Sacramento, California Personal Injury Attorneys
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Law Firm OverviewDemas Law Group, PC is located in Sacramento, California and proudly serves Southern California with aggressive and efficient legal services. Attorney Demas specializes in personal injury cases. He is dedicated to assisting victims after an accident. Your injury changed your life permanently.
The attorneys will devote all of their resources to supporting your case and fighting for your rights. You will receive exceptional representation no matter how complicated the case may be. Attorney Demas has experience with all types of personal injury claims including premises liability, defective products, and dog bite accidents. Car, bicycle, and motorcycle accidents happen every single day. It was not your fault that you were hurt. It is time to seek justice.
Year this Office was Established: 2012
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Road Defects; Sideswipe Bike Accident; Boat / Jet Ski Accidents; School Bus Accidents; Commercial Motor Vehicle Accident; Defective Road Signs and Hazardous Roads; Distracted Driver; Drunk Driver Accident Victims; Government Vehicle Accident; Hit And Run Accident Victims; Intersection Car Accident; Ridesharing Car Accident; Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist; Child Injury; Injured at School; Dog Bites; Police Dog Attacks; Elder Abuse & Neglect; Nursing Home Wrongful Death; Farm Accidents; Scars; Complex Regional Pain Syndrome; Fractures & Broken Bones; Traumatic Brain Injury; Swimming Pool Accident; Auto Defects; Defective Air Bags; Defective Car Door Latch; Defective Drugs; GM Ignition Recall; Train Accidents; Jackknife Truck Accident; Rear-End Truck Accidents; T-Bone Truck Accident; Underride Truck Accident.
Areas of Law Description
Demas Law Group provides legal representation on the following areas of practice:
- Personal Injury
* Accident Injury
While unfortunate circumstances create some accidents, others are caused by the negligent or reckless behavior of careless individuals. If you've been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another, you must take immediate steps to protect and enforce your legal rights.
* Catastrophic Injury
When people suffer catastrophic injuries, they may face almost innumerable serious and dangerous challenges in their lives. They may have to undergo multiple surgical procedures, cope with extended hospital stays and survive significant losses of income if they cannot return to work for lengthy periods of time.
* Child Injury
As many people know, injured children do not have the right to file California personal injury lawsuits by themselves. They need parents to handle such situations for them - adults who can hire experienced Sacramento child injury lawyers. Only experienced attorneys have the depth of legal knowledge required to help distraught parents obtain the various types of help their recently injured child will need.
* Dog Bites
Victims of dog bites often suffer more than just the physical harm caused by the dog. Emotional damage is also a factor when dogs attack, and the compensation you get should reflect this. The right attorney can help you get the money you deserve on top of any medical bills or time off work. There are exceptions to the owner's liability.
* Traumatic Brain Injuries
The effects of a blow to the head can be shattering. Your whole life can change in an instant. No matter what the cause, an accident can leave you and your family having to deal with serious medical and legal issues. You need a tough personal injury lawyer to pursue all avenues of the law to get you the compensation you deserve.
* Spinal Cord Injuries
Injuries involving the spine can be incredibly debilitating. These types of injuries might force you to quit working, stop playing the sports you enjoy, and if severe enough might actually confine you to a wheelchair for the rest of your life. It is no surprise that an accident leading to a spinal injury might eventually wind up in litigation, because the medical bills alone can grow exponentially.
* Wrongful Death
When someone is killed because of the actions of someone else, there are few if any real positives that can result. However, there is an avenue for justice for families who have endured this tremendous loss, as all of the costs and losses described above can be recaptured if the family that’s left behind files a successful California wrongful death lawsuit.
- Vehicle Accidents
* Car Accidents
Given our state's freeway system, Californians find themselves in cars quite a bit. Plenty of Californians work within a city yet live in a suburb that's half an hour to an hour or more away; it's no wonder that car accidents can occur with regularity. Traffic, gridlock, drivers on cell phones—there's just no escaping it, and every now and then, accidents resulting in serious injury occur.
* DWI/DUI Accident
Drunk (or drugged) driving, also known as “Driving while intoxicated” or “Driving under the influence” is a serious problem with serious consequences. At Demas Law Group, we have substantial experience as California DUI lawyers, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve for injuries resulting from an accident that involved alcohol or drug use.
* Uninsured/Under-Insured Motorists
"Uninsured motorist" means that the person responsible for your injuries is operating a vehicle without any insurance coverage whatsoever. If you have purchased uninsured motorist coverage, you will be able to collect from your insurance company to recoup your damages (both property and personal).
* Motorcycle Accidents
Since motorcycles generally do not provide a comparable level of protection from collisions as a car or truck does, many cases brought to court for motorcycle accidents may involve a need for extensive medical care. People injured on a motorcycle may face injuries that will remain with them for an extended period of time – if not for the rest of their lives – and we recognize that your compensation should include claims for continued care, loss of wages, and other types of damages.
* Pedestrian Accidents
Motor vehicle operators have a responsibility to adhere to the laws of the road and drive in a safe and observant manner at all times. Pedestrians are injured and killed every day due to a driver's negligence. Pedestrians who are hit by motor vehicles may have a claim against the driver but they must prove that the driver was negligent and his negligence caused the accident.
* Bus Accidents
More and more people are using buses to not only move around town, but also to take trips with groups of others in order to save money on fuel and air fare and to avoid the responsibilities that come with driving. Unfortunately, this does not mean that bus accidents do not occur, as they do, and when these situations arise, they often lead to disaster.
* Bicycle Accidents
Over the past 10 years, bicycling has become extremely popular in the United States. It is a convenient and inexpensive method of travel, especially in large cities where traffic is congested and parking spaces are difficult to find. High tech materials and fabrication have now made bicycle riding virtually effortless and many families enjoy exploring the countryside on bicycles.
* Truck Accidents
The California truck accident attorneys at Demas Law Group possess long-term expertise with truck accidents of all types. With congested roads and freeways, such accidents can be relatively common. Injuries may result from accidents involving smaller trucks, such as delivery vehicles or contractor trucks; however, the trucks that probably cause the most concern for drivers of smaller cars are the huge semi-trucks that pepper the highways.
* Boating Accidents
California, with close to one million registered recreational vessels, has the second highest water sport accident rate in the United States. Boating, jet skiing, water skiing and other water sports are popular activities in our Golden State. These activities, while entertaining and exciting, pose unique dangers of personal injury and wrongful death and complex legal and safety issues could be involved.
* Train Accidents
Trains and railroads remain a constant in the United States even as our society continues to modernize seemingly every day. While most of us merely hear trains and dismiss them, train traffic remains enormously high, as this mode of transportation moves cargo and passengers 24 hours per day.
- Product Liability
If you've experienced a problem with a defective or dangerous product, you may have a product liability case on your hands. Some dangerous products have been part of large suits due to widespread problems, or have been subject to recall. Sometimes, it seems like there's a dangerous product lurking in the most innocent of places; contaminated food, flammable children's clothing, lead-painted toys, and more.
- Medical Malpractice
When someone is harmed because of negligent medical care, that person could face additional illnesses, pain and suffering, additional surgeries or even death. In addition, the process of holding medical professionals accountable for the harm they have inflicted can be difficult given the technical and professional atmosphere in which this conduct took place.
- Nursing Home Abuse
The statistics on nursing home and elderly abuse are grim. Conservative estimates state that one of three homes in America will be affected in some way by abuse of an elder relative while in a nursing home. With the elderly population growing rapidly, nursing home residents nationwide number over 1.6 million.
Mr. John N. Demas
Accident, Animal Bites, Back and Neck Injury, Bad Faith Insurance, Bicycle Accident
- American Association of Justice
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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, PC
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.
Demas Law Group: How Do I Deal With the Property Damage After an Accident?
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.