Personal Injury

When someone suffers a serious personal injury, his or her life is affected beyond physical injuries. Medical bills and household expenses pile up while there is no money coming in due to missed time at work. Depending on the severity of your injuries, daily ordinary activities become difficult or impossible. It can be a stressful time.

You need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you. The Law Offices of Derek Lim has been passionately helping individuals in California who have been injured and families that have lost loved ones in accidents for more than 20 years. Contact our firm online if you have questions regarding your injuries. We speak Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, Thai and Laotian.

Fighting for Your Right to Compensation in a Wide Range of Injury Cases

Personal injury cases that our Fremont attorney has handled include:

Motor vehicle accidents: Accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles can happen in less than a second. However, the lasting impact of an injury can be felt for a lifetime. We help victims recover the full and fair compensation they deserve following a car accident.

Dog attacks: Dog owners have a legal duty to protect others from dog bites and attacks. Even if a dog has no history of aggression, the owner may still be liable for injuries the animal causes.

Slips-and-falls: Property owners have a responsibility to ensure that their property is safe from hazardous conditions. Wet floors and other potential dangers can result in serious injuries. We will work to help recover the compensation to which you are entitled.

Fatal accidents: When a loved one dies as the result of an accident, no amount of compensation can make up for the loss. However, we can help send a message that dangerous and reckless acts will not be tolerated by holding the negligent parties accountable for their actions.

We Are Fluent in Multiple Asian Languages

If you are a member of the Asian community, it can be difficult to explain your situation to a lawyer who does not speak your language. We are fluent in multiple Asian languages and will work with you to learn your side of the story.

San Francisco Bay Area Lawyer Handling Car Accidents and Serious Injuries

Injury does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time. Because of our work in immigration law, we are uniquely positioned to help foreign nationals, lawful permanent residents and naturalized citizens who have been seriously injured as a result of negligence.

We understand that money will not make up for the health and mobility you had before the accident or for the life of the loved one you lost. However, it will help pay for the continuing treatment you require, medical bills you have already incurred, specialized equipment you need to get around and the wages you have lost and will potentially lose due to your injuries. It will also replace the income of a family member who died in an accident.

Consult With a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Attorney in California

We are diligent in our pursuit of justice for you and respectful of your situation. We will work with you to evaluate your situation and help you understand what you have lost and are therefore entitled to. When required, we will employ experts to show fault on the part of those who should be held accountable. We have a long track record of success helping people who have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence.

Contact us online or call 510-818-0898 to schedule your free initial telephone consultation.

Personal Injury Cases

The following are just some of the cases our Fremont and San Francisco personal injury attorney has handled. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, contact us online or call 510-818-0898 for a free telephone consultation. Our accomplished and experienced personal injury attorneys serving our Fremont and San Francisco offices can help you determine where to begin and choose the best course of action possible.

Auto and pedestrian: A woman was crossing the parking lot at Stanford Shopping Center when she was struck by a motorist who failed to see her. She injured her lower back. The defendant driver denied hitting her. We obtained a settlement of $134,000 for the pedestrian.

Aircraft accident: A woman was a passenger in a small, personal aircraft that made an emergency landing due to flames in the cabin. She exited prior to the aircraft coming to a full stop. As a result, she suffered burns and a fractured leg. The pilot’s limited insurance policy did not even cover her medical bills. After an aggressive investigation, I brought two additional parties into the lawsuit. We obtained a confidential combined settlement from all three parties despite their claims that she was at fault for exiting the aircraft prior to a full stop.

Dog bite: A TV cable installer was installing cable at a homeowner’s residence and was attacked by an English bulldog. He was bitten and suffered both physical injuries and emotional distress. With aggressive negotiations, we obtained a settlement of the homeowner’s policy limit of $300,000 for his injuries.

Dog-related incident: A woman was strolling around her neighborhood when two dogs began barking at her. One of them chased her, and she fell to the ground and injured her shoulder. The dog walker claimed that the dog never got near her or touched her. After aggressive negotiations, we were able to obtain a confidential settlement for our client.

Product-related — product liability: A woman sat on a chair at a chain coffee shop and the chair broke. She fell and injured her tailbone. After a long and diligent investigation, the liable party was found, and we negotiated a settlement for our client.

Wrongful death — MUNI: A senior citizen was killed by a San Francisco MUNI streetcar when he was crossing the street. The MUNI operator claimed that the senior citizen ran outside of the marked crosswalk and into the path of the streetcar. The police concluded that the senior citizen was at fault, and MUNI denied liability. We obtained a settlement of just under $1 million for his surviving spouse and children.

Contact Our California Personal Injury Lawyer

We work hard to hold negligent parties accountable and to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. Contact us online or call 510-818-0898 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation, our personal injury lawyers can discuss potential options. Plus, feel free to visit our page on Slip-and-Falls / Premises Liability to learn about how we will analyze your case. We speak Cantonese Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Thai, and Laotian.

Client Reviews
"My father was hit by a car when he was cross the road close to a grocery parking lot last year. Although he was not seriously injured but he still spent months in hospital. We needed a lawyer to help to deal with the insurance issues. Luckily we found office of Derek Lim for their professional guidance. Christine handled everything professionally and made the whole process easy for us so we can focus on taking care of my father. We are satisfied with their service and results and highly recommend them to anyone who needs an accident lawyer." Yun J.
"Law office of Derek Lim did an excellent job on settling my personal injury case. I look up their ad online and I called their office about my car accident. Mr. Lim came to my home the next day to obtained all the info. They settled my case promptly. I am very pleased with the settlement and highly recommend Law office of Derek Lim." Janice C.
"We had Derek help dealing with a car accident case. Derek and Christine were very responsive. They handle everything with the insurance company and gave clear guidance on all questions that came up. We were very satisfied with the service we received and we highly recommend Derek and Christine if you need help from a professional law office." Yin Yin W.
"We had 2 car accident cases which both handled by Christine at Derek Lim. They are very professional, I highly recommend that you give them a call, they will handle everything with the insurance company and hassle free." Kris L.
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