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Our Award-Winning San Francisco  Accident Lawyers Are Dedicated To Making You Stronger

Accidents are never predictable, but some are preventable. Holding the negligent parties accountable is the best way to respond. If you or someone you know has met an accident in the Bay Area, our San Francisco accident lawyers can help you get compensated. Call Arash Law at (888) 488-1391 for a free and confidential case consultation.

San Francisco is known to many as the home of the historic Golden Gate Bridge and the world-famous chocolate company Ghirardelli. With over 800,000 residents, it’s the fourth most populous city in the state. Unfortunately, individuals in populated cities are almost always at risk of getting into an accident. Whether it’s a car collision, a slip-and-fall, or a side swipe, the city of San Francisco is no stranger to such accidents. That’s why hiring accident lawyers is vital to protect victims’ rights when the unthinkable happens.

Our San Francisco accident lawyers, led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., are passionate about getting justice for injured victims in the form of fair compensation. Accidents can turn life for the worse, but we can help you move forward after these traumatic experiences. With a proven track record of success in the field of personal injury law, Arash Law will make sure you are cared for from the moment you call until your case is resolved. Count on us to be your best advocate, and we’ll do all we can to protect your interests.

Car Accident
A farm worker, suffered multiple broken bones and other orthopedic injuries resulting from an auto accident where the defendant driver attempted to make a left turn in front of our client in heavy fog.

How Can Our Experienced San Francisco Accident Lawyers Help You Secure Maximum Compensation?

Our prime agenda is to help you recover the most favorable settlement for your injuries and property damage. Getting injured in an accident can result in enormous medical bills, as well as loss of income, since you might need time off work to recover. You may be entitled to substantial compensation if someone else caused your injuries. Our attorneys can help you recover damages for your pain and suffering.

Over the years, our highly skilled San Francisco accident lawyers have fought aggressively to hold negligent parties and their insurers accountable. Our personal injury attorneys worked on behalf of clients who have unjustly suffered devastating injuries and trauma in otherwise preventable accidents.

With decades of combined legal experience, we have gathered extensive knowledge to resolve claims in our client’s favor. Whether through negotiations or litigations, we have recovered $500 Million—and counting—in settlements and awards for our valued clients.

You deserve compensation for your injuries and property damage if you have been badly injured in an accident. This is also true if a loved one has wrongfully died. Let our San Francisco law firm handle your case with expertise and compassion.

Emperatriz Ayala
Emperatriz Ayala
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My husband had an accident 2 years ago, a 85 years old man hit him, the Arash law group works very well on my husband case that took 9 month and he won the case and my husband was happy with the results. A year later I got into an accident as well and I’m still waiting in my case is almost resolving and it’s 9 months already. This people knows the law and they do their job right to help you out in getting the most for you to fight on your behalf. I strongly recommend the Arash Law firm they do things right in a efficient and professional manner.
Chris Zavala
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Had a great experience with all the people at Arash law. Long story short was in a bad car accident. It was overwhelming and the whole process was a lot, but they kept me in the loop. They answered all my questions and gave me great advice. Couldn't be any happier. Would definitely recommend anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer. They'll guide you through the whole process!
Jill Smith
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Having Arash Law handle my auto accident was the best decision I could have made. Everyone I interacted with was kind, professional and detail oriented. I am extremely happy with the outcome and would recommend them highly.
Joseph R. Porter
Joseph R. Porter
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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.
Monica Parra
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I had an excellent experience with Arash Law. I will definitely recommend to my family and friends. I interviewed a few firms before deciding to work with Arash Law. What made my experience excellent was (i.e. head attorney being accessible to talk to and he answered all my questions and concerns, sensitive and thorough personel who completed in home intake & follow up process, being connected immediately to quality Physicians who addressed my injuries and recovery process, clear contract-read throughly to ensure its something you can commit to). Being in a car accident is a traumatic experience and I had a sense of peace knowing Arash Firm was walking with me throughout the whole process. Thank you Arash Firm for all your hard work and help. I am so grateful and appreciative for you all! 🙏 With Gratitude, Monica Parra

Common Accidents In San Francisco, CA

Our San Francisco attorneys assist in some of the most common accident cases in the Golden Gate City:
Car Accidents

Crashes or collisions involving cars occur due to speeding, distracted driving, or DUIs. These may involve single or multiple vehicles. In 2021, 12,330 people died due to speeding-related wrecks, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Reckless behavior is one of the most widely reported causes of death on the streets of California and beyond.

