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Moreno Valley Personal Injury Lawyers

Moreno Valley is a city of about 210,000 residents in Riverside County, California. Part of the greater Los Angeles area, Moreno Valley was incorporated in 1984 from the communities of Edgemont, Sunnymeade, and Moreno. The area saw a long period of growth after the founding of March Field in 1918, later becoming March Air Force Base. The base prompted a period of sustained growth up until its downgrading to March Air Reserve Base in 1996. At its height, the base employed over 85,000 residents.

Today, a number of businesses currently call Moreno Valley home, thanks to its demographic diversity and relatively affordable real estate. Amazon, UGG Boots, Procter & Gamble, Harbor Freight Tools, Aldi Foods, and Walgreen’s all maintain large facilities in the area. Recreational attractions include the Riverside International Raceway and Lake Perris Recreation Area.

Have you been in an accident in Moreno Valley? Was this accident caused by another party’s negligence, and did it injure you or someone you love? If so, you may be able to obtain compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Contact the attorneys at OnderLaw, LLC today for a free consultation, and we will review your accident and injury to determine if you are eligible for compensation. Call (314) 963-9000 today, and let us help you move on with your life after an injury.

How Can an Attorney Help?

Hiring an attorney can give you a distinct advantage in pursuing compensation for your injuries in several key ways. Some of the benefits of hiring OnderLaw, LLC to work on your claim are listed here.

We do the work for you. Building a claim and obtaining compensation is about more than writing a letter or standing next to you in a courtroom. It takes investigation skills and familiarity with the claims process, two things an experienced attorney can provide. If you’ve just been injured in a serious accident, you may not have the time to speak to witnesses or track down documentation to support your claim, but as your attorney, this is all we do. We will allow you to concentrate on recovering from your injury or helping your family or loved ones to do the same while we interview witnesses, gather evidence, and take the lead on negotiating with the insurance company. We take on the detail-oriented tasks, so you can get on with your life.

Get the full compensation you’re owed. An experienced lawyer can help identify losses and damages that you might overlook on your own. Compensation for injury claims is awarded for certain specific damages suffered as a result of your injury, and you must know how to define these damages to determine how much you should demand. Damages like lost wages or medical bills are easy to understand and quantify, but damages for pain and suffering or loss of consortium are far more nebulous. Our experience with previous cases can help make sure you demand the right amount of compensation for your injuries.

We are well known. It may seem silly, but reputation is a factor when dealing with claims and insurance companies. If an insurance adjuster receives a demand letter from an individual, no matter how well-written or professional, it simply doesn’t carry as much weight as a demand letter from a reputable law firm like OnderLaw, LLC. Showing the insurance company that you’ve hired an attorney by submitting a demand letter on our letterhead can give you the edge over a claimant representing themselves.

Insurance adjusters have their own rules. Dealing with insurance companies can be difficult under good conditions, but when you’re forced to deal with them after an accident and injury, it can be downright exhausting. They will do whatever they can to minimize your injuries and experience and convince you that hiring an attorney is the wrong course of action. They may ask why you’d want to share your settlement check with an attorney or tell you they just want to help when in reality, they just want to protect their bottom line and their customer from liability. A good attorney can help you see through these transparent tactics and navigate around them.

We bring objectivity to a stressful situation. Trying to do something as convoluted as filing an insurance claim while you’re recovering from a debilitating injury can feel like too much. You may be feeling angry, depressed, anxious, or frustrated at the entire ordeal, and this emotional burden can cloud your judgment and make the process even more difficult. Your attorney brings their professionalism and objectivity to the table, allowing you to deal with the mental strain while we handle the logistics.

We are on your side. As an injury claimant, you can get lost in your own circle of despair as you continually try to explain to people why you are requesting compensation and why you deserve it. With an experienced attorney, you have someone on your team who can fight for you no matter the difficulties. We’ve dealt with all kinds of claims, and we can provide the support you need to make it through this ordeal.

We won’t stop fighting. Hiring an attorney means we don’t give up on trying to obtain compensation for your injury unless a judge or jury issues a final verdict against you. We have the skills and experience to take your claim all the way through filing a lawsuit against the responsible party if necessary, and as long as we have options, we will continue to fight for you.

Common Injury Claims in Moreno Valley

We handle any and all types of personal injury claims, including the following:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle accidents are commonplace on the highways surrounding Moreno Valley and come in various forms, including:

  • Truck accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Rear-end accidents
  • Under-ride accidents
  • Blind spot accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Rideshare accidents
  • Rollover accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Motorcycle accidents

Premises Liability Accidents

Premises liability claims can arise when you are injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault on a property managed or owned by another party. Some common claims include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Falling object claims
  • Dog bite claims
  • Elevator/escalator accidents
  • Amusement park claims
  • Workplace accidents
  • Unsafe condition claims
  • Wrongful death

Nursing Home Abuse

It’s an unfortunate fact that nursing home abuse is a growing problem. Here are some common types of abuse that may lead to claims:

  • Malnutrition/dehydration
  • Abandonment
  • Slip and fall claims
  • Financial abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Psychological abuse
  • Incorrect medication claims
  • Neglect

Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation claims occur when you’re injured in an accident at work while you’re performing your job duties. A few common types of work accidents include:

  • Construction accidents
  • Hazardous condition accidents
  • Slip and fall claims
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Repetitive trauma injuries
  • Falling object accidents
  • Falling from heights accidents
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • Oil rig accidents
  • Exposure accidents
  • Burn accidents
  • Harassment claims
  • Discrimination claims

