An unexpected accident and injury can change your life forever. You may suffer from a painful physical injury. On top of that, you may struggle with emotional trauma and financial debts. If someone else caused your accident, you have the right to hold them responsible. The Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Citywide Law Group can help you get the money you need in this difficult time.
Since 2005, our lawyers have fought on behalf of accident victims. Our aggressive approach allows us to recover millions in compensation for our clients. No personal injury matter is too big or too small. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.
Visit Our Los Angeles, CA Personal Injury Law Office
Our law firm is conveniently located near the 405 at 12424 Wilshire Blvd Suite 705 Los Angeles, CA 90025*, and can be reached at (424) 248-2700.
We Handle All Personal Injury Practice Areas in LA
The experienced trial lawyers at Citywide Law Group are prepared to help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve after your accident, including those for injuries caused by:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Brain Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Lyft Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Products Liability
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Uber Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Wrongful Death, and more.
Most personal injury cases involve tough negotiations with an insurance company. Remember, these companies want to limit the amount of money you get. Citywide Law Group can prevent you from being a victim of an insurance company. We know how these companies work and will fight to hold them accountable. Our experience, knowledge, and prior successes will work in your favor.
How Our Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers Will Help You After An Accident
Hiring an attorney increases your chances of getting all the money you deserve. Here’s how Citywide Law Group can help you after an accident:
1. Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.
Insurance companies want to pay you the least amount of money possible. They know you’re going through a difficult time and use that against you. Citywide Law Group has over 20 years of experience negotiating with insurance companies. If the insurance company won’t make a reasonable offer, our personal injury team is prepared to go to trial on your behalf.
2. Properly value your personal injury claim.
Who decides how much your claim is worth? If you don’t hire an attorney, you’ll probably be forced to accept the insurance company’s assessment of your claim. You can be certain that they will undervalue your injuries. Our experienced injury lawyers in Los Angeles will thoroughly investigate your case and consult with medical experts. This will help us determine the true extent and value of your injuries. This information will help us get you the money you deserve.
3. Deal with the legal issues so you can focus on recovering.
After a serious accident, you need to focus on recovering and getting medical attention. The last thing you need is the added stress of negotiating a financial settlement. Hiring Citywide Law Group to handle your case will give you the freedom to focus on your recovery. You can rest assured that your case is in the best hands and that you’ll receive excellent legal representation.
How Long Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in California?
If you’ve been harmed because of another person’s negligence you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages. However, California law limits the amount of time you have to file your legal claim.
In most cases, you will have two years (California CCP § 335) from the date of your accident to file a claim. If you do not file your claim before the statute of limitations expires you will not be able to get the financial settlement or award you deserve. There are limited exceptions to this rule. For example, you may have additional time to file a lawful claim if you didn’t notice your injury right away or if the defendant cannot be found.
You can make sure that your claim is filed within the applicable statute of limitations by calling a personal injury lawyer at Citywide Law Group immediately after your accident. When you call, we will immediately get to work on your case.
How Much Money is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Determining the value of your case can be difficult. At Citywide Law Group, our Los Angeles personal injury law firm will pursue all damages to which you are entitled. We will:
- investigate your accident,
- evaluate the extent of your injuries, and
- consult with experts to determine which damages will be sought.
Taking the steps above helps us understand:
- How much medical treatment you will need,
- How much work you’re likely to miss, and
- How the accident will impact your long-term quality of life.
Damages Are Available After An Accident
In California, accident victims are entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are awarded to help you deal with any financial burdens you face because of your accident.
In other words, you can be compensated for the financial expenses you experience because of your accident or injury. Commonly awarded economic damages include those for:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Nursing care
- Lost wages
- Temporary and/or permanent disability, and
- Reduced earning capacity.
In California, economic damages must be capped at your actual expenses and costs. However, you may also recover damages for reasonably calculable future costs/losses.
Sometimes an accident-related injury will not have a direct financial cost. These injuries tend to be very personal, intimate, and subjective, which can make them difficult to value in terms of dollars and cents.
The fact that these injuries are hard to value economically does not mean that they are any less devastating or harmful to you. Non-economic damages can be awarded to help compensate for these hard-to-value injuries.
Commonly awarded non-economic damages include those for:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Anxiety and depression
- Emotional trauma
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of consortium (sexual relations), and
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
Generally speaking, there is no limit to the amount of non-economic damages that can be awarded in personal injury matters. However, non-economic awards are capped at $500,000 in medical malpractice matters.
You Can Still Get Money If You Were Partly Responsible For The Accident
What happens if you are partly responsible for your own accident or injury? In California, you can still get compensation as long as someone else is also to blame. The state follows the rule of comparative fault. Anyone who causes an accident can be responsible for damages. This is true even if you suffer an injury.
Your role in the accident won’t prevent you from recovering compensation. However, it will impact how much money you can get. The larger your role in the accident, the less you’ll be able to recover.
Your role in the accident is directly linked to much money you can recover. Our attorneys will review every detail of your accident and find evidence that shifts the blame to others. Call Citywide Law Group today for help getting the money you deserve after your accident.
We Don’t Get Paid Until You Do
We know that the financial costs of an accident can be overwhelming. We also know that hiring a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will allow you to maximize the financial award you receive. We do not want the fear of the cost of an attorney to stop you from getting the help you need. As a result, our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis.
Citywide Law Group does not get paid until we recover compensation on your behalf. This means that you do not have to worry about costly attorney fees up front. Instead, you can on recovery and taking care of your family. We’ll handle your personal injury claim and fight to get you the money you deserve.
Speak with an Award-Winning Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer at Citywide Law Group Today
Have you or someone you love recently been injured in a Los Angeles County accident? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at Citywide Law Group for immediate assistance. Our lead attorneys are both Super Lawyers with a proven track record of success. We will explain your legal rights and options and address any questions you may have.
Our injury lawyers fight to protect the rights of accident victims in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California, including Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Burbank, and Culver City. We know how devastating an injury can be and will fight to get you the money you deserve. Call us today to schedule a free case assessment. You have a limited amount of time to take action, so do not hesitate to call us for help now.