FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A PERSONAL INJURY CASE IN CALIFORNIA?
If you have suffered personal injuries as a result of the negligence of another person or persons, a business, manufacturer, or state or governmental agency you may be entitled to a monetary recovery from the negligent third party monetary compensation. If you are still unsure as to whether you may or may not have a
personal injury case against a third party please call our
Ontario California personal injury lawyer today for a FREE consultation. During our FREE consultation our
San Bernardino personal injury lawyer will be able the asses whether you have legal rights against the third party.
WHAT TYPES OF CASES DO YOU HANDLE?
We handle every type of personal injury case. Over the years we have handled everything from car accident cases to drug manufacturing defect and product liability cases. If you believe you have suffered a personal injury or if you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another it is probably a
personal injury case that we can represent you or your loved on in.
DO I NEED TO HAVE MONEY TO GET REPRESENTATION?
No. We do not ask for any money up front and we do not charge our clients a retainer fee or any other type of fee. In most cases our personal injury law office will advance all court and litigation fees. If there is a settlement or judgment in your personal injury case we will then subtract out
HOW DO PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS GET PAID?
We are contingency lawyers, which means that we will not get paid unless you are successful with your personal injury matter. Success would mean that you receive a settlement or judgment in your favor. If we are not successful in your personal injury matter you owe us nothing.
DO YOU HANDLE WORK RELATED ACCIDENTS?
Most work related injuries will be workers compensation claims. However, we do accept personal injury cases that are the result of third party negligence. By way of example, if a construction worker was struck and injured while working at a job site by another contractor then this would be a work related injury accident that we would accept.
WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR PERSONAL INJURY MATTERS IN CALIFORNIA?
You or your personal injury lawyer has two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. Of course, most plaintiffs do not have to wait two years to receive monetary compensation for their personal injuries as most
California personal injury lawsuits are resolved prior to filing a lawsuit. However, even though California law provides a two (2) year statute on any personal injury matter you should not wait to hire a personal injury lawyer. Most, if not all,
personal injury matters will require medical treatment. If you wait months and even years to receive treatment you may be hurting the merits of your
personal injury matter. Call our
Inland Empire personal injury lawyer today to discuss you
personal injury options.
HOW LONG WILL MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE TAKE TO RESOLVE?
It is hard to say how long it will take to resolve your personal injury lawsuit as every personal injury case is unique. Typically, most personal injury cases are presented for settlement purposes to the insurance companies of the negligent party after your medical treatment is complete. I have had
personal injury matters settle within a couple of months to some that have gone on for years.
WHAT IS MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH?
The value of any personal injury matter will be dependent on several factors such the liability of the parties, nature of the injuries, amount of past medical bills, future medical bills including long term care, and lost wages. Once these amounts are determined our personal injury lawyer will be able to provide you with an amount we believe your case is worth. If you currently have a
personal injury matter please call our
personal injury lawyer today for a FREE case consultation.
ARE YOU LOCATED IN THE INLAND EMPIRE?
Yes, unlike most personal injury lawyers that advertise on the Internet and the yellow pages we are actually a
Inland Empire Personal Injury Law Firm. Many if not most of the personal injury lawyers that you see in advertising are not located in the Inland Empire. In fact, all they have is a satellite or virtual office and their main office is in downtown Los Angeles, which means you will probably never met your attorney or ever talk to them directly. You will be required to go to them for meetings about your personal injury case. If you retain our
personal injury services you will met me directly at our personal injury law offices in Ontario California and we will never require you to travel outside of the Inland Empire and in most cases we can come to you.
I DONT HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE.. HOW DO I GET MEDICAL CARE AFTER AN ACCIDENT?
If you have been involved in a car accident,
truck accident, or
motorcycle accident and you don't have medical insurance it would be wise to contact a local
personal injury lawyer in your area. Our
Inland Empire personal injury lawyer can assist you in receiving the medical care you require after sustaining
personal injuries even if you don't have medical insurance. Medical treatment after any type of
personal injury accident is very important. You cannot hesitate or wait for medical care you must be treated immediately. If you have been injured in a accident and you font have medical insurance please call our
Ontario California personal injury lawyer today. Even if you have private medical insurance you will still need to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your treatment options.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A INJURY ACCIDENT?
If you have been involved in a San Bernardino car accident,
truck accident, or
motorcycle accident you should always call local law enforcement or California Highway Patrol after an accident. You should document as much of the accident as you can through eyewitness testimony and pictures. You should gather the insurance information of all the parties involved as well. If you were injured in a location that you were visiting like a retail location you should ask to fill out a incident report. Finally, you should seek medical care immediately after your injury and always consult with a
Ontario California personal injury lawyer to discuss your
personal injury rights and the possibility of recovery from the negligent party.
DO I NEED A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER AFTER AN ACCIDENT?
You should always have someone on your side and there is no better person than a experienced personal injury lawyer. The insurance companies have legions of adjusters and lawyers on their side and they are hoping to take advantage of you or your loved one simply based on your experience and lack of knowledge when it comes to the personal injuries and or even a
wrongful death case. Think about it this way, if you don't hire a
personal injury lawyer and the insurance company does not offer you what you believe you are entitled to or the insurance company denies liability all together then what will you do? You only have one options and that option is to file a lawsuit against the negligent driver, which of course you will need an attorney for. If you want to maximize your
personal injury recovery and get the money you deserve you will need to have a personal injury lawyer on your side.
WHAT IF I HAVE SUFFERED INJURIES AND THE OTHER DRIVER OR NEGLIGENT PERSON DOES NOT HAVE INSURANCE?
If you have been injured in a California car accident,
motorcycle accident, or
pedestrian accident you are probably looking at the negligent party to make an insurance claim. Well, unfortunately some California drivers do not carry mandatory auto insurance. However, there is a solution to this problem. Your own insurance may be used to cover your
personal injury claims if you have uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage will allow you to use your own automobile insurance to cover your personal injury claims. Please note that not everyone has this type of coverage as it is optional for most drivers so you should consult a local personal injury lawyer to discuss your personal injury claims and whether uninsured motorist coverage can be used in your specific circumstances.