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Our Experienced Sherman Oaks Personal Injury Attorneys Turn Injured Victims Into Victors

If you got injured or lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, you might be entitled to file a claim for compensation against them. Call our Sherman Oaks personal injury attorneys at (888) 488-1391 so we can help you receive the maximum settlement for your injuries and damages. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation where we discuss the viability of your case.

The local shops and open spaces of Sherman Oaks make the city a vibrant yet peaceful community. It’s also close to West Los Angeles, and with lower housing prices, many people are choosing to live in this suburb. But as more people move into the neighborhood, the more crowded the streets and public areas get.

The increase in population, along with other factors, could increase the likelihood of accidents. For example, someone might slip on an uncleaned spill in a restaurant and sustain a hip fracture. Or, a person could contract rabies from a dog bite while at the park.

Situations like these can be grounds for personal injury claims. If you can prove that someone’s carelessness led to the accident that injured you, you may be entitled to receive financial reparations. A personal injury case isn’t easy to win, but our personal injury attorneys in Sherman Oaks can help you get the justice you deserve.

Workplace Accident
$18,700,000.00
Our eighteen-year-old client was severely injured while working at the Defendant’s farm and using the Defendant’s tractor and harvesting machinery. While our client was stationed on the machinery, the tractor drove into a hole in the ground and it caused the machinery to collapsed on him, crushing his legs. The Defendant refused to accept responsibility and we were forced to arbitrate the case to verdict, in which we won and secured an $18.7 Million award.
–  BRIAN BEECHER

How Our Sherman Oaks Personal Injury Attorneys Will Win Your Claim

Arash Law, headed by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., is committed to providing you with excellent legal services. To help you recover compensation for your injuries and damages, we will review your case, give you expert advice, answer your questions, and represent you in front of insurance companies or the court.

Our Sherman Oaks attorneys, specializing in personal injury claims, have a proven track record of helping injured victims win the highest possible settlement. Using our knowledge and expertise, we have secured over $500 Million in compensation for our clients.

When you hire us, you will get unparalleled legal assistance in the following areas:

  • Identifying who is at fault
  • Collecting evidence that proves the at-fault party’s negligence
  • Assessing the value of your claim
  • Negotiating with the defense attorneys and insurance companies
  • Filing a lawsuit if the at-fault party refuses to settle
  • Representing you in court if your case goes to trial
  • Ensuring you get proper medical attention and treatment

We will work around your schedule and adjust to your needs, especially while you’re recovering from your injuries and losses. Our goal is to make the process as convenient as possible for you, as we understand how difficult it is to adjust after an accident. The last thing we want is to add to your stress.

Our personal injury attorneys in Sherman Oaks will work tirelessly to build you a solid claim. We will be relentless in our pursuit of justice, which means we will go after the highest settlement you’re entitled to. We will always advocate for your rights and protect your best interests.

Why Hire Our Personal Injury Lawyers For Your Claim?

Accident victims receive nearly 3.5 times higher compensation when they are legally represented. By hiring our Sherman Oaks personal injury lawyers, you will receive the needed legal help to be properly compensated for your damages. Personal injury claims can get complicated, especially when the at-fault party tries to deny or contest liability, which makes things even more difficult. They might try to place the blame on you or force you to accept a less-than-fair settlement.

With our Sherman Oaks personal injury attorneys by your side, insurance companies are less likely to take advantage of your vulnerability to try to get you to settle for less. When you work with us, we’ll guide you through the process. Our award-winning legal team will communicate and negotiate with the insurers on your behalf, using our skills and expertise to prove the other party’s fault and push for maximum settlement.

You can significantly increase your chances of recovering maximum compensation from the at-fault party when you choose us to represent you. Our seasoned personal injury lawyers in Sherman Oaks and the rest of California have helped more than 3,000 clients get their lives back on track. We know the law like the back of our hands, and we know the strategies and approaches to use so we can succeed in your claim.

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.
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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!
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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
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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.
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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
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Most Common Types Of Personal Injuries

If you’ve told yourself, “I need a personal injury lawyer in Sherman Oaks,” and don’t know where to start, look no further. Our Sherman Oaks lawyers handle personal injury cases that span across different areas, including bodily injuries, birth injuries, dog bite cases, sports injuries, and wrongful deaths.

Here are the most common personal injury cases we handle.

1
Head Injuries

Victims often suffer head injuries in an accident, including facial cuts, chipped teeth, broken jaws, or skull fractures. Facial cuts and chipped teeth can be treated easily, but a broken jaw or skull may require surgery. These injuries can take weeks or months to heal fully.

