What is a personal injury lawyer? A personal injury lawyer is an attorney who handles injury claims caused by a third party.
David Ricks of the Inland Empire Law Group talks on who, and what a personal injury lawer is. David H. Ricks provides legal services in the following personal injury practice areas: Car, Truck, Motorcycle, Pedestrian, and Cyclist Accident Cases
*Slip and Fall Accidents and Premises Liability Cases
*Dog Bite and Animal Attack Cases
*Medical Malpractice and Surgical Error Cases
*Wrongful Death Cases
8600 Utica Ave., Suite 200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
TELEPHONE: (909) 481-0100
Welcome, my name is David Ricks and I am a personal injury trial lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga and the principal of the Inland Empire Law Group. I want to answer a simple question, and that is what is a personal injury lawyer? Very simply, a personal injury lawyer is an attorney who handles injury claims. But not all injury claims, injury claims caused by a third party. Let me give you an example, you are driving in a car and you are stopped at a red light, and someone comes from behind you are strikes you from behind. That would be a third party injury claim. You would have a claim against the person who struck you. A personal injury attorney would handle that type of a claim. Lets change the scenario, lets say that you are a passenger in a vehicle and you are at work. And the driver of the vehicle is also from the same job, and that person causes an accident. In that situation you would have a workers compensation claim. Because the injury was caused by a coworker and that would be handled by a different type of lawyer, a workers compensation attorney. Sometimes a personal injury lawyer will handle worker compensation other times they do not. In our office, we solely focus on personal injury claims in the field of injuries. What does a personal injury lawyer do? He or she helps you take your claim, and get all the information, helps you go through the process of getting better with assisting you with finding medical providers, or providing you advice regarding that, and gathers the records of your injuries and your treatment and loss of earnings. He then packages that up and presents it to the insurance company to try and get you the best monetary compensation possible. Sometimes a settlement is not possible so a really good personal injury lawyer should also be a trial lawyer because at some point in time your case may need to go to trial and you are going to need somebody who is familiar with the courts, is familiar with the process and has experience in cases. Here at the Inland Empire Law Group we are experienced in handling personal injury cases. I personally have been handling personal injury cases for 25 years as of 2013. I look forward to serving other people here in the Inland Empire who may need a personal injury attorney. Again, my name is David ricks and I am a personal injury trial lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga and I look forward to assisting you.
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