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Our Monterey Personal Injury Lawyers Are Personally Committed To Securing Your Justice

Once you step out of your home, you have no way of knowing that your day could result in a painful injury. Despite being careful and not doing anything wrong, you can get into an accident. Another person’s act of negligence is all it takes to put you in the hospital. You then end up trying to figure out what happened and how you’ll recover. But our Monterey personal injury attorneys will work to get your life back in order. Call Arash Law today at (888) 488-1391 for a free consultation, and let us recover the compensation you deserve after an accident.

Monterey features a rich cultural heritage and offers various events throughout the year. The city recognizes the importance of preserving its identity, high quality of life, and natural beauty. However, with the hustle and bustle of daily life, accidents can happen, leaving individuals in need of legal support. Personal injury lawyers in Monterey understand the unique challenges the community faces and have the expertise to assist in times of crisis. They help accident victims seek fair compensation for their injuries.

Arash Law, managed by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., stands out among personal injury firms with its proven success record. If you have suffered injuries due to an accident, our dedicated team is committed to securing justice and fair settlements for you and your family. With over $500 Million recovered in compensation for our clients, our attorneys are ready to guide you through the legal process and ensure you receive the support you need during this challenging time.

Workers' Compensation
Does v. California Farm (confidential) –settlement for a group of farmworkers who were killed when the car they were transported in to work flipped over in Merced County.

How Can Our Monterey Personal Injury Lawyers Help You Win Your Compensation Claim?

As the adage goes, “A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.” It’s true that you can negotiate with insurance companies and settle your injury case on your own. However, your chances of securing a settlement that fully compensates all your losses are lower if you don’t have solid legal representation.

Insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart. They are primarily concerned with limiting their financial liability. Having a lawyer by your side can help ensure your rights are protected. They make sure that no insurer coerces you to accept a lower payout than you deserve.

Our Monterey personal injury lawyers can help you win your compensation claim by:

  • Keeping your case on track and helping you avoid costly delays and mistakes
  • Investigating the cause of your accident and identifying all responsible parties
  • Handling all negotiations and paperwork on your behalf
  • Maximizing the value of your claim and pursuing all available damages
  • Bringing objectivity to your case during this emotional time
  • Helping you understand all your legal options and choosing the most appropriate course of action
  • Knowing how the opposition works and helping you build a stronger case
  • Helping you pursue litigation if all parties cannot reach an acceptable agreement

At Arash Law, we devote our full attention and resources to your case. Some law firms juggle hundreds of cases at once and can afford to settle them quickly and cheaply. When we take your case, you can trust that we put in the time and effort it takes to get a stellar result. Our Monterey personal injury attorneys will work directly with you, answering your questions and keeping you informed.

Our Monterey Personal Injury Lawyers Represent These Common Claims

Common Types Of Personal Injuries

Emperatriz Ayala
Emperatriz Ayala
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My husband had an accident 2 years ago, a 85 years old man hit him, the Arash law group works very well on my husband case that took 9 month and he won the case and my husband was happy with the results. A year later I got into an accident as well and I’m still waiting in my case is almost resolving and it’s 9 months already. This people knows the law and they do their job right to help you out in getting the most for you to fight on your behalf. I strongly recommend the Arash Law firm they do things right in a efficient and professional manner.
Chris Zavala
Chris Zavala
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Had a great experience with all the people at Arash law. Long story short was in a bad car accident. It was overwhelming and the whole process was a lot, but they kept me in the loop. They answered all my questions and gave me great advice. Couldn't be any happier. Would definitely recommend anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer. They'll guide you through the whole process!
Jill Smith
Jill Smith
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Having Arash Law handle my auto accident was the best decision I could have made. Everyone I interacted with was kind, professional and detail oriented. I am extremely happy with the outcome and would recommend them highly.
Joseph R. Porter
Joseph R. Porter
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From start to finish, Arash Law firm is there every step of the way with close, constant, personal contact and attention. I never knew a Law firm could actually care so much for me as a person and what I was personally going through as well as the settlement I was going to recieve once my case was finally completed. Thank you to everyone at Arash Law for your ongoing support and communication. You are the ONLY firm I will ever recommend to someone who is need of a great attorny.
Monica Parra
Monica Parra
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I had an excellent experience with Arash Law. I will definitely recommend to my family and friends. I interviewed a few firms before deciding to work with Arash Law. What made my experience excellent was (i.e. head attorney being accessible to talk to and he answered all my questions and concerns, sensitive and thorough personel who completed in home intake & follow up process, being connected immediately to quality Physicians who addressed my injuries and recovery process, clear contract-read throughly to ensure its something you can commit to). Being in a car accident is a traumatic experience and I had a sense of peace knowing Arash Firm was walking with me throughout the whole process. Thank you Arash Firm for all your hard work and help. I am so grateful and appreciative for you all! 🙏 With Gratitude, Monica Parra

What Are The Damages Available In Monterey Personal Injury Claims?

If you are facing steep medical bills and lost income due to an unexpected injury, it is only natural to wonder how much your claim is worth. Unfortunately, it is not possible to predict the outcome of your case without first knowing several factors. This includes the cause of your accident, the severity of your injuries, the estimated cost of medical bills and lost income, and other facts surrounding your claim.

The Monterey personal injury attorneys at Arash Law will perform a thorough review of your case to determine the types of damages you may be able to recover. We will then gather all available evidence of your economic and non-economic losses to calculate their value and strengthen your case before we head into settlement negotiations. 

Economic Damages
  • Future Medical Expenses – This includes the estimated costs of medical treatments, surgeries, medications, therapy, and any other necessary healthcare services that the injured party is likely to require in the future.
  • Lost Income – Compensation for the wages or income lost as a direct result of the injury. This may cover past and future lost earnings, including any potential career advancements that the injured party may have foregone due to the injury.
  • Reduced Earning Capacity – Reflects the long-term impact on the individual’s ability to earn a living. Several factors are taken into account, including the decrease in earning potential, changes in career paths, and limitations on the prospects of finding a new job in the future.
  • Reasonable Expenses – This encompasses various out-of-pocket expenses directly related to the injury, such as home care, vehicle modifications, and any other reasonable costs incurred or anticipated as a consequence of the injury.
Non-Economic Damages
  • Loss Of Consortium – Compensates the injured party’s spouse or family for the loss of companionship, affection, and intimacy resulting from the injury.
  • Loss Of Enjoyment – Addresses the loss of the injured party’s ability to participate in and enjoy activities they previously engaged in due to the injury.
  • Pain & Suffering – Covers the physical and emotional distress experienced by the injured party as a result of the injury. This type of damage includes both current and anticipated pain and suffering.
Punitive Damages And Wrongful Death

You may also be able to recover punitive damages if the defendant acted with fraud, oppression, or malice. A plaintiff may recover punitive damages in a personal injury case if the defendant’s behavior is particularly outrageous.

Lastly, in wrongful death claims, compensation addresses the loss suffered by the surviving family members due to the untimely death of a loved one. This includes survivorship claims for the deceased’s pain and suffering, funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, and loss of consortium for the surviving spouse.

facing steep medical bills and lost income
Who Is Liable for My Personal Injuries?

Who Is Liable for My Personal Injuries?

Section 1714 of the California Civil Code says that everyone is responsible for an injury caused to another by their lack of ordinary care or skill. This is the basic definition of negligence that lies at the heart of a personal injury claim. If another person injures you because of their lack of attention, they can be held liable for the full extent of harm.

As the plaintiff (injury victim) in a personal injury case, the burden falls on you and your Monterey personal injury lawyers to prove your case. This means proving not just that the other party was negligent but that their negligence is both the factual and legal cause of your injury, as well as proving the extent of the damage they caused you. 

If settling outside of court, you have to prove the elements above to the other party’s insurance company. If litigating in court, you have to show concrete evidence to a judge and jury. It takes knowledge of the law and legal process, effective communication, negotiation, litigation skills, and the determination and resources to win a case. 

Proving Negligence For Your Personal Injury Case

What evidence do you need to prove your case effectively? Depending on the circumstances that caused your injuries, some of the evidence you need to present include:

  • Police reports
  • An incident report prepared by a business owner where an accident like a slip-and-fall happened
  • Torn or bloody clothing you were wearing at the time of the incident
  • Surveillance camera video, traffic cam footage, video from bystanders
  • Records of all medical treatments associated with your injury
  • Eyewitness testimonies
  • Pictures and videos of the accident scene and your injuries
  • Professional opinion from doctors or expert witnesses to validate your claims

All these types of evidence can be gathered and analyzed by our Monterey personal injury lawyers to help pinpoint the person responsible for your accident and injuries.

How Long Will It Take To Process My Personal Injury Claim?

Regarding the duration of the proceedings, personal injury claims can be resolved anywhere between a few weeks to a few years. However, the ideal outcome would be to reach a fair settlement without having to proceed to litigation. Whether or not this happens largely depends on the nature of any disputes that arise.

Here are a few factors that could impact the length of time it takes to resolve your case:

Whether Multiple Parties Are Liable

Liability for a personal injury is sometimes shared by multiple parties. Multiple defendants can be held liable for a plaintiff’s damages. In some situations, it’s even possible for the plaintiff to share liability with the defendant(s). In such cases, disputes may arise over the portion of fault assigned to each party.

