We are a five-star rated, all-female California personal injury lawyer team specializing in traffic accident settlement negotiation with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles and serving clients all over California. We are experts at getting you exactly the settlement you deserve, without the added time, stress and cost of going to trial. Not only will we work to recover all medical bills, damaged property, lost wages, plus pain and suffering...we'll also help negotiate down your medical bills, so at the end of the day you walk home with more money in your pocket.Get Started With Your FREE CASE EVALUATION
We Only Handle California Traffic Accident Cases with SERIOUS Injuries
If a driver’s careless actions lead to the personal injury or death of another party, that driver must be held accountable. Contact lawyers that specialize in recovering fair compensation for you and your family.
The most vulnerable drivers on the road are motorcyclists. If an accident happens, motorcyclists can be severely injured. Select an attorney that has experience getting accident victims results.
If a careless motorist crashed into you while you were riding your bicycle, you can recover compensation for the injuries or losses you suffered.
The reasons pedestrians get struck by cars and trucks may be different here in rural Kentucky, but the effects can be just as devastating. Do not let your pedestrian crash drain your finances.
A DUI accident can change your life immediately and forever. Taking a DUI injury lightly is a serious mistake. Our DUI Injury Accident Attorneys can protect your rights, and get your life back on track.
The future of driverless cars is here. And as a result, accidents with self-driving cars are already on the rise. If you are injured, you can sue the car’s owner and make an insurance claim against them.
Injuries suffered as a result of delivery truck accidents can be severe and sometimes deadly due to the sheer size of many trucks. Hire focused attorneys to recover fair compensation for your suffering.
If you’re injured in a California scooter accident by the negligence of another motorist, you could very well be entitled to financial compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Uber or Lyft accident, it is in your best interest to consult with a lawyer about your case before speaking with Uber or an insurance adjuster.
The wrongful death of a loved one is one of the most devastating things someone can ever experience.
A hit-and-run crash occurs when two people collide in a motor vehicle accident, on bikes, on scooters, on motorcycles, on foot, or a combination of those.
For many people who are injured in San Francisco car accidents, it’s the first time they’ve ever considered hiring a personal injury lawyer. Sound familiar?
Specialists in representing clients seriously injured in traffic accidents.
We'll always keep you informed about your case.
We'll maximize your claim without the added time, stress and cost of going to trial.
You focus on your recovery, we'll take care of the rest.
The California injury attorneys at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers are vehicle accident experts with 40 years of combined experience negotiating with insurance providers to make sure you get a full, fast and fair settlement.
We exceed our client’s expectations and reduce their stress. And, in almost every case, we get them a solid settlement without taking their case to trial.
This laser focus on traffic accident personal injury claims makes us one of the most sought after San Francisco personal injury law firms.
We specifically help clients who were injured in a California vehicle accident with serious injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injury or injuries requiring hospitalization and/or surgery. Almost all of our clients have been transported from the scene of the accident by ambulance to the nearest trauma center. Many are hospitalized for their major injuries and often require surgery for a full recovery.
We do NOT pursue claims on behalf of those who suffer minor injuries such as whiplash, bruises, neck pain or other soft tissue injuries.
Founder, Lead Attorney and avid surfer and adventurer.
Since 1997, the Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers have been helping injured people receive compensation for serious and life-changing injuries. Whether it be a car accident, motorcycle accident, scooter accident, or other personal injury, we have the experts on our team who can help you out. Get to know our attorneys and reach out to us to help with your California injury case.
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When a friend of mine was injured in a scooter accident, I knew immediately who to refer her to. A few weeks later, my friend sent me a heartfelt email thanking me for the absolutely stellar referral during a really difficult time in her life. While I never hope to have another friend in accident like that, I have comfort in knowing where to send them should they need impeccable care and representation. Sally and her team fight so incredibly hard for every one of their clients. I couldn’t trust Sally more as an attorney, a source of support, and an absolute expert in the field of personal injury law.
Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers provides excellent service, and makes a bad situation easier to deal with. I highly recommend using their firm (especially the LA location).
Well I have so much to say about Sally Morin. I was in a motorcycle accident and the other driver was 100% at fault and it changed my life. After reviewing many law firms I chose Sally Morin and from day one I knew I was in good hands. The process gets very stressful and frustrating at time but the entire staff were compassionate and caring from start to finish. They guided me and helped me throughout the process dealing with the insurance companies and just listening to me vent. This accident really messed with me emotionally as well as my physical injuries. Sally and her team were and are absolutely amazing. After a bit of back and forth with the insurance company we finally settled with a number that I was satisfied with. This settlement was solely due to Sally’s patience and amazing negotiating skills.Sally Morin sincerely cares about her clients and she is extremely experienced in this field. If you want a lawyer you can trust, one that keeps in contact with you every step of the way, answers any and all questions, delivers real results then Sally Morin is who you need to call.Thank you Sally and your entire staff for truly making a very difficult and stressful situation manageable. You are all amazing.
Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles has excellent motorcycle accident attorneys. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Lauren Pietsch, and she is a great attorney who is passionate about her work and gets great results for her clients. These ladies are top notch attorneys, and definitely recommend them if you are in a traffic accident in Los Angeles!
I had a fairly straightforward personal injury case that I brought to Sally Morin after getting a few quotes from other law firms. Most fees are standard for these types of cases, but I went with Sally Morin because of their client-centered approach. They were professional, timely, friendly, and committed to getting me a fair settlement for my case. They’re obviously experts in these types of cases, so they managed my expectations really well and the processes were incredibly smooth. Rebecca Taylor was my dedicated lawyer and she was just excellent to work with.
I was recently in a bicycle accident in LA and was feeling very shaken up about everything. I called and talked to Carmen and she helped calm my nerves so much! She was patient and knowledgeable and helped me begin to navigate the pretty scary world of personal injury lawsuits. Would highly recommend these ladies if you are in a similar boat (or bicycle)!
A personal injury attorney represents clients who have been injured by a negligent party. That party may be another person, people, company, or even government agency.
Here are the answers to six questions our San Francisco personal injury
lawyer team is frequently asked by potential clients.
Personal injury lawyers typically handle those cases that fall under “tort law”.
Common examples include traffic accidents (like we handle at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers) such as:
Or NON-traffic accidents (that we don’t handle at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers) such as:
California law firms that specialize in personal injury should have the primary objective of working in the client’s best interests. Specifically, they should get their client financial damages (money) for the injuries they sustained due to the negligence of another party.
This process may include, but is not limited to:
While some cases go to trial, most do not. In fact, at Sally Morin Personal Law, we have only had about 1% of our cases ever need to go to trial.
And that’s because more often than not, a skilled San Francisco personal injury lawyer is able to negotiate a fair settlement on the client’s behalf without the added time and cost of litigation.
Beware of attorneys who love taking cases to trial. This is usually out of their own desire to see their name in print or just to line their own pockets.
Remember, there is no guarantee that taking a case to trial will result in a larger reward. And since cases that go to trial are on a higher fee scale, involve significantly higher costs and take months, if not years, to resolve, it can often mean the client takes home less money and endures much more stress.
Most personal injury law firms work on a contingency fee basis, which is to say they don’t get paid anything unless they favorably settle or win your case.
Typically, fees are 33.3% of the reward for cases that are settled, and 40% of those that go to trial. (Remember, a personal injury case going all the way to trial is very rare.)
At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we put our client’s recovery first. That’s why we don’t take a fee percentage from the portion of your settlement that covers the damage to your property. We also ensure that you never walk away owing us any money.
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If at any time within the first 30 days of signing with Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers you are not 100% satisfied with the quality and care of service you receive from our attorneys, we will cancel your contract at no cost so that you can seek different representation. No questions asked.
