The fourth-largest city in the Bay Area, Fremont is home to over 235,000 residents. At over 92 square miles, the city houses a wide range of industries, remaining a key coastal manufacturing hub for tech giants such as Apple and Tesla.

Fremont’s population is as diverse as the city is large. Roughly 59.4% of its residents are Asian while 23.82% are White, 3.06% are Black, and 13.75% claim another or more than one ethnicity. Since its foundation in 1956, Fremont has been home to cultural centers, restaurants, and universities in its location on the southeast side of the San Francisco Bay.

Though Fremont’s busy environment and bustling metropolis provide many opportunities to the city’s residents, there are risks to take into consideration, as well. If you’ve been injured in an accident in Fremont through no fault of your own, you may be eligible for compensation.

At OnderLaw , our team of personal injury attorneys is well-equipped to help you as you seek compensation. Having protected the rights of the people of Fremont for over nineteen years, we’re willing and eager to provide you with excellent legal counsel and help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries and other losses.

If you’re ready to take the next step in pursuing justice, give us a call today. You’ll get a free, confidential consultation, and we can discuss the circumstance surrounding your accident to determine the best course of action for you. 

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help if You’ve Been Hurt in Fremont

Seeking compensation on your own can be a daunting task. The process of gathering evidence, dealing with insurance companies, and managing your claim is a lengthy and rigorous one. At OnderLaw , we’ve been successfully handling personal injury claims since our foundation in 2002. When you hire one of our attorneys, you gain access to our wealth of legal strategies and extensive network of connections in the Bay Area.

Not only is OnderLaw committed to providing you with excellent legal care, but our attorneys can handle communication about your claim on your behalf. We manage all communication between you, the insurance companies, and other parties involved so that we can protect you from accidental self-incrimination.

Our dedication to you extends beyond a phone call or email thread—we fight for your rights both in negotiations with other parties and in the courtroom when required.

We have secured over $3.5 billion in personal injury settlements and awards since our foundation, and hiring our attorneys at OnderLaw is an excellent choice to help you make sure you get the compensation you need. You can trust our firm to handle your claim with the same hard work and dedication that have led to our successes over the last nineteen years.

Common Injury Claims in Fremont

Our firm handles a wide range of personal injury cases. Examples of such cases include:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle crashes and collisions occur frequently in the Fremont area, and that leads to a high number of personal injury claims. Some specific types of vehicle accidents include:

Premises Liability Accidents

If you have suffered from damages or injuries in an accident on someone else’s property that was caused by negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Negligent managers or owners may be held liable for these accidents. Examples of premises liability accidents include:

Worker’s Compensation Accidents

These accidents occur in the workplace. Worker’s compensation coverage can offset the cost of injuries and lost wages incurred from accidents, such as:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Burn injuries
  • Flying or falling objects or debris accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Electric shock or electrocution
  • Hazardous materials accidents
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Repetitive trauma injuries
  • Violence/conflict workplace accidents

Nursing Home Abuse Accidents

Instances of abuse in nursing homes occur more often than you might think. Victims of abuse may be entitled to compensation for any damages or physical/emotional injuries sustained from the abuse. Some examples of these incidents include:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Neglect
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Abandonment
  • Financial abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Misdiagnosed illness or injury
  • Psychological abuse

Common Injuries Suffered in Accidents in Fremont

Because of the wide range of personal injury claims, there is an equally wide range of injuries associated with these accidents. If you or someone you love has been involved in any of the aforementioned accidents, you may have sustained one or more of the following injuries:

Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

The most common injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents include:

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Head trauma
  • Neck Trauma
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Burns
  • Whiplash
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Concussion
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Paralysis

Premises Liability Accident Injuries

Injuries that may be sustained on someone else’s property include:

  • Cuts
  • Dog bites
  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Drowning
  • Brain injury
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Joint dislocation

Worker’s Compensation Accident Injuries

Some of the most common ways people are injured at work include:

  • Amputation
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Burns
  • Paralysis
  • Sprains
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Brain damage
  • Broken bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Concussions

Nursing Home Abuse Accident Injuries

A few of the most common injuries caused by nursing home abuse include:

  • Emotional trauma
  • Severe bruising
  • Choking
  • Incorrect mediation dosage
  • Infections left untreated
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Bedsores
  • Dehydration
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Sexual abuse trauma

What Compensation Am I Owed?

