If you have been hurt in an accident because another party was not careful, you could take legal action and pursue your rightful compensation for the ensuing damages. It is the responsibility of some to not hurt others, and when that responsibility is breached, you can fight back. Our Montebello personal injury lawyers
at the Downtown LA Law Group
wll help fight for your rights as a victim and will strive to secure you every penny you deserve. on’t wait to get started with a claim.
What Are Common Accidents?
There are many ways for you to be involved in an accident or incident
, and as long as you were hurt due to the negligent action of another party, you can file a claim for legal compensation. These accidents happen out in public, at a store, on the road, or even in the comfort of your own home. Some of the most commonly litigated personal injury claims come from incidents such as:
These situations often occur because a party was negligent and did not exert proper care to ensuring the safety of others. To learn more about such claims, call one of our personal injury attorneys in Montebello.
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What Kind Of Injuries Are In Personal Injury Lawsuits?
A personal injury claim can be filed provided you were physically hurt. If you weren’t hurt, you won’t be able to pursue a claim and will only be able to collect compensation for damaged property or lost wages. We have seen many types of injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Torn muscles
- Closed head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Neck and spinal cord damage
- Herniated and slipped discs
- Knee and hip injuries
- Puncture wounds
- Crushing injuries
- Lacerations and abrasions
- Vermin bites
- Accidental or mistaken surgery or treatments
Your injuries may be long-lasting and can negatively affect your life for months or years. You should pursue the restitution you deserve with the help of our expert attorneys.
What Should I Do To File A Lawsuit?
In the immediate aftermath of any incident, you should get medical help as quickly as you can to ensure that you are healthy and not severely injured. Some damages may take a while to recover, but you should ensure that you are not in huge or life-threatening danger. The first step you should take, therefore, is seeking medical attention, even if you feel you were not injured It will benefit your claim greatly if there is no gap between the incident and the treatment.
You should then gather evidence at the incident if possible. You can write down the contact information and insurance details
of someone if he hit you in a rear-end accident
or you can file an incident report with a business if you slipped and fell in the store.
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Your evidence should include photos of anything relevant
, as well. Most importantly, pictures and videos of your damages should be included
, so as to show the extent of your suffering. You can also take pictures of the scene of the accident and any hard evidence if you cannot keep it (for instance, if you have to get rid of a defective product, you should have pictures of it regardless).
Some accidents may have occurred while you were using an item or while you were receiving service from a company. It is always highly recommended that you keep paper documents, receipts, bank statements, screenshots
, and anything else that can prove that you were a customer or that you were paying for services.
If there were other people near the accident, you can ask them for their statements. Bystander and witness testimonies can be included in your evidence package. You may also want to include the statement made by the police in a police report, which can be picked up from the station once it has been processed.
Many people do not know how to best proceed once they have gotten their evidence, or they may not know how to gather evidence if they have already been taken away from the scene of the accident or incident. No matter what you need, you can call our firm for assistance. Our Montebello personal injury lawyers
will litigate your claim and work hard to bring you fair compensation for your suffering.
What Kind Of Compensation Can I Receive In A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Victims of personal injury lawsuits can be fully compensated for various damages. The extent of the injuries suffered, the level of negligence of both parties, the impact the incident and injuries had on your career, and much more will be used to determine your case’s value. You may be able to receive ample restitution for the following expenses:
- Medical bills (surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, future medical procedures)
- Property damage
- Lost wages from the past and future
- Pain and suffering (fear, anxiety, PTSD, emotional trauma)
There are other types of compensation available in specific cases. You may have extermination costs paid off in infestation claims, for example. There are also punitive damages available in times of gross negligence or when the party intentionally attempts to harm you; these damages are additional forms of monetary compensation handed out to replace jail time, but they are often viewed as excessive – only a skilled lawyer will be able to win them for your case.
There is also the chance that a family member or loved one passed away in the incident, which would enable you to file a wrongful death claim to collect coverage for funeral and burial fees, pre-death medical bills and pain and suffering, loss of inheritance and savings, loss of consortium, and more.
Our team of attorneys will work around the clock to ensure that you are wholly taken care of after an incident.
How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Claim?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to take legal action against another entity after being involved and hurt in an incident
. This time limit exists so that claims are handled efficiently and within an acceptable timeframe. It would be detrimental to both parties if a lawsuit could spring up years after the fact; there would likely be much less evidence and it would be difficult to recoup expenses that had long since been paid off.
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In California, you have 2 years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury claim
. If you do not take legal action within those two years, you will not be allowed to pursue compensation and your claim will be thrown out. It is important that you understand how much time you have left and whether or not your situation is a special case.
For example, if you were involved in a medical malpractice situation, your statute of limitations would be either 1 year from the discovery of the injury or 3 years from the injury itself. This can be confusing, and it is recommended that you seek out legal assistance to determine your remaining time.
You may also be eligible for an exception to the statute, which can happen in a few ways. If you were underage at the time of the incident, you would not have to adhere to the statute until you turned 18 years old, as minors cannot legally sue by themselves. You may also have been severely injured and left mentally or physically incapacitated; if so, you would not have to follow the statute until you regain functionality. Additionally, the defendant may have moved away from the state or left on vacation, which would cause the statute to be suspended as long as he is gone and would resume when he returns.
Our Montebello personal injury attorneys
will gladly file your claim for you and represent you. You will not face any danger of potentially missing out on any deadlines as long as we are handling your claim.
Our Firm Is The Right Choice
The Downtown LA Law Group
has a team of expert personal injury attorneys who can help you litigate your case and represent you against the insurance company. We will aggressively pursue your settlement and will go to court if we have to. Our lawyers have decades of experience and have recovered millions for our clients, so we are fully confident that we will win your claim for you.
If you call us at (888) 649-7166
for a free legal consultation, you can ask anything you wish. We will tell you what we believe we can win for you and will give you necessary information on the legal process. We will also give you our zero fee guarantee if you let us represent you. This guarantee prevents you from using your own finances to fund the case; we will pay for the legal expenses and will only get paid for our services if we win, with the money coming out of the settlement we win for you. If we lose, we eat the losses and you do not owe us a penny.
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