Riverside County Personal Injury
Voted as one of the top personal injury law groups in Southern California, the Duque Law Firm prides itself on helping thousands of accident victims in the Riverside County, California area. Our personal injury attorneys specialize in auto accidents, wrongful death cases, and work related injuries. We have several offices conveniently located in Riverside County, as well as others in the Southern California area.
We help accident victims battle the stubborn insurance companies, so that they can get the compensation that they deserve and need. The insurance companies are often less than pleased to find out that they may have to pay out expensive claims to accident victims. This is even truer when an accident victim has been seriously injured, and the damages begin to escalate.
You have the right under the law to seek fair compensation for your damages, which can include medical expenses, pain and suffering, time off of work, and damages for your family members. At Duque Law we handle all types of personal injury cases, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, commercial truck accidents, worksite injuries, and wrongful death cases. We provide all potential clients with a free legal consultation, in which we can evaluate your case and which gives 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 can happen in a fraction of a second on the busy streets of Riverside County. California traffic law can be daunting and leave you shocked and confused. Bodily injury and damage to your vehicle produce mounting bills and increased insurance premiums. Who is going to pay for damage to your car? How will you pay for the expensive medical bills? How long will you be out of work?
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you have the right to pursue a civil case with the driver. This civil case is separate 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.
People in Riverside County choose to ride bicycles for a variety of reasons. Some choose this form of transportation to commute to work to avoid the busy roads of Southern California. Others enjoy taking a leisurely ride for exercise. But we all know that riding a bicycle can be dangerous. In mere seconds, a driver’s distraction can cause a collision leaving you with severe injuries. From head, neck and back injuries to broken bones, the aftermath of a bicycle accident can be quite painful and intense. Knowing what to do in the moments, weeks and months following an accident is vitally important.
When faced with the untimely death of a loved one, the entire family is understandably left devasted, especially when the tragedy could have been avoided. When a loved one’s death was the caused by the negligence or intentional wrong doing, our experienced attorneys can help you collect damages from the responsible party. Whether the death resulted from a drunk/distracted driver, workplace/construction accident, medical malpractice or physician error, dangerously defective product, unsafe home or business premises or even an intentional criminal act, California law allows children, spouses, parents and sometimes other close relatives to seek legal action.
The days, weeks and even months following a motorcycle accident will leave you focusing on recovery but will also leave you with questions as to whether or not you have a solid case. This is not the optimal time for you, the victim, to make life-altering decisions on your own. You need a team of attorneys experienced in the art of crafting a case under the rules of California Motorcycle Law to ensure that your rights are protected.
An accident with a big rig is typically very devastating. The sheer size and weight of these large trucks can cause serious injury and damage to a vehicle. With more 18-wheelers on the road these days, it is inevitable that there will be more accidents involving large trucks than ever before.
Most dog bites are relatively minor and can be treated at home. However, more vicious dog bites can cause agonizing and life-altering injuries, including permanent scarring, disfigurement, psychological trauma and even death. These injuries will require emergency medical treatment, often resulting in costly medical bills that can last several years.
Broken bones caused by the action or inaction of another, including motor vehicle accidents, falls or sports injuries, may require a consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Your attorney can make sure that you are adequately compensated for your injuries, losses and pain and suffering. Depending on the severity of the injury, you can also suffer from muscle, nerve, blood vessel, organ and skin complications.
Under California premises liability law, a person entering a property has a reasonable assumption that they will not get hurt. Simply put, this means that the owner/operator of a property (or non-owner resident) is solely responsible to maintain their property with a reasonable amount of care to keep the site safe from hazardous conditions.
Riverside County is growing and beautifying on a daily basis. Driving through any of the cities in the county, you are likely to come across numerous construction projects in progress. While this amount of development is necessary and desired in our county, 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 United States.
Neck and back injuries are common following a car accident and can cause pain throughout your entire body. You may experience acute pain, numbness and a loss of mobility, which can become severe, life-altering complications. Even a low speed car accident can cause whiplash, which damages the muscles and nerves in your neck and back. Many times, people feel delayed pain since many of these symptoms don’t manifest until later.
Spinal cord injury lawsuits, as with most personal injury lawsuits in general, are based on the theory of negligence. Whether you suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a car accident or you slipped on a surface that was not properly marked with cautionary warnings, your case will depend on your ability to show that negligence was a factor and that the party you are suing is “at fault”.
It is easy imagine the devastating emotional and financial impact a traumatic brain injury can have on the injured person as well as their loved ones. It is not unusual for recovery to take a lifetime due to the a wide variety of debilitating symptoms, such as seizures, paralysis, coma, personality changes, hearing loss, vision loss, loss of taste, loss of smell, and cognitive or learning deficits.
Burn injury survivors suffer some of the most catastrophic, excruciating and disfiguring injuries imaginable. But their pain and suffering goes past just the physical symptoms. Those injured in a burn accident often also suffer debilitating emotional and psychological scars when facing a lifetime of disability and disfigurement.
While medical malpractice is relatively rare, physician carelessness and negligence can and does happen. When a healthcare provider departs from the standard of care when treating a patient, a medical malpractice case can result either through an act or a failure to act by the treating doctor or facility.
As they embark on their golden years, many senior citizens will have to enter nursing homes and other care facilities. When this decision has been made, we expect the caretakers to provide a high level of respect and care. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect and abuse is a tragic reality that some may have to face.
An injury 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 police officers who enter the profession are ethical and dedicated to protecting and serving the public. We can all imagine how stressful, tedious 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.
Drivers are responsible for obeying 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. Being hit by an automobile can alter the course of your life in just a few seconds. These accidents can result in injuries such as fractures (broken bones), head injuries, various back & neck injuries and even death.
Hotel operators and owners of apartment/condo buildings 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 adequately inspect for bed bugs 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.
Victims of dangerous drugs confront a number of serious and potentially life-threatening side effects, such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, liver damage, kidney damage, depression, hemorrhagic stroke and more. Our experienced team of dangerous drug lawyers represent clients who have been seriously injured or lost loved ones exposed to prescription, over-the-counter or alternative medications.
A birth injury can result in tremendous emotional, physical 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 heartbreaking when your child has needlessly suffered or continues to suffer due to negligent or irresponsible behavior by an obstetrician or other medical professional.