Ehline Law Firm specializes in car accident cases in and around San Francisco, California.
Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC
50 Francisco Street #460
San Francisco, CA 94133
At Ehline Law Firm, our San Francisco car accident attorneys help injured auto accident survivors and their loved ones cope with hospital expenses, rentals, lost wages, repair bills, and painful, steep debt stress. A road traffic collision from an unsafe lane change, swerving, a speeding vehicle, distracted driving (eating, chatting on the phone, texting), or minor fender-benders can cause crash victims physical injuries or death.
Our Southern California auto collision attorneys remain 100% committed to lowering client tension throughout the personal injury legal claims process. These award-winning lawyers have been acknowledged for their years of experience. Since 2005 we have helped injury victims win their traffic collision cases. Our attorneys aggressively handle the car accident victims’ claims for damages. Our legal services include attending meetings, filing lawsuits, and fighting for favorable jury decisions. California drivers in a vehicle crash who follow our personal injury law firm’s lead reduce their risks of receiving a lower money damages recovery from the at-fault party defendants.
We explain everything to car accident victims step by step before offering you legal representation. You will know you have strong, diligent legal representation by your side. We maintain multiple fully-staffed offices throughout the United States, including California, San Francisco, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego, with full shuttle service. We also aid injured victims of Greater San Francisco in recovering damages at Orange County locations.
Our private eye and team members will travel to Bakersfield or 29 Palms. We have the trial know-how and money to meet any challenge 24/7. Our free consultation will tell you whether you want to hire us for legal representation or not.
The best car accident attorneys in San Francisco tend to be veterans with experience handling many types of injury cases from top to bottom. Every car accident is novel, calling for help from a finely tuned legal negotiator and strategist. If you were seriously injured or a person you love has died from a motoring crash with seemingly minor injuries, your financial situation may be dicey. Being paid your fair share means facing brutal car accident settlement talks with a hapless insurance adjuster.
We will do a great job navigating these barriers. Attorneys with less training may be tempted to accept the first offer or settle for less. A non-attorney survivor who accepts an amount less than true value will be on the hook to pay back past due bills and fees out of their pocket.
A San Francisco car accident lawyer can provide guidance and skill, avoiding important slip-ups that would lead to disputes and delays. Whether your crash was a major or minor impact accident, our trustworthy legal professionals are prepared. We want to help make positive changes in your life. Did you suffer a San Francisco car accident, leaving you stuck with expensive medical care?
The top-gun Ehline Law Firm will protect your family member and your financial welfare and security. Our highly trained mavericks will fight for the full list of damages you deserve for your car accident case.
You must never self-diagnose your injuries, even if you think you received only minor whiplash injuries caused by your car crash. You must talk to our best car accident lawyers in San Francisco. Our team will stress the importance of you receiving medical treatment right away.
Now you will have medical documentary evidence of the crash. You will never recover maximum compensation when you wait multiple weeks before visiting a physician or medical professional for symptom treatment. Hence, proving your whiplash injuries that arose during the collision will be greatly hindered.
Also, you could make your injury far worse, turning whiplash into severe spine injuries, nerve damage, or paralysis. So it is in your best interest to hire a lawyer involved in your case every step of the way.
California is an at-fault state. Negligence laws require the survivor to prove the other driver must pay fair victim compensation. The state rules of pure comparative negligence reduce the plaintiff’s financial recovery by their partial percentage of fault. Even if the survivor caused 98% of the vehicle crash, they could collect 2% of the award.
An attorney from our firm can help you stave off comparative negligence defenses. For example, poor road conditions or defective red lights may have played a role, making the public agencies and officials liable to pay compensation for your government claim. This means multiple defendants could end up involved in court proceedings.
First of all, distracted driving and driver fatigue is major causes of severe injuries and wrongful death auto accident cases. San Francisco remains the road rage capital of the year, seeing many hit-and-run crash cases and pedestrian accidents.
In 2020 alone, the California Office Of Traffic Safety (‘OTS’) reported 3516 ‘Fatal and Injury’ traffic collisions within the County of San Francisco. The City of San Francisco ranked with a 9/15 OTS rating. The medical costs alone for car accident cases have severely devastated many car accident victims. San Francisco City and County traffic accidents affect all families, especially when they lead to severe catastrophic injuries or cause a tragic wrongful death.
You are not required to give anyone a recorded statement or admit distracted driving. All you have to do is provide personal information at the crash site. California’s insurance law system is tort-based, meaning if you cause a road accident and the insurer refuses liability on your behalf, a lawsuit can be lodged against you. You must pay out of pocket if you do not buy enough insurance protection. Those car drivers who caused your car accident injuries must be held legally liable to pay their portion of the fault.
