Riverside Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents killed and injured 2,651 people in Riverside, California in 2015. Negligent drivers, dangerous roads, and auto part defects cause the majority of serious car crashes. At Bentley & More LLP, our Riverside car accident lawyers can help victims and their family members fight for fair compensation for related medical bills, lost wages, physical pain, and emotional suffering. Contact us today to learn more about civil actions during a free car accident consultation.
Car Accident Laws in Riverside and California
You must file your car accident claim within two years of your car accident for the courts to hear your case in California (three years if you’re only seeking property damage recovery). California is a comparative negligence state, meaning your own percentage of fault for the accident could limit your recovery. Hiring a lawyer to argue your side of things can help you maximize your compensation. Wearing a seatbelt is mandatory in California, as the Sheriff of Riverside County reminded citizens in a recent public service announcement. Failing to wear a seatbelt could reduce your recovery for car accident injuries.
Types of Injuries in a Car Accident
Injuries in a car accident can range from cuts and scrapes to permanent spinal cord injuries. The speed, severity, and circumstances of the accident can determine the types of injuries. Some of the most common we see at Bentley & More LLP include:
- Broken bones
- Head and brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Contact an attorney if you or someone you love suffered catastrophic or long-term injuries in a Riverside car accident. You deserve excellent legal representation. The more severe your damages, the greater the compensation award. Our firm can help you get the most for your claim.
Damages You Can Recover in a California Car Accident
California car accident claims give victims the opportunity to recover monetary awards for their crash-related damages. “Damages” can refer to a variety of losses the wreck caused to the claimant. Victims can seek recovery for their past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, attorney’s fees, rental car costs, mental anguish, lost quality of life, and more in California. Wrongful death car accident claims can result in loss of consortium damages, funeral costs, and burial expenses.
What to Do After an Accident
Bentley & More LLP recommends that all car crash victims seek immediate medical attention for their injuries after a wreck. Then, collect information about your crash such as the name of the other driver, photographs of the incident, and the police report number. Call a lawyer once you’ve gotten medical care and compiled information about your accident. Our accident attorneys are always available to discuss your rights and options after a Riverside car accident – for free during your initial consultation.
Why Do You Need a Car Accident Lawyer?
A car accident attorney can make a big difference in the outcome of your Riverside car accident claim. Crash victims in Riverside County may not know how to go up against insurance companies in pursuit of full financial recovery. Insurance companies don’t have your best interests in mind and don’t want you to get the most for your claim. A lawyer, on the other hand, only “wins” if you’re satisfied with your claim. You need a lawyer to fight for better compensation than your insurer might initially offer. A lawyer can also take care of the complex filing process so you can focus on healing.
Why You Should Choose Us
You’re in good hands with Bentley & More LLP. We have everything you need for superb legal representation during insurance settlement negotiations and car accident lawsuits in Riverside. Our personal injury attorneys have the experience to handle simple to complex car accident claims, working closely with each of our clients to provide the best possible support. Call (949) 870-3800 or contact us online to talk to a lawyer today about your car accident.