Compass Law Group, LLP, one of the most esteemed personal injury law firms in California, has one of its many offices in Sacramento. Sacramento has much to recommend; it is not only the capital of the state but a financial and cultural center. Nonetheless, the city is plagued by one of the highest crash rates of any large city in the state.
Though steps have been taken to combat the problem, traffic accidents and the personal injuries they cause remain disturbing issues in Sacramento, especially during the heavy fogs of December and January. Those who become victims of vehicular accidents in the city are grateful that they have convenient access to the high power attorneys of Compass Law Group where business is conducted in Spanish and Farsi as well as English.
If you have suffered a serious or catastrophic injury in an accident in Sacramento, you are probably disoriented and overwhelmed. In addition to the physical and emotional trauma you’ve suffered, you are no doubt worried about your financial stability since just as your income has likely decreased, your medical bills have skyrocketed.
At Compass Law Group, our topflight accident attorneys, Simon Esfandi, Esq. and Joseph Shirazi, Esq. have the in-depth knowledge and superior skills to see you through this extremely difficult period. In addition to having outstanding credentials — including a 10.0 (“superb”) rating by Avvo and being listed among Top 40 Under 40 by National Trial Lawyers, both lawyers have a remarkable track record of successful outcomes.
They are excellent negotiators and talented litigators and have won millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients in Sacramento and throughout California. Above all, they have a well-earned reputation for empathy and integrity. When you contact Compass Law Group, you can rely on receiving first-rate legal representation and being treated with concern and respect.
Serious Injuries Require Adjusting to a New Normal
Our attorneys are all too familiar with the life-altering nature of serious or catastrophic injuries. Whether you are dealing with paralysis due to a spinal cord injury, cognitive impairment due to traumatic brain injury (TBI), loss of vision of hearing — you will need time not only to heal but to develop a more accommodating lifestyle.
Some injuries, such as serious burns, are more than excruciatingly painful; they require accustoming yourself to a new self-image. Whether you are suffering from a loss of mobility, an amputation, or damage to a vital organ, our attorneys will work as hard as we can to assist you logistically and offer you moral support. Most of all, we will fight to win you the damages you need to recover and restart your life.
We routinely file lawsuits and negotiate settlements for all of the following:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Motor scooter accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus and transit accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Uber accidents
- Lyft accidents
We also serve clients who have been seriously injured in construction accidents or slip and falls.
Under the law you are entitled to damages for both economic and non-economic losses. The former are actual monetary costs and losses; the latter are intangibles, not easily valuated, but significant nonetheless.
Economic Damages are for things like:
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Lost income and lost earning capacity
- Property damage
- Psychological couseling
- Alterations to make your home accessible
- Nursing care at home or in a nursing facility
- Final medical costs and funeral expenses (in cases of wrongful death)
Non-Economic Damages are intended to reimburse you, insofar as it’s possible, for:
- Physical pain
- Emotional anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Permanent disability
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of financial/emotional support (in cases of wrongful death)
Punitive Damages are only awarded if the party we are suing has behaved in a manner the court considers particularly heinous. If, for example, the person in question has driven at high speed while under the influence of an illegal substance, or has injured you intentionally in an incident of road rage, you may be awarded punitive damages.
Aware of how overwhelming your situation is, and how much your pain and turmoil also affect your loved ones, we want to lift as much of your burden as we possibly can by:
- Making all necessary contacts with opposing attorneys and insurance adjusters
- Preparing and filing all necessary documents promptly
- Investigating the site of your accident and photographing as necessary
- Examining police records and medical reports
- Checking for any prior history of recklessness or misconduct by the defendant
- Interviewing witnesses promptly, while they can recall details of the incident
- Consulting with experts in relevant fields who may testify on your behalf
- Fighting tooth and nail for your rights during negotiations and/or during trial
We want what is best for you. We will make sure to keep you in the loop insofar as it’s helpful, but refrain from being intrusive because we know how important it is for you to rest and heal.
What happens if you are partially to blame for the accident?
Even if you bear some measure of responsibility for the accident in which they were injured, you are still able to receive compensation, though the laws concerning comparative fault (also known as comparative negligence) vary from state to state. Here in California we abide by the principle of “pure comparative fault.”
Comparative fault means that the law recognizes that many accidents are the fault of two or more parties and therefore allows the court to assign percentages of blame. Therefore, in an accident in which you are awarded $500,000 in damages, if you’ve been assigned 10 percent of the blame, you will actually only receive $450,000. The word “pure” in the phrase “pure comparative fault” means that you are entitled to damages even if you are considered to be more than 50 percent responsible for the accident.
Remember that the sooner you get in touch with our legal team, the sooner we will begin the process of fighting to win your case. We will make your cause our cause, fighting forcefully to give you the secure future you and your family deserve.