A personal injury claim can be an excellent means of obtaining justice and allowing victims to recover damages and move forward with their lives. Various types of accidents happen each and every day, but those occurring due to negligence, malice, or misconduct deserve proper financial compensation. Regardless of whether or not the party or entity responsible for your injury is held liable in criminal court, a civil lawsuit can be a means of both pursuing justice and securing financial compensation.
Personal injury law cases can include: car accidents, truck accidents, slip/trip and falls, wrongful death claims, dog bites, medical malpractice, premises liability claims, TBI or spinal cord injuries, and much more.
In addition to handling all types of personal injury claims, Dordulian Law Group’s (DLG) Pasadena Offices represent survivors of sexual assault and abuse. For information on filing a Pasadena sexual assault or abuse claim, please visit our SAJE Team (Sexual Assault Justice Experts) page for more information.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you could be eligible for substantial financial compensation. Injured victims may be able to file a personal injury claim and recover financial damages for various economic and non-economic losses. Some common examples of personal injury damages include:
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there are more than 400,000 personal injury lawsuits filed every year. Personal injury claims are one of the most common type of lawsuit seen in the American justice system. Approximately 16,300 of those claims reach the courtroom annually (although the vast majority actually settle out-of-court without having to go to trial).
The three most common types of personal injury lawsuits handled by DLG’s Pasadena personal injury lawyers include:
The personal injury umbrella includes a variety of potential accident scenarios. Some common incidents which lead to the recovery of substantial financial compensation may include:
Contact an experienced and compassionate Pasadena personal injury attorney at DLG immediately following your incident. We’ll listen to the facts of tour case, launch a thorough investigation led by our in-house Chief Investigator (a retired LAPD detective), and develop a precise but aggressive legal strategy for you based on our years of experience and past success.
There is a statute of limitations in place whenever filing a personal injury claim in California. The deadline for the majority of claims is two years from the date of the injury or incident. However, California allows for exceptions to this rule in rare cases, while in others the statute of limitations is actually much shorter (in government entity cases the deadline can be just six months).
Accordingly, it is recommended that file your claim as soon as possible. With the assistance of a Pasadena personal injury lawyer from DLG, your claim will be filed timely and in accordance with all laws and regulations.
The main goal of a personal injury lawsuit is to recover damages for your injuries. When you suffer an injury because someone else was negligent, you should not be responsible for covering medical bills, surgeries, renovations to your home if you are wheelchair-bound, therapy, or any other related expenses.
The Pasadena personal injury attorneys from DLG will evaluate your case and explain which types of damages you are eligible to recover when filing a personal injury lawsuit. There are four main categories of recoverable damages in a personal injury claim:
The types of damages you can recover in a personal injury case can vary based on the specific facts of the incident, including degree of responsibility, severity of injuries, type of injuries, etc. That’s why it is important to seek legal counsel from a qualified Pasadena personal injury lawyer from DLG.
I was injured in an accident but share some liability.
Can I still recover financial damages from the other party?
The short answer to this question is “yes.,” as California is a pure comparative fault state. However, your role in the accident must be fairly determined. Moreover, in the event that you were partly responsible, a correlating percentage of blame will be assigned to both parties.
For example, if the court assigns you 10% blame for a car accident, any award you receive would then likely be reduced by 10%. With the help of an experienced Pasadena personal injury lawyer from DLG, we will gather all necessary evidence and develop a strategy to help rightly prove that you were not at fault for the accident.
There is no definite timetable for settling a personal injury claim or reaching a verdict in cases that go to trial. Each case is different and there are various factors that can play a role in how much time is required to reach a conclusion. The willingness of the defendant to negotiate can delay the outcome of a claim and may require that your case be brought to trial. This is a rare scenario, however, as most cases are settled out of court.
At DLG, we always strive to bring your claim to a successful conclusion as soon possible.
When a settlement or verdict is reached, you will be issued a check anywhere from 60 to 120 days following the agreement being reached. In order to receive the check, you will need to sign a release stating you will not seek legal action against the defendant in the future for this specific incident.
The Dordulian Law Group Pasadena personal injury attorney representing your claim will receive the check. It will then be deposited into a trust account at the firm and a check will be sent to you from that account shortly thereafter. For a full description of the settlement check recipient process, please see our recent blog.
It is in your best interest to only work with an experienced and compassionate Pasadena personal injury attorney from DLG. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, which means issuing the lowest possible damages award to you for any injuries or expenses. At DLG, we are familiar with all the tactics insurance companies will use to reduce a payout. Our team of dedicated professionals includes former insurance industry insiders who have years of experience fighting against injured victims. Now, those same industry insiders are fighting for you as a member of DLG’s dedicated team.
After an unfortunate injury, the insurance company will make every effort to award you the lowest possible settlement. Often, this is done without even knowing the full extent of your injuries or the circumstances surrounding the incident. You should never make a statement to an insurance adjuster without first speaking to a personal injury attorney from DLG.
While it may seem like proving your personal injury claim may be a straightforward process, having a skilled and experienced attorney like Sam Dordulian can make a significant difference in:
A study by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) found that settlements were 40% higher when injured claimants had private legal representation. Additionally, IRC research indicates that the average insurance payout is 3.5 times higher for clients who have hired a private attorney than for those representing themselves. Finally, the IRC report found that 85% of all money paid by insurance companies for bodily injuries is received by clients who have secured representation from a private personal injury attorney like Sam Dordulian and his skilled and proven team of lawyers at DLG.
The Pasadena personal injury attorneys at DLG are prepared to take every case to trial if necessary. At DLG, our skill, experience, and proven results are unparalleled. Additionally, we provide each and every client with the professionalism, personalized attention, and compassion they deserve. Personal injury victims throughout the nation consistently turn to DLG to handle their claims, obtain justice, and recover maximum financial compensation on their behalf because of our experience, dedication, advantages, and results:
Have you suffered an injury in an accident? Did you lose a loved one because of the negligent actions of another person? If so, it’s time to speak with the top-rated, trusted, and proven Pasadena personal injury attorneys from DLG.
DLG was founded by Sam Dordulian, a former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County with a decorated career that includes more than 100 jury trial victories and a 98% success record. Dordulian offers personal injury victims a level of experience that can’t be found at most other firms. In fact, he’s successfully recovered multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for clients in recent years for various types of personal injury and sexual assault/abuse lawsuits.
Call our office at 626-869-2266 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free and no obligation consultation. With DLG’s No Win/No Fee Guarantee, you will not pay anything until you receive maximum financial compensation for your claim.
Personal injury victims in Pasadena have a dedicated advocate in DLG and Sam Dordulian. Our experienced attorneys will fight to recover a maximum financial damages award for your accident, ensuring a complete recovery – physically, emotionally, and financially.
“I was rear-end by a careless driver, and I was stressed and hurt. Attorney Samuel Dordulian and Dordulian Law Team was highly recommended. He was emphatic, informative, and answered all my questions and concerns. Every step of the way, there was constant communication. He was thorough and kept me informed. In addition, his team is exceptional and helpful. Thank you for your amazing service. I highly recommend him.”
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