Being injured in a preventable accident can be a devastating and enormously disruptive experience.
You may find yourself temporarily or permanently disabled, subject to the trauma of the incident as well as the pain, discomfort, or suffering which follows. Such injuries can lead to lost time at work, the inability to care for yourself and your family, stress and worry about your recovery, and spiraling medical costs and other out-of-pocket expenses. A personal injury of this nature can lead to a financial drain and, for those with the most serious or catastrophic injuries, financial ruin. When all of this has been caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you may have grounds under California personal injury law to hold the responsible party or parties accountable for your damages through an injury claim or lawsuit. Generally, by doing so, you will have to deal with an insurance company, which can be confusing and frustrating. In some cases, you may need to seek justice through the courts for a fair resolution. All of this takes time, attention, and an understanding of the claims process as well as the legal system. In dealing with an insurance company, you may find your best interests are not necessarily considered by insurance company representatives whose main priority is to work towards the best interests and the bottom line of their employer. That is why it is generally wise to engage the services of an experienced attorney whose sole purpose will be to help you achieve a fair and just settlement, whether through negotiation with the insurance company or through courtroom litigation. Welcome to the Law Offices of Haleh Shekarchian At the Law Offices of Haleh Shekarchian, we have been representing injury victims and their families in all types of personal injury, workers' compensation, and wrongful death cases since 1993. Our firm has distinguished itself by consistently providing our clients with the highest level of legal service for 20 years. We pride ourselves in the aggressive representation of individuals who have been wronged and injured against insurance companies and corporate attorneys, while upholding the highest ethical standards in legal practice. Beverly Hills personal injury lawyer Haleh Shekarchian is recognized for her proficiency in settling and litigating a wide spectrum of personal injury and wrongful death claims and is well-respected by defense attorneys, judges, and insurance companies in Los Angeles and the neighboring counties for her integrity and compassionate representation of her clients. Our firm has successfully litigated and resolved thousands of cases with an extremely high success rate. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We are known for our knowledge, experience, creativity, and integrity, both in and out of the courtroom. With offices in Beverly Hills, we serve clients in Los Angeles County as well as in the surrounding counties of Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Inland Empire, Ventura, and Santa Barbara. We offer a free, initial consultation in which you can discuss your injury or wrongful death case directly with our attorney. Furthermore, we work on a no-recovery no-fee basis, which means that you pay nothing up front until we recover compensation for your damages. Our Experience and Quality of Service Our attorney is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the LA County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Founded in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most distinguished and prominent organizations of trial lawyers in the country. Only those attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements are invited to join. Membership includes over 4,000 of the top trial lawyers in the United States, which consists of less than one percent (1%) of all U.S. lawyers. As a member of this group, Attorney Haleh Shekarchian has been recognized for her impressive case results and legal ability in representing personal injury and wrongful death clients in Southern California.
9440 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 707
Beverly Hills CA 90210
Car accidents lead all other types of injury incidents in personal injury claims throughout the country. As everyone knows, motor vehicle accidents are all too common, especially in high-density areas.
Every day accidents occur on the freeways and city streets of this geographical region that is home to millions of residents, commuters, and businesses. These accidents range from minor fender-benders to multi-vehicle pileups that clog freeway lanes for miles. All too often, they result in injuries for those unfortunate enough to be involved, from whiplash and soft tissue injuries to sprains, broken bones, ruptured discs, burns, loss of limbs, internal injuries, head injuries, and neck, back, and spinal cord injuries. In the most tragic cases, deaths occur with families left to deal with the shock and loss of loved ones. At the Law Offices of Haleh Shekarchian, we deal with the legal details of these accidents for injury victims on a daily basis. Our goal is to ensure that you understand what is involved in the claims process and to work diligently on your behalf to help you recover the maximum benefits possible. We handle all of the details involved, including investigating the facts of the accident which led to the injuries, documenting your medical expenses and lost wages as well as presenting medical opinions about how your injuries will affect your future, gathering all necessary evidence to substantiate your claim, negotiating with insurance company representatives to obtain a fair settlement or taking your case to court in cases where the settlement offered does not reflect the true value of your case. The Auto Accident Claims Process The aftermath of an auto accident can be a time of confusion, distress, and worry for injury victims. Important questions will need to be answered, such as who was at fault, what are the full extent of the injuries, and how will they affect your future. The question of fault alone can be a complicated one, involving negligent drivers, defective auto parts or vehicles, and road conditions, improper traffic control devices, and more. Car manufacturers as well as governmental agencies may be at fault besides negligent drivers. In many cases, however, driver inattention, error, confusion, or negligence is a leading cause of traffic accidents. Determining the cause will require a close examination of all the available evidence, including police reports, witness statements, and photographs of the scene. It may also require expert testimony from accident reconstruction professionals, safety engineers, and more. Once the cause of the accident has been determined, the full nature and extent of the injuries you have sustained needs to be understood and documented for presentation of your claim. The insurance company needs to understand how your injuries have affected your life and how they may continue to affect it in the future in terms of pain, discomfort, employability, medical care, and quality of life. It is important to remember that insurance company representatives work for their employer with the aim of saving money, not helping accident victims. These companies generally have their own legal staffs whose job is to look out for the best interests of the company, not yours. That is why it is often vital that you have an attorney who is experienced in dealing with insurance companies and the claims process and who is working solely for you. All of this can be a time-consuming and detailed process which requires diligence and legal skills; it may also lead to civil litigation where you will want to be represented by an experienced trial lawyer. Our firm has a solid track record of effective and significant results both in and out of the courtroom in handling personal injury cases of all types. That is why we suggest that you contact us if you have been injured in a car accident anywhere in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, or Santa Barbara. Get the experienced help you need from a firm that will work zealously to make a difference in your recovery.
Haleh Shekarchian has successfully represented thousands of clients in the areas of personal injury, work-related injuries, and family law since 1993. Haleh Shekarchian is renowned for her expertise in settling and litigating a wide range of claims, including personal injury, automobile and motorcycle accidents, products liability, wrongful death, and slip and fall, and is well respected by defense attorneys, judges, and insurance companies in Los Angeles and neighboring counties for her integrity and compassionate representation of her clients. Her clients are confident they will receive the highest level of service and maximum protection possible under the California laws.
Personal injury, work-related injury, and divorce can be very stressful and quite possibly have a significant emotional and financial impact in one's life. In such difficult times, you need to be represented by an attorney with proven skills, knowledge and integrity to guide you through the maze of the legal process to assure yourself the most protection under the California laws and receive the maximum benefits you are entitled to.
Areas of Practice
Motor Vehicle Accidents (Car, Motorcycle, Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents)
Slip/Trip & Falls
Catastrophic Injury & Wrongful Deaths
Specific Incidents (such as falling off a scaffold)
Repetitive Trauma (such as carpal tunnel)
Occupational Exposure (such as breathing fumes)
Child Custody and Visitation
Child and Spousal Support
1992 California State Bar, U.S. District Court, Supreme Court of the State of California, Court of Appeals
Million Dollar Advocate Forum
Beverly Hills Bar Association
American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
J.D., Whittier Law School, 1991
B.A., Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1985
American Jurisprudence Award - Torts, Whittier Law School, 1989
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