Were you or a loved one involved in an accident in Van Nuys, CA, and was it caused by someone else? You may be able to obtain compensation from the at-fault party for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and other expenses. M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers is here to help you fight back.
Our law firm was founded in 2013; since then, our Van Nuys personal injury lawyers have collected over $400 million for personal injury victims. We can handle any personal injury case and are willing to go the distance to protect your interests.
Please feel free to contact us today in Van Nuys, California. You can click here to reach us online, or you can call us at (213) 296-1243. We are available 24/7.
How Can M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers Help Me After an Accident?
We understand that you probably have a lot to contend with after a personal injury. There could be an insurance company breathing down your neck, you might have mounting medical bills and other expenses, and all of this is on top of the significant pain and suffering you are likely experiencing.
You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’ll be compensated for all this harm.
M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers can stand up for you while you recover from your injury. We have a century of combined experience representing personal injury victims, and we’ve been recognized by national news outlets like FOX and NBC for our success. When you choose our Van Nuys personal injury attorneys to assist with your case, we will:
- Investigate the cause of your injury and collect evidence to help your claim
- Negotiate with the defense to obtain a favorable settlement
- Bring your case to trial if necessary
- Hire expert witnesses to testify on your behalf
- Ensure that you’re not taken advantage of by an insurance company
These are just a few examples of what we can do to help. For more information on how we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve, contact us today in Van Nuys. We offer a free initial consultation to go over your situation.
How Common Are Accidents in Van Nuys, CA?
Considering the number of people and vehicles in the area, it might not come as a surprise that accidents are relatively common in Van Nuys.
A 2020 study by USC and Crosstown LA indicated that Van Nuys has the most dangerous intersection in Los Angeles: Sherman Way and Sepulveda Boulevard. There were 47 traffic collisions at just that intersection in 2019. The study also noted that Van Nuys had six of LA’s top 20 most dangerous intersections. According to a study representative, most of these accidents were preventable and likely due to distracted driving.
With this many dangerous intersections within its city limits, it’s especially important to stay alert on the road. Of course, accidents can still occur even in the best of circumstances. If you find yourself in that kind of situation, reach out to a Van Nuys personal injury attorney for help.
We Handle All Personal Injury Cases in Van Nuys, California
M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers has successfully represented clients facing personal injuries of all types. The practice areas we have experience with are:
- Brain Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Product Liability
- Wrongful Death
Just to name a few. Our Van Nuys personal injury lawyers are ready to put our 100+ years of combined experience to work for you. Call today for a free consultation.
How Much Is My Van Nuys Personal Injury Case Worth?
No two personal injury cases are alike, so it is near-impossible to assign a value to a case without knowing its specific facts and circumstances. That said, factors that influence a case’s value include:
- The availability and amount of evidence to support your case
- How severe your injuries are
- The type of injuries you suffered
- Whether or not you share some blame for the accident
- The type of party on the other side (private individual, business, governmental entity)
Generally speaking, the greater your injury’s impact on your life, the more your case will be worth. During your free initial consultation with one of our Van Nuys personal injury lawyers, we can provide more insight into your specific case’s value.
What Damages Can I Recover After My Accident in Van Nuys?
Three types of damages are potentially available to Van Nuys personal injury victims. These are economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.
Economic damages represent your financial losses stemming from the accident. They include things like medical expenses, lost earnings, and property damage.
Non-economic damages compensate you for some of the consequences of your injury that are difficult to quantify. A few examples would be your pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of consortium.
While punitive damages are only awarded in rare circumstances in California, they are available if the defendant’s conduct was especially egregious. Punitive damages “punish” the at-fault party and deter society from acting similarly.
Our personal injury lawyers in Van Nuys always work to maximize the value of their clients’ claims, and they can also fight for you. Contact us today.
What if I’m Being Blamed for My Accident in Van Nuys?
Chances are, the other parties involved in your claim will attempt to pin the blame on you for the accident. Those other parties could include one or more powerful insurance companies.
The good news is that California operates under a pure comparative negligence standard. You can still receive compensation under this standard even if you are partially to blame for the accident. Your financial award can be reduced, however, based on the percentage of fault assigned to you.
As an example, if you receive a $100,000 award but are found 25% at fault, you would receive $75,000 instead. This number represents the full amount of your financial award less your percentage of fault.
We make it a point of emphasis at M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers to protect your interests when it comes to allegations of blame. Contact a Van Nuys personal injury attorney today to get started.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit in California?
Each state sets deadlines for when lawsuits of each type must be filed via statutes of limitations. If you file your lawsuit after the statute of limitations has passed, a court will not hear your case.
In the State of California, you have two years from the date of the accident to file suit – there are exceptions, however. For instance, you will generally have six months to file suit if the party you are suing is a governmental entity. In other instances, such as when the party you intend to sue leaves the state, the statute of limitations can be paused (tolled).
It’s important to contact us as soon as possible if you’re not sure whether the statute of limitations has yet to pass in your case. We can make that determination during your free consultation with one of our Van Nuys personal injury lawyers.
How Do I Prove Negligence in My Case?
In most personal injury cases, you will have to prove that the other party to your case was negligent. Negligence means more or less the same thing as “carelessness.” It is the standard used to establish fault in personal injury cases. You must prove four legal elements to establish negligence:
- Duty of Care. You will need to prove that the other party owed you a duty of care. Drivers on the road owe a duty of care to other drivers in terms of driving safely and obeying traffic laws, for example.
- Breach of Duty. This element entails proving that the other party violated the duty of care. Running a red light is one instance where this element is likely met.
- Causation. You’ll have to prove two types of causation: actual and proximate. The goal is to establish that the other party caused your injury.
- Damages. This last element involves demonstrating that you’ve suffered harm as a result of the defendant’s actions.
In virtually every Van Nuys personal injury case, one or more of these elements will be at issue. Fortunately, our lawyers are highly adept at proving negligence. We can do the same for you.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost in Van Nuys?
M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers works on a contingeny fee basis, which means it won’t cost you anything upfront to hire us for your personal injury case in Van Nuys.
Instead, we will take payment as a percentage of your ultimate financial award. Since we only make money if you do, this payment method helps incentivize us to maximize the value of your claim. If we agree on a 35% contingency fee and a jury awards you $1,000,000, our payment would be $350,000 of that $1 million.
The contingency fee percentage varies from case to case, but will generally be around 33 to 40%. During your free consultation, we can provide further information on how this arrangement will work in your case.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Van Nuys Personal Injury Lawyers
The Van Nuys personal injury lawyers with M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers know what it takes to win a personal injury case. With over $400 million collected and a century of experience between us, we’re confident in our ability to put money back into your pocket after a personal injury.
You deserve to heal from your injuries, rather than to worry about medical expenses and how to handle the insurance company in constant contact with you. Let us represent and protect your interests instead. Call us today for a no-obligation consultation.
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M&Y Personal Injury Lawyers
6360 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 219
Van Nuys, CA 91401