Often, when you’re injured in an accident or an incident, the first thing on your mind is to get better. Many people do not even consider that they may be eligible for financial compensation from a personal injury lawsuit. They may not know that they were even owed a duty of care in the first place. It’s not uncommon to see individuals file claims after car accidents, but it’s not common knowledge that you may be able to sue if a product malfunctions and hurts you. Our Corona personal injury lawyers at the Downtown LA Law Group can help you get the compensation you deserve if you have been hurt in any kind of incident. We will pursue your rightful restitution from the responsible party and won’t stop until we are satisfied with the results.
When Should I File A Personal Injury Claim?
You should consider filing a personal injury claim if you were injured due to the negligence of another party. Generally, you can file a lawsuit if you were owed a duty of care that was breached by an individual, and the breach of duty caused an incident that resulted in physical harm. If you weren’t physically harmed, you won’t be able to file a personal injury claim. Personal injury claims encompass numerous types of cases. A few of them include:
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If you have the ability to tie your injury to the negligent action of another party, you can likely file a personal injury claim. Our personal injury lawyers in Corona will help you understand if you have a solid lawsuit and if your evidence can lead to a settlement or a verdict. If you do not have enough evidence, you will likely not have a worthwhile claim.
What Should I Do After An Accident?
After any kind of accident, you should take steps to stay safe and to preserve evidence for a claim. Your health is the highest priority – do not do anything that could jeopardize it. In some cases, you can collect ample evidence at the scene, while in others, you may be unable to due to your injuries. Some steps to take include: Seek medical attention at once, even if you feel you weren’t injured. If you wait too long to get medical treatment, you could have a red flag on your claim. The insurance agent will look at the gap in treatment and claim that you were hurt elsewhere and you are trying to blame your injuries on the accident. Document your injuries by taking pictures and videos. You can also take pictures of the scene of the accident, the damage to any personal items, the other party, and anything else that may give more substance and credence to your claim. Hold on to any medical notes, paramedic notes, proof of purchase, and anything else that is hard evidence of your presence somewhere, your injuries, your purchase, and more. If any police officers came to conduct an investigation, you can request a copy of the police report to add to your evidence package. You can ask any bystanders and witnesses to give you their statements and testimonies on what happened. You should also take down the contact details, insurance information, and personal details of the responsible party. You can file a claim directly with his insurance agency in this manner. Do your best to not get rid of any evidence, return any items, tamper with or try to fix anything. Finally, it is in your best interest to contact one of our Corona personal injury lawyers to help you litigate your claim. You will likely not have much experience in the legal field, if any at all, and negotiating a fair deal with the insurance agent will be a foreign concept. With the assistance of a skilled lawyer, you will have a much better chance of winning your personal injury lawsuit.
What Kind Of Damages Can I Receive From A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Victims of accidents should be aware that they can be compensated for many of their damages. In some cases, they can earn even more than what is readily available. For example, if you were a victim of a bed bug infestation and the creatures infested your home, you could be recouped for the money you spent on exterminators and fumigation. In most cases, though, you can sue for many of the same expenses, including:
- Medical bills from the past and future, including coverage for surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medication, and more
- Lost wages from the past and future, such as when you need to take additional days off work because of recovery time or more medical treatments
- Property damage for any personal items that were lost, damaged, broken, or in need of repair after the accident
- Pain and suffering damages, or emotional trauma, PTSD, anxiety, fear, and more
- Punitive damages, or punishing damages handed out when the party is grossly negligent or actively wanted to harm you; these damages are difficult to win, though, and are usually frowned upon by judges and juries, so only a qualified lawyer with ample experience will be able to secure them for you
- Wrongful death damages in the event that a family member or loved one passed away in the incident, which could include coverage for the funeral and burial, pre-death medical bills and pain and suffering, loss of expected inheritance and savings, loss of consortium and relations, and more
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You should not be expected to cover damages if you were not responsible for the incident in the first place. Our team of attorneys will do all we can to bring you the maximum compensation available. With our help, you’re guaranteed to have a much better opportunity to succeed with your claim. Let our Corona personal injury lawyers assist you with your claim.
How Long Is The Statute Of Limitations For A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuit in the State of California is generally 2 years from the date of the injury. This is important, as it does not mean from the date of the accident. Some injuries may manifest days or weeks after the accident took place, for example. In some cases, the statute of limitations is different at a foundational level – for instance, in medical malpractice cases involving foreign objects left in the body, there is actually no statute of limitations on how long you can take to file a claim. There is also the potential for your statute to be tolled, or extended. This can happen if you were underage at the time of the incident, if you were physically or mentally unable to take legal action, if the country entered a state of war, or if the defendant left the state or country for a period of time. The statute would resume when you (respectively) turned 18 years old, when you became fit or healthy enough to sue, when the country returned to peace, or when the defendant returned from his trip. You can learn more about the statute of limitations for your specific case if you contact our Corona personal injury lawyers. We’ll help you understand how long you have to file a claim, and if you wish, we will handle your case for you and submit all your documents on time. You will not be in danger of missing any important dates with your lawsuit if we represent you.
How DTLA Helps You
Our law firm, the Downtown LA Law Group, can provide you with a team of expert personal injury lawyers in Corona. We have years of combined experience handling such cases and we will not hesitate to work around the clock to win your claim. We have recovered millions for our clients, and you are our highest priority. We’ll aggressively negotiate with the insurance agent and show that you deserve every penny – and if we have to take your case to court because of the stubbornness of the insurance agency, we are willing to go the extra mile. If you wish to talk about your case, call us for a free legal consultation. We’ll tell you how much we believe we can win for you and how strong your claim is. We are available 24 hours a day to help you. Further, all information exchanged and discussed will stay completely confidential. None of your personal details will leave our office. If you wish to hire us to handle your lawsuit, we will give you our zero fee guarantee on your case. This allows you to save your money – you won’t touch your own finances to pay for any legal fees at all. We will cover the costs, and if we win your case, our expenses will be covered by the settlement we bring you. If we lose, we take no money at all. Let our personal injury attorneys in Corona win your lawsuit for you. Reach out to the Downtown LA Law Firm today.