San Francisco Car Accident Lawyers

Help from the Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C.

If you were involved in an accident in San Francisco or the surrounding area, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., we are committed to helping clients obtain monetary compensation for their injuries; we may be able to help you file a personal injury claim.

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Benefits of Working with Our Injury Law Firm

Attorney Scott RighthandWhen you work with our firm, you can be confident that your case is in good hands. Our San Francisco personal injury lawyers have years of experience providing outstanding representation to individuals and their family members who have been injured in car accidents.

We work with our clients to determine liability and can reconstruct an accident with the help of experts, survey mapping, and diagraming. We also can photograph the accident scene and consult with witnesses, police officers, and highway design experts to help piece together the accident. Whether your collision was the result of road design or human error, you can be confident in our ability to protect you.

Our Motor Vehicle Accident Case Victories

  • $4,750,00.00
    In a road design case, our client was injured in a single vehicle accident.
  • $1,500,000.00
    Our client suffered a leg / ankle injury in a bicycle vs. motor vehicle accident.
  • $1,100,000.00
    Our client was injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a U-turn on a two-lane road.

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What Types of Damages Can I Recover?

At the Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., we help the victims of serious car crashes recover damages. Are you interested to learn what types of damages you may be able to recover? We explain below.

  • Medical Costs
    One of the most cumbersome costs of a motor vehicle accident is the medical bills. You may be forced to stay in a hospital, may have a stay in the emergency room, and may even have to see a chiropractor or physical therapist during the recovery. Compensation for medical bills should be completely comprehensive—covering past / current costs and anticipated future expenses.
  • Pain & Suffering
    While most people think of physical pain following a car accident, compensation can actually also be awarded for the mental and emotional distress that victims may sustain. Those who are injured in a serious car crash may suffer from fear, anxiety, shock, or even PTSD.
  • Loss Earnings / Earning Capacity
    You and your attorney may be able to recover damages for the wages that you would have earned if you had been working instead of recovering following the crash. If injuries mean you will cannot to earn the same salary, you may also be able to recover damages.
  • Loss of Consortium
    If your spouse or domestic partner was killed in a car accident, you may be able to recover damages for the loss of benefits of your marriage of domestic partnership.
  • Property Damage
    Was your vehicle damaged? You may be able to recover the value of the property.

What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

If you or a loved one was injured in a serious car crash, there are several things you should do:

  • Stay at the scene. You never want to flee as it could be considered a hit and run.
  • Check on the other drivers and passengers to make sure that everyone is okay.
  • If there was serious property damage, injury, or death, contact the police.
  • Exchange all necessary information with the other drivers and passengers.
  • Take pictures of the scene of the accident, including injuries and property damage.
  • Talk to any witnesses to the accident and gather their contact information.
  • Get in touch with your insurance company about the accident.
  • Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent your rights.

Here are a couple of things that you should NOT do after a car accident:

  • Never apologize for the crash or admit it was your fault.
  • Never talk to the other insurance company without your attorney.
  • Accept the first settlement offer without talking to a lawyer.

Injuries Suffered by Accident Victims

Depending on the direction the vehicle was traveling, the speed and impact of the vehicle and the make, year and model of the car, each person's injuries may vary. The following injuries are some of the most commonly suffered complications resulting from car accidents:

In some cases, victims are killed as a result of their injuries or die on impact. In these unfortunate situations, grieving family members may be able to file wrongful death cases to retain compensation for pain, loss, and suffering, as well as compensation for physical property damage.

Contact Our Firm to Fight for Just Compensation

Are you ready to move forward with your case? If so, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C., we have been providing representation to clients since 1992. We only represent plaintiffs—people who have been seriously injured by another person's negligent, intentional, or illegal wrongdoing—not companies, hospitals, insurance providers, or physicians. You can be confident that your case is in good hands when you work with the Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C. If you have questions about your situation, contact a San Francisco car accident lawyer from our firm right away. Simply complete our no-obligation, free case evaluation form now!

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