Do I Really Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Protecting your rights to fair and full compensation



Los Angeles residents have rights if they are injured. It is important to choose a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer in order to protect your rights. It can be difficult and even hostile to file a claim for compensation. The person or entity responsible for your injuries or their insurance company will look out for their interests more than yours. They will use your ignorance and experience to stop you from getting the justice you deserve. You may not realize that you need an attorney.


The Law Firm of John W. Stenson has many years of combined experience in handling personal injury cases in Los Angeles and Southern California. We are familiar with the details of personal injury law. Every day, we take on corporate defendants and insurance companies. We are passionate advocates for our clients in order to get the maximum compensation for their losses and injuries. We are skilled negotiators, and when a fair settlement is not reached, we represent our clients in court.

We handle everything while you recover from your injuries


You don’t want to deal with all the paperwork after an accident or injury. Instead of dealing with insurance companies, dealing with them (and worrying about whether they are being fair to you), investigating your claim, gathering evidence, figuring out what your rights may be, and proving your losses, this is the time you need to heal from your injuries and make arrangements for your personal life. Not only do they handle all of these tasks but they also know how to efficiently accomplish them. While you are regaining control of your life, we work in the background. We are available to answer all your questions and concerns. We understand that this can be a stressful time and we want to help you get through the difficult aspects of a personal injury case.


You can be sure that your case will be handled in the fairest and most just manner by having our Los Angeles personal injury team behind you. Your personal injury lawyer will:


  • Notify your insurance company about the accident and the insurance company responsible for the responsible party.
  • Decide whether you want an insurance company to review your recorded statement
  • Help facilitate repairs to your car and the provision of a rental car in a case involving a collision.
  • Explain the coverage of the insurance policy
  • Answer questions about medical care options
  • Investigate the causes of the accident
  • Keep evidence such as witness statements, footage from scene surveillance, and other physical evidence.
  • Document any claim for lost earnings due to your injuries
  • Get your billing statements and medical records
  • Send a claim to the insurance company of the responsible party
  • Negotiate for you
  • If necessary, file a lawsuit and go to trial

We will not allow insurance companies to take advantage of you


When an accident is reported to insurance companies, their representatives will jump at the opportunity to contact you. This happens before you have retained legal counsel. They will attempt to get your recorded statement and offer inadequate compensation. To persuade, they will appear friendly to you. Remember that these insurance companies make their profits by paying claimants money. They are in the business of withholding money. Our personal injury lawyers have the experience to fight their tactics and protect your rights to fair and full compensation.


In a free consultation, let us explain the entire process to you


We take great pride in the fact that we promise to pay personal attention to every client and their case. John W. Stenson will give you a free consultation and answer all your questions. We’ll also explain the process and exactly what we do. Contact us at the Los Angeles office at (310) 846-1709. We accept cases on a contingency basis. This means that we only get paid if we collect money.

FAQs on Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost in California?
In California, a common “contingency fee” percentage charged by an attorney would be 33.33% or one-third of the amount of the settlement obtained or verdict awarded to you by the court. However, a legal professional’s rate can range from 25% to 75%, depending upon a number of factors.

What does a personal injury lawyer do?
Personal Injury Lawyers are types of Litigators who provide legal advice and representation to clients who have sustained a physical or psychological injury, as well as financial loss, after falling victim to the carelessness or negligence of an individual or organization.

What is the standard contingency fee in California?
A typical contingency fee percentage is anywhere from 30 to 40% of your recovery.

What comes under personal injury?
Common types of personal injury claims include road traffic accidents, work accidents, tripping accidents, assault claims, and product defect accidents (product liability). The term personal injury also incorporates injuries arising from medical and dental care, which may lead to medical negligence claims).

What is a personal injury claim?
‘Personal injury claim’ refers to the legal action taken by a person after they have been involved in an accident or injured because of the actions/inactions or negligence of a third party.

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