Compensation can look different depending on what kind of damages and/or injuries you’ve sustained. Our attorneys are experienced in taking into consideration all the factors relevant to your claim. We can assess your injuries, the duration of your disability, your ongoing medical care if any, your lost wages, and even your intangible losses to arrive at a fair valuation of the compensation you’re owed. You may be eligible to obtain compensation for these types of damages:

Economic Damages

This type of compensation covers the cost of any expenses or future loss of income that occur as a result of your accident.

  • Property damages: any damage to your vehicle or belongings in an accident, including items that have been destroyed. The best ways to determine the cost of damaged or destroyed property are to have the original receipt, get an estimate for repairs, or have the item evaluated by an estimator.
  • Medical expenses: the costs associated with any medical bills that resulted from your accident. Your medical records and receipts will be the best proof of the total cost of these expenses.
  • Lost wages: both the earnings you lost because of the accident (time off for recovery, appointments, court hearings, etc.) and future earnings you may lose as a result of a disability sustained from the accident. Your timecards and pay stubs will show help us determine how much money you should obtain for these expenses.

Non-economic Damages

These damages cover the intangible costs that result from an accident. They are not measured by financial means, as economic damages are. These losses may include:

  • Emotional trauma: any mental stress or psychological strain you have been subjected to as a result of an accident.
  • Loss of companionship: when you lose a spouse, family member, or partner as a result of an accident, you may be entitled to compensation to attempt to assuage that loss.
  • Loss of mobility: when an accident leaves you with any kind of disability that limits your mobility. Paralysis, amputation, and brain damage injuries can all potentially limit a victim’s mobility, changing their outlook in many ways.

Punitive Damages

Though not as common as compensation for economic and non-economic damages, punitive damages may be awarded when the liable party engaged in behavior the court or jury found to be particularly reckless or intentionally negligent. Punitive damages are not an award to the victim. Rather, they are awarded with the intent to punish the liable party’s reckless behavior and to deter future similar behavior. 

California Accident Statistics

Motor vehicle crashes caused 3,606 deaths in California in the year 2019, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute.

The California Office of Transportation Safety estimates that in the year 2019, there were 474 motorcycle fatalities, 972 pedestrian fatalities, 133 bicycle fatalities, and 1,066 fatalities caused by alcohol-impaired driving.

The Department of Developmental Services estimates that in 2019, 53 children under five years of age drowned in the state of California. 

Statute of Limitations for Injury Claims in Fremont

The statute of limitations is a timeline for filing a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries from the accident. Depending on what type of accident you’ve been involved in, there are several deadlines that may apply.

In most cases, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation from the liable party. If you miss the statutory deadline, the court will be free to dismiss your case. If that happens, you will lose your right to pursue compensation through the court system.

If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice accident, you will have one year from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your losses. The rules are different if the liable party is a government entity. In that case, you generally have six months to file a lawsuit, but sometimes, another statutory deadline applies. Your attorney can help you identify the correct statute of limitations to observe.

Resources for Accident Victims in Fremont

The following resources may be helpful to you if you or someone you love has been a victim of an accident in Fremont.

Hospitals in Fremont

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident in Fremont, the following hospitals may be good options for you when seeking medical care:

Fremont Hospital

39001 Sundale Drive, Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 796-1100

Washington Hospital

2000 Mowry Ave., Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 797-1111

Fremont Medical Center

39400 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 248-3000

Law Enforcement in Fremont

Contacting law enforcement officials will be one of the best ways to ensure your accident is properly reported and to get help on the scene.

Fremont Police Department

2000 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 790-6800

Fremont Department of Motor Vehicles

The best way to ensure you’ve properly filed a report for any motor vehicle accident you’ve been involved in is to contact your local department of motor vehicles. To report your crash or to access your official accident report, follow the following link:

Need Help? Call OnderLaw Today

If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, call OnderLaw today. Our award-winning team of attorneys is the best in the area, and we want to work to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Not only are we committed to serving the people of the Fremont area with the same hard work and excellence that has come to be associated with the OnderLaw name, but we’re dedicated to serving our clients in the ways they need most.

One of our services to our clients is that we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that none of our clients pay us anything upfront. When we get money for you, then we get paid. We believe everyone has a right to high-quality legal care, regardless of their financial means.

If you are ready to pursue the justice you deserve, contact OnderLaw today. Don’t allow a lack of legislative know-how or money in the bank deter you from pursuing the money you’re entitled to for your losses.

Call today to schedule a free, confidential consultation and to set up a case review with one of our attorneys. Let today be the first step in your journey toward getting your life back on track.