San Diego

San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer

Recovering Compensation for Accident Victims Since 1973

People injured in accidents caused by negligence need and deserve compensation. The San Diego personal injury lawyers at Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman are committed to vindicating our clients’ legal rights and pursuing the maximum allowable compensation under the law.

Since 1973, our California law firm has won more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements across all practice areas. We have the experience and skill needed to take on any opponent. Put your case in the hands of seasoned professionals you can trust, who will go the extra mile for you and your family.

Call (855) 948-5098 to schedule a free consultation with a San Diego personal injury lawyer who will make you a top priority.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

At Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, our lawyers help San Diego residents file lawsuits to recover financial compensation for injured victims of:

No matter how complex your case may seem, we are here to help. With nearly 50 years of legal experience, our board-certified trial lawyers have what it takes to effectively investigate and litigate personal injury cases throughout the San Diego area. We are known for diving headlong into complicated claims, and ceaselessly advocating to achieve the best possible result for our clients.

Qualifying for an Injury Lawsuit

The Question of Liability: Who Would I Sue If I Suffer Personal Injuries?

Under California law, San Diego residents have the right to sue someone for injuring them if:

  • That party owed them a duty of care;
  • That party breached that duty of care; and
  • The breach directly caused the claimant’s injury.

One of the most common examples of this would be the duty of care a truck driver owes to others on the road. A breach of this duty could be anything from distracted driving to speeding. If a speeding trucker struck and injured a bicyclist, then that bicyclist and/or their family would be entitled to compensation.

Is It Worth It to File an Injury Lawsuit?

Many people decide to file a personal injury lawsuit because they cannot weather the aftermath of an accident without help. Even a minor injury can result in missed time from work, lost income, and expensive medical bills. If your injuries are serious enough to keep you out of work and you are facing expensive, long-term medical care, it is worth it to file an injury lawsuit to recover damages and put your life back together as you heal.

Personal injury victims often file suit over injuries such as the following:

To help you decide whether legal action is the right path forward for you and your family, the San Diego injury attorneys at Baum Hedlund offer free consultations and case evaluations.

What Will My Injury Lawsuit Payout Be?

Most people want an estimate on the payout they could see if our lawyers win justice and compensation on their behalf. The truth is, all cases are unique, and we would be doing a disservice to your case if we estimated compensation before we investigate the circumstances surrounding your case. While that may not be satisfying for some, know that we will always fight for full and fair compensation, and you will not pay a dime unless we win your case.

Claimants may seek compensation for damages stemming from a negligence-induced accident, including:

  • Medical expenses: This may include hospital bills, medication, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, and disability accommodations, such as wheelchairs and assistive listening devices.
  • Lost wages: You may be entitled to compensation for any wages lost due to your injury. Many claimants must take time off work to go to doctor’s appointments, as well as to rest and recover.
  • Reduced future earning potential: This accounts for any future lost wages that your injury is expected to cause.
  • Pain and suffering: This is a broad category that may cover emotional distress, mental trauma, anxiety, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of quality of life, as well as the physical and mental pain of the injury itself.

How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

The deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit, including wrongful death, is set by California’s statute of limitations. Under this statute, claimants must file within two years of the date of the accident. If they did not discover the injury until later, then they may have 1 year from the date of discovery.

In the event that the negligent party is also a government entity, claimants must file an administrative claim before they can file a legal claim. These administrative claims must be filed within six months of the date of the injury.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible to pursue an injury case in San Diego, we advise you to speak with an attorney as soon as you are able to protect your legal rights.

Strengthen Your Chances of Recovery—Call (855) 948-5098

Baum Hedlund’s most experienced injury attorneys have more than half a century of experience in advocating for those injured in San Diego and across the nation.

Our track record of success includes billions of dollars won for those injured, such as through the:

  • $2 billion verdict won against Monsanto, now Bayer, for a couple that developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma from exposure to Roundup (later reduced to $87 million);
  • $105 million pharmaceutical settlement achieved for multiple clients;
  • $63 million pediatric class action settlement achieved for families harmed by the false promotion of Paxil;
  • $18 million settlement for the victims of a helicopter crash;
  • $18 million won for our client in a whistleblower lawsuit against the Boeing Company;
  • $17.5 million settlement negotiated for a passenger’s tragic death in a major U.S. plane crash; and
  • $15 million settlement achieved for a person who suffered fatal injuries because of a major truck company.

