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An experienced San Francisco Car Accident Lawyer from Golden State Accident Lawyers can help you investigate your case, determine its value, and get you the fair compensation you deserve.

Each day, hundreds of people are involved in car accidents. Statistics show a car accident occurs approximately every 10 seconds in the United States. Some of these collisions involve serious injuries or, in the most tragic accidents, death.

How an auto accident occurs is legally significant and directly related to the possible car accident claims the other parties involved may bring against one another. You may have the right to recover maximum compensation if you have sustained serious injuries in a San Francisco or Bay Area car accident.

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San Francisco Car Accident Lawyers

At Golden State Accident Lawyers, our law office represents wrongfully injured car accident victims who suffered severe or fatal injuries throughout Northern California. These San Francisco car accidents can include head-on, rear-end, and T-bone collisions, drunk drivers, tire blowouts, vehicle fires, and rollover accidents.

On behalf of our injured clients, our San Francisco car accident lawyers are responsible for pursuing justice for the full extent of the injuries and damages sustained. We seek maximum financial compensation for all our client's damages, even if it requires filing a car accident lawsuit and trying the case in court.

Our experienced attorneys are determined to provide our clients with the best recovery of compensation possible. Our legal representation allows our injured clients to focus on more important matters during this challenging time—their family, physical rehabilitation, emotional recovery, and medical needs.

If you have sustained a severe injury in a car accident in San Francisco or the Bay Area due to someone else's negligence or recklessness, we can help. Schedule a no-risk, free consultation today.

Updated: 13-December-2023

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Why Hire a San Francisco Car Accident Lawyer?

It is almost always in your best interest to hire a qualified attorney after a car accident, especially one that results in serious injuries. You may be owed compensation for the injuries and financial losses you suffered due to the car accident.

The assistance of a car accident attorney with experience handling personal injury cases like yours is vital if you wish to recover the maximum compensation possible.

Hiring an experienced San Francisco car accident attorney can benefit you in the following ways:

  • The liable party's insurance company will want to settle a personal injury claim for as little as possible. Your car accident lawyer can ensure your settlement is fair and accounts for overlooked factors, like lost wages and diminished quality of life after a severe car accident.
  • The injuries sustained in car accidents can have long-term effects on your life and health. Your attorney can help recover fair compensation to account for your losses, both past and future.
  • If multiple parties are involved who may be liable for your damages, your car accident case can be exponentially more complicated. An experienced car accident attorney can sort through the details, identify every responsible party, and work to hold them accountable.
  • Your car accident lawyer will protect your legal rights and deal with any bad faith from the liable party's insurance company.

Our legal team of knowledgeable San Francisco car accident attorneys is ready to help with your case. Our best lawyers will review your car accident case for free, and if we agree to work together, we will help guide you through the entire claims process.


Car accident settlements are higher for brain injury victims

How Much Is My San Francisco Car Accident Claim Worth?

There is no easy or quick way to determine what a car accident claim is worth. There are dozens of factors that your attorney must consider. And since each car accident case differs, those factors can vary dramatically from case to case.

Often, your attorney can only determine the monetary value of your claim once you have fully recovered from your injuries since current and future medical expenses play a significant role in the compensation you may be entitled to. Several other factors weigh heavily in determining how much a car accident claim is worth, but that may be unknown at the beginning of your claim.

With that in mind, here are just some of the many factors that our law firm will use to help determine the value of your specific case:

Whose at fault in car accidents?

If you are not responsible for the car accident, your compensation is typically higher than if you're partially at fault. However, the more fault you share for the car accident, the less compensation you will be entitled to recover for your claim.

How severe are your injuries?

When a person is involved in an auto accident, injuries can present themselves immediately or appear hours or days after the accident. Bruised ribs and soft tissue damage are not as severe as traumatic brain injuries, or ones that require multiple surgeries and months of rehabilitation, or a wrongful death. The degree of injury and pain you have suffered, and the length of your recovery are huge factors when it comes to the value of your case.

