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The last thing anybody expects is that they will need a San Francisco personal injury attorney. Unfortunately, these cases arise regularly in and around this area, and the team at Allegiance Law is ready to help.

A personal injury claim or case is a dispute that arises when one person has suffered harm as a result of someone else’s actions. The purpose of the personal injury system is to allow the harmed person to be compensated financially or “made whole” after suffering harm due to someone else’s negligence or intentional conduct.

At Allegiance Law, we understand that even a minor accident can greatly disrupt your life. While just compensation for your accident cannot speed up the painful healing process of your injuries, it can alleviate the exhaustion, frustration, confusion, stress and worry you may experience due to the inability to work, to pay medical bills, and to receive long-term medical care. Our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to maximizing your net recovery by increasing the value of your case and by decreasing your medical obligations.

Being hurt in an accident can be traumatic and navigating the insurance claims process without an attorney can be intimidating. Insurance companies are well aware of this and as a result, may play games, unnecessarily delay your claim, or wrongfully deny your claim. If the responsible party’s insurance company contacts you after the accident, do not speak to them until you have received a consultation from a knowledgeable attorney. There is generally nothing you can say to an insurance adjuster that will help your case, but plenty you can say that will damage your claim. Most importantly, under absolutely no circumstances give any party access to your medical records. Finally, do not rush into any judgment about liability or the worth of your claim.

Many people injured in an accident wonder if they can afford to hire an attorney. At Allegiance Law, we handle our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay us nothing up front. Our office will only collect a fee from you after we have obtained a successful settlement or judgment for you.

Our attorneys specialize in the following areas of personal injury law:

Most common injuries in these cases

At Allegiance Law, our personal injury lawyers in San Francisco have extensive experience helping clients who have sustained a wide range of injuries. Whether due to a traffic accident, a slip and fall incident, a defective product case, or more, our attorneys regularly help clients who have sustained the following:

  • Severe strains and sprains
  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Open head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Other neck or back injuries
  • Amputation injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding

Aside from the immediate traumatic impacts of these injuries, San Francisco personal injury victims can also sustain significant scarring or disfigurement as well as long-term emotional and psychological damage.

What is the statute of limitations for a San Francisco personal injury case?

Each state is responsible for setting a statute of limitations, or time limits, for civil personal injury cases. In San Francisco, personal injury victims will have two years from the date the injury occurs to file a civil lawsuit against the alleged negligent party in their case. If victims fail to abide by this California statute of limitations, they will lose the ability to recover any compensation for their claim. Similarly, the statute of limitations in California for wrongful death claims is two years from the date of a person’s death.

There are various exceptions to the time limits in an SF personal injury case, including if the victim is under the age of 18 or if the person who caused the injury is out of state, in prison, or mentally incompetent.

What kind of compensation is available in a San Francisco personal injury case?

If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of somebody else in San Francisco, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. At Allegiance Law, our team has vast experience investigating these cases and securing the following for our clients:

  • Coverage for all injury-related medical bills
  • Lost income and benefits if a victim cannot work
  • Loss of future income or future earnings cases of disability
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against an alleged negligent party

The total amount of compensation awarded in a San Francisco personal injury case will vary depending on the circumstances related to each particular case. A skilled personal injury attorney from Allegiance Law will not back down from aggressive insurance carriers or at-fault parties because we know how important it is for you to be fairly compensated in these situations.

For more information on your potential claim, please contact our experienced San Francisco personal injury attorneys at 415-404-6395. In your FREE consultation, we will advise you on important time limitations with regards to preserving your rights, will walk you through the entire legal process, and will help determine the value of your claim. Let Allegiance Law help you today.

We are available to meet with you during business hours, evenings and weekends. Our offices are located in San Francisco, but we will be happy to drive and meet you.