A single car accident and injury can put you out of work and in financial hardship. Let our attorneys fight for you so you get the compensation you deserve.
At The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani, our San Francisco personal injury lawyers know the entire legal process. Call us 24/7 for a free case evaluation.
Jacob Emrani Is Ready to Help
As a personal injury client, it may seem the cards are stacked against you. You are hurt, broke, and all the insurance companies care about is their own interests and paying as little as possible. Jacob Emrani knows the law and how to negotiate a settlement. If necessary, he will take your case to trial to get the maximum settlement amount possible.
For over two decades, Jacob has been providing high-quality legal representation for personal injury clients. San Francisco, a city of 837,000, is the second most densely populated city in the United States, so car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents occur on a daily basis. Road and foot traffic continue to increase. When it comes to motorcycle and pedestrian accident injuries and deaths, the city ranks quite high.
A Law Firm that Stands Out from the Rest
The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani is familiar with the types of injuries most often seen in common accidents, and the kind of compensation personal injury victims need to live their lives. Some auto accident claims have led to settlements in the millions of dollars. Broken bones, neck injuries, and spinal and traumatic brain injuries can require surgery, ongoing medical care, and extended physical therapy, mobility aids, and modifications—expenses, which on top of regular bill, which are unaffordable. Especially when one is out of work.
A vast range of resources puts clients at an advantage as well. Whether you need a lawyer quickly or are concerned about a statute of limitations, San Francisco personal injury lawyers are knowledgeable, understanding, and compassionate. Getting the medical treatment you need, obtaining witnesses, and even finding out how much your case is worth (using our online tool) is not a hassle. A proactive approach and vast network of professionals benefit every client from beginning to end.
The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani is the authority in personal injury law. Heard on radio and seen on television, the firm has been recognized in many ways. Recognitions include “AVVO Client’s Choice Award 2017”, “Lawyers of Distinction 2018”, and a top 1% ranking in the “2014 Litigation Awards”. Most recently. Jacob is a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Representing the Most Common Accident Cases in San Francisco
When you’ve been injured in an accident, there’s so much to think about. Your condition and health, and getting treated, may be your first priority. There are police reports to file and evidence to gather as well.
It’s also extremely important to be careful when dealing with insurance companies. The at-fault driver’s insurer will do anything to obtain information that could damage your claim, and even manipulate your words and actions to put it in jeopardy. One wrong move or any mistake you make along the way can reduce the value of a claim or eliminate any chances of a settlement, which is why you need a San Francisco personal injury law firm like the Law Offices of Jacob Emrani to represent you in:
Negligent drivers cause accidents every day. They are often distracted by texting, talking on the phone, and engaged in other activities that break their concentration. Motorists under the influence of alcohol or drugs are a considerable danger. Illegal turns, speeding, and recklessness often put others in harm’s way. The causes of car accidents are sometimes uncertain, but an experienced attorney can investigate your case and gather evidence while it is still fresh and available, and even speak to witnesses to build the strongest case possible.
Motorcyclists have little protection, so often suffer life-changing and deadly injuries in accidents. Other motorists may be at fault for negligence, but may fail to see an oncoming motorcycle. Broken bones, spinal cord and brain injuries, whiplash, road rash, internal bleeding, paralysis, and loss of limbs are not uncommon. You may be out of work for a while, affecting your earning capacity. A motorcycle injury lawyer in San Francisco can ensure your proceedings move along smoothly and fight aggressively to maximize the value of your claim.
Due to higher risks, truck drivers are held to strict legal standards when it comes to responsibility, work hours, and liability for accidents. The leading cause of truck accidents is driver fatigue, but overloaded trucks, DUIs, insufficient training, and mechanical defects cause problems too. Big rigs (weighing up to 80,000 pounds), 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, and tractor trailers, and even buses, delivery trucks, and oversized vehicles, are much larger and heavier than sedans and other passenger automobiles. Therefore, they can cause substantial damage and injury and are responsible for a disproportionate number of deaths on the roads.
Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles and bicycles are often seriously injured; every year there are about 75,000 vehicle-related injuries to pedestrians, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. Pedestrians don’t and are not required to wear protective gear. Impacts from moving vehicles cause severe injuries in accidents that can occur while crossing a street or through a construction zone. Children and senior citizens are most at risk and times of low visibility are the most dangerous. But motor vehicles aren’t the only risks, injuries occur due to slick surfaces, poorly maintained roads, and other hazards.
Every year, over 450,000 people in the U.S. are burned. A burn may be caused by a cooking accident or electrical hazard, but a car accident or product defect can lead to such an injury as well. The manufacturer of a defective product, if they knew or should have known about a burn or flammability hazard, may be held liable and responsible for compensating a personal injury victim. Burn injuries range in severity and can cause nerve damage, limited mobility, amputations, and emotional suffering.
A traumatic brain injury can immediately alter a person’s physical and psychological state. Sometimes, the effects take time to manifest. Almost always life-altering, a TBI can be fatal but survivors often face a lifetime of physical challenges and loss of independence. Ongoing care includes medical treatment, speech therapy, physical therapy, psychiatric support, and home care modifications. Paralysis, loss of mobility, blindness, and personality changes are just a few of the common impacts of a brain injury.
Neck injuries are common in car accidents because of a rapid back and forth or side to side motion of the head. They often result in muscle and ligament strains, herniated disks, and whiplash, which can cause substantial soft-tissue injuries, pain, spinal cord/nerve damage, and sometimes paralysis.
Blood loss, infections, and crushed limbs can lead to amputations that completely change a person’s life. An amputation prevents a victim from performing the work and enjoying the activities they did before. Following extensive medical treatment and care, a lifetime of modifications, physical therapy, and counseling are required.
If a loved one has died due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful act, and a personal injury claim could have been filed if the decedent had lived, you can file a lawsuit. Surviving family members, spouses, children, or personal representatives may file a wrongful death claim, due to any type of accident, with the help of a San Francisco personal injury attorney.
Compensation for Your Injuries
Obtaining compensation for a personal injury can be a long and arduous process. If your case is successful, you may be compensated for:
- The cost of medical bills incurred for surgery/treatment/medications following the accident.
- The estimated cost of future medical treatment anticipated as the result of your injury.
- Income lost due to the injuries, along with a loss of possible future earnings.
- Costs for home modifications to accommodate your needs after being injured.
- The cost of repairing your vehicle or other property damaged in the accident.
- Disability, scarring, and loss of bodily function caused by the injury.
- Burial/funeral costs and loss of financial support/household services provided by a deceased person.
Compensation is generally broken down into three types. Compensatory damages cover costs directly related to the injury, such as medical bills and missed pay. General damages may cover pain and suffering and other less quantifiable effects, while punitive damages put a dollar value on punishing the defendant for their involvement in an accident or their actions leading up to it.
Get Action on Your Case Immediately
It’s essential to get started pursuing a personal injury case as soon as possible. There is a two-year statute of limitations in California, starting from the date the injury occurred. If you discover an injury later, you’ll have just one year to file your claim from the date it’s discovered. Since there are few exceptions to the statute of limitations, you need a personal injury lawyer who can act swiftly. There are many steps to a lawsuit and each one can take more time than expected.
Contact a San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer
The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani is prepared to represent you in a car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, or other personal injury case. Experienced fighting for clients who’ve suffered losses such as broken bones, burns, whiplash, amputations, and brain injuries, we can get the compensation you deserve, despite a mountain of challenges and shifty insurance companies. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence or malicious intent, call our San Francisco personal injury law firm at 888-952-2952 or contact us online today.