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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Joseph H. Low IV Knows How To Win

Los Angeles is an epicenter of global commerce and social activity. People who drive in Los Angeles rely on several major freeways to get around, including the I-15, I-5, I-405, I-710, I-210, and I-105. These are among the most congested, hazardous, and highly traveled roads in the world. Amidst such activity, it is crucial to acknowledge that accidents leading to personal injuries can happen unexpectedly. The pace and scale of this dynamic city mean that the risk should not be underestimated. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer in your corner.

At The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV, we understand the unique challenges that come with personal injury cases in Los Angeles. We are here to champion your rights and recovery, providing you with the support and guidance you need during this challenging time. As a former United States Marine with a background in biochemistry and a stellar “10.0 Superb” rating by Avvo, founding attorney Joseph Low valiantly leads our legal team.

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident in Los Angeles, contact our office at (562) 901-0840 to schedule a FREE consultation today.

What To Do After an Accident

The most important thing to do after an accident is to seek medical treatment. If it’s a work injury, you will also want to inform your supervisor. Insurance companies make their money by denying claims and minimizing the true extent of your injuries. That’s why it’s crucial to find a personal injury lawyer like Joseph Low, who knows how to stand up to the big insurance companies.

No matter what type of accident you have suffered, there are steps you can take to safeguard your health and protect your claim:

  1. Dial 911 for emergency assistance.
  2. See your doctor right away and report all symptoms, even if they seem minor at the time.
  3. Use your cell phone camera to capture photos of the accident scene.
  4. Collect contact information from anyone who was involved in the accident and all witnesses.
  5. Keep records of all the treatments you receive and other expenses, including transportation and parking.
  6. Don’t talk about the accident that caused the injury, and don’t reveal details about your case on social media.
  7. Don’t speak with an insurance agent or sign any agreements until you have met with a personal injury attorney.
  8. Contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney right away. There are deadlines and statutes of limitations that apply, and you want your attorney to begin investigating the accident as quickly as possible.

Types of Accidents That Result in Personal Injury

Personal injuries can stem from various types of accidents, and our dedicated personal injury team is well-equipped to handle them all, including:
  • Car accidents: The city’s bustling streets can lead to car accidents with severe consequences. We can help you seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  • Premises liability: Property owners have a duty to maintain safe premises. If you’ve been injured due to a property owner’s negligence, we can help you hold them accountable.
  • Product liability: When a defective product leads to injuries, you have the right to seek compensation from negligent manufacturers.
  • Workplace injuries: On-the-job accidents can leave you with significant injuries. We’ll ensure you understand your workers’ compensation rights and explore avenues for additional compensation.
  • Wrongful death: Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is heartbreaking. Our compassionate team can guide you through pursuing a wrongful death claim.
  • Truck accidents: When trucking companies hire unsafe drivers or fail to provide drivers with adequate training and oversight, devastating collisions will inevitably happen.
  • Motorcycle accidents: Unsafe drivers who fail to look out for motorcycles and people who make dangerous maneuvers such as hasty lane changes and careless turns cause accidents that result in catastrophic injuries for motorcycle riders.
  • Bike accidents: California has a “three-foot law” that requires drivers who are passing to give bicycles enough space. Bicycle riders have the same right of way as other vehicles. Unfortunately, bicyclists suffer severe injuries when motorists aren’t cautious enough.
  • Pedestrian injuries: Pedestrians are completely vulnerable when cars, trucks, and SUVs fail to respect their rights. This can result in catastrophic injuries such as paralysis, organ failure, and amputation.
  • Construction accidents: Your attorney may be able to find additional sources of compensation beyond your workers’ compensation benefits for injuries that occur on the job site due to falls, crane accidents, falling objects, vehicle crashes, slip-and-falls, faulty equipment, and other type of accidents.
  • Nursing home injuries: Negligent hiring of unqualified personnel and inadequate safety protocols cause dropped patients, physical abuse, financial abuse, and sexual abuse for vulnerable patients.

Forms of Legal Compensation

When pursuing a personal injury claim, various forms of legal compensation may be available to victims, including:

  • Medical expenses: These encompass the costs incurred for medical treatments, hospitalization, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and any other healthcare-related expenses resulting from an injury or accident.
  • Lost wages: Refers to the income a person loses due to their inability to work during recovery from injuries sustained in an accident. This includes both current lost wages and potential future earnings if the injuries lead to a long-term or permanent impact on earning capacity.
  • Pain and suffering: This category includes compensation for the physical and emotional distress, pain, and suffering experienced as a result of the injury or accident. It accounts for the intangible, non-economic impact on the individual’s well-being.
  • Property damage: Covers the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property, such as a vehicle, in the case of a car accident. This compensation is aimed at restoring the damaged property to its pre-accident condition.
  • Punitive damages: Unlike other damages, punitive damages are designed to punish the at-fault party for particularly egregious conduct and to deter similar behavior in the future. These damages may be awarded in addition to compensatory damages but typically require a showing of willful misconduct or gross negligence.
  • Reduced quality of life: Physical pain, loss of mobility, and disfigurement may prevent you from enjoying the activities you pursued before the accident and living your life to the fullest.
  • Medical devices: You may require electric wheelchairs and other mobility devices in addition to ramps and home alterations such as walk-in baths and shower grab bars.
  • Reduced earning potential: Traumatic brain injury (TBI), whiplash, nerve damage, and other severe injuries may cause chronic pain and other complications that prevent you from resuming your career.
  • Wrongful death: Survivors have the right to seek compensation for the loss of a loved one, including burial and funeral costs, loss of financial support, and loss of love and companionship.

Navigating Personal Injury Litigation

When it comes to personal injury claims, it’s essential to understand the intricate landscape that lies ahead. At The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV, we are prepared to guide you through every critical aspect of your case, ensuring that your path to justice and compensation is smooth and well-informed.

  • Determining liability: This means identifying who is legally responsible for the injuries you’ve suffered. We meticulously investigate the circumstances surrounding your case, gather evidence, and establish a clear chain of liability. Our aim is to pinpoint those responsible for your injuries, whether it’s an individual, business, or organization.
  • Comparative negligence: In some cases, multiple parties may share a degree of responsibility for the accident. California follows a comparative negligence system, which means that even if you hold some degree of fault, you may still be eligible for compensation.
  • Understanding damage caps: California law places certain limitations on the amount of compensation that can be awarded in personal injury cases. These limitations, known as damage caps, can vary depending on the nature of the injury and the responsible party.

We follow a comprehensive process when you file a personal injury claim with us. This includes gathering evidence, creating a legal strategy, negotiating with insurance companies, and providing guidance every step of the way to help you make informed decisions.

Contact a Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer You Can Trust

If you’re ready to take action and seek the justice and compensation you deserve, contact The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV. Let our Los Angeles legal team be your trusted ally as you embark on your journey toward recovery and a brighter future.

Take the first step toward securing the justice you rightfully deserve—call (562) 901-0840 today for a free case evaluation.

"Joseph, Thank you for your assistance. Your understanding compassion & incredible expertise are admired & appreciated. I will be referring any of my clients who require legal help to you."
- M.D.