Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, through no fault of your own, call the award-winning personal injury attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm immediately. Our consultations are always FREE, so call us at 1-800-522-7274 now.
You shouldn’t have to suffer physically and financially due to someone else’s recklessness or negligence. We’ll fight to make sure you receive the fair and just compensation that you deserve so you can get your life back in order.
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- No advance fees or hidden costs
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As the second largest urban area in the country, Los Angeles is home to millions of people. With that many people living in close proximity to each other the odds of being injured in an accident increase.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may feel disoriented and anxious about what has happened. But if you think that turning to your insurance company for help will take care of everything, you’d be making an expensive mistake. That’s because the insurance company is not your friend. Adjusters are trained to make sure claims are settled for the least amount possible. They serve the interests of the insurance company, not you.
Common Types of Personal Injuries
Personal injuries can happen for a variety of reasons. Listed below are some of the most common ones, along with more information on each one.
If you took a tumble on someone else’s property due to dangerous or poor conditions, it’s considered a slip and fall. The fall may happen while on a commercial property, like a restaurant or even in your own rental apartment. The keys are:
- The slip and fall were not caused by any carelessness on the victim’s part.
- The slip and fall resulted in injuries to the victim.
While slip and fall accidents may seem minor and even comical to some, they can result in very serious injuries. This is especially true if the person who falls is elderly, pregnant or has a pre-existing medical condition.
In slip and fall accidents, the victim’s attorney must show that the property owner was negligent, resulting in injuries. For example, if a property owner did not fix a broken step and someone fell as a result and injured themselves, this would be considered a possible slip and fall case. Other examples include a commercial property, such as a supermarket, not cleaning up a spill right away, leading to a customer slipping and falling.
A traumatic brain injury can cause severe injuries and require a lifetime of assisted care. The aftermath of a traumatic brain injury can be devasting for both victims and their families. There can be a need for expensive ongoing medical treatment and/or therapy. The victim could be looking at medical bills in the hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars for years to come. That’s why it’s essential that the victim’s recovery is not hampered or stopped due to financial concerns.
When the brain injury is mild, the symptoms don’t always make themselves evident right away or may be subtle. Some of the less common symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can include:
- Trouble concentrating
- Loss of memory
- Changes in personality
- Poor impulse control
Brain injuries don’t only impact a person’s mental function, they can affect their bodies as well. Simple tasks, such as picking up a small object can suddenly become difficult and frustrating to perform.
If you or a loved one are displaying any of the symptoms described above after suffering an injury to the head as a result of an accident, it’s imperative that you seek immediate medical attention.
Most Angelinos rely on their cars to get around. While you may consider yourself a safe, defensive driver, not everyone else on our roads is as careful. Accidents do happen, even to the most conscientious among us.
A car crash can happen suddenly, making it very disorienting for the victim. One moment you’re running errands, the next you’re in a hospital ER.
Your physical and mental state should obviously be your primary concern. That’s why it’s important to seek medical attention right away, even if you think you’re just shaken up. After that, contacting an experienced car accident lawyer needs to also be a priority. Any delay on your part in seeking medical attention or legal representation can greatly hurt your case. That’s because insurance companies will try and use these delays as an excuse to pay you the least amount possible on your claim.
Insurance adjusters are trained to negotiate settlements for the least amount possible and they do that every day. Most accident victims have no idea of how to proceed, much less how to counter an adjuster’s negotiating tactics. This could end up costing the average person thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars that could have gone to their recovery and care. Obviously, financial problems are the last thing a car accident victim needs.
Motorcycles are a common sight in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, many motorists take motorcycles for granted or don’t even see them until it’s too late. Motorcycle accidents are almost always serious. The open, unprotected nature of these vehicles means an accident can cause severe injuries to the rider and any passenger.
