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.
I highly recommend Chuck to anyone who would like peace of mind in trying times...
My whole life, I defined myself as an athlete and an adrenaline junky flying hang-gliders, playing on 3 soccer teams, running an average of 15 miles per week etc. Unfortunately everything changed when a car merged into me whilst riding my motorcycle. With life changing injuries that left me immobile and burned, the first breath of fresh air was having Chuck Geerhart represent my case. Unlike other attorneys that I had spoken with, Chuck was extremely personable, highly available (within reason) and thorough. His vast experience and knowledge led to a predictable win in an unpredictable circumstance that resulted in the opposing attorney leaving with a frown and us leaving with a smile. I highly recommend Chuck to anyone who would like peace of mind in trying times as Chuck isn't only amongst the most experienced but has an indisputable track record of victories. He will treat you like family until the end and even after.- Parul G.
He really knew how to put my needs first and make me feel whole again...
Chuck did an amazing job with my case. I was hit on my motorcycle by a van and broke my knee (needing two surgeries) and my pelvis. My injuries were substantial and over a year after I still have a bit of pain but Chuck was so helpful. He really knew how to put my needs first and make me feel whole again after the case was settled. I did not have to dig up documentation for hours, he did almost everything. I am so grateful and I would highly recommend him!- Jane D.
One of the best personal injury attorneys I have ever met...
One of the best personal injury attorneys I have ever met. Mr. Geerhart goes the extra mile to find all the real evidence to get you the maximum award in your case.- Greg R.
You will not go wrong if you decide to choose Chuck to represent you...
I can't express how thankful I am for Chuck's assistance. He's a down to earth person, an amazing lawyer and good person, something you cannot say about every lawyer these days. You will not go wrong if you decide to choose Chuck to represent you.- Charles F.
He handled my case with compassion and professionalism...
I am so grateful to have been referred to Chuck Geerhart through another lawyer after I was hit by car while crossing the street in a crosswalk in San Francisco. He handled my case with compassion and professionalism, collecting all the facts and explaining everything in detail that I needed to know. He is incredibly knowledgable due to his years in the field which was really helpful in anticipating my potential settlement and dealing with the other side. He was familiar with a lot of the key players which was helpful in preparing for my mediation. Overall, Chuck kept the case moving along at the pace that worked for me while I was still healing from some of my injuries and was incredibly responsive throughout the process. I felt great comfort and confidence with my case in his hands. Ultimately, we are able to resolve with a settlement that worked for me and gave some closure to the whole event.- SFH
I felt very taken care of and would highly recommend Chuck!!
A friend of mine referred me to Chuck Geerhart to help with dealing insurance/settlement for a gnarly motorcycle accident. He's incredibly knowledgeable and experienced dealing with these cases. He was great at carefully explaining all the details of the complicated back and forth. I felt completely comfortable and confident. The end result was that I got a decent settlement out of the whole deal. I felt very taken care of and would highly recommend Chuck!!- Jenny M.
Chuck's a fantastic communicator...
Chuck's a fantastic communicator. I was hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian, and while the recuperation process was grueling, I'm really glad I had Chuck's help dealing with legal concerns and settling the case. He consistently communicated and kept me up to date, really listened to all my concerns, discussed various options, collaborated and led well, so that I felt comfortable going through a process that is often daunting and complicated. He's also really friendly and really cares for the people he works with. I would definitely recommend!- Christine L.
Chuck was extremely down-to-earth, forthright and ethical...
I really didn't want to sue, I really didn't. But when I realized I had no choice because 1) I was not going to be able to work for a few months, and 2) the party responsible for my injuries was actually trying to blame me for the accident, I called Chuck Geerhart. He was listed on some bicycle advocacy site, so I thought he might be familiar with cases like mine. Having worked with Attorneys in the past, I was wary of hiring some sleazy PI attorney. Chuck was extremely down-to-earth, forthright and ethical, which was reassuring to me that I was doing the right thing when I had to reluctantly sue to get my injuries--and some of the the fallout from them--taken care of. He is highly informed about bicycle law in the city of San Francisco, but has expertise in other liability issues as well. In the end, the compensation I received did not even closely make up for the negative impact this accident has had on my life--and I will have to manage pain the rest of my life as a result of it--but he got me more than if I had tried to fight this battle alone. If you are at all wondering if hiring an attorney might be right for you, give them a call. He can tell you over the phone if it's worth your time and theirs, to pursue a case.- NB
He is an excellent lawyer who always provided sound advice...
