Why Do You Need a Lawyer After a Truck Accident?

by Staff Blogger | July 8th, 2019

If you or someone you love was injured through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to file a claim to be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Injury claims can involve big settlements, and the money in those settlements often comes from insurance companies’ pockets. To protect their huge annual profits, insurance companies often push back against injured victims when they file claims, especially when they were hurt in truck accidents.

Truck accidents are more likely to cause serious and even life-threatening injuries than other auto accidents due to the weight and size of tractor trailers. That means the injury claims associated with them can be substantial. Insurance companies and their adjusters use every trick in the book to avoid paying victims what they deserve after truck accidents, and it’s not uncommon for innocent people to have their claims significantly reduced or even denied.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California truck accident lawyers want to protect your rights to the money you deserve. We know that truck accident claims can be legally complex due to the number of parties who may be liable, and we also know that the insurance company will likely be uncooperative when you file a claim. Our legal team has many years of experience assisting injured victims like you, and we know how to stay one step ahead of the insurance company throughout the legal process.

Contact us today for a free consultation. You deserve full compensation for what you’ve been through, and we want to help you get it.

Don’t Go It Alone After Your Loved One’s Wrongful Death

by Staff Blogger | July 1st, 2019

Losing a loved one is a traumatic and stressful experience. It can be difficult to cope with the demands of daily life when you’re grieving your loss, especially when your loved one was the primary income earner for your household.

The costs associated with the death of a family member can be enormous. You may be facing expensive medical bills and funeral costs, but your family’s income may be significantly reduced or even eliminated altogether. Filing a wrongful death claim if your loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence can help you recover compensation, but it can be difficult to win over the insurance company on your own.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California wrongful death lawyers want to help. We know how challenging wrongful death claims can be, especially when you’re already dealing with emotional trauma and the shock of your loved one’s passing. You’re going through a difficult time already, and the last thing you need is to try and convince the insurance company that your family deserves compensation.

Our legal team can handle that on your behalf while you focus on honoring your loved one’s memory and moving forward with your life. We’ll collect evidence that proves the other party’s negligence caused your loved one’s death. Then, we’ll calculate how much money you’re owed. Finally, we’ll fight to get you every penny you deserve.

Contact us today for a free consultation. We’re ready to put our experience to work for you.

5 Safety Tips for Independence Day

by Staff Blogger | June 26th, 2019

What are your plans this Fourth of July? Many Americans will spend the holiday out on the water, at the beach, or in the backyard with friends and family. No matter how you choose to celebrate, it’s important to remember that many July Fourth activities have the potential to pose serious risks when people aren’t careful. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe this year by following our Independence Day safety checklist.

What Are Common Symptoms of Drug Injuries?

by Staff Blogger | June 24th, 2019

Whether you take a medication that was prescribed by your doctor or that you purchased over the counter at your local drug store, you expect it to be safe and to help you feel better. But as many drug injury victims have learned, that’s not always the case.

Drug manufacturers spend billions of dollars researching and developing their products, and they’re determined to recoup those expenses. That means they may hide or fail to report known side effects and potentially dangerous complications caused by their medications to make sure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves them. The health problems associated with drug injuries can range anywhere from minor to life threatening.

If you or someone you love takes a prescription or over-the-counter medication, it’s important to be on the lookout for the potential signs of a drug injury. Common symptoms include:

  • Sudden pain—Pain with a sudden onset is often a clear indicator that something is wrong inside the body. In the case of drug injuries, it may indicate organ damage or internal bleeding.
  • Blood clots, heart attack, and stroke—Multiple drugs are linked to potentially fatal cardiovascular events, including Type 2 diabetes drugs, birth control medications, and more.
  • Birth defects—Unborn children are at risk of suffering serious birth defects when their mothers take certain medications, including many types of popular antidepressants.

If you suspect a drug injury, get medical attention right away. Never stop taking a medication without speaking to your doctor first.

