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Litigating Claims for Sacramento Car Accidents

2 Apr

The following is excerpted from our SQUIDOO BLOG

Litigating Claims for Sacramento Car Accidents

Mark A Doughty: Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento explains what is involved.

When you retain the services of a Sacramento car accident lawyer, you need one who is not only well-versed in the law, but who knows how to apply it to your particular case. No two claims in this area of practice are exactly alike, and you need an approach that is tailor-made to your situation.
How Sacramento auto accidents are litigated

The following are descriptions of litigation procedures for different types of accident cases:

    •    Defendant has No-insurance in the accidents: If the driver who hit you does not have any insurance, he or she is still liable for the damage done to your car, property, or person, and your Sacramento car accident lawyer can litigate accordingly. Also, we can proceed and recover against your uninsured motorist carrier.

•    Hit-and-run accidents: If the perpetrator of the hit-and-run is caught, a car accident lawyer in Sacramento can request an award of punitive damages, in addition to other forms of compensation. If the driver who caused the collision is not caught, we can proceed and recover against your Uninsured Motorist Carrier.
•    Truck Accidents and Vehicle Collisions: Additional parties who can be held responsible for the accident / collision (besides the driver) include the employer of the driver, the truck / vehicle manufacturer, the loaders, and the auto mechanics who worked on the truck or vehicle.
•    Motorcycle accidents: Motorcyclists are much more likely to suffer severe injuries than motor vehicle drivers in Sacramento auto accidents. This is because they are not enclosed in a vehicle like the driver of a car, so there are fewer barriers between the driver and the objects involved in a crash. Attorneys for motorcyclists usually seek and recover higher awards during litigation that will compensate for any injuries received.
•    Bus accidents: Governmental Claims are often filed in these cases, in accordance with the large number of passengers who sustain injuries.
•    Road construction-related accidents: Road maintenance crews, supervisors, and even county and other Governmental Agencies may all be held accountable for poorly constructed, maintained, repaired road surfaces or dangerous condition of public property that have led to devastating injuries.
•    Inclement weather-related accidents: Rough weather does not preclude a driver from being especially careful on the road. Therefore, your attorney will insist that a driver who blames weather conditions for the accident is still responsible for failing to take necessary precautions.
•    If you have Uninsured Motorist Coverage Insurance on your vehicle, your insurance company must pay for the damage to the vehicle, even though the negligent, at fault, driver has no insurance.

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Filed under: Personal Injury Settlements
Topic: Automobile Accidents

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