Page Updated: September 14, 2021
Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles
You were hurt in an auto accident. In your search for a car accident lawyer in Los Angeles or anywhere for that matter, you need to consider important issues:
♦ Is the lawyer juggling 3, 5, or 10 different practice areas?
♦ Does the lawyer have experience with your accident type?
♦ Is the lawyer familiar with your accident injuries?
♦ Is the lawyer familiar with your jurisdiction?
A car accident lawyer is easy to find. But you need the above answers to know whether you are making the right choice. Continue reading to learn:
♦ Why the above questions are important
♦ What the answers say about the lawyer’s qualifications to handle your case
♦ Why you should hire a lawyer who does personal injury auto accident cases exclusively or close to exclusively
♦ Why it is important for your lawyer to have a medical library and be well versed in medicine
Once you have this information, you will be well positioned to hire the best auto accident lawyer to help you with your accident claim.
Keep reading to learn about the information outlined above.
Injury Advocates Group
First, an introduction to who we are. We are the Injury Advocates Group. We are based in Los Angeles with a network of lawyers around the country and focus our work on personal injury cases. Our lawyers have represented hundreds of clients and recovered millions of dollars in personal injury claims.
Our team has also helped clients from California to Maryland, and invite calls from anyone to utilize our free 30 minute consultation. We have access to a vast network of attorneys around the country. Regardless of where your accident happened, you are invited to call us and ask how we can help you.
Focused Vehicle Accident Experience
Focused Auto Accident Practice is Key
What do we mean by “focused practice”?
When deciding when to hire a lawyer, think of this. If a lawyer does criminal work, car accident work, workers’ compensation work, toxic torts, mass torts, and medical malpractice work, or any other expansive combination of practice areas, that lawyer is like a restaurant that serves sushi and Italian food. If you want the best sushi, you won’t go to that combo-restaurant. That combo-restaurant’s sushi may be decent, but it’s not the best sushi money can buy.
The same is true of lawyers. Except the best auto accident lawyers in Los Angeles all charge the same attorneys’ fees.
That means you can get the best sushi money can buy, but not spend an extra penny on that purchase, simply by hiring a lawyer that devotes close to all of his or her work to being a motor vehicle accident lawyer.
We are Focused in the Area You Need Help
You will note that our website has more in depth of information about vehicle accidents than any other lawyer website. This is because we are a more niche motor vehicle accident practice.
Why is depth important? Because any lawyer, or lawyer referral service, can publish generic content on their website or discuss surface layers of handling an auto accident case.
Granular analysis, however, can only happen with a true motor vehicle accident lawyer who has above-par depth of knowledge in a specific practice area.
We invite you to review the content on our website. You will appreciate that for each topic of information we analyze how different information concerning that topic can have differing impacts on a vehicle accident case. This is the essence of granular analysis.
IAG Focus Gives You an Edge
The way you separate the good from the best is depth of knowledge. As dedicated vehicle injury consultants, we dig deep into the nuance of your auto accident claim.
Said differently, we know more about how to handle automobile accident cases than combo-practice lawyers because all our time is invested in learning more about niche sub-issues for those cases. Our focus, and attention, is not spread out across numerous practice areas.
This gives us an edge in numerous ways, including:
♦ We are familiar with the automobile insurance company’s adjusters
♦ We are familiar with the automobile insurance company’s regular law firms
♦ We are familiar with auto-related defense arguments from the defense organizations
♦ We study and are familiar with updated litigation techniques for auto cases
♦ We have a deeper knowledge base for case results and determining case range values
As a result, our vehicle accident litigation experience is more granular, discovery and investigation of vehicle accident cases is more focused, and we have refined our litigation techniques to expose vehicle accident strengths and weaknesses at a more nuanced and complete depth than combo-practice lawyers.
If you were injured in a vehicle accident, we invite you to call and utilize our depth of knowledge to get an edge in resolving your accident claim.
Different Auto Accident Types
Why Specific Auto Accident Type Experience Matters
Not every auto accident lawyer in Los Angeles has experience with every accident type. Do not let any lawyer convince you that this is not important.
To maximize the value of a case, there are specific things that should be done in pickup-truck accidents with a tow-hitch, or armored truck accidents depending on which company it was, or motorcycle accidents.
If the lawyers you hire have not before handled the type of accident involved in your case, you are paying them to ride the case with training wheels. That is not a risk you should take, because you only get one chance to get it right with your case.
