A Skilled Inland Empire Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents happen on California roads and highways all the time, with most being fender benders where no one is seriously injured. However, if you or a loved one has suffered a significant injury due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation to cover lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering.
To make sure you don’t suffer more than you already have, contact the San Bernardino law firm of Ricks & Associates today. With more than 24 years of experience representing individuals and families in this community, Attorney Kenneth Ricks delivers the experience, knowledge and personal attention you need after a car accident.
Who’s at fault for your auto accident?
In some situations, it’s easy to determine who is responsible for a car accident. Negligent drivers who change lanes without looking or make illegal turns are often the culprits. Texting or talking on a cell phone while driving has become one of the most common causes of distracted driving, and many other accidents are the result of drunk driving.
Sometimes, however, it’s not easy to determine who is at fault. It takes a skilled lawyer with investigative skills to find out who or what caused the accident. Once your car accident lawyer determines the cause, you may wish to seek compensation from the following sources:
- Other motorists: If another driver clearly caused your accident causing injury, you may pursue compensation directly from that individual. This is often the case when a driver is uninsured or underinsured.
- Insurance companies: Insurers use a number of tactics to prevent injured people from getting the full amount of damages they deserve. You need an experienced lawyer who knows these challenges well—and how to overcome them.
- Government agencies: Public organizations have a responsibility to keep roads reasonably safe for motorists. If a road has been poorly designed or is in disrepair, you may have a case against the agency charged with maintaining it.
- Employers: Companies that have employees out on the road have a responsibility to provide the proper training and safety precautions. If an employee causes an accident resulting in injury, you may be able to name the employer in your lawsuit.
Meet with Ricks & Associates to learn more about your options
After a car accident in San Bernardino County or Riverside County, you need to work with an experienced personal injury attorney. Call Ricks & Associates today at 909-890-1090 or contact the firm via email to get started.