The personal injury attorneys of Compass Law Group, LLP are dedicated to helping accident victims in San Francisco, as well as throughout Southern California. As anyone who has driven the steep hills of this remarkable city knows, it is all too easy to have a traffic accident here, especially when the fog rolls in, as it frequently does. Though it’s hard to imagine a more charming, inclusive, or vibrant city, for those who suffer serious injuries here San Francisco is a town of hard knocks.
If you have been seriously harmed in an accident due to another’s negligence, in addition to excellent medical care you need first-rate legal counsel to ensure that you don’t come away from the experience financially (as well as physically and emotionally) devastated. The talented personal injury attorneys of Compass Law Group, with one of our many offices located right here in San Francisco, have the foresight and in-depth knowledge to protect your right to just compensation.
Our practice has a remarkable history of winning significant damages in cases involving:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus and transit accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe burn injuries
- Wrongful death
In addition to the types of accidents listed above, we also handle cases involving slip and fall and construction site injuries. During your free initial consultation we will listen carefully to the details of your accident and assess its viability. Once you become our client, we will commit ourselves to helping you win the substantial damages you deserve. We are committed to holding the negligent party accountable and to making sure that you and your family can look forward to a secure future.
At Compass Law Group, we understand the terrible strain you and your family are enduring. The severity of your accident may have made you feel that you are lost at sea, looking for a safe harbor. You will find that harbor with us. We will protect you from greedy insurance companies and manipulative opposing attorneys.
Once we take over, you can rest assured that you have a strong, savvy ally who is always looking out for your best interests. Because we know that you may be living on a diminished income while your medical bills mount exponentially, we will not charge you any attorneys’ fees until we win your case. We are an inclusive practice with a diverse clientele and can easily communicate with you in either Spanish or Farsi. You can count on us to treat you with the respect and empathy you deserve.
Because our priority is providing you with superior, comprehensive legal counsel, we will:
- Communicate with all legal and insurance representatives
- File all necessary documents promptly
- Investigate and photograph the site of your accident
- Examine medical reports and police records
- Look for any prior history of negligent or reckless conduct by the defendant
- Interview witnesses
- Consult with experts in related medical or technical fields who support our claims
Our accident attorneys are well-known for finely tuned strategic negotiation and litigation skills. We also have excellent credentials, including a 10.0 rating of “superb” by Avvo and a listing among The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Of course, the proof is in the pudding — Check out our website and you will see that we have won millions of dollars for clients just like you.
Not everyone is aware that victims of accidents may sue for damages well beyond their medical costs. As your attorneys we will fight hard to win you the following compensatory damages:
Economic Damages to reimburse you for out-of-pocket costs, such as:
- Lost income and lost earning power
- Property damage
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Psychological counseling expenses
- Cost of making your home accessible
Non-Economic Damages to compensate you for intangibles, such as:
- Physical pain
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Permanent disability
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If the individual responsible for your injury is found by the court to have been especially reckless or malicious, we may be able to win you punitive damages as well. As the name suggests, punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant for egregious misconduct and discourage others from similar behavior.
What happens if I bear partial blame for the accident?
The law recognizes that more than one person may be to blame for a collision or other accident, but state laws regarding this reality differ widely. In California, we work under the principle of “pure comparative fault.” Comparative fault means that you can still collect damages if you were partially at fault, but that those damages will be lessened by the proportion of fault assigned to you by the court. So, if you are found to be 10 percent at fault and the court awards you $1,000,000 in damages, you will actually receive that amount minus 10 percent, or $900,000.
The word “pure” in this context means that even if you are found to bear a greater percentage of fault than the other party, you are still entitled to your proportion of assessed damages. In other words, as long as the other person is partially responsible for the harm you’ve suffered, California law allows you to collect some portion of damages.
Taking fast action pays off. The sooner you contact Compass Law Group, the sooner we will be able to evaluate your case and file a personal injury lawsuit against the party that harmed you. Prompt filing will ensure that we remain within the statute of limitations and will make it far more likely that we will be able to gather evidence, reports, and witness testimony efficiently. Also, as you may be aware, the justice system moves slowly. Remember, our experienced accident attorneys are well-prepared and ready to help you. Give us a call so we can get started putting your life back on track.