It can be difficult to figure out how to file a lawsuit if you were hurt in an kind of accident. You should trust the process to a tea of experience Murrieta personal injury lawyers
who have been involved in personal injury law for some time. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases and know the best tactics to securing you what you deserve. If you are in need of assistance, our team at the Downtown LA Law Group
is more than equipped to represent you.
What Are Common Accidents And Injuries For Personal Injury Lawsuits?
There are many ways that you can be injured and numerous types of accidents that can happen. The most common form of accidents that lead to claims is a car crash or automobile accident
. Given how many millions of people are on the road every day, it is no surprise that there are similarly over 2 million injuries per year from car accidents
Other incidents that could lead to personal injury claims include:
- Medical malpractice cases against nurses and doctors at hospital, healthcare centers, nursing homes, surgery sites, and more
- Assault and battery instances from individuals who harmed you
- Slip and falls in restaurants, stores, malls, sidewalks, apartment complexes, and more
- Dog bites from unleashed dogs or dogs who lashed out while being walked
- Automobile accidents, including truck, motorcycle, and car crashes
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Dangerous drug injuries
- Product liability or malfunctioning or defective items that cause injuries
Accidents can happen anywhere. The trouble lies in what kind of injuries you get. If you are home by yourself and you are severely injured because of a malfunctioning product, it could be difficult for you to get to the hospital. You should always try to contact paramedics immediately if you feel you were seriously hurt.
Some of the injuries you can suffer in incidents include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Closed head injuries
- Facial injuries
- Shoulder damage
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Back problems
- Herniated discs
- Severed limbs and digits
- Knee injuries
- Bed bug bites
- Diseases and illnesses
- Puncture wounds
- Crushing injuries
- Paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Nerve damage
- Torn muscles
You should seek legal action no matter how small your injuries were. Even if they did not last for many months, you deserve rightful compensation for the losses you experienced during that time. Our Murrieta personal injury attorneys
have secured ample compensation for those who have suffered injuries and wish to pursue claims against those who were responsible
Learn more about your legal options: call (888) 649-7166 to speak with a representative now.
How Do I File A Personal Injury Claim?
To file a personal injury claim, you must establish that you were a victim of negligence. To do so, you must show these four points:
- You were owed a duty of care by the liable party
- The duty of care was breached in some way
- The breach of duty led to an incident or accident
- The incident resulted in physical injuries
The responsible party does not necessarily have to complete any action against you to be held liable. For example, a manufacturer could create products that are defective, which may then malfunction and cause you to suffer injuries when you were using them. The company can be held accountable for your injuries.
You will need to have certain evidence to file your claim and successfully earn compensation. Some cases have a greater need for evidence than others; for instance, if you plan to sue your landlord, you should have a copy of the lease agreement, but the agreement would be useless in a claim against an accident that happened on the highway.
- Photos of your injuries
- Pictures of the scene of the accident
- Photos of the damage done to any property
- Surveillance footage if the incident happened at a business
- Eyewitness testimony and statements
- Receipts, bank statements, or proof of purchase documents
- Police report
After an accident of any kind, it is extremely important that you get medical attention. Some people may not feel as though they were hurt and will forgo treatment, but adrenaline can mask injuries and make them show up when the shock has worn off. If you don’t get treatment quickly, it will negatively impact your claim.
You should also make sure to write down the necessary identifying information of the responsible party. This may include a phone number, driver’s license number and license plate, insurance information, title, company, and more.
If you need assistance with your claim, you can contact our Murrieta personal injury lawyers
today. We’ll gladly walk you through the process and help you understand if you have a sufficient and valid case or not.
How Long Is The Statute Of Limitations For A Personal Injury Claim?
In California, you only have 2 years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit against the responsible party to collect compensation for your damages. If you wait longer than 2 years, you will be unable to pursue any compensation at all, and your claim will be thrown out. The statute of limitations exists to ensure that claims are swiftly handled and are not merely taken at opportunistic moments to take advantage of someone. It is beneficial to your case to file a claim quickly; the evidence will be kept better intact and the accounts of everyone involved will be clearer and not murky.
However, this 2 year limit is not static. In some situations, it can change, even in specific types of claims, such as medical malpractice
(which can have a limit of 1 year, 3 years, or none at all, depending on the circumstances of your case). There are also exceptions, such as victims who were underage at the time of the accident and can wait until they turn 18 to adhere to the statute. The defendant must also be in the state to be sued; if he is not, the statute will be temporarily frozen until he returns, and it will then count down from that date.
One of the biggest reasons that individuals miss out on their deserved compensation is due to errors or miscalculations with the statute of limitations. They may simply not know when their time limits run out. Our team of Murrieta personal injury lawyers
will not miss a deadline when we handle your case. You will have all your documents submitted with ample time and will efficiently go through the legal process.
What Can I Earn From A Lawsuit?
Your compensation from a lawsuit can vary depending on your injuries and what damages you suffered. If you were not hurt in an accident, you will be unable to collect compensation for injuries. This means that you will only have the ability to collect lost wages and damaged property. Fortunately, the insurance agent is much more likely to work with you because of the lower amount, as there is little to no room to argue. Medical expenses are much more expensive and are likely to cost the insurance agency much more money. You will likely not even need an attorney for this type of claim.
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However, if you were hurt, you should hire a lawyer to help you receive the following types of compensation:
- Medical bills from the past and future for surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medication, and more
- Lost wages from the past and future for days of missed work because of recovery time and medical procedures
- Property damage if any personal belongings, furniture, vehicles, electronics, and more were lost or broken in the incident
- Pain and suffering to cover emotional trauma, PTSD, anxiety, fear, and more
- Punitive damages if the party intended to harm you or acted with gross negligence
- Wrongful death damages if a family member or loved one passed away; you could receive coverage for funeral and burial costs, pre-death medical bills and pain and suffering, loss of expected savings and inheritance, and more
Our Murrieta personal injury attorneys aim to net you every single penny you deserve for your damages. You should not be required to pay for these debts if you were hurt because of another individual’s negligent action.
Picking the Right Firm
If you are in need of exerts in personal injury law
, look no further than our attorneys at the Downtown LA Law Group
. You should not seek out any lawyer who has not had experience in your claim’s area, and our team is the most well-rounded group available. We will aggressively hunt for our rightful restitution and will not stop until we are satisfied with the result. If the insurance agent is being stubborn and won’t work with us, we are willing to bring your case before a judge and jury and prove that you deserve your rights to be upheld and coverage for your damages.
To learn more, schedule a free legal consultation with one of our lawyers. Our consultations are totally private and your information will not be shared anywhere. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will always answer all of your questions.
By hiring us to represent you, we will give you our zero fee guarantee, which is a promise that you won’t have to pay us for our services at all. We will collect our fees only if we win, and the money will come out of the settlement we bring you. If we lose, you don’t owe us a dime.
For more details on filing a claim, get in touch with our personal injury lawyers in Murrieta