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Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers

It’s not always easy to prevent an accident in LA, especially when someone else causes it. You may be able to hold the person who caused your injuries civilly liable by filing an injury claim with assistance from the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at our firm.

Danger and risk are part of life. Each day you leave your home, you could be injured in an accident. You could even be injured in an accident within your home, and it might not be your fault. Whether a dog bites you while you’re walking along Ventura Pier or a reckless driver injures you, someone could be accountable for what happened to you.

The California law relating to negligence and liability protects injury accident victims when they are hurt because of someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions. In order to hold an at-fault party liable for the harm they’ve caused you, you will need to bring a personal injury claim.

The Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, a Law Corporation are ready to help you on the path toward recovering an injury settlement. Your settlement could provide for all the losses you’ve faced due to someone else’s negligent behavior.

Personal Injury Practice Areas

Personal Injury – Accidents can’t all be prevented, but you might be able to obtain justice for yours. A Los Angeles injury attorney can assist you with filing a claim against the person responsible.

Car Accidents – One of the most common ways people are injured in Los Angeles is due to auto collisions. Consider partnering with an attorney at our firm for help filing a car crash claim.

Dog Bites – Dog owners in California are generally strictly liable for harm caused by their pets, whether the owner knew their dog was dangerous doesn’t matter. Receive compensation by winning a personal injury claim.

Motorcycle Accidents – Serious injuries often result from motorcycle collisions. You will need to prove the fault of the person who caused your accident. An injury attorney can help you prove your case.

Wrongful Death – There is nothing more distressing than the loss of a loved one. If you find that your loved one’s death was caused by someone’s careless or wrongful behavior, you will likely be looking for justice. We want to help you get it.

Truck Accidents – Big-rig trucks are the largest vehicles on the road, and commercial truck accidents tend to be devastating. Those responsible for causing a semi-truck collision in California that harmed you could be made to pay for their careless actions.

Slip-and-Fall Accidents – Many people underestimate the serious nature of slip-and-fall accidents, but your life could be changed forever because of one. If you’ve been hurt in a slip or trip accident, contact a lawyer at our firm for help.

Bicycle Accidents – Riding a bike is good for the environment, and it’s a relatively cheap mode of transportation. However, drivers don’t always watch out for the safety of bicyclists, and you could have been injured due that type of negligent behavior.

About the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, a Law Corporation

The partners at the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, a Law Corporation, were born and raised in Southern California. We know the area and we know what the residents of Los Angeles and Ventura County care about. Your senior attorney at our law firm has more than forty-three years of experience. Other attorneys at the firm have more than ten years of experience. We have seen just about every case there is.

Although we have a great deal of experience, we still examine each and every case with fresh eyes and treat our clients like the people they are. Your injuries are personal, and you want to work with a firm that is dedicated to serving clients not processing cases. 

That’s exactly what you’ll find at our law firm. Lawyers who care and are willing to fight for you. Our firm has recovered more than $100 million for our clients.

Why Choose the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch?

Compassionate, experienced, aggressive, and trustworthy. These are some of the words that describe the attorneys at our injury and wrongful death law firm.

When you’re looking for an attorney to handle your injury case, you want to find the right one. Not just any attorney will do, because this case will affect your life and your future. 

There are many qualities you’re probably looking for in a lawyer. You want one who is experienced, understanding, smart, and capable. You want an attorney who will be there for you when you need them and who will work tirelessly to see you get the settlement you need.

Compassionate

Attorneys at our firm are caring and understanding. We don’t treat accident victims like just another case. We care about each and every one of our clients and we understand that you’ve experienced something traumatic. You are looking for justice, and we want to help you obtain it.

Experienced

Experience is important when it comes to legal matters. The attorneys at our firm have years of experience working in this industry. You can trust that your attorney at our firm has handled cases like yours before. We know what we’re doing and we won’t use your case as a learning experience, leaving you suffering and left with nothing. 

Aggressive

Attorneys at our firm are capable and willing to do what it takes to win your case. We will do everything we can to see you reach your goals of compensation and civil justice. Over the years, we have curated the resources we need to win, and we will use all of our resources, knowledge, experience, and other tools to resolve your case and reach a positive outcome.

Trustworthy

You can trust us. We don’t make promises we can’t keep and we will be honest and direct with you through every step of the personal injury claim process. If you have questions, we will answer them in a clear, concise, and truthful manner. We aren’t going to mislead you or make you feel as though your concerns aren’t being addressed.

If you ever have a problem or concern, all you have to do is let us know. We’ll do our best to resolve it for you, our valued client. We will even provide you with a special direct email address to use to reach the partners should you ever have any problem that needs to be resolved.

The Personal Injury Claim Process in Ventura County, California

The claim process can be difficult to handle when you’re already dealing with injuries and trauma. The right LA injury attorney can make a major difference to you and your case.

If you are considering filing an injury claim or a wrongful death claim for a preventable accident in Los Angeles, you are probably curious about the process. Your injury attorney at our firm will be happy to give you details on what to expect, but here is a general guideline of the personal injury claim process.

