San Bernardino Car Accident Lawyer More Than $175 Million Recovered | Over 30 Years of Experience

San Bernardino Car Accident Attorney

How Attorney Scott J. Corwin Can Help You

With the staggering number of vehicles on our Southern California roads, it is no wonder that tens of thousands of people lose their lives each year in car accidents. Catastrophic injuries, medical bills, and lost wages can quickly put a family into financial peril as injured wage-earners fight to get healthy and return to work. Fortunately, it is possible to receive monetary compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance carrier following a car accident.

Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation has decades of experience handling a wide range of personal injury lawsuits. Injured clients rely on our thorough understanding of the law and our experience to guide them through the legal process to a successful resolution. We will zealously pursue every legal avenue of monetary compensation available based on the circumstances surrounding your accident and injuries.

With over 30 years of experience, Scott J. Corwin has successfully represented more than 3,000 injury victims and has obtained recoveries totaling over $125 million. Mr. Corwin is also one of fewer than 700 attorneys nationwide who are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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California Car Accident Laws

California follows a fault-based system, meaning the party responsible for causing the accident is typically liable for the resulting damages. This principle is crucial in determining who is financially responsible for medical bills, property damage, and other losses resulting from the accident.

California law mandates that all drivers carry a minimum amount of liability insurance coverage:

  • $15,000 for injury or death to one person
  • $30,000 for injury or death to more than one person
  • $5,000 for property damage

Drivers involved in accidents in California are required by law to stop at the scene, provide their name, address, vehicle registration number, and insurance information to the other parties involved, and render reasonable assistance to anyone injured in the accident. You must report any accident to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) within 10 days if there are injuries, fatalities, or property damage exceeding $1,000.

California operates under a comparative fault system, which means that even if you are partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover damages. However, your compensation may be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in San Bernardino

Car accidents can result from numerous different factors, including:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Running a traffic signal
  • Improper lane changes
  • Failure to follow posted signs and signals
  • Unsafe merging
  • Improper following distance
  • Texting while driving

Depending on the speed and types of vehicles involved in the crash, you may face catastrophic injuries and devastating property damage. It is our goal to handle every aspect of the case on your behalf while you focus your energy on getting healthy. Whether your accident occurred on a city street, in a construction zone, or while entering or exiting the freeway, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation at our office as soon as possible.

Freeway Accidents in San Bernardino

The San Bernardino Freeway, along with Interstates 115, 210, and 10, present a dangerous mixture of speed and congestion. If you or a family member was injured in a freeway accident due to another driver’s negligence, we encourage you to contact our lawyer as soon as possible to learn more about your right to compensation.

Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we have the experience to hold negligent drivers and their insurance companies fully accountable for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Let us worry about the legal and financial aspects of your case while you focus on your health and family.

Types of Freeway Accidents

Common types of freeway accidents include:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Side impact collisions due to unsafe lane changes or merges
  • Rollover accidents
  • Multicar pileups
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding

How to Prove Liability

Proving liability in a car accident typically involves gathering evidence to demonstrate that the other party was at fault. Here are some steps and types of evidence commonly used to establish liability:

  • Police Reports: If law enforcement responded to the accident, their report can be a valuable piece of evidence. It usually includes details about the accident, statements from the involved parties and witnesses, as well as any citations issued.
  • Eyewitness Testimony: Statements from individuals who witnessed the accident can provide crucial insight into what happened and who was at fault. Eyewitness testimony can help corroborate your version of events.
  • Photographs and Videos: Pictures and videos taken at the scene can provide visual evidence of the damage to vehicles, road conditions, traffic signals, and other relevant factors. Make sure to take photos from multiple angles and distances to capture the full extent of the scene.
  • Accident Reconstruction: In some cases, accident reconstruction experts may be employed to analyze the evidence and recreate the sequence of events leading up to the accident. This can help establish liability by providing a detailed understanding of how the collision occurred.
  • Medical Records and Expert Testimony: If there are injuries involved, medical records detailing the extent of the injuries and treatment received can be used to demonstrate the severity of the impact. Additionally, expert medical testimony can help establish a causal link between the accident and the injuries sustained.
  • Vehicle Damage Assessment: An assessment of the damage to the vehicles involved in the accident can provide clues about the point of impact and the forces involved. Damage patterns can help determine the speed and direction of the vehicles, which can be useful in establishing liability.
  • Traffic Laws and Regulations: Violations of traffic laws, such as running a red light, speeding, or failure to yield, can serve as strong evidence of negligence or fault. If the other party violated a traffic law leading up to the accident, it can significantly strengthen your case.

