If you’ve been injured in an accident in Los Angeles then you need to talk to a lawyer near you, with no obligation. It’s important to have an experienced Los Angeles based attorney that understands local LA laws, fighting for you.
About Our Los Angeles Office
The Torkzadeh Law Firm is a personal injury and accident law firm with offices located in Los Angeles ready to help anyone that was injured in an accident, assault, on-job, or other injury related causes. Our dedicated team of local professional attorneys near by are ready to fight for you and get what you deserve. If you’ve been injured around in Los Angeles and want to talk with an experienced attorney that knows what it takes to win, then contact or call us toll free (888) 845-9696 now.
We provide legal representation for personal injury and accident victims in and around Los Angeles and throughout the state of California.
Los Angeles Region Service Areas Include
Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Venice, Hollywood, Burbank, Pomona, Covina, East LA, Compton, South Central, Watts, Inglewood, San Gabriel, Woodland Hills, Downey, Whittier, Carson, Bellflower, and more.
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys
There are people throughout the Los Angeles area who are injured in accidents every day. If you have been hurt in an accident, you should consult with a Los Angeles personal injury attorney at Torklaw. There is no charge for an initial consultation and we have the experience and knowledge needed to help you recover the damages you have suffered.
Product & Premises Liability Cases
How much does a personal injury lawyer cost in LA?
At Torklaw, we work on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay if we don’t win. There is no cost to talk to a lawyer and you don’t pay anything upfront.
What’s the first thing to do if someone hits your car in LA?
The best thing to do is contact a lawyer first. Often insurance companies want a statement right after the accident is reported so it’s good to have legal advice right away.
Auto Accidents in Los Angeles
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were 156,909 car accidents in California during 2013. Out of those crashes, 223,128 people suffered injuries and 2,715 people were killed. Los Angeles has a population exceeding 4 million people. With that large population, plus a significant number of visitors and people passing through, it should be of no surprise that more than a million cars might travel down any road in the city on a single day. The greater number of vehicles on the roadway increase the likelihood of being in a crash.
What To Do Following A Los Angeles Auto Accident
If you have been involved in a Los Angeles auto accident, you need to know what to do to make sure you protect your rights and preserve evidence for your personal injury claim. You should never leave the scene of the accident, even if you think that the damages are minor and the injuries aren’t very serious. Things can be much worse than they initially appear.
Keeping Accurate Documentation for Your Los Angeles Property Damage Claim
You need to keep copies of your medical records and any medical bills or receipts. Medical expenses include hospital visits, tests such as MRIs or X-rays, follow-up visits with physicians, prescription medication, physical therapy, and medical devices such as crutches or slings. Keep accurate records for any lost wages and missed work hours. Make copies of physician notes telling you not to work, keep check stubs, and make sure you accurately calculate your lost pay.
Get written estimates for damages to your vehicle. Keep any receipts for any repairs that you have done. Make sure you photograph the damage. Your towing bill can also be included with the property damage totals. Any other broken or damaged property, such as eyeglasses, can also be included in the property damage portion of the claim.
Los Angeles personal injury claims can be complicated and challenging. You shouldn’t try to negotiate with the insurance company without first consulting with an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney from Torklaw. Our attorneys will thoroughly assess your case and tell how to pursue your claim. We will let you know if you have a viable claim and if so, what damages you should be able to recover and the total value of those damages.
You can usually claim multiple damages through a personal injury claim. Some of those damages might include:
If the car accident that resulted in injuries was caused by an act of negligence or wrongdoing or was intentional, the court can award punitive damages. Punitive damages aren’t designed to reward the victim, but are instead, intended to punish the party who is at fault for the injuries and damages.
Hospitals in the Los Angeles Area
If you have been involved in a Los Angeles auto accident, you should get medical care from the nearest emergency room. Here are some hospitals in the Los Angeles area:
Determining Who Is At-Fault For A Car Accident
There are some accidents where it easier to determine which was driver was at-fault for the crash. However, sometimes it requires a much more thorough investigation into the situation. Here at Torklaw, our attorneys will delve deep into the events surrounding your accident to determine what went wrong before the crash, why the crash occurred, and how it could have been prevented. It is detrimental to your personal injury claim to know who was at-fault for the crash. The at fault driver is considered the liable party. The liable party’s insurance company is responsible for paying for any damages that you have suffered as a result of the accident.
Filing a personal injury claim can be stressful and challenging. The insurance company is in the business to make money, so they won’t offer you a fair settlement that includes all the damages that you are entitled to receive. In order to be fairly compensated, you should enlist the help of a skilled and knowledgeable Los Angeles personal injury attorney. The team at Torklaw has successfully helped hundreds of accident victims get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. We can help you get the compensation you need so you can focus on recovering. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team today.