Car accidents can range from minor fender-benders and side-swipe crashes to more serious rear-end and head-on collisions. Regardless of the type of accident you’re injured in, our car accident lawyers in San Francisco will help you recover what’s owed to you.
Truck Accidents

Be it an 18-wheeler, garbage truck, or delivery truck, accidents involving big rigs are among the most serious and deadly due to their sheer size and weight. There are several factors at play in a truck crash, including multiple parties that may be involved, making it more difficult to prove the negligent parties’ liability. Our San Francisco attorneys, who specialize in truck accidents, understand this well and are ready to represent you in your time of need.

Motorcycle Accidents

These are commonly reported in California and other states. It is still more dangerous to ride a motorcycle than to drive other vehicles, according to the NHTSA. Motorcycle accidents are life-altering. Due to the lack of barriers around the motorcyclist, they usually get potentially fatal injuries. Our San Francisco lawyers specializing in motorcycle accident cases highly encourage motorcyclists to use proper safety gear, including DOT-compliant full-face helmets.

Construction Site Accidents

Construction workers have a variety of essential tasks that can involve anything from a private home job to a high-rise, massive commercial tower. The sad part is they carry out their job duties at significant risk to their safety, making construction accidents inevitable. Even just being on a construction site can carry a significant risk of injury, such as getting hit by falling debris.

Product Liability

Manufacturing companies can face strict liability for a defective product, regardless of their intent. This means there is no need to prove negligence on the part of the defendant in these cases. However, your product liability lawyer in San Francisco must prove the product was unreasonably hazardous and that it caused your injuries. If proven, you can file a claim against multiple parties, from the designers and manufacturers to retailers.

Premise Liability

According to the premises liability theory, property owners—from small businesses to big corporations like Walmart—are responsible for accidents and injuries occurring on their property. The owner can be held liable for damages if the property is not maintained or if they are unable to warn others of safety hazards.

Slip-And-Fall Accidents

Under the premise liability umbrella are trip and fall incidents, which can occur in any establishment, such as shopping centers, restaurants, or grocery stores. Property owners and managers must always be proactive in ensuring the safety of guests. They should take care of any spilled liquid or clutter on the floor immediately. Also, they must put up warning signs so guests are aware of any slipping or tripping hazards. Slip-and-fall accidents may lead to grave injuries and forced time off work. For these victims, our slip and fall accident lawyers in San Francisco extend their help.

Work-related Accidents

Any industry can experience workplace accidents among employees that result in severe injuries and financial losses. Such incidents can lead to a worker’s death. If they survive, they often have to take time off from work to recover, significantly cutting their income. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), fatal work injuries reached 462 in California in 2021. Of these, 408 were from the private sector, with transportation incidents as the leading cause of work-related deaths.

Under California law, injured employees can pursue compensation through worker’s compensation claims. Our workplace accident lawyers in San Francisco will stop at nothing until negligent employers pay their workers what they deserve.
Medical Malpractice
A medical malpractice claim can result from a number of injuries one sustained due to professional negligence. In California, patients may sue physicians and other healthcare providers for negligence resulting in injury or death. Injuries may include paralysis, amputated limbs, severe brain damage, and infertility.
Common Accidents In San Francisco, CA
Why Do Accidents Occur In San Francisco, California

Why Do Accidents Occur In San Francisco, California?

