Life moves forward at a quick pace until suddenly, you or a loved one are involved in an accident. Whether you are in a car crash, fall in a store, or receive negligent medical care, life can take an unexpected turn. You now have to face each day differently than before. You are forced to navigate the overly complex medical and health insurance industries while trying to obtain necessary treatments and heal as fully as possible. You have to come to terms with being away from your job, or if you are permanently injured, maybe never returning to work. As a parent and spouse, you must face the inability to be there for your loved ones like you were before and accepting help from those for whom you used to care.
The many physical, psychological, and financial ramifications of an unexpected accident and injury are why you need to work with a San Francisco personal injury lawyer from Willoughby Brod, LLP. When someone else is at fault for your current situation, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries. We will guide you through an insurance claim or lawsuit, protecting your rights at all times and fighting for you to receive the maximum financial recovery possible.
At Willoughby Brod, LLP, we have years of experience representing individuals in a wide variety of legal matters in the San Francisco Bay Area. While we take on many personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice cases, our legal team is also adept at handling elder neglect and abuse claims, defective product claims, landlord-tenant disputes, health care fraud cases, and more.
To learn about the types of cases we handle and how we may be able to help you, call us at (800) 427-7020 and schedule a free case evaluation.
If you were injured in any type of motor vehicle accident that was the result of another person’s actions, contact a personal injury lawyer in San Francisco as soon as you can. Whether you were in a car, truck, bicycle, bus, boat, or train accident, or were injured as a pedestrian, you have the right to determine who was at fault for the crash, who is liable for your injuries, and the best route to obtain compensation. At Willoughby Brod, LLP, we will do all of that and more. Once we have gathered evidence of another person’s negligence or intentional misconduct, then we will represent you in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Our priority will always be to obtain you the most compensation possible for your case.
We also handle many situations outside of auto accidents that can result in personal injury claims, including slip and falls, construction accidents, defective products, elder neglect and abuse, sexual abuse, and more. If you have been injured in any way because of another person’s careless or reckless behavior, call us today.Wrongful Death
Almost any type of accident can lead to fatalities in addition to injuries. From car accidents to slip and falls, many situations may cause catastrophic injuries from which it is impossible to recover. If you recently lost a loved one in a situation that you believe was another person’s responsibility, contact our wrongful death and personal injury attorneys in San Francisco today. We will thoroughly review the incident that led to your relative’s passing and will explain your options for a wrongful death claim in California. State law limits this legal claim to certain family members and limits the type of compensation you and your relatives may recover. Call us today to learn more about your rights and legal options after losing a loved one to negligence.Medical Malpractice
When you visit a physician, whether it is your family doctor, at the emergency room, or for a serious procedure, you expect to receive excellent care. You believe the physician, nurses, and other staff who interact with you are all doing their jobs to their utmost abilities. They are putting all of their education, experience, and skills to work to give you the best care they possibly can. Unfortunately, this is often not the reality within the medical industry. Preventable medical errors are common and often lead to injuries and fatalities. If you are suffering an additional injury or your medical condition has worsened because of substandard medical care, contact us at Willoughby Brod, LLP immediately. You may have a medical malpractice claim against the physician or medical facility. Let our San Francisco personal injury attorneys and medical malpractice lawyers help.Elder and Nursing Home Abuse
Once you and your family make the tough decision for an elderly loved one to live in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, you expect them to receive the attention and medical care you cannot provide. You expect them to be well-cared for by their round-the-clock staff, including nursing, nursing assistants, physicians, and other staff members. Unfortunately, many elderly individuals throughout California receive substandard medical care at nursing homes and suffer from neglect and abuse. If there is any evidence that your loved one has been hurt by neglect or physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, contact a San Francisco personal injury lawyer right away.Products Liability/Defective Products
All day, every day, you are surrounded by products, including the toiletries you use, the clothing you wear, the food you eat, and the toys you play with. When you purchase a product, you presume it is safe as long as you use it as intended. You expect the medicine you are prescribed to be safe and effective when taken as directed. You expect your food to be free from contamination when appropriately cooked. Ultimately, you expect every product to have been carefully designed and created so you could use it without harm. However, in many situations, your expectations are frustrated by defects. When a product is not properly designed, manufactured, or lacks necessary warning labels, there may be an increased risk of injury. If you encounter this defective product and are injured, then you need to speak with a personal injury lawyer in San Francisco. You may have a products liability claim against the designer, manufacturer, or retailer of the dangerous product.Landlord-Tenant
While it can seem like your landlord has all the power in the situation, this is not true. As a renter, you have many rights under federal, state, and local law. There are many statutory limits on how landlords can behave toward you. There are also many legal standards landlords must meet to avoid breaking the law, such as the implied warranty of habitability. If you are having trouble with your landlord, contact Willoughby Brod, LLP right away. An experienced landlord-tenant law attorney can review your situation and explain your rights and options. If your landlord is in the wrong, you may be able to take action to stop the illegal behavior. You may even have a legal claim for damages.
If you or a loved one were hurt on your property because of your landlord’s actions or inaction, call a personal injury attorney in San Francisco right away. This type of claim may fall under premises liability in addition to landlord-tenant law.Healthcare Fraud, Whistleblowers, and Qui Tam Lawsuits
State and federal governments as well as other health care providers are keenly aware that professionals within the medical industry can take steps to falsely bill their programs and receive a greater amount of reimbursements than they are actually entitled to. There are numerous laws against such schemes, including the federal and California False Claims Act. If you, as a private citizen, find evidence of fraudulent health care practices, such as kickback schemes and incorrect invoices to Medicare or Medi-Cal, then you may be in a position to be a whistleblower. To learn about filing a qui tam suit on behalf of the government, call Willoughby Brod, LLP today.Civil Rights
As a U.S. resident, you have many rights. Some are natural rights, which can never be taken away. Others are granted by federal or state constitutions and statutes and some are given by local ordinances. Unfortunately, sizeable institutions like the police often violate your civil rights through misconduct, excessive use of force, unlawful searches and seizures, unlawful detainment, discrimination, and a violation of your prisoners’ rights when detained. If you or a loved one have suffered due to law enforcement’s actions, contact an experienced attorney at Willoughby Brod, LLP as soon as possible.Let a San Francisco Personal Injury Attorney Help You
In some situations, it is obvious that your rights are violated. When another vehicle rear ends your car and you suffer a concussion, you can be confident the other driver is responsible. However, not all circumstances are as black and white. You may face a situation in which you are not sure whether your rights have been violated, and if so, what your options are. Willoughby Brod, LLP is here to help you no matter how sure or hesitant you may be. Our experienced attorneys will listen to your story, review the facts, and advise you of your legal rights and options. Whatever path you choose, whether you need to file an insurance claim or wish to file a lawsuit in court, we will guide you through the process while always fighting for the best possible outcome in your situation.
Willoughby Brod, LLP has extensive experience in representing the victims of personal injury cases, as well as their families...Wrongful Death
When we lose a loved as a result of the negligence by another person or company, families are obviously devastated. Oftentimes...Medical Malpractice
When you go to your family physician, head to the emergency room, or schedule a procedure, you trust that you are in safe hands...Landlord
No place is more important than your home. The right to a safe, livable, and affordable home should not depend on ownership...Whistleblowers
You may have information about how a company is billing the government and wonder if it is illegal or not, and if it is illegal conduct, what can be done about it...Employment
When it comes to your rights as an employee, complicated workplace situations can feel both confusing and impossible...Class Actions
After being physically or financially injured, you may realize that you are not alone. When a business is responsible for your injuries...View More