Eureka Personal Injury Lawyer

Sustaining a serious injury can be devastating. When you are hurt in an accident, you might feel overwhelmed by the stress of being unable to work or provide for yourself and your family. You may also have to deal with medical bills piling up as well as property loss. However, if someone else is responsible for your injury, the law allows you to recover  for your damages from the person or entity at fault.

Hiring an experienced Eureka personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. The attorneys at Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel have been helping people in Northern California for more than 40 years get the compensation that they deserve. For each of our clients, we get to know you, your case, and your needs so that we can  protect your interests throughout the entire legal process.

If you’ve been injured in an accident because of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you deserve fair compensation. We encourage you to call us for a no-obligation case evaluation and consultation. Do you have questions? We’re ready to answer them. We will not charge you for consulting with us, and what you tell us is confidential.

Call (855) 248-5659 for a free case evaluation

Our Lawyers Have 150 Years of Experience in Handling Personal Injury Cases

If you’ve been injured, you deserve the best representation possible. Reiner, Slaughter , and Frankel has represented people who have suffered severe injuries including paralysis, brain damage, spinal cord damage, and limb loss. For over 40 years, we’ve helped accident victims in Northern California and have recovered more than $600 million for our clients. We have also won  the largest single jury verdicts in multiple Northern California counties.

We understand what you’re going through and know how to help.

Reiner, Slaughter and Frankel can assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve . After a serious accident, you should be focusing on your health, not your legal case. Our Eureka personal injury lawyers will fight for you to ensure that you receive the highest compensation possible and allow you the time to focus on what is most important–your recovery

Our Law Firm Handles Various Types of Personal Injury Cases in Eureka, CA

Reiner, Slaughter and Frankel has experience handling a broad range of personal injury cases in Eureka including:

Even if you were hurt in an accident of the type not listed above, our firm may still be able to assist you. Our law firm offers free consultations to victims of personal injuries, so we welcome the opportunity to meet with you and determine whether or not we can help.

Call (855) 248-5659 for a free case evaluation

The Legal Process for Personal Injury Claims in Eureka, California

When you are injured in an accident that someone else caused, you have the right to file a claim against the responsible party. In personal injury cases, victims are entitled to receive compensation for their medical expenses and bills, their pain and suffering, their loss of income, and more. It’s important if you are injured  you understand your rights and options.

Below is a step-by-step explanation of what to expect when you hire Reiner, Slaughter , and Frankel as your personal injury lawyers in Eureka, California.

Your First Contact with Our Law Firm

When you call Reiner, Slaughter , and Frankel’s office, you will speak with us  about your accident. We will want to know what happened, and how you were affected.  The purpose of this conversation is to get a better understanding of the incident, the extent of your injuries, and how the accident has impacted your life. We will take down your information and provide it to one of our attorneys.  .

Our Attorney Contacts You

Once we have all your information, one of our lawyers will contact you. When you speak with us, it is  important that you are  completely honest about what happened, how you’re feeling, and any other information you may have that might affect your case. We need as much information as is possible to give you the best advice about how to proceed.

You can meet with one of our attorneys either via a phone call, an office visit or a Zoom call.

An Initial Assessment is Made

After meeting with you, our attorney will do a comprehensive assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case. The more information we have about your accident, injuries, and losses, the better prepared we are to understand your case..

If we decide to take on your case, we will:

  • Send retention paperwork for you to sign.
  • Send you all needed releases to sign so we can obtain records on your behalf..
  • Begin the process of collecting evidence that will assist with evaluating the liability and damages of the case.
  • Send letters of representation to the insurance carrier for the the responsible party, if known, advising them that we are your lawyers
  • Conduct a full investigation of the accident and your injuries;

Before we can advise you on how best to proceed,, we need to fully understand what happened and understand the full nature of your damages. This process takes time.

We never want to short change our clients.  By doing a thorough evaluation of each case, we  make sure we aren’t leaving anything out from your legal claim. While we understand every client wants their case to resolve as quickly as possible, it is generally the case that the more significant the injury, the longer this process takes. It is important the we take the time to fully understand the case prior to discussing settlements or pursuing legal action becauseOnce a case has been legally resolved, either through settlement or trial, there is no way to go back and seek additional damages even if those additional damages are legitimate.

We Send a Demand Package to the Parties at Fault

It is always our intention to attempt to resolve our client’s cases as efficiently as possible. When it is appropriate for us to do so, we attempt to resolve a case through pre-filing settlement.  Typically, the way this is done is by  sending a demand package to the insurance company that is representing the at-fault party.

