Protect Your Crucial Legal Rights and Interests with an Experienced Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney
A personal injury is defined as damage inflicted on a person’s body as opposed to an individual’s property. Cornell University School of Law succinctly states that a personal injury is an injury to your “body, mind, or emotions.”
If you live in the Northern California, and have suffered a personal injury, you need to have a basic understanding of your rights in the aftermath of an accident. You also need to know what steps you need to take to protect your legal interests.
Justice for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Each year, 1.4 million people in the United States experience a traumatic brain injuries. Of this number, 50,000 people die as the result of brain injuries. 235,000 individuals are hospitalized and 1.1 million people are treated in an emergency department and released.
The reality is that many individuals that sustain a traumatic brain injury face serious, and even life-changing, consequences. In addition, many a brain injury occurs because of an accident caused by the negligence of someone else.
In some cases, the consequences of a traumatic brain injury are profound and result in permanent disability or limitations. A person in this type of situation must have a seasoned personal injury attorney to fight for just compensation.
Rideshare Accidents and Your Rights
Lyft and Uber accidents are becoming a relatively common occurrence as more and more people take advantage of rideshare services in this day and age. Uber and Lyft injuries can prove to be significant in the aftermath of Lyft and Uber accidents.
Determining who is responsible for Uber and Lyft injuries following an accident can prove to be a complicated task in many cases. This reality underscores the need to engage the services of a skilled, tenacious Sacramento personal injury lawyer, like a member of the legal team at the Law Brothers®. Potential responsible parties in a Lyft or Uber accident include:
- rideshare company
- rideshare driver
- other motorist
- other passenger
- combination of these parties
Compensation After a Slip and Fall Accident Caused by Someone Else’s Negligence
Another accident category in which liability or responsibility can become a significant issue is one involving slip and falls. Liability or responsibility in regard to slip and falls is a matter of a legal doctrine technically known as premises liability.
Premises liability holds a person or business that has control over a property like a business responsible for injuries that occur at the location. For example, a grocery store may be responsible when a customer slips and falls in the market. A skilled attorney works to identify all potentially responsible parties.
Your Rights Following a Car Accident
One of the most common causes of personal injuries is a car accident. Potential compensation in a car accident case is illustrative of financial recovery possible in other types of negligent cases as well.
Potential compensation following a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident and the nature and extent of your injuries. With that said, a California personal injury lawyer typically will seek financial compensation for injuries, damages, and losses that include:
- medical bills
- pain and suffering
- mental anguish and emotional distress
- property damage or loss
- lost income
- permanent disability
An experienced personal injury attorney seeks compensation for a client not only for existing losses but also for those reasonably anticipated in the future or on an ongoing basis. For example, following a car or other type of accident, you very well may require ongoing medical care and treatment. You may not be able to go back to work in the near future, if ever. You may endure pain indefinitely. All of these represent examples of losses you may face into the future.
In limited cases, an attorney may also be able to seek what are known as punitive or exemplary damages in a personal injury case. Punitive or exemplary damages represent additional compensation awarded in some personal injury lawsuits when the conduct of the party causing an accident in the first instance is considered to be especially reckless or egregious. A member of the legal team at the Law Brothers® firm can explain to you what type of compensation may be available in a car or other type of accident case.
Retain a Skilled, Experienced Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney
You best protect your important legal rights by taking a proactive stance in retaining a skilled, experienced Sacramento personal injury lawyer, like a member of the legal team at the Law Brothers® law firm. The first step in hiring a Sacramento personal injury attorney is scheduling an initial consultation with the Law Brothers® Firm.
During an initial consultation, an attorney provides a candid evaluation of your case. You have the chance to ask questions and obtain any additional information you require. There is no charge for an initial consultation with the Law Brothers®. In addition, the Law Brothers® charges no fee unless the legal team obtains a favorable settlement or judgment in your personal injury case.
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