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.

Nursing Home Abuse: Looks Can Be Deceiving

by Cary Graham | February 6th, 2017

Placing your aging loved one into a nursing home and assisted living facility isn’t how you envisioned the final chapter of their lives beginning. If it were possible to take care of them 24/7 on your own, you would probably like to do so. However, that’s not always the reality.

The next best thing is a finding a nursing home that will care for your loved one as you would, while upholding their dignity in the process. You did all the research, visited all the different facilities your loved one could afford, and selected the one you felt was a good match. Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving from the outside.

Every year, thousands of nursing home abuse claims are filed across the United States on behalf of victims. However, for every victim who receives justice, there are many who suffer in silence. Whether it’s due to intimidation from nursing home staff or an inability to recognize the harm that is being done to them, they tell no one what they’re going through.

That’s why it’s vitally important that you do not ignore any indicators that your loved one is being abused or neglected, such as:

  • bed sores,
  • broken bones,
  • poor nutrition,
  • unexplained injuries,
  • over-sedation,
  • and weight changes.

If you suspect your aging loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, call our experienced nursing home abuse attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll protect your loved one’s rights as we fight to get them the compensation they deserve. Don’t wait to get them the legal help they need. Call us today.

San Francisco Businesses Responsible for Your Safety

by Cary Graham | January 30th, 2017

As you can probably tell by the product liability cases we’ve won in the past, we take consumer’s rights very seriously at Berg Injury Lawyers. We believe if you spend your hard-earned money on a product, you shouldn’t have to fear that your life is in danger when using it. But your rights as a consumer go far beyond the products you buy. Every business you visit in the Bay Area has a responsibility to your safety. When that responsibility isn’t upheld, the result can be tragic.

Premises liability cases, or slip and fall cases, involve injuries sustained on someone else’s property due to hazardous conditions or a negligent act. For example, if you are in a business in San Francisco and a poorly constructed structure collapses, causing you physical harm, you may have a premises liability claim against the business. However, proving such a claim can be difficult. As your San Francisco premises liability attorneys, we must prove:

  • The condition of the property was dangerous.
  • The owner knew, or should have known, about the property’s condition.
  • The owner had a reasonable amount of time to fix the condition of the property.

If you or someone you love suffered physical injuries on someone else’s property, getting the compensation you deserve on your own can be tough, which is why you should seek experienced legal help immediately. Call our premises liability attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll do everything within our power to get you maximum compensation for your injuries.

Accident Victims: Outnumbered from the Start

by Cary Graham | January 23rd, 2017

Did you know that if you’ve been injured in a car accident by someone else’s negligence, someone else already has an attorney looking out for their best interests? It’s true. Most insurance companies provide an attorney to represent their clients in a car accident injury claim. What does that mean for you? It means you are outnumbered from the start. Without a legal team of your own fighting for your best interests, you could find yourself in real financial trouble.

That’s why it’s important that you, at the very least, consult with an experienced San Francisco car accident attorney after your crash. Your accident could end up costing tens of thousands of dollars. The at-fault driver’s insurance company should pay all of that expense, but they won’t give in and do the right thing without a fight. Think you can take on a multi-billion dollar insurance company on your own?

Think again.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, don’t try to take on the insurance company alone. Call our experienced car accident attorneys today for a free, no obligation consultation. We’ll review your case at no cost and tell you how you can maximize your injury claim. Don’t risk everything by going it alone. Call us today.

Get Justice For Your Lost Loved One

by Cary Graham | January 16th, 2017

There’s an old adage that goes something like this: “Treat loved ones as if it were the last time you will ever speak to them.” It’s good advice that’s hard to follow. In reality, there’s far too much left unsaid between us when one of us goes, especially when that someone’s life is cut tragically short. Often, unexpected deaths are the result of a negligent or deliberate act by someone else, compounding the grief felt by the surviving family while leaving them with a number of questions.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we help grieving families find the answers they so rightfully deserve. Our team of investigators will work tirelessly to uncover the true cause of your loved one’s death and bring that cause into the light. Then our experienced San Francisco wrongful death attorneys will fight to get you the justice you and your loved one deserve. You’ve lost more than a family member; you’ve lost a partner and contributor to your family’s future. For that, your family deserves to be compensated, and as your attorney, we’ll do everything within our power to make sure you are.

If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, call our San Francisco wrongful death attorneys today for a free consultation. Your initial call is without cost or obligation, so you and your family can get the answers you deserve with absolutely no risk. You don’t have to go through this alone. Contact us today.

