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Personal Injury Lawyer Baldwin Park

When a negligent party causes an accident, the injured party has the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at fault party to receive compensation for their damages. The law recognizes that an accident usually results in pain, mental distress, and financial hardship. In some cases, an accident can cause the victim to endure emotional or mental anguish, burdening the victim with steep financial obligations from property repairs and medical bills, as well as loss of income.

A personal injury lawyer at Lem Garcia Law understands that when someone is in an accident, it can impact every aspect of their life. If you have been injured as the result of another party’s wrongful act or negligence, a personal injury lawyer Baldwin Park can help.

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Our firm handles a wide range of personal injury claims, including the following:

Car Accidents

Even a minor car accident can cause severe injuries. These injuries can prevent you from going to work, spending time out with the family, or carrying out basic daily living activities such as showering, cooking, or even walking. In some cases, the injuries sustained in a car accident may be permanent and severely debilitating. A personal injury lawyer at Lem Garcia Law will hold the at-fault driver responsible for your injuries and other damages. We will take over communications with insurance companies and the defendant’s attorney, so you can focus on your recovery and getting your life back on track.

Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle accident and the resulting injuries can be catastrophic. Personal injury lawyers at Lem Garcia Law have many years of experience representing injured motorcycle accident victims. Since the motorcycle rider does not have the same type of protection that a person riding in a passenger car does, the injuries are usually severe and may involve surgery, ongoing therapy, and countless doctor’s appointments. If you have been severely injured in a motorcycle accident, speak with one of our attorneys to learn how we can get you compensated for the damages the at-fault driver caused you to suffer.

Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial truck accident cases are often very complex and may involve filing a claim or lawsuit against the driver, their employer, and other parties involved, such as the mechanic in charge of routine maintenance and repairs, truck and/or trailer manufacturers, or cargo loading companies. After you meet with one of our attorneys, we will immediately go into action and thoroughly investigate your case to hold all at-fault parties responsible for your injuries and other damages.

Bicycle Accidents

A bicycle accident can happen at any time, whether you’re just going for a ride around the block, or you cycle to work every morning. These accidents can result in severe leg, neck, and head injuries, altering your life permanently. Filing a claim and handling an insurance company on your own can quickly become overwhelming, especially if you have been seriously injured. Let our experienced injury attorneys build a solid case against the at-fault driver while you focus on your recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents

Whether you’re walking around your neighborhood after dinner, or you get up early in the morning and start the day off with a brisk walk, walking has many benefits. Unfortunately, we tend to forget that walking can be as dangerous as driving.

In 2018, there were a total of 893 pedestrian deaths in the state of California alone. In many of these cases, driver negligence was to blame.

A pedestrian accident can be very traumatic, and in most cases, the injuries are severe, life-threatening, or fatal.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, a personal injury lawyer at Lem Garcia Law can meet with you to discuss your case, in-depth. We can offer legal advice and guidance that can help you determine what steps you must take to protect your rights and receive compensation due to the damages and other losses you have suffered because of a reckless or negligent driver.

Uber/Lyft Accidents

Personal injury claims that involve a rideshare vehicle can be more complex than claims for a regular passenger car accident. Dealing with both the rideshare company and the at-fault driver’s insurance company can quickly become overwhelming. Let one of our skilled personal injury lawyers take over and conduct a thorough investigation that will prove the rideshare driver was at fault.

Dog Bites

Even a minor dog bite can lead to a serious infection, pain, and scarring, so prompt medical treatment is crucial. After you have received treatment, you must seek legal representation as soon as possible. To receive compensation for your injuries, you must find the dog’s owner.

The state of California imposes strict liability on dog owners. This means, if a dog bites someone, their owner will face liability in a civil lawsuit for the dog bite victim’s injuries. The victim can still file a lawsuit if the dog does not have a history of biting.

Other states have a one-bite rule, which only holds the owner liable if the dog has displayed violent tendencies or has a history of biting.

If you were bitten or attacked by a dog, schedule a consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys to discuss what steps you must take to hold the dog’s owner responsible for your injuries.

