Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 at 12:50 am
Our Sacramento personal injury lawyers represent accident victims in claims arising from several different types of accidents. When another person is negligent or reckless, that person can be held liable for any damages if the wrongdoing causes another person to be injured. California’s personal injury laws protect accident victims by providing a way for victims to seek compensation for their injuries. However, you have a limited time to file a claim for damages. Therefore, we encourage you to contact our office for a free consultation with one of our Sacramento personal injury lawyers as soon as possible.
Common Personal Injury Accidents That Give Rise to an Accident Claim
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common types of accidental injuries in Sacramento. Vehicle-related accidents, including crashes involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, and bicycles. According to the California OTS, Sacramento County motor vehicle accidents resulted in 11,170 deaths and injuries during 2015. The county ranked third out of 58 counties of similar size for the number of injuries and deaths that year. The City of Sacramento reported 4,502 deaths and injuries from traffic accidents during 2015, which ranked third out of 15 cities of similar size.
- Premises Liability Accidents
Slips, trips, and falls account for thousands of injuries each year in the United States. Some falls result in minor injuries such as bumps and bruises. However, falls can also result in broken bones, back injuries, and other traumatic injuries. Property owners can be held liable for damages for slip and fall accident for failing to maintain safe premises.
- Dog Bites and Dog Attacks
A dog bite or dog attack can cause severe injuries, including nerve damage, PTSD, and scarring. California laws hold dog owners responsible when their dog bites or attacks another person. In many cases, you can recover compensation for your injuries, even though the dog may never have bitten another person.
- Workplace Accidents
Accidents in the workplace account for a large number of the accidental injuries each year. Workplace injuries can result from an accident, hazardous material, dangerous conditions, or repetitive motions. In many cases, California’s workers’ compensation insurance covers a workplace injury. However, some injured workers may have a third party claim that could result in additional compensation for injuries.
- Nursing Home Abuse
It is horrible to think that someone would abuse a nursing home patient or elderly individual. Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including physical abuse, financial abuse, neglect, verbal abuse, and emotional abuse. If you notice symptoms of nursing home abuse, you can contact the DSS Adult Protective Services agency in your county. In an emergency, you can call 911 to report the abuse immediately.
When Should You Contact a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney?
Contact our office as soon as possible to speak with an attorney. You may have one or more options for receiving compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. However, your time to file a claim is limited, and evidence can be lost by a delay in contacting an attorney, so act now.