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California Personal Injury Lawyer (Laws, Claims, Legal Process)

Personal Injury Lawyers at the Scranton Law Firm has been helping victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other injury accidents in California for over 40 years. Our company has been offering free legal consultations from day one, because we believe a potential client should know exactly what they are getting into with a personal injury lawsuit. If you’ve been injured in an accident and want more information about how to handle your case, we are always here to listen and help.

 

Your Wellbeing Is Our Top Priority

When you work with our personal injury law firm, we can help you navigate the negotiation and settlement process for your injury claim. We maintain excellent attorney-client relationships because we believe trust and information are critical for a successful case. We will work hard for you while you focus on your injury recovery.

 

What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit? What Makes a Good Case?

If you have been injured in an accident as a result of the negligence of another individual or entity you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. When pursuing a personal injury claim, you are not dealing with the responsible party, but rather their liability insurance company. 

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John Mejia

John Mejia

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John Villagran Mejia is a native of the Bay Area and received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989, and went on to...

 

 

Greg Redmond

Greg Redmond

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Greg joined the Scranton Law Firm after spending most of his 25 year legal career as a sole practitioner.  His practice focuses primarily on personal injury claims and employment law related matters.

 

 

Daniel Platt

Daniel Platt

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Daniel joined the Scranton Law Firm because he feels strongly about helping those who aren’t getting a fair shake. He seeks to use his experience and skill to prevent...

 

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California Injury Attorneys

The Scranton Law Firm has been helping victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other injury accidents in California for over 40 years.

Our company has been offering free legal consultations from day one, because we believe a potential client should know exactly what they are getting into with a personal injury lawsuit.

Car Accidents

Our car accident attorneys are here to help you understand your next moves.

Slip & Fall

Slip and fall injuries account for more than 1 million visits to hospital emergency rooms.

Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries may involve a personal injury claim if a party was negligent.

Bicycle Accidents

Many motorists do not know how to share the roads with cyclists and accidents result.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accident injuries can vary in severity, from brain damage to road rash.

Uber & Lyft Accidents

We have been handling rideshare accident cases since these companies started up.

Dog Bites & Attacks

California leads the nation in fatal dog attacks, many of which involve children.

Defective Products

If you have suffered injuries due to a defective product you may be able to file a claim.

Personal Injury Cases – Proving Negligence

The heart of a personal injury case is negligence. Can you prove that the other party’s negligence caused your injury? If you can prove with evidence that this is true, then you have a good case.

 

 

Compensation & Settlements

When an injured person seeks compensation for their pain and suffering, a variety of factors are taken into consideration by insurance companies. For a majority of cases, when it comes time to settle this is done outside of a courtroom. Litigation is often a final step in a personal injury case, but sometimes necessary. If it comes to litigation, one of our trial lawyers will be well-prepared to fight for you.

 

Most Settlements

For most cases, a settlement is reached outside of a courtroom by the victim, their legal representation (if they choose to have any), the insurer and their legal representation. A settlement usually involves a negotiation concerning damages to be paid, followed by a written agreement that no further action will be taken by either side, rather the matter will be resolved by payment for the damages.

Our Process

Ensure You Get The Best Medical Treatment

Our first priority is making sure you are on the best path to recovery so that you can get on with your life after your case has settled. We will focus on your case, while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

Gather Information, Records & Documentation

First, your assigned legal team will gather all the information and records related to your claim. They will use your medical records, bills and insurance policy information to help determine the damages and compensation to seek for your case. 

Investigate Your Injury Case

After they’ve gathered all the documentation, your attorney and legal assistants will investigate your accident and gather any relevant details that might help your case. Critical information could include security camera video, traffic camera videos, dash cam footage, and police records.

Negotiate With Insurance Companies & The Defense

Before they move to litigation, your attorney will negotiate with the insurance company and the defense to get you the compensation you deserve. In most cases, a settlement can be reached without having to step into a courtroom. If settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, your team is prepared to go to trial and present your case.

How Much Does An Injury Lawyer Cost?

 

In California, the most common type of personal injury lawyer fee is a contingency fee. It specifies that the lawyer’s fee is a percentage of the money a client agrees to pay when their case settles, with no money paid upfront. The word “contingent” means that if, for any reason, there is no money recovered, the lawyer will receive nothing for the time spent representing you. 

 

Fee Structure & The Law

Section 6147 of the Business and Professions Code requires attorney fee agreements to be in writing and that the fee is negotiable. The percentage an attorney charges can vary depending on the law firm, types of injury, and the nature of the case. 

