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Brian J. O'Grady

Car Accident Lawyer | Serving San Francisco, CA

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650-209-7248

35 Years of Experience in Helping Clients from the Bay Area with their Personal Injury Needs.

I am Brian J. O'Grady, a trial attorney handling personal injury and civil litigation cases throughout the Bay Area. My practice is devoted 100 percent to litigation. I draw on more than 35 years of legal experience to provide effective advocacy for injury victims and their families. I also represent individuals and small businesses spanning diverse industries. As a …

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Dolan Law Firm, PC

Car Accident Lawyer | San Francisco, CA

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415-421-2800

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The Dolan Law Firm's mission is to relentlessly represent our clients interests in the pursuit of justice. Our founder and lead trial counsel Chris Dolan has been repeatedly recognized as one of premier lawyers in California. He and the other skilled trial lawyers at the Dolan Law Firm possess an extensive track record of winning multi-million verdicts and settlements. …

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Wells, Call, Clark, Bennett & Clawson

Car Accident Lawyer | Serving San Francisco, CA

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Over the Years, We Have Obtained More Than $300 Million in Verdicts and Settlements for Our Injured Clients and their Families. Call Today Talk to an Experienced Lawyer.

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San Francisco Car Accident Information

Are You the Victim of a Car Accident?

If you have been in a car accident, whether you are injured or not, and whether you were at fault or not, it is in your best interest to be represented by a San Francisco lawyer specializing in car accident law. Now is not the time to handle things on your own.

Car Accident Legal Issues

You may have heard that the driver who runs into the back of another vehicle is at fault. That is not always true. For example, if the car in front abruptly stops and you do not have time to stop, you may not be at fault unless you were following too closely or speeding.

In a serious collision that involves injury or death, determining what happened is crucial in order to win your case in civil court. If you think you were not hurt, think again. Injury to the neck and back, commonly known as whiplash, may not be immediately noticeable. It could be days or even months before you feel pain. It is best to keep a diary regularly detailing how you feel to help prove your injury.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in San Francisco, CA

Civic Center Courthouse - Superior Court of California

400 McAllister Street,San Francisco,CA94102
Phone: (415) 551-4000

Hall of Justice

850 Bryant St. ,San Francisco,CA94103
Phone: (415) 551-4000

Superior Court of California - Criminal Courts Division

850 Bryant St. ,San Francisco,CA94103
Phone: (415) 551-4000