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Personal Injury Law Lawyers In Applegate California

Applegate is an unincorporated town in Placer County, California, USA with a population of 1,512. Its ZIP code is 95703 and its area code 530. It is ten miles northeast of Auburn, at an elevation of 2,014 feet above sea level. Applegate was originally settled in 1849 by Lisbon Applegate. The small community became known as Lisbon, in honor of its founder. As the town grew it was called Bear River House. When a post office was established 1855, the community officially became known as Lisbon. George W. Applegate became postmaster and in the 1870s, the settlement was renamed to Applegate to honor its founder. At one time, Applegate was a station on the Central Pacific Railroad, and since the tracks are separated by about 1/4 mile, the station on the eastbound track was known as East Applegate.

What is personal injury law?

Personal injury includes injuries to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. If the negligence of another person can be proved, the person who is injured may be entitled to monetary compensation from that person who was negligent. Attorneys often represent clients on a contingency basis, in which the attorneys fee is a percentage of the compensation the plaintiff receives, payable when the case is resolved. Cases involving people who have suffered an injury for which someone else (an individual or business) may be legally liable -- may include injuries caused by car accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, slip and fall incidents, and emotional distress.

Answers to personal injury law issues in California

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