According to a story published by ABC 10 News San Diego, a 5-year-old was recently injured in a serious bus accident. The child was airlifted from Inland Medical Center to Riverside University Health System Medical Center to receive treatment for a head injury. The incident occurred late last month on I-15 south of Route 76.
The bus was carrying passengers to Tijuana, Mexico when it slid off the interstate due to heavy rain, landing on its roof and throwing several passengers from the vehicle. The crash resulted in several severe injuries and at least three fatalities. According to a vehicle inspection report from November of 2019, the bus had inoperable or defective windshield wipers at the time of that inspection.
How to choose a personal injury lawyer
The individuals injured in the tragic accident are likely entitled to compensation for their losses, as are others who are injured by the negligence of others. The most effective way for accident victims to ensure that they obtain the full value of their claim is for them to retain an experienced personal injury attorney to represent them.
Choosing the right lawyer for you can be difficult, and there is no shortage of personal injury lawyers in the Riverside area willing to take on your case. Here are some of the things you should look for when reviewing personal injury attorneys to represent you:
- Experience: You should look for an attorney who has successfully handled cases like yours in the past. Also, make sure your lawyer is comfortable going to court, as this can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.
- Free Consultation: Almost all personal injury lawyers will review your case at no charge and let you know whether they think you have a claim.
- Communication Style: One of the most levied complaints about attorneys is that they fail to communicate. Ask about how a lawyer handles client communication. Do they delegate communication to a staff member? Do they provide clients with their personal cell phone number? Knowing an attorney’s communication style will set your expectations from the start and allow you to choose someone you are comfortable with.
How to find a personal injury lawyer
Once you know what you are looking for in a personal injury lawyer, how do you go about finding the right one to represent you? There are different resources that people use to find an attorney, including the following:
You might know and trust someone who was injured and had a positive outcome with a specific attorney. However, do not simply take anyone’s law firm recommendation at face value. Still ensure that the lawyer has the experience and approach needed for your specific type of case.
The internet is a great resource for finding service providers, including attorneys. A Google search for “personal injury lawyer” will return an overwhelming number of results, so consider other online resources, as well. State bar associations and sites like Avvo provide reviews and other information about an attorney.
Always have questions prepared to interview an attorney, whether on the phone or in-person. You can get a good feeling about whether it is a good match by how the attorney responds to your questions.
Contact a Riverside personal injury attorney to discuss a possible case
If you or your child has been hurt in a serious accident, you should speak to a lawyer as soon as you can. The lawyers of Blair & Ramirez LLP will review the facts of your case for free and will never collect legal fees unless we win your case. To schedule your case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer in Riverside, call our office today at (213) 568-4000 or contact us online.