Then, get experienced legal representation on your side. The California drug injury lawyers at Berg Injury Lawyers know what you’re going through, and we want to help. Contact us today.

What to Expect: Social Security Disability Claims

by Staff Blogger | June 19th, 2019

If you become disabled and unable to work before retirement age, the future and your ability to provide for yourself and your family can feel uncertain. But if you’ve been paying into the Social Security system, you may be eligible to receive benefits. In some cases, your spouse and child may also be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits if you become disabled before retirement age.

A portion of every paycheck you earn goes into the Social Security system. Those who qualify for the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s definition of disabled and have an appropriate number of years worked are eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. You are generally considered disabled if your medical condition is expected to persist for more than a year and interferes with your ability to perform basic work activities such as standing, sitting, lifting, or remembering. If you become disabled, we recommend applying for benefits immediately. Processing an application may take several months.

What We Can Do to Help

The Social Security Disability application process can be complicated, and the requirements are strict. In one 2017 study, only 42% of surveyed applicants ultimately received benefits. However, those who hired a disability attorney had nearly twice the success rate of those who didn’t: 60% for those with representation vs. 33% without. Even if your application is denied on your first try, hiring an attorney may improve your chances of appealing the decision.

When you hire the California Social Security Disability attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers, we can ensure your application is filled out completely and correctly, gather medical records to support your claim, communicate with the SSA on your behalf, file appeals, prep you for appeal hearings, and build a case for your disability.

As a Disabled Worker, You Deserve Compensation

You don’t have to deal with the stress of filing for disability benefits alone. Let the experienced attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers help you get the compensation you deserve. And if we don’t get your application approved, you pay nothing. That’s our No Fee Guarantee®. Contact us today for a free case review.  

You Deserve Compensation After a Dog Bite

by Staff Blogger | June 17th, 2019

More and more public places in California are becoming dog-friendly. This means dog owners can bring their pets with them to restaurants, retail stores, and even work places. While having dogs around can brighten up many people’s day, unleashed dogs can sometimes be dangerous—even if they don’t have a history of aggressiveness.

All dogs are capable of biting, and some may do it without warning. That’s why cities in California have local ordinances that require dog owners to keep their pets leashed or enclosed. When they fail to do so, innocent victims may get bitten or attacked and suffer serious injuries.

If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog, you may have suffered a variety of complications, including blood loss, infection, and even nerve damage. At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California dog bite lawyers believe that victims like you deserve maximum compensation for what you’ve been through. Dog owners are supposed to follow the law concerning their pets, especially when they bring them out in public, and they should be held liable when their animals cause harm to innocent people.

When you call us, we’ll calculate how much money you’re owed based on your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Then, we’ll negotiate with the insurance company to get you a fair settlement. Contact us today for a free consultation.

What to Expect: Auto Accident Claims

by Staff Blogger | June 12th, 2019

After a car accident, the most important thing you can do to protect your health and your rights to compensation is get medical attention. Even if you have no visible injuries or immediate pain, it’s important to get evaluated by a medical professional. Whether you see a first responder at the scene or visit your doctor in the days following your accident, getting medical attention can rule out or address any internal injuries, as well as create a medical record linking your injuries to the crash.

But once you’ve received the medical treatment you need, you may be wondering what to do next—especially if the accident was caused by another driver’s negligence. At Berg Injury Lawyers, we believe you should be compensated for what you’ve gone through, and we want to help. Read on to find out what happens when you file an auto accident injury claim in California.

What Happens If We Take Your Case

When you call Berg Injury Lawyers after an accident, we’ll ask questions to learn more about your claim.

If we determine that you have a case, we can collect and analyze evidence such as witness testimonies, crash scene debris, and police reports to support your claim and determine who can be held liable.

We can also assess your injury-related expenses, including your current and future medical bills, current and future lost wages, and pain and suffering, to determine a fair settlement amount. Then, we’ll negotiate with the responsible party’s insurance company on your behalf to help you get the compensation you deserve. If the insurance company refuses to give you a fair settlement, we won’t hesitate to take your case to court.

