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Providing experienced legal counsel to clients injured in crashes caused by cell phone use

When most people think of dangerous drivers, their first thoughts may be drunk drivers or teenagers racing around, putting other drivers in danger. A different form of dangerous driving has become extremely prevalent in California and causes a large number of serious crashes each year. That danger is called distracted driving. Distracted driving isn’t new. Drivers have been distracted by newspapers and food for as long as there have been cars. What is different now, however, is that drivers are using their GPS, phone and other electronic devices while they drive. These devices now play a part in many San Jose car wrecks. If you have been hurt by a distracted driver, you need an attorney with experience. Since 1978, the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson has been representing people injured in car accidents. I exclusively handle personal injury cases and have a deep understanding of California law.

Distracted driving creates dangerous situations on the road

It is estimated that some form of driver inattention is involved in up to 80% of auto accidents. Many of these cases involve the use of cell phones for talking, texting or social media. Using a cell phone to speak, even with a hands-free device, drastically reduces the amount of attention a driver pays to the road. Texting, typing or reading messages on a cell phone is even more distracting because a driver’s eyes and mind are both diverted from the road. Looking away from the road makes it difficult to react to sudden obstacles or changes in road conditions. It also puts other drivers at risk. If you have been hurt by a distracted driver, my San Jose law firm can help.

California laws against distracted driving

California combats the problem of distracted driving with a serious of laws. It is illegal to use a cell phone while driving in the state unless a hands-free device is used. No texting or text-based communication of any kind is allowed by someone operating a vehicle. Drivers under the age of 18 cannot use any type of wireless communication device while driving. California convicted over 425,000 people of distracted driving violations involving phones in 2013 alone.

Getting justice after a car accident

It is important to know what to do after a car accident. The first thing you should do is get yourself and anyone else involved to a safe location, if possible. Then, contact the police and seek medical attention. Once you are safe, your next step should be to contact an attorney. My firm helps victims seek damages after all types of auto accidents. I pursue claims against insurance companies, other drivers and even trucking companies. I will seek damages through a settlement or in court to help you pay your medical bills and to compensate you for your pain and suffering. If you are unable to work, I will aggressively pursue damages for lost wages or diminished earning capacity. I have been helping victims of distracted driving and other accidents for more than 35 years.

Let me help you get the compensation you need to move on with life

When you have been hurt, you need an attorney with experience to help you hold negligent drivers liable and to recover payment from insurance companies. At the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson, I provide my clients with personalized service and dedicated representation. My office is conveniently located in downtown San Jose to serve clients in Santa Clara County, the San Francisco Bay area and throughout California. Use my online contact form or call me now at 408.293.4000 to arrange a free consultation.

Working diligently for injury victims throughout Santa Clara County and the State of California

At the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson, I provide exceptional legal representation for people injured in motor vehicle accidents, including claims involving people injured by uninsured and underinsured motorists. I thoroughly investigate the accident and press your case with tenacious advocacy to seek compensation from any responsible/available source.

Claims against uninsured and underinsured motorists

Although California law requires every driver to carry minimal liability insurance to cover injury/death and property damage in the event of an accident, many are uninsured or underinsured. This means that you may not receive compensation from the other driver, even if he or she was at fault. Suing someone who does not have sufficient assets is often futile.

With uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage on your own policy, your own insurance company compensates you if:

  • You are hit by an uninsured driver (UM coverage)
  • The driver’s liability insurance does not fully compensate you for your losses (UIM coverage)

Unfortunately, these claims have some unexpected requirements, with many pitfalls and traps for the unwary. You may be covered under a policy and not even know it.

You need a capable San Jose personal injury lawyer to ensure that you get a fair recovery. These cases do not go to court, but go through an arbitration process. I have obtained seven-figure arbitration awards in these matters.

Dealing with insurance companies

Receiving a fair recovery amount after an accident can be difficult because insurance companies seek to minimize payouts. Insurance adjusters always undervalue your claim, offering a settlement far below what you are entitled to receive.

