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Personal Injury Attorneys in Berkeley, California with Record-Setting Settlements

Berkeley is one of the most notable cities in the San Francisco Bay area of California. The University of California, Berkeley is one of the most renowned universities in the United States. The city of Berkeley is home to approximately 120,000 residents. Being the 52nd most populous city in California means that thousands of people come into contact with negligent parties who cause accidents. If you are seeking a Berkeley personal injury attorney, contact our award-winning Berkeley injury firm today to schedule a free consultation.

You need an experienced personal injury attorney who has a history of winning cases in Berkeley, and all of California. 

Motor vehicle collisions and other types of accidents are inevitable in a city such as Berkeley. If you suffered bodily injury in an accident, you should retain an attorney with expertise in personal injury law. Contact our Berkeley firm at (888) 488-1391 to schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss the facts and see if you have a case.

Any individual who suffers bodily injury during an accident should first seek immediate medical treatment before performing any other actions. After receiving medical treatment, you may have questions regarding your accident and which party is liable for your injuries. If you want to understand details regarding personal injury law in California, contact our team at Arash Law led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. to schedule a free consultation. Your consultation is free of charge, and you do not have to pay any attorney fees at the beginning of your case.

You likely have specific concerns regarding your personal injuries. Serious injuries may require ongoing treatment and long-term rehabilitation. You may develop disabilities or complications that will never fully resolve. Our trusted team will provide you with a synopsis of your physical recovery and how your injuries may continue to affect your life in the future.

Our firm began with the purpose of aiding injured victims with these kinds of questions. Our injury attorneys have earned awards and accolades for their work. We have successfully resolved cases for thousands of clients.

The personal injury attorneys at Arash Law headed by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. achieved this by using expertise, knowledge, and legal skills. We have recovered over $500 million for our clients. Contact our team of lawyers today to learn how we can help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

$11,779,154.00

Verdict in a mild traumatic brain injury case involving a motor vehicle collision.
–  Judd Ross Allen

The Popularity Of Berkeley Is Clear

Berkeley is a unique city. Those people who reside in Berkeley admire its charm and diversity; tourists enjoy shopping and dining on famous thoroughfares, such as Telegraph Avenue.

The campus of the University of California in Berkeley offers intellectual and cultural activities, while the Arts District and Tilden Park provide art galleries and outdoor attractions.

Many tourists do not drive in a safe and responsible manner while visiting Berkeley. Berkeley has a larger number of motor vehicle accidents compared to cities its size in the State of California. Pedestrians walking in Berkeley may also be at risk of suffering serious bodily injury.

Pedestrian, Motorcycle, Bicycle, And Car Accidents In Berkeley

Approximately fifteen percent of the people who live in Berkeley walk to their jobs, while ten percent travel to work on bicycles. These factors contribute to Berkeley’s high rate of pedestrian and bicycle accidents. 

During any traffic collision involving bicyclists and pedestrians, it is more common for the bicyclist or pedestrian to suffer more severe injuries. Also, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer serious bodily injuries when they are involved in traffic collisions with automobiles. 

Drivers and passengers of vehicles may suffer whiplash, damaged joints, back injuries, and traumatic brain injuries, among others. Motor vehicle accidents can produce catastrophic injuries and multiple fatalities. 

Fighting for Compensation of Injured Victims in Berkeley, CA

Physical therapy, surgeries, and other forms of treatment can create escalating medical bills. Some injured victims may no longer be able to work due to their injuries, and these individuals may risk losing adequate housing and savings.

Obtaining the monetary compensation they deserve is sometimes the only means an injured victim has of escaping penury and debt. Our personal injury attorneys provide relief for those injured victims who are trying to rebuild their lives.

If you are an injured victim and walk away with a settlement or judgment in your favor, you can recover monetary compensation for medical bills, emotional trauma, and lost earnings.

The pain and suffering you experienced as a result of another party’s negligence are also recoverable as damages. Although financial compensation does not heal the injured victim, it still permits victims and their families to move on with their lives without the burden of staggering debt.

Sometimes an injured victim will die during an accident. A reliable wrongful death attorney can fight for the surviving family members to gain the monetary compensation they deserve. If you have questions regarding which parties can actively participate in wrongful death cases or how settlement amounts may be allocated, contact our Berkeley firm today.

Contact a Berkeley Personal Injury Attorney and Protect Your Legal Rights Right Away

Powerful insurance companies and large corporations use many strategies during personal injury cases, one of them being delaying the resolution of the final settlement. Representatives such as insurance claims adjusters may request that you not hire a personal injury attorney and attempt to resolve the case by yourself.

Insurance companies may tell you to see particular medical providers or have you fill out endless forms. These tactics are dangerous to your case, and you should always speak to a personal injury attorney before you communicate with any insurance company.

