Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys: Mi Abogado Accidentes
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek justice for your losses. A boutique personal injury firm in Los Angeles, MI ABOGADO ® has dedicated an entire practice to advocating for individuals who have been injured, fighting relentlessly to hold any and all parties at fault accountable and to secure maximum compensation for their losses. We have served over a quarter of a million clients with a success rate of 96%, recovering millions for people like you in the process.
Lead Attorney P.J. Javaheri worked for big law firms and saw firsthand how little access clients had to the team representing them. Because of that, he made the switch and founded a boutique practice where he limits the number of active cases our practice takes to ensure he can be available and responsive to every client who trusts MI ABOGADO ® with their case. When it comes to personal injury law, bigger isn’t always better. Better service is better.
Recognized by many prestigious organizations for our skillset in personal injury advocacy, our team proudly serves people across the state of California. While we are based in Los Angeles, due to sophisticated technology and our network of medical professionals, we are prepared to take cases from San Diego to San Jose.
What is Personal Injury Law?
Personal injury law, in the simplest of terms, is a way to hold people accountable when their actions caused or contributed to your injury. Their actions must have been negligent, reckless, or intentional. Our team at MI ABOGADO ® believes that anyone who is injured doesn’t just deserve compensation for their pain and losses – we believe it’s your absolute right to seek justice.
Personal injury law is a broad field that covers all sorts of injuries that occur in a wide variety of circumstances. Moreover, personal injury claims don’t just address the victim’s physical harm, but also their mental and emotional harm. The compensation that results from a personal injury case is referred to as damages.
The Proof Needed for a Successful Personal Injury Claim
The cornerstone of any successful personal injury claim is negligence. A person must have been negligent, which resulted in the victim’s injury. Negligence is one of those words that have one meaning in colloquial conversation, but a different and very specific meaning in the law. In order to prove that a person was negligent, you must demonstrate that four elements existed.
- Duty of Care. A duty of care speaks to the obligation that one party owed the other. Someone doesn’t have to sign a contract or be in a position of power to owe another person a duty of care. Every person owes some duty of care to those around them. This element isn’t particularly hard to prove because most of our laws already establish a duty of care. In California, all people must use reasonable caution to avoid injuring others, which is a duty of care. Similarly, anyone driving a car owes a duty of care to everyone else on the road, including bicyclists and pedestrians, to drive safely and obey traffic laws.
- Breach. A “breach” occurs when someone violates their duty of care. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the breaching party intentionally decided not to meet their duty of care; they also could have acted recklessly or carelessly which still constitutes a breach of this duty. A good rule of thumb for evaluating when someone breached a duty of care is asking what a reasonable person would have done under the same circumstances. If someone’s conduct was unreasonably dangerous, like failing to stop in front of a crosswalk, it’s likely they violated their duty of care.
- Causation. The third element in demonstrating negligence is causation, which involves showing a cause-and-effect link between the person breaching their duty of care and the injury you suffered as a result. For a successful claim, you must prove that the actions were the direct cause of your injury, and that cause can’t be loosely related. You must show that the breach caused your injury, but you don’t need to show that the negligence was the only cause of your injury. To re-visit the previous example, if the driver failed to stop in front of a crosswalk, and by failing to stop hit you, resulting in injuries, then you have causation.
- Damages. The final element to proving negligence is to show that the injury which resulted from the person breaching their duty of care caused you damages. Damages, again, carry a different meaning in the law than it does in normal conversation. In a legal sense, damages refer to the nature of the losses you endured as a result of your injury. There are generally grouped into two types: economic damages and non-economic damages.
What is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?
As mentioned above, in personal injury cases, there are two kinds of damages. Economic damages are losses where the amount can easily be quantified into a monetary value. Economic damages include things like medical bills, physical therapy or rehabilitation costs, lost wages, lost future income, and property damage, to name a few. Non-economic damages encompass losses that are much harder to assign a dollar value to. These include pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, permanent disability and disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and more.
