What if I was hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver?
If you were hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver, it’s important to know that many insurance policies offer uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. This acts as a supplemental form of insurance to cover your losses.
How do I maximize my settlement?
You can maximize your settlement by carefully building evidence pertaining to your case. It is essential to understand the damages recoverable in your case so you can build evidence based on each of your losses.
How can an attorney help me with my case?
Our team is highly experienced in handling personal injury cases and there are a number of ways in which we can help, including but not limited to, dealing with other parties, negotiating with insurance adjusters, recovering evidence, handling all legal documents, filing paperwork, recovering compensation, and much more. Our job is to handle every aspect of your case to alleviate your stresses so you can focus on recovering.
Why is it important to file a police report?
Filing a police report is extremely critical to your case, as it is an important piece of evidence that is solid proof of your injuries and damages.
If I was the passenger in an Uber/Lyft accident, can I file a personal injury claim?
Yes, if you were injured in an Uber/Lyft accident as a passenger, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Our team is highly experienced in handling Uber and Lyft accidents and have recovered millions for our clients. Contact us today to speak to an experienced Uber and Lyft accident lawyer.
Will the information I share with you be confidential?
Yes. The information that you share with us will be confidential and is protected by attorney-client privilege. Your information will remain confidential even when our legal representation terminates or if you do not retain our firm.
The insurance company said I don't need an attorney. Is that true?
It is important to keep in mind that your best interests and the insurance company’s best interests are not the same. It is always best to consult with an attorney to learn your rights. We offer free consultations and every piece of information that you share with us is completely confidential.
How do I know if the Law Offices of Payam Y. Poursalimi is right for me?
At the Law Offices of Payam Y. Poursalimi, our highly skilled team of personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in successfully handling cases for our clients. Our team has recovered millions for our clients and we will do everything it takes to ensure justice has been served and you are fairly compensated. We are dedicated to each and every one of our clients. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means if we don’t win, you don’t owe us a thing.
What do I do if my child was injured in an accident?
If a child was injured in an accident, the parent or guardian can bring a claim on behalf of the child. Our team has extensive experience in child injury accidents. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Is my case large enough for a top personal injury lawyer to handle?
At the Law Offices of Payam Y. Poursalimi, no case is too small or too large for our firm. We treat all of our clients’ cases equally and with the dedication they need and deserve.
What types of accidents constitute a personal injury?
There are a wide range of accidents that constitute a personal injury claim. Essentially, any injury caused by the negligence or misconduct of another can result in a personal injury case. Here are some examples: car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, product liability accidents, dog bites, wrongful death, and more.
Will I be responsible for any costs if I lose my case?
No, you will not be responsible for any legal fees if we do not recover compensation for your case.
Is filing a lawsuit always necessary?
No. In fact, the majority of personal injury cases settle before ever having to file a lawsuit.
When is the right time to contact a personal injury lawyer?
The best time to contact a personal injury lawyer is as soon as possible. This is because there is a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, which means you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
If you were injured in an accident, which was caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, then you may have a personal injury case. Contact our team so we can determine if you have a case.
Should I take photos of the accident scene?
Yes, absolutely. Photos of the accident scene, damages, and injuries are extremely important forms of evidence that are valuable to your case.
Do I need a lawyer for a personal injury case?
If you have been involved in an accident caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, then it is in your best interest to hire an attorney. Our team will handle every part of your case so you can focus on recovering. Our team will work diligently to recover the compensation you deserve for your losses.
What is the statute of limitations in California?
The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in California is two years from the date of the accident. However, if you plan to file a claim against a government entity, then the statute of limitations is six months from the date of the accident. It is extremely important to file a claim as soon as possible to prevent missing any deadlines. If you miss the deadline, you may not be able to file a claim at all.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?
For most cases, you have two years to file a personal injury claim from the date of the accident. However, if you plan to file a claim against a government entity, then the statute of limitations is six months.
Should I speak to insurance adjusters?
Insurance adjusters are in the business to collect any type of information that could minimize your payout and undermine your claim. We recommend that you do not speak to anyone about your case, including insurance adjusters, until you have consulted with a trusted personal injury attorney.
How much is my case worth?
Determining the value of a case is dependent on a number of factors, including liability, witness statements, the severity of your injuries, medical bills, insurance policy limits, and much more. Contact our team for a free consultation so we have a better understanding of your case.
What is negligence?
Negligence occurs when an individual or entity fails to provide a reasonable standard of care to prevent harm to others. In order to have a viable personal injury claim, the victim must have been injured due to the other individual or entity's negligence.
What damages am I entitled to?
There are a number of damages a victim may be entitled to and is determined based on the case. You may be entitled to pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of future income, medical expenses, and much more. Contact our team so we can learn the details of your case and determine the damages you are entitled to.
If i don’t want to go to court, will you still be able to help me?
Yes, of course. In fact, the majority of the cases we handle settle well before ever having to go to court. We do everything we can to come to a reasonable settlement before ever having to file a lawsuit. And even if it is necessary, we never file without our clients’ consent.
Can I sue a government entity?
Yes. However, it is essential to seek help from a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles as soon as possible because the statute of limitations is only six months when it comes to pursuing a claim against a government entity.
How long will my case take?
Every case is different, therefore, it is difficult to determine how long a case will take, as there are a number of factors to consider. Some cases settle within months, and others can take years depending on how complex the case is. It is best to contact our team so we have a better understanding of your case and the circumstances involved.
Do I have to pay for an initial meeting?
No. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you do not have to pay anything upfront. We only get paid if we recover compensation for you.