Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney
Protecting the Rights of the Injured
Have you or someone that you care about been recently involved in a preventable accident that resulted in a personal injury? If you can answer "yes," to this question, the simple truth is that you are likely already acutely aware of the ramifications that an event of this nature can have on your entire life. You may not, however, be sure of how to go about resolving it. Personal injuries are difficult, life-altering situations that can leave you frustrated and unsure of where to turn.
Without the guidance of an experienced lawyer, you can be overwhelmed and frightened. It is important to remember though: you do not have to live with this without relief. By working with an attorney well-versed in helping clients with personal injury claims, you can be confident that you will be given the care and devotion you deserve as you fight for your just and sizeable compensation.
A Los Angeles personal injury attorney who is experienced and has the resources to properly investigate your claim can thoroughly review the matter in order to determine the best approach. This may include carefully reviewing all physical evidence, witness testimony, police reports and medical records as well as working with professionals in forensics, accident reconstruction, medicine and private investigation to act as expert witnesses in presenting your case. Whether through a negotiated settlement or jury verdict, the goal will be to recover the highest possible amount of financial damages that will cover any and all medical expenses, loss of earnings and emotional trauma associated with the accident or injury.
Legal Help for Serious Injury Victims in Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Attorney Group is a Los Angeles personal injury law firm representing victims of serious injuries throughout the greater Los Angeles area in Southern California. When you or someone you love is injured or loses their life because of another's wrongful conduct, our attorneys can help you take action to rebuild your life by seeking justice and the money you need for medical care and much more. We know that times are tough; our mission is to relieve the pressure by holding the responsible party accountable and seeking full compensation for all of your post-accident or injury expenses and losses, no matter the circumstances or the severity of physical and emotional trauma you have experienced.
Talking to a Los Angeles injury lawyer is an important step to take following any kind of personal injury accident. Regardless of the specifics of how you have been injured, a skilled attorney from our firm will have detailed knowledge to properly defend your case. In any of type of personal injury case, you may have the right to legal recourse; however, without a thorough review by a competent professional you may have no way of knowing the true value of your claim and against what party you can take legal action. Pacific Attorney Group can review your case during a free consultation to determine how we can help you. Should we work together on your case, our legal team can then take action to hold the negligent party responsible for their conduct as we seek just monetary damages on your behalf.
Our law firm takes on personal injury cases throughout Los Angeles and we have over 35 years of combined legal experience to apply to your case. If you choose to seek legal support and guidance from our team, you can breathe easier knowing that we will do everything in our power to help you reach your optimum outcome. We employ exhaustive preparation, meticulous research and an aggressive pursuit of justice. As a result you can be sure that a heavyweight attorney will represent you, one with the desire and resources to effectively help you in the wake of your personal injury.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Because car accidents are a primary focus of our personal injury firm, we place a strong emphasis on protecting the rights of those who have been injured by drunk drivers. A person who has consumed alcohol or drugs and gets behind the wheel of a car will likely have impaired motor and mental skills and a delayed reaction time. These factors can greatly increase the likelihood of that driver causing a collision. Heavy weather and congested roads will only increase the likelihood of an accident. In Los Angeles, where drivers are held accountable for causing auto accidents, proving the fault of the drunk driver is an important part of ensuring that their insurance will cover your injuries. That is where an attorney will prove particularly valuable. In addition to establishing the cause of a drunk driving accident, we will work to determine the true value of your case.
Understanding the Personal Injury Litigation Process
If you have been injured, it is very likely that you are facing the possibility of moving forward into litigation. At Pacific Attorney Group, we recognize that this can be a confusing process and we are here to help explain some of the primary steps that you can expect. The first thing that you will need is to find an attorney who you can trust to represent your best interests. After conducting research and finding the right lawyer for you, you will enter into investigations. This will give your legal counsel time to look into the circumstances of the case – including gathering physical evidence, speaking to key witnesses, consulting with experts and even maintaining communication with all involved insurance companies.
After investigations have been primarily completed, it is likely that you will enter into negotiations with either the responsible party or with any involved insurance companies. After all evidence has been gathered and necessary paperwork put together (including everything from related medical bills to physician reports), a "demand" will be sent to the insurer which will outline the facts of the case, reasons why the other party is considered to be liable and any supporting evidence. It will also outline an acceptable amount that the case could potentially be settled for. In some cases, this stage will take a considerable amount of time as the plaintiff and defendant will need to go back and forth while attempting to reach an acceptable amount.
This, however, does not always reach resolution and will need to move from settlement negotiations to full-blown litigation. After the decision to pursue a lawsuit has been made, your attorney will officially file a Complaint with the court documenting the details of your case. This will then be served to the defendant(s) who will have the opportunity to file an Answer and respond to all of the allegations included within the Complaint. After an Answer has been filed or the deadline has passed, the case will move forward into Discovery. During this time, all parties will continue to work toward obtaining all necessary information regarding the case; this will include the taking of necessary depositions under oath if necessary.
In some cases, the plaintiff or defendant may choose to file a motion at this point to have certain pieces of evidence dismissed from the case. If a motion is filed, the opposing party will generally have up to fourteen days to respond; in some cases, it may require a hearing of some sort to sort out the details. Regardless, after all motions have been heard, the case will proceed. This may result in mediation to resolve the case without the use of the court or it may require that the case be taken to trial. No matter how you proceed, it is in your best interests to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side to help protect your best interests and ensure your rights are not violated.
It is important to keep in mind that this is only a generalization of some of the steps which may be involved in your case. Every single situation is different and will unfold in a different manner. If you would like to discuss your potential case in more specifics or would like to take the first step toward reaching a successful resolution, you should not hesitate to contact an attorney from our firm. We will be able to walk you through what you can expect and the different ways that our firm can help protect you.
Consulting with a Los Angeles Injury Lawyer
When you are injured because someone else acted recklessly or failed to provide a standard level of caution or care, you may have the legal right to hold that individual responsible in civil court. No one should be forced to pay expenses for any harm they suffered because of someone else's negligence or purposeful action.
Victims of personal injuries in Los Angeles may be able to seek financial damages from the responsible party for medical care, future medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of earning potential, emotional trauma, and more. Any compensation received for these damages is meant to help an injury victim and/or his or her family to rebuild and recover from the trauma that the victim experienced.
Making the decision to consult with an injury attorney is important. Although taking legal action may be the furthest thing from your mind after suffering serious injury or losing a loved one, this may be your only opportunity to seek justice by way of a personal injury or wrongful death claim. At Pacific Attorney Group, we have the experience and resources to help you with whatever legal matter you are currently dealing with.
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