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Wilshire Law Firm Los Angeles
3055 Wilshire Blvd., 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (213) 335-2402
Open Mon - Sun
Available 24 Hours
By Appointment Only

Accidents can happen when you least expect them, and when they do, having an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer by your side can make all the difference in securing the compensation you deserve.

In a city as vibrant as Los Angeles, the interstates, freeways, and roads can be both a lifeline and a potential danger zone. From the notorious traffic jams on the I-405 to the fast-paced nature of the I-10 and the congested lanes of the I-110, the potential for car accidents is ever-present.

But the hazards extend beyond the highways. In the heart of the world’s entertainment capital, accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Slip and fall incidents in popular entertainment districts like Hollywood or pedestrian accidents in the bustling areas around Staples Center and the Walk of Fame can lead to serious injuries.

At Wilshire Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers are not just legal professionals; we are compassionate advocates dedicated to ensuring that justice is served for our clients. If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to provide personalized and strategic legal guidance. Let us handle the legal complexities so that you can focus on your recovery.

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Why Choose Wilshire Law Firm for Your Los Angeles Personal Injury Claim?

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Wilshire Law Firm is a full-service, personal injury law firm headquartered in the Mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles. Our personal injury lawyers and professional support staff provide legal representation throughout California from our 21 California office locations.

At Wilshire Law Firm, we believe that achieving the best results requires utilizing the best. That is why you will find that Wilshire Law Firm is home to California’s top attorneys and industry-leading legal support staff. This is also why the firm has developed a network of experts who are the best in their fields to be called upon when expert witnesses are needed.

As a law firm built on integrity, we always make ourselves available to answer questions from clients. We meet deadlines and strive for the best possible results. Because of our work ethic and dedication to our clients, our attorneys have received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability, and the pinnacle of professional excellence in law. We’ve also received recognition for being selected as the top 1% of all U.S. attorneys for the Litigator Awards.

Types of Los Angeles Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Wilshire Law Firm handles every type of personal injury and accident case.

We have a reputation as aggressive trial attorneys who consistently achieve incredible results for our clients. Insurance companies and big businesses know our attorneys are willing to take on the most complex cases and fight aggressively for our clients. Whether you have been hurt in an accident or injured on the job, our firm is ready to go to work for you.

How to Find a Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me?

Wilshire Law Firm
Los Angeles
3055 Wilshire Blvd., 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (213) 335-2402

Open Mon – Sun
Available 24 Hours

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case in Los Angeles?

Most personal injury cases involving accidents are based on negligence. That means the plaintiff (injured party) must establish that another person or party’s negligence contributed to the accident that resulted in their injuries. The four key elements that form the foundation of a negligence case are:

  1. Duty of Care: The plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant owed them a legal duty of care. This duty is often based on the relationship between the parties or the circumstances surrounding their interaction. For example, drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely, and property owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment for visitors.
  2. Breach of Duty: The plaintiff must show that the defendant breached or failed to fulfill the duty of care owed to them. This involves proving that the defendant’s actions or omissions fell below the standard of care that a reasonably prudent person would have exercised in similar circumstances. For example, a driver who speeds or drives recklessly is putting other motorists at risk and, thus, breaching their care of duty.
  3. Causation: There must be a direct link between the defendant’s breach of duty and the injuries suffered by the plaintiff. The plaintiff needs to establish both causation in fact (but for the defendant’s actions, the injury would not have occurred) and proximate causation (the injuries were a foreseeable result of the defendant’s actions).
  4. Damages: The plaintiff must show that they suffered actual harm or damages as a result of the defendant’s breach of duty. Damages can include physical injuries, emotional distress, medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses. Without measurable damages, a negligence claim may not be valid.

A successful personal injury claim based on negligence requires proving that the defendant had a duty of care, that they breached that duty, that their actions directly caused the plaintiff’s injuries, and that the plaintiff suffered measurable damages as a result. Each of these elements is crucial, and a failure to establish any one of them can weaken or undermine the overall claim.

What if I’m Partly to Blame for the Accident?

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In California, if you are partly to blame for the accident that caused your injuries, you may still be able to recover compensation. California follows a comparative negligence standard for personal injury cases. Comparative negligence is a legal principle used to allocate fault between the parties involved. It recognizes that in some situations, both the plaintiff and the defendant may contribute to the incident that led to the injury. Comparative negligence allows for a more equitable distribution of responsibility and impacts the amount of compensation the injured party can recover.

In a comparative negligence system, the court determines the degree of fault for each party involved in the accident. The damages awarded to the injured party are then adjusted based on their percentage of fault.

