The personal injury law firm of Nadrich & Cohen has been handling personal injury cases since 1990, having recovered over $350,000,000 on behalf of injury victims in that time.
We handle many types of personal injury cases in San Francisco and the Bay Area, including but not limited to:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip And Fall Accidents
- Dog Bites
We have developed relationships with all of the best doctors in San Francisco and the Bay Area who work on a lien, meaning they won’t charge you until your case is over. Our injury lawyers in San Francisco are the experts at getting injury victims the best medical care for their injuries, and fair compensation for their injuries.
The finest doctors are willing to treat our clients on a lien because they know we virtually always force insurance companies to offer huge settlements out of court. The insurance companies almost always settle out of court with us because they know we’ll win if we take them to court. That’s respect, and that’s the kind of respect the insurance companies will treat you with if you have Nadrich & Cohen by your side.
You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering and more if you’ve been injured in the Bay Area, a situation which means you need an personal injury attorney in San Francisco. Our personal injury lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning we will only charge you for our services if we obtain financial compensation for you. That is our no fee promise. Our only fee is a percentage of your recovery.
Call an experienced personal injury attorney at Nadrich & Cohen now for a free consultation if you or a loved one was injured in the San Francisco area. You can also fill out the form on the right or talk with our live chat.
What Should I Do If I’ve Been Injured In San Francisco?
The first thing you should do after being injured is to seek medical attention. It is vital that you do this as soon as possible. Insurance companies can exploit any delay in treatment by claiming that your serious injuries were caused by something other than the negligence of their insured.
Gather documentation and evidence regarding your injury and the circumstances around it. Take photographs from multiple angles of the injury scene and your injuries. Get the contact information of any witnesses. Get the contact and insurance information of anyone responsible for your injuries. Write a detailed description of the injury and the circumstances around it as soon as possible while it’s fresh in your memory to help you with future recollection.
Keep talk with others to a minimum, including those at the scene of the injury, and especially other parties’ insurance companies. Don’t talk to other parties’ insurance companies at all. Insurance companies are experts at tricking people into accidentally admitting fault for injuries.
Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer so you won’t have to worry about accidentally incriminating yourself while dealing with insurance companies. Insurance companies won’t respect you without a lawyer, so they won’t offer you a fair settlement and they will dare you to take them to court if you don’t have a lawyer. Insurance companies are much more willing to offer fair settlements to those represented by experienced personal injury law firms like Nadrich & Cohen. You can call our legal team for a free consultation if you’ve been injured in San Francisco.
San Francisco Personal Injury Laws
Negligence is at the heart of almost any personal injury lawsuit. Juries in San Francisco (and the entire state of California) are instructed that negligence is failing to be reasonably careful to prevent harm from occurring. One is negligent when they don’t do what a reasonably careful person would do in the same situation. One is negligent when they do what a reasonably careful person would not do in the same situation.
Anyone who injures another person in California by being negligent is liable for that person’s injuries.
The thing we do best at Nadrich & Cohen is proving that our clients’ injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence. This is how we generally obtain fair compensation for our clients’ injuries.
Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers
San Francisco, CA 94127
One must prove that negligence occurred, someone was injured and the negligence substantially caused the injury to establish a successful negligence claim in California.
Those who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence in California, by law, can recover financial compensation for many things, including but not limited to:
- Physical and mental pain and suffering, both in the past and in the future;
- Physical impairment;
- Permanent disability;
- Medical bills, both in the past and in the future;
- Lost wages, both in the past and in the future, as well as lost earning capacity;
- Punitive damages when negligence is willful and wanton;
- Household services if you’re unable to do things like laundry, cleaning, etc., because of your injuries;
- Loss of enjoyment of life;
- Loss of consortium, or the deprivation of married life benefits after an injury;
- Wrongful death damages, when a loved one died due to someone else’s negligence;
- Loss of society and companionship (in wrongful death cases).
Personal Injury Case Types We Handle In San Francisco
We handle many kinds of personal injury cases in San Francisco and the Bay Area, including:
- Amusement Park Injury
- Bicycle Accidents
- Birth Injury
- Boating Accidents
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injury
- Car Accident Cases
- Cerebral Palsy
- Coronavirus Outbreak
- Construction Injuries
- Cruise Ship Accident
- Dangerous Premises
- Dog Bites
- Drone Crash Lawsuits
- Electrocution Injury
- FELA Railroad Injury Claims
- Gas Can Explosion Lawsuits
- Gas Explosion Lawsuits
- Industrial Injuries
- Instapot & Pressure Cooker Explosions
- Jet Ski Crash Lawyers
- Logging Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Negligent Security
- Oil Field Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Slip And Fall Accidents
- Swimming Pool Accident
- Wrongful Death
- Zipline Injury Lawsuits
What If Someone Else’s Negligence Caused My Existing Injury To Get Worse?