 

Why Have A Contingency Fee?

 

Contingency Fees Prioritize Injury Claims of Merit

Few personal injury attorneys are willing to risk their valuable time and their own money on cases that have little chance of success. Most injured people prefer to know in the beginning if their case has merit. If a lawyer won’t accept a case on a contingent fee basis, that’s a good indication that the case doesn’t have merit. It’s always a good idea, of course, to talk to other injury lawyers about your case.

 

It Allows Victims To Get Valuable Legal Help When They May Not Be Able To Afford It

An accident can eliminate a victim’s earning power and cause unforeseen expenses. Medical bills often exceed the victim’s own insurance benefits, and if they don’t have insurance, these bills can be overwhelming. Most injured people do not have money to pay an attorney’s retainer and hourly fees in addition to other costs caused by the accident. However, insurance companies have vast resources and pay their lawyers generous hourly fees.

 

It Eliminates Financial Risk If You Lose Your Injury Case

Because the fee is contingent, the lawyer does not earn a fee until after money is collected from a settlement or verdict. If no money is collected, the lawyer doesn’t get paid and the client is not responsible for any fee to the lawyer. Make sure that this is clearly spelled out in a signed agreement with the lawyer.

 

It Encourages Results

The contingent fee provides the lawyer with the purest form of incentive to get results – the more money they obtain for you, the more they earn. It also provides an incentive to resolve the case as soon as possible. The incentive for insurance lawyers, who work on an hourly basis, is to maximize the number of hours they spend on a case.

 

Focus On Recovery

In terms of personal injury lawyer fees, a contingency fee is ideal for most clients. It promotes a healthy attorney-client relationship due to its mutually beneficial nature. The client is assured their personal injury attorney will be strongly motivated to get results. While their lawyer is fighting for them, they can focus on their recovery.

 

 

Our Attorneys Want To Help

The insurance industry is continually fighting to reduce, control or eliminate the contingency fee. They know that it is the only fee arrangement that allows an accident victim to obtain experienced lawyers to fight for their rights. Without a contingency fee, most people could not bear the financial burden and risk of obtaining legal help, and without formal legal advice, getting the best settlement is very challenging. 