These results highlight our premier legal skills and dedication to justice. We leave no avenue unexplored when investigating a case; further, we are known for uncovering details, documents, and elements that others tend to overlook. As a result, we have been acclaimed by Best Lawyers®, The National Trial Lawyers, Law360, Super Lawyers®, and more. When we say we will put our all into fighting for you, we mean it.

Contact our San Diego personal injury attorneys online today for a free, confidential consultation.

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    The Truck Safety Coalition

    Baum Hedlund is proud to be a sponsor of The Truck Safety Coalition, a a group of caring individuals dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-related crashes. Our support enables them to help families and save lives.

  • California Powerhouse
    California Powerhouse

    Law360 recognizes law firms that have a strong regional presence, working on important matters within their home state. “[Baum Hedlund] possesses a David v. Goliath-sized slingshot while seeking justice for everyday citizens it believes were harmed or killed through corporate wrongdoing.”

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    Elite Trial Lawyers

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    Listed in Best Lawyers

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  • AV Top Ranked Law Firm
    AV Top Ranked Law Firm

    Less than one-half of one percent of firms across the nation have achieved this ranking. A firm must have a high percentage of lawyers who have achieved the prestigious AV® Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.

  • Verdicts Hall of Fame
    Verdicts Hall of Fame

    The National Law Journal inducted Baum Hedlund into the Verdicts Hall of Fame for obtaining the $2 billion landmark verdict in the Roundup cancer case of Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto. The verdict was #1 in California and #2 in the U.S. in 2019 and is #9 in American history.

  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

    Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers Top 100

    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 recognized the law firms of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, the Miller Firm and Audet & Partners with the 2019 Trial Team of the Year award (in the Mass Torts category) for their work in the groundbreaking case of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto Company.

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
    AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

    An AV® rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence. The rating signifies the highest legal ability, and very high adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence.

  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
    Avvo 10.0 Rating

    Baum Hedlund is proud to have all of its lawyers listed in Avvo, a legal directory connecting people in need of legal services with lawyers and connecting lawyers to lawyers. Eight of our attorneys have earned a 10.0 perfect rating with Avvo.

  • Board Certified Attorneys
    Board Certified Attorneys

    The National Board of Trial Advocacy is one of the nation’s largest and oldest private board-certification organizations for attorneys. Two of our shareholders are certified in multiple specialties.

  • Top Jury Verdict in <br> CA and USA
    Top Jury Verdict in
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    TopVerdict.com ranks our $2 billion verdict in Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto as the biggest verdict in California and the second largest verdict in the U.S. in 2019. It is the ninth largest verdict in U.S. history.

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    Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers

    Published annually, the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list recognizes the “best of the best” in this area of the law through nominations, research, and review by a board of their peers.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements.

  • Product Liability Practice Group of the Year
    Product Liability Practice Group of the Year

    In 2020, Law360 honored the law firms ”behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry.” It recognized our success in several landmark cases.

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    Top Personal Injury Jury Verdict in California

    In 2018, our $289 million Johnson v. Monsanto verdict was the largest personal injury verdict in California. TopVerdict.com also ranked it #2 among all verdicts in California and #10 in the nation.

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
    Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

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    Rated AV Preeminent for 31 Years
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What Our Clients Are Saying
  • I Can’t Imagine a Better Law Firm

    “Multiple lawyers recommended Baum Hedlund to me and I have been consistently impressed with the quality of their work.”

    - Best Law Firms Survey
  • They Are About Changing the Systems...

    “Baum Hedlund are not only amazing attorneys but more importantly, they are activists. They are about changing the systems which got us into trouble in the first place. They understand their role in the process of making change.”

    - Kim Witczak
  • Top Legal Minds in the Country

    “The Baum, Hedlund firm has some of the top legal minds in the country; they are driven, determined, trustworthy, ethical and passionate.”

    - From Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms
  • Diligent & Professional Representation

    “Thanks to your efforts I was able to recover from a tragic experience and turn my life around for the best.”

    - W.T.
  • Our Best Interest Was Always Number One on Your List

    “A special thank you to your Spanish-speaking staff for the extra effort put into this case. The language barrier was never a problem, and we are so very thankful to them. Your name holds much respect in our family.”

    - G.C. & C.C
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