Are you suffering from an injury that was the result of an accident in Santa Clarita? The experienced Santa Clarita personal injury attorneys at Citywide Law Group can help to get you the money you need to recover. The compensation you are awarded from a personal injury claim can make a difficult time in your life much easier. Call us today to learn about the benefits of pursuing legal action after your Santa Clarita accident.
For the past 17 years, the personal injury lawyers at the Citywide Law Group have been providing unparalleled legal representation to injured clients in the greater Los Angeles area. We have successfully handled thousands of complex personal injury claims, helping clients to recover life-changing compensation. We are confident that we can help you get the money you need after your accident. You have a limited time to file a claim, so it is important to act quickly. Call us to set up a free consultation today.
Accidents in Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita, one of the largest and most popular cities in Los Angeles County, is home to more than 176,000 people. Hundreds of thousands more travel to Santa Clarita for work and vacation. According to the Office of Traffic Safety, drivers logged more than 1.8 Million miles on Santa Clarita roads every day in 2014. Congested roads contribute to serious accidents. In 2014, there were more than 840 injury-causing and fatal accidents in Santa Clarita.
Many of these accidents involved motorcycles and bicyclists. Speeding, driving at night, and driving under the influence were all frequently cited contributing factors in these devastating accidents. The victims who were injured in these accidents would likely be entitled to recover compensation from a personal injury claim for damages.
Why Should I File a Personal Injury Claim?
Our experienced Santa Clarita personal injury lawyers know that an accident can change your life forever. Injuries can require extensive medical care, and often result in tens of thousands of dollars (if not more) in medical bills. Some injuries may be so extensive that you are forced to miss time at work. The stress of lofty medical bills on top of a reduced income can be incredibly overwhelming
Most accident victims do not have enough saved away to pay these medical bills, make the rent, buy groceries, and live life as normal. As a result, accident victims turn to family for help and take on incredible amounts of credit card debt. Fortunately, Santa Clarita accident victims have the option of filing a personal injury claim to recover damages. Contact Citywide Law Group today to learn more about how you can get the money you need from a personal injury claim settlement or award.
What Can I Recover From a Personal Injury Claim?
If a Santa Clarita has caused you to suffer in some way – physically, emotionally, or financially – you may be able to get money to compensate for those harms. Personal injury claims allow victims to hold negligent parties responsible and recover money to tend to their injuries. The specific damages you recover from a personal injury claim will depend on your particular accident and injuries.
We will help you recover any damages to which you are legally entitled. We will investigate your case, draft a persuasive argument, and pressure the negligent party (and/or their insurance company) into paying you the economic and noneconomic damages you deserve. You may be entitled to recover economic damages if you suffer financially because of your accident. Common examples of economic damages awarded in Santa Clarita personal injury cases include:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Lost wages, and
- Reduced earning capacity.
You may be entitled to recover non-economic damages if you have suffered emotionally, psychologically, or socially after your accident. Common examples of non-economic damages awarded in Santa Clarita personal injury cases include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and
When you hire the Citywide Law Group to handle your case, we will make sure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries. This will include making sure that you recover all of the damages to which you are legally entitled. Do you have questions about your injuries and what you might be able to recover from a personal injury claim? Call us today and learn more.
What Will a Personal Injury Attorney Do?
The time following an accident is stressful enough without having to think about a complicated lawsuit. When you hire an attorney to handle your case you have the ability to focus on your own life and personal recovery. We will begin to work on your case the moment we are hired as your lawyers. We will work tirelessly to build a persuasive case that allows us to maximize the compensation you are awarded. Our work on your case will include the following steps.
We will meet with you to learn about your case and how we can help you get the money you deserve. The information we gather in this consultation will allow us to develop preliminary strategies and know where to start our investigation.
The information we uncover in our independent investigation will be the foundation for your legal case. During this process, we will review police reports, analyze existing evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts.
The vast majority of personal injury cases are settled in pre-trial negotiations. We will take the legal argument that we have developed specifically for your case and present it to the at-fault party (and/or their insurance company). This argument will be designed to maximize any settlement offers you receive.
Sometimes we are not satisfied with the settlement offers our clients receive and suggest taking the case to court. We are skilled trial attorneys and are not afraid to try your case before a jury. We know how to present your case in court in a way that will resonate with jurors. We are confident that if your case proceeds to court that we will come out on top.
Santa Clarita Personal Injury Practice Areas
For nearly two decades, our Santa Clarita personal injury attorneys have been fighting for injured accident victims in Los Angeles County. During this time, we have been able to recover life-changing settlements and awards for clients who have suffered injuries from;
- Car accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Slip and fall;
- Premises liability;
- Defective products;
- Dog Bites; and
Call us to learn more about how we can help you get the money you need after your Santa Clarita accident. No personal injury case is too small, so do not hesitate to contact us today.
How is Liability Determined in Personal Injury Lawsuits?
Most personal injury claims are based on the law of negligence. Negligence occurs when a person has a duty to act in some way, but fails to carry out that duty. If your negligence results in another person’s harm you can be financially responsible for those injuries.
Can you recover compensation if you suffer an injury in an accident for which you are partly responsible? Yes. In California, more than one person can be held responsible for an accident. As long as you are not determined to be solely responsible for the accident, you can seek compensation from other parties. However, your ability to recover damages will be limited because you also contributed to the accident. Any compensation you recover must be limited by the degree of fault you have for the accident.
For example, you are injured in a car accident and suffer $10,000 in related damages. It is determined that you are 40 percent responsible for causing the accident. You will be limited to recovering $6,000 in damages. ($10,000 reduced by 40% fault.)
What Should I Do After an Accident in Santa Clarita?
There are certain steps you can take after an accident to make sure that any future claims you file are successful. If you are involved in an accident in Santa Clarita you should:
See a doctor as soon as possible. Your health and safety should be your first priority, and the report that is generated from your visit will be important for your attorney.
Get a police report. A police report will document information and details that are likely to be lost over the span of a few weeks or months.
Don’t answer calls from insurance companies. Insurance companies will try to manipulate a stressful situation and get you to accept a lowball offer. Let your attorney handle any communication with the at-fault party and/or insurance company.
Contact a Santa Clarita personal injury lawyer. Hiring an attorney is the best decision you can make after you are injured in an accident. Personal injury claims can be time-consuming and complicated, and are best handled by a legal professional. We will make sure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
Experienced Santa Clarita Personal Injury Attorneys
Have you or someone you know recently suffered an injury in a Santa Clarita accident? The Citywide Law Group can help you hold the negligent party responsible while getting the money you need. There is a limited amount of time to act after your accident, so it is important to contact us as soon as you can.
We offer our legal services on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay us unless we are successful in recovering compensation in your case. This structure allows you to focus on your own recovery, saving your hard-earned money for medical bills, rent, food, and other necessities. Call us today to learn more about our Santa Clarita legal team.