You may risk running up against the statute of limitations if the insurance company delays the settlement for two years. Under California law, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the date of the injury.

If you attempt to file a claim after the statute of limitations period has passed, you will be barred from filing the claim. Never believe the insurance company when they tell you they have your interests in mind. Contact Arash Law founded by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. and let us negotiate with the insurance companies and fight for the monetary compensation you deserve.

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From start to finish, Arash Law firm is there every step of the way with close, constant, personal contact and attention. I never knew a Law firm could actually care so much for me as a person and what I was personally going through as well as the settlement I was going to recieve once my case was finally completed. Thank you to everyone at Arash Law for your ongoing support and communication. You are the ONLY firm I will ever recommend to someone who is need of a great attorny.
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Do You Need Help With a Personal Injury Case? Here Are Some Common Questions and Answers.

You are in good hands. If you or a loved one suffered a serious bodily injury during an accident, a personal injury lawyer could provide you with assistance in the city of Berkeley. Personal injury attorneys represent injured victims who have suffered bodily injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and fractured bones. Injured victims may also claim non-economic damages such as emotional trauma and pain and suffering. Also, personal injury attorneys can obtain monetary compensation that can cover funeral expenses and medical bills.

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How Will I Pay for My Medical Treatment?

At the beginning of your medical treatment, you and the insurance company that insures you will pay for your medical treatment. But if another party is liable for your injuries, and their negligence causes your injuries, then that party will be financially responsible for the medical treatment you received due to the accident.

Our trusted personal injury attorneys will tabulate and organize your medical bills as a component of the economic damages you are claiming in your case. If you receive long-term care or rehabilitation, the cost will also be included in any settlement agreement. Once your personal injury case settles or is resolved in court, you will recover the total cost of your medical bills.

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What Can I Do About My Lost Wages?

If you suffered serious injuries and you were unable to work for a period of time, then you can recover monetary compensation for these lost wages. Under California law, lost wages are included as economic damages in personal injury cases. The negligent party that caused your injuries is responsible for compensating you for lost wages. Your injuries may cause you to miss more work in the future, and if this is the case, we can claim lost future earnings as damages in your personal injury case.

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How Will I Continue to Pay For Continuing Medical Services?
Ongoing or continuing treatment under California law is categorized the same way as lost earnings and medical bills. When you claim economic damages, you can claim ongoing treatment. This means the total cost is compensable as part of a final settlement agreement. It is important that you document in writing that your injuries require continuing medical treatment. These facts need to be discussed during all settlement negotiations. Our Berkeley personal injury attorneys at Arash Law managed by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. will fight for monetary compensation related to your continuing medical treatment.
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Can I Trust My Insurance Company to Be Honest and Fair With Me?

Not all insurance companies operate in the same manner. However, most insurance companies are in business to make money, not to protect injured victims. One of the primary goals of the insurance company is to pay injured victims the lowest amount of money. 

Some insurance companies may use manipulative negotiation tactics or hide information from injured victims. It is in an injured victim’s best interest to retain a personal injury attorney and have the attorney communicate with the insurance company.

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Does the Settlement Negotiation Process Take a Long Time?

No two cases are identical. All accidents and injuries are unique because they occur under specific conditions and circumstances. Settlements are also unique. Defense counsel may offer a substantial settlement amount early on in the case, and the settlement negotiations could be over in a few months.

However, if the case goes to trial, it could take longer than a year for an injured victim to receive a settlement or judgment. The personal injury attorneys at our firm will provide you with updates regarding your case and the progress of all settlement negotiations.

The Most Common Accidents in Berkeley

As documented by the 2016 census, Berkeley’s population is approximately 120,000. Many workers who commute to areas near the San Francisco Bay for work choose to live in Berkeley.

A majority of Berkeley residents are active cyclists and walkers who enjoy spending time outdoors. Transit systems also operate in Berkeley, and many accidents occur due to the number of pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers interacting with one another.

The Transportation Injury Mapping System recently reported a single year during which approximately 600 collisions occurred in Berkeley. One of the most common causes of personal injury accidents in Berkeley results is a driver failing to yield to pedestrians using crosswalks.

Our personal injury attorneys have represented people who were injured in pedestrian accidents, trucking accidents, and bus accidents, among others. Yet some types of accidents are more common than others.

What follows are some of the most common types of accidents in Berkeley: 

These types of accidents often result in serious bodily injuries. The personal injury attorneys at Arash Law led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. have represented clients who suffered a catastrophic injury.

