Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung Trial Attorneys is a personal injury law firm in San Diego that helps victims of accidents pursue their legal rights when they are injured due to another person’s negligent or careless actions. HHJ believes that it is a lawyer’s moral duty to stand up for injured people and to fight on their behalf against greedy insurance companies and other big organizations that refuse to take responsibility. HHJ has the skill, experience, and passion to stand up and fight on your behalf.
If you have been involved in an accident in San Diego County, the insurance companies and their agents will try to take advantage of you while you are in a vulnerable state immediately following the accident. Often times, insurance agents will reach out to you and try to obtain statements from you that will help shield the insurance company from responsibly. HHJ will step in and take over all communication with the insurance company to make sure your future interests are protected. We will begin the investigation process immediately by documenting the facts of the case and collecting evidence.
The most important thing for you to do after an accident is to visit a medical professional to diagnose and treat your injuries. HHJ will help connect you with leading medical professionals in your San Diego community so that you get the care you need. If you are not able to afford treatment, HHJ will help you obtain treatment on a medical lien basis, which means that you do not pay for treatment out of your own pocket upfront; rather, your medical costs are paid from the settlement or award at the conclusion of your case. Once your injuries are diagnosed and you have received treatment, HHJ can then begin negotiations with the insurance company.
After you receive treatment for your injuries, HHJ will then begin negotiation with the insurance companies on your behalf. We will put together an entire “demand package,” which is a compilation of evidence, documentation of the accident, diagnosis and treatment costs, etc. This will create a persuasive account of why the insurance company should pay for the harm caused to you or someone you love. The insurance company will evaluate the demand package and will either accept, reject, or make a counter offer to your proposal. HHJ will keep you informed throughout the entire process. Ultimately, you are the only person that decides if you want to accept the insurance company’s offer.
If you decide that the insurance company made a fair compensation offer for your injuries, you can then accept the offer. You will sign a settlement release which will officially close your case and release the insurance company from further liability in exchange for the agreed upon financial compensation. HHJ will help you negotiate with your medical providers to reduce your bills so that you can keep as much money from the settlement as possible. HHJ’s main goal is to get you just compensation as soon as possible so that you can put your accident behind you and continue living your life.
If the insurance company refuses to make a fair offer of compensation for your injuries, HHJ Trial Attorneys will file a lawsuit on your behalf and fight the insurance company in court. Compared to many other lawyers in San Diego, the personal injury attorneys at HHJ are not scared of going to court. In fact, court is where the attorneys at HHJ started their careers—fighting for clients’ rights in jury trial after jury trial. Simply put, if the insurance company makes an unfair and unjust offer, we’ll fight them tooth and nail. Often times, filing a lawsuit gets the insurance company’s attention and can result in a higher settlement. HHJ Trial Attorneys will pay for the costs of going to trial so you don’t have to pay out of pocket. Trial costs will be reimbursed from the settlement or award after trial.
After filing a lawsuit, HHJ begins trial preparation. We will gather additional evidence, take depositions of all parties involved, consult and hire experts, and prepare you for trial. The personal injury attorneys at HHJ will work with you closely and help you tell your story. We will also question in-depth the at-fault party under oath to obtain information that we will use at trial. Moreover, when you hire HHJ, you will never be left in the dark. You will be working alongside us every step of the way so you know exactly how we plan to fight in court to win your case. Unlike many firms, HHJ has the ability to handle your case from start to finish.
Often times before a jury trial begins, your case will go through a process called mediation, where a neutral third party will hear both sides of the case and make settlement recommendations. Sometimes, cases settle at this stage in the process if the insurance company finally decides to give a fair offer. If you feel that the insurance company’s new offer is reasonable, then you can accept the offer and the case does not need to proceed to trial. Arbitration is similar to mediation and is often required when you are trying to obtain a settlement from your own insurance company. If your case does not resolve in mediation, then HHJ will take the fight to the ultimate arena—jury trial.
If the insurance company continues to deny you just compensation for your injuries, HHJ will fight to get you compensation at a jury trial. HHJ will present your case before a panel of jurors, composed of regular members of your community, who will ultimately decide your case. Insurance companies do not like jury trials because they are tedious, time-consuming, complex, stressful, and risky. Insurance companies stand to lose a lot of money at a jury trial if the jury sides with the injured party. Unfortunately, many lawyers out there do not like jury trials for the same reasons as the insurance companies. In addition, many lawyers do not have the skill, passion, or trial experience to successfully litigate a case and win. Not so with Hepburn, Hernandez, and Jung Trial Attorneys. HHJ is composed of a group of talented trial attorneys battle tested in over 100 jury trials. The expert trial attorneys at HHJ will passionately and effectively present your story to the jury so the jury WANTS to help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve.
Last year I was in a car accident and ended up with ongoing neck pain. I was extremely intimidated at the prospect of finding a personal injury lawyer to assist me in getting the cost of medical care covered. I was pleasantly surprised throughout the process; HHJ Trial Attorneys made it all very simple and clear. Elliott met me where I work to sign necessary paperwork, was available for all of my questions, and answered quickly. The best surprise was that I ended up getting much more in the settlement than I expected!
Thank you Elliott and HHJ! I am so thankful that this personal injury lawyer helped me. My accident happened on what would be any normal day of commuting back home from work. At first I imagined myself just lucky to be alive because of how bad the accident was. I remember feeling extremely scared and shaken too. This accident couldn’t have happened at the worst time. I didn’t imagine myself having to ever contact or seek out a lawyer, but I found myself in the position where an insurance company refused to acknowledge the severity of the injuries. The most important thing for me was Elliott guiding me through the process. I recommend Elliott Jung and any of the HHJ attorneys.