There are no guarantees in life that can help you or your loved ones avoid getting hurt in car accidents or from suffering from a a personal injury. The situation gets much more complicated when the accident arises from someone else’s negligence. If getting injured in a car accident was not challenging enough, you will have to face all the legal battles so that you may be aptly compensated for your loss.
Stuck in such a situation? This is the right time to hire the best Los Angeles personal injury attorney.
A trusted personal injury attorney in Los Angeles will save you from a lot of the stress associated with the legal and claims process. However, before hiring just any personal injury attorney for your case, there are some things to keep in mind.
While many lawyers are honest professionals driven by justice, there are always some rotten apples in the legal industry. So, if you were a recent victim of personal injury in Los Angeles, CA, and wish to file a case, keep these points in mind to avoid hiring the wrong attorney.
Forms and charges
Some attorneys prepare documents that are slightly modified older templates. Instead of charging for minor edits, they charge you for the entire document as if it was drafted from scratch. There is nothing wrong with edited forms; what is wrong is the way attorneys price them. You need to ask your attorney about whether they are charging you fairly for a new document or an old one. More importantly, you should find a personal injury attorney that is competent and confident enough to work on a contingency basis where you won’t have to pay out of pocket, and the attorney will get paid only if they win.
Here at Kirakosian Law, our practice in handling personal injury claims is to only do them on a contingency basis, so you won’t have to us pay unless we win.
Many personal injury attorneys make their secretaries, interns, and paralegals handle your entire personal injury or car accident claim. Meaning, you are paying for an attorney’s fee but are getting a paralegal’s work. Having highly-trained clerks prepare the forms is not wrong, but lawyers need to be honest when charging a fee for a fraction of the work. Here at Kirakosian Law, our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys will be handling your car accident or personal injury claim from start to finish. That way, you know you are in the hands of seasoned and experienced personal injury attorneys that will get you the best recovery.
The necessity of an attorney
Certain basic legal tasks like simple injury claims including small bruises and minor car dents can be done with paralegals. Your injury case might not be a major injury, but an attorney handling your claim instead of a paralegal will make all the difference. That’s why, at Kirakosian Law, our attorneys handle all car accident claims, now matter how big or small to gain the best possible recovery for our clients.
Knowledge about the law
Law is so complicated domain, hence not everyone can be an expert in every field associated with legal aid. Just like you will not ask a podiatrist to perform open-heart surgery, you cannot expect your injury attorney to give you a trademark consultation. You want to be hiring someone who’s well accustomed to the complications that arise legally.
If it’s possible, look for an attorney who has at least 5 years of experience in their defined niche. Furthermore, if your case is complicated and there is a lot at stake, consider opting for a board-certified attorney. They will cost more, but the quality of representation they provide will always be as good or, at times, even better.
At Kirakosian Law, we have decades of combined experience in personal injury and car accident claims, so you know you are in right hands.
As attorneys are experts in particular niches, they often have to refer clients to other attorneys who are also qualified in dealing with personal injury. In many jurisdictions, lawyers can pay each other referral fees as long as it is adequately disclosed to you.
Moreover, attorneys have google and yelp pages that show how many client’s are satisfied with the attorney’s handling of the claim. If you look at a firms google or yelp page, you can see if they focus on car accidents or personal injury, or if they are not really experts in that field and handle a wide range of cases.
At Kirakosian Law, we are trusted by numerous attorneys who don’t handle personal injury claims and want us to take care of their clients. And, as you can see, our google and yelp pages are filled with all 5 star reviews from happy clients. Check us out.