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Car accidents lead all other types of injury incidents in personal injury claims throughout the country. As everyone knows, motor vehicle accidents are all too common, especially in high-density areas like the metropolitan cities and surrounding communities in Southern California. Every day accidents occur on the freeways and city streets of this geographical region that is home to millions of residents, commuters, and businesses. These accidents range from minor fender-benders to multi-vehicle pileups that clog freeway lanes for miles. All too often, they result in injuries for those unfortunate enough to be involved, from whiplash and soft tissue injuries to sprains, broken bones, ruptured discs, burns, loss of limbs, internal injuries, head injuries, and neck, back, and spinal cord injuries. In the most tragic cases, deaths occur with families left to deal with the shock and loss of loved ones.
At the Law Offices of Haleh Shekarchian, we deal with the legal details of these accidents for injury victims on a daily basis. Our goal is to ensure that you understand what is involved in the claims process and to work diligently on your behalf to help you recover the maximum benefits possible. We handle all of the details involved, including investigating the facts of the accident which led to the injuries, documenting your medical expenses and lost wages as well as presenting medical opinions about how your injuries will affect your future, gathering all necessary evidence to substantiate your claim, negotiating with insurance company representatives to obtain a fair settlement or taking your case to court in cases where the settlement offered does not reflect the true value of your case.
The aftermath of an auto accident can be a time of confusion, distress, and worry for injury victims. Important questions will need to be answered, such as who was at fault, what are the full extent of the injuries, and how will they affect your future. The question of fault alone can be a complicated one, involving negligent drivers, defective auto parts or vehicles, and road conditions, improper traffic control devices, and more. Car manufacturers as well as governmental agencies may be at fault besides negligent drivers. In many cases, however, driver inattention, error, confusion, or negligence is a leading cause of traffic accidents. Determining the cause will require a close examination of all the available evidence, including police reports, witness statements, and photographs of the scene. It may also require expert testimony from accident reconstruction professionals, safety engineers, and more.
Once the cause of the accident has been determined, the full nature and extent of the injuries you have sustained needs to be understood and documented for presentation of your claim. The insurance company needs to understand how your injuries have affected your life and how they may continue to affect it in the future in terms of pain, discomfort, employability, medical care, and quality of life.
It is important to remember that insurance company representatives work for their employer with the aim of saving money, not helping accident victims. These companies generally have their own legal staffs whose job is to look out for the best interests of the company, not yours. That is why it is often vital that you have an attorney who is experienced in dealing with insurance companies and the claims process and who is working solely for you.
All of this can be a time-consuming and detailed process which requires diligence and legal skills; it may also lead to civil litigation where you will want to be represented by an experienced trial lawyer. Our firm has a solid track record of effective and significant results both in and out of the courtroom in handling personal injury cases of all types. That is why we suggest that you contact us if you have been injured in a car accident anywhere in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, or Santa Barbara. Get the experienced help you need from a firm that will work zealously to make a difference in your recovery.