Accidents are, by nature, unpredictable. You can be carving the Sunday meal; the knife slips and you cut your finger; on the other hand, you can be driving home from the office and you are hit broadside by a drunk driver. In these two simple examples, in only one will you need an accident attorney in Sacramento CA, the car accident:
When people think of an accident, most often they think of a vehicle accident of some sort. There are many other accidents that also may result in litigation. You can be walking along a public sidewalk and trip over a broken section, fall and be injured. Perhaps you work in a factory and you are injured because of a faulty or unguarded piece of machinery, these are all accidents with a common denominator; there is negligence involved.
What is negligence and what is the effect?
Negligence or a negligent act is when a person or entity does not take reasonable care to protect other people from unwanted harm. In the event there is an injury caused by negligence then the injured party has every right to expect compensation for anything and everything that is the result of the accident.
In a serious accident where bodily injury is the result, the injured individual can expect that his medical care and lost wages are taken into account, and these are to be paid by the negligent party or his insurance company. There is far more to it than that and that is why an accident attorney in Sacramento CA should be contacted immediately. Insurance companies will do everything they can to mitigate the claim that can be placed upon them, including visiting the hospital and suggested to the injured party a settlement. This settlement will never be as good as it should be and as a result, any attorney will tell you not to entertain any insurance adjuster, don’t even ask or answer questions.
The injury, caused by the neglect of another may cause extreme pain and emotional damage for a very long time; you need to be compensated for this. You may never be able to return to your old job, having an impact on your earning potential. There are many things that have to be taken into account, and a lawyer will be able to guide and assist you in getting an award which is in accordance with the total impact of the injury.
The accident attorney in Sacramento CA will approach the insurance company with a settlement demand, if the insurance company refuses to honor it or even discuss it, then the attorney will lodge a court case. When the case is fought in court the award will be given by a jury, the amount being what the attorney can accurately display as being real and factual damages.