La Mirada Car Accident Lawyers
Every day the La Mirada car accident lawyers of Ellis Injury Law see the harsh realities that crash victims face in the aftermath of a bad collision. While no amount of damages can undo their pain and suffering, a fair award of compensation can at least provide some measure of justice as those involved put their lives back together.
How to obtain compensation after a car accident
Accident victims must show that the other party was legally at fault in order to obtain compensation in a lawsuit. This is also true when making an insurance claim – the other party’s insurance company does not have a duty to pay the claim unless the driver that it insured was legally liable for the crash.
Proving liability can be complex and based on both the facts of the case and knowledge of statutes and case law. When you work with a personal injury lawyer, he or she can spot the relevant issues, develop the case, and present it in a clear and convincing way.
What kind of compensation is available
A car accident lawyer can help you obtain payment for both your economic and non-economic losses.
Economic losses include things that are easy to calculate, like medical bills, funeral costs, invoices for medical supplies, lost wages, and costs for services that someone else needed to perform during your recovery. Non-economic losses do not have definite values attached and include things like physical and emotional pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, disability, and loss of marital relations. There are several ways to calculate non-economic losses, all of which are most effectively completed with assistance of counsel.
In addition to gathering all required documentation of your losses, your attorney will also work with investigators and medical experts to help prove the nature of your injuries and how you sustained them. Your attorney will assemble and present the evidence so that all parties will get an accurate accounting of the amount of compensation is appropriate to settle your case.
Selecting a car accident lawyer
Choosing the right car accident attorney can make your personal injury claim quicker and more productive. The two things you need to ask are whether a potential attorney has experience with car accident lawsuits, and whether the attorney is the right fit for you.
Before committing to an attorney, ask questions to help you make these determinations. Consider how long the lawyer has been practicing, what percentage of his or her practice is dedicated to car accident litigation, and how many of those cases have gone to trial. Also ask questions like how quickly he or she will return calls, who else will be working on your case, who will handle the day-to-day legwork, and how they will keep you informed.
Speak with a car accident lawyer today
Take the first step to protecting your rights: schedule a free, confidential consultation with the La Mirada car accident lawyers at Ellis Injury Law. We focus our practice on serving those injured because of someone else’s negligence. Call today to find out how we can help you.