San Francisco Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers


The Torkzadeh Law Firm is dedicated to representing victims of personal injury accidents throughout San Francisco and will fight for individuals to get the what they deserve.  With convenient office locations in San Francisco, call today for a free consultation with one of our trusted attorneys today. Call toll free 888.845.9696 now.  

San Francisco Law Office Location

San Francisco Office:

The Torkzadeh Law Firm

1 Embarcadero Center,
Suite 500,
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: (415) 738-7672

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Service Areas Near San Francisco

We provide legal services for personal injury cases for residents of San Francisco, it’s surrounding areas including: Bay Area and Oakland, Novato, Richmond, Ran Ramon, Alameda, Union City, Fremont, San Jose, San Mateo and throughout Northern California. If you need to meet with one of our attorneys and you cannot come to our San Francisco office, we will send someone to you.


About TorkLaw San Francisco Law Office

The Torkzadeh Law Firm is a personal injury law firm with offices located in San Francisco ready to help anyone that was injured in an accident, assault, on-job, or other injury related causes. Our dedicated team of professional attorneys are ready to fight for you and get what you deserve. If you’ve been injured around San Francisco and want to talk with an experienced lawyer that knows that it takes to win, then contact us or call toll free (888) 845-9696 now.

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If you are in northern California and have been injured in an accident, then do not delay. Contact an attorney at our San Francisco office to discuss your case. Failure to act quickly can result in lesser compensation than you deserve. To speak with an attorney near you, to discuss your accident case, call toll free (888) 845-9696. All consultations and second opinions are offered obligation free and at no cost to you.

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Frequently Ask Legal Questions in San Francisco

Question: How much does a personal injury lawyer cost in SF?
Answer: At Torklaw, we work on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay if we don’t win. There is no cost to talk to a lawyer and you don’t pay anything upfront.

Question: What’s the first thing to do if someone hits your car in SF
Answer: The best thing to do is contact a lawyer first. Often insurance companies want a statement right after the accident is reported so it’s good to have legal advice right away.


San Francisco Law Practice Areas

Our Northern California office handles a wide range of personal injury and legal cases throughout the year including:

If your type of legal case is not listed above, please contact or call us (888) 845-9696 to be connected directly with one of our lawyers near you to see if we can help.


Local San Francisco Legal News

In San Francisco, Several Entities Face Suit from City over Employees’ Alleged Personal InjuryThe city and county of San Francisco have filed a complaint against several entities after one of their employees was injured by an individual.


San Francisco is a Diverse City

San Francisco is well-known for its year-round fog, rolling hills, and beautiful views.  The northern California town is the most densely settled city in California with 18,581 people per square mile. As of 2016, the city’s population of 870,887 people. Along with its surrounding areas, it is known as the San Francisco Bay area. The city was founded on June 19, 1776 by Spanish colonists established Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate. Three-fourths of the city was destroyed in 1906 by earthquake and fire, but the city was rebuilt fast.

twitter key on computerDuring World War II, the city was used as a major port for military servicemen shipping out to the Pacific Theater. Following the war, the returning servicemen, immigration, and a rising “hippie” counterculture put San Francisco as the country’s center of liberal activism. Popular among tourists, the city has cool summers, beautiful ocean views, and steep hills. Its architecture and landmarks are very popular, since the city is the home of Fisherman’s Wharf, the historic former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, and the Chinatown district. Five major banking institutions and several leading companies, such as Gap Inc., Dropbox, Reddit, Dolby, Yelp, Pinterest, Twitter, Lyft, Uber, and Craigslist have headquarters in the city.