To determine who should be held liable in an accident in San Francisco, our lawyers will need to establish how it happened. Some of the common causes of accidents in the city include:

  • Reckless Driving Behaviors – Collisions and crashes are among the most common accidents. Several factors, including speeding and other reckless behaviors, cause these. San Francisco has a general speed limit of 25 mph. Going beyond it is considered overspeeding and is a form of reckless driving. Swerving in and out of lanes, running the red light, and disregarding traffic signs also increase the risks of accidents on the road.
  • Driving Under The InfluenceDrunk driving has caused severe, life-altering injuries and trauma to thousands of innocent people. Nearly one out of three fatal auto accidents in California involve alcohol. Our San Francisco accident lawyers for DUI cases have fought to protect the rights of countless victims.
  • Poor Road ConditionsPoorly maintained or designed roads cause these accidents. Potholes and cracked pavements are just some issues motorists and pedestrians face. Aside from being a danger to drivers, these are also tripping hazards.
  • Slippery PavementsRain-related accidents are also commonplace. These can lead to slip-and-fall incidents or cars losing traction on the road.
  • Contact With Hazardous Elements – Industries that dabble in toxic chemicals, such as the pharmaceutical sector, must ensure safe and proper disposal to avoid contact with these harmful wastes. Inhalation, ingestion, and skin contact with these chemicals can lead to serious illnesses and even death.
  • Use Of Heavy Machinery – The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) or Cal/OSHA has provided best practice ideas for handling heavy machinery in the workplace. For example, workers should learn how to use hand signals when communicating. Scheduling work tasks related to these types of machinery also helps avoid foot traffic, which increases the risks of accidents.

Common Types Of Injuries After San Francisco Accidents

These are the most common injuries victims get, which our accident lawyers in San Francisco help them recover compensation for, no matter the type and severity:
  • Head & Brain InjuriesTraumatic brain injuries can have life-changing effects. Sometimes, brain injuries may not be immediately apparent. Additionally, sustaining a head injury does not always result in unconsciousness.
  • Back & Neck Injuries – These can range from minor strains to more severe ones, such as disc dislocations. Neck and back injuries make it difficult for victims to return to their regular jobs and daily routines.
  • Amputation & Disfigurement – Accidents may result in amputations, especially in workplace accidents involving heavy machinery. Victims lose limbs, and body structures are severely altered. These often have profound effects on the physical and psychological well-being of the individual.
  • Internal Injuries – Any accident with high impact can cause internal bleeding and damage to organs such as the bladder, liver, kidney, pancreas, and spleen. The injuries will require immediate and extensive surgery.
  • Lacerations – Deep cuts or tears can be caused by sharp objects or debris. Injuries can range from minor cuts to severe lacerations that often lead to infections and scarring.
  • Broken Bones – Collisions, slip-and-falls, and getting caught in industrial machines can cause broken bones. These may require prolonged medical treatment and extensive rehabilitation.
  • Catastrophic Injuries – These injuries often have lifelong effects and require constant care. As a result, people are left with high medical bills and other costs, such as fitting a home for a disability. Victims also typically lose the ability to work regular jobs.
  • Wrongful Death – Tragically, accidents can result in death. Our San Francisco accident attorneys have extensive experience in wrongful death claims and can help you get compensation when your loved one dies in a preventable incident.
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Personal Injury Settlement
Our client was the victim of a rear-end accident who was left injured and severely in pain. Arash Law was able to outshine other injury law firms when he searched online, and thankfully we were able to handle everything for our client from A to Z — All that he had to do was ask and focus on his recovery. Our client’s life has changed forever, and the compensation received for the pain and suffering has opened paths for new lifelong opportunities.
Personal Injury Settlement
Our client was the victim of a rear-end accident who was left injured and severely in pain. Arash Law was able to outshine other injury law firms when he searched online, and thankfully we were able to handle everything for our client from A to Z — All that he had to do was ask and focus on his recovery. Our client’s life has changed forever, and the compensation received for the pain and suffering has opened paths for new lifelong opportunities.

