Severe injuries can cause lost wages, expensive medical bills, and extreme pain and suffering. If you have been injured from the intentional, unintentional, or negligent actions of another person, business, or entity, you may receive compensation for your losses and injuries by filing a California personal injury claim.
Many simple injuries with little property damage may be filed without legal help, but if you have suffered severe loss, permanent disability, or you will miss an extended period of time from work, you may need to hire a California personal injury lawyer.
Personal injury lawyers in California are familiar with injury claims and what you must prove to win your California injury case. They also work on a contingency fee basis and are only paid a percentage of your recovery if they win your case. Injury lawyers will fight to help you win your California injury case by doing the following:
As mentioned above, many injury claims in California are settled without legal help directly with an insurance company. Unfortunately, some insurance companies may be more concerned with their bottom line than insuring you get the compensation you deserve.
Before deciding whether to hire an injury lawyer review the laws in your state, determine the extent of your injuries, and verify the costs of your claim. If you can easily negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company, than you will not need to hire a California injury lawyer.
If, however, you believe the insurance company is not offering a fair settlement, you have severe injuries, high property damage costs, or you cannot return to work, contact a lawyer and determine if they can help younegotiate a higher settlement amount than you can negotiate on your own.