A serious car accident can change your life in a moment. A collision caused by a careless or distracted driver can be devastating.
UBER / LYFT ACCIDENTS
As the passenger in a ride share vehicle, any accident you are involved in is obviously not your fault; yet you may still end up dealing with personal injuries, medical bills, and lost wages. What are your legal rights and options in this scenario?
Pursuing a wrongful death action can be the only way to obtain justice after the loss of a loved one. For many of our Riverside clients, their primary goal in a lawsuit is to hold responsible parties accountable for their negligence, wrongful actions or recklessness.
At the law offices of Brent A. Duque, we know that the general attitude toward bikers is unfair. As Riverside motorcycle accident attorneys, we know that just because an accident victim was riding a motorcycle, he or she is not necessarily at fault.
A truck or big rig can easily weigh over 75,000 pounds. These trucks, by their sheer weight and size, can be extremely difficult to manage and maneuver, creating somewhat of a hazard for those sharing the road with them and all too often leading to catastrophic injuries.
Dog bites are a very common problem, and small children are especially prone to becoming victims. According to the American Humane Association (2014), over 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, and more than half of those are children.
The legal theory of premises liability is a concept defining how property owners and residents are liable for accidents and injuries that occur on their property. The types of accidents that may result in premises liability claims can range from slip and fall injuries to an injury suffered on an amusement park ride.
Construction site accidents occur every day and account for thousands of workplace injuries and deaths nationwide. In an area like Riverside, with constant construction on the roadways and new buildings going up all the time, accidents occur far too often.
SPINAL CORD INJURY
A back or spinal cord injury can forever change the course of your life forever. Spinal cord injury (SCI) results from any type of trauma or injury to the nerve fibers attached to the spinal cord. Such injuries are a result of falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, and other violence to the spine.
Burn injuries can be among the most severe an individual will suffer in his or her lifetime. Such injuries are not only extremely painful but can also require years of surgery, recovery, and convalescence. In the case of severe burn injuries, skin and tissue damage can take years to heal.
Medical malpractice is a wrong committed by a doctor or other medical professional resulting in serious bodily harm. Serious negligence often leads to long term disability, permanent injury, or in extreme cases, death.
ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT
While the thought of it is beyond disturbing, elder abuse occurs all too frequently. Our elder adults are some of our society’s most vulnerable people, especially as they reach the point in their lives when they must rely on others to help them in their basic activities of daily living, safety, and well being.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results when the head sustains a violent blow or even a sudden jolt. Since the brain is actually floating in cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) inside the skull, it is vulnerable to extreme collisions within the skull itself, such as those that occur in automobile accidents (whiplash).