I was harmed in an accident. How do I know if I have a good legal case?

21 Feb 2018

I’m so sorry to hear about your accident. The period after an accident can be a chaotic time, with a great deal of confusion and stress. You may not know the best steps to take to protect yourself and your loved ones. You may wonder if you have any legal options at all.

Without knowing the details of your situation, it can be tough to know whether you have a case. Every accident is different, and every case is handled differently from others. Some of the unique details of your accident that can greatly impact the value of your case include: which party was at fault, how seriously you were injured, how long you were in the hospital, any past or future surgeries, any scarring or permanent damage you have suffered to your health, your future medical expenses, how much time you took off work, any damage you had to your property, and the evidence from the accident.

In most personal injury cases, your attorney will receive a percentage of any settlement or judgment you receive, so you don’t pay anything to the attorney up front. It’s important to speak with an attorney quickly after your accident. Personal injury cases normally don’t strengthen over time – instead, the longer the amount of time that passes the more difficult they can become to pursue.

If you have been injured in an accident and you believe that you may need to speak with an attorney, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney, at 310-385-0567. I can provide you with a free consultation. Call today to learn more.