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Santa Rosa Personal Injury Lawyer Fights for Victims’ Rights

Attorney stands up for injured citizens of Sonoma County

When you have suffered an injury — ranging from a simple slip and fall to a traumatic brain injury — you need hard-working, capable counsel to take your side against big companies and insurance agencies. Our founding attorneys have more than 20 years’ experience championing the right of recovery for people all over the Santa Rosa area. You can rely on us to pursue just compensation so that you can get back on your feet knowing your future is secure.

An experienced counselor for automobile accident injuries

California is an at-fault state, meaning that someone injured in a car accident must show another party is responsible in order to make a case for legal damages. Although California has no cap on damages, those driving without proper insurance may be barred from recovering noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering. At Young Law Office, we have experience winning in court or negotiating with insurance companies with a view toward maximizing recovery.

A staunch advocate for injured pedestrians

In California, pedestrians generally have the right of way, but if you’ve been struck by a car while on foot, your recovery of damages can be compromised by certain conduct on your part, such as jaywalking or crossing carelessly. These are fact questions which require careful the acquisition and marshaling of vital evidence. There is also a possibility of municipal liability if the condition of a road, traffic light or sign may have been a contributing cause of your accident. We are skilled at investigating and analyzing pedestrian injury cases and working hard to achieve recovery.

Aggressive representation for consumers hurt by defective products

Under California law, a company that makes or distributes a defective product is strictly liable for any injuries it causes, which means there may be multiple defendants from whom you may recover if you are injured by such a product. Companies are also liable if they fail to provide warnings about dangers or if the product is misused in a way that is reasonably foreseeable. At Young Law Office, we have the experience and know-how to pursue sometimes complex products liability cases.

Holding property owners liable for on-premises injuries

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall on public or private property, your best course of action is obtaining a prompt and thorough medical examination. The next step is contacting capable legal counsel who can garner detailed evidence of the condition of the premises to determine whether they were unsafe. It must be shown not only that there was a dangerous condition but also that the property owner or other party in possession either created it or was aware of it. We have experience presenting compelling arguments for the existence of dangerous property conditions that led to a client’s injuries.

A compassionate defender of victims of traumatic brain injuries

Injuries to the head or brain can be serious and long-term, creating tragic circumstances for victims and their families. We have experience assessing the impact of such injuries on people’s lives and helping them recover compensation that meets their financial needs.

Getting you compensation for your injuries

One of the hardest parts of a personal injury case is assessing and demonstrating the damage. California courts use a pure comparative negligence standard in accident cases, apportioning fault to each party by percentage. Even if you were found to be 80 percent at fault for your injuries, you may recover damages for the 20 percent that was not your fault. Among the types of compensable injuries are:

  • Medical expenses — Any medical expenses including foreseeable future medical expenses.
  • Lost wages — Companies are liable for lost wages including any lost earning capacity from the injury
  • Property damage — You may recover for any property damage caused by the negligence of others.
  • Pain and suffering —You can recover what are known as noneconomic damages for your pain and suffering.

In cases of gross negligence or recklessness, punitive damages can also be recovered. These are meant principally to punish the wrongdoer.

Contact a knowledgeable Santa Rosa personal injury attorney today

If you’ve been injured, you need a strong ally like Young Law Office to help you obtain compensation sufficient to provide for your future and security. Call us at 707-703-5131 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.