For most citizens in Sacramento, driving is essential.
Like breathing, driving in our city has become a necessary function to sustain the life that we carry out automatically.
Despite its necessity in a lot of cases, driving is one of the most dangerous activities that people engage in.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an automobile accident, contact an auto accident attorney at Avrek Law Firm.
In recent years, , traffic accidents in California have resulted in over 3,000 deaths per year, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Countless injuries requiring medical treatment, many of them catastrophic and life-altering, are even more prevalent
According to police reports, the most common places for car accidents in Sacramento are:
- Business 80 and Exposition Parkway
- West Capitol Avenue near Enterprise Boulevard
- Interstate 5 at the Laguna Boulevard off ramp
- Highway 160 north of Del Paso Boulevard
People drive carefully and obey the law and still end up in horrific car accidents.
No matter how careful your driving is, how strictly you observe the law, you have no control over how others drive, and you can be injured or killed because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness.
People who have been seriously injured a car accident, often find life is never be the same as before.
You may not be able to work, support your family, or pay your bills.
At Avrek Law Firm we can help you with that.
Top causes of car accidents in Sacramento
Every car accident is different, but there are some common causes of accidents in Sacramento and other places in California.
Other common causes of auto accidents in Sacramento include:
- Falling asleep at the wheel/tired drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Bad weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs
Whatever the cause, car accidents in Sacramento can and do result in serious injuries.
Unfortunately, insurance companies try to intimidate you.
Let an experienced car accident lawyer represent you.
Show them that you are serious.
Common Injuries From Car Accidents in Sacramento
The severity of some car accident injuries is not revealed until days or weeks after the accident.
Some internal injuries are sometimes difficult to detect immediately after a car accident.
There are certain kinds of injuries that are the most common after a car crash.
Back Injuries – An individual may end up suffering a sprain or even a fractured back from the impact of a car collision. People suffering from these back injuries may also have lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar spine injury, and disc injury.
Brain Injuries – Cranial injuries are some of the most common trauma suffered by drivers and passengers who are involved in a car accident. An accident can cause something like a concussion or even a traumatic brain injury.
Head Injuries – Cranial bleeding is a serious issue. Contrary to popular belief, head injuries and brain injuries are not synonymous. In fact, it is quite possible to have one without having the other. The victim of a car collision could have large bruises and scars on the upper regions of the body, but without hurting the brain.
Neck Injuries – Minor and major neck injuries can result from a car collision. Lower neck injuries can include whiplash and general neck strain, while larger neck injuries can take the form of a disc injury or even, cervical radiculopathy.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney in Sacramento
If you need help after a car accident in Sacramento, call a Sacramento personal injury lawyer from Avrek Law Firm, for the experienced legal representation you require.
Having the right lawyer working on your behalf is the best way to ensure that you will recover the compensation for your damages.
What is my Car Accident Claim Worth?
Our firm strives to recover the full compensation including all damages under the Californian law for all injuries sustained, including the following:
- All of your past and future medical, hospital, physical, psychological, and dental charges
- All past and future loss of income and also all the time lost on the job
- Loss of enjoyment of life and activities lost
- All past and future pain, suffering, and emotional distress
- All damages to property as for upgraded cars and other vehicles, rental costs and all property use losses
- Any decrease in the value of your property, which is the difference in value after it has been repaired compared to its value before the collision
- And all appropriate damages allowed under Californian law
How Long Do I Have To Take Legal Action?
Each state has its own statute of limitations.
You should contact an attorney in your local area as soon as possible to discuss your options.
If you do not file your personal injury claim within a prescribed period, you will lose your right to sue forever.
In California, you usually have a 2 year period to file a claim for the personal injuries sustained after a traffic accident.
As a legal process, it takes a lot of time and resources.
You should contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Types of car accidents and negligence
At Avrek Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers in Sacramento are accustomed to give great attention to detail and spend a lot of time on the investigation processes done after an accident. We can ensure that no possible cause of your accident was overlooked during the investigation. Police reports, witness statements and traffic laws are some of the factors we consider for evidence. Among the signs of negligence we will have on our radar include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Disobeying traffic signals
- Wrong turn
- Weather conditions and traffic patterns
Is a Lawyer Necessary? How Much Does it Cost?
Choose a Sacramento car accident attorney that specializes in personal injuries.
The laws that regulate personal injuries are complex.
A lawyer who’s experienced in them has the skill, and reputation to maximize your compensation.
Always choose an attorney who is highly experienced and trustworthy.
You do not pay Avrek Law anything until we win your case.
Contact Avrek Law Firm car accident attorneys in Sacramento today to schedule a free evaluation of your case.
Car Accident Checklist – What To Do After An Accident
The things you do (and do not do) can make a significant difference in your ability to settle your accident case later or.
Here are some tips on the steps you should take when you have been in an automobile accident:
- Turn your lights on. If it is possible to do so safely, move your vehicle off the road.
- Check the health status of any passenger in your car, then those of others.
- Call the police and ask to send an officer to the scene. If you need an ambulance, notify the dispatcher.
- Get contact information, and other information about owners, drivers and passengers records and insurance on all vehicles.
- Obtain contact information from any witnesses.
- Take photos of the scene of the accident. Include vehicles, show point of impact and damage.
- Do not talk to anyone who was to blame for the accident or how it happened. Do not apologize for anything. A simple courteous apology can be misinterpreted as an admission of guilt.
- You may not immediately realize that you are injured; because the adrenaline could be masking the pain. In addition, some injuries are not immediately evident.
- Seek medical attention. You may have to go to the hospital in an ambulance; otherwise, reach an emergency room, an emergency clinic, or your own doctor. Keep all follow-up appointments. Your medical records are your means of documenting your injuries.
- Call the Avrek Law Firm Associates and speak with an experienced Sacramento car accident attorney.
- Do not allow a representative of an insurance company to obtain a written or recorded statement from you.
- Do not sign anything for the other driver’s insurance company. Do not provide the medical record authorizations unless your lawyer told you to do so. Always consult insurance adjusters with your lawyer.
- Be honest about your injuries. Understand that the insurance company will probably hire an investigator to determine if you actually suffered the damages you claim.