San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyers

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Have you been involved in an accident caused by negligence and has left you injured? If someone else was responsible for your injuries and you want to hold them legally and financially responsible, our San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Delfino Green & Green can help. In the 30 years we have been in practice, we have successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients. We are truly dedicated to providing compassionate representation and helping our clients recover compensation.

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California Personal Injury Statute Of Limitations

According to the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in California is two years. This means you have two years to file a personal injury claim or you will not be able to file your claim, losing your legal right to pursue compensation. While there are ways to extend the statute of limitations, the party filing must meet specific requirements set out by the state of California. For example if an injury victim is under the age of eighteen the two-year clock does not begin until their eighteenth birthday. There are also circumstances that can shorten the statute of limitations such as if your claim is against a California government agency. In these circumstances and individual have only six months. Have questions? A personal injury attorney in San Francisco from our firm can let you know how the statute of limitations can affect your case. Don’t wait to file our claim! Contact us today to get started.

Damages You Can Recover in a Personal Injury Case in San Francisco

Damages is a legal term used to describe what injury victims can recover compensation for in a personal injury case. Generally, there are three types of damages, economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. The first two damages, also commonly called as general and special damages, are known as “compensatory damages.” This means that economic and non-economic damages are the damages responsible for compensating the injured party for as many losses as possible. These losses can include:
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages due to the inability to work
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
Compensatory damages are often the most talked about since they are the damages most often awarded in a personal injury case. The last type of damages, punitive damages, differ from compensatory damages in that their main purpose is to punish the at-fault party instead of compensating the injured party. Punitive damages are often very severe, as such, they are not often awarded.

Common Cases We Handle

At Delfino Green & Green, we take negligent and reckless behavior very seriously. Over the years, we have seen the ways in which irresponsible people have caused devastating accidents and injuries. Our legal team has extensive experience representing all types of injury claims and can work with you to determine the best course of action for your case.

We handle the following cases and more:

  • Car Accidents A single car accident is enough to change someone’s life forever. If you have suffered injuries in a car accident, please learn more about how our personal injury attorneys in San Francisco can help you by reading our car accident page today.
  • Truck Accidents Because of their large size and considerable weight, trucks are capable of causing catastrophic damage in the event of an accident. If you have suffered injuries, our firm has the skills and knowledge to investigate your claim and fight for you. Learn more today.
  • Motorcycle Accidents While a fun and convenient means of transportation, motorcycles lack the protection that cars offer. This means that in the event of an accident motorcyclists are far more vulnerable. If you have been injured at the hands of a negligent driver, learn how we can help you today!
  • Defective Products All too often companies put dangerous products on the market, either out of negligence or in an attempt to help their bottom line. If you have been injured by a defective product, contact us today! We are ready to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
  • Nursing Home Abuse When we entrust a home to take care of our loved ones we expect them to be in good hands. If your loved one has not been taken care of, read about your options to file a claim and how our team can help you on our nursing home abuse page.
  • Wrongful Death Losing a loved one is never easy, losing a loved one because of someone else’s negligence can be devastating. If you have lost a loved one, learn more about your options, and how our team can help you and your family today.
  • Bicycle Accidents While motorists are required to follow certain rules on the road to ensure the safety of cyclists, these rules are all too often ignored. If you have been injured in an accident at the hands of a negligent driver, learn how our firm can help you today.
  • Brain & Head Injury A brain injury is one of the most severe injuries a person can suffer from. The recovery time can be quite long, and the toll is can take on your life can be overwhelming. If you have suffered a head injury learn how our team can help you by reading our brain and head injury page today.
  • Burn Injury Burns are terrible injuries that can be sustained from numerous accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured, our firm can fight to hold the at-fault party responsible while you focus on the most important thing, recovering from your injuries.
  • Bus Accidents Public transportation is a service many people take advantage of, and one most people expect to be safe to use. If you have been injured in a bus accident, our personal injury attorneys in San Franciscoare ready to help you. Learn more about how we can help you by reading our bus accidents page today.
  • Pedestrian Injury  Pedestrians may have the right of way, but that doesn’t mean that motorists are looking out for them. If you have been injured by a negligent driver, our firm is ready to help you! Learn more about your rights and options today but reading our pedestrian injury page.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Spinal cord injuries are capable of changing a person’s life forever. Often very severe, those who have suffered an injury to their spinal cord deserve justice and an adequate compensation amount to recover and adjust to their post-injury life. Learn more about how our personal injury lawyer in San Francisco will fight for you on our page.

