With thousands of accident victims in the Temecula, California 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 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 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.
Car accidents can happen suddenly on the busy streets of Temecula and California traffic law can be unnerving and leave you bewildered. 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?
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, permanent disability, disfigurement and even death.
In this fast paced world we live in, the people of Temecula often choose a leisurely bike ride over driving a car. Whether you are commuting to work on a bicycle to avoid the notoriously busy 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.
If someone you love met an 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, 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.
Have you or a family member recently been involved in a Temecula 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.
Over the past 20 years, we have seen a rise in the number of large trucks on the roadways all across the United States, and with that, a rise in 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, dogs 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.
Broken bones are common injuries in motor vehicle crashes, falls and sports injuries depending of the force of the impact. Surrounding muscles, nerves, blood vessels, organs and skin are frequently also injured when bones are broken. If you suffered broken bones in Temecula, 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 entering a property within California, premises liability law mandates that there is a reasonable expectation of the person not getting injured. 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 beautiful town of Temecula is growing on a daily basis. You are likely to encounter numerous construction projects underway constantly. While this amount of development is necessary and 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.
Injuries to the neck or back are quite common in car accidents, even relatively minor ones. These injuries can lead to serious, life-altering complications. Even a relatively minor car accident can cause whiplash, which damages the muscles and nerves in your neck and back. People do not always feel pain immediately since many of these symptoms don’t manifest until later.
The spinal cord is literally the backbone of your entire body! Depending on the location and severity of the injury, a spinal cord injury can cause shooting pain throughout your whole 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.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident leading to a traumatic brain injury, you understand full well the overwhelming emotional and financial impact it can have on the entire family. Recovery can take a lifetime not only for the injured person, but for their loved ones as well. Injuries to the brain can cause a numerous 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 injuries are one of the most agonizing. Burn injury survivors 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.
When we trust a doctor with our medical care, we do not imagine ourselves becoming the victim of medical malpractice. However, in reality, the negligence and carelessness on the part of a physician can and does happen each year across the country. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other healthcare professional deviates from the standard of care when treating a patient. This can take form as either an act or a failure to act by the treating physician or facility.
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.
When a large bus is involved in a traffic accident, many variables need to be considered and any subsequent litigation will 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.
Unethical police officers on the streets across America most definitely make the job harder for those 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 common 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.
While their name implies otherwise, bed bugs can make their homes in any number of objects and appliances, including but not limited to carpeting and upholstery, 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 wretched when a 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 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.