Were you recently injured due to someone’s negligence in Los Angeles, CA? You may be able to receive compensation from the at-fault party.
Contact our personal injury law firm located in Los Angeles, California to find out how our legal team can help you.
At M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers, our top-rated attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience fighting for accident victims throughout California. Our reviews and case results speak for themselves. We’ve recovered over $400 million on behalf of our clients, and we’re ready to fight for you.
We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service, and every case is very important to us. Our accident & injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no fee unless we win.
After your accident, you need time to focus on your physical, mental, and emotional recovery. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our compassionate attorneys. We’re available 24/7 to take your call and we have multiple locations across California.
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M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers – Los Angeles Law Office
4929 Wilshire Blvd #960,
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Whether you have a personal injury case depends on the facts and circumstances of your situation.
If someone else negligently or intentionally caused you harm, you likely have a claim.
Some examples include:
There are many other scenarios where you may have a valid personal injury case. We’ll evaluate your claim and give you honest legal advice. Contact our personal injury attorneys to see how we can help.
After an accident or injury, you may think that you can handle your claim independently. However, there are many reasons to consult an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney.
Contact our law firm for a free consultation to see how we can help you.
After an accident, you may be getting better from severe injuries that prevent you from working. You may think that you can’t afford an attorney.
From dog bite injuries to pedestrian accidents or slip and fall injuries, our attorneys always work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
We believe that everyone deserves exceptional legal representation. Call our law firm for a free case evaluation. There’s no obligation unless we win your case.
If you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages cover your financial losses, including:
Non-economic damages cover your personal losses that are more difficult to value, including:
Punitive damages may be available in limited scenarios, such as when the defendant acted with malice. These damages are intended to punish the defendant and deter others from engaging in similar conduct.
At M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers, we seek to help injury victims after all types of accidents. We handle all practice areas including:
Car accidents are very common in a city like Los Angeles. California is an at-fault state for auto accidents. If you’re in a car accident, you’ll have to file a claim against the at-fault driver to recover compensation.
Insurance companies will challenge your claim from the very beginning. We can protect your best interests and ensure the insurance company provides the right settlement for your losses. Or, they can risk facing us in court.
Commercial trucks frequent the roads and interstates of Los Angeles. Unfortunately, these large trucks can cause serious accidents, including fatal accidents.
When they do cause an accident, the trucking companies and insurance companies will rush to minimize their liability. They will pressure you into accepting a settlement or may even deny your claim.
Our personal injury attorneys can match these large corporations for resources as we pursue your compensation. We’ll calculate the full value of your truck accident claim and make sure the trucking company provides the money you deserve.
Motorcyclists love California. But it can be unfriendly to riders due to the congestion and heavy traffic.
We also represent accident victims involved in:
Our skilled legal team has a proven track record of success handling all personal injury matters. We have done an amazing job fighting for people across Southern California. We provide personalized legal representation and we treat our clients like family.
The types of injuries sustained will depend on the accident. We’ve helped accident victims who have suffered all kinds of injuries, including but not limited to:
We understand that things can be difficult in the aftermath of an accident. You don’t have to deal with it alone. Contact our office to discuss your case and see how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Los Angeles is home to millions of residents. Accidents are bound to happen with such a dense population of people. Motor vehicle accidents are a major source of injuries and fatalities for Los Angeles residents.
Preliminary data shows that 289 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2021 — a 21% increase from 2020. Another 1,465 were severely injured in car accidents. Additionally, 128 pedestrians and 18 bicyclists were killed in accidents in 2021.
Los Angeles also has its fair share of workplace accidents. In one recent year, 431 California succumbed to fatal work injuries. Transportation incidents were the main cause of workplace deaths in California, causing 141 total deaths.
Falls, slips, and trips were the second leading cause of fatal accidents on the job (88 deaths). Falls are also a cause of injury and death for older residents in L.A.
Not surprisingly, California has a high rate of boating accidents. In one recent year, there were nearly 600 accidents, ranging from collisions and flooding to grounding and capsizing. These accidents caused 50 fatalities and 266 injuries statewide. Over sixty of these accidents occurred in Los Angeles county.
There are many personal injury laws that may make or break the success of your case. The most noteworthy are:
California’s At-Fault Insurance
California is an “at-fault” state for auto insurance and auto accidents. If you are in a car accident, you will have to file a claim against the other party’s insurance to get money for your medical bills and other losses.
