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Getting injured or losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence can be devastating and overwhelming. The Sacramento personal injury lawyers at the Demas Law Group, P.C. can provide the guidance you need. For over twenty years, we have been helping individuals recover the damages they deserve.

Whether you have been injured in a serious motor vehicle collision, a in work place accident or as a consequence of some other form of negligence, the attorneys at the Demas Law Group, P.C. are fully prepared to represent your claim. Don’t settle for less by attempting to battle the insurance companies on your own.

Get the help you need today from a firm you can trust! Our skill at practicing law, our dedication to our clients, and our commitment to the Sacramento area community have earned us respect and recognition from our peers, professional organizations and most importantly, our clients.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any personal injury matter. Some examples follow:

  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Child Injury
  • Construction Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Elder Abuse & Neglect
  • Farm Accidents
  • General Negligence
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Train Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Our compassionate team of attorneys will walk you through a comprehensive case evaluation and help you explore your potential options. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident and the degree of negligence involved, you may be entitled to significant compensation from the at-fault party. Medical bills, funeral costs and lost wages are just some of the damages for which you may be eligible. 

Time is of the essence when it comes to personal injury claims. The statute of limitations can run out and key pieces of evidence can disappear. The sooner you make contact with our firm, the greater your chances will be of securing a full and fair amount! 

Call Attorney John Demas today at 916-444-0100 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney John N. Demas

Jurisdictions:

  • State Bar of California, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1992

Education:

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California, J.D., 1992
    • With distinction
  • University of the Pacific, B.A., Stockton, Califonria,1989
    • Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Capital City Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board Member
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • The Justice Roundtable, Member
  • Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem, Sacramento County
  • Mediator, Placer & El Dorado County
  • Arbitrator, Sacramento County
  • Frequent lecturer and speaker at attorney seminars and conventions

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Trial Lawyer/Advocate of the Year, Capital City Trial Lawyers Association
  • Trial Lawyer President of the Year
  • Presidential Award for Merit, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Numerous academic awards & scholarships
  • Recipient of American Jurisprudence Awards
  • Law Journal Editor
  • International Moot Court Honors Board

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Greek

Verdicts & Settlements

$5,475,000: MEDIATED SETTLEMENT – MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION
Our client, Ken H., was seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision in Sacramento County.  When the accident occurred, Ken had just entered an intersection on a green light and was hit on the driver’s side by a woman driving a company car.  The impact was significant. Ken was unconscious at the scene and was rushed to the emergency room.  At the hospital, he was diagnosed with a head injury and a fracture in his neck vertebrae that required surgery.  At the time of the collision, Ken was an extremely active 75 year old man who raced motorcycles and worked part-time.  This accident significantly impacted his health and quality of life.

$4.5 MILLION: JURY VERDICT – AUTO ACCIDENT CASE / BACK INJURY
Client: Tim F.; County: Sacramento Our client, Tim F., was stopped for traffic on the freeway when he was rear-ended by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Officer. Tim was a 48 year-old man who had worked for over twenty years as a construction estimator. Prior to the collision with the Sheriff’s Officer, Tim had had four prior low back surgeries. However, his last surgery was over ten years before the subject collision. Following the collision, and an unsuccessful course of physical therapy and non-surgical treatment, Tim decided to have another back surgery to treat his injuries. Unfortunately, his back surgery did not provide the relief he was hoping for and he continued to have significant low back pain. Tim’s medical bills from the collision were less than $50,000. By the time of trial, Tim’s wage loss was approximately $100,000. Tim returned to work after his surgery and tried hard to continue working, but his pain was severe. When his pain increased, he was forced to stop working. The central issue in the case was whether Tim could go back to work given the injuries he sustained. The defense argued that Tim could return to work if he had another back surgery, this time a more complicated and risky procedure, called a back fusion. They argued the fusion surgery would relieve his symptoms and allow him to resume his productive career. The County pushed hard to settle the case and offered $1,000,000. Tim’s last demand through attorney John Demas was $1,900,000 with an indication Tim would settle the case at $1,500,000. When the County would not budge from their offer, Attorney John Demas worked tirelessly preparing the case for trial. At trial, Mr. Demas argued that the choice to have another surgery was Tim’s alone – not the County’s. Mr. Demas proved that Tim could not work as a result of the collision and that the decision not to have a fusion surgery was reasonable. The jury was convinced that Tim should not have to gamble with his health, since the County put him in the position where he could no longer work. The jury returned a verdict for Tim of $4,500,000, one of the largest jury verdicts ever for a car accident case against Sacramento County.

$3 MILLION: BICYCLE VS. COMMERCIAL TRUCK COLLISION / BRAIN INJURY
Client: George H.; County: Sacramento Attorney John Demas represented George H. in a bicycle accident that occurred in Sacramento County. Our client was riding his bicycle through an intersection when the driver of a commercial van entered the intersection unsafely and struck him. The case was litigated aggressively. The commercial van’s insurance company claimed that our client bore some responsibility for the collision, because he was riding on the wrong side of the road and was not wearing a bicycle helmet. In addition, the case posed significant challenges because our client was homeless at the time of the collision and a long-time drug user. In California, there is no law requiring adults to wear bicycle helmets. However, defendants in cases involving head injuries and bicyclists often argue that “a reasonable person” would wear a helmet and that wearing a helmet would decrease the extent of injuries suffered. However, it is the defendant’s burden to prove that the helmet would have made a difference. To counter this defense, we hired a world-renowned expert on helmets and head trauma, an engineer who has even consulted with the NFL to reduce head injuries. Our expert conclusively proved that even if our client was wearing a helmet, he still would have sustained a significant head injury due to the location of the skull fracture. The defendants also questioned the nature and extent of our client’s head injury by pointing to his long history of drug use as being the cause of his brain injury. We had our client evaluated by one of the leading head injury doctors in California and we proved he did in fact sustain a traumatic brain injury from the collision and that his ongoing cognitive issues were related to the collision and not his prior drug use. The case settled shortly before trial after an all-day mediation for $3,000,000 – the defendant’s insurance policy limit.

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