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San Francisco Car Accident Attorneys

Seeking Justice & Fighting for Your Right to Compensation

The San Francisco car accident lawyers at Delfino Green & Green provide uncompromising representation for seriously injured car crash victims, as well as for families of the fatally injured. We recognize that people coping with debilitating injuries and wrongful death face many challenges financially, physically, and mentally.

Several challenges that often come with car accident injuries include:

  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential due to the inability to work
  • Permanently altered quality of life

These results can be devastating. Compensation for successful personal injury or wrongful death claims cannot alleviate all of the challenges you face. However, the help of an experienced and dedicated San Francisco car accident attorney may ease financial burdens and improve your quality of life immensely.

Injured? Get in touch with a skilled San Francisco car accident lawyer from our firm today to seek compensation.

Don’t Wait to File Your Claim!

According to the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, the statute of limitations for a car accident case is two years. This means you have only two years from the date of your accident to file a claim, or you most likely be unable to do so. The statute of limitations can be shorter, depending on the specifics of your case. In some cases, the time limit to file a claim can be extended. If you have any questions, contact an attorney from our firm right away to learn about your options and California law. Call us today, we offer free, no-obligation consultations!

Common Causes of Car Accidents

The causes of car accidents are almost as varied as their effects, though many collisions are the direct result of some form of driver negligence. Drivers have a duty to obey traffic laws and take a certain level of care to protect other motorists on the roadways. Unfortunately, whether due to carelessness or recklessness, drivers regularly breach this duty and cause devastating collisions.

Some of the most common causes of car accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Violating right of way rules
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Following too closely

An Overview of California's Car Accident Laws

California is a "fault" state when it comes to car accidents, meaning that the at-fault driver (or more accurately, their insurance company) will shoulder the financial cost of the crash and any resulting injuries. Injured parties may recover compensation for injuries and property damages up to the limits of the at-fault driver's policy. If the injured party's losses exceed these limits, or if the driver was uninsured, they may sue the at-fault driver for additional damages.

Establishing fault is not always black and white, however, as multiple parties may be to blame for a collision. In these situations, each party will be partially financially responsible for their share of blame in causing the collision.

Under California's comparative fault laws, car accident victims may still recover compensation even if they are found to be partially at fault for the crash, though their eligible recovery will be reduced by a percentage equal to their level of fault. For example, say you were injured in a crash and suffered $100,000 worth of damages. At trial, a jury finds you to be 20% at fault for the crash. In this case, you would only be able to recover $80,000 total (or $100,000 less 20%).

Insurance companies are well-versed in the rules of comparative negligence and will likely use this knowledge to pressure you into accepting a far lower settlement than you deserve. An attorney from our firm can help level the playing field and fight to secure a settlement that fully compensates you for your losses.

Can I File A Car Accident Claim After Insurance Pays?

Since most settlement agreements state that no additional compensation will be paid out after the settlement amount, once you agree to a settlement it can be very difficult to recover any further compensation. If you have been offered a settlement amount it is very important to speak to an attorney before you sign anything. If you have already agreed to a settlement, call our firm today to learn what options you may have and what our qualified attorneys can do for you.

Should I Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?

It’s important to speak to an attorney after suffering injuries in a car accident. Not only can they walk you through the often complicated legal process of filing a personal injury claim but, unlike insurance companies, they are true advocates on your side. Insurance companies are looking out for what will save their company the most amount of money, not what you need in order to recover well.

Additionally, many people find that the injuries they sustain in a car accident turn out to be more severe days or weeks after they sustained them. If you accept a settlement offer before you know the depths of your injuries, you may find your settlement no longer covers all your medical expenses. An experienced attorney from Delfino Green & Green can fight to protect your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Take Back Your Life with Our Help

At Delfino Green & Green, we handle car accident cases involving:

  • High speed/highway car accidents
  • Front-end car crashes
  • Vehicle rollovers and roof crushes
  • T-bone/side-impact crashes

Take the first step in taking back your life following a car accident. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury or your loved one was killed in a car accident, we can help you build a brighter future for yourself and your family. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we don’t get paid unless you get paid.

It all starts with one telephone call to schedule a free initial consultation. All calls are returned within 24 hours. In certain cases where you are unable to visit us, we will come to you. Spanish speaking attorneys and evening appointments are also available for your convenience.

Call us today at (415) 466-8544 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation with one of our knowledgeable auto accident lawyers in San Francisco.

Verdicts & Settlements
We've Recovered Millions for Our Clients

  • $10,000,000 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.
  • $2,400,000 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.
  • $2,000,000 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.
  • $1,800,000 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.
  • $1,700,000 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.

  • $1,000,000 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
  • $1,000,000 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.

  • $985,000 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.

  • $975,000 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.
  • $700,000 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

  • “Bill has the right attitude and level headed legal knowledge to assert whats wrong and bring justice where it is needed.”

    Amy W.

  • “The attorneys here are simultaneously the most competent and the most willing to go above and beyond for their clients in the areas of law they practice.”

    Daniel C.

  • “I felt they were a strong advocate and were attentive and concerned with protecting my best interests.”

    Kenneth F.

  • “Bill Green taking my case was life changing, I truly do not know what I would have done had I not retained his services.”

    Staci G.

  • “Bill Green is exceptional in the courtroom.”

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