Other injuries that could appear after an accident are tinnitus and orbital fractures. These ear and eye injuries can also be a symptom of a more serious problem.

2
Brain Injuries

A blow to the head can affect the brain and lead to concussions, hemorrhages, or strokes. In more severe cases, brain injuries could lead to a tumor, aneurysm, or coma.

The common symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) include headaches, nausea, and blurred vision. These should never be overlooked, as they could lead to more complications if not treated promptly. Make sure to consult a doctor as soon as you experience any of these symptoms after an accident. 

Brain injuries take quite some time to heal. Sadly, some cases of brain injuries do not heal at all, leaving victims with a life-long predicament or disability. Either way, treatment is costly and would definitely drain any average person’s bank account. In this situation, you’ll need to make sure that the insurance companies pay you a reasonable settlement. Our personal injury attorneys in Sherman Oaks can help you with that.

3
Back Injuries

Victims often suffer back injuries, such as herniated discs or spondylolisthesis, after a car crash or a slip-and-fall accident. They often require surgery and physical therapy as treatments, which can quickly increase medical expenses.

Back injuries generally take months to heal completely. However, some conditions never fully heal and even lead to a loss of motor function for the victim.

4
Spinal Cord Injuries

When spinal cord injuries occur, victims might partially or completely lose their ability to control movement below the site of injury. Incomplete cases could lead to a partial loss of feeling and movement control, which can take at least six months to heal.

Complete injuries, on the other hand, don’t allow for full recovery. They often lead to permanent paralysis, which has adverse effects on the rest of the victim’s life.

5
Amputations

Some accidents are so severe that they lead to traumatic or surgical amputations. Traumatic amputations happen when a victim’s limbs get torn away in an accident. On the other hand, severe burns or tissue damage can lead to necrosis, therefore requiring surgical amputation of the affected limb.

The loss of limbs, whether it’s one finger or a whole leg, can affect a victim’s quality of life forever. After an amputation, they might never be as capable of working or enjoying their hobbies as much as they used to.

6
Birth Injuries

Congenital disabilities are among the leading causes of infant death in 2021. While one in every 33 babies is born with a congenital disability, some birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice.

A newborn baby’s bones are soft and flexible, which is why they need to be treated with extra care. Otherwise, these babies could suffer fractures, paralysis, or even death. Forced deliveries, improper use of medical equipment, and late C-sections are some of the most common causes of birth injuries.

If you believe you or your newborn has suffered from medical malpractice in Sherman Oaks, our personal injury attorneys can help you file a claim and receive compensation.

7
Dog Bite Injuries

California law states that dog owners are strictly liable if their dog bites someone in a public place. Owners are automatically required by law to compensate a victim for their dog bite injuries, except in some cases. For example, if the victim was trespassing on private property at the time of the accident, the owner could be found free of any liability.

Animal bites often tear a victim’s skin and leave open wounds. If these injuries are not treated properly and promptly, victims may suffer from rabies and eventually die.

8
Sports Injuries

Injuries are common in all types of sports. Among the most common injuries athletes suffer are football head injuries, knee injuries, sprains, joint dislocations, and many more. These injuries take weeks or months of treatment and therapy. Some athletes even lose their ability to play sports altogether.

Protective gear, such as helmets, gloves, or mouthguards, can only do so much. Even with a helmet, you can still suffer brain injuries if a ball hits your face with enough force.

If you were injured due to a teammate, player, or coach’s negligence, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim.

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Wrongful Deaths

Many accidents lead to a victim’s death. Some victims die right away due to the impact of the accident, while others die from the injuries they sustain after the event.

If a loved one has died because of someone else’s irresponsibility, the surviving family can file a wrongful death claim. You may reach out to our Sherman Oaks personal injury attorneys regarding this matter. We will do our best to make sure you recover compensation from the at-fault party for your losses and damages, including hospital bills, burial and funeral expenses, pain and emotional suffering, etc.

