San Bernardino Personal Injury Attorneys
Handling a wide range of injury claims in the San Bernardino area
There is no doubt that personal injuries can be costly and can disrupt your life. If another party caused your injuries, you deserve to recover compensation for your losses. Navigating the legal process, however, isn’t easy to do on your own. This is why you’ll want to have an experienced personal injury lawyer representing you and fighting for the full compensation you deserve.
Not all personal injury law firms are created equal, however, and you want to make sure you have the right representation for your specific case. Each injury claim will have its own unique issues and questions depending on what type of accident happened and the severity of your injuries. It is important that your attorney has experience handling claims like yours and has the resources to take on insurance companies and other parties.
At the law firm of Blair & Ramirez LLP, we represent clients seeking compensation in personal injury cases. Our team always makes the interests of our clients our top priority, and we have the resources to prove injury claims to insurance companies and in court. Contact our office or call us at (213) 568-4000 to discuss the details of your case with a San Bernardino personal injury lawyer. We offer free consultations on personal injury cases.
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Our approach to injury claims
Not every personal injury attorney in San Bernardino has the same experience handling cases or even the same approach when it comes to accident and injury claims. Some attorneys will do whatever it takes to settle a case as quickly as possible—even if it means pushing a client to accept a settlement offer that is lower than they deserve. These attorneys focus on receiving their fees and do not necessarily put their clients’ interests first.
In contrast, you want a personal injury lawyer in San Bernardino who you can trust to fight for the full amount of compensation that you deserve. At Blair & Ramirez LLP, we will never push you to accept less than you should, and we have the commitment and resources to see your case through to its most positive resolution possible. To learn more about our philosophy regarding personal injury claims, contact us today. Our legal team is dedicated to helping injured accident victims recover physically, financially, and emotionally.
Here are the types of cases we handle
No two personal injury cases are the same, and there are many factors to consider when determining your rights and the best course of action. Our attorneys regularly take on many types of cases arising from many different types of accidents. We’re committed to helping clients throughout the San Bernardino area. The following are only some examples of the cases we handle. To discuss your specific situation, consult with our team directly.
Millions of people sustain injuries in car accidents each year in the United States, many of which occur because of the negligence of other drivers or third parties. There are many causes of auto accidents, including drunk driving, distracted driving, speeding, failure to yield, running red lights, and more. A car accident can change your life in only an instant, and this traumatic event can have lasting effects.
Even if you are wearing a seat belt in a safety-rated vehicle, you can still end up in the hospital after a collision. Common collisions include rear-end crashes, head-on collisions, rollovers, and others. Any type of crash can result in severe injuries, and getting medical treatment is always important for your insurance claim and your health.
While collisions between two cars can be serious, the situation can become even more dangerous if one of the vehicles involved is a large commercial truck. Semi-trucks and other tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and they dwarf smaller vehicles on the highway. Truck drivers require special training and licenses to operate these large vehicles. However, commercial drivers can make dire mistakes just like anyone else on the road. These mistakes can lead to widespread damage and life-threatening injuries. While many truck accidents happen due to driver error, crashes can also result from defective trucks, trucking company negligence, and other systemic issues.
Traffic Law Violations
California is a great place to ride a motorcycle. Our state has the most motorcyclists in the nation. While riding a motorcycle allows you to enjoy the views and weather that our state has to offer, it can also put you at risk of accidents and injuries. Motorcyclists do not have airbags, seat belts, and other safety features that cars have to keep occupants safe in the event of a crash. Instead, motorcyclists have little more than a helmet to protect them if they crash, and a helmet cannot even prevent head injuries 100% of the time. Many motorcycle accidents lead to hospitalization, a long road to recovery, and possible permanent impairments and disabilities.
Bicyclists are similar to motorcyclists in that they have very little to protect them from an impact with a motor vehicle or the pavement. Many drivers in San Bernardino can become impatient with bicyclists, as they tend to be much slower vehicles on the road. However, drivers are expected to safely share the road with bicyclists and, when they do not, serious injuries can result. Many bicyclists sustain multiple serious injuries in a single crash, and they often have a long recovery time before they can return to work or to normal life.
Most people are pedestrians at some point each and every day. You might be walking from your car into the office, walking for exercise, or walking to school or another destination. During such times, you are always at risk of being hit by a driver. Drivers are often distracted and fail to yield to pedestrians when they should, and many collisions happen in crosswalks when the pedestrian has the right-of-way. Pedestrians have even less protection than motorcyclists or bicyclists, and they often suffer life-threatening injuries that require immediate and ongoing medical treatment.
Every year, thousands of people are injured by dog bites and attacks. Dogs have extremely strong jaws, and when they bite people, it can result in serious injuries such as lacerations, broken bones, and infections. California law holds dog owners strictly liable for injuries that occur when their dogs bite people, meaning that victims do not have to show that dog owners had a prior reason to know that their dog would act viciously. You can bring a claim against the responsible party if you are bitten in a public place or bitten while you were lawfully in a private place.
Slip and Falls
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of accidental injury. They can occur anywhere and are often a direct result of the negligence of the person or party responsible for the maintenance of the property on which the accident took place. Some common causes of slip and fall accidents that typically entitle victims to compensation include inadequate lighting, debris in walkways, wet floors, and hazardous stairs. Slips, trips, and falls are capable of causing extremely severe injuries, including those that can leave victims with long-term medical problems or disabilities. Even in cases where victims are not permanently hurt, they can incur significant losses in the form of pain and suffering, lost income, and medical expenses.
Wrongful death is defined in California as death that results from the negligence or wrongful act of another. When you lose a close family member in a sudden accident, you might have the right to hold negligent parties responsible and recover for your financial and intangible losses. Losses can include lost financial support, lost love and companionship, lost services, and more. Wrongful death claims arise when the victims would have the right to file a personal injury action themselves had they survived. Instead, it is now up to the spouse, children, and/or parents to take legal action.
Brain & Spinal Injuries
Brain and spinal injuries are often catastrophic and have the potential to significantly affect the quality of victims’ lives. Some of the more common causes of brain and spinal injuries include motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls. In many cases, people who sustain brain and spinal injuries are unable to return to work or even live independently. As a result, victims are often entitled to substantial compensation for their injuries and need to retain an experienced attorney to represent them.
We also provide legal representation for personal injury in these areas:
Consult with an experienced San Bernardino personal injury lawyer
Blair & Ramirez LLP represents clients throughout San Bernardino County and the surrounding areas. Following an accident or injury, it is important to get started on a claim as soon as possible so that our lawyers can gather evidence and take witness statements right away. We always seek to resolve claims efficiently, and we are prepared to do what is necessary to prevail in your case. Call our office at (213) 568-4000 or contact us online to set up your free personal injury consultation today.