The Duque Law Group has taken on and won thousands of personal injury case in the Indio, California area. Our firm was voted one of the top law firms in Southern California. With several offices throughout the Southern California, we are nearby when you need help 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 seek the compensation you deserve and need to pay for medical expenses, pain and suffering, time off of work and other damages for your family members. At Duque Law, we handle all types of personal injury claims, 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.
Car accidents happen quickly and usually with little to no warning. California traffic law can be confusing and leave you puzzled. Damage to your person and vehicle conjure up visions of mounting bills and increased insurance premiums. Who is going to pay for the repairs on your car? Who is responsible for the expensive medical bills? When can you go back to work?
Reality tells us that the push for public awareness and the threat of jail/prison time has not eliminated the occurences of auto accidents caused by drunk driving. The lives of innocent victims in Indio are still being affected way too often. If you are injured in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver, you have the right to pursue a civil case with the driver that differs from the criminal case your local district attorney or prosecutor will file. The damages you might be able to collect include, but are not limited to, medical bills, lost earnings, permanent disability, disfigurement and even death.
In this fast paced world we live in, Indio residents often choose a leisurely bike ride over driving a car. Whether you are commuting to and from work on a bicycle to avoid the gridlocked Southern California roads and highways or taking a scenic ride for exercise, riding a bike can be dangerous. Before you even know what’s happening, a driver’s negligence can cause a collision that leaves the bicyclist with severe injuries. From head, neck and back injuries to broken bones, the impact of a bicycle accident can be debilitating. Knowing what to do in the moments, weeks and months following an accident is crucial.
Negligent or reckless acts that result in the untimely death of another makes the loss somehow worse since it could have been avoided. 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, physician’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.
The low profile of most motorcycles makes them hard for motorists to see them until it’s too late. Add in driver distraction and negligence and this is a recipe for disaster for riders all across the country. If you have been in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver’s carelessness, contact the best motorcycle injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Brent A. Duque immediately. You may only have a limited time to get 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.
Commercial trucking accidents are typically more complicated than in a simple traffic accident. There are more people involved, including both the driver and owner of the truck, and the truck, trailer and load will be taken into account when determining the validity of your claim and presentation of your case.
All across the country, our canine friends bring companionship, enjoyment and even protection to so many. Unfortunately, we are all aware that not all dogs and friendly and gentle and not all owners responsibly secure their pets, leading to thousands of people being bitten, mauled or attacked by a dog each year.
Bones can be broken in traffic accidents, falls, sports injuries and other types of accidents. Depending of the force of the impact, surrounding blood vessels, muscles, nerves, organs and skin are frequently also injured. If you suffered broken bones in Indio, 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.
When a person enters a California property, either public or private, premises liability law mandates that there is a reasonable expectation of the person not getting hurt. This means that 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.
Our flourishing town of Indio is growing on a daily basis. You are likely to encounter a number of construction projects underway constantly. While this amount of development is necessary and even desired in our city, it also increases the potential for injury to construction workers as well as bystanders and passersby. After all, the construction industry does have one of the highest rates of injury and death in the country.
Victims experiencing whiplash injuries to the neck and/or back often feel shooting pain throughout their whole body and can suffer acute pain, numbness and a loss of mobility. These types of injuries require immediate medical attention or the risk making the injuries worse increases. Sadly, medical bills are quite costly and can quickly add up.You may be left paying these expenses yourself without proper legal advice. Do not let this happen to you, call us at the Law Offices of Brent A. Duque for an absolutely free initial consultation today.
Depending on the location and severity of the injury, a spinal cord injury can cause excruciating pain to course throughout your entire body, irreparable nerve damage and even paralysis. A person with a spinal cord injury will often require a lifetime of specialized care and additional costly expenses, including mounting 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 inevitably causes a dramatic emotional and financial toll on the entire family. Recovery can take a lifetime not only for the injured person, but for all of their loved ones as well. Injuries to the brain can cause a numerous crippling symptoms, such as seizures, paralysis, coma, personality changes, hearing loss, vision loss, loss of taste, loss of smell, and cognitive or learning deficits.
Burn injuries are some of the most excruciating and traumatic. Burn injury victims often suffer some of the most debilitating and disfiguring injuries imaginable. In addition to the physical pain and suffering, those injured in a burn accident many times also suffer intense psychological and emotional trauma when faced with disability and disfigurement.
The team of experienced lawyers at the Law Offices of Brent A. Duque has been taking on the challenge of complex medical negligence cases for many years. Our goal is to not only benefit our injured client, but to change the medical practices within Riverside County to prevent other patients from suffering similar carelessness and negligence. We approach this very crucial task 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 are required by law to provide a specified standard of care to all of its 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.
A traffic accident involving a bus include many variables and 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 law enforcement officers are dedicated and honorable. We all know that the job of protecting the public is stressful, difficult and life-threatening. 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.
Drivers are responsible for obeying traffic laws, including yielding to pedestrians when they have the right-of-way. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents occur since drivers do not always see people crossing streets or they do not understand who has the right-of-way.
Hotel operators and owners of apartments and condominiums legally owe guests and tenants a duty to provide a place that is devoid of potentially harmful and unsanitary conditions, including bed bug infestations. Unfortunately, many owners and operators fail to properly inspect for bedbugs and take proper measures to rid of infestations resulting in severe bed bug bites to hotel guests and residents of apartment buildings. Duque Law is proud to provide legal representation for victims of severe bed bug bites.
It is distressing for major pharmaceutical companies to 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 tragic birth injury can result in tremendous physical emotional and financial burdens for victims and their families. In addition, extensive medical costs and lifetime convalescent care are sure to rise above the means of the average family. The devastation is even more devastating when your child has needlessly suffered or continues to suffer due to negligent or irresponsible behavior by an obstetrician or other medical professional.