The Hayward personal injury lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen have represented thousands of injury victims and their families throughout Castro Valley, San Leandro, Union City, Pleasanton, and Dublin. At Nadrich & Cohen, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional client service and obtaining the best possible recovery for each client.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
If you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to seek compensation for the losses you incurred as a result. At Nadrich & Cohen, we are committed to protecting the rights of victims of serious injuries in a variety of personal injury cases, including:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Bike Accident
- Wrongful Death
- Dog Bites
- Slip & Fall Claims
- Hazardous Exposure
- Nursing Home Abuse
- COVID-19 Claims
- California Wildfires
- Clergy Abuse
No matter how your injury occurred, we are here to listen to your story and help you decide how to move forward with your personal injury claim. We offer free case evaluations, so you can determine whether you have a valid claim and whether it is worth pursuing.
If we decide to work together, an experienced personal injury attorney will handle your claim from beginning to end. We will:
- Obtain evidence to support your claim, including medical records, bills, witness statements, and expert opinions
- Evaluate your claim to determine the total damages you incurred as a result of the accident
- Place a value on your claim based on both economic and non-economic losses
- File a claim with the insurance company or at-fault party for the total of your losses
- Negotiate aggressively for a fair settlement
- Take your case to court if we cannot reach a fair settlement
Throughout the legal process, the Hayward personal injury attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen will actively pursue your right to justice and fair compensation.
ak with one of our personal injury intake specialists who will evaluate your case.
Nadrich & Cohen only handles plaintiff personal injury and product liability claims. We have represented thousands of injured accident victims throughout Hayward, Alameda County and beyond. Our Hayward personal injury lawyers only accept cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you never have to pay anything upfront for our services. We only collect a fee if we successfully make a recovery.
How a Hayward Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help With Your Claim
Insurance companies are huge, multi-billion-dollar corporations. Their business goal is to take in as much as they can in premiums and pay out as little as possible in claims. They have claims adjusters and expensive legal teams to search for ways to keep you from collecting rightful damages. Sometimes they even delay payment with the hope that you will simply give up and go away.
The bottom line is that insurance companies won’t offer you what you’re entitled to unless you’re represented by a lawyer because they don’t have to if you’re not represented by a lawyer. The only thing you can do if an insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement is sue them over it, and you can’t do that and win without experienced personal injury lawyers like Nadrich & Cohen by your side.
In addition, it’s actually dangerous for you to speak with insurance companies after an accident. Insurance adjusters are actually trained to manipulate you into saying things that imply you were at fault for an accident or that your injuries aren’t as bad as you claim so they don’t have to pay you. It’s vital that you’re represented by experienced personal injury attorneys who can speak with the insurance companies for you while you focus on your recovery.
When you work with Nadrich & Cohen, you have a legal team on your side who is familiar with the unscrupulous tactics of insurance companies and their legal teams. It is our goal to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your losses, regardless of the size of the insurance company.
Our lawyers have successfully recovered hundreds of millions in settlements from giant insurance companies and Fortune 500 corporations. We won’t back down in the face of aggressive tactics and will gladly take your case to court if it means obtaining a just settlement for your case.
Common Personal Injuries in California
Personal injury law is broad and encompasses everything from car accidents to dog bites and California wildfires. With such a broad range of causes, the types of injury a victim sustains can vary from mild and easily-treated to severe and life-altering. The primary goal of a personal injury lawsuit or claim, regardless of the cause of injury, is to obtain compensation for the injuries you sustained as a result of another party’s negligent or malicious actions.
A personal injury may include:
- Scrapes, cuts, and bruises
- Crushing injuries
- Organ damage or failure
- Bone fractures
- Sprains, strains, and torn muscles
- Brain damage
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord damage and paralysis
- Brain injuries
- Coma or persistent vegetative state
- Wrongful death
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s actions, our attorneys can help you file a wrongful death claim for funeral expenses, burial costs, loss of income, loss of companionship, and more. Although financial compensation cannot bring your loved one back, it can help you maintain financial stability during this difficult time.
