Alhambra & Huntington Beach Injury Attorney Your Peace of Mind Is Our Priority

At Lara Law, we are committed to fighting for the maximum recovery you deserve.

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Our philosophy is that the freedom that we, as Americans, enjoy is only possible when each of us is careful to avoid causing harm to others. Thus, Lara Law Firm’s mission is to preserve our shared freedom by promoting a careful society.

If you were injured due to another’s carelessness, the law of negligence provides a remedy for you. The heart of the law of negligence is the concept of care. If the person who caused your injury owed a duty of care to you but he or she breached that duty, then the law holds that person or his insurance company, liable to you for the harm you suffered. Thus, we believe that by holding careless people accountable for the harm they cause, we play a role in deterring carelessness, creating a more careful society, and thus maximizing our shared freedom. It is this vision that guides us in serving you.

Contact us online or by phone at (626) 790-5758 to schedule a consultation with a caring team member today. We offer legal services in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Meet Your Attorney

A passion for justice has guided Richard L. Lara's education and career. While earning BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy and history, he thought deeply about ethics, political philosophy, and history.

Today, he pursues his passion for justice by defending his clients' rights. Richard believes a nation best serves its citizens by diligently protecting their rights. He also believes attorneys play a crucial role in providing such protection, and he is honored to be a part of our nation’s legal profession.

Hear It From Our Clients

  • “He got me enough money to buy a new car, and he also got me $50,000 for my injury. This was the maximum amount available under the other driver’s insurance policy, the best possible outcome. Thank you, Richard! You’re the best!”

    - Erin, Student of Nursing
  • “Richard Lara and his team in Alhambra came recommended and we are glad that he and his team represent us for our business.”

    - Randy T.
  • “High standards of care, excellent and personalized service. Tries hard to do what is best for the client and always does what is the right thing to do.”

    - Adam W.

Our Past Victories

  • We have recovered a settlement for a client that suffered from serious injuries due to a tour bus crash.

  • We have recovered a settlement for a client who suffered from a soft tissue injury resulting from a rear end collision.

  • Recovered client's $67,996 cash, the entire amount that United States Customs and the DEA seized, by persuading the court that law enforcement confiscated the money in violation of state and federal law.

  • Forced a $50,000 settlement for client in his case against his former employer for unpaid wages and hostile workplace.

  • Forced settlement for client for $10,000 for a client in her case against her former employer for sexual harassment and unpaid overtime.

  • Negotiated Deferred Prosecution for a client charged with larceny and shoplifting - Deferred Prosecution results in dismissal of charges in certain cases provided that defendant agrees to satisfy court-ordered conditions.

  • Forced a settlement for the client, which gave her ownership and possession of the marital residence and exclusive ownership and possession of vacation home to compensate her for her ex-husband's hiding and squandering of community property assets.

  • Negotiated Civil Compromise for client charged with hit and run, which resulted in all charges being dropped - Civil Compromise results in charges being dismissed if defendant agrees to pay victim's damages.

  • Achieved reduction of Attempted Murder charge to Misdemeanor Domestic Violence.

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Our Practice Areas

We understand the importance of ensuring that you are duly compensated when you are injured due to another’s carelessness because we believe that such carelessness causes harm to us all. Furthermore, we bring the value of care to each of the areas of law that we practice. Our laws are complicated, and our adversarial system of justice can be intimidating. Have you been arrested? Are you facing divorce or being mistreated by your employer? Are you trying to navigate our complicated immigration laws? If so, you are facing a difficult problem that can have serious consequences for your reputation, your future, and your freedom. You do not need the added stress of facing your legal problems alone and without legal representation. We can provide compassionate legal representation in the following areas: Personal Injury: The heart of personal injury law is the requirement of due care. If you are harmed due to another's carelessness, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Accidents handled include amusement park accidents, bicycle accidents, brain injuries, bus accidents, car accidents, catastrophic injuries, premises liability, product liability, truck accidents, and wrongful death. Family Law: Divorce, restraining orders, child custody, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Have a question we didn’t answer here? Call our Alhambra attorney today if you need legal counsel at (626) 790-5758. We also offer our legal services to clients in Huntington Beach.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why Do I Need an Attorney?

    If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of another, whether it be a car, motorcycle, truck, or bike accident, or any other type of accident, you need the assistance a personal injury attorney. Insurance companies make money by paying out as little as possible, and unless you have an attorney, they will not want to pay or they will pay as little as possible, which means far less than your claim is worth. Lara Law Firm can represent you on a pure contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless and until we get you money.

  • What If I’ve Already Taken Steps Independently?

    A few of our clients are people who began the claims process themselves but then found it very difficult and frustrating to deal with the insurance company because they got the runaround. In other cases, clients simply could not afford the high costs of medical treatment. Once they retained us, however, the process became far easier and far more manageable because we know the law and we know the insurance claim process inside and out. We do all the hard work, and this frees our clients to focus on recovering from their injuries.

  • The Insurance Company Told Me I Don’t Need an Attorney – Is That True?

    The answer all depends on what you mean by “need and attorney.” If you mean that it is your right not to hire an attorney, then it is true. However, if you mean that hiring an attorney is not necessary if you want fair compensation for your damages and injuries, then it is false. Think of it this way: You are free not to see a doctor if you need medical treatment, but does that make any sense? No, it does not! The insurance company does not have your best interests in mind. On the contrary, insurance companies are for-profit businesses, and they make money by taking in all the premium payments they can get and then paying out as little as possible in claims. For example, one of our clients was offered $250 to settle his personal injury claim but got him $5,000 after both his doctor bills and attorney’s fees were paid. Big difference! The insurance companies are concerned with their own profit margins and not with being fair to you. There is a conflict of interest where you let the insurance company decide what to pay you for your claim because the insurance company’s interest lies in paying you as little as possible. If Lara Law Firm takes your case, your interests and our interests are one and the same because we only get paid if you do – and the more you get paid, the more we get paid. See the difference? And the best part is that the consultation is free, so there is no risk to you whatsoever.

  • What Damages Am I Entitled to Recover?

    It depends on the facts of your case, but damages may include: past and future medical treatment, past and future lost wages, “general damages” for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and inconvenience, as well as possible “punitive damages,” which punishes a defendant whose actions were intentional or reckless. Victims of car collisions are also compensated for the damage to their vehicle, but at Lara Law Firm, we take no percentage of your property damage recovery and you keep all of it.

  • Is My Case Big Enough for a Lawyer to Handle?

    Our mission as a law firm is to promote a more careful society. Thus, if you were injured by another’s carelessness, we are committed to helping you if at all possible. And, again, the consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose by discussing your case with us.

  • Will the Information I Share with You Be Confidential?

    Yes. Right from the start, everything you tell your attorney is protected by the attorney-client privilege and is therefore confidential. This includes any information you provide during your free consultation.

  • How Soon After I Am Injured Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

    The time you have to file a lawsuit is determined by the statute of limitations. In California, the injured party generally has two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. But this time limit varies for different kinds of cases, so you should see an attorney as soon as possible after you are injured.

Our Difference

  • Free Consult for Personal Injury Cases
  • Accessible by Wechat App
  • Known & Respected in the Community
  • Accessible When You Need Us Most
  • Compassionate Representation
  • Chinese, English, Spanish & Vietnamese Consultations

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