Fort Bragg Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
Fort Bragg lies along the California coast, north of Mendocino, with spectacular views of the Pacific. Its long history and local attractions, such as Glass Beach and MacKerricher State Park with its boardwalk and tidal pools, make Fort Bragg an idyllic place to vacation or live.
Local residents know that Route 1, Highway 121, and Highway 20, which used to get to Route 101, are all dangerous roads. Traffic accidents are common between the twisting and turning roads, narrow or negligible shoulders, and larger vehicles that frequently cross the centerline while navigating around curves.
Personal injury law covers a wide range of accident injuries. The common element necessary for a personal injury case to proceed is that an individual or another entity was negligent. This means a duty was owed to the victim, such as driving safely, and the duty was breached, resulting in injury, which had financial consequences for the victim.
Negligence can extend beyond individuals to city, county, state, or federal governments, companies, employers of the negligent person in some cases, and homeowners. For a complete list, check out my practice areas page. Some of the areas of personal injury are listed below.
- Bicycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Brain injuries
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
- Nursing home abuse
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Products liability
- Wrongful death
Receiving compensation for an accident injury is essential since an injured person should not bear the brunt of the financial damages alone. However, there are ways you can check to see if a Fort Bragg auto accident attorney is right for you.
First of all, experience and success count. Good financial resources and positive verdicts and settlements mean an attorney can see a contingency case through. Because smaller firms might not have the financial resources to conduct investigations needed to mount a good defense, such as performing an accident reconstruction of the incident or hiring experts, this could adversely impact whether an injured person wins.
Second, lawyers specializing in personal injury cases are professionals who keep up with changes in the law and are experienced in dealing with insurance companies. In addition, a prospective client should check that the lawyer has extensive trial experience. Not all Fort Bragg personal injury attorneys do. If your case has to go to trial, you want someone who will do that rather than advising you to accept an inadequate settlement.
Check a lawyer’s association with other attorneys, awards, and honors. This will demonstrate that the Fort Bragg car accident lawyer is respected and considered highly rated by their peers. As accident attorneys who have practiced since 1982 in personal injury law, we hope these suggestions help you make a good decision to get the damages you need and deserve.
The following video provides tips on choosing the best Fort Bragg personal injury lawyer.Personal Injury Lawyers in Fort Bragg, CA
No one wants to become an accident victim, especially caused by another’s negligence. Accidents can change lives and cause tremendous emotional and physical damage. For free, friendly advice on your accident case, call our experienced Fort Bragg personal injury lawyers at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400.
See a list of our past cases on our verdicts and settlements page.
Editor’s Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy [cha 7.14.22]
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