Have you or someone you love suffered serious injuries or harm from an accident that wasn’t your fault? Wilshire Law Firm’s award-winning team of over 500 legal professionals can help you obtain the accident settlement you deserve while you focus on what truly matters: healing. Speak with one of our personal injury lawyers today for a FREE case consultation. Call (855) 977-9094 or fill out our online contact form NOW to experience superior service.”
Only Wilshire Law Firm possesses the right combination of experience, talent, and resources to secure the compensation that personal injury victims deserve. Since 2007, we have successfully represented thousands of seriously injured victims, recovering over $1 billion along the way.
Our expert attorneys specialize in handling the following personal injury cases:
- Catastrophic Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Workplace Accident
- Slip and Fall Accident
- Construction Accident
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Battery Explosion
- Swimming Pool Accident
- Back Injury
- Birth Injury
- Brain Injury
- Broken Bone(s)
- Burn Injury
- Child Injury
- Dog Bite/Animal Attack
- Head Injury
- Laceration Injury
- Neck Injury
- Orthopedic Injury
- Paraplegia / Quadriplegia Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Whiplash Injury
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Assault
Unfortunately, motor vehicles, motorcycles, trucks and other modes of transportation are often involved in personal injury accidents. The effects of motor vehicle accidents can be devastating. Fortunately, the experienced attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm can handle even the most complex personal injury litigation.
As one of California’s top personal injury law firms, Wilshire Law Firm represents clients in the following types of motor vehicle accident cases:
- Car Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Truck Accident
- Bicycle Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Bus Accident
- Commercial Vehicle Accident
- Amusement Park Accident
- Train Accident
- Uber Accident
When it comes to any personal injury case, victims shouldn’t settle for less. The award-winning lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm understand all the complexities of California personal injury law and can help you achieve a more favorable settlement for your case.”
What Should I Do if I Am Injured in an Accident?
Immediately following an accident, you may be unable to move if you’ve suffered serious injuries. If you’re able to, there are several steps you should attempt to take to protect your health and your personal injury case:
Remain Calm: Take some time to compose yourself before following the rest of these steps.
Get to Safety: If necessary, move away from any hazardous materials or damaged structures. In the case of a motor vehicle accident, try to move yourself and your vehicle away from any hazards and out of the flow of traffic.
Check for Injuries: Before calling the police, check everyone involved in the accident for injuries and determine if emergency medical services are required. Even if you feel fine after the accident, see a doctor as soon as possible, as minor injuries can quickly lead to expensive long-term medical care.
Call the Police: Ask the responding officers to create an official police report. Although these reports can sometimes be inaccurate, a police report is often your best resource for establishing the other party’s liability in the incident.
Document the Accident: Exchange insurance and contact information with the other parties involved in the accident. After that, take photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any other damages you may have suffered. Record information such as the time, location, and damage to your property. If there are any witnesses to your accident, exchange contact information with them so you can obtain a written statement from them later.
DON’T ADMIT FAULT: Even a simple “sorry” can significantly impact your personal injury case. Avoid apologizing or admitting fault for the accident, and refrain from rehashing the details with anyone else. Provide clear and concise details about the incident to the police. Then, call Wilshire Law Firm to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer: The next call you should make is to the expert attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm. Our lawyers use proven legal strategies that deliver results, helping you navigate the legal landscape towards a successful settlement. For more details, refer to our guide.”
Who Can I Sue for My Injuries?
Determining who is responsible for your injuries is a crucial factor in the success of your case. Many personal injury claims allege that multiple parties are responsible for a victim’s injuries. An experienced attorney will have the resources to thoroughly investigate your accident and identify all the parties responsible for your injuries.
If you or someone you know has been injured, any of the following parties may be liable for your personal injury:
- Negligent drivers
- Vehicle owners
- Product designers or manufacturers
- Premises owners
- Public entities
- Repair Services
Even if you were partially at fault for your injuries, you can still seek compensation. The state of California follows Comparative Fault rules, which means that victims can recover a percentage of damages even if they share some liability for an accident. For example, if you were 40% at fault, you can still recover 60% of the damages.
This is excellent news! The smaller your role in the accident, the greater your potential settlement amount is likely to be. For instance, if you incurred $100,000 in damages and are 20% liable for the accident, you would need to reduce the $100,000 by 20% (your share of the accident’s fault) to determine your recoverable damages, which, in this case, would be $80,000.
How Much Is My Case Worth? What Damages Are Recoverable?
