Contact a Long Beach Personal Injury Attorney
If you have suffered injury in a car accident as the result of negligence, our Long Beach personal injury attorney may be able to help you. Russell & Lazarus APC is an experienced law firm that has served the county of San Bernadino, Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles since 1998. This firm exclusively deals with cases where serious accidents have resulted in injuries or death.
A Law Firm You Can Trust
With a 95 percent success rate over 2,500 personal injury claims, Russell & Lazarus APC is known for its reputation of providing quality service and representation to people who have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident. Every member of the Russell & Lazarus APC team works hard to ensure that each client is treated as an individual.
If you have difficulty with transportation, team members will come out to meet with you. This is whether you are at your home or in a hospital. If our firm feels another respected attorney would be better suited to meet your needs, we will refer you to the attorney we believe would best suit your situation. Moreover, if you, a friend, or a family member were in a serious accident, our Long Beach personal injury lawyers will help you or your loved one get medical attention. Additionally, Russell & Lazarus may provide assistance with rental car reimbursements, monetary advances, and more. Our Long Beach personal injury lawyers will work hard to obtain compensation for you or your family member for all damages caused by the negligence of the other party.
Common Types of Personal Injury Accidents
Personal injuries occur in situations that are caused by another person or company. Although you may think of it as an accident, someone else’s negligence or recklessness caused your injuries. Our Long Beach personal injury attorney handles a range of cases, including, but not limited to:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Defective Products
- Dangerous Premises
- Wrongful Death
Compensation After a Personal Injury
After you’re injured, you likely have unexpected expenses. You may wonder who will pay for your medical expenses and time off work. You don’t deserve to pay that price on your own. A Long Beach personal injury attorney can help you obtain the compensation you deserve, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Loss of society and companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage
In a wrongful death situation, you may be unsure of what to do next. If your loved one was fatally injured, you may be able to recover for the following:
- Burial expenses
- Funeral costs
- Loss of your loved one’s financial contributions
- Loss of your loved one’s care, support, maintenance, advice, and counsel
- The loss of your loved one’s love, companionship, and comfort
- Loss of inheritance from your loved one
Call a Long Beach personal injury attorney to find out if you can receive compensation for your case. Financial recovery won’t make everything better, but it can relieve some of your stress.
Responsibility in Personal Injury Cases
Although your injury may have occurred during an accident, it was caused by another person or company that acted or failed to act in a negligent or reckless manner. Personal injuries generally occur in the following ways. Someone:
- Acted intentionally and recklessly and committed a wrong against you, resulting in an injury.
- Was negligent and acted or failed to act, causing injuries.
- Had a duty to you and regardless of how they acted, they are strictly liable for any injuries caused by breaching that duty. (For example, if a dog bites you, the dog’s owner would be responsible for your injuries because they should have controlled their pet.)
Do I Need to File a Lawsuit?
When you’re involved in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you often need to file a claim with the responsible party’s insurance company. Insurance companies and other parties have teams of lawyers on their sides. They are only interested in their bottom line – saving money. You need to stand up for your rights, and a Long Beach personal injury attorney can help you.
Although you can file a claim for compensation with an insurance company, if they deny your claim or make you a low-ball offer, you may need to file a lawsuit. With a civil lawsuit, you will request a specific amount of money, plus anything additional that the judge or jury feels is appropriate. That money will compensate you for the losses you’ve incurred due to the negligence or recklessness of another person or company.
Should I Accept the Insurance Company’s Offer?
If you file a claim with the responsible person’s insurance company, they will either deny your claim entirely or make you a monetary offer to settle the claim. Insurance companies often use math formulas to evaluate the value of a claim. Those formulas fail to consider things like pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other non-monetary damages. However, you deserve compensation for all of your losses, even those that do not directly cost you money.
The insurance company may make you a low-ball offer to try to make you go away quickly. They don’t want to spend money on lawyers or drawn out claims. However, you deserve more money than a low-ball offer. Our Long Beach personal injury attorney can help you navigate a claim and seek the settlement offer you deserve. If we can’t get an acceptable settlement offer, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Contact a Long Beach Personal Injury Attorney
For a free consultation about how this law firm can help you, contact Russell & Lazarus APC at (562) 496-1997. Because statutes of limitations can run out, do not delay in seeking the help you need. A Long Beach personal injury lawyer may be able to help provide the representation you deserve.