Scranton Law Firm Reviews

Sean W.
Sean W.
18:48 29 Jun 19
Great law firm. They work really hard to get you what you deserve. I was so glad to have them on my side.
Erin Matushenko
Erin Matushenko
21:30 27 Jun 19
Bob has been an excellent source of professional meets personalization. He listens and focuses on what’s at hand, which is you! Highly recommend him to whomever is in need of top notch representation.
Anne Consono
Anne Consono
02:03 08 Mar 19
Top Notch company 👌💪 Fought hard for my husband. Very positive experience. You want them on your side. Kudos to Nikki the assistant!!
Tamara Soliz
Tamara Soliz
01:59 13 Dec 18
Fair, helpful and great communication. They walked me through the whole process and made sure I was taken care of. Would highly recommend to friends and family.
Toni M
Toni M
21:31 11 Dec 18
roxanne Cichon
roxanne Cichon
08:48 08 Dec 18
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00:16 07 Dec 18
A no hassel experience. Pleased.
Robert Leblond
Robert Leblond
22:47 06 Dec 18
Very professional firm. My lawyer was Lou Berry. We worked well together.
Barbara Linares
Barbara Linares
01:45 05 Dec 18
meg razo
meg razo
00:53 29 Nov 18
Mamie David
Mamie David
22:36 26 Nov 18
Keith Dukes Jr.
Keith Dukes Jr.
03:56 20 Nov 18
Jeff Asher
Jeff Asher
07:02 13 Nov 18
Without the help of Scranton Law Firm I would never recovered a dime from my insurance company on a hit and run accident where the insurance company refuse to pay on a uninsured motorist policy they got them on a technicality and they had to pay up. Thanks Scranton Law Firm you guys are the best
Heather Jarrett
Heather Jarrett
21:25 08 Nov 18
Erika W.
Erika W.
18:30 08 Nov 18
Scranton Law firm did a great job with my case. All my questions were answered in a timely manner and always with a sense of urgency. My dad was recently in...
Erika W.
Erika W.
02:13 06 Nov 18
Great experience, will always recommend. Every question I had was always answered in a timely matter and with a sense of urgency.Thank you Scranton Law Firm!
Megan Murphy
Megan Murphy
17:25 30 Oct 18
Bridget Florez
Bridget Florez
22:19 15 Oct 18
alyssia lujan
alyssia lujan
00:53 29 Sep 18
Roman is awesome! He stays on top of things & keeps you updated. I’d recommend him to anyone! Thank you for helping me & always calling/texting back.
Martha Vasquez
Martha Vasquez
15:16 21 Sep 18
Joel JR Jacobo
Joel JR Jacobo
04:39 20 Sep 18
Damon Fobbs
Damon Fobbs
14:31 16 Sep 18
Caleb Martin
Caleb Martin
20:04 13 Sep 18
Friendly and professional as well as speedy.
King Mills
King Mills
19:54 13 Sep 18
Camille Rossignon
Camille Rossignon
01:00 12 Sep 18
I had a great experience with Scranton law firm Karl and the whole team were efficient and they treat you like family I would definitely recommend them!
Ricoberto Ornelas
Ricoberto Ornelas
04:22 11 Sep 18
Above and beyond service!!!
Tarsa
Tarsa
15:21 08 Sep 18
Lexi Brantley
Lexi Brantley
13:39 08 Sep 18
Karinda Elliott
Karinda Elliott
05:06 08 Sep 18
George Lucas
George Lucas
22:31 07 Sep 18
My experience was great the attorney I had prior to Stratton was only going to ask for 50,000 and and he told me my case was not looking very good I went to Stratton and they got 150,000 for the case I I was very happy with him
Megan Downum
Megan Downum
03:51 07 Sep 18
Rachel Wilson
Rachel Wilson
05:33 06 Sep 18
Maria Ortiz
Maria Ortiz
18:14 05 Sep 18
Melissa
Melissa
02:11 05 Sep 18
Pleased with their Professional Service, quick response and satisfactory outcome.
Marisol Cardenas
Marisol Cardenas
17:43 01 Sep 18
Miguel me ayudo mucho y podia a comunicarme con el por textos, a veces es muy estresante pelear con la Aseguranza y el me recomendó ir a corte de delitos menores y lo logre, me pagaron todos los rides que yo tuve que conseguir por 3 meses que la Aseguranza me estuvo ignorando y la mujer que me choco me insultaba por textos telefónicos ahora tuvo su merecido
LOLA NORGON
LOLA NORGON
19:12 31 Aug 18
LLesenia Bolorin Jones
LLesenia Bolorin Jones
16:15 31 Aug 18
La Rhonda Chargois
La Rhonda Chargois
15:58 31 Aug 18
Jenny M
Jenny M
18:49 29 Aug 18
Jason Minick
Jason Minick
03:23 29 Aug 18
Dutch Smith
Dutch Smith
00:40 29 Aug 18
Dontay Lamar
Dontay Lamar
15:25 28 Aug 18
Esmeralda Garcia
Esmeralda Garcia
01:40 28 Aug 18
Charles Akers
Charles Akers
18:18 27 Aug 18
Great people who have your interest inhand. They work hard for you and get results. Thanks again Charles A. Akers
Brin Dusa
Brin Dusa
17:37 26 Aug 18
I had a great experience with Scranton law firm. After I got hit by a drunk driver and my car was totaled, they took care of everything was needed to get reimbursed for my loss and expenses. I couldn't have done it without their firm.
Cristal Partida
Cristal Partida
02:10 25 Aug 18
Chris Ackermann was very friendly and helpful! Constantly kept us up to date on our case, I would definitely recommend Scranton Law Firm to anyone that's been involved in a MVA! Well deserved 5 STARS!!! Thank you for your service!
Ed Ward
Ed Ward
15:46 23 Aug 18
Remi Ham
Remi Ham
15:19 23 Aug 18
Emanuel DaSilva
Emanuel DaSilva
03:24 23 Aug 18
Christina Flores
Christina Flores
16:42 22 Aug 18
Oscar Alvarado
Oscar Alvarado
18:09 21 Aug 18
Allen Shin
Allen Shin
21:59 19 Aug 18
Scranton Law Firm has assisted us with our accident case promptly, courteously and professionally as possible to reach a settlement that we deserved.
Tawny Adams
Tawny Adams
02:16 16 Aug 18
Wendy Hutton
Wendy Hutton
01:59 16 Aug 18
Case is pending. Hopefully this will remain 5 stars. But, thus far, they've been terrific.
Melody ahn
Melody ahn
17:32 14 Aug 18
anne-marie jackson
anne-marie jackson
12:53 14 Aug 18
Kenneth Schissler
Kenneth Schissler
03:20 14 Aug 18
Isai Evans
Isai Evans
03:42 13 Aug 18
