Personal Injury & Car Accident Lawyers in Sacramento, CA
Demas Law Group, P.C.
Sacramento, California 95825
(916) 444-0100 or(888) 776-0977
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Demas Law Group, P.C., a unique personal injury firm in Sacramento, California, is dedicated to assisting victims of life-changing or career-altering events.
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Articles Published by Demas Law Group, P.C.
A person who is injured in a motorcycle accident may lose a small amount of income; on the other hand, his or her ability to earn a living may be seriously impaired for lifeRead Article
The success of filing an injury claim depends on several factors: what type of accident you have experienced, who was at fault in the accident and the extent and type of damages sustained. An injury claim can take several forms, and each will be handled slightly differently.Read Article
Every year, thousands of people are injured or die in swimming pool accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 3,500 people per year drown in accidents unrelated to boating.Read Article
As a cyclist and bicycle accident victim advocate, the author has learned several lessons over the 20 plus years he has been riding and practicing personal injury law. On this article, you will find some of the tips he would like to offer to victims of bike accidents.Read Article
Hit-and-run has become epidemic in our country and especially in California. According to a recent article, California has the highest hit-and-run accident rate of any state in the Union, and many of those are motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle crash attorneys represent the victims of these accidents and help them recover damages for their injuries, pain and suffering.Read Article
The author discusses the recent Carnival Cruise Line disaster and its implications for those who travel on cruise lines.Read Article
What rights do I have if I am injured in a bicycle accident? This question, or some form of it, is probably the most commonly-asked question that bicycle accident attorneys hear. Those who have suffered damage or injury on a bike want to know if they can collect damages to pay for their medical bills and possibly lost wages, as well as give them some type of compensation for their pain and suffering.Read Article
Although you may have lost your favorite niece or nephew in a car crash or other accident in California, you can't file even file an amicus brief in a wrongful-death suit because you are a second-level relative, unless you can prove that you were the primary caregiver of the victim. The way the the system works in California. Not only is the time limit short in filing wrongful-death actions, but the degree of relationship to the deceased is the key.Read Article
Property damage liability provides coverage for amounts you become legally responsible for paying another person as a result of damage to that person’s vehicle or other property in an accident that was all or partially your fault. You will be covered only up to the amount of coverage, or “policy limit,” that you purchase. Again, the higher the coverage, the higher the premiums.Read Article
Just because an insurance company agrees that its insured is responsible for causing an accident does not automatically mean that it will agree to pay all of the damages that you claim were caused by the collision. A common method for insurance companies to avoid paying a claim is to take the position that although their insured was responsible for causing the accident, the accident did not cause your claimed injuries or damages.Read Article
Americans experience 3.5 million sports-related concussions every year. During 2009, Soccer alone was blamed for approximately 24,184 head injuries requiring emergency room treatment. Although soccer appears to be a low-contact sport, players and coaches know that looks can be deceiving. Head injuries abound, although many go unrecognized. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Americans experience 3.5 million sports-related concussions every year.Read Article
When an accident occurs, the most common source of information is a “Traffic Collision Report” prepared by the California Highway Patrol or a local police agency. If you are incapacitated by injuries at the scene of a collision, this report may later be the only way to identify and locate the other parties involved, any witnesses, and insurance information.Read Article
Although human error and inattention play a major role in many accidents, defective vehicles are also frequently to blame. Fortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regularly issues vehicle recalls when it discovers that specific autos have serious safety defects. Consumers must pay close attention to these recalls so they can avoid driving cars that can cause serious injuries or even death.Read Article
According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, close to six million Americans have brain aneurysms that may one day rupture and either cause severe brain damage or cost them their lives. Stated differently, about one out of every 50 Americans is currently living with a brain aneurysm. While some of these may never expand to the point that they become critical, no one really knows which ones are the most dangerous. Simply defined, and aneurysm involves a blood vessel with a bulge in itRead Article
Like many other forms of cancer, you can definitely survive for many years if you catch and treat colon cancer at an early stage. Although many Americans are aware that they should have a first colonoscopy (the test used to view the interior walls of a person’s colon) near age 50, it’s a precaution that a number of others keep postponing.Read Article
At least three promising studies during the past decade indicate that heart patients may one day enjoy improved health after their hearts are treated with stem cells taken from some of their own fat cells. Several of these studies have been run by Dr. James Willerson of the Texas Heart Institute. During recent interviews, Dr. Willerson has said that he believes one of his most successful studies was the one he presented in 2011.Read Article
Although technological innovations continue to march forward, there will always be certain glitches that require consumers to stay on their guard. Fortunately, most of us are rather pleased with the quality of the televisions and wall mounts we've purchased in recent years. The TV screens’ beautiful colors and lack of distortion are wonderful, along with the excellent audio quality.Read Article
Every person who suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI) usually has a medical status different than that of other TBI patients. The newly injured person may have diabetes, dementia or one of many other chronic medical conditions. These special circumstances often require treating physicians to explore some of the newest treatment and research information available in order to fully help all of their patients.Read Article