Recoverable Damages For An Accident Injury

Settlements for injuries are intended to help you return to your pre-accident status. In cases of permanent disability, it is intended to make the transition from your former healthy self to your new normal as seamless as possible.
Our accident lawyers in San Francisco can recover the following:
Economic Damages
Economic damages are your out-of-pocket expenses. Calculating them is straightforward. Among them are:
  • Medical Bills – Includes past and present treatments and medications you require. The compensation should also cover any future surgery or other medical needs.
  • Lost Income – This includes the income you otherwise would have received without the accident. Incidents with severe consequences can affect an individual’s future earning potential, which the settlement should also cover.
  • Property Damage – Compensation should cover necessary property repair or replacement.
Non-Economic Damages
There are also intangible losses or non-economic damages that are not easily quantifiable, such as:
  • Pain & Suffering – Any form of pain associated with the incident, any required medical procedures, and the ongoing healing process.
  • Emotional Distress – The law allows compensation for injured individuals who cannot work for some time or who depend on others for basic tasks, even those who suffer from psychological issues.
Wrongful Death Damages
When a person dies as a result of another’s negligence, certain close family members are entitled to compensation. Any financial loss incurred by tragedy can be covered, including medical bills, burial and funeral fees, and lost income.
Punitive Damages
In cases of extreme harm, victims can also get punitive damages. These are more about punishing the at-fault parties and preventing them from committing future harm. However, only the court can decide when they will award it, which is rare.
Recoverable Damages For An Accident Injury
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
December 2016: $22M+ verdict in a mild traumatic brain injury case. The entire details of the case can be found in the public record filings by the defendant entity that sued its defense.

What Should You Do After An Accident In San Francisco, CA?

Here are steps that you should take or consider immediately if you’re still able after an accident:
  1. Check yourself for injuries. Move to a safe place if possible. Also, check yourself and your companions to see if they are okay.
  2. Dial 911. Call for the police at the accident scene. An official report from law enforcement will be required either by the court or by the insurance company. Paramedics will also be dispatched.
  3. Get medical assistance immediately. As soon as paramedics arrive, you should get checked and treated promptly. Listen to their advice and go to the hospital to be properly evaluated, even if you feel fine.
  4. Gather evidence if you can. Make sure to record all contact and insurance information for the other party, as well as any witnesses who saw the accident. Take photographs of the vehicles, the accident scene, and your injuries. Document any after-effects of the accident, and go to all medical appointments.
  5. Never discuss the accident with insurers without a lawyer. Do not talk to the other party’s insurance company. Avoid giving a recorded statement to any insurance company unless your lawyer is present.
  6. Hire our accident lawyers in San Francisco. If you were injured because of someone’s negligence, you should have an attorney on your side. Our accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if we win your case.
Our strong reputation with insurance companies allows us to settle cases. They know if our clients receive an unfair settlement offer, we will take the case to court.
Is There A Limit On My Compensation?
Except in medical malpractice cases, California does not cap or limit pain and suffering compensation. With the help of our San Francisco accident attorneys, we can determine a reasonable amount for your compensation. We base this on the severity of your condition after the accident, as well as how much you have spent, among other factors.

Statute Of Limitations For San Francisco Accident Claims

In San Francisco and the rest of California, you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. But if the victim was a minor when the accident happened, the statute of limitation won’t run until they turn 18.

In cases involving public entities, such as city or county vehicles, there is a six-month claims period. These cases will be lost unless a properly filed claim is made promptly. Even though you may have plenty of time before your time limit is up, sitting on your accident claim is not advisable. Contact our accident lawyers in San Francisco so you don’t jeopardize your claim.
San Francisco Accident Statistics
Vehicular collisions and crashes are the most common types of accident cases we handle. These are widely reported in San Francisco, as with other major cities in California. The unique topography of the city, combined with its dense population, often plays a role in these incidents.

Every year, thousands of car accidents occur in San Francisco. For example, in 2022 alone, San Francisco had close to 15,000 car accidents and 39 fatalities, according to the city’s website. These range from minor fender-benders to major collisions resulting in significant injuries or deaths.

Aside from motor vehicle accidents, issues such as slips and falls and workplace incidents are also prevalent in Golden Gate City and statewide. As per the BLS, there were 419,300 nonfatal workplace injuries in 2022 in the private sector alone.

Aggressive San Francisco Accident Lawyers At Your Service

If you are injured or a loved one was killed in an accident, you can talk to our San Francisco accident attorneys today to know what to do next. You can also complete our “Do I have a case?” form or call us at (888) 488-1391. We will review your case promptly for free and with no obligation on your part.

We can also visit you at home or the hospital if you are unable to come to our offices in San Francisco. Rest assured that we collect no fees unless we recover damages for you.

Arash Law also caters to neighboring cities and communities such as Oakland, Alameda, Hayward, Emeryville, Albany, Cerritos, Richmond, Lafayette, Fairview, Millbrae, Berkeley, El Cerrito, and Walnut Creek.

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