Experienced Auto Accident Lawyer - Sacramento, CA
In a report recently issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 2,700 people died in traffic incidents in California in 2010 and thousands more were injured. In our city of Sacramento, by the end of 2009, there were over 65 people that were involved in fatal accidents — with notable collisions occurring near the Capitol Mall, and also on 16th St and North 12th St.
Admittedly, while the number of traffic deaths in California has been decreasing in recent years, there are still far too many motorists being killed or becoming victims of serious personal injuries as a result of accidents that could have been prevented. It's an unfortunate statistic that in 2009, here in Sacramento there were also 9 fatalities linked directly to drunk drivers.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a car, truck or motorcycle accident and have received serious injuries due to another person's negligence, you may have grounds to file a compensation claim against the at-fault driver.
We can help. For more than 35 years, the Arnold Law Firm has stood up for Sacramento auto accident victims and demanded that our clients receive full and fair compensation for their injuries and losses.
To find out more, simply fill out and submit the "Free Case Review" form to the right, it's FREE.
Common Causes of Vehicle Collisions
Admittedly, there can be many factors that contribute to a car crash; however, in the years that records have been kept by our government, there are some common causes that seem to be recurrent year after year.
Some of these include (but are not limited to):
- DUI / DWI
- Texting and driving
- Reckless drivers
- Vehicle malfunction
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Failure to obey traffic signs
- Construction zones
- Roadways in bad condition
It must be noted that driver error is not ALWAYS a contributing factor to a crash, and in those situations, an injury victim has other options and alternative ways to seek compensation for their injuries.
Types of Car Accidents
In many instances, factors like bad weather, vehicle malfunction and simple driver error can be the cause of a serious crash.
Some common types of crashes include:
While aggressive driving and impatient driver error has also been known to contribute to many of these collisions, it's always best to be as alert as possible when driving on our roads, and to drive defensively at all times.
Injuries That Can Be Sustained In an Accident
While the types of accident can often determine the severity of the injuries that a driver might receive, in most non-fatal collisions, there is a familiar list of damages that can be inflicted upon a motorist.
Some of these injuries include:
- Spinal injuries / paralysis
- Facial damage
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
- Permanent disability
At Arnold Law, we understand that such injuries can be devastating to victims and their families — medical costs, outpatient care, mental scarring and other types of trauma usually require expensive medical treatment that many families simply cannot afford.
With over 200 years of combined legal experience, our team of attorneys has the resources and knowledge to fight for the compensation that injury victims need to cater for these expenses. If you cannot make it to our office to discuss your case, we can also arrange for one of our staff to come to you.
Insurance Companies and Your Injury
In most serious injury cases, the insurance company of the at-fault motorist will send out an appraiser to assess the damages and determine a value for those damages.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to remember that these investigators are NOT your friends. As highly skilled workers in their field, they are trained to obtain information from crash victims when they are most vulnerable.
Thankfully, the attorneys at our firm are already aware of the tricks and tactics that these people will employ and can warn you in advance — along with providing ways for you to handle their questions. Quite often, we will simply ask that all questions be deferred to our team, so that we can deal with them directly.
How to Contact Our Experienced Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved or a loved one has been injured by the carelessness or negligence of another driver, contact an experienced Sacramento car accident lawyer at our firm today.
Here at Arnold Law, we proudly operate on a contingency basis, which means that we do not bill you for our services and fees unless we obtain a settlement for you. With the MILLIONS in successful verdicts and settlements that we have won for our clients, we have the resources and determination to handle your auto injury litigation.
Contact us today on (916) 924 3100. Our intake staff will ask for the details of your injury and then refer you to one of our attorneys. It really is that easy!
To start immediately, simply fill out the "Free Case Review" form on this page.
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