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Antaramian Law, APC April 5, 2024

Personal Injury FAQ 

Experiencing a personal injury can abruptly thrust you into a whirlwind of questions and uncertainties. "What are my rights?" "How do I seek compensation?" "What steps should I take next?" Whether you're dealing with the aftermath of a car accident, workplace injury, or any other form of personal harm, this FAQ guide aims to provide you with the knowledge and direction you need to understand your rights and take your next steps. 

At Antaramian Law, APC, I am committed to guiding you through your injury in Los Angeles, California, and the surrounding counties including Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Orange County, Ventura County, and Kern County. With a personable nature and an approachable personality, I'm here to address your concerns with relentless determination and knowledge. 

What Is a Personal Injury Claim? 

A personal injury claim is a legal process initiated by an individual who has suffered harm due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party. This claim seeks compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial damages incurred. Whether you've been involved in car accidents, truck accidents, rideshare accidents, wrongful death cases, or motorcycle accidents, I'm here to advocate for your rights and secure the compensation you deserve. 

Why Choose Attorney Andrew Antaramian for Your Personal Injury Case? 

After spending nearly a decade working with insurance companies, I've gained invaluable insights into their operations. This experience has equipped me with the skills necessary to effectively fight against these institutions on behalf of my clients. My goal is to help protect you, your family, and your loved ones after an injury to help ensure your future security. My firm’s collaborative approach will keep you informed at every step while I take charge of the legal aspects so you can focus on healing and rebuilding. 

How Can You Help Me with Insurance Companies After an Injury? 

Dealing with insurance companies can be overwhelming, especially when you’re recovering from an injury. I have years of experience negotiating with these companies and will handle all communications on your behalf. From filing a personal injury claim to advocating for accurate financial compensation, I aim to alleviate your stress and secure the best possible outcome for your case. 

What Steps Should I Take After Suffering a Personal Injury? 

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Your health is paramount. Even if your injuries seem minor, some symptoms may appear later. 

  1. Document Everything: Take photos of your injuries, the accident scene, and any property damage. Keep records of any medical visits and expenses. 

  1. Report the Accident: Depending on the nature of the accident, report it to the appropriate authorities or parties. 

  1. Contact Antaramian Law, APC: Before speaking to insurance companies, reach out to me. I'll provide you with the guidance and representation you need to communicate with them effectively. 

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney? 

I understand the financial concerns that come with legal representation. That’s why I work on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. This means you don’t pay any upfront fees. My fee is a percentage of the settlement or verdict amount we recover on your behalf. Our initial consultation is free, allowing us to discuss your case without any financial obligation on your part. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in California? 

California law stipulates a statute of limitations for personal injury claims, generally two years from the date of the injury. However, there are exceptions that might extend or shorten this period. Prompt action is crucial to preserving your rights. Contact me as soon as possible to ensure your claim is filed within the necessary time frame. 

What Kind of Compensation Can I Expect in a Personal Injury Case? 

The compensation awarded in a personal injury case can vary widely depending on your circumstances. Generally, you may be entitled to recover costs for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and sometimes punitive damages to punish particularly reckless behavior. Each case is unique, and during our free initial consultation, I will give you a clearer picture of what compensation you might expect based on the specifics of your situation. 

Can I Still Pursue a Case If I Was Partially at Fault? 

Yes, California follows a pure "comparative fault" rule, which means you can still pursue a case even if you were partially or mostly at fault for the accident. However, the compensation you may receive will be reduced by your percentage of fault. It’s crucial to have skilled legal representation to ensure that fault is accurately assessed and that you receive the maximum compensation possible under the law. 

How Long Will My Personal Injury Case Take? 

The duration of a personal injury case can vary greatly. Some cases may be resolved in a few months, while more difficult cases could take several years. The factors affecting the timeline include the extent of your injuries, the clarity of fault, and the insurance company’s willingness to settle. I will work tirelessly to resolve your case as efficiently as possible while striving to achieve the best outcome for you. 

What If My Injury Occurred at Work? 

If your injury occurred while you were at work, you might be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. However, there could also be a third-party liability component to your case if another party’s negligence contributed to your injury. It’s essential to discuss your situation with me to explore all the avenues of compensation and know that you’re fully supported during your recovery. 

Ready to Take the Next Step?

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else's negligence, don't face this challenge alone. At Antaramian Law, APC, I am here to support and fight for you every step of the way. Together, we can pursue justice and secure the compensation you need to move forward. Reach out to me today to schedule your free consultation and put your worries in capable hands. 

For answers to more specific questions or to discuss your case in detail, please contact me directly. Your best solution begins with a call.


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