Auto Accident Lawyer in San Francisco
Defending Injury Victims in the Bay Area Since 1980
Free Case Review: Call (415) 940-7176
Car accidents happen every day, many leading to serious injuries for the
people involved. Too often, these highway collisions occur due to one
or more drivers being distracted, disregarding traffic signs, or even
driving drunk. Resulting injuries could have been caused or exacerbated by
faulty car parts, such as airbags. If your accident and injuries were preventable, call
Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn to discover your legal options.
When you need an auto accident attorney, it’s in your best interests
to choose one with a proven track record of success. Here are a few examples
of the many car accident cases we have handled for our clients in the Bay Area:
- $13.4 million for a woman who suffered back injuries in an accident caused
by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel
- $5.7 million for a fatal drunk driving accident near San Francisco International Airport
- $3.8 million for a fatal car accident on I-280 in San Francisco
- $3.7 million for a cab and shuttle bus accident on the 101
Why choose our San Francisco car accident attorneys?
- We have resolved thousands of cases in the Bay Area
- Our clients have recovered more than $350 million
- AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® for ethics & skill
Best Lawyers in America® for Plaintiff Personal Injury Litigation
Discuss your options in a
free, no-obligation consultation: Contact us today!
Causes of Automobile Accidents
According to data by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
a significant number of car accidents are attributed to human error. Whether
it was the driver who committed an error while operating the vehicle,
or a manufacturer who created a faulty vehicle part, the bottom line is
somebody made a mistake that led to your accident. Liability can be a
tricky issue especially in complex collisions involving multiple parties and
commercial vehicles. Our auto accident team can help you investigate your accident and find
the answers you need to move forward with your claim.
Below, we break down a few of the major causes of car accidents.
Examples of distracted or irresponsible driver actions that can lead to
- Improper car maintenance, bad tires, worn brake pads, and so on
- Speeding / driving too fast for weather conditions
- Aggressive driving exhibited in tailgating, passing on the right, and other actions
- Driving while talking on the phone, eating, applying makeup, or texting
- Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs
- Road conditions or visibility problems contributing to the collision
It is important to discuss these and other variables with a knowledgeable
San Francisco car accident lawyer as soon as possible. The best way to
assess your case is to
speak with a lawyer, and from there you can make decisions regarding what the next step should
be. Our legal team can review the specific causes of your car accidents
and your potential sources of compensation. You may be able to seek compensation
from the at-fault driver's insurer or through your own coverage if
the other driver is uninsured. Protecting your future requires taking
Other Types of Motor Vehicle Accident Cases We Handle
Traveling of any sorts can be a daunting experience, but when you factor
in the possibility of an accident, it can be gut-wrenching. Injuries caused
by transportation accidents can be minor or severe, but regardless of
the severity, you need legal representation that can help you seek compensation.
These large metal structures can cause damage to you, other people, and
property within the blink of an eye.
At RFTM, our car accident lawyers also represent victims in accidents that involve:
Should an accident be caused by an unsafe roadway, we can work to find
the negligent party accountable, whether it is the construction company,
a government entity, or some other individual. Dangerous or defective
roadways contribute to a large number of accidents and when this happens, our
San Francisco personal injury attorneys work to help you secure compensation.
Tips When Filing a Car Accident Claim
Here are some important tips to remember when you are filing an auto insurance
claim and dealing with insurance companies.
When preparing your claim, remember to:
File as soon as possible. There are time limits for personal injury claims, so make sure that you
do not miss your deadline. Otherwise, you may lose your right to recover
Include all the necessary information, including evidence of the damage, medical records of your injuries, and
other details to support your claim.
Contact an attorney. Car accident claims can involve tremendous paperwork and details. Make
sure that you prepare it right the first time with the help of an attorney
to minimize the chance of a denied claim or underpaid claim.
When insurance companies contact you:
You are not obligated to speak with adjusters or on-site investigators sent by an insurance company. Insurance companies
may use innocent statements you make against you, which can have a negative
effect on your claim.
Do not accept the first offer or sign anything without consulting an attorney. Insurers may pressure
you to settle quickly by offering you a settlement. Be aware that most
initial offers from insurers are far less than what you may actually be
entitled to receive.
If you have questions or need help with your claim, contact a car accident
lawyer. Our attorneys can handle the claims process for you and make sure
that insurance companies are treating your claim fairly.
Your Free Consultation is Risk-Free
When you have questions about any type of personal injury case, it is important
that you know of a trustworthy advocate you can call for advice and perspective.
Our car accident attorneys at Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn have handled
a wide range of car crash claims, including those involving
rear end accidents and
T-bone collisions. We are prepared to answer your questions, providing a voice of clarity
during what may be a confusing time. You can rely on us.
Don't face the aftermath of a car accident alone:
Call our team
at (415) 940-7176 for your
free case review
to get started.