If you were seriously injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you need an experienced Pleasanton personal injury attorney who’s ready to fight to get the justice you deserve.
For more than three decades, Attorney Chuck Geerhart has been fighting for wrongfully injured clients in Pleasanton and throughout California. The Law Office of Chuck Geerhart can assist you with any type of personal injury case, providing personal attention and exceptional results.
Why Work with a Pleasanton, CA Personal Injury Attorney?
If the actions of another party caused your injuries, you deserve to be fairly compensated for your injuries and other damages.
Depending on the nature of your injuries, you may require extensive medical treatment and care. You may lose the ability to work and earn a living. If you are the primary wage earner for your family, you might have no way to provide for them or pay your bills. The at-fault party should be held responsible for their actions and compensate you for the damages they caused.
You can certainly pursue an injury accident claim on your own. When you have an experienced personal injury lawyer to handle your case, however, you won’t have to worry about fighting your way through the complexities of the legal system. Your attorney will investigate and document your case and submit a demand to the at-fault party’s insurance company. They will negotiate to get you a settlement or, if necessary, file a lawsuit and take your case to court. Having an attorney can maximize your settlement or award and handle everything from start to finish, allowing you to focus on your health and wellbeing.
All you have to do is find the best Pleasanton personal injury attorney for you.
Why Choose The Law Office of Chuck Geerhart?
You have many options for finding a personal injury lawyer in Pleasanton and the surrounding areas. Here are the compelling reasons for choosing The Law Offices of Chuck Geerhart to handle your case.
Attorney Chuck Geerhart has 30+ years of experience fighting for injury accident victims, having recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his clients. He has established an exceptional reputation for providing highly personalized service, and he is committed to getting you the results you deserve. He is designated as a Premier Trial Lawyer and member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He has been recognized for his dedication to community service and commitment to helping women in the field of law.
If you take a look at our client testimonials, you will see a reflection of our dedication to our clients and recognize the commitment and hard work it represents.
At The Law Office of Chuck Geerhart, you will never be handed off to a junior associate or another staff member. Chuck Geerhart will personally handle your case from beginning to end. That level of personalized service is virtually unheard of today among personal injury attorneys. He will work tirelessly on your behalf and put the full benefit of his knowledge and experience to work for you.
You can contact us any time to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation and case analysis. If you trust The Law Office of Chuck Geerhart to handle your case, you won’t owe any legal fees until and unless we recover compensation for you.
Types of Pleasanton, CA Injury Accident Cases We Handle
Whether you or a loved one sustained injuries in a motor vehicle collision, an airline accident, a construction accident, or any other type of injury accident, The Law Office of Chuck Geerhart can help you.
These are some of the most common types of cases we handle:
- Car accidents,
- Bus and mass transit accidents,
- Motorcycle accidents,
- Bicycle accidents,
- Pedestrian accidents,
- Uninsured motorist accidents, and
- Product liability claims.
These aren’t the only types of cases we can assist you with, however. If you don’t see your type of injury accident listed above, you can take a look at more of our practice areas or, even better, contact us in person to discuss the details of your case.
If you have lost a loved one in a Pleasanton personal injury accident, contact us to learn more about pursuing a wrongful death claim. You could be entitled to recover compensation for funeral expenses, lost financial support, lost care and companionship, lost inheritance, pain and suffering, and more. No settlement or jury award can bring your lost loved one back, but we will do everything we can to get you and your family the justice you deserve.
Establishing Value for a Pleasanton Personal Injury Claim
Clients often contact us to inquire about the average injury accident settlement in Pleasanton. After an accident that wasn’t your fault, you are likely wondering how much your claim might be worth or whether you could be eligible to include pain and suffering as a part of your claim. You are probably also curious about how long it will take to settle your Pleasanton personal injury case.
The truth is that no single answer could ever apply to every accident victim. You, your case, and your injuries are unique. We can tell you that you could be entitled to compensation for your medical treatment, including any future treatment or care you might need. You are also potentially entitled to compensation for your lost income to date and any projected future income and benefits losses. You could be entitled to pursue compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, lost earning capacity, and more.
The best way to find the answers you need is to contact an attorney. If you contact The Law Office of Chuck Geerhart, we will review the details of your case and provide you with our best estimate of what your claim’s value might be. We can also give you a better idea of how long it might take to resolve your claim.
We understand how difficult your situation is and how frightening it can be. You need comprehensive treatment and care and a way to survive financially until you can get back to work. In most cases, we successfully negotiate a settlement with the insurance company, getting a check in your hands as quickly as possible.
