Can I Be Compensated For My Pain And Suffering After A Car Accident In California?

In California, victims hurt in a car accident may be paid for pain and suffering. The attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers can help victims, and their families get money, even when an insurance adjuster denies a claim or a defense attorney refuses to play fair. That’s because California law allows victims to recover money for pain and suffering from an at-fault driver. This is for the physical agony, pain, hurting, and other suffering that was caused to you in a car crash. It also includes the emotional agony and suffering, including the trauma, anxiety, fear, and other mental anguish caused by the wreck.

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Common Injuries in a Head-on Collision

Possibly one of the most devastating types of motor vehicle accidents is a head-on collision. Our northern California car accident attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers know that victims often suffer disabling or catastrophic physical injuries, emotional damages, and financial harm from a head-on collision. These damages extend not only to a victim, but also his or her entire family who suffers along with their loved one.

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How Car Accident Claims Work

If you have been injured in a car accident in northern California, Berg Injury Lawyers can help you and your family recover money for your injuries, lost wages, and medical bills. In California, you will need to follow a car accident claim process. Unfortunately, the insurance company is not likely to treat you fairly. Therefore, it is important to understand how car accident claims work and why you should hire an experienced car accident law firm like Berg Injury Lawyers to help you get the money and benefits you deserve.

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How Car Accident Settlements Work

Sometimes the only thing scarier than a car accident is the complicated settlement process. But Berg Injury Lawyers can help you through that process. For over four decades, we have been helping car accident victims throughout northern California recover money and benefits through car accident settlements, and we can help you and your family too.

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How Do I Know I Have Nerve Damage After A Car Accident?

A common injury after a car accident is a nerve injury. This is a serious type of injury that you need a lawyer to help you with right away, ideally even before you give notice to your insurance carrier of an accident. That’s because insurance companies won’t play fair with your personal injuries – even if they are permanent and disabling.

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How Long After a Car Accident Can Symptoms Appear?

When most people think of car accident injuries, they think of broken bones and other immediate injuries. But our Berg Injury Lawyers know that some personal injuries – including the most severe – can take days, weeks, and months to show symptoms. In fact, some of the most devastating types of personal injuries can be disabling or even fatal but have no symptoms or incredibly mild symptoms.

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I Was In A Car Accident. Do I Have A Personal Injury Claim?

If you were injured in a car accident in northern California, the only way to know for sure if you have a personal injury claim is to ask an experienced car accident lawyer like one at Berg Injury Lawyers. That’s because there are many complex issues for all personal injury claims. And your insurance company – who you should never trust – will only tell you the factors which may minimize your rights and lower your compensation.

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Injured in an Uber or Lyft Rideshare Accident

Ridesharing is now a very common and popular way to get home. Although calling an Uber or Lyft is convenient, the northern California car accident attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers know it may also be dangerous. That’s because ridesharing companies often place profit over your safety, approving drivers who are new and inexperienced, have a history of driver citations, or who are not maintaining their vehicle in an acceptable manner.

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Neck and Back Injuries in a Car Accident Claim

One of the most common injuries in a motor vehicle accident is a neck or back injury. Unfortunately, the attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers know that many defense lawyers and insurance adjusters will try to use a string of excuses and defenses why they cannot pay victims for neck or back injuries. This includes claiming pre-existing injuries or the famous “degenerative disc disease” which should lower or bar your recovery. In this video we will cover some important things that you need to know about neck and back injuries.

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Should I Give a Statement to the At-Fault Insurance Company after an Accident?

After a motor vehicle accident in northern California, the at-fault insurance company may ask you to provide them with a statement. Although seemingly innocent, the attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers know that giving any statement to an insurance company is risky. That’s because insurance adjusters are well-trained at getting you to admit certain things that can negatively affect your case. This includes using certain statements you have made to shift fault against you or lower the amount of money you may be entitled to under the law.

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Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Let’s face it, healthcare costs are skyrocketing – even for basic and non-emergency treatment. But if you’re in a car accident, the attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers know that even the cost of a common injury like a broken bone can overwhelm most families.
Fortunately, there is a way to protect yourself by purchasing additional insurance coverage. Individuals and their families can purchase uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, sometimes call “UM” and “UIM” insurance. This type of coverage is in addition to your regular auto insurance and is used only for you and your family. That means your premiums go back to you, not another party.

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What are Depositions?

Depositions are an essential part of a car accident case. Sometimes referred to as examinations before trial or EBTs, depositions usually occur after the parties in a lawsuit have exchanged paper discovery and certain pleadings or formal legal papers alleging certain claims or defenses.

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What Are The Top 3 Distractions While Driving?

Statistics reveal that distracted driving is as bad, if not worse, than drunk driving. Distracted driving includes many dangerous behaviors, including texting, talking on a cell phone, using a GPS, eating, and other types of activities in a car. Although statistics show that drunk driving is more likely to cause a fatality, other statistics show that texting while driving is six times more dangerous than driving drunk.

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