Personal Injury Attorney Encino

Written by: David Azran

When you are injured in Encino, CA, you may feel uncertain about your next steps. You may not have the resources you need to recover, and worse, the mounting medical bills and other expenses make it difficult to focus on anything else. 

If you need help with your claim, a personal injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Rosenstock and Azran is ready to help. Your lawyer can help you get the compensation you are due following your catastrophic injuries. 

Types of Personal Injury Claims an Attorney Can Handle

After a serious injury, you need a lawyer prepared to handle your claim and get you the compensation you deserve. Our team is prepared to handle any of the following types of claims, among others: 

  • Motor vehicle accidents, such as a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, scooter accident, and bus accident 
  • Defective premises
  • Fall accidents due to a slip or trip on property
  • Wrongful death
  • Catastrophic injuries, including brain injuries, internal bleeding, and spinal cord injuries, 
  • Bicycle accident
  • Dog bites
  • Burn injuries
  • Roadway defect accidents
  • DUI related accidents
  • Rideshare accidents, including against Uber and Lyft
  • Construction site injuries

Need help with your financial recovery? That is what our legal team is here for. Reach out for help with these claims or others when you are hurt and struggling to recover. 

Why You Should Work With Us 

When choosing a law firm in California, you have plenty of options. So why choose a personal injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Rosenstock and Azran?

When dealing with personal injury legal matters, you need a personal injury attorney willing to personally speak with his clients, and then listen to what they have to say about their struggles from the accident. It is then that we will be most effective in our fight for your maximum compensation. Financial recovery is not easy, and without our firm’s experience, technical background in the fields that matter ( ie. medical, accident reconstruction, biomechanics, etc…), determination, and financial resources, it may feel impossible. Our firm has an excellent track record of helping injury victims like you for over 37 (thirty seven) years, and we are ready to help you. 

Our firm has also been recognized for its exceptional legal representation. Groups like National Trial Lawyers have placed us in the Top 100, and our firm has received attention and top marks from organizations such as Google and the Better Business Bureau for our diligence and care toward our clients. 

Liability in a Personal Injury Case 

When you are hurt in an accident, holding the responsible party legally liable for the injuries and financial damage suffered can be difficult. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you hold the following parties liable for their carelessness: 

  • Other drivers 
  • Employers 
  • Property owners
  • Government agencies 
  • Construction site contractors 

Unsure who is responsible for your injuries? Our personal injury lawyers can tackle the investigation and research needed to locate applicable insurance policies providing bodily injury liability insurance coverage,  gather your evidence and pinpoint the at-fault party for your claim. 

Compensation for a Personal Injury Accident in Encino, CA

After a serious injury, you need compensation to cover the costs and suffering (both past and future anticipated) from your personal injury, also known as damages. The compensation should cover your economic and non-economic damages, including financial and emotional costs associated with an accident. 

Below is just a sample of the compensation you may be due for your injuries:

  • Medical bills or medical expenses (both past and future anticipated)
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Lost wages (both past and future anticipated)
  • Physical pain and suffering (both past and future anticipated)
  • Emotional distress (both past and future anticipated)
  • Mental anguish (both past and future anticipated)

Our personal injury attorneys are ready to calculate your claim’s value and help you seek the funds you are due following a serious accident. 

California’s Personal Injury Legal Process

When you have suffered a personal injury accident, our first step is to present a liability claim against the responsible party’s insurance company, demanding compensation pursuant to the applicable body injury liability insurance coverage.  If you are unsure who caused your injuries and who to hold accountable, our personal injury lawyers can help you. Our personal injury lawyers can tackle the investigation and research needed to locate applicable insurance policies providing bodily injury liability insurance coverage,  gather your evidence and pinpoint the at-fault party for your claim. 

Statistically speaking, a significant percentage of injury claims are settled without having to file a lawsuit.That stage of the claims process can be pivotal in determining the ultimate value of the claim, as it lays the foundation for the entire case. That stage is often referred to as the “pre-litigation stage”, and less skilled and experienced lawyers often make the mistake of taking that stage for granted, which can haunt them for the duration of the claim, through trial. We, at the Law Offices of Rosenstock and Azran have extensive experience in investigating, and then preparing the claim in the most favorable light for our clients while generating the written Settlement Demand (including legal and factual arguments, supporting medical records and billing, and relevant evidence), ultimately submitted to the claims department of the responsible party’s insurance company. 

