Cost Of Filing An Injury Lawsuit Against The City Of Los Angeles
Suffering a personal injury is always upsetting. Not only are you injured, but you have many added stresses, such as not being able to work and the fear of the mounting medical expenses and other daily living costs becoming overwhelming. Sadly, many personal injury victims’ worst fears come true when they are overwhelmed with debt and could face the loss of their home, vehicle, and good credit history. And it was all caused when someone else failed to act responsibly and caused you to suffer an injury.
Fortunately, personal injury victims can hold the person or entity whose negligence caused their injury accountable and sue them to secure the compensation they deserve. But when you have been hurt on property owned by the city of Los Angeles, you will feel as if there is no hope of getting the compensation you deserve. The city has a whole staff of lawyers who can protect them and work to ensure that you get nothing for the losses and expenses you suffered due to an injury on city property.
In contrast, you are a personal injury victim worried about how to keep food on the table and the electricity bill paid while also finding the funds to pay the upfront legal fees charged by not lawyers in the city. Or, like many personal injury victims, you have given up the idea of hiring a lawyer to handle your claim against the city because you have no money to cover their fees and expenses.
If this sounds familiar, don’t hesitate to get in touch with DTLA Law Group today to learn more about our exceptional personal injury lawyers who have decades of combined experience helping clients who are suing Los Angeles and other municipalities for injuries they suffered on city owned property. We are here 24/7 to provide the solutions you need when you need them the most. And we are happy to offer a free consultation with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to discuss your incident and determine if your claim has the legal merit needed to file a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles.
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What Are Some Common Injuries That Allow Me To File A Lawsuit Against The City Of Los Angeles?
It is vital to understand that in order to sue the City of Los Angeles for your injuries, they must have occurred on a property owned by the city. Some of the more common locations that could be owned by the city include:
City parks or athletic facilities
The city library
City owned streets or sidewalks
City owned parking lots
City Hall or other city owed offices or buildings
When the incident occurs on any of these properties or any other owned by the city, you typically could have the right to file a lawsuit for injuries suffered there. The injuries could range from minor harm such as:
Lacerations or bruises
Sprains, strains, or minor soft tissue damage
Fractured bones or minor joint dislocations
Abrasions or burns
To much more severe injuries that include:
Broken bones or compound fractures
Severe puncture wounds that include internal bleeding and damage to internal organs
Damage to the spinal cord, neck, or back
Facial injuries to the eyes, nose, ears, mouth, or delicate skin on the face
Head trauma such as a skull fracture, severe concussion, traumatic brain injury, brain contusion, or brain hemorrhage
All of these injuries can result in medical expenses and other losses that should be reimbursed by the city if the injuries were caused by negligence on the part of a city employee or staff member.
Understanding Duty Of Care
Duty of care is a part of premises liability, and it applies to all business and property owners. So, when a property is owned by the city, they must abide by the same rules and laws as any other property owner. This includes meeting the requirements of duty of care, which ensures the safety of guests on a property.
The guidelines for duty of care require the property owner to provide the same level of care that the average prudent person would deliver. So it is easy to understand what is expected of any property owner or their staff. All you need to do is think about how you or a friend would handle a simple safety concern like water spilled on a floor, a broken safety handrail, or litter left on the floor. The common sense action would be eliminating these safety issues or placing a warning sign in the area if the hazard cannot be immediately corrected or eliminated.
If the city staff does not follow these requirements, they could be found negligent in their duty of care. And if that negligence was the cause of or contributed to your injury accident on city property, you could have grounds to file an injury lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles. Your DTLA Law Group personal injury lawyer will help you understand how duty of care applies to your claim and if you can file a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles for your losses and damages.
How Much Is My Injury Lawsuit Against The City Of Los Angeles Worth?
There are many injury accidents that you might suffer on property owned by the City of Los Angeles, including:
Slip and fall injury
Trip and fall incident
Injuries due to a falling object
Burns or electrical burns
This wide variety of injuries also means that the value of each personal injury lawsuit filed against the City of Los Angeles will vary greatly. That is because each personal injury lawsuit value is based on the actual losses and expenses incurred by the injury victim. So, you will work closely with the staff at DTLA Law Group to compile all of your allowable costs to determine the value of your claim. The items that are most often included in a personal injury claim are:
All medical current and future estimated expenses related to the injuries suffered on city property
The value of any personal property damaged or destroyed in the injury incident
Your lost wages if the injuries prevented you from working until you were fully recovered
The legal expenses charges by your DTLA Law Group personal injury lawyer to prepare and litigate your claim against the City of Los Angeles
How Long Do I Have To File An Injury Lawsuit Against The City Of Los Angeles?
Filing a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles is a bit different than filing a lawsuit against a person or business. In most cases, the personal injury victim has two years from the date of their injury to file a claim with the court system. However, when the claim is against a city, municipality, state, or any other government body, the Statute of Limitations is reduced from two years to only six months from the date of the injuries. So, you need to contact DTLA Law Group as soon as possible to schedule your free consultation and determine if you have reason to file an injury lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles before the Statute of Limitations expires.
How Much Does DTLA Law Group Charge For Filing An Injury Lawsuit Against The City Of Los Angeles?
The staff at DTLA Law Group is dedicated to protecting the rights of all personal injury victims, regardless of their ability to prepay for legal services. To ensure that you have the expert help you need to get the compensation you deserve, our payment policy requires no upfront fees or expenses for legal services. We are dedicated to ensure there truly is justice for all.
We only get paid after securing the settlement or verdict needed to pay your legal expenses related to your lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles. So, the short answer is that you never pay any legal fees to file your claim against the city. DTLA Law Group only gets paid from the money that you get from the city as part of your settlement or verdict that is designated to cover the cost of your legal expenses.
When You Need The Best Personal Injury Lawyer In Los Angeles
With decades of combined experience and expertise, DTLA Law Group has a long and distinguished history of getting the full and fair compensation our clients deserve, even from the City of Los Angeles. And we pledge to get you the most robust amount possible for the losses and damage you suffered. In addition, if we fail to win your injury lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles, you owe us nothing for our time and work. This places all the financial risk and burden on our staff to ensure we deliver as promised.
This payment policy is in place because we are fully dedicated to winning every case we handle. And we never want our clients to suffer added financial hardships. In addition, by offering to work for free if we fail to win your case, you know that we have 100% confidence in our ability to get you the funds you need to overcome the expenses and hardships your injuries and expenses create. Please get in touch with DTLA Law Group today to request a free consultation with a seasoned personal injury lawyer to determine if you have reason to sue the City of Los Angeles for your injury incident.
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