Slip and Falls

If you were injured on someone’s property due to negligent or hazardous conditions, speak with a personal injury lawyer immediately. In these cases, a property owner is quick to make repairs or clean up any hazards on their property. This loss of evidence can make it difficult to prove the property owner’s negligence led to your injuries. Our firm has years of experience investigating slip and fall claims. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. If you have a case, we will begin an investigation right away and gather the evidence before it disappears.

Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?WHAT CHALLENGES MIGHT I FACE WHEN PURSUING A WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIM?

If you were injured in some type of auto accident, then you may have been contacted by an insurance company. The insurance company will try to offer you a low settlement, hoping you will immediately accept their offer. So, why do you need a lawyer if you’re being offered a settlement?

In most situations, the insurance company will offer more money when you have legal representation. Why? Because an insurance adjuster knows that when an experienced attorney is handling your case, the case may go to trial and they will have to pay every penny the jury awards. A trial can be long, time-consuming, and often very expensive for the insurance companies.Hiring an attorney means that you will have peace of mind knowing that you won’t be leaving money on the table and that you won’t be tricked by an insurance adjuster whose goal is to pay you as little as possible. An attorney can also help you with negotiating insurance liens and outstanding medical bills.

Ultimately, when you have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side, you can rest assured that you will recover the full value of your case, which is most likely much more than you would be able to recover on your own – and that’s even after you pay attorney’s fees.

The Investigation

While you focus on recuperating from your injuries, we’ll gather evidence against all of the parties that are responsible for your damages, such as:

  • Testimony from expert witnesses including accident reconstruction specialists, medical professionals, and private investigators.
  • Medical records that show the full extent of your injuries or illness
  • Video footage
  • Photographs
  • Eyewitness testimony

Negotiations

Once we have built a case against the at-fault party, we will send a demand letter to the at fault party’s insurance carrier.This will kick off settlement negotiations where we will show the other side that we will win if we take this case to trial and why they should provide the fair settlement we are requesting.

We know from experience that an insurance company is more likely to offer a higher settlement if the accident victim is represented by an attorney. We will not allow insurance adjusters to forget the harm that’s been done to our client, and we will not stop fighting until justice has been served.

Litigation

If we are not able to negotiate a fair settlement, we will get your approval to litigate your case and assemble a trial team for your case. It’s not uncommon for an insurance company or the defense to agree to past settlement demands as the trial approaches.

Trial Experience

Should the case go to trial, the trial team that we put together will put forward the most persuasive witnesses and convincing evidence to help make sure that we maximize your recovery – especially for your pain and suffering.If the facts warrant it, we may also be able to recover punitive damages on your behalf.

Our team of experienced trial attorneys will stop at nothing to pursue maximum compensation to help you move on and heal.

Medical Care Following an Accident

Regardless of the type of accident you were in, always seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you feel fine after an accident, to see a doctor to make sure that you’re OK and to preserve the value of your case. Some people may not feel pain, stiffness, or soreness from an injury for several hours or days following an accident. If the injury ends up being serious and something that will require surgery or ongoing medical treatment, the defense will use any gap between the time the accident occurred and the time when you sought medical treatment against you. Most defense attorneys and insurance adjusters will claim that your injuries occurred after the accident and not as a result of it.

Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

Workers’ compensation and personal injury claims both support workers injured on the job. However, they have some important distinctions.

Workers’ compensation provides benefits like a percentage of lost wages, medical expenses, and rehabilitation. You do not have to prove who or what caused your injury when filing for workers’ compensation — you are entitled to benefits even if you were at fault for the injury in some capacity. This is because, even if you caused the injury in some way, you wouldn’t have been in the position to be injured in the first place had you not been at work. However, workers’ compensation does not provide any benefits for things like pain and suffering.

A personal injury claim, in comparison, can provide substantially more financial support than a workers’ compensation claim alone for on-the-job injuries. People injured outside of the workplace can also file personal injury claims in the case of injury or disability caused by a third party. Unlike workers’ compensation, which is awarded regardless of proving fault, the responsible party must be proven in a personal injury claim in order to receive any payment for damages. Personal injury claims can recover substantially more compensation than workers’ compensation claims, including not only medical bills and lost wages but also settlement for pain and suffering.

Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

If you’ve been injured in an accident in Baldwin Park, our attorneys will fight to get you the largest settlement possible to cover your damages including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past and future loss of income
  • Loss of consortium

Recovering from an accident can be a stressful and overwhelming process. The last thing you need to worry about is dealing with legalities or harassment from insurance adjusters. Once you retain one of our Baldwin Park personal injury attorneys, you can rest assured that we’ll handle every aspect of your case going forward. We will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve so you can focus on your recovery.

How Much is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

The biggest factor that determines the value of your claim is the extent of your injuries and the impact the injuries have had and continue to have on your life. The amount of your medical expenses is also important, especially if they are very high. The medical expenses that are relevant to your claim are not what your insurance carrier was billed by the medical provider, but rather how much your health insurance carrier actually paid.

Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, are usually the most substantial component of a personal injury claim or lawsuit. The more your injuries have negatively affected your life, the more that your case is worth. Oftentimes, people may tell you that the value of your case is based on your medical bills, but that is not entirely true. The amount of medical bills do not tell the full story of the extent of your injury. If you are told that the higher your medical expenses are, the higher your pain and suffering is, they are sadly mistaken.

The value of a claim or lawsuit will also be greater if there is some type of permanent injury, such as the loss of a limb, paralysis, or the accident victim has a permanent limp.

Essentially, the value of every case is different and will depend on many factors, including the severity of the injuries, the victim’s age, and the clearness of liability and negligence. Our lawyers can evaluate your case and its value after we have learned all of the facts.

The Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve been in an accident, due to the negligence of another person, driver, or company, you deserve to get fully compensated for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and many other damages. At Lem Garcia Law, case consultations are free and without any obligation whatsoever. It is in your best interest to give us a call so you can hear from an experienced attorney about what your rights and options are. There is absolutely nothing to lose from consulting with us, except for maybe one hour of your time, but we’ll make it well worth it. At the end of the consultation you’ll either be a client or you’ll be made fully aware of what your rights are and what steps you can take next. We’re happy to get new clients, but we’re also happy to provide free legal advice.

An Attorney is Objective and Professional

A personal injury can cause a lot of emotional upheaval and pain. This type of trauma makes it challenging to make objective decisions as far as your injuries and accident are concerned. A lawyer will file a claim on your behalf. They also bring experience, skill, and knowledge into your case, which will help you receive the settlement you deserve.

Negotiating Skills

After a claim has been filed, the at-fault party’s attorney or their insurance company will be very difficult, stubborn, and will try to force you into accepting much less than what your case is worth. As you can imagine, negotiating with an insurance adjuster can be very stressful. They have many techniques they use to persuade accident victims to accept their lowball offer. This is why you need a lawyer with experience in your corner. An attorney is wise to the tactics an insurance adjuster will use.

You Can Make Informed Decisions

If you’re not a lawyer, then filing a claim can seem like a complicated, long process. In some cases, the offending party may own up to their mistakes and might be willing to compensate you. In these cases, if the compensation is adequate for your injuries and other losses, it will not be necessary to take legal action. A qualified attorney will analyze your case and inform you of your legal options. They will also provide legal guidance concerning the best course of action, depending on the details surrounding your unique situation.

Contact the Personal Injury Attorneys at Lem Garcia Law Today!

Accidents happen. If you’ve been injured in an accident due to the negligence of someone else, you must seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Unfortunately, you can’t rely on an insurance adjuster or the at-fault party to give you the settlement you deserve. A Baldwin Park personal injury lawyer at Lem Garcia Law will fight on your behalf and ensure you receive the compensation you need to cover the cost of past, present, and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Contact our office today to schedule a free case strategy session and find out how we can help. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by meeting with one of our experienced attorneys. At the end of the free consultation, you’ll either be our client or you’ll walk away knowing what your rights are and what you need to do next.

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A workplace injury whether minor or serious leads to a variety of questions and concerns. Feel free to call me 24/7 with your questions and concerns about your workplace injury. I look forward to helping you get through this difficult time. I am a West Covina personal injury lawyer and I service Southern California.

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West Covina, CA 91790

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