If you’ve been injured in Norwalk accident you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Contact the Norwalk personal injury attorneys at Citywide Law Group to learn about your rights as an accident victim. The damages you can recover from a personal injury lawsuit can be incredibly helpful as you struggle with an unexpected injury. For nearly two decades, our skilled attorneys have been dedicated to helping clients like you recover meaningful compensation for their injuries. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t have to pay unless we win. Call today to request a free consultation and learn more.
Accidents in Norwalk
Nearly 110,000 people call the city of Norwalk home. Thousands more travel in and through the city each day using the freeways, roads, and public transportation that criss-cross the city limits. In 2015, more than 890,000 miles were driven in Norwalk every day. Unfortunately, heavy traffic and congestion often result in serious accidents. The Office of Traffic Safety reports that there were 815 fatal and injury-causing accidents in Norwalk in 2015. Speeding was a factor in at least 175 of these accidents, while driving at night was a factor in another 59.
Norwalk Personal Injury Practice Areas
At Citywide Law Group, our attorneys have nearly two decades of experience handling a wide range of complex personal injury matters. We have successfully recovered millions in compensation for our clients through personal injury lawsuits for:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Birth Injury
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injury
- Car Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Negligent Security
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Truck Accidents
- Uber and Lyft Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Wrongful Death, and more.
Contact our Norwalk personal injury attorneys today for a full list of the practice areas we handle.
Why Should I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
If you’ve recently suffered an unexpected injury you may be stressed out and overwhelmed. Recovering from an injury can require a lot of your time, attention, and financial resources. If your injury is severe enough you may even be forced to miss some time at work, which can make the financial burdens you’re faced with even more frightening. How can you cover the costs of your normal day-to-day life and the costs of your recovery? What happens if your injury prevents you from working in the same capacity again? Fortunately, victims in California may have the right to recover compensation for their injuries if another person is to blame. The money you recover from a personal injury lawsuit can lift the financial burdens you have and allow you to focus on what really matters: getting healthy.
As an injured accident victim, you may be entitled to recover economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages help to make up for the financial costs you’ve had (and are likely to incur) because of your accident. This can help to pay for medical bills and make up for lost wages. Non-economic damages help to compensate you for the emotional and physical injuries you suffer because of an accident. These can help to compensate for harms like emotional distress and pain and suffering.
When Can I File a Personal Injury Claim?
When another person is responsible for causing your injuries you may have the right to recover money for medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and even emotional distress. However, if you don’t file your personal injury claim before the statute of limitations expires you won’t be able to get any money, at all. In most Norwalk personal injury cases, you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim for damages. There may be certain times when you have more than two years to file a claim. For example, if there’s a reasonable discovery in the delay of your injury or if you’re a minor at the time of the accident, you may be able to toll the statute of limitations. This can buy you some extra time to file a timely claim.
Some personal injury cases, including those based on medical malpractice or government liability, may have a different statute of limitations:
- Medical Malpractice: Medical malpractice claims must be filed within one year of discovering your injury or three years from the date of your accident, whichever is earlier.
- Birth Injury: A birth injury claim must be filed before the injured child’s 8th birthday.
- Government Liability: A special administrative claim must be filed with the government no more than six months after your accident.
You can make sure that your personal injury claim is filed within the appropriate statute of limitations after your Norwalk accident by calling an attorney immediately. Contact the Citywide Law Group today for a free consultation.
What Should I Do After a Norwalk Accident?
The decisions you make immediately after your accident will affect any future legal claims you decide to pursue. Keep these suggestions in mind to protect your health and the strength of your future claim.
Seek Medical Attention Immediately: See a doctor right away, even if you don’t think your injuries are severe. Internal injuries can linger and cause dangerous complications in the future.
Report It: Report the accident to the police or appropriate authority. This will help to preserve evidence and prove the accident happened.
Collect Evidence: Do whatever you can to preserve evidence relevant to your case. Take photographs, write down your recollection of the accident, and gather statements from witnesses.
Refuse Early Offers: Insurance companies representing at-fault parties may be quick to offer you an early settlement offer. This money may be tempting, especially if you’re struggling with medical bills. However, it will not be enough to cover the full extent of your injuries. Wait until you’ve spoken with an attorney to negotiate. Better yet, direct all of your calls from the insurance company to your attorney.
Get a Lawyer: Hiring an attorney will (a) allow you to focus on your personal recovery and (b) increase the likelihood of maximizing the compensation you receive. Don’t speak with anyone until you’ve consulted with an attorney.
Speak with a Norwalk Personal Injury Attorney Today
Have you been injured in a Norwalk accident? If your injury is the result of another person’s negligence or wrongful conduct you may be entitled to compensation. Call the Citywide Law Group today to request a free consultation and learn about how we can help you get the money you deserve after an accident. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, which means that we get paid nothing unless we win. This allows you to get the help you need while focusing your financial resources on your own personal recovery. You have a limited amount of time to act, so do not hesitate to call us today.