Personal Injury and Car Accident Lawyers
What is Personal Injury?
Under California Personal Injury Laws, personal injury as a tort is the harm caused by the negligence, willful negligence, or the intention of others, companies, or business entities.
Personal injury cases can arise in different situations such as car accidents (auto accidents), bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, wrongful death, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, product defects such as tire and auto defects, burn and explosion accidents, industrial accidents, medical and dental accidents, negligent security and etc.
If you suffer a personal injury as a result of the negligence, willful negligence, or the intention of others or parties, you may be entitled to compensation from the person individually, a company, or an insurance.
And, unfortunately, if your family member dies, you are often left without the means to carry on your life in the way you had been and are often faced with medical, funeral, or car repair expenses. So you may be entitled to sue for the personal injury, particularly for the emotional suffering including psychological trauma, PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders and loss of income and support.
Personal Injury Case
If you decide to take steps to protect your legal rights after an accident or injury, you may have a number of questions about personal injury cases.
Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury caused by the intent or negligence of a responsible party.
The most common types of personal injury claims are car accidents, industrial accidents, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, on a cruise ship, product defect accidents (product liability), holiday accidents, and medical and dental accidents.
Every personal injury claim has two basic issues. Liability and Damages. And if you can prove liability and damages, you can get a reward for your loss through a settlement or a judgment.
In the United States, this case is very complex and controversial, so the competence of lawyers is very important to win the case or to receive compensation.
A personal injury cases become formalized through civil court proceedings, but it is usually resolved through informal settlement before any lawsuit is filed.
A formal personal injury case typically starts when the plaintiff files a civil complaint against the defendants, alleging that they acted carelessly, neglectful or irresponsibly in an accident or injury that caused harm.
Most personal injury cases are resolved through informal early settlement, usually among those personally involved in the accident or injury, their insurance companies, and attorneys representing both sides.
A settlement usually takes the form of negotiation, followed by a written agreement in which both sides before legal action through payment of an agreeable amount of money.
Types of Injury Cases We Handle
Richard D. Hoffman is a personal injury lawer, specializing in major accident injury cases including:
3. Bus Accident
4. Airplane accident
9. Slip and Fall Injuries
10. Brain Injuries and Coma Cases
11. Pain and Suffering
12. Spinal Cord Injuries
14. Burns and Explosion Injuries
15. Dog Bite cases
16. Product Defects
17. Vehicle and Tire Defects
18. Death Cases
Why Do You Need A Competent and Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer?
Accidents can occur in many ways and can come out of the blue leaving you in the hospital with major expenses, out of work, or worse.
When this happens, you need someone on your side with great experience, a high success rate who can compassionately lead your through the court system so you can receive the maximum settlement possible.
A Personal Injury Cases can involve a large number of legal issues, and the negligent or intentional party will have an insurance company and a lawyer representing them to deny the claim, refuse responsibility for their accidents, minimize your injury, or pay as little as possible for compensation.
Under California Personal Injury Laws, victims of injuries caused by others or parties are entitled to full and just compensation for all their losses. Some of the losses recoverable in an injury based civil lawsuit are:
- Recovery for all medical and health related expenses including hospitalization costs and doctor visits
- Future medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages and loss of future income due to the inability to work. This also includes any loss or earnings potential.
- Pain and suffering including psychological trauma, PTSD, depression and anxiety disorders
- Funeral expenses
- Punitive damages when the defendant displays wanton or reckless disregard for the life and health of a victim
- Vehicle repair expenses
The insurance companies are huge and have legal teams, and they do everything to put the fault on someone else for the accident, usually you, the plaintiff or minimize compensation.
They study your case and find a way to win the case or give you a minimum amount of compensation.
That’s why victims need a competent and experienced injury lawyer.
If you don’t have a personal injury lawyer, it is not easy to win the case or get a reasonable compensation.
A personal injury lawyer can uphold your rights and maximize compensation.
An experienced lawyer also can deal with medical, health and funeral related bills such as medical liens, emergency room bills, and different bills from other medical providers to cut down.
We have experienced lawyers in this field who know what it takes to win your case.
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Why Victims of Injuries Choose Our Personal Injury Lawyers
Since 1976, our lawfirm has won over $12,500,000 dollars in combined verdicts and settlements for our clients. Having the right lawyers for you can cause the difference of winning and losing.
The personal injury lawyersare recognized as some of the leading attorneys in the country. Our lawyers are recognized by many leading lawyer rating organizations, as a top ranking law firm.
You can call us 24/7. Injuries happen at any times, so our personal injury lawyers are ready to help you regardless of the day or time.
When you contact us, we will do everything to support and represent you, so that you can focus on healing and recovery. We will help you navigate dealings with insurance companies, hospitals, doctors, repair shops and the legal system. We will also negotiate with insurance companies, hospitals, employers and others involved in your accident to get the best result for your case.
We will keep in touch with you regularly through the entire process, informing you of your choices, and any decisions you will need to make along the way.
Accidents can occur in many ways and can come out of the blue leaving you in the hospital with major expenses, out of work, or worse. When this happens, you need someone on your side with great experience, a high success rate who can compassionately lead your through the court system so you can receive the maximum settlement possible.
We offer contingency fees and a free, no obligation case consultations in order to assess all their legal options.
