A serious car accident can change your life in a moment. A collision caused by a careless or distracted driver can be devastating. Driving or riding in cars is a necessity for most Southern California residents. Unfortunately, according to the latest available California Highway Patrol statistics, automobile crashes and car accidents resulted in 2,995 deaths and 226,544 injuries in 2012 on California roadways.
No matter how careful you are when you are out on your motorcycle, there is always the possibility that someone else’s recklessness or negligence could cause you to have an accident. With nothing but your helmet and leathers protecting you, you may suffer extensive injuries, such as head injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, lacerations, internal injuries, or crushing injuries requiring amputation of a foot, hand, leg, or arm.
When someone else’s negligence results in the death of an individual, that individual’s family is entitled to recover damages for their loss. Damages that can be recovered include the financial support that the deceased would have contributed to the family and the loss of the decedent’s love, companionship, comfort, care, protection, and affection.
In 2015, 818 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts). If you or a loved one was a victim of a bike accident, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Proving fault for bike accidents is challenging with unclear liability factors involving crosswalks and bike paths.
Even the sweetest, cutest, most adorable dog can bite and cause serious injuries. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that they can pursue a personal injury claim following a dog bite. If you have been bitten by a dog and you are confused about your rights and options, the best course of action is to contact an experienced like dog bite attorney for advice.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Thousands of people across the nation sustain spinal injuries every year. Causes range from car crashes and botched surgeries to serious falls and sports accidents. Whatever the cause, spinal cord injuries can have serious, and even deadly, repercussions, so if you were injured as a result of another person’s negligent or reckless behavior, it is critical to speak to an experienced spine injury lawyer who will aggressively protect your interests and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Under California law, Uber and Lyft are required to carry $1 million in coverage for death, personal injury, or property damage caused by their drivers. The law also requires Uber and Lyft to provide uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage for their drivers and passengers. If you have been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident you need an experienced attorney to get you the compensation you deserve.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to damage to the brain caused by an external physical force such as a car accident or a fall. There may or may not be an open wound to the skull due to the accident, however it is possible to have a TBI. Symptoms associated with a TBI are severe headaches fatigue, vomiting, loss of memory and difficulty moving an arm or leg.
Slip and Fall
Property owners are responsible for keeping their premises in reasonably safe condition. When they fail and visitors get hurt, the property owner is liable. For example, if a grocery store fails to clean up spills or leaks promptly, they may be liable for any slip and fall accidents that result. If you have been injured, you will need to get an experienced slip and fall accident attorney to fight for your right to compensation.