HOW CAN I RECEIVE MAXIMUM COMPENSATION?
When you’re involved in a serious injury from either work, a car accident, or a slip and fall injury, our attorneys stop at nothing to get you the compensation that you deserve. In fact, accident victims who have legal representation were compensated 3 times more than accident victims who did not have any sort of legal representation.
WHAT ARE THE FIRST STEPS TO TAKE AFTER AN ACCIDENT?
Many people don’t know what to do without an attorney, especially when going through their first serious injury accident. When you have legal representation, an attorney will not only walk you through the process of filing a claim but they will also prevent the at-fault party’s insurance company from tricking you into getting an unfair compensation. Working with an attorney who specializes in serious injury accidents is the best way to get your entitled compensation at a maximum!
WHAT IF I GET COMPENSATED UNFAIRLY?
When serious injury accident victims have no legal representation, the at-fault party’s insurance company try getting the victim to either accept an unfair settlement or give them no settlement at all! Working with a serious injury accident attorney will prevent this from happening. A skilled serious injury accident attorney knows how to effectively and strategically negotiate with insurance companies to get what you are entitled to, what you deserve, and what you are owed under the law.
WHAT IF I GET INJURED AT WORK?
If you suffer an accident at work, you should report it to your employer immediately. You won’t be entitled to any benefits or compensation if you don’t report it within a month. The next step would be to get the appropriate treatment and get your health back. Once that is done, you can file a Workers Compensation Claim (DWC-1 Form). Employers in California are required to have Workers Compensation in the event of an injury. You will have to prove that you suffered your injury during work.
CAN I SUE IF I SLIP & FALL?
You definitely can! As long as you have evidence that you were injured due to the negligence of the property you were injured at, then you have a great case on your hands. Just be sure to have all of the necessary evidence to make your case is relevant. Having witnesses, photos, medical bills, surveillance footage, and proof of loss wages (time off work due to injury) can really help your case. Remember, to win a slip and fall case, you, the victim, must have evidence that it was due to the negligence of the property owner.
WHEN DO I SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IN A SERIOUS INJURY CASE?
The most important reason to seek medical attention in a case is for your safety. Serious injuries, such as broken ribs or a torn ligament, can be oblivious to the victim before diagnosed. The victim may think they’re experiencing a little soreness, but the problem can be much bigger. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, please seek medical attention:
- Tenderness or soreness in ribs, ankles, arms, back, etc
- Broken/fractured bones
HOW MUCH CAN I GET COMPENSATED?
Generally speaking, the compensation earned is made to pay by the liable party based on your damages, so this includes medical bill costs, lost income if work was missed due to your injury, compensation for your pain and suffering, and God forbid, any funeral expenses. The total compensation amount can range depending on how serious the injury was. No law states that a person should receive X dollars for pain and medical expenses because of a slip on a spill or missing a step due to faulty maintenance, so this is where we come in to fight for the compensation that YOU deserve.
Every case varies, but the general rule of thumb is the greater the injuries and impact it had on your daily life, the greater the compensation!
WHAT IF I GET SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT?
When you’re involved in an auto accident that WASN’T your fault, the at-fault party’s insurance will typically try and trick you into getting the lowest compensation possible. However, when you work with an attorney, they will walk you through the process of getting you the compensation YOU deserve! A lawyer would absolutely benefit you in the event of an auto accident. Insurance companies typically try to minimize the settlement as much as possible. Unless you are skilled with handling auto accident claims yourself, you will typically waste your time and end up with a mediocre settlement. The more serious or fatal an auto accident is, the more necessary a lawyer is. A lawyer knows the rights a person has and can explain the relevant statute of limitations.