San Francisco Car Accident Lawyers

Over 50% of the San Francisco population own a vehicle – that’s over 450,000 vehicles traveling the streets of San Francisco and the Bay Area each day. On average, there are over 3,500 car accidents that result in fatalities or injuries each year in San Francisco.

Our team of attorneys at The Barnes Firm have decades of combined experience helping the residents of San Francisco and the Bay Area get the best result possible for their car accident claims. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, call our experienced team of San Francisco car accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000.

Should I Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?

After being injured in a car accident, you may be facing financial hardship due to lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and more. Insurance companies will often lowball accident victims to pay out quickly. Our team of San Francisco car accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm will fully investigate your accident and the circumstances surrounding it, negotiate with insurance companies, and work tirelessly to get you the best result possible for your accident case. Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 today for a FREE case evaluation – it could be the best call you make.

Understanding California Car Accident Law

Insurance companies often rely on accident victims not being familiar with California car accident laws, which allows them to pay out smaller settlements to accident victims. With over 100 years of experience serving the San Francisco and Bay Area, our team of car accident lawyers are knowledgeable in California car accident laws and will help you every step of the way.

Car accident claims in California can be complicated which is why it’s important to understand some of the laws that may or may not pertain to your situation after being injured in a California car accident. Below is an overview of things you should know:

  1. California is an at-fault state for car accidents, which means the driver responsible for the crash, and their insurance company, will be paying for injuries and damages sustained by the other parties involved in the crash.
  2. You must be able to prove liability to receive compensation. It is possible you may be found partially liable for your car accident. You can still recover compensation if you are found partially liable.
  3. The statute of limitations for personal injury in California is two years. This means you have two years from the date of accident or injury discovery to file a personal injury claim.
  4. All drivers in California are required to carry vehicle insurance that covers a minimum of:
    1. $5,000 for property damage
    2. $15,000 of bodily injury coverage per person
    3. $30,000 of bodily injury coverage per accident

If you were involved in an accident with an unlicensed or uninsured driver, you may still be able to collect financial compensation for your injuries. When you hire a trusted San Francisco car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm, our team will help you navigate the laws and liability of your accident to help you get the best result possible for your accident.

Why Do San Francisco Car Accidents Happen?

On average, over 4,500 people are injured each year in San Francisco car accidents. Our experienced team of San Francisco car accident lawyers have found the most common causes of car accidents involve:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Tailgating
  • Reckless or aggressive driving
  • Fatigue

No matter the reason for your car accident, The Barnes Firm is equipped to handle your car accident claim. Our team of car accident attorneys are dedicated to holding negligent parties accountable and helping our clients recover the best result possible.

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What Should I Do if I’m Injured in a Car Accident?

Being injured in a car accident can be a scary and traumatic experience. It is important to take the following steps after a car accident to prioritize your health and safety and protect your legal rights.

  1. Get off the roadway and to a safe place, if possible.
  2. Call 9-1-1 to report your accident and request medical attention.
  3. Take pictures of the accident scene, damage to your vehicle, and your injuries.
  4. Exchange insurance and personal information with other drivers.
  5. Obtain any witness contact information.
  6. Request a copy of the police report before leaving the scene.
  7. Seek medical attention and make sure you keep all bills and receipts of your expenses.
  8. Contact a skilled San Francisco car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm.

Our team of San Francisco car accident lawyers are available 24/7 to answer any questions you have regarding your car accident claim. After any car accident, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 and ask to speak with one of our experienced attorneys – it could be the best call you make.

Types of Car Accident We Handle

Our team of San Francisco car accident attorneys have successfully recovered the best result possible for our clients in the following types of accident cases.

  • Head-on crashes
  • T-bone collisions
  • Rear-end accidents
  • Sideswipe accidents
  • Left-turn collisions
  • Multi-vehicle crashes
  • Rollover accidents
  • Hit and run crashes

When you choose The Barnes Firm, you can be assured our team of experienced car accident attorneys will fight for you and hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. Other parties may include:

  • Another vehicle driver
  • Truck drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • Motorcyclists
  • Bicyclists
  • Bus drivers
  • Rideshare drivers
  • Other

After a car accident, hire a trusted car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. No matter the cause of your accident or the parties involved, our attorneys will work hard to help you get the best result possible.

Where are San Francisco Car Accidents Most Likely to Occur?

San Francisco has some of the most dangerous intersections in California, where hundreds of collisions occur each year. These dangerous intersections include:

  • 13th Street & Mission Street
  • 16th Street & Mission Street
  • Market Street & Guerrero Street
  • 13th Street & S Van Ness Avenue
  • Eddy Street & Jones Street

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident at one of these dangerous intersections, or anywhere in the Bay Area, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

Common Car Accident Injuries

It is recommended to seek medical attention for any injuries sustained in a car accident. Keep in mind, after an accident, your injuries may take some time to appear. A medical professional can help identify and treat your injuries after an accident. These injuries may include:

What Damages Can I Seek After a San Francisco Car Accident?

Depending on the severity of your accident, the compensation you receive will vary. Our team of successful San Francisco car accident lawyers have secured compensation for the following damages for car accident victims:

  • Medical bills
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damages
  • Car repairs or replacements
  • Physical therapy

After a car accident, you are entitled to recover financial compensation and The Barnes Firm is here to help you do that. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 to get started filing your accident claim.

Get an Experienced San Francisco Car Accident Lawyer on Your Side

At The Barnes Firm, our team of San Francisco car accident lawyers understand a car accident can be a life-changing experience for you and your family. During this difficult time, you can trust The Barnes Firm to handle all legal aspects of your claim, so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident in San Francisco or the Bay Area, our attorneys are ready to help. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation – it could be the best call you make.


Our team of experienced car accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm proudly serve San Francisco and surrounding areas: Alameda, Albany, Antioch, Belmont, Benicia, Berkeley, Brentwood, Burlingame, Campbell, Clayton, Concord, Cupertino, Daly City, Danville, Dixon, Dublin, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fairfield, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Martinez, Menlo Park, Milpitas, Moraga, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Napa, Newark, Novato, Oakland, Oakley, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Richmond, Rohnert Park, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Jose, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Sunnyvale, Union City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, and more…

Bay Area Office Location

555 12th Street
Suite #1470
Oakland, CA 94607

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“I had a great experience with The Barnes Law Firm! Michael Horowitz is very professional and provide updates and the case proceeded. I would highly recommend the Barnes Law Firm”

Salvador T.

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“They were helpful and communicated with me throughout the process.”

Barbara J.

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“Ali Vazirinejad from The Barnes Firm handled my personal injury case and I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer. He was compassionate, patient and comprehensively walked me through each step. He was unbelievably responsive-answering calls and e-mails with good follow up and detail. Because my accident occurred at the beginning of Covid shutdown, the case dragged on for more 2 1/2 years, many times coming to a complete halt. Even so Ali remained communicative, proactive, and in the end negotiated a settlement that was more than expected. I so appreciated his guidance during this difficult time and always felt I was in good, caring hands. I recommend him highly.”

Leslie D.

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“Landon Vivian helped my son with his car accident. Mr. Vivian was very professional and very helpful and was on top of our case from day one! Highly recommend him as an attorney.”

Sharon W.

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“I am very pleased with the process of my case. My attorney Ali Vazirinejad and his paralegal Grace were very professional and helpful. The outcome of my case was considerably more than expected. The result actually changed my life significantly and I am really thankful for their services.”

Larry B.