Investigation of Your Accident

The first step in the claim process is looking at your accident to determine what caused it and who is to blame. Sometimes, it’s not immediately obvious who is responsible, so evidence will need to be collected that shows cause and proves liability.

Calculating Your Losses

Next, it’s important to figure out the value of your claim by calculating your total losses. This could include financial losses, such as lost wages. It could include non-financial losses, such as pain and suffering. Once you’ve determined your losses, you can calculate the full and true settlement amount the at-fault party’s insurance company will owe you. 

Putting Your Case Together

Then, you must put your case together using the evidence you’ve collected. Claim paperwork will need to be completed. Once complete, you will submit your claim with the at-fault person’s insurer.

Insurance Negotiations or Court in California

The insurer can offer to settle your case. They can agree to pay you an amount that adequately covers your losses. If they don’t settle your case, then you could choose to take your case to trial. Most cases can be settled outside of court.

Types of Damages You Could Receive from a Successful Los Angeles Injury Case

One of your most pressing questions is likely to be, “What types of damages can I receive in an insurance payout?” Accidents cause many damages for the victims, such as lost wages, medical expenses, mental trauma, cost of mental health treatment, scarring, disfigurement, and lost life enjoyment.

Wrongful death cases could leave the family members who are left behind overwhelmed with grief and struggling to pay medical bills and funeral and burial expenses. Your settlement should account for all of your damages, monetary and non-monetary alike.

How an LA Lawyer from Our Firm Can Help You Win

A lawyer in Ventura County can help you to achieve the case success you’re after.

Can you file an injury claim on your own? What does a lawyer really do for you? The lawyers at our firm can take over your case and guide you through the process from beginning to end. They can investigate your case, help you collect evidence, and give you advice on what you need to do to push your claim across the finish line.

They will help you to handle insurance companies, protect your rights, and they can even litigate your personal injury or wrongful death case in court. A lawyer can be a tremendous help with your case, which allows you to concentrate on your physical and mental well-being during this traumatic time in your life.

Awards & Associations

Avvo Top Contributor 2014 Car Accident – Contributing well-written, relevant, and useful information to Avvo can lead to being selected as an Avvo Top Contributor.

Expertise Best Car Accident Attorneys in Los Angeles 2017 – Expertise is a site focused on finding the best professionals in any given field. Our firm was selected for Expertise’s list of Best Car Accident Attorneys in 2017. Only nineteen were selected, and our firm made the list.

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles – Both Gary and Robert Walch are proud members of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.

Lead Counsel Rated – Lead Counsel Rated is a quality assurance tool that allows clients to determine whether a lawyer is qualified to handle their case. Our firm has met the qualifications to be Lead Counsel Rated since 2006.

Personal Injury Attorneys of the Year – Robert Walch was selected Personal Injury Attorney of the Year for 2014 by the Consumer Business Review.

Top Lawyers in California 2010 – Consumer Business Review selected Gary K. Walch as Personal Injury Attorney of the Year for 2010 and as Top Lawyer in California based on high ethical and professional standards.

California State Bar – Gary K. Walch has been a member of the California State Bar since 1975.

Los Angeles Personal Injury FAQ

An injury accident in California could shake up your life, and you will likely need financial compensation to move forward following your injury. Although you know you have the right to file a claim, you probably have some questions as to how to go about this process. 

The Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, a Law Corporation has Los Angeles personal injury lawyers that can answer any and all of your questions during a free case analysis. You’ll also find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions here below.

Does it matter what type of accident I was injured in?

No matter what type of accident you were hurt in, a lawyer at our firm can help you with your case. There are different laws that apply to different case types. For instance, car accident laws relate to car accidents, and premises liability laws relate to injuries caused by hazards on someone’s property. Attorneys at our firm will know which laws apply to your case.

Will I have to testify in court to win compensation for my personal injury?

Going to court and testifying in an accident case is rarely necessary. In most situations, a case can be settled outside the courtroom.

I can’t afford an injury attorney in Los Angeles. What should I do?

Most people don’t have a lot of money sitting in an account somewhere to spend on a lawyer. You don’t have to worry about paying your lawyer upfront at our firm. Attorneys at our firm work on a contingency fee basis for personal injury and wrongful death cases. Our fees will come out of your settlement, and you only pay for our services if and when we win your case.

Should I talk to the at-fault person’s insurance company?

It’s often recommended that you don’t talk to an insurer without speaking to a lawyer first. In fact, your attorney can deal with the insurance company for you. A lawyer will know how to communicate to the insurance company without harming your case. They will also know what a fair settlement for your case looks like. 

Are there time limitations on injury claims in California?

Yes, there are. In California, you have only two years to bring an injury claim against the person who caused your accident. Failure to bring your claim within the designated time frame could result in a dismissal of your case. You will likely miss out on your opportunity to receive a settlement for your injury accident unless you file within the mandated time frame.