An injury sustained by you or a loved one can have a major impact on your life. Working with a Sacramento personal injury lawyer helps you get the justice you deserve, creating a reliable partnership that can help you every step of the way.
Personal injury law is nuanced and requires extensive expertise. From the basics of what qualifies as a personal injury to the types of cases you can get help with, this page will give you all the background you need to take the right steps towards compensation and justice.
What Qualifies as Personal Injury?
In Sacramento and according to California law, a personal injury occurs when someone suffers as a result of emotional, psychological, or physical harm by another person. That harm can be either intentional or the result of negligible actions.
This broad definition means that many different types of cases can fall within California’s personal injury law. Car accidents, dog bites, slip and falls, and even defamation based on libel or slander can all result in personal injury claims in front of a court.
24 Types of Cases Our Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyers Take
Such a broad definition of the term means that finding the right personal injury lawyer is absolutely crucial. Instead of contacting the first personal injury lawyer available and hoping that they’re well-versed enough in this specific version of it, you’re better served to find a Sacramento attorney with specific expertise and experience in the type of personal injury relevant to you.
These are the 24 types of personal injury cases that Berg Injury Lawyers will be able to help you with.
The benefits of sunscreen are obvious, but its dangers are less well-known. A 2021 study resulted in the recall of 78 sunscreen products containing Benzene, a dangerous chemical that can lead to cancer and other medical conditions. Our personal injury and defective product experts will help you through the legal process if you were affected by one of these products.
Did you know that according to the California Division of Boating and Waterways, nearly 500 Californians are injured in boating accidents in the state annually? When a leisurely day on the water suddenly turns into a nightmare, our attorneys can help you get justice and compensation from liable parties.
3. Brain Injury
Brain injuries can be extensive and scary. Recovery is often long as well as expensive, changing the life of the patient as well as their family. When the brain injury is the result of a third party, we’ll partner with you, providing resources and experience to get you justice.
In one of the most significant health scandals of the past century, service members and their families along with civilians living at the North Carolinian Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 were exposed to toxic water with chemical concentrations up to 3,400 times the safety standard. They’ve developed multiple types of cancer, requiring the help of experienced lawyers to get compensation.
5. Car Accident
Every year, more than 3,600 Californians die in car accidents. Countless more are injured. The victims deserve justice, especially when the accident has resulted from reckless driving or unsafe road conditions. Partnering with a personal injury lawyer can help you get there.
6. Dog Bite
More than 4.5 people in the U.S. get bitten by dogs every year, and more than 800,000 require medical attention. A dig bite as a result of negligent pet ownership is especially frustrating, and working with the right attorney can help you minimize the resulting issues.
7. Drug Injury
What if the drug your doctor has prescribed hurts more than it helps? When the side effects become serious, you need a legal partner by your side to get compensation for any medical and emotional costs. Berg Injury Lawyers have extensive expertise in drug injury-related claims, from Viagra to Zantac.
Injury from environmental and industrial waste can be especially difficult because the cause isn’t always immediately clear. Legal experts can help you not just identify the correct cause of any harm, but also take the fight to the companies who caused the injury in the first place.
In California just as in other states, fire injuries can happen suddenly and out of nowhere. Often, the party responsible is not a member of the household; instead, it can be a defective product, fireplace, or electrical appliance. Our attorneys will help to find the culprit and bring the victims justice.
According to the FBI, the average U.S. family loses between $400 and $700 per year to non-health insurance fraud. Of course, especially with large life insurance policies, the actual loss can be much higher. Our experts have extensive experience in helping consumers fight back against insurance companies looking to take advantage of policyholders.
Motorcyclists are in almost constant danger because of road hazards, inattentive drivers, and more. If the accident is caused by someone outside of your control, the law is on your side–and our attorneys will help you take on insurance companies and other liable parties.
Assault of any kind at a public venue like a concert, sporting event, or restaurant is harmful enough. But if the property owner didn’t take the necessary steps to keep guests safe, it becomes even more frustrating. Our lawyers can help you receive compensation for any harm caused by inadequate security.
Nursing homes are specifically designed to keep their residents healthy and safe. That makes abuse in this safe space all the more frustrating. Fortunately, our 40 years of experience in personal injury law can help you get justice for any abuse or neglect of a vulnerable loved one.
Train tracks and railroad crossings pose a hidden danger that can often lead to significant injuries. When these injuries are caused by defective safety equipment, you might have a personal injury claim. Work with personal injury lawyers in Sacramento experienced in this area to get compensation.
