Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer
Fighting for the Rights of Accident Victims Throughout Southern California
Have you or a loved one been injured in the Los Angeles area? Do you need help finding a doctor, taking out a loan, or receiving compensation to pay for your medical bills and other accident-related expenses? At the Law Offices of Gary Berkovich, we believe in putting the client first. Every accident case is unique, so if you have been wrongfully injured by the negligence of another party, we will fight for your needs and interests. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers are dedicated, responsive, and personable, so you can rest assured that we will put our legal knowledge and experience to work for you.
We don't just help clients with personal injury claims—we help clients recover from wrongful injuries. Call (818) 290-8942 or contact us online to get started.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
A personal injury claim gives people who have been wrongfully injured (the plaintiff) the opportunity to sue the person or company responsible for their accident (the defendant) for damages. Damages are losses that the plaintiff has suffered, such as wages lost from having to take time off work for recovery.
A major component of all personal injury claims is negligence. The plaintiff must be able to prove that the defendant directly contributed to their accident due to the latter’s negligent or careless actions. For example, a drunk driver who hits a pedestrian while speeding is negligent and can be held accountable. The same goes for an employer who refused to comply with California safety regulations, leading to an employee of theirs to get hurt on the job.
Our law firm is experienced in a wide array of personal injury claims involving:
- Assault and battery
- Bicycle accidents
- Brain injuries
- Bus accidents
- Car accidents
- Dog bites
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Slip and fall accidents
- Spinal cord injuries
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
- And more!
California Statute of Limitations
In California, you must file a personal injury claim no later than two years following the date of your accident. This is known as the “statute of limitations.” If you had an accident but didn’t realize you were hurt until days or weeks later, the two-year countdown starts on the day you discover the injury.
If you are filing a claim against a government agency, the statute of limitations is only six months. Regardless of when you were injured and who is liable, it is generally advisable to initiate the claims process as soon as possible following your accident. This way, you not only ensure that you are well ahead of the statute of limitations, but any evidence that can be used to back up your claim is more recent, reliable, and easier to collect.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
No two personal injury claims are worth the same amount. The value of your unique personal injury claim may vary depending on numerous factors. The incident itself, the extent of injuries sustained, who is liable, and other issues will need to be taken into account to determine the true worth of your claim.
The benefit of having Gary Berkovich, the injury lawyer, evaluate your case is that you will know what the case is worth and then be able to seek the full monetary compensation you need and deserve. We will consider not only the bills you have already incurred but any estimated future costs as well.
If the insurance company offers you a settlement which is far below the value of your claim, you will know it. We can then negotiate with the insurance company or take legal action to ensure your claim is paid in full.
Call the Law Offices of Gary Berkovich Now!
The Law Offices of Gary Berkovich is a Southern California law office that is proud to offer personal attention and aggressive legal counsel to accident and injury victims throughout Los Angeles and surrounding areas. We work strictly on a contingency basis, which means there is never a fee or upfront costs until we win your case! If you don’t get paid, neither do we.