Mandatory law requires that vehicle operators have $15,000 for an injury or death to one person, and $30,000 for injury or death to more than one victim. California requires a $5,000 minimum property damage coverage. A company like Uber, Lyft, or FedEx must cover hired drivers by buying a higher commercial insurance policy. Our aggressive legal team will trace these coverages to maximize your compensation.
The insurance code law requires the insurance company to present customers the option to buy or reject/waive uninsured motorist (‘UM’) bodily injury and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage at the time of purchase. Your UM coverage kicks in when the at-fault driver fails to carry insurance. UIM motorist coverage helps cover the difference between the driver’s smaller policy and the victim’s actual damages.
Another smart option is Underinsured Motorist Property Damage (UMPD). UMPD helps pay for your items when a person with low coverage strikes your car. When an unidentified driver flees the crash scene illegally, UM, UIM, and UMPD can be tendered as our firm’s San Francisco auto accident attorney argues with your insurance provider.
Property Damage coverage means you can pay another person’s property damages up to your policy limits. Your vehicle damage won’t be covered. You are purchasing Other Forms of Car Insurance. California state insurance laws represent a floor when it comes to buying insurance.
You can amend your policy to secure medical payments coverage (Med-Pay), liability insurance, comprehensive coverage (Comp), and to add theft protection. UMPD or collision insurance may help you pay for dents, etc. Our firm’s San Francisco auto accident attorney can help negotiate a fair and reasonable victim’s recovery after suffering serious injuries.
When the government creates a dangerous condition like a dangerous roadway, a trained car accident lawyer can explain whether the City of San Francisco faces roadway hazard liability. If a car part manufacturer’s faulty or recalled product was the problem (defective airbag, etc.), you can seek money from third parties. Our San Francisco car accident attorney reviews the evidence, explaining potential financial outlets providing payments.
Special Problem: Not having basic auto insurance can prevent you from securing pain and suffering damage payments.
Following your lawyer’s advice is best if your goal is a decent recovery. You can proceed by filing a written claim for damages with the at-fault person’s insurance provider. Some half-cocked plaintiffs wish to file lawsuits in court instead of negotiating insurance claims. But some first-party insurers will require binding arbitration of your claim.
A payment must compensate for the injured victim’s losses from a road crash caused by the other party’s negligent actions. After serving their car accident claim, injured parties will file a settlement demand package with the at-fault party’s insurance company reporting your damages and amounts due.
We will negotiate your unique case throughout the whole process. Our San Francisco car accident lawyers will seek an appropriate amount by calculating the evidence using experts and complex legal formulas after car accidents. That’s how a San Francisco car accident attorney can inspect your case and prepare it for success as their top priority, acting in your best interests.
An educated attorney can help estimate your total losses so you can recover payments you made by adding up bills, receipts, pay stubs, proof of self-employment income, surgery, and car repairs.
Your doctor’s advice may send you to visit another physician and other medical professionals. We represent injured clients who seek reimbursement from the other driver or at-fault party. Out superior advocates seek payments for reasonable care and damages by using the legal system to their advantage.
We help clients obtain money to pay for medical bills like:
Be prepared to suffer a huge loss in the past and future lost wages in all minor and major collision cases. Lost income, especially future earnings, can bankrupt families. So we get started doing an amazing job on your accident case immediately. We can also help you file claims for unemployment and even SSI for an extended period.
Property damage insurance claims include vehicle damage money to replace or repair vehicle collisions.
Sometimes you can seek punitive damages for personal injury cases.
We help clients recover general damages like:
You mustn’t recover compensation from the insurance claims adjuster without receiving a free consultation and learning about the entire legal process. Whether you suffered a head-on collision, were sideswiped, T-boned, or were on foot and need a pedestrian accident attorney, our firm works 24-7.
Would you like to receive a free initial consultation for injuries caused by another’s negligent actions? You can also use our online contact form to report your motor vehicle accidents by adding detailed information about your case.
We will meet you at the crash site, negotiate with insurance carriers and make you our top priority. All you must do is transmit your contact information. The compassionate team at our personal injury firm stands ready to offer you legal assistance and a free consultation from a dedicated attorney at (415) 684-7688.
Michael Ehline is an inactive U.S. Marine and world-famous legal historian. Michael helped draft the Cruise Ship Safety Act and has won some of U.S. history’s largest motorcycle accident settlements. Together with his legal team, Michael and the Ehline Law Firm collect damages on behalf of clients. We pride ourselves on being available to answer your most pressing and difficult questions 24/7. We are proud sponsors of the Paul Ehline Memorial Motorcycle Ride and a Service Disabled Veteran Operated Business. (SDVOB.) We are ready to fight.