Have you been injured in an accident in Pomona? If another person’s actions are responsible for your injuries you may be entitled to compensation. Call the Pomona personal injury attorneys at Citywide Law Group to learn about the benefits of filing a personal injury claim for damages.
We have nearly two decades of legal experience and have helped thousands of injured Los Angeles County clients recover millions in compensation. We know that an unexpected injury can change your life forever, so we will aggressively pursue the money you both need and deserve. Call our Pomona office today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced legal team. We would be happy to review your case, outline a preliminary legal strategy, and answer the questions you have.
Car Accidents in Pomona
The city of Pomona is home to nearly 150,000 people and draws millions of visitors each year. The Los Angeles County Fair, NHRA Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, and Powerade Winternationals Drag Racing competition help to make Pomona one of the most popular spots in California. While these attractions are great for Pomona’s local economy, they are also responsible for congested roadways and traffic. In 2015, drivers logged more than 1.4 million miles on Pomona’s roads and freeways. With so many drivers on the road, the chances of being involved in an accident increases. Pomona reported 1,150 injury-causing traffic accidents in 2015. Many of these accidents involved motorcycles (62), pedestrians (82), bicyclists (67), or some combination thereof (615).
Pomona Practice Areas
Car accidents aren’t the only cause of personal injuries in Pomona. At Citywide Law Group, our attorneys are prepared to help you recover compensation for injuries caused any type of accident. We have successfully helped clients just like you recover meaningful compensation through personal injury claims for:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injury
- Dog Bites
- Lyft Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Truck Accidents
- Uber Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Wrongful Death, and more.
Why Should I File a Personal Injury Claim?
Accidents and injuries can change your life in seconds. Many times, accident victims are faced with overwhelming medical bills, a painful physical recovery, and debilitating emotional trauma. If you’re forced to miss time at work to recover you may face added financial burdens. Most Americans do not have a lot of money saved away for an emergency, so a sudden loss of income could be devastating. Filing a personal injury claim for damages can allow you to recover much-needed compensation during your time of need. The damages you recover through a personal injury lawsuit can help to compensate for:
- Nursing care
- Medically-necessary devices
- Property damage
- Lost wages, and
- Reduced earning capacity.
The days, weeks, and months following a Pomona accident can be incredibly stressful. Filing a personal injury claim for damages can help to mitigate the difficult situations you encounter as you fight to get better.
What Will a Pomona Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
Personal injury claims can be incredibly complex and are best handled by an experienced personal injury lawyer. The attorney handling your case will have experience handling complex claims, understand the applicable laws and procedures, and know how to leverage at-fault parties (and/or their insurance companies) into paying you the money you deserve. Here’s what you can expect when you hire the Pomona personal injury attorneys at Citywide Law Group to handle your case.
We offer our clients the opportunity to take advantage of a free consultation before beginning the personal injury claim process. The free consultation gives you a chance to learn about our attorneys and how we would handle your case. At the same time, our attorneys can learn the details of your case and determine the strength of your claim. The information you provide during this meeting will help to guide the rest of your case.
When you hire Citywide Law Group to handle your Pomona personal injury claim we will launch an in-depth and thorough investigation into your accident and injury. During this investigation, we will search for any evidence and information that can help your claim. Our investigation may include:
- Reviewing police and medical reports;
- Analyzing photographs, videos, and diagrams;
- Consulting with experts;
- Speaking with law enforcement officers and witnesses; and
- Conducting thorough legal research.
Insurance companies will do everything in their power to either (a) deny your claim or (b) limit the compensation you receive. We will not allow you to accept a lowball offer. Instead, we will be aggressive and use our persuasive legal argument to force insurance companies (and/or at-fault parties) to the negotiating table. Using the evidence and information we gathered during the investigation, we will force the defendant to acknowledge fault and leverage a fair settlement.
If you are not satisfied with the settlement offers you have been given we will not hesitate to take your case to trial. Insurance companies operating in Los Angeles County know that we are a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. We know how to connect with a jury and get the award you deserve.
I’ve Been Injured – When Do I Have to File a Claim?
In California, accident victims who suffer a bodily injury have to file a claim for damages before the statute of limitations expires. In most cases, Pomona accident victims will have a two-year window to file a claim after their accident Failing to do this can prevent you from recovering the money you absolutely need to get better.
However, there are certain times when accident victims can file a claim outside of the traditional statute of limitations. If any of the following extenuating circumstances exist, you may be able to file a claim more than two years after your accident:
- You were a minor at the time of the accident,
- The defendant cannot be found or is incarcerated, or
- You didn’t discover your injury right away, and there is a reasonable explanation for the delay.
If you believe the government is responsible for your accident and injury it is important to know that the process for filing a claim is accelerated. You must file a special administrative claim with the government within six months of your accident. If the government denies your administrative claim you will have an additional six months to file a traditional civil claim.
What Should I Do After an Accident?
The days, weeks, and months following an accident can be incredibly stressful. While you may be overwhelmed during this time, it is important to think about your future. Taking charge of the decisions you make after your accident can help to make sure that any legal claims you file are as powerful and effective as possible. If you are injured in a Pomona accident it is important to:
- Get medical attention right away.
- Report the accident to the appropriate authority and/or law enforcement agency.
- Document the scene of the accident and your injuries.
- Refuse early settlement offers – these lowball offers won’t be enough in the long run.
- Remain silent and not speak with insurance companies.
- Call a lawyer for help.
Experienced Pomona Personal Injury Lawyers
If you’ve suffered an injury in a Pomona accident you may be entitled to compensation. Hiring an attorney to handle your case can give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on your own recovery. Your chances of maximizing your recovery will increase significantly when you choose to have an attorney handle the complex legal claim. Call the Citywide Law Group today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about the benefits of filing a personal injury claim.
Our Pomona personal injury lawyers have been helping injured accident victims in Los Angeles County for nearly two decades. During this time, we have successfully recovered millions in much-needed compensation. We know that an unexpected accident and injury can be extremely traumatic, and will do everything in our power to make sure that you are fairly compensated. It is important to act as soon as you can after an accident, so do not hesitate to call us today.