The Law Offices of Mark A. Doughty represents plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits arising out of automobile accidents in Sacramento and on the roads and highways in the Northern California area.
Speeding, reckless driving, and inattentive driving on narrow roads increases the likelihood of a head-on collision from an oncoming vehicle and therefore, for an automobile accident in Sacramento to occur. Head-on collisions generate extremely powerful forces that create a high likelihood of death to the occupants of both vehicles involved in the Sacramento automobile accident. Survivors of head-on crashes often suffer severe and catastrophic injuries, ranging from multiple fractures to lifelong paralysis from a spinal cord injury (paraplegia, quadriplegia) or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Was the vehicle defectively designed or made?
Any automobile accident should be thoroughly investigated to determine the cause of the crash. In Sacramento, automobile accidents should be analyzed with consideration not only of the potential negligence of the other driver, but also considering whether a tire failure, brake failure, or other product defect caused or contributed to the crash.
If one of the automobiles was defectively designed or manufactured, then a products liability claim should be asserted against the automobile manufacturer. Some cars are designed in such a way that they roll over too easily. Compounding the injuries from a rollover is the fact that many car designers skimp on materials in the roof of the car and do not provide sufficient structural reinforcement. Rollovers combined with roof crushes are highly likely to cause death, head injury, or quadriplegic paralysis from a broken neck.
Types of damages recoverable
Whether the crash was caused by a negligent driver or a product failure, the injured person is entitled to recover for monetary and non monetary damages resulting from the accident. An car accident attorney in Sacramento like those at the Law Offices of Mark A. Doughty can help you recover economic damages resulting from present and future medical expenses and lost wages, as well as property damages you have suffered.
Non monetary damages are items that do not have a specific price tag attached to them, yet are real injuries nonetheless. Examples include pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress. Your attorney can file an automobile accident lawsuit in Sacramento to pursue economic as well as non monetary compensation. Our Sacramento automobile accident attorneys have years of experience is pursuing a myriad of claims due to our clients. If the defendant committed negligent conduct that was particularly reckless or malicious, punitive damages may be awarded as well. Punitive or exemplary damages are deigned to punish a defendant for particularly wrongful behavior and serve as an example to others of the consequences of such misconduct.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident, see our page on Accident Victim Tips. To speak with a Sacramento automobile accident attorney regarding a potential claim or Sacramento automobile accident lawsuit, contact the Law Offices of Mark A. Doughty for a free consultation.