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If you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another person or business, it is imperative that you retain the representation of an experienced and trusted legal representative from Herrig & Vogt, LLP.

RECOGNITION

Dedicated Assistance from a Personal Injury Lawyer

When you work with our firm, you get the compassionate and understanding counsel you deserve. Our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to pursuing the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve for your physical pain and emotional suffering. We will help you recover the full amount of the damages you suffered.

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Why Our Personal Injury Firm Stands Apart

Our personal injury lawyers provide ample benefits to all personal injury clients who utilize our services. Some of the distinct advantages that we provide over other personal injury attorneys include:

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Respected Reputation

Our firm is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® – A testament to the superior legal services we deliver.

Client-focused legal advocacy

We are always focused on providing our clients with superior counsel and a legal strategy that is customized to your case.

 

 

How Our Talented Team Can Assist

 

When you retain our assistance, you can be confident that we will pursue the best possible outcome for your case. We will conduct a thorough and extensive investigation into the circumstances of your accident to determine liability.

In most personal injury cases, liability is typically founded on the grounds of negligence, meaning that a party is found financially responsible for the injuries you suffered by failing to perform their legal duty.

Our personal injury attorneys represent injured victims against the parties that caused their accidents, such as another individual, an employer, a property owner, or a manufacturer who failed to act to avoid the accident that caused your injury.

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At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, we are proud to provide trusted legal counsel to our clients. Our firm is known for excellence - you can be confident that your case is in good hands when you work with us.

Our legal team has earned numerous accolades and recognitions in the legal field. If you are looking for award-winning legal services, contact our personal injury law firm at (916) 472-0376 for counsel.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Seeking the Justice You and Your Family Deserve

Losing a loved one at the hands of another is a difficult and emotional tragedy that affects you and your family in many ways. At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, our Roseville personal injury lawyers want to ensure that you do not have to suffer financial hardship in addition to the grief you are already facing. If a negligent or reckless individual caused an accident that led to the wrongful death of your loved one, we can help you hold the negligent party accountable.

We understand that no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one. However, the costs involved in handling necessary arrangements can be exorbitant and could add stress to an already painful time. Our team of legal professionals has more than a century of collective legal experience and knows that recovering compensation for a wrongful death can help a family mourn and heal in peace.

 

Who Is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In California, a representative of the persons who have suffered losses because of the wrongful death may file a claim. This individual is generally the executor of the estate and files on behalf of the "real parties of interest" who can recover damages.

The real parties of interest might include:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Domestic partners
  • Grandparents
  • Siblings
  • Unrelated individuals who suffered financially

Our Roseville injury attorneys can help you understand whether or not you can file a wrongful death claim, based on the specific circumstances of your claim and your relationship to the decedent.


Damages Available through a Wrongful Death Claim

In the wake of a loss, the last thing that most people want to think about is money. Unfortunately, there are numerous financial needs that do need to be addressed and arrangements that need to be made after the loss of a loved one. In cases where the decedent was the primary wage earner, losing them can cause substantial financial damages. The wrongful death attorneys at Herrig & Vogt, LLP are here to help. We can help you seek compensation to cover the monetary costs of a wrongful death.

These costs may include the following damages:

  • Funeral arrangements
  • Medical costs of any treatment the decedent needed prior to death
  • Loss of projected income
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of companionship

When you retain the representation of an attorney at our firm, we can help you face any party who was responsible for the wrongful death of your loved one. We can fight to pursue compensation from individuals, manufacturers, distributors, agencies, or property owners whose negligence directly or proximately caused an accident that resulted in your loved one's death.

 

Experience You Can Depend On

The emotional pain of your loss can be immeasurable. However, with help from a Roseville wrongful death lawyer from Herrig & Vogt, LLP, you don't have to suffer financially as well. We are dedicated to fighting for full and fair compensation on behalf of individuals who have suffered losses due to the careless actions of another, and we can use our experience in personal injury law to build an aggressive case and advocate for the rights of you and your family. We proudly serve all of our clients with trusted legal counsel and will handle each case with the unique delicacy and efficiency it needs.

Call our firm today to get started with a free case evaluation.

Truck Accident

Truck Accident

Pursuing Maximum Compensation from Negligent Truck Drivers

Truck accidents are complex, especially when it comes to determining who is liable for injuries and damages. If you have been injured in a truck accident, we encourage you to work with Herrig & Vogt, LLP as soon as possible. We have more than 100 years of collective experience between our attorneys, and we stand ready to ensure that each individual receives only the highest amount of compensation available in his or her case. We have extensive experience in pursuing cases against negligent truck drivers and truck companies. When you work with a Roseville personal injury lawyer from Herrig & Vogt, LLP, you can trust that we will diligently pursue the outcome that you deserve.