This process is different in “no-fault” states, where victims must purchase Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance and file claims with their own insurance company after an accident.
California utilizes pure comparative fault rules to apportion fault in accidents involving multiple at-fault parties. Under these rules, your award can be reduced if you share fault for an accident.
You can still recover compensation, but a judge or jury will reduce your damages to account for your share of fault.
The Statute of Limitations
California’s statutes of limitation limit the amount of time you have to file a claim after an accident. In most claims, the statute of limitations is two years.
This means you will have to file your claim within two years after your accident or risk forfeiting your right to compensation. However, if you failed to discover your injuries right away you have one year from the date you discovered the injury.
In many personal injury cases, it’s common for a defendant to blame a plaintiff (or accident victim) for their own injuries. They use this tactic to diminish their liability for the accident.
In some states, sharing any fault for an accident can bar you from recovery. California has pure comparative fault laws. This means that a court or jury can reduce your damages to account for your share of blame for an accident.
You will be barred from recovering damages if you share blame, but you will take less money. For example, if you are 30% at fault for your car accident, your damages will be reduced by 30%. You can only take 70% of your total award.
An attorney can protect you from unfair allegations and preserve your right to all your damages.
The California statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years from the accident date. After an accident in Los Angeles, it’s crucial to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to preserve your rights.
If you miss the deadline that applies to your case, you won’t be able to recover money for your injuries.
Insurance companies will try to delay negotiations so that you are unable to meet your deadline. Our attorneys are fierce negotiators, but we will ensure that we timely file a lawsuit if the insurance company fails to negotiate a fair settlement.
Several factors will affect the value of your case, including:
Generally, the more serious your injuries, the higher the value of your case. You can easily prove your damages by presenting invoices, billing statements, and receipts.
However, valuing non-economic losses can be challenging, and other people legally responsible will push back.
Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys will calculate the fair value of your claim to ensure you receive the money you need and deserve.
Nothing upfront. Most personal injury attorneys utilize contingency fees. Under this arrangement, you do not pay for an attorney’s services unless they recover compensation.
The attorney’s payment will be a percentage of the client’s settlement or verdict, typically between 33% and 40%. The percentage will depend on your case, the attorney’s skill and experience, and the area you live.
A contingency fee minimizes the risk and costs of legal services for accident victims. These victims are usually struggling with many financial burdens, including medical expenses, lost income, and more.
Contingency fees ensure that injured clients can obtain legal representation when they might not be able to afford it otherwise.
Moreover, most lawyers offer free consultations to prospective clients. Therefore, it costs almost nothing to hire a lawyer upfront.
It depends on a number of factors. Some of these factors include the facts of the case, the party on the other side (whether it is an individual person or a governmental entity, for example), whether an insurance company is involved, and many more.
Most cases settle before reaching trial. But if the facts and behavior of the other side dictate, we might decide that a trial is your best bet for receiving maximum compensation. Claims that go to trial tend to take longer than cases that settle.
A skilled Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can provide you with more insight as to how long your particular case might take during a free consultation.
The majority of injury cases settle. The injury victim and their attorney will negotiate a fair award that compensates the victim for the damages related to an accident. However, not all cases settle.
In some instances, an insurance company may refuse to pay the full value of a victim’s claim. They may even deny the claim or blame the victim for their accident or injuries. If this happens to you, you may need to take your case to trial.
In fact, initiating a lawsuit may be the only way for you to recover compensation if the insurance company refuses to settle. A lawsuit may even encourage the insurer to settle your case at a later date, after you have collected and proffered evidence showing that the defendant is at fault for your injuries.
While the personal injury claims process will vary based on the facts of your case, there are a few stages that are common.
These are just rough guidelines describing the personal injury claims process.
Feel free to give us a call for a free consultation; during that consultation, we can give you more insight into how the claims process might play out in your case.
The immediate aftermath of an accident can heavily impact how the subsequent legal proceedings work out.
Here are a few things to do and not do after an accident:
Your actions after the accident can make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful personal injury claim. Reach out to us for a free consultation.
If you’ve been in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim.
Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers will identify your options for recovering the compensation you deserve and help you understand the value of your case.
We will provide compassionate, tireless representation after your accident. We have locations across Southern California, so contact us for more information and get started with your case today.
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