An auto accident can alter your life in the blink of an eye. Whether you have been rear-ended, T-boned, side swiped or involved in a multiple crash, you will want the assistance of a personal injury attorney to make sure your rights are protected and that you receive the right care and compensation you deserve.
Unfortunately, bicycle riders are victims of a very high percentage of serious vehicular injuries and fatalities in accidents. In most cases, these accidents are are caused by negligent or distracted motorists.
Big Rig Accidents
An accident with a Big Rig or other commercial vehicle can be completely devastating. If you are lucky enough to survive such a crash, the first thing you must is seek medical attention, second thing you must do is seek the help of a personal injury attorney to protect you rights and begin the process of recovering a settlement for any damages or injuries you may have suffered.
Boating accidents are more common than most people think. California is home to some of the most well known waterways and beaches in the country and so you will often find owners of personal watercrafts and boats enjoying the water with their water vehicles. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen and in most cases the accidents result in serious injury.
Head Injury / Brain Damage
A personal injury attorney is qualified to handle legal cases involving brain injuries that cause trauma to the victim. Compensable brain injuries are typically the result of someone suffering an automobile/ motorcycle/bicycle accident, medical malpractice, violent assault or work-related accident. Pedestrian “strikes” (when a pedestrian crossing the street is is hit by a vehicle) also account for a large portion of brain injury cases in California.
A catastrophic injury is a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain, and may also include skull or spinal fractures. Catastrophic injuries can leave a person suffering from permanent disabilities therefore impacting their quality of life.
Dog Bites & Attacks
Imagine that your child is playing outside when your neighbor’s dog wanders into the yard and attacks. You are able to get your child away from the dog before she is seriously injured, but not without being bitten yourself. You and your child both end up having to go to the hospital, and although neither of you is permanently harmed, you end up losing thousands of dollars in medical bills and missed work.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Imagine that one of your children is driving home from school one day when another car comes out of nowhere, strikes your child’s car, and knocks it into a roadside ditch. The other driver, who is clearly drunk, drives off without bothering to see if your child is okay. Your child survives, but she is severely injured, and must receive extensive medical care and physical therapy to recover.
Anyone who rides a motorcycle knows that it can be a dangerous hobby, more so these days than in years past. An increase in traffic is at least partially to blame, as well as the popularity of riding and the high cost of gasoline, making a motorcycle an attractive option. And California leads the nation in motorcycle accidents.
Colliding with a pedestrian while operating a motor vehicle can be a very traumatic experience. Even worse is being the pedestrian and getting hit by a car while crossing the street or standing on the sidewalk.
Imagine that your spouse or your child went motorcycle riding on the weekend. They were a safe rider and the weather was beautiful. But this day, they were hit by another motorist. In the crash, they were critically injured and rushed to the hospital where a team of medical professionals did everything they could.
On the Job Accidents.
You work hard to earn your living; regardless of the specific industry in which you find yourself, however, there’s always a risk that you could be injured on the job. Unfortunately, when this occurs, you may not receive the financial compensation you’re entitled to if you fail to take the necessary legal steps right away.
Mesothelioma / Environmental Exposure
Imagine starting a job at a company headquartered in an old office building. Unbeknownst to you, the building was insulated with asbestos, which had never been removed despite the well-known negative health effects. Modifications to the building routinely shake asbestos fibers loose, which you and your co-workers breathe in on a regular basis. After years of exposure to asbestos, you develop mesothelioma, an incurable cancer that forms along the lungs, heart, and abdomen.