Accidents Resulting from Someone’s Negligence can Happen Anytime, to Anyone
Unforeseen accidents due to someone’s negligence can happen to anyone, anywhere. A few examples of how one can immediately turn the victim’s and their family’s world upside down can include the following:
Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers
Claims arising from auto accidents are the most prominent of those filed by injured victims. In the summer of 2016, a 20-year-old woman died after a collision with a commercial truck on Excelsior Avenue, near Hayward. In another accident in February 2016, a 56-year-old motorcyclist died in an accident with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 880 in Hayward. And a few weeks before that, a 65-year-old pedestrian died in Hayward from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Hesperian Boulevard and Tahoe Avenue.
Accidents involving bicyclists and motor vehicles have gradually risen in the past decade as well. In February, a 12-year-old-boy was seriously injured when a car collided with his bicycle on Village Parkway in Dublin. In 2014, the most recent for which national statistics were available, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 726 bicyclists died in collisions with motor vehicles. That same year, The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) reported 128 fatalities among bicyclists who were hit by a motor vehicle. NHTSA also reported that nationally, around 50,000 bicyclists were injured in collisions with vehicles. The periodical Insurance Business in America ranked California as the seventh most dangerous state for bicyclists.
Insurance claims for injuries from dog bites in California in 2013 were higher than in any other state. The total value of those paid claims (coupled with the size of settlements, judgments, and jury awards given to injured plaintiffs) topped $64.7 million. The CDC reported in 2015 that 79 percent of fatal dog attack victims in the U.S. are children.
What Should I Do After Being Hurt In An Accident?
The steps you take after being injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault can impact how much financial compensation for your injuries you will be eligible for. You should:
Seek Medical Attention As Soon As Possible
You should do this even if you don’t think you’ve been injured or injured that badly. The reason why is that insurance companies can claim your injuries were actually caused by something other than your accident if your injuries aren’t documented quickly enough after an accident.
Injuries sometimes don’t result in symptoms for weeks or even months after an accident, but healthcare providers can often detect injuries even if you’re asymptomatic. The faster you get your injuries documented, the less likely an insurance company will try to get away with claiming your injuries weren’t caused by your accident.
Tell your doctor about your accident and injuries in detail. Tell your doctor absolutely every little detail. It is important that every detail be documented, as this documentation can later become important evidence.
You must also dutifully attend any follow-up appointments or treatments, as insurance companies can claim a failure to do so means your injuries aren’t as severe as you claim.
Keep copies and records of everything related to your accident and injury, such as police reports, medical records, and notes about things like diagnoses, appointments, attorney contracts, treatments, witnesses, etc. File away anything related to your case that’s on paper.
Take pictures and/or video of the scene of the accident, any property damage involved, and your injuries. Get the contact information and insurance information of anyone else involved in the accident. Get the contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
Keep a diary detailing your experiences regarding recovering from your accident, making sure it includes details about your treatments as well as any physical pain or mental suffering you endure while you recover.
Don’t Talk About Your Case With Anyone But Your Doctor Or Lawyer
Anything you say to anyone regarding your accident can and will be used against you and can thus impact your ability to obtain financial compensation for your injuries. Be especially careful about what you post on social media, as the insurance company and/or lawyers representing the party at fault for your accident will likely monitor your social media, looking for any little thing you say that they can use to pay you less or nothing at all for your injuries.
Obtain Legal Representation, As Everyone Else Involved In The Accident Will
Your chances of recovering all the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries are slim to none if everyone else has a lawyer and you don’t.
Contact Nadrich & Cohen Today for a Free Consultation
The accident lawyers of Nadrich & Cohen have over 50 years of collective experience in personal injury law. It is the only type of law that we practice, and we know what it takes to help you win your case. We have recovered over $350,000,000 for our clients since 1990. We have recovered a $1,000,000 settlement after a mother of two adult children died in a car accident on I-880.
Contact us 24/7 for a free and confidential consultation. We will come to your home or hospital room anywhere in Alameda County. If injuries require medical treatment, we can often send a client to the right doctors at no upfront cost. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, you deserve to have the best lawyers working for you. We are experienced and successful accident attorneys in Hayward, CA. We will leave no stone unturned in seeking to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.
The Hayward accident lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen always offer a free, confidential consultation. Call us now. We can help you. There is never a charge for our services unless we first obtain a recovery.