Personal Injury

Car Accidents · Truck Accidents · Falls · Assaults

Though this website deals mostly with family law, let there be no mistake about the level of my experience as a personal injury attorney. I have more jury trial experience in accident cases than 85 percent of attorneys in the state of California. This is one reason why I have conducted intensive advocacy trial courses at the University of Notre Dame and the University of San Francisco law schools. Believe me - insurance companies know who I am. They also know I take only legitimate cases. If you are trying to defraud an insurance company don't call me.

If you have suffered an injury through negligence or the intentional act of another, that person or company will be vigorously represented by an insurance company and its lawyer. Also remember the best way to avoid going to court is to use an attorney who has trial experience.

To ensure that your rights are protected and that you are fairly compensated, you need a seasoned personal injury lawyer on your side. I'm Joseph R. Zoucha, a Redwood City injury attorney practicing law since 1977. I have more jury trial experience than 90 percent of the lawyers in California.

I have successfully represented hundreds of clients in San Francisco and Oakland, the nine-county Bay Area, throughout Northern California and statewide. I have obtained settlements and verdicts for serious, visible injuries such as broken bones, disfigurement and paralysis, as well as "hidden" injuries such as whiplash and soft tissue damage, muscle injuries, neck, back or joint pain, migraine headaches, numbness or blurred vision. I have handled:

  • Car accidents, including collisions on Highway 101, I-280, I-80 and I-880
  • Commercial vehicle and trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle spills and crashes
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Railroad accidents
  • Bus and commuter train crashes, including Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
  • Slip-and-fall injuries on unsafe premises
  • Injuries from assaults, including fights and assaults at schools
  • Wrongful death

Many of my personal injury clients are referred by other attorneys when a fair and adequate insurance settlement cannot be obtained. I have the courtroom experience and the negotiation skills to ensure that you are compensated fully for your losses.

Free, Honest Case Evaluation

Some lawyers will mislead you about the value of your personal injury claim, then abandon you if they can't get a fast settlement. I will give you a frank assessment of your case in a free consultation. I turn away about half of all personal injury victims and tell them that they will come out ahead by dealing with the insurance company directly!

If your case does require an experienced personal injury attorney, I will aggressively pursue full and fair compensation through the insurer and any responsible third parties. If your case does go to trial, I will employ my more than 30 years of litigation experience on your behalf.

I handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning I do not receive a fee unless you win your case and collect money. When you contact the Law Office of Joseph R. Zoucha for a free initial consultation and case evaluation, you can trust that I will listen to your concerns, offer emotional support and seek the best possible result for you.