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FABULOUS ENTERTAINMENT
15:56 11 Aug 18
Jusamia Gomez
Jusamia Gomez
22:01 10 Aug 18
Kelsey Webb
Kelsey Webb
02:24 10 Aug 18
Babycakez Garcia
Babycakez Garcia
00:37 10 Aug 18
Erica Zuniga
Erica Zuniga
16:21 09 Aug 18
JoAnn Lori Gilyeat
JoAnn Lori Gilyeat
16:13 09 Aug 18
Jennifer Perez
Jennifer Perez
20:12 08 Aug 18
Andy Boggeri
Andy Boggeri
02:43 17 Dec 17
They help me and we're professional.
Ben Van Vuren
Ben Van Vuren
16:46 17 Mar 17
Very friendly and knowledgeable! Give them a call.
Jennifer Farmer
Jennifer Farmer
23:47 27 Dec 16
J.
J.
00:47 09 Dec 16
Very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. These guys helped me out by assuring me that I was right that once I served the defendant, I was under no further duty to notify anyone else of the pendant of the case. It turned out to be unnecessary as the default was basically overturned but regardless they charged me nothing for the asistance.
Benjamin Van Vuren
Benjamin Van Vuren
02:46 26 Oct 16
Ghafoori AhmadShah
Ghafoori AhmadShah
19:58 25 Oct 16
Zach Thompson
Zach Thompson
18:47 25 Oct 16
Cristal Partida
Cristal Partida
04:28 09 Oct 16
Excellent experience! Everything was done over the phone! Chris Ackermann did a great job keeping us up to date with our case and was extremely helpful and answered any questions we had. We are very grateful for all the work they put into our case and I highly recommend people to go here if they need an attorney!
Linds Estes
Linds Estes
14:19 06 Oct 16
Aaron Arevalo
Aaron Arevalo
20:22 05 Oct 16
Kathy Yuh
Kathy Yuh
18:58 05 Oct 16
Mia Sanchez
Mia Sanchez
20:29 03 Oct 16
J Max
J Max
01:49 02 Oct 16
J Max recommends Chris Ackerman & Attorneys as much as I can whenever its possible. Its real simple go to the Super-Pros and get the job done!!!
Douglas M Pineda Jr
Douglas M Pineda Jr
16:24 29 Sep 16
Dre Blak
Dre Blak
10:16 28 Sep 16
MrJake595
MrJake595
03:07 16 Sep 16
Sarah Garcia
Sarah Garcia
22:26 14 Sep 16
Chris Ackermann exceeded my expectations for both of my car accident related cases. Not only was he extremely professional but also very personable & friendly. Chris would follow up with me often to make sure everything was going smoothly. Not to mention he went above & beyond & was able to win a very impossible case for me. I have referred a few friends of mine to Chris because his work is honest & he goes the extra mile for his clients. I'm very thankful for the times I've had to work with him. I wouldn't go to anyone else!
Natalie Rodriguez
Natalie Rodriguez
01:14 28 Aug 16
Very attentive & nice. When I've emailed or called, Karla & Bob replied promptly. Any questions I've had they have been very helpful. I will recommend them to everyone!!!
Amber Torres
Amber Torres
20:46 23 Aug 16
Dalton Miesen
Dalton Miesen
05:58 12 Aug 16
Great staff! Very helpful and knowledgable! I recommend this firm 100%. If you are injured just call... They will help you!!
Juan Spencer
Juan Spencer
18:53 22 Jul 16
Their staff is wonderful, especially Esme, Heidi and Lissethe! Those ladies are the best!
Victor Lawson
Victor Lawson
01:24 17 Mar 15
Please Please Give These Guys A Call If You Are In Need. They Work For You, Not Themselves,I guarantee it & I should Know.. Victor Lawson
Jose Chavez
Jose Chavez
04:47 20 Jan 15
Edgar Conde
Edgar Conde
04:55 18 Jan 15
Jose Murillo
Jose Murillo
15:25 09 Jan 15
Bobby Cook
Bobby Cook
19:46 03 Jan 15
Who are you goings to calls ?
Jason Molino
Jason Molino
01:50 30 Sep 14
If you have been in an accident Scranton Law Firm is who you want to talk to bottom line.
Yesenia Fernandez
Yesenia Fernandez
05:20 06 Jun 14
Bigboy Juarez
Bigboy Juarez
12:54 31 Mar 14
Trina Mari Moreno
Trina Mari Moreno
20:48 05 Feb 14
Rory Kamper
Rory Kamper
20:38 04 Feb 14
These guys give back HUGE to the bay area motorcycling community. Sponsoring AFMer's, subsidizing Rider 2.0 classes. Smart user of funds in ways that ACTUALLY help riders. Hats off!
Kevin Hallmeyer
Kevin Hallmeyer
23:20 03 Jan 14
Josie Hudson
Josie Hudson
20:28 28 Dec 13
Christian Scranton
Christian Scranton
06:55 11 Dec 13
Renae Paige Switzer
Renae Paige Switzer
05:03 04 Nov 13
Tobias Graham
Tobias Graham
02:38 02 Nov 13
Laura Cowles
Laura Cowles
06:56 29 Aug 13
Justin Dansereau
Justin Dansereau
00:54 25 Aug 13
Everything
Colleen B.
Colleen B.
14:16 11 Aug 08
In January, my husband and I were looking for a divorce attorney. We knew exactly how we wanted the divorce to be handled and all we needed was someone to...
Mose White
Mose White
20:15 22 Nov 19
Vikas Khanna
Vikas Khanna
03:04 19 Jan 19
Ron D
Ron D
03:03 11 Dec 18
They take care of business, i left a another firm because they were still on a Dog bite claim for 8 months. I transferred my case to Scranton done in 3 months.. Thanks gentlemen!
michelle pitts
michelle pitts
22:28 29 Nov 18
Kevin Breston
Kevin Breston
05:48 20 Nov 18
Cassandra Mccoy
Cassandra Mccoy
20:57 25 Oct 18
gtliang
gtliang
02:03 25 Oct 18
Raymond Lee
Raymond Lee
02:49 21 Sep 18
Dan Burch
Dan Burch
10:51 11 Sep 18
Muscle Maker Grill
Muscle Maker Grill
01:00 07 Sep 18
Melody Santos
Melody Santos
04:07 02 Sep 18
Kenneth Zelenka
Kenneth Zelenka
05:14 01 Sep 18
Raymon Brown
Raymon Brown
23:34 20 Aug 18
Jeff Robinson
Jeff Robinson
00:39 11 Aug 18
Kou Yang
Kou Yang
00:29 02 Jan 17
Joe Solati
Joe Solati
00:11 18 Oct 16
It was great to know I was in good hands. I could not of asked for more from the attorney that help us. I'd for sure refer Bill and Kristina out to anyone.
William Galvez
William Galvez
06:03 25 Sep 16
Kelly Overstreet
Kelly Overstreet
17:29 03 Sep 16
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steven cunningham
00:47 25 Aug 16
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FAQ

