Glendale Personal Injury Lawyer Fights to Uphold Your Rights 

Proven California attorney seeks payment for people hurt in various types of accidents      

When you are hurt because of someone else’s carelessness or intentional misconduct, you are entitled to secure compensation for the harm that was done. At Geragos Law Group in Glendale, we focus on Southern California personal injury cases. Attorney Matthew Geragos has more than 30 years of experience working tirelessly to assist accident victims who deserve monetary compensation for their losses. If you have suffered financial losses, due to medical bills or lost work, we fight to recover every penny. We also seek compensation for other types of harm, such as your physical pain and mental suffering. Whenever possible, we negotiate appropriate settlements but are ready to take your case to trial if justice requires.

Common types of personal injury cases

A person seeking compensation for a personal injury must prove four elements of the legal case:

  • Duty — This refers to the legal responsibility someone has to use reasonable care in order to prevent harm to another. This could be a driver’s duty to operate a vehicle safely, or a shopkeeper’s duty to make their store safe for customers.
  • Breach — The person violated their duty, usually by behaving carelessly.
  • Causation — The breach of duty triggered an event that caused harm to another person.
  • Damages — The injured person suffered economic and noneconomic harm as a result of the injury.

Specific types of incidents that give rise to personal injury claims include:

Many of the most serious cases our firm has handled involve severe traumatic brain injuries and wrongful death, but whether you’ve suffered broken bones, internal injuries or another type of physical harm, we gather the factual and expert evidence necessary to prove your case.

What to do after a personal injury accident

If you are the victim of an accident, you should immediately seek medical attention. This is necessary to safeguard your health and to strengthen your legal claim. The fact that you needed medical attention after the accident creates a record tying your medical condition to the particular event. If you wait to see a doctor, the defendant can claim that some intervening incident caused your injury. When you can, you should also attempt to record what happened at the scene, such as photos that illustrate what happened, property damage and injuries. You should also collect contact information from potential witnesses. Once you are able, you should contact an injury attorney.

Statute of limitations for personal injury cases

Under California law, you have two years to file a personal injury claim. However, your case will be stronger if you act immediately to protect your rights. Acting promptly also gives you a better chance to receive your financial recovery when you need the money most.  

Why hire a personal injury attorney for your accident claim?

Many people wait to “see if they need a lawyer” instead of hiring one right away. Insurance companies frequently try to take advantage of unrepresented injury victims. They might try to bully or frustrate you into taking a small settlement. When you hire an attorney right away, you signal that you intend to assert your rights, so insurance companies are more willing to negotiate. Our firm accepts injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so it costs you nothing up front to get the benefits of professional counsel.

Contact an experienced California personal injury lawyer for a free consultation

Geragos Law Group in Glendale provides aggressive personal injury representation for victims of accidents in Southern California. To schedule a free consultation, call 213-652-2129 or contact our office online.