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Resourceful San Jose Personal Injury Attorney Asserts Your Rights to Full Damages

Reputable Bay Area firm focused solely on compensation for injured victims

Established in 1977, the Law Offices of Richard J. Staskus in San Jose is a personal injury practice devoted entirely to seeking full and fair compensation for people throughout the Bay Area who’ve suffered injuries due to someone’s negligence. We are dedicated to obtaining the maximum damage award in every case. Our history of achieving more than $100 million in damages for more than 7,000 clients speaks for itself.

A top slip, trip and fall firm serving Northern California

If you’ve been injured on someone else’s premises, public or private, you have a right to seek compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. Our firm is one of the most experienced slip and fall firms in the Bay Area, and we are proud to have settled the largest ever slip and fall case in the history of Santa Clara County. No slip and fall accident claim is too big or too small for us to take on, and we always approach every case with the highest level of determination and effectiveness.

Strong advocacy for trucking accident victims

A car simply cannot withstand a collision with a much heavier, larger tractor-trailer, which is why trucking accidents can result in catastrophic injuries. These cases are also very complex, often involving complicated fact scenarios and multiple defendants. But we are highly experienced in bringing claims against trucking companies for damages in auto accident claims. We investigate every aspect of the accident, including whether the truck driver was sleep-deprived, texting, distracted, speeding or otherwise acting recklessly. We also assess whether negligent maintenance or faulty parts contributed to the crash.

Diligent representation for consumers injured by defective products

Manufacturers have a duty to produce products that are safe when used correctly. When people are injured by those products, manufacturers may be held liable under a number of products liability standards. Under strict liability, the manufacturer is presumed responsible for injuries its product caused unless proven otherwise. A manufacturing negligence claim alleges the corporation made a mistake during production. A breach of warranty claim occurs when the product did not meet the standards and promises made to consumers. Many products liability claims involve failure to warn about potential hazards, inadequate instructions for use, or false and misleading labeling.

Our law firm analyzes the best means to advocate for injured consumers. We regularly face off against multinational corporations that have produced defective and harmful products, including pharmaceuticals, vehicles, household appliances and children’s toys, to hold them accountable for the harm their products have caused.

How do you file a personal injury lawsuit?

You should take action as soon as possible after your accident or injury. California law imposes a statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits. In most cases, you have just two years from the date of your accident to file your claim. For a medical malpractice claim, the statute of limitations normally runs three years from the date of the injury. But if the injury was not immediately apparent, the victim has one year from the date that a reasonable person would have discovered it.

Most personal injury and wrongful death claims are settled with the insurance carrier and defendants. However, your lawyer should be ready to take your case to trial if that proves more beneficial to you. That’s why we prepare every claim with the aggressiveness and thoroughness that litigation demands. We conduct a full investigation to gather evidence and construct clear, persuasive arguments to drive settlement negotiations. Should your case go to trial, we are ready to present a compelling case in court.

Call an experienced San Jose personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, by a defective product, or by a fall, we are ready to hold the negligent party liable and obtain rightful compensation for you. Schedule your free consultation with the Law Offices of Richard J. Staskus in San Jose today by calling 408-606-9150 or contacting us online. We handle all personal injury claims on contingency, so you pay nothing unless we win.

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  • "The best Personal Injury lawyer I have had the pleasure of meeting is Richard Staskus. A lawyer who did his job as a caring and concerned man and also did his job diligently and with a winner’s attitude. Mr.Staskus put his heart in representing me and won my case for a lot of $. There is not a better attorney out there."

  • "Staskus is a lawyer that is more than qualified to get the job done. I have no regrets in working with attorney Richard Staskus for truly he was a God send that blessed me. Not only is he the best, but his expertise as a lawyer in his line of work is unquestionable. 6 plus stars is warranted for Mr.Staskus!"

  • "“I want to Thank You so much for all the time and commitment you have given to our case.” My family and I are so grateful for everything you have done. We could not have asked for a better lawyer and victory!"

  • "Richard Staskus and his staff are amazing and really care. I never expected the outcome he got for me. All my medical bills were paid, I am pain free now and I received a check too. Thank You so much Richard!"

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