California follows a pure comparative negligence standard. Under this system, an injured party can still recover damages even if they are mostly at fault for the incident. The court calculates the plaintiff’s percentage of fault, and their compensation is reduced by that percentage. For example, if the court determines that the plaintiff is 30% at fault for the accident, their total damages will be reduced by 30%.

How Comparative Negligence Works


Here’s an example to illustrate how pure comparative negligence works:

If the total damages are $100,000 and the plaintiff is found to be 30% at fault, they would still be entitled to recover $70,000 ([$100,000 – (30% of $100,000)]). The plaintiff’s own negligence does not bar them from seeking compensation, but the amount is adjusted based on their level of fault.

Insurance companies may question your degree of fault in an accident to reduce the compensation you deserve. Contact a personal injury lawyer at Wilshire Law Firm to ensure your rights are protected.

What Types of Compensation Can I Receive from a Los Angeles Personal Injury Claim?

In a Los Angeles personal injury claim, the types of compensation you may be eligible to receive depend on the nature and extent of your injuries, as well as the specific circumstances of the incident. Generally, the following types of compensation, also known as damages, may be sought in a personal injury case:

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  • Medical Expenses: This includes compensation for current and future medical costs related to your injuries. It can cover hospital bills, surgeries, doctor visits, prescription medications, rehabilitation, and other necessary medical treatments.
  • Lost Earnings: If your injuries result in time away from work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages. This includes not only the income you’ve already lost but also potential future earnings if your injuries have a long-term impact on your ability to work.
  • Property Damage: If your personal property, such as your vehicle, was damaged in the incident that caused your injuries, you may be eligible for compensation to repair or replace the damaged property.
  • Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages, such as physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish, may also be compensable. Quantifying these damages can be subjective, and their evaluation often involves factors like the severity and duration of your pain and suffering.
  • Loss of Consortium: If your injuries have affected your relationship with your spouse or family members, you may be entitled to compensation for the loss of companionship, affection, and support.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: In the tragic event of a wrongful death caused by someone else’s negligence, surviving family members may seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional suffering.

To ensure that you pursue the appropriate types and amount of compensation, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in Los Angeles. Wilshire Law Firm’s legal team can help assess your case’s specifics, guide you through the legal process, and work to maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries and losses.

How Can a Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Help with My Injury Claim?

A personal injury lawyer can be instrumental in helping you navigate the complexities of your injury claim and maximize your chances of receiving fair compensation. Here are several ways in which a personal injury attorney from Wilshire Law Firm can assist you:

Case Evaluation

Our attorneys can assess the details of your case, including the circumstances of the incident, the extent of your injuries, and potential liability factors. This evaluation helps determine the strength of your claim and the possible damages you may be entitled to.

Legal Experience

Personal injury law is complex. Our experienced attorneys are well-versed in the relevant statutes, regulations, and case law. They can apply their legal knowledge to build a compelling case on your behalf.


Our attorneys can conduct thorough investigations into the incident that caused your injuries. This may involve gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, reviewing accident reports, and collaborating with experts to strengthen your case.

Negotiation with Insurance Companies

Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging, as they often aim to minimize payouts. Our attorneys can handle negotiations on your behalf, working to secure a fair settlement that covers your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

Documentation and Presentation of Evidence

Your attorney will help gather and organize the necessary evidence to support your claim, such as medical records, photographs, witness statements, and expert opinions. They will present this evidence in a compelling manner to establish liability and quantify your damages.

Legal Advocacy in Court

If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, your attorney will be prepared to take your case to court. They will advocate for your rights before a judge and jury, presenting a strong case to seek the compensation you deserve.

Knowledge of Local Laws

A local attorney knows the laws and regulations governing personal injury cases in Los Angeles and California. This knowledge can ensure your case is handled according to the applicable legal standards.

Guidance Throughout the Process

The legal process can be overwhelming, especially for someone dealing with the physical and emotional aftermath of an injury. Our attorneys can guide you at every stage, answering your questions, explaining your rights, and ensuring you make informed decisions.

Contingency Fee Arrangement

Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if you receive compensation. This arrangement makes legal representation more accessible, as you won’t have to worry about upfront legal fees.

Contact the Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm Today

Los Angeles is a beautiful city that we love to serve by providing unparalleled legal representation to accident and injury victims. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t have to pay until and unless we win a successful recovery. We pay out of our own pockets to finance your case. We cover all legal fees. That is how confident we are in our ability to maximize your payout.

If you need a Los Angeles car accident lawyer or an attorney to represent you in another accident or injury case, contact us at Wilshire Law Firm. We will be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation case consultation whether you are looking for an accident lawyer in Los Angeles or a neighboring community. Contact us today at 213.335.2402 or through our online form for your free consultation.

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