Riverside Personal Injury Lawyers

  • Riverside Office
  • 3890 11th Street #13
    Riverside, CA 92501
  • Phone: 951-279-0030
  • Toll Free: (800) 989-6385
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Steinberg Injury Lawyers represent accident victims throughout Riverside County including Riverside, Glen Avon, Moreno Valley, Rubidoux, Mira Loma, Woodcrest and all surrounding communities. For more than 35 years, we have witnessed the devastating results experienced by victims of auto, truck, motorcycle and bicycle accidents.

Representing accident victims in Riverside for several decades has enabled our personal injury attorneys to accumulate extensive experience in dealing with insurance companies who try to avoid paying fair compensation to injured parties. We have developed excellent relationships with leading doctors, as well as accident scene investigators, to ensure that your case is presented in a way that achieves a highly favorable outcome for you and/or your loved ones.

Steinberg Injury Lawyers has collected over $500 million in compensation for our clients. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers have over 35 years of experience representing people in Riverside and its surrounding communities such as Corona, Moreno Valley, Beaumont, Banning, Hemet, the greater Palm Springs area, and Temecula. We understand the suffering our clients have faced due to their injuries and we do not charge any fees unless we win your case.

Comprehensive Personal Injury Litigation

From 2010 to 2015, the latest year for which figures are available, Riverside County experienced the second largest population increase in the state. By 2014, more than 2.2 million people called the county home. And with more people crowding the roads, the chances of being hurt or dying in a motor vehicle accident also grew. In fact, more than 11,000 people were hurt or killed in traffic accidents in 2014 alone.

The trend continues today. In a one-month period (January 18 to February 16, 2017), the Riverside County Fire Department alone documented responses to approximately 13 traffic collisions. Of those, three resulted in fatalities and the rest involved serious injuries.

For the Riverside attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers, there is no such thing as a “minor” accident. In addition to pain and suffering, injuries sustained in a car crash, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, slip and fall accident, or on the job accident often result in lost income due to the inability to work. Medical expenses can mount quickly, causing serious financial stress. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you may not know what to do or where to turn. If you have been in an accident due to someone else’s carelessness, call us now and we will immediately help you. 

We represent injured people and their families from the Riverside area in all types of personal injury and accident cases.

Our lawyers help people who have been hurt in the following types of accidents:

Auto Accidents

Auto accident cases can be very serious. Any brush with insurance companies and the legal system can place your health, your future, and your family’s well-being at risk. Auto cases are complex; rear-end collisions, right-of-way disputes, blind spot side-swipes and hit and runs all involve different sets of circumstances.

Reckless driving by another driver is a common cause of car accidents, and can include:

  • Intoxication
  • Texting
  • Carelessness
  • Inattention

Speeding and drunk driving contributed to more than 3,800 traffic accidents in Riverside County in 2014. It is not uncommon for car accidents to involve pedestrians. In 2014, nearly 700 California pedestrians were killed in car accidents. Steinberg Injury Lawyers is experienced in handling auto accidents of all types and can help you get fair compensation for your injuries.   

Truck Accidents

If you have been hurt in an accident involving a commercial truck, determining the cause can be complex. Many parties are involved including the driver, owner, truck manufacturer, and the owner of the transported cargo. It helps to be informed about vital statistics on truck accidents and what you can do to protect your rights.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) documented more than 300 crashes involving these vehicles statewide in 2014.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, when a truck is involved in an accident with an automobile, the majority of injuries (77%) and deaths (88%) are to the passengers and driver of the smaller vehicle.  The resulting injuries from trucking accidents can range from concussions to broken bones, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, traumatic brain injury, or even death.

There are several recurring factors for trucking accidents. Trucks require a longer distance for breaking, approximately 20%-40% more distance needed when loaded, to be able to come to a stop due to the braking capabilities of trucks. The distance needed increases when road conditions are slippery or wet, or when the brakes have not been properly serviced or maintained. Additionally, due to federal regulations regarding hours-of-service, semi-truck operators are legally allowed to drive 11 hours in their trucks without a rest, and up to 77 hours in a single 7 day period, often leading to driver fatigue, a condition that increases crash risk.

Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents

Motorcycle and bicycle accidents often involve much more serious injuries than other types of motor vehicle accidents due to the lack of a protective exoskeleton. Minor injuries include muscle soreness, cuts, and bruises, while more severe injuries include broken bones, concussions, spinal injuries, amputations, traumatic brain injury and paralysis. Most commonly, injuries of this nature result from rear-end collisions, unsafe lane changes, head-on collisions, and failure to yield. The Center for Disease Control determined that the most common area for non-fatal rider injuries was to the head and neck, covering 22% of all injuries.

