Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Pleasanton, CA
Living in Pleasanton, California
Among all the cities in California, Pleasanton ranks among the top and is considered one of the best suburbs in the San Francisco Bay Area. In fact, it has even ranked as one of the top ten places to live in the entire country.
With a population of around 80,000, it does yield a dense feel, but this is to be expected when living so close to a major metropolitan area. However, despite being a heavily populated area, Pleasanton offers much of the charm you would find in smaller towns while still having the benefits and amenities of living in a big city.
Locals boast of beautiful year-round weather, plenty of outdoor recreational areas, a plethora of community events for socializing, local fairgrounds, and lots of cute boutique stores and coffee shops. The Downtown Pleasanton Association coordinates over 40 events throughout the year to bring everyone together, from kid-friendly fun to adults-only bar crawls and wine tastings. And many of the events showcase the town’s award-winning bars and restaurants.
For recreation and entertainment, there are more than 1,200 acres of open space and trails, summer concerts in the park, year-round festivals, the Callippe golf course, and a spectacular performing arts center.
But don’t let all the fun and entertainment fool you, this is also one of the most educated towns in the country as well. Pleasanton has a top-ranking school system and supports a thriving business community, which includes innovative start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.
There is also excellent public transportation in the area for those who work in other surrounding Silicon Valley areas or for those who want to hop over to San Francisco to enjoy all that the big city has to offer.
Dangerous Roadways in Pleasanton, CA
As picturesque and amazing as Pleasanton may be, it’s no exception to the terrible traffic congestion that plagues many major cities in California. In fact, the East Bay area where Pleasanton sits is home to some of the worst stretches of roads in the country due to the major highways that connect the area to San Francisco.
Some of the most dangerous roadways to note are I-80 and Interstate 280. But others that also get congested and see many accidents include the 101, Interstate 580, and Interstate 680.
Which Types of Personal Injury Cases in Pleasanton Do You Handle?
The team at Sally Morin has years of combined experience handling a wide range of case types in and around the Pleasanton, CA, area. Our attorneys are committed to providing superior service and are dedicated to helping each client get the high-value settlement they deserve.
Some of the personal injury cases we handle at our law firm include:
There’s no denying that traffic in California is awful, even in high-ranking cities like Pleasanton. And an unfortunate side-effect of bad traffic is bad car accidents. Luckily, the team at Sally Morin is here to help. We know what it takes to protect the rights of our clients and ensure they get the fair compensation they deserve to help pay for their car accident injuries and other damages.
California is the birthplace of Uber and Lyft. This means we have more rideshare drivers on the roads than in any other state. However, this also means we see a significant number of accidents involving rideshare drivers. If you or a loved one are injured in a rideshare accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for help.
Have you lost someone you love in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence? If so, you may be entitled to wrongful death benefits. Losing a loved one is never easy, but compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit can help your family better handle the loss. At Sally Morin, our team of compassionate attorneys understands how troubling these situations can be and are here to help.
Some accidents result in injuries that are more severe than others, and when those injuries permanently alter a person’s life, they are considered catastrophic. Unfortunately, not only are catastrophic injuries devastating to deal with, but they can also leave you with mountains of medical debt. Let our team help you navigate your personal injury claim so you can get the high-value settlement you need to pay for your medical bills and other potential damages.
Pleasanton and the surrounding areas don’t just attract new residents; they also attract a number of tourists each year. Who wouldn’t want to visit the country’s top-ranking cities and explore all they have to offer? Unfortunately, with so much added foot and car traffic due to tourism, there are plenty of accidents that involve those visiting from out of town. Handling accident claims as a tourist is not easy, but our local attorneys can help you, even if you need to head back home—we can handle your case remotely if necessary.
Although emergency vehicles are usually meant to aid in saving accident victims, there are plenty of times when emergency vehicles are actually to blame for damage and injuries because they were involved in the accident. But these kinds of cases are complex and difficult to handle because, in most cases, the emergency vehicle has the right of way, which can make it hard to recover compensation. Still, you may be entitled to compensation if the emergency vehicle operator was the one at fault. And if that’s the case, our team can help.
What if I’m Not Sure Whether I Have a Case?
Not sure if you have a valid reason to file a claim? We can help answer your questions.
Having a valid reason for a case can depend on a number of things, such as who was at fault and if there is enough evidence to prove what happened. In most cases, as long as someone else’s negligence caused the accident and your injuries, you have a right to file a claim.
However, you must still prove that another party was at fault in order to recover full and fair compensation for the damages you have suffered. To do this, you will need to show these four things:
- That another party owed you a Duty of Care
- That the party committed a Breach of Conduct by acting negligently
- That the party’s negligence had a Causal Effect, which means it was the direct cause of your injuries
- That you suffered substantial Damages as a result of your injuries
What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?
How much compensation you can recover will vary from case to case, as there are many factors that can play a role in how much money you are owed. Primarily, it is the damages you have suffered that will determine how much your case is worth.
These damages that you can recover in a personal injury case include:
- Special damages: Your special damages may include car loss, property damage, medical bills, and lost earnings.
- General damages: Your general damages are more abstract and may include pain, inconvenience, distress, loss of hobbies, and loss of a lifestyle with your loved ones.
If you have been in an accident and are suffering losses that are affecting your life and your finances, it’s important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you reach out, the sooner your case can be resolved. At Sally Morin, we will do everything within our power to ensure the best possible outcome.
Nearest Emergency Services and Local California Departments Contact Information Pleasanton
In an emergency, always dial 911
City of Pleasanton Police Department
4833 Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
City of Pleasanton Fire Department
3560 Nevada Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Stanford Health- ValleyCare
5555 – 5575 W. Las Positas Blvd.
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Superior Court of Alameda County
2233 Shore Line Drive
Alameda, CA 94501
If You Appreciate Common Sense, You Should Work With Us
Most people aren’t looking for a legal process that gets dragged out and consumes their life, and we don’t want that for you either. Our goal is to minimize the stress and help you get a fair result as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Generally, we work best with clients that want positive, fair results so they can get back to living their life. We certainly can help our clients win a high-value settlement, and have quite often, but if you’re hung up on the money, it might not be a good fit.
We are a no-nonsense, common-sense law firm that works hard to get the job done. What matters most to us is peace of mind for our clients, rather than always taking things to trial just to boast of winning a high-dollar settlement.
Contact Us in Pleasanton
At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we genuinely care about the people of Pleasanton and the surrounding areas. We’re here to help you!
Contact us today for a free online case evaluation, or call 877-380-8852.