How much were your medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses?

The amount of your medical bills is another major factor in determining how much your claim is worth. The more expensive your related expenses, the more your claim may be worth, though this is sometimes the case.

Will you need future medical treatment or long-term care?

If your doctor believes you will need additional treatment and can put a price on that treatment, you may be eligible for further compensation to cover these expenses.

Did you seek prompt medical attention?

Any delays in going to the doctor may prompt the insurance company to argue that no injury occurred or that the injury is not as severe as you claim. For this reason, you must receive treatment for any injuries closely following a car accident. It's also crucial to not miss or delay an appointment to see a doctor. Lastly, complete any medical treatment following the physician's orders. Official medical records will be helpful to your attorney.

How much work have you missed?

Lost wages directly related to your car accident and injuries can affect the value of your claim. But, your employer must be able to verify your losses. If you are self-employed, this can be more complicated. Still, your most recent tax returns will help determine the value of any loss of earnings claim you have.

Will there be a loss of future income due to permanent disabilities?

Your compensation might be higher if your future earning capacity diminishes due to a significant injury. For instance, if you are now partially or entirely disabled or have to change to a less lucrative career, this will likely have a considerable effect on the value of your claim.

Do you have an aggressive car accident attorney fighting for you?

Hiring an attorney is the most crucial factor of all. If an aggressive car accident attorney is not representing you, insurance company adjusters will most likely pressure you into settling for significantly less than what you could have received if you had hired an experienced car accident lawyer to handle your claim.

In fact, without an attorney, insurance companies know you will most likely get lost in the complicated claims process and that you are much less likely to file a lawsuit against them if they don't offer you a fair settlement. For these reasons, hiring an aggressive San Francisco car accident attorney to handle your claim can have a significant positive impact on what your claim is worth.

Accident victims can often experience whiplash

Common Car Accident Injuries

From soft tissue injuries to traumatic brain injuries, auto accidents can profoundly impact a person's life and well-being.

Typical car accident injuries that accident victims experience result from car accidents can include some of the following:

  • Back injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Mental anguish
  • Neck injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful death

Determining Liability in a Car Accident Claims

California is an at-fault state, which dictates how car accident liability is determined. Essentially, anyone who causes an auto accident can be held responsible for paying for any property damage and personal injuries that they have caused. However, assessing fault in personal injury can be much more complicated than that.

Most importantly, the negligent party must be identified, and fault must be proven in all car accident cases. However, doing so can be challenging. Sometimes, an at-fault driver is also injured due to another driver's negligence. Other times, the weather contributes to an accident. Regardless of the factors, all parties and entities will be considered when identifying who or what is liable.

Also, California follows the rule of pure comparative negligence to determine if a personal injury claimant is entitled to recover damages and to what extent. Essentially, even if a claimant is determined to be 50% at fault for an accident, they are still entitled to recover damages, but in an amount reduced by their percentage of fault.

For instance, if you suffered $100,000 in medical bills and other losses, but because you made an illegal left turn, you were determined to be 40% at fault for the accident in which you were injured. Then, by law, you would only be entitled to recover $60,000 or 60% of your $100,000 in damages for left-turn collisions.

If you and the other driver were cited for a traffic violation, determining liability and the amount of damages you are entitled to recover would be even more complicated. An experienced attorney can help establish who was to blame for your auto accident and fight to maximize compensation.

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Contact Golden State Accident Lawyers

The lawyer you choose to handle your claim can significantly affect how much money you recover for your damages. Therefore, for quality legal representation, you need a San Francisco car accident lawyer with experience and a proven record of success handling car accident cases like yours.

Call our personal injury law firm today to speak with the right car accident lawyer for your case. We can evaluate your claim during a free, no-obligation consultation. Once you become our client, we will fund your case from start to finish, meaning we only get paid if we recover your compensation.

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