Act Quickly After an Injury Accident in California
Under the California statute of limitations, you have only two years from the date of an injury accident to file a lawsuit. If you don’t pursue legal action within that period, you could lose your right to recover compensation. In fact, you will be best served to file your claim as quickly as possible. If you wait too long to get an attorney and start building your case, evidence can be lost and witnesses may not recall the events of the accident as well.
After an accident, seek medical attention immediately. You could have injuries you aren’t aware of. Going to the emergency room or urgent care can help you get the treatment you need. You will also need the resulting medical records to document your injury claim.
If the insurance company contacts you, do not provide a statement or discuss any potential settlement with them until you talk to a lawyer. Insurers can use anything you say in a statement to deny your claim or reduce the amount of your settlement. Finally, do not discuss any potential settlement offers with the insurance company until you talk to a personal injury attorney in Pleasanton.
The High Risk of Pleasanton Injury Accidents
Pleasanton is the ideal location to live, work, and play. This delightful city, located in the East Bay’s Tri-Valley area, offers countless options for enjoying the beautiful surroundings and near-perfect climate. In fact, it has been recognized from around the world as one of the best U.S. cities to live in. Unfortunately, with all the benefits come a number of significant risks for car crashes and other types of injury accidents.
According to data from the California Office of Traffic Safety, the Pleasanton area experienced almost 300 serious injury accidents and fatalities in 2018 (the most recent year for which data is available). One out of five of these accidents involved pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcycle riders. Two of the most common factors in our city’s serious accidents were drunk drivers and excessive speed.
Pleasanton has taken steps to help mitigate the high level of risk we experience, including launching initiatives that encourage drivers to heed posted speed limits. The City of Pleasanton has programs in place to help teach younger drivers about roadway safety and the risks of impaired driving as well as a comprehensive traffic safety education program.
No matter how careful you are, however, you cannot control the actions of others. If you do suffer an injury accident, contact the Law Office of Chuck Geerhart for help.
Contact Us Now to Speak to a Pleasanton Personal Injury Attorney
No matter what your circumstances may be, you never have to face the consequences of a serious injury accident alone. Scheduling a consultation with our office is easy. In fact, we can conduct your complimentary consultation by phone, video conference, or in person. We can come to your location if you prefer to meet in person but are unable to come to our office. We will answer your questions, explain your options, and help you take the first steps to getting started with the legal process.
Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with a Pleasanton personal injury attorney.
- A friend recommended Chuck Geerhart. It was an excellent recommendation.
As a British journalist, recently based in San Francisco and without medical insurance, things seemed pretty messy after I found myself in an airport shuttle, driven by a lunatic, who struck a parked cab. I had to go to hospital, who diagnosed a head injury – as, later, did a neurologist – but the shuttle company’s insurance company continually balked at paying the bills.
A friend recommended Chuck Geerhart. It was an excellent recommendation. He was a great lawyer to have on my side, persistent in his battles with the insurance company, supportive of his client and a pleasure to work with, resolving the claim with the minimum of fuss.Susan
- Chuck made sure I was fairly compensated for this life altering injury.
I was working as an air traffic controller at SFO when a notoriously faulty elevator slammed to a stop between floors, throwing me against the wall and rupturing discs in my neck. I had to have major surgery on my neck. The City and the elevator maintenance company denied liability, until Chuck Geerhart obtained copies of all prior repair records which showed the elevator was continually resetting due to a power supply issue.
During the discovery phase of the case, to protect my privacy rights, he filed a motion with court to block a subpoena issued by the defense that sought to obtain my complete confidential employment file and complete health history in violation of the law. We ultimately settled the case for $1,000,000 after mediation.
I feel that Chuck did a great job making sure I was fairly compensated for this life-altering injury.Denise
- Chuck Geerhart dealt with my case in the most humane way I could imagine.
I was fortunate to have been referred to Chuck Geerhart when I was dealing with a very painful and tragic case of abuse by religious leadership, which was stretched over five years.Frank
Chuck Geerhart dealt with my case in the most humane way I could imagine. He was intelligent and strategic in his approach, always very communicative; an attentive ear, fearless and confident support for someone who was very confused and seeking answers where there were only walls. He always involved me in the process, sharing crucial information with me and allowing me the time and space to decide and move forward. He treated me like a partner, which helped me recover the power that was taken away from me.
At the same time he provided the professional expertise which I needed in order to win the case. The process of winning this case was as empowering as the actual outcome. It was a healing experience in itself. I am very happy with the support and guidance I got from Chuck as well as with the monetary result from such a serious injury. It has truly helped me move on in a good way.