 

Determining Liability for Your Injuries

If you have been injured in a truck accident, you will need to be able to show that the other driver was at fault in order to recover the level of compensation that you deserve. Our personal injury attorneys have represented countless accident victims throughout California for the last several decades, so we understand what it takes to file a successful claim. Depending on the cause of the accident, we may be able to seek damages from a number of different parties.

One or more of the following parties may be to blame for your accident:

  • The person who was driving the truck at the time of the accident
  • The business that employed the truck driver who caused the accident
  • The person who loaded the truck prior to the accident
  • The manufacturer of a defective product that caused the accident
  • The municipality that failed to maintain the road or highway

We can thoroughly review your case and ensure that your rights as a victim are actively protected. We are not afraid to pursue your case in or out of court. We have extensive experience handling commercial truck accident cases and will put this experience to use on your claim.

 

Common Causes of Trucking Accidents in California

Commercial trucks are massive vehicles that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Due to the significant size disparity between a commercial truck and an average passenger vehicle, motorists in passenger vehicles often suffer catastrophic injuries when they are hit by a commercial truck. If a truck driver fails to abide by the rules of the road, ensure that their cargo is secure or take breaks at necessary intervals, they could cause an accident that results in the serious injury, or even death, of another driver.

While there are a number of factors that can lead to a truck accident, some of the most common include:

  • Driving while tired or fatigued
  • Reckless or aggressive driving
  • Trucking company negligence
  • Overloading a truck with cargo
  • Driving under the influence
  • Defective truck components
  • Violating hour of service rules
Contact Us Today to Get Started on Your Claim

Roseville is frequented by many large trucks every day. El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento Counties all have commonly-used trucking routes crisscrossing the region. If you have been injured by a tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, semi-truck, or any other type of commercial vehicle, we can provide you with information, representation, and dedicated counsel that you need. To determine your eligibility for filing a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim, complete an online case review or call us today.

Slip And Fall Accidents

Slip And Fall Accidents

Seek Full Compensation for Your Claim

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most commonly filed lawsuits in the state of California, and anyone can fall victim to these accidents, regardless of age. Elderly and young people alike can be subjected to dangerous conditions that can lead to serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been subjected to an unsafe condition that created a major complication for your health and well-being, you need to contact Herrig & Vogt, LLP as soon as possible. A Roseville personal injury lawyer from our firm can help determine whether you are eligible to file a personal injury or premises liability claim and receive compensation.

 

Common Causes of Slips and Falls

The statistics regarding slip and fall accidents are alarming: More than 8 million people visit the emergency room each year for injuries caused by slip and fall or trip and fall accidents. These accidents can occur quickly and without warning. They are often caused by a landowner, landlord, or tenant who demonstrated a blatant disregard for safety.

 

Slip and fall accidents may occur for a number of reasons, such as:
  • Poor lighting
  • Improper signage
  • Lack of handrails in stairways
  • Uneven ground
  • Wet or slick surfaces
  • Failure to monitor the premises for possible hazards

If you are suffering needlessly because of another person's negligence, you need to work with Herrig & Vogt, LLP.

 

Dedicated Legal Representation in Roseville

The personal injury attorneys at Herrig & Vogt, LLP, have more than 100 years of collective experience and we can investigate your claim to determine the circumstances that contributed to your accident. We will thoroughly review your case to determine whether any illegal, negligent, or careless behavior led to your suffering and can use this information to help us negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.

We strive to secure a fair settlement on your behalf outside of court, but we are always prepared to take the case to the next level if the insurance company refuses to provide just compensation.

For more information about how we can help you with your slip and fall claim, complete an online case evaluation form and speak with a lawyer from our firm today.

Proving Liability In A Car Accident

Proving Liability In A Car Accident

We Build an Aggressive Case Against Liable Parties

California is a fault-based car accident insurance state. This means that the party who is at fault can be held liable for the medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other damages that the other party sustained. If you file a lawsuit against the at-fault party, you will have to prove how he or she was at fault as a prerequisite to receive compensation for the damages that you already sustained.

At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, we have more than a century of combined experience and bring a superior level of legal service to every case we handle. Our team knows how to help clients prove liability and can work with you to secure a fair outcome to your case. Our Roseville personal injury lawyers provide the counsel and guidance you need to navigate this complex time.

 

How do I Prove the Other Driver Was at Fault?

In order to obtain a fair verdict or settlement, you will need to gather the proper evidence to prove the other driver's fault. This can be challenging, especially if their insurance company or legal representative is not willing to negotiate. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to deny fair claims or try to blame the innocent driver for the accident. When you work with our seasoned attorneys, we help you gather all the details you need in order to demonstrate the other driver's negligence and fault.
We can help you collect the following evidence to strengthen your claim:

  • Police reports
  • Medical information
  • Photographs or videos of accident scene
  • Demonstration of traffic law violations
  • Red light camera footage
  • Witness testimony
  • Expert witness testimony
Dedicated Legal Assistance for Your Accident Claim

It is important that you select an experienced personal injury lawyer who can aggressively pursue the maximum compensation on your behalf and who is prepared to take your case to court if necessary. Our Roseville personal injury lawyers pursue all ethical avenues to prove the other driver’s liability. You deserve to get fair compensation for your injuries and should not be short-changed simply because you don't have the right legal advocate behind you. That is why it is crucial that you contact our firm about your case as soon as possible.

