Accidents happen and oftentimes, they could have been avoided had the liable party not acted in a negligent manner. Being seriously injured in an accident can change anyone’s life in many ways–physically, emotionally, and financially. Whether it is a car accident, a motorcycle accident, or any other instance of being injured because of someone else’s negligence, you need a powerful advocate to fight for your rights. Attorney Dale Gomes has spent his career fighting for the rights of those who were in no position to fight for themselves. If you have been hurt, contact The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes to schedule your free consultation with an El Dorado County personal injury lawyer.
Do I Need an El Dorado County Personal Injury Lawyer?
When someone is injured in El Dorado County, it is best to hire a local attorney who is familiar with the area, the local justice system, and local insurance companies. If you’ve been injured in an accident in El Dorado County, our experienced legal team is ready to assist you through every step of the claims process ahead.
Our El Dorado County Personal Injury Services
The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes proudly serve clients across California from our offices in Sacramento & Placerville, including the communities in El Dorado County, Sacramento County, Diamond Springs, Cameron Park, Folsom, and El Dorado Hills. If you were injured in an accident or at the hands of somebody else as a result of either negligence or even an intentional act, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages from the person who injured you and/or their insurance company. You don’t pay anything unless you win! Our personal injury services include the following:
- Auto accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Nursing home negligence
- Product liability
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
Being injured in an automobile accident can have serious and lasting impacts on an individual and their family. The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes has experience handling the following types of auto accident cases:
- Bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Car accidents
- Drunk driver accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Train accidents
- Truck accidents
Slip and Fall Accidents
The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes has decades of experience handling the following types of premises liability cases in El Dorado County:
- Airport accidents
- Department store accidents
- Parking lot accidents
- School liability cases
- Supermarket accidents
- Sidewalk accidents
Satisfying the Burden of Proof
To win any personal injury claim, the plaintiff is required to satisfy the burden of proof, or, in layman’s terms, prove that he or she was injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. At times, doing so can be quite difficult, which is why it is so critical that you retain the services of a knowledgeable attorney who has years of experience gathering and presenting valuable evidence on behalf of his clients. Some of the best ways to satisfy the burden of proof in a personal injury claim are obtaining pictures of the accident and/or the unsafe conditions that caused an accident, medical documentation regarding injuries sustained as a result of an accident, a copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident, witness testimony verifying the facts surrounding an accident, and surveillance footage of an accident as it happened.
As long as you can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should recover financial compensation to help offset the burdens you’ve faced as a result of your accident. There are two types of damages that our firm can sue for: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages cover the monetary cost of your injury, such as the cost of medical bills, in-home care, surgeries, overnights at a hospital, rehabilitation, and more. On the other hand, non-economic damages deal primarily with non-monetary damages, such as emotional distress, the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more. If you were injured in an accident as a result of another party’s negligent act, it is critical that you do not try and fight the uphill battle alone. Our El Dorado County personal injury lawyer has fought for accident victims’ rightful compensation for years, and he is ready to fight for you as well.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California is, under most circumstances, two years, which means that injured parties are required to take legal action against the liable party within two years of the date of their accident occurring. Waiting any longer than two years will most likely relinquish the injured party’s right to sue. In certain cases where filing a Notice of Claim is necessary, the statute of limitations is far shorter than two years, which is why it is always best to simply speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident.
Contact an El Dorado County Injury Lawyer
The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes aims to obtain financial recovery for people whose injuries lowered their quality of life, cost them precious time with their families, and prevented them from collecting wages from their job. We handle all types of personal injury cases and are committed to fighting to the fullest extent for each and every client. If you have been hurt and need the assistance of a legal team you can trust, contact The Law Offices of Dale R. Gomes for your free consultation now.