When you or your family member has suffered the injury, may feel lost and confused as to how to proceed. Not only on struggling fear of the seriousness of the injury, but maybe also concern about how to pay for Medical Care, insurance claims, and rehabilitation. Well we all have a responsibility to treat one another properly, unfortunately, negligence and misconduct are widespread. When an individual, group of people or large company makes a mistake, innocent people can and do get hurt. Personal injury law exists to help the victims receive compensation for their injuries.
At Kirtland & Packard LLP, our lawyers understand the seriousness of your injuries. And more importantly, we understand just how vital it is that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled - catastrophic injuries are expensive, and it's not right or just for you to pay for someone else's negligence.
If you live in any Long Beach, Los Angeles or Orange County, California community and you need an experienced injury lawyer, please call Kirtland & Packard LLP today at 855-711-4933 for a free consultation.
Experienced Injury Attorneys
“Personal injury law” is a broad term that encompasses a huge range of cases. As such, it's important when choosing an injury lawyer to find one who has experience in your specific type of case. There's no substitute for experience.
At Kirtland & Packard LLP, we’ve spent decades successfully handling the following types of injury cases:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Aircraft accidents
- Premises liability cases
- Product liability cases (including those involving defective drugs and medical devices)
- Wrongful death suits
We'll be happy to discuss your case at a free initial consultation, where we will listen to your story, answer your questions and help you decide if legal action is the right choice for you.
Our Injury Lawyers Will Seek Compensation For You
The hard reality is that medical care is not cheap. And the kind of serious personal injuries we handle require extensive treatments that can last for years. You need to heal, but that's often impossible if you can't afford the required medical treatment.
That's why our injury lawyers are so passionate about pursuing compensation for our clients. We know that personal injury cases aren't about greed – they're almost always necessary for the continued livelihood of an innocent victim who is often unable to earn a living after an accident.
A personal injury case can provide compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses (in a wrongful death suit)
No injury lawyer can promise you a specific result or settlement amount, and the compensation available to you will be determined by the specific circumstances of your case. But our firm has a track record of pursuing liability wherever it may lead.
How to Choose an Injury Lawyer
For victims without legal training, trying to distinguish between the different lawyers competing for your business is tough. How do you evaluate your options?
Making an informed, reasoned decision is a relatively simple matter. When choosing a personal injury lawyer, you should focus on:
- Experience: This is the big consideration. There are huge differences between the practice of law and the theory of it, and the only way to truly gain effectiveness in the courtroom and the negotiating room is to actually work in both. Our lawyers have collective decades of experience in complicated litigation, which means we understand how to craft compelling, successful cases.
- Relevant experience: It's important to remember that “personal injury law” is a broad term encompassing a number of different case types. Experience is crucial, but make sure the lawyer you choose has experience in the specific field that's relevant to you. Both car accidents and defective drugs and medical devices are personal injury cases, for example, but if you've been hurt by a shoddy medical device, you certainly want someone who has experience handling those cases.
- Track record of success: Finally, you want to evaluate the attorney's track record. Has the lawyer won the sort of cases that are relevant to you? Do they have a list of verdicts and settlements they can point to in order to demonstrate their successes?
Please read the bio pages of our attorneys to find out more about our experience and proven track record of successful personal injury settlements and verdicts.
The Importance of Moving Quickly in a Personal Injury Case
If our injury lawyers had one piece of advice to give accident victims, it would be this: don't delay speaking to an attorney. Moving quickly is one of the most important elements of a successful personal injury claim.
The issue here isn't so much California's statute of limitations. Under California law, you have two years to file a claim related to a personal injury. This is certainly quite a bit of time, assuming you're aware of your injury at the time it occurred.
However, waiting years or even months can prove fatal to your claim, so it’s absolutely crucial you speak with our injury lawyers as soon as possible after your accident.
An Example of a Personal Injury Case
Let's say you suffered an injury in a wreck involving a large commercial truck. The injuries are severe, as they often are in truck accident cases, and you definitely want to consider pursuing legal action.
This is a perfect scenario to illustrate why it's so important to move quickly after an accident. Truck accident litigation is complicated, and proving fault requires an extensive, professional investigation. And such an investigation requires time- time to speak to witnesses, time to uncover evidence, time to build a case.
Memories fade, and they fade quickly. Evidence is “lost” – in the case of a truck accident, vital GPS data often ends up wiped and unrecoverable. Road and environmental damage, which often constitutes vital evidence, is repaired.
We need to move quickly after your accident to preserve evidence and talk to witnesses while their memories are still fresh. And we can only do that if we know about the accident as soon as possible.
We know you're in pain and you're tired and you just want to take some time for yourself. But remember, the steps you take in the immediate aftermath of an accident can have tremendous ramifications down the line. You want to protect your legal rights, and the best way of doing that is to move quickly.
Contact Our Injury Lawyers Today
If you've been hurt in an accident in the Long Beach, California area that was caused by someone else's mistake, our injury lawyers want to hear your story. Please call Kirtland & Packard LLP today at 855-711-4933 for a free consultation. You can also fill out the contact form on this page for an immediate, free consultation.