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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.

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Do I have a personal injury case?

Personal injury cases are very complex. They often involve more than just one or two individuals and there are different laws set in place to govern different types of cases. In the arena of personal injury law alone, there are numerous things to consider, even to the point of filing multiple lawsuits over a single incident.

Determining whether or not you have an actionable case comes down to your ability to prove several things in your complaint or through the process of trying your case. First, you must be able to prove that you were (or the party you represent was) injured. Second, you need to show that the person or entity who caused the injury had a duty of care to ensure your safety. Lastly, you need to be able to show that the negligent entity breached duty of care with resulting bodily harm or worse.

Building Your Case

The first part of the process of satisfying your burden of proof involves a bit of due diligence. If you are injured in any kind of accident, your first course of action should be to seek medical help. The sooner you do this, the stronger your case will be. If you wait, it could be argued that the extent of your injury isn’t great enough to warrant the settlement or judgment you are seeking.

Follow any medical advice you receive regarding tending to your injury. Arrange for physical therapy. Fill prescriptions. Use convalescent aids like braces, crutches, or a wheelchair, even if you feel like you are strong enough to do without. If a doctor prohibits strenuous labor, don’t perform any.

These are just a few guidelines you can follow to help build a strong case. In doing them, you make it more difficult for the other side to argue against the severity of your injury.

Dealing With Insurance Companies

If you are contacted by the negligent party’s insurance carrier, be very careful how you respond. In many cases, the insurance company will try to convince you that you do not have a winnable case in court and will offer you a paltry settlement in their own (or their client’s) best interests. Before you take an insurance company’s assessment at face value, speak with a lawyer whose primary concern is you and your rights, not those of the negligent party.

Understanding Your Legal Rights

A qualified personal injury lawyer will examine your case objectively and determine if you have an actionable complaint. If you do, only a lawyer representing you will seek damages in an amount that is commensurate with the extent of your injury. A one-time insurance settlement will likely not cover extended care, therapies, or use of prescription medication to alleviate symptoms or facilitate healing.

If you do not have a case that is strong enough to hold up in court, a qualified attorney may counsel you to take the settlement that is being offered. An ethical attorney will not waste his or her time (or yours) on an action that will fail to make you whole. It is worth noting, however, that these cases are very few and far between. While personal injury cases are often complex, there is typically a clear path of negligence that can be traced back to either party.

What If I Think I Was At Fault?

A qualified personal injury lawyer can also help you determine your degree of negligence and pursue damages based on how responsible you were for your injury. Many workplace accidents, for example, will be covered under worker’s compensation even if the worker caused the injury do to his or her own negligence.

Act Quickly

Never try to sort through legal details on your own or take the advice of opposing counsel or an insurance company representative. Your best course of action after an injury is to seek medical help, then immediately contact an attorney. The law limits the amount of time you have to take action on your claim, so act fast. Wait too long and you could forfeit your right to collect, even a very strong case.

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