Every year, automobile accidents injure or kill many people in the Los Angeles area. The victims of these accidents and the families of the persons who lost their lives often turn to the court system to seek damages. One question that is commonly asked is whether a lawyer is necessary to achieving a successful outcome. The answer to this question is almost always an unqualified “yes.”
Car accidents are often complex events. Several vehicles and perhaps pedestrians or cyclists may be involved. Most accidents happen in a very few seconds, and eye-witness accounts can be inconsistent or flatly incorrect. Determining the cause of an accident often requires the services of a forensic engineer who can reconstruct the accident in the courtroom. Occasionally, extensive investigation is required merely to identify the party at fault. These activities all require supervision and coordination by a lawyer who is knowledgeable about litigating auto accident cases.
Two other aspects of auto accident cases also require a lawyer’s oversight. Understanding the medical records of an injured person is essential in explaining why that person is entitled to recover medical expenses and damages for pain and suffering. If the accident adversely affected the plaintiff’s ability to earn an income, testimony by a financial planner or actuary may be necessary to establish the amount of lost income caused by the accident. An experienced attorney understands how to assemble and present such evidence in the most persuasive manner.
The lawyers at Killackey & Associates are dedicated to helping their clients through the trauma of an accident and its aftermath. Killackey lawyers understand that their clients must be allowed to focus on recovering from the effects of the accident or, in the case of a fatal accident, coping with the loss of a loved one. The firm’s attorneys take charge of every case by conferring with treating medical professionals, collecting police records about the accident, retaining necessary experts, dealing with insurance companies and doing the many other tasks necessary to recover damages from the party or parties at fault. From the initial conference to the final rap of the judge’s gavel, the lawyers at Killackey and Associates understand how to ensure that the interests of their clients come first.