Accidents come in many forms and can happen virtually anywhere. You may be injured while driving
, or working, and there could be a host of reasons why. The simple negligent action of another party is usually enough to cause a hazard or an incident, and some dangerous situations turn severe or even life-threatening. If you were injured in some kind of accident and another individual can be held responsible, contact the Downtown LA Law Group
today. Our Ontario personal injury lawyers
will be able to win you the compensation you deserve and will not stop pursuing your rightful earnings until we are satisfied with the result.
What Are Some Types Of Personal Injury Accidents?
The world of personal injury is varied, but some accidents are more common than others are. It is important to note that you could be hurt in any place. You may even be injured while at home thanks to a contractor’s error or a company’s faulty product that you purchased. Some examples of accidents include:
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These accidents can happen on the road, in stores, in hospitals, and in your home. The different types of injuries we have seen include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Misdiagnoses and missed diagnoses
- Nerve damage
- Torn muscles
- Knee and hip injuries
- Neck injuries
- Herniated discs
- Puncture wounds
- Crushing injuries
- Severed limbs and digits
- Internal organ damage
- Bruises and lacerations
- Abrasions and cuts
- Facial injuries
- Paraplegia and quadriplegia
Your injuries will greatly determine the worth of your claim. It is important that you put your safety first, though, and immediately go to the hospital for treatment if you were injured in an accident
. You should not wait too long, as some damages may compound and affect other parts of the body the longer you wait. It will also benefit your claim to get treatment as quickly as possible – the insurance agent will not be able to claim that you were hurt in another accident if you went to the hospital immediately after the accident for which you are suing.
What Should I Do After An Accident?
You should always follow a certain procedure after an accident, no matter what it is. In some situations, you will have to take other steps or alternate steps. For example, if you were bitten by bed bugs at a hotel, you should file an incident report an make sure that you do not accept any compensation from the hotel in the form of comped rooms, free deals, extra days, gift cards, and more.
After an accident, you can do the following:
- Take photos of your injuries
- Take pictures of the scene of the incident, the responsible party, any items or products, hard evidence, and more; you may also elect to take video footage
- Keep a copy of all medical notes, doctor’s notes, medical bills, and more
- If there was a transaction involved, keep a copy of your bank statement, credit card statement, receipt, and anything else that shows that there was an exchange of money and services
- Write down eyewitness and bystander reports from anyone who saw the incident happen, as testimonies and statements can bolster your claim
- In some situations, a police unit may have shown up to conduct an investigation, which could allow you to collect the police report once it has been finalized
- Write down the contact information and insurance details of the individual who was also involved in the accident with you, or write down the company or business details
It is very important that you reach out to a skilled personal injury lawyer in Ontario who can handle your claim for you. You may not have any legal experience under your belt and you may never have filed a lawsuit to collect compensation. It is very likely that the insurance agent will simply throw away your claim and not even try to negotiate with you; you may find it difficult to get in touch with him and will be overwhelmed after the accident, especially if you were injured. You may even be pressured to try and take a small settlement or will not be answered at all in an attempt to convince you to drop your claim.
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What Kind Of Claim Can I File?
If you were injured in an accident due to another party, you can file a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury claims are based on negligence. In order to prove negligence, yo must show these four points:
- You were owed a duty of care
- The duty of care was breached
- The breach of duty led to an accident or incident
- The incident resulted in actual physical injuries
All of these points must be shown to be true if you file a personal injury claim. The presence of physical injuries is important; if you weren’t hurt, you would only be eligible to collect damages pertaining to your missed income and broken belongings. However, in such cases, it is usually much easier to negotiate with the insurance company, as they will not have to worry about large sums. You may not even need an attorney for these claims.
On the other hand, if you were hurt, you will likely need representation because of the amount of negotiation and legal knowledge required. Further, you may be severely hurt after the injury, and the increased stress could delay your recovery.
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How Long Do I Have To File A Lawsuit?
In the State of California, you only have 2 years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. This statute of limitations allows victims ample time to sue and will keep their evidence intact and free from getting corrupted or lost due to time. However, some statutes are different depending on the type of incident; it is recommended that you reach out to an expert personal injury lawyer in Ontario who can help you understand the correct amount of time left to file your claim.
There are also exceptions to the statute of limitations. A few exceptions can be applied to minors who are not yet 18, individuals who are mentally or physically incapacitated after the incident, and victims whose intended defendants have left the state or country.
Essentially, when the situation returns to normal, the statute will resume. Consult with our Ontario personal injury lawyers for more details.
What Can I Earn In A Personal Injury Claim?
Victims of accidents may be able to earn anywhere from $20,000 to $1,000,000 in damages from an accident
. Each case is unique and the worth of them will greatly vary. The value of each case is determined by an insurance agent who will weigh the injuries you suffered, the impact they ad on your life and career, your age, your level of fault, and more. We will strive to bring you maximum compensation in the form of the following:
- Coverage of medical expenses from the past and future
- Reimbursement of missed income from the past and future
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Third-party fee reimbursement
- Wrongful death damages if a family member or loved one passed away in the incident
- Punitive damages if the defendant were especially negligent or tried to hurt you
Don’t let your incident result in a small settlement. Call our personal injury attorneys at (888) 649-7166
in Ontario for more assistance and we will work around the clock to bring you the maximum settlement available under the law.
The Right Firm for Your Lawsuit
The Downtown LA Law Group
has a team of attorneys with decades of combined experience handling personal injury claims. We know the best methods to winning each case, and our lawyers have spent much of their lives practicing law and staying up to date on all verdicts and law changes. We will proudly represent you and will go to court if necessary to win your case for you. Our aggressive attorneys will always keep you updated with the status of your lawsuit and will not keep you in the dark about any details.
Call us at (888) 649-7166
for a free legal consultation. You can receive a free second opinion if you already have an attorney or you can discuss your claim and the way forward. We will tell you what we feel we can win for you and what we can do to win. We will also tell you more about our zero fee guarantee
, which promises that you won’t have to pay a single dime for our services: we only get paid if we win, and the money will come from the settlement we bring you. If we lose, we o not get paid at all.
Get in touch with our personal injury attorneys in Ontario
at (888) 649-7166
for the best chance of success with your lawsuit.