Give our firm a call today or complete the online case evaluation form. We provide a free, no-cost consultation.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

Protecting Injured Victims after Pedestrian Accidents

Due to the lack of any exterior protection, pedestrians in a motor vehicle collision almost always suffer critical injuries, even if the car or truck was moving slowly. Most cases result in the pedestrians sustaining major, life-altering injuries. These devastating collisions are often caused by the negligence of the driver and are often preventable. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, or if a loved one has been killed in one, contact a Roseville personal injury lawyer from Herrig & Vogt, LLP and retain trusted representation to pursue the compensation you deserve.

 

Catastrophic Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents often result in catastrophic injuries, which are sudden and severe injuries that occur after a traumatic event. Some common catastrophic injuries associated with pedestrian accidents include:

  • Paralysis
  • Quadriplegia or paraplegia
  • Spinal injuries
  • Organ damage and internal bleeding
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions

Accident victims who sustain catastrophic injuries may face lengthy recoveries and substantial financial expenses for surgeries, long-term rehabilitation, and lost time from work. Pedestrian accident victims may be entitled to compensation for past and reasonably anticipated future medical expenses, lost earning capacity, pain, and suffering.

At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, we are proud to maintain strong relationships with our clients. In fact, some of our clients have been represented by our Roseville personal injury attorneys for more than 20 continuous years. We use our experience and knowledge of the California laws to accurately estimate the full extent of your damages and help ensure that you receive only the highest level of compensation available for your case.


Protect Your Legal Claim by Contacting an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

To learn more about your rights and about how working with Herrig & Vogt, LLP can benefit you, we encourage you to contact our firm today. We assist clients in El Dorado County, Placer County, and Sacramento County.

 

Complete an online case evaluation form to get started on your claim today.

Hit And Run Accident

Hit And Run Accident

Hold Negligent Drivers Accountable

It is illegal for a driver who is involved in a collision to leave the scene of the accident. In these cases, known as hit and runs, the fleeing driver is not only at fault for any injuries that may have occurred because of the accident, but he or she could also face criminal charges.

At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, our Roseville personal injury attorneys understand that victims of hit and run accidents may face complications just like victims of any other type of car accident.

Unfortunately, in a hit-and-run case, there is no negligent party to hold accountable for the injuries and damages. These cases can be complicated, and without surveillance evidence or other information about the at-fault driver, you may be feeling confused and frustrated. Our team of legal professionals has extensive experience in personal injury law and can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

 

What Are My Options for Recovering Damages for a Hit-and-Run?

Since the very nature of a hit-and-run case means that the liable party fled the scene without providing you necessary personal information, there may not be anyone to sue for a personal injury claim. In these instances, you can file a claim with your insurance policy as an uninsured motorist accident. Our personal injury attorneys can gather evidence relevant to your claim to establish that you are the victim of a crime and that a hit and run driver caused your accident.

Another option for pursuing a hit and run claim is to try to find the at-fault driver. The diligent personal injury lawyers at Herrig & Vogt, LLP can analyze your accident to compile any evidence or information regarding the driver so that we can help you pursue justice for his or her negligence. If you are able to identify the individual who caused the accident, not only can we help you seek compensation for your injuries and associated costs, but we can also help you pursue punitive damages. A driver is responsible for providing information in the event of an accident and ensuring that no one is hurt. Therefore, if the driver blatantly failed to complete this legal duty, the judge or jury may want to punish the at-fault driver for their misconduct.

Whether you file an accident claim against your insurance policy or try to find the at-fault driver, we recommend that you take the following steps:

  • Contact law enforcement
  • Seek medical attention
  • Gather information from witnesses regarding the accident
  • Take photographs and record everything you can about the accident
  • Check if there are any nearby surveillance cameras that may have captured the accident
  • Contact an attorney

 

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

While many insurance providers cover hit and run accidents, some may act in bad faith and deny coverage or offer a settlement that does not fully compensate you for the damages you sustained. If you have been injured in a hit and run accident, Herrig & Vogt, LLP can help. We can pursue your accident claim and hold the insurance company to its legal duties.

Our team has more than 100 years of collective experience helping personal injury victims. For more information about how our highly experienced and aggressive team of Roseville hit and run lawyers can help you, complete a free case evaluation form online today.

Fire & Explosions

Fire & Explosions

Pursue the Full Compensation You Deserve

Fires and explosions often cause serious injuries. Many victims are left with major burns, scarring, and lifelong complications. If you have been injured in a fire or explosion, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the party that is responsible for the injury-causing incident.