The most common severe injuries include:

  • Lacerations
  • Severe concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Fractured bones
  • Lacerations
  • Severe concussions
Our attorneys work with medical professionals that can treat your injuries, no matter how severe or catastrophic. We can get you additional medical treatment if your injuries necessitate it. We can also find a trauma counselor for you so you can heal from the pain and suffering you experienced. The attorneys at our Berkeley firm are here to help you recover as soon as possible from your injuries.

Our Berkeley Personal Injury Attorneys Handle Many Different Claims

Our personal injury attorneys handle the following types of claims:

  • Wrongful death – It is difficult to lose a family member during a tragic accident. You likely have legal grounds to file a wrongful death claim if your family member died due to someone else’s negligent conduct.
  • Spinal cord injury – Vicious attacks, sudden falls, and motor vehicle accidents are all capable of causing spinal cord injuries. Our experienced personal injury attorneys at Arash Law will help you seek monetary compensation for your serious injuries.
  • Traumatic brain injury – If you suffered a traumatic brain injury, it might not be self-evident immediately after the accident. The competent Berkeley personal injury attorneys at Arash Law managed by Arash Khorsandi can obtain the financial compensation you deserve.
  • Severe burn injury – Serious burn injuries cause mental trauma, pervasive scars, disability, and extensive medical bills. A personal injury attorney can help you obtain financial compensation for your non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
  • Turo accident – Our personal injury attorneys work with clients who suffered an injury on rented Turo devices. We also represent parties who were struck by Turo vehicles.
  • Dog bite Individuals who suffer dog bites can experience severe lacerations, bacterial infections, scarring, and amputation. The firm’s committed personal injury attorneys will review the evidence regarding your case and inform you if you have legal grounds for filing a claim for damages.
  • Train collision – Train accidents often cause catastrophic injuries to many different victims. The railroad companies or other liable parties are often responsible for the injuries caused by these accidents.
  • Scooter injury – Scooter riders are often struck by pedestrians and those driving automobiles. The personal injury attorneys at Arash Law headed by Arash Khorsandi can help victims with scooter injury claims.
  • Bus accident – You may be able to receive financial compensation if you suffered an injury on a public bus or private bus.
  • Pedestrian accident – Individuals injured during pedestrian accidents often suffer severe injuries. The injured victims in these cases typically have strong cases against the negligent parties.
  • Airplane crash – The majority of airplane accidents are caused by someone’s negligent acts. If you or a loved one suffered a personal injury or death during an airplane crash, contact us today.
  • Boat accident – Boat accidents occur all year round in the State of California. Our personal injury attorneys have experience handling maritime cases and personal injury cases concerning boating cases.
  • Premises liability – Premises liability cases are complex and often involve multiple parties. Premises liability cases often arise due to a manager or owner failing to properly maintain a property.
  • Slip and fall – Poorly maintained properties can often produce slip and fall cases. Our personal injury attorneys can help you if you fell and suffered a bodily injury while you were on commercial property.
  • Rideshare accident – Accidents while riding in an Uber or Lyft vehicle raise complex issues. These cases can leave injured victims feeling anxious, angry, and stressed. Our passionate personal injury attorneys can answer your questions regarding rideshare accident claims.
  • Bicycle accident – Bicycle accidents often occur unexpectedly. If you suffered personal injury while cycling in Berkeley, contact our legal team today.
  • Motorcycle accident – Motorcycle accidents are frightening both to experience and witness. You could bring a claim if your injuries were caused by the negligence of another party.
  • Car accident – You need to take specific steps after an automobile accident. The personal injury attorneys at Arash Law managed by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. can guide you through the process so you can obtain the monetary compensation you deserve.
  • Truck accident – If you file a legal claim against a commercial truck driver, you will soon realize how complex one case can become. Our truck accident lawyers can help you navigate these complex negligence cases.

The type of injury you suffered may not be featured on this limited set of accident types. Led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., the personal injury attorneys at Arash Law in Berkeley are here to offer assistance regarding your injuries and any legal claims you may have. Our attorneys have the requisite experience and knowledge to represent you.

Contact our legal team as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation during which we can discuss the facts of your case. Call us at (888) 488-1391 to learn more about the legal services we offer.

Berkeley’s Most Hazardous Intersection

Gilman’s street. Western end. This is the most dangerous intersection in all of Berkeley. Gilman’s proceeds through to a section where eight lanes pass through Interstate 80. The Bay Trail is on the western side of this intersection and is often filled with cyclists and runners.

 

Gabriel M.
$7,750,000
Car Accident Settlement
This was a sad and tragic case in which our client was paralyzed after being struck by a distracted driver. The maximum policy settlement was 5.25 million and we were able to settle for the full amount. In addition, we were able to add additional workers' compensation benefits from our client's employer, as he was working at the time of the incident. The parties agreed to settle our client's workers' compensation claim for $2.5 million.
Car Accident Settlement
This was a sad and tragic case in which our client was paralyzed after being struck by a distracted driver. The maximum policy settlement was 5.25 million and we were able to settle for the full amount. In addition, we were able to add additional workers' compensation benefits from our client's employer, as he was working at the time of the incident. The parties agreed to settle our client's workers' compensation claim for $2.5 million.