If a favorable settlement is not achieved at the pre-litigation stage, then  a lawsuit against the responsible party is filed with the court. Our personal injury attorneys serving California will also represent clients in the courtroom. Once you file a lawsuit, the litigation process will take you to court, where you will need to prove that the at-fault party caused your injuries, that they breached their duty of care, and that your injuries led to the damages you requested. 

Every personal injury claim is a little different, so a personal injury lawyer is key. Your attorney can handle the details for you while you focus on your recovery.

Encino Personal Injury FAQ

For many injured victims, an insurance settlement might seem like the most obvious or easiest solution to get compensation fast. Unfortunately, the adverse party’s insurance company may not want to pay the fair value of the claim. The injured victinm’s own insurance company may also fail and/or refuse to pay that which the policy of insurance provides they must.They may act in bad faith to avoid paying for your injuries. In these cases, you may need to contact a personal injury lawyer to determine your best path forward.

The at-fault party should be held responsible for their negligent behavior, the negligent behavior of their employee, or the dangerous condition of their property, but it is not always easy. You may have been hit by a negligent driver, but what if they were on the clock at the time of your traffic collision? Because fault can be so complex, it is often best to reach out to an Encino personal injury attorney. They can review the evidence of your case and help you get answers.

Sadly, a serious accident can take a loved one’s life, and now you and your family are grieving. Talk to a personal injury attorney about your wrongful death claim and the personal injury laws that may impact your recovery. In California, a wrongful death action and a survival action are two separate legal claims that can be brought in the event of someone's death. A wrongful death action is a civil lawsuit that can be filed when a person dies as a result of someone else's negligent or intentional actions. This type of action is brought by the surviving family members of the deceased, such as the spouse, children, or parents, and seeks damages for the losses they have suffered as a result of the death. These losses may include funeral expenses, medical bills, lost income, and loss of love, care, comfort, companionship and support. A survival action, on the other hand, is a legal claim that can be brought by the estate of the deceased person. It allows the estate to sue for damages that the deceased person could have sought if they had survived the incident which caused their death. This may include damages for pain and suffering, lost earnings, and medical expenses incurred before the person's death.

When you are hurt, you only have a limited time to act. If you do not file promptly. There are firm rules and deadlines, such as governmental claim filing requirements and statute of limitations laws in the State of California, which require specific technical filings regarding your claim within a set time period from the date of the accident. If any part of your injuries may Involve potential claims against public transportation (for example. MTA), certain hospitals (for example, U.C.L.A), LAPD officers, other law-enforcement officers, certain Schools, divisions of the City, County, or State, and/or L.A. Fire Dept responders for bodily injuries; as well as exploring the possibility of roadway defect or dangerous condition of public property, under California law, because such a case involves a governmental claim (governmental claims examples include claims against a governmental entity, city, County, state, for liability such as police brutality, excessive use of force, falsifying official records, dangerous conditions of public property, etc.) then you usually have only six (6) months from the date of the alleged incident to file governmental claim form documents with the appropriate governmental entity. Filing such claim forms is a complicated and technical matter and it must be done in a specific format and filed with the correct entity, within the specified 6 month time period. Thereafter, a lawsuit must be filed with the court within a specific period of time, all of which may be less than the standard non-governmental claim period of two (2) years. If you do not meet the governmental claims filing requirements by that date, you may be forever barred from making such a claim, regardless of how good that claim turns out to be. There may be variations and exceptions to these rules, such as with medical negligence (medical malpractice), claims involving minors, etc…That is why there is urgency in your seeking legal counsel for the matter as soon as possible. If there is no governmental claim component to your injury claim (for example, making a claim against a company, private party, or other third-party) you have two (2) years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in the appropriate court system venue to preserve your rights and causes of action in this case. After the aforementioned deadline cut off dates, regardless of how good the case is, if you do not file the proper documentation, in the proper venue, your case will be barred and forever lost, regardless of its merits. There are many other technical aspects to your proceeding in this context, therefore, we urge you to seek counsel without delay.