Thomas L. Cohen at Cohen & Cohen is a top-rated personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles that has served over 7000 clients. His areas of expertise include auto accidents, personal injury, wrongful death, and worker’s compensation.
Things to know about your injury claim
Before you file a personal injury case, it is important to know the factors that could affect your settlement. If you endured severe injuries from an accident, you might be entitled to a more considerable settlement amount. Furthermore, if your injuries are permanent, you may receive a more substantial amount as compensation in the form of lost wages, medical bills, pain, and suffering, etc.
You may also receive a larger settlement amount if your injury requires post-injury therapies, reconstructive surgeries, and hard-injuries like fractures, spinal trauma, etc. Likewise, longer the recovery involving follow-up appointments and long term prescription medications, the larger the settlement amount.
Compensation amount in a personal injury case
On average, our clients receive anywhere from $3,000 to $25,000 as compensation on personal injury cases. A small share of our clients has received over $25,000 for their damages.
2/3rd of our clients usually accept a payout from an out-of-court settlement or receive an award after a trial. As much as 67% of our clients accept an out-of-court settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance company, and less than 5% of our clients choose to go for a trial. Trials can take several months, can be expensive, and may involve a lot of risks.
When to hire a personal injury lawyer
A personal injury expert can represent you in court and help you get compensation for your damages. Here are some of the other good reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer:
- You have endured severe injuries – If an accident results in you requiring long-term care or causes permanent disabilities, you need a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles. The expert can help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damages, pain, and suffering, etc. Some insurance providers may try to convince you to accept their proposal, which may only be a small fraction of what you deserve. Consulting with an attorney can help you understand the actual worth of your compensation.
- Involvement of more than one party – If your accident involves more than one party, several people may be liable for your injuries. Dealing with the insurance companies of several parties can be complicated. Hiring a personal injury attorney may be crucial, especially if you are partially at-fault for the accident. An attorney can help you handle counterclaims made by other parties involved in the accident.
- Defendant’s insurance company denies to take responsibility – Many times, insurance companies can refuse to make a reasonable settlement or pay no settlement at all. Hiring an attorney can help negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company and help you receive reasonable damages.
Speak to one of us at Cohen & Cohen today so that we can get started on your injury case. Our highly experienced personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles can protect you from insurance company tricks and help you get your rightful damages.