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Filing a Personal Injury Claim in California

No one expects to be involved in an accident or injured because of someone else’s actions. Unfortunately, these things happen all the time. While you cannot always predict when an accident may occur, you can seek justice when another person or party’s negligent or wrongful conduct leaves you dealing with serious injuries and damages.

At KJT Law Group, we are passionate about standing up for the rights of the injured. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers can help you understand your legal options and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. You should not have to deal with mounting medical bills, lost wages, and immense pain and suffering on your own. Our team is here to help you hold the liable party accountable and secure the recovery you need to heal and move forward with your life. We utilize every tool possible to defend the lives, rights, and property of our clients.

Injury Cases Our Team Handles in Los Angeles

If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, a personal injury lawyer in LA can explain your legal options to you. Depending on the circumstances around your injury, you may be entitled to compensation. 

Personal injury law encompasses many types of injuries and accident situations. Each kind of personal injury has its own rules and procedures as well as applicable state laws. Below is a list of personal injury areas KJT Law Group can help you with.

Auto Accidents

Car accidents in Los Angeles are very common. With dense, bumper-to-bumper traffic and millions of people who commute each day, it’s no surprise so many car accidents happen. If you are involved in an LA traffic accident, you may not be sure what to do.

Trying to prove someone else was responsible for your injuries can be difficult. A Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can investigate the accident scene, gather witness testimony, and build a solid foundation for your case. Armed with this knowledge, we can approach the insurance representatives of the negligent driver. Many traffic accident claims are settled out of court. 

Very often, the insurance representatives for the other party may attempt to offer you a settlement that is far lower than your case’s actual worth. The representatives for the other side may even try to convince you the accident was your fault. The stress of dealing with the fallout of such an accident can be too much to bear.

Uber & Lyft Accidents

Were you injured by a Lyft or Uber driver? Lyft and Uber accidents in Los Angeles can sometimes be confusing. The rules both companies have regarding their drivers can make what seems like an open and shut case very difficult. While rideshare companies do carry liability insurance, their policies often put the responsibility for your accident squarely on the driver.

Was the Uber driver on duty at the time of the accident? Was the driver looking at their smartphone when the accident happened? Lyft and Uber drivers may also act negligently or break traffic laws to more quickly get from one destination to the other. Breaking these laws puts people like you at risk.

A Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can investigate the details of your accident. Knowing who to seek financial compensation from for your injuries will take away one hurdle in your pursuit of justice. 

Catastrophic Injury

Some personal injury accidents in or around Los Angeles are catastrophic because of their seriousness. A catastrophic accident is one that leaves the victim with severe impairments and disability. Many catastrophic injuries are also never expected to heal.

Catastrophically injured victims will need immediate medical care to survive. In most cases, they will also need long-term care to go on with life. These are large burdens that should be covered by those responsible. If you or a loved one suffered catastrophic injuries due to the fault of another person or entity, you may be looking at insurmountable medical bills, loss of the ability to provide and care for your loved ones, and much more. Your entire life will likely be very different moving forward.

You may be eligible for economic and non-economic damages related to the accident. Economic damages could include any medical bills stemming from treatment for your injuries. This may also include your loss of wages if you are never able to return to work.

Bike Accidents

Many motorists in and around Los Angeles do not look for bicycles when driving. Because the person riding the bicycle is so much smaller than any motor vehicle, it is easy for a distracted driver to miss seeing a bicycle.

Because riding a bicycle offers little to no protection, traffic accidents involving bicycles in Los Angeles can be very serious. Victims of bicycle accidents may require extensive medical care to treat their injuries. Just because a bicycle is not a motor vehicle does not absolve Los Angeles drivers from their responsibility to keep the people around them safe.

Motorcycle Accidents

Many motorcycle riders know that motor vehicle drivers do not respect their right to be on the road. Many motorists see a motorcycle rider and feel they are needlessly putting themselves at risk. These drivers may not take care to look for motorcycles when changing lanes on busy Los Angeles freeways.

Motorcycle riders are at risk of serious or catastrophic injury in traffic accidents. Riders may be thrown great distances during an accident. If you suffer a motorcycle accident, you may suffer from road rash, concussions, scrapes, broken bones, or even death.

You don’t deserve to have your right to enjoy the open road taken away by negligent drivers. Our attorneys can investigate your accident, obtain traffic camera footage, speak to witnesses, and help determine your next best legal steps.

