can ensure your rights will be protected and that the legal process of seeking recovery will be handled as efficiently as possible for you.
Case evaluations are always free, so please do not hesitate to call our injury lawyers to see whether you have a valid claim. Our law firm guarantees you will not pay unless we recover financial compensation for your injuries. We do not charge any upfront fees. Contact us at 310-734-7974 for help.