There were 749 traffic accidents involving motorcycles in Riverside County, and 519 motorcycle fatalities statewide in 2014. That same year, more than 120 people were killed in bicycle accidents in California.

Head and Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from many different causes, from vehicle accidents to construction accidents to slips and falls. The consequences of said injury can fluctuate from temporary dysfunction to permanent disability or even death. But the frequency of flare ups is not always immediately diagnosed. Often, the onset of symptoms may be delayed and a CT brain scan will reveal evidence of brain damage at a later time.

Dog Bites

Dogs are known as man’s best friend, but sometimes poor training, temperament or living conditions can cause a dog to feel threatened. Dog bites are painful, traumatic and surprisingly common. Insurance companies received nearly 2,000 dog bite claims from Californians in 2013. Dog bites send over 300,000 victims to hospital emergency departments every year. In 2015, there were over 28,000 reconstructive surgery procedures performed as a result of dog bite injuries.

14 people in the United States have died as a result of a dog bite injury since May of 2013. 13 of the dog bite deaths were caused by a pit bull breed, making them responsible for the bulk of deaths due to dog bite injuries.

Job-Related Accidents

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2015. Over half of these cases involved days away from work, job transfer, or restriction. Injuries that occurred at work claimed more than 300 lives in California in 2014.

The 10 most common workplace injuries as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor in 2014 were: on the job violent acts, repetitive motion injuries, machine entanglement, vehicle accidents, walking into injuries, reaction injuries, falling from heights, slipping or tripping, overexertion injuries, and falling object injuries.

Given the frequency of job-related accidents, you may assume that employers and their insurance companies will provide adequate and fair compensation. However, the reverse is true. Most employers and insurance companies will provide compensation far below what is required to cover medical costs and rehabilitation costs. 

Do I have a case?

One of the first questions you may have after you’ve been hurt is whether you have a claim against the responsible party. One call to Steinberg Injury Lawyers can easily help you determine if you have a legitimate claim. California law generally requires that the injured party demonstrate the following in order to receive financial reparations:

  • That the other party was careless. 
  • That your injuries stemmed from the other party’s carelessness. 

You may also have questions about your own responsibility. If so, you are not alone. This issue often surfaces when something the injured party did or failed to do contributed to the accident. While the law allows plaintiffs to recover money in such cases, the amount awarded may be adjusted.

Economic and non-economic damages

Another common concern you may have when you contact a personal injury lawyer pertains to damages – or the amount of money you can potentially recover.

While California law does not restrict this amount, it generally varies according to the type and circumstances of each case.

In motor vehicle accident cases, for example, damages are typically classified as “economic” and “non-economic.”  Economic damages are awarded to cover costs incurred for automobile repairs, interim transportation, medical expenses and loss of earnings. Non-economic damages are for less tangible claims, such as pain and suffering. 

Do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit immediately?

Steinberg Injury Lawyers generally attempt to settle cases without a lawsuit. However, if we have to file a lawsuit, the amount of time you have to initiate litigation in a personal injury case varies.

In cases involving private individuals, businesses or other organizations, you must file a lawsuit within two years after the date of accident. On the other hand, in cases involving a government entity, such as a city, county or state, a government claim must be filed within six months of the date of accident. A lawsuit must then be filed within strict time constraints.

The city of Riverside includes 28 neighborhoods: Airport, Alessandro Heights, Arlanza, Arlington, Arlington Heights, Arlington South, Canyon Crest, Casa Blanca, Downtown, Eastside, Grand, Hawarden Hills, Hillside Hunter Industrial Park, La Sierra, La Sierra Acres, La Sierra Hills, La Sierra South, Magnolia Center, Mission Grove, Northside, Orangecrest, Presidential Park, Ramona, Sycamore Canyon Park, Sycamore Canyon Springs, University, Victoria and Wood Streets.

If you have been hurt and someone else was at fault, contact the Riverside lawyers of Steinberg Injury Lawyers now.

If you or a family member has been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, it is important to get sound legal advice as soon as possible. Contact the Riverside lawyers of Steinberg Injury Lawyers now for a free consultation and evaluation of your case. You can reach us 24/7 at 951-279-0030.

Call us 24/7 for a FREE and immediate consultation and evaluation at 951-279-0030

 

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