Los Angeles Car Accident Attorneys
An average of three million people are injured in auto accidents annually. About two million people receive permanent injuries in auto accidents every year and more than two thousand people will die in auto accidents in California, alone, in a year.
Injuries in auto accidents can result in death, permanent paralysis, loss of function and permanent, severe injuries that can alter a victim’s life and the lives of the people around him or her forever.
If you or a loved one are one of the millions of people injured or killed in auto accidents, you have rights that need to be protected, and the expert Los Angeles car accident lawyers at Heimberg Barr are here to help. You may find yourself unable to work, unable to function in your household and day-to-day activities and facing high medical bills or even a lifetime of therapy and additional medical procedures.
Car accidents create confusion for those affected, particularly if the accident is severe. This is the time when a veteran accident attorney familiar with Los Angeles and the local legal community can prevent you from making a costly mistake. It is a common tactic for the other driver’s insurance company to offer a settlement in exchange for a release of liability. Faced with decreased income and increased medical bills, it can be tempting to accept the offer. Accident lawyers in Los Angeles know that any unsolicited offer to settle usually is a good indication that the other driver’s insurance is attempting to lessen their financial exposure knowing they will have a difficult time defending a personal injury lawsuit.
We have some of the best personal injury attorneys Los Angeles can lay claim to and they will be happy to go over the facts of your case before you commit to anything to ensure your best interests are being represented.
Evaluation by a medical professional is critical both to preserve your health and to document injuries caused by the accident. Your doctor may recommend further evaluation after a specific period of time so that any delayed injuries are documented. You owe it to yourself and your family to explore your options following a car accident.
Though this is an excruciatingly difficult time for you, please be aware that it is critical that an investigation into the facts of the case be undertaken by one of the top Los Angeles car accident attorneys at Heimberg Barr as soon as possible if you are considering filing a lawsuit. This is necessary to preserve evidence, to get information while memories are fresh, and to avoid losing your right to bring a lawsuit.
The law allows only a limited amount of time in which to file a lawsuit. These time limits are complex and strictly enforced by the courts. It is in your best interest to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
Why Heimberg Barr
Dr. Steven Heimberg possesses a very rare and dangerous (for his opponents) background. He is a medical doctor as well as a lawyer. This allows him to recognize the full extent of medical issues resulting from injuries caused by car accidents, uncover hidden facts, decipher complicated medical records, recruit top medical experts, and simplify and communicate the full impact of life altering injuries to juries so that they also understand and can award just damages.
Dr. Heimberg and his team of Los Angeles car accident attorneys have decades of experience facing down insurance companies and their lawyers. They know the medical and legal issues inside and out and they know how to hold insurance companies accountable. They know what it takes to get insurance companies to do their job and pay claims that should be paid. That knowledge combines with a passionate commitment to justice and a rigorous work ethic to form the foundation on which Heimberg Barr is built.
Reasons To File A Case With Our Los Angeles Car Accident Attorneys
You not only deserve to be compensated for your catastrophic injury, your pain and suffering and the loss of enjoyment of life, but, most importantly, you deserve to be free from your new financial hardships. You may no longer be able to work to support yourself and your family, to pay for your mounting medical bills, or to afford the extra costs of hiring help to do what you can no longer do around the house.
Payment for you or a family member’s injuries is often critical to your future. Unfortunately, in most cases involving catastrophic, life altering injuries you will face an army of lawyers, an entire department at an insurance company, and the resources of a mega-corporation fighting you in order to avoid providing you the money you desperately need. In other words, the whole focus is to avoid claims or to settle with you for the least amount of money possible.
When you or someone you love has been the victim of an automotive injury, you need the help of an experienced and knowledgeable Los Angeles car accident lawyers. The attorneys at Heimberg Barr know how to read medical records, how to understand and communicate your case to courts and juries and how to face down an army of lawyers.
Automobile Accident FAQ
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an auto accident in Los Angeles, it is imperative that you retain legal representation from an experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer. For a minor accident, there is typically less need for an attorney – but when extensive medical treatment is needed, the injured person is unable to work, or is left with impairments or visible disfiguring scars, compensation for damages should be pursued by an auto accident lawyer who will seek the maximum possible – and who has a track record of success.
Connect with our firm as soon as possible after the accident, and prior to providing any information, verbally or in writing, to the at-fault party’s insurance company. Unfortunately, what you say in a recorded statement could damage your case. Our firm handles all legal matters to ensure your right to fair compensation is protected.
The first step is to assess the condition of any person in your vehicle, and call emergency services when injuries require treatment. If you are able, get the insurance information from the other party(ies) involved in the accident, and name, address, and phone numbers of eyewitnesses. Get the badge number of police at the scene. Take photos of the vehicles, and skid marks on the roadway, positions of vehicles, etc. If you are seriously injured, the first step is a full medical assessment. Inform the doctor that you were in a vehicle accident. Then call Heimberg Barr in Los Angeles for assistance.
The compensation you can recover will be based upon the extent of your injuries, but can include:
- Cost of medical care and treatment, now and future
- Loss of income from work
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Property damage
A “tort” is defined as an act (or omission) that harms another person, that is deemed to be a civil wrong for which the at-fault party to be held liable. A full tort allows the injured person to have the unrestricted right to file a lawsuit against the negligent party after an injury auto accident. A limited tort is when the injured person waives the right to recover specific types of damages, including pain and suffering. The goal of a limited tort is to limit the costs of auto insurance in the future.
Unfortunately, in many cases, the at-fault party’s insurance company may offer a low settlement offer as the first step in negotiations. An seriously injured person rarely knows what a case may be worth in compensatory damages and may accept an offer that is far lower than could be negotiated with the help of our car accident lawyers at Heimberg Barr in Los Angeles.