All too often, individuals are harmed in accidents but do not pursue any legal action to recoup their damages. They may not have the means to do so or they may not understand how to best proceed. There is help available, though – our law firm, the Downtown LA Law Group
, can provide you with a team of Garden Grove personal injury attorneys
who have been handling such cases for years. We know the ins and outs of the law and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. If you elect us to represent you and handle your claim, you will be given the best help available and will not have to worry about the results. We will work around the clock to ensure that you are covered.
Common Causes For Personal Injury Claims
You may file a personal injury lawsuit
if you were hurt as a result of the negligent actions of someone else. In order to successfully file a claim, you must show that you were owed a duty of care that was breached, and that the breach of duty led to an accident that caused you physical harm. If any of these points are false, your whole claim will fall apart. It can be hard to prove negligence without an attorney.
Many people choose to file negligence-based lawsuits if they have been hurt in the following situations:
- Slip and fall instances, whether at stores, establishments, shops, or on public or private property, like sidewalks
- Medical malpractice accidents, wherein doctors or nurses have harmed them while staying at a hospital or while receiving treatment
- Automobile accidents, including rear-end crashes, head-on collisions, truck crashes, motorcycle accidents, T-bone accidents, bus accidents, and more
- Pedestrian, scooter, bicycle, and other types of crashes
- Dog bites and injuries inflicted by other pets
- Bed bug infestations in hotels and apartments
- Assault and battery and sexual assault
- Defective or malfunctioning products that have caused harm to users
Our personal injury lawyers in Garden Grove can ensure that your case is adequately handled. We will make sure that you are updated on each change and will keep you aware of the status of your case. If you were involved in any kind of incident and wish to sue to receive your fair damages, call us for more assistance.
Find out more about how we can help you. Call (888) 649-7166 to speak with a representative now.
Key Steps To Take After An Accident
If you are involved in any kind of accident, whether a car crash or a bed bug infestation
, it is important that you follow a set procedure to have the best chance of success with your lawsuit. If you do not follow these steps, you may find yourself at a disadvantage upon taking legal action.
Call paramedics or go to the hospital for medical treatment, even if you feel that you were not injured. Some injuries may take a few days or weeks to show up, or the incident may have aggravated a pre-existing condition. If you do not get medical treatment, it could be a red flag for the insurance agent, who may try to blame your injuries on another occurrence that did not involve his client. A gap can be avoided simply by going to the doctor as quickly as possible. Once you have gone to the doctor, you should keep any notes and reports to support your treatment and the reasoning behind it.
You will find it prudent to take pictures of everything you can, including your injuries, the scene of the accident, the involved individuals, and more. You may also want to request any copies of surveillance footage, if available, and pictures and videos from eyewitnesses. You can also ask these eyewitnesses for their statements on the accident.
If the police showed up to the incident, you could ask for a copy of the police report. You may have to wait for it to be finalized before you can receive a copy.
Collecting the personal details and insurance information of the responsible party is also crucial. You should ask the liable individual for the best way to reach him and take down his policy number so you can file a claim with his insurance agency.
Lastly, it is recommended that you reach out to a personal injury lawyer
for help with your case. You can contact one of our attorneys as early in the process as you want; we can even walk you through the steps while you’re still at the accident. The benefit to hiring an attorney lies in the field of knowledge – if you plan on fighting for your rightful compensation, the road can be long and tough, and a lack of legal experience can be very detrimental and work against you. Our lawyers will do all we can to bring you the maximum compensation available. If you do not have representation, you may face extreme difficulty with your claim and find that the insurance agents will not be too willing to negotiate with you.
Earnings From A Personal Injury Claim
Depending on the circumstances of your case and the validity of your evidence, you could potentially receive maximum coverage for your damages stemming from the incident you suffered. The money can be used to ensure that you do not fall into any debts in the future, as well. We will work to win your case and bring you the following:
- Medical expenses from both the past and the future
- Property damage for personal belongings that were broken or lost
- Loss of wages from the past and future
- Pain and suffering for mental and emotional damages that you suffered
In addition to these damages, you could also receive punitive damages if the defendant were grossly negligent or if he purposely tried to harm you. Further, if a family member or loved one passed away in the incident, you could receive wrongful death damages, which will cover the costs of the funeral and any medical bills, as well as provide compensation for loss of inheritance, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and more.
To receive the maximum compensation for your damages, speak with our Garden Grove personal injury attorneys
. We will work around the clock to ensure that you are not subjected to low settlement offers from stubborn insurance agents and that you are treated fairly by the insurance company.
Length Of Time To Sue For Damages From An Accident
Victims of accidents have two years from the date of their injuries to file personal injury claims in California. This two-year deadline exists to ensure that claims are filed efficiently and do not sit around gathering dust; evidence can become difficult to handle and the details of the case may get murkier with time. The sooner you file a claim, the likelier it is that all the relevant and necessary details will be present, allowing proper consideration and litigation.
Some common exceptions to the statute of limitations include the following:
- Age: Plaintiff was under the age of 18 years old at the time of the incident, which would allow the statute of limitations to be postponed from starting until he turned legal age
- Health: The mental and physical health of the patient is relevant to the case; if he was unable to adequately take action due to poor health or impairment, the statute would be suspended until he returned to functionality
- Location: The defendant must be present in the state in order for the plaintiff to file a lawsuit against him; if the defendant leaves the state, the time limit would be frozen until he returned from wherever he went
Other exceptions include death of a party, war, bankruptcy, and more. If you are curious about the statute of limitations for your claim, or if you need assistance making sure you file your lawsuit on time, call our personal injury attorneys in Garden Grove. We guarantee that you will not have to worry about any late dates or missed deadlines if you allow us to represent you and handle your claim.
Learn more about your legal options: call (888) 649-7166 to speak with a representative now.
DTLA: The Firm for You
Our law firm, the Downtown LA Law Group
, has years of combined experience handling numerous types of personal injury claims. We have been involved with hundreds of lawsuits and know the best methods to securing you the compensation you deserve. We have been to court to win our cases for our clients and we will not hesitate to aggressively negotiate the fairest deal form the insurance agent. You are our highest priority, and we promise to fight for your rightful restitution until we are satisfied with the result.
Contact our firm
for a confidential legal consultation. We will discuss your case, its potential value, and answer your questions about your claim. We encourage you to request more information; you should have as much knowledge as possible throughout your case so you know exactly what is occurring.
Our zero fee guarantee
is also available for those who hire us to represent them. This guarantees that you won’t have to pay any money out of pocket for our services – we only get paid if we win, and if we lose, we do not get any payment at all. You will be off the hook and not owe us anything.
to the Downtown LA Law Group
to speak with one of our Garden Grove personal injury attorneys
if you need to file a lawsuit against a negligent party.