We fight for you like we would for our own family
Are you looking for a personal injury lawyer in Riverside? If so, you have come to the right place. We have helped many people who have been injured in Riverside area accident and wrongful death cases. We are proud of the cases we have won for our clients because it means we are helping families to recover from unfortunate situations. The settlements we have negotiated and the verdicts that juries have awarded our clients have gone a long way in repairing and rebuilding lives affected by serious injuries and preventable tragedies. But as much as we are proud of the cases we have won, we are equally proud of the greater role we have played in preventing accidents through fostering accountability and bettering the role of the civil justice system in our society. Historically, the criminal courts are responsible for enforcing the law and setting the consequences for wrongdoers. But today, we understand that we also have a role in this endeavor. We believe that responsibility and accountability are words that are often used but not followed in today’s society. Accepting responsibility means not only stating that someone is at fault but also not relying upon frivolous defenses and hiring paid doctors to testify the people you’ve harmed are not actually harmed.
It’s unfortunate that bad accidents happen to good people, but that’s exactly what happens everyday in Riverside County. Whether it’s a distracted driver responsibile for a car crash or a company who sold a dangerous product that caused injury, our attorneys can help. We handle all areas of personal injury law and are ready to help you if you are in need of a Riverside accident lawyer.
A Law Firm for Victims of Serious Injury
Serious injuries have life-long implications. Our lawyers know how much physical, emotional and financial pain a serious injury or a loved one’s death can cause you, your family and close loved ones. We have dedicated our careers to representing victims of all types of serious and catastrophic injury and wrongful death. With unique knowledge and expertise that sets us apart from other law firms, we often take on injury cases considered to be especially difficult or complex. If you or a loved one is facing physical, emotional and financial challenges from an accident where someone is not willing to take responsibility or accountability, then please contact us to see how we can help you.
Finding the Right Personal Injury Lawyer
There are many law firms to choose from when trying to find the right attorney to handle their case. Choosing the right attorney can not only be the difference between winning and losing, but it can also play a big part in the amount of money that you can recover. For example, most attorneys will try to settle all of the injury cases that come in the door for the fastest payout. While getting paid as soon as possible may seem attractive, it can also be costly because it can mean you do not receive a fair settlement offer from the insurance company. If you hire an attorney that rarely goes to trial, the insurance company knows that and they will offer substantially less to clients represented by a law firm that attempts to settle on a regular basis. However, the insurance company takes an entirely different tune when dealing with a law firm that will take a case to trial because they are fearful of losing and paying substantially more.
PERSONAL INJURY CASE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
After suffering an injury from someone else's negligence, you most likely have dozens of questions running through your mind. A Riverside personal injury attorney can help you answer these questions, guiding you through the legal process and making your experience as smooth as possible. Here are four popular questions we commonly receive at Estey Bomberger, LLP and the answers we give our clients.
How Much Compensation Might I Receive?
This is often the first question we receive during client consultations. Unfortunately, we cannot give you an answer to this question until you schedule your own consultation and we get the details of your accident. While we can’t give you exact amounts here, we can give you an idea of what damages a lawsuit will offer compensation. Successful personal injury claims can lead to compensation such as:
- Past and future medical bills
- Payment for temporary or permanent disability
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress or mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Lost quality of life
- Property damage
Every personal injury case is different. We’ve obtained settlement worth millions from a wide variety of cases, including sexual abuse, truck accidents, brain injury, broken bones, car accidents, aviation disasters, construction accidents, wrongful death and much more. To see a sampling of the compensation some of our clients have won, visit our results page.
What Can I Do to Help My Case?
There are many things a plaintiff can do from the date of the injury onward to speed up a lawsuit or improve his/her chances of obtaining compensation. The most important thing for you to do is to recover from your injury. It’s your responsibility to seek medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident and follow the doctor’s treatment orders exactly. The law requires you to mitigate your damages, meaning to improve your physical condition as much as you can. Otherwise, the defense can argue that you caused your own worsening condition.
What Will My Lawyer Do to Handle My Case?
A skilled an experienced PI attorney will do everything necessary to bring your claim and handle litigation on your behalf. This may include:
- Helping you understand your rights and legal options
- Attempting to obtain a satisfactory settlement from an insurance company prior to going to trial
- Filing a personal injury claim with the civil courts
- Notifying the defendant(s) of intent to file
- Investigating the details of the injury
- Gathering witness statements and police reports
- Visiting the scene of the accident
- Reviewing applicable federal, state, and local laws
- Reviewing all medical reports
- Putting together a case on your behalf
- Representing you in front of a judge and/or jury
Your lawyer will manage different tasks according to the details of your case. A good lawyer will keep you informed throughout the entire process, including giving you updates regarding the status of your lawsuit.
Do All Personal Injury Cases End in Lawsuits?
Often, insurance companies try to convince injured parties to settle for much less than they could receive with a lawsuit. This is often the reality with medical malpractice cases. A competent attorney may negotiate a satisfactory settlement outside of the courtroom, but there are circumstances when a lawsuit is inevitable, such as:
- The insurance company is unwilling to voluntarily pay what you and your lawyer have asked for in compensation.
- The insurance company is denying liability or asserting that you or a third party has partial liability for your injuries.
- The insurance company does not believe you have an injury or downplays the extent of your injuries.
In these situations, an attorney will go to court to defend your rights and strive to obtain the compensation your injuries deserve. Contact us today for more information and answers to specific case questions.