San Francisco Bay Area Personal Injury Litigation
San Francisco | Oakland | San Rafael | San Jose CA
We are two AV*-rated (highest national rating), respected, successful and tenacious San Francisco Bay Area attorneys specializing in representing individuals and families who have been seriously injured or lost a loved one from accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, bicycles, pedestrians or uninsured motorists. We handle cases involving injuries to children, wrongful death, dangerous conditions on private or public property bus / public transit accidents. These injuries can involve fractures, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and amputations. Our firm is kept small because we prefer a hands-on approach to every aspect of each case, and our style is to personally serve each client. In no event will a client’s case be “passed down” to a less experienced junior attorney.
Bay Area Personal Injury Lawyers
We have each spent our entire career (almost 75 years of combined experience) representing injured persons exclusively, and our law firm has been recognized for personal, caring and effective service. Attorneys Steve Weber and Joe Nierenberg and legal assistant Lorraine Burciaga are focused on helping injured people and the families of wrongful death victims.
When you come in for a free consultation, you will have a one-on-one consultation with your personal injury lawyer. We will talk to you about the reason you consulted us, explain your rights and explain the litigation process.
From the beginning, we will monitor your medical progress. If you do not have health insurance, we will help you find alternatives. It is important for you to have the medical treatment you need.
Throughout the claims and litigation process, we will answer your questions and concerns so that you understand how your case is progressing. Your lawyer will always return your calls as quickly as possible and keep you informed until your case is resolved.
We are respected by our colleagues and our opponents, having both served as pro tem judges on the Superior Court as well as judicial arbitrators in San Francisco and Marin counties. We are members and have served on the boards of our professional community organizations. Our referrals derive primarily from satisfied clients and other members of the Bar, including our past adversaries. In all of our specialty areas, we have the understanding, knowledge and aggressive determination to see that you receive a fair settlement or judgment.
We regularly bring our cases to trial and are at ease in a courtroom. Unlike many personal injury firms, we do not refer our cases to trial lawyers when settlement negotiations fail; we are trial lawyers who take our cases “all the way.” We have successfully prosecuted million-dollar cases by both settlement and trial. We have successfully prosecuted cases against all of the major insurance companies as well as local, state and federal governments and corporate entities.
Contact An Experienced Northern California Injury Attorney
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in an accident or by a defective product, please consult a personal injury lawyer who has experience with claims involving serious injury and death. For a free consultation, call us toll free at 1-866-288-6010 or, if you prefer, fill out our intake form and we will contact you.
Contingency Fees Negotiated On Every Case.
At Weber & Nierenberg we understand your anxiety about getting all of your medical bills paid, loss of earnings reimbursed, compensation for pain, suffering or the loss of a loved one and the costs of high quality legal representation. We provide an initial evaluation of your claim at no charge to you. If you decide to retain us we will negotiate a contingency fee with you that you are comfortable with so that you will not pay any attorney fees or costs unless we get you compensation for your losses.
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Recent Examples of How We Have Helped Our Personal Injury Clients
We represented a 76-year-old whose car was rear-ended by a San Francisco Municipal Railway bus. The bus driver was intoxicated, and our investigation revealed that the driver had an extensive substance abuse problem and prior accident history. The accident severed our client’s spinal cord and left him a T-5 paraplegic. The settlement included enough money to provide him with the needed life care prognosticated by our experts.
We represented the family of an 8-year-old who drowned during her swim class at a public pool in Contra Costa County. We proved to the defendant that the drowning would not have occurred if the pool staff had followed their stated protocols for pool safety. The settlement included a memorial established in honor of our clients’ daughter.
We represented the wife and two adult children of a 57-year old man (assembly line worker) who was struck and killed by an Oakland Police patrol car while crossing within a crosswalk. Following a year of litigation, OPD admitted liability and settled the lawsuit.