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Los Angeles If you are injured in or around Los Angeles, the skilled legal team at Carpenter & Zuckerman can help. Our award-winning personal injury law firm, headquartered in Beverly Hills, is well-equipped to serve clients in Greater Los Angeles and throughout California and Washington.
Los Angeles

633 West 5th St. 26th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Highly Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers and Attorneys in Los Angeles

Were you injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence in or near Los Angeles, California? If so, you have a right to hold the at-fault party responsible for the damages, such as your medical bills, lost income, and even pain and suffering and emotional trauma.

A Los Angeles personal injury attorney from Carpenter & Zuckerman can fight to get you the maximum compensation to which you are entitled! We have been based in the Los Angeles area for more than 25 years, and during that time, we have obtained more than $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for deserving injury victims.

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We passionately pursue justice for injured people and are available 24/7. Contact CZ Law today to find out how we can assist you.

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Carpenter & Zuckerman is a leading personal injury law firm founded on the principle that justice for injured people takes precedence over corporate profits. CZ Law has the resources and legal expertise to fight powerful insurance carriers and corporations that do everything they can to limit their liability.

California Personal Injury Laws

California's personal injury laws are designed to provide compensation to individuals who have suffered harm due to the negligence or wrongful actions of others. These laws encompass a wide range of incidents, including car accidents, slip and fall incidents, medical malpractice, and product liability cases.

One of the key aspects of the state's personal injury laws is the statute of limitations, which sets a deadline for filing a lawsuit. In most personal injury cases, victims have two years from the date of the injury to file a claim. However, there are exceptions, such as cases involving government entities, where the deadline is significantly shorter, typically six months. Failure to file within the prescribed time frame generally results in the loss of the right to seek compensation.

California follows a comparative negligence system, which allows injured parties to recover damages even if they are partially at fault for the accident. Under this system, the compensation awarded is reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to the injured party. For example, if a person is found to be 30% at fault for a car accident and their damages amount to $100,000, they would be entitled to receive $70,000. This approach ensures that liability is fairly apportioned based on each party's level of responsibility.

In a personal injury lawsuit, plaintiffs can seek various types of damages to compensate for their losses. These damages are generally categorized into economic and non-economic damages. Additionally, punitive damages may be awarded in certain cases. 

Here are the common types of damages in a personal injury lawsuit in California:

Economic Damages

  • Medical Expenses: Costs for hospital stays, surgeries, doctor visits, medication, physical therapy, and any future medical care related to the injury.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for income lost due to the inability to work during recovery, including future earning capacity if the injury results in long-term or permanent disability.
  • Property Damage: Costs to repair or replace damaged property, such as vehicles in the case of a car accident.
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Miscellaneous expenses related to the injury, such as transportation to medical appointments and costs for assistive devices like crutches or wheelchairs.

Non-Economic Damages

  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain and discomfort endured as a result of the injury.
  • Emotional Distress: Damages for psychological impacts, such as anxiety, depression, and mental anguish.
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life: Compensation for the inability to enjoy daily activities and hobbies that were once part of the injured person's life.
  • Loss of Consortium: Damages awarded to the spouse or domestic partner for the loss of companionship, affection, and sexual relations due to the injured party’s condition.

Punitive damages, intended to punish and deter particularly egregious behavior, can also be awarded in California personal injury cases, though they are less common and typically require clear and convincing evidence of malice, fraud, or oppression. Additionally, California law places no cap on the amount of compensatory damages that can be awarded, except in medical malpractice cases, where non-economic damages are capped at $250,000.

Navigating the complexities of California's personal injury laws often requires the expertise of a skilled attorney, as these cases can involve intricate legal and factual issues. An experienced lawyer can help ensure that victims receive fair compensation for their injuries and losses, guiding them through the legal process and advocating on their behalf.

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A Few Of Our Big Wins

  • $131M Car Accident
  • $74.53M Birth Injury
  • $45M Drunk Driver
  • $31.7M Brain Injury
  • $29.25M Brain Injury
  • $21.65M Motorcycle Accident
  • $17M Brain Injury
  • $16.4M Medical Malpractice
  • $14.6M Commercial Vehicle

Accidents and Injuries in Los Angeles, CA

The city of Los Angeles covers 502.7 square miles and is populated with approximately 3.9 million people. According to the United Nations report World Urbanization Prospects: The 2018 RevisionLos Angeles was ranked as the 23rd most populous urban area in the world. With a population density over 8,000 people per square mile, it is easy to understand why the risk of car accidents and personal injury is consistently elevated within the city.

A sprawling urban center, the city of Los Angeles comprises many well-known neighborhoods, including Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley region to the north; Cypress Heights and Boyle Heights to the east; South Los Angeles and San Pedro to the south; and Westwood, Bel Air, and Brentwood to the west.

Call us at (888) 484-2033 or fill out our form for a FREE consultation! You will not pay any legal fees unless we win your case.

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