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Steven M. Sweat, Personal Injury Lawyers, APC
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Inland Empire: Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

Inland Empire Personal Injury Attorneys

As Inland Empire personal injury attorneys, we have been serving San Bernardino and Riverside Counties for over 2 decades. We have helped people injured or the families of persons killed by negligent or wrongful acts from Barstow and Victorville to Temecula and all parts in between. The Inland Empire is unique in its geographic diversity from the mountains of Big Bear to the deserts of Death Valley and with this diverse landscape, unfortunately, comes chances for mishaps that can result in personal injury or wrongful death. Some of the more common scenarios we have seen in our 20 plus years as lawyers helping accident victims are as follows:

Auto Accidents Going to and From Las Vegas: Las Vegas is a great destination for fun and relaxation but getting to and from Vegas is sometimes fraught with peril. Interstate 15 (also known as State Road 15 [SR15] or the 15 Freeway is a road that stretches from San Diego County through Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and into Nevada. Anyone who has driven this thoroughfare knows that the highway 15 is a road that widens and narrows, has turns and changes in elevation and upon which the speed limit varies. All of these factors and the fact that there is extremely high traffic volume especially during holiday weekends like Memorial Day or Labor Day, creates an environment for major traffic accidents. The route is also used heavily by big rig tractor trailer and other commercial vehicles to transport freight and these large motor vehicles operate side by side with smaller cars, trucks and SUVs. It only takes a moment of someone traveling too fast or making unsafe lane changes to cause a major traffic accident including multi-vehicle pile ups. Our attorneys have represented hundreds of car accident victims recover monetary compensation after a major crash going to or coming from Las Vegas on the 15.

Motor Vehicle Accidents in Desert or High Desert Communities: The desert and high desert areas like the Coachella Valley in Riverside County, Death Valley, Joshua Tree and the high desert communities of the Inland Empire are great places to get out and enjoy recreational activities like off roading or four wheeling. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to crashes caused by negligence or sometimes even reckless driving. In addition, desert roads are often only two lanes and people trying to pass (sometimes over a double yellow line or without properly observing oncoming traffic) can cause head on collisions with major injuries or fatalities. We have helped many accident victims obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering related to these types of motor vehicle accidents.

Car Accidents in the San Bernardino Mountains: In the winter, it is great that we have ski resorts and other winter activities in Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead. The San Bernardino Mountains also provide a great place for outdoor recreation and boating in the summer months. With all this activity and weather factors such as icy roads and snow reducing visibility comes car accidents. In addition, boating accidents happen on Lake Arrowhead and other bodies of water. These incidents are sometimes due to negligent driving or even drunk driving or boating. We have represented accident victims in these scenarios many times in the past 20 plus years.

Dangerous Property Conditions Causing Slip or Trip and Falls: Again, given the diversity of terrain, elevation and weather conditions that can happen in the desert and high desert regions of the Inland Empire, slip and falls and other incidents occur which cause personal injury. When these result from a residential or commercial property owner negligently inspecting or maintaining their premises, a legal claim may lie. We have recovered money for these accident victims many times over the years including a million dollar plus settlement for a death related to improper property maintenance.

Dog Bites: From people dwelling in the cities of San Bernardino or Riverside to suburban areas like Rancho Cucamonga or Redlands to more rural areas, people love dogs. As pets and companions they can be great but, sometimes dog owners allow their animals to roam freely. This often causes confrontations between dogs and people out jogging or even walking their own dog. California law provides that a dog owner is strictly liable for their pet biting someone even if the dog hadn’t shown a propensity to be aggressive. We have helped many dog bite victims in the Inland Empire recover money for doctor bills and emotional trauma related to these types of animal attacks.

Inland Empire Personal Injury Law Firm Here to Help You: We love serving Inland Empire communities from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Helping the good, hard working people of these areas recover after a car accident, slip and fall, dog bite or any other type of personal injury, it greatly satisfying to our team of trial attorneys and legal professionals. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by any type of careless, reckless or negligent act, call for a free evaluation to see if a claim for personal injury or wrongful death may be possible. Our lawyers have decades of experience analyzing the facts of accident and injury claims and we always provide a free consultation to potential clients. In addition, we never charge attorney’s fees or upfront costs to pursue your claim. You owe us nothing if, for some reason, the case doesn’t work out. Give us a call today at our toll free injury helpline: 866-966-5240!

Client Reviews
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I have known Steven for some time now and when his services were required he jumped in and took control of my cases. I had two and they were handled with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. He went the extra mile regardless of the bumps in the road. I can not see me using any other attorney and I would recommend him to any of my family and friends. Josie A.
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Steven was vital during our most trying time. He was referred by a friend after an accident that involved a family member. While he was critical and lying in the hospital, Steven was kind, patient and knowledgeable about what we were going through. Following our loss, Steven became a tough and aggressive negotiator and made sure that we receive a huge compensation. I would refer Steven in fact, this happened 2 years ago and I still speak highly of his service. Cheryl S.
★★★★★
Mr. Sweat is a pitbull in the courtroom as well as settlement negotiations - You can't have a better equipped attorney in your corner! It is a pleasure working as colleagues together on numerous cases. He can get the job done. Jonathan K.
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Because of Steven Sweat, my medical support was taken care of. Plus, I had more money to spare for my other bills. Steven is not only an excellent personal injury lawyer, providing the best legal advice, but also a professional lawyer who goes beyond his call of duty just to help his clients! He stood up for me and helped me get through the process. I would definitely recommend. I couldn't think of any better lawyer than him. MiraJane C.
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I must tell anyone, if you need a great attorney, Steve sweat is the guy! I had an awful car accident and had no idea where to turn. He had so much to deal with because my accident was a 4 car pile up. Not to mention all the other cars were behind me and they were not wanting to settle in any way! He never stopped working for me and had my best interest at heart! Audra W.