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When you are injured as a result of someone else’s careless, reckless, or intentional actions, you have the right to take legal action. At Farivar Law Firm, APC, we are committed to fighting on your behalf in order to obtain complete and fair compensation that you are entitled to.
Our extensive experience and proven track record of results allow us to be the strong legal advocate you need. Most of all, our Firm understands just how difficult it is to move forward after a life-altering injury. With this in mind, we strive to provide each and every client with the compassionate and personalized representation they deserve. We offer contingent fees, meaning there is no upfront cost for you and you do not have to pay unless we recover compensation on your behalf. We take the burden of the legal issues off your shoulders and work directly with the insurance company to negotiate a settlement that provides the medical care and financial support necessary to facilitate your recovery. If a fair settlement cannot be negotiated, we will take your case to court.
THE BASICS OF PERSONAL INJURY
There are a wide variety of different situations where personal injury rules apply:
Accidents. In situations where someone acts in a negligent manner, and that carelessness causes harm to another person. Examples include car accidents, slip and fall incidents, and medical malpractice, among other types of cases.
Intentional Acts. In situations where a defendant’s intentional conduct causes harm to another person. Examples of this include assault and battery, and other intentional torts.
Defective Products. There are a few situations where a defendant can be found liable for injuries without any negligent or intentional wrongdoing. Examples of this include certain types of product liability claims arising from a defective product.
Defamation. Personal injury laws apply when one person’s defamatory statement causes harm to another person’s reputation.
COMMON CONSEQUENCES OF A PERSONAL INJURY CASE INCLUDE:
- Temporary or long-lasting bodily injury and impaired physical and mental abilities;
- Expensive medical treatments;
- Inability to return to your job or join the workforce in another capacity;
- Feelings of anxiety, stress, or depression; and/or
- Property damage.
HOW MUCH IS YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH?
The value of your case depends on a few key factors: the circumstances of your accident, the severity of your injuries, and limits on insurance coverage, among other things. Here is a rundown of the different types of compensatory damages that are available in many personal injury cases:
Medical treatment. A personal injury damages award almost always includes the cost of medical care associated with the accident — reimbursement for treatment you have already received and compensation for the estimated cost of medical care you will reasonably need in the future because of the accident.
Income. You may be entitled to compensation for the accident’s impact on your salary and wages — not just income you have already lost but also the money you would have been able to make in the future, were it not for the accident.
Property loss. If any vehicles, clothing, or other items were damaged as a result of the accident, you’ll likely be entitled to reimbursement for repairs or compensation for the fair market value of the property that was lost.
Pain and suffering. You may be entitled to get compensation for pain and serious discomfort you suffered during the accident and in its immediate aftermath — also for any ongoing pain that can be attributed to the accident.
Emotional distress. Usually linked to more serious accidents, emotional distress damages are meant to compensate you for the psychological impact of an injury — including fear, anxiety, and sleep loss.
Loss of enjoyment. When injuries caused by an accident keep you from enjoying day-to-day pursuits like hobbies, exercise, and other recreational activities, you may be entitled to receive “loss of enjoyment” damages.
Loss of consortium. “Loss of consortium” damages typically relate to the impact the injuries have on your relationship with your spouse — the loss of companionship or the inability to maintain a sexual relationship, for example.
Punitive Damages. In cases where the defendant’s conduct is deemed particularly egregious or outrageously careless, you may be awarded punitive damages on top of any compensatory damages award described above. The real goal of these kinds of damages is to punish the defendant for its conduct, and to act as a deterrent.
HOW YOUR ACTIONS (OR INACTION) CAN AFFECT A DAMAGES AWARD
In some cases, your role in causing an accident — or your inaction after being injured — can diminish the amount of damages available in a personal injury case to you.
Comparative negligence. If you’re at fault (even partially) for the accident that caused your injuries, chances are that any damage award will reflect that.
Failure to mitigate damages. If you are injured in an auto accident case, but choose to sit back and rest on sit on your proverbial laurels when it isn’t reasonable to do so (by failing to get necessary medical treatment after an accident, and/or making your injuries much worse) a damages award might be significantly reduced. We will continue to monitor your case with you to avoid these unintended consequences.
WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE
We are at the front lines of your fight to get the compensation you deserve in a personal injury or auto accident case.
First, we will assess your case to best determine how to fight for you. We will take the following steps:
- Building Your Case: After you retain our Firm, we will immediately:
- Measure the depth and breadth of your injuries and the circumstances involved;
- Investigate the scene of the accident and the matters related to your case;
- Question witnesses;
- Request documentation and medical records;
- Work with medical experts;
- Review documents, medical records, photos, and videos; and
- Work with experts who can reconstruct the scene of the accident.
- Settlement Negotiations: We will send what is called a “demand letter” to the insurance company or other party, laying out your case for damages. Oftentimes, this is where we can get you a suitable personal injury settlement that will help make you feel whole again.
- Filing Your Lawsuit: However, if the other party offers a low-ball amount or outright rejects a reasonable settlement, then our legal team will switch gears and be ready to file a lawsuit to try to get you the best compensation possible.
- Trial: When a case can’t be settled, it goes before a judge and jury. It is during this time that we will will argue your case, which includes interviewing expert witnesses.
That’s not all, though. We will use all of that information to go head-to-head with the insurance company and/or the defendant’s attorneys to get you the best compensation possible. Oftentimes, this happens in a settlement meeting, but if the big corporation or insurance company won’t budge, we are trained, experienced, and ready to go to court.
WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT FROM US
We believe in client satisfaction and professionalism. Expect nothing less than our best. If you choose us to represent you in your personal injury / auto accident case:
- You never have to pay a penny for anything unless we are able to obtain financial compensation for you.
- We will always act in your best interest, especially when it comes to settlement offers.
- You will have a skilled, experienced and knowledgeable attorney working on your case at all times.
We are committed to you and your right to no-nonsense legal representation, timely communication and full compensation. We pride ourselves on providing punctual and honest case evaluation.