Common Injuries in Moreno Valley Accidents

The injuries sustained in accidents in Moreno Valley are just as diverse as the claims themselves and can include the following:

Car, Truck, and Other Vehicle Accident Injuries

Despite modern safety equipment, vehicle accidents can be very dangerous. Common injuries include:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sprains and strains
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Burn injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Coma
  • Death

Premises Liability Injuries

Hazards that are not properly secured or inadequate maintenance or another person’s property can lead to the following injuries:

  • Broken bones
  • Scrapes
  • Dog bite wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Whiplash
  • Disfigurements
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Amputation
  • Coma
  • Death

Nursing Home Abuse Injuries

Nursing homes are required to provide care for those who can’t care for themselves, but injuries from nursing home abuse are common. Some nursing home injuries include the following:

  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Neglect
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Social isolation
  • Broken bones
  • Bedrail injuries
  • Sexual abuse injuries
  • Wrong medication injuries
  • Bedsores
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Infections
  • Emotional trauma

Workers’ Compensation Injuries

Even the seemingly safest of jobs can have hazardous elements. Although we should never feel unsafe at work, some jobs require that we put ourselves in harm’s way, which can sometimes lead to the following injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Chemical burns
  • Electrical burns
  • Dismemberment
  • Broken bones
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Repetitive trauma injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Amputation
  • Sprains and strains
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Hearing loss
  • Internal injuries
  • Toxic exposure diseases, such as mesothelioma or pneumoconiosis
  • Organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries

What Compensation Can I Obtain?

The amount of compensation you’re able to obtain through a claim or lawsuit depends greatly on the severity of your injury, the accident that led to it, and the circumstances surrounding the accident. The more severe your injury and its effects, the more compensation you should demand from the responsible party.

Compensation is made up of three main types of losses or damages: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.

Economic or special damages are any losses with an actual dollar amount attached to them, such as property damage. Economic damages include the following:

Medical bills. You may be able to obtain compensation to cover any and all losses related to medical treatment for your injury. This can be hospitalization costs, emergency room visits, ambulance fees, office visits, medical devices or prosthetics, therapy, rehabilitation, or prescription drugs.

Property damage. If the accident that caused your injury also damaged your property, such as your car, computer, or cell phone, you might also be compensated for repairing or replacing this property.

Lost wages. If you’re forced to take time off work to recover from your injury or to assist an injured family member or loved one, you can demand compensation for any lost pay, now or in the future.

Transportation. Recovering from a severe injury usually requires several trips to hospitals, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies. You may be eligible to be compensated for every mile driven on any trip related to your accident or injury.

Non-economic or general damages are any losses that do not have a specific dollar amount attached. These types of losses cannot be easily quantified and may require the assistance of an experienced attorney to estimate. There are several types of general damages, such as:

Pain and suffering. “Pain and suffering” refers to the pain endured by accident victims. Recovering compensation for pain and suffering is intended to make for the loss of your well-being.

Emotional distress. Compensation for emotional distress is meant to make up for the anxiety, depression, insomnia, worry, or PTSD that stem from the trauma of a debilitating accident.

Loss of consortium. Compensation for loss of consortium is meant to make up for the loss of a loved one’s companionship and counsel after a severe injury or death.

Wrongful death. If a loved one or family member is killed in an accident, you can be compensated for the emotional loss and financial distress caused by the lost income, as well as recovering money for the medical expenses caused by the fatal injury.

Punitive damages or exemplary damages are slightly different from general or special damages. They are not intended to help you recover any losses but rather to punish the responsible party and deter them from ever behaving in the same manner again. Under California state law, to receive punitive damages, a claimant must prove by “clear and convincing evidence that the defendant is guilty of fraud, oppression, or malice.” The burden of proof is much higher for punitive damages than for obtaining other types of compensation, and there is no cap on the amount of punitive damages that may be awarded in California.

California Accident Statistics

  • Per the S Department of Labor, there were 13,565 workers’ compensation claims filed in California through early July this year. 6,071 of those were approved for a total payout of over $559 million.
  • Between 2016 and 2018, more cyclists died in traffic accidents than in any three-year period during the last 25 years.
  • The National Floor Safety Institute states that 87% of all fractures in people over 65 were caused by falls.
  • Per NHTSA, motorcyclists were 29 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than occupants of a passenger vehicle.

Statute of Limitations in California

California places limits on the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after an injury. This time limit varies depending on the type of injury. For most injuries, you have two years from the date of the injury, or if the injury wasn’t discovered until later, one year from the date of discovery. Medical malpractice claims must be filed within one year from the date of the injury, and lawsuits against government agencies have six months from the date of injury to be filed.

Resources for Accident Victims in Moreno Valley

Local Hospitals

Riverside University Medical Center

26520 Cactus Ave, Riverside CA 92504

951-486-4000

Kaiser Permanente Moreno Valley Medical Center

27300 Iris Avenue, Moreno Valley, CA 92555

833-574-2273

Local Law Enforcement Offices

Moreno Valley Police Department

22850 Calle San Juan de los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553

951-486-6700

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

4095 Lemon St., Riverside, CA 92501

951-955-2400

Moreno Valley Department of Motor Vehicles

If you’re in a car or truck accident, you’ll want to report it to the DMV within a few days of the accident, and request a copy of the report for your records:

Riverside East DMV

6425 Sycamore Canyon Blvd, Riverside CA 92507

800-777-0133

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