Man injured due to an accident in Sherman Oaks
Car accident in Sherman Oaks

Accidents That Cause Personal Injuries

Most of our clients are injured victims of traffic accidents, such as the following:

  • Car Accidents – Injuries from these accidents can range from a few scratches from fender-benders to catastrophic injuries from SUV rollovers.
  • Truck Accidents – Collisions involving semi-trucks cause more damage to the occupants of the smaller vehicle. Common truck accidents include rollovers, wide-turn collisions, and jackknife accidents.
  • Rideshare AccidentsUber and Lyft make it more convenient for people to get around. However, rideshare accidents continue to increase as more people use the platform.
  • Motorcycle Accidents – Motorcycles can navigate congested roads more easily than cars or trucks. Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are also more vulnerable due to their lack of protective gear.
  • Bicycle Accidents – Despite the presence of designated bicycle lanes, accidents still occur, especially when other drivers fail to see the cyclist before making a turn or changing lanes.
  • Pedestrian Accidents – Pedestrians don’t have anything to protect them when they’re crossing the street or walking on the side of the road. As such, they often suffer serious injuries after a collision.
  • Uninsured Motorist Accidents – Motorists may not always have insurance or enough coverage to cover the damages in an accident. Our personal injury attorneys have helped many injured victims navigate claims involving uninsured or underinsured motorists.

Traffic accidents are mainly due to driver errors, such as speeding, driving under the influence (DUI), or distracted driving. Other causes include vehicle defects, inclement weather, and roadway issues.

If you sustained injuries or lost a loved one for these reasons, our personal injury attorneys in Sherman Oaks can help you seek justice.

Other Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our top-rated personal injury lawyers also work on different cases in Sherman Oaks and all of California, including:

  • Premises liability claims
    • Slip-and-falls, especially at Walmart or Costco
    • Parking lot accidents
    • Workplace accidents
    • Construction accidents
    • Escalator accidents
    • Elevator accidents
    • Amusement park accidents
    • Daycare accidents
    • Landlord liability for vacation rentals and apartment accidents
  • Product liability, such as injuries sustained from using defective Walmart products

Damages You Can Recover In Personal Injury Cases

Victims of personal injury can claim compensatory damages for their economic and non-economic losses. The court also awards special or punitive damages in cases of gross negligence and oppression, but they’re very rare.

Here are some examples of damages you can claim in personal injury cases:

Insurance companies will always try to pay the least amount of settlement. They will question everything and persuade you to agree to lower compensation. Our Sherman Oaks lawyers, who have successfully worked on personal injury cases, will protect your rights and fight for maximum compensation.

Proving Liability In Personal Injury Claims

Proving the liability of the at-fault party is a significant part of building and winning a strong personal injury claim. Essentially, you will need to prove that their negligence directly led to the accident that injured you.

In any personal injury claim, our Sherman Oaks attorneys will have to prove four elements of negligence:

  • Duty Of Care

    A person or entity is legally required to follow a standard of reasonable care to prevent harm to other people. This is called the duty of care. For example, a driver has a duty of care to drive safely. Similarly, employers have a legal obligation to provide a safe working environment.

  • Breach Of Duty

    This element means that the person failed to uphold their duty of care and did not act in the same way a reasonable person would in the same situation. A driver would have breached their duty, for instance, if they drove recklessly. Solid evidence, such as CCTV footage, photos of the scene, and data from electronic logging devices, would be required to demonstrate the act of negligence.

  • Causation

    Once the two elements above are present, the victim would then have to prove that the breach of duty directly caused or contributed to their injuries or losses.

  • Damages

    The last element requires the plaintiff to show proof of damages, such as medical bills, payslips, and invoices related to the injury.

Example Of How Our Lawyers Prove Negligence

In one of our previous cases, a homeless man went inside Walmart, grabbed a baseball bat from one of the shelves, and used it to hit our clients—a man and his wife—shopping in the store.

Brian G. Beecher, Esq. had to establish four things to prove the liability of the homeless man and Walmart. In essence, here’s how our esteemed attorney approached the case:

  1. Both the homeless man and Walmart had a duty to care for the victims. The homeless man had a duty not to attack other shoppers in the store. Walmart, as a property owner, had the duty to make its premises safe for its customers. 
  2. Both parties breached their duty. The homeless man breached his duty when he decided to attack the married couple. Walmart breached its duty by not securely storing its baseball bats.
  3. The breach directly caused the incident.The unfortunate incident happened because the homeless man decided to strike the victims, and Walmart failed to store their baseball bats properly.
  4. The incident caused damage to the victims. Because of the incident, the couple suffered serious injuries.

While the accident wasn’t directly the retailer’s fault, the Riverside County jury found that Walmart was 50% liable since the retail chain failed to ensure that the baseball bat was stored securely. As such, Walmart had to pay over $30,000,000 to compensate the victims. In total, Arash Law has secured nearly $50 million in compensation for our client.

The damages awarded to the victims were significantly high because the incident could’ve been prevented if only Walmart had taken action to store the baseball bats securely. After all, it was not the first time people used baseball bats inside Walmart to threaten or harm other people within the premises.

