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Nothing is more important than recovery and compensation for your loved one after a severe injury. 

Do Not Let A Drunk Driver Take Everything From You

Despite nationwide efforts to stop it, drunk driving continues to be a major problem in California and around the country. More than 10,000 people were killed and thousands more injured in DUI-related crashes in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you were injured or lost a loved one at the hands of a drunk driver, you deserve justice and compensation.

The San Francisco attorneys of are passionate advocates for injured people and against drunk drivers. We believe strongly in holding accountable those drivers who choose to get behind the wheel after drinking. We handle DUI accident injury claims throughout Northern California, working tirelessly to achieve positive outcomes for each of our clients.

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers, please call 415-421-7995 or toll-free at 888-745-2988. You can also send us an email.

Asking The Critical Questions

Every injury claim stemming from a car accident raises a number of serious questions that must be answered. What was the at-fault driver doing in the hours leading up to the crash? What was going on inside the car moments before impact? Does the at-fault driver have insurance? Was the driver within the course and scope of his or her employment?

In DUI accidents, the police will be seeking answers to these questions and others as they investigate. When handling personal injury and wrongful death cases involving DUI, our firm monitors the status of law enforcement’s investigation and the progress of the criminal case. If a criminal conviction is procured, liability is often inferred in the civil personal injury case.

Seeking Maximum Compensation

Victims of drunk driving deserve maximum compensation for the harm they have suffered. This includes money to cover medical bills, lost wages, mental distress, and pain and suffering. In certain cases, the compensation may include punitive damages. Essentially, this is compensation for the purpose of punishing the at-fault driver. Punitive damages are not available in every situation, but if they are, we will pursue them vigorously.

Contact A California DWI/DUI Accident Lawyer

To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your auto accident with an experienced lawyer, contact by email or call our San Francisco office at 415-421-7995 or toll-free at 888-745-2988.

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

Managing Partner

Robert B. Waldsmith

Robert J. Waldsmith

Partner, 1999

William B. Smith

William B. Smith

Partner, 1978

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Vehicle Accidents

There are two things to establish in any motor vehicle accident case: the cause of the accident (fault) and the full cost of the injuries and losses. As we prepare your case, we will investigate both of these.


& Serious Injuries

People suffering from a brain injury, spinal cord injury or other severe injury will require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy and other long-term care.


Abuse & Molestation

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Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense.


& Spine Injuries

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), life changes dramatically. Even mild TBIs can lead to years of recovery and rehabilitation.


Practice areas

The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith LLP have more than 100 years of combined experience guiding clients through the legal process.

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