At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, we have decades of experience providing valuable representation to clients who have suffered serious injuries and burns in preventable fires and explosions.

Our team of legal professionals strives to ensure that our clients are aware of their rights. We prepare customized legal strategies designed to protect these rights and to pursue the maximum compensation possible in their cases. Contact us today to preserve your legal rights.

 

Common Types of Injuries Caused by Burns and Explosions

Some of the most common injuries that people suffer from fires and explosions include:

  • Burns
  • Skin damage
  • Organ damage
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations
  • Brain injuries
  • Head trauma
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement

Many of these injuries are considered catastrophic and result in lengthy recoveries, which is why it is common for many fire and explosion victims to suffer significant physical and emotional pain and distress. Accident victims may endure extensive medical procedures, corrective surgeries, and long-term rehabilitation, which interfere with their ability to work and enjoy life. These treatments are often costly and may place victims in a financially perilous position. Our personal injury attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of personal injury law and know how to accurately value your claim. We will seek maximum compensation possible so that you don’t have to shoulder the financial burden alone, and you can concentrate on your recovery.


Contact a Seasoned Personal Injury Lawyer for Assistance with Your Fire or Explosion Claim

At our firm, we are proud to have more than 100 years of collective experience providing valuable representation and trusted counsel to clients in Roseville and surrounding parts of Placer County as well as in El Dorado and Sacramento Counties. We have been able to obtain favorable settlements and desirable outcomes for numerous cases, and we strive to collect maximum compensation for each client.

Our seasoned personal injury lawyers can help you seek compensation for the injuries that you suffered in a fire or explosion. If a loved one passed away as a result of a fire or explosion, we can also help you file a wrongful death lawsuit.

To learn more about our services and how working with a Roseville personal injury attorney can benefit you, complete an online case evaluation form as soon as possible.

Drunk Driving Accident

Drunk Driving Accident

More Than a Century of Experience on Your Side

If you have been injured by a drunk driver, it is crucial that you take legal action right away to protect your claim. At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, we have more than a century of collective experience and can put this to use to hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions. Many drunk driving accidents result in debilitating and life-altering injuries. Our Roseville personal injury attorneys can provide the legal guidance and counsel you need during this difficult time.

 

Pursuing Full Compensation for Your Injuries

All drivers have a responsibility to drive in a safe manner that minimizes the risk of injury to themselves and others. In California, any driver with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08 or more is considered legally intoxicated. If an intoxicated driver causes a car accident that results in a serious injury or death, he or she can be held civilly liable, in addition to any criminal consequences that are imposed.

You may be able to obtain compensation for the damages that you have suffered, such as:

  • Property damage
  • Hospital and therapy bills
  • Long-term care
  • Lost wages or employment opportunities
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship (in wrongful death cases)

Drinking and driving is negligent and reckless, and it is also illegal. Thus, an individual who causes an accident and injury while under the influence may face even stricter penalties beyond the damages they owe to you.

Punitive damages are additional damages that can be pursued if a person caused an injury to another due to blatant and reckless behavior that caused severe injury and correlated with some greater crime, such as DUI. These types of punitive damages are often awarded in order to punish the individual for their actions, as well as provide the injured victim with additional support.

 

Proving Liability for Your Claim

As the plaintiff seeking redress, you have the burden of proving your claim. We can help you compile evidence through field sobriety tests, breathalyzer results, and blood tests to prove that a driver's blood alcohol concentration was at a level that impaired his or her ability to drive safely. Additionally, under California's Dram Shop Laws, you may be able to pursue damages from the bar or restaurant that served alcohol to a driver under the age of 21 who caused the car accident that led to your injury.

 

Experienced and Aggressive Advocacy

Our Roseville personal injury lawyers have the experience and insight needed to hold a drunk driver responsible for their reckless actions and help you receive the compensation you need to treat your injuries. Additionally, if you have lost a loved one in a DUI accident, we can help you file a wrongful death claim to seek justice against the drunk driver who caused such a significant loss in your life.

Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Dog Bite Injury

Dog Bite Injury

Aggressively Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve

California dog owners are responsible for preventing dog bites and attacks. If you were bitten or attacked by a dog that was not adequately restrained, you could take legal action to hold the dog owner accountable for his or her negligence. A dog bite can have adverse financial and emotional effects on your livelihood, and you should not have to shoulder the burden alone. At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, we are dedicated to fighting for victims of negligence and helping them seek the compensation they need to recover.

The law firm of Herrig & Vogt, LLP provides quality legal services from top-rated attorneys who are well-respected within the legal community. Some of our Roseville personal injury lawyers have been rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®. This is a peer review rating system that measures an attorney's competence within the courtroom and legal guidance to clients and is only available to the top 5% of attorneys in the country. This honor is one of many that showcases our firm's commitment to excellence. When you retain the representation of our team, you can feel confident that you will receive skillful and knowledgeable counsel.

