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Car crashes can change your life in an instant, and you need the right attorney on your side to help you navigate these waters and win the compensation you deserve to get your life back to normal.

For a state with almost 200,000 practicing lawyers, finding the best car accident lawyer in California is like searching for a needle in a haystack. While you’re suffering, the big law firms have already started scheming how to settle your case for a fraction of what you actually need because it’s easier to do so than fight.

But not us. All the fighters have long since left those big law firms, going on to found smaller practices (like ours) where confidence, winning, integrity and client care are top priorities. After your accident, the last thing you need is to work with a lawyer who is more are home sitting at a desk than going out and winning for you.

Have you been in a car accident in the Inland Empire area? Give us a call or send us a message now and let’s figure out how to get your life back to normal.

What kind of compensation could I be entitled to after a car accident?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you could be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical costs and future medical costs (we’ll help you with these immediately, though)
  • Lost wages and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • Rental car expenses
  • Inconvenience
  • Disability
  • Scarring
  • Permanent injuries

If the other driver was driving carelessly or recklessly, they may also be punished with punitive damages—especially if the driver was driving under the influence.

What if I was partially at fault?

California’s judicial system allows defendants to claim comparative negligence as a means to reduce fault in your case. If the other driver is 20% at fault for your crash, for example, they will only be 20% liable for the compensation you’re ultimately awarded.

That means when the insurance company adjuster inevitably calls you for a statement, DO NOT admit fault. Get a lawyer beforehand so you don’t accidentally take the blame for the crash.

Should I speak with the other driver’s insurance company?

No. The other driver’s insurance company is not your friend, and their main goal is to minimize the amount of money they need to pay you. Insurance companies are experts at twisting your words to make it sound like the crash is your fault, and saying the wrong thing—even innocently—could mean you won’t see a dime in compensation.

Find a lawyer before you talk to their insurance company, period.

Besides calling Montgomery Steele Law, how else can I make sure I’m compensated for the crash?

Call the police and get medical help right away, even if you don’t think you’re hurt. When possible, take pictures of the scene of the crash and be sure to get the names of any witnesses.

After the fact, your best bet is to stay calm. Panicking about medical costs, missed work, etc. isn’t going to help. That’s why it’s so important to have the right car accident lawyer in Ontario on your side, taking a huge load off your shoulders so you can breathe and focus on the task at hand.

Do I have a case?

If you’ve been in a crash and you think you’re entitled to compensation, we want to talk. Get in touch with us ASAP, even if you’ve been denied by another law firm.

At your free consultation, we’ll go over your accident and help you figure out exactly how strong your case is, then help you plan the next step for winning the compensation you deserve.

Don’t wait another second. Get in touch now at (909) 312-2111 and let’s get to work.

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