Careless, drunk and distracted drivers clearly cause a large percentage of America’s accidents. However, poorly marked street and road signs may cause many other collisions. To address this situation, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is giving American communities until 2015 to upgrade their local street and traffic signs.Read Article
With all the fall and winter sport seasons now upon us, everyone who enjoys skiing and snowboarding ought to check their gear to make sure they’re not employing anything that is been recalled during the last few years.Read Article
This holds true whether you’re traveling to work on a city bus, heading to class on a school bus or taking a pleasure trip aboard a tour bus. Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that annual bus passenger injuries and deaths have fallen in recent years, thousands of us keep dying or sustaining permanent injuries and disabilities on buses each year. We have to continue looking for new ways to protect ourselves from these tragedies.Read Article
Loving parents spend time every day helping their young children develop good hygiene habits in the bathroom. We teach them how to bathe, brush their teeth, comb or brush their hair and otherwise maintain healthy bodies while making themselves presentable to the worldRead Article
Each year, most Americans must cope with at least a few hot summer months. During those trying times, we can usually remain both comfortable and productive if we surround ourselves with high quality air conditioners and fans.Read Article
Don’t feel you’re alone if you start feeling overwhelmed by all of your added supervisory duties. Instead, just read up on all of the ways you can help keep your kids safe as they pursue their summer dreams.Read Article
Although thousands of cups of coffee are brewed safely every day, many people still suffer injuries when their machines malfunction. To minimize your chances of being hurt, keep all surface parts of your coffee maker clean, avoid using any extension cords when plugging it into the wall socket and stop using it if the cord ever becomes torn or frayed. Finally, be sure to tell your children and teens that they are never allowed to use the family coffeemaker.Read Article
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still promoting its public awareness campaign about tip-over accidents.Read Article
Even though we’re well into the 21st century, manufacturers continue marketing far too many defective kitchen appliances and cookware. Faulty skillets, cookers, deep fryers and other products keep seriously injuring innocent consumers every year.Read Article
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does all it can to keep American workers safe on the job. The agency regularly issues new guidelines to encourage employers to maintain safe working conditions.Read Article
Most children and teens are determined to have as much fun as they can during the summer, even if some of them have to hold down jobs.Read Article
All of the bassinet models being recalled were manufactured prior to June of 2010. Consumers can readily recognize them by their folding legs “attached to the baskets with white plastic pens.” However, similar bassinets with non-folding legs attached to the baskets with metal pins are not subject to this recall.Read Article
At present, many spinal cord injury (SCI) patients become frustrated when they reach rehabilitation therapy “plateaus” that convince them that they can’t keep learning new skills as quickly as they did in the past. Fortunately, different researchers are currently addressing this problem.Read Article
Recently, while preparing to try out for a Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil production, 20-year-old Jorge Valdez suffered an extremely serious spinal cord injury (SCI). The young man was about to complete a double flip at a South Miami-Dade gym when he landed “squarely on his head.”Read Article
It’s far too easy to become a slip-and-fall statistic in this country. Each year, more than one million Americans suffer this fate. Most of us have seen fluid spills covering grocery store floors and know that our neighborhood sidewalks can prove treacherous if we fail to carefully watch our footsteps.Read Article
Since it can be very expensive to rely exclusively on central heating units to warm our homes during the winter months, many of us are purchasing small space heaters to try and lower our utility bills.Read Article
Although most people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) during somewhat predictable events, each individual’s recovery experience may vary widely. At the time someone suffers a TBI, that individual may be a little girl, a young man with one or more chronic medical conditions, a female college athlete, an elderly person coping with dementia or another person with a completely unique set of circumstances.Read Article
There will always be a group of people who love nearly every dog breed. Furthermore, when specially trained, some rather large dogs help America’s disabled handle critical daily living tasks. Yet some rather aggressive dogs still need to be watched closely. They should never be given as pets to small children and those who exhibit a poor sense of balance when walking.Read Article
Looking good is often associated with looking young. As such, many people fear growing old because it will make them look ‘uglier’ and not as eye-catching. Now, if you are used to having people admire your looks, than having this kind of attention decrease can be hard to adjust to.Read Article
New data from the California Highway Patrol shows that cell phones are not the leading cause of injury causing or fatal accidents in the Sacramento area. In fact it is fiddling with the radio that could get you killed. The Sacramento Bee reported these surprising findings on October 5, 2010. These statistics were determined by data acquired over the last two years, even before the hands free law was put into practice.Read Article
Fires can break out without warning. They can be caused by faulty wiring in your homes, sparks from fireplaces, matches, and a million other everyday household items. Even computer batteries have been known to overheat and set fire to the surroundings. That is why having smoke alarms in your home is so important.Read Article
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a counsel under the U.S. Department of Transportation. It is their job to carry out safety programs and create reports on safety issues. Every year they analyze data reported to them about traffic accidents, injuries, deaths, and more. After evaluating the 2009 numbers, they have reported that fatalities in motorcycle accidents are down a significant sixteen percent!Read Article
Wouldn’t it be great if there were no fast cars or motorcycles on the road? It’s a dream that, unfortunately, will never come true. So, parents of young children between the ages of 1 to 4 have a massive task ahead in teaching them road and pedestrian safety.Read Article
We’ve seen them driving at full throttle with seemingly no worries in the world. This is what is so attractive about motorcycle driving - the feeling of freedom and power. This is a lethal combination because it can distract a motorcycle driver from motorcycle safety rules.Read Article
Videos Provided by Demas Law Group, P.C.
