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San Francisco Personal Injury Attorneys


When other attorneys need to go to trial, they call on us to help.


Our team has decades of victories in high-stakes trials in California.


We've won some significant settlements for our clients.

Some of Our Results


Plaintiff sustained a severe traumatic brain injury when she was ejected from the bed of truck in route to a 4th of July parade.

Our Client v. Gustine Unified School District et al.

Result: $17,500,000
Result Type: Settlement
Injury Type: Brain Injury
Summary: Plaintiff, a high school cheerleader, was instructed by her cheerleading coach to ride in the bed of a pickup truck, only to be ejected when the 17-year-old driver rapidly accelerated.
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Plaintiff, a champion diver, sustained a fractured cervical spine with paralysis when, during diving practice, he landed on a synchronized swimmer.

Our Client v. City of Walnut Creek

Result: $27,750,000
Result Type: Verdict
Injury Type: Paralysis
Summary: The City of Walnut Creek simultaneously rented its pool for diving and synchronized swimming practice. This inconsistent usage resulted in plaintiff, a champion diver, landing a dive on a swimmer.
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City and County of San Francisco Recreation and Parks’ driver struck and killed a wife/mother resting on a blanket.

Our Client v. City and County of San Francisco

Result: $15,130,000
Result Type: Settlement
Injury Type: Wrongful Death
Summary: While relaxing in a park with her 11-month-old daughter and dog, decedent was struck by a S.F. Recreation and Park vehicle taking a shortcut, off the paved path, over the grass.
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We Understand The Complexities Of Sports & Recreation Injuries

Part of the attractiveness and beauty of California is the many recreational and sporting opportunities it offers on playgrounds and waterways, in city parks, in gyms, in forests and in mountains. Unfortunately, with these sporting and recreational activities comes the potential for serious, life-altering injuries.

Claims related to sports and recreation injuries can be complicated. These cases often include issues involving waivers and the “assumption of risk” defense. The attorneys at have helped clients obtain fair compensation in these types of cases for more than 30 years. We know how to hold negligent parties accountable in sports and recreation accidents involving:

  • Cycling, whether training for a road race or commuting to the office
  • Golf, including accidents and injuries suffered on the links
  • Water sports such as swimming, diving, water skiing, boating, cruise ship activities and whitewater rafting
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Team sports, including football, baseball and basketball
  • Trampoline park and bounce house

Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

With decades of experience both in negotiations and at trial, the personal injury lawyers at have the skill, experience and resources to effectively bring any type of motor vehicle accident claim. Whether you were hit by a car while biking or suffered burns in a car-truck collision, we can conduct an immediate and thorough investigation to identify who was responsible for your injuries. 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. At Abramson Smith & Waldsmith LLP, we have a track record of success handling motor vehicle accidents. Insurance companies know our lawyers; they’ve seen us in courts in the Bay Area and throughout California. Our reputation for results puts clients in the best position in negotiations.

Recover From A Catastrophic Brain Injury With An Experienced Attorney

A catastrophic injury can alter your life in an instant. 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. In addition, they may never be capable of earning the same income as they did before the accident.

At the San Francisco personal injury law office of Abramson Smith & Waldsmith LLP, our lawyers help clients obtain the resources they need for current and future care associated with their injury. Contact us for skilled legal representation.

We handle traumatic accident cases involving:

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident that resulted in serious injury or death, contact our firm to discuss your situation with an experienced injury attorney.