A Los Angeles personal injury lawyer is experienced in settlement negotiations and—in the event the defendant does not have a fair offer—litigation. Most people think of medical malpractice when they hear the term “personal injury lawyer,” but a personal injury lawyer represents people who suffer injuries from all manner of accidents, including vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents and product liability matters.
If a personal injury involves an automobile, unless one or more parties are uninsured, insurance companies and their attorneys will be involved in the lawsuit. In a multi-vehicle pileup, for example, a five-car pileup, there will be upwards of five insurance companies involved in the lawsuit. This means that a minimum of six copies of pleading must go out each time something is drafted for the court. Navigating this document-intensive process without a skilled and knowledgeable attorney by your side is not recommended.
Even if your insurance company provides an attorney for you, you should retain your own Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, as the insurance company’s attorney is looking out for the insurance company’s best interest, then your best interest.