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Helping Injured Accident Victims Receive the Compensation they Deserve
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that an estimated 31 million people in the United States seek medical attention in the emergency room due to unintentional and accidental injuries. These injuries can range from relatively minor cuts to serious and life-threatening conditions, many of which can be fatal. Additionally, the CDC also reports that accidental injuries are the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S.
At the law office of Trusted Attorneys in Los Angeles, we have extensive experience helping victims of personal injuries seek compensation for their injury-related losses. If you would like more information about how we can help you, please do not hesitate to call and discuss your case today.
Your Rights as an Accident Victim
Accidental injuries can cost victims significant sums of money due to necessary medical treatment, missed work, and long-lasting impairments. Additionally, if an accident victim dies, his or her surviving family members can be left with the lost support and unexpected expenses of the sudden loss. Fortunately, the law allows victims to recover for their various losses by filing a personal injury claim against any person or party who acted negligently or intentionally to cause the injury. In addition, family members of a deceased accident victim may be able to recover damages through a wrongful death claim. Responsible parties may be held liable for both financial and concrete losses as well as intangible, non-economic losses. Common losses sought in a personal injury case often include:
- Medical expenses for emergency treatment, surgeries, hospitalization, follow-up care, medical supplies and equipment, rehabilitative and physical therapy, in-home care, assisted living facilities, and more.
- Future estimated medical expenses.
- Lost income including base wages, overtime, and benefits from past missed work.
- Future lost earning potential.
- Permanent disfigurement or disability.
- Mental and physical pain and suffering.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
In many cases, these losses can rise into the millions of dollars, however, even if your case is worth much less, financial recovery can help you cover your bills and expenses while you focus on your physical recovery. An experienced personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case and help you get an idea of what your injury claim may be worth.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases can arise out of a wide variety of situations that involve negligence or intentional acts by others. Negligence occurs when a person or party fails to act in a reasonably safe manner under the circumstances or breaches another similar legal duty. For example, a driver has the duty to operate their vehicle in a reasonably safe manner based on traffic and weather conditions to avoid collisions and injuries to others. If a driver chooses to violate that duty and tailgate, text and drive, speed, run a red light, or engage in other risky driving behaviors and an accident occurs, the driver can often be found negligent and at fault.
Some examples of the most common incidents that can cause serious injuries and lead to personal injury cases include:
- Auto accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and falls
- Falls from heights or down stairs
- Swimming pool accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Dangerous products
- Dangerous pharmaceuticals
- Dog bites
- Electrical injuries
- Assaults and violent crimes
The above incidents have the potential to cause serious and even catastrophic injuries, which can include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured or shattered bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Internal organ damage
- Neck or back injuries
All of these injuries have the potential to be serious and may require long-term treatment and substantial recovery time.
How a Qualified Personal Injury Attorney can Help You
Many injured individuals may be hesitant to consult with a personal injury attorney for many reasons, including concerns about the cost associated with hiring a lawyer or doubts that their injury is serious enough to warrant a legal claim. However, it can be highly beneficial to contact a qualified lawyer as soon as possible following an accident and injury. The following are some examples of how an attorney can help in this situation:
Evaluate your case – A lawyer will listen to your version of events and possibly conduct additional investigation to determine whether negligence was involved in causing your injury. Even if you were partially at fault, you still may be entitled to partial recovery and a lawyer can advise whether you have a viable claim.
Negotiate with insurance companies – An insurance company will often make a settlement offer that is far too low to cover your losses. Too often, injured victims believe they have no choice but to accept this offer and, in doing so, they generally lose their right to seek any additional compensation. A lawyer can evaluate whether a settlement is sufficient and, if it is not, can negotiate with the insurance company for a higher offer.
Filing a legal claim – If an insurance company still refuses to offer a reasonable settlement, a lawyer can prepare and file a legal claim against any negligent parties. These claims must meet all requirements set out by law and must be filed in a certain amount of time following the injury. During the case, your attorney can try to settle your case out of court or represent you at trial, if needed.
Importantly, we take all of our cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning that we will not charge any legal fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf. By using this type of arrangement, we can ensure that people who are injured have access to high-quality legal representation regardless of their ability to pay.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced LA Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you have sustained any type of injury in an accident, it is critical that you seek assistance from a personal injury attorney who has the experience and skill necessary to successfully represent your rights and interests. The legal team at Trusted Attorneys in Los Angeles has helped many individuals and their families obtain the full amount of compensation they deserve. We have extensive litigation experience and will protect your rights to recovery throughout every stage of your case. To learn more about how we can help you, please call us for free at 888-890-5288 today.