If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of another party, it’s important you get the advice of a qualified lawyer who knows the law and can help you get compensation. At Farar & Lewis LLP, we represent clients through some of the most difficult times of their life. We know it’s overwhelming. We take the legal burden off your shoulders and work directly with the opposing insurance company in order to get a settlement which provides you with medical care and financial support needed to facilitate your recovery. If the other company doesn’t offer a fair settlement, we’ll go to trial.
We are committed to you and your right to no-nonsense legal representation, timely communication and full compensation. We pride ourselves on providing punctual and honest case assessments. What you can expect when you choose Farar & Lewis LLP:
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Farar & Lewis LLP is a top rated Los Angeles personal injury law firm with over 40 years of experience. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys have recovered over $100 million, in verdicts and settlements. WE believe EACH AND EVERY client deserves concierge service and excellence. Everything we do is focused on giving our clients service, and results. Virtually every single client works with one of our founding partners, which means you’re getting great service. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have been selected as some of the Top Trial Lawyers in the USA. We offer a risk free consultation, in person – or at your place of business. We can even send one of our team members to your place of business in order to help you and sign you up. Our goal is to be there for you when you need us the most. There’s no upfront fees – we work on a contingency fee basis! Never ever worry about whether you can afford us – we’re on your team. When there’s a legal issue, we’re here to work for you and help you.
How much do our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers charge?
We work on a contingency fee basis. We don’t charge any upfront fees. If we don’t win your case, we don’t change anything. We handle virtually all the costs associated with litigating your case, and as a result – you can focus on recovering.
What happens after i’m injured?
After you’re injured, your first step is to get treatment. It means going to the emergency room, and getting a medical evaluation. The opposing insurance company might argue you’re not hurt if you don’t get medical treatment ASAP. If you don’t get treatment ASAP, you’re just providing the insurance company grounds to deny your claim.
One of the most important things to worry about when you have a personal injury claim is the statute of limitations. If you’re the victim, then you may be able to get financial compensation. In order to get compensation, you have to file a lawsuit. You have to file this in a certain period of time. If you don’t, you forfeit your rights to file the personal injury claim and eventually get compensation. This is strict, and there are virtually no exceptions. This is applied to your case from the day you get injured.
How much money can I expect in the final settlement?
This can really vary. Your personal injury can create an immense financial burden. Going to court costs time and money. One of the first things to consider is your finances and medical bills. An example of medical bills is your existing treatment, and the cost of future treatment you may require. Another example of financial ramifications is lost wages and income. In some cases, the judge may award punitive damages as well.
How long does it take for whiplash to occur?
Whiplash injuries are some of the most common car accident related injuries. Some injuries are very easy to observe, yet others can be harder to diagnose with advanced imaging technology. Typically the whiplash injury happens instantly at the time of the accident, but it can take days or weeks for the effect to be observed. It’s not uncommon for an injury to have delayed symptoms. When muscles are first damaged they go into a spasm which pulls the spine/bone out of their normal position. But later, as the muscle heals, they may – or may not, return to their original strength/position. This abnormal change can cause issues in the future. It’s notoriously difficult to tell which whiplash injuries will cause problems later. Some whiplash injuries can cause discomfort after only a few days. Some cause minor aches/pain, which can be treated by Advil, etc. These injuries are hard to diagnose, and sometimes the damage is too small to see on x-rays or MRI scans.
Just because the injury appears to be minor, it doesn’t mean it’s not serious. It means you should pursue treatment, and possibly a compensation claims.
Many people avoid hiring Los Angeles personal injury lawyers because they think their injuries are minor – and pursuing treatment + compensation is a waste of time. Many symptoms don’t manifest until much later. The issue is, if you wait too long, you could harm your chances of getting compensation. Insurance companies will challenge the validity and severity of your claims. We’ve got experience handling many claims, throughout the state of California, which have resulted in over $100 million recovered. One of the benefits of working with us is we never charge a fee unless we win your case. It means we’re on your team. There’s no upfront fees, and we only get compensation if we’re able to win your case.
How long does a personal injury case take to finish?
Many people ask about this. If your Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers is super busy, it takes longer to expedite and settle the case and handle the issues surrounding the case. Many smaller law firms take longer to handle cases because they don’t have the staff they need. Because the attorney has fewer resources, he/she spends time doing basic things instead of focusing on your case. IF you hire a bigger personal injury law firm, the firm has enough resources to handle your case.
Another factor that influences how long your case will take to finish is if there is medical treatment involved. It means the bulk of your case is spent waiting for medical treatment to occur. If your medical bills continue to grow, this increases the value of your case. Establishing fault is another potential area that can take time to establish. When liability isn’t clear, it’s easy to assign blame and demand compensation. In some cases, where liability IS NOT clear – your Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will need to conduct an investigation. It means your Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will need to find witnesses who can support your personal injury claim.
