Relief for Accident Victims
The moments following an accident can be the most stressful of your life. Concerns for the health and safety of yourself and your loved ones are followed closely by worry about “who is going to pay for this?” and “Am I going to be held responsible?” Insurance companies will tell you not to contact an attorney, but that’s because they want to minimize your claim.
Our team has been successfully representing victims of car accidents in Sacramento and the surrounding areas for over a decade. We have valuable experience investigating and evaluating vehicle accidents and producing positive outcomes for our clients.
Even though texting while driving has been illegal in California since 2009, many people are still ignoring this law. California’s handheld cellphone laws for activities other than talking are still open to interpretation by legal professionals. And other actions like putting on make-up, eating, or smoking can impair a person’s ability to drive just as badly as drinking alcohol. Read more about distracted driving accidents.
The aftermath of your drunk driving accident is most likely a very difficult time for you, physically, mentally and emotionally. The compassionate attorneys in our office are experts at bringing drunk drivers to justice. They will thoroughly investigate the circumstances around your case to make sure you’re compensated for every possible type of damage. We’ll take the burden off your shoulders so you can begin to recuperate without worrying about your case. Read more about drunk driving accidents.
Teen Driving Accidents
If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by a teen driver, you may be worried that you won’t be able to recoup your damages. Of course a teenaged driver is required to carry car insurance just like any other driver, but what if their policy limit doesn’t cover your medical and property damage expenses? If the driver was using a family car, there is potential for the parents to be liable under the Family Purpose Doctrine. Likewise, vicarious liability may be established if the teen driver was using a borrowed car. Read more about teen driving accidents.
Under California law, anyone who has a standard driver’s license can drive an RV (motor home, fifth wheel, camper van, camping trailer, or truck camper) that is up to 40’ in length without any additional training. Many RV accidents are due to the driver’s inexperience. Without training or sufficient practice, it can be difficult to accurately judge turns, balance a load, and identify blind spots. Read more about RV accidents.
Riding off-road recreational vehicles is a popular sport in California due to the wide variety of terrain and excellent weather – which means that ATV accidents are all too common. In fact, California is among the top 10 states where people die on ATVs. Read more about ATV accidents.
Negligent Road Design Accidents
Car accidents are sometimes caused by dangerous road conditions that could have been eliminated, such as inadequate signage, defective traffic lights, road damage, obstructive landscaping, broken guardrails, or poorly graded curves. Proving that your accident was caused by negligent road design will require answering complex engineering and mathematical questions. Read more about negligent road design accidents.
Neck Injury Accidents
Common neck injuries include neck sprain, neck strain, pinched nerve, herniated disk, and “whiplash”. A neck injury lawsuit settlement may include reimbursement for your medical bills, including prescription drugs, physical therapy and treatment for emotional trauma, as well as any wages lost while you are unable to work. Read more about neck injury accidents.
Important Steps to Take After You Have Been in a Car Accident
The law holds the injured party accountable for proving fault and damages against the person who caused the accident. It’s essential to hire a reputable and professional personal injury lawyer to represent you during this frustrating and traumatic period. Read our complete Car Accident Checklist to be sure you take the appropriate steps to safeguard your well-being and the settlement of your claim.
Accidents can happen to anyone, at any time. The law office of Frank D. Penney has experience negotiating all types of automobile accidents in Northern California. The reputation of our Sacramento lawyers is built upon aggressively pursuing a timely and satisfactory resolution to recoup medical expenses, damages, loss of wages, and compensation for pain and suffering. We offer a free case evaluation in English, Spanish or Chinese.