You Don’t Pay Us Until You Get Paid!
The Law Office of Fay Arghavani has established a reputation throughout Southern California for providing dedicated and aggressive legal representation to injury victims. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we are not paid unless and until we recover for you.
Fay Arghavani is an experienced negotiator and litigator, so if attempts to negotiate a fair settlement prove unsuccessful, she will aggressively litigate your case in court.
Our office will deal with the insurance companies and their claim adjusters. We will save you time and frustration.
Helping our client is our most important goal.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident for which another person is primarily at fault, you should do the following as soon as possible:
- Contact the police and provide the necessary information to complete an accident report;
- Advise your insurance company of the accident;
- Seek medical help, immediately; and
- Seek legal advice to ensure that you minimize your losses and maximize your gains.
After the accident, an insurance adjuster representing the other driver will probably call you. The adjuster’s job is to settle your claim as quickly and cheaply as possible. You are not obliged to provide them with any information, as it will likely be used against you.
If you settle your claim with the adjuster, it is likely final. You will have no further recourse against the other driver, regardless of the medical problems that you may suffer from later on.
The full extent of some neck and back injuries may not be apparent for several weeks – or even months – after the accident. It’s important that you take the time to assess your injuries before you settle your claim. Follow the advice of your medical and other health care practitioners.
WHY HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER?
Having a lawyer on your side will give you the space to concentrate on your primary goal; recuperating from your injuries. By stepping in to deal with paperwork and procedures on your behalf, we protect you from being harassed by anyone (especially insurance adjusters) while you are recovering. Retaining a personal injury lawyer early on will protect your rights.
HOW DOES THE LEGAL PROCESS WORK?
Many personal injury claims can be resolved outside of court. If you have to sue, PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS TO FOLLOW. Do not delay; your lawyer requires time to collect proper evidence for your claim and to meet legal deadlines.
The amount of your settlement will be determined by your ability to prove that your injuries are or were caused by the accident. You will need evidence from your medical caregivers, private investigators, and independent and expert witnesses.
More serious claims which are being litigated require formal legal proceedings such as “Discovery”. Discovery includes taking Depositions. Deposition allows each lawyer to ask the opposite side questions which are relevant to the case. The questions and answers are under oath and recorded by a court reporter.
In the unlikely event that a settlement is not reached, your case would go to trial and be presented to a judge/jury. The judge/jury will hear the evidence and make a ruling as to who was responsible for the accident and the value of the damages you suffered.
THE VALUE OF YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM
We will attempt to determine the fair value of your claim throughout the course of your matter.
Remember that your claim may have many parts that must be considered, some of which are:
- General Damages which compensate you for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life;
- Economic losses are geared to recovery for any impact for missing time from work or failed/delayed career advancements;
- Special Damages compensate you for your actual out-of-pocket expenses in relation to your recovery; and
- Cost of Future Care is paid to compensate one in advance for projected expenses that one will require in the future as a result of their injuries.
HOW CAN I AFFORD A LAWYER?
You may be wondering how you can afford a lawyer, especially if you are unable to work and therefore have a limited income after the accident. Most lawyers will take your case on a percentage of contingency fee basis. This means you do not have to pay for legal services until your claim is settled and funds are received from the other side. Fee agreements are usually based on results: your lawyer does not get paid unless your claim is successful.
WHAT DOES FAY ARGHAVANI OFFER?
Our team of lawyers at The Law Offices of Fay Arghavani offer a wide range of legal services for our personal injury area of law and include (but not limited to):
- Car Accidents
- Bone Fractures
- Brain Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Spinal Injury
- Chronic Pain
- Motorcycle Accidents
If you do not see your specific category under our personal injury services, please call us at (714) 773-5529 to verify the case with us as we do cover every area of personal injury law.
At The Law Offices of Fay Arghavani, we are very experienced in the field of personal injury claims. This information, however, does not replace legal advice. Please call us if you have suffered a serious personal injury. We will be happy to answer your questions and help you with your claim.