Personal Injury Law

Personal Injury General Information

At Shenfield & Associates, our experienced attorneys serve the legal needs of injured clients and their families throughout the State of California. We utilize the courts to help injured people get the compensation they deserve and need to help them get better and look towards the future. We put our tradition of excellence in personal injury, wrongful death and civil litigation to work for you in obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries—physical, emotional and financial including any damages for:

  • past and future pain and suffering
  • medical bills, past and expected in the future
  • mental and emotional distress and anxiety
  • damage to property, including damage to your vehicle
  • cost of surgeries, therapy, medications and care plans
  • loss of earnings
  • loss of earning capacity
  • loss of enjoyment of life
  • loss of companionship
  • wrongful death and survivor’s benefits

You Pay Nothing Until We Win Your Case

We handle most litigation matters on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay any attorneys’ fees unless we obtain a settlement or judgment for you. In other words, we will work with you as your partner to fight your case and share the risk with you. Consultations are free and without obligation.

Get Started Today with a No-Obligation Consultation

Contact our office right away for a consultation. The statute of limitations—which refers to the law defining the time period within which a lawsuit may be filed—usually begins at the time of injury in personal injury cases.

Every prospective client is entitled to a free initial consultation without any kind of charge or obligation. During consultation, we will gather facts from which we can make an initial assessment of your case.

You can call us anytime at 1-650-373-2054 or email us at chris@shenfieldlaw.com if you’ve been injured and need to talk to one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.

Truck Accidents

Commercial trucking is one of the most highly regulated industries in America, precisely because carelessness or negligence on the part of truck drivers and trucking companies can cause severe, life-changing injuries and fatal accidents.

The California personal injury law firm of Shenfield & Associates fights for full compensation for victims of truck accidents and their families. From offices in Burlingame, our accomplished trial attorneys have earned a reputation as tenacious negotiators and aggressive litigators protecting the rights of our clients to seek maximum financial recovery after a trucking accident.

Preservation of evidence is a key priority in investigating the cause of any truck accident. We send out an experienced investigative team to take photos and measurements of the scene which may later be used to contradict the trucking company’s version of events and to firmly establish liability for the injuries and harm you have suffered.

We will examine the truck driver’s log book in order to uncover evidence of over hours driving and will take action to protect physical evidence of any truck design defects or negligent maintenance which may have played a part in the accident. We confirm these findings through a comparison with data from the truck’s “black box” computer.

Our experienced attorneys are skilled in securing any health care or disability benefits to which you may be entitled. This enables us to help you obtain the medical care and financial support you deserve quickly. To learn more about the comprehensive service you will receive as a client of our firm, please contact our offices in Burlingame.

Causes of Truck Accidents

Approximately 90 percent of all commercial trucking accidents are caused by the truck’s inability to stop in time. Other common factors in truck accidents include:

  • Truck driver under influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Dangerous road conditions, inadequately or improperly marked construction zones
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driver error marked by history of safety violations

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Shenfield & Associates offers the same high level of service and legal guidance for victims of a full range of motor vehicle accidents, such as:

  • Car accidents
  • Drunk driver accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Dangerous road conditions
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Car accidents caused by uninsured or underinsured motorists

We know how to handle insurance issues in automobile accident cases and can take immediate and decisive action to protect your rights in cases where the insurance company engages in bad faith practices such as denied claims, delayed or partial payments and failure to investigate.

Car Accident Injuries

From our offices in Burlingame, the personal injury trial lawyers of Shenfield & Associates serve the legal needs of car accident victims and their families throughout California, including San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, the Central Valley, Silicon Valley, the Bay Area and mid-Peninsula communities. We offer sound legal advice and dedicated representation to help the victims of serious car accidents seek maximum financial recovery for the injuries they have suffered, such as:

  • Back and neck injury
  • Head injury and brain damage
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Paralysis and nerve damage caused by spinal cord injury
  • Broken bones
  • Damaged joints
  • Burns

We also assist family members of fatal car accident victims seeking justice for the loss of a loved one through a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. To discuss your legal needs with a respected personal injury trial attorney, please contact us today.

Bus, Train, Ferry and Public Transportation Accidents

Shenfield & Associates represents victims of bus, train and other public transportation accidents throughout California, particularly in the Bay Area, including:

  • Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train accidents
  • San Mateo County Transit (SamTrans) bus accidents
  • Caltrain railway accidents
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation (VTA) bus and light rail accidents as well as all other California local, municipal, county and state transportation authorities

Our experienced and dedicated attorneys have the proven legal skill to take on these complex cases. In many train and bus accident and injury claims, our goal is to firmly establish municipal liability for the harm our clients have suffered. This means that the defendant in these cases is the city, state or county government or governmental agency involved.