Lancaster, which was once a small town devastated by drought conditions, is now a thriving hub of California. 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, Lancaster is now home to more than 168,000 Californians, making it the largest city in the Antelope Valley and the 31st largest city in the state of California. It is home to many employees who commute to and from Edwards Air Force Base and multinational defense contracting companies including BAE, Lockheed, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman. As Lancaster’s popularity and population grow, so do the prevalence of accidents and personal injury.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you have been injured in an accident it is important to speak with a qualified Lancaster personal injury attorney immediately. The attorneys at Joshua W. Glotzer, APC have over 50 years of combined experience helping personal injury victims recover the compensation they deserve and require. You will undoubtedly have questions after your accident including who you can sue for damages and how much you may be able to recover.
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling personal injury claims in the greater Antelope Valley area and are ready to answer any burning questions you may have. When you contact our office for a free consultation we will review the details of your claim, explain your legal rights, and determine which party(ies) may be liable. Our experience and understanding of the greater Antelope Valley area allow us to offer legal representation tailored to each individual case.
Recovering Compensation for Injuries
We have helped accident victims recover millions in compensation of the following:
- Brain Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
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Many Lancaster personal injury lawsuits will require negotiating with and fighting for compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. Insurance companies pose a threat to personal injury victims ability to fully recover the compensation they require to recover in the wake of an accident. These companies are in the business of minimizing payouts, and making them pay requires the efforts of a knowledgeable accident attorney.
The attorneys at Joshua W. Glotzer, APC understand the tricks and tactics insurance companies will employ to minimize payouts. We have extensive experience fighting for – and success in recovering – proper compensation from stingy insurance companies. Past successes, an understanding of the motives and behaviors of insurers, and a thorough understanding of California personal injury laws allow us to offer unparalleled legal representation in Lancaster.
We Don’t Get Paid Until You Do
At Joshua W. Glotzer, APC we understand the significant financial ramifications an accident and injury can impose. Unexpected medical expenses, rehabilitation, and lost wages can drain savings quickly, and the thought of adding attorney’s fees into the mix can seem overwhelming.
To assist our clients without imposing additional financial stressors, we offer our legal services on a contingency basis. This means that unless – and until – we recover compensation on your behalf we get paid nothing. Our priority is for our clients to recover from their injuries. Working on a contingency basis allows clients to focus on their recovery while we do the heavy legal lifting to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation.
If you are injured in an accident in Lancaster you may be able to recover damages including, but not limited to:
- Past and future medical expenses;
- Past and future lost wages;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental anguish; and
- Loss of consortium or companionship.
How Long Do You Have To Bring a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
As with every state in the U.S., the state of California has enacted laws which govern the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit against a negligent driver for your injuries.
These time limits are known as statutes of limitations, and in the state of California, the statutes for filing a personal injury lawsuit are found in California Code of Civil Procedures, Section 335.1. These statutes allow two years from the time of the injury to file a lawsuit. California Code of Civil Procedures, Section 338 governs the time limits for filing a property damage lawsuit, and allow three years from the time of the accident.
Damages Available Following an Accident
Typical damages you may be able to collect following an accident include:
- Past and future medical expenses related to the accident;
- Past and future lost wages related to the accident;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental anguish, and
- Loss of consortium or companionship.
If a loved one was killed in the accident, you may be able to recover through a wrongful death action.
What If You Were Partly Responsible For The Accident?
California is considered a pure comparative negligence state, meaning you can recover compensation from any at-fault party, however your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
As an example, if the person who hit you was traveling 75 mph in a 35 mph residential zone, he or she is obviously at fault, however, if you ran a red light and that’s when you were hit, you may be at fault for a certain percentage of the accident, and your compensation will be reduced by that percentage.
Lancaster, CA Accidents
The California Traffic Census Program estimates that nearly 2.1 million miles are driven on the streets of Lancaster each day. Accidents – and resulting injuries – are inevitable with so many drivers on the road. In 2014, 1,245 Lancaster accidents resulted in injuries and/or fatalities. Of those accidents 40 involved motorcycles, 46 involved pedestrians, 11 involved bicyclists, 103 were speed related, 83 occurred at night, and 76 were of a hit and run nature. Lancaster police executed 232 DUI arrests and 112 accidents involved alcohol use in some way. Injuries from these accidents can be significant and life-altering. A skilled accident attorney can help victims of accidents recover compensation for their injuries.
Contact an Experienced Lancaster Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a Lancaster accident one of your first calls should be to an experienced Lancaster personal injury attorney. The longer you wait to call an attorney the harder it may be to successfully recover compensation. Evidence, eye-witnesses, and memories may fade or disappear with time, so it is incredibly important to have an attorney begin an investigation as soon as possible after an accident. Your attorney will review police reports, interview witnesses, correspond with insurance companies, and develop a legal case to recover compensation for your injuries.
At Joshua W. Glotzer, APC, our attorneys are ready to help you begin your fight for compensation from the at-fault party and/or their insurance company. When you contact us we will review the details of your case, explain your legal rights, and determine the best course of legal action. Time is of the essence, so call us today for your free, no-commitment legal consultation today.
Visit our Lancaster, CA Personal Injury Office
Joshua W. Glotzer, APC has opened a Lancaster, CA office. We are located at 42156 10th Street West, #204
Lancaster, CA 93534, and can be reached at (661) 269-6165.
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