If you attempt to navigate the claims process by yourself, the insurance company will likely undervalue your injuries, pain, and suffering. You need a law firm in your corner that’s not afraid to fight back. A comprehensive investigation by Wilshire Law Firm’s lawyers, legal professionals, and other experts will help personal injury victims gather evidence and prove the damages they and their families have suffered.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to recover the following types of damages:
Specific Damages—Past and future medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, necessary repair and replacement services, home and vehicle modifications, etc.
General Damages—Physical pain and suffering, loss of consortium, emotional distress
Determining the value of any personal injury case can be a challenging task. Issues of liability, the injuries suffered, and the individual circumstances of accident claims vary widely from case to case. It takes an experienced personal injury lawyer to accurately assess the value of your claim. With over $1 billion recovered for our clients since 2007, the personal injury attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm have a proven track record of getting accident victims the compensation they deserve.
How Do I Prove My Case?
The most common form of liability that a personal injury lawyer will invoke is Negligence. To establish that the defendant(s) was liable, you must show the following to the court:
- The defendant owed you a legal duty of care to avoid causing others to suffer harm
- The defendant breached that duty of care
- You suffered harm as a result of the defendant’s conduct
In certain instances, a more stringent legal standard referred to as Strict Liability is applied. Cases invoking strict liability generally involve dangerous or defective products. The three major product liability defects are as follows: Design Defects, Manufacturing Defects, and Marketing Defects. Anyone along the chain of production can potentially be found liable for injuries caused by a dangerous or defective product—manufacturers, marketers, shipping companies, retailers, and more.
Liability is often shared between several parties following industrial accidents.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Settlement?
The simple answer to the question “How long does it take to get a settlement?” is that there is no simple answer. Generally speaking, the more extensive your damages, the longer your case is going to take. However, some defendants—and maybe you as well—may prefer to settle their cases quickly to avoid the risk of losing at trial.
Nevertheless, by settling quickly, you may be sacrificing significant compensation that you are legally entitled to. To achieve the best result with your case, it’s best to be prepared for the long haul. Building a strong case can take time, but the resulting settlements are well worth it—just take a look at some of Wilshire Law Firm’s exceptional legal results.
How Do I Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When individuals find themselves in need of legal assistance, they often have no idea where to begin their search for an attorney. The process typically starts with seeking recommendations from friends and family based on their past experiences. When this approach doesn’t yield results, the next step for most people is to turn to a search engine and begin researching lawyers in their vicinity.
While there are many excellent attorneys practicing in California, not all of them are equally qualified to represent personal injury victims.
When selecting a personal injury lawyer, consider an attorney who can:
- Specialize in personal injury—The complex and ever-evolving personal injury laws in California demand dedicated and up-to-date expertise. Attorneys who handle multiple practice areas, in addition to personal injury cases, may not possess the same level of expertise as Wilshire Law Firm.
- Have significant financial resources—Taking on large insurance companies and well-funded defendants through a lawsuit can entail significant costs for your case. You need a law firm with the talent, experience, and financial resources to secure a favorable outcome.
- Have an excellent reputation—Hiring an attorney with the respect of insurance carriers, judges, and peers offers substantial benefits for personal injury victims. Insurance companies may be more inclined to agree to a favorable settlement, shortening the timeline of your case. Look for or inquire about recent settlements, along with any awards or accolades the attorney may have received.
How Much Does Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney Cost?
The best personal injury lawyers in California typically operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that they don’t get paid unless and until they successfully settle or win your case. This arrangement allows personal injury victims to focus on their recovery without the financial stress of upfront attorney fees.
There are no retainers, no upfront fees, and no out-of-pocket expenses. Once your case is finalized, your attorney receives their fees from the awarded amount. Depending on the amount of work involved and whether the case goes to trial, the attorney’s fee may vary. It’s essential to ask questions and understand a law firm’s fee structure before entrusting them with your case.
Choosing an attorney may raise many questions, and Wilshire Law Firm has the answers you’re looking for.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Claim?
If you’ve been injured due to another party’s negligence, you have the right under California law to seek compensation for your damages. In general, the statute of limitations for most cases expires two years from the date of your accident. However, there are various complex factors that can affect the time you have to file your claim.
For instance, if your injuries were caused by a public entity, such as a Los Angeles city bus driver, you may have as little as 180 days to file your personal injury claim. That’s why personal injury victims should contact Wilshire Law Firm immediately after their accident. If the statute of limitations has passed, you won’t be able to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for your damages.
Our award-winning team of more than 50 attorneys and over 500 team members can guide your case from start to finish, expertly building your case while allowing you to focus on healing. Since 2007, Wilshire Law Firm has fought for more than just dollars and cents; we’ve fought for valuable human beings.
Discover the legal experience you deserve—call Wilshire Law Firm today at (855) 411-0156 or fill out our online contact form to get started with your FREE case consultation.