San Francisco Personal Injury Attorneys
The San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyers at Bisnar Chase have helped clients find justice for over 40 years. Our law firm has a proven track record at winning 96% of personal injury claims and have won over $650 million dollars in compensation for accident victims.
If you or a loved one has experienced severe injuries due to negligence, please call for a free consultation. Our team of attorneys, paralegals and legal experts are always available to answer your questions and concerns.
Explore your legal options by calling 415-358-0723.
Personal Injury Cases We Fight For
San Francisco, CA is one of the most populated cities in America. With so many people residing in this city, there are bound to be accidents. Cases involving traffic fatalities, animal attacks, and bus incidents are a normality in this metropolitan. At the San Francisco Personal Injury Law Firm of Bisnar Chase we have succeeded in winning compensation with those most unique types of cases for injury clients.
The types of personal injury cases that we have handled and continue to handle include:
Car accident cases: According to Curbed San Francisco, in one year, 23 people lost their lives in car accidents. One of the main causes of motor vehicle collisions is cellphone usage. Young people use cellphones frequently while driving. Research studies state that although 94% of teens understand that texting and driving is dangerous, 35% of that amount admitted to still taking part in this type of distracted driving. California's law restricts cellphone usage while driving. If caught, it can result in fines and offenses.
Work accidents: It is the duty of employers to make sure that their workers are safe. Research indicates though, that many injuries in a work setting. The highest amount of workers that have lost their lives in a year was a staggering 6,632. If employees have been hurt, they have the right to file for compensation. When an employer does not have insurance then a worker should seek legal counsel. Steps that employers should take to prevent their employees from experiencing injuries involve proper training, wearing protective gear and maintaining upkeep on machines.
Dog bites: According to Pets.MD, every year 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States. Some reasons why a dog may bite a person may a touching a sensitive area, the dog has not been socialized properly, or the dog is territorial. Children are the largest demographic that experiences dog bites. The Human Society "estimates 51% of dog bite victims are children." One way a dog owner can prevent their animal from attacking others is through constant supervision. Making sure your dog is healthy, socializing your dog at a young age, and not entrusting your dog with a stranger are also some measures a dog owner can take to prevent injuries.
Pedestrian accidents: The California law states that pedestrians always have the right-away. This means if you do not give pedestrians including cyclists the right away (the opportunity to pass safely), a motorist can be left with a hefty fine, or worse killing someone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that in one year, "pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. That’s about one death every 88 minutes." One of the main causes of pedestrian collisions involves inpatient driving. Drivers are strongly encouraged to plan to get to a destination with plenty of time to spare so they do not potentially run over a pedestrian at a light.
Semi-truck wrecks: Within a 10 year period, 4,136 people lost their lives in large truck collisions. Of those incidents, 67% of those victims, were passenger vehicles. Semi-trucks weigh thousands of pounds compared to a passenger motor vehicle and have the potential to cause a large amount of property damage. Preventative measures that can be taken to avoid a large truck incident can include adequate training for truckers, making sure that a truck is working up to par and is safe to operate and refraining from distracted driving. In California, 339 people died in truck collisions. That is the second state with the largest amount of truck incident fatalities, with Texas being the first and Florida being the last.
Slip and falls: Slip, trip and fall accidents may seem like a harmless way to experience injuries, but depending on the situation and the age of the victim, they can be fatal. The largest demographic that die in slip and fall cases are older adults 65+. If a property is not properly maintained, such as a nursing home, the establishment could be held liable for the injury or death. Research has indicated that over 8 million people are rushed to the emergency room due to slip, trip and fall incidents. Many people suffer from bone fractures, traumatic head injuries or lose their lives in these types of cases. Property owners need to be aware and rectify hazardous zones such as slippery floors or damaged staircases.
Bus crashes: One of the primary types of bus accidents that occurs, unfortunately, is school bus collisions. Within a nine-year period, there were 1,172 school transportation incidents. Of those accidents, 301 students died. Different types of school incidents may be caused due to driver errors. A bus driver could potentially cause a wreck by texting and driving. Bus drivers are required to have a bus driver's license and a sufficient amount of training before carrying children. Crashes are also more likely to occur in more populated cities, for example, such as Los Angeles due to a large amount of traffic.
Wrongful death: A wrongful death in personal injury law is described as the loss of a life due to someone else's negligence. Examples of a wrongful death can be a person dying at the hands of a reckless driver, an employee losing their life due to an unsafe working environment or a customer dying from a harsh slip and fall incident in a grocery store. Surviving family members, surviving spouses, or a domestic partner can file a wrongful death claim. The statute of limitations states that an individual has two years to file a wrongful death claim. If you feel as though you have lost a loved one at the hands of carelessness and are seeking legal representation contact the San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Bisnar Chase to learn more about the potential compensation you may be entitled to.
