After an automobile accident or a personal injury, once an insurance company becomes involved, it will most likely make a small monetary offer to the accident victim. Rarely do these offers consider the full extent of a victim’s damages nor any costs already incurred.
Be Smart – Don’t take their offer until you contact – Iglow, Bachrach & Herrera.
Entitled To Fair Compensation
If you are injured or in an automobile accident, you are entitled to fair compensation for bodily injuries, lost wages from missed work, pain and suffering, and the costs to pay for past and future medical expenses.
Consult An Attorney?
Following an automobile accident or a personal injury, you may wonder if you should contact an attorney. If an injury has occurred, even if it looks to be minor, you should seriously consider consulting a doctor and an attorney.
As a result of shock, injuries may not appear at first, but it may become complicated. An insurance company could deny liability because you did not report the injury or refused medical attention following the accident.
Don’t Go It Alone
You definitely should retain an attorney if your injuries have left you unable to work.
Iglow, Bachrach & Herrera have successfully handled all types of personal Injury and automobile accident claims. We deal with insurance companies on a regular basis and have the experience and knowledge to ensure our clients get everything they deserve.
What To Ask An Attorney Before Hiring
Have you handled a case similar to my accident?
If we do not win, who pays your expenses?
What is your fee?
How long do you estimate before we can settle my case?
How do I improve the chances of a successful outcome?
What Kind of Compensation Am I Entitled To?
Your are entitled to compensation for medical bills related to your Injury. Among These are:
- Hospital bills
- Ambulance bills
- Physical therapy
- Consultation with specialists
- In-home care services
- Psychiatric counseling
You are entitled to compensation for damage to your property—in most cases, the cost of repairing or replacing your car.
Pain and Suffering
Also known as ‘non-economic damages,’ pain and suffering are damages related to the invisible impacts of the accident on your quality of life. These damages are meant to compensate for physical and mental distress resulting from the accident, such as anxiety or PTSD.
Under the guidance of an experienced Los Angeles automobile accident attorney, these more difficult to quantify damages can account for a sizeable portion of your accident compensation.
If your injuries have impacted your ability to work, you are entitled to compensation for lost wages. Your employer will need to provide a letter stating your salary and the hours you have missed
If the conduct of the defendant was particularly malicious or willful, then you may receive punitive damages as well. Punitive damages are given more to punish the defendant and discourage them from acting in a similar manner in the future.
What Are Common Injuries Following
An Automobile Accident?
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries, including partial or full paralysis, whether temporary or permanent
- Muscle strain and/or sprain of the back and neck
- Whiplash and nerve injuries
- Crush injuries
- Facial injuries, eye injuries, dental injuries, and scarring
- Broken bones
- Torn ligaments
- Dislocated joints and/or deranged joints
- Cuts and lacerations