Personal Injury

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Personal Injury2018-06-29T00:39:57+00:00

CaseyGerry’s personal injury attorneys have successfully represented injured plaintiffs who have gone up against some of the largest corporations in the world.

Our experienced legal team includes certified private Investigators and top-notch attorneys with years of trial and courtroom experience. Our in-house investigators are known for their expertise in gathering the information necessary to support your claim, whether it is accident reports, medical records or witness statements. We also work with trained and expert witnesses in a wide variety of fields who may testify on our clients’ behalf in our cases through Southern California.

CaseyGerry partners have been named in Best Lawyers in America, Outstanding Trial Lawyers by the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and Lawyer of the Year by the San Diego County Bar Association. Many have contributed their expertise to legal publications; others share their knowledge by teaching courses through professional organizations and local universities, while others volunteer their legal services to community organizations and individuals.

Our vast experience has brought our clients verdicts and settlements of millions of dollars. We have represented clients small and large, from individual car crash survivors to multiple people injured in train collisions. As co-counsel, we worked on the landmark Exxon Valdez oil spill trial that resulted in a settlement of $5 billion, as well as helped litigate the historic multi-state tobacco settlement. Additionally, our attorneys were instrumental in working to provide services to the families of the victims of 9/11, helping spearhead Trial Lawyers Care – the largest pro bono program in the history of American jurisprudence.

We are the largest and oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in the region – with seasoned litigators, expert staff and financial resources, as well as the dedication, savvy and perseverance needed to get results.

When someone is injured or dies – on the job or in an accident – the consequences are felt not just physically, but financially by the victim and their family members.

Consider these staggering figures: A fatal injury occurs in America every 5 minutes, and a disabling personal injury occurs every 1.5 seconds, with more than 3 million of those injuries and over 32,000 deaths occurring each year in crashes on our nation’s roads and highways.

Violence and injury kill more people ages one through 44 in this country than any other cause. //www.cdc.gov/injury/index.html. At CaseyGerry, we work for our clients and their families to seek just compensation – and to assist and support them throughout the aftermath of their injuries.

A history of helping people

The oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in San Diego, CaseyGerry has worked for more than 65 years to protect the rights of victims. We specialize in serious personal injury and have represented people who have been hurt in vehicle accidents, on recreational boats and commercial vessels, on bicycles, in assaults, in the workplace or on another’s property. Often the injuries are not the result of some random accident, but are due to negligence or misconduct by another person or a result of unsafe products, workplace environments or dangerous highway designs. In many cases, the victim has the right to be compensated for his or her loss.

The benefits of experience

We know the numbers: Each year, more than 18,000 Americans die from injuries at home. At work, nearly three million suffer injuries, and over 4,600 die.

Whatever the case, CaseyGerry brings our experience to the table on our clients’ behalf. We know assistance is needed not just with immediate medical services, but with insurance companies and even with small details that may not seem important. Beyond that, long-term expenses and loss of income are an important part of the equation. For example, with spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries, the costs for lifetime care can be monumental.

The compassion for success

With years of experience in the courtroom and in settlement negotiations, our seasoned team of attorneys, paralegals and investigators fully understands the intricacies of personal injury law. We know the need for prompt action since often there is a statute of limitations on filing these cases – and we have the ability, resources and expertise to take on complex and expensive litigation. We work to get to know each and every client, and to understand their individual case and circumstances. Most importantly, we realize that our clients need compassion, support and understanding during what is often a very trying time.

With our depth of knowledge and involvement in a broad range of cases, the attorneys at CaseyGerry will help you seek recovery for pain and suffering from your injuries if you have had an accident or become disabled – or if you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to a wrongful death.

Regardless of how a person was injured, our legal team will work to resolve your claims and help you get the medical treatment you need so you can focus on recovery. Whether the case involves reimbursement for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and future earnings, or pain, psychological or other physical distress, CaseyGerry understands the law and your right to fair compensation. We treat each and every client with dignity and respect, understand your worries, can answer your questions and use every legal option available to alleviate your burden.

We deal with claims throughout Southern California and know what documentation and paperwork is needed to advance each case. We also recognize the urgency of filing claims or lawsuits in a timely manner to avoid being precluded from filing because of statutes of limitations.

What qualifies as negligence or misconduct?

Negligence and misconduct can occur in public settings, in which public employees such as law enforcement personnel fail to take sufficient care. Misconduct is improper or unlawful conduct motivated by premeditated or intentional purpose or by obstinate indifference to the consequences of one’s acts.

What is a statute of limitations?

There are deadlines called statutes of limitation, which regulate the filing of lawsuits. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries from a car accident and feel that negligence or misconduct was involved, you should not delay in contacting an attorney. If the statute of limitations expires, your right to pursue a claim may be forever barred.

What type of compensation can be recovered in a personal injury case?

Generally, CaseyGerry seeks reimbursement for medical and hospital bills; rehabilitation costs; damage to your vehicle and personal property; lost wages and earning power; pain and other physical distress, and psychological suffering as a consequence of injuries and losses.