Legal Minute: Who is responsible if I get hit and injured by a truck?
• The driver of the truck and the drivers of other vehicles who may have contributed to the accident.
• The owners of the trucking company-- if they failed to abide by federal regulations
• Truck and parts manufacturers--if a defective product caused the accident.
• The truck maintenance firms --if shoddy work contributed to the accident.
• The agencies responsible for building and maintaining the roads--if defective design or lack of maintenance contributed to the accident.
An experienced PI attorney can help determine who the responsible parties in your particular case may be. For more information you can visit www.injury-attorneys.com or cal 916-444-0100.
Legal Minute - I was injured in a car accident as a passenger. Whom can I file a claim against?
Legal Minute with Sacramento Wrongful Death Attorney
When a person dies due to the fault of another person or entity, the survivors may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.
Immediate family members, such as spouses and children, generally have the right to bring a wrongful death claim. If no such relatives exist, then the next of kin may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
Survivors may claim damages for the loss of financial support—typically the amount of money the deceased would have earned while he continued to work--AS WELL AS for the loss of the decedent’s love, companionship, comfort, assistance and affection. However, the survivors cannot be compensated for grief.
The Legal Minute, with attorney and personal injury expert John Demas, from the Demas Law Group. For more information visit demaslawgroup.com
The Legal Minute with Demas Law Group should not be taken as legal advice. If you have a legal problem, please speak directly to an attorney at 444 0100.
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Hit and run accident- why do you need uninsured & under-insured motorist coverage?
There are many drivers on the road who do not have insurance. The Insurance Research Council estimates that 22% of motorists in California are uninsured. It is a good idea to have protection in your own policy in case of an accident with one of the drivers.
When you purchase an auto insurance policy that contains liability insurance, the insurance company or broker must offer you coverage up to the same limit as your liability for “uninsured motorist.”
Uninsured motorist will provide coverage for your bodily injury liability when the other driver involved in a collision with you is fully or partially at fault but does not have any liability coverage.
Uninsured motorist provides coverage up to the policy limit for all of the bodily injury damages the uninsured driver is liable to pay. Upon proof that the other driver was not insured, your insurance company will recognize an uninsured motorist claim for all of your past and future medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
Although your insurance company owes you an obligation of good faith and fair dealing, an uninsured motorist claim puts your insurance company in an adversarial position of negotiating with you over money. Many companies adjust uninsured motorist claims no differently than liability claims, and make “lowball” offers to their own customers.
Once you demand arbitration, your insurance company will hire a lawyer to defend the claim and all of the discovery procedures available in a lawsuit become available to both sides. If the case is not settled in the litigation process, it is eventually submitted to an arbitrator for a final binding decision. The advantage of arbitration is that it is a much shorter hearing than a jury trial and costs much less. The disadvantage is that the case is submitted to a lawyer or judge who might evaluate a case more conservatively than a jury.
And what about under-insured motorist?
Uninsured motorist coverage serves another important function as “under-insured” coverage. When the other driver in a collision is fully or partially at fault and has liability insurance, but the limit of liability coverage is not enough to pay your damages for all past and future medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering, you have an “under-insured motorist” claim up to the amount by which your uninsured motorist policy limit exceeds the other person’s liability coverage.