 

California Dog Bite Law

Unlike many states that employ a one-bite rule, California law holds dog owners strictly liable for the injuries that their dogs cause so long as the bite occurred under the terms of the statute. If the dog bit a person on public property or an invited visitor on private property, for example, the dog owner is automatically held liable for the damages the victim sustained, even if the dog has never bit anyone before or the dog owner did not do anything in particular that was negligent.

This statute applies, provided that:

  1. The dog bite occurred on public property or on private property that the victim had the right to be on;
  2. The victim’s injuries were caused by the dog’s bite;
  3. The victim did not provoke the dog

If the victim can establish that all of these requirements were met, he or she does not have to prove negligence to recover damages from the dog owner.

Furthermore, parties other than the dog owner may sometimes be liable for the injuries if they had control or responsibility of the animal at the time of the attack based on the legal principle of scienter. This legal principle holds a party liable when he or she knew, or should reasonably have known, of a dog's propensity for danger and failed to take necessary precautions to restrain it.

 

What to Do After a Dog Bite

As a potential plaintiff in a lawsuit against the dog owner or other responsible party, you bear the responsibility of proving your claim. It is crucial to ensure that you are taking all necessary measures after a dog bite incident to preserve your claim.

Below are the steps that you should take after a dog bite:

  1. Write down the dog owner’s name and contact information
  2. Get the names and contact information for any witnesses who saw the incident
  3. Seek medical attention
  4. Report the attack

Maintain all original paperwork associated with your claim, including the accident report, medical records, and employment records that show you missed work because of the attack. Gathering evidence and information will be critical if the dog owner attempts to fight your claim.

At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, we can help analyze your case to determine the best course of action and seek the full compensation you deserve. We understand that a dog bite can not only cause substantial medical bills, but it can also cause significant emotional trauma, especially in cases in which the victim is a young child. Our firm is dedicated to fighting to ensure that you are able to recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim.

 

A Century of Experience on Your Side

Our Roseville personal injury attorneys at Herrig & Vogt, LLP have been practicing law for more than 100 years combined. Throughout these years, we have represented countless dog bite victims and have since gained a comprehensive understanding of legal matters and access to a network of professionals we can consult for focused guidance. Let us help you fight for the recovery you need and deserve.

Take the first step and call us at (888) 901-7484 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Distracted Driving Accidents

Distracted Driving Accidents

Holding Drivers Accountable for Their Negligence

At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, our Roseville personal injury attorneys have spent decades pursuing maximum compensation for accident victims who were injured due to the negligent conduct of others.

If you have been injured due to a distracted driver or are suffering serious injuries due to the reckless or negligent behavior of another, we encourage you to contact our car accident lawyers as soon as possible. We can review your case for free and help you determine the best way to pursue a claim. When you work with us, you get personalized service and dedicated representation to help you seek justice and the compensation that you deserve.

Common Causes of Distracted Driving

While texting and driving are certainly the top reasons for distracted driving accidents, below are other common causes:

  • Eating or drinking
  • Talking on the phone
  • Adjusting controls on the A/C or radio
  • Using smartphone apps for GPS, music or other reasons
  • Talking with passengers
  • Grooming or putting on makeup

 

Safe driving requires you to look for potential dangers in front of you, keep your mind focused on the road, and keep your hands on the steering wheel. Distracted driving involves any activity that affects one of these three functions. Texting while driving affects all three of these functions, which is why it is considered a particularly dangerous form of distracted driving.

Drivers have a legal duty to take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. When a person is engaged in an activity that removes their hands, eyes, or mind from driving, he or she may be found negligent and liable for any damages that might result. In many cases, a driver claims they were looking away for only a few seconds. However, deadly accidents can occur within this timeframe.


Conducting a Thorough Investigation

Our Roseville personal injury attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation into the factors that caused or contributed to your accident. We are familiar with fact patterns that suggest distracted driving was involved. We can also investigate the possibility of sending subpoenas to companies that may be able to confirm that distracted driving was present at or around the time of the accident.

 

Experienced and Dedicated Advocacy You Can Count On

At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, our Roseville personal injury lawyers are here to provide the compassionate support you need. We have made it our mission to hold negligent drivers accountable for injuries caused to innocent victims. We can help you recover compensation for the medical expenses you incurred, the income you lost, and the pain and suffering you suffered.

Contact us for a free consultation to begin your pursuit of justice today!

Construction Accident

Construction Accident

More Than a Century of Legal Experience

Based on national statistics, construction jobs are some of the most dangerous jobs in the country. While workers’ compensation is available for injured employees, not all construction workers are employees of the business that hires them. Many are independent contractors. If you have been injured on a construction site as a worker or a bystander, you need to ensure that you retain the representation of an experienced lawyer who can provide you with quality legal counsel for your case.

When you work with a Roseville personal injury attorney from our firm, you have experience on your side. Our firm brings more than 100 years of combined legal experience to your case. Additionally, several of our lawyers have received an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® – which is a distinction earned by less than 5% of all practicing attorneys in the country.