Free Case Review. Tell Us About Your Injury & We Will Help You Figure Out Your Next Steps.

We are available 24-7 to talk to you about your potential case at no cost. Since 1973, the Scranton Law Firm has promised to give away more free information than any other law firm out there.

Why Use The Scranton Law Firm for a Personal Injury Claim?

The Scranton Law Firm has been helping injured people in California for over forty three years. We care about our clients’ welfare and we fight aggressively to protect their rights and the value of their claims. We have handled thousands of California Accident cases and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.

Am I Going To Have To Go To Court?

Most injury victims do not want to see the inside of a courtroom. Our injury attorneys’ 200+ years of combined experience negotiating, arbitrating, mediating, and litigating accident cases enables us to successfully settle over 95% of our injured client’s cases out of court.

What is the Statute of Limitations?

One thing to remember is that the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is 2 years from the date of the incident, so we strongly recommend you talk to one of our California personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your case.

Are You The Best Personal Injury Lawyers in California?

We like to let our results speak for us. Our personal injury lawyers have netted our clients over $500,000,000 in claims. If you are looking for the best personal injury law firm in California, talk to the Scranton Law Firm.

Where Can I Find the Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me?

Luckily, the lawyers at the Scranton Law Firm serve clients all over Northern California. Our attorneys can meet with you face-to-face, or even via a video call, if that is what you prefer. We want to make the process as easy as possible for you.

How Much Does An Injury Lawyer Cost?

In California, the most common type of personal injury lawyer fee is a contingency fee. It specifies that the lawyer’s fee is a percentage of the money a client agrees to pay when their case settles, with no money paid upfront. The word “contingent” means that if, for any reason, there is no money recovered, the lawyer will receive nothing for the time spent representing you.

Free Case Review. Tell Us About Your Injury & We Will Help You Figure Out Your Next Steps.