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Auto accidents can be minor or major and the injuries often cause large financial losses to the victims involved and their families. An injured person can recover their damages from the responsible party for medical expenses, wages lost, burial expenses, property damage and other such losses. Injured persons are also entitled to be compensated for the pain and suffering caused by their injuries and treatment. A judgment cannot fix the damage done to the individual, but it can help with financial burdens.

The insurance company for the individual who caused the auto accident will start an investigation immediately. It is the insurance company's goal to try to keep the recovery of the injured person to the lowest possible amount. Initially, the insurance company will obtain the police reports, take recorded statements from the persons involved and witnesses of the car accident, have the vehicle damages estimated, have photographs taken of the scene and all involved vehicles and try to affirm the extent of the injuries suffered.

Insurance companies may deny the claim outright and if that fails they may try to reach a quick settlement. This is to avoid responsibility for future medical expenses, lost wages and other damages that may shown up later. Sometimes it takes months to completely find out the extent of the person's injuries. The injuries may leave the person permanently disabled even after corrective surgery. The true value of a claim can only be assured after a doctor has made a firm prognosis. The State of California, has in most, but not all, cases a two-year period in which to file a lawsuit on a claim. One should not rush into a settlement with an insurance company. You can create a fair settlement later when your injuries have become progressively worse.

There are other issues for persons injured in a car accident to be aware of. If your health insurance company pays for your medical bills they will try to obtain reimbursement from your settlement with the other driver's insurance company. There are limitations on their right to such reimbursement. If you were working when injured, the worker's compensation insurance company will try to get reimbursement of their payments for lost wages and medical expenses they paid. There are also restrictions on their right to get reimbursement. These are important issues that you need to understand  and factor into any negotiated settlement.
In California, individuals are required to have liability insurance coverage for their automobiles. The minimum requirements for bodily injury liability insurance is $15,000.00 per person and $30,000.00 per accident. These insurance limits are normally insufficient to cover the claim of an injured person, The injured person must often find what other insurance is available to the responsible driver or the extent of the driver's personal assets. The dependable driver may have coverage from insurance policies from family members, an employer, or a rental car company. Other unknown entities or people may also have liability for the accident. For example, if the road or a light was defective, a government agency may share responsibility for the collision. In addition, your own insurance policy may provide you with coverage for your injuries.

Establishing the value of a claim for personal injury is complicated. It involves finding the nature and extent of the injury, the financial losses that are recoverable, and the liability issues related to the accident. The trial location or any prior injuries suffered by the injured party are also factored into any  personal injury claim. It is important to have a person with considerable experience dealing with the insurance company on your behalf. Generally, it is best to use a Riverside San Bernardino auto accident lawyer who regularly handles personal injury claims and will act on your behalf to obtain a fair settlement.

The Cajon Pass in San Bernardino Ca

Every day there are several accidents in the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino ca. This road is one of the most dangerous roads in the United States. Attorney Edgar Lombera travels these roads continuously and understands the problems. As of now there is so much construction going on that drivers often get confused and crash because they do not understand the constant change in the patterns of the road. If you get into an accident in the Cajon Pass give us a call and let me get you the care you deserve.

If you wish to discuss your claim with a Riverside San Bernardino auto accident lawyer Edgar P Lombera without any charge or obligation, call (909)-915-0181.

Negligent operation of a vehicle can take many forms. Our law firm can help people injured or the families of those killed because of:

  • Drunk driving
  • Excessive speed
  • Cell phone use
  • Inattention
  • Failure to adjust to conditions
  • Hazards on roadway


A San Bernardino and Riverside, California, personal injury law firm with offices in Redlands, and Palm Springs California. We also serve clients throughout the state of California.

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