San Bernardino Personal Injury Lawyers
- San Bernardino Office
198 N. Arrowhead Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92408
- Phone: 909-423-0400
- Toll Free: (800) 989-6385
- Se Habla Espanol.
The attorneys at Steinberg Injury Lawyers have been representing personal injury victims for decades, and are here to get you the help you need. For over 35 years, our attorneys have specialized in personal injury cases only , and continue to serve the entirety of San Bernardino County, including Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Chino, Chino Hills, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Hesperia, Loma Linda, Montclair, Needles, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Rialto, City of San Bernardino, Twentynine Palms, Upland, Victorville, Yucaipa, and Yucca Valley.
We offer 24/7 free consultation and never charge a fee until we win your case!
Someone to Turn to When You Need Help
When you are injured through someone else’s negligence, you face many challenging obstacles, including medical care, hospital bills, lost time at work, insurance claims, and much more. You have a right to seek fair compensation for the time and money spent battling these obstacles, and you don’t have to do it alone. You deserve to have an experienced, knowledgeable San Bernardino personal injury lawyer by your side every step of the way. With the kind of experience that we have on our side, there is nothing you are going through that we aren’t familiar with, and we can guide you through the complicated legal process as well as the next steps to getting your life back on track.
Our San Bernardino personal injury lawyers have developed excellent relationships with area doctors, insurance adjustors, accident scene investigators, and other key players that are part of the process of settling your case satisfactorily – or getting it ready to take to trial. Insurance companies are notorious for playing “hardball” with unrepresented accident victims or newly licensed attorneys, so know that when Steinberg Injury Lawyers represents you, we are not afraid to take the gloves off. Our clients deserve the best, and we bring the best.
About Our County – San Bernardino
The population of San Bernardino County was 2,094,769, as of the most recent year figures are released, 2015. Like most of Southern California, we are growing every day as residents from other states are attracted to the warm air, rolling mountains, and fantastic culture of our county. Covering an area of over 20,000 square miles, San Bernardino is also the largest county by area in the contiguous United States. The majority of our over two million residents reside south of the San Bernardino Mountains.
Vehicle Accidents in San Bernardino County
In 2014, the most recent statistical year available, San Bernardino County had 13,460 collision victims. Some of these accident victims, in search of personal injury lawyers to represent them, found their way to our offices where we helped them obtain fair compensation for their injuries. The rate of traffic accidents is high in San Bernardino County, like many surrounding counties, and the types are varied. Statistics pulled from the website of the California Office of Traffic Safety show that in 2014, in our county, collisions also involved 565 pedestrians, 655 motorcycles, and 417 bicycles. Fast forward to 2015, and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, our county had 35 fatalities involving large trucks, 76 involving speeding, 74 involving rollovers, and 53 which took place at our intersections.
Needless to say, there are serious traffic accidents occurring every day in our area and help is needed. The San Bernardino County Office of Steinberg Injury Lawyers is here to help, with expertise and compassion. We know there is no such thing as a “minor” accident when it occurs to you or your loved ones. That’s why we never turn down a client due to their case being too big or too small. When it is important to you, it is important to us.
You Need and Deserve an Experienced Lawyer by Your Side
The offices of Steinberg Injury Lawyers have been representing injured people in Southern California for over 35 years. During that time, we have encountered many situations and countless methods of helping our clients. Here are some of the specific ways in which we can help you:
Dealing with Insurance Companies and Adjustors
Dealing directly with insurance companies is a nightmare. These types of companies make their money collecting premiums – not paying out to accident victims. Anyone suffering the physical pain and financial losses of a serious personal injury should not have to waste further time and energy arguing with insurance companies. Our office knows the right numbers to call, and the correct people to speak with, to get fast results. With an inexperienced attorney, you may find yourself waiting many months longer for an insurance payout simply because they don’t have the know-how necessary to deal with the big insurance companies and their run-around adjustors. Our office is different – we have the experience, and we put it to work on your behalf right away.
Finding the Right Medical Treatment
All doctors are not the same. When you become a valued client of ours, we make sure that you are getting the medical treatment that you need in order to recover as best as possible. This treatment is important for you personally, and we will fight to ensure that you receive it. Our referral network of orthopedic doctors, neurologists, and physical therapists understand the unique treatment needs of those who have been injured in an accident. If you’ve already sought treatment for your pain only to be told by other doctors that there’s “nothing wrong with you,” then it’s time to get a second opinion by another licensed health professional. The one you choose is up to you, but we will guide you in finding someone exceptional within our area. Don’t succumb to living with pain – choose to fight for your right to treatment that addresses the underlying injuries.
