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If you’ve been injured in an accident, making the right choice is crucial. All of the San Francisco car accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm are trial-tested and focused on winning personal injury cases.

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About The Barnes Firm's Best San Francisco Attorneys

If you or somebody you love are victims of unjust personal injury, wrongful death, or any other incident where another party may be responsible for the suffering that ensued, The Barnes Firm’s San Francisco personal injury attorneys have your back. With the help of one of our experienced personal injury lawyers, justice will be served. In other words, you will get the settlement you deserve!

We’ve recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients over the years, and our law firm has a reputation for winning courtroom battles throughout the entire State of California. You can count on The Barnes Firm to settle cases involving road rage, workplace injury, and more.

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Oakland, CA 94607

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The Barnes Firm’s best personal injury lawyers in San Francisco are focused on helping victims of accidents recover the maximum value from their personal injury claims. This focus allows us to put you and your family first, with the goal of getting the best result possible.

Whether you were injured in a San Francisco car accident, construction accident or you suffered an injury in some other way, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Our best lawyers are here to help you for free – they don’t get paid until you get injury compensation.

Serving San Francisco and nearby cities: Oakland, San Pablo, San Jose, Hayward, San Mateo, Berkeley, Freemont, Palo Alto, San Lorenzo, Richmond, Concord, Santa Clara, Piedmont, Albany, and more…

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Vehicle Accidents

Our San Francisco personal injury attorneys have a proven track record of success when it comes to settling cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents. The Barnes Firm’s experienced personal injury lawyers even recovered $47 million for one road rage victim and $12 million for another victim whose car was hit head-on by an intoxicated truck driver.

Workplace Injury

The Barnes Firm also recovers lucrative settlements for victims of workplace injury. Our San Francisco Personal Injury Attorneys recovered $3 million for one victim who suffered a 20-foot fall after being attacked by a swarm of bees at a construction site. Thanks to our team of experienced lawyers, another victim was awarded a settlement of $2.2 million after one of his fellow workers crashed a backhoe into the latter he was climbing.

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Amusement Park Accidents

Our legal team, some of the finest San Francisco personal injury attorneys in the state, once recovered $2.85 million for a man who was ejected from a popular Six Flags roller coaster. Before one of our law firm’s roller coaster accident attorneys took the case to trial, settlement offers from the amusement park never exceeded $250,000. Our client got the settlement they deserved, and following the lawsuit, Six Flags added safety belts to the ride — making the park safer for everyone!

Other wrongful injuries and instances of bodily harm covered by The Barnes Firm’s San Francisco personal injury lawyers:

If you or somebody you know is suffering from the effects of a personal injury included on (but not limited to) the list above, and you feel that a third party is at fault — do not hesitate to reach out to us. You can schedule a free consultation if you are unsure whether the case is worth pursuing, and our team will take a look at your case.

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Can Your Injuries Show Up Months After an Accident?

Most people think if they feel fine after an accident, and that they’ve escaped without any injuries. While this could be true, some injuries may not begin to show symptoms until hours, days, or even weeks after an accident.

Injuries that do not show up immediately are known as “delayed onset” injuries. Depending on the injury, a delayed onset can be life-threatening. Below are five common injuries known to become apparent or worsen after the incident. If you don’t know how to proceed after a car accident, it’s best to consult with a medical professional and a seasoned personal injury attorney in San Francisco.

Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) cause 153 deaths each day in the United States. The most common type of TBI is a concussion. Significant and minor TBIs can have delayed symptoms that don’t appear for hours or days after the accident. If you think you have a TBI, watch out for these symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurry vision

If you experience any of those symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately. TBIs can cause long-lasting effects like brain damage if not treated immediately.

Whiplash

Whiplash often occurs from rear-end collisions and can damage the muscles in the neck and upper back. Muscle soreness or stiffness may not be visible for up to two days after the accident. If symptoms do appear, it’s best to receive treatment right away. Untreated whiplash could lead to chronic neck pain and soreness, vertigo, or vertebral misalignment.

Rear View Of Female Driver With Neck Injury Getting Out Of Car After Crash
Rear View Of Female Driver With Neck Injury Getting Out Of Car After Crash

Whiplash

Whiplash often occurs from rear-end collisions and can damage the muscles in the neck and upper back. Muscle soreness or stiffness may not be visible for up to two days after the accident. If symptoms do appear, it’s best to receive treatment right away. Untreated whiplash could lead to chronic neck pain and soreness, vertigo, or vertebral misalignment.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Emotional injuries might not set in until long after the accident when an event triggers a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) response. Watch for personality changes, depression, and anxiety to help determine if you have PTSD.

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain can go unnoticed for several days following an accident. In some cases, it could be a sign of internal bleeding, which is life-threatening if not treated. You may experience deep bruising, purple spots on your skin, lightheadedness, or fainting. Internal bleeding can be difficult to identify, but it must be treated by a doctor, which is why you should always consult a medical professional after a severe accident.

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woman suffering from abdominal pain and holding stomach

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain can go unnoticed for several days following an accident. In some cases, it could be a sign of internal bleeding, which is life-threatening if not treated. You may experience deep bruising, purple spots on your skin, lightheadedness, or fainting. Internal bleeding can be difficult to identify, but it must be treated by a doctor, which is why you should always consult a medical professional after a severe accident.

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Headaches

Headaches could show up after an accident, even if you did not hit your head during the accident. If your headache shows up a few days after an accident, it may point to a blood clot on the brain or a severe concussion.

Why You Should Hire an Attorney After an Accident

After your car accident, the insurance company may be quick to offer you a claim. But do not rush to settle your claim. While the settlement might seem generous and reasonable at first, it might be far less than the compensation you need if you experience delayed symptoms. Instead, wait until your doctor feels you have reached maximum medical improvement, which means no progress is necessary or likely. Once your doctor clears you, it’ll be much easier for your attorney to calculate a fair settlement.

If another person was at fault for the accident, their insurance company might want you to sign a liability release quickly. Do not sign anything until after a complete medical evaluation by your doctor and a discussion with your attorney. Once you sign a liability release, you will not be eligible to receive any more damages for injuries that may appear after the accident.

Why Choose The Barnes Firm?

The Barnes Firm’s team of seasoned San Francisco personal injury lawyers has an extensive track record of winning cases and restoring justice to our community. Our law firm is dedicated to providing undeserving victims of personal injury with the settlements they deserve for their pain and suffering.

If you’ve been in a car accident and are experiencing delayed onset symptoms, the best San Francisco personal injury lawyers at The Barnes Firm are here to help. We’re a group of skilled attorneys who focus exclusively on personal injury accidents. We’ve helped our clients receive millions of dollars in compensation. If you’ve been in a car accident, construction accident or injured in some other way, you deserve justice, and we’re here to fight for you.

To speak with one of our best San Francisco personal injury attorneys about your case, schedule your free consultation by completing our contact form, or call (800) 800-0000 today for your free consultation. It could make a million dollar difference. Please also browse our site to learn more about our team of San Francisco car accident lawyers and so much more.

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