Do not let insurance companies add insult to injury. Even when dealing with your own insurance company, do not assume that your insurer is on your side. Often, adjusters attempt to pay you as little as possible or deny your claim altogether. Before you speak to or try to negotiate with an insurance company, sign any papers, or accept any money, you should consult with a knowledgeable attorney who has experience handling claims that involve motor vehicle accidents. I am an injury attorney in San Jose you can rely on to assess your accident and the circumstances involved, making sure you get the best settlement or award possible.

Seek knowledgeable representation from San Jose personal injury lawyer Robert Kopelson

I possess the background and legal skill to take on insurance companies with confidence, helping my clients receive full compensation for their damages. Free consultations, representation on a contingency-fee basis, convenient evening appointments, and home and hospital visits are available. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson today at 408.293.4000 or through my online form.

My office is conveniently located in downtown San Jose, serving clients throughout Santa Clara County, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the State of California.

Dependable results for unexpected injuries

It is a legal duty of owners and occupiers to keep their property reasonably safe and take the maintenance steps necessary to do so. If you have sustained serious injury on someone’s premises, you can seek compensation for your injuries and losses. The Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson can help get you the award you deserve from those at fault for your injuries.

Wide-ranging background in premises liability

I have handled a wide variety of premises liability cases in his more than 42 years of practice, including:

  • Store negligence
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Construction-related claims
  • Animal attacks
  • Hazards on public property

I analyze each case to determine fault and the potential recovery you may expect. I consult with you along the way.

The knowledge you expect from a trusted personal injury law firm

Your rights under the law allow you to hold accountable a wide variety of property owners or occupiers for the unsafe conditions that lead to your injury. This includes private homeowners, businesses, restaurants and even governmental bodies such as cities, counties, and the State of California. However, you must act as quickly as possible. Many property hazards can be easily fixed, depriving you of valuable proof. You need a sharp, reliable injury lawyer in California to protect your right to compensation.

Those who may be at fault for your injuries, from the smallest grocery owner to the largest chain, will hire legal representation to protect them. You should retain a dedicated and skilled attorney to negotiate with those who are liable for your losses and get a fair settlement or award at trial. In all of my cases, I apply thorough efforts to get you the best results possible. My dedication to excellence is evident in the positive feedback I have received from clients and fellow attorneys.

Call experienced San Jose premises liability attorney Robert Kopelson for a free consultation

I have helped many clients in my more than 42 years of legal service to cope with the added difficulty of managing their premises liability claims. I offer free consultations, representation on a contingency-fee basis, convenient evening appointments and home and hospital visits. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson today at 408.293.4000 or through my online form.

My office is conveniently located in downtown San Jose, serving clients throughout Santa Clara County, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the State of California.

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Robert B. Kopelson

Robert B. Kopelson

Attorney at Law

Helping protect your rights in your time of grief

If someone else’s acts are to blame for the death of a family member, a San Jose wrongful death attorney can help you pursue a claim for wrongful death. I have more than 42 years of experience as a wrongful death lawyer in California. With a dedicated approach to investigating each aspect of my cases completely, I have earned my firm, the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson, a reputation for skillful, sympathetic representation and for helping families recover damages.

Covering a wide variety of wrongful death claims

The untimely death of a loved one often results in an emotional and financial hardship that is difficult to overcome. The loss of the decedent’s contribution to the family in terms of income and household services can be devastating for your family. I can help you seek the compensation you are entitled to for such losses.

Wrongful death actions may include death as a result of vehicle accidents (including pedestrian and passenger injuries), slip and fall accidents and other dangerous premises situations such as construction accidents. I have extensive experience handling claims for these and many other types of fatal accidents.

Understanding wrongful death claims

A wrongful death claim arises when a person’s death is caused by the negligence, recklessness or wrongful acts of another. California law allows various family members to bring an action against the responsible party to recover their personal damages, including, but not limited to:

  • Surviving spouses
  • Domestic partners
  • Children
  • Parents, siblings, and others

In California, the statute of limitations in most cases involving personal injury and wrongful death is two years from the date the injury occurred. Claims against governmental entities and their employees must be served within six months. Do not delay in calling my office.

I am an understanding wrongful death lawyer, with the drive to achieve the best results in your wrongful death case. Clients attest to the attention given to their unique needs and my extraordinary litigation and investigative efforts towards winning their cases.