Some people think that “faster is better,” when it comes to personal injury claims, but this is not the truth. If the other side makes a fair, settlement offer, fast – then it might make sense to accept it. This is rarely the case. You should take the time to prepare your case, because it could mean a larger settlement. Some cases can take a few months, and some can take 1-2 years. If your case goes to trial, it could take a lot of time; if you decide to appeal the case then it might go even longer. Your Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can evaluate the details of your case and then give you an idea of what to expect. It’s important to remember YOU are a factor in this as well. If you receive settlement offers but reject them, you’re adding to the overall length of the case. Your Los Angeles personal injury lawyers can work with you to help your case move as quickly as possible.
Should I accept the insurance settlement offer?
It really depends! Often, the first offer an insurance company offers is the lowest possible amount they can offer to make you go away. Companies will do this if they think you’re desperate for the money, and will walk away from pursuing greater damages. This is usually the minimum amount of money possible. We don’t recommend you take this without speaking to a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer first. In addition, there are many reasons not to take the immediate settlement offer. For example, if you have future medical bills – the offer being presented may not include compensation for those future bills. In addition, the offer may not include things like loss of income, etc. As a result, you should consider speak to a Los Angeles personal injury attorney.
Can pre-existing conditions be covered in California car accidents?
Many people have pre-existing medical conditions. It might be a bad back from an injury in your childhood. It could be a health condition, like anxiety or depression. When you’re involved in a car accident, you might want to know if that pre-existing condition is covered while you’re getting treatment for injuries. The answer to this question, is – it depends. Typically, no pre-existing medical conditions are covered. But there are things to consider before you think about paying for your medical treatment out of pocket.
Typically, the insurance company will do everything possible to prove your injuries aren’t severe, and were not caused by the accident. They are going to look for pre-existing injuries, or other issues which can limit the amount of money you could get from them. Insurance companies simply don’t want to pay you the money you deserve, so they’re going to do everything possible to prove you don’t deserve a larger settlement. Many insurance companies will probe into your medical history. For example, a judge might require you to provide a full medical history to the opposing insurance company in order to prove you don’t have an existing condition. This can either work in your favor, or it won’t. The insurance company might request proof that your injury was the result of an accident, and this might mean a medical expert witness will be needed to counter-testify. It can become a long, drawn out, process. Bottom line, sometimes a lawsuit is the only way to get compensation.
Injured in a car accident? We can help. Our Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers have recovered over $100 million in combined verdicts and settlements, and understands how complicated a car accident case can be. We promise to work hard, treat you like family, and get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.risk free consultation
If you drive a motorcycle, it can literally put you in harm’s way – even if you’re being careful. You’re placing your life in the hands of drivers who are distracted. The injuries motorcyclists suffer can range from broken bones to severe brain trauma. If you’ve been injured, or a loved one was killed, call our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers.risk free consultation
Victims of bus accidents can get compensation with our help. Bus accidents can be fatal, and result in pain and suffering. If you’re a victim, we can help.risk free consultation
Farar & Lewis LLP can help both drivers, and passengers, involved in uber car accidents. If you were a passenger, we can help you get compensation for things like lost wages, pain and suffering, and other economic damages.risk free consultation
Bicycle accidents are one of the worst types of motor vehicle accidents. Bicyclists are often at huge risk of serious life threatening injuries. Our Los Angeles injury lawyers have experience evaluating, and litigating, complex cases involving bicycles.risk free consultation
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If you find yourself the victim of an accident, then hiring a personal injury law firm in Los Angeles is a SMART move. It’s important you hire a lawyer with experience, and one who understands how to negotiate with insurance companies. At Farar & Lewis LLP, we’ve recovered over $100 million for our clients. We have experience handling tough cases that other firms turn down. Many injuries can have a huge impact on your life. It’s critical you align yourself with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer immediately, and never delay getting compensation. The validity of your claim, your injuries, can be brought into question if you don’t hire a personal injury lawyer. At Farar & Lewis LLP, we advise our clients of what to do – at every step. We offer a “no fee unless you win,” promise – which means you literally nothing to worry about.
Farar & Lewis LLP was founded by Joel D. Farar. Mr. Farar possesses extensive knowledge of personal injury law, as well as a steadfast dedication to helping injured individuals. He recognizes that the aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming and filled with suffering. That is why he has devoted his life to helping accident victims obtain the financial compensation and justice they need and deserve.more info
A Southern California, native, Justin Farar is a seasoned litigator with large firm experience. Prior to joining Farar & Lewis LLP, Mr. Farar practiced at O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, and clerked for the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Farar served as a Commissioner to the Los Angeles Convention and Exhibition Authority.more info
Adam is a seasoned trial attorney and tenacious advocate who has represented hundreds of people injured by negligent drivers, property owners, and companies. He has secured millions of dollars for clients involved in automobile accidents, premise cases, slip and falls, dog attacks, and government claims. Mr. Lewis is dedicated to helping his clients fight insurance companies who try to minimize the claims of the injured.more info
I was rear ended in a car accident and I was hurt. The next day I needed a lawyer, I came across the law firm, and I saw that Justin took pride in his reputation. Justin always kept me informed…
It’s a well known fact, insurance companies make money – by denying personal injury claims. Their goal is to hinder, limit, and deny, your claim and give you as little money as possible. When you speak to them without an attorney, you have no leverage, and are at a potential disadvantage. Without a proper understanding of the law, you may find it difficult to compel them to play fair. Most victims don’t know the law, and don’t know enough to file a personal injury claim on their own due to a lack of knowledge and/or understanding. Insurance companies know this, and can play games in order to harm your chances of getting compensation. In some cases, victims may not understand the true value of their potential claim – and may settle for less. For example, many clients we’ve spoken to don’t know they can ask for future/past medical bills to be covered — or even future lost wages to be covered as a part of the final settlement/verdict. Our attorneys can help advise you about your right, and tell you what you may be entitled to as a result of your injuries. One of things we do, as a part of your case – is do a full investigation into the case in order to secure necessary evidence that proves your point of view.
