You should never have to worry about being injured due to the negligent or careless actions of someone else. At Montgomery Steele Law, we are ready to help if you or a loved one have been hurt. We have the knowledge and experience you need to get through this. Let us investigate what happened so we can get the compensation you deserve. We are here when you need an Upland personal injury attorney. Contact us today for a free consultation and learn your legal rights.
Why Choose Our Law Firm?
The team at Montgomery Steele Law absolutely believes in putting clients first. Both Mike Montgomery and J.T. Steele came from big firms and wanted to do something different — a client-centered approach.
You will always have access to an experienced attorney. We will not hand you off to an overworked paralegal or caseworker. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are available to you.
We have a track record of getting real results, including settlements and payouts that cover all of your needs, not just some of them.
You will not pay any out-of-pocket upfront costs and will face no attorney fees until we recover the compensation you deserve. We work on a contingency fee basis. Some law firms charge a retainer, plus an hourly rate for their services — not us.
Why is an Attorney Necessary for These Cases?
Most people do not have the precise knowledge and experience needed to navigate a complex personal injury case. An Upland personal injury lawyer will know how to obtain the evidence necessary to prove your case. They will gather accident reports, eyewitness statements, video surveillance, and photos from the scene. Using this information, along with your medical records and proof of lost earnings, your attorney will work to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. If the other side does not offer enough, your legal counsel will prepare to take your serious injury claim to trial.
We will also handle all things regarding insurance companies. When an insurance company inevitably offers you a low settlement for your injuries, we will fight to secure your maximum compensation. Our Ontario personal injury attorneys have years of experience dealing with insurance adjusters and know how to negotiate for your best interests.
Types of Personal Injuries We Handle
Personal injury cases arise in many different ways, but they all have one thing in common – they are caused when someone is harmed due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of someone else. They can be caused by another individual, business, or entity. Some of the most common ways serious injuries occur include:
These injuries have a detrimental effect on accident injury victims. Not only do they require extensive medical care, but they can lead to major medical bills. If a victim cannot work while they recover from their injuries, they will lose the income they need to pay their medical treatments and regular household expenses. In many cases, a person is permanently disabled due to these catastrophic injuries. Contact us online to discuss your injuries and potential legal action during your free initial consultation.
Is There a Time Limit to File an Injury Claim?
Victims of personal injuries need to know that they have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party in their case. The California personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the day the injury occurs. This means that an injury victim will have a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the person who caused them harm.
There are various exceptions to California personal injury statute of limitations, but you need to check with your attorney about whether any of them apply to your case. Failing to file a lawsuit within the required time frame will result in the victim being unable to recover any compensation for their losses.
How Is Fault Proven in an Upland Auto Accident?
Proving fault in the aftermath of an auto accident can be complicated but generally includes obtaining various types of evidence to support your claim. An attorney can use their resources to conduct a complete investigation into the case, which includes gathering all of the following:
The police were accident reporting
Photographs taken at the scene of the crash
Any available video surveillance from nearby businesses or homes
Statements from eyewitnesses
Statements from drivers and other passengers
Vehicle “black box” data
Cell phone records
An attorney will gather all of this information and may choose to work with accident reconstruction experts to piece together what happened in order to prove fault in the case. Insurance carriers will conduct their own investigations into the accident, but if their final assessment of liability does not line up with you and your attorney’s assessment, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent driver to secure full compensation.
How Does a Contingency Fee Work?
At Montgomery Steele Law, we take Upland personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients pay no upfront or out-of-pocket costs for their case. We cover those costs. Our attorneys will only collect legal fees after we obtain the compensation our clients deserve. In short, if we do not win, our clients do not pay.
What Is the Role of Your Insurance Company?
The role of your insurance company depends on liability for the incident. Insurance carriers have various duties that are required by law. Your insurance company owes you a duty of good faith in fair dealing when handling any claim, and they have an obligation to investigate and honor valid insurance claims.
Your insurance company is required to investigate every aspect of your claim, not just the parts that support their position. If a claim has been made against you, the insurance carrier will generally have a duty to defend you, which includes providing legal representation if you are sued by another party. Their duty also includes paying for any legal judgments against you, up to the amounts agreed upon in the terms of the policy.
If you are not at fault for an accident, you will still be dealing with your own insurance carrier, but they will be working to obtain compensation from the other party on your behalf. For example, most car insurance claims are resolved through negotiations with the insurance carriers involved.
Are You Ready to Get the Compensation You Need?
If you or a family member have been injured due to the negligent or willful actions of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for what has happened. There are time limits, however, when filing your claim. The statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit under California law is two years from the date of the injury. When you come to the law offices of Montgomery Steele Law, you are coming to a team of trial attorneys that will be dedicated to you. Our goal is to secure compensation for the following:
Coverage of your medical bills (past and future)
Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
Mental anguish damages
Loss of enjoyment of life damages
Possible punitive damages against the negligent party
Property damage expenses
If you need an Upland personal injury attorney, you can contact our legal team for a free case evaluation by clicking here or calling us at (909) 312-2111. We will not let insurance carriers take advantage of you. Our trial lawyers help with personal injury claims all over Southern California, including the Inland Empire, Ontario, Los Angeles, San Bernardino County, Chino Hills, and Rancho Cucamonga. We can handle every step of the legal process. Get the legal advice you need today.
“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.