The Difference Between Poverty and Making It

by Cary Graham | January 9th, 2017

There are plenty of get rich schemes out there. Stay up late enough and you’ll have a plethora of infomercials telling you how you can become a millionaire fast by placing “these small ads” or reselling “these fine products.” But no matter how much late-night TV you watch, filing for Social Security Disability (SSD) will never be one of them. First of all, no one has ever gotten rich off of SSD benefits, and neither will you. However, it could be the difference between making ends meet and falling below the poverty line after a debilitating injury.

Social Security Disability benefits are for disabled Americans who are no longer able to work to make a living. Although these benefits are crucial to the futures of these individuals, the reality is it can be extremely difficult to secure them on your own. In fact, more than two-thirds of all applications are initially denied, leaving thousands of Americans wondering where they can turn for help. If that sounds like your situation, you should call the Social Security Disability attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers today.

Over the years, we’ve helped disabled individuals just like you secure the SSD benefits they deserve through the appeal process, and we’re ready to put that experience to work for you as well. Call our San Francisco Social Security Disability attorneys today for a free consultation. We’ll review your application for free and work to get you the benefits you deserve. Contact us today.

The New Year’s Resolution That Could Change Your Life

by Cary Graham | January 3rd, 2017

It’s that time of year when we all make resolutions for the New Year, ranging from practical to lofty. For most, those goals involve self-improvement, such as quitting smoking or losing some extra weight. Some goals we’ll achieve, and some we’ll make a good effort at. But whether or not we complete these goals, we can all agree that setting them in the first place is a good practice.

New Year’s resolutions can also involve those things you’ve been putting off, such as calling an attorney after a car accident. If you’ve been in an accident in the past six months and have yet to call an attorney, doing so in the New Year could change your life forever.

An experienced car accident attorney knows how to get you the most money for your injury claim, which can be the difference between fully recovering from your injuries and getting stuck holding the medical bills. Yes, if your accident occurred months ago it could already be too late, but you won’t know unless you call.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we make it easy to get the legal help you need with our no cost, no obligation consultations. Simply call 1-800-400-BERG today to speak with one of our San Francisco car accident attorneys for free. If you’ve been injured, start the year off right. Call us today.

Stay Safe This New Year’s Eve

by Cary Graham | December 27th, 2016

The presents are opened, the relatives have gone home, and another Christmas is officially in the books, though the holiday season is not over yet. New Year’s Eve comes this Saturday, which means San Francisco is gearing up for a celebration to remember. Although a favorite holiday, New Year’s Eve can be a dangerous time to be out on the road. Everyone knows that driving under the influence is a bad idea, but did you know you could be unfit to drive this New Year’s Eve without consuming an ounce of alcohol?

According to a recent study, driving fatigued (with too little sleep) is just as dangerous as driving drunk. Shocked? So were we, but it’s true. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently concluded that driving sleep-deprived is the equivalent of driving after consuming 3-4 alcoholic drinks. Given the mad rush we’ve all just experienced leading up to Christmas, it’s safe to assume that there will be plenty of folks in San Francisco who are sleep deprived this New Year’s Eve.

Thankfully, there are a number of alternatives to getting behind the wheel this New Year’s Eve. From public transportation to ride-sharing services, you have no excuse for driving under the influence or sleep deprived. The car accident attorneys at Berg Injury Lawyers would love to wake up on New Year’s Day to discover that accidents in the San Francisco area overnight were fewer than last year. We plan to do our part. We hope you’ll do the same.

The Agreement You Make Every Time You Buy

by Cary Graham | December 19th, 2016

Consumers have rights. You might not think that buying a product is an agreement, but it is. You’re essentially making a pact with the manufacturer that in exchange for your hard-earned money, you’ll receive a safe product that will both work as advertised and not cause you any harm. Unfortunately, a number of defective products have made their way to store shelves in recent years, causing severe injuries to thousands of people worldwide.

At Berg Injury Lawyers, we’ve dedicated an entire segment of our practice to protecting the rights of San Francisco consumers. We’ve helped those injured by defective products get maximum compensation for their injuries by holding the manufacturers accountable.

Here are just a few of the defective product cases we handle:

If you or someone you love was injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer. Give our experienced San Francisco product liability lawyers a call today for a free evaluation of your claim. We’re ready to investigate the cause of your injuries and fight to get you every dollar you deserve.