Archives for May 2014

Six People injured in crash near San Leandro

Back of ambulanceSix people have been injured in a crash on eastbound Interstate Highway 580 near San Leandro. The crash was reported just after 2 p.m. on Highway 580 near 150th Avenue. The accident left two people seriously injured and four others with moderate injuries. Full article.

Motorcyclists who are injured in accidents often leave the scene to be rushed to the hospital. These emergency room visits can be very expensive. Motorcyclists are often surprised to learn that they have to pay back their medical providers. Those individuals who successfully sue for their injuries will have to pay for their medical bills with the proceeds of their settlements. Your health insurance company may insist on being reimbursed for medical expenses and some insurers try to avoid paying for medical treatment resulting from accidents altogether. This refusal is based on their contention that riding a motorcycle is a “high-risk activity” for which medical treatment is not covered under their policy.

A lawyer who has experience with motorcycle accidents may drastically reduce the amount you must pay for your medical expenses. This means that there will be more money in your pocket. It is important to work with an attorney from the start. An attorney will be able to negotiate a higher settlement and reduce your medical bills.

If you or someone you love needs to know their rights regarding a pedestrian, auto, motorcycle, bicycle or bus accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg Law Firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber and Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are protected. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

What Personal Injury Lawyers Actually Do

The term personal injury is quite simple in its meaning:Attorney at work a person has been harmed, either physically, emotionally or financially. Car crashes, construction accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, defective products and more can cause “person-al” injuries.

When the personal injury is caused due to the carelessness or negligent actions of another person or organization, you may have reason to file a personal injury legal claim to help you recover the costs of medical treatment and other damages, including pain and suffering.

Personal injury attorneys represent people injured due to negligence in personal injury legal claims. These attorneys are especially helpful in negotiating fair and lawful compensation for injuries suffered on the behalf of the injured person.

The vast majority of these types of lawyers have chosen to practice in this area of the law because they want to help people and stop wrongdoing on the part of individuals and organizations, and they like the law. They also for the most part have a strong belief that those who commit wrong actions need to be held accountable.

Personal injury lawyers can help you negotiate a personal injury claim with an insurance company. They can fight for your rights should the case go to court. They can sue on your behalf all those whose negligent acts led to your injury.

Personal injury attorneys essentially take the headache part of a legal personal injury claim over for you, so you get to focus on recovery. They take cases on a contingency basis; this means that you do not pay an attorney’s fee unless they win results for you. In those cases, they receive payment from your settlement.

Personal injury lawyers offer a free consultation. They will sit down with you and listen as you tell the story of what happened. They often will go to your home or even to the hospital where you are getting treatment. They evaluate the case and decide whether, based on the facts, you have a legal claim. They may need to do some research, but in most cases they will be able to evaluate the situation while meeting with you.

Personal injury lawyers will handle all the legal aspects of the personal injury case. They will seek to prove that your injuries were caused by the negligence of the defendant. They will demonstrate how you suffered. They build a case for compensation for medical costs and damages related to pain and suffering. They hire experts as needed, interview witnesses, determine the cost of treating your injuries, both today and throughout the rest of your life, and help put a dollar value on the pain and suffering and loss that you have experienced. In most situations, personal injury lawyers negotiate a settlement outside of the courtroom. Most cases do not go to trial.

Personal Injury Law, Serves Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are experienced in protecting the rights of people injured in car, bike, bus, pedestrian and other types of motor vehicle accidents. Our law firm represents clients throughout the Northern California and San Francisco Bay Area. We will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses. Call 866-288-6010 today.

We represent clients in personal injury cases on a contingency basis; you pay no attorney fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Rear-End Accidents and Soft Tissue Damage

A few years back, Tiger Woods had to withdrawRear End Collision from the last round of The Players Championship in late spring due to pain. He insisted that it wasn’t pain in the neck related to the now infamous car crash when he struck a tree outside his home just after his then wife became aware of his infidelity.

If Tiger Woods did have soft tissue injury in his neck five months after the initial trauma, on November 27, that would not be unusual. Soft tissue injuries can take months, sometimes longer, to heal. Car crashes, especially rear-end car crashes, are notorious for causing soft tissue injuries in accident victims.

Just what is soft tissue damage? Soft tissue damage is essentially small micro-tears in the soft tissue that surround the muscles in our bodies. Adhesions will then form to patch the tissue that has been damaged.

Adhesions are nature’s Band-Aids for the body to heal these tears. In the short term, they are good. But if the person keeps using the injured area, the trauma will build, the adhesions will bind and, finally, they begin to impact the muscle on a deeper, even more painful level. They also can limit the functional range of motion of the part of the body that is suffering from soft tissue injury.

Rear-end accidents have a way of shaking a person’s body up. They make the body jerk suddenly forward and then back, often causing a whiplike motion of the neck. This can lead to whiplash, a form of soft tissue injury.

When you don’t get treatment for these types of injuries, you can end up with chronic, long-term pain and limited range of motion. Furthermore, when the adhesions latch onto the muscles, they pull everything in your body tighter, and thus can cause other pain elsewhere throughout the body — all because of being thrown forward in a car crash.

It is therefore important to get yourself checked out by a medical doctor, a chiropractor and any other experts in treating this type of injury from a rear-end crash. Chiropractors and osteopaths in particular are trained to treat injuries to the soft tissue of a person’s body.

Common damage includes:

  • Chronic neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Sprains
  • Burning sensation in the afflicted area
  • Numbness down the arm
  • Shoulder blade pain
  • And more

Insurance companies have a timeline for when your injury should be “fixed.” If you are still getting chiropractic care and massage for your injury, they will at some point cut you off, even though you may not have recovered fully. This is not fair or right, but it happens all the time.

Dealing with Insurance after an Accident? Contact the Weber & Nierenberg Law Firm

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are experienced in protecting the rights of people injured in car, bike, bus, pedestrian and other types of motor vehicle accidents. Our law firm represents clients throughout the Northern California and San Francisco Bay Area. We will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses. Call 866-288-6010 today.

We represent clients in personal injury cases on a contingency basis; you pay no attorney fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

 
 
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