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Jonathan M. Kashani
June 23, 2024

A Brief Summary of the Following Article

  • Statute of Limitations: California law dictates specific timeframes for filing personal injury claims, emphasizing the importance of consulting with a qualified attorney promptly to safeguard one’s right to compensation.
  • Comprehensive Damages: Victims may recover wide-ranging damages such as medical expenses, lost earnings, property damages, and compensation for emotional distress, with the firm advocating for a full scope of recovery.
  • Legal Support: Kash Legal offers experienced personal injury legal services in Los Angeles with a no-win, no-fee guarantee, specializing in a range of accidents, including slip-and-falls, car accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.
  • No Upfront Cost: The firm operates on a contingency fee basis, ensuring legal representation is accessible to all accident victims without the burden of upfront legal fees.

Thousands of people are hurt in preventable accidents in and around Los Angeles. When you are involved in an accident caused by another person or entity’s recklessness, the injuries can be long-lasting and costly. Luckily, in many cases, victims of personal injury accidents are entitled to compensation under California law. Nobody deserves to pay the financial, physical, or mental price of another person’s negligent behavior.

If you have been hurt in an accident, Kash Legal’s experienced team of LA personal injury attorneys will review your case at no cost to you and let you know whether you have a claim to pursue. In addition, with our no-win, no-fee guarantee, you will never owe us anything for our legal services unless we win your case. To schedule your free consultation with an attorney, call our office today.

Understanding What Constitutes a Personal Injury Accident

Personal injury accidents encompass a broad range of incidents where individuals suffer harm due to the negligence or wrongful actions of others. In Los Angeles, victims of such accidents have the right to pursue compensation under California law, reflecting the principle that those injured should not bear the financial burden of their recovery alone. Kash Legal’s team of seasoned personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles specializes in navigating these complex legal waters, offering a no-win, no-fee guarantee to ensure victims can seek justice without upfront financial risk. From car accidents and slips and falls to medical malpractice and wrongful death, each case is approached with the goal of recovering the full extent of economic and non-economic damages incurred.

Personal injury law aims to restore the injured party to the position they would have been in had the accident not occurred, covering a spectrum of losses from medical expenses and lost earnings to pain and suffering and emotional distress. Kash Legal emphasizes personalized legal representation, focusing on the unique aspects of each case to optimize the compensation received. This holistic approach is crucial, as the aftermath of an accident can profoundly affect one’s physical health, emotional well-being, and financial stability. By advocating for the full scope of damages suffered, Kash Legal ensures that clients have the necessary resources for a comprehensive recovery. Examples of common personal injury accidents include the following:

Slip-And-Fall

Slip-and-fall accidents are common but can lead to serious injuries, often resulting from unsafe conditions on the premises. Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their environments safe to prevent such accidents. When they fail to do so, and someone is injured as a result, the victim may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Kash Legal has extensive experience handling slip-and-fall cases, working diligently to prove negligence by the property owner and secure rightful compensation for the injured party.

Car Accident

Car accidents are among the most prevalent causes of personal injury, often resulting from negligent driving behaviors such as speeding, distracted driving, or impairment. The aftermath can leave victims facing significant injuries, property damage, and emotional trauma. Kash Legal’s attorneys are adept at navigating the complexities of car accident claims in Los Angeles, advocating for victims to receive full compensation for their losses, and ensuring that negligent drivers are held accountable for their actions.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when healthcare professionals fail to provide the standard of care expected, resulting in harm to the patient. These cases are complex, requiring a deep understanding of both legal and medical principles to prove negligence. Kash Legal’s expertise extends to medical malpractice claims, where they work tirelessly to demonstrate the healthcare provider’s failure and its impact on the victim, striving to secure compensation that reflects the full extent of the damages suffered.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims arise when an individual dies as a result of another’s negligence or wrongful act. These claims seek to compensate surviving family members for their loss, covering funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and the emotional pain of losing a loved one. Kash Legal approaches these sensitive cases with compassion and dedication, ensuring that families receive the support and compensation necessary to begin the healing process.

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We Handle a Wide Variety of Cases

As experienced personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles, we’re qualified to handle any type of injury case. We regularly work with clients who have suffered the following types of injuries or accidents:

When you first come to us, we will discuss your accident with you in detail to determine whether we believe you have a legal claim to assert. If you do, we will thoroughly investigate your accident to determine exactly who we can hold accountable for your injuries and conduct a full evaluation of all of your losses to ensure that we can obtain the full and fair value of your claim.

Recovering Damages After a Personal Injury Accident?

At Kash Legal, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that personal injury accidents can take. We fight for the economic and non-economic damages you suffered due to someone else’s negligence so that you have the resources you need to heal. Depending on the specifics of your case and the extent of your injuries, you may recover the following losses:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes the cost of past and future medical treatment related to injuries, such as hospital bills, surgeries, physical therapy, and medical equipment.  
  • Lost Earnings: You can seek compensation for the income you have lost due to your injuries, including wages, bonuses, and future lost earnings you would have earned if not for the accident. 
  • Property Damages: If your personal property, such as your vehicle, was damaged in the accident, you may be entitled to reimbursement for repair or replacement costs. 
  • Pain and Suffering: These damages compensate you for the physical pain and distress caused by your injuries. Calculating these damages can be more subjective and vary from case to case.  
  • Emotional Distress: In cases of severe emotional trauma or psychological harm resulting from the accident, you may be eligible to recover these types of damages. 
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life: If the injury diminishes your ability to enjoy activities you once loved or affects your quality of life, you may be eligible to recover these types of damages. 
  • Loss of Consortium: In some cases, spouses and family of the victim may be entitled to damages for the loss of companionship, support, or intimacy due to the injury. 
  • Punitive Damages: Generally awarded in rare circumstances to punish the defendant for extremely reckless or intentional misconduct. These are not calculated based on specific losses but instead act as a punitive measure against the at-fault party.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: If a personal injury accident results in a fatality, the surviving family members may be eligible to recover damage through a wrongful death lawsuit. These damages typically cover funeral and burial costs and the loss of financial support.