San Francisco Accident Statistics

According to the San Francisco Health improvement Partnership, the population rate of pedestrian injuries for San Francisco is about 102 accidents per 100,000 residents, which is five times higher than the national target. Looking at 2009 statistics, San Francisco had more injuries and fatalities caused by motor vehicle crashes than any other city in the state of California when looking at cities with a population greater than 250,000 people when calculated by miles driven. If the calculation is based on population only, San Francisco ranks seventh of 13 cities.

cyclist riding in cityThe city is first in its number of victims hurt or killed in accidents that include motorcycles, bicycles, or pedestrians in rankings by miles driven and/or population. San Francisco had 3,745 injuries or fatalities from motor vehicle crashes in 2009. Broken down, that ended up being 293 motorcyclists, 522 bicyclists, and 736 pedestrians. However, the average daily vehicle miles traveled and an estimate of miles driven in the city each day not by only residents comes to 4.9 million. When compared to other cities, such as San Jose, Fresno, and Sacramento, the miles are much fewer in San Francisco.

San Francisco had 4,791 auto accidents involving fatalities or injuries during 2014. When those numbers are broken down, 863 crashes were speed related, 463 had alcohol involved, and 615 occurred at night between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. The city had 436 hit and run crashes involving fatalities or injuries. These crashes led to 375 DUI arrests in the city. So based on its size, San Francisco continues to have a high number of motor vehicle crashes every year. The San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership has a goal of no auto accident fatalities by 2024, and the numbers have shown slight improvement.

Pedestrian Accidents in San Francisco

San Francisco has a high number of motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians every year. During 2015, 24 pedestrians were killed on San Francisco streets. In an effort to curb pedestrian deaths, the police officers are issuing more traffic citations. The number of accidents involving pedestrians is among the highest in the country. In an effort to curb pedestrian accidents, Walk SF, San Francisco’s nonprofit pedestrian advocacy group, is promoting a program called Vision Zero that works toward the city having no pedestrian fatalities any given year. An ongoing campaign for Vision Zero is continuing with extensive media involvement.

San Francisco Pedestrian Injury Attorney

how to read a police reportIf you are a pedestrian who has suffered injuries after being struck by an auto in San Francisco, you should consult with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney at Torklaw. Our dedicated San Francisco pedestrian accident attorneys have helped dozens of people injured by the negligence of others. We have attorneys experienced in handling different kinds of accidents, so you can count on our team to aggressively pursue your claim. We will fight for you so you can get the compensation you deserve following an accident. Our lawyers also look toward your future and consider if you need additional medical care or will have future loss of earnings because of your injuries. Every client is treated with care and compassion. If you or a loved one has suffered because of a pedestrian accident, make the call to our office today!

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San Francisco Cycling Accidents

Cycling has grown in popularity during recent years. It is a fun, healthy, economical and environmentally friendly form of transportation. Unfortunately, drivers often fail to see cyclists and many accidents result. If you are a cyclist in San Francisco, you need to do everything you can to make sure you are visible and safe when traveling along the city’s roadways.

Visibility is the key to safety when cycling. Here are some safety tips for cycling so you can significantly reduce your chances of being involved in an accident with a motor vehicle.

  • Dress to stand out. Wear a brightly colored safety vest, shirt, or jersey that gets attention. Wearing traditional colors such as black, gray, brown, blue, or white just tends to make you blend in with your surroundings. Fluorescent colors, such as hot pink, orange, lime green, or neon yellow will get attention.
  • Wear a helmet. Studies have shown that helmets can significantly reduce the risk of serious head injuries.
  • Adhere to the traffic regulations. Know the laws and abide by them. Don’t run stop signs or ignore traffic lights.
  • Ride predictably. Let drivers know where you are headed. Give signals and let drivers know if you are going to stop.
  • Intersections are the most dangerous places for cyclists. When going through an intersection, make eye contact with drivers so you will know they see you. Keep your hand on the brake and be ready to take evasive action.
  • If riding at night, make sure you have a white headlight and red taillight that are visible for several hundred feet. Also, make sure you have reflectors on the pedals, fenders, and spokes. Wear reflective tape on your helmet, back, and chest. Reflective bands can be worn on the wrists and ankles to help make you more visible.
  • Watch for parked vehicles. If you are driving down a street where cars are parked, stay at least four feet away from them so you aren’t hit by a door being opened. You should also listen for the click of an opening door. Watch for turning wheels so you aren’t hit by a car that pulls right out into you.
  • Watch for potholes and loose gravel. Don’t ride too fast so you lose control when you come upon these dangerous obstacles.

