We drive so much in Southern California that it’s easy to forget how dangerous driving can be. The truth is, car crashes aren’t just one cause of death in the United States — they are the leading cause of death for everyone between the ages of 3 and 33, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Car accidents cause wrongful deaths and serious, catastrophic personal injuries, including paralysis, brain damage and severe burns. They can also be very expensive, generating huge medical bills and other costs and taking breadwinners out of work for weeks or months — sometimes permanently.
A Riverside County automobile accident lawyer can help people who were thrown into this situation through no fault of their own. Under California law, the person or organization at fault for the accident is legally responsible for all of the resulting costs and injuries. Victims recover that compensation through an insurance claim, or, if necessary, through a car crash lawsuit. By making a legal claim, victims can claim damages not only for their financial costs, such as hospital bills and lost income, but also compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering. And studies have shown that victims who hire an attorney for that claim end up with more money than people without legal representation get.
Unfortunately, trouble with insurance sometimes makes the situation even worse. Auto insurance is supposed to help us pay the high cost of an accident — but because serious accidents can lead to expensive claims, some insurance companies are willing to bend the law to get out of paying what they owe. Accident victims may be misled into “admitting” that the accident was their own fault; pressured to accept a settlement that won’t cover their injuries; or strung along for months until they have missed the deadline to sue. If this happens to you, don’t hesitate to call a Riverside car accident attorney.
At our firm, we have more than 25 years of experience handling auto accident claims, including complex claims involving wrongful death or lifelong disability. In every case, our goal is to get our clients the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and damages. We’re proud to say that our policy of aggressive negotiation with insurance companies has resulted in settling 90% of our clients’ claims out of court, sparing our clients the stress of a trial. When necessary, however, we are fully prepared to go to court to get our clients the money they need to pay for medical care, support their families and eventually move on after a serious accident.
If you or a loved one was involved in a serious injury caused by someone else’s carelessness on the road, our law firm would like to help. To learn more at a free consultation, please contact us online or call us toll-free at 1-800-753-6997 today. We have Los Angeles car accident lawyers, Las Vegas accident attorneys, San Bernardino auto accident lawyers and Orange County car accident attorneys to better serve you.