Personal Injury FAQs
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If you were injured in an accident or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you likely have many questions about your situation, your rights, and your legal options. At Aghabegian & Associates, PC, we strive to ensure that ordinary individuals are armed with the knowledge and resources they need to effectively take on major corporations, liable insurance companies, and other negligent parties. With this in mind, we’ve provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about personal injury law. See our personal injury FAQs here and if you need more information about your specific situation, we encourage you to reach out to our Glendale personal injury lawyers today.
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A: After an unexpected accident or incident that leaves you injured, one of the first things you’re probably wondering is whether or not you have any legal recourse. Each situation is different, so it is therefore impossible to determine whether or not you have a case without discussing the specifics of your situation in detail. That being said, if another person, company, or entity caused the accident that left you injured, either directly or indirectly, you likely have a case. Contact our Glendale personal injury attorneys to learn more about your personal options.
A: This is another question that does not have a simple answer. The value of your case depends on numerous factors, including but not limited to the extent of your injuries/losses, the percent (if any) at which you are at fault for the accident, and the total physical, emotional, and financial cost you have paid/will pay in the future. Only after meeting with you and learning the details of your situation will an attorney be able to estimate how much your case might be worth. Luckily, initial consultations with our firm are completely free. Contact us today to schedule yours.
A: Damages—or the economic and non-economic losses you have suffered—vary greatly from case to case and, therefore, the answer to this question can truly only be determined once you have met with an attorney and explained the details of your case. That being said, most people who pursue successful personal injury claims are able to recover compensation for medical bills and all medical expenses related to the accident/injuries, lost wages and/or income, lost or reduced earning ability, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost or reduced quality of life. If your loved one was killed as a result of someone else’s careless, reckless, or wrongful behavior, you may be able to recover compensation for losses such as medical expenses incurred prior to death, burial/funeral costs, loss of companionship, loss of expected income/inheritance, and more.
A: Immediately following a car accident, you should seek medical treatment. Even if you don’t believe you were injured, it is important to have yourself checked by a medical professional. It is possible that the accident has left you in shock and injuries may take days or even weeks to appear.
In addition to seeking medical attention, you should do the following (to the best of your ability):
- Call an ambulance if anyone is critically injured or needs immediate medical attention
- Call local police and have them come to the scene of the accident
- File a police report detailing exactly what happened
- Obtain the contact and insurance information of the other involved driver/drivers
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident
- Record witness statements (if there are any witnesses present)
- Report the accident to your own insurance company
- Contact a car accident attorney for a free consultation
If you are involved in a car accident, it is important that you refrain from making any statements that could be construed as admitting fault. It is also important that you refrain from speaking with the liable party’s insurance company. Their insurance adjustors may attempt to contact you in order to pressure you into accepting a lowball settlement or admit that you are more at fault for the accident than you were in reality. Never speak to anyone from the other insurance company until you have first spoken to a lawyer. Call Aghabegian & Associates, PC today for a free consultation.
A: At Aghabegian & Associates, PC, we handle a broad range of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those involving:
- Auto accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Car accidents
- Dog bites
- Drowning accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Slip and fall accidents
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Trucking accidents
- Uber/Lyft accidents
- Uninsured motorist claims
- Work injuries
- Wrongful death
We focus our practice on very serious, complex cases. This allows our attorneys to direct all their skill and resources to each individual case, as well as to provide every client with the care, attention, and personalized representation they deserve.
A: All personal injury and wrongful death cases hinge on the concept of liability; you can only bring a claim if someone else—whether it’s a person, business, company, manufacturer, or another entity—is liable for the accident/your injuries. Determining liability is sometimes obvious and sometimes complex.
For example, if another driver runs a red light, slamming into your vehicle and causing you to suffer multiple broken ribs, whiplash, and ongoing shoulder pain, the other driver is liable because he or she committed an illegal act (running the red light) which led to your injuries.
In contrast, if you are driving along the freeway and your tire suddenly blows out because it was defective, causing you to lose control of your vehicle and hit the guard rail, you may not even realize that the defective tire is what led to the accident.
The best way to determine if someone else is liable for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other losses is to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney at our firm. We conduct careful and thorough investigations into our clients’ claims in order to determine how the incident occurred and, in turn, who is liable.
A: Many people hesitate to seek out a personal injury attorney after an accident, fearing that the cost of hiring a lawyer will add additional financial stress on top of mounting medical bills, lost income, and other burdens. However, there is absolutely no upfront cost in hiring a personal injury attorney at Aghabegian & Associates, PC. We offer all our services on a contingency fee basis. This means that, rather than having you pay our attorneys’ fees upfront, we are paid via an agreed-upon percentage of your total recovery. In other words, if we don’t secure a settlement or verdict on your behalf, you do not owe us anything. You will never have to pay out of pocket for any of our services.