If you are involved in a cycling crash, call the police to report the accident, make sure you get photos of the accident scene, get the driver’s insurance information, and get immediate medical care from the nearest hospital emergency room. Then you should call an experienced cycling accident attorney at Torklaw. We will help you file your San Francisco personal injury claim and recover the damages you are entitled to receive following an accident.

San Francisco Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle accidents happen. While many of them are chalked up to human error, the fact of the matter is that the human eye and brain often don’t work fast enough to relay the message so the driver can really “see” the motorcycle and its rider. After all, a motorcycle is much smaller than a car or truck traveling down the road. What can you do about this? You can work to make yourself more visible when you are riding your bike. Here are a few tips to help you get noticed when you are out on the roads.

  • Wear fluorescent gear. This means don your orange, red, hot pink, lime green, or neon yellow clothing so drivers will do a double take. A brightly colored shirt or jacket will help you stand out. A bright helmet and bike can also help you get attention.
  • Don’t swerve in and out of traffic. Ride in the lane and properly signal before making a move. Make sure your ride so drivers can see you and not too close to the shoulder. Adhere to the traffic regulations.
  • Use modulators. Modulators can be used for headlights and taillights. They cause your lights to constantly switch from bright to dim causing them to flash. The constant clashing will make drivers notice you much more quickly.
  • At night, make sure you have plenty of reflectors on your bike and on you. Don’t just rely on your headlight and taillight.
  • Use your brake light to your benefit. By tapping the brakes a few times before you stop, you can get the driver behind you to notice you much more quickly.

motorcycle death attorneyIf you are injured in a motorcycle accident, make sure you get medical attention right away. There are several hospitals and medical facilities located throughout the San Francisco Bay area so go to the nearest emergency room or urgent care center.  Of course, make sure the police are called to complete an accident report. A San Francisco motorcycle accident attorney from Torklaw can help you file a personal injury claim and recover the compensation you deserve for your damages. A motorcycle accident can lead to medical expenses, lost wages, permanent disabilities, disfigurement and scars, pain and suffering, future loss of compensation, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and personal property damages. Our lawyers will be able to determine your damages after a free initial case evaluation. Call us today to discuss your motorcycle accident.

Defective Products Cause San Francisco Injuries

product recallIf a defective product has caused you to suffer injuries, call the experienced defective product attorneys at Torklaw. We have helped clients recover damages because of defective airbags, tire defects, seat belt failure, and much more. If you have been injured using a product that did not perform as it should have, it could be because of a faulty design or mistakes during the manufacturing process. Call our office to schedule a free case consultation and one of our personal injury lawyers will go over your case with you and tell you how we should proceed with your claim. Defective products can be challenging to prove in court, so you want to be represented by a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who will fight for you.

Experienced Personal Injury Representation in San Francisco

If you have suffered any kind of personal injury in San Francisco, the skilled attorneys at Torklaw are ready to help. We thoroughly investigate accidents, gather evidence and collect documentation, and then build a personal injury claim that will allow us to aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve for the injuries that you have suffered.

We have successfully represented clients who have suffered workplace injuries get the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. If the workplace injury was caused of a third-party or independent subcontractor, we can help you pursue a personal injury claim against the responsible party. Our attorneys have represented workers who have suffered slip and fall accidents on the job, delivery drivers who were hurt in motor vehicle accidents, and construction workers who suffered life-altering injuries when they were injured on a job site.

Our legal team handles auto accident claims, nursing home and elder abuse, port injuries, table saw injuries, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, fire and explosion injuries, amusement park injuries, child abuse injury claims, crosswalk accidents, claims against government entities, aviation accidents, train accidents, taxi cab accidents, bus accidents, boat accidents, and basically any kind of personal injury you might suffer. When it comes to personal injury representation in San Francisco, you count on the team at Torklaw. With experience and a trustworthy reputation, you can count on us to help you get the compensation you deserve for your damages so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Call our 24/7 injury helpline now – (888) 845-9696. Your initial case evaluation is free of charge, so there is no risk and no obligation.

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