After a Los Angeles car accident, you might not think that you’ve been badly injured. However, you could put yourself and your ability to recover compensation for your injuries in jeopardy if you skip the doctor after a crash. Always seek medical attention after a car accident, no matter how “minor” the collision. Here’s why. Internal Injuries Are Common After a Car Accident You might not see any visible signs of an injury after your accident. You may even feel a little shaken up, but lack any noticeable pain. However, you could have sustained serious internal injuries in your crash. When a car is in motion, no matter the speed, it has momentum. In an accident, that momentum is transferred […] Read more

Electric scooters are all the rage in Los Angeles. Companies like Bird and Lime have made a big push to market their scooters to young people who care about their health and the environment. Unfortunately, safety laws in California are racing to catch up with the hot new form of transportation. What happens when you have inexperienced users, congested roadways, and a lack of uniform and well-known safety rules? A lot of electric scooter accidents. You may not realize that the things you do after you’re involved in a Los Angeles scooter accident matter. Those decisions you make can impact your health and any injury claims you may decide to pursue. Here’s what you should do if you’re injured in […] Read more

The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer for Teen Drivers

The three-month period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is known as the “100 Deadliest Days” of summer. Why? Fatal accidents involving teen drivers happen much more frequently. Statistics reveal that 700 people are killed in car accidents involving teen drivers every year during this stretch of time. Why are the summer months particularly dangerous for teen drivers? Since teens aren’t in school in the summer, they have more time for themselves. They also have more time to spend behind the wheel. Research conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that there are three primary reasons: alcohol, distractions, and speed. Alcohol and Teen Drivers According to AAA, 17 percent of fatal teen driving accidents involve drugs or alcohol. […] Read more

What Should I Do After an Uber Accident?

Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare services have transformed how we travel. However, until Uber paves its own private roads or starts chartering private helicopters, its drivers will still share the road with everyone else. Ubers are involved in car accidents with other vehicles every day. If you’re involved in an Uber accident, it’s important to know what steps you need to take to protect yourself and any injury claims you may have. This is true whether you were a passenger in the Uber, driving another car, or a pedestrian on the street. Seek Medical Treatment For Your Injuries It’s important to see a doctor as soon as you can after you’ve been involved in an Uber accident. Even if you […] Read more

The cost of an attorney should never prevent you from getting the help you need after a Los Angeles accident. That’s why most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. That means there’s no fee unless they win your case. Even though there’s no fee until you win, you’re probably still wondering what it will cost to hire an injury attorney. The truth is that it depends. A lot of different factors can influence how much you’ll pay to have an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney handle your personal injury case. What’s the Average Contingency Fee in California? What exactly is a contingency fee? Simply put, it means that an attorney’s compensation depends on the outcome of […] Read more

Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

After you’ve been injured in an accident, you might be entitled to money. Insurance is the primary source of compensation after an accident. However, insurance companies will do whatever they can to prevent you from getting the money you deserve. They may deny your claim in bad faith or offer you an insulting lowball offer. If the insurance company won’t budge and offer a fair settlement, you might consider filing a lawsuit. A lawsuit takes your private dispute and puts it in the hands of your local court. Just because you file a lawsuit doesn’t mean that you’ll have to go to court. Your case will only be litigated in front of a judge (and/or jury) if you can’t settle […] Read more

Can I File a Lawsuit If I Get Injured at the Gym?

There are tons of gyms in Los Angeles. You have your pick between Gold’s Gym, Equinox Sports Club, SoulCycle, and dozens of others. The gym is a great place to blow off steam, exercise, and get in shape. You have to be careful and exercise safely. You have to know how to use the equipment and follow your gym’s rules and regulations. What happens if you do everything right and still get hurt? Are you entitled to compensation? Can you file a lawsuit against your gym or another member? For more information, call a personal injury attorney at Citywide Law Group. Gyms Owe You a Duty of Care Most gyms will have you sign a piece of paper waiving your […] Read more

You can be entitled to compensation if you’re injured in an accident through little-to-no fault of your own. However, insurance companies will fight you every step of the way. They’ll try anything to limit the amount of money you get. One tactic involves arguing that you failed to “mitigate” your damages. What is Mitigation? Simply put, mitigation means limiting or reducing (a) your injuries and (b) the costs of an accident. Legally, you have to take “reasonable steps” to try to minimize your damages. Damages include the costs and expenses you incur after your accident. This might include medical bills, rehabilitation, and lost wages. Why? The person who’s responsible for your accident and injuries will only be liable for the […] Read more

What Should I Do After a Los Angeles Car Accident?

Few things are more unnerving than getting into a car accident. Unfortunately, they happen every day in Los Angeles. Your life can be turned upside down, even if you were being extremely careful behind the wheel. You need to understand that the things you do and the decisions you make immediately after your accident matter. Those decisions will affect any legal claims you decide to pursue. Mistakes could cost you valuable compensation. Here are the steps you need to take to protect yourself and your injury claims after a Los Angeles car accident. Move Away From the Scene, If Possible It can be dangerous to stay with your vehicle after an accident. If possible, move your car to the side […] Read more

Getting into a car accident in Los Angeles can be incredibly stressful. Things can become more complicated when someone else is to blame. In California, you have the right to demand compensation from anyone who contributed to your accident. This often involves another driver. In many cases, you will seek compensation from another driver’s insurance company. This is why it is so important to identify the driver’s insurance carrier and policy information as soon as you can after an accident. Here are ways to find another driver’s insurance information. Accidents Where Parties Remained on the Scene Check the Accident Report Did your accident cause an injury, death, or property damage exceeding $1,000? If so, someone involved in the accident was […] Read more