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Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer for my Car Accident

The ultimate goal of a Car Accident Attorney is to fight for your right to receive compensation for your loss. When a person is involved in an auto accident there are many questions that are floating around his head.  One of the primary questions is do I need to hire a car accident attorney? An experienced personal injury lawyer will know the law and the legal ramifications of every move you, the insurance company and the defendant can make.  An attorney by your side will be able be able to find every avenue of compensation possible. The biggest misconception victims of auto accidents and personal injuries have is that insurance companies are on your side.  In reality, their goal is opposite yours.  You goal in a personal injury claim is to receive compensation for your loss.  The goal of an insurance company is to deny coverage as much as possible.

Why You Should Think Twice Before Settling Your Claim With Insurance Adjusters

Califoria Car Accident Laws - Legal GuideThe Goal of Insurance adjusters is to resolve your claim and deny any further liability for your injuries by settling the matter as quickly and inexpensively as possible.  To that effect their goal is to deny many of your injuries and reduce the compensation you are owed. If you are injured you many believe that over time your injuries will heal.  At first an injury may seem to minimal in nature.  However, as time goes by many minor injuries worsen and can result in permanent catastrophic injuries.  In many instances injuries fail to heal and persist or worsen over time. Examples of injuries which may further develop in into permanent long term ailments include:
  • Minor Traumatic Brain injuries which develop in Chronic Traumatic Headache Syndrome
  • Whiplash injuries which develop into Chronic Neck Pain
  • Lacerations and Cutting of the Skin which fail to heal leading to Permanent scarring and disfigurement
  • Traumatic Brain injuries: Often Symptoms of a TBI do not show up until month after an accident
Make sure that enough time has gone by before you deal with an insurance company so that you are certain that your injuries are in fact minor.

Document Your Medical Issues:

Your goal should be to get the best medical care possible for your injuries.  In doing so you should collect as much information on your medical conditions as possible. And don’t be hesitant to seek medical attention.  It is important to do avoid going to the doctor if you are suffering from pain following an auto accident. If an Insurance company has denied any of your medical bills or has attempted to deny liability contact a trusted Personal Injury Lawyer.

Always tell a perspective lawyer you want to hire what your goals are

An important question that a client must tell his lawyer in a personal injury matter is what his goals are.  A client’s goal in a certain legal matter might be quite different than what can be achieved through the litigation process.   You should let your attorney know
  • You want a settlement hire than what the insurance company wants to provide
  • What cost structure you want when you decide to hire legal representation
  • The length of time you are able to wait before a need to receive compensation

How Much Should I expect to Recover from My Personal Injury Claim?

Every case is different, and the amount of recovery for each case is unique.  An experience attorney will utilize very possible avenue of recovery, both economic and non-economic, in an effort to fully maximize your compensation.  This includes:
  • Medical costs resulting from hospital and emergency room care, physical therapy, ambulance costs and rehabilitation
  • Future medical care
  • Loss or income
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional and psychological damages
  • Punitive damages where the property owners displayed reckless behavior or gross negligence
  • Property damage
  • Loss of consortium

How Much Will I Have to Pay My Attorney For My Personal Injury Claim?

At Downtown LA Law, we think that you have suffered enough as a result of your personal injury claim.  It is under this belief, as well as the supreme confidence in our abilities, that we stand behind our bedrock principle: “NO RECOVERY…NO CONTINGENCY FEE.”  Therefore, we don’t get paid unless we win your case. You can also rest assured that we will never nickel and dime you for your injuries.  As always, you will never be charged to speak to one of our attorneys, and your case evaluation is always free
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