Many injuries in Glendale, California qualify as personal injury claim but that’s doesn’t mean. Insurance companies are always quick or willing to pay.
How can a Glendale personal injury attorney help me get fair financial compensation?
If you were injured, you may be entitled to a large financial recovery, and you need the law on your side to make sure it’s fair and timely. Don’t deprive yourself of what you deserve to cover medical bills and other damages from your injury. Call a Glendale personal injury lawyer today.
Our Glendale personal injury attorneys work with personal injury victims every day to get them a fair financial recovery. You shouldn’t have to bear the burden of someone else’s negligence on top of the pain from your injury. And we’d like to offer you a FREE consultation so you can start taking action right away. Plus, we’ll never charge you a dime unless we win you money. For the free consultation, just call us at 310-997-4688 or fill out the form to the right.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
In Glendale and the rest of California, just about any injury caused at the fault of someone else qualifies as a personal injury case. Examples of recent personal injury cases we’ve handled include:
- Car accident cases
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents including city buses, school buses and other types of buses and shuttles
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Nursing home neglect cases
- Injuries from defective or faulty products
- Harm from prescription medications
- Dog bite injuries
- And more
No matter what your injury was, we’ll discuss it with you and provide our opinion of whether or not you can move forward with a case. Most of the time, though, if you were hurt because someone else was being negligent (acting careless), you’ll have a valid claim.
Victims often think they’re to blame for their injury or that they weren’t being careful enough to avoid it. They might also worry about blaming or demonizing the negligent party. But often times, someone’s negligence led to the accident. The at-fault person also doesn’t need to be acting with malicious intent to be responsible for a personal injury, and most times a claim can be resolved through their insurance company without every needing to go to local court.
The bottom line is this: If you’ve suffered an injury at someone else’s fault, you deserve financial recovery for your costs so you can move on from the injury. A personal injury lawyer can help you with that.
Why do I need a personal injury lawyer?
There are many crucial ways a personal injury lawyer will improve your situation after an injury. Below are just a few of the top reasons.
Standing Up Against Insurers
After you’re injured and you submit an insurance claim for damages, the at-fault party’s insurance is normally responsible for paying your damages. But insurance companies don’t usually make this process straightforward and fair like it should be.
Insurers are for-profit businesses, meaning they will try to minimize their costs. They regularly employ tactics that try to pay the victim a smaller amount than they truly need to cover their costs.
For example, the at-fault party’s insurer might call and offer you a monetary amount very soon after your accident. While this is tempting—especially if you already have medical bills or other costs to pay—the upfront amount is almost never enough to cover your expenses. Plus, if you take the offer without knowing better, it will close the door on your chances to pursue further compensation.
Some damages are easier to explain than others. Medical bills from your injuries and repair costs for a vehicle, for example, are fairly straightforward. You can present the bills to prove what you had to pay (or what you owe).
Sometimes, costs aren’t as easy to deduce. If you have pain and suffering damages like disability, emotional trauma, of wrongful death from losing a loved one, there’s a lot that goes into determining what those damages are worth.
In either case, a personal injury lawyer can help you calculate the FULL amount of costs you’re owed for your injury. It’s easy to struggle with this if you don’t have legal expertise, and you deserve to know what you’re really entitled to for your suffering and expenses.
Investigation and Negotiation
Your lawyer will immediately go to work investigating your case, making sure the appropriate evidence is collected to demonstrate your damages. This includes compiling medical and police records, pictures, witness statements, employment reports, and other official documents to help establish who was at help. Even if you collect evidence yourself, your lawyer will be able to determine what you need and how to best present it to obtain a fair settlement.
If the insurance company won’t come to a fair settlement through negotiations, your attorney can help you decide if a lawsuit is the best decision.
What kinds of damages can I recover money for?
You should be able to recover for any costs resulting from your injury, such as:
- Medical costs like doctor bills, tests, prescription medications, etc
- Repairs or replacements for your vehicle if your injuries were sustained in a car accident
- Missed wages from time taken off work
- Pain and suffering costs if accompanied by a physical injury
- And more
Damages are expenses that you wouldn’t have if you hadn’t been injured. According to the law, the at-fault party is responsible for these costs, not you.
Talk to a Glendale Personal Injury Lawyer for Free
At Simmrin Law Group, we firmly believe the costs of recovery shouldn’t burden you after a personal injury. We work tirelessly to help injury victims pursue the full financial recovery they deserve. We don’t charge you a thing unless we win you money, and we’ll start with a FREE consultation to talk about your options. Take the first step by calling us today at 310-997-4688 or fill out the form to the right to get started with your free consultation.