You could be injured in any situation – while getting treatment at a hospital
, while driving on the freeway
, or even while simply walking outside
. The various accidents can result in severe consequences that may change your life forever and cause you to run up debts that you may not be able to afford. Your best choice is to take legal action against the party that caused you harm and pursue financial compensation
. Our law firm, the Downtown LA Law Group
, has ample experience in all facets of personal injury and we know the best methods to securing you everything you deserve. Our Whittier personal injury attorneys
are able to win your claim for you and will fight around the clock to preserve your rights.
Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits
You can file a personal injury claim
if you were physically harmed in an incident. There are four points of negligence that must be proven to file the claim:
- You were owed a duty of care
- The duty of care was breached
- The breach of duty led to an accident
- The accident resulted in physical harm
If you weren’t physically harmed, you will only be able to pursue damages related to lost wages and similar costs. These expenses are generally much less than those involving medical bills, though, so insurance agents are more likely to negotiate freely and not haggle. You may not even need an attorney.
You will, however, need a lawyer if you plan to file any of these claims:
- Premises liability for slip and fall, broken tree branches, defective sidewalks, and more
- Product liability if you were injured due to a defective product
- Automobile accident involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses, and more
- Pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, scooter crashes, and other small vehicle incidents
- Assault and battery carried out by other individuals
- Bed bug infestations in apartments and hotels
- Dog bites by animals that were not leashed or suddenly acted out
- Dangerous drugs prescribed by pharmacists
- Medical malpractice incidents carried out by negligent doctors or nurses
These lawsuits can be filed if you were hurt in any way. You may have suffered broken bones, a missed diagnosis, internal organ damage, whiplash, neck and spinal cord injuries, herniated discs, nerve damage, torn muscles, and much more.
Reach out to our firm to get started on your claim. A personal injury attorney in Whittier
will be able to handle your case and walk you through the legal process.
Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (888) 649-7166.
Steps To Take For Your Lawsuit
After an incident, it is crucial that you follow a procedure to gather your sufficient evidence and you do not do anything that could compromise the integrity of your claim. You may not have to follow every step; for example, it is not necessary to file an incident report with a company if you were not hurt by someone who was working or at a business.
Complete the following for your claim:
- Get medical attention at once
- Take photos of your injuries
- Take photos of the scene of the incident and any other necessary locations or items
- Hold on to the item
- File an incident report with the company
- Request surveillance footage
- Interview eyewitnesses and bystanders for their testimonies and statements concerning the incident
- Hold on to any receipts, documents, and proof of purchases
- Request a copy of the police report if the police conducted an investigation
- Write down the contact information and insurance details of the responsible party
Once all of your evidence has been collected, you should call (888) 649-7166
to speak with a personal injury lawyer in Whittier who can help you organize it and who will write a demand letter to the insurance agency on your behalf. We will see to it that the insurance agency pays you what you deserve, and we are willing to negotiate the best deal out of the company.
Restitution From A Personal Injury Claim
You should be given full compensation if you were injured in an incident that could have been prevented if the responsible party had not acted with such negligence. You can be covered in various areas; essentially, any debts you had that were the result of the incident can be paid off. However, the insurance agent will likely try to say that your claim is not worth that much money or that you are not entitled to certain damages.
We will strive to negotiate the fairest deal from the insurance agent and will not give up until we are satisfied with the result. You should be fully taken care of if you were hurt. Examples of the compensation you can receive include:
- Medical bills (surgery, hospitalization, ambulatory transportation, specialists, medication, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and future treatments)
- Missed income (promotion, benefits, wages, future earnings)
- Property damage (vehicle repairs, lost items, broken personal belongings, damage electronics)
- Pain and suffering (emotional trauma, PTSD, anxiety, fear, psychological injuries)
- Additional fees (extermination costs, temporary relocation costs, remodeling or restructuring of your home)
If a loved one passed away in the incident, you could receive ample coverage for the ensuing expenses in the form of wrongful death damages. These damages can include coverage for the funeral and burial, loss of inheritance and savings, loss of consortium, pre-death pain and suffering, pre-death medical bills, and more.
In addition, you may be able to receive punitive damages, which area extra sums of monetary compensation that are handed out in civil cases as a way to punish the defendant. They are often handed out in place of jail time or similar punishment. The defendant must have acted with gross negligence or intentionally tried to hurt you. However, these damages are extremely difficult to win, and most judges and juries view them as unnecessary, severe, or harsh.
Don’t walk away from your case without the compensation you are owed. Call (888) 649-7166
to speak with our personal injury lawyers in Whittier for the best representation available.
Statute Of Limitations For Your Claim
You do not have an unlimited time to sue the individual who harmed you in an incident. You must take legal action within 2 years of the date of the injury. This statute of limitations is present for almost all personal injury claims, with a few exceptions. Notably, you only have 1 year from the discovery of the injury or 3 years from the date of the injury itself if you are filing a medical malpractice claim.
You also can only file a claim for up to 6 months after the injury if you were hurt or if the accident were caused by a government entity.
Your extension may be lengthened if you were underage at the time of the incident, since only individuals 18 and older can sue; if you were mentally damaged or physically incapable of taking legal action due to a coma or mood change; and if the defendant vacated the state for any period of time after the incident.
These different lengths of time can be confusing if you are not familiar with them. You may find yourself rushing to get your claim submitted, especially if a deadline is fast approaching. Our expert personal injury lawyers in Whittier know exactly when certain claims must be filed and we promise to not miss the opportunity to sue.
Learn more about your legal options: call (888) 649-7166 to speak with a representative now.
Free Second Opinion
You may already be represented by a law firm, but you might not feel like the attorney is doing a good job of assisting you or completing his duties to win your case. We offer free second opinions on all cases where we evaluate the circumstances of your claim and the current state of it.
Too often, attorneys will sign on many cases and try to settle them quickly. This allows them to gather their portions of the settlements and not have to exert too much effort or delay getting paid. This is not a viable strategy for clients, who deserve the maximum compensation available. If your attorney is not adequately supporting you and fighting for your case, we will tell you so.
To switch firms, you can speak with our personal injury attorneys in Whittier
. We will get you signed up with a firm that treats you like family.
Our Firm and You
Our law firm, the Downtown LA Law Group
, has had years of experience handling personal injury claims
. We know the best tactics to winning your case and will employ them from start to finish. Our lawyers are aggressive and some of the most highly rated attorneys around. We have a track record of success and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
Call us at (888) 649-7166
for a free legal consultation. You can ask us anything you wish and we will give you the information you need to choose the best path forward with your claim. We will tell you more about our zero fee guarantee as well, which promises that you won’t have to spend any of your own finances on legal help. We will cover all the costs from start to finish, and if we lose your case, you won’t owe us anything.
Get in touch
with the Downtown LA Law Group
to speak with a Whittier personal injury lawyer