Los Angeles County Personal Injury Lawyers
Serving Clients throughout the Counties of Riverside & Ventura
Every day in California, innocent individuals are seriously injured, resulting from the negligence of others. Their injuries arise from car crashes, defective products, slip-and-fall accidents, and many other dangerous situations. If you’ve been hurt and are incurring costly medical bills, experiencing pain and suffering, or are unable able to earn a living, financial recovery isn’t a luxury; it is an absolute necessity. You need tenacious personal injury attorneys on your side.
At Arshakyan Law Firm, we’re dedicated to helping people injured in a wide variety of accidents recover compensation. We regularly work with clients who have suffered injuries as a result of:
- Car Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Rideshare Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Slip and Fall
- Defective Products
- Dangerous Drugs
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
- Intentional Acts of Violence
We help individuals and their families who have suffered all types of injuries, including catastrophic impairment, such as spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injuries, as well as those who have lost loved ones in wrongful death.
If you think that you may have sustained a personal injury, the best course of action is to reach out to our team at Arshakyan Law Firm as soon as possible. We can evaluate your case to determine if you have a valid claim and help you take the next appropriate steps. Your attorney can partner with you to pursue the full compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.
Request a free consultation with a personal injury attorney by contacting us via our website or by phone at (818) 650-9985. Armenian language services available. Hablamos español.
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The Elements of Negligence in Personal Injury Law
Personal injury cases typically arise from the negligence of another person or party. For cases to be successful, the injured party or their attorneys need to establish the elements of negligence with reliable evidence. Depending on the complexity of the case, this is sometimes challenging and not something that you should try to handle on your own. The elements of negligence include:
One party owed a duty of care to the other. This duty of care can change depending on the circumstances. For instance, a driver must yield to oncoming traffic, or a property owner must prevent ice from forming on his walkways.
Breach of Duty
This occurs when one party violates his or her duty of care. Perhaps a driver failed to stop at a stop sign, or a doctor prescribed the wrong medication.
As a direct result of one party’s breach of duty, the other party suffered injuries. This could be any type of injury requiring medical care, such as severe whiplash or broken bones.
That injuries suffered by the victimized party caused damages for which that person can be financially compensated under the law.
Our Encino personal injury lawyers will investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident or personal injury event to gather and preserve any evidence available to prove each of the above points.
What Is Your Claim Worth?
Determining what your claim might be worth can be complex. However, we can usually give you an estimate of what you might be able to receive for damages. Your damages represent the financial and other losses you have suffered because of your injuries. Most injured individuals have experienced both economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages or special damages are the financial losses or costs you’ve incurred, typically documented by invoices or bills. It’s usually easy to calculate these damages because they already have a value attached to them. Examples of economic damages include:
- Medical bills
- Other medical expenses such as prescriptions or equipment
- Travel expenses for medical appointments
- Lost wages and income
Non-economic damages or general damages do not come with a pre-determined value. They are subjective and can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
In addition to damages, other factors may exist that can impact your claim’s value. These are factors beyond your control. Having a respected and proven law firm on your side can help mitigate any detrimental factors to maximize your case’s value.
Factors that can impact how much compensation you can receive include:
- The at-fault parties and their insurance companies
- The policy limits of the applicable insurance companies
- If you had any liability in causing your injuries
- The credibility of any witnesses
- If you are willing to agree to a negotiated settlement
- The extent of your injuries
- Your future medical prognosis
Personal Injury Litigation
Most personal injury claims are settled outside of court through negotiation with the other party. These generally involve negotiations with that party’s insurer whose main goal is to pay you as little as possible. Legal representation from our firm will ensure that these insurers do not get away with devaluing your claim.
Furthermore, where claims cannot be fairly settled through negotiations, our attorneys will take your case to court. Through our intensive investigation, gathering and preserving of evidence, and thorough case preparation, we will put you in the strongest legal position possible. Our attorneys know how to go up against the large corporate interests of insurers in court; we fight aggressively to help you secure compensation that reflects the full extent of the losses you have endured.
How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
California has a statute of limitations that applies to personal injury cases. This statute provides a strict deadline for injured parties to bring legal action. Most claims are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. The clock starts running from the day the injury occurs, or, in some cases, when it is discovered or should have reasonably been discovered. If your claim happens to be against a government entity, you have only six months, or in some cases one year, to file a claim.
Missing the filing deadline is detrimental to your claim. Once the statute of limitations expires, you no longer have a valid legal case. Since different deadlines can apply depending on the type of case you have, it’s crucial to work with a knowledgeable legal team as soon as possible after your injury.
You Can Rely on Our Personal Injury Attorneys
If you recently suffered a personal injury, you know the severe impacts it can have on nearly every aspect of your life. You might not be able to participate in the activities you once enjoyed; you might not be able to go to work; you might need to take medication that gives you side effects, and your relationships might have been impacted. You might also be worried about how you will afford your ordinary living expenses plus all your medical expenses.
A personal injury is an enormous burden to bear. You don’t have to do it alone nor should you. Put one of our trusted legal professionals on your side while you focus on your recovery. When you retain our services, you can rely on our team for all your legal needs at this critical time. From the moment you hire us until settlement or litigation is completed, we will be advocating for your best interests.
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