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San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer
Recovering Compensation for Accident Victims Since 1973
People injured in accidents caused by negligence need and deserve compensation. The San Diego personal injury lawyers at Wisner Baum are committed to vindicating our clients’ legal rights and pursuing the maximum allowable compensation under the law.
Since 1973, our California law firm has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements across all practice areas. We have the experience and skill needed to take on any opponent. Put your case in the hands of seasoned professionals you can trust, who will go the extra mile for you and your family.
Call (855) 948-5098 to schedule a free consultation with a San Diego personal injury lawyer who will make you a top priority.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At Wisner Baum, our lawyers help San Diego residents file lawsuits to recover financial compensation for injured victims of:
- Aviation accidents
- Boating accidents
- Bus accidents
- Bicycle crashes
- Bridge collapse
- Car accidents
- Military accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
- Police misconduct/civil rights violations
- Prescription and over-the-counter drugs, such as Zantac
- Structure fires and failures
- Toxic torts, including heavy metals in baby food
- Truck Accidents
- Uber and Lyft Accidents
No matter how complex your case may seem, we are here to help. With nearly 50 years of legal experience, our board-certified trial lawyers have what it takes to effectively investigate and litigate personal injury cases throughout the San Diego area. We are known for diving headlong into complicated claims, and ceaselessly advocating to achieve the best possible result for our clients.
Qualifying for an Injury Lawsuit
The Question of Liability: Who Would I Sue If I Suffer Personal Injuries?
Under California law, San Diego residents have the right to sue someone for injuring them if:
- That party owed them a duty of care;
- That party breached that duty of care; and
- The breach directly caused the claimant’s injury.
One of the most common examples of this would be the duty of care a truck driver owes to others on the road. A breach of this duty could be anything from distracted driving to speeding. If a speeding trucker struck and injured a bicyclist, then that bicyclist and/or their family would be entitled to compensation.
Is It Worth It to File an Injury Lawsuit?
Many people decide to file a personal injury lawsuit because they cannot weather the aftermath of an accident without help. Even a minor injury can result in missed time from work, lost income, and expensive medical bills. If your injuries are serious enough to keep you out of work and you are facing expensive, long-term medical care, it is worth it to file an injury lawsuit to recover damages and put your life back together as you heal.
Personal injury victims often file suit over injuries such as the following:
- Limb loss
- Blunt force trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Birth injuries
- Severe burns
- Severe cuts and lacerations
- Spine and back injuries
- Serious emotional distress
- Cancers and other medical conditions from toxic exposure
To help you decide whether legal action is the right path forward for you and your family, the San Diego injury attorneys at Wisner Baum offer free consultations and case evaluations.
What Will My Injury Lawsuit Payout Be?
Most people want an estimate on the payout they could see if our lawyers win justice and compensation on their behalf. The truth is, all cases are unique, and we would be doing a disservice to your case if we estimated compensation before we investigate the circumstances surrounding your case. While that may not be satisfying for some, know that we will always fight for full and fair compensation, and you will not pay a dime unless we win your case.
Claimants may seek compensation for damages stemming from a negligence-induced accident, including:
- Medical expenses: This may include hospital bills, medication, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, and disability accommodations, such as wheelchairs and assistive listening devices.
- Lost wages: You may be entitled to compensation for any wages lost due to your injury. Many claimants must take time off work to go to doctor’s appointments, as well as to rest and recover.
- Reduced future earning potential: This accounts for any future lost wages that your injury is expected to cause.
- Pain and suffering: This is a broad category that may cover emotional distress, mental trauma, anxiety, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of quality of life, as well as the physical and mental pain of the injury itself.
How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
The deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit, including wrongful death, is set by California’s statute of limitations. Under this statute, claimants must file within two years of the date of the accident. If they did not discover the injury until later, then they may have 1 year from the date of discovery.
In the event that the negligent party is also a government entity, claimants must file an administrative claim before they can file a legal claim. These administrative claims must be filed within six months of the date of the injury.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible to pursue an injury case in San Diego, we advise you to speak with an attorney as soon as you are able to protect your legal rights.
Strengthen Your Chances of Recovery—Call (855) 948-5098
Wisner Baum’s most experienced injury attorneys have more than half a century of experience in advocating for those injured in San Diego and across the nation.
