Are you struggling with an injury after an El Monte accident? Contact the attorneys at Joshua W. Glotzer, APC to learn about your legal options. If someone else is to blame, we can help you recover compensation for your injury. While money won’t the pain away, it can help to reduce the financial stress of your accident. Call our El Monte personal injury lawyers today to schedule your free consultation.
At Joshua W. Glotzer, APC, our El Monte personal injury attorneys have more than 50 years of combined legal experience. We are dedicated to helping accident victims across Los Angeles County. Over the years, we have successfully handled thousands of complex injury cases and recovered millions in compensation for our clients. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you, too.
Visit our El Monte, CA Personal Injury Law Office
Joshua W. Glotzer, APC has an office conveniently located in El Monte, CA. We are located at 10505 Valley Blvd #340, El Monte, CA 91731. Speak to a member of our legal team for immediate assistance.
How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
An unexpected accident can change your life in an instant. The injuries you sustain can have immediate and long-lasting repercussions. Filing a personal injury lawsuit can help you recover the money you and your family need. However, personal injury claims can be complicated. Hiring an attorney to handle your case will help to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
Here’s why you should hire an attorney to handle your case:
1. You’ll be dealing with legal experts.
When you file a personal injury lawsuit you’ll be dealing with attorneys, insurance agents, and other people who are very familiar with the law. If you’re not represented by an attorney, these people will try to take advantage of the situation. Hiring an attorney levels the playing ground.
2. You need time to recover.
Injuries can take time to heal. The more time and energy you have to focus on your recovery, the more successful it will be. Trying to juggle a complex legal claim will only put your recovery in jeopardy. Our El Monte attorneys are well-versed in California state personal injury law and procedure. Hiring our attorneys to handle your case will give you the opportunity to concentrate on getting better.
3. You may not know who is to blame.
In California, anyone who contributes to your accident can be responsible for damages. It will be important to make sure that you identify anyone who could be to blame. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident and determine the cause(s). This will allow us to determine who may be liable for your injuries.
4. You may not know what your case is worth.
How much is your personal injury claim is worth? What is a fair settlement offer? You want to be in control of these answers. If you don’t hire an attorney you’ll be forced to accept an insurance company’s valuation of your case. These companies are only interested in limiting the amount of money you get. So, you can be sure that they will undervalue your claim. Our attorneys work with experts to determine the full extent of your injuries. We will make sure that your personal injury claim is valued properly. This is the only way to make sure that you get the money you deserve.
Shared Fault in El Monte Accidents
Our El Monte personal injury attorneys can help you recover compensation even if you share fault for your accident. However, your contribution to the accident may affect your case in two major ways.
Fault does not bar you from recovering compensation, as long as someone else was also to blame. However, your contribution will limit the damages you can recover. Your compensation will be reduced by your degree of fault.
Example: You are injured in an El Monte car accident and suffer $100,000 in damages. You were texting at the time of the accident and are determined to be 25% at fault. You will only be able to recover $75,000 in damages. ($100,000 reduced by 25% fault.)
Liability for Other Injuries
In California, anyone who contributes to an accident can be liable for damages. This is true even if you are also injured in the accident. You will be responsible for damages up to your degree of fault.
Example: You are injured in an El Monte car accident and suffer $100,000 in damages The other driver, who was speeding at the time of the accident, also suffers $100,000 in damages. You will be responsible for $25,000 of that driver’s damages. (25% of $100,000.)
If you share fault for your El Monte accident it is important to speak with an attorney right away. You will want to minimize your role in the accident. The less fault you share, the more money you can recover. Our El Monte attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident. We will gather evidence that shifts the blame to others who were involved. Call us today to learn more.
El Monte Personal Injury Practice Areas
Our El Monte attorneys have experience handling all complex personal injury cases, including those for:
- Brain Injuries
- Bicycle Accidents
- Burn Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Defective Products
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Truck Accidents, and
- Wrongful Death.
Contact us today to learn about our full range of personal injury practice areas.
No Win, No Fee Attorneys
The financial costs of your accident can be overwhelming. Between medical bills and lost wages, you may have trouble covering your day-to-day expenses. At Joshua W. Glotzer, APC, we also know that the cost of an attorney may keep you from getting the help you need. This is why we work on a contingency fee basis. We do not get paid until we recover compensation on your behalf. We also absorb all of the costs of litigation.
We will simply take a percentage of whatever financial settlement or award you receive. This arrangement allows you to get the help you need without paying costly up-front legal fees. We will fight to make sure that you are fairly compensated for your injury. Call us today to learn more about our no win, no fee legal services.
Damages Available to El Monte Accident Victims
Our El Monte attorneys will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf. In California, accident victims are generally able to recover both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages help to make up for the verifiable financial costs of your accident. They are paid to put you back in the financial situation you would have been in if the accident had never happened. We will fight to recover economic damages to compensate for:
- Medical expenses
- Nursing care
- Property damage
- Lost income and wages
- Disability, and
- Reduced earning capacity.
Non-economic damages help to compensate for injuries that are very personal. These injuries tend to be very subjective and difficult to value. This is why financial awards tend to vary so much from one case to another. We will fight to recover non-economic damages to compensate for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of sexual relations, and
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
Our attorneys work with experts to make sure that your injuries are properly valued. We not only address your actual expenses, but also determine how your injuries will affect you in the future. Call our El Monte office today to schedule your free case evaluation.
Steps to Take After Your El Monte Accident
The things you do after your accident will affect your personal injury claim. Following these steps will help to keep you safe and maximize your financial recovery.
See a Doctor. Your health and safety should be your first priority after an accident. It’s always a good idea to see a doctor even if you don’t think you’ve been seriously injured. A thorough medical evaluation will ensure that all of your injuries are diagnosed and treated promptly. Internal injuries can be difficult to identify. If they are not treated right away you could develop serious complications. Your medical report will be very helpful in your legal case.
Call the Police. Make sure that you call the police and report the accident. When the officer arrives on the scene, he or she will complete a formal police report. This report will help to ensure that important details of your accident aren’t forgotten over time. The report may even include the officer’s initial assessment of fault. This report will help our attorneys conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of your accident. Determining the cause allows us to identify who can be named as a defendant in a lawsuit.
Refuse Early Offers. Insurance companies will try to speak with you as soon as they can. They want to negotiate with you before you have the opportunity to call a lawyer for help. While it may be tempting to accept a settlement offer, you should not. The amount of money they offer will not be enough to cover the full extent of your injuries.
Call an Attorney. Hiring an attorney is one of the best decisions you can make after your accident. At Joshua W. Glotzer, APC, our attorneys have over 50 years of combined legal experience. We know how your case must be handled and will fight to maximize the compensation you receive. We will not let insurance companies take advantage of your during this difficult time.
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims
You have the right to demand compensation when someone else hurts you. However, there is only a limited amount of time to file a legal claim. California imposes a statute of limitations on all bodily injury cases. You will only have two years from the date of your accident to file your claim for damages. If you don’t file your claim on time you won’t be able to get the money you deserve.
There are certain times when the statute of limitations can be different. It is important to speak with an attorney as soon as you can after your accident. At Joshua W. Glotzer, APC, we will identify the applicable statute of limitations and make sure that your claim is filed on time. Call us today to learn more.
Call Our El Monte Personal Injury Attorneys Today
Have you or someone you love recently been injured in an El Monte accident? You may be entitled to a financial settlement or award. Our El Monte personal injury lawyers can help you maximize the amount of money you receive. Call us today to schedule a free consultation. We will review your case and help you understand your legal rights. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get to work on your case.