When you contact us, an attorney will immediately field your call, evaluate your case and provide you with the legal expertise and knowledge required. It is very important that you know the merits of your case, your legal rights, and the options that you have.
We have assisted thousands of Accident Victims that have had their lives turned upside down by the following:
* Car Accidents(Auto Accidents) – Injuries
* Truck Accidents – Injuries
* Bus Accidents – Injuries
* Airplane Accidents – Injuries
* Motorcycle Accidents
* Bicycle Accidents – Injuries
* Pedestrian Accidents – Injuries
* Slip and Fall Accidents – Injuries
* Brain Injuries and Coma Cases
* Spinal Cord Accidents – Injuries
* Burns and Explosion Accident – Injuries
* Dog bite cases – Injuries
* Product Defects Accidents – Injuries
* Vehicle and Tire Defects
* Wrongful Death Cases
* Pain and Suffering
In case of car accidents, it is good for victims to bring as much information as they have regarding the accident including hospital records, hospital bills, medical bills, information on the other driver, and their insurance information for initial consultation.
When accidents happen, with your camera in your phone take a pictures of the accident, of the area where the accident occurred, of property damage, and other details of the accident and bring all such photos to the office.
If the other insurance company has contacted the client, bring the name of the insurance company, the name of the adjuster, their address, their claim number, and the adjuster’s phone number.
I had a good result from his law firm.
I had an auto accident about a year ago. I got hurt and my car was totaled. Maybe his firm changed, because unlike Jasmine, my phone calls were always returned either the same day or right after. They answered my questions and kept me posted when I asked. I was lucky that I got a good settlement. His staff was very helpful and took care of my car, rental and got me to a good orthopedist and therapist. I would recommend him to anyone who is hurt in an accident.Blake B.
My experience with Mr Hoffman and his law firm
My experience with Mr Hoffman and his law firm was different than the one for Jasmine C. I had a rear-end collision a few years back and was referred to them for my case. Everything from the initial phone calls to the eventual meeting between my lawyer (which was Mr Hoffman himself) and the other guy's went pretty well. They set me up with chiropractic treatments and i was in good hands Eventually, i was supposed to have received a settlement for $1400 after everything (it was a minor crash), but when i got my check, it was for 2 grand 🙂 He's supposedly a member of MENSA and his TV commercials are famous in Koreatown (calls himself the "genius lawyer" lol). Genius or not, my case ended well and it was thanks to Mr HoffmanNick K.
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Hoffman
and his office for the past two years. We finally reached a settlement his year but it was well worth the wait. Thanks to Mr. Hoffman and his caring staff, our family can move forward with our lives and hope for the future. It is good to know that there are people who care in his firm and are genuinely wonderful people. They took our case seriously and made sure that all the evidence was right there from the start. Judy Yim really took care of us like her own family. Julie was also attentive to our needs and was there for us. If you want a phenomenal attorney who will really pull through for you, consider going with Richard Hoffman and his A team! Thanks to his staff who are bilingual in Korean, we would never have been referred to him if our parents hadn't known him. He is well known in Koreatown and other communities.Jennifer K.
I had a car accident some time ago.
I was rear ended on freeway 10. I was so scared and panicked so I forgot to take the other driver’s license number. I had neck, back pain and my whole body was shaking. Since I didn’t called the police and didn’t have the other driver’s information, I was worried. But Mr. Hoffman tracked down the other driver and I was able to get my settlement. My settlement was much more than I expected and I was very happy. He was very kind and professional and his assistant, Judy was very helpful and efficient. I am so glad that I hired him as my lawyer. I hope that I don’t have any accidents in the future but if I did, I would definitely hire him again.Jackie Y.
Easy office to work with they handled everything
Easy office to work with they handled everything from talking with insurance and the medical side. I had a torn spinal disk so they were able to get me MRIs, chiropractic sessions and injections. They work with really respected orthopedist and neurologist who help you get the proper treatment. My case manager Tiffany was able to work with the others parties insurance to help me get a really good settlement. Hopefully I won’t get in anymore accidents but if I do I will definitely seek their services again.Serah D.
My mom was in a car accident some time ago
My mom was in a car accident some time ago, and Mr. Hoffman represented her. She got a very good settlement even though it was a difficult case because didn’t have all the information to file a lawsuit. However, they found the other driver and the case was settled. Thank you Mr. Hoffman and all the other workers who provided assistance!Benjamin Y.
If your are looking for the best personal injury lawyer
If your are looking for the best personal injury lawyer who is honest, knowledgeable, and will give you the most money, look no further. I had a great experience working with Mr. Hoffman’s office when I got into a car accident few years ago. They took care of my injured body and my car and gave me a hefty settlement in a timely manner. Mr. Hoffman and everyone in the office is caring, friendly and professional, it was a fresh breadth of air among the law offices that are dishonest and are only interested in money.Connie Y.
I got rear ended on the freeway last year.
I just received my settlement and I’m very happy with how everything turned out. I got more out of it than expected. The legal assistant, Sarah, was very helpful and patient. I’m very satisfied overall!Stephanie Y.
This law firm is the best!
I got into a hit-and-run accident last year, and I was very happy with the settlement. Tiffany and Sarah were especially helpful, and Mr. Hoffman is an extremely professional yet caring lawyer. 5/5 stars.Angela Y.