If you have had an accident or injury due to someone else’s carelessness, or negligence you may want to file a claim against them. What does this process look like?
What should I do first?
Seek out medical attention with your doctor or the emergency room. It is important to make sure you get checked out for your health and safety, and also to document the extent of your injuries. It is essential to have this medical evidence to back up any claim you might have.
Consult with a personal injury attorney
Having a Pasadena lawyer at your side as you navigate the process of dealing with insurance companies and defendants can help you to avoid potential landmines. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help deal with the process while giving you time to focus on your recovery. At Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan, you will receive a free consultation. During your consultation, we will discuss all the details of your accident and your injuries. Based on this discussion, your lawyer will advise you on the best course of action and what would be the best type of compensation that you might expect.
An investigation will begin to collect evidence for your claim. This investigation includes:
- Insurance claims
- Video and pictures of the indecent
- Any documents associated with your injuries
- Police reports
- Documentation of lost wages or associated leave from work
Make a Demand
Once you have obtained an attorney and finished treatment, a Demand can be made. This will be in the form of a demand letter with the evidence that substantiates your claim and the facts concerning all the involved parties. It will also include the amount you are seeking in compensation.
The negotiation phase is where your attorney and the insurance company attempt to try and come to a mutually agreed-upon settlement. If no settlement can be agreed upon, your personal injury attorney can then file your case in court.
Oftentimes, just filling a lawsuit will prompt a settlement but that does not always happen. If a settlement is presented, your lawyer will help you to determine if it is sufficient compensation and represent you in a negotiation. If negotiations cannot come to an agreement, it is then time to file that case in court and initiate litigation. Oftentimes, cases are still resolved during litigation, but when that doesn’t happen it is time for trial.
A personal injury attorney will guide you through this. If the trial goes all the way through closing arguments, the jury will return with a verdict.
GBG is a Boutique Law Firm representing clients throughout Southern California. Having an attorney that focuses on Personal Injury Law, and will go above and beyond to protect their client’s rights, while working diligently, ensures you receive the results you want. GBG has the knowledge and resources to provide you with the best result.
Do not delay seeking legal assistance when you have been injured. Call Grigoryan Blum & Grigoryan Law Firm at (626) 817-9022 or schedule your free consultation for expert advice. Our Pasadena law firm has the experience, knowledge, and tools to help you, just like many injured victims and their families throughout Southern California.
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