Have you been injured in an accident in Downey? If another person’s negligence contributed to your accident you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Citywide Law Group today to learn about the benefits of filing a personal injury lawsuit for damages. Our experienced Downey personal injury attorneys understand how important a settlement or award can be after a serious accident. We have over 17 years of experience handling complex personal injury claims and have helped our clients recover millions in life-changing compensation. Call us today to request a free consultation and learn more.
Accidents in Downey
Downey is home to more than 110,000 people and some of the most popular attractions in the greater Los Angeles area. As a result, the city experiences a considerable amount of traffic. According to the Office of Traffic Safety, an average of 1,039,000 miles are driven in the city each day. Substantial traffic means that Downey experiences its fair share of accidents.
In 2013, 818 accidents in Downey resulted in an injury or death. By 2015, the number of injury-causing and fatal accidents in the city had jumped to 1,317, an increase of nearly 61 percent. During this time, no other similarly-sized city in Los Angeles County experienced a greater rate of accidents. Passenger cars were not the only vehicles involved in these Downey accidents. Statistics show that of the accidents reported in 2015, many involved pedestrians (50), bicyclists (42), and motorcyclists (51).
Downey Personal Injury Practice Areas
Whether you were injured during a visit to the oldest continuously operating McDonald’s in America or involved in an accident on Interstate 710, our Downey personal injury attorneys can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. We have successfully recovered millions in compensation for our clients through personal injury lawsuits for:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Birth Injury
- Burn Injury
- Car Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Negligent Security
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Sexual Assault
- Uber and Lyft Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Wrongful Death, and more.
Contact our Downey office today to request more information and learn about our full range of practice areas.
Why Should I File a Personal Injury Claim?
Have you sustained a serious injury? Have you been forced to undergo extensive medical treatment and miss time at work? Will your ability to work be compromised because of your unexpected injury? Has your injury left you feeling depressed or traumatized? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should consider filing a personal injury claim for damages.
- You can recover much-needed compensation.
Accidents can be extremely expensive. According to research, the average cost of a bodily injury claim after a car accident in 2013 was greater than $15,500. If you are like the majority of Americans, you don’t have this kind of money sitting around for a rainy day. Only 37 percent of Americans claim to have $500 saved away for an emergency. Filing a personal injury claim for damages can allow you to recover much-needed compensation for your injuries. As a victim, you may be entitled to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and disability.
- You can hold the person who caused your accident responsible.
Lawsuits are a great way to hold the person (or people) responsible for your accident and injury responsible for their actions. In many cases, filing a lawsuit can help to prevent these parties from acting negligently in the future. This will help to protect others from suffering your same fate. When you recover damages from a lawsuit the defendant responsible for your injuries may think twice before acting negligently and take more caution in the future. A driver may be more vigilant behind the wheel, a shopkeeper may keep their walkways clearer, and a company may run a more thorough quality control check before putting products on the market. Your lawsuit can allow you to recover damages and protect others at the same time.
What Will My Downey Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
Hiring an attorney to handle your case will increase the chances of maximizing the compensation you recover. Your attorney will understand how to approach your case and make sure the at-fault party fairly compensates you for your injuries.
Here’s what you can expect when you hire Citywide Law Group to handle your Downey personal injury case:
During your free consultation, you will meet with some of our experienced staff and learn about why you should hire the Downey personal injury attorneys at Citywide Law Group to handle your case. We will thoroughly review your case, determine potential liability, and explain the steps involved in filing a personal injury claim. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have about your case or our firm during this time.
An independent investigation will be essential to your case. Our Downey personal injury attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into your accident to gather any information and evidence that may support your claim. This investigation may include:
- Reviewing police and medical reports
- Consulting with expert witnesses
- Speaking with eye-witnesses
- Analyzing existing evidence, and
- Conducting legal research.
Using the results of our investigation and research, we will create a custom legal argument designed to maximize the damages you are awarded. We will present your claim to the at-fault party and/or their insurance company and leverage them into offering a fair settlement. You will have the ability to review all offers and approve any final decisions. We will not let you accept a lowball offer and will make sure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
While most cases will settle outside of court, we will not hesitate to litigate your case in front of a judge and jury if you are not satisfied with the offers you receive. We know how to relay your story in an understandable manner and connect with members of the jury. Insurance companies in Downey are familiar with our successes in the courtroom and will be eager to avoid a confrontation in court.
Want to learn more about our Downey personal injury attorneys and how we can help with your personal injury case? Contact us today for a free consultation.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Downey?
When you suffer an injury because of another person’s negligence you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. In California, you have a limited amount of time to take this legal action.
The statute of limitations will depend on the underlying cause of your case:
- Medical Malpractice: Medical malpractice claims must be filed 1 year from the date of your injury or 3 years from the date of your accident, whichever is earlier.
- Birth Injury: Birth injury claims must be filed before the injured child turns eight.
- Government Fault: A special administrative claim must be filed no more than six months from the date of your accident.
- Workplace Injury: Employers must be notified of your intent to request workers’ compensation benefits within 30 days of the date of your accident.
- Bodily Injury: Most other bodily injury claims must be filed within 2 years of the date of your accident or 1 year from the date of discovering your injury.
The best way to make sure that your personal injury case is filed within the applicable statute of limitations is by contacting an experienced Downey personal injury attorney immediately after an accident. Call Citywide Law Group today to learn more.
Experienced Downey Personal Injury Attorneys
Contact the personal injury attorneys at Citywide Law Group if you have been injured in a Downey accident. We have nearly two decades of experience handling complex personal injury claims and can help you recover the compensation that you deserve after an accident. You have a limited amount of time to act after you are injured, so do not hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation. We will review your case, determine potential liability, and explain the steps involved in filing a claim for damages.