San Francisco Car Accident Attorney
We’ve Won Billions for Victims of Negligence
A car accident can leave you with a life-changing injury and mountains of debt. Even if the accident seems minor, injuries can linger, and the true toll may not be felt for months.
Car crash victims have to deal with paying medical bills if they are hospitalized or require extended care, like physical therapy. In addition, some victims must take time off from work during their recovery, which affects a family’s earning power. All, however, must deal with insurance companies that may attempt to limit their liability by offering a quick and easy settlement.
The San Francisco car accident lawyers at Wisner Baum have decades of experience litigating accident cases. We know what it takes to prevail in car accident litigation and earn maximum compensation on your behalf.
Backed by over 40 years of legal experience, we know full well that legal action is the only way for many car accident victims to afford the treatment and time off work that they need to heal. Our Bay Area legal team has successfully advocated for the rights of those injured in a variety of traffic accidents, including rear-end collisions, hit-and-run crashes, big rig accidents, and more. Experience the peace of mind that comes with having award-winning trial lawyers in your corner.
Get started with your complimentary consultation—call a San Francisco car accident lawyer at (855) 948-5098.
Car Accident Victims Have Rights
If negligence caused a car accident that injured you, you have a right to pursue compensation against the at-fault party (or parties). That said, you must prove that negligence was involved to be compensated.
Common examples of negligence in car crashes include:
- Driving while distracted, such as texting and driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or recreational, prescription, or illicit drugs
- Driving aggressively (e.g. road rage)
- Driving recklessly
- Failing to yield or signal
- Executing dangerous lane changes
- Operating a vehicle in poor maintenance
- Fatigued driving
If one or more of these types of negligence was a factor in the accident that injured you, you likely have grounds for a case.
When to Get an Attorney for a Car Accident
We recommend that car accident victims consult with an attorney before they speak to insurance companies.
Insurance agents are trained to reduce the value of a claim from the very moment a policyholder reports an accident. They may act overly friendly or claim that something is “the standard” to trick policyholders into giving them more information than needed. For instance, many insurance companies have their agents collect recorded statements from policyholders. While you may be required cooperate with your own insurance company, it is best to speak with an experienced attorney before agreeing to a recorded statement.
The sooner you contact an attorney after your accident, the better. We at Wisner Baum will work to protect you from the predatory tactics occasionally used in the insurance industry. Further, we will work tirelessly to negotiate an accident settlement through insurance and, if necessary, take them to court on your behalf. Taking advantage of our free consultations does not create any obligation for you to move forward with our firm. Schedule a free case review today.
Injuries and Damages in a Car Accident Case
Wisner Baum represents car accident victims who have sustained serious injuries, such as:
- Severe burn injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Broken bones
- Eye injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
- Fatal injuries
San Francisco Bay Area Traffic Accident Statistics
Below we break down traffic accident statistics by Bay Area counties.
Bay Area Fatal Traffic Accidents
Bay Area Fatal and Injury Traffic Accidents
Fatal and Injury Accidents in the Bay Area
Work with an Award-Winning Trial Law Firm
Our trial lawyers at Wisner Baum are known for providing personalized attention and comprehensive counsel to each and every one of our clients. The National Trial Lawyers, U.S. News—Best Lawyers®, Martindale-Hubbell, and The National Law Journal, among others, have recognized our firm for our premier advocacy. While we are honored by this recognition, we find the most pride in the high volume of clients who take the time to leave a message of gratitude for our legal work. You can read for yourself what our past clients have to say about their experience working with us.
If you would like to learn more about protecting your legal rights after a Bay Area car accident, contact the attorneys at Wisner Baum. Submit an online form today to get in touch with a San Francisco car accident attorney. We also accept cases throughout California and the United States.
How Much is My Car Accident Lawsuit Worth?
The value of a car accident case depends on both the injury sustained and the losses, or damages, incurred. Actions by the at-fault party may also warrant punitive damages, also known as exemplary damages, in order to punish the defendant in cases of outrageous conduct or extreme recklessness. Punitive damages in car accident lawsuits are extremely rare, however, as punitive damages are generally reserved for cases involving malice, oppression, or fraud. Every case is different; some may be worth a few thousand dollars, while others may amount to millions. Severely injured accident victims are often eligible for compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability care, etc.
$10 Million Settlement School Bus Accident
In 2017, Wisner Baum reached a settlement of nearly $10 million with Orange Unified School District (OUSD) in California on behalf of families of children who sustained serious injuries when an OUSD school bus left the roadway and crashed.
$6.2 Million Settlement Fatal Bus Crash
Wisner Baum negotiated a $6.2 million settlement on behalf of a family whose child was killed in a bus crash.
$1.9 Million Settlement Foreign Bus Crash
Wisner Baum obtained a $1.9 million settlement for a tourist who was killed in a foreign bus crash.
$1.8 Million Settlement Tour Bus Crash
Wisner Baum secured a $1.8 million wrongful death settlement for a tour bus passenger.
$1.7 Million Fatal School Bus Crash
Wisner Baum obtained $1.7 million on behalf of a child who was killed in a school bus crash.
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