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4 Reasons for a Wrongful Death Attorney

The death of a family member is never a pleasant experience. There are moments when the circumstances surrounding that person’s death require a wrongful death attorney. wrongful death attorneyHaving a wrongful death attorney properly evaluate the circumstances can make people feel comforted and confident that justice is being served. Most people are usually clouded by their emotions, and their judgements can be subject to inaccuracies.  This is exactly why it is so important to have a wrongful deal attorney look over all the facts when a loved one is lost.

If you lost a loved one because of the negligence or recklessness of another person or entity, call Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111 to schedule an appointment with one of our wrongful death attorneys today. We are here to help, but time is crucial, so don’t wait.

People are often confused about what can be considered wrongful death, so we’ve put together the top four reasons people decide to obtain a wrongful death attorney.

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents can be a horrible way to lose a loved one, especially if you were just with them. In Sacramento, auto accidents happen every day and more so in the city because drivers are always in a hurry. Many of the relatives to the deceased will be angry with the person who caused the accident, so it is important to have a mediator if you need to contact that person. In many situations, alcohol was the cause of the auto accident that took the life. Regardless of the circumstances, a wrongful death attorney at Amerio Law Firm can properly evaluate the case and help you pursue damages.

Nursing Home Abuse

Many elderly people have no choice but to live in a nursing home during their twilight years. Unfortunately, their loved ones cannot be there with them 24/7. Elderly abuse can take many different forms and the result can be death to clients that the home is supposed to be caring for. This is exactly why you need a wrongful death attorney. At Amerio Law Firm, we do a thorough investigation into the nursing home to identify where the problem occurred. Your loved one deserves justice and we will get it, but time is of the essence.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can cause untimely and painful deaths for those they are supposed to be treating. Medical malpractice may occur during surgical procedures, medication administration, and even through a misdiagnosis. Many times, the medical practice or hospital will have their own attorneys, so having your own attorney to fight for your lost loved one can help you identify what really happened to your loved one. Many times, insurance companies will try to offer a small settlement that will not cover much of the costs. That’s why the wrongful death attorneys at Amerio Law Firm are essential in a Medical malpractice case.

Defective Products

Defective products can be scary. The end result to a defective product is usually severe injury or death. A wrongful death attorney can help find the right people to identify the problem that caused the death of your loved one. With defective products, the possibilities of seeking damages rely on the research done to prove that the product was in fact defective. That is why, at Amerio Law Firm, we work with a team of researchers to identify any issue.

If you lost a loved one because of the negligence or recklessness of another person or entity, call Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111 to schedule an appointment with one of our wrongful death attorneys today. We are here to help, but time is crucial, so don’t wait.


Wheel in an Attorney for a Bicycle Accident

Whether you are riding a bicycle for leisure, for exercise, or for training, the rules of the road still apply. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, “more than 100 people are killed and hundreds of thousands more are injured in bicycle collisions” (dmv.gov, 2016). As a cyclist on the road, it is important to keep in mind that we all have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Although, many cyclists tend to forget that they must follow the basic road rules as well, which often leads to injuries or deaths of the cyclist. Bike laws are not the same in every state of the U.S. However, riding a bicycle on a road that is shared with vehicles can be just as dangerous regardless of the state you are in. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published data from 2013 that indicated “over 900 bicyclists were killed and there were an estimated 494,000 emergency department visits due to bicycle-related injuries” (cdc.gov, 2016).

If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident and are suffering from injuries caused by the recklessness of driver, you may be entitled to seek damages. Please call the personal injury attorneys at Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111 to schedule an appointment today.

Why do You Need an Attorney for a Bicycle Accident Injury?

The biggest hurdle to receiving proper compensation for your injuries is dealing with car insurance companies because they focus on keeping injury claim payouts low and often find a reason not to payout. In unfortunate circumstances, the insurance company will attempt to blame you as the cause of the accident as a way to minimize the injuries suffered. However, an experience personal injury attorney at Amerio Law Firm can help ensure that you are properly compensated for your injuries. Often times, a bicycle accident will produce injuries such as broken ribs, broken collar bone, concussion, or other severe injuries to the body. With an experienced attorney from Amerio Law Firm fighting for your rights, the chances of getting fully compensated for which the law permits increase.

Don’t wait for your symptoms to get worse. Call today! If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident and are suffering from injuries caused by the recklessness of driver, you may be entitled to seek damages. Please call the personal injury attorneys at Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111 to schedule an appointment today.


Time to Call a Personal Injury Lawyer

In personal injury cases, an experienced personal injury attorney can make or break your case. In many situations, the very presence of an attorney can persuade insurance companies to be a little more accommodating to an injured person’s claim. This alone is worth the money a person pays to have a lawyer represent them, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. More importantly, a personal injury attorney understands the complex laws that surround a personal injury claim, which demand rigorous attention and hold strict deadlines. Also, with more severe injury cases or specific uncommon injury claims, the amount of compensation that is available may be different from what is usually distributed because is disputing the claim in some way. However, this is when an experienced personal injury can be the most effective in the case.

At Amerio Law Firm, our team of personal injury lawyers understands the complexities of these laws and we have years of experience in dealing with insurance companies to negotiate the most suitable compensation amount for our clients. If you have been injured because of the negligence of another person or a company, you may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries. Call Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111 to schedule an appointment for a free case review today.

If you are unaware of the different types of personal injury cases that an experienced attorney can provide services, here is a list of injury types that may help clarify.

  • Long-Term or Permanently Disabling Injuries
  • Auto Accident Injuries
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Public Hazard Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Toxic Exposure
  • When an Insurance Company Refuses to Pay

At Amerio Law Firm, we have seen how an auto accident can impact a person’s life, leaving them with debilitating injuries and a list of medical bills. Often, they are struck with a reduction of physical capabilities that can last over year, and, in severe cases, they may even be permanent. Many insurance companies determine the severity of an injury by the amount of medical bills that have accumulated and the length of time that it will take for a person to recover. This is exactly why having a lawyer handle your claim is vital to your case. They can ensure that you receive the right amount of compensation to cover your medical bills and for pain and suffering.

If you have been injured because of the negligence of another person or a company, you may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries. Call Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111 to schedule an appointment for a free case review today.


Weather-Related Auto Accident Injuries

During those winter months, the road conditions can become quite dangerous. With dangerous road conditions, the chances of rear ending another vehicle or getting rear ended increase dramatically. Although we all do the best we can to be prepared for driving in wet or icy conditions, sometimes there is nothing we can do to prevent someone from smashing into the back of our vehicle. The majority of rear-end accidents result in an injury to more than one person, and that injury is usually whiplash, which can produce a number of other conditions. However, in more severe auto accidents where one vehicle rear ends another, the injury suffered by the victim can be life altering. In either situation, after an auto accident, a person should always seek medical attention to ensure that there are no underlying injuries that they haven’t felt yet. Sometimes, an injury may not be noticeable until a few days or weeks after the auto accident. At the same time, you should also seek the counsel of a personal injury attorney to help you file a personal injury claim.

At Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento, we have helped hundreds of people receive damages for the auto injuries they suffered after being rear ended on the road. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident where the other driver rear ended you, depending on your situation, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111 to schedule an appointment with one of our personal injury attorneys today.

According to the Department of Transportation, Road Weather Management Program, “On average, nearly 6,000 people are killed and over 445,000 people are injured in weather-related crashes each year,” which is based on data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (dot.gov, 2016). Additionally, of the weather-related crashes that occur, wet pavement was a factor in 73 percent with rainfall contributing 43 percent of the wet pavement accidents (nhtsa.gov, 2016). Winter conditions also play a factor in weather-related auto accidents where “17% [occur] during snow or sleet, 13% occur on icy pavement and 14% of weather-related crashes take place on snowy or slushy pavement” (dot.gov, 2016). In many cases, the city, county, or government cannot be held liable for the road conditions because it was your choice to drive on it. However, the one that can be held liable is the driver that crashed into the back of your vehicle. That’s where an experienced personal injury attorney comes to your aid.

Our top priority at Amerio Law Firm is to ensure that our clients are getting the medical attention that they deserve to recover properly from their injuries. Time is of the essence with personal injury cases, so don’t wait. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident where the other driver rear ended you, depending on your situation, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111 to schedule an appointment with one of our personal injury attorneys today.


Wrongful Death Lawsuits

“Tis impossible to be sure of anything but Death and Taxes.”

This line was penned in 1716 by an English playwright named Christopher Bullock in his short play titled “The Cobbler of Preston.” Several years later, this line was mimicked and even recreated by other authors and even mentioned in a letter that President Benjamin Franklin authored in 1789. The unfortunate truth of this line is that death is certain. However, if that death was caused by the fault of another person or company, in today’s legal system, there are measures that can be taken that can provide compensation for those left behind after the death of a loved one. This is what we call a wrongful death lawsuit.

At Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento, we understand the complexities of filing a wrongful death lawsuit, and our attorneys are fully experienced to handle your claim with confidence and accuracy. If you’ve lost a loved one because of the recklessness or negligence of another person or company, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111 to schedule an appointment today.

A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim for damages when a person passes away based on the legal fault of another person or entity. The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to provide compensation to the loved ones and dependents of the person who passed away to help cover medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages from the deceased, and even for emotional hardship. For instance, if the only source of income for the family is provided by the mother and she is killed by a defective part on her car that caused an auto accident, her family may be able to sue the auto maker for damages, depending on the situation of the auto accident.

Auto accidents are just one example of why to file a wrongful death claim. Other types of fatal accidents may include medical malpractice, product liability, and property hazards. Also, people, companies, and different agencies can be held accountable for their negligence or recklessness that caused the accident, resulting in the death of another person. Acting negligently is simply by failing to proper steps to ensure the safety or possible safety of another person. Many of these eligible parties may vary from state to state, so it is important to meet with an experienced wrongful death attorney at Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento to check the eligibility of your claim.

Those that have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit may include:

  • Immediate family members
  • Life partners and financial dependents
  • All persons who are impacted financially
  • Parents of a deceased baby/fetus

If you’ve lost a loved one because of the recklessness or negligence of another person or company, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111 to schedule an appointment today.


Public Transportation Injuries

In the United States, there are approximately 30 million people a day that ride public transportation. People take public transportation for many different reasons including going to and from work, school, home, sporting events, medical treatments, or even just to get from point A to point B regardless of what it is. When a person or company accepts money for transportation, this service is considered a “common carrier,” which include:

  • Trains
  • Planes
  • Taxis
  • Limousines
  • Ferries
  • Subways
  • Buses (public, school, tour, etc.)
  • Trolleys
  • Water taxis
  • Escalators
  • Movable walkways
  • Airport shuttles
  • Plus, many more, but you get the idea

With millions of passengers getting a day on and off public transportation, it seems almost impossible to keep everyone safe all the time. Unfortunately, auto accidents can happen and can ruin the lives of so many people. Aside from auto accidents, faulty equipment and unmarked hazards can also cause harm to passengers who ride public transportation.

Fortunately, there are people who dedicate themselves to helping other find the help they need to recover from personal injuries sustained on public transportation. If you suffered a personal injury while riding public transportation, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the costs of medical care that you are forced to endure. Call Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111 to schedule a consultation today.

When a person is injured, there is high chance that they can sustain whiplash, back injuries, cuts and bruises, broken bones, severed limbs, and even death. In fact, there are so many ways that a person can become injured on public transportation that it will take an experienced attorney to understand how to pursue damages for your claim.

If you’ve been injured on public transportation, you must not wait. Otherwise, the statute of limitations will run out and you will not be able to file a claim against the company. The time to act is now! Call Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111 to schedule a consultation today.


Auto Accident Personal Injury Attorneys in Sacramento

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An auto accident can occur at any given moment while a person is on the road. A person doesn’t have to be in a car to be injured by a car. Unfortunately, cyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians are all vulnerable when a car hits them. The most common cause of recent auto accidents has been DUI where we have observed three out of 6 recent auto accidents involving a DUI charge. In the past month, there have been six people killed and 13 people killed in auto accidents in the Sacramento County area, which is scary news to accept, considering that all of these crashes happened within the 31 days of October.

Fortunately, the attorneys at Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento are available to assist you with a personal injury or wrongful death claim. If you have been injured in a recent auto accident or have lost a loved one where, in both cases, the reckless and negligent acts of the other driver caused injury or death, rest assured that help is available. Call the experienced attorneys at Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111 and schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation.


What is Considered Personal Injury?

win your personal injury lawsuitThe term “personal injury,” from a legal standpoint, is how attorneys describe an injury that a person suffered from the negligence of a business or a person. The most common form of personal injury occurs during an auto accident. In this case, whiplash is the most prevalent injury suffered. In fact, if you are 30 years of age or older, the chances of whiplash occurring are more likely than those under 30 years old based on the fragility of the body as we age. In the event that you did not cause the accident, this injury may be legally pursued for compensation to cover medical expenses.

A personal injury can happen in several other instances that do not involve auto accidents. Unfortunately, these types of injuries can happen unexpectedly at any time, any place, and for any reason, and it is our duty at Amerio Law Firm to prove that negligence was present.

For instance, you could be shopping and slip on a spill in the aisle that was neglected to be cleaned up or marked by an employee. Perhaps one of the shelves falls on you and injures you in some way all because it wasn’t assembled correctly. This again may constitute grounds for negligence and could be pursued for compensation to cover the medical expenses for your injuries. These are only a couple of examples of how random an injury can happen. The common denominator of these examples is typically a result of negligence by an employee or a company.

At Amerio Law Firm, our first priority is to ensure the safety of the person injured and to make sure that they are receiving the necessary medical treatment. It is our duty to identify negligence.

Having proper legal representation never fails to provide an edge in court. In cases that involve larger corporations, a confident, experienced attorney may be required to obtain affable compensation without having to settle for less than the value that the claim is worth. Without a proper attorney, there is a significant chance that your claim will be held back for months, if not years, because of the bureaucratic experience of unrelenting corporate attorneys. However, at Amerio Law Firm, we pride ourselves on successfully overcoming the administrative red tape, and obtaining suitable compensation for our clients.

Don’t wait until matters get worse in your personal injury case. Seek legal representation today and increase the plausibility of receiving maximum compensation for your personal injury. Call (916) 419-1111 today and schedule a free evaluation of your case. The personal injury attorneys at Amerio Law Firm are here to help. Call now!


Have you been hit by a car while riding your bicycle?

Have you been hit by a car while on a bicycle?

have-you-been-hit-by-a-car-while-on-a-bicycleGoing for a bike ride is a fun and enjoyable experience that many people partake in everyday. Although road hazards can cause a person to fall off their bikes, the biggest danger while riding a bike is being struck by an automobile. According to a report by FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System), in 2014, 762 people were killed after being struck by an automobile while riding their bike, which is the highest since 2006 when 772 cyclists lost their lives (nhtsa.gov, 2015). This breaks down to about two cyclists for every day of the year. This is pretty tragic if you really think about. That’s two lives lost every day for a year just because they decided to ride their bike instead of walking or driving. This misfortune can also affect family, loved ones, and life partners, and nobody will suffer more than those who have lost someone they love because of the carelessness or recklessness of another person.

At Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento, we understand what you are going through, and we are here to help you find compensation for your hardship. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed by the carelessness of a driver, call (916) 419-1111 to speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “bicyclists face a higher risk of crash-related injury and deaths than occupants of motor vehicles” (cdc.org, 2016). Bicyclists are more likely to be struck by a car when the motorist is making a left turn and collide with the cyclist head-on and when the motorist makes a right turn directly in front of the cyclists, causing the cyclist to collide with the car. There are many more situations where cyclists are hit by cars. For instance, a person can open their door and knock a biker off of their bike, a driver can rear-end a cyclist, or the driver can stop unexpectedly causing the cyclist can rear-end the car. All of these accidents can lead to a tremendous injury or even death, and the risk of an accident increases during night time. Other factors that may contribute to bicycle accidents include: experience level of the rider, location, and alcohol or drug use. Being under the influence of drugs and alcohol increases the possibility of a fatality when it comes to accidents.

What to do after being in a cycling accident with an automobile?

After being involved in an accident with an automobile, the very first thing you should do is decide whether or not you need medical attention. Hopefully, you are healthy enough to walk away or still be alive. Regardless of how minor the accident, you should still notify the police. Once a police report is filed and all of the information is gathered about the accident, the story cannot be changed when it is submitted to insurance, which is typically when the story changes drastically. It is also important for you to gather as much information as possible about the driver, including their driver’s license information, their insurance, address, phone number, and, most importantly, their license plate and car features. If people witnessed the accident, you will certainly want to gather their contact information as well (i.e., names, phone numbers, and what they saw). Do not admit fault and do not minimize your injuries because you do not know if your injuries will arise at a later time once the adrenaline from the accident has worn off. At Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento, our top priority is to ensure the safety, recover, and sufficient compensation for our clients.

If you have been injured by an automobile while on your bike or if a family member has lost their life because of the accident, please call (916) 419-1111 today, so the attorneys at Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento can walk you through the process. We are here to help. We want to help. Call (916) 419-1111 now!


Auto Accidents with Uber and Lyft Drivers

Sacramento Uber and Lyft Auto Accident Lawyers
Uber and Lyft rideshare services have gained a tremendous amount of popularity based on their convenience and low rates that seem to crush their taxi cab competition. This type of popularity does not come without scrutiny and close analysis of liability. One of the biggest concerns people have is what happens if we are injured in an auto accident while riding in an Uber or Lyft?

Did you know if you are involved in an auto accident with an Uber or Lyft rideshare service and you suffered injuries that you may be covered by the company’s insurance policy? Both Uber and Lyft offer their drivers (who are independent contractors) a $1M liability insurance policy, which covers the driver, the passengers, and possibly those injured in the other vehicle. In most situations, this type of insurance will be considered the primary over the driver’s regular insurance. Although there are clear differences between the insurance policies of both companies, their number one concern, as is ours at Amerio Law, is the safety of the passengers and drivers. (Insurance information and conditions were obtained at www.lyft.com and www.uber.com.)

However, keep in mind that if the driver is not picking up or dropping off passengers and they are driving on their own accord, they will only be covered by their own insurance policy. Like all insurance policies, restrictions apply and certain conditions must be satisfied prior to compensation being rewarded for damages. That is when the attorneys at Amerio Law Firm enter the game.

At Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento, our experienced attorneys understand how to deal with insurance companies, and we pride ourselves on investigating every possible avenue to ensure that our clients are satisfied with the results. Our vast experience with personal injury and auto accident cases allows us at Amerio Law Firm the confidence to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, emotional damages, and much more. For more information about seeking damages for the personal injuries you incurred during an auto accident in an Uber or Lyft, call Amerio Law Firm in Sacramento at (916) 419-1111.

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