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By Pejman Javaheri
Founding Partner

You’ve been in a car accident. Your world’s been turned upside down. You’re hurting, you’re stressed, and now you’re faced with a decision: 

Do you handle your personal injury case on your own, or do you hire a Los Angeles personal injury attorney

Why an Attorney Makes a Difference

It’s a common misconception that going it alone is the best route. 

After all, why share your settlement with an attorney when you could keep it all for yourself? 

But here’s the thing: studies show that personal injury victims represented by attorneys often receive higher settlements. It’s not just a few extra dollars we’re talking about here. It’s a significant difference that could mean a world of change for you and your recovery.

The Knowledge and Experience Advantage

An attorney is more than just a legal advisor. They provide a wealth of knowledge and experience in personal injury law. This is a field that is complex and constantly evolving, with intricate laws and regulations that can be difficult for the average person to navigate.

Attorneys have spent years studying the law and understanding its nuances. They are well-versed in the legal procedures involved in a personal injury case, from filing a lawsuit to negotiating a settlement. They know what evidence is needed to build a strong case and how to gather it. They also understand how to interpret medical records, evaluate injuries, and estimate future medical costs.

Moreover, attorneys are well-versed in the tactics that insurance companies often use to minimize payouts. These can include disputing the severity of injuries, blaming the victim for the accident, or offering a quick, lowball settlement before the full extent of the injuries is known. An attorney knows how to counter these tactics and ensure that their client’s rights are protected.

In short, having an attorney on your side in a personal injury case is like having a seasoned expert who knows the terrain, understands the rules of the game, and possesses the skills and strategies to win.

The True Value of Your Claim

Here’s something you might not realize: Many people underestimate the true value of their claim. 

Compensation isn’t just about covering your medical bills and lost wages. It’s also about acknowledging your pain and suffering, your emotional distress, and the impact the accident has had on your life. 

An attorney can help you see the full picture and fight for a settlement that truly reflects your losses.

The Power of Negotiation

Have you ever tried to haggle at a flea market? Now imagine doing that with a seasoned insurance adjuster whose main goal is to keep costs low. 

It’s not a fair fight. But with an attorney on your side, the playing field is leveled. 

They know how to negotiate effectively, how to push back, and how to fight for what’s fair. And that can make a world of difference in your settlement.

How Do I Afford an Attorney?

Now, you might be thinking, “But I can’t afford an attorney.” 

That’s where contingency fees come in. 

Our personal injury attorneys provide legal services on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if we win your case. So, you get top-notch legal representation without the financial stress.

 It’s a win-win situation.

You Shouldn’t Do This Alone

It comes down to this: Having an attorney on your side in a personal injury case is not just a good idea—it’s a game-changer. 

So, if you’ve been in an accident, don’t go it alone. Reach out for a free consultation today. Let us fight for you so that you can focus on healing. Remember, you don’t pay unless we win. 

About the Author
P.J. Javaheri is an experienced personal injury attorney and a founding partner of Mi Abogado. Mr. Javaheri received his Juris Degree from the University of California, Hastings in 2005. Mr. Javaheri is dedicated to serving clients in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. His practice focuses on the area of personal injury law, particularly in representing people who have been injured in car, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents, the practice also specializes in premises liability matters. In recognition of his skills and dedication to his vocation, Javaheri has been named on the California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Mr. Javaheri is also active in the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.  In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, Mr. Javaheri was honored with appointments to the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC) Honorary Board of Directors at its highest level; the Diamond Level. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Mr. Javaheri at 310.694.3084 or by emailing