Every personal injury case is unique, so it’s hard to determine exactly how much any one person can expect to collect without knowing the specific circumstances involved. With that being said, a skilled personal injury attorney can help you find the evidence you need, line up compelling expert witnesses, and make a strong case for the maximum damages available under the law. Some common examples of damages we’ve won for clients include compensation for:
- Physical injuries
- Medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Rehabilitation costs
- In-home care expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Lost future income and diminished earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Permanent disability and disfigurement
- Wrongful death damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
In rare cases, when a person’s conduct was especially malicious, punitive damages will also be awarded, which is the court’s way of punishing such behavior.
Turn to MI ABOGADO ®, for a knowledgeable and experienced advocate who will build the strongest case possible and fight relentlessly to maximize the settlement you deserve. We are prepared to start fighting for you now.
Our Firm Handles All Kinds of Personal Injury Claims in Los Angeles
MI ABOGADO ® is prepared to handle just about any type of personal injury claim. Our expertise is in personal injury law, and we have dedicated our entire practice to representing people who suffered an injury at the hands of someone else’s negligence. We have handled hundreds of thousands of cases and have a 96% success rate.
- Car Accidents and Rear-end Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Uber, Lyft, and Rideshare Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle, Scooter, and Pedestrian Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Brain Injury Claims
- Dog Bites
- Construction Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
Contact Our Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer: We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Do
Attorney Javaheri and the team at MI ABOGADO ® understand that people turn to a personal injury attorney at their most stressful, trying moments. We make it our mission to handle every part of your case, from start to finish, so you can focus on what matters most: recovering and getting your life back on track. We offer comprehensive services to our clients and won’t let a single detail slip through the cracks.
Because recovering from a devastating injury, and caring for a loved one while recovering, is a full-time job, we will not take a penny out of your pocket for our services. At a time when medical bills are piling up and lost wages are at the forefront of your mind, we won’t burden you with the costs of hiring an attorney. We don’t get paid unless you see compensation for your injuries. It’s as simple as that. We offer free consultations, free second opinions, and a guarantee that we won’t take any legal fees from you until we recover money for you. Contact us for a free, no-obligation, confidential consultation. We’re ready to start fighting for you today.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to settle a personal injury case in California?
The length of time it takes to settle a personal injury case in California can vary widely depending on the facts and circumstances of the case. Some cases can be resolved in a matter of months, while others may take years to litigate. Factors that can impact the timeline include the severity of the injuries, the complexity of the legal and factual issues, and the willingness of the parties to negotiate a settlement.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury in Los Angeles?
In California, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is two years from the date of the injury or accident. However, there are some exceptions and nuances to this rule, depending on the specific type of case and the parties involved. It’s important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to understand the applicable statute of limitations and ensure that your claim is timely filed.
How are personal injury settlements paid out in California?
Personal injury settlements in California are typically paid out by the insurance company of the at-fault party or parties. The settlement amount may be paid in a lump sum or in periodic payments, depending on the agreement reached between the parties. In some cases, a portion of the settlement may be subject to liens or other claims by medical providers or other parties.
How much can you sue for in personal injury in California?
The amount you can sue for in a personal injury case in California depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of your injuries, the impact on your life and ability to work, and the extent of any economic or non-economic damages. There is no specific cap on damages in California personal injury cases, but there are certain legal and practical considerations that can impact the amount of damages that can be recovered.
Does California have any laws that limit personal injury damages?
California does not have a general cap on damages in personal injury cases. However, there are some specific types of damages that may be limited or subject to caps or other restrictions under California law. For example, damages for medical malpractice claims are subject to a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages.
What percentage does personal injury take in California?
Personal injury attorneys in California typically work on a contingency fee basis, which means that they receive a percentage of the settlement or judgment in the case as their fee. The exact percentage can vary depending on the attorney and the complexity of the case, but it is typically in the range of 33% to 40% of the recovery.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident in California, contact our law firm today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. We can help you understand your legal options, protect your rights, and maximize your recovery. Call MI ABOGADO ® now.
Note: This page was written with the assistance of artificial intelligence software, but was reviewed for accuracy and approved by attorney Pejman Javaheri.