Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Car Accident in Los Angeles?

Being injured in a car accident naturally gives rise to the question as to whether or not you need a California personal injury attorney. While individuals are legally permitted to represent themselves in court, the stress and strain of a lawsuit are often too much to bear on top of already existing injuries, pain, and suffering.

There Are Several Advantages When Hiring an Attorney

Instead of going it alone, there are several key advantages to hiring a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to proactively manage the complexities of a claim. If you were recently injured by another’s negligence, you might have a claim for compensation related to your financial and emotional losses.

Consider discussing your options with a team member from Kirakosian Law APC by calling (213) 417-9790 or submitting a request via our online contact form.

Your Health Care Precedes Legal Care with the Right Team

It’s really tough to prosecute a personal injury case if you are dealing with severe injuries. Not only do you have to internalize the California Rules of Court, but you have to understand how to skillfully negotiate with opposing attorneys, all while keeping your case out of jeopardy.

Instead, we are trying to help you understand that a personal injury claim isn’t just filing paperwork and asking for money. To do it correctly, it requires the skill and finesse of an experienced legal professional licensed to practice law in California.

A Direct Correlation Between Stress and Physical Well-Being

There is also a direct correlation between stress and physical healing, too. Did you know that it can take up to 25 percent longer for a wound to heal in a psychologically stressed person?

Think about that for a second. If your doctor offers you an outlook of two years for total recovery, a period of high-stress could cause your injuries to extend by an additional six months.

A Simple Tried and True Solution

Do your health a favor by at least discussing your options with a Los Angeles personal injury attorney. You’ll likely find that legal services coupled with a contingency fee arrangement prove to be an excellent, cost-effective solution in receiving legal care so that you can focus on your health care.

Benefits of Hiring a Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer

As we stated in the preceding section, there are more benefits to hiring an attorney that goes far beyond knowing the law, although that is a foundational part of it. When you hire a personal injury attorney, he or she can manage your case from a big-picture perspective by executing the following tasks:

  • Estimating your compensation based upon your accident and injuries
  • Gathering physical evidence to support your claims against the other party
  • Conducting investigative background research into the defendant’s history
  • Protecting your legal rights and best interests regarding legal and medical care
  • Filing and processing property damage claims involved

It’s easy for inexperienced pro se litigants to feel overwhelmed by a personal injury case. Even attorneys hire other attorneys to manage their affairs if they were personally injured in an accident. There are several compelling reasons for it that even the professionals can appreciate.

Understanding and Appreciating the Contingency-Fee Arrangement

There is a commonly held belief that attorneys are expensive. And it’s true. There are a few reasons for that. First, we spent years in school learning every aspect of California and federal law. Second, when an attorney takes on your case, we are effectively agreeing to assume your legal troubles.

The law firm that you decide to hire is the ‘face’ of your case, which means that the legal scrutiny falls on our shoulders. When you hire an attorney, you are basically hiring a legal care provider to handle the requirements of your case while affording you peace of mind.

What Is a Contingency Fee Payment Arrangement?

The legal community is sensitive to the final position of the public-at-large. Not everyone has thousands of dollars to fund a lawsuit. A contingency-fee agreement with a personal injury lawyer works like this: if we agree to take your case, we will assume the financial responsibility of litigating your claims.

We Provide the Liquidity to Cover Litigation Expenses

That means we’ll put up the up-front costs of depositions, expert testimony, and gathering evidence. We’ll also provide the legal staff necessary to manage it on the back end. There is a ton of financial liability we assume, which is why personal injury lawyers are watchful about the types of cases we take on.

If you have a prevailing claim, we take a reasonable percentage from your total recuperated claim. It’s the absolute truth when attorneys advocate that they do not receive any form of payment unless their clients win. It’s not uncommon for attorneys to request you to pay for the initial petition filing fee of about $435.

Consider Discussing Your Options with a Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer

As you can see, there are several factors to consider when it comes to handling the legal aspects of the case. And the more significant your injuries, the more complicated your lawsuit is going to be.

While we can’t make any explicit guarantees in this post, it does stand to reason that litigating a personal injury case may cause you to miss individual opportunities that an experienced lawyer will definitely catch.

Simply put, when you hire a California contingency fee lawyer, you are not paying anything upfront for continued peace of mind. That will create space and room in your life to continue your path to physical and mental recovery. Never underestimate the impact your injuries have had on your life.

Schedule an Initial Consultation with Kirakosian Law APC

You have legal options after being injured in an accident that you didn’t cause. Speak with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer at Kirakosian Law APC today by calling (213) 417-9790 or sending us a request via our online contact form.

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