Comparative Negligence In California

California follows pure comparative negligence laws, meaning there can be multiple parties at fault in a personal injury case. As with the example above, the jury assigned fault to both the homeless man and Walmart, as it found that both parties were responsible for the incident to some extent.

Comparative negligence also implies that the negligent parties would only have to pay compensation for the portion of fault they share in the case. For victims, their claims could be reduced if they were found partially liable for the accident.
For example, a pedestrian sues a motorist for $100,000. However, evidence shows that the victim was 30% to blame. In this case, they would only receive $70,000 in compensation.
Unfortunately, the law on comparative negligence also means insurance companies can flip the situation on you and paint you as being at least partially at fault for an accident. Without our skilled Sherman Oaks lawyers for personal injury claims on your side, the other parties could get away with lowballing you.

Statute Of Limitations

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims is typically up to two years from the date of the incident. However, there are many exceptions, including:

  • Getting injured as a minor. The time limit doesn’t start until the victim turns 18. After they turn 18, the two-year statute applies.
  • Filing a claim against a government agency. Victims only have six months from the date of the incident to file a governmental claim. The process is also different.
  • Delayed discovery of injuries. Victims sometimes discover or experience injury symptoms weeks or even months after the accident. In these cases, they have up to two years from the date their injury should have been reasonably discovered.
  • Filing for property damage. Victims have up to three years from the date of the accident if they’re filing a claim for property damage only.

Navigating the deadlines and applicable exceptions can be tricky. Missing them could automatically disqualify your case and cause you to forfeit your right to claim compensation.

If you want to make sure your claim is valid, file it as soon as possible. Our Sherman Oaks personal injury attorneys can help make sure you comply with these legal deadlines.

What To Do After An Incident Of Personal Injury

There are a few things you should remember to do after any instance of personal injury. These aren’t for strict compliance, but you should at least know how to avoid the common mistakes people make after a car accident or other personal injury incidents.

To maximize your chances of winning your claim, here are some things to remember:

  1. Call 911 for emergency medical help. The first thing you should do after an accident is to seek medical attention. Even if you don’t see any injuries or feel any pain in your body, you still need to be examined by medical professionals.
  2. Report the incident to the police. When the police arrive at the scene, they will ask questions about the incident. Recall the details as best as you can, and don’t add anything else other than what you know for sure.
  3. Collect as much evidence as you can. Take photos and videos of the scene, the things that led to your accident, and your injuries. Make sure to get the contact details of the other people involved, as well as possible witnesses.
  4. Speak with Arash Law. Before talking with insurance companies, make sure to consult our personal injury lawyers in Sherman Oaks. We can walk you through what you need to do and discuss your legal options.
Patricia R.
$1,150,000
Truck Accident Settlement
A top rated and large delivery truck company rear ended our client on the freeway. Our client was a middle aged woman who suffered neck and back injuries. The defense tried to blame it on her weight and pre-existing conditions. Eventually, we were able to resolve the matter at mediation, before going to trial.
Truck Accident Settlement
A top rated and large delivery truck company rear ended our client on the freeway. Our client was a middle aged woman who suffered neck and back injuries. The defense tried to blame it on her weight and pre-existing conditions. Eventually, we were able to resolve the matter at mediation, before going to trial.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Is The Usual Settlement For A Personal Injury Case?

It depends on the complexity of the case, limits on insurance policies, and damages you can claim. Our Sherman Oaks personal injury attorneys can give you a close estimate of your claim’s worth after we review the details of your case.

How Long Do Personal Injury Claims Take?

Personal injury claims may take weeks or months to settle. The actual duration ultimately depends on how long it takes for the responsible party to agree to a settlement. The case may also take longer if the defendant flees the country or if the claim develops into a lawsuit.

How Much Do Lawyers Charge For Personal Injury Claims?

Arash Law works on a contingency fee agreement. We don’t charge any upfront fees for our lawyers’ services. You will only pay our personal injury lawyers once you win your case. If you don’t receive any compensation, you don’t owe us anything.

Can I Recover Compensation If I Get Blamed For An Accident?

Yes, you can pursue compensation even if you were 99% at fault. You will have to file a claim against the other party who shares responsibility for the accident.

Call The Personal Injury Attorneys Sherman Oaks Trusts The Most

If you’ve gotten injured because of someone’s negligence or irresponsibility, you may have the right to file a claim and pursue justice. Arash Law will help you build a strong case so you can get compensated for your injuries and damages.

Speak with the personal injury attorneys Sherman Oaks relies on today! Call us at (888) 488-1391 or fill out our “Do I Have A Case?” form for a free consultation and case review.

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