Call respected San Jose wrongful death attorney Robert Kopelson for a free consultation

The Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson realizes the financial challenges you may be facing due to the loss of a family member and fights to get you compensation for your loss. I offer free consultations, representation on a contingency-fee basis, convenient evening appointments and home and hospital visits. Contact me today at 408.293.4000 or through my online form.

My office is conveniently located in downtown San Jose, serving clients throughout Santa Clara County, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the State of California.

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Robert B. Kopelson

Robert B. Kopelson

Attorney at Law

Handling your complex claim so you can focus on your recovery

Vehicle accidents may occur in an instant, but can result in injuries that last a lifetime. The Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson, an accomplished vehicle accident law firm with more than 42 years in practice, can capably handle the legal aspects of your claim while addressing your concerns and keeping you informed.

While receiving fair compensation from the insurance company or from the individual who caused your accident is of utmost importance, the stress of a lawsuit can be taxing. I work hard to provide you with effective and efficient representation so that you may receive compensation for your injuries as quickly as possible. I have staked my reputation on exceptional service that includes: Research and investigation for cases Innovative legal strategy Rapport with clients, peers and judges
Wide-ranging coverage of many kinds of vehicle accidents

Claims may involve:

If another driver’s failure to follow traffic laws caused your injury or led to the loss of a loved one, working with a knowledgeable San Jose car accident lawyer is imperative. I take a personal interest in seeing that you receive the recovery award you are due.

Claims that involve commercial vehicles are complex in that they may be subject to both state laws and federal regulations. With more than 42 years of experience as an injury attorney in San Jose, I possess the comprehensive background required to handle these cases properly.

Due to a motorcycle’s unprotected design, riders are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries and death should an accident occur. Consult a knowledgeable attorney if you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident.

Bicyclists in California have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles. I have successfully represented bicyclists, always working to ensure that riders receive the representation they deserve after an accident.

Pedestrian accidents often occur because of driver negligence. When cars hit pedestrians, serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or even death, may result.

These injuries can be difficult to quantify monetarily because of the amount of pain and suffering involved. Nonetheless, my extensive background can help you obtain the greatest recovery possible for your injuries even in the most complex personal injury matters.

In addition to dealing with grief, you are likely facing new financial challenges in the wake of losing a family member. An award in a wrongful death action can help you recover for both your economic and noneconomic losses.

Call experienced vehicle accident attorney Robert Kopelson in San Jose for a free consultation

My firm has an extensive background in representing clients who have suffered serious, life-altering injuries or have lost a loved one in a vehicle accident. I offer free consultations, representation on a contingency-fee basis, convenient evening appointments and home and hospital visits. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson today at 408.293.4000 or through my online form.

My office is conveniently located in downtown San Jose, serving clients throughout Santa Clara County, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the State of California.

Specializing Attorneys

Robert B. Kopelson

Robert B. Kopelson

Attorney at Law

Managing your case efficiently and effectively

A disastrous injury can affect a victim and his or her family for years to come. The impact can be physical, financial and psychological in terms of pain and suffering. Following a serious injury, you can pursue a claim against anyone whose acts or negligence may be responsible. The Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson, a San Jose catastrophic injury attorney, can help you recover just restitution.

As a longtime personal injury attorney in San Jose, I have worked hard for countless injured clients, applying more than 42 years of experience to minimize the stress of the legal process. I fight for you to ensure that anyone liable for your injuries pays you a fair amount for your losses.

Experience you can depend on

My firm has had wide-ranging practice in representing a variety of injury cases, including those that involve:

  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Burn injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of hearing
  • Loss of sight
  • Wrongful death

Fighting hard to get you a fair award

Some of the financial effects of serious injuries include burdensome medical expenses and loss of future earnings due to diminished work capacity. You are entitled to compensation for medical care that is a consequence of someone else’s negligence. You are also entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering that is a result of the injury.

I put together a team of experts, including witnesses and medical professionals, to analyze the case and to prove our claim. I assemble the expertise necessary to make an effective case and ensure that you get the fullest recovery possible for your injuries.

In fighting hard for my clients, I help them rebuild their lives and bring some peace of mind to their families after a serious injury. The many positive reviews I receive from clients and fellow attorneys speak to the long-standing reputation I have of getting positive results for my clients.

