Have you been injured in an accident in Poway? If someone else is to blame, you may be entitled to compensation. Hiring an attorney who is familiar with local law and procedure will help you maximize the settlement or award you receive. Call today to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Poway personal injury lawyers.
Accidents in Poway
Accidents in Poway are not uncommon. The city is home to more than 47,000 people and welcomes tens of thousands of tourists each year. Since the city is so crowded, its roads have become more and more dangerous.
Over the past few years, the number of accidents in Poway has increased significantly. In 2012, there were 99 accidents in Poway that resulted in injury or death. In 2015, the number of accidents had increased to 125, a jump of nearly 30 percent.
Accidents in Poway do not only affect drivers and passengers of small cars. The city is also a popular destination for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. Unfortunately, many of the accidents in Poway also affect these more-vulnerable individuals. In 2015, Poway accidents frequently involved:
- Motorcyclists (8 percent)
- Bicyclists (4.8 percent)
- Pedestrians (5.6 percent).
Call us today to schedule a free consultation. We will review your case, explain your legal rights, and answer any questions you have.
What Will a Poway Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
Hiring an attorney to handle your Poway personal injury case gives you the time to focus on your recovery while putting your case in the hands of a legal professional. Here’s what you can expect when you hire our legal team to handle your personal injury lawsuit.
Deciding to visit us for a free consultation is an important first step in the personal injury lawsuit process. At this meeting, you will have the opportunity to learn about our legal team and how we will handle your case. We will listen to the details of your accident, assess the strength of your case, and explain the steps involved in recovering compensation.
We encourage you to ask as many questions as you need during this initial meeting. The more comfortable you are with our attorneys and the process, the more successful your case will be.
A thorough investigation into your accident will be crucial to the success of your personal injury claim. The information we uncover in our investigation will allow us to identify the strongest legal arguments in your case. Our investigation may include:
- Reviewing police reports, medical evaluations, and other sources of information
- Finding and interviewing witnesses
- Consulting with experts relevant to the case, and
- Analyzing relevant case law and legal issues.
Once we have completed our investigation we will create a custom legal argument that is designed to maximize the compensation you receive. We will sit down with the at-fault party and/or their insurance company to negotiate a fair settlement. Our experience allows us to avoid the manipulative tactics insurance companies often use to minimize payouts to accident victims. We will not let you get tricked into accepting a lowball offer.
Sometimes we will not be able to reach a settlement agreement with the at-fault party. When this happens we are prepared to take your case to court. We are skilled litigators and thrive in the courtroom. Most attorneys and insurance companies in Poway know this and will do everything in their power to avoid going to court. Our previous successes will help you get the money you deserve.
Damages Available to Poway Accident Victims
An unexpected accident and injury can be devastating for you and your family. Severe injuries often result in serious physical pain and require extensive medical care and rehabilitation. In some cases, an injury may be so severe that it results in disability and prevents you from doing the things you once enjoyed. Filing a personal injury lawsuit can allow you to recover the money you need and deserve to compensate for these injuries.
In California, accident victims are generally entitled to both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages help to compensate for the financial costs of an accident, while non-economic damages will help to make up for the hard-to-value consequences of your injuries. We will fight to make sure that you get all of the damages to which you are entitled. These may include compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical bills
- Prescription medication
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Embarrassment, and
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
Call us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
Contingency Fee-Based Legal Services
When you’re struggling with an injury, the last thing you may want to do is think about the legal costs associated with filing a lawsuit. The last thing we want is for a fear of legal fees to prevent you from getting the legal help you need. This is why we offer our services on a contingency fee basis.
This simply means that you do not have to worry about paying us until we recover compensation on your behalf. Instead of spending money on up-front legal fees, you can focus your hard-earned money on your recovery and day-to-day expenses. Once we win your case we will simply collect a percentage of your settlement or award to cover the cost of our fee.
Statute of Limitations for Poway Injury Cases
While you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person responsible for your accident, you only have a limited amount of time. Personal injury cases in Poway are subject to a strict statute of limitations. In most cases, you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim. If you don’t file before the statute of limitations expires you will not be able to get the money you deserve.
There are times when the statute of limitations will be accelerated or extended. For example, cases filed against the government are subject to a much shorter statute of limitations. On the other hand, the time in which you can file a claim may be extended if you did not discover your injury right away.
The best way to make sure that your claim is filed on time is by speaking with us immediately after your Poway accident. We will not let you miss out on compensation because of a missed deadline.
Poway Personal Injury Attorneys
Are you struggling with a painful injury after a Poway accident? If someone else is responsible for causing your accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Whether you suffered a slip and fall on the Mount Woodson Trail or were injured in a car accident on Twin Peaks Road, Citywide Law Group can help you get the money you deserve.
Remember, you have a limited amount of time in which you can recover damages. Call our Poway personal injury attorneys today to schedule your free consultation.