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What Types of Cases Can I File to Receive Compensation for an Injury?

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, emotional suffering, physical pain, funeral expenses, property damage, and other losses. Below is a brief summary of various types of personal injury claims. If you are injured, do not hesitate to contact our office for more information.

Slip and Fall Claim

Slip and fall claims are a type of premises liability claim. Business owners and residential property owners have a duty of care to ensure that their property is safe for visitors, guests, and customers. If a property owner fails to provide a safe environment and you are injured while on the owner’s property, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injury. It is very important to take certain steps after a slip and fall injury. You can read more about this type of personal injury case and discover what you should do if you are injured in a slip or fall on our Slip and Fall page.

Product Liability

Defective products injure people every day in the United States. From defective medical devices and defective toys to defective home appliances, people are severely injured. If you are injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation. The manufacturer, designer, distributor, and/or seller may be liable for your injuries depending on the defect and depending on when the defect occurred in the process from design to purchase. It is vital you have an experienced product liability attorney to determine all of the parties to sue for damages. You can get answers to more product liability questions on our Product Liability page.

Workers’ Compensation

Workers who are injured on the job or who develop a job-related illness or condition are entitled to receive benefits under California’s Workers’ Compensation laws. You must take certain steps and act immediately to protect your claim. You may be entitled to receive medical treatment at no cost and compensation for your lost wages. Find out what you need to do to file a workers’ compensation claim here.

Nursing Home Negligence

It is a difficult decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. You are putting your trust in medical professionals for the care and wellbeing of your loved one. Nursing home negligence in California can take many forms including mental abuse, physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, poor hygiene, financial exploitation, and withholding or giving the wrong medications.


If you were damaged due to the neglect of a medical or other professional, you may have a legal claim against the party who caused you harm. While not every negative result qualifies as medical malpractice, if you believe your medical provider was negligent or committed malpractice, you need to seek the advice of an experienced malpractice attorney. Likewise, if another professional such as an attorney, accountant, therapist, or veterinarian causes you harm, you should seek legal counsel. You can find much more information on malpractice claims in California here.

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is never easy; however, when the loss is due to another party’s reckless, careless, or negligent acts, you may have a claim under California’s wrongful death laws. A monetary judgment will never undo the grief and pain of losing a loved one, but it can help you provide for your family’s needs. Seeking justice for your loved one can also help in the grieving process by giving you some measure of closure. A wrongful death lawsuit also serves to warn others that this type of behavior will be punished. It is imperative you act quickly because you may have a short time in which you are able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in California. Read more about wrongful death lawsuits here.

Truck Accidents

The trucking industry is a billion dollar business in the United States. Billions of dollars of goods are shipped from one end of the country to the other; therefore, we must share the roads with these large commercial trucks. Unfortunately, truck accidents are common in Riverside and throughout California. Truck accidents have the potential to cause great damage and generally result in catastrophic and traumatic injuries that change a person’s life forever. The damages in large truck accidents can total millions. An experienced Riverside truck accident attorney can properly value your claim. Read more about truck accidents in Riverside, CA on our Truck Accident page.

Motorcycle Accidents

California is a beautiful state for motorcycle riders to enjoy being on the open road. Motorcycles are increasing in popularity as an economical means of transportation and an enjoyable way to travel. Motorcycle accidents can be complex with several issues that are unique to this type of vehicle accident. It is crucial that you have an experienced Riverside motorcycle accident attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected. Insurance companies will use the theory of comparative negligence or any other defense to try to deny or reduce a motorcycle accident claim — we know how to fight their defense strategies. Read about the steps you need to take after a California motorcycle accident by visiting our Motorcycle Accident page.

Automobile Accidents

Auto accidents are the most common claim that most people associate with a personal injury case. If you or a loved one is injured in an automobile accident, you need an experienced auto accident attorney. Insurance companies will try several tactics to reduce the compensation you are entitled to receive. You should never provide a written or recorded statement without consulting our attorneys. You could jeopardize your chance of recovering maximum compensation for your auto accident. Review the steps you should take after a car crash by visiting our Auto Accidents page.

Contact a Riverside Personal Injury Attorney to Help You Recover Compensation

The personal injury lawyers at Heiting & Irwin Attorneys At Law have been practicing personal injury law since 1976. Because we want to help you in your time of need, we offer free consultations in-office, by telephone, or by email. Contact our office by calling (951) 682-6400, by emailing at, or by contacting us online.