Car and Motorcycle Accident Attorney in San Bernardino
If you have been in a car or motorcycle accident, it is important to understand that what seems like a minor injury can later develop into a serious issue. Your first priority should be seeking immediate medical attention, otherwise you may be gambling with your health and livelihood. The first 24 hours after an auto accident are critical in terms of getting proper treatment, especially if you suspect that someone else was at fault for your accident.
Getting the Legal Help You Need
At Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, we understand that this unexpected situation in your life can cause extreme hardship, including emotional and financial difficulties. Our attorneys have 140 years of combined experience, and serve the citizens of San Bernardino County and visitors to the area. Compassion and empathy is what makes our legal team stand out. We work closely with each of our clients to ensure that their rights are protected.
We are here to help you build a strong case in order to be fully compensated for your loss. Our lawyers understand California personal injury law and are committed to treating you with respect and taking all of your concerns seriously. It is our firm’s goal to ensure that our clients receive the most favorable results possible for their case.
We represent auto and motorcycle accident victims with a wide variety of personal injuries, including (but not limited to):
Injury victims of an auto accident often experience whiplash which is due to strain or a sprain occurring in the soft tissue of the neck. Pain may occur immediately after the accident or delayed over time. Whiplash can cause neck stiffness, shoulder or back pain, headache, dizziness, or damage to cervical muscles and intervertebral joints, discs and ligaments.
A bone will split or break due to excessive pressure or a blow to the body. A broken bone is an emergency situation that can cause extreme pain and bleeding, and can lead to impaired movement and permanent disability.
A severe blow to the head can cause a disruption of the normal function of the brain, resulting in bleeding and other physical damage that can cause a long-term injury or death. Anyone who has experienced trauma to the head should seek immediate medical attention.
Spinal Cord Injury
Damage to the spinal cord is a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment to lessen the effects. A spinal cord injury is usually caused by an incident that fractures or dislocated the vertebrae, which can cause a disruption of the signals between the body and the brain, potentially causing paralysis.
When someone is killed due to the negligence of another, the incident is legally referred to as a wrongful death. Surviving family members may be eligible for compensation to cover medical costs, funeral bills, pain and suffering, and other losses.
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Severe injuries are especially common after a motorcycle crash, no matter what kind of incident you have suffered. Because car and motorcycle accidents often cause injuries that worsen over time, you should never choose to avoid or put off seeking medical attention after being injured. If you decide to “walk it off,” hoping you will feel better, you may wake up with terrible pain and be unable to effectively resolve the problem.
If another driver caused your injuries, an experienced lawyer will be able to help you stabilize your recovery process and push for the compensation that you are entitled to by law. Contact our law firm to learn about your rights and to schedule a private consultation.