California Personal Injury Lawyers
Types of Cases We Handle
At Hackard Law, we handle many different types of personal injury cases. Some of these include:
Car AccidentsFar too many motorists are careless on the roadway, and this can lead to serious and sometimes catastrophic car accidents. In some cases, poor maintenance or a manufacturing defect can also cause drivers to spin out and lose control of their vehicles.
Motorcycle AccidentsBecause motorcycles are so much smaller and lighter than trucks or cars, a collision involving a motorcycle can often spell disaster for the cyclist. Motorcycles typically weigh about 400 pounds compared to cars (which weigh about 2,000 pounds) and semi-trucks (anywhere from 35,000 to 80,000 pounds). Motorcycle accidents are often catastrophic or deadly.
Truck AccidentsWhether pulling a fully loaded or empty trailer, big rigs vastly outweigh any other vehicle on the road. Collisions with a semi-truck typically result in serious injuries and fatalities among those riding in a passenger vehicle. There is also the danger of fire or hazardous chemical spills with large truck accidents.
Brain InjuryVehicle collisions, workplace accidents and serious falls can all result in brain injuries for the victim. Whether this means a loss of motor skills, impaired cognition, brain damage or other severe mental impairments, these types of injuries can have lifelong consequences. Victims often require years of medical treatment, personal in-home care and rehabilitation.
Spinal Cord InjuryThere’s nothing more tragic than when an accident results in a spinal cord injury, leaving the victim paralyzed or with reduced mobility. The spine is a critical epicenter of the body, and these injuries often severely reduce a victim’s quality of life. It can also devastate the entire family if the injured person was the breadwinner and can no longer work and earn a living.
Wrongful DeathCatastrophic accidents can result in the death of a loved one. Not only is the family grieving, but there are mounting medical bills, burial costs, loss of companionship and a very uncertain future. Survivors can seek damages in wrongful death cases.
Watch Our VideoSometimes a picture (or a video) is worth a thousand words, so at Hackard Law we like to show as well as tell. California personal injury law can be high-stakes and complicated, so we’ve taken the time to create a video explaining your legal rights and potential damages in these personal injury cases. To view our video, click here.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?Here’s the good news – you don’t need any money up front to hire a personal injury attorney. That’s because we work on contingency, which means we don’t get paid until you get paid. Our legal fees are paid by the defendant as part of a settlement agreement or jury award. If for any reason your case is not successful, then you owe us nothing. Lack of funds should never be a reason not to get the justice you deserve. At Hackard Law, we are committed to getting justice for each and every client.
What Is the Process After I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?After hiring a Hackard Law attorney, we will meet with you promptly to gather information and hear your side of the story. Then we will review police reports (if any), look at accident scene photographs, interview witnesses, examine medical and laboratory reports, gather evidence and begin to build a powerful claim on your behalf. We can even hire an expert witness, if needed, to help prove your claim. We will leave no stone unturned in finding evidence and witnesses who can help strengthen your case. You have enough to worry about as you try to heal and recover from your injuries. Let us do the legal heavy lifting. That’s what we’re here for.
Contact a Skilled and Experienced California Personal Injury Lawyer TodayIf you have been harmed or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident, you don’t have to go through it alone. A skilled California personal injury lawyer can help you get the justice you deserve. While no amount of money can ever make up for your pain and loss, financial compensation can help with medical bills, lost wages and other costs that you may face. You do not have to bear these difficulties, especially if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. To find out more about how we can help, contact Hackard Law at 916-313-3030. The initial consultation is free.
”Absolutely recommend Hackard Law! Great team of truly caring and trustworthy people. They were a light in the dark. Family litigation is tough and having Mike & Brian on the job was great. They are compassionate, honest, professional, knowledgeable, responsive, hard working and tough. Great people to have on your team. We can’t thank them enough!” – Sam K. (Google Review)