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toll-free 1.800.543.2304
bay area 510.267.0500
toll-free 1.800.543.2304
bay area 510.267.0500

Trust Over Forty Years
of Trial Experience

Trust Over
Forty Years of
Trial Experience

Successful results in complex cases
for clients and attorneys since 1977

Successful results in complex
cases for clients and attorneys
since 1977

Successful results
in complex cases

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Award Winning Trial Lawyer

Mr. Sterns has been selected for inclusion to "Northern California SuperLawyers", and has also been listed in "Best Attorneys in America".

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Argued before the supreme court

Mr. Sterns' is one of the few aviation attorneys whose wins against major airlines have been affirmed by the United States Supreme Court.

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no out-of-pocket cost to clients

We operate on a contingency fee basis; This means there are no fees or costs to you unless we win your case.

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hundreds of millions recovered

We have recovered hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements for our clients throughout the United States.

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Award Winning Trial Lawyer

Mr. Sterns has been selected for inclusion to "Northern California SuperLawyers", and has also been listed in "Best Attorneys in America".

02

Argued before the supreme court

Mr. Sterns' is one of the few aviation attorneys whose wins against major airlines have been affirmed by the United States Supreme Court.

03

no out-of-pocket cost to clients

We operate on a contingency fee basis; This means there are no fees or costs to you unless we win your case.

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hundreds of millions recovered

We have recovered hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements for our clients throughout the United States.

San Francisco Bay Area Personal Injury Lawyers

Accidents happen in the blink of an eye. Some are truly accidental – unavoidable and tragic circumstances. Others, however, are caused because someone acted carelessly or recklessly. This type of negligence is the basis for personal injury lawsuits, which can help accident victims reclaim their lives during difficult times.

If you, a family member, or a friend experience an accident that could have been prevented, you may feel angry, confused, and upset. The after-effects of a preventable accident can be life-changing for the victims and their families, especially in cases of serious injury. Hospital bills, rehabilitation, ongoing treatment, loss of work and lower quality of life are just a few of the possible consequences.

Financial struggle is common for accident victims, and filing a personal injury claim against the individual or entity responsible is one way to ensure you can manage the pain and cost.

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Personal Injury Law in the Bay Area

Many accident victims reach out to attorneys to seek closure after preventable accidents, find financial stability, and hold the responsible party accountable. Those injured in or around San Francisco and Oakland have many personal injury lawyers to choose from, but not every lawyer will handle your case the same way.

Before you contact the first attorney you see advertised, here are things to look for in a well-qualified personal injury attorney:

Local reputation – Is the law firm well-established in the community? Do they have the professional network of experts, insurers, and other support professionals you may need in your case? For instance, a car accident case may require the expertise of an accident reconstruction expert. These experts often make a difference in the outcome.

Fee structure – Many offices claim to offer a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t have to pay unless the office secures compensation on your behalf. Talk through your case in a free consultation, and ask specifically about fee structures before contracting with a legal office.

Fit – As with any professional service, you need to know you can trust and count on your personal injury attorney to provide reliable services with which you feel comfortable. A good personal injury attorney deals with your accident in the least complicated way, not more so. Your first priority after an accident is healing and moving on with your life, and the right attorney supports those steps.

STERNS & WALKER HAS BEEN FEATURED ON:

COMMERCIAL AIRLINE ACCIDENT

2009 Air France, Flight 447 - Airbus lost over the Atlantic Ocean

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2009 Air France, Flight 447 - Airbus lost
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HELICOPTER ACCIDENT

2005 Robinson R-44 - Helicopter crash, Marbella Spain

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2005 Robinson R-44 - Helicopter crash,
Marbella Spain

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COMMERCIAL AIRLINE ACCIDENT

2002 Alaska Air - Commercial aircraft crash, Point Mugu, California

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2002 Alaska Air - Commercial aircraft crash,
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COMMERCIAL AIRLINE ACCIDENT

2009 Air France, Flight 447 - Airbus lost over the Atlantic Ocean

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2009 Air France, Flight 447 - Airbus lost over the Atlantic Ocean

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COMMERCIAL AIRLINE ACCIDENT

2009 Air France, Flight 447 - Airbus lost over the Atlantic Ocean

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2005 Robinson R-44 - Helicopter crash, Marbella Spain

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COMMERCIAL AIRLINE ACCIDENT

2009 Air France, Flight 447 - Airbus lost over the Atlantic Ocean

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2002 Alaska Air - Commercial aircraft crash, Point Mugu, California

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aviation accidents

Aviation accidents can be the most devastating events to befall travelers and their families. In such accidents, the destruction can be total, the chances of survival slim, and the damage extensive enough to hinder investigation. If you or a loved one has suffered in a plane or helicopter crash, you need a reputable law firm to assist you. Serious injury and wrongful death are often the result of a plane crash, helicopter accident, or other aviation incident. We know how to get justice in such cases.

Blue Angels

We have worked with some of the top experts in their fields, including the privilege of having a Blue Angels (Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron) pilot in one of our cases.

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We handle some of the most

complex, time-consuming, and resource-intensive torts found in the field of civil law

The Law Offices of Sterns & Walker has the requirements you’re looking for in a local personal injury attorney. We have more than 35 years of experience with serious and catastrophic injuries resulting from car accidents, police misconduct, aviation accidents, and many more. When you contact us about a claim, one of our experienced attorneys will talk through the facts of the case with you, help you make an informed decision about taking action against the negligent party, and evaluate the likelihood of success.

You don’t have to idly accept the outcome after a serious accident. Negligence-based accidents often lead to physical and emotional trauma, and an attorney can help you obtain the fair compensation you have a right to claim.

California accident claims are often complex, and our state follows a comparative negligence rule, which may reduce some victims’ abilities to seek full compensation. Choosing the right attorney is vital for receiving a just decision and will ease the complexity of navigating the civil justice system.

Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Sterns & Walker are ready to help you manage the difficult time after an accident while seeking justice. If you have suffered at the hands of someone else’s careless behavior,  give our team in the Bay Area a call today.

Speech Bubble “exceptional & experienced attorney”

I have had the privilege and honor to work with Jerry Sterns on several matters over the years. He is not only an exceptionally skilled attorney, but has enormous judgment and sensitivity, which have lead to a long history of outstanding results for his clients. He is uniformly respected and admired by clients, judges, and other lawyers. I strongly endorse and recommend Jerry to anyone in need of a top rate, experienced attorney in personal injury or wrongful death cases.

Joe B.

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