15. Scooter Accident
Electric scooters have rapidly risen in popularity over the past decade, but both riders and pedestrians may be prone to injuries. Our team will help you understand and define the cause of any accident, while also helping you file a claim to receive compensation and justice.
The right equipment can go a long way towards treating a serious condition like sleep apnea but with defective equipment, that benefit can quickly turn to danger. We can help pursue justice for any patient who has used and been injured by sleep apnea machines recalled by the manufacturer.
17. Slip and Fall
The National Safety Council estimates that slip and fall accidents are the single biggest cause of emergency department visits. From there, medical treatment costs can skyrocket. A legal expert by your side will help pursue appropriate compensation if the fault lies with others.
Pursuing social security disability (SSD) benefits can be complex, even if your case justifies it. We’ll help you through the process, reducing the chances of a denial and fighting for your claim.
19. Truck Accident
Due to their power and size, commercial trucks can cause significant damage and personal harm in accidents. A reliable legal partner by your side will know the nuances of related California laws enough to make a difference in helping accident victims get justice.
Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft have complicated the legal landscape when it comes to accidents. But personal injury victims still deserve compensation. Work with a legal team for help in recovering any personal, vehicle, and property damages caused by an accident.
Military veterans and their dependents account for almost 20% of the U.S. population. Their service to their country deserves justice, especially when managing disabilities or health issues. Berg Injury Lawyers can get you the representation you need to file a strong claim or appeal if your claim was denied.
Potentially unfair payment is a sensitive issue, but that doesn’t decrease its importance. When supporting yourself and your family, you need to be paid according to your work and employment status. Our legal experts help to protect workers from being misclassified as contractors, being forced to work overtime without extra pay, and more.
California is prone to some of the most significant wildfires in the United States. Injuries and property damage abound every year. Turn to Sacramento personal injury lawyers if you feel that someone else bears responsibility for the fire damaging your body or property.
24. Wrongful Death
When losing a loved one, especially if it was preventable, you need someone by your side. From closure to the desire to get justice to compensation for damages and financial support, wrongful death cases can be among the most emotional personal injury claims in California. Work with a trusted attorney for next steps and guidance.
Why It’s Important to Seek Compensation
Personal injuries have consequences that tend to last far beyond the physical recovery. Medical bills can go into the thousands, the employment situation may change, and the emotional damage caused is often immeasurable.
These consequences are even more significant when the victim was not responsible for the cause of the injury. In that case, compensation can go a long way towards getting the financial support needed to manage both short-term and long-term emotional and physical costs.
In addition, the desire to seek compensation for personal injuries can also create a sense of closure and justice for a potentially life-changing event. Many victims blame themselves when getting injured when in reality, someone else was the cause of the physical and emotional trauma. A successful claim helps the victim finally put that event in the rear-view mirror.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help You Get Justice?
Financial compensation along with a sense of closure may be important, but too many victims never pursue either due to a natural hesitation to navigate the complex California legal system. A personal injury attorney in Sacramento can become your partner in navigating these challenges and getting you the justice you deserve.
For example, a vehicle accident may play out very differently depending on whether the liable party or victim was driving a commercial truck, motorcycle, or car. In California, commercial truck drivers are not allowed to drive more than 12 hours after being off duty for at least 10 hours. A trucker who violates this role and is in an accident becomes automatically liable.
At the same time, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in California is two years from the time the injury occurred. If it was not discovered at the time of the accident, it is one year after the discovery of the injury. That creates a distinct time window in which victims can receive justice and compensation after their injury.
The right personal injury lawyer can help to guide you through all of these and other nuances. They’re able to represent their victims in any legal situation, including working with the insurance and other liable partners. As a result, the victim can focus fully on the injury recovery knowing that the legal situation is in safe hands.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Sacramento for A Free Consultation
Of course, after a consultation with a personal injury lawyer Sacramento residents need an experienced legal advocate with specific expertise and extensive experience in the exact type of injury for which you seek justice. That’s where Berg Injury Lawyers enter the equation.
Our legal experts have been working on personal injury cases in California for more than 40 years. In that time, we have helped countless clients navigate through the legal system and get the results they deserve.
Past results do not guarantee future success, especially because every personal injury case is different. That’s why we always recommend a free consultation to get started. In the course of that consultation, we will evaluate your case and provide initial guidance that can help you decide whether to pursue a legal claim. Contact us today to start that conversation.
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