Our track record of success includes billions of dollars won for those injured, such as through the:
- $2 billion verdict won against Monsanto, now Bayer, for a couple that developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma from exposure to Roundup (later reduced to $87 million);
- $105 million pharmaceutical settlement achieved for multiple clients;
- $63 million pediatric class action settlement achieved for families harmed by the false promotion of Paxil;
- $18 million settlement for the victims of a helicopter crash;
- $18 million won for our client in a whistleblower lawsuit against the Boeing Company;
- $17.5 million settlement negotiated for a passenger’s tragic death in a major U.S. plane crash; and
- $15 million settlement achieved for a person who suffered fatal injuries because of a major truck company.
These results highlight our premier legal skills and dedication to justice. We leave no avenue unexplored when investigating a case; further, we are known for uncovering details, documents, and elements that others tend to overlook. As a result, we have been acclaimed by Best Lawyers®, The National Trial Lawyers, Law360, Super Lawyers®, and more. When we say we will put our all into fighting for you, we mean it.
Contact our San Diego personal injury attorneys online today for a free, confidential consultation.
Toxic Torts $2.0 Billion Verdict
In May of 2019, the jury in the case of Pilliod et al. v, Monsanto Company ordered the agrochemical giant to pay $2.055 billion in damages to the plaintiffs, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a Bay Area couple in their 70s.
Pharmaceutical Settlement $105 Million Settlement
Wisner Baum obtained $105 million on behalf of multiple clients involved in a pharmaceutical negligence case.
Whistleblower Settlement $18 Million Settlement
Wisner Baum secured an $18 million settlement against the Boeing Company for overcharging the U.S. government on aircraft maintenance.
A Major US Plane Crash $17.5 Million Settlement
Wisner Baum obtained a $17.5 million settlement on behalf of a client who was killed in a major U.S. plane crash.
Commercial Truck Accident $15 Million Settlement
Wisner Baum secured a $15 million settlement for a person gravely injured by a major truck company.
Commercial Truck Accident $8.5 Million Verdict
Wisner Baum secured a $8.5 million wrongful death verdict against the food industry company, Tyson Foods, for the wrongful death of a young man.
A ranking in The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” is widely regarded by both client and legal professionals as a significant honor. It is considered the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.
Wisner Baum is proud to be a sponsor of The Truck Safety Coalition, a a group of caring individuals dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-related crashes. Our support enables them to help families and save lives.
Law360 recognizes law firms that have a strong regional presence, working on important matters within their home state. “[Wisner Baum] possesses a David v. Goliath-sized slingshot while seeking justice for everyday citizens it believes were harmed or killed through corporate wrongdoing.”
NLJ and American Lawyer Media honor law firms and attorneys as Elite Trial Lawyers for their cutting-edge legal work on behalf of plaintiffs in practice areas ranging from mass torts to securities litigation.
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.
Less than one-half of one percent of firms across the nation have achieved this ranking. A firm must have a high percentage of lawyers who have achieved the prestigious AV® Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.
The National Law Journal inducted Wisner Baum into the Verdicts Hall of Fame for obtaining the $2 billion landmark verdict in the Roundup cancer case of Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto. The verdict was #1 in California and #2 in the U.S. in 2019 and is #9 in American history.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 recognized the law firms of Wisner Baum, the Miller Firm and Audet & Partners with the 2019 Trial Team of the Year award (in the Mass Torts category) for their work in the groundbreaking case of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto Company.
An AV® rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence. The rating signifies the highest legal ability, and very high adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence.
Wisner Baum is proud to have all of its lawyers listed in Avvo, a legal directory connecting people in need of legal services with lawyers and connecting lawyers to lawyers. Eight of our attorneys have earned a 10.0 perfect rating with Avvo.
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TopVerdict.com ranks our $2 billion verdict in Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto as the biggest verdict in California and the second largest verdict in the U.S. in 2019. It is the ninth largest verdict in U.S. history.
Published annually, the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list recognizes the “best of the best” in this area of the law through nominations, research, and review by a board of their peers.
In 2020, Law360 honored the law firms ”behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry.” It recognized our success in several landmark cases.
In 2018, our $289 million Johnson v. Monsanto verdict was the largest personal injury verdict in California. TopVerdict.com also ranked it #2 among all verdicts in California and #10 in the nation.
The Bar Register is the definitive guide to the most distinguished law firms in America. It includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.
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