If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, there’s a lot you need to know. Personal injury law is a complex area of practice. There are going to be a lot of lawyers out there vying for your case. So the question then becomes: how do you find the best California personal injury firms and avoid the not so great ones?
In order to answer this question, there are a few things you need to know about personal injury law first.
Personal Injury Law is a Specialized Area of Practice Personal injury law is not a generalized area of practice. While there are attorneys that may say that they can litigate any personal injury case that you may have, they may not be doing you any favors by taking your case. For instance, product liability cases are a specialized branch of personal injury law. They involve individuals getting injured through the use of a product. Lawyers who litigate these sorts of cases need to familiarize themselves with different kinds of liability and precedents set in other product liability cases. Individuals that have experience litigating these cases are going to have much better instincts for winning the case than someone who specializes in a different area of personal injury law or has a general practice.
The same holds true for lawyers that specialize in traffic accidents. But there’s also one more layer of complexity. Lawyers that specialize in traffic law need to familiarize themselves with the city or cities in which they practice. If you want to find the best personal injury lawyer in California you’ll need to understand the concept of negligence, liability, and how that works.
The vast majority of personal injury lawsuits center around the question of negligence. In other words, the court is interested in determining who is at fault. In California, that question may not be black and white. Two drivers may be partially at fault in an accident, so even if you did something wrong, it might still be worth bringing your traffic accident case. Your partial fault doesn’t absolve the other person of what they did wrong. California is a comparative negligence state that allows you to still recover money for your injuries even if you were partially at fault. You will definitely want to consult with a California personal injury law firm to find out more about what your case might be worth even if you share some portion liability for the accident.
Furthermore, for those trying to find the best personal injury attorneys in San Francisco, it’s a good idea to ask them good questions like if they have much experience litigating in the city where your accident was. It is important that they know the in’s and out’s of that city’s court system and governmental claims process, not to mention being familiar with the streets of that area of California. Especially if you are a tourist injured while visiting California, you need a local lawyer to help.
Many personal injury lawyers have to be able to negotiate with insurance companies in order to give your case a shot at settling before dragging you through litigation and trial. Traffic accident lawyers are no different. However, understanding the tactics that auto-insurance companies employ is one of the keys to getting the best possible settlement for your claim.
It bears noting here, that you’re only going to get one chance to bring your California traffic accident case. That means that you’ll want to find the best personal injury attorney in California to handle it. Regardless of whether or not your personal injury claim was from a traffic accident, a slip and fall, or anything else, you’ll need to ensure that your lawyer understands that specific area of practice, and that includes being able to negotiate with insurance companies when necessary.
There are a number of things that an insurance company will do to devalue your case. Insurance companies are for-profit agencies. In order to turn a profit, they attempt to settle your case for as little as possible. They have every incentive to make you appear partially at fault for an accident or exploit ambiguities to make their own client’s liability appear to be a gray area. This is despite the fact that they will attempt to contact you and present themselves as though they’re on your side and helping you out. Make sure you protect yourself by finding the best possible San Francisco injury lawyer you can get.
There are a number of personal injury firms in California (commonly referred to in the industry as “mills”) that attempt to operate on extremely high volume and quick turnover. That means that they take a large number of cases, settle them as quickly as possible, and then are on to the next one. This works for them because they still turn a profit by handling a high volume of minor injury claims.
If you hire one of these firms, they can waste your one opportunity to be compensated fully for your injury. That’s not to say that these firms can’t handle the average “fender-bender” traffic injury case. That’s actually what they are perfect for. But, if you’ve suffered serious injuries involving broken bones, hospitalization and/or surgery, you want a personal injury lawyer who will give you and your case more personalized attention.
More Factors to Consider to Find The Best San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer
To review what we’ve stated before. The best personal injury law firms in California will have these qualities and more.
Be very wary of law firms that attempt to solicit your case. They often operate on volume, which is profitable for them, but not so much for you. Your case is likely worth much more than the time they’re willing to invest in it. You will not find the best injury law firms in California actively soliciting your business.
