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Riverside Personal Injury Lawyer

You shouldn’t be responsible for the mounting expenses of the serious injuries you suffered in an accident that was someone else’s fault. A Riverside injury lawyer can work with you to hold the responsible party accountable.

Being injured in an accident isn’t something you can really plan for. The vast majority of people are physically, mentally, and financially unprepared for a disaster to strike. When your involvement in an accident has a dramatic effect on life as you knew it, it’s time to seek the help of a Riverside personal injury lawyer.

At Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP, we put our personal injury law knowledge and experience to work for victims like you. If you work with us, we will examine your case to see whether it qualifies to be filed as a personal injury claim, determine who should be named as the liable party, and evaluate the true compensation you are entitled to. After that, we’ll fight for everything you’re owed.

Accidents That Lead to Personal Injury Claims

Essentially, any accident resulting in a significant injury because of someone else’s negligent or intentional actions can be classified as a personal injury claim in Riverside. A few of the types of accidents we see regularly include the following:

  • Dog Bites In the case of dog attacks, California follows a strict liability statute, meaning the owner of the dog can be found liable for the actions of the animal the very first time it hurts someone.
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions Any accident that involves a motor vehicle and another car, 18-wheeler, public transportation vehicle, pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcyclist would fall under this category.
  • Defective Products These accidents occur when a consumer is injured by a faulty or defective item. Cases involving product liability typically will place liability on one or more facilities in the product’s chain of distribution, from design to manufacturing to marketing.
  • Premises Liability If you are injured on someone else’s property through no fault of your own, premises liability would apply. Premises liability claims in Riverside often involve slip-and-fall accidents.
  • Unsafe Construction Sites or Work Environments When you are injured at work or on a construction site and workers compensation is not covering your damages adequately, you may be eligible to seek compensation through a Riverside personal injury claim.

If you have suffered an injury and aren’t sure whether your accident would be considered a personal injury case, contact a qualified Riverside accident injury lawyer at Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP. After reviewing the specifics of your case, we will be able to give you a better idea of how to move forward.

Serious Injuries and the Hardships They Cause

Accidents of almost all types can cause a wide range of injuries. Typically, the more serious your injuries are, the more compensation you are able to reasonably request in your claim. In particular, brain and spine injuries are some of the most life-threatening and impactful we have seen.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have effects in almost every aspect of your life. You could have problems doing little things you always used to do, such as feeding yourself or tying your shoes.

Other ways TBIs can influence you include an inability to express yourself through words, problems with recalling or forming new memories, and behavioral issues involving impulsivity or increased aggressiveness.

Another potentially severe consequence of an accident in Riverside is a spinal cord injury. These injuries can cause complete paralysis, partial paralysis, slipped discs, disc degeneration, a loss of sensation, and muscle weakness, as well as chronic pain.

These are only the most severe types of injuries. Some other injuries that can have a strong impact on your life include severe burns, damaged organs, and even mental health issues like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or anxiety.

We will use the documentation your physician provides to evaluate the total impact your injuries will have on your life. We will even be able to delay or cover your medical expenses until the case is resolved. A personal injury lawyer in Riverside will handle the logistics of your case so you are able to focus on recuperating and learning how to live your life again.

Who Is Responsible for Your Injuries?

The person or people to be held accountable for your damages in Riverside will vary based on the type of accident you were involved in. If you were involved in a motor vehicle collision, the other driver, the vehicle parts manufacturer, or a California governmental road authority may be investigated for fault.

As another example, defective product claims can name anyone in the chain of distribution as contributing to the fault of your accident.

If you were injured in a work accident, an outside third party or an employer or supervisor who acted in malice could be liable. And in premises liability cases, the property owner would face scrutiny if unsafe conditions on his or her property led to your injuries.

No matter what type of accident you were involved in, you shouldn’t be forced to cover the expenses stemming from your injuries if someone else caused them. That’s where the assistance of a Riverside personal injury claim lawyer can come in handy.

At Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP, we obtain all the evidence of your case by speaking with witnesses, examining police reports, and working with your medical team to determine the cause of your accident and who should be held responsible for negligence. You don’t have to figure all this out on your own. Leave the hard part to your attorney so you can better spend your time recovering.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

When you’ve been injured in an accident and decide to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party, you’ll likely find yourself dealing with insurance companies. In many cases, they are the ones who will pay out on your claim. But first, you have to prove that the insured was negligent. And insurers will likely fight your claim.

