Sonoma County Personal Injury Lawyer
Why File a Claim or Lawsuit?
Have you suffered because of a careless or negligent person, corporation, or business? If so, an attorney from our firm is ready and willing to help you file a personal injury claim or law suit. Personal injury claims and lawsuits vary depending on the degree of injury you or your loved one suffered. At the Law Offices of David R. Silva, our dedicated team of legal professionals wants to help you get the money you may deserve for your suffering. If you've been hurt, you probably have a lot of questions. How will I pay my medical bills? When can I go back to work? What about missed wages? Don't give up – if your injury was the result of someone else's recklessness or rash behavior, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses, missed work and emotional damages. If you've been hurt and don't know where to turn, talk to an attorney from our office! The sooner we review your case, the faster we can begin creating and aggressive and effective case strategy to get you the favorable case outcome you want.
After an injury, you may feel overwhelmed by the idea of filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. We understand; the legal process is tedious and confusing. Even without a personal injury case on your hands, you may be left with medical bills, missed wages, and emotional and psychological trauma from your accident. Although financial compensation cannot repair the damages you have suffered, it may help you move on from your injury so your life can keep moving forward. No one wants to live under the stigma of their past experiences – get the money you deserve so you can get on with your life without worrying about finances. At the firm, we are whole-heartedly dedicated to giving our clients the top-notch legal representation they need. Let us help you move towards a brighter future by giving you the best chance of a favorable case outcome.
Cases We Handle
Most personal injury claims are the result of traffic accidents. California roads can be dangerous – thousands of accidents are caused every year by distracted drivers and drunk drivers. At the firm, we handle all types of car accidents, including
rear-end accidents and
pedestrian accidents. Of course, cars aren't the only vehicles in danger on the road. That's why we are ready to take on
commercial truck accidents,
motorcycle accidents and
public transportation accidents, too. Every year, thousands of wrecks are caused by
distracted drivers and
drunk drivers. Distracted driving refers to drivers who attempt to divide their attention between the road and other activities, such as texting or talking on the phone. If you have been hurt by a distracted driver, you may be entitled money for your injury.
Besides traffic accidents, there are a multitude of other situations that could merit a personal injury claim or lawsuit. As personal injury attorneys, we believe that you should be able to trust that your doctor will take care of you. If you have been injured by a careless doctor or other medical professional, you may be a victim of medical malpractice. You might assume that medical malpractice cases only involve doctors and surgeons. This is not true. For instance, a careless or negligent doctor or nurse in the delivery room could cause a
birth injury to you or your new baby, or a distracted nurse could harm you by making a
medication error. In reality, medical malpractice refers to professional negligence committed by any medical professional, including:
- Emergency Room Doctors
- Care Providers
Malpractice can result in serious injury or death. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a thoughtless doctor of other medical professional, contact our firm today to see what we can do for your medical malpractice case.
In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires that employers provide safe work environments for their employees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 4,500 employees died in fatal, work-related accidents in 2010. If you've been hurt at work because you employer failed to give you the safe work environment you are entitled to, you may deserve money for your medical expenses and lost wages. Construction workers are at an especially high risk of injury on the job. Construction sites are innately dangerous and employers who fail to provide their workers with the proper safety equipment, etc., place their employees at unnecessary risk of injury in a construction accident. If you believe that your injury was the result of your boss's failure to provide an adequate work environment, we urge you to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Common Types of Personal Injuries
There are a multitude of injuries involved in personal injury cases. One of the most devastating injuries you or a loved one could sustain is a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries are common in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and construction accident. In many cases, traumatic brain injuries leave the victim with life-long medical complications. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), also referred to as an intracranial injury, is usually caused by an external force damaging the brain. Victims of TBIs may suffer memory loss permanent disability, or eventual death. Many TBI victims need physical therapy, speech therapy, recreation therapy, and occupational therapy follow their accident.
