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According to the most recent statistics reported by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), there were over 3,500 fatalities as a result of vehicle collisions in California in 2018 alone. Additional reports show that more than 251,000 people were injured in a collision in the same year.
In an instant, an accident can change your life forever. With the assistance of the right attorney, however, you have the invaluable opportunity to minimize the long-term harm. Piering Law Firm is here to help you hold the responsible party accountable. Our Sacramento personal injury lawyers are prepared to go to battle for you against even the largest insurance providers and corporations only interested in protecting their interests. We know what to expect and how to help you recover the money you need for medical care, lost wages, loss of future income, and so much more.
Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined legal experience and are completely committed to helping you during this difficult time. Let us work with you to pursue the compensation that builds a stable future for you and your family. We’ve recovered millions on behalf of the injured and their families.
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Settlements & VerdictsPiering Law Firm Has Achieved Notable Results in a Wide Range of Cases
A wrongful death judgment secured for a child who lost his mother as a result of domestic violence.
Complex wrongful death motorcycle accident involving product liability claims against both helmet and motorcycle luggage manufacturers.
Motorcycle vs. automobile collision resulting in below knee amputation. Client was riding motorcycle and defendant pulled out in front of him, resulting in a severe injury to client's leg, which ultimately led to the amputation of his leg, just below the knee.
Case involving serious injuries to a motorcycle rider who was involved in an accident with a shuttle bus on the freeway in San Francisco.
A settlement in a wrongful death action as a result of a crash that took the life of a motorcyclist.
Recovery for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision with a big rig that resulted in a neck injury.
Against Bar/Security Company
34-year-old software sales associate out with friends drinking at a bar in San Francisco. After a few hours, he leaves the bar to go home and gets in an argument outside of the club with a security guard.
Verdict received after trial for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision involving a commercial trucking company.
A policy limit settlement involving a head-on collision on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway between State Highway 99 in Sacramento and Marysville, commonly known as "blood alley".
Pedestrian Wrongful Death
The defendant's primary limits of $250,000 were tendered in response to a conditional limit demand that required disclosure of all other coverages. The defendant had an excess policy of $1,000,000.00 which was tendered along with the primary limits.
How Is a Settlement Reached in Personal Injury Cases?
A settlement is reached when the defendant agrees to pay a certain amount of money to the plaintiff in order to drop the case. Typically this is the case for most personal injury lawsuits - most cases end in a settlement before a lawsuit is even filed.
The amount of the settlement depends on a wide range of varying factors, including, medical costs, loss of income, and pain and suffering. At Piering Law Firm, we will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the justice you deserve. Let us handle the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on taking care of your self and your family.
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Compassionate Counselors for Those Suffering Unimaginable Loss
If you’ve suffered an injury or financial loss because of another’s negligence or wrongdoing, Piering Law Firm is there when you need us. We are compassionate counselors for good people and families who have lost loved ones due to carelessness or misconduct. If you were seriously injured or have lost a spouse, parent, child, or other family member, we can help you seek justice in their name. This is your opportunity to increase awareness of this atrocity and to secure a more stable future for you and your family.
Put our passion for civil justice on your side. We are available any time, day or night, to take your call, and we offer a free consultation so our personal injury attorneys in Sacramento can hear your story and offer our guidance.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What is my case worth?
A: The value of your claim depends on many factors, including the type of accident you were involved in, the injury that you sustained, how long your injury will affect you, your past and future medical expenses, and other ways your life will be affected going forward. Additionally, details of the accident can greatly affect the value of your claim, including who was responsible for your accident, and whether there were drugs or alcohol involved. We will work with you to determine the fair and full value of your case.
Q:What kinds of damages can I pursue?
A: In California personal injury cases, damages are typically awarded in two categories: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages, also known as monetary damages, are meant to compensate victims for the direct financial costs of their injuries and can be tracked via receipts, bills, etc. Commonly awarded economic damages includes things like medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and more. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, attempt to account for more subjective types of harm that are not as easily quantifiable. Commonly awarded non-economic damages include physical and emotional pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement or scarring, loss of personal relationships, or loss of enjoyment of life. Our attorneys can review your situation and help you seek compensation for all types of damages applicable to your case.
Q:Why should I work with a Sacramento personal injury lawyer?
