Do you know your basic legal rights following an accident in Sacramento CA?
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident you have certain rights guaranteed by law. You have the right to be returned to the same position you would have been in but for the motor vehicle accident and subsequent injury. You have the right to be restored to your former self physically, mentally and financially, to the fullest extent possible.
Two of the most common personal injury accidents that result in back injuries are motor vehicle accidents and falls. A back injury can occur in a low-speed accident or a minor fall. It does not take much force to cause an injury to the back. Therefore, it is very important to see a physician if you are suffering from any symptoms of a back injury. It is also wise to contact a Sacramento personal injury lawyer to discuss your options for filing an accident claim.
Insurance companies and some physicians treat soft tissue injuries as minor injuries. However, soft tissue injuries can be very serious resulting in long-term impairments and chronic pain. If another party injures you in an accident, do not allow the insurance adjuster to convince you that the insurance policy does not cover your soft tissue injury, or your claim is worth very little.
Our Sacramento personal injury attorneys handle soft tissue injury claims. We can help you recover compensation for an injury sustained in a fall, motor vehicle accident, or other personal injury accident. Call for a free consultation with one of our lawyers to discuss your legal options.
Do you have a friend or family member who loves to ride a motorcycle? If so, you might worry about your loved one’s safety when he or she is on the road. Sadly, thousands of riders are injured and lose their lives in motorcycle crashes in the United States. During 2015, 4,976 motorcyclists lost their lives in accidents, an eight percent increase from the prior year. California had the second highest number of motorcyclist fatalities in the nation during 2015. During that same year, roughly 88,000 riders were injured in crashes.
Even the safest motorcyclist cannot account or anticipate all hazards or dangers he or she might encounter while riding. For example, riders cannot control the actions of other motorists, like motorists who fail to yield the right of way or follow too closely. Likewise, riders cannot control the weather or the road conditions. Loose or cracked pavement and slick roads can cause the most experienced rider to lose control and crash.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent or careless driver, you might be entitled to recover money from the driver who caused the crash. However, before accepting a settlement from the other driver’s insurance company, it is helpful to understand the factors that impact the amount of compensation you are entitled to receive for your claim.
It is also helpful to consult a Sacramento motorcycle accident attorney before accepting a settlement. The insurance adjuster will not tell you if you are receiving less than your claim is worth, but an attorney will protect your best interest and help you receive the most money you can for your motorcycle accident claim.