Should I Hire an Attorney for My Personal Injury Case?

The legal team at Delfino Green & Green are ready to fight on your behalf as true advocates on your side. Committed to working for your best interest every step of the way, our experienced team will fight for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Insurance companies, despite what they may say in their commercials, are almost never looking out for your best interest. Instead they primarily interested in what will save them the most amount of time or money. Learn more about how we can help you today.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

Our San Francisco personal injury lawyers work efficiently to investigate your case, review the information about your accident, and build a strong case strategy to help hold the responsible party accountable. When you turn to our firm for representation, you can rely on us to provide you with the guidance and care you need and deserve. We know that this can be a trying time for you and your family and want to help you secure the maximum amount of compensation possible.

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Verdicts & Settlements

We've recovered millions for our clients


Construction Death

The husband and father of 4 young children was working at a construction site when he died because of another contractor's negligence. After more than two years of hard fought litigation, our team of experts was able to win a tremendous victory on behalf of our clients and ensure that all of their financial needs will be met. We could not bring back the husband/father for this family, but we were able to protect them from the financial devastation that can and often does result where the primary source of income for the family is taken away. We then worked with our team of financial planners to make sure that this family will always have financial security.


Bad Faith Insurance Claim

Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Bad Faith – Pollution Coverage Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. Green worked at one of the largest and most prestigious firms in the U.S. He was the primary attorney on an environmental insurance case that went to trial in San Francisco. After a several week trial, Mr. Green came away with a trial verdict against the insurers with a value of over $10,000,000 in available insurance coverage.


Traumatic Brain Injury

A 16 year old developmentally disabled kid was hit by a bus while in a crosswalk. He suffered a concussion which turned into post concussive syndrome, where the symptoms of the concussion don't heal completely. This is also known as a mild Traumatic Brain Injury ("mTBI"). Our firm was hired as trial counsel 6 months before trial because of our expertise in TBIs as well as cutting edge trial techniques. When we first associated into the case, there was a very minimal settlement offer and it did not appear that the Defense was taking the case seriously. Our team of attorneys, experts and staff immediately immersed ourselves in the case as we prepared to demonstrate the catastrophic consequences of this incident. Shortly before trial, the Defense could see that we had put all the pieces together to prove liability and that full justice for our young client required damages in the many millions of dollars. The matter settled for $5,750,000.


Disability Claim

Disability – Neurological Issues Our client became disabled from neurological issues. Our attorneys were able to work with the client and his physicians to quickly assemble all of the documentation necessary to support out client’s claim of total disability. The insurer agreed that our client was totally disabled and paid his claim.


Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury to Child A three year old child was being carried across the street when she was struck by an oncoming car. The child suffered a serious traumatic brain injury when she hit the ground. Her injuries were so serious she had to be hospitalized for several months. Our firm negotiated a settlement of $2,000,000 by forcing the payment of all of the available insurance from the driver’s automobile insurer ($1,250,000), the entire amount of the homeowners insurance limits available ($500,000), and all of the amounts that the person carrying the little girl was able to recover from the negligent driver ($250,000). We then arranged for another firm to prepare and fund a large Special Needs Trust for the health and welfare of the injured child.


Heart Condition Disability

Our client became disabled by a heart attack. The insurer refused to pay, claiming that our client was still able to perform his occupation. We met with all of our client’s doctors, obtained reports confirming the client’s inability to perform his prior occupation, and ultimately convinced the insurance company to pay the claim in full.


Builder’s Risk/Collapse

A contractor suffered a severe collapse at one of his sites. The claim was submitted to the insurer and denied. Mr. Green reviewed all of the facts, researched the law, and brought together the necessary experts to prove that the Contractor’s Builders Risk insurer was responsible for a substantial portion of the loss. He also proved that a subcontractor was negligent and the subcontractor’s insurer also paid a substantial settlement. In total, Mr. Green was able to obtain more than $1,700,000 in compensation for his client.


