Many individuals of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas are unfamiliar with the role of a personal injury attorney, and when they are injured, they may be confused about which type of attorney they should contact. Getting injured is among one of the most unfortunate accidents that can occur to anyone.
Accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere and under any circumstance – there is only so much we can do to prevent them. However, many times they occur as a result of the other person’s negligence, neglect, recklessness, carelessness, and even deliberateness.
The injuries sustained from such accidents can be minor to major and can cause the victim physical pain, emotional pain, and financial insecurities. The time it takes to recover from these injuries can span from weeks to even years. The cost of treatment can also drain a person and his or her family financially as well as emotionally.
Personal Injury Attorney Los Angeles & Surrounding Areas
This is where the services of a personal injury attorney Los Angeles are needed to secure justice of the other person’s wrong doings.
A personal injury lawyer, also known as plaintiff lawyer and a trial lawyer, specializes in providing legal representation to individuals who have suffered a physical or a mental injury due to the negligence or carelessness of another other person or organization.
Your Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can help you receive compensation for your medical expenses, loss of wages, pain, suffering, emotional trauma, and even loss of consortium or companionship.
Types of Personal Injury Cases in Los Angeles and Surrounding Areas
While many personal injury cases involve car, motorcycle, and truck accidents, they are not simply limited to vehicle collisions. Some of the most common cases of personal injury handled by our lawyers include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Slip and fall injuries
- Brain injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Elder abuse
- Burn accidents
- Dog bites
- Construction accidents
- Boating accidents
- Wrongful death
At The Peck Law Group, we specialize in helping victims involved in the above mentioned types of personal injury. Our attorneys cover the following areas:
Car Injury Attorney
A car accident attorney is a specialist in the various laws regarding car collisions. Whether you are a victim of a car accident, wish to defend yourself from lawsuit regarding an accident, or are having difficulty settling claims with your insurance agency, a car injury attorney can help you by:
- Obtaining the necessary evidence of the accident
- Analyzing how much your insurance is worth
- Studying the insurance settlement offer from the responsible party and advising if the offer is fair or not.
- Assessing your injuries and determining how much the medical expense will be
- Filing a bodily injured claim
- Negotiating claims with your insurer
- Filing a lawsuit on your behalf to get compensation for your injuries
- Protecting you from the opposite party in the case they have filed a lawsuit against you for their injuries or loss
- Getting compensation for the damage done to your car
Car accidents are the leading cause of death globally. The accidents are usually caused by drunk drivers, road hazards, weather hazards, and reckless drivers who don’t obey traffic and safety rules.
Many times, innocent pedestrians also become a victim of these catastrophes. With the help of a qualified Los Angeles car accident attorney, you too can receive compensation for your medical injuries, property loss, and inability to work permanently or temporary.
Motorcycle Injury Attorney
Motorcycles have become a common mean of transportation on the highways and roads of Los Angeles and surrounding areas. But the riders of the motorcycles are more vulnerable to accidents since the 2-wheeled mode of transportation is not as stable as a car.
A motorcyclist’s body is also exposed to direct impact with the pavement – which when involved in a collision can result in serious injuries. The injuries from motorcycle collisions often lead to permanent / life threatening conditions such as coma and paralysis.
In our society, bicyclists usually face criticism for not wearing a helmet and driving beyond the speed limits. It is sometimes assumed that an accident is the motorcyclists fault. However, according to statistics half of motorcycle crashes occur due to the fault of another vehicle. A qualified motorcycle accident attorney can help you:
- Gather evidence of your accident
- Obtain your medical records to assess the amount of physical injury you are suffering from
- Will conduct negotiation with the other party’s insurance company
- Present your case in the court so you can receive a fair compensation for your medical bills, loss of wages, loss of property, emotional trauma, and other sufferings.
Truck Injury Attorney
Because of the truck’s size and weight, anything they collide with does not stand much of a chance of coming out unharmed. The after effects of truck accidents usually result in severe injuries and often deaths.
Truck accidents are usually a result of drivers fatigue, improperly loaded trucks, poorly maintained trucks, hazardous weather and road conditions, negligent drivers, and drunk driving. But truck accidents can be more complex than simple auto accidents.
Many parties can be responsible for truck and vehicle collisions including the truck driver, trucking company, the manufacturers of the truck parts, the Cargo Company, and even government entities. A qualified truck accident attorney should be contacted as soon as possible after the accident.
Evidence such as skid marks, scuffs, and raw marks begin to disappear within a few hours of the accident. These marks provide a lot of evidence about the accidents and should be recorded right after the accident.
Your Los Angeles truck accident attorney will obtain, save, examine, and present all evidence in the court to help you gain the compensation you deserve for the negligent act of the truck drivers.
Slip and Fall Attorney
Slip, Trip, and fall accidents, also known as premises liability cases occur when a property owner or custodian is negligent in maintaining the condition of the premises in question. Unlit stairs, broken railings, unsecured rugs, wiring on the floor, slippery floors and problems in the construction premises can cause accidents that may result in major injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere; shopping malls, hospitals, apartments, restaurants, and other public places. Business and property owners have a duty to keep their premises in safe and healthy condition.
If they fail to do so, they can be held legally liable for their carelessness that resulted in your sufferings – physical and/or emotional. If you are involved in such an accident it is advised to:
- Take pictures of the premises and your injuries
- Take down the names of the witnesses present on-site
- File an accident report on the accident location
- Save evidence that caused your fall such as the object you tripped over
If you are unable to obtain the evidence, contact a qualified slip and fall accident attorney for assistance. Even if the slip and fall accident occurred many weeks or months ago, your medical records can prove your injuries.
With the help of a Slip and fall attorney you can receive compensation for your injuries from the responsible party, such as the premises owner or the employee at the premises.
Elder Abuse Attorney
An elder abuse attorney specializes in handling injuries suffered by the elders due to other person’s negligence, deliberate action, neglect, recklessness, and carelessness. They are also capable of handling cases where the elder is neglected by his or her caregiver in providing basic necessities such as food, water, shelter, medicine, proper hygiene and even assistance in daily activities in which the elder is unable to do them without proper assistance.
Many times the elderly are also subjected to sexual abuse, bed sores, and lack of health care. A qualified elder abuse attorney can help the senior citizens of our society receive compensation for their physical, financial, and psychological issues.
Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Nursing homes and assisted facilities are required by the law to take care of the people who reside there. But sometimes the employees of these facilities may cause their residents physical, emotional, financial, and even sexual abuse that can severely injure the already frail individual.
Whether it is forcefully feeding, hitting, threatening, insulting, or forcing the elder for sex, a Los Angeles nursing home abuse attorney should be contacted as soon as the symptoms of abuse are visible. The symptoms can be physical marks, extreme weakness, dehydration, bed sores, malnutrition, dehydration, numerous falls, and even behavioral changes.
A nursing home abuse lawyer can help the victims by viewing their medical records, communicating with other experts in the field, and taking legal action against the responsible party on behalf of the elder and his or her family.
The Peck Law Group will help
Difficult legal issues require expert legal representatives. We at Peck Law Group will help recover damages for your personal injuries from the responsible party. Our personal injury lawyers are experienced and qualified in their relevant fields and know how to deal with cases effectively.
Whether you are in Sacramento, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Alameda, or the Antelope Valley, please feel free contact us for a free no-cost no-obligation case review.
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About the Author
Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.