When you hire an attorney, it’s likely an insurance company will take you – and your claim – more seriously, because they’ll be dealing with attorneys who understand the law – and are willing to go to court if necessary.
Our personal injury attorneys handle most forms of injuries. Here are some of the most frequent types of injuries we handle.
Car Accidents : Southern California is filled with cars. Many people have a car, and most houses have multiple cars. Many drivers, and bystanders, often get hurt as a result of car accidents. Regardless of when, where, or how, the accident happened – we can help victims of auto accidents. Whether you were riding your bike, and were hit by a car – or whether you were a passenger in a car – we can help. Our goal is to help victims of auto accidents recover. We can help you get medical attention, in addition to helping with all other elements of your case.
Pedestrian Accidents : Pedestrians are often hit by cars when walking on the street or crossing the street. Often, victims of pedestrians suffer immense injuries to fast/heavy cars. Many pedestrians often assume it was their fault the got hurt – and don’t look into hiring a personal injury law firm. We recommend you speak to us, so we can conduct a full 360 investigation into the accident – and how it happened.
Medical Malpractice : Healthcare providers are people, and make mistakes like everyone else. If a doctor, or nurses, mistake has harmed you – we can help correct that injustice. We can help you – by conducting an investigation into their conduct, and trying to determine how/when they deviated from an expected standard of care. We can build a case, in order to can you compensation. Often, these mistakes can follow you for the rest of your life.
Slip and Fall : If you fall, or slip, on someone’s property then you may have a potential case. Property owners have a duty to maintain a safe environment for those who are on their property. If you slip, or fall, and are injured – as a result of inadequate – or unsafe, property conditions – then we may be able to help. We’ll conduct an investigation into the property and put together a personal injury claim that shows the property owner was irresponsible, and failed to maintain safe conditions. Our goal is to get you as much compensation as possible.
Construction Accidents : Construction sites are very dangerous. If you suffer an injury due to a defect in machinery, or due to unsafe working conditions – we can help you get compensation. We encourage you to contact us, and learn more. We offer a risk free consultation – contact us today.
Premise Accidents : If you suffer an accident while on someone else’s premise – then we encourage you to call us. If there were wet floors, or cracked floors, then we encourage you to contact us to get a risk free consultation. Based on the findings of our investigation, we may be able to get you compensation for your injuries.
Defective Products : Manufacturers are obligated to create safe products. It sounds simple, but often manufacturers fail to live up to this expectation. Often, consumers become collateral damage due to unsafe products. We encourage you to contact us, in order to help understand if you have a potential case.
What you do after an injury, can be more important the injury itself. Without proper documentation, and without alerting the authorities, the validity of your claim and injuries can be questioned. Here are some things you should after an accident accident. First and foremost, it’s crucial you write down as much about the accident as possible. If you have a cell phone, we recommend taking pictures of the surroundings so you can document what happened. Pictures are valuable because they can be potentially used in court, as evidence. Take as many pictures of the injuries you’ve suffered, in addition to the scene of the accident. The more evidence you have, the stronger your claim is. If you have time, write down information like the date, the weather, the location, and anything else specific that might be asked of you later. Try to also find witnesses, at the scene of the accident. If you can get a witness to corroborate your story to the police at the scene of the accident, the strength of your claim could be higher.
Take as many pictures, notes, and recordings of conversations as possible. After you’ve secured all of this, we recommend you speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. First, you should get medical attention. When you get medical attention immediately after an accident, it established a track record of your injuries – which proves the injuries happened as a result of the accident.
In order to get compensation, you have to be able to establish fault – and a responsible party. Most accidents aren’t intentional, but they happen. Just because it’s an accident doesn’t mean the other party isn’t responsible. Our job, is to show to the court and opposing insurance company that the other party caused you harm – by acting in a manner that is not “reasonable.” We demonstrate that they are responsible, and that you have suffered emotionally, physically, and financially, as a result of your injures – which is the basis for the claim. If the court determines that you were acting careless, it may reduce the amount you are entitled to. Our goal is to look at the evidence, and then build a personal injury claim which proves your the victim.
Talk To An Attorney About Your Auto Accident Injury Claim
Contact one of our offices in Los Angeles, Santa Ana or Riverside to discuss your injury claim with one of our attorneys. We offer a free initial consultation where you can learn more about your legal options and how we can help you. Please call us toll free at 888-490-1518 or contact us via email to schedule an appointment.