Spinal cord injuries can be equally as life-altering. According to the United States National Library of Medicine, severe spinal trauma is typically the result of a car accident, industrial accident, fall, or other injury. Most spinal cord injuries happen to young and healthy individuals. Men between the ages of 15 and 35 are affected by spinal cord injuries more than any other age/gender demographic and in extremely severe cases, spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis or death.
Seeking Compensation from Insurance
In many cases, injured individuals have attempted to seek compensation from an insurance company without legal assistance and have greatly regretted their lack of legal representation. Insurance companies are corporate entities focused on profits for stockholders, not on the individual who has suffered injury, and in many cases take strong measures to try to reduce claims. When the injured individual does not understand the types of claims that could be made on their behalf, they may receive a settlement that is far lower than could be attained with the assistance of a skilled personal injury lawyer.
There are some situations where an insurance company may attempt to deny a claim altogether, delay payment of a claim or offer an injured party a settlement worth far less than their actual claim should be worth. In these and similar situations involving bad faith practices by an insurer, an attorney can make a big difference. In some cases, simply involving an attorney to put legal pressure on the insurance company will improve their treatment of your claim. In other cases, it will require negotiation to seek a fair settlement, or the case may even need to go to civil court to be resolved. At our law firm, we can assist you in any aspect of your dealings with the insurance company in the wake of an accident or injury in the Sonoma or Petaluma areas. Our goal is to help you recover the just settlement or award you need for your personal injury claim.
Fighting for the Rights of the Injured in Sonoma County
The firm focuses strictly on personal injury cases, and takes on each case with a dedication and relentless determination to fight for the monetary compensation deserved. A Sonoma personal injury attorney will work hard to get you compensation for you injuries. There is no fee required in advance, and the firm is only paid when the case reaches its conclusion with monetary compensation, a settlement or judgment. When expert testimony or independent investigation is necessary, these costs can be deferred until the case reaches settlement or a court judgment. A
free initial consultation is provided by the legal team to those who feel they may have a personal injury case.
We understand that in the wake of an accident, you will be in the midst of one of the most emotionally trying times of your entire life. You will often be left feeling helpless, confused and scared for the future. We want you to know that there is absolutely no need for you to attempt to face this alone. While you might wonder what the real benefit of having a lawyer at your side is, we assure you that the legal and emotional benefit of the right Sonoma County personal injury attorney is immeasurable. The keen eye and dedication to your end result will be of incredible help as your case continues. Instead of being completely immersed in the complex and complicated language of the law, you will be free to focus on the importance of healing.
By putting your future in the capable hands of an experienced injury lawyer, you are giving yourself the strongest advantage possible towards maximum monetary compensation. We understand that the effects of an accident are long reaching and stretch beyond the mere financial strain. An accident can touch every aspect of your life, from emotional to physical, and can linger for years after the incident. By seeking for compensation after your car accident,
pedestrian accident, and other personal injury accident, you are working towards rebuilding your life. We will never be able to completely erase such an occurrence from your history, but we can attempt to get you the compensation needed to put you as close to your prior life as possible. When you secure a knowledgeable attorney to fight for your future, you can breathe easier knowing that every possible avenue towards your desired result is being pursued. With an intimate relationship with the law and a dedication towards your success, we will work with you to get you the best possible outcome that we can.
When dealing with this dedicated firm, you will not be shoved off onto an employee - you will be assisted by a personal injury attorney from the firm from the moment the case is taken on. Each case is given the full attention and consideration that it deserves, and you will be kept well informed of the case as it progresses. Some cases are handled fairly quickly, while other large cases may take months or longer to resolve. What is important is to know that your best interests will be of utmost concern, and that your future and the future of your family will be the priority. Do not speak to any insurance adjuster or investigator without first getting an attorney to protect your interests.
Contact a Sonoma County personal injury lawyer
from the firm if you are seeking a high-quality, aggressive and dedicated legal representation to assist you in fighting for monetary compensation in personal injury cases.
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