San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyers Help People Who Have Been Harmed by Others

For over 20 years, our personal injury attorneys have successfully represented individuals who have suffered a serious injury requiring a hospital stay, severe long-term health problems, or wrongful death as the result of negligent actions of others. This includes motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, or and many other types of injury.

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When someone dies as result of the negligence of another, even if the deceased was partially at fault, the law provides that the victim’s next of kin and their estate may act as plaintiffs to bring a civil action to recover damages.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is the result of the negligence, carelessness, or reckless act of another person or corporation.

Some common causes of wrongful death are defective products, vehicle accidents, or construction accidents. Damages available in a wrongful death lawsuit include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses

  • Loss of income, medical and retirement benefits from the descendent

  • Medical expenses prior to death

  • Loss of household support and loss of child rearing support

  • Non-economic damages such as mental anguish and suffering

The personal injury lawyers at McCormack Law Firm provide every client with the personal attention you deserve.

If you have lost a loved one who was the victim of a wrongful death, the personal injury attorneys at McCormack Law Firm can help you. The vast majority of our cases are settled without going to trial, but we will fight for you at trial if necessary.

Statues of Limitations in Wrongful Death Cases

You must act promptly after someone dies because of another’s negligence.

There are time limits for you to act, called statutes of limitations, which require you to bring a lawsuit within a limited period or risk losing the right to seek a recovery. Statutes of limitations in cases of accidental death can be as short as six months. It is likely you have both economic and non-economic damage claims as a result of your loss, and you deserve to be able to recover compensation without losing the opportunity due to a technicality.

Wrongful Death Statutes of Limitations

What to do in Case of an Accident

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If you have been involved in an accident as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, the following steps will help you protect your interests.

Gather as much information as possible about the accident, including:
1) How the accident happened;
2) The make and/or model of the other car and its license plate number;
3) The names, phone numbers and addresses of any witnesses.

It is always a good idea to call the police and wait at the scene until they arrive. It is imperative that the police report is accurate and that it reflects your recollection of the events. Photograph the scene before moving the vehicles (but only if safe to do so).

Medical Attention for Injuries

If you are injured, you must seek medical attention as soon as possible, regardless of whether or not you intend on pursuing a claim. Injuries often do not immediately appear. With the type of injuries suffered in an accident, pain might not appear for 12 to 48 hours following the accident. Seeking medical treatment is important for your medical well-being and for your potential claim. If you don’t seek medical attention in a timely fashion, the other party may argue that your injuries were minor or were not related to the accident.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

McCormack Law Firm handles car accident and other vehicle accident cases involving auto, truck, motorcycle or bicycle collisions; intersection accidents; hit and run; passenger injuries or pedestrian accidents. If you have been in an accident:

Do Not Trust Insurance Companies

The insurance company’s goal is to either deny your claim or to pay you the least amount possible.

Keep Documentation

Accident victims should take prompt measures to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and have physicians or other expert witnesses thoroughly evaluate any injuries.

Level the Playing Field

Insurance companies have teams working for them, and you should, too. Injured victims need experienced legal representation to obtain the highest possible recovery for their injuries.

Talk to an Attorney

If you have suffered from a serious injury as a result of an accident, reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer to advise you and aggressively represent you against the insurance companies or negligent driver.

Remember, no matter how good you think your memory is, information written down, the time of the accident is always more accurate than information recalled later. Anything you say to anyone following the accident will be admissible in court.

Determining Fault After a Car Accident

Car Accident Victim Sitting By Car

Fault issues can be complicated, and an experienced attorney will look to a number of sources, such as police reports, state traffic laws, and witnesses, to help determine who was at fault for your accident.

Courts look to a number of factors in determining whether a driver was negligent. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Disobeying traffic signs or signals

  • Disregarding weather or traffic conditions

  • Failing to signal while turning

  • Driving above or below the posted speed limit

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • Failing to drive on the right side of the road

  • Driving recklessly or unsafely

Call for a Free Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one has suffered from a personal injury, you need to reach out for help. The San Francisco employment lawyers at McCormack Law Firm will guide you through each step in the process to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 415-925-5262. The personal injury lawyers at McCormack Law Firm provides every client with the one-on-one counseling and personal attention you should expect. We work hard to provide personalized service and promptly respond to phone calls and inquiries.

Client testimonials

This law firm was the only one to answer the phone out of the 15-20 law firms that I called that day. I had a wrongful termination case and Bryan really took the time to listen and understand what happened in my situation, and he knows the law to a T. – Shanic M.

I was owed wages and overtime and my employer refused to pay me. So I hired them to file a lawsuit. Bryan easily understood my very complicated case and I am happy with the results. – Ebi Z.

I didn’t have to pay anything, the firm took the whole risk of managing the case. Through the 14 months, Bryan always kept me updated, was very responsive and patient to questions I had. We achieved a resolution out of court in my favor, making me even happier about the experience. – Peter S.

I can honestly say that my experience with Bryan was all the way positive from day one… We had very high expectations about our case and in the end we got what we hoped for. – Roger J.

I won my trial and I got more than I expected. Everyone in the office is so nice and helpful. Even after everything was finished I could call a few weeks after and ask questions to make sure I was protected and they are more than helpful. – Husain N.

I never had to pay Bryan anything up front, nor was ever pressured to settle early. We ended up settling morning of the trial. Bryan is a really sharp, aggressive, seasoned attorney and knew the law inside and out about whistleblower cases. – Kyle B.