Negotiating Medical Bills
Many personal injury victims are overwhelmed with the hospital and other medical bills that they start to receive in the mail about a month after the accident. At a time such as this, a slew of medical bills is the last thing that you or your family should be worrying about. Our office can negotiate directly with the health care providers to do two things on your behalf. First, we are most often able to present them with notice of your case and the names of the parties responsible for your injuries. This is often enough for the health care provider to stop demand of payment, since they know that we will make sure they are paid out of funds coming from the responsible party. Second, we are able to negotiate downward any medical bills that you are responsible for or choose to pay directly, so that the amount you pay is reduced – sometimes drastically. Our clients often find that help handling the incoming medical bills is an unanticipated but immensely appreciated benefit of hiring a personal injury attorney.
We Represent Victims and Their Families in a Variety of Personal Injury and Accident Cases
Personal injuries happen in a variety of categories, and sometimes span multiple types. These can vary from simple to extremely complex, both factually and legally. Our attorneys have the requisite experience in every type of personal injury case, including:
Someone is hurt on the roadways every day in San Bernardino County. These include auto accident victims, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. When they are hurt through the careless actions of another driver, they need to be fairly compensated for the resulting harm. Some of the leading causes of vehicle accidents include:
- Intoxicated Driving
- Drowsy Driving
- Distracted Driving (i.e., texting while driving)
- Road Rage Incidents
- And more
Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, whether a public or private location. Stores, offices, and restaurants are common sites for slip and fall injuries. The owner and management of a business where a slip and fall incident occurs may be liable for the resulting consequences to the accident victim if they contributed to the fall through negligence. This can include leaving slippery substances on the floor of a grocery store for an unreasonable period of time, or an office building with cracks in the walkways. It can be difficult to prove slip and fall accidents if evidence isn’t preserved right away, since substances are often wiped up and items quickly moved. It’s important to contact a personal injury attorney who can take photographs, interview witnesses, and complete other steps quickly to preserve evidence of neglect and negligence.
Workplace injuries are very common and run from minor to serious. We believe that injuries on the job should be fairly compensated for by employers and insurance companies. Common injuries include chronic backaches, concussions and other head injuries, machinery-related trauma, transportation accidents, slip and fall injuries, and exposure to toxic chemicals and other environmental hazards. No matter what your workplace injury, you deserve compensation for your resulting medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and the deterioration of your quality of life and future ability to work.
Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult no matter the circumstances. However, losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or intentional act is devastating and overwhelming. We are here to help you navigate the legal processes of holding the wrongdoer accountable. Even though money can’t replace your loss, it is the best that our legal system can do in a civil action to ease your future financial burdens stemming from a life cut too short. At the San Bernardino office of Steinberg Injury Lawyers, we promise to treat your case with the compassion it deserves so that you can recover economically and emotionally. Our representation will be effective and we will fight with integrity to ensure that those who caused or contributed to the death of your loved one are held accountable.
If you or a family member has suffered from a dog bite, there are complicated issues to resolve regarding the injury. Resolution of a case of this type can depend on whose property the bite occurred on and what knowledge the owner (or even landlord) had of the dangerous tendencies of the animal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million Americans suffer from dog bite attack injuries each year, and nearly half of them are children. Our attorneys have mastery of the different areas of law – personal injury, negligence, and property – that you need on your side to get just compensation for injuries sustained as a result of a dog bite.
Knowing When an Injury Results in a Legal Case
One of the first questions people tend to ask us is whether their injury represents a good case against the wrongdoer or responsible party. In most instances, the answer is yes, but the only thing needed to find out is a call to the San Bernardino office of Steinberg Injury Lawyers. Someone from our office will help you to make a qualified estimate of your chances of recovery. Most of the time, we are able to provide a range or indication of what a case such as yours typically recovers – although each case we handle is different, and an estimation during a consultation is an estimate only. In addition, California law requires that we adequately prove that the responsible party was negligent and that your injuries stem directly from their actions.
Getting Help in Time
If you or someone you love has been injured, don’t wait to call us. While we generally attempt to settle cases without the expense and emotional cost of going to trial, California law places limits on how long someone can make a legal claim against a wrongdoer. For example, in most cases a personal injury lawsuit must be filed within two years of the injury, and a claim against a government wrongdoer must be filed within six months. When these limitations periods pass, the chance of settling a case to your satisfaction also diminishes. So, don’t wait – get the help you need, when you need it.
If You Have Been Hurt and Someone Else Was at Fault, Contact the San Bernardino Office of Steinberg Injury Lawyers Today
At the San Bernardino Office of Steinberg Injury Lawyers, we represent the victims of accidents and other injuries throughout the County of San Bernardino. With nearly four decades of legal experience on our side, we are fighting every day for the rights of our clients. They trust us to hold accountable the people and the companies whose intentional or negligent actions led to devastating results. We invite you to join them by calling our office today for a free consultation and evaluation of your case.
Call us 24/7 for a FREE case evaluation at (951) 279-0030.
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