Should I accept the insurance money for an accident in Los Angeles?
Due to the likelihood, your injury will be undervalued and under-compensated, it is important not to accept an insurance settlement, or to sign off on your claim until a qualified personal injury attorney has reviewed the facts of your injury and a potential settlement. While a lawyer will generally be paid a percentage of any settlement or verdict, offers received after intervention by legal counsel are usually greater than settlements offered to claimants without legal counsel.
The terms of most insurance policies require notification of your insurance agent following an accident. Your own insurance agent should receive an honest accounting of the facts of your accident, as soon as possible after an accident. Beyond providing notice and talking to your agent, however, do not provide a recorded statement to any insurance company without first consulting an attorney.
Any serious or disabling injury is a reason to consult with a reputable personal injury law firm. Injury attorneys understand the legal terrain and the theories of liability and proof, and they have the experience and knowledge to understand the best options for recovering the highest amount for your injury. Your choice of attorney, after an injury, affects the rest of your life, so it is imperative that you seek high-quality legal help.
How do I know what my personal injury case is worth in Los Angeles?
The value of an injury claim is highly dependent on the proven cause of injury and the physical, emotional and financial consequences to the individual or family that suffers loss. More serious injuries are cause for more serious damages. But damages in California are weighed against the fault of both parties. If injured, consult with an experienced injury attorney about the specific facts and possible outcome of your case.
While there are time limits to file a legal action after a personal injury in California, the best time to seek knowledgeable legal advice is immediately after the accident. Evidence disappears or can be destroyed, and memories can fade quickly, after a traumatic accident. Personal injury attorneys understand the rules of preservation of evidence and proof of negligence, and can obtain fair compensation for you. Contact reputable legal counsel as soon as possible.
The legal team at Tiomkin Law Firm has mamy years of combined experience handling personal injury matters in the Los Angeles area. As experienced negotiators and aggressive litigators, we have the proven skills to pursue compensation for the injury you’ve suffered.
Personal injury is a broad field of practice, and no two accidents — or injuries — are the same. When injured in Los Angeles, you have broad questions about the law, and focused questions about your case. We can answer both. General questions you may have included the following:
Whether you need to speak to an automobile accident attorney or a lawyer focused on products liability, our firm has the skill, experience, and resources to answer every question, and to provide personal attention and legal support for your personal injury case.