You are driving your vehicle to work in the morning and suddenly you are struck from behind by another motorist traveling at 60 miles per hour. You immediately suffer from shock and can’t move your body. Over the next few days your pain level increases. This is a common occurrence on the roads of Riverside County. In fact, every year more than 20,000 individuals suffer injuries in auto accidents on the roads of Riverside. Many are left holding the bag incurring mounting medical bills and property damage while not being able to work. Insurance companies are supposed to be there to provide victims with the financial restitution they are entitled to. Unfortunately however insurance companies fail to provide victims of auto accidents with the compensation they are deserve. These companies are huge corporations that have an incentive to maximize their profits. To do that, they will do anything possible to get away with not paying you. In times of need, legal representation can be the only way you can receive the just recovery for the damage you have suffered.
About Us:We are a personal injury law firm with the experience, knowledge and resources to provide you with the legal representation needed to maximize your recovery. We offer VIP service for all our clients including transportation to and from medical appointments, help with property damage and vehicle issues, and medical doctors who will provide medical treatment at no upfront cost. To learn about what we can do to help, contact our law offices. All consultations and case reviews are provided by our Riverside car accident attorneys free of charge.
Categories of Auto Accident We Take On:
As a result of our years of exclusive experience in the field of personal injury we are able to represent victims in numerous types traffic accidents including:
Common Injuries Following an Auto Accident:
There are numerous injuries which can befall a victim of an auto accident. Based on an in-depth review of our prior cases, we have compiled a detailed list of the most common injuries caused by auto accidents.
Steps to follow after an Auto Accident:
Victims of auto accident should follow these steps in order to protect their right to financial recovery for the damages they have suffered. But we do realize that some victims may not follow all steps, perhaps due to being misinformed or being in a state of shock after the accident. Please note that these steps should be taken in an ideal situation. However, not taking all the steps does not necessarily ruin your case. Please contact our Riverside lawyers for a free consultation.
Do I Have a Case – Factors Which Are Significant in Determining the Viability of Your Claim:
There are several important factors which require evaluation in order to determine the viability of your case.
Proving Your Case in the Court of Law:
Most auto accident claims are predicated on proving negligence against the at fault party. There are four elements which are required in order to establish negligence based caused of action.
Value of My Case – Recovery Available For Victims:
The potential settlement value of your case is based on the damages you have suffered, the amount of insurance coverage available and the percentage of liability attributed to the at fault party. There are several categories of damages available for victims of auto accidents under California state tort laws.
Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim – Recovery for the death of a loved one in car accidents:
Unfortunately many victims succumb to their injuries following an auto accident leaving family members bereaved and in deep psychological anguish. What’s more, loved ones of the deceased experience severe financial difficulties because of their dependence on the victim’s earnings. The state of California allows for certain family members of the deceased to file a claim in civil court for monetary recovery. Spouses and surviving children of the deceased have an absolute right to file a wrongful death action. In cases where there are no surviving children and no surviving spouse, parents of the person who died may be able to file a claim if they were in any way financially dependent on their child. Domestic partners are able to file claims against the at fault party as well.
Recovery Available Under California Wrongful Death Laws:
Claimants in wrongful death cases are able to receive recovery for any financial losses they have incurred including hospital costs, funeral costs and the loss of the deceased victim’s earnings. Additionally, claimants can be awarded monetary recovery for the loss of the deceased individual’s companionship, love, nurturing, guardianship, support and loss of friendship.
Statute of Limitations – Timing Deadline for Filing an Auto Accident Lawsuit in California
Claimants who are not able to resolve their claim with an insurance adjuster must file a lawsuit in civil court in order to receive recovery. In the state of California a victim of personal injury has two years from the date of the accident resulting in the harm suffered. There are cases where the statute of limitations may differ. For example in cases involving government vehicle, victims have 6 months from the date of loss to file an administrative claim. Once the administrative claim is rejected, a victim will have another 6 months from the date of the rejection of the government claim to file a lawsuit in the court of law. Exceptions to the two year statute: In certain cases courts will grant the tolling of a statute allowing victims file a valid complaint despite the end of the two year statute. A list of some of those exceptions is provided here:
What is the Cost of Hiring an Attorney:
Many injured victims of auto accidents do not seek out help on their case because of the seemingly high costs of legal representation. Many law firms ask their clients for retainer fees amounting to thousands of dollars. Our law firm works exclusively on a contingency fee basis no matter what type of persona l injury case you may have. A contingency fee agreement stipulates that a client will not have to pay for any legal costs or fees out of pocket. Payment will be made to us directly from the recovery achieved. If we cannot win your case you will owe us nothing.
Free Legal Consultation Available:
If you have any further legal questions or if you would like to receive a second opinion on your case, contact our law offices. All legal case reviews are conducted by our experienced Riverside accident lawyers free of charge.
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Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients in multiple fields of personal injury including auto accidents, dog bites, slip and falls and more. See here for a list of our recent settlements.
Our law firm is guided by the principle of our founding partners, “treat every client like family, fight for their rights and afford them the utmost level of respect”. Every employee at out firm lives by these principles.
Our firm will handle your case from A-Z; we will provide you with medical care with no out of pocket costs and transportation. Each and every one of our clients has the direct cell phone number of their attorney. You can contact us 24/7.