You suffered injuries due the action, or inaction, of another person, and now you want to know what to do about it. You want compensation from the accountable party for what happened, and you need to know what is involved in obtaining it.
The Law Offices of Mark A. Doughty would like to take this opportunity to discuss the difference between Sacramento personal injuries that are the result of negligence, and those that are the result of malicious intention. These two types of cases are litigated in very different ways--which you need to be aware of, if you plan to pursue compensation for an injury in Sacramento, Rocklin/Roseville, Lincoln, and Yuba City, California.
Was your Sacramento injury caused by negligence?
In its most basic form, negligence means that the responsible party should have taken actions that protected the victim of an accident injury in Sacramento, and that he or she failed to take those actions. Damages awarded can include compensation for medical bills, property damage, job or wage loss, and pain and suffering.
Was your Sacramento personal injury caused by malicious intention?
An accident injury that results from malicious intention is handled somewhat differently from a case of negligence. When malicious intention is involved, it means that the responsible party purposefully attempted to cause the victim harm. In addition to the types of compensation listed above, the victim may also be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages are a way of punishing the responsible party for his or her unlawful conduct. Award amounts can be quite large, depending upon the extent of the accident injury.
Help for your Sacramento accident injuries
An automobile accident in Sacramento is certainly not the only kind of injury in Sacramento. Regardless of how your personal injuries in Sacramento occurred, you should discuss your case with the Law Offices of Mark A. Doughty, if it stems from any of the following types of accidents:
- Slip and fall
- Wrongful death
Contact us for your Sacramento accident lawyer today
If you are injured, contact the Northern California Law Offices of Mark A. Doughty to speak with an accident lawyer in the Sacramento Area.
- Yuba City, CA - call 530.674.1440.
- Sacramento, CA - call 916.979.1917.
- Lincoln, CA - call 916.645.1917.
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