LOS ANGELES PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
OVER $50 MILLION RECOVERED FOR OUR CLIENTS
SOOFER LAW GROUP
As the principal attorney at the Soofer Law Group, a Los Angeles based law firm focusing exclusively on personal injury, Ramin Soofer has devoted his legal career to helping clients and their families get back on their feet after sustaining serious injury. Since 1993, he has fought insurance companies and corporations to achieve the most lucrative outcomes. Ramin is adept at negotiating favorable settlements, but he is also fully prepared and qualified to take cases to trial when it's in his client's best interests.
While other Los Angeles personal injury firms have assistants screening their calls and emails, Ramin gives each client his personalized attention, handling all correspondence himself. During your initial free consultation, he will thoroughly discuss the details of your injury and prepare you for what to expect. He will then guide you through every step of the process, ensuring that the settlement or litigation goes as smoothly as possible. In more than 98 percent of the cases he has brought to trial, Ramin has achieved a favorable financial outcome for his clients.
NO RECOVERY, NO FEE
When you've sustained a severe injury from a bicycle or pedestrian accident, the last thing you need to worry about is scrambling to come up with attorney fees. We start by providing free consultations and then offer our services on a contingency basis. Simply stated: If we don't win, you don't pay. We only collect legal fees if you are awarded financial compensation. This allows you to focus on your health and healing instead of worrying about money.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Ramin is by far the BEST personal injury attorney. He has represented myself and numerous members of my family and he has gone beyond what normal attorney's do for their clients. He and his staff will take care of you and make you feel like family. He will fight for you and not give up until he gets you the best outcome possible. You will not be sorry if you retain Ramin Soofer and his amazing staff.
— JUDY O.
It's sometimes hard and difficult to find a law firm that you can trust and depend on. But at Soofer Law Group they take pride in their work. They communicate with their clients and help ease the worries that you feel during the process. The attorney and the supporting staff are amazing. I have to three words to describe compassionate, experience and dedicated. The process for my father was smooth and headache free. I'm very grateful and fortunate to find such dedicated people in what they do. Highly recommended. We never though we would get the outcome from our case that we did.
— FOODIE F.
At every step of the way, I had a good experience with the Soofer Law Group and wound up with a settlement that some lawyer friends say bordered on the miraculous. I came to Mr Soofer a while after my accident. I had been truly injured but I'd decided to treat myself and take charge of my own healing. My entire medical bills were only $300. Several lawyers rejected my case. They said it was worthless because the monetary damages were minuscule. That didn't deter Mr Soofer. Yet I hesitate to recommend him. I don't see how he could do it again! You may not get the same result I did, but as long as your injuries are real and you approach your case with sincerity, I think you will be happy with what Mr Soofer will do for you. I know I will always be amazed and grateful.
— ELLIOT B.
Do You Really Need an Attorney after an Injury-Causing Accident?
From motor vehicle crashes to slip-and-fall cases, the injuries that you can sustain in accidents can be very serious - injuries that can substantially affect your day-to-day life. In some cases, the injuries you can sustain in an accident may even result in death. In addition to the pain and suffering you experience, there are often medical bills and other damages to consider. You may need to have your car repaired. You may not be able to work while you recover. Your injuries may require extensive medical treatment and even years of physical therapy. All in all, being injured in an accident can be overwhelming and frightening.
Fortunately, an experienced personal injury can help you get through it. Read on to learn just how complicated and time-consuming the aftermath of an accident can be – and why you should retain an attorney as soon as you can.
I’ve Been in an Accident. What Happens Next?
Soon after an accident, it's common to receive a call from the at-fault party’s insurance company. They will want to know if you've been injured, the extent of your injuries, and whether you have any other damages, such as damage to your car. They will also ask you a number of questions about the accident, and ask you why you think the accident occurred. Finally, they may offer to make a cash settlement, but beware - the check usually requires you to release any and all claims you may have.
