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Win the Battle for Securing SSD Benefits

by Cary Graham | April 17th, 2017

Disabled folks in San Francisco face an uphill battle to get Social Security Disability benefits. We wish it were different, but the sad reality is more than two-thirds of all initial applications are denied, leaving thousands of people every year wondering how they’re going to make ends meet. If they could, they would work for a regular paycheck, but unfortunately, their disability keeps them from doing even the most basic of jobs. SSD benefits are their last and only hope.

If that sounds like your situation, we understand just how scary a situation you find yourself in. Social Security was supposed to be your lifeline, but now it has turned into a bureaucratic nightmare that you can’t seem to find your way out of. The problem is two-fold: the complexity of the application process and the burden of proof placed on you. The first you already know well if you’ve been denied. The second you may not be familiar with, and it could be why you’re not getting benefits right now.

To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must prove that you can’t do any type of work, not just the work you’ve done your entire career. That can be extremely difficult on your own. That’s why you should call the Social Security Disability lawyers at Berg Injury Lawyers right now. We know the system and how to prove your disability qualifies for benefits.

Give us a call today for a free consultation. We’ll evaluate your application at no cost and work to get you the benefits you deserve. Contact us right now to get started.


Justice Doesn’t Just Happen

by Cary Graham | April 10th, 2017

Justice is an interesting word. Webster defines it as, “The maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments.” That’s an eloquent way of saying what is right wins out in the end, despite conflicting claims. In a personal injury case, this often means the victim is compensated for the acts of the negligent person or organization that caused them harm. Unfortunately, justice doesn’t just happen.

In our opinion, the most convincing argument anyone can make for why you should call an attorney after your car accident is that obtaining experienced legal counsel gives you the best chance of getting justice for what you’ve been through. On your own, the odds are stacked against you from the start. First, you must determine what your accident is truly worth (an uphill battle on your own) and then figure out how to convince the insurance company to pay you that amount. And you have to do both quickly and without error while trying to recover from your injuries.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, make the right move and give us a call. Our experienced San Francisco car accident attorneys can determine what your case is truly worth, and we’re ready to fight to get you every dollar. Don’t compromise justice in your injury claim. Call us today.


Inexperienced Boaters Put Others at Risk

by Cary Graham | April 3rd, 2017

Now that spring has officially sprung, it won’t be long until it’s prime boating season in the Bay Area. For boating enthusiasts, there’s nothing better than spending a day out on your favorite California lake or waterway. Unfortunately for some San Franciscans, fun afternoon outings on the water have turned into nightmares when other boaters failed to adhere to boating safety.

Unlike operating a motor vehicle of any kind, you do not need a license to operate a boat in California. That means there are a lot of inexperienced boaters out on our waterways, many of which don’t know (or don’t care to know) important safety procedures every boater should learn. That puts everyone else on the waterway at risk, and the results can be deadly.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we know how difficult it can be to establish fault in a boating accident. It takes years of experience and a strong knowledge of the boating world to determine what happened and whether it could have been avoided. That’s why if you’ve been involved in a boating accident, you need to call an experienced San Francisco boating accident attorney today for a free consultation. We’ll fully investigate your case and fight to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. Contact us today.


Fatigued Truck Driving in San Francisco

by Cary Graham | March 27th, 2017

Take a look around the room. We’d wager that 90% of everything you see was at one time transported on a tractor-trailer, and that might be a conservative estimate. The reality is without the trucking industry, our society would look much different. The products, materials, and equipment that keep us all rolling along without a hiccup are most often made available by the daily contributions of U.S. truck drivers.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we respect and appreciate the efforts of truck drivers. What we don’t respect are trucking companies that put fatigued or overworked drivers on the road in the name of profits. Tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. (20 times the weight of the average car). Controlling that amount of weight safely requires focus and precision—two attributes that can be impaired from driving fatigued. Over the years, we’ve seen the devastation a distracted truck driver can cause, which is why we continue to fight for victims and their families.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, call our San Francisco truck accident attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll investigate your accident and fight to get you the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and more. Contact us today.


Car Accident Claims: You Get One Chance to Get it Right

by Cary Graham | March 20th, 2017

When starting something new, you may hear the advice to “fake it until you make it.” From a career standpoint, that’s pretty good advice, as demonstrating confidence in the workplace can be just as important as demonstrating competence. After all, most careers allow for trial and error. In other words, you can make mistakes, learn from them, and apply them to future opportunities. However, that definitely does not apply to personal injury claims.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you get one chance, and one chance only, to get your injury claim right. The insurance company representing the person who caused your injuries should be responsible for all expenses related to your accident. Their main motivation is minimizing your claim by paying out as little as possible for your injuries, and they’ve become really good at doing just that. All they have to do is convince you that their settlement offer is as good as it gets, and once you sign, they’re off the hook for any future expenses.

More medical bills? Not their problem.
Lost wages? You’re on your own.
Compensation for pain and suffering? Forget about it.

So how do you maximize your injury claim the first time? Call an experienced San Francisco car accident attorney for starters. At Berg Injury Lawyers, we’ve been helping injured folks in the Bay Area for more than 30 years. We know how to determine what your case is truly worth and we’ll fight to get you every dollar you deserve. Don’t take a chance with your family’s future by going it alone. Contact us today.


