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"After my accident, it felt as if every small step I took, the insurance company took me back to square one. They kept dragging it out and not getting me the settlement I needed so I could finally start on my healing journey. The idea came to me, that maybe, I should seek a lawyer. I found the Fontana Injury Law Group and gave them a call since I honestly had nothing else to lose. I'm so thankful to have found them. They understood my feelings, my emotional state, and everything I was going through with the insurance company. It wasn't quick, but they were able to set me up with the medical help I needed, and lost wages while they fought for me. Eventually the settlement came in but I was already on the path to recovery so it wasn't bad. Thank you so much for all you did for me!"
Jessica M. Fontana, CA
Personal Injury Lawyer — Fontana, CA
Accidents and injuries are extremely common, with about one in five American adults visiting Emergency Rooms each year. Unfortunately, the costs of visiting the ER or hospital for a serious injury have been increasing for the past several years. Therefore, if you require medical attention, expect to be billed a handsome fee.
What if your accident and injuries were caused by someone else’s actions, though? Would you still be expected to bear the costs of all your losses?
If you’re asking yourself these questions, then it’s a good idea to discuss your accident and injury with a Fontana personal injury lawyer who can help you determine if you have the legal basis to seek out a claim. Learn more about how our experts here at Fontana Injury Law Group can help you below.
Why Hire Fontana Injury Law Group
The law offices of Fontana Injury Law Group should be your first stop when searching for an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you in our county. Why? Our Fontana personal injury attorneys have the expertise and knowledge to represent local clients in the area who were injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. With a winning reputation, you can rely on us to help you achieve your legal goals.
On top of those advantages, we also offer potential clients a free consultation. That means you won’t have to pay us to learn more about your legal options and determine if you even have a claim. If we do think you have a personal injury case, then we will continue to work with you financially throughout your claim.
Often, we can work on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you won’t have to pay us until you’ve won your claim. If you do end up losing your case, then our firm will not collect any money from you. Therefore, if you lose, then we lose.
If you’re still not convinced of our personal injury law services, all it takes is a no obligation consultation on us to tell us all about your accident and let us give your our assessment of what you can expect.
The Benefits of Hiring a Fontana Personal Injury Attorney
After suffering from an injury, we know you already have a lot to deal with. While attempting to recover physically, you may also be juggling financial strain from missing work and difficulties from not being able to meet your family obligations.
In times like these, who could afford to put hours towards pursuing a lawsuit?
Freeing up your time to focus on what’s important is one of the main advantages of hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer for legal representation. A good personal injury attorney will work on securing your case while you manage your recovery process.
Here at Fontana Injury Law Group, we’ll focus on documenting each and every loss you suffered, providing proof of those losses, negotiating inside and outside the courtroom, and defending your rights every step of the way. We’ll also make sure that your claim gets filed in a timely manner to ensure a speedy settlement process.
Without a lawyer, you’ll need to accomplish all those tasks on your own if you want to seek out a lawsuit. You also run the risk of accepting less money than you really deserve. Once you agree to a settlement, there’s no going back to get additional funds later.START YOUR CASE
How Much Are Personal Injury Claims Worth?
While your lawyer will do much of the negotiating for you, you may wonder – how much is my personal injury claim worth? To find out that answer, you’ll need to consider every loss that you’ve suffered as a result of your accident. Here are some of the most common types of damages in personal injury lawsuits:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Loss of income
- Future medical expenses
- Costs associated with a lack of transportation
- Costs associated with an inability to perform family obligations
- Loss of companionship
- Emotional pain and suffering
Some losses will be easy to calculate. If you need to repair your car due to an accident, for instance, then you’d simply need to get an estimate on how much that will cost. Other losses, though, will be more difficult to put a monetary value on. If you suffered extreme emotional distress after experiencing a crash, for instance, then it will be difficult to value.
If you believe you suffered economic and/or non-economic damages and would like to be compensated for those losses, then it’s best to consult with one of our attorneys about how to value those types of losses.
Common Causes of Personal Injury Accidents
The term “‘accident”’ is often associated with things that happen outside of a person’s control, but the truth is that almost every personal injury accident has one thing in common – negligence. In almost every accident, at least one person was acting carelessly, or failed to uphold a certain standard of care towards someone else, which ultimately caused the accident to happen. Here are some of the most common types of personal injury accidents that resulted from negligence:
- Car, motorcycle, and truck accidents
- Injuries from defective or poorly designed products
- Medical malpractice
- Work-related accidents
- Premises liability (injuries on someone else’s property)
- Slip and fall accidents
Clearly, there are a wide variety of types of accidents, so they all have various causes. From failing to maintain infrastructure to driving while intoxicated, there are many behaviors that are considered ‘negligent’ by law.
Determining Liability After a Personal Injury Accident
If you believe someone else’s actions caused your accident, then it’s important to establish negligence. Per California law, negligence has four very specific and important elements. If you hope to seek out a personal injury lawsuit, then you need to prove each element of negligence, which includes:
- The other party had a duty to provide for your care
- The other party failed to uphold this duty
- This breach of duty directly caused your accident
- The accident led to quantifiable damages
To prove the first element of negligence, you often need to have a basic understanding of California law. The law stipulates many situations in which one party has a legal obligation to provide for the care and safety of another. Certain individuals who have this obligation include motorists, doctors, property owners, businesses that offer products or services, and employers.
If those individuals don’t act in the same way that another reasonable person would have in their situation, then there’s a good chance that Fontana courts will rule that their behavior amounts to negligence.
Once you establish negligence, that also establishes who is legally liable for the accident.
Fontana courtrooms do follow a comparative negligence standard, though, so your specific actions could reduce the amount of compensation you’re owed. If you were partially negligent, then courts will likely reduce your compensation award based on the percentage of fault attributed to your own behavior.FREE CONSULTATION
Common Types of Injuries in Personal Injury Lawsuits
Personal injury accidents range in severity, so the injuries sustained are often unique to each situation. Here are some of the most common types of injuries:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Lacerations and burns
- Fractures, sprains, and strains
What to Do After an Accident
Did you recently get involved in an accident that left you injured? If so, then your first step should be getting medical treatment. Be sure to keep a copy of your medical diagnosis and bills. Injury victims of a serious car accident should call 911 immediately for medical and police assistance.
Depending on the circumstances of how the injury occurred, you may need to inform multiple parties about the accident, including the authorities, employer, and your insurance company. Personal injury cases are very complex, so you’ll need to start considering your legal options for compensation. It’s best to seek legal professionals of a reputable personal injury law firm who can help you determine if you have the basis for a case or not.
Contact the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Fontana
After an accident that leads to an injury, it’s natural to want to downplay the situation. We advise you to resist the urge to do so, though! Instead, it’s important to get medical care as soon as possible. This not only ensures a speedy recovery but also strengthens your personal injury case by proving that the accident directly caused your injuries, too.
From there, it’s time to start documenting your losses and get in touch with a Fontana personal injury lawyer about what happened. Here at Fontana Injury Law Group, we’ll listen to your story, consider your injuries, and then use our legal expertise to help you determine if you have a claim. If we think you do, then we’ll work with you to negotiate a favorable outcome and reasonable settlement with the other party. If your case ends up going to trial, then we’re prepared to fight on your behalf.
Contact us now to request a free consultation and discuss your situation with our personal injury attorney today.