WHEN CAN I RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR AN INJURY?
Posted on Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 10:54 pm
Personal injury law encompasses a wide variety of situations and laws that protect individuals when they are injured by the careless, reckless, or negligent acts of another party. Our Sacramento personal injury attorneys handle many different types of cases. We can help you receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, funeral expenses, emotional distress, and physical pain.
Vehicle accidents cause traumatic and life-changing injuries in Sacramento and throughout California each day. The damages from a vehicle crash can total hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars depending on the severity of your injuries. If the other driver is at fault, you can receive compensation for your injuries. In some cases, you may be eligible to receive compensation even if you are partially at fault for the accident. You can get more information about each of the following types of vehicle accidents, in addition to what you need to do to protect your right to receive compensation if you are involved in any of these accidents, by visiting our informational web pages:
Dog bites result in permanent scarring, puncture wounds, and other damage. A dog bite can result in painful rabies shots, surgery, amputation, and death. A dog attack is a traumatic event that can require years of treatment for emotional distress. Dog owners have a legal responsibility to compensate victims for the injuries caused by their dogs under California Civil Code §3342. For more information about dog bites in California, see your dog bite accident webpage.
Product Liability Claims
People throughout California and the United States are injured each day from defective medical devices and defective home appliances to defective toys and defective car parts. If you are injured by a defective product, you may have a legal claim against the designer, manufacturer, distributor, or seller. An experienced Sacramento product liability attorney will identify the liable parties to pursue. You can get more information about the steps you need to take if you are injured by a defective product here.
Elder and Senior Abuse
Trusting your loved one to the care of strangers is a difficult decision. When your loved one is injured through negligence, abuse, financial exploitation, or neglect, your loved one deserves justice. An elder abuse lawsuit provides a way to hold the parties liable for your loved one’s injuries accountable for their actions. To get more information about elder abuse, contact our office for a free consultation and read more information on our Elder and Senior Abuse webpage.
Slip and Fall Claims
California premises liability laws protect you if you are injured in a slip and fall claim on another person’s property regardless of whether it is privately owned property or commercial property. A property owner has a duty to provide a safe environment for customers, guests, and visitors. If you are injured, you must take steps to protect your right to receive compensation. Contact our office and read more about what to do in a slip and fall case here.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
The grief and pain of losing a loved one can be overwhelming when the loss was unnecessary. Under California’s wrongful death laws, you may be entitled to receive a financial award if another party caused the death of your loved one. No amount of money will bring back your loved one or ease your pain; however, a wrongful death lawsuit allows you to seek justice on behalf of your loved one. You must file a wrongful death lawsuit prior to the expiration of the statute of limitations or you lose your right to pursue the liable party. Read more about wrongful death lawsuits on our webpage dedicated to this type of personal injury claim.
Traumatic brain injuries can result in permanent disabilities that require long-term personal and medical care. Even a mild brain injury can cause you to miss a substantial amount of work and cost thousands of dollars in medical treatments. If you believe you suffered a brain injury in an accident, seek immediate medical attention. We have the signs and symptoms associated with a brain injury on our website.
Have You Been Injured in an Accident and You are Seeking Compensation?
If you have been injured in an accident, contact Tiemann Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with one of our Sacramento personal injury attorneys. Call our toll free number at (916) 999-9000, or chat with a representative on our website.