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Former Marine Corps JAG Officer Now Handling Injury Claims

Since 1985, San Diego personal injury lawyer Jeffrey R. Frank has offered his expert legal services for individuals and groups in the many areas of personal injury--including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip & fall accidents, and dog bites. As a San Diego personal injury attorney, Jeffery Frank also represents cases in the complex areas of workers' compensation, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, wrongful death, and the Federal Tort Claims Act. Jeffrey Frank's legal representation has successfully secured judgments in excess of $20 million dollars for his clients including:

  • A Personal Injury Judgement for Traumatic Brain Injury $8,000,000
  • A High-Speed Freeway Vehicle Rollover Accident Judgement $8,000,000
  • A Spinal Cord Injury Settlement $2,000,000
  • A DUI Passenger Injury Car Accident Settlement $400,000
  • Legal Malpractice Case $200,000
  • Federal Tort Claims Act $175,000
  • Medical Malpractice Case $150,000

As your San Diego personal injury attorney, Jeffrey Frank and his dedicated staff will work diligently and aggressively on each and every aspect of your case to ensure that all your concerns are given the appropriate attention, including:

  • The payment of your injury related medical bills
  • Your medical care and on-going treatment
  • Your physical rehabilitation
  • Insurance claims and coverage
  • The possible reimbursement of your missed paychecks or lost job

As a leading personal injury attorney in San Diego, Mr. Frank has established an excellent reputation for his consistent ability to obtain fair and just compensation for his clients. He is highly regarded for his extensive legal experience, with service as a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps Reserve prior to the establishment of his personal injury law practice. Jeffrey Frank keeps his practice small in order to provide highly personalized service standards to each and every case. With Jeffrey Frank as your injury attorney you can be sure your case, and your questions, will be addressed by an attorney and not given to a paralegal or an assistant.

In order to establish the strength of your case, San Diego personal injury lawyer Jeffrey Frank will work with you to consider every aspect of your case in order select the best strategy for obtaining compensation, whether it means accepting a settlement or pursuing your claim through to trial. The law offices of Jeffrey Frank work on a contingency fee for all personal injury cases, meaning that you will pay no attorney's fees unless there is a cash recovery for you.

Will My Case Settle or Go To Trial?

At some point in the lifespan of most personal injury cases of merit the personal injury plaintiffs lawyer will make a demand of a certain amount of money to the defendant. If the case is a meritorious one(and sometimes even if it isn't a meritorious case!!!) the defendant will make a counter offer. Typically a certain amount of negotiation will take place. When the plaintiffs attorney is convinced that the "top dollar" has been offered for that case at that point in time the injury client will be confronted by a decision: should they take the offer and settle the case at this point or should they proceed onward toward trial? The personal injury lawyer must then make a cost-benefit analysis and discuss this with his client so that the personal injury client can make an informed decision on their best course of action. 

As a general rule the longer a case goes on, the more it costs. Trials are often extremely costly. In addition to filing fees, there are deposition costs, expert witness fees, etc., to consider. Often (but not always) a smaller settlement will net the client a greater sum of money than a higher court verdict.Further, trials are risky and often unpredictable. Although an attorney can offer informed advice about their clients chances at trial, there are no guarantees. Settlements, on the other hand, are certain. 

Is it likely that the case is worth so much more than the offer that it will be worth the additional expense and risks of proceeding? 

Obviously, it remains absolutely essential that the personal injury lawyer is ready willing and able to go forward with litigation in order to have the best chance of receiving a fair settlement offer from defendant.

The foregoing are merely some general thoughts. There are other factors to consider based upon the twists and turns in the individual personal injury case. An experienced personal injury lawyer will have a detailed discussion with his client at an appropriate point in time in the case. The ultimate decision, settle or proceed onward, however, belongs to the personal injury plaintiff themselves.
 
Contact A San Diego Accident Lawyer For A Free Consultation

Conveniently located in Downtown San Diego, Jeffrey Frank is close to clients throughout Southern California. The personal injury law office of Jeffrey Frank is pleased to provide free consultations in English and Spanish. To contact San Diego personal injury attorney Jeffrey R. Frank right away for your initial consultation simply fill out the contact form. Or, dial (619) 251-8102 to speak with Mr. Frank today.