Pomona Personal Injury
Protecting Rights and Interests with Pomona Personal Injury Lawyers
Nearly 900 people are injured or killed in car accidents in Los Angeles County annually. This includes people injured and killed in and around Pomona. Pomona personal injury lawyers can assist victims of car accidents in a number of different ways.Optimizing Compensation in a Car Accident Case
A key reason why a personal injury lawyer is invaluable is in regard to maximizing compensation in a car accident case. The specific facts of a car accident govern the type and amount an injured person may obtain in the way of compensation.
Typically, an injured person is able to seek compensation for pain and suffering and medical expenses arising from a car accident. In addition, an injured person may seek compensation for emotional distress and lost wages.
An injured person is not only entitled to seek compensation for current losses, but also for those which an accident victim might reasonably expect to face in the future. A personal injury lawyer can be instrumental in making the case for compensation for future compensation.
In addition to these types of compensation, an injured person may also obtain an award of punitive damages in a lawsuit. Punitive damages are awarded in situations in which a person who caused a car accident was particularly reckless. For example, if a person was texting at the time of a car accident, a judge might consider punitive damages suitable in a case.
Punitive damages are designed not only to provide additional compensation for egregious conduct but also to punish the individual responsible for the accident. A skilled personal injury attorney is in the best position to obtain punitive damages for a car accident victim.
Experienced Car Accident Lawyers
At El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, we stand up for people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents in Pomona and surrounding cities. We understand the catastrophic injuries that can result from a car crash.
We have over 30 years of combined experience in personal injury settlement and litigation, getting victims the settlement they deserve.
We conduct extensive detective work, locate new witnesses, check facts, and bring in experts if needed, and make sure to file your claim within the time limit allows by the law. We will let you know about your legal rights, your options and what to expect in moving forward with an insurance claim or lawsuit.
We’ll work on getting what you deserve after your accident while you focus on getting better.
Injuries Caused By Car Accidents
Our accident injury lawyers advise and represent clients who are suffering from the following kinds of injuries sustained in a car accident:
- Spinal cord injury
- Head trauma and Brain damage
- Neck and back injuries
- Trauma resulting in death
These injuries can affect every facet of a person’s life and have long-lasting effects. We are fully aware of the physical, emotional and financial burdens caused by car accident injuries.
Pomona Motorcycle and Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Over 30 motorcyclists, on average, are injured or killed in roadway accidents in and around Pomona annually, according to the California Office of Traffic Statistics. About 95 bicyclists are injured or killed on roadways in Pomona each year as well. Of the bicyclists injured or killed, approximately a dozen are under the age of 15.
Injuries associated with motorcycle and bicycle cases oftentimes are severe. The need for appropriate compensation for injuries, losses, and damages is crucial. Pomona motorcycle/bicycle accident lawyers provide assistance to injured people in a number of different ways. In the final analysis, personal injury lawyers typically are the primary reason appropriate compensation is obtained in a negligence case of any type, including those involving motorcycles and bicycles.
Compensation in Motorcycle and Bicycle Cases
Because of the nature of injuries in automobile collisions with motorcycles or bicycles, compensation in a number of areas usually is necessary. An injured person is likely to require what very well may amount to extensive medical care and treatment. Medical bills can mount quickly. Pomona motorcycle/bicycle accident lawyers can be of vital assistance to ensure that an injured person obtains proper compensation for existing or current, as well as future, medical bills and expenses.
Pain and suffering following a motorcycle or bicycle accident many times is profound. Moreover, pain and suffering after these types of accidents does not dissipate quickly. A skilled attorney strives to ensure that an injured individual receives comprehensive compensation for current and future pain and suffering.
Following an accident involving either type of bike, a victim of someone else’s negligence is likely to miss work and lose income. Even if a person is away from work for a fairly short period of time, lost wages can add up quickly. The typical person in this day and age is living paycheck to paycheck, or very close to that mark. Thus, even a relatively short-term dip in earnings can be catastrophic.
Pomona motorcycle/bicycle accident lawyers are adept at insuring that an injured person obtains full compensation for lost wages. In addition, a personal injury lawyer has the tenacity necessary to work to ensure that an injured person obtains appropriate compensation for future income losses.
Proving Negligence in a Car Accident Case
In order to prove some other person is negligent in causing an accident on a California roadway, a personal injury attorney needs to prove three legal elements in the case:
- duty of care
- breach of duty of care
- breach is proximate cause of accident and injuries
In a driving case, a motorist has the duty of care to operate is or her vehicle in a reasonably safe manner. A breach of that duty occurs when the driver engages in unsafe motoring, like driving through a stop sign. The breach is the proximate cause of an accident and injuries if it reasonably could be anticipated to occur. For example, driving through a stop sign reasonable could result in a collision with a vehicle that possessed the legal right-of-way.
Be Careful What You Say And Sign
Protect yourself. Whether or not you were hurt in a car crash, an insurance representative will likely reach out to you. Don’t say that the accident was your fault, even if you think it was.
Talk to a lawyer first if you are asked to provide a statement or share medical information. Knowing how to deal with insurance companies and their representatives can help protect your legal rights.
The insurance company wants to trip you up, hoping you’ll confuse the details of your story. They will use this against you later to deny your claim. Our team of highly experienced injury lawyers would review the request and issues involved first, to ensure you don’t sign away your rights or compromise your case.
Pursuing an Insurance Claim
Insurance claims are complicated, challenging matters. Pomona personal injury lawyers, like the legal team at the El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers, understand what steps and tactics are necessary to successfully pursue an insurance claim after a car accident.
Insurance companies are in business to make money for their shareholders. The objectives of an insurance company is not settle claims, but to contain claims, in order to increase the bottom line of the company.
An attorney understands when an insurance company engages in unfair and improper claims settlement practices. In addition, a lawyer understands what steps to take when he or she detects that improver activity is going on in relation to a car accident claim.
Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit
One primary area in which Pomona personal injury lawyers are vitally helpful is litigating a car accident case in court. One of the most complex areas of the law in the United States, including in the state of California, is personal injury. When it comes to personal injury law, there are an incredible number of nuances that only an experienced lawyer can fully understand.
The process of pursuing a car accident lawsuit begins with making sure that it is filed in court in a timely manner. A common mistake that a person without legal counsel makes in regard to a car accident case is missing the deadline to file a lawsuit.
California law includes what is known as a statute of limitations for personal injury cases. The statute of limitations establishes a specific deadline during which a car accident or other type of personal injury lawsuit must be filed. The allocated time period generally is two years from the date of the accident.
If an injured person misses the deadline established by the stature of limitations, an injured person is forever prevented from going to court to obtain compensation. There are very few exceptions to the rule, and only a skilled lawyer is able to mount an argument to permit pursuing a lawsuit outside the deadline established by law.
Hiring Pomona Personal Injury Lawyers
In order to best protect an injured person’s rights and interests following a car accident, a victim of someone else’s negligence needs to retain Pomona personal injury lawyers, like the legal team at the El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers.
An attorney from the El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers will schedule an initial consultation with an injured person to go over the circumstances of a case and evaluate the facts associated with an accident. There is no charge for this initial session with an experienced lawyer from the El Dabe Ritter Trial Lawyers.
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