The demand package is a letter that outlines your injuries, explains why the party is at fault, how the injuries have affected your life, and attempts to resolve the case at a fair value settlement. A demand package will typically contain evidence supporting the demand such as medical records, proof of lost wages, and photographs.

If the settlement is accepted your case will resolve without having to go through a lengthy legal process. If the settlement is not accepted, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf and prepare to go to trial.

Our Attorneys Have Won Over $600 Million in Compensation for Our Clients

You don’t have to take our word on how hard we work for our clients—we have the case results to prove we know how to win and are willing to put in the work to get what our clients deserve. Our lawyers have won multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients.

Here are some of the top verdicts and settlements we have  won for our clients:

  • $180 million for multiple victims who underwent heart surgeries they did not need
  • $19.7 million verdict for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) case involving a minor
  • $3 million for a construction accident case
  • $1.9 million for a slip and fall accident case involving a defective staircase

Our Law Firm Handles Various Types of Personal Injury Cases in Eureka, CA

Reiner, Slaughter and Frankel has experience handling a broad range of personal injury cases in Eureka including:

  • Car accidents,
  • Truck accidents,
  • Motorcycle accidents,
  • Slip and falls/premises liability,
  • In-patient nursing home/hospital,
  • In-home healthcare, elder abuse (bedsores, dehydration, slips, and falls),
  • Product liability,
  • Sex abuse,
  • Dog bites, and
  • Brain injuries.

Even if you were hurt in an accident of the type not listed above, our firm may still be able to assist you. Our law firm offers free consultations to victims of personal injuries, so we welcome the opportunity to meet with you and determine whether or not we can help.

We Advocate for Better Road Safety in Eureka for Both Drivers and Pedestrians

In September 2021, The Times-Standard printed an article on the problematic roads in Eureka, particularly on the Broadway corridor. Pedestrians remain at risk until the roads have better signage, crosswalks, and bicycle lanes.

The issue of poor road signs and road design is not new, as the Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities (CRTP) initially made a statement in 2016 about this issue. To supplement this concern, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) reported 254 fatalities and injuries caused by automobile accidents in Eureka.

Some of the most dangerous intersections in Eureka referred to by the CRTP included:

  • Broadway
  • Fourth Street
  • Fifth Street
  • H, I, and J streets
  • U.S. Highway 101 corridor

Our lawyers at Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel want to do what’s best for traffic accident victims. Whether your accient was caused by  another driver’s negligence or poor road design in Eureka, we’re here to help.

Our Personal Injury Law Firm Works for a Contingency Fee

We understand the struggles you may be facing: lost income, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

At Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel, our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, which means:

  • We only collect payment for our legal services if we win your case.
  • You never have to pay us out of your own pocket.
  • We charge a fixed percentage of your award, not an hourly rate.
  • We don’t collect payment until you receive your compensation.

Our contingency fee means that you don’t pay anything unless we win compensation for your injuries in Eureka. During your first consultation, we will go over our fee agreement in more detail and answer any questions you might have about this arrangement.

We Fight to Recover the Financial Compensation You Deserve for Your Injuries

Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel has helped thousands of clients recover compensation for their injuries. Our experienced attorneys are ready to answer your questions about what we do and how we help our  personal injury clients..

You Have a Limited Amount of Time to Pursue Compensation

Under California law, the general rule is that plaintiffs must file their personal injury cases within a two-year filing period, which generally starts on the date of their injury or accident. Some exceptions apply that alter this deadline, such as in cases where the plaintiff discovered their injury later on or where the plaintiff is a minor.

It is important to take action quickly, as once the deadline has passed, you lose your right to file a claim. That is why it is important to contact an attorney as soon as you are injured.

Consult a Eureka Personal Injury Attorney Today

You are entitled to just compensation if you have been harmed in an accident that was someone else’s fault. For a free initial consultation, contact Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel today to learn more about your legal rights.

Even though it’s likely you have not been through an experience like this before—take comfort in the fact that we have, and we’re here to help you through it.

We understand the problems and problems that can—and frequently do—occur after an accident. For a free consultation, call (530) 241-0290 or use our contact form. We will review your case, then discuss what legal options you have to hold the liable party accountable for their negligence.

I was in a terrible auto accident, but the attorneys at Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel were very caring and listened to what I had to say. They kept me updated on what I needed to do and what was happening. I always felt they were working their very best for me. They were very successful in my case..

~ Sandra Padilla

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