Pedestrian Accidents

Traffic accidents involving pedestrians in Los Angeles can also be devastating. If you were struck by a car while walking, you may have suffered serious injuries. You likely will have a long recovery time. Your medical bills may be mounting as you are off work recovering from your ordeal. Whether the accident was caused by driver distraction, carelessness, or other factors, they could be liable for your losses. 

You should not have to deal with the stress, fear, and uncertainty from the fallout of such a harrowing ordeal. A Los Angeles personal injury attorney can help you determine the value of your case and file the necessary paperwork to bring a case against the negligent party responsible for your injuries.

Truck Accidents

If you are injured by a negligent truck driver or their employer, you can recover compensation. However, this can be difficult to do alone as truck accidents are often more complex than a standard car accident. 

Our team knows how to gather the evidence necessary to prove your case. This process may include drafting a spoliation letter, which requests the trucking company preserve any evidence it may have. Evidence the trucking company may have includes the driver’s hours of service logs, personnel files, past drug and alcohol test results, accident reports, and maintenance reports.

Slip and Fall Injuries

When you are on someone else’s property, the owner has a legal right to see to your safety. You deserve to be made aware of any tripping hazards, wet floors, or uneven terrain. Slip and fall accidents can lead to a wide variety of injuries from minor to very severe.

The challenge with some slip and fall accidents is determining who is responsible for your injuries. If you fell in a store, is the manager on duty responsible for your safety? Is the building’s owner? If you were injured on public or government-owned property, who do you turn to for your compensation?

Slip and fall accidents can be very complex. Without knowing who to turn to for help, you may be stuck with expensive medical bills and lost wages. Depending on the extent of your injuries, your life may never be the same. 

Wrongful Death

Suffering through the death of a loved one is devastating. The changes in the lives of the surrounding family members are massive and heartbreaking. If someone close to you lost their life due to someone else’s carelessness, you may not be sure what to do. However, you and your family could have a right to seek justice. 

While money cannot bring the person back, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the liable party. You could recover damages for your loved one’s necessary medical care, funeral expenses, your pain and suffering, and more. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can help you through this troubling time with sensitivity and compassion.

Dog Bites

A dog’s owner is responsible for keeping their dog leashed or at heel wherever this is required. Dog bites may be covered by the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance. Because not every homeowner’s insurance policy covers dog bites, it can be difficult to know where to turn if you or a loved one was attacked by a dog. 

Our personal injury attorneys in LA can investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident. We can look into the history of the owner and the dog to find out if any other attacks occurred. 

Bus Accidents

If you were injured in a bus accident, you may have suffered injuries worse than most other traffic accidents. Because buses are so much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles, injuries can be more severe.

Knowing who to seek justice from in bus accidents can be difficult. Is the driver responsible? Did the bus company neglect regular maintenance on the bus, making it more dangerous? Was the bus recently repaired with faulty parts? A personal injury attorney in LA can help you find out who is responsible for your accident.

Common Injuries Our Team Sees in LA Accidents

Our team has seen all types of injuries in our time as accident attorneys. Common injuries we help clients recover compensation for include:

  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Amputation
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Burns and road rash
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Internal injuries

Important Information About Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States. In 2020, the City of Los Angeles had a population of 3,898,747, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Because Los Angeles is a dense city with major traffic, entertainment and nightlife, and other urban activities, people in the city could face dangers in many locations. 

Traffic Accident Statistics for Los Angeles

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the mean travel time to work was 31.9 minutes for all workers over 16 years of age. This extended amount of time can increase the potential for car accidents. 

In 2015, the Vision Zero initiative was launched to reduce traffic-related deaths in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department’s numbers show the initiative has not succeeded in lowering the number of traffic deaths, however. The year 2021 saw approximately 289 people killed in traffic accidents—up by more than 20% from the previous year. (Los Angeles Times)

Traffic accidents involving vehicles of all kinds are a leading cause of preventable death across the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the overall traffic death rate is lower than 20 years ago. However, it is still high enough to be a concern for anyone living in LA.

Los Angeles Court Services

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Let KJT Law Group Be Your Legal Resource in LA

Our team handles cases on a contingency-fee basis. You owe us nothing up front and you pay us nothing unless and until you recover compensation. You pay our attorney’s fees out of the settlement or award you receive at the end of your case. There is no risk when you enlist our services.

If you or someone you love was injured due to another person’s negligence, contact KJT Law Group at (818) 507-8525 for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

If you or someone you love was injured due to another person’s negligence, contact KJT Law Group at (818) 507-8525 for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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