San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyers

San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyers

Catastrophic injuries have severe effects on the injury victim that can last a lifetime.

When Do You Need a San Francisco Personal Injury Attorney?

Those injured by another person’s negligence may be entitled to significant compensation under the law. Read on to learn how pursuing legal action can help if you’ve been injured.

The attorneys at Levin Simes are a highly-skilled, nationally-recognized group of trial attorneys with more than 100 years of combined litigation and trial experience. They include members of invitation-only organizations like the American Board of Trial Advocates and California SuperLawyers™. They have also been appointed by judges throughout the country to leadership positions in cases where people have been severely injured by dangerous drugs, medical devices, and asbestos.

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We know that when you hire us as your lawyer, you put your trust in us and we honor that commitment. Our attorneys are fearless and successful in the courtroom and we have the financial resources from our years of success to invest the money necessary to win. Lawyers, insurance companies, and corporations know that we are tough adversaries in the courtroom and won’t back down. Our reputation means that we are able to litigate matters to resolution.

We personally investigate and handle your case and develop strategies together. Our team of lawyers is also highly accessible and available to you. We keep you up to date as your case develops.

Levin Simes has been nationally covered by CNN, Vice, ABC, and more for their work in litigation ranging from Uber, Lyft, JUUL Labs, Samsung batteries, and other types of cases.

How Can I Find an Experienced San Francisco Injury Lawyer Near Me?

In seeking a San Francisco personal injury attorney, look for proven case results, and information about billing practices. For instance, at Levin Simes we have recovered over $500 million on behalf of our clients.

Our firm works on a Contingency Fee basis. That means that we do not get paid unless you do and there is no hourly charge for our legal services.  With our experienced attorneys and financial resources, you can be assured that Levin Simes will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve.

Contact our firm promptly to make sure the statute of limitations (filing deadline) does not run out in your state.

Call us at (415) 426-3000 today.

What Damages Can a San Francisco Injury Attorney Help Me Obtain?

A damages award from a personal injury case can help cover various expenses caused by the injury. Without a lawyer, obtaining the full compensation amount can be difficult. However, a San Francisco injury lawyer can help ensure you receive the full damages award you are entitled to under the law. 

Damages may cover:

  • Full coverage of medical expenses, including hospital stays and medications
  • Lost wages due to not working while recovering from your injuries
  • Loss of future income if you are no longer able to work in the same way after the injury
  • Costs of treatments not typically covered by insurance, such as rehabilitation and therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress damages 
  • Damages caused by the loss of enjoyment of life
  • Punitive damages if the injury was caused by extreme negligence or recklessness
  • Wrongful death damages in cases where the negligence caused a person to lose their life

The total amount available in any personal injury case will vary depending on several factors, including the nature of the injury, the type of violation, and the lawyer’s experience in handling such cases. 

At Levin Simes, it is our job to prepare your case’s evidence, research the laws, and craft a trial strategy so you can receive the maximum amount of damages allowed under the law.

Personal Injury Lawsuit

At Levin Simes, we recognize that your life and the lives of everyone in your family are affected after a catastrophic injury. Everything changes in an instant. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury you may require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and long-term care. You may be unable to return to work. Members of your family may need to become caregivers. They may need to stop working to care for you or take on an additional job to help pay the bills.

Our San Francisco personal injury lawyers help clients gain access to the services they need for current and future care for their injuries. At Levin Simes, we also understand that the trauma caused by a catastrophic injury is not only physical, it is also emotional. This emotional suffering has an enormous effect on everyone. We listen, and we fight for you.

Catastrophic personal injuries have severe effects on the injury victim that can last a lifetime. You may suffer a temporary or permanent disability, or scarring and disfigurement. We have experience with the most serious catastrophic injuries, as well as wrongful death.

Our attorneys have obtained substantial results for clients who have suffered injuries as a result of the wrongful conduct of others including injuries caused by: sports and recreational activities, motor vehicle collisions, drugs and medical devices, consumer products, premises liability, and other causes.

Types of Cases Our San Francisco Personal Injury Law Firm Handles

Uber Lyft Accident & Assault

Rideshare accidents can leave you dealing with multiple parties to recover for your injuries. Uber has also developed a poor track record for keeping passengers and drivers safe from assault including sexual assault. Speak with our attorneys today regarding Lyft and Uber lawsuits.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is an egregious offense that can have long-term effects on the survivor. At Levin Simes, our team of women-led attorneys is committed to holding perpetrators accountable for their actions and obtaining justice for assault survivors. Read More

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Injuries

Mesothelioma and asbestos injuries continue to impact a significant number of people every year. Asbestos exposure can lead to lung disease, difficulty breathing, and various forms of cancer. Speak with one of our lawyers if you or a loved one have been affected. Read More About Mesothelioma Litigation and Asbestos Injuries

Defective Drugs and Medical Devices

Dangerous products such as defective drugs and medical devices can harm large portions of the population. Our San Francisco personal injury law firm is at the forefront of efforts to protect consumer safety and hold corporations liable for the injuries their products cause to the public. Read More

Vape

Vape battery explosions and fires can cause permanent damage and disfiguration. Lung injuries can also occur from use of such products. Legal issues have also arisen regarding the way these products are marketed to young people. Read More

Construction Litigation

Construction injury claims can involve highly specific types of on-site accidents that can result in severe, catastrophic injuries to workers. Our team has the experience and resources needed to ensure construction workers are compensated for their injuries and loss of the ability to work. Read More

Wrongful Death

Our attorneys are experienced in handling wrongful death cases, whether your family is suffering from the death of a parent, spouse, child or domestic partner. Read More

Car Accident

A car accident can leave you with injuries, past medical expenses, ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Speak with an experienced trial team to understand your rights and the potential liability of those that injured you. Read More

Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury can occur if you are involved in a motor vehicle collision or recreational activity, especially if you are hit from behind. The movement of the head and neck in a rear-end collision causes your brain to move, hitting the skull and causing injury. Read More 

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San Francisco Personal Injury Statistics

Injury risks are all around us at all times. However, residents of San Francisco and California may face distinct injury hazards due to the unique demographics of the area and its geographic location as a coastal region. 

