Have you been injured in an accident in Huntington Park, CA? You could be entitled to a substantial monetary award from the party responsible. Our Huntington Park personal injury lawyers at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers can help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our legal team has over 100 years of combined experience in personal injury law. We’ve recovered over $400 million for injury victims in Southern California.
Contact our law office today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced injury attorney at (877) 300-4535. We work on contingency, so you pay nothing out-of-pocket unless we recover compensation for you first.
How Our Huntington Park Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You After an Accident
If someone else was responsible for your accident and injuries in Huntington Park, you should be on the hook for your medical bills and other damages. The law doesn’t think so either. California personal injury laws give you the right to recover compensation for your economic and non-economic damages from the at-fault party.
That doesn’t mean it’s easy. You deserve an experienced Huntington Park personal injury attorney to help you navigate your injury claim and maximize your compensation. You deserve M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers.
Our lawyers have over a century of combined legal experience and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for injury victims and families in California. We’ve been recognized by the best of the best, including The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, SuperLawyers, and Avvo, to name a few.
When you hire our award-winning team of personal injury lawyers near Huntington Park to help with your claim, we will:
- Explain your rights and legal options in detail
- Investigate your accident to identify liable parties and gather evidence
- Record and calculate all your damages after the accident
- Work with leading experts in Southern California to strengthen your claim
- Negotiate and communicate with the insurance company on your behalf
- Take your case to court to protect your rights
Contact our law office today to schedule your free case review with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer.
How Common Are Accidents in Los Angeles County?
Los Angeles County has some of the most heavily congested roads in the country. Accidents are common. In 2021, Los Angeles experienced 289 fatalities in traffic collisions, an increase of 21% from the year prior. Nearly 1,500 people were severely injured in motor vehicle accidents, a 30% rise from 2020.
Pedestrians are especially vulnerable in LA — 486 pedestrians were struck by motorists in 2021. Almost 130 of these pedestrians died from their injuries.
L.A. County workplaces also see their fair share of accidents. In 2020, Los Angeles county had a rate of injury of 3.6 per 100 employees. The county recorded 163,875 first reports of injury (FROIs) that year.
We Handle All Personal Injury Cases in Huntington Park, CA?
M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers has recovered over $400 million dollars for accident victims. We’ve won top awards in all types of personal injury cases.
We frequently represent victims of:
- Car Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Products Defects
- Slip and Falls
- Brain Injuries
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Have you been injured in one of these accidents? Don’t delay. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
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How Much is My Huntington Park Injury Case Worth?
No lawyer can tell you what your case is worth without analyzing your case. There are too many moving parts.
However, a few different factors will typically control the value of your claim, including:
- Available insurance coverages
- The strength of your evidence
- The extent of your medical expenses
- Your prognosis long-term
- The pain and suffering you’ve experienced after the accident
- The income you’ve lost and whether your earning capacity is diminished
- Whether you share fault for your injuries
The easiest way to determine your case’s worth is to consult an experienced Huntington Park personal injury lawyer. M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers can help you evaluate your damages, bringing in medical and economic experts, when necessary, to assist in our assessment.
What Damages Are Available After an Accident in Huntington Park?
If another party is liable for your accident, you will be entitled to compensatory damages to cover your losses. Compensatory damages come in two flavors: economic and non-economic.
Your economic damages will cover your financial losses and include:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning potential
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Physical therapy
- Travel costs to and from medical treatment
Your non-economic damages are different. They compensate for the personal, non-monetary losses you’ve endured after the accident. They include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Reduced quality of life
The goal of these damages is to put you in the position you were in before the accident, or at least as close as possible to the position.
What Happens if I’m Being Blamed for an Accident in Los Angeles County?
Under California law, you can still recover compensation if you share fault for your accident. The state’s pure comparative fault rules require courts and juries to divide damages between all parties who share blame for an accident, including the accident victim.
If you share fault, a court or jury (or an insurance company) will reduce your damages to account for your share of fault. For example, suppose you have $80,000 in damages after a car accident but are determined to be 10% at fault for speeding at the time of the collision. In this case, you can only recover $72,000 in damages (90%).
Insurers are known for being over-eager to use this rule against accident victims. Not all allegations of comparative fault are true. A Huntington Park personal injury attorney can protect you from unfounded accusations of blame.
How Do I Prove Negligence in California?
Most personal injury cases are based on negligence, including most cases involving vehicle accidents and slip and falls.
Negligence requires proof of four elements:
- Duty – You will have to show the at-fault party owed you a duty of care before the accident, e.g. the duty drivers owe to others on the road or the duty business and property owners owe to guests.
- Breach – You will have to show that the at-fault party breached the duty by failing to act like a reasonable person in the circumstances leading up to the incident.
- Causation – You will have to prove that the accident would not have happened but for the defendant’s conduct. You will also have to show that your injuries were foreseeable.
- Damages – You will have to prove you suffered damages (financial or emotional) related to the accident.
Your personal injury lawyer may use many different types of evidence to prove negligence in your case, including medical records, pictures, video/surveillance footage, and more. They may also consult experts to help prove how your accident occurred or how your injuries will affect you long-term.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in California?
Most personal injury lawyers will offer a contingency fee arrangement for your injury case. This means they will not charge fees unless they recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
If they are unsuccessful, you pay nothing. If they are successful, your attorney will take a pre-agreed-upon percentage of your award as payment for their representation. This percentage ranges from 33% to 40%.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Huntington Park Personal Injury Lawyer
You won’t have forever to file a claim after your injury. California law gives you two years to initiate a lawsuit after most accidents. Therefore, you shouldn’t wait to get started.
M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers is ready to get started on your claim. Contact us today to get 100+ years of combined experience on your side.
Our Huntington Park personal injury attorneys offer free consultations to all prospective clients. Call us today or submit a contact form online to schedule yours.
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