Farar & Lewis LLP, is a premier Los Angeles personal injury law firm, with over 30 years of combined experience. Over the past years, our law firm has helped victims, all over California, recover ten’s of millions of dollars, in combined verdicts and settlements. Our law firm believes that victims of personal injuries deserve no-nonsense legal representation. Our law firm believes that each client is entitled to excellent customer service, attention to detail, and the best results possible.
Why Victims Pick Farar & Lewis LLP
No Fee Unless We Win. Farar & Lewis LLP never charges a fee unless we win your case. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that unless we win our case – we never charge a fee.
1:1 Customer Service. Our law firm believes that regardless of small, or big, your case is, you deserve the equivalent of concierge customer service. We believe in MORE service, MORE attention, to each and every client. Each one of our clients works with one of our personal injury lawyers directly, and has their contact information.
- Our personal injury law firm has over 30 years of combined experience
- Our founding partners have handled some of the largest personal injury cases in California
- We are recognized leading Los Angele personal injury lawyers by lawyer rating companies, such as Million Dollar Advocates Forum, TOP Rated Lawyers, and even SUPER Lawyers.
When your future is on the line due to a personal injury, the law firm you hire can be more important than the facts. Without a law firm to advocate on your behalf, you may not get the settlement you deserve. Our personal injury law firm is known as a unflinching, and fearless, personal injury law firm.
We take on fewer cases, in order to give greater service, to each and every client we work with.
While we understand that no amount of money can ever truly make you whole, we recognize that winning your personal injury lawsuit is an important step. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have won a reputation for being aggressive, yet always looking out for the best interest of our clients. In addition to having years of experience —- we have a full team of accident reconstruction experts, medical professionals, and other types of staff members, necessary to win your case.
Regardless of how rich or powerful the opposing party is, you are entitled to your day in court. We can help ensure that when that day comes, you will have the best defense possible. For years, we’ve handled all forms of personal injury cases, including, but not limited to: car accidents, defective products, slip and fall accidents, premise accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and more.
When you’re the victim of a personal injury, it can impact you for the rest of your life. Bills and expenses can stack up, and medical bills can bankrupt you; unless you have a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer on your team who can help you get compensated for these expenses – very quickly your entire life can change. Not only will your life change, but the lives of others in your family will change.
The personal injury law offices of Farar & Lewis LLP will educate you at every step of the process. Our personal injury lawyers are known within the legal community as a law firm, with a successful track record. Our founding partner, Joel Farar, is recognized as a SUPER Lawyer, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. All of our founding partners have extensive trial experience, and have litigated numerous award winning cases.
During your initial, free, consultation, one of our Los Angles personal injury lawyers will listen to your situation, and provide a legal assessment of your claim. We’ll answer all of your questions, and help you understand the legal process – as it applies to your case. One of our LA personal injury lawyers will listen to your situation, and provide a customized solution which directly answers your needs.
Types of Accidents and Injuries in Los Angeles
Under the California legal system, if someone commits an act against another person which results in the other individual suffering harm, then he, or she, is entitled to damages in order to compensate for these losses. There are countless ways in which a personal injury can occur. In many cases, these injuries could have been prevented. Some examples include:
Car Accidents: According to the LA County, Department of Public Health, there are over 50,000 injuries each year due to car accidents. Over 500 fatalities occur, due to car accidents in Los Angeles.
Motorcycle Accidents: Each year, there are thousands of motorcycle accident injuries in LA county. Almost 100 fatalities occur each year, due to these accidents. Due to the fact motorcyclists don’t offer as much protection as cars, motorcycle drivers are at greater risk for injuries when an accident does occur.
Pedestrian Accidents: Due to the large amount of cars in Los Angeles, each year there are many pedestrian accidents, and deaths. In many instances, negligence and carelessness results in pedestrians being sideswiped, or in some cases, run over.
other injuries include: dog bites, work injuries, slip and fall, brain injuries, construction accidents, and more.
Whose Responsible For Your Injuries?
In order to file a personal injury claim against another party, there must be proof that establishes that another party was liable for your injuries. In order to pursue a claim, you have to be able to prove that the other party was intentionally doing the action, was negligent, or is legally liable.
This is a form of personal injury liability where someone intentionally acted in a way which resulted in harm to you. For example, if someone shoots you with a gun, or intentionally runs you over with their car, then is a form of intentional wrongdoing. For example, if you were the victim of a gun shot wound, you may be able to file both a personal injury(civil) lawsuit, and a criminal complaint as well.
Under California law surround negligence, a party is responsible for injuries done to another person if they were acting carelessly. During a negligence trial, a judge/jury is responsible for determining what a normal person would have done after hearing the facts of the case. Excuses such as being intoxicated aren’t good enough to excuse someone from their negligent actions.
In California, in order to win a claim under negligence laws, the injured party has to prove a few things:
Duty: Everyone has a duty to act reasonably in order to protect others from harm. For example, a store owner is supposed to protect customers from slipping and falling. Someone whose driving a car, has the duty to not be texting while driving.
Damages: In order to win a personal injury claim, you need to be able to prove there were injuries that happened. Damages occur in the form of physical injuries, emotional injuries, financial loss, or property damage.
