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Those injured in a personal injury accident must endure several financial challenges in the wake of the incident, like lost wages from missing work or accumulating debt from expensive medical bills.

Undergoing these concerns while attempting to recover from your physical pain and suffering, in addition to dealing with unsympathetic insurance company adjusters, puts victims in a state of severe distress. Facing the consequences of another person's negligent actions is unjust.

A California personal injury attorney from Golden State Accident Lawyers can help. Our personal injury law firm has the experience and resources to handle serious injury cases and get our clients the compensation they deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.


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Our personal injury law firm is located in San Francisco, CA. Our personal injury attorneys specialize in motor vehicle accidents involving cars, semi-trucks, motorcycles, rideshare vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, and wrongful death.
We are only concerned with helping personal injury accident victims whose serious injuries were caused by a negligent party. Our law firm has never represented the at-fault party or the insurance companies.
Our personal injury lawyers have worked on several cases, dealing with difficult insurers. Still, we have managed to maintain a 99% success rate.
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Our San Francisco personal injury law firm works on a contingency fee basis. This means that we never charge an hourly fee. We only get paid until and unless we win your personal injury case.



If you have suffered injuries in an accident caused by someone else's negligence, you need a legal representation that can fight for your rights and get you the fair settlement you deserve. You need Golden State Accident Lawyers.

We are a personal injury law firm in San Francisco with over ten years of combined experience handling cases involving car accidents, workers' compensation, wrongful death, and more. We have a proven track record of success, having recovered hundreds of millions for our clients in settlements and verdicts.

Here are some of the reasons why you should hire Golden State Accident Lawyers:

  • We are experienced: Our accident attorneys have decades of experience handling personal injury cases. We know the law, and we know how to get results.
  • We are compassionate: We understand that being injured in an accident can be stressful. We are here to help you through it and fight for your rights.
  • We are aggressive: We will not back down from the insurance companies. Our personal injury firm will fight for the compensation you need to feel whole again, no matter how long it takes.


Not every accident victim knows if they have a valid personal injury claim. Even if you have a solid personal injury case, your claim might have flaws that the other party could use to lower your compensation. Most personal injury cases are based on negligence. You may have a solid negligence claim if all of these are true:

The Defendant Had a Duty of Care Toward You

To win a negligence claim, your legal counsel must prove that the defendant had a duty of care toward you. For example, drivers must operate their motor vehicles safely and responsibly to avoid a car accident and injuring others.

The Defendant Failed to Meet the Duty of Care

Did a drunk or distracted driver hit you? This auto accident could be considered a failure to meet the duty of care, which means not acting as a reasonable person would in the same circumstances.

You Suffered Damages Because of the Breach

The main goal of a personal injury claim is to recover financial compensation. Claimants may be able to get compensatory damages, which include economic and non-economic losses. You wouldn't have a valid personal injury claim if you didn't suffer any damages – like severe injuries or loss.

The Incident Happened Within the Last Two Years

California's standard time limit for personal injury lawsuits is two years. There are some exceptions to this rule, but generally, you have to take legal action within two years from the date of the accident.

You Haven't Made Any Mistakes That Would Weaken Your Case

Some of the more common mistakes that could damage your chances of building a solid personal injury claim include:

  • Posting on social media about your car accident, your physical injuries, or your personal injury case;
  • Delaying medical care;
  • Not following your doctor's orders, and
  • Giving the insurance adjuster a recorded statement.

Personal Injury FAQ

Here are answers to your questions regarding personal injury cases in California:

What Constitutes a Personal Injury Claim?

In California, a personal injury claim typically arises when someone suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible. Common types include car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and workplace injuries.

How Do I Know If I Have a Valid Claim?

A valid claim generally requires proving that another party was negligent or at fault and that this negligence caused your injury. Evidence like accident reports, witness statements, and medical records are crucial.

What Can I Recover Compensation for My Personal Injuries Sustained?

When you've sustained personal injuries, you can recover for medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and punitive and emotional distress damages. If you have lost a family member, you can file a wrongful death claim. In wrongful death cases, the victim's family may claim damages, including funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and emotional suffering.

How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

The value depends on the specifics of your case, including the severity of your injuries, the impact on your lifestyle, and the extent of the other party's negligence. An attorney can provide a more tailored estimate.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

In California, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the injury. However, for medical malpractice claims, it's three years from the date of injury or one year from when the injury was discovered, whichever occurs first.

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Case?

While not mandatory, having a lawyer can significantly help, especially for complex cases or when dealing with insurance companies. Lawyers can negotiate settlements and navigate legal intricacies.

What Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Most personal injury lawyers in California work on a contingency fee basis. This means that their fees depend on the case's outcome. If a personal injury lawyer successfully obtains an out-of-court settlement in favor of the client, they will receive a percentage (typically 33-40%) of the amount recovered as their fee. You generally do not pay upfront fees.

How Long Will It Take to Settle My Personal Injury Case?

The timeline varies widely depending on case complexity, the extent of injuries, and the willingness of parties to settle. It can range from a few months to several years.

What Should I Do After an Injury to Protect My Rights?

Seek medical attention, document the accident and your injuries, collect witness information, and avoid discussing fault. Also, consult a personal injury lawyer before talking to insurance companies.

Can I Still Sue If I'm Partially at Fault for My Injury?

Yes, under California's comparative negligence rule, you can still sue, but your percentage of fault might reduce your compensation.

What Happens If My Case Goes to Trial?

If an out-of-court settlement isn't reached, your case will go to trial, where a judge or jury will determine fault, assess damages, and award compensation. Trials involve presenting evidence, witness testimony, and legal arguments. You must hire lead trial counsel with experience handling personal injury litigation.

How Do Insurance Companies Factor in Personal Injury Claims?

Insurance companies often play a central role, as they typically cover the costs. They assess claims, determine fault, and offer settlements. They aim to minimize payouts so that negotiations can be contentious.

It's essential to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to understand the specific damages you can claim in your case. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help to accurately value your claim and guide you through the legal process to recover the compensation you deserve.

California Personal Injury Attorney & Legal Process

The personal injury attorneys at Golden State Accident Lawyers specialize in personal injury claims. Our personal injury lawyers will go above and beyond to protect our client's rights and win their personal injury cases. We understand our clients' emotional distress, and our California personal injury attorneys diligently argue your case to ensure you receive a fair settlement with our comprehensive legal process.

Our law office is located in San Francisco, CA. However, we offer legal representation to victims throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and California.


Michelle N.

I'm so glad I found Golden State Accident Lawyers after my car accident. At first, I didn't think it was a big deal. I had headaches here and there but it didn't seem like I was badly hurt. I was close to settling with my insurance but thank goodness something else came up which delayed me in signing the documents. At that time, headaches, bad dreams and other  symptoms started to appear. I didn't know what was happening to me. I went to the doctor and got referred to a mental health professional. Long story short, I was diagnosed with PTSD which was attributed to the accident and that changed everything for me. Had I signed with the insurance company, I would have not been paid as much to cover my treatment. Luckily I found a wonderful attorney at Golden  State Accident Lawyers who helped me fight for a better settlement and won. I am sincerely grateful for these lawyers and highly recommend them. 


Call Golden State Accident Lawyers to schedule a free one-on-one consultation with our personal injury attorney today.

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Golden State Accident Lawyers
550 Bryant St. Suite 2K
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 636-6474

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