A: After an accident, you’ll be left dealing with the insurance company. You’ll also be facing medical bills and may be experiencing financial difficulties if you miss work. A lawyer can handle your claim for you, negotiating for a fair settlement or taking your case to court to pursue a favorable verdict. In addition to greatly improving your chances at securing maximum compensation, an attorney can take the weight of your case off your shoulders so you can focus on healing. Because every case is different, we recommend calling our offices to see if you need an attorney in your specific situation.
Q:How long do I have to file my injury lawsuit?
A: The California statute of limitations, as addressed in California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, states that victims of personal injury are eligible to file a lawsuit for up to 2 years after the date of their injury. So what does this mean for you? It means you should contact a skilled injury attorney immediately to discuss your case. Filing a lawsuit can take time, and the more time that passes after your injury the more difficult it can be to prove your claim.
Q:Will my case go to trial?
A: Though most personal injury cases are settled outside of the courtroom, our Sacramento injury lawyers prepare each case as if it were going to trial. This enables us to enter into negotiations in a position of power, which helps our clients obtain the best possible results. As aggressive and skilled litigators, we are fully prepared to protect your rights and interests at trial.
Q:Will my personal injury settlement be public record?
A: This is an important question for some people who want to keep the details of their injury or settlement a private matter. Generally a settlement that is reached out of court will not be public record. However, if a case is settled in court it may be available as public record. This is something to keep in mind when discussing your case with your injury lawyer.
Q:Is my personal injury settlement taxable?
A: In general, personal injury settlements that are awarded to replace out-of-pocket expenses for medical treatment are not taxable. However, it is important that you discuss your situation with a tax professional if you are concerned about whether or not your settlement may be taxed.
Q:What if I was to blame?
A: In California, even if you were partially to blame for your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. The principle of comparative negligence will apply. This means that, as long as you are less than 50% at-fault for your accident, the other party will be responsible for your damages. Your award or settlement may be reduced by the percentage that you are to blame, however, so if you were 10% to blame and were entitled to a $10,000 settlement, the other party would pay for 90%, or $9,000.
Q:I don’t have any money. How can I afford an attorney?
A: When you work with an attorney at Piering Law Firm, you pay no up-front attorney fees or other out-of-pocket expenses. In fact, we work on personal injury lawsuits on a contingent fee basis, which means we only get paid if you do. Our fees are paid out of your settlement or award and will be a previously agreed-upon percentage, so there are no surprises.
Q:How soon should I get an attorney involved?
A: If you have been injured, it is recommended you speak to an attorney as soon as practically possible. The longer you wait to get an attorney involved in your case, the more likely you are to encounter difficulty with your case. As time passes, memories fade, evidence is lost, and key people in your personal injury case may become harder to track down. The sooner you hire a lawyer, the sooner they can get to work building your case.
Q:I already have insurance. Why do I need a lawyer?
A: In a perfect world, your insurance company would pay for the full value of your medical bills and other losses after suffering a sudden injury. Unfortunately, it is rare for this to happen. Insurance companies are businesses, and as such, their primary purpose is to make money. Insurance companies can only stay profitable if they pay out less money than they receive, so they will use any tactic within their arsenal to limit, delay, or even outright deny your claim. Having a lawyer on your side who understands how insurance companies work can help to shield you from mistreatment and maximize your chances of securing a fair settlement.
Q:What if my case is small?
A: Not all personal injury cases are of the multi-million dollar variety that draw media attention. The majority of cases are smaller claims of ordinary people who need help. Even small cases can benefit from the assistance of an attorney. In some cases, your case may actually be worth more than you initially think. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you understand your legal options and guide you towards the most appropriate course of action.
Q:How long will my case take?
A: Every case is different, so there is unfortunately no reliable way to predict the timeline of your case without discussing your situation with an attorney. Some cases can be resolved in as little as a few months, while others may potentially take years of litigation to be resolved. Ultimately, the length of your case will depend on factors such as the extent of the medical treatment you require, the level of cooperation of the involved insurance companies, the complexity of case law applying to your case, and whether or not your case goes to trial.
Q:Is there a limit on what I can receive?
A: Generally speaking, no. With the exception of medical malpractice cases, personal injury awards for economic damages in California are not subject to any monetary caps, though these losses must be documented and well-supported by evidence and reasonable estimates. Compensation for pain and suffering is awarded at an amount that the jury deems appropriate.
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