LOS ANGELES ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Having a small accident with minor injuries, such as cuts, bruises, or scratches, is something we have all experienced. And in the majority of cases, we quickly recover. However, sustaining serious injuries in an accident due to the negligence of another is a different story.
Consulting an accident attorney is a smart move.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in an accident, you might be entitled to claim compensation.
Cohen & Marzban is one of the top Los Angeles accident attorney firms.
We help clients who have been seriously injured in an accident due to the negligence of another to get the compensation they deserve.
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Let us know if you’re unable to visit our office due to your injuries. We will gladly send one of our accident lawyers to visit you at home or in hospital, anywhere in Southern California.
Why Choose an Accident Attorney From Cohen & Marzban?
Three words: Results! Results! Results!
With over 45 years of experience, our personal injury attorneys know how to get the best results.
We have already recovered $2,000,000,000+ in damages from personal injury cases for our clients!
Our accident lawyers leave no stone unturned to ensure you’re compensated for serious injuries sustained in an accident. And if we can’t reach a fair settlement with the defendant out of court, we won’t hesitate to pursue litigation.
We’re a proud recipient of The Litigator Award™ – an honor reserved for only the top 1% of trial attorneys in the United States.
If you’re looking for a top Los Angeles accident attorney, look no further than Cohen & Marzban.
All new clients receive a FREE consultation so we can review your case. And if we agree to accept you as a client, we don’t get paid unless you get paid!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in California?
The California statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years as per California Code of Civil procedure, Section 335.1. It states:
“Within two years: An action for assault, battery, or injury to, or for the death of, an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another.”
Certain exceptions apply, such as when you file a claim against a government institution. An accident attorney will advise if any exceptions apply to your case after examining it.
It’s always advisable to contact an accident attorney as soon as possible after you sustain serious injuries in a case. It’s easier to collect evidence and get witness statements shortly after an accident than one or two years later.
Do I have to prove the other party was negligent?
In principle, the plaintiff has to prove the defendant was negligent in personal injury cases. Note that there are some exceptions, such as in product liability cases.
Negligence is any act or omission by the defendant that results in a breach of their duty of care that could likely cause injuries to others. It has four key elements, namely:
- Duty of care owed – The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care.
- Duty of care breached – The defendant failed to fulfill their duty due to a careless act or failure to act.
- Causation – The defendant’s breach of duty was the proximate (main) cause of the accident.
- Damages – The plaintiff suffered compensable losses as a result of the accident.
Contact an accident lawyer at Cohen & Marzban for a more detailed explanation based on your unique circumstances.
What if I am partly to blame for the accident?
California follows a pure comparative negligence rule. It means the defendant doesn’t have to be 100% at fault before you can claim compensation for their negligence.
For example, a court might determine you and the defendant were 30% and 70% at fault, respectively. If you suffered damages worth $1 million, you will only be entitled to 70% or $700,000.
What compensation can I claim?
The compensation you might be entitled to includes:
- Emergency medical expenses
- Future medical treatment
- Lost wages and future loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages (in gross negligence cases)
An experienced accident lawyer will be able to provide you with more details after reviewing your case.