Causation is key in a personal injury case. Causation essentially means who caused your injury to occur.
Preexisting injuries can sometimes be aggravated by the negligence of others. It can be difficult to prove causation in these cases, since insurance companies may claim that your injury was merely preexisting and not aggravated by the negligence of their insured.
For example, if you try to claim damages for a surgery necessitated by someone else’s negligence, an insurance company may try to argue that surgery would have been necessary anyways due to your preexisting injury.
Luckily, we’ve been representing personal injury clients in San Francisco for over three decades and have developed relationships with the finest experts in the Bay Area; experts who can prove your injury was aggravated by someone else’s negligence.
Our Team Includes The Finest Experts
You’re getting a team of the finest lawyers and experts when you hire Nadrich & Cohen. We have great relationships with all of the best experts in the Bay Area, including:
Medical Experts: These experts give depositions about your injury recovery trajectory and help us determine how much your medical care will cost. The experts we work with can help prove to insurance companies and juries that every treatment you need is necessary.
Vocational Experts: These experts can prove that you’re incapable of working due to your injuries if an insurance company tries to claim you’re capable of going back to work when you’re not.
Financial Experts: These experts can prove that you’ve lost a specific amount of income due to your injuries, as well as help determine how much inflation can impact your damages.
Accident Reconstruction Experts: These are the experts who can prove that your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, such as, for example, speeding which leads to motor vehicle accidents.
What If I’m Partially At Fault For My Own Injuries?
You can still recover financial compensation for your injuries in California if you were partially at fault for your injuries, as long as someone else’s negligence is also partially to blame for your injuries.
California is a pure comparative negligence state. This means that if you are found to be partially at fault for an accident, the damages you can recover are reduced by your percentage of fault for the accident. Thus, if you are found to be 20 percent at fault for an accident, your damages will simply be reduced by 20 percent. In this case, if you suffer $100,000 worth of damages, you will be eligible to recover $80,000 in damages, as $20,000, or 20 percent, will be reduced from your damages since you were 20 percent at fault for the accident.
How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
In most cases, you have two years from the date of your injuries to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time limit is known as a statute of limitations.
Failure to file a lawsuit within this time period can forever bar you from obtaining financial compensation for your injuries.
If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s best to contact experienced personal injury lawyers like Nadrich & Cohen as soon as possible to give them as much time as possible to ensure that all paperwork is filed in a timely manner. Personal injury cases are complex and time-consuming, so every little bit of time helps.
Do I Have A Personal Injury Case?
You are entitled to financial compensation for your injuries in California if your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence. Thus, you have a case if your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence.
If you are unsure if you have a case, call us today for a free consultation. We can explain to you if you have a case or not, and, if need be, we can investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine if someone else’s negligence was responsible for your injuries.
Do I Have A Case If I Don’t Think I’m Hurt?
If you have recently been in an accident, you may be hurt and not realize it. Some injuries don’t result in symptoms for weeks or even months. This is why it is important to always seek medical attention as soon as possible after any accident. A healthcare provider can tell you if you have any injuries which you may be eligible to be compensated for in a personal injury case.
What Should I Do If The Other Party’s Insurance Company Calls Me?
Don’t talk to them. Hire experienced personal injury lawyers like Nadrich & Cohen instead and let them talk to them for you. Insurance adjusters are trained to manipulate you into saying things they can use to reduce your payout. It is dangerous for you to talk to the other party’s insurance company. Let an attorney do that for you instead.
San Francisco Personal Injury Lawsuits
The personal injury lawsuits we file almost never go to court. Insurance companies fear Nadrich & Cohen, so they typically offer our clients fair compensation out of court for their injuries. We’ve obtained numerous recoveries for Bay Area clients, including a $55,000 settlement for a dinner guest in a Pacific Heights residence who was attacked by the homeowner’s dog.
We’ll always return your calls and emails promptly because we limit our employees’ workloads so they have the time to devote the personal attention you deserve to your case.
You may be eligible for financial compensation if you or a loved one was hurt in San Francisco, CA or the Bay Area. We handle many types of personal injury cases in California cities including but not limited to: San Francisco, Salinas, Santa Rosa, and Hayward. You can also call a personal injury lawyer in Modesto. Our services are free until and unless we obtain financial compensation for you.