The One Danger You Can’t Avoid

by Cary Graham | March 13th, 2017

There’s nothing like an afternoon ride on a sunny day. Motorcycle enthusiasts understand that better than anyone. Whether you’re a daily commuter or a weekend warrior, it’s hard to match the freedom you feel when shifting from second to third and really letting the engine out. There are always dangers associated with getting out on the road, but you’re a seasoned rider and can weather anything thrown your way except for one—a careless driver.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we’ve seen the damage a careless driver can do out on the road. That damage is compounded significantly when a motorcycle is involved. Even the safest rider can’t avoid every negligent driver in San Francisco, and if you’ve been hit by one of these drivers, getting the compensation you deserve can be difficult on your own. Even if you are up for a battle with the insurance company, they have the advantage. They’ve processed thousands of motorcycle accident cases. They know how to minimize your claim and make you feel good about it.

Don’t fall for it.

Call our experienced San Francisco motorcycle accident attorneys today for a free, no obligation consultation. We know how to determine what your case is truly worth, and we’ll fight to get you every dollar you deserve. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Berg Injury Lawyers today.


Getting the SSD Benefits You Need to Survive

by Cary Graham | March 6th, 2017

There are certain benefits the government provides that should never be taken away. One of those benefits is Social Security Disability (SSD). The program provides lifesaving benefits for those who can no longer provide for themselves due to a disability. Without SSD benefits, many of these folks would fall through the cracks of poverty with no way of pulling themselves out again.

That’s why the Social Security Disability attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers take their job seriously. For many disabled Californians, we are their last hope of securing the disability benefits they desperately need to survive. Just how challenging is it? More than two-thirds of all initial applications are denied benefits. Although there are a host of reasons why, one contributing factor is that many applicants don’t know the process well enough to submit an adequate application. So they get denied.

If that’s happened to you, give our experienced San Francisco Social Security Disability attorneys a call today for a free consultation. We’re ready to review your case for free. If we feel like we can help, we’ll fight to get you maximum benefits in the least amount of time. Your future depends on securing SSD benefits. Contact us today.


Three Questions to Ask Yourself After an Accident

by Cary Graham | February 27th, 2017

“Do I have a case?” is the question we get most often. That’s why folks in San Francisco call an attorney in the first place—to find out if their injuries warrant an injury claim. In your initial consultation, the personal injury attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers will listen closely to your story, as well as ask a number of questions to determine whether or not you have a case. However, there are 3 questions you can ask yourself before your consultation to determine whether or not you may have a personal injury case.

Was the accident someone else’s fault? If the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have a claim against that individual and/or their insurance company. However, if the accident was your fault, there’s probably not a lot we can do to help.

Did you sustain injuries? It sounds obvious, but it’s worth saying. An injury claim requires injuries. If you were simply inconvenienced and not injured, you may not have a viable personal injury case.

Have you undergone or do you expect to need medical treatment? The largest part of most personal injury claims are medical expenses. If you did not or don’t expect to have any medical treatment costs associated with your accident, you may not have a claim.

However, if you answered yes to the questions above, call our San Francisco personal injury attorneys immediately for your free consultation. Chances are you have a strong personal injury case, and we’d be honored to represent you. As your law firm, we’ll work to get you compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Contact us today for your no cost, no obligation consultation.


San Francisco’s New Bait and Switch Scam

by Cary Graham | February 20th, 2017

Ever ordered something online and when it arrived, it turned out to be completely different than advertised? I think we all have. That can be pretty frustrating, as well as costly. When it happens, it’s completely within your rights to demand a full refund. After all, the vendor failed to live up to their end of the bargain. But what if instead of issuing a refund, the vendor demanded more money? Sounds ridiculous, but that’s exactly what many California life insurance policyholders are facing right now.

It’s called life insurance company fraud. You purchase a life insurance policy for an agreed-upon premium payment every month. You pay those premiums without fail like the ideal policyholder. Then one day you receive a notice in the mail that your premiums are going up for the exact same policy. What’s worse, if you don’t pay the inflated premiums, you could lose the key benefits of the policy. Sound like a bait and switch? That’s because it is.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we’ve been following this type of fraud for more than a year and are ready to stand up for victims in San Francisco. If you’ve received notice that your life insurance premiums are skyrocketing, give us a call today for a free consultation. We’ll review your case at no cost or obligation, and advise you on how to proceed. Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you and your family. Call us today.


This Is Why We Advertise

by Cary Graham | February 13th, 2017

Berg Injury Lawyers is considered by many to be a pioneer in the lawyer advertising industry. We were among the first firms in the country to advertise on television and other mediums, reaching thousands more people than traditional marketing efforts. Why do we advertise? Because there are people in the San Francisco area who are in trouble and wouldn’t otherwise know that there’s a respected law firm ready to help.

Think of it this way. If you knew that there was unstable ground ahead and you saw someone walking toward it, you’d stop them and tell them about it, right? That’s exactly why we advertise. If you’ve been in a serious accident, you can expect unstable ground ahead. An experienced car accident attorney knows what to look out for and how to avoid the pitfalls. If you decide to go it alone, you could be putting yourself and your family at real financial risk.

Don’t do it.

If you’ve been injured, call the experienced San Francisco car accident attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers. We have the experience and expertise to determine what your case is truly worth, and we’ll do everything within our power to make sure you get every dollar. You only get one chance to get your injury claim right. Contact us today.