The sooner you contact our lawyers after an accident, the sooner we can go to work for you, collecting and preserving evidence of liability. You can count on Scott to give you the personal attention you need and deserve after a serious injury.

Get a free case evaluation by calling Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation at (310) 683-2300 or contacting us online. We are dedicated to providing personal attention and quality representation throughout your case.

Making Things Right

Over $175 Million Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Brain Damage $3,407,752

    Boy sustains brain damage from trip and fall in pothole.

  • Bus Accident $2,782,954

    Passenger injured when bus driver falls asleep and rolls bus.

  • Motorcycle Accident $2,300,000

    City employee causes collision with police motorcycle.

  • Motorcycle Accident $2,100,000

    Motorcyclist suffers brain injury in collision.

  • Motorcycle Accident $1,250,000

    Vehicle turns left in front of motorcycle, causing collision.

  • Car Accident $1,250,000

    Driver injured in collision with vehicle that crossed over into his lane.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Rear-end collision exacerbates pre-existing back condition.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Driver injured in nighttime collision with overturned big rig on highway.

  • Brain Injury $1,000,000

    Rider injured on ferris wheel when struck in head by seat rack.

  • Car Accident Injury $850,000

    Eight-year-old boy struck and killed by vehicle while crossing busy thoroughfare.

What Sets Us Apart

Quality Legal Representation Your Case Needs
  • Fast, Favorable Resolutions

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the importance of securing a favorable outcome in your case, fast. More than 95 percent of our clients’ cases settle within 5 to 9 months, and our clients are very satisfied with the results (see our client reviews!). We only file lawsuits when absolutely necessary, such as in cases where the defendant disputes liability or refuses to pay for the full extent of our client’s damages.

  • Renowned Reputation

    With more than 30 years in practice and over $175 million recovered for his clients, Scott is known for his aggressive approach to litigation. Some of his accolades include:

    • Inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2007, a distinction reserved for only the top 5 percent of all personal injury lawyers in the region
    • Named a “Top 100 Super Lawyer”
    • Named a Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2010
    • Maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo

  • Personal Attention

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we believe in developing strong attorney-client relationships built on honesty, trust, and communication. As a client, you will always receive direct, personal attention from Scott; your case will never be passed off to an associate or paralegal. Instead, you can always rely on dedicated representation from a highly experienced and award-winning attorney who is ready to fight for you.

  • Zero Upfront Fees

    Our firm offers all personal injury and wrongful death legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees or expenses. Instead, we only get paid if and when we recover compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not win your case, you do not pay a dime. We also offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose in reaching out to our team today. Contact our firm 24/7 and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

Client Reviews

Here What People Have to Say About Scott
  • Needed help with a 4-car collision. He took care of everything on his end.

    - Earon Bagunu
  • I am not one to write reviews but after an unfortunate car accident, I am so glad I called Scott Corwin.

    - Catherine Lenke
  • A month ago, I was involved in a car crash and broke my right wrist. The process with this attorney was pretty fast. Scott was able to help me and also Julie was always super nice and very professional. I’m very glad everything was easy and fast.

    - Sabrina Guna
  • Scott got the personal injury settlement amount I expected to get (actually a few percent more). He was quiet and efficient, not a time-waster. Perfect fit for a working person.

    - Carl Hoppe
  • Thanks again Scott and Staff for your great work. My family and I are fortunate to have you all by our side in times of need.

    - Maria Mejia
Client Testimonials
  • NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
    NTLA Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
  • NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
    NTLA Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawers
    Super Lawers
  • Avvo 10.0
    Avvo 10.0
  • American Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
  • Litigator Awards
    Litigator Awards
  • Consumer Lawyer of Los Angeles
    Consumer Lawyer of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Consumer Attorneys of California
  • BBB A+
    BBB A+
  • Brian Injury Association
    Brian Injury Association

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