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Established San Jose Auto Accident Lawyer Fights for Crash Victims

Skillful Northern California firm handles insurance claims and lawsuits

Driving on busy California roads carries the risk that a car accident could occur at any time. When this occurs, the situation can seem overwhelming, but as you heal physically, an experienced personal injury attorney can assert your legal rights. Our San Jose firm, the Law Offices of Richard J. Staskus, delivers aggressive representation to victims of all types of collisions, including crashes involving trucks, motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. Attorney Richard Staskus has brought more than $100 million to clients in verdicts and settlements over the past 40 years. This experience provides clients with an advantage when dealing with insurers and opposing attorneys, giving crash victims the best chance to secure a fair financial recovery.

Knowledgeable adviser litigates all types of vehicle collision actions

In a state that uses the “fault” insurance system, someone who’s hurt in a car accident has options about how to pursue relief. We can help you decide if you want to initiate a lawsuit or file a claim with your insurer or the carrier for the driver who was at fault for the crash. With four decades of experience, attorney Richard Staskus can advise you on special types of accident cases as well, including those relating to:

  • Truck accidents — Special rules govern the operation of commercial vehicles. When you’ve been hurt in a collision with a large truck, we evaluate if regulations on load weight, driver rest and speed were violated.
  • Motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles — Without the protection of a car or truck, the harm from motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crashes can be devastating. If someone else’s carelessness contributed to the injury, we’ll press for appropriate compensation.
  • Ride-sharing services — The explosion of interest in ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft has led to injuries in accidents where victims don’t know either driver. In these matters, we understand how to seek justice from the responsible motorists and companies.

Following a free initial consultation, our firm will immediately go to work finding the evidence necessary to build the strongest possible argument.

Proven accident attorney secures compensation for injuries and lost wages

Whether you’ve suffered broken bones, whiplash or some other type of harm in a vehicle crash, we’ll pursue damages against each liable party. Types of negligence that frequently cause accidents include:

  • Manufacturer defects — One small flaw on a car or truck can trigger a catastrophic incident. We take on manufacturers and sellers to hold them accountable for faulty design, construction or repairs.
  • Road conditions — A slick roadway or poorly marked hazard might establish legal responsibility for municipalities or private entities.
  • Impaired or distracted driving — Alcohol, drug use, fatigue and distractions from electronic devices create serious risks for fellow drivers. Even when an arrest doesn’t occur, our firm reviews the evidence to see if these dangers factored into the crash.

Regardless of whether the impact in your case was a rear-end collision, a sideswipe or a head-on crash, we have the knowledge and determination to deliver the compensation you’re entitled to.

Contact an aggressive California auto accident lawyer for a free consultation

The Law Offices of Richard J. Staskus represents victims of California auto accidents in personal injury litigation. Call us at 408-606-9150 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your case. Our office is in San Jose.

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Office Location
  • San Jose Office
    25 North 14th Street
    Suite 460
    San Jose, California 95112
    Phone: 408-995-0800