California is known for traffic congestion on the state’s freeways, highways, roads, and city streets. It is far from surprising that the state also sees a dramatic number of car accidents annually.
In some cases, motor vehicle collisions result in only minimal property damage and no injuries. These cases can usually be resolved with little to no issue. In many other cases, however, people suffer severe injuries in car crashes. More severe injuries usually mean more expenses and losses. These accident victims can benefit from working with an experienced Sacramento car accident attorney.
Automobile accidents can result in a wide variety of injuries, some of which can involve people taking several weeks, months, or even years to recover. In such cases, victims can face numerous problems, including an overwhelming amount of medical expenses and lost income because of an inability to return to work.
The knowledgeable car accident lawyers at Demas Law Group, P.C. understand how stressful life becomes after a serious car accident. We investigate car crash injury claims carefully to make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable if negligence caused the injuries.
Our Sacramento personal injury lawyers have 25 years of experience representing injured people throughout Northern California. Our firm’s commitment to our clients is clear:
- 99 percent success rate. Our lawyers have secured top-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.
- A VIP philosophy. At Demas Law Group, P.C., you are not just a name on a file. Our attorneys combine empathetic legal services with zealous representation, both during settlement negotiations and at trial.
- “No win, no fee” guarantee. We don’t get paid unless we secure compensation on your behalf.
- Justice must be done. We fight so our clients can be fully and fairly compensated for what they have lost due to someone else’s recklessness.
We want to be your advocate and ally. Arrange a free consultation with a car accident injury attorney today to find out about your legal options.
Common Car Accident Injuries in Sacramento
When a collision occurs, victims can suffer a wide variety of injuries that can vary in degrees of severity. Factors that can affect the damage to the vehicle and harm to the occupants include the speed at which the vehicles were traveling, the location of the collision, and the point of impact.
In general, some of the most common kinds of injuries stemming from car accidents in California include:
- Strained muscles
- Burn injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Slipped discs
The severity of an injury will also dictate how quickly a victim can recover. Some people can recover after brief medical attention or treatment. In other cases, complete recovery may be impossible, and victims may have to adapt to newfound limitations.
Many people are unable to return to their jobs immediately after a serious accident, and some injuries may leave victims completely unable to work in any capacity. Other injuries are so catastrophic that victims require full-time assistance with even their most basic daily needs.
It is essential to keep in mind that not all car accident injuries stem from the negligence of other drivers. Some injuries may be caused by defective or improperly installed motor vehicle parts. In such cases, product liability actions may be filed against manufacturers, or negligence claims may be filed against maintenance companies to recover compensation.
Filing an Injury Claim after a Car Accident in California
The first thing anybody should do after being involved in any car crash is to seek medical attention. Even if you do not think at first that you were seriously hurt, it is still a good idea to have your condition evaluated by a medical professional to ensure that you did not suffer a serious injury that might involve delayed symptoms.
When you have suffered severe injuries in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, you can pursue a claim with the negligent driver’s insurer. In some cases, the insurance company may argue that you were the party at fault and may deny your injury claim.
In other cases, a representative for the insurance company may contact you and seem caring and concerned. The adjuster may even offer you a lump sum settlement to resolve your case.
While some settlement offers can seem sizable, the truth is that most proposed settlements are lowball offers intended only to close the case quickly and for as little money as possible. In reality, most victims are entitled to far more compensation than they are initially offered.
You should have a lawyer deal with all communications with insurers to ensure that your rights are protected. An attorney can immediately step in and determine the true extent of your losses before negotiating for a fair and full settlement. When an insurance company refuses to provide satisfactory compensation, the lawyer can file a lawsuit to seek damages in court.
How Demas Law Group Can Help with Your Car Accident Injury Claim
Certain car crashes result in devastating injuries that affect not just victims, but their entire families. People can have their whole lives turned upside down due to someone else’s reckless or negligent actions.
If you or your loved one was hurt in a car accident caused by another party’s negligence, it is in your best interest to quickly seek help from an experienced lawyer. Car crash claims can often become contentious disputes over liability and damages. You will want to make sure that you have an experienced Sacramento car accident lawyer looking out for you.
Demas Law Group has recovered millions of dollars for clients who were injured in car accidents, including a $5.475 million mediated settlement for a man seriously injured in a car accident in Sacramento County. You can have our attorneys review your case and answer all of your legal questions when you call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.