CaseyGerry chosen for steering committee

CaseyGerry has been appointed by U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody to serve on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee which is overseeing national MDL litigation against the National Football League (NFL). The litigation alleges that multiple concussions can lead to long-term brain injuries. CaseyGerry is one of only nine law firms in the nation – and the only one in San Diego – serving on the leadership committee.

Firm partner Frederick Schenk will represent the firm on the Steering Committee, which is charged with overseeing pre-trial discovery; coordinating, submitting and arguing pre-trial motions; deposing and examining witnesses; introducing evidence at hearings; and negotiating stipulations and settlements with defendants. Also playing a role is partner Robert J. Francavilla, who will serve on the medicine and science sub-committee, which will retain experts and research the medical and scientific literature to help identify the relationship between playing football and developing head injuries.

All of the lawsuits contend the league has not done enough to educate players or to protect them from concussions and multiple blows to the heads. The former players also allege that the league failed to care for them afterwards.

Biking is an increasingly popular sport in this country.  

Great exercise and easy on the environment, it is popular amongst all ages and aptitudes. But each year cycling causes a whopping 1.4 million injuries in the United States.

And with the surge in popularity of this enduring American pastime, the numbers are sure to increase. The fact is, there are many inherent risks in cycling, especially if you are not attune to the rules of the road. Biking is similar to driving a car, so it’s imperative that cyclists pay attention and adhere to some common sense rules (link to blog) to help minimize the incidence of collisions and other traumatic occurrences.

There are many unforeseen circumstances which may cause serious biking injuries, among them faulty parts, a dangerous roadway or an inattentive motorist.

At CaseyGerry, we handle all types of bicycle injury cases, including those related to defective bicycle components and substandard roadway conditions.

We understand the rules of the road and know the California Vehicle Code – and have decades of experience in accident reconstruction, dangerous roadway surfaces and product liability.

CaseyGerry’s Experience

Our experienced legal team includes certified private Investigators and top-notch attorneys with years of trial and courtroom experience. Our in-house investigators are known for their expertise in gathering the information necessary to support your claim, whether it is accident reports, medical records or witness statements.

Our vast experience has brought our clients millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. We have represented clients small and large, from individual car crash survivors to multiple people injured in train collisions.

We are the largest and oldest plaintiffs law firm in the region – with seasoned litigators, expert staff and financial resources, as well as the dedication, savvy and perseverance needed to get results.

How CaseyGerry Can Help

With our depth of knowledge and involvement in a broad range of cases, the attorneys at CaseyGerry can help you seek recovery for pain and suffering from your injuries if you have had a serious biking accident — or if you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to a wrongful death.

Our legal team will work to resolve your claims and help you get the medical treatment you need, so you can focus on recovery. Whether the case involves reimbursement for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and future earnings or pain, psychological or other physical distress, CaseyGerry understands the law and your right to fair compensation. We treat each and every client with dignity and respect, and understand your worries, can answer your questions, and use every legal option available to alleviate your burden.

If you or a loved one have been injured, contact us on line or call 619-238-1811 for more information.

Do you drive a GM car?  If so you may want to check to see which models have been recalled.

In the last several months, GM has recalled more than 3.1 million vehicles – with GM chief executive, Mary Barra recently acknowledging that the company fell short in catching faulty ignition switches. CEO admits “terrible things happened”

While GM said that 12 people have died in accidents related to the ignition switch problem Story Behind Recall, other data points to many more deaths.  According to a review by Friedman Research, federal crash data found that 303 drivers and front-seat passengers died in accidents in which air bags did not inflate in the two models – the 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and the 2003-2007 Saturn Ion.

The review was commissioned by the Center for Auto Safety, a consumer group which maintains that GM and federal auto safety regulators failed to adequately respond to/review complaints about faulty ignition switches.

Watchdog group identifies deaths related to undeployed air-bags

The Issue

Specifically, the most serious problem lies in a faulty ignition switch that can  turn off while the vehicle is driving, causing it to suddenly stall. The problem is attributed to heavy keyrings which can accidentally pull the key into the “off” position. If the key ring is jostled out of place, it can trigger an immediate loss of power — in which the driver loses function of power steering and the airbags are disabled, potentially resulting in serious accidents and injuries.

Which Cars Have Been Recalled?

The initial ignition switch recall on Feb. 13 covered the Chevrolet Cobalt from model years 2005 to 2007 and Pontiac G5 from model year 2007. Two weeks later it was widened to include the Saturn Ion from model years 2003 to 2007, the Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky from model years 2006 to 2007. Other models affected are the 2005-06 Pontiac Pursuit sold in Canada and the 2007 Opel GT sold in Europe. The March recalls are related to a faulty wiring harness of seat mounted air bags and include 1.18 million Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia from model years 2008 to 2013; Chevrolet Traverse from model years 2009 to 2013 and Saturn Outlook from model years 2008 to 2010.

Legal Help

Have you been seriously injured while driving  a recalled GM car? Then please call us to discuss your options. The attorneys at CaseyGerry have years of experience in dealing with automobile and other product defects. Based in San Diego, CaseyGerry is one of the oldest and most respected plaintiffs and personal injury firms in California. For more information call (619) 238-1811.