Here at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we don’t accept slip and fall cases, product liability suits, or malpractice suits. Why? Because our lawyers are laser-focused on the practice of traffic injury law. If you’re in a malpractice suit, you want a lawyer that specializes in that area of practice. The same goes for a car crash or Uber accident. You want a traffic accident specialist!
If your case can’t be settled for a fair amount, you need a personal injury law firm who is willing to go to bat for you. Many large volume firms drop cases if a lawsuit needs to be filed. At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we hand-select our cases and keep our case-to-attorney ratio low so every case gets the attention it deserves. If a case needs to go into litigation we stand by your side and push forward to get you the settlement you deserve.
All San Francisco personal injury lawyers should work on contingency. That means they get paid if you win. They will not charge you for fees or expenses if they don’t win your case.
On a similar note, you don’t want to hire a personal injury attorney who offers a discounted fee. This usually means they are a high volume, high turnover law firm that won’t offer your case the attention it deserves. Don’t sacrifice maximizing your case value for a little discount on your lawyer’s fee. Remember the old saying, “You get what you pay for.”
Finding the best personal injury lawyers in San Francisco requires a bit of diligence on your part as well. It may be difficult because you’re recovering from an injury, but you’re only going to get one chance to make your case. So you want to be sure that you get the full value for the damages you’ve sustained.
Note however that you should act as soon as possible to get a good injury lawyer on your case! The more time that goes by, the greater the chance that you could do something to jeopardize the value of your injury claim.
Was it a traffic accident? Is it a minor injury? Did you suffer major injuries? Were you at fault? Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers can help you figure this out now, so you can narrow down your search for the best personal injury attorney for your claim.
The number one thing to remember about searching for top personal injury lawyers in cities like San Francisco, is that there is a huge amount of competition for your case. There are many lawyers that run a generalized practice (whether it be handling all types of personal injury cases or any type of case at all) that will take traffic accident cases to pay the bills while using that money to fund potentially more lucrative cases in other areas of the law. A firm that specializes ONLY in traffic accident cases is a firm that you can trust to give your car crash, bike accident, motorcycle claim, pedestrian accident or Uber lawsuit the full attention that it deserves.
Los Angeles is another city which has a great deal of competition for personal injury cases. Sometimes it feels like there are more lawyers than people in LA! So many billboards… Again, lawyers in Los Angeles with more general law practices that take traffic accident cases often prioritize them well beneath medical malpractice and product liability claims, which potentially have massive payouts. The best Los Angeles personal injury lawyers focus exclusively on traffic cases to give your car wreck or other traffic injury case the attention necessary to secure you a great settlement.
There are a number of great personal injury law firms practicing in Oakland, and several that specialize in traffic injury law. This has a lot to do with the fact that that Oakland has some of the most dangerous streets in the country. Nonetheless, there are a number of traffic injury attorneys in Oakland who run what are call “mills.” They will take your case, along with hundreds of others, and then push it through the settlement process as quickly as possible. They operate on volume, taking as many cases as they can. While they can secure a living doing this, they aren’t securing the best possible settlements for their clients, and will usually drop any case that requires litigation to get a solid result.
San Jose has a number of personal injury attorneys, but very few that specialize in traffic accident law. Finding an attorney who does specialize in only traffic accident law means that they will not only be experts at trying that case, but they’ll also prioritize your case regardless of the potential payout of other types of cases like more generalized San Jose personal injury law firms.
San Jose injury law firms that take traffic accident cases, but also handle larger cases like mass tort, product liability and medical malpractice matters, will often put support staff on your traffic accident case, or devote less time to researching and negotiating your case. They’ll settle your case quickly without maximizing value and then move on to another type of case that promises a big payday. You want a San Jose injury lawyer that’s going to go the extra mile and secure you damages that you deserve in your car wreck, motorcycle crash or other traffic injury case.