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San Bernardino Personal Injury Attorneys

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Personal injury law is a massive practice area that includes all types of accidents and injuries. At its core, the practice allows those who are injured to hold negligent individuals or companies legally and financially accountable for their actions. The attorneys at DiMarco Araujo Montevideo in San Bernardino are committed to helping individuals through personal injury cases of all types.

Proving Negligence in Personal Injury Cases

To hold someone liable for an accident/injury, the plaintiff needs to prove:

  1. The offending party owed the public a duty of care (e.g. to keep a piece of property reasonably hazard-free)
  2. They negligently breached that duty
  3. That breach led to the plaintiff’s injury

These three components are present in every civil liability case from unsafe premises claims to car accidents. A good rule of thumb for determining negligence is to ask yourself if a reasonable person would have acted differently than the defendant. If so and you suffered an injury, you may want to contact a San Bernardino attorney about your ability to take legal action against those responsible.

Personal Injury Laws in California

In the state of California, injured individuals typically have two years from the time of injury to file a lawsuit; however, there are certain exceptions to this two year statute of limitations. Your attorney can help you determine if your case falls within the approved limits.

California is a comparative fault state, meaning the court may reduce any damages in keeping with an individual’s degree of liability. For instance, if you are involved in a car accident and you were 10% responsible for an incident, then the courts may decrease your total award amount by 10%.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo in San Bernardino, we handle every type of personal injury case that you may experience. Some of the most common types of personal injury accidents include:

  • Work accidents and workers’ compensation
  • Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Dog bite attacks
  • Aviation, railroad, train, and boat accidents
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective product incidents
  • Heavy equipment and machinery accidents
  • Unsafe premises accidents

We also specialize in a variety of injury types including:

Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

When clients come to us for help, they often have questions about how they will pay their medical bills, make up for lost wages, and start to move forward again in life. Facing an injury often causes relationship strains and psychological distress in addition to physical symptoms. Our firm takes an aggressive approach to claim settlements so we can secure the best possible financial compensation for our clients. Damages may include reparations for:

  • Medical expenses including hospital bills, routine exams, prescriptions, and travel
  • Lost wages and future income
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Your pain and suffering
  • Subsequent disabilities
  • Rehabilitation

When to Contact an Attorney

After an incident, you may wonder if contacting an attorney is the right idea. We highly recommend talking to an attorney as soon as possible after you experience an injury. Your attorney will play an instrumental role in helping you find qualified medical support, negotiate with insurers and bill collectors, and helping you pursue a personal injury claim.

All initial case evaluations with attorneys from DiMarco Araujo Montevideo are free, and we won’t accept payment until we secure compensation on your behalf. Our attorneys in San Bernardino believe that injured individuals should only have to focus on one thing – healing. Our firm is known for our commitment to ethics. Reach out to our office today to learn more about how we can help you.