Personal Injury Attorney

How To Seek Legal Compensation After An Injury


Hiring a personal injury attorney is a smart decision if you’ve experienced virtually any type of injury – whether it was an accident at work, at the grocery store, a car accident, at someone’s home or any other situation.

However, to ensure that your case is handled properly and that you can receive the compensation you deserve, you need to follow the right steps.

Regardless of what happened, if your claim isn’t prepared properly, you’ll have a very difficult time resolving the case in your favor:

  1. Your compensation could be significantly reduced – or you could miss out on receiving damages of any kind.
  2. Insurance companies could take advantage of a simple mistake that costs you the entire case.
  3. You or a loved one could be left with a painful, perhaps permanent injury and potentially be unable to afford good medical care.


“I was very happy”


My children and I were involved in a very serious car accident last year that almost took our lives. I contacted the law offices of McMahon and Allgreen and was extremely pleased with the results that they provided for me. They were very attentive, returned my calls, handled all the insurance problems, and at the end we had great results.
~Carolin Habe
Car Accident Victim


“But My Injury Was Their Fault! What Could Go Wrong?”


Even if the circumstances surrounding your case seem “obvious” to you, the lawyers fighting against you will do everything in their power to win the case in their favor. If you don’t have a skilled attorney on your side, then you won’t stand a chance.

This is why it’s critical to be patient, use your best judgment and carefully search for a personal injury attorney who is a good fit for your case.

Use the steps below to ensure you follow this process the right way, so you have a professional on your side from the very start.

“They will do a great job for you”


A few years back I was in a pretty bad accident where I got third-degree burns on my leg and I contacted McMahon and Allgreen lawfirm. They are excellent people. For being in the tramatic time I was in they always answered my calls, always had an answer for all my questions. On top of that they got me a great settlement. I would recommend McMahon and Allgreen to anyone. They will do a great job for you.
Burn Victim


Need A Personal Injury Attorney? Here’s What To Do

1. Find the right personal injury attorney for your case – right away

Before you give any statements or even talk to the opposing insurance company, you need to consult an attorney. This is especially important because you might inadvertently say something that will hurt your claim.

In the past, insurance companies asked for your permission to record your conversation. Now, they just tell you that all conversations are recorded for “quality control” and other reasons. That way, if you keep talking, it is implied consent to record. And if you say something that will could your claim, they will use it against you later.

But it’s also important to understand that all personal injury lawyers have the same experience or expertise on cases involving injuries. So, it’s critical that you compare your options carefully and choose an expert.

Here are a few things to look for:

Specialization in injuries / circumstances like yours
Although every case is unique, make sure the lawyer has handled (and won) cases that are similar to yours. For example, if you were hit by a car while riding a bike, you want an attorney who has extensive experience with bicycle accident cases.

Experience as trial attorneys for insurance companies
This one is hard to find, which is what makes McMahon and Allgreen so unique from other accident lawyers. We have experience on the “other side” as trial lawyers for major insurance companies defending against cases like yours. This gives us a distinct advantage in obtaining the largest possible settlements and verdicts for our clients.

Personal attention & commitment to winning your case
Your lawyer should have the tenacity to fight hard for your case and win. You want someone who listens to you and takes the time to make sure you understand your case and know what’s going on. If you sense from the very beginning that your attorney will be difficult to reach or that he doesn’t truly care about your situation, then it’s best to keep looking.

2. Get a free case evaluation

A reputable personal injury attorney will offer to evaluate the details of your case for free, before deciding the next step. This is your opportunity to evaluate the lawyer just as much as it’s the lawyer’s opportunity to determine whether or not to take your case.

Here are some tips for providing the details of your situation:

Be specific
provide as many details as possible, so the attorney and/or their staff know exactly what happened. Include dates, places and any other information pertinent to the case.

Stick to the facts
It’s understandable that you are probably in a lot of pain, upset or perhaps furious. But try to take emotion out of the picture for now, so that your attorney can easily evaluate the facts.

Be patient
Your case is important, and any good personal injury attorney will understand that. But you must allow the lawyer some time to review the details of your case (while juggling other cases already in progress) before they can discuss the next step.

3. Let your attorney handle it

Once you’ve selected a lawyer who is right for your case, it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief and let him take the reins. Again, you might be in severe pain or extremely frustrated (especially if you were unhappy with a previous lawyer who represented you), but it’s best to be patient and cooperative while your case is in the works.

You can help speed up the process by providing any requested information and returning calls as promptly as possible.

“They were there for me”


I was involved in a car accident and Allgreen and McMahon represented me. They made me feel very at ease and comfortable with the whole situation. Any questions I had, they had the answers. If I had anyone that needed a referral, I would definitely refer them.
~Saundee Smith
Accident Victim


Take The First Step:
Get a Free Case Evaluation From Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys McMahon & Allgreen


At McMahon & Allgreen in Woodland Hills, CA, we have successfully represented injured clients throughout Southern California for over 20 years, helping them to obtain millions of dollars in settlements.

What makes our firm unique is that our experienced personal injury attorneys (Related News) John McMahon and Chris Allgreen have both been employed as trial attorneys for major insurance companies, defending against injury claims. This gives us a distinct advantage in winning verdicts for our clients from insurance companies.

We are dedicated to providing personalized service to our injured clients and obtaining the maximum monetary compensation for them. And there is no fee unless we win your case.

Get a free case evaluation by calling McMahon & Allgreen at 818-992-2946.

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