More often than not, our new clients have begun the claims process themselves and find it stressful and burdensome, or simply cannot afford to pay out of pocket for the medical treatment they need, and for that reason they seek our assistance. Once we are retained by a client, we immediately begin gathering the requisite information and immediately inform the insurance carriers to direct all communication to our office. It is our goal to alleviate as much stress as we can from our clients so they can concentrate on getting healthy again, both mentally and physically.
It is important to remember that your interests and the interests of the insurance company are not the same. While it is illegal for a non-attorney, such as an insurance adjuster, to provide legal advice, they often do, and it usually is not very sound. You should always seek an opinion from a personal injury lawyer to get an unbiased legal opinion regarding your case and your rights. At Akhavan Law Firm we provide free, no risk case consultations to injured persons and their families.
This will depend largely on the type of case and the damages sustained. Our clients have suffered an injury and require medical treatment. Thus, past and future medical treatment is recoverable. As are all past and future lost wages. Also recoverable are ‘general damages’, which include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and inconvenience associated with the injury. In some cases, our clients are entitled to ‘punitive damages’, these are damages which are intended to punish the wrongdoer, when that wrongdoer’s actions were intentional or reckless. In auto collision cases, our clients are also entitled to recover the damage to their vehicle, as well as the ‘loss of use’ of that vehicle for the time the client was without the use of the vehicle because it was damaged.
The attorneys at Akhavan Law Firm handle small, medium, large, and very large damage cases. Our injury cases range from soft tissue injury auto accident cases to catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. We are equipped to handle and all personal injury cases resulting from negligence. We are happy to review any case free of charge. At Akhavan Law Firm we provide free, no risk case consultations to injured persons and their families.
The timeframe that you have to file a lawsuit is referred to as the statute of limitations. If you fail to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, your case will be forever barred. For most personal injury actions In California, such as auto accidents, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties. However, with respect to claims against government entities or for medical malpractice, the statute of limitations is much shorter. Therefore, due to the time-sensitive nature of personal injury claims, you should immediately contact an attorney regarding your injury.
Do You Have Any Questions?
Not every personal injury case requires a lawyer. However, if you attempt to negotiate directly with an insurance company you will lack the negotiation leverage required to force a reasonable settlement. Having an attorney means there will be “teeth” behind demands for compensation. Furthermore, attempting to resolve a case on your own prior to hiring an attorney could have a negative impact on your case if you decide to hire an attorney later. Akhavan Law Firm provides a free, no-risk consultation where the pros and cons of hiring a lawyer in your specific case can be discussed
We only work on a contingency fee, meaning that if we do not win, we do not get paid. Injury victims cannot afford to pay an attorney by the hour. Our contingency fee is in line with other top-quality lawyers who handle serious personal injury matters. There are no up-front costs or fees with us.
Your health should take top priority. Seek medical treatment for your injuries as quickly as possible. This will also be important documentation of your injuries when it comes time to present your case to the insurance company. After seeking initial treatment, contact Akhavan Law Firm before speaking with any insurance companies. Do not give a recorded statement. Preserve any evidence you think will help your case. Our firm will take over all communication with the insurance companies and coordinate your medical treatments so you can focus on resting and recovering from your injuries.
Yes. The information you share with us is protected by the attorney-client privilege and will remain confidential. This protection will apply even when our legal representation terminates or if you do not retain our firm. Because your communications with us are privileged, it is important that you make full disclosure of all pertinent facts with respect to your personal injury claim (such as prior injuries) so that we can fully assess your case. This is further important so the defense does not catch us by surprise in the middle of representation, which could be detrimental to your case.
You should bring all documents in your possession that are related to your injury. For example, with respect to auto accidents, you should bring a copy of the police or incident report, a copy of your automobile insurance declaration page, photographs of your automobile, photographs of your injuries, copies of medical records for treatment related to the accident, correspondence from the insurance companies, estimates and repair records and receipts for your automobile, receipts for towing and car rental, and any wage loss information. During your meeting, we will make photocopies of all of your documents so that you can retain a copy for your records. We will also provide you with checklists for any other information that we may need from you.
No! Akhavan law Firm never charges for client consultations. All client consultations to discuss a potential claim are absolutely free. If you feel you have a potential claim, please call our office at (800) 726-4878 to set up your free consultation and case evaluation.
Yes. Cities and counties are liable for their negligent acts as well as the negligent actions of their employees. However, claims involving cities and counties involve different statutes of limitations that , if missed, can forever bar your claim. Be sure to consult with an attorney at Akhavan Law Firm to see if your claim involves a city or county. The attorneys at Akhavan Law Firm deal with claims against the city or county on a regular basis and can help you recover compensation for any injuries caused by the negligence of the city or county.
If you were injured through someone’s careless or negligent action, you may have a claim. It is important to consult with an attorney at Akhavan Law Firm to determine if your injury was caused by the negligent actions of someone else. Be sure to see if there are any witnesses to the injury and document the incident with photographs. Also make sure to get contact information for the responsible party, as well as any witnesses. This information will help should you later present a claim for your injuries.
Whenever you are injured because of a dangerous condition on someone’s property, you may have a claim to recover compensation for those injuries. Landowners have a duty to warn of dangerous conditions on their property and to make their property safe. As with any personal injury claim, the most important thing you can do is find an experienced attorney to help you preserve your evidence and protect your rights. Often a delay in retaining an attorney can adversely affect your claim.