When you suffer personal injuries and damages from severe accidents in Los Angeles, you might be interested in filing a personal injury lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit is your right if your injuries are grave to the extent that it causes significant physical, mental, and financial disturbance. When someone else’s misconduct and negligence causes you injuries, they can leave you with a series of questions- “whom to sue, when to sue, and how to sue?”. These questions can leave you confused, which is why you must try to consult a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

A lawyer will guide you in filing a lawsuit as well as pursuing a claim. A successful personal injury claim will enable you to recover the damages and losses you’ve sustained after the accident. The monetary compensation from a successful personal injury claim can make a significant impact on your recovery process. That is why at Sarraf Law Firm, we fight your case in your best interest. 

The process of filing a lawsuit

You do not deal with accidents and personal injury laws daily. Thus, the initiation of a personal injury lawsuit might seem complex for you but keep your worries at bay. At Sarraf Law Firm, we help you understand the process of filing a lawsuit from the start to the end. You have the best chances of receiving the appropriate compensation when you are well aware of the process and have the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. 


Seek assistance from an attorney 

After you have sustained injuries from an accident, you may not have the thought of filing a personal injury lawsuit right away. However, you must consider reporting the accident immediately to local law enforcement. After reporting to the police and seeking medical help, you will need to speak with a personal injury lawyer. Legal assistance will be necessary even before you contact the insurance company. 

The injuries and damages from the accident may leave you overwhelmed and distressed. Handling the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit by yourself can become additionally stressful. You may not be able to focus on your recovery and might make mistakes in the filing process. To avoid any errors, it is in your best interest to hire a personal injury lawyer. An experienced lawyer will be handling your lawsuit professionally and help you claim the deserved compensation. 


Determining fault after the accident

The following step in filing a personal injury lawsuit is gathering enough evidence and determining the party at fault. Since your physical condition might make you unable to investigate yourself, a personal injury lawyer will be your best guide. A competent attorney will help investigate the facts of the accident to figure out the liable party. Depending upon the degree of your damages and type of accident, the responsible party has to pay the amount you seek from a personal injury claim.

To create in-depth documentation of your damages and injuries, a lawyer will investigate the evidence, including police reports, medical reports, and witness statements. Evidence is an essential aspect of a personal injury lawsuit that also makes your claim stronger. Additionally, a lawyer will consider the degree of fault of the liable party, which automatically determines the amount you can recover. 


Discussing the claim value 

After your personal injury lawyer has determined the negligent party and collected enough evidence, you can then discuss the value of your claim. A lawyer will diagnose the extent of your injuries and financial losses before settling the claim amount. After that, a lawyer will help you fill out the required paperwork and file your personal injury claim. Finally, a jury will give you a court date, but in many instances, cases can be settled outside the courtroom as well. 


Let us help you 

If you have encountered an accident recently and are planning to file a personal injury lawsuit, Sarraf Law Firm will assist you in all the legal proceedings. We help you to prepare a robust case that gets you compensated rightfully.