The Law Offices of Majid Hashemi is a professional law corporation that is dedicated to fighting and winning cases in the State of California. Our Santa Monica personal injury lawyers have many years of experience in successfully representing individuals who have been injured as a result of negligence by another party. We know the law, and we will give you personalized, individual attention in order to collect the maximum amount of compensation and damages that are available to you under California law. If you, or someone you know, have been injured in an accident, call our office immediately (1-888-551-1070). If you are not able to come to our office, a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles will come to you. All consultations are free, and we always work on a contingency basis, so you do not pay anything until we win your case.
If You Have Been Injured In An Accident, You Must:
- Take a deep breath and stay calm
- Check yourself for any injuries or discomfort and, if necessary, summon medical assistance immediately
- Call the police
- Do not make any statements or sign anything unless requested to do so by the police or our office
- Get the information of all parties involved, including names and addresses, license plate numbers, driver’s license information, and witness names and phone numbers
- Take as many photographs as possible of the scene
- Call our Santa Monica personal injury attorney office at 1-888-551-1070
Suffering an injury, such as those suffered during a serious auto accident or animal attack, is an experience most Los Angeles residents never plan on being involved in. The aftermath of an accident will present you with many issues that you did not have to deal with prior to the accident. These issues can be health or medical issues, severe financial strain due to the accident, mounting medical bills as well as missed time at work. While you may just want to move on and get back to work, attempting to deal with insurance companies yourself, wondering if you should accept their quick lump sum settlement offer and avoid any potential, subsequent legal battles can only further complicate your life. A professional, experienced Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney will alleviate these burdens so that you can focus on what is important: regaining your health and returning to work.
Benefits You May Be Entitled To For Your Injuries
Immediately after being injured in an accident all you may want to do is move on and put the entire situation behind you. While this is a very common response it may not be the best thing for your health, financial situation and your family. According to California personal injury law those who have been injured due to the negligence of another may be entitled to benefits and various forms of financial compensation depending on the extent of your injuries, the impact they have on your quality of life and who is ultimately responsible for your injuries. Common benefits include:
Pain and suffering compensation (if applicable)
Lost wage compensation (both current and future)
Medical care (both current and future)
Death or funeral benefits
What Is The True Value Of My Accident Claim?
Every single personal injury case is different and no two cases are worth the same amount and offer the exact same benefits. LA County Auto Accident Attorney Majid Hashemi will do everything necessary to evaluate the true financial value of your claim by taking all previously mentioned factors into account. The liable parties insurance carrier will not do that. They are more concerned with making the case go away than offering you the full compensation you deserve. Working with a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected and that you obtain all benefits you are entitled to by law.
How Will My Personal Injury Case Resolve?
Statistically, most car accident cases and other personal injury claims end in a settlement that is negotiated between your attorney and the liable parties insurance carrier. While this is very common it is not he only way for a personal injury claim in Los Angeles to culminate. Some cases can ultimately go to trial if a fair and just settlement cannot be obtained. Los Angeles Injury Attorney Majid Hashemi wants you to know that he is more than willing to elevate your case to the litigation phase if a settlement that greatly benefits you and your family, cannot be agreed upon.
Establishing Liability In A Personal Injury Claim
One of the most complex aspects of a personal injury claim is establishing fault and liability. Even in what may seem like a very cut and dry case there can be one or more at fault parties. Depending on the circumstances leading up to the accident, who hit you and the status of the person who hit you, liable parties can be the other driver, they insurance carrier, your insurance carrier, your employer, the other drivers employer, municipalities, contractors and corporate entities. Los Angeles Auto Accident Attorney Majid Hashemi will do everything necessary to identify any and all liable parties and make them accountable from a legal standpoint.
What If I Am Approached By The Liable Parties Insurance Carrier?
If you are approached soon after the accident by the liable parties insurance carrier do not talk to them. Their objective is to get the case closed and off the books as quickly as possible. Insurance defense attorneys have the insurance companies best interest in mind. Not yours. They will dangle a financial carrot in front of you and offer a quick and easy one time settlement. Do not accept this as it will prohibit you from seeking legal recourse down the road.
Following a serious injury it can take time for all injuries, and the repercussions associated with them, to present themselves. You may feel fine immediately after the accident even though you have suffered very severe injuries. Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer Majid Hashemi understands this and will do the right thing for you. Let him do the heavy lifting and negotiate with the liable parties insurance carrier on your behalf.
What To Look For When Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney
Deciding to hire a personal injury lawyer can be a daunting task. Practically every attorney ‘handles’ personal injury cases but that does not mean they know how to do it properly. With that, they may not be the right attorney for you. Experience is the first attribute you should consider when speaking with a lawyer about your case. Do they have a wealth of experience handling only personal injury cases or are they a general practice firm that takes the occasional injury case when they come in? Do they have experience handling the type of accident cases that pertain to you? If you were injured due to medical malpractice it makes sense to work with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Trial experience is very important as well. While it is true that many personal injury claims culminate via settlement some end up being elevated to the litigation phase. There is a huge difference between a lawyer who will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf vs. an attorney who will go up against the same insurance companies defense attorneys in court.
Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Majid Hashemi has all of these traits and more. With many years of experience practicing personal injury law throughout southern California he possesses the skills and has the resources to get you the benefits and financial compensation you deserve. During the course of his distinguished legal career he has represented thousands of clients in a variety of personal injury cases, including auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall cases, animal attacks and wrongful death.
Contact A Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney For A Free Initial Consultation
Los Angeles County Personal Injury Attorney Majid Hashemi offers home and hospital visits and evening and weekend appointments to those in need. Mr. Hashemi handles car accident and personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. This means his clients pay no fee unless a recovery is made.