Motorcycle accident injuries can be catastrophic and even deadly. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Severe road rash
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The public misconception that motorcycle riders are reckless daredevils flies in the face of actual statistics regarding motorcycle accidents. Several studies, including the often-cited Hurt Report, note that cars are generally to blame for most accidents involving motorcycles. There are several reasons for this. Among the most common are: a motorcycle’s lack of visibility and motorists blatantly violating the motorcyclist’s right of way.
Whether as a rider or a passenger, if you were hit while on a motorcycle, it’s important to make sure you receive a settlement that will cover all of your expenses and lost income. That’s because motorcycle accident victims often require extensive medical care. The initial medical costs can be much higher than the victim and their loved ones realize.
Depending on the injury, the recuperation time can be lengthy and costly too. Given this scenario, a motorcycle accident victim that will most likely be out of work for an extended period of time during their recovery. This loss of income can further affect them and their families at an already stressful time.
What initially appeared to be a generous offer from the insurance company could end up being woefully short. That amount can quickly evaporate if the injuries are more severe than originally thought, or if complications arise. If that happens, you can’t simply go back and ask the insurance company for more money, no matter what the circumstances.
A spinal cord injury can be devastating because it often results in some sort of permanent paralysis. Victims can easily require up to $1 million in initial care and ongoing yearly rehabilitation in the six-figure range after that. Of course, the emotional and financial impact on the victim is staggering as well.
The most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Work injuries
Suffering a spinal cord injury can also leave the victim permanently disabled and unable to return to work. Even if an employer does accommodate their condition, their role will probably be diminished, which could translate into a lower salary. This negatively impacts the entire household.
Hopefully, this situation never happens to either your family or you, but if it does, it’s imperative to call a spinal cord injury attorney immediately. While money can never totally remedy what has happened, knowing that you have received a fair and just settlement that covers loss of income, living expenses and ongoing care does help during a very difficult time.
A dog bite or attack is one of the most frightening experiences that can happen to a person. There can be extensive injuries requiring an emergency room visit and costly ongoing medical treatments as well. Often times, the victim is a child.
It’s important to note that California does not adhere to the “one bite” rule. In other states, the dog can attack or bite once without the owner being held liable. Here, the owner can be sued, regardless of the dog’s previous history.
Should you or a loved one be the victim of a dog bite or attack, please seek medical attention right away. Even bites that don’t initially appear to be serious can cause muscle tears or nerve damage. In more severe cases, reconstructive surgeries may be necessary.
Dog bite and attack cases can be more complex than people realize. Being attacked by a dog can be incredibly traumatic. Victims often become extremely fearful and need counseling in addition to any medical treatment. This is especially true of children. As a parent, you want to make sure your child recovers completely from any such attack, regardless of your financial situation. With the right settlement amount, that shouldn’t be a concern.
Assault and Battery
Many people believe that assault and battery fall solely under the category of criminal law. While it is a criminal case, victims can sue their attacker in civil court as well. A criminal court will not compensate the victim for any pain and suffering. There won’t be a reimbursement of any resulting medical and financial expenses either. A victim must pursue a civil case in order to obtain any compensation from the attacker.
Fortunately, unlike a criminal trial, where the defendant must be considered guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, in a civil trial, the burden of proof is based on the preponderance of the evidence, a much less stringent standard.
Assault and battery victims need more than just medical attention. Many also end up with symptoms of PTSD such as depression, anger and insomnia. This sort of trauma can last a lifetime and require ongoing counseling. They might need extended time off from work too.
These victims often need extensive emotional counseling to deal with what has happened to them. This counseling can last a lifetime.
Contact Wilshire Law Firm
Wilshire Law Firm has been successfully helping Los Angeles accident victims for over 11 years. Our dedicated attorneys and legal staff have experience handling all types of personal injury cases. We’ve taken on the big insurance companies and corporations for our clients and won.
Call Wilshire Law Firm for a FREE consultation today. Waiting can hurt your case. Call us at 1-800-522-7274. We’ll fight to make sure you get the justice and compensation you need to put your life back in order.
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