The following are personal injury statistics compiled in a one-year period: 

Car Accident Statistics

The California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) reported 34 traffic fatalities and 3,926 injury crashes in San Francisco county alone. There were 14,915 traffic accidents in total. 

Car accident cases can involve severe injuries and may require legal action to fully compensate the crash victims and their families. Uber and Lyft accident cases are also common and require special considerations for litigation.

Vaping-Related Injuries

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported the following vape-related injury statistics for the state of California in a one-year period: 

  • 250 patients were hospitalized for severe breathing problems and lung damage
  • 5 confirmed deaths from vaping
  • An average age of 25 years old for vaping injury patients

The number of vaping-related injury cases is growing each year, and injury patients tend to be of a very young age demographic. Besides medical conditions caused by vape usage such as popcorn lung and wet lung, product-related injuries such as vape battery fires pose extreme risks to users.

Sexual Assault Cases

The San Francisco Police Department reported the following statistics for a one-year period: 

  • 257 rape cases
  • 17 incidents for transporting individuals for sex acts
  • 3 incidents for transporting people for involuntary servitude 

The difficult aspect of sexual assault and abuse cases is that many, many cases go unreported. Thus, statistics reported for these cases are typically lower than the number that are actually occurring. 

Sexual assault survivors may be hesitant to report due to feelings of fear, confusion, shame, or embarrassment. At Levin Simes, our team of women-led attorneys understand the delicate issues involved with assault claims, and can provide empathetic guidance in a completely confidential setting.

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What Our Clients are Saying

A.W. | Temple Hills, MD
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Got Me My Settlement Before I Expected It!

The law firm was awesome handling my case. They were very professional and understanding of what happened to me. They also got me my settlement before I expected it!!

A.F. | WASHINGTON, D.C.
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Could Not Have Been More Supportive

The team at Levin Simes LLP could not have been more supportive in handling my case. The entire process was smooth, professional, and done with the utmost respect. I am forever changed from this experience and it would not have happened without their help!”

M. R. | ARKANSAS
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Highly Satisfactory Result For All

Levin Simes has done an exemplar job in handling our asbestos claim from both a business and personal perspective. Their diligence, competence and compassion combined to produce a highly satisfactory result for all members of our family during the difficult time of losing our father to this horrible disease.

N.G. | CHICAGO, IL
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Extremely Grateful

I am extremely grateful for the handwork and dedication that Levin Simes LLP delivered, I couldn’t have handled this without them. They are professional and care about you! I highly recommend!

E.D. | UTAH
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Best Decision I Ever Made

Working with the attorneys from Levin Simes was the best decision I ever made. Everyone is so friendly and understanding. Thank you for all your hard work, Levin Simes LLP.

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We never settle for less.

Why should you?

Reaching out to a San Francisco personal injury attorney is the first step on your path toward recovering a better quality of life. At Levin Simes, we give our undivided attention to each client, and all communications are held in the strictest of confidence. 

Why Hire Levin Simes

At Levin Simes, we have decades of experience obtaining favorable results on behalf of our clients. Personal injury cases can be complex, but our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to deliver maximum results for you under the law.

We are on hand to guide you through the process and support you at every step of the way. Contact us by filling out the form or calling us directly at (415) 426-3000.

San Francisco Personal Injury Attorney FAQs

We never settle for less.
Why should you?

Reaching out to a lawyer is the first step on your path towards recovering a better quality of life. At Levin Simes, we give our undivided attention to each client, and all communications are held in the strictest of confidence. We are on hand to guide you through the process and support you at every step of the way. Contact us by filling out the form or calling us directly at (415) 993-9989.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is my personal injury case worth?

There is no set amount for how much a personal injury case is worth. Compensation available from a lawsuit depends on several factors, including the severity of the injury, the nature of the violation that caused it, and even the attorney’s skill and experience. 

Generally speaking, compensation can cover many losses and expenses like hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs. Contact a lawyer to learn more about your right to a damages award.

How do I sue for personal injury in California?

Suing for personal injury in California involves more than just filing papers with the court. It involves several complex preparatory steps such as researching the law, gathering evidence, requesting information from the other party (“discovery”), and negotiating settlement amounts. 

These are all highly intensive procedures that typically require the guidance of a lawyer. Contact Levin Simes at (415) 426-3000 for a no-cost consultation regarding your legal rights and next steps. 

How long does a personal injury lawsuit take in California?

There is no set time period for how long a personal injury lawsuit takes in California. Generally speaking, the legal process can take several months to a year or even longer, depending on the nature of the case. 

Also, there are filing deadlines involved for personal injury cases in California. Be sure to contact a lawyer and take action quickly if you’ve been injured, so you don’t miss the filing window for your case.

How can a San Francisco personal injury lawyer help me?

A personal injury lawyer can help you by accomplishing those tasks that only a legal professional is trained for. After an injury, you may not be in the best place physically or mentally to be concerned with legal matters. 

An attorney can help you by reviewing the facts of your case, examining relevant laws, filing all court forms and documents, crafting a strong trial strategy, and arguing for the maximum damages under injury laws. If you or a loved one were injured, contact Levin Simes at (415) 426-3000 to get started on your claim.

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