If another person's actions or failure to act have hurt you, you can protect yourself by pursuing a personal injury claim. There are three reasons why you should pursue this:
You can find out why you were harmed...
You can hold wrongdoers accountable for what they have done...
You can obtain compensation for the losses you have suffered.
At Triphon Injury Law, we know you may be facing the legal process for the first time. So, we want to explain the following aspects of pursuing a personal injury claim in Los Angeles.
You Will Need To Establish Fault
To prevail in your personal injury action, you will need to establish that one or more parties are "at fault." In other words, you must show that the other party committed some wrongful act that led to your injuries and losses.
There are many ways this fault can arise. They include:
Intentional acts - These are acts that were done with the intent to
harm you. A physical or sexual assault is a type of intentional
misconduct. Road rage is another example.
Negligent acts - If a party acts carelessly or fails to act, and you
suffer harm as a result, this is a type of negligent misconduct. For instance, many auto accidents result from negligence such as speeding, following too closely or running through an intersection. Doctors, nursing homes, property owners and dog owners can also be negligent.
Reckless acts - When a party acts with total disregard for your
safety or the safety of others, this is a type of reckless misconduct.
For instance, drunk driving or texting while driving could be
In some cases, violation of a federal, state or local law may serve as grounds for fault. An example would be a violation of a local leash law that results in a dog bite.
A personal injury claim can lead to the recovery of all economic and non-economic losses you have suffered. In the majority of cases, this means that you may turn to the "at-fault" party or parties' insurance coverage to pay for your damages. For instance, you may seek to recover compensation through the "at-fault" party's homeowner's insurance or auto insurance policy.
The types of damages you may seek include:
Pain and suffering
Many factors will impact the amount of your recovery. These factors include the type of misconduct involved in your case, the extent of your injuries and the amount of available insurance coverage.
What Our Los Angeles Personal Injury Law Firm Can Do For You
At Triphon Law Group, we can take the weight of pursuing a personal injury claim off your shoulders. We want you to focus on your recovery. Let us focus on your case.
When the law firm representing you has thoroughly investigated your case and compiled all evidence necessary to support your claim for relief, it will give you leverage when negotiating for a settlement with the insurance company. It should also give you peace of mind.
Our consultations are free. We will also handle your case on a contingency fee basis. This means you won't pay for our legal services unless you recover a verdict or settlement.
No Attorney-Client Relationship Created by Use of this Website or Associated Forms: There is no attorney-client relationship unless the attorney and the client sign a written fee agreement. This website contains general information about the laws impacting injury and wrongful death laws in the State of California. But, legal information is not the same as legal advice (which involves applying laws to particular individuals and organizations and their particular circumstances). Your receipt of information from this website, or your Case Submit or contact with Triphon Injury Law, APC or one of its attorneys or staff, DOES NOT create an attorney-client relationship between you and Triphon Injury Law, APC. This means Triphon Injury Law, APC is not acting as your attorney unless or until a written fee agreement is signed by the client and the attorney. Although we will review your information and evaluate your potential claim, this does not mean that we have or will agree to represent you. As a matter of policy, Triphon Injury Law, APC does not accept a new client without first investigating possible conflicts of interests and obtaining a signed contingent fee agreement. Put simply, we are not your law firm until and unless we: A) Agree to accept your case; and B) You formally engage our services by signing a written fee agreement as required by the attorney ethics rules for the State of California.