Car accidents are a fact of life in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. And while we don’t think about getting into an accident when we’re in our cars, accidents can and do happen. If you were injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, call The Dominguez Firm for a free consultation at 877-924-2639 today. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.
The Dominguez Firm has over 30 years of experience helping car accident victims obtain the compensation they’re entitled to. Our award-winning Los Angeles car accident lawyers, skilled investigators and client-oriented staff allow us to go toe-to-toe with insurance companies and their attorneys. And if the insurance companies refuse to compensate you fairly, we have the financial resources to go to trial. Not all personal injury law firms can say the same. Some will settle for less in order to minimize their costs or refer your case out because they can’t handle it in-house.
For over 30 years, The Dominguez Firm has successfully resolved thousands of Los Angeles car accident cases, and cases throughout Southern California. We have recovered over $1 billion* for grateful clients and will work to do the same for you.
Below you’ll find some of the most common questions we receive from car accident victims and how we can help you.
If you’ve been in a car accident, you may be asking yourself whether you need to hire a car accident attorney. If you’ve suffered an injury, then yes, you should consult with a car accident lawyer. That’s because even accidents that appeared to be minor at first can later prove to be complicated. When the accident happens, you may be in shock and unaware of any injuries. They may take time to appear and when they do, they can cause severe pain and complications. In situations such as these, it is essential to have a car accident lawyer by your side.
If you’ve been in a serious car accident, then it’s crucial that you hire a law firm with a record of success in Los Angeles car accident cases. These include any accident that resulted in emergency medical care, hospitalization and/or left you unable to work.
This is not the time to go it alone. Insurance companies will do everything they can to minimize your claim, regardless of the extent of your injuries. Sometimes, the other person involved in the accident will dispute who’s to blame. These situations can and do arise. The Dominguez Firm has successfully handled all types of car accidents and injuries. We know the insurance companies and the other side’s tactics because we’ve confronted them all and we know how to counteract them.
And if you think you can’t afford to hire a team of Los Angeles car accident lawyers, think again. The Dominguez Firm works on a contingency basis. That means we receive a percentage of your final settlement or verdict amount. You pay no upfront fees or costs. And in the unlikely event that we are unable to obtain compensation for you, you owe us nothing. You win, or you don’t pay! So, you have nothing to lose and so much to gain by hiring The Dominguez Firm.
While a lot of people think the bigger the crash, and the more property damage to your car, the bigger the injury. The truth is that even small or seemingly minor accidents can result in catastrophic injuries. It doesn’t take much force to hurt vulnerable areas such as the spine, brain, joints, and bones.
In Los Angeles, lawsuits related to car accident injuries are generally treated as personal injury lawsuits and filed in civil court. The plaintiff (the person filing the lawsuit) seeks to recover money from the defendant (the person being sued). Here is a general overview of the steps involved in filing a lawsuit.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit in Los Angeles for your car accident claim is no simple task. It requires a significant amount of skill and experience. This is not something the average person can successfully take on by themselves.
Medical expenses. You are entitled to compensation for medical bills related to your injury. Among these are:
Car accidents come in all shapes, sizes, and situations. Some of the more common car accidents include:
If you’d like to read more, here is an article about the common causes of car accidents.
According to data compiled by the California Office of Traffic Safety, fatality statistics related to car accidents include:
Yes. In California, it is against the rules in any civil case, including a car accident lawsuit, to use someone’s immigration status against them. In other words, when someone is negligent and causes you injury, it doesn’t matter what, how, or why you are here. To be on the safe side, we always issue privacy objections to stop any line of questioning meant to obtain this type of information.
While English is the language spoken in the courtroom, it is common for non-English speakers to utilize licensed interpreters. Our car accident attorneys work with some of the best interpreters in Los Angeles that can help be your voice, often matching your dialect, tone, and intonations, to ensure the translation and interpretation are spot on and conveys your story and emotions.
Yes. California is a “comparative fault” state, which means your total recovery will be reduced by the percentage you are deemed to have contributed to the accident occurring. For example, if you’re total recovery is $1,000,000 and your actions were deemed to have contributed 25% to the accident, then your recovery is $750,000. You can recover even if you are considered 99% at-fault. When speaking to a personal injury attorney, this will be discussed.
Depending on the specific facts of your case, you may be able to make a workers’ compensation claim and file a lawsuit in civil court against at-fault third parties (non-employer). Fortunately, we have you covered as we not only have award-winning auto accident lawyers on staff, we also have a workers’ compensation department with extensive experience and success handling all types of workers’ comp cases.
In addition to everything discussed above, our core values focus on compassion, service, and results. Our Los Angeles car accident lawyers take a client-first approach and aim to give you the best, most personable service possible. We keep you informed, answer your questions, and never make any important decisions without first informing and consulting with you.
Results also matter, and with over $1 billion* recovered for thousands of injured clients, we have the track record to prove it. Our team of award-winning accident lawyers, including an expert trial team, has won several multi-million-dollar jury verdicts and settlements including a $29 million auto accident verdict.
Call us today for a free consultation about your case at 877-924-2639. And we promise: if you don’t win you don’t pay!
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