Call now to schedule a free consultation with the legal team at Herrig & Vogt, LLP.

 

Common Types of Construction Accidents

If you have been injured in a construction accident, you may be wondering what steps you can take to recover financial compensation for the cost of your medical treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be entitled to more than just workers' compensation benefits. Speak with a Roseville personal injury lawyer at Herrig & Vogt, LLP to find out how much your claim could be worth, as well as what legal options are available to you.

Some of the most common types of construction site accidents include:

  • Contractor negligence
  • Falls from heights
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Fires and explosions
  • Crane accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents

Although these accidents are common, they are not the only incidents that can occur. If you have been injured in Placer County, Sacramento County or El Dorado County, consult our team for help in pursuing a personal injury claim. Your case is unique to you and determining who is liable can be a difficult task. Rely on our skillful legal team to handle your case while you focus on your recovery.

 

Workers’ Compensation vs. Third Party Claims

In the state of California, most workers who sustain an injury at work are entitled to workers' compensation. Workers’ compensation is available to employees regardless of who was at fault, so an employee can receive benefits even if he or she caused the accident. In most cases, injured employees cannot pursue a lawsuit against their employer and are limited to seeking redress through workers’ compensation.  

However, if a worker is injured by a third party's negligence such as a subcontractor or products manufacturer, he or she might be able to claim workers' compensation benefits while also seeking additional damages in a personal injury lawsuit. For example, if you were injured after falling from defective scaffolding, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer or subcontractor who assembled it, in addition to filing a workers’ compensation with your employer.  

Your case is unique, and determining who is liable can be a difficult task. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be entitled to more than just workers' compensation benefits. Speak with a Roseville personal injury lawyer at Herrig & Vogt, LLP to find out how much your claim could be worth, as well as what legal options are available to you.

Dedicated and Experienced Representation You Deserve

Our personal injury attorneys can thoroughly review your case and determine who is responsible for your accident. We work diligently to provide the highest level of counsel to each client we represent.

Learn what Herrig & Vogt, LLP's legal team can do for you by completing a free case evaluation form today or by calling us now at (888) 901-7484.

Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic Injury

Pursue the Financial Compensation You Need

As opposed to most injuries that heal after time, catastrophic injuries have long-term, life-altering damages that drastically affect your day-to-day life. The financial, emotional, and functional implications of such injuries can be devastating for both you and your family. When the negligent or reckless actions of another individual lead to your catastrophic injury, you have the right to act and pursue compensation. Our team of Roseville personal injury lawyers is dedicated to advocating on behalf of individuals who have suffered long-term injuries to help them find the funding they need.

At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, we know the lasting effects of catastrophic injuries can be severe. We have more than a century of experience in personal injury law, throughout which we have successfully represented countless clients who have been permanently or seriously injured. Our AV Rated® law firm understands that the financial burden can be substantial and knows what it takes to win a recovery that is essential to your ability to move forward.

 

What Types of Injuries Qualify as Catastrophic?

Catastrophic injuries are usually sudden and severe injuries that cause long-term damage. Some common types of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head trauma
  • Brain injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Amputation
  • Multiple bone fractures

These injuries are commonly caused by car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and construction accidents. Such injuries can prevent you from earning an income, create costly financial burdens, and cause lasting emotional trauma.

Unfortunately, it may not always be easy to tell if an injury is catastrophic, which is why it is essential to work closely with an attorney who can consult with experts to determine the extent of your injuries and future needs.

 

Consequences of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries often involve extensive medical intervention, which may result in receiving multiple medical procedures for years to come. Medical costs associated with catastrophic injuries are often exorbitant, and these will only continue to increase as time goes on. Additionally, these injuries may begin in one location of the body but may later cause additional health problems in other areas that may affect you even more down the line.

Furthermore, a catastrophic injury can likely limit your ability to perform the job you had prior to the accident and may necessitate retraining or education for another career.

If you have suffered such an injury, it can drastically alter the way you carry out everyday functions. It may require extensive rehabilitation to re-teach your body to move through permanent damage. You may need to add modifications to your house to accommodate your limited mobility. The most intangible damage, however, can exist in the fact that your life will never be the same.


Contact a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer for the Compensation You Need

If your life has been drastically altered because of another individual's negligent or reckless actions, you deserve to be compensated. At Herrig & Vogt, LLP our Roseville personal injury attorneys understand the stress and frustration of having to adapt to a new, more difficult lifestyle. We also believe that you should not have to suffer the financial damage in addition to the pain you have already been dealt.

We are proud to provide trusted legal counsel to all of our clients and will get you started on your path to justice with a no-obligation, no-cost consultation. It is our mission to fight for the rights of victims of negligence and hold responsible parties accountable for their recklessness.

Call today for the dedicated legal counsel you deserve!

