Riverside Car Accident Attorney

Riverside Car Accident Attorney

There are many car accident attorneys in Riverside. But only one holds the record for the highest auto-related personal injury verdict in Riverside County history. Greg Rizio, along with Darren Pirozzi of Rizio Law Firm recently obtained a $57,947,402 million dollar verdict for a 25-year old Temecula man suffered catastrophic injuries after being involved in an accident on the Interest 15 Freeway. The amount was the highest-ever gross personal injury verdict (in the catastrophic injury / brain injury category) for Riverside County. That year, it was also the highest personal injury award in the State of California, and the 2nd highest personal injury award in the nation.

The firm’s results place them within the Top 1% of Firms Nationwide, as independently verified by the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents. Based on these impressive track record of results, both Greg Rizio and Darren Pirozzi were named the 2015 “California Consumer Attorneys of the Year” by the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). Greg Rizio was also awarded the 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire, and was named the 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association. Mr. Rizio was also named the 2015 Top Gun Lawyer by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.

With millions of drivers on the road, car accidents are common in the U.S. and around the world. If you are involved in a car accident, you should understand that you are not alone. On average, there are 6 million car accidents each year in the U.S., and about 3 million people become injured each year due to a car accident. Every day at the Rizio Law Firm, we help drivers and passengers who have been injured, receive insurance compensation, and even sue careless drivers who injured you or your family. If you have been involved in a car accident, take the time to understand your rights and the options that are available for obtaining compensation with the help of a Riverside car accident attorney.

Common Types of Car Accidents

Car accidents can occur in a broad range of situations. Some accidents involve only a single driver while other accidents involve dozens of drivers or even pedestrians. Some of the most common types of car accidents include:

  • Side-impact collisions: Being hit on the side of your vehicle is particularly dangerous due to the relative weakness of doors and windows. Some cars are equipped with side airbags that help to mitigate injuries caused by side-impact collisions.
  • Rear-end collisions: These types of accidents can cause severe bodily harm as well as having the potential for whiplash when a car hitting you from behind throws your head against the headrest.
  • Rollovers: Tall SUVs and trucks are vulnerable to rollovers when drivers take sharp turns that flip their vehicle over. Vehicles are required to be designed in a way that prevents structural collapse during a rollover, but these accidents can still cause significant bodily harm.
  • Off-set collisions: The deadliest and most dangerous vehicle accident. These accidents cause great bodily injury and sometimes death.

A Review of Rizio Law Firm Car Accident Attorney

I'm so happy I found Rizio Law Firm, we just settled my case and I'm very happy about it.

I was involved in a very bad car accident 2 years ago and I had a different lawyer at the beginning, but he wasn't able to do much with my case, he was slow and not really invested in it, he didn't even pay my medical bills with the first settlement, so I was having credit problems, a very bad situation!

Then I was introduced to Aaron Hicks of Rizio Law Firm he managed not only to clean my credit in record time and pay off all my bills but also he also settled the case very fast.

It's difficult to find a lawyer that really care about you as a client and doesn't see you only as money, RIZIO Law Firm is different, they are very invested and really care about clients, I will for sure recommend them, you cannot go wrong with them, they follow you step by step, they are always available for any questions or concerns and they explain to you the process very well in order for you to understand what's going on with the case!

My lawyer was Aaron Hicks, he's very knowledgeable, kind and always ready to listen and help you out in any way he can! I'm so glad I found RIZIO Law Firm.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Five Star Rating  5/5

Determining Fault

When an accident occurs, law enforcement officers who arrive at the scene of the crash will interview both drivers and make a preliminary determination of fault. It is important to understand that designation of fault is a critical factor in the aftermath of a crash since this will determine which party will be required to pay compensation. If you are found to be at fault for an accident that you did not cause, a car accident attorney can help you take the guilty party to court so that you do not have to worry about paying compensation.

First Steps to Take After an Accident

If you become involved in an accident, you should try to remain calm since doing so will help you to make better decisions. Immediately write down the other driver’s license plate number in case they try to flee the scene. Get in touch with law enforcement officers so that they can come to the crash site and document the events that occurred. Talk to the other driver to get their name, address, and insurance information. If possible, try to take a photograph of the other driver’s license and insurance information so that you can be sure of their identity. Finally, take pictures of the crash site with your smartphone since doing so will help to defend your interests in the future.

When Can You Sue?

Some insurance companies will offer you a settlement that will require you to waive your right to a lawsuit. Before signing away your rights, we recommend that you speak with a car accident attorney to consider the possibility of demanding a higher settlement or litigating your case in court. You have the right to several forms of compensation from the other driver:

  • Bodily harm: You have the right to be compensated for any medical costs that you incur as a result of a crash that was not your fault.
  • Loss of Income: If you have to take time off from work due to injuries that you incur as a result of an accident where you were not at fault, you have the right to full compensation.
  • Property damage: The driver who is at fault in an accident is responsible for paying the cost of repairing any property that was damaged.
  • Punitive damages: In cases of gross negligence, you may be entitled to additional compensation from the other driver.

When to Hire a Riverside Car Accident Attorney

If you become involved in a car accident, you should get in touch with a Riverside car accident attorney to assert your rights. Our law firm offers free consultations for drivers who are unsure about what actions they should take after an accident. Get in touch with the Rizio Law Firm to defend your rights to compensation today.  Call toll free 1-888-292-8888 or use our online form to start your free consultation.

This article should only be used for informational purposes. It does not constitute legal advice, and it does not create an attorney-client relationship with anyone. If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney in your community.

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