Get the Answers You Need About Personal Injury Cases in Riverside CA
Have you been injured in Riverside CA? If so, you likely have questions about what your rights are. The easiest way to find out for sure if you can use someone who is at fault, and how you go about doing that, is to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation. In the meantime, you can read on to get answers to some of your most frequently asked questions.
What Do I Do Right After an Accident?
First and foremost, if you are seriously injured then you should request immediate medical care. That is your top priority. However, if you are safe and not seriously injured, then your next priority is to secure as much evidence as possible. Take pictures or video at the scene, write down your exact memories while they are still fresh, and get contact information from everyone who was involved, from the other driver to witnesses.
How Can I Increase My Chances for Success?
There are a few things to do – and some not to do – that can help protect your right to a successful lawsuit. This includes holding on to any medical records and any receipts that are the result of something that happened during the accident. Do not accept any money from the at-fault party, as this can affect your ability to secure a future payout. Do not sign anything without your attorney present.
When Should I Contact an Attorney?
As soon as possible. Once you are safe and secure, they should be one of the first people you call. We can go to great lengths to protect your rights. We may investigate the scene of the accident, talk to witnesses, work with your medical experts, and, if necessary, work with accident reconstructionists who can prove how the accident happened.
Do I Have to File the Personal Injury Lawsuit Right Away?
No. However, there are limits. Depending on who you are suing, and the type of damages you have, you could have anywhere from six months to three years to file a claim. In some cases, it pays to file sooner. In others, we will wait until your doctor can provide accurate information on your long-term prognosis based on how you are healing from your injuries. Regardless, your attorney will assess the case and determine when you should file your claim.
How Much Does It Cost to Work with a Personal Injury Attorney?
It costs you nothing upfront. Your initial consultation is done at no cost. If you decide to work with us, and we take your case, it will be on a contingency basis. This means that you only pay us if we win your case and only at that point. You do not have to pay anything up front to work with Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas.