Find answers to your basic questions about personal injury claims below. If you want to speak to an attorney about your case in detail, call (888) 778-8888 for a FREE consultation. Lalezary Law Firm represents all clients on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay unless we win.
Do I really need an attorney?
If you have been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, vehicle repair or replacement, and other damages.
HOWEVER, you will have to file paperwork, gather evidence, get medical treatment, talk with the insurance adjuster, etc. Or you can get an experienced personal injury attorney to take care of everything for you.
We can get you medical treatment with zero upfront costs to you. We can get you a rental vehicle while yours is being repaired or replaced. We can deal with the insurance company on your behalf. We can file all the paperwork. We can handle every aspect of your claim, so you can concentrate on getting healthy again. It is our goal to make your life easier when times are tough.
But the insurance company said I don’t need an attorney.
First, it is illegal for anybody who is not an attorney to give legal advice. Second, your interests and the interests of the insurance company are not the same. In fact, their interests may be in direct conflict with your interests, so it’s best not to take advice from them.
If you want an unbiased legal opinion, your best bet is to speak to a reputable attorney.
What is my case worth?
No attorney can provide you with an exact figure—in fact, it is against bar regulations to make guarantees of this sort—but he or she can give you an estimate based on the following factors:
• The severity of your injuries and the resulting medical bills
• The circumstances of liability
• Your insurance and the liable party’s insurance
• Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
• Pain and suffering
The amount of compensation you receive will be affected not only by the above factors, but also by the quality of your legal representation. A decent attorney may get you a mediocre amount of compensation, just barely enough to cover your losses, but an exceptional attorney will utilize every resource and angle to maximize your compensation—which is what we do here at Lalezary Law Firm.
How long will my case take?
Similar to case worth, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to provide an exact estimate of case length. No two cases are alike and therefore there is no general timetable for these things. Some claims may settle within a few months, while others can go all the way to litigation and take years to complete.
Can I still get compensation if I was partially at fault for the accident?
Yes. The state of California uses the system of “pure comparative negligence” when determining damages in a personal injury claim. In simpler terms, your compensation award is reduced by an amount equivalent to your percentage of fault. For instance, if you’re awarded $100,000 in compensation but the jury determines that you were 50% at fault, then you will receive a total of $50,000 ($100,000 minus 50%).
How much will it cost to hire Lalezary Law Firm?
We charge no upfront, out-of-pocket costs. Instead, we take a fair percentage of your settlement or verdict. This means that we don’t get paid unless you win. So there is literally zero risk to seeking our help.
If you want to discuss your personal injury claim with one of our award-winning attorneys, contact us now. Our line is open 24/7.