Traumatic brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries whether they are minor or major can cause irreparable damage to a victim. If left immobile, the costs just to complete daily tasks (brushing teeth or grocery shopping) or having round-the-clock care can be expensive. How is the severity of a TBI measured? Medical experts use what is known as the Glasgow Coma Scale to determine the damage. Once the extent of the damage has been confirmed, treatment will then follow. Treatment for a brain injury may include occupational therapy, physical therapy, hiring a social worker to help with daily care decisions or planning and speech and language therapy.
Compensation You Can Claim
As an injury victim, you should not rely on insurance companies to understand what you are entitled to after an accident. Remember, at the end of the day it is the goal of the insurance company to offer you as little compensation as possible for the damages you have experienced. When you seek the help of a legal expert you can gain more insight into what damages you can be compensated for.
Damages or costs that you can be compensated for after an incident could be:
- Medical bills
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Steps to Take After Experiencing a Personal Injury
Many are at a loss of who to turn to for help after an accident. There are steps that you can take though to ease the process of receiving compensation for the damages and injuries you or your loved one have experienced.
Measures you should take after experiencing a personal injury are:
Seek medical attention immediately: It is important that after an accident you call an ambulance or are admitted to an emergency room immediately. If it is an incident that involves multiple people then wait for the police to arrive to assess the situation. If an injury victim(s) waits a long amount of time without seeking medical aid, an injury may worsen.
File a claim: As soon as you are conscious or you know that your family member is safe, file a claim through the insurance company. This will then begin the claims process which will lead you on the path to receiving compensation. Legal experts say to always be in constant communication with your insurance company to inquire about the status of your claim.
Speak to a personal injury lawyer: At times, insurance companies may purposely delay the process of your claim. This can lead to you accumulating more costs and being potentially left out of work for longer, losing out on wages. The San Fransico personal injury lawyers of Bisnar Chase of been helping victims who have been severely injured or killed at the hands of negligence for over four decades. Call today for a free consultation with a legal team member at 415-358-0723.
Reasons To Hire a San Fransico Accident Attorney
Many injury victims believe that their case can be handled at a lower level through their insurance company, but it is vital that victims understand that the insurance company is not on their side. When you hire our personal injury lawyers in San Francisco we will protect your rights and walk you through every step of the claims process.
The law offices of Bisnar Chase will also:
Inspect every detail of your case: When you file a claim through your insurance company, there may be minor details that may have been missed. Some details that may not have been taken into consideration would be pain and suffering, property damage such as a cellphone or laptop that was in the car at the time of the accident, or loss of consortium.
Have experience of taking cases to trial: The difference between a trial lawyer and a litigator is that a trial lawyer has experience fighting for clients in the courtroom. Trial lawyers, unlike litigators, understand how to select individuals for a jury, give a closing argument and have experience interacting with a judge.
Why You Shouldn't Rely On the Insurance Companies
Insurance holders believe that just because they pay for a specific policy, that if an accident were to occur, they would be protected.
Your insurance company can usually handle minor incidents but at times if your adjuster does not vigorously fight for you, the other party's insurance companies could:
- Delay the process: An insurance adjuster usually has an abundance of cases to deal with and is not compensated well for their position. They are looking sometimes look to delay the process of your claim to catch up on prior insurance claims. The delay could lead to you accumulating more expenses. Insurance adjusters could also do the opposite and make you an offer quickly that does not cover any of the damages for your accident so they can move on to the next case.
- Not compensate you for the entirety of your accident: Do not take the first offer you are handed by the insurance company. When you accept the first offer that comes your way and if you find out after that the amount won't cover all your losses, you cannot pursue compensation in the future. Instead, consult with a personal injury attorney to evaluate how much you should be compensated for your incident.
- Coerce you to say something that is not true: After an injury, victims are usually physically and emotionally vulnerable. Insurance adjusters can use this to their advantage. They can take a gentle approach and steer accident victims to say certain words so the statement can imply that the victim was at fault for the incident. Just state the facts of what happened.
Top-Rated San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyers
If you are in need of a San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer, please call us at 415-358-0723. Upon your call, you will receive a free consultation with a top-notch legal expert. For over 40 years, we have taken on the biggest insurance companies and have won millions for those who have been injured in a disastrous incident.
Begin the process of healing today and contact our San Francisco law offices to learn more about your rights as an accident victim.
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