With numerous accident victims in the Hemet area successfully compensated for their injuries, the Duque Law Group was voted one of the top law firms in Southern California. With several offices throughout the Southern California, we are nearby when you need assistance the most. We have helped injured accident victims battle the insurance companies to get the compensation that they deserve.
As a victim of negligence or carelessness, you have the legal right to pursue the compensation you deserve and need to pay for costly medical bills, pain and suffering, lost time and wages at work and other damages for your family members. At Duque Law we handle all types of personal injury cases, including car, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, construction site accidents, tractor trailer accidents, workplace injuries, and wrongful death cases. Our initial consultation is free. We will evaluate the merits of your case and give you a chance to get to know us before hiring us to represent you. If we choose to work together, you do not pay any legal fees until we obtain a financial recovery for you.
A traffic accident can happen in an instant on the streets of Hemet and California traffic law can be confusing and leave you stressed out. Damage to yourself and vehicle will ultimately leave you with mounting bills and increased insurance premiums. Who is going to pay for the repairs on your car? Who is responsible for paying the expensive medical bills? When can you go back to work?
The focus on public awareness campaigns as well as the threat of jail/prison time has not been successful in eliminating car accidents caused by drunk driving. The lives of innocent victims in Hemet are still being affected way too often. If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a drunk driver, you have the right to file a civil case with the driver.
Hemet is a bustling town in which residents often choose a bike ride over driving a car. Whether you are commuting to work on a bicycle to avoid the notoriously crowded Southern California roads and highways or taking a ride for exercise or leisure, riding a bike can be dangerous. In an instant, a negligent or distracted driver can collide with an unseen bicycle, leaving the bicyclist with severe and painful injuries. From head, neck and back injuries to broken bones, the impact of an accident between a bicycle and automobile can be debilitating. Knowing what to do in the moments, weeks and months following an accident is very important.
When a family member is met a sudden and untimely death due to another person’s negligent or reckless actions, it may be possible to hold that person responsible for the death by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Whether the death resulted from a distracted or drunk driver, construction accident, doctor’s error, dangerously defective product, unsafe home or business premises or even an intention act, California law allows spouses, children, parents and sometimes other relatives to seek legal action.
Have you or a loved one recently been involved in a motorcycle accident in the Hemet area? Was it caused by another driver’s negligence, careless or distracted driving on the road? If so, contact the best motorcycle injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Brent A. Duque immediately. You only have a limited time to receive compensation from the responsible party for your accident. With the help of our expert lawyers, you can focus on recovery while we fight on your behalf to get you the fair compensation you need.
Over the past 20 years or so, we have seen a rise in the number of commercial trucks on the roadways all across the United States. With this rise, we have also seen a rise in large truck-related accidents. While big rigs account for a mere 3% of traffic accidents that cause injury, the devastation is significantly higher due to their massive weight and large size.
All across the United States, our four-legged buddies bring companionship, joy and even protection to so many families. Unfortunately, we are all aware that not all dogs are friendly and gentle and not all pet owners responsibly secure their dogs, leading to thousands of people being bitten, mauled or attacked by a dog each year.
Broken bones can be the result of motor vehicle accidents, harsh falls and sports injuries. The severity depends on the force of the impact. Surrounding muscles, nerves, blood vessels, organs and skin are frequently also injured when bones are broken. If you have suffered broken bones due to the negligence of another in or around Hemet, you need an experienced personal injury attorney who will fight hard to ensure that you are adequately compensated for your injuries, losses, and pain and suffering.
Premises liability law dictates that when entering a property within California, a person has a reasonable expectation of not getting injured. By this mandate, the owner or operator of a property (or non-owner resident) holds the responsibility to maintain reasonable care to keep their property safe from hazardous conditions.
Hemet is an ever expanding city. You are likely to stumble upon numerous construction projects underway constantly. While this amount of growth is necessary and desired in our city, it also increases the possibility for injury to construction workers as well as bystanders and passersby. After all, the construction industry has one of the highest rates of injury and death in the country.
A whiplash injury can result from even a relatively minor fender bender. These painful injuries often result in debilitating complications that can last for years or even a lifetime. Whiplash affects the muscles and nerves in your back and/or neck. Some victims do not feel pain immediately since many of these symptoms will not manifest until later.
Depending on the location and severity of the injury, a spinal cord injury can cause excruciating pain to course throughout your whole body, irreparable nerve damage and even paralysis. A person suffering a spinal cord injury will often require a lifetime of specialized care and additional costly expenses, including escalating and expensive medical bills, alterations to your home to accommodate a wheelchair or other medical devises, as well as loss of employment. Without expert legal advice, you may be stuck paying out of pocket for some or all of these expenses.
A traumatic brain injury takes a startling emotional and financial toll on the whole family. Recovery can take a lifetime and affects the not only the injured person, but for their loved ones as well. Injuries to the brain can cause a wide variety of debilitating symptoms, such as seizures, paralysis, coma, personality changes, vision/hearing loss, loss of smell/taste, and cognitive or learning deficits.
Burn injuries commonly require a very long period of intense convalescence. The melted skin, damaged tissue and severe nerve damage can traumatize a person for the rest of their life. Survivors with debilitating burn injuries will most assuredly incur a expensive medical bills that often continue for many years and may not be covered fully by insurance.
The team of experienced lawyers at the Law Offices of Brent A. Duque has been taking on the challenge of difficult medical negligence cases for many years. Our goal is to not only benefit our injured client, but to change the medical practices in Southern California to prevent other patients from suffering similar negligence. We approach this very important undertaking with the sympathy and understanding our clients need in their time of suffering. We prepare and present the strongest case possible to maximize compensation for injured persons.
California nursing homes and other care facilities are required by law to provide a specified standard of care to all patients. Failure to meet the needs of the patients is a form of abuse and should be immediately reported to law enforcement and the associated government agencies. Seeking the counsel of an attorney is highly recommended to take the case to the next level.
When an injury accident involving a bus occurs, many variables must be taken into consideration and the case is going to be handled much differently than a normal passenger car accident. The details of the accident can have a substantial impact on how your case must be handled.
Most, but certainly not all, law enforcement officers are dedicated and honorable. We can all imagine how stressful, difficult and life-threatening the job of protecting the public is. However, police officers are also required to exercise a great deal of control over the people they interact with. This power opens up the possibility of an abuse of power since the general public is at their mercy.
While there are many ways for defective products to unknowingly hit the market, California statute of limitations laws for defective products require those injured by these items to bring their claims to court within a certain time period. For this reason, is very important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible following the injury.
All drivers must obey all traffic laws, including yielding to pedestrians when they have the right-of-way. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents occur because drivers either do not see people crossing streets or they do not understand who has the right-of-way.
While their name implies otherwise, bed bugs can make their homes in any number of objects and appliances, including but not limited to upholstery and carpeting, drapes and curtain rods, outlets, wallpaper, and even ceilings. When hotel guests bring bed bugs back in their luggage, their entire homes can become infested in a matter of weeks.
It is heartbreaking when major pharmaceutical companies put the public at risk, especially after their own studies show increased risks from their products. Yet every year, an increasing amount of families and individuals are affected by this type of negligence and some with fatal results. When you or a loved one takes a drug that causes serious or deadly side effects, the pharmaceutical company that manufactured or marketed the product can and should be held accountable for its actions.
A birth injury can result in overwhelming emotional, physical and financial burdens for victims and their families. In addition, expensive medical costs and lifetime convalescent care are sure to rise above the means of the average family. The devastation is even more heartbreaking when your child has needlessly suffered or continues to suffer due to negligent or irresponsible behavior by an obstetrician or other medical professional.