We Have Experience with Every Vehicle Accident Type Except One
Whether you were hurt in a car accident, truck accident, pedestrian accident, bicycle accident, or motorcycle accident, we can help you. Here is the full list of auto accident cases for which we can represent you:
♦ Pedestrian Accidents
♦ Bicycle Accidents
♦ Motorcycle Accidents
♦ E-Scooter Accidents
♦ Uber Accidents
♦ Lyft Accidents
♦ Car Accidents
♦ Pickup Truck Accidents
♦ Truck Accidents
♦ Bus Accidents
If you were injured in one of these accident types, we invite you to call us, e-mail us, or send us a chat so we can help you recover the money you deserve for being hurt by someone else’s negligence.
Of the accident types on this list, the only type our lawyers have not handled is e-scooter accidents. The reason is those cases rarely have a means of recovery due to the way insurance works in those cases. We remain hopeful that the insurance laws will improve in that area to protect e-scooter riders in the near future.
“Personal Injury” v. “Your Specific Injury”
When you hire an auto injury lawyer, you may not give thought to the word “injury.” That word has a specific application in your case.
Within each practice area, there is additional refinement in terms of injury familiarity. For example, not all auto auto accident lawyers are familiar with:
♦ How an ACDF surgery creates a permanent condition worth more compensation
♦ Spondylosis’ impact on susceptibility to injury
The challenge here is, your lawyer doesn’t know what she or he doesn’t know. This means a lawyer may be experienced in auto accident claims, be familiar with your accident type, but still not be the best lawyer to help you because of unfamiliarity with your injury type.
A classic and reoccurring example is degenerative disc disease. This is a common finding in many MRI reports. Consider whether the lawyer you want to hire knows:
♦ How to distinguish between multi-level degenerative disc disease and multi-level acute disc herniations?
♦ How identify a dehydrated disc in an MRI?
♦ How to correlate peripheral radiculopathy with specific impinged levels of the spine?
♦ How to distinguish between nerve damage and nerve impingement based on diagnostic test results?
If you hired a lawyer who does not know the answer to these questions, and any of your medical records say you have degenerative disc disease, you should be very concerned.
Medical Knowledge is Important
Familiar with the Injuries. Our legal team is well versed on the above issues, and is on standby to help you if you need an auto accident injury lawyer in Los Angeles to protect your claim.
Large Medical Library. At Injury Advocates Group, we have a digital medical library with 1,000+ scientific medical journals, and 2,000+ medical texts. When a client has a specific injury, many lawyers leave the medical issues to the expert doctors, and trust the doctors to rubber stamp any medical causation questions. We do not do that. We work with our expert witnesses, help refine their opinions, and ensure their opinions are backed by medical evidence.
We Study the Medicine. Our legal team is intimately familiar with spine injuries, discogenic injuries, bone remodeling, how to distinguish old age from an acute injury (a common insurance adjuster argument), how to review diagnostic imaging, and a host of other medical issues. We not only know these issues, but regularly study these medical issues to stay up-to-date on the medical issues you face after an accident. This gives us an edge in discovery, and in cutting through the excuses that insurance adjusters use to justify low offers.
Los Angeles & Southern California Familiarity
If you were injured in a Los Angeles car accident, you will benefit from a car accident lawyer in the Los Angeles area. It sounds straightforward, but is worth highlighting.
Consider this, it is common practice for personal injury lawyers to hire “local counsel” when they have a big case outside of their normal practice jurisdiction. Why? Because each jurisdiction has unique procedural rules, and each judge has a unique personality.
If you were injured in one of the following Los Angeles area counties, we invite you to call us for help:
♦ Los Angeles County
♦ San Bernardino County
♦ Ventura County
♦ Orange County
♦ Kern County
♦ Riverside County
♦ San Diego County
♦ Santa Barbara County
Although our focus is in Southern California, we have access to a national network of lawyers, and are qualified to help injured clients in every State, on a case-by-case basis, via a procedure known as pro-hac-vice.
Thus, even if you are not in California, you are invited to call us for a free consultation and ask how we can help you.
We are on standby 24/7. Use the contact form below, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our toll free number at the top of this page.
About the Author
Article Author: This law article was written by attorney Ray Benyamin, Esquire. Mr. Benyamin received his Juris Doctor degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and his license to practice law from the State Bar of California. His law license number is 277263. He has been practicing law for 10 years. Mr. Benyamin is a registered member of the following legal organizations: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association (ABA), and the American Association for Justice (AAJ). Mr. Benyamin has personally helped his clients recover over $10,000,000 in vehicle accident insurance claims in the State of California.