Mendocino County is rich with history, adventure, recreation, and natural beauty. From Ukiah, to Elk, to Westport, Highway 1 through Mendocino County winds along the coastline and allows travelers to enjoy its rugged beauty. Fort Bragg and Mendocino Village are brimming with art galleries, unique boutiques, cafes, pubs, and coffee houses all within a short stroll of each other. Residents of Mendocino County can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, cycling, and hiking in California’s most Eco and animal-friendly county.
But, while Mendocino County is a wonderful place to live and visit, residents and visitors to Mendocino County are not immune to accidents and serious injuries. According to the latest data from California’s Office of Traffic Safety’s, in 2015, Mendocino County experienced a total 654 accident injuries and fatalities.
Of these injuries and fatalities, 3% were sustained in bicycle accidents, 4% in pedestrian accidents, 8% in motorcycle accidents, and in approximately 10% of these accidents alcohol was involved.
An accident can happen anywhere, and Mendocino County is no different. Most often, these accidents are caused by distracted driving, impaired driving, or someone’s negligence or recklessness. But, what’ most frustrating for the victims of these accidents is that in most cases the accident in which they were injured was preventable.
An accident can have a devastating impact on your quality of life. The medical bills, time off from work, and pain and suffering can bring your life to a standstill. But, many people who have been injured in an accident have grounds to be compensated for their injuries and losses and don’t even realize it.
Therefore, if you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident, you need to consult with an injury attorney as soon as possible.
Some of the personal injury cases that we are available for representation on are: :
Injuries resulting from Mendocino county personal injury accidents come in all sizes and shapes, from scrapes, scratches, and bruises, to life-threatening injuries and even death. Some common injuries that are sustained in Mendocino County personal injury accidents include:
What’s more, in the worst cases, the victim of an accident can be killed immediately or die soon after because of the injuries he or she sustained.
Regardless of the injuries you or a loved one has sustained, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, future lost income, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and more. You can even recover damages if you are partly at-fault for the accident in which you were injured.
An insurance company may tell you, or make you think, that you don’t have a valid claim for compensation, when in fact you have a very strong case to be compensated, at least in part, for the injuries and losses you have suffered. This is why it’s important to consult with a lawyer after any accident in which you have suffered an injury, no matter how great or small.
If you or loved one has been injured in Mendocino County, contact The Law Office of Michael Rehm at (707) 225-0731 to arrange a free no-obligation consultation. The sooner, the better. There are strict time limits for filing a personal injury lawsuit. Wait too long and you may be barred from recovering the compensation you deserve. Call us today.
Personal Injury Attorney Michael Rehm provides representation on all auto, car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian and bicycle accidents and wrongful death cases in Ukiah, Fort Bragg, Willitt, and throughout Mendocino County, California.
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