Why don’t they just take you at your word? Because they don’t want to pay out on insurance claims. When they have to pay you a settlement, they are losing money—money they’d much rather keep in their coffers. They will be looking for any and every way to deny your claim or reduce your claim’s value.

Here are a few of the tactics they may use to fight your claim:

  • Record your statement to use against you later
  • Threaten to take your case to court
  • Offer you a low settlement, hoping you’ll accept before you learn what your case is actually worth
  • Try to assign you fault or get you to admit to fault
  • Drag out the claim process because they know you need the money and they hope you’ll give in and accept a low payout
  • Deny your injuries or accuse you of making a fraudulent claim—a scare tactic

The Value of Your Riverside Personal Injury Claim

We will calculate the value of your Riverside injury claim by examining the extent of your injuries and how they will impact your life both in the present and the future.

Some of your damages could be of a monetary nature (economic), and some may be non-monetary (non-economic).

Monetary damages are the losses you’ve suffered financially, such as medical bills and missed wages from work. Non-monetary losses have more to do with the way this accident has changed your life, including any lost opportunities, mobility problems, or the emotional suffering you’ve been forced to endure.

Some of the damages we consider in this calculation include the following, depending on the details unique to your claim:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Emotional trauma
  • Hospital stay
  • Prescription medications
  • Accommodations to property for medical equipment
  • Medical equipment (such as a wheelchair)
  • Punitive damages

The type of accident you were involved in will also help determine what damages you should recover. For instance, if you were in a motor vehicle accident, we would include the cost of replacing or repairing your vehicle in your claim.

Your personal injury lawyer in Riverside will work alongside your team of medical professionals when determining the total impact your injuries will have on your life. Once a determination has been made, we will negotiate with the insurer or other liable party and name your requested compensation amount in your personal injury claim.

Riverside Personal Injury FAQ

Remember—your attorney from our firm is happy to help you understand how the personal injury process works, and we’ll do whatever we can to put your mind at ease. You can concentrate on getting over your injuries and getting on with your life. We will focus on obtaining the compensation you need to pay for your losses.

Questions and concerns may still be swirling around in your mind, making the whole situation seem more overwhelming than it really is. To give you a jumping-off point, we’ve listed a few questions and answers below.

How long do I have to file a Riverside personal injury claim?

In California, the time frame you have to file a personal injury claim, known as the statute of limitations, is two years from the date of the injury. If the injury was not discovered right away, then you have one year from the date of the discovery. Don’t delay filing your case. The more time passes, the more likely evidence will be lost.

I can’t afford an attorney. What can I do?

If you can’t afford an attorney, you’re in luck. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. That means we will work out an agreement with you that you won’t pay for our services until after we’ve won your case. Additionally, we can often get medical payments delayed until you’ve received compensation.

Should I speak with insurance companies if they call?

Insurance companies aren’t on your side. They don’t want to pay you because they lose money. There’s really no reason to talk with them. They will try to use your statements against you or try to get you to admit to fault, which could lower the value of your claim. Your lawyer can speak with them on your behalf.

Can I file a personal injury claim on my own?

Theoretically, yes. However, the benefits of having a personal injury attorney to represent you can easily outweigh the costs of hiring one. Your attorney will do most of the work while you focus on recovering from your injuries. Our office will investigate your case, determine and prove fault, negotiate with insurers, and go to court if needed.

Can I file a personal injury case on behalf of a child?

You can. Your child would be entitled to most of the same damages an adult would be eligible for, such as medical bills, pain and suffering, caregiving expenses, loss of the enjoyment of life, and more. In many cases, your child can be compensated for how this accident will affect his or her growth and future wage-earning capacity.

Get Help from a Riverside Personal Injury Attorney

Any accident and resulting injury caused by the negligence of another person should not go unpunished. At Dickson Kohan & Bablove, LLP, we hold your safety and wellbeing in the highest regard. We go above and beyond to obtain full compensation for our recovering clients so they can have the peace of mind and justice they deserve.

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Riverside personal injury lawyer, simply fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page or give us a call at 1-844-404-2400.