If you have been injured in any kind of incident that can be attributed to another party behaving negligently or not protecting you when you needed to be protected, you can call
the Downtown LA Law Group
for legal representation in a personal injury lawsuit
. We will see to it that you are fairly compensated for your damages and that you are not made to pay any expenses stemming from the incident. We know that personal injury law
can be confusing to many and you may not know how to proceed. It is wise that you call a Tustin personal injury attorney
for advice on how to move forward and how to secure the compensation you need after an incident.
Common Personal Injury Lawsuits
A personal injury lawsuit
can be filed as a result of someone else’s negligent action. You must sustain some kind of physical injury in the accident and you must have been owed a duty of care. Our attorneys have handled various types of personal injury lawsuits
throughout the years, and we consider ourselves experts with settlements and results to back our claims up.
Some of the personal injury claims that are usually filed include:
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If you were hurt, you should seek fair compensation to cover the expenses from the incident. The incident could have been quite severe and resulted in numerous losses, or it could have been minor that caused you to just get medical treatment for a day. No matter what the circumstance, though, you are owed compensation, and our Tustin personal injury attorneys can assist you in acquiring it.
What To Do After An Incident
You should make sure that you complete the following steps after an incident. Not every step will be taken, as some situations do not warrant them, but if you have the opportunity to follow a step, you should do so. You will be in good shape to file a lawsuit if you adhere to this procedure.
- Go to the doctor
- Keep medical notes
- Take pictures of your injuries
- Take photos of the scene of the incident and the environment
- Hold on to credit card statements, bank statements, receipts, proof of purchases, and more
- Get a copy of the police report
- Interview eyewitnesses for statements and testimonies
- File an incident report with the business
- Do not return the product
- Collect the insurance information and contact details of the responsible party
- Contact a qualified Tustin personal injury attorney
The most important step to take is to ensure that you are healthy. You should not be in danger after an accident and you should get medical help to prevent any additional damage from occurring. Further, you may not have any legal experience, and you may be too injured to properly see a claim through. This is why it is highly recommended that you get legal representation. Our attorneys can take care of your case with expert knowledge an tactics, and we won’t give up until we are sure that you will be fairly compensated.
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Compensation from a Personal Injury Claim
A personal injury claim can result in total coverage for your damages and losses. You should not be expected to pay for the various debts and expenses that resulted from the incident; the party that was responsible for the injuries should also be held financially accountable. Our Tustin personal injury lawyers will make sure that you are paid what you are owed.
You’ll be able to earn the following:
- Coverage for medical bills from the past and for future treatments and procedures that you may require if your injuries are long-lasting or particularly severe
- Reimbursement of damaged or lost property, broken belongings, replacement furniture, and more
- Payment for missed income or wages due to time spent injured, as well as future coverage for income you will miss due to additional treatments and recovery time
- Disability pay
- Expenses for pain and suffering damages, or emotional trauma, PTSD, anxiety, fear, and more
- Extermination fees, secondary costs, hotel fees, transportation expenses, and other types of costs stemming from the incident
In the event that a loved one passed away from the incident, you could file a wrongful death claim and collect additional expenses. These expenses would cover the funeral and burial fees and any pre-death medical bills and pain and suffering. They would also provide you with coverage for the lost inheritance, lost savings, lost earnings, and lost relations.
If the defendant acted with gross negligence or he intentionally attempted to hurt you, you could also receive punitive damages for your case. These are additional amounts of monetary compensation that are meant to punish the defendant in place of jail time. However, many judges and juries do not support these damages, and as a result, they are very hard to win.
For the best chance of success with your lawsuit, call our Tustin personal injury attorneys
at (888) 649-7166
for assistance. We will strive to get you wholly compensated for any and all damages oyu sustained as a result of the incident.
Value of Your Claim
The value of your claim will be determined by the insurance agent handling the case. He will consider how severe your injuries were and how much of an impact they had on your life and career. If you were unable to return to work or if you needed to change your daily routine, you would likely have a more worthwhile claim in his eyes. Additionally, if you were of a certain age and held a certain position, your damages could be worth more.
One of the key points that the insurance agent will consider is how negligent you were in the incident. If it can be shown that you were somewhat responsible for the incident, whether by placing yourself in danger or contributing to the accident, you could receive much less compensation.
There is no calculator that will allow you to plug your damages in and have a round number computed. Each claim is different, and the circumstances of two cases may be extremely similar yet result in wildly different offers.
After the insurance agent has considered the value of your claim
, he will make an offer. It will then be up to our personal injury lawyers in Tustin to counter it and negotiate a fairer deal. We won’t stop negotiating until we feel that the offer is worthwhile.
Call (888) 649-7166 to schedule a free legal consultation.
Time Limit to Sue
You do not have an unlimited time to take legal action if you have been injured in an incident. Personal injury lawsuits in California must be filed within 2 years
of the date of their injury or you run the risk of losing out on your compensation and you will not be able to file a claim in the future. This limit exists so that claims are filed quickly and do not sit around waiting for opportune moments. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that your evidence will be lost or that you will not have the best memory when it comes to your accident.
However, you can file a claim after the two-year mark
if certain circumstances were present at the time of your incident. You may have been underage, which would allow you to wait until you turn 18 years old to sue, or you may have been mentally or physically incapable of taking legal action, which would allow you to wait until you healed up to sue.
The defendant also must be present for you to sue him, so if he leaves the state, you would not have to adhere to the deadline until he returns. It would be suspended during his absence.
Additionally, some claims are tricky with their time limits
. Medical malpractice lawsuits have either a 1 year limit (after the discovery of the injury) or a 3 year limit (after the injury happens), whichever comes first. Not to mention that claims against the government or municipality must be filed a mere six months after the injury occurs.
Needless to say, these myriad differences in time limits can confuse many individuals, and if you are unsure of how much time you have left to sue, it is in your best interest to contact
our Tustin personal injury lawyers
for the best assistance available. We will help you figure out how much time you have left to sue, and if you wish to hire us, we’ll be sure to get your claim to the proper party on time with no risk of being late.
The Best Choice for Your Lawsuit
The Downtown LA Law Group
has a team of attorneys with decades of combined experience handling personal injury claims. We are one of the most highly rated firms in town and we have a long history of success with personal injury lawsuits. You will not be mistreated while at our firm and you will always be kept informed and aware of the progress of your case. We are willing to go to court if necessary to fight for your rights.
To speak with one of our lawyers in a free legal consultation, call our offices today at (888) 649-7166
. We are available around the clock and all of your information will be kept confidential. You can learn more about our firm and we will tell you what we feel your case is worth. If you want to hire us, we will also tell you more about our zero fee guarantee. This prevents you from spending your own money while the case is ongoing. We will cover the legal costs and will only get paid for our services if we win; the insurance company will cover your legal bills in the end. If we lose, though, we do not get paid at all, and we eat the losses ourselves.
Get in touch
with our personal injury attorneys in Tustin
today if you want to take legal action against a party for damages you suffered in an incident.