Car Accident

Car Accident

Experienced and Dedicated Car Accident Lawyers

At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, we receive many questions from individuals who were injured in a car accident and are confused about their rights. Our Roseville personal injury attorneys are here to guide you through that process. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. Read the answers to find helpful information on car accident claims and injury cases.

 

What Should I Do if I Have Been in an Accident?

The first thing you should do after an accident is to check that you and all of your passengers are safe. Next, check on the other driver if you are physically able to do so. Try to move your vehicle to the side of the road and out of harm’s way, then call 911.

Take as many photos of the accident scene as possible, especially important details such as:

  • Damage to both vehicles
  • Any debris on the roadway
  • Relevant traffic signals and signs
  • Weather conditions
  • Your injuries

Exchange vehicle, insurance, and contact information with the other driver, and wait for police to arrive. If you were injured or suspect that you may have been injured, promptly seek medical attention (if you weren’t already taken for emergency care). Make sure to document all injuries and tell your doctor if any new pain or other symptoms of injury occur recently after your car accident. Once you have this information, contact a personal injury lawyer for further assistance.

 

How Long do I Have to Pursue a Car Accident Injury Claim?

In the state of California, the statute of limitations states that you have two years to file an injury claim against the other driver before your right to any claim is forfeited. This window of time starts on the day of the accident, so it is best to begin your claim as early as possible. This will also allow your personal injury lawyer enough time to thoroughly investigate your claim and negotiate for the best settlement well before the deadline.  

 

Can I Pursue a Claim if I Was a Passenger in a Car?

If you were a passenger in a car rather than a driver, you can still pursue an injury claim. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident and the insurance coverage that each driver has, you may be able to claim from each driver, so long as their insurance companies are willing to settle. If not, you may need to take both parties to court in order to secure compensation.

 

What Kind of Damages Can I Recover for a Car Accident?

Every case is different and depends on the circumstances involved. However, many car accident claims include the following types of damages:

  • Property damage
  • Medical bills
  • Therapy costs
  • Medication expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

In some circumstances, you may even be able to pursue punitive damages from the at-fault driver, in addition to damages directly related to your injury and suffering. These types of damages are awarded when a driver engages in blatantly dangerous and reckless behavior that leads to a serious accident, such as drunk driving or drag racing.


How Much Is My Car Accident Case Worth?

The value of a claim is determined on a case-by-case basis. It depends on a number of factors, such as the damages you sustained, the severity of your injuries, the insurance policies at play, and others.

Additionally, the value of your case is affected by the reputation of the personal injury law firm that represents you. If the personal injury lawyer you select never goes to court, the insurance company will have little incentive to offer a higher settlement. However, if your personal injury lawyer has a reputation for pursuing maximum compensation inside and outside of court, the insurance company will have to consider whether it wants to take the risk of losing in court and being required to pay a large verdict. The aggressive personal injury attorneys at Herrig & Vogt, LLP will work diligently to ensure you receive the maximum compensation available under your claim.

 

I Think I May be Partially at Fault. Can I Still Pursue a Claim?

Even if you were partially at fault, you may still be able to pursue a claim. However, the degree to which you were at fault may be deducted from your total award. For example, if you sustained $50,000 of damages and you were 10% at fault for the accident, $5,000 would be deducted from any award that you receive.

 

Do I Really Need an Attorney for My Car Accident Claim?

Pursuing an injury claim can be much more complicated than most people realize. There are many factors that go into a case, such as proving fault and negligence, assessment of injuries, medical evidence, and much more. On top of that, you may have to negotiate with tough insurance companies for a fair settlement. With the right legal advocate on your side, you can get the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, our personal injury lawyers have experience in handling claims and advancing legal arguments to the benefit of our clients.

 

What Do I Do if I Have More Questions?

If you have any further questions after reading the answers above, do not hesitate to call us. We are ready to take your call and provide a free case evaluation.

Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury Lawyer

Pursue the Financial Support You Need to Recover

A brain injury can be devastating, as this can cause numerous life-altering and long-term consequences. People who suffer from a brain injury not only have to face pain for years to come, but also deal with costly medical bills piling up from continuous treatment and rehabilitation needs.

If you have suffered a brain injury because of the negligent or reckless actions of another, you should not have to shoulder the financial burden. You have the right to act and seek the compensation that you need and deserve.

At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, our Roseville personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping injured victims hold negligent individuals accountable for their actions. We have more than a century of experience, throughout which we have represented numerous clients in personal injury claims. Our extensive knowledge of the law and our commitment to providing personalized legal counsel gives us a distinct advantage in helping clients pursue full and fair settlements.


Potential Implications of a Brain Injury

A brain injury is typically caused by sudden, violent trauma to the head. These often result from car collisions, construction accidents, slip-and-fall mishaps, and more. As the brain is the center of the body's sensory systems, the effects of a brain injury can be disastrous. This can most likely include long-term, even permanent health issues that may require extensive treatment and rehabilitation.