Our Monterey personal injury attorneys can help mitigate such disputes by compiling all available evidence of liability and approximating each party’s percentage of fault based on the relevant case law, statutes, and the facts of your case.

Whether You Committed Any Mistakes

Did you provide a recorded statement to the insurance company? Your correspondence with the insurer can have a profound impact on the outcome of your case, as recorded statements and even social media posts often serve as evidence to challenge your claim.

Another common error made by personal injury claimants is failing to take reasonable steps to mitigate the damages. For instance, if you did not follow your doctor’s orders, the opposing party might argue that your negligence worsened your condition or prolonged your recovery. This could prevent you from obtaining compensation for your losses. 

The Amount Of Compensation You’re Seeking

Customarily, the less compensation a plaintiff is pursuing, the less incentive the insurance company has to invest time and resources into disputing the claim. If you are seeking a considerable sum, you can expect the insurance company to search meticulously for reasons to deny your claim or reduce its value. They might monitor your social media profiles, place you under surveillance, and assess your medical records to find evidence of a preexisting condition. These are just a few of the strategies an insurance adjuster may employ to challenge your claim.

The Amount Of Time It Takes To Reach MMI

Even if you have strong evidence to support your claim, it could take several months to well over a year to reach maximum medical improvement (MMI). This is a point in your medical recovery where your injuries are no longer expected to improve. Our Monterey personal injury attorneys might suggest putting off the settlement negotiations until you have reached MMI. This will help your legal team arrive at a more accurate approximation of your total damages. 

If you rush into the settlement negotiations, your medical costs and other losses might turn out to be more extensive than anticipated. However, once you’ve agreed to a settlement, you will not be able to pursue further compensation from the defendant.

Whether Your Case Proceeds To Litigation

We’ve already touched on a few common disputes that can send a personal injury case to litigation, but there are countless others. In fact, no matter how strong your claim seems, the opposing party may still refuse to pay a fair settlement. At Arash Law, we will do everything in our power to help you obtain a fair settlement without having to proceed to litigation. Nevertheless, we will relish the opportunity to file a lawsuit if it is in your best interests to do so. 

Gabriel M.
Car Accident Settlement
This was a sad and tragic case in which our client was paralyzed after being struck by a distracted driver. The maximum policy settlement was 5.25 million and we were able to settle for the full amount. In addition, we were able to add additional workers' compensation benefits from our client's employer, as he was working at the time of the incident. The parties agreed to settle our client's workers' compensation claim for $2.5 million.
Car Accident Settlement
This was a sad and tragic case in which our client was paralyzed after being struck by a distracted driver. The maximum policy settlement was 5.25 million and we were able to settle for the full amount. In addition, we were able to add additional workers' compensation benefits from our client's employer, as he was working at the time of the incident. The parties agreed to settle our client's workers' compensation claim for $2.5 million.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

While every case is different, the value of your claim will be highly dependent on factors such as the cause of your accident, the severity of your injuries, the value of your medical expenses, and the quality of your legal representation. It is best to consult with our Monterey personal injury attorneys to get a more accurate idea of the value and types of damages you may be able to recover.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth
Premises Liability
client suffered lower leg injuries

Personal Injury Statute Of Limitations In Monterey County, CA

The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in California is two years from the date of the injury. This deadline may be extended in rare cases where a person’s injuries are not immediately apparent or remain undiscovered until some time has passed. Since complying with the statute of limitations can essentially make or break your case, it is crucial you act fast and speak with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure your legal rights are protected.

Speak To Our Trusted Monterey Personal Injury Attorneys To Schedule Your Case Today!

Choosing a personal injury lawyer is a major decision that is crucial, and one should not take it lightly. Your attorney should have the time, resources, legal strategies, and passion needed to provide exceptional representation through every stage of the proceedings. The injury lawyers at Arash Law have built a reputation for providing unparalleled client service, thorough case investigations, and effective settlement negotiation strategies.

Our attorneys are also tenacious litigators who insurance companies respect throughout California. If you were harmed or lost a family member in a preventable accident due to someone else’s negligent or intentional actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Monterey to discuss your legal rights.

You probably have a lot of questions regarding your claim: What are the strengths and weaknesses of my case? How much compensation might my case be worth? How much time would it take to resolve my claim? We’ll be able to answer all of your inquiries when we perform a thorough investigation. Fill out our “Do I Have A Case?” form, and our legal team will provide you with more information about your case.

Our legal services also extend to the nearby cities in Monterey, including Marino, Blanco, San City, Seaside, Pacific Grove, Del Monte Forest, Carmel-By-The-Sea, Hacienda Carmel, Carmel Highlands, Creekside, Amber Park, and San Benancio. Call (888) 488-1391 today or set up a free consultation.

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