To understand your rights and seek the appropriate compensation for your unique personal injury case, consult with our qualified lawyers at Kash Legal. We will assess the monetary value of the damages you suffered and provide legal guidance tailored to your needs. Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, our team may still be able to get you a settlement worthy of your losses. Under California’s comparative negligence law, you can recover damages if you were partially at-fault for the accident. It is important to note, however, that your compensation will be adjusted accordingly.

How Much Does a Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

You may be worried about the costs associated with retaining a personal injury lawyer after an accident, especially if you are dealing with unexpected medical expenses and lost income from not being able to work. At Kash Legal, we never collect legal fees unless we win your case. In addition, because we employ a contingency-fee agreement with all our injury clients, any legal fees we collect will be a predetermined percentage of your settlement or award. By using this type of fee structure, anyone who needs legal help after an accident can get it, even if they cannot afford to pay a lawyer out of pocket.

Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer after an Accident?

It is highly advisable for anyone that has been hurt in an accident caused by the negligence of someone else to retain a personal injury lawyer. Furthermore, you should retain an attorney even if your case looks like it’s going to be settled out of court, as most are.

When a case settles, the at-fault party or the at-fault party’s insurance company agrees to pay you a certain amount in return for you signing paperwork that releases them from any further liability. Importantly, insurance companies actively work to settle cases for less than they are worth and will actively look for ways to even deny your claim completely. There are many ways that a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can help you during the settlement process, including:

Evaluating your injuries and other losses to determine a fair settlement

Drafting and submitting a demand letter outlining your losses

Responding to interrogatories and requests for production of documents

Communicating with insurance company representatives

Representing you in negotiations and depositions

If your lawyer is unable to come to a settlement agreement with the insurance company or the insurance company simply denies your claim, he or she will likely file a lawsuit on your behalf. In the event that this occurs in your case, your lawyer will also represent you in court and attempt to obtain a judgment on your behalf.

Protecting Your Rights after an Injury-Causing Accident

While it would be nice if injured victims automatically received the compensation to which they are entitled after an accident, that is unfortunately not how our system works. In fact, there are certain steps that victims need to take after an accident to protect their legal right to compensation. Some of these include:

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Seeking Medical Attention And Participating In Your Treatment Plan

It is critical to seek medical attention immediately after an accident. Doing so will result in the creation of a medical record that can be used as evidence to prove your damages. In addition, it is also very important to fully participate in your treatment plan. That means attending physical therapy if it is prescribed, going to follow-up appointments, and filling your prescriptions. Failing to take steps to mitigate your injuries can have a negative impact on how much compensation you can recover.

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Documenting the Way Your Injuries are Affecting You

You should keep a detailed journal about the ways in which your injuries are affecting your day-to-day life. Make note of any pain you experience, trouble you have sleeping, activities you need to skip, and any feelings of anxiety or depression you have.

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Calling a Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney as Soon as You Can

You should retain a personal injury attorney to represent you as soon as possible after you are hurt in an accident. Insurance companies will gladly take advantage of your inexperience in handling personal injury claims, and waiting to start investigating your case could result in losing access to evidence that you need to be successful in recovering compensation. Once you retain the team at Kash Legal, you can focus on the important work involved with your mental and physical recovery while knowing that the legal aspects of your claim are in good hands.

What Is the Statute of Limitations in California?

Personal injury cases in California are subject to specific time limitations known as the statute of limitations. This statute dictates the amount of time in which a victim has to file a lawsuit after suffering a personal injury. Failing to file within this timeframe can result in losing the right to seek compensation.

The following are general guidelines for personal injury cases: 

  • For personal injury cases in California, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury or discovery of the injury.
  • The discovery rule is an important exception to the general rule, as it applies when the injury is not immediately apparent. In such cases, the clock starts one year from the date a victim discovered or should have reasonably discovered the injury
  • For individuals who were minors at the time of injury, California law provides an extended statute of limitations. Generally, victims have two years after they turn 18 to file a personal injury lawsuit.  
  • When a personal injury claim involves a government entity, such as a city or county, there are stricter rules. Typically, a government claim must be filed within six months of the injury, and a lawsuit can commence if the claim is denied.

There may be exceptions to the statute of limitations timeline, which is why it is imperative to seek the legal guidance of a highly qualified Los Angeles personal injury lawyer as soon as you can following an accident.

Jonathan M. Kashani

LEGALLY REVIEWED BY

Jonathan M. Kashani

June 23, 2024

Jonathan M. Kashani is the founder of Kash Legal Group, specializing in personal injury law with a commitment to providing personalized client services and high-quality legal representation. He holds a Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law and is admitted to practice in all state courts of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

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