Which Types of Damages May I Claim After an Accident?

No two accidents are alike. Every case will produce a unique set of damages that can be claimed by an injured party. Arash Law’s Berkeley personal injury attorneys managed by Arash Khorsandi will help you understand which damages you can claim as part of your personal injury case.

Damages are categorized into economic damages and non-economic damages under California law. Economic damages are often capable of being quantified. Medical costs, lost earnings, emergency room bills, and property damage are all forms of economic damages.

Our skilled attorneys will help you determine which specific economic damages you can claim in your case. Non-economic damages are often incapable of being quantified. However, this does not mean that you cannot claim a dollar figure associated with non-economic damages.

These damages include loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, and emotional trauma. It is impossible for anyone to put a dollar amount on these experiences, but the law compensates injured victims for these types of damages.

Our personal injury attorneys in Berkeley can guide you through every step of the personal injury process. We can help you gather evidence, request medical records, and subpoena important documents.

How Many Personal Injury Claims End Up Going to Trial?

Many people may feel anxious when they learn their case is going to court. Only 5% of all personal injury cases go to trial. Most cases are resolved through settlement, arbitration, and mediation

Many Consequences of an Injury May Not Be Immediately Apparent

Some injuries may produce symptoms that are immediately noticeable after an accident. Other injuries may not produce noticeable symptoms for weeks or months. Medical treatment may be complicated or delayed due to different injuries having different symptoms.

The financial cost of extensive medical treatment can be devastating to victims and their families. The settlement in a case may be less if the case is resolved before latent symptoms become noticeable. The talented team run by Arash Khorsandi at Arash Law advises clients to hold off on settling or going to court.

Once a settlement offer is signed, the client signs a waiver stating that no further litigation is possible. It is best to wait until all of your injuries are documented and analyzed before accepting a settlement offer.

Establishing and Proving Pain and Suffering

The following documents can help you prove that your pain and suffering are immediate and apparent:

  • Psychiatric records
  • Photographs of your injuries
  • Expert testimony
  • Medical impressions
  • Medical records
  • Medical bills
  • Psychiatric records
  • Photographs of your injuries
  • Expert testimony
  • Medical impressions
  • Medical records
  • Medical bills
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What Is the Amount of Compensation for Pain and Suffering in a Whiplash Case?

Whiplash injuries may settle for anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000. Whiplash injuries may produce paralysis, disability, and cognitive damage. Individuals with permanent forms of damage may settle their cases for anything from $1 million to $5 million.

2
May I Claim Anxiety Following an Automobile Collision?

If you have not suffered any physical injuries, you may be permitted to claim financial compensation for your injuries. Anxiety may produce emotional trauma. 

3
If I Get an MRI, Will This Make the Amount of the Settlement Greater?

An MRI will likely make the value of your case greater. An MRI is expensive, and this will increase the settlement amount. The scan may reveal additional injuries you can add to your other claims. 

4
Do I Accept the Initial Compensation Offer?

You should not accept the first offer from an insurance company unless you have been advised by your attorney. You should also consult independent legal advice before accepting a settlement offer.

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What Should I Do When Retaining An Attorney?

You should analyze these facts when choosing to hire an attorney:

  • Physical location – How far away is the lawyer’s office? How often can you see and speak with the attorney?
  • Total cost – Does the attorney charge an hourly fee or a retainer? Does the attorney work on a contingency basis? How much will your particular case cost?
  • Credentials – How long has the attorney practiced? Has the attorney worked on other cases similar to the one you are bringing to their office?
  • Comfort level – Do you feel comfortable telling the attorney personal information? Does the attorney seem genuinely interested in helping you solve your problem?
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Which Questions Should I Ask a Potential Berkeley Injury Attorney?

Asking these questions will help you at the beginning of your meeting with an attorney:

  • How long have you been practicing?
  • What are the next steps in my case?
  • What are your fees?
  • How often do you settle cases?
  • How many previous cases similar to mine have you handled?
Checking Disciplinary History

You should research your attorney before you hire them. Disciplinary organizations scrutinize attorneys and consumer issues. You can make sure that the attorney is licensed to practice law in your state. You can review their disciplinary record and see if the complaints on file are serious or frivolous.

Schedule A Free Consultation Today With Our Dedicated Attorneys

Our Berkeley injury attorneys at Arash Law managed by Arash Khorsandi, Esq. can provide you with exceptional legal representation. Contact us today at (888) 488-1391 to learn more about the legal services we offer.

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