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Los Angeles personal injury attorneyAn 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.

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.

The fact that insurance companies don’t want you to hire an attorney should be a red flag. These companies aren’t on your side. They want to limit the amount of money you get. They might be successful if you aren’t represented by a lawyer.

Insurance companies know how to manipulate a difficult situation. They will use your emotions against you and get you to accept a low-ball offer. With Citywide Law Group by your side, these companies cannot rely on their typical devious tactics.

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, harm, and suffering.

Citywide Law Group 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.

The days, weeks, and months following an unexpected accident can be incredibly stressful. If your injury is severe, you’ll likely need a lot of medical care and attention. Getting better will require all of your focus and energy.

If you’re trying to navigate a complex personal injury case on your own, chances are you’ll do more harm than good. 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 Citywide Law Group immediately after your accident. When you call, we will immediately get to work on your case.

We Handle All Personal Injury Practice Areas

The attorneys at Citywide Law Group are prepared to help you recover compensation after your accident, including those for injuries caused by:

Most personal injury cases involve tough negotiations with an insurance company. Remember, these companies want to limit the amount of money you get. They will go to great lengths to keep you from getting the full award you deserve.

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 Much Money is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Determining the value of your case can be difficult. At Citywide Law Group, our 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

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
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medication
  • 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.

Non-Economic Damages

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
  • Embarrassment
  • 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.

Here’s an example. Let’s say you were hit by a car while crossing the street. You suffer $10,000 in damages.

The driver was texting at the time of the accident and didn’t see you in the crosswalk. You are also partly responsible for the crash because you crossed while the pedestrian signal was red. Investigators determine that you are 25 percent responsible for the accident. You will only be able to recover $7,500 in damages. ($10,000 reduced by 25 percent fault.)

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 focus your hard-earned money your recovery and taking care of your family. You concentrate on getting better. We’ll handle your personal injury case and fight to get you the money you deserve.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in LA

Our personal injury attorneys are prepared to help you with any personal injury matter that you may have. Call us today to schedule a free consultation with our skilled legal team to learn more.

Car Accidents

Car accident in Los Angeles, CAWe never hit the road expecting to be involved in a car accident. While we do our best to drive safely, accidents happen every day. The leading cause of auto accidents in Los Angeles is driver error. Accidents often happen because drivers are distracted by their phones, drunk, or in a rush. When other drivers engage in this dangerous behavior, accidents and injuries are more likely to happen.

Our Los Angeles car accident attorneys know that a car accident doesn’t just inflict physical injuries. The emotional and financial costs cannot be overlooked. Sadly, insurance companies will do everything they can to minimize your payout. When you hire us to handle your case we will make sure this does not happen. Our aggressive approach allows us to force insurers into accepting responsibility. Call Citywide Law Group today to learn more.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidentAs a motorcycle rider, you are 26 times more likely to die in an accident than other drivers. Crashes that aren’t deadly can still cause very serious injuries. Motorcycle accident injuries can cause chronic pain and may require lifelong medical care. Your accident may even largely reduce your ability to work. As a result, the financial costs of a motorcycle crash can be severe.

Many motorcycle accident victims find that it is hard to recover compensation. Insurance companies will do whatever they can to minimize the amount of money you get after a crash. Some may deny your claim altogether. Others will take exploit your emotions and get you to accept a low offer. As your accident lawyers, we won’t let this happen. We will review every detail of your accident and force them to extend a fair settlement offer.

Dog Bites

Dog Bite AttorneyDog bites can happen quickly and when you least suspect it. A bite can result in puncture wounds, soft tissue damage, or broken bones. Left untreated, dog bite injuries can get worse and result in life-threatening infections. As a result, you may require corrective and/or plastic surgery. Serious cases can even result in a permanent disability.

Dog owners are responsible for injuries caused by their dogs. It isn’t necessary to prove that the owner knew (or should have known) that the dog was likely to attack. We will work with experts to determine the full extent of your physical, emotional, and financial injuries. Call us today to schedule a free session with our Los Angeles dog bite attorneys.

Premises Liability & Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and Fall AccidentsAs a guest on someone else’s property, you have the right to be safe. Property owners are obligated to make sure that you aren’t in harm’s way. Sadly, many owners take shortcuts that increase your risk of a slip and fall accident. If a dangerous condition isn’t fixed, owners can be responsible for your injuries.

It is important to hire an attorney to handle your slip and fall case. Property owners will try to blame you for your injury. This can hurt your ability to recover compensation. Our personal injury lawyers will find the evidence to prove that the owner is responsible for the accident. We will make sure that you get the money you deserve. Contact us today to learn about filing a slip and fall injury lawsuit.

Bicycle Accidents

bicycle accidentsAn increasing number of Americans are ditching their cars and choosing to bike. While this is great for the environment, it is also causing more bike accidents. When bicyclists share the road with large vehicles, the risk of a serious injury is very high.

Bicycle accident lawsuits can be more complicated than other personal injury cases. Why? Many people may be responsible for an accident. Negligent drivers, bike companies, and government agencies can all be to blame. Our attorneys will review the details of your crash to find out who is responsible. We will pursue compensation from anyone who played a role in your accident. Call us today to learn more.

Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful DeathSometimes an accident victim will not survive his or her injuries. The right to file a lawsuit for damages isn’t lost because the victim has died. A wrongful death lawsuit allows family members to recover compensation for the loss of a loved one. Our attorneys can help you recover money for things like medical bills and funeral costs. You can even get compensation for your loss of financial support.

Have you lost a loved one in a tragic accident? We can help you hold the person responsible for your loved one’s death accountable. Money won’t bring your loved one back. It can, however, help to alleviate some of the costs and distress you experience. Our attorneys will make sure that you get the money you deserve. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidentLos Angeles roads weren’t designed with walking in mind. As a result, the city is one of the most dangerous places in the nation for pedestrians. The government has made efforts to make its streets safer. however, the number of pedestrian deaths has only increased in recent years. Between 2015 and 2017, fatal accidents involving walkers increased by more than 80 percent.

Even if an accident is not fatal, injuries can be devastating. These injuries can generate hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars, in medical bills. The emotional toll of your injury can also not be overlooked. Money will not guarantee a full recovery. However, it can help to cover your costs.

Our attorneys will help you fight to get the money you deserve. We will find everyone who played a part in your accident and make them pay. Call us today to discuss your case.

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.