Were you hurt due to someone else’s reckless or negligent actions? If so, then it’s worth it to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney in Los Angeles. A lawyer who’s handled personal injury cases in the past gives you the best possible opportunity for success. Drawing upon experience with the law, the court system, taking on insurance companies, and more, Belal Hamideh can help you to receive the maximum compensation you deserve. Se Habla Espanol.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation. In that session, we’ll let you know how much your claim is worth. We represent our clients aggressively, never settling for less than what they’re owed. So, we can file for economic as well as non-economic damages, too, always in service of providing you with the most successful outcome. We can take your case so that you can focus on what’s most important: your recovery.
What Cases Does a Personal Injury Attorney Handle?
“Personal injury case” covers a wide range of injuries. Most (but not all) of the cases a personal injury attorney takes are a result of vehicular accidents. The most common personal injury cases Belal’s clients come to him about are:
Any driver behind the wheel of a vehicle has a “duty of care” to those who share the road. Should a driver operate their vehicle in a reckless and/or negligent fashion, thus breaching that duty and resulting in your injury, you should be compensated.
Unfortunately, those who are just walking along the road can be injured by reckless and negligent drivers. We can help you to bring suit against all parties responsible for your pedestrian accident.
Truck/Big Rig Accidents
Due to the enormous size of the vehicles, semi-truck accidents can be devastating. Whether your injury was the driver’s fault, the truck owner’s fault, the fault of those who placed cargo inside the truck, the trucker’s manufacturer, or others, we’ll bring suit against them on your behalf.
Riding a bicycle is good for your health and the environment, but they have less protection than a car. When someone behind the wheel of a vehicle crashes into your bicycle, you may deserve compensation.
In accidents involving motorcycles, a majority of the time, the motorcyclist isn’t at fault. We can find and bring a lawsuit against anyone and everyone who is truly responsible for your accident.
If your accident occurred when you were in an UBER/Lyft, we can help you to make a claim against their insurance policy, which covers up to a million in damages. Alternatively, if you were struck by an UBER/Lyft, we can help you to receive your due compensation.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Should you slip, fall, and get hurt on someone else’s property, you may very well qualify for compensation and damages.
A construction site should be safe, for workers or anyone else legally on the site. Should you be injured due to someone’s actions on a construction site, we can help.
Animal Bite Injuries
Small, seemingly docile dogs can painfully bite, leading to permanent injuries, infections, and worse.
When a loved one passes away due to the actions of another party, there is no financial compensation that can truly make up for that loss. We work tirelessly for our clients, representing them aggressively so that they can receive compensation for all that they’ve been through in hopes that they can transition to the next stage of their lives.
What to Do If You’re In an Accident?
If you’ve been hurt in an accident, the first course of action is to remain calm. You may be in shock, adrenaline coursing through your veins. Being calm will help no matter what.
Get out of harm’s way to the extent that you are able. Get your vehicle to safety, get out of the road, and stay away from other hazards – all without putting yourself at further risk.
Check for any injuries, to yourself and your passengers, then contact the police. The police report will be very important to your eventual lawsuit.
Receiving medical attention is paramount. Even if you didn’t suffer an outward injury, one that you can see, you may have suffered internal damage.
Document the accident scene to the best of your ability. If it puts you at risk, do not. Take pictures and videos of damage to yourself, the others involved, damaged vehicles and damage to the environment (where applicable), and so forth.
Exchange insurance and contact information with other parties. Do not admit fault, even to casually say “sorry” or anything of that nature. If there are witnesses, get their information, too.
Reach out to us after you’ve done everything above. Then, we can get right to work on your case.
What is an Average Personal Injury Settlement?
Every injury, every case is different. There is no “average” nor formula for a personal injury settlement in California. What we can tell you is that we’ve recovered millions for our personal injury clients throughout Southern California.
Your settlement will be dependent upon many factors, such as how much pain and suffering you went through, the medical bills you accrued, how much of your earnings you lost, and many other factors. With all that you have had to deal with, we will represent you as aggressively as possible, all to make certain that you receive the maximum amount you deserve.
What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
Nothing up front. There’s no upfront cost to work with us. We only get paid on contingency. That means you don’t pay until we win the case. If we don’t win, then we won’t get paid. That means we have every incentive possible to represent you right.
As we’re paid by contingency, that means your eventual settlement will be what pays us. You don’t have to pay for anything out of pocket. Ever. In fact, we know several medical professionals who also work on contingency. That way, we can help you to receive medical attention (if necessary) without any upfront costs, too. We see it as one more way we can serve our clients.
Who Can You Sue When You Suffer a Personal Injury?
We sue anyone and everyone who is responsible for the injuries of our clients. Right after we take your case, we put our team of professional investigators to work. They conduct a thorough investigation of your accident, discovering who’s responsible and to what extent. Then, we bring suit against them. This could be the driver of another vehicle, but it could also be someone whose negligent/reckless actions led to environmental hazards (such as property owners), it could be employers, public utilities, manufacturing companies, mechanics, and many others. If someone’s responsible, we’ll find out and we’ll sue them on your behalf.
What’s the Length of a Personal Injury Case?
In our experience, it can take somewhere from one to twelve weeks to negotiate with an insurance company. Obviously, the claim is resolved faster if they decide to negotiate in good faith, to make the right offer earlier in the process.
That said, if they do decide to try to get us to take a lower offer than what you deserve, then the process can take longer. We discuss with you whether or not you should take their offer or if we should keep negotiating, taking them to court if necessary. Insurance companies understand that they aren’t well-served by taking us to court, as only two percent of cases go to trial. It’s possible to settle your claim any time before trial, should the other side do what’s right.
Case Study: Belal Hamideh Personal Injury Case Settled for $450,000
A client of ours was driving in their vehicle when they were suddenly hit by a car that was struck by a big rig. They suffered serious injuries in this “chain reaction” accident.
Despite proving that our client sustained serious injuries in the accident, the insurance company made a “best offer” of a paltry few thousand dollars. We knew that our client was entitled to far, far more than that.
We knew we had to represent this client in a lawsuit. After 12 hours of mediation, the settlement we negotiated with the insurance company was much more than what they had originally tried to give our clients. In the end, our client walked away with a settlement for $450,000.
If the Accident Was Partially My Fault, Can I Still Receive Compensation?
You can still receive compensation for a personal injury even if you were partially at fault. California has “comparative negligence.” With this, your compensation will be proportionate to how much of the accident was your responsibility. To wit, if you were 40% at fault in a car crash, then you can still receive 60% of the compensation you would have received if you hadn’t been at fault.
Belal Hamideh: Personal Injury Lawyer in LA that Wins
If your injury was caused by someone else’s actions, you very well may deserve to be compensated. There is a time limit on these in California, you can’t wait forever. The sooner you reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney, the sooner you can receive the compensation that you deserve. For a free case evaluation, you can reach us through our site or by giving us a call.