The Duque Law Firm prides itself on helping thousands of accident victims in the Riverside, California area. Our personal injury law firm focuses on car accidents, wrongful death cases, and work related injuries. We have an office in Riverside, as well as several others in the Southern California area. We help injured accident victims battle against insurance companies, so that they can obtain the compensation that they deserve. As you you know, insurance companies aren’t always eager to pay out claims to accident victims. This is even more true when an accident victim has been seriously injured, and the damages are reach large numbers.
You have the right 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, tractor trailer accidents, workplace 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 happen every day throughout Riverside, and yet so many Californians are unprepared to deal with them. Fortunately, calling an attorney is an option for all those victims suffering from serious, long-term injuries resulting from these accidents. When all the questions and legal matters leave your head spinning, relying on an attorney can be a great reprieve.
Despite all of the public awareness campaigns and the possibility of jail time or prison time, drunk drivers are frequently the cause of motor vehicle collisions in Riverside. If you are injured in a car 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 and permanent disability and/or disfigurement.
Having a bike accident in Riverside is serious, and they are all the more serious when cars are involved. Injuries resulting from these injuries can be quite severe, and knowing what to do in the moments, weeks and months following an accident is crucial.
A wrongful death in Riverside can be caused by any number of acts or omissions. A fatality might result from a distracted driver, a construction accident, a physician’s error, a dangerously defective product, an unsafe home or business premises or even an intentional act. In general terms, a wrongful death can occur when one person causes the death of another without legal justification. More specifically, the California Wrongful Death Act addresses fatalities resulting from the “wrongful act or neglect of another.”
Have you or a family member recently been involved in a Riverside motorcycle accident? Was it caused by another driver’s careless driving on the road? If so, 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.
The devastation caused by an accident with a large truck is often quite significant. A commuter car is just no match for the massive size and weight of these big rigs. We have seen an increase of these 18-wheelers on the roadways in the past few decades and the number of trucker accidents has also risen.
Millions of people are bitten every year by dogs. Most of the bites are minor and can be addressed at home with ointment and bandages. However, some will require emergency medical treatment, resulting in costly medical bills. Riverside dog bite injuries can sometimes be quite devastating, causing serious injury or death to victims, especially children. Injuries can result in loss of work, loss of function, and facial scarring, which can have a lasting emotional impact on the person who was bitten.
Motor vehicle accidents, falls or sports injuries frequently cause broken bones. The severity of the injury is usually proportional to the force exerted on the bone when it broke. Muscles, nerves, blood vessels, organs and skin are frequently injured when bones are broken. If you suffered broken bones in Riverside, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to make sure you are adequately compensated for your injuries, losses and pain and suffering. Some consequences of bone injuries do not appear for years after the fracture.
This area of injury law focuses on the liability of owners and occupiers of land for injuries arising on their property. Every Riverside owner and occupier of property has a duty to maintain that property in a reasonably safe condition. If a person is injured as a result of an unsafe condition on the property, liability could attach, and the owner or occupier could be required to pay damages.
The construction industry is gigantic with hundreds of projects underway every day across areas in Riverside and surrounding cities. Construction is the most dangerous industrial sector to work in. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics characterizes construction as “new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs.” Construction work in Riverside pays well, but it’s also one of the most dangerous industries that people can be employed in.
When a person gets in a car accident, it’s very common for them to suffer from a back or neck injury; these types of injuries cause a lot of problems, and they have the potential to change your life forever. Even the smallest car accident can cause damage to the muscles and nerves in your neck and back. Oftentimes, people don’t realize how fast their cars are going, and they write off their neck or back injuries because symptoms don’t manifest until later.
Depending on the location and severity of the injury, a spinal cord injury can cause debilitating pain coursing through your entire body, irreparable nerve damage and even paralysis. More often than not, a person afflicted with a spinal cord injury will require a lifetime of care and additional 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.
Brain injuries rarely result in a positive outcome for the victim of an accident because the most central function of the body is the brain. Traumatic brain injuries can be particularly devastating when the victim is rendered comatose or paralyzed because of damage between the brain and spinal cord. In addition, brain injuries are normally permanent in nature, and even those who recover to some degree will have difficulty functioning as a typical person again.
Traumatic burn injuries are one of the most painful and devastating. Burn injury survivors suffer some of the most devastating and disfiguring injuries imaginable and those injured in a burn accident many times also suffer intense psychological and emotional scars associated with disability and disfigurement.
A patient who suffers an injury or other damages during the course of medical care and treatment in Riverside may have a medical malpractice case. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider deviates from the standard of care when treating a patient. It can occur through either an act or a failure to act by the treating physician or facility.
Nursing home neglect and abuse has become a very tragic reality in Riverside. A large portion of the population in Riverside County is now entering into their golden years, and many will have to enter these facilities. The influx of such a large number of patients entering these homes often results in elderly patients being neglected or abused.
An injury accident involving a bus include details and variables that differ from a normal passenger car accident. The details of the accident can have a substantial impact on how your case must be handled.
A few “bad apples” can definitely make the job harder for those police officers who 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.
Injuries caused to a person or property that are the result of a defective product, even when the person has properly used a product, are quite commonplace across the country. These defective products often reach the consumer in the form of an improperly designed appliance or device, food laced with bacteria, or any item that was manufactured incorrectly.
Being hit by an automobile can change 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. The courts may award financial compensation to victims of accidents caused by the negligence of others. Our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers will work tirelessly to help you make a monetary recovery for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, disfigurement, and any other losses sustained in the accident.
Hotel operators and owners of apartment and 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 properly inspect for bed bugs and take necessary 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 face a number of serious and potentially life-threatening side effects, such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, liver or kidney damage, depression, hemorrhagic stroke and more. Our dynamic 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 devastating birth injury can result in overwhelming 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.