If you or someone you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. When you turn to Montgomery Steele Law, we will vigorously pursue the compensation you deserve for what has happened. Personal injuries happen in a variety of ways, including pedestrian and auto accidents, to burn injuries and more. Having a skilled Ontario personal injury attorney by your side can be the difference between compensation and closure or continued pain and suffering.
Why Choose Montgomery Steele Law?
You should never settle for a law firm that will not put you first. Both Mike Montgomery and J.T. Steele have been on the other side, working for big law firms. They started Montgomery Steele Law to ensure that their clients are the focus.
At our Ontario law firm, winning your case and securing compensation takes priority over a quick settlement.
We will not shy away from a battle when it comes to securing the compensation our clients deserve. Our track record speaks for itself.
We take personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not face any legal fees until we secure the compensation you need.
What Can an Injury Attorney Do for You?
Personal injury cases can become complex and involve multiple parties, including insurance companies, insurance adjusters, and legal teams. By having legal counsel, you are guaranteeing that someone has your back throughout the process. Keeping your best interests in mind, our Ontario personal injury attorneys will:
Gather evidence; accident reports, eyewitness statements, video surveillance, and photos from the incident.
Obtain your medical records and have them evaluated by a trusted medical professional to calculate your total expected losses.
Deal with the insurance claims process and work to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that will cover all of your injury-related expenses.
Prepare to take your case to the courtroom if the other side does not offer a fair settlement.
Common Causes of Injuries in Ontario, CA
Personal injury cases arise when someone is injured due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of someone else that cause a person harm. There are countless ways these injuries arise, but some of the most common causes our experienced personal injury attorneys deal with include:
Serious injuries like these require extensive medical care that can lead to massive medical bills. In many cases, a victim of these catastrophic injuries cannot work while they recover. Sometimes, they cannot return to work at all due to disabilities from the incident. This can lead to lost income that a person needs to support themselves and their family. Our trial attorneys will fight for every dime of your lost income. In the case of a wrongful death, we will work to make sure you and your family members get the justice and fair compensation you deserve.
How is Fault Proven in a Personal Injury Case?
There are certain elements of negligence that need to be proven in order to hold one or more parties responsible for a personal injury.
Duty. Your attorney will work to establish that there was a duty owed by the defendant (the at-fault party) to the plaintiff (the injured party). This could be a formal duty, such as a doctor-patient relationship. This could also be the duty of drivers to operate motor vehicles safely on the roadway.
Breach. Once a duty is established between the defendant and plaintiff, your attorney will work to show the defendant breached their duty by operating in a way that a reasonably prudent person would not in the same situation.
Causation. When an attorney establishes that a breach of duty took place, they will need to show that this breach caused the plaintiffs injuries.
Damages. An attorney will need to show that the plaintiff actually suffered damages. This can include medical expenses, lost income, property damage, as well as pain and suffering damages.
Using all of the evidence that they have been able to gather, your Upland personal injury attorney will present these elements of negligence to an insurance carrier or to a jury in order to obtain the compensation you need.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Charge?
Victims of personal injuries often wonder how they will afford an attorney to help them secure the compensation they need. The last thing someone suffering from a serious injury needs to worry about is another expense. What you will find is that most skilled and experienced Ontario personal injury lawyers take these cases on a contingency fee basis.
At Montgomery Steele Law, you will not have to worry about paying any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses related to your case. You will not be responsible for paying any legal fees until we successfully secure the compensation you need through a favorable settlement or verdict. The contingency fee will be arranged before we take your case and will be a percentage of the overall settlement. There are no hidden fees. We make this pledge so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries and being with your family, not on worrying about paying for legal services.
What Types of Compensation Can You Receive?
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the reckless or negligent actions of another person, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Montgomery Steele Law, we are going to get to work on your behalf immediately. Our personal injury law firm’s goal is to secure compensation for the following damages:
All of your medical costs related to the incident: This can include any medical expense that is caused due to the accident. Medical costs include hospital and doctor bills, any physical therapy or rehabilitation costs, medical equipment that is needed, prescription medications, and more.
Lost income if you cannot work: If you are unable to work due to your injuries, you should certainly be compensated for the money you have lost. This can also include a loss of earning potential if you are unable to perform the same duties that you were able to prior to the injury.
Pain and suffering damages: This is considered a non-economic damage that victims of injuries sustained as a result of the incident. While sometimes harder to calculate, a victim’s physical, emotional, and psychological pain and suffering can lead to a lower quality of life.
Loss of enjoyment of life damages: This is another non-economic damage related to a victim’s inability to perform or enjoy everyday activities. For example, if a mother is injured in a car crash and can no longer play with her children, this is an example of a loss of enjoyment of life.
Possible punitive damages against those who caused your injury: Punitive damages are designed to punish a grossly negligent party and to prevent them from behaving similarly in the future.
Is There a Time Limit to File an Injury Claim?
According to California law, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of the injury. If you do not file a claim within the allotted time, you effectively forfeit your chances for fair compensation. An attorney from Montgomery Steele Law can help you file a claim quickly and accurately, giving you the best chance to earn maximum restitution.
Take Legal Action Today
When you need legal advice from an Ontario California personal injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling our law offices at (909) 310-8510. Get the legal representation you deserve today.
We serve accident victims all over Southern California, including San Bernardino County, the Inland Empire area, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Pasadena, Corona, Fullterton, Rialto, Redlands, Upland, Colton, and Fontana.
“JT and Mike are the best. I don’t know what I would have done without them. Fortunately, I was put in contact with them and they won my case! I got the compensation I needed for my injuries. Thank you JT and Mike!” – Megan R.