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Farar & Lewis LLP is a top rated law firm, with over 40 years of combined experience. Our attorneys have won over $100 million, in combined verdicts and settlements for our clients. You deserve compensation for your pain and suffering, and it's our job to get it for you.

A Practice Dedicated Exclusively To Helping Injury Victims

If you have been injured in an auto accident or another type of accident that you did not cause, it is important that you seek the advice of a qualified California personal injury attorney who knows the law and has the ability to secure the compensation you deserve. At the law firm of Farar & Lewis LLP, we represent Southern California clients through some of the most difficult times of their lives.

We know how overwhelming it can be for injury victims to deal with overzealous insurance adjusters who want to settle their claims for as little as possible. We take the burden of the legal issues off your shoulders and work directly with the insurance company to negotiate a settlement that provides the medical care and financial support necessary to facilitate your recovery. If a fair settlement cannot be negotiated, we will take your case to court.

Our Iron-Clad Commitment To YOU

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.

Our team of trial lawyers has over 40 years of combined experience, fighting on behalf of victims all over the state of California. get a free consultation

RECENT CASE RESULTS

Motorcyclist Suffers From Automobile Accident
600,000.00
SETTLEMENT
Premises Liability/Trip and Fall
300,000
SETTLEMENT
Premises Liability/Trip and Fall
1,300,000.00
SETTLEMENT
Auto vs. Auto
500,000
SETTLEMENT
Pedestrian suffers from automobile accident
240,000.00
SETTLEMENT
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How long can I expect until my case is complete?

Taking the step to file a personal injury claim is monumental. You probably have many questions about the process and are confused about when and if you will get any money. Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer regarding when a check will come. Consequently, there is no guarantee that you will win your case. The burden of proof rests on you and your attorney’s shoulders. You must be able to prove to the court, beyond a reasonable doubt, that due to the other party’s negligence, you have suffered greatly. Regardless, all cases have a similar process that can help ease your mind.

Consultation With Farar & Lewis

First, you must realize that not every person who has been in an accident has grounds for a lawsuit. During your initial consultation, we will review your potential case. Because we work on a contingency basis, we do not take on cases that we cannot win. However, even if we show the court irrefutable proof, there is always the chance that we can lose. You have the right to appeal the court’s decision, but this can extend your compensation payment date out even further. Keep in mind, you can also lose on appeal. The good news is that if you have injuries that are well documented, the chances of not getting any compensation are slim.

The Demand Letter

One important thing for you to remember during this process is that all cases do not end in court. Many cases can be settled through negotiations. When we first take on your case, we will review the facts and make an informed decision regarding your compensation amount. We use a process of calculations to determine your pain and suffering, and we add that to the cost of your medical bills. We start with a demand letter to the insurance company. Because we have so much experience dealing with these companies, we know how they, typically, act and react to different situations. In most cases, they will try to fight the dollar amount. Some will entertain negotiations while others flat our refuse.

If they are willing to negotiate on the matter, we go back and forth regarding the dollar value of the claim. In these cases, the insurance company knows that they have a slim chance of winning in court. Remember, they want to pay as little as possible toward your claim as possible. Trials are a very expensive process that the insurance company wants to avoid. They must pay for their attorney’s time, and it can be a quite long and drawn out process. If they can settle quickly, they can close the claim and move on.

Negotiations can be a battle that includes many back and forth conversations. This process can happen in a meeting or through phone calls and emails. You must decide, with the assistance of your attorney, what you are willing to take for your claim. The insurance company has a bottom dollar, and you have a bottom dollar. The goal is to get in the general neighborhood, on price, so that the claim can be settled. The good news is that about 95 percent of cases in the United States are settled out of court.

The Court Trial

For the five percent of cases that never made it through negotiations, we end up in court. Here, you can choose to have a trial by jury or by a judge. We must prove our case to the court. The cases that end up in court are usually the ones with major issues where high dollar amounts are requested. In this scenario, we must bring in expert witnesses, doctors’ reports, and any other evidence we have. Trials can take one day or a couple weeks to complete. It all depends on how many witnesses must be called, and how long their testimonies are. Once the verdict has been handed down, the insurance company is required to pay. However, there is another loophole to consider. They can appeal the decision and further draw out the payment process.

In most cases, the insurance company doesn’t appeal. They may appeal when the compensation amount is in the millions, like for a wrongful death claim. Typically, you will get your money within 30 days after the end of the trial.

Getting Compensation

One thing to keep in mind is the more money we ask for the more the insurance company will bulk. Because the process is not cut and dry, there are many variables that can and will affect your outcome. However, we only take cases at Farar & Lewis that we know we can win. You never pay one dime unless you get the compensation you deserve.

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