What Should You Do After a Personal Injury
What you do after an injury can be more important than the personal injury lawyer you hire, or anything else. First and foremost, it’s important you seek immediate medical attention. Convey ALL of your injuries, no matter how minor they are, to the attending physician or medical staff. By reporting these injuries, it provides a record/paper trail of evidence exhibiting the nature of your injuries. When you go to occur, this will be a form of evidence. When an injury occurs, take photographs of the injuries, and keep records of things like:time lost from work, pain experienced, limitations of activities, etc.
Steps in a Personal Injury Claim Process
Once you hire us, we immediately start working on your case. Below is a general overview of some of the steps involved in a personal injury claim. This can help you understand how involved the process is, and give you an understanding of the work involved.
- Our attorney contacts the defendant/the defendant’s insurance company. We address the damages and injuries our client suffered, and advise that our client demands compensation for those injuries. If compensation is not provided, a lawsuit will be filed immediately.
- Our law firm conducts an investigation into the events surrounding the accident. We collect evidence. We secure witness testimony, in addition to finding surveillance videos. Additionally, we attain a copy of the police report and use it to shape our investigation.
- We obtain all of the relevant medical records, pertinent to your case. We secure expert witnesses, who can examine and testify to the nature of your injuries. We get a final report from medical providers, and present this to the opposing insurance company. This information is used to help determine a monetary value and the extent of your damages.
- After analyzing your losses, our injury lawyers create a “demand letter,” which documents the exact details of your injuries, and the facts of the case. This demand letter comes with a itemization of the monetary damages you’ve suffered
- If we cannot reach a reasonable settlement, pre-lawsuit, with the opposing lawyers, then we proceed to litigate the claim in court.
- We arrange for additional experts and secure testimony that supports our claim.
- The case goes to court.
At Farar & Lewis LLP, we treat each client with personal care, and 24/7 service. We are different from other firms because we go the extra mile. We take on less clients, in order to provide better service to the clients we do work with. Our attorneys work for you, and are extremely accessible for any questions you may have. This is our firm’s culture, and our founding partners goal. From your very first call, our founding partners are available to speak to you and help you understand your options. We are available, day or night, seven days a week. We provide our clients with regular updates, and provide the cell phone number of the exact lawyer handling your case (normally, one of our founding partners).
How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take?
Every case is different. Not each case follows the exact steps we outlined above. Some complex cases can take a large amount of time, and in some instances – many years. If you’re a victim, you only get one opportunity to pursue a claim for your injuries. Picking the right Los Angeles personal injury attorney and trusting him/her is key, to getting the settlement you deserve.
Pay Nothing Unless You Win
We operate on a contingency basis. This means, unless we win your case, we don’t charge a fee. Injuries often result in financial hardship to the victim, and his/her family. We believe that financial hardships shouldn’t make it so that you can’t afford to hire the lawyer you want. We work with clients, and take personal injury claims to trial all the time, and never charge a penny unless we win. We front all the costs associated with your claim.
Based in Los Angeles – But We Come To You, Anywhere in California
Being injured shouldn’t mean you can’t get the legal representation you deserve. Because of your injuries, we understand that traveling can be difficult. In order to help you, we don’t require you to come to our office. We can offer a risk free consultation right over the phone. If you choose to work with us, one of our lawyers can come to your home and sign you up. Whether it be your home, or the hospital, we can help.
Who Can You Sue?
Personal injury lawsuit are generally filed against the party whose direct negligence caused your injury.
Doctors, hospitals, medical service providers who fail to exercise caution, and fail to provide the high level of care they are required to provide
Motorists who drive negligently, and fail to pay attention when driving
Property owners who don’t properly maintain their premises, and don’t provide adequate security, and cause accidents on their premises
Dog owners who fail to care for their pets, which results in pain and suffering to victims (i.e. dog bites)
Product manufacturers who negligently create products which have defects that can hurt consumers. Examples include products geared towards children, which children can choke on
Types of Compensation We Can Get For Clients
Medical Expenses: By filing a personal injury claim, we can help clients get compensation for medical expenses that were incurred as a result of their accident. We can also help our clients get compensation for medical expenses that are incurred in the future as a result of their injury. Examples of medical expense compensation include, but is not limited to: rehab, in-home services, transportation costs associated with medical services, and more.
Lost Wages and Future Earning: If your personal injury hindered your ability to work, then you may be entitled to compensation for those lost wages. If your injuries permanently interfere with your ability to work in the future, then you can get compensation for that as well. We can retain an economic expert on your behalf, to testify to the value of your diminished earning capacity and how it impacts not only you, but your family as well.
Pain and Suffering: Depending on the severity of your injuries, we can help you get compensation for the emotional suffering and mental anguish caused by your injuries. If you are suffering from chronic pain, or have a reduced quality of life due to your injuries, then you may be able to get compensation for that.
Punitive Damages: If the accident happened as a result of reckless negligence, victims can get punitive damages. These are arbitrary sums of money, designed to punish the wrongdoer and discourage him/her/others from repeating that conduct again.
Don’t Wait. Call Now.
In California, there exists a statute of limitations for all personal injury claims. This means that any potential claim, has to be filed within a set period of time. If it’s not filed, then you lose the right to pursue it, and get the compensation you deserve. As long as the claim is filed within those statute of limitations, you retain the right to get the compensation you deserve.