Do you and your family have a plan in place for what will happen if someone is injured? We know that this is not what many people like to talk about, but in the aftermath of an injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, we want to be able to answer the questions you may have:
Will insurance cover all of these medical expenses?
How will I pay my regular household bills if I cannot work due to my injuries?
At Allegiance Law, our team is ready to step in and help when you need a Burlingame personal injury attorney.
Today we will go over some common ways in which personal injury cases arise. For this article, we are going to break it down into two sections – vehicle-related injuries and other injuries.
(Please note that every case is different and you need to speak to a legal representative before making any decisions.)
In the state of California, we see hundreds of thousands of vehicle accident injuries a year, of which more than 12,000 are classified as serious (spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding, etc.).
Many of these are caused by negligent driving behavior. Alcohol-impaired drivers caused 27 percent of the traffic fatalities in California’s latest reporting year. We also know that those who drive too fast for conditions cause more accidents than anyone else.
More and more, distracted drivers are causing serious harm, despite efforts by local and state governments to crack down on phone use in vehicles.
Pedestrians are in particular danger from the force of a vehicle slamming into them. Almost every pedestrian accident resulted in an injury or fatality, and there were more than 14,000 of them last year. Bicyclists are in just as much danger and suffer at nearly the same rate. There were almost 12,000 bicycle—related traffic accidents last year.
Slip and fall accidents are the most common way that people get hurt on someone else’s property. Most of them are preventable and happen when a property owner or their agent (managers and employees) fail to keep an area maintained and dry. Spills, loose carpeting, and ill-repaired floors are major contributors to injuries.
Dog bites occur at alarming rates in the US. In fact, more than 4 million are reported each year. These often occur because an owner let their dog roam without a leash or let an aggressive dog be around other people and pets.
We know that you may be frustrated right now, especially if the medical bills from your injuries are beginning to come in.
How is it fair that you get stuck with these expenses if someone else is to blame for your injuries?
At Allegiance Law, we will work tirelessly to secure the money you need to cover all of your accident-related expenses. This can include coverage for your medical bills as well as the hidden costs of an accident like lost income as well as pain and suffering damages.