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Individuals who sustain injuries caused by the negligent actions of others often struggle to recover compensation for their losses. At Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi, we believe in standing up for the rights of those who have been harmed. When you work with a Sacramento personal injury attorney from our team, you will have an advocate willing to take your case all the way to trial to help you recover the compensation you need. We will not hesitate to defend your rights in court.
Why Turn to Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi for a Personal Injury Claim?
- The team at Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi has extensive trial experience, which means we have no problem taking your case as far as necessary to recover compensation on your behalf.
- When we take your case, this means that we will take the steps necessary for you to feel made whole from your losses caused by the actions of others.
- Our clients always have access to their attorney, which means they can ask any questions or raise concerns at any time.
Most Common Causes of Personal Injuries
Injuries can occur in a wide variety of ways in and around the Sacramento area. Often, these injuries are caused by the negligent actions of other people, companies, or government entities. At Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi, our team has extensive experience handling a wide range of personal injury claims, including those resulting from:
- Car accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian or bicycle accidents
- Aircraft incidents
- Defective products
- Dog bites
- Premises liability incidents
- Slip and fall incidents
- Pharmaceutical mishaps
- Workplace or construction accidents
The injuries that individuals sustain as a result of these incidents also vary widely. We regularly help individuals who suffer from broken or dislocated bones, spinal cord trauma, traumatic brain injuries, lacerations or puncture wounds, amputations, crush injuries, food poisoning, and more.
How Will an Attorney Help Your Personal Injury Claim
Personal injury claims can be daunting, particularly for those with limited or no legal experience. When you work with a skilled Sacramento personal injury attorney, you will have a person by your side every step of the way. You will have an individual who conducts a complete investigation into the incident using the full resources of their firm. This is important because the only way to determine the liability of the other parties involved is to investigate what happened. This includes uncovering evidence that may have been missed during an initial investigation and working to uncover any type of evidence that may be covered up intentionally or destroyed.
In addition to determining how the incident occurred, a lawyer will work with medical and economic experts to evaluate the client and help determine their total losses. This includes medical evaluations as well as examining how the incident and the recovery will affect a person’s financial livelihood.
Not only will a lawyer negotiate vigorously with the insurance carriers involved, but they will be fully prepared to take the claim to trial if the other parties refuse to offer a fair settlement.
Compensation Available After a Personal Injury in Sacramento
Personal injury victims in Sacramento may be able to recover a wide range of compensation, including coverage of “special” and “general” damages.
- Special damages refer to economic losses that are relatively calculable after an injury occurs. Some of the most common of these include compensation for:
- Emergency medical bills
- Ongoing doctor care
- Physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Wage replacement
- Property damage expenses
- Out-of-pocket losses
- General damages refer to more immeasurable losses that an individual is likely to incur after an injury in Sacramento. This includes physical pain and suffering as well as emotional and psychological pain and suffering that a person endures as a result of the injury and the recovery process.
There is no specific amount of compensation awarded to personal injury victims in these cases, as every case will vary depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident. Factors such as the severity of the injuries, how long a person is away from work, property damage losses, and shared fault can all play a role in total compensation amounts.
Will Your Claim Settle or go to Trial?
The vast majority of personal injury claims do settle before they go to trial. In fact, many cases settle with insurance carriers before a personal injury lawsuit has to be filed. However, even though this may be the quickest route to recovering some compensation, it is not uncommon for insurance carriers to offer incredibly low settlements.
Our team is fully prepared to take a case to trial if necessary. If the at-fault party or the insurance carrier refuses to offer a fair settlement, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date the injury occurred. Even though this is a longer route towards recovering compensation, it may be the only way to ensure the client recovers complete compensation for their losses.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
At Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi, we handle these claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients will pay no legal fees until after we recover compensation for their injuries and other expenses. If we do not win, or clients do not pay.
Call a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury caused by the actions of another individual or entity, reach out to the team at Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi for help as soon as possible. We have extensive experience handling complex personal injury claims throughout California, and we want to help you recover the maximum possible compensation for your losses. We will not hesitate to stand up against aggressive insurance carriers or to defend you in court. When you need a Sacramento personal injury attorney, you can contact us by filling out our contact form or calling (310) 477-1700.