After a Car Accident, Get Berg!

If you or your loved one suffered injuries in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact the California car crash attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers today. We have more than 35 years of experience fighting for injury victims in the Bay Area and throughout California, and we know what it takes to build strong claims. Let us get to work for you and your family today. You can contact us 24/7, and with our No Fee Guarantee®, if you don’t win, you pay nothing.

What Types of Compensation Are Available for Brain Injury Victims?

by Staff Blogger | June 10th, 2019

All injuries have the potential to have devastating consequences for victims. However, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are associated with unique challenges and complications. That’s because the detrimental and disabling effects caused by TBIs are often permanent, making it more difficult for victims to work, enjoy the things they once loved, and even live independently.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California brain injury attorneys fight for the rights of people who suffered TBIs through no fault of their own. Over the years, we’ve helped many families who were dealing with the aftermaths of TBIs, and we’ve seen how disruptive and expensive they can be. That’s why it’s our goal to help victims and their loved ones get maximum compensation for things like:

  • Medical bills—TBIs are associated with extensive medical care and treatments. Victims often require surgeries and physical rehabilitation, and some may even need around-the-clock medical attention or supervision.
  • Lost wages—TBIs can affect victims’ abilities to work in two ways. First, they can lead to cognitive deficits that make it difficult to handle mental workloads. Second, they can interfere with fine motor skills, making it difficult for victims to perform routine tasks at their jobs.
  • Pain and suffering—TBIs can dramatically affect victims’ enjoyment of their lives. They may be in constant pain, and they may be unable to participate in their favorite hobbies. They also may be limited in their abilities to spend time with their loved ones.

If you or someone you love suffered a TBI, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Series Introduction: What to Expect When You File a Claim

by Staff Blogger | June 6th, 2019

Many people know a colleague, neighbor, or friend of a friend who was seriously injured through no fault of their own, but no one expects it to happen to them. However, more than three million Americans were injured in traffic accidents alone in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Even if you take all the right safety precautions, you can’t prevent another person’s negligence. That’s why it’s important to have a plan ready if the worst should occur.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries caused by another person or party’s negligence, you deserve compensation, but you may not be sure where to start. At Berg Injury Lawyers, we know you’ve already been through enough, and the last thing you need after an injury is more stress. We’re here to handle all the red tape involved in filing a claim so that you can focus on your health. If you’ve never hired a lawyer before, the idea may be intimidating. We want to ease your mind.

Over the course of the next few weeks, this blog series will guide you through some of the most common types of personal injury lawsuits, so you’ll know what to expect should the worst occur. If you ever have questions about your own situation and whether you qualify for compensation, call Berg Injury Lawyers anytime, 24/7. Your initial consultation is always free, and we want to help.

First up: What to expect when you file an auto accident claim.

You Deserve Compensation If You Were Hurt by a Defective Medical Device

by Staff Blogger | June 3rd, 2019

Like prescription drugs, medical devices are supposed to go through multiple rounds of testing and approval before their manufacturers are allowed to sell them to hospitals, healthcare clinics, and patients. But because the research and development costs of medical devices are so high, product manufacturers are often desperate to get their devices approved for sale—and that means they may skip testing procedures or hide known complications.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, our California defective product attorneys know the damage that dangerous medical devices can cause to innocent victims. Everything from joint replacements and birth control implants, to surgical mesh and pacemakers can put patients’ health and even their lives at risk.

People who are harmed by defective medical devices often feel helpless, especially when they think about going up against multi-billion-dollar corporations. Our legal team believes that innocent victims should never have to pay for their own injury-related expenses out of their own pocket, and we aren’t afraid to stand up to big companies if it means getting victims the compensation they deserve.

You trusted that the manufacturer of your medical device went through all of the proper steps to ensure safety and effectiveness, and if they failed to do so, they should be held responsible for their negligence. Contact us today to get an experienced and dedicated legal team on your side. We’re here to help.