First, it's important to understand that you don't have to talk to the insurance company. In fact, it is typically in your best interest to avoid speaking with them. However, they will be persistent and will say that they need to talk to you so that they can pay you the compensation you deserve. It is important to understand that they are not on your side – insurance companies are a for-profit business and want to settle the claim for as little as possible. If you decide to accept their offer, you will be required to sign a binding legal agreement that releases them for any future liability. These agreements may be multiple pages long and are full of legal jargon that is difficult for non-lawyers to understand.
On the other hand, the insurance company for the other party may deny any responsibility for the accident. If that happens, filing a lawsuit is often the only way to get the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Do I Have to Hire A Lawyer?
There is no legal requirement that you hire a lawyer, and you are perfectly free to represent yourself in your claim. However, an experienced personal injury attorney can be tremendously helpful in resolving this situation, allowing you to focus on your recovery. Here are some of the ways that a lawyer can help you with your case.
Claim Evaluation. Your lawyer can help you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your claim. He or she can identify facts that need to be clarified and how the law will apply to your case. Your lawyer can estimate the dollar value of your case and the compensation you may be entitled to receive, ensuring that you do not an inadequate settlement offer.
Communications and Negotiation. We discussed above how you will be contacted by the at-fault party's insurance company – when you retain an attorney, he or she will handle all communications with the insurance company on your behalf. An experienced personal injury attorney will know how to handle these calls and how to give the insurance company the relevant information they need without undermining your case. He or she can also handle any negotiations regarding your claim, so you never have to worry about whether or not you're being "sold" on a settlement offer that is less than what you deserve. Not only will your attorney protect your legal interests, but while he or she is handling these communications, you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Documentation and Record Keeping. In order to make a claim for your injuries, you have to keep track of a lot of paperwork. Accident reports, insurance correspondence, medical bills, lost income - there is a lot of documentation to manage. To further complicate the process, some of it will come through the mail, other records may be sent via email, or you may have to go to someone's website to find the necessary information. Your attorney can help you compile these records, keep them organized, and help you document every aspect of your claim.
Legal Filings. If it looks like the case can’t be resolved without litigation, your attorney will file the lawsuit and any other related legal documents. The legal system is very difficult for non-lawyers to navigate. A simple procedural mistake - failing to file a particular document or missing a deadline - can result in your case being dismissed. A lawyer can handle the legal process for you and make sure that you have the strongest case possible.
How Much Will a Personal Injury Attorney Cost?
Lawyers can be expensive, so this is a common concern – especially when you are dealing with medical expenses, lost income, and the other financial issues that go along with being injured. Fortunately, almost all personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis - this means that they are paid a portion of the compensation that you are awarded. In other words, if you don’t win your case, you don’t pay anything.
If you decide to interview potential lawyers, ask lots of questions about how they will be paid and whether there will be any expenses you have to pay out-of-pocket.
How Do I Find a Lawyer I Can Trust?
Finding a lawyer you trust is a very personal matter. You may need to meet with several lawyers before deciding on how to proceed and may be hesitant to entrust your future to a person you’ve only met a few times. There are a few facts about the legal profession, however, that should give you some peace of mind.
First, your lawyer is prohibited from making any decisions to resolve your case without your input. As a result, you should always be involved in deciding how to proceed.
Second, your lawyer is obligated to keep you well-informed and up-to-date on the status of your case. You are entitled to regular updates and prompt responses to your phone calls or emails. When interviewing lawyers, try to get a sense of how responsive they are and how they keep their clients up to date.
How Long Do I Have Before I Need to Make a Decision?
In California, an injured person has two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit for his or her claim. If you don’t file within that two-year period, you cannot prevail on your claim. In other words, you will have lost any rights you have to compensation.
Two years may seem like a long time, but it passes faster than you think. Also, the longer you wait, the harder it is to find important documents and witnesses, and people's memories tend to fade. You should at least talk to a lawyer as soon as possible, and keep in mind that hiring a lawyer doesn't mean that you have to file a lawsuit right away.
Contact a Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Today
The Soofer Law Group has been helping accident victims since 1993. We offer aggressive, highly-personalized representation for our clients to help you get your life back. If you'd like to schedule a free consultation, use the form below, call us at 310-478-5090 or send us an email.