As an injury law firm in the Greater California Area, our services extend to those in Los Angeles and surrounding communities. If you find yourself filing an injury lawsuit in California, you can reach out to Chain | Cohn | Clark to check if your case falls within our coverage.
Over the years, we have handled many different types of cases and claims. Each one requires a unique level of attention and specialization. Here are some of the more common types of injury cases we have represented in Los Angeles, CA.
The sad truth about many of the injuries that occur in California is that they could have been avoided. Accidents are unpredictable and sometimes out of the involved parties’ control. In personal injury cases, however, the harm that befalls the victim is often a result of the other party’s negligence or recklessness.
Personal injury occurs when one person’s actions cause physical, emotional, or mental harm to another person. In Los Angeles, a victim is entitled to recover compensation for the injuries they sustained in an accident.
Another very common type of legal action is the vehicle accident claim. Los Angeles is filled with busy intersections and crowded highways. When accidents happen, the individual who is at fault is responsible for covering the victim’s expenses.
Fault can be determined in many ways. Drunk, distracted, and reckless drivers are all liable to be held accountable for their negligence. An experienced Los Angeles injury attorney will help you recreate the scene and investigate your accident to determine the cause of the crash.
Car accidents can involve minor damage, or they can be fatal to drivers and passengers. If you were the victim of an auto accident in Los Angeles, you may be able to recover financial benefits from the insurance company of the other driver.
The rules for injury compensation change if you are injured while at work or performing work-related duties. Employers in Los Angeles—and the rest of California—are required to hold workers’ compensation insurance in case their employees are injured. These policies cover and compensate the injured worker for medical bills and a portion of lost wages.
If an employer refuses to provide you with workers’ compensation benefits or tries to argue that you are not eligible, we can help you get the assistance you deserve. Our lawyers are trained to deal with large companies who don’t want to pay out benefits. Whether your injuries stem from overexertion, exposure to dangerous chemicals, workplace violence, or another type of work-related accident, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Within these three categories of personal injury, auto accidents, and workers’ compensation, there are more specific types of personal injury cases that we represent.
For example, some different types of personal injuries include the following:
There are also different forms of auto accidents:
Each specific case has small nuances which can mean the difference between receiving adequate compensation and walking away with nothing.
The Chain | Cohn | Clark injury attorneys in Los Angeles are available to you around the clock. We pride ourselves on client communication and transparency. Our LA lawyers are thorough and serve a variety of functions to clients. We will walk you through the steps of a personal injury lawsuit to ensure that you are well prepared for your case.
One of the most important pieces of any Los Angeles injury case is proving that the defendant was negligent in a way that led to your injuries. Just being hurt is not enough, you must establish a valid responsibility of the guilty party. This is almost always accomplished with a combination of witnesses and evidence.
Pictures, videos, witness statements, medical records, car repair receipts, and more can be collected and used to pursue compensation. Even if you shared partial fault in an accident, you may still be eligible for reduced benefits to help offset your costs.
After we prove that your injuries were caused by the other party’s negligence, we can move forward with negotiations; this is where an experienced lawyer is needed to get you appropriate compensation. Usually, in an injury claim, you are trying to recover compensatory damages from the other party’s insurance company.
The insurance company does not have your best interest at heart and will likely do whatever they can to pay you the lowest possible amount. This may mean proving that you shared partial fault, or simply offering you a small settlement that seems adequate to the untrained eye.
Many plaintiffs fail to acknowledge long-term expenses or costs that will continue to burden their lives in the future. If you settle for a reward that covers all current expenses, that is all you get. If that injury resurfaces or causes health problems later in your life, you will be out of luck.
Our lawyers have disputed enough insurance company settlements to understand what is a good deal and what’s not. DO NOT accept an offer from the negligent party’s insurance until you have checked in with a Los Angeles attorney.
Sometimes the involved parties will not be able to reach a fair settlement agreement. If this happens, the injury case may proceed into a courtroom to be heard in front of a judge and jury. Although this is rare, the LA attorneys at Chain | Cohn | Clark are ready and prepared to represent you in court.. We will act as your counsel and use our resources to help you win the case.
Here at Chain | Cohn | Clark we operate on contingency, so we don’t get paid unless you get paid. We can provide you with a free case evaluation, then, if you choose to move forward, there will be no fees. When you win your case, we will keep a percentage of the settlement for our services. This means that there is no financial risk of hiring an attorney after your injury.
According to the California statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits, you have exactly two years from the date of your injury to file a claim. If you are suing a government or city entity, you may only have six months to file your claim. After this time period expires, the defendant is no longer legally obligated to pay you, which drastically lowers your chance of recovering benefits.
Even though you may have a couple of years to file, you should set the process in motion as soon as possible. The jury could interpret you waiting as a sign that your suffering was not actually that bad, which would lower your settlement value.
The sooner you reach out to Chain | Cohn | Clark, the fresher the details of the accident will be in everyone’s mind. Acting quickly gives you a better chance at recovering compensation.
Chain | Cohn | Clark values personal attention as one of our primary pillars of our legal practice. We’re a local law firm with a proven track record of success spanning several decades. We aren’t some big city LA lawyers that are working multiple cases at any given moment. We dedicate ourselves to solving your case and use all of our available resources to do so.
We are no strangers to severe and complicated injuries. If you sustained harm due to someone else’s negligence, reach out to our team today. We’ve represented an extensive variety of cases, including car crashes, work accidents, explosions, pedestrian collisions, slip-and-falls. Don’t let the financial burden of an injury add to the physical and emotional stress you are already experiencing.
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