Sacramento Personal Injury Attorneys

Helping victims get the compensation they deserve

The Law Offices of Zappettini & Bradley is a premier team of Sacramento personal injury lawyers, that has over 40 years of combined experience, helping victims get compensated for their injuries. The secret to our success lies in the fact that we believe in being 100% honest with present and future clients. If we don’t think you have a case, we’ll let you know upfront. If we think you should settle, instead of going to trial – we’ll let you know that as well. We put the interests of our clients above ours. That’s one of the reasons why we work on a contingency fee basis: meaning we don’t charge a fee unless we win your case. We’re client centric lawyers in Sacramento who care only about one thing: helping our clients recover, physically, and financially, from their injuries.

Zappettini & Bradley’s team of Sacramento personal injury lawyers has a perfect 5.0 Yelp rating. With all 5 star ratings, it’s no surprise that we consistently get some of the best results, among all personal injury attorneys. Our dedication to our clients, and refusal to give up – whether it be against large insurance companies, or mega-corporations, is why clients consistently return to us – and refer their friends, and family members. We believe in a higher level of service, and results, and this all comes from our belief in providing the best service. If you are the victim of an injury, contact us today – one of our attorneys in Sacramento can come to you, whether it be in the hospital, or at your home, to help you understand your options.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do we charge?

The Law Office of Zappettini & Bradley represents clients under a contingency fee structure. Contingency fees do not require immediate payment from the client. The benefit of this fee structure is that there is no cash outlay for you to pursue legal actions. This structure also aligns our interests with yours, as our payment is completely dependent on our ability to achieve a positive outcome for your case.

What happens after I'm injured?

Call us at (916)457-5022 for legal representation. When you call, you’ll have the opportunity to review the details of your case with someone who is experienced in helping with your injuries. He or she will give you an explanation of your rights, which legal paths may work, and how we could assist you with your case. Case evaluations are completely FREE and get provided with zero obligation to you.

How long does a case take?

It depends on the severity of the injuries and the complexity of the case. Some cases can settle within a few months others can take several years. Generally speaking the bigger the case the longer it takes to resolve but this depends upon whether fault is disputed, whether the injuries are disputed or where everything is clear cut and undisputed. Some large cases can settle quickly if there is no reasonable dispute as to who is at fault and what injuries are suffered by the plaintiff.

Does a personal injury settlement get taxed?

In general, the money that is received from a personal injury settlement is not taxable as long as it was received due to a physical injury or physical sickness. The IRS states that:

If you receive a settlement for personal physical injuries or physical sickness and did not take an itemized deduction for medical expenses related to the injury or sickness in prior years, the full amount is non-taxable. Do not include the settlement proceeds in your income.

In short, if you did not claim a deduction on the medical bills, which resulted from the injury or illness, the settlement money is all yours. However, there are circumstances, which deem personal injury settlement cash taxable.

Do I need a lawyer to get compensation

Insurance companies, whether your own or the negligent party’s insurance company, are interested in maximizing their profits, not maximizing your settlement amount. They will offer you the least amount they feel that you will accept, while an attorney will help you receive the maximum settlement. A representative from your own or the other party’s insurance company may visit you and request a statement from you or they may ask for a release to examine your medical records. If this happens, consult with your personal injury lawyer first, before making any statement or signing any papers. Your attorney is your advocate, he or she will handle this while you concentrate on your recovery.

Do I need an attorney or can I handle the claim

Deciding whether to hire an attorney or represent yourself in a personal injury claim can be a tough decision. Every case is unique. Although some claim types always require expert legal representation, others can be successfully negotiated without one.

Top Rated Sacramento Personal Injury attorneys

No Fees Promise

Our personal injury law firm never charges any upfront fees of any kind. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means unless we win your case, we don’t get paid. If we are unable to get you compensation – we don’t charge any fee at all. We advance all of the fees associated with your case. We do this because we want you to know we’re invested in your recovery. We don’t look at you as a client – we look at you as a partner. We’re in this with you – as long as it takes. Our one, and only goal, is to get you the most compensation possible for your injuries. That’s why you’ll never get a bill for us, until we win your case. It’s our iron-clad promise to you. It’s also why we we’ll never take on a case, unless we truly believe we can help you win.

