In many situations, personal injury claims in California are settled out of court. This is through negotiations and agreements that prevent the process from being lengthened and that a resolution can be reached more quickly. However, in some cases, when such negotiations are unsuccessful, there is no other option but to bring the case before a judge who will determine the outcome.
Most personal injury attorneys work on what is known as a "contingency fee." This means that the clients do not have to make any payment until the lawyers have won the case, and once they have obtained the compensation, a percentage of it will cover said fees. This percentage must have been previously agreed upon between the lawyers and the client.
This is one of the reasons why the lawyers analyzed the cases they took on very carefully, carefully reviewing all the circumstances and evidence before moving forward.
Still, there are cases where you may miss something and lose a case due to different factors. Some of them include:
- Lack of experience of the lawyers in the area of personal injury
- Lack of experience of the lawyers in the particular type of accident
- Lack of communication and teamwork with the client
- Lack of evidence
- Disseminate information about the case on social networks that could be used against you
- Contributing negligence, among others.
What Can I Do If I Lose My Personal Injury Claim?
You can consider options, and the most common is an appeal. An appeal is a request made to the court for a higher court to review decisions made by a lower court. To carry out an appeal process, it is crucial to have experienced personal injury lawyers in Los Angeles who can advise you, explain the situation and the possible results well, and help you make the best decision based on your interests. An appeal can either uphold the verdict or overturn it, so it's important to know what you're up against.
If you or a loved one finds themselves in such a situation, they need lawyers with the experience and knowledge that we have at the Vaziri law Group, APC. Call us today to review your situation!