Getting Your Vehicle Repaired
The driver who is at-fault for the accident is liable for any damages, including your need to have your auto repaired. To negotiate with the auto insurance company, you will need to get written estimate from auto body repair facilities. If you pay for some repairs to keep your car operable, such as a new tire or a headlight, you need to keep that receipt. If your car has to be towed, make sure you keep your receipt so you can also be reimbursed for that expense.
Ther e are several auto body repair shops in the Los Angeles area and there are several towing services as well. If your car is considered a total loss, which means it costs more to repair than it is worth you should be paid fair market value for your vehicle. If you don’t believe that the dollar amount you have been offered is fair or accurate, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. Your lawyer can include the value of your car in the personal property claim amount.
Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Big Trucks
Trucks are used to transport goods all across the country. Thousands of big trucks pass through Los Angeles county every day. With the growing number of trucks on the road, it should be of no surprise that there is an increased likelihood of accidents involving semis. A semi can weigh around 40,000 pounds, which is 10 times the size of an average passenger car. The standard vehicle weighs about 4,000 pounds, so when it is hit by a truck that is so much larger, you can count on serious damage and an increased chance for serious injuries or even death.
There are several reasons for accidents with semi trucks, but often the trucking company or its driver are to blame. The driver might be pushed to his or her limits in order to make a delivery on time. Driving too far and too long can lead to fatigued driving, which is dangerous. Truckers driving too fast to try to be on time is also very hazardous. Just imagine big rig that is fully loaded barreling into a car while traveling about 80 miles per hour. The results can be devastating for everyone involved.
Another leading cause of truck accidents involves trucking companies failing to properly maintain their vehicles or get repairs promptly. Mechanical failure can cause drivers to lose control or brakes to fail, causing crashes. Your Los Angeles personal injury attorney from Torklaw will thoroughly investigate your accident and determine what happened and why. If negligence led to the accident, it will be revealed. In some cases, punitive damages might be awarded to the victims as a way to punish the perpetrator who acted negligently. Punitive damages are a way to deter similar behaviors by the driver who caused the crash and other drivers as well as the trucking companies.
Torklaw has attorneys who are experienced in handling big truck crashes. We understand that trucking accidents are much more complicated than other auto accidents and might even result in catastrophic injuries or death. We will aggressively pursue your claim and fight for the compensation that you deserve so you can get the medical care that you need following a crash. The kind of injuries you suffered and their severity play a significant role in the overall outcome of your claim. We know how to pursue personal injury settlements for the victims of big rig crashes. Often, because these accidents are much more serious the judgment or settlement received by the victim is much more substantial.
Injuries That Might Be Suffered in a Los Angeles Trucking Accident
If you have been involved in an auto accident that involved a big truck, your injuries might be much more serious. Your life could be significantly impacted by what happened in that crash and the injuries you sustained. Your family might have suffered significantly because of your injuries as well. Here at Torklaw we know how to proceed with all different levels of personal injury claims, and we can properly calculate the value of your trucking accident injury claim.
Because of the differences in the two kinds of vehicles involved, trucking accidents might leave you suffering from life-altering injuries. Examples of injuries that are suffered by those involved in trucking accidents include amputations, paralysis, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, internal injuries, severe burns, and multiple broken bones. Any of these injuries can lead to a life of medical care. You might even need a full-time caregiver to look after you and help you with your dailing living activities, such as grooming, preparing meals, doing laundry and other household chores. Of course, it could be the end of your working career as well, which means a loss of income.
When we pursue a settlement or go to court for a personal injury claim for a client, we don’t just think about the bills already owed or the hours of work that you have already missed. We look at the long-term picture and think about your future. We add in future medical costs, future lost wages, and your loss of enjoyment of life. Your spouse and family members might be eligible for compensation for damages as well, such as loss of consortium or loss of love and relationship. Serious accidents in Los Angeles impact the entire family.
Public Transportation Accidents
Public transportation is a great way to get around town. It can save you a lot of time and expense. However, there are accidents involving public transportation. If you have suffered injuries in an accident involving a bus, subway, light rail, or shuttle, we can help you with a personal injury claim. Los Angeles boasts one of the best public transportation systems in the country, but just one mistake can result in a lot of injuries and serious damages. When that happens, Torklaw is here to help.
Your Los Angeles Vehicle Accident Injury Team
When it comes to any kind of vehicle accident, whether it is an auto, bus, truck, train, motorcycle, bicycle, or boat, you can count on the experienced team of personal injury attorneys at Torklaw. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation regarding your injuries. We are ready to help you recover your damages through a Los Angeles personal injury claim. Experience counts, call Torklaw!