Accident & Injury Attorneys Serving Southern California
Real Lawyers Fight For The Injured.
WHY YOU NEED A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
In almost all car accident cases you will be fighting the insurance company for a settlement. These insurance companies have a team of adjusters and lawyers who have experience in negotiations and settlements. The insurance companies have one goal in mind, to deny you a settlement. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer will increase your chances of a quicker and higher settlement.
The team at Gomez and Simone knows the tactics and strategies insurance companies use to reduce their liability and lower your settlement offer. Unrepresented Plaintiffs run the risk of disclosing information during recorded statements that can damage the case permanently, and even accepting a low settlement without knowing the extend of the injuries and the future treatments that may be required. Many people are reluctant to hire a lawyer because their injuries are minor or seem to be minor at the time of the injury. However, minor injuries may turn into major injuries and you may also be entitled to pain and suffering and emotional distress damages. That’s why you should not settle your car accident case without consulting a lawyer. If the insurance company has legal representation, you should too. Always remember, represented parties tend to receive larger settlements.
The team at Gomez and Simone APLC will make sure that the insurance company does not take advantage of you. Our firm handles variety of cases, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, bus accidents and hit and run accidents. We will fight the insurance company and work to get you compensation for your injuries, lost wages and damages.
Our Southern California Accident & Injury Trial Attorneys help victims get maximum compensation for their injuries.
If a negligent person or business caused you to suffer injuries, please give us a call. Our Trial Attorneys have handled thousands of cases successfully and have obtained millions for our clients. The consultation is free and you don’t pay unless we win, guaranteed.
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Construction Accidents
- Dog Bites
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
You could be wondering how much your personal injury case is worth. The value of your case depends on a few key factors: the circumstances of your accident, the severity of your injuries, and limits on insurance coverage, among other things. The primary driver behind case value is how much the plaintiff could get in the damages, including:
- Past medical bills;
- Future medical bills;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of earning capacity;
- Loss of consortium; and
- Pain and suffering.
Should I Contact a Lawyer for an Accident or Injury?
After an accident, it may be difficult to determine if the case can be handled through the insurance company, or if it requires the legal expertise of a personal injury lawyer. To help evaluate the need for an injury lawyer, see if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions:
- Did a serious injury occur that required hospitalization or surgery?
- Did a permanent injury such as paralysis or amputation occur?
- Did the accident involve pedestrians or multiple drivers?
- Did the accident occur in a construction area?
- Is there a dispute as to who is at fault for the accident?
- Does the police report inaccurately reflect how the accident occurred and put you at fault?
- Are you uninsured, or has your insurance company stated you were delinquent on your last premium payment?
- Is the insurance company giving you trouble, or have they involved their own lawyers on your case?
- Did your injury occur while you were on the job?
We understand that our clients are dealing with a lot of stressful things in their lives, like treatment for their injuries, bills for medical treatment, and trying to get back to their daily routines they were accustomed to prior to their injuries. We know that this results in our clients having a lot of questions, so we make sure to answer those questions in a timely manner by phone and email.
WHAT INFORMATION YOU NEED TO PROVIDE TO YOUR LAWYER
In order for us to determine if you have a valid personal injury case you need to provide us with certain information and evidence. Our personal injury lawyers will review all the evidence to determine the extent of your injuries and the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
List of documents to bring
- Photographs of the scene of the accident
- All information on the party at fault, such as copy of driver’s license, insurance information or contact information.
- Contact information of all passengers in your vehicle and/or the vehicle of the party at fault
- Witness names and addresses
- Witness statements
- Insurance information
- Photographs of injuries to any body part were bruising or swelling is visible
- Medical records from all doctors and facilities if you visited a doctor before meeting with a lawyer
- Medical bills from all doctors and facilities if you visited a doctor before meeting with a lawyer
- Police report if one was filed
- Proof of lost work or wages due to injuries
- Any notes of your personal recollections of the accident
Once all the information is received we will review your case, gather more evidence if needed before it becomes unavailable, speak with all parties and witnesses, and start settlement negotiations.
The documents will provide a full picture of the evidence that you have and the strengths and weaknesses of your case. It will allow your attorney to organize and plan your file in preparation of a possible lawsuit.
WHY YOU NEED TO FILE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM WITH THE HELP OF A LAWYER
Time sensitivity is crucial in personal injury claims and lawsuits. California allows you up to two years from the time of the accident to file a lawsuit, however it is important to file a claim with the insurance as soon as possible. Prolonging the filing of the claim and the medical treatments will deter the strength of your case. Evidence may be lost and witnesses may forget how the accident occurred. Hiring a lawyer will insurance that the claim is timey filed and that all evidence is preserved.
Insurance companies don’t have your interests in mind
It’s absolutely essential draft everything properly and fight for your compensation in court with the proper evidence and plan. Negotiating with insurance adjusters is not easy without expert help, and insurance companies don’t have your interests in mind. In most cases insurance companies will not agree to your demands and will not consider your injury to be major. Instead, they will send you counteroffers for a sum lower than what your case is worth. Your lawyer however will handle all demands and negotiations for you and make sure that your case settles for what it’s worth.
Medical treatments are expensive
Most accident injuries in personal injury cases cause injuries that require different types of medical attention. These medical facilities come with high medical bills. Additionally, most accident injuries require hospital care, future treatments and even surgeries. Piled up medical bills for injuries caused due to the negligence of others should not be paid by the injured party. In motor vehicle accidents, it can take hours and sometimes days before signs and symptoms of an injury appear, therefore seeking medical attention as soon as possible is very important. Filing a personal injury claim will ensure that you receive the proper medical treatments without having to worry about your financial situation.
OUR LAWYERS REPRESENT YOU ON A CONTINGENT FEE BASIS
Many people do not file personal injury claims because they do not have the money to hire a lawyer. However, filing a claim is a simple process and does not cost any initial fees. Instead, our lawyers at Gomez and Simone represent you on a contingent fee basis. This means that we will cover the case costs and expenses as they come up, and then deduct them from the settlement. You do not pay us unless we obtain compensation for you. Most injury victims require continued medical treatments and rehabilitation and are not able to work during their recovery time. Many want to hire a lawyer and file a lawsuit but do not have the money to do so. Here at Gomez and Simone we provide a contingency fee basis to all personal injury clients. Our primary goal is to get you the proper medical treatments and get you back to good health.
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