Being involved in a lawsuit can be confusing and stressful. Whenever I spoke with Chuck Geerhart, I felt reassured that everything would be OK. He is an excellent lawyer who always provided sound advice. He is very thorough and an intelligent guy. In the end everything worked out great for me.- Dennis C.
I would not hesitate using him again...
Chuck Geerhart is always available and returns phone calls promptly. Chuck was able to settle my personal inury case and did an excellent job. I would not hesitate using him again. He's sensitive and compassionate.- Jan H.
Chuck showed again and again that he is an experienced, skillful attorney-with heart...
Excellent legal service. Outstanding legal planning and attainment of mutually agreed-upon goals. I called Chuck Geerhart while I was still in the hospital. He came to visit me while I was recovering at home. From the beginning, through discovery, mediation, the rigors of trial, and defendant-resisted collection of a multimillion-dollar jury award, Chuck showed again and again that he is an experienced, skillful attorney-with heart. My advice is: don't go back in the closet to find attorneys who will take the "big guys" to the mat on your behalf-we didn't have to. I am a lesbian married to a lesbian, I am a retired paralegal and my wife, a retired attorney. My injury occurred as a result of food-preparation negligence by Foster Farms Poultry and Round Table Pizza (see Felicity vs Foster Poultry Farms, et al, litigated in Contra Costa County, jury trial in the Martinez, CA court in the Spring of 2012). I was in the hospital initially for 33 days, and underwent 13 operations during that time, and 3 major ones since (I still have one to go). But Chuck listened from the beginning, kept costs low and manageable, and still litigated the case to a nearly overwhelming jury conclusion in our favor-the jury awarded MORE than we had originally requested as our last attempt to offer a settlement proposal to the "big guys". AND my wife may be the first-ever lesbian in California to win her related loss of consortium case.- Calla F.
Chuck was from the beginning to the end transparent, informative, available and best of all compassionate...
Chuck Geerhart represented me in two personal injury cases, both motorcycle accidents. Now Im a Biker and a theatre person. Im not a big legal guy. Im not familiar with legal terms, or all the steps involved in preparing any kind of a case. But both of these accidents resulted in me having to be hospitalized, and in a cast. Chuck was from the beginning to the end transparent, informative, available and best of all compassionate. There was never a point where I was wondering what was going on. I was told all the ins and outs of every step and in both cases I was awarded the best possible settlement and in a timely fashion. I have recommended them to my friends and I will use them again if I unfortunately ever have tIgnacio O.
Mr. Geerhart got a fair and quick settlement from the other party...
I am glad to hire an attorney like Chuck Geerhart. I was crossing on a crosswalk several months ago and got struck by a car. I was airlifted to John Muir Trauma Center with severe injuries. After I got released from the Trauma Center, I didn't know how to cover my mountain of bills that were coming in as a result of my injuries. I called many personal injury lawyers, but when I spoke with Mr. Geerhart, I felt very comfortable with his approach at solving my problem. I didn't hesitate to hire him immediately. Mr. Geerhart got a fair and quick settlement from the other party and did an excellent job giving me a satisfactory conclusion. I would strongly recommend Mr. Geerhart to anyone who is looking for an honest, experienced, and trust worthy personal injury lawyer.- Perry T.
I could not have asked for a better attorney!!
Chuck is truly the best! I can't thank him enough for all his hard work. Chuck is a very caring and kind hearted person. He did a great job helping me feel comfortable during my depositing and during mediation. I could not have asked for a better attorney!! I would highly recommend him to anyone.- Lindsey J.
Chuck was the most personable, practical and offered clear insight into the realities of my situation...
Chuck Geerhart provided very good advice, which helped me maximize the settlement of my personal injury and car accident claim. Before deciding to work with Chuck, I interviewed several attorneys before selecting Chuck to assist with my car accident. Chuck was the most personable, practical and offered clear insight into the realities of my situation. Throughout the process, Chuck's advice was on target and he understood how to manage each party to maximize the outcome.- Patricia E.
He took the time to really listen to my issues...
He was a great communicator through out the process. I genuinely felt supported.Christina Crawford