Concierge Service

We take on fewer clients, because we believe that each and every client deserves the best possible service. All of our clients have 24/7 access to their dedicated Sacramento personal injury lawyer. We work harder than other firms – because we believe that each client should get the most amount of money possible. We don’t settle for less. We spend as much time as necessary to help build a clients case, and to negotiate the most amount of compensation possible. If we find the opposing insurance company is not negotiating in good faith – we go to court, and win, if needed. Our goal, as your Sacramento injury attorney – is to help you succeed in life – by getting the financial compensation you’re owed.

Don’t delay – otherwise you lose your right to file a claim

Personal injury claims must be filed within a certain amount of time. If you delay, then that time period may run out – and you may be unable to file a claim. If you are nearing the end of the timeframe, we encourage you to contact our law offices immediately. We can advise you on your rights, and if needed – file the injury claim based on the evidence, medical records, and other expert testimony that is available. We can advise you on how strong or weak your case is.

We help people throughout Northern California

The Law Offices of Zappettini & Bradley are extremely flexible. We don’t want you to feel like it’s a burden working with our lawyers. Often, we come to our clients. Because of their injuries, they might be feeling unwell and cannot travel. We come to them, at their place of work, their home, or even the hospital. Our only goal is to help you heal and recover. That way, regardless of where you’re located, we can help you. We encourage you to visit one of our offices, or we can come to you.

Use a personal injury attorney – don’t do it on your own

We typically recommend hiring a Sacramento personal injury lawyer to handle your case. ABC News once reported that the AllState Insurance Company circulated internal documents which said that an injured person with an attorney, received 3x more money than someone who didn’t use an attorney. This should tell you that it’s better to hire an attorney. When you hire an attorney, you hire someone who has a deep understanding of the law – and can help you in more ways than one. For example, the Sacramento personal injury attorney might be able to find numerous responsible parties – and thus, sue all of them on your behalf in order to increase the compensation you get. Remember, most lawyers work on a contingency fee basis – that means they don’t win, unless you win. It makes total sense to arm yourself with an expert who can help you get more money.

Don’t wait until injuries get worse

Many people think that their injuries are minor, and don’t need medical attention. That might be true. But you don’t know – until you get medical attention. Often, many victims inadvertently harm their future personal injury claim by delaying treatment. It’s crucial to get treatment as quickly as possible. Many injuries, if not treated quickly, can become worse and cause serious pain later on. If you delay getting treatment, it’s common for the other insurance company to deny your claim – saying you delayed treatment. What they mean to say – is that your injuries happened from something after the accident. They don’t believe you. That’s why it’s crucial you get medical attention and treatment immediately after the accident. Any lawyer will tell you this. It creates a documented track record of your injuries – and it’s something that the injury attorney you hire – will expect. Not having this lowers your chance of getting the full compensation you rightfully deserve.

We can help you determine the value of your claim

Understanding the value of your claim is an important question. During your initial consultation with one of our lawyers, we can help clarify what your personal injury claim might be worth. There’s not exact way of predicting it, but we can tell you the general things judges/insurance companies given compensation for. For example, you can get compensation for past/future medical bills, lost wages (past and future), loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering – and in some cases, if you go to trial – punitive damages. There’s no real blueprint on what a case’s value is worth. Some cases which could be worth a lot – end up being worth nothing, because the client didn’t follow the suggested medical treatment plan. As a result, the insurance company didn’t believe the client was truly hurt. Based on our experience, we may be able to estimate the value of your case once we gather you medical records, witness statements and other evidence – which will improve, or worsen, your case. Typically, the severity of your injuries, your degree of fault, your employment history and ability to work, in addition to your life expectancy, are all factors which can result in a higher than expected settlement/verdict.

Our injury attorneys help you get compensation

When you’re in an accident, you’re hurt, you’re confused, and you don’t know what to do. One of the best decisions you can make is speaking to a Sacramento personal injury lawyer. Our firm has the experience, resources, and ability to help victims of all accidents. Our lawyers can help you win compensation from the responsible party. We have years of experience and ten’s of millions in verdicts and settlements. We have a history of handling tough cases, and going to trial if needed. We handle all types of injury matters, regardless of how the accident happen. Above all, our lawyers have a track record of winning. We have a long history of getting compensation for our clients – which should be important to you, if you’re going to work with us. We have investigators, and evidence experts, who can help us reconstruct the scene of the accident – in order to prove you’re not at fault – whether it be to the opposing insurance company, or the judge and jury. We’re 100% committed to our clients. From the minute you call our office, you speak to one of our trial attorneys who want to meet you, and learn more about your case. Our lawyers can meet you at any hour of day, at any of our offices.

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The Law office of Zappettini & Bradley will fight for the maximum compensation for your personal injury claim.