If you have been injured in a car accident in Los Angeles or Southern California contact us today at (800) 950-7755.
This is the most common question we get asked during a free consultation phone call. Those that have been in a car accident in Los Angeles, or any part of Southern California, have to determine if it is “worth it” to settle with the car insurance company or seek legal counsel from a personal injury lawyer.
As one of the most respected personal injury law firms in the entire country, SoCal Injury Lawyers will explain the “value” of working with a personal injury law firm. Note that some law firms will try to refer or sell off your case but that is not something we do. We treat all clients the same and with the utmost respect. No matter the value of your car accident case, we will be honest and up front with the legal services we offer.
Factors That Determine the Value of a Car Accident Case
It can be very difficult for the common person to place a value on pain and suffering. Sometimes we don’t realize just how important our health is. After suffering a traumatic injury it can be difficult to simply get a good nights sleep, no less participate in a normal daily life such as play catch with our children or getting in a Sunday round of golf.
As an experienced personal injury law firm in Los Angeles, we have worked with a number of clients seeking compensation for their pain and suffering after a car accident case. Just because you were in a slight fender bender or an accident in which your vehicle was not totaled, it does not mean you are not suffering from the accident.
Some of the most common injuries after a car accident include traumatic brain injuries, neck and chest injuries, broken bones, torn ligaments and collapsed lungs. To learn much more about the most common types of injuries after a car accident please click the link to our extensive resource above.
Loss of income can be very difficult to calculate. The potential for growth is often overlooked by many. If an individual is new to their career with a secondary degree or a masters/doctoral degree they are likely going to make much more money in the future. This is something that must come into consideration. Current loss of income and future loss of income come into consideration when seeking compensation after a car accident.
There is also an important factor of the inability to complete a task. If a copywriter loses their thumb or index finger in a car accident they are not going to be able to type at the same speed. In fact, some victims will not be able to perform their job duties at all.
As experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyers we will aggressive fight for the correct amount when it comes to the loss of income. We also have tables and equations to determine your future value or the amount of money you will likely make over the next several decades. We do not left any stone unturned.
Part of the compensation agreed upon after a car accident case includes the amount to pay off medical bills. Unfortunately, many victims of driver negligence are concerned they will have to pay their own medical bills and they end up getting subpar care or no medical care at all.
It is very important to seek proper medical care after an accident. Contact the SoCal Injury Lawyers today at (800) 950-7755 so we can discuss options when it comes to medical needs. We work with doctors and medical professionals that will assist you on a lien basis meaning you won’t have to pay your medical bills upfront. The bills will be paid once the settlement has been received.
Medical bills can be extremely expensive when they involve X-Rays, visits to the emergency room, CAT scans and setting broken bones. Some victims have to visit long term care or rehabilitation facilities to repair torn ligaments. No matter the expense of the facility there is a strong likelihood that the driver at fault will have to cover the costs of these necessary medical expense.
Property damage is not as variable as future loss of earnings and pain and suffering. This figure is relatively straight forward as it is calculated as the cost it would take to fix or restore a vehicle to the way it was prior to the accident. There are a few variable factors including the body work and cost of labor but that can be assessed by a Los Angeles mechanic or body shop locally.
This is similar to most insurance claims involving damage to a vehicle. After the damage is assessed with photos and documentation, a mechanic can quote a price for the repair. Note that different mechanics and body shops will likely quote the repairs at different price points. When getting your vehicle repaired we will make certain it is completed at a top rated body shop or by one of the best mechanics in the Los Angeles and Southern California region.