It can happen out of nowhere in an instant. Sometimes you can see it coming, but there is nothing that you can do to stop it. It is an automobile accident, and it can turn your world upside down without any warning. Unfortunately, this is where the pain and suffering are just beginning for many people who find themselves in this situation. Especially true for those who may have suffered serious injuries and have been forced to miss work as a result.
Suppose you have experienced an accident involving you and another vehicle in Rancho Cucamonga. In that case, the chances are that you may also be dealing with a stubborn and ethically-questionable insurance company that is trying to give you the runaround. Don’t let things get worse. Hire an experienced Rancho Cucamonga personal injury lawyer to help you take on the insurance providers and their attorneys, it won’t cost you a thing unless we win.
If you were injured due to the fault of another, you may be entitled to serious compensation. Call us now for a free consultation. We will discuss your rights and explain how we will work to maximize your recovery.
Regardless of your location, we can come to you at your convenience. We are ready to serve you.
Omid E. Dayan & Eliot M. Houman
Although Rancho Cucamonga boasts among the lowest accident totals for a city with its population size (it ranked 57th out of 58 similarly-sized municipalities), it still has more than it should. The fact is that with drivers focusing on the road and not the ever-increasing number of distractions, these numbers could be brought close to zero.
Among accidents with injury or fatality, Rancho Cucamonga had 356, with nearly 50 of those involving drunk driving, a higher than average percentage. Over 10% of them involved pedestrians and bicyclists, another number which is a little on the high side. There were ten accidents involving a motorcycle, a reasonable figure. Sixty-one of the car accidents were speed-related, while 35 of them occurred in the nighttime and overnight hours.
*Statistics courtesy of the California Office of Traffic Safety
Common Accident Injuries
As seen from the statistical breakdown, Rancho Cucamonga, California is one of the safer cities for its size, although that, of course, doesn’t mean that there are never any accidents. While none of the area’s freeway locations are considered among the most dangerous in the state or country, it is always wise to pay extra attention when two or more intersect.
The historic Route 66 is not the bustling highway it once was; keep your eyes open where it meets up with I-15, as well as I-10. In addition to these areas, there are also a few city intersections to be aware of.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA Dangerous Intersections
Have you been denied workers’ compensation? When you get hurt in a work-related accident, and your employer’s insurance denies your claim, it can leave you stuck with medical bills and lost wages. This is when you need a lawyer for workers’ compensation in Rancho Cucamonga to represent your case.
At The Accident Guys, we have a team of professionals that will work to get you the compensation you deserve. We know how difficult and frustrating it is when your medical bills pile up, and in some cases, you cannot afford to see a doctor. Let our workers’ compensation team step in and fight for the money you need. To learn more about how we can help if you were injured on the job, click here.
Should I see a doctor If I’m only slightly injured?
When you are involved in a car accident, the injuries may appear minor at first, or worse, your body may be in shock. It’s best to get the proper medical attention to determine how severe your injuries are. A doctor can detect many of these otherwise-hidden problems and either treat them or issue referrals. And doctors’ medical records can be used as evidence for insurance claims and lawsuits
Can I continue to drive my car after an accident?
Damaged cars can hide their problems until the breakdown becomes a significant problem, such as a blown-out tire or a broken part dragging on the road or falling off of the car completely. And even without contending with an accident, the time and cost associated with fixing an automobile problem are smaller, the sooner the issue is diagnosed. Motorists should contact their insurance company to inspect the vehicle by a mechanic approved by the insurance company. The benefit of using an approved mechanic is that the insurance company will cover some or all of the cost.
What if my car Is unsalvageable?
Insurance companies use proprietary formulas to determine whether to repair an automobile or declare it unsalvageable. When the cost of repairs exceeds a target percentage of the automobile’s current market value, the insurance company will declare the car unsalvageable and pay the motorist the vehicle’s current market value minus whatever may be owed to the bank if the car was financed Motorists with an unpaid lease or loan may have the option to buy gap insurance when they purchase their automobile; gap insurance will cover the unpaid portion of the lease or loan when the car is unsalvageable.
When should I contact a lawyer?
Accidents with minor/no damage and no injuries can be resolved by cooperating with law enforcement, visiting a doctor for a check-up, and self-filing an insurance claim. When a motorist has any doubt, or when the accident becomes complex to resolve, the motorist should seek a personal injury lawyer. Please also remember that it oftentimes takes days, or perhaps weeks in some cases, before you start feeling real pain after an accident. So be very careful not to settle your injury claim on your own if you are in any doubt about your injuries. At The Accident Guys, we work on a contingency basis instead of a per-hour basis, meaning the lawyer does not charge the motorist if the legal action does not end in monetary compensation.
Can I be compensated for lost wages if I am self-employed?
Self-employed motorists can recover lost wages, but the burden of proof of loss is slightly higher for self-employed motorists. It’s important to discuss the details with a personal injury lawyer to determine how best to move forward.
Can you represent me if I was in an accident with a rideshare service?
Yes, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have become popular in recent years. This has caused an increase in rideshare accidents and injuries. You will need a Lyft or Uber car accident lawyer to help handle your cases and to navigate the unique insurance issues that arise in rideshare accident cases. The Accident Guys can help you recover accident-related expenses, medical treatment, lost wages, and more if you were just a passenger in a rideshare vehicle or hit by a rideshare driver.
Which medical expenses can I recover?
Any medical bill that is reasonably tied to the accident can be recovered. When another party is at fault, the driver’s insurance company covers medical costs, subject to their policy limits.
My husband and I decided to go with The Accident Guys to help with my case from the accident I was involved in. My two children and I were rear ended which turned into a five car accident (my first accident in my life and hopefully my last) My attorney was Eliot Houman and he’s been wonderful every step of the way.. From the first phone call last year to the last one today it’s been a wonderful experience.. I can’t just stop there. His whole staff that assisted him along my journey has been amazing and such a blessing. Eliot, Dana, and Carlos thank you from the bottom of my heart you all have been a blessing. If anyone needs an attorney I highly recommend giving The Accident Guys a call and ask for Eliot they won’t let you down.
Kelli V, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Our client was rear ended at a high speed. Moderate damage to his vehicle. We were able to secure the 6 figure policy limits without filing a lawsuit.
Our client was placed at fault on the police report and his prior attorney was not doing anything about it. After he hired our firm, we were able to get the full policy limits on multiple insurance policies without filing a lawsuit.
The client was riding her bike when a car opened the door in front of her. Client sustained a toe injury. We settled her case for $100,000.00 without filing a lawsuit.
Client was bitten by her neighbor's dog and is rushed to the hospital where she gets 25 stitches. We settled her case for $300,000.00 without filing a lawsuit.
I recommend this business because not only did they take care of me physically, but I feel like they sought to take care of my mental state throughout the whole process of me getting through my accident. I appreciate the way they would keep in touch to ask about my injuries and about the recovery process. They were patient with me when I would always ask questions. They took care of everything in a timely fashion and I already recommended my services to others. Forever grateful for them.
Karla M, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or on the job, you have rights. Call us so we can help protect those rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
No matter where you are in California, we can come to you. Call for a free consultation with an attorney today.
Omid E. Dayan & Eliot M. Houman