I was visiting Los Angeles as a tourist and I suffered serious injuries. What are my legal options?

15 May 2019

I was visiting Los Angeles as a tourist and I suffered serious injuries. What are my legal options?

There are millions of visitors to Los Angeles each year. Some visit for the beautiful scenery, the Hollywood scene, nightlife, sporting events, or tourist attractions. Others may be visiting family members or friends or may be in town on business. Visitors to Los Angeles face many of the same dangers that people who live in L.A. face.

Some common accidents that tourists may experience include automobile accidents, rideshare accidents, taxi accidents, accidents involving public transportation, slips and falls on someone else’s property, and injuries as pedestrians or bicyclists. Unfortunately, when tourists are injured, insurance companies may try to take advantage of the accident victim. The insurance company may believe that tourists who are injured are unwilling or unable to come back to the city to pursue a claim, so they may make intentionally low offers to settle the case.

An experienced personal injury attorney can help an accident victim understand what his or her case is worth, and to what damages the accident victim is entitled under law. An attorney can help resolve the situation with the insurance company. If the parties are able to settle, the accident victim would most likely not have to come back to Los Angeles. However, if a lawsuit is required, the accident victim may need to come back to Los Angeles at various points during the case.

Before you settle an accident case for an artificially low amount just because you don’t live in Los Angeles, you should speak with an attorney. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney, at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.

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