Call San Jose catastrophic injury attorney Robert Kopelson for a free consultation

I have helped numerous clients in coping with their grief and pain by carefully and thoughtfully dealing with all of the stressful aspects of a claim on their behalf. I offer free consultations, representation on a contingency-fee basis, convenient evening appointments and home and hospital visits. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson today at 408.293.4000 or through my online form.

My office is conveniently located in downtown San Jose, serving clients throughout Santa Clara County, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the State of California.

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Specializing Attorneys

Robert B. Kopelson

Robert B. Kopelson

Attorney at Law

Dedicated representation for serious injury claims

Motorcycles and bicycles have always borne a greater risk on the road than automobiles. Unlike automobiles, they do not stand up well in a collision, leaving bikers and cyclists little protection against even low-speed impacts. Even the most seasoned biker or cyclist still has a higher risk than an automobile driver of finding himself or herself in an accident that results in a major injury. Nonetheless, bikers and cyclists have the same rights as other drivers, including the right to seek compensation for injuries caused by the negligence or unlawful acts of others. The Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson can help you get the recovery you deserve for serious injuries caused by a motorcycle or bicycle accident in San Jose and elsewhere. I bring more than 42 years of experience to handling serious personal injury claims arising from motorcycle and bicycle accidents.

Ensuring that compensation is within reach

One of the unique hazards of motorcycle or bicycle riding is that other large vehicles, such as cars and trucks, often fail to see riders or acknowledge their rights to share the road. Even with the proper signals and equipment, motorcycles and bicycles may be more difficult to see, especially at night. The typical road hazards only aggravate this situation, with speeding and careless drivers posing a particular risk to bikers and cyclists. If you or a family member was injured in a San Jose motorcycle accident by the actions or negligence of others, you need a trusted motorcycle accident lawyer in California with a record of winning cases and client satisfaction to get the best award for the injuries and damages caused.

I thoroughly investigate the crash site, manage expert evaluation of the evidence and your injuries, and analyze the case to determine the damages to which you are entitled, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Recovery for damages related to your vehicle

My goal is to ensure that you are able to get the best medical care possible and the best award for your losses. My firm has the stellar reputation among clients and fellow attorneys that you would expect after more than 42 years of achieving sizeable awards related to motorcycle accidents in San Jose.

Call caring San Jose motorcycle accident attorney Robert Kopelson for a free consultation

I have helped countless clients deal with the potential stress of a motorcycle accident injury claim and move on with their lives. I offer free consultations, representation on a contingency-fee basis, convenient evening appointments, and home and hospital visits. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson today at 408.293.4000 or through my online form.

My office is conveniently located in downtown San Jose, serving clients throughout Santa Clara County, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the State of California.

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Specializing Attorneys

Robert B. Kopelson

Robert B. Kopelson

Attorney at Law

Fighting back against drunk-driving injury and losses

In an instant, through no fault of your own, the actions of a drunk driver can subject you to serious personal injury. The Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson has the experience and the determination to secure the best recovery for your injury and losses. I am well respected among peers, judges and clients alike in the San Jose area for my hard work and my personal interest in clients’ cases.

When tragedy strikes, you need to know that a San Jose personal injury attorney is on your side and can help you get the medical care you need. I have been obtaining justice for clients in serious personal injury cases for more than 42 years.

Protecting your rights

You are entitled to pursue civil court damages for your loss, which is separate from any criminal charges the driver may face. You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Damage to your vehicle
  • Lost wages

In addition, you may pursue punitive damages designed to punish the driver for his or her actions.

Filing a successful claim requires a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident, the state of the driver at the time, and your resultant injuries and losses. I can organize a comprehensive strategy to build the winning case you need for a fair recovery, consulting experts and gathering evidence as soon as possible.

Going after all parties at fault

Other parties may be held liable. In very limited circumstances, the person who served the drunk driver alcohol may bear liability for your injuries and losses under the law. I have the familiarity with the law and the professional determination to go after any and all liable persons to get you just compensation. Through my reliable, trusted legal advice and representation, I have helped many victims of drunk drivers assert their legal rights with as little additional stress as possible. Clients looking for a car accident attorney in San Jose and elsewhere have been impressed with the skill and dedication of my firm, as indