In addition to being the political capital of the largest state in the Union, home of the California Assembly, Governor of California, and the California Supreme Court, the City of Sacramento is also one of the fastest growing cities in the Golden State. This growth is due in large part to Sacramento’s burgeoning economy, which benefits from the city’s status as a center of the West Coast financial industry and its high concentration of renowned institutions of higher education like the prestigious University of California, Davis and Sacramento State. It is also a regional hub of the healthcare industry and has a reputation for cultural diversity and inclusiveness. In short, Sacramento has become one of the most attractive and vibrant cities on the West Coast, and a destination for visitors and ex-pats from other areas of the state and country.
Unfortunately, the denser the population of a given area, the greater hazards residents and visitors face in everyday life, and Sacramento’s monumental growth has come coupled with an increase in injurious accidents. As more and more people and vehicles crowd the roads and businesses of California’s capital, hospitals and emergency rooms are seeing upticks in injury and trauma victims. That’s why The Dominguez Firm provides vitally important personal injury legal representation to injury victims in the greater Sacramento area. While we can’t prevent accidents from happening, we can provide you with high quality and experienced representation that can be the key to ensuring maximum compensation and are with minimal stress.
What Types of Accidents Does The Dominguez Firm Handle?
The Dominguez Firm is a full-service personal injury and employment law firm that handles the spectrum of legal claims and grievances for our clients. We specialize in cases involving injuries resulting from:
- Car accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Wrongful death
- Workplace injuries
- Construction accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Animal bites
- Slip & Fall accidents
- Pool accidents
- E-Scooter accidents
- Product liability
- Nursing home abuse
- And many more!
We also maintain a team of employment and workplace grievance specialists, who assist aggrieved employees in an array of different matters including:
- Sexual Harassment
- Workplace discrimination
- Wrongful termination
- Workplace harassment
- Wage and hour issues
- Whistleblower protection
- And any other workplace grievances.
Whatever your legal needs or the difficulties you face, The Dominguez Firm is equipped to address your concerns and provide specialized and trustworthy legal representation for you and your family.
How Damaging are Sacramento Accidents?
Accidents can arise out of a variety of unfortunate circumstances, and most accidents are entirely preventable. Injuries that result from accidents can be extremely disruptive to the livelihoods of victims and their families, and the effects of these injuries can impact them for the rest of their lives.
According to the California Department of Public Health, in Sacramento County in 2018 there were roughly:
- 144,700 motor vehicle crashes
- 578,300 unintentional injuries due to accidents
The California Office of Traffic Safety reported that in 2016 in Sacramento County there were:
- 12,851 traffic accident related injuries and fatalities
- 644 pedestrian injuries and fatalities
- 556 motorcycle related injuries and fatalities
- 337 bicycle related injuries and fatalities
- 935 hit-and-runs
- 3,309 injuries and fatalities involved speeding
- 935 injuries and fatalities involved alcohol
2016 saw the highest number of traffic fatalities in the Sacramento area in two decades, with nearly 260 people dying in traffic accidents during that year alone.
With increased urban growth comes increased everyday risk, and The Dominguez Firm is standing by to help victims of accidents of all types to collect compensation and get back on the path to recovery and their former quality of life.
What Kind of Compensation Can an Injury Victim Expect?
Personal injury claims in California are designed to compensate accident victims for losses related to their accident, allowing them to pay their expenses, ease the burden on themselves and their families, and begin to rebuild their lives. Each accident and resulting personal injury claim is different, and the type and amount of compensation that you can expect to collect varies depending on the particular facts of your case.
The two most common types of compensation awards we see in conventional personal injury cases are (1) economic damages and (2) non-economic damages. Both categories of damages are designed to compensate an injury victim for costs arising directly from their injuries.
Economic damages encompass the out-of-pocket expenses resulting from an injury and tend to be relatively easily quantifiable. Common economic damages include the costs of:
- Hospital bills
- Medications and medical equipment
- Cost of ongoing treatment
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Loss of income or income-generating capacity
- Property loss or damage
Non-economic damages encompass the less-easily quantifiable and more subjective costs of an injury. They are meant to compensate for the emotional, psychological, or relational losses that can result from a physical injury. Non-economic damages may help to compensate for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Physical pain
- Debilitation or disfigurement
- Negative impacts on quality-of-life
- Loss of companionship or consortium
In very rare cases, a jury may award the victim punitive damages. These damages are not intended to compensate the victim for losses related to their injury, but rather to punish the defendant for especially reckless, wanton, or malicious behavior, and hopefully to deter them from making poor decisions in the future. In order to win punitive damages, the victim must provide ironclad evidence proving that the defendant acted especially egregiously, which can be extremely difficult to do successfully.
Over the last thirty years that our firm has been in operation, The Dominguez Firm personal injury attorneys have collected more than $500 million in compensation on behalf of our clients. We regularly collect awards in the tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars on behalf of individual victims.
At The Dominguez Firm, we prioritize client satisfaction, and have the testimonials to prove it:
Thank you so much for giving us a quick a great service! I was assigned an investigator the same day I called regarding my husband’s accident. Our investigator was professional and kept us updated regarding his arrival to our meeting. He answered all of our questions and right away assigned us to a chiropractor.–Delia R.
One of the best law firm in the world! I truly want to address the dedication and trust the Dominguez Firm gives. As a woman, it’s really hard to find good people to trust. I was very pleased how [they] handled my property damage. Not to mentioned the great service that my paralegal had towards me and my family. He was very tentative towards my questions and concerns. He helped me get the health care I needed towards my injury. My attorney tried to get me and my family the right compensation and he did. I’m truly blessed to have found the Dominguez Firm!–Maria V.
The Dominguez Firm’s staff was always attentive and answered my questions. Extremely knowledgeable!–PJ S.
I would recommend this firm to any one that needs an attorney. 5 stars for the excellent service and quick responses. If I ever need assistance again I know who to call.–Gerardo A.
At The Dominguez Firm, our attorneys and support staff work as a team to ensure the success of every case, and in each instance our client is our MVP. Each case benefits from the skills and experience of multiple attorneys and eminently capable support staff. We prioritize open communication with our clients and ensure that you remain up to date and apprised of every development to your case. This commitment to personal client service has earned us a group of extremely satisfied current and former clients, who regularly refer their closest intimates to our practice for their own legal needs—these referrals make up a substantial percentage of our new client base. We are proud of our record of service and client satisfaction and aim to provide the highest level of service to each and every case, no matter how small.
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer Sacramento
If you’ve been injured in an accident and are considering filing a legal claim, you need experienced and high-quality legal representation. The claims-filing process is deceptively complicated and relies on highly specialized and technical knowledge that only a qualified personal injury lawyer in Sacramento can bring to the table. At The Dominguez Firm, our personal injury team has over three decades of experience assisting clients around California to recover millions of dollars in compensation. Few firms can claim both the record of success and of client satisfaction of The Dominguez Firm. We maintain a 96% success rate in cases that advance to litigation and trial, and we have earned stellar reputation as one of the premier personal injury firms in the Golden State. Call our offices today at 800-818-1818 for a free case consultation and find out how we can help you to achieve justice and compensation for your injury.
My experience was good. They made sure to kept me in the loop and made sure to let me know what was going on the whole time. My mom has used other attorneys and this experience was beyond better. I would definitely recommend them!
— Ashley Magana
The attorneys were always available and answered my questions. I would recommend them to anyone. Zoe is the best!
— Janet Salazar
My experience with The Dominguez Firm and the attorneys was really good. They were very informative and always returned my calls.
— Jocelyn Gonzalez