One of the most traumatic types of motor vehicle accidents is when a biker is hit by a car. Even where liability may appear obvious, the attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers in northern California know that these can still be very complicated cases.
Anytime you have to deal with an insurance company for a personal injury caused by a car accident in northern California, call Berg Injury Lawyers. The unfortunate truth is that you can never trust an insurance company to treat you fairly after any personal injury-related accident – even your own insurance company!
Even the best car technology cannot prevent a motor vehicle accident. When innocent people are injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by or contributed to by technology, there are many different parties who may be liable.
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.
Some people involved in a trucking accident believe they don’t need a lawyer because truck insurance adjusters will take care of them, but Berg Injury Lawyers knows that is not true. In fact, that is the opposite in most circumstances. Far too many trucking companies and insurance carriers will fight against any claim, often protecting very dangerous truck drivers and unsafe vehicle conditions.
California law requires motorists to avoid causing harm to pedestrians who are on or near the roadway. Specifically, when a pedestrian is in a marked crosswalk, motorists must yield to the right-of-way unless there is a traffic control device. Similarly, motorists must yield to the right-of-way to pedestrians who are in an unmarked crosswalk, which includes corners at an intersection that are not marked in white paint but serve as a natural crossing point.
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.
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.
Although motorcyclists can take defensive driving and skills classes and also practice being a safe and responsible rider, unfortunately, motorcyclists cannot guard against the reckless, careless, and outright negligent conduct of other drivers on the road.
If you are a victim of a car accident there are some important steps you need to take right away. First, always call 911 after an accident, even a minor one. Some personal injuries may start as a backache but result in a spinal fusion – which is a permanently disabling surgery. Learn more in this video.
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.
Under California law, drivers must yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. That includes marked crosswalks with white lines and unmarked crosswalks at corners of street sidewalks. A driver that hits a pedestrian in any crosswalk can be found automatically liable for the accident under the doctrine of negligence per se.
Dry drowning occurs in a situation where a person inhales water through the nose or mouth and the body reacts to prevent harm. For instance, in response to the water inhalation, the throat and vocal cords spasm shut to protect the lungs.
The term “secondary drowning” refers to when water gets into the lungs and irritates the inside of it – particularly the lining of the lungs. This irritation can result in the excessive buildup of fluid due to swelling, known as pulmonary edema. Unlike drowning or “dry drowning,” both of which occur instantly and need immediate medical treatment, swimming-induced pulmonary edema can take hours or several days to occur. However, when symptoms start, a victim must seek immediate medical treatment.
Most victims of a personal injury accident do not realize that nearly everything that they say or do could be used against them in their case. Some of these things can absolutely ruin even the best personal injury case.
Unlike most motor vehicle accidents, commercial trucking accidents in California are more complicated and different than other types of personal injury cases. There are some unique issues with commercial truck accidents which are not present in other types of cases. As a result, there are certain things that victims and their families should do after an accident with a commercial truck. Learn more in this video.
Choosing the right lawyer after your accident can mean the difference between getting what you deserve versus getting your case dismissed. The attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers are dedicated to helping victims and their families fight back after a personal injury accident in northern California, obtaining the maximum compensation that they may be entitled to under the law.