At Citywide Law Group, our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping accident victims in Santa Ana recover compensation for unexpected injuries. If you have been injured in Santa Ana because of another person’s negligence contact us today to learn about the benefits of filing a personal injury claim for damages.
For the past 17 years, our attorneys have helped thousands of injured accident victims fight for the money they deserve after an accident. During this time, we have successfully recovered millions in compensation for our clients. Call us today to request a free consultation and find out how we can help you, too.
Personal Injury Practice Areas
For the past 17 years, our Santa Ana attorneys have helped thousands of clients like you fight to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions. During this time, we have successfully recovered millions in compensation 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.
Santa Ana Accidents
Santa Ana is a bustling community in Orange County. The city is home to nearly 330,000 people and welcomes tens of thousands more into the city’s limits each day. According to the Office of Traffic Safety, drivers log more than 2.8 million miles on Santa Ana roads on an average day. While this is great for the city’s economy, it puts those on the road at an increased risk of harm. Traffic accidents, especially those involving pedestrians and bicyclists, are very common in Santa Ana.
In 2015, there were 2,461 fatal and injury-causing accidents in Santa Ana. Nearly seven percent of these accidents affected pedestrians, six percent affected bicyclists, and yet another five percent affected motorcyclists. What caused these accidents? Statistics show that speed (552 accidents), driving at night (191 accidents), and driving under the influence (216 accidents) were the leading causes.
Why Should I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
The time following an unexpected accident can be very stressful. If you’ve suffered a serious injury you may need extensive medical treatment to make a full recovery. Your recovery may even force you to miss a few shifts at work or prevent you from doing your job altogether. This can add to the financial burdens you are faced with following your accident. Even if you are not forced to miss work, you may find that you can’t afford the medical bills you’ve been handed. Research shows that the average cost of a bodily injury claim after a car accident exceeds $15,000. Most Americans don’t have that kind of money laying around for a rainy day. Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be the best solution for your financial struggles after an unexpected injury.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit can give you the opportunity to recover economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages help to reimburse financial costs related to your accident, and are limited to your present and future expenses. Non-economic damages are paid to compensate you for the physical and emotional struggles you’ve endured because of an accident. A successful personal injury lawsuit can allow you to recover damages for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical bills
- Lost wages, and
- Disfigurement and scarring.
What Will a Personal Injury Attorney Do?
Hiring an attorney to handle your personal injury case will increase your chances of getting the money you deserve. Here’s what you can expect when you hire the Santa Ana personal injury attorneys at Citywide Law Group to handle your claim:
We offer a free consultation for prospective clients for two reasons. First, can learn about your accident, evaluate the strength of your case, and discuss your legal options. Second, it gives you the opportunity to learn about our attorneys and ask any questions that you may have. When you decide to have our attorneys handle your case, this consultation will serve as the basis for your case.
An in-depth and independent investigation is essential to a successful case. We will thoroughly investigate your case to uncover any evidence and information that may be relevant. This investigation may include:
- Reviewing police reports
- Interviewing witnesses and law enforcement
- Consulting with experts
- Analyzing existing evidence, and
- Conducting legal research.
We will construct a persuasive legal argument using the results of our research and investigation. This argument and a demand for damages will be presented to the defendant (and/or their insurance company) for consideration. We will sit down and attempt to negotiate a favorable settlement by highlighting any facts and evidence that support your case. You will always have the opportunity to review settlement offers and make decisions about the case.
While most cases will settle before going to court, this is not always so. If you are not satisfied with the offers you’ve received we will proceed with litigation. We are experienced trial attorneys and not afraid to take your case to court. Insurance companies will want to avoid a trial and will likely be more open to negotiating a fair settlement.
When Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
California limits the amount of time injured accident victims have to file a personal injury lawsuit. Most victims will have two years from the date of their accident to file a claim. Failing to file a claim before the statute of limitations expires will prevent you from recovering the money you need. There are very limited exceptions to this rule.
The statute of limitations may be tolled (extended) if any of the following extenuating circumstances apply:
- There was a reasonable delay in the discovery of your injury
- You were under the age of 18 when you were injured, or
- The defendant is in prison or cannot be located.
The statute of limitations that applies to your specific case may vary. In some cases, the limitations may be accelerated, giving you less time to file a timely claim. In other cases, you may have additional time to file a claim. You can make sure that your personal injury claim is filed within the applicable statute of limitations by contacting a Santa Ana personal injury attorney immediately after your accident.
Experienced Santa Ana Personal Injury Attorneys
Have you been injured in a Santa Ana accident? If so, you may be entitled to compensation from the person responsible for those injuries. Contact Citywide Law Group today to learn about the benefits of filing a personal injury claim for damages.
If you have been injured, we can help you, too. You have a limited amount of time to act, so do not hesitate to call our Santa Ana personal injury attorneys today.