Symptoms of a brain injury include:

  • Memory loss
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Seizures
  • Coordination issues
  • Problems with cognitive function
  • Loss of consciousness

 

A brain injury can severely impact the quality of your life and may make it difficult to perform the job you had prior to the injury. In some cases, it can even result in permanent disability. This can create a significant loss of wages in conjunction with increased medical bills. Additionally, you may need to make alterations to your home or car to accommodate the loss of functionality that a brain injury may cause.

 

The Importance of Working with an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

In any personal injury case, it is crucial that you seek help from a competent, experienced lawyer to ensure a fair settlement. However, it is even more paramount that you do so in the case of a brain injury. This is because these cases have unique considerations that require the expertise of a lawyer knowledgeable about the overall repercussions a brain injury can have on your life.

Firstly, symptoms of brain injuries can take a long time to become noticeable, which means that there may be a delay between the accident and the diagnosis of a brain injury. The defendant’s insurance company may try to claim that the accident did not cause the brain injury.

Additionally, since brain injuries often have long-term effects, this means that you will be faced with continuously increasing financial responsibilities for years to come. You may also need to retrain yourself to perform everyday functions or train for a new job or career, if you are even able enough to work. Taking into consideration the loss of your earning capacity, it is important to account for the full extent of your damages. The possible emotional effects can even change who you are as a person, which can have implications beyond mere physical pain, so these costs should also be included in your claims estimate.

It is factors such as these that can make it difficult to assess exactly how much compensation you may need to account for all of your damages, both known and unknown. As such, it is essential to have an experienced Roseville personal injury lawyer on your side who has the  proficiency to ensure you receive the maximum settlement. We can help you compile medical records and witness testimony in order to build an aggressive and effective case against the negligent party responsible for your injury.

Hire an AV Rated® Law Firm for Help with Your Brain Injury Claim

When you are faced with a life-changing brain injury, the physical, emotional, and financial strain can be tremendous. At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, we will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation to which you are entitled. We are prepared to fight for justice and help you seek the financial support that you need to move forward with your life.

Call today, and we will evaluate your case for free!

Bike Accident

Bike Accident

 

Pursue Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries

Although there are laws and regulations in the state of California to help protect bicycle riders from injuries, collisions still occur. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 818 cyclists were killed in 2015 alone. Most bicycle accident victims suffer severe injuries and are left with costly medical expenses. Additionally, many are unable to work during this period of recovery. The financial, physical, and emotional burden that victims face is significant, and it is important that they have a strong legal advocate who can protect their rights and will be dedicated to pursuing the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.

At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, we are prepared to provide our clients with quality legal counsel during such a difficult time, and we encourage you to contact our firm right away. When you work with a Roseville personal injury lawyer from our office, we can thoroughly review your case and ensure that the wrongful party or parties are held accountable for their actions. We have more than a century of combined experience and have an extensive and comprehensive understanding of what it takes to win a personal injury case.

 

Dangers of Sharing the Road

Cyclists in California have every right to utilize the roadways with other vehicles and are subject to most of the same traffic rules. As such, drivers are expected to be responsible for avoiding any risks to the safety of themselves and all others on the road, including cyclists. This also means that if a driver does not take necessary measures to safely pass, follow, or make a turn in the presence of a cyclist, he or she could be considered to be acting negligently and once proven so, will be held accountable for any damages their actions caused.

Some common bike-related accidents that could indicate negligent behavior include:

  • Collision with a car making a left-hand turn
  • Collision at an intersection
  • Collision with a vehicle backing out or exiting a driveway or parking spot
  • Passing a vehicle or vehicles making sudden lane changes
  • Collision with a vehicle because of an unexpected open door along a road

As California law states, bike riders must travel as far to the right as possible on roadways or in a designated bike lane if present. However, a cyclist is permitted to move away from the right side of the road in the following situations:

  • To pass another bicycle or vehicle traveling in the same direction
  • To make a left-hand turn at an intersection or into a driveway
  • To avoid debris or other obstacles

Additionally, any driver passing a bicyclist must allow at least three feet of distance between the bike and the vehicle. An individual must also take care not to open a door on the side facing moving traffic unless it is safe to do so, meaning no vehicles or bicycles are approaching.

At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, our Roseville injury lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of your accident to determine who was responsible for your accident. We can gather any necessary information to prove if a driver was negligent and to hold him or her accountable.

We are passionate about advocating on behalf of the rights of injured bicyclists and want to help you seek the financial support you need to make a full recovery.

 

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer to Protect Your Claim

In the event that you were injured, you need to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve. For most bicycle riders, collisions or accidents could have easily been prevented if the other person involved had not been negligent or careless. If you have been injured, or if a loved one is suffering because of another person's wrongdoing, complete a case evaluation form today. Our Roseville personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping individuals like you seek justice.

Contact Herrig & Vogt, LLP to receive the counsel that you need during this difficult time.

 

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