Heart Condition Disability

Our client had worked for the government for many years when she began suffering from a serious heart condition. All of her doctors told her that she could no longer work and if she continued to do so, she would be risking further injury to her heart or even death. Based on thi


Traumatic Brain Injury

Our client suffered a mild Traumatic Brain Injury when heavy object struck her in the head. The responsible party denied all fault and insisted until the very end that our client had not suffered a brain injury and offered nothing to settle the case. Our firm assembled a team of world renowned expert‘s to demonstrate that our client had suffered a mild Traumatic brain injury. The case settled shortly before trial.


Traumatic Hand Injury

Our client was working at a manufacturing plant. While operating a piece of machinery, his glove became caught in the machinery and part of his hand was severely injured. Ordinarily, this type of injury would be restricted to remedies available through Worker’s Compensation. However, through the knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity of our team of attorneys, we were also able to obtain a very substantial civil settlement for our client in addition to the workers comp settlement of his case.


Aviation Death Settlement

A husband and father of two small children was killed in an aviation accident involving a small aircraft. Our firm represented the widow and two children against the pilot of the aircraft. By hiring experts in aviation (to prove negligence) and economists (to prove damages), and utilizing William Green’s expertise as an instrument-rated pilot, we were able to make a very powerful case and obtain a very favorable settlement that allowed the family to survive financially.


Forklift Accident

A construction supervisor went to pick up some materials for a construction job. A worker at the yard neglected to set the parking brake on a piece of heavy equipment a few yards away. While the construction supervisor had his back turned, the machine rolled into him, pinning him against the side of his pick-up truck. He suffered several broken ribs, but that was the least of his injuries. Within several weeks of the accident, he had partially lost his sight. By working with medical experts, our firm was able to directly connect the sight loss to the injuries caused by the machine that rolled into our client. The case settled at Mediation without any need for a trial.

Words of Praise from Our Clients

“I had the pleasure of working with Sharon Delfino on my workmens comp case. She definitely had my best interest at hand. She was able to find me a great doctor and help me resolve my case. The staff there are always polite and friendly, never had an issue. It was a pleasure working with Delfino Green & Green !”

- Tabitha W

“I’ve known the firm’s founder, Bill Green, for many years and I can say that he is one of the best attorneys I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He and his associates at Delfino Green & Green are hard-working, highly responsive, and very professional, and they get the job done, without excuses. Bill is a great communicator, both with clients, and in Court, and invests time and money to include visual storytelling in his trials and mediations. You won’t find an attorney who cares more about you, and getting you an outstanding result for your case. Bill is one of the “good guys” in the legal profession…a great person to have on your side when dealing with the craziness of litigation.”

- Tim M

“A few years ago, I referred a friend of mine to the attorneys at Delfino Green & Green. He was extremely happy with the job they did on his case. He was severely injured when a car hit him when he was crossing a street and this event had the potential to ruin him in a number of ways – financially, physically, emotionally, etc. We kept in close contact during the lawsuit and he told me how great his lawyer and his assistant were throughout the process. Caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable. My friend ended up with a great result – fair financial compensation and great treatment for his injuries. Little did I know when I referred my friend that a few years later, I would need a lawyer for injuries I suffered, but I did. Based on my friend’s experience, I knew that Delfino Green & Green would be the right attorneys for me. So I hired Bill Green and his team to help and they jumped right into action. Now I can saw that I too have firsthand knowledge of just how great these guys are. They knew the law, they knew just how to handle my particular case, and they helped me get my life back after the horrible events that lead to my injury. I can’t imagine that you could do any better than hiring these folks. I’m so grateful for all they did for both me and my friend.”

- Evelyn A

“The work Delfino Green & Green did on my case was beyond excellent. The final result was superb, but I also truly appreciated how Mr. Green and the team kept me up-to-date at every stage of the case. I was able to reach someone whenever I needed something or had something important to report and the firm always let me know what was going on in my case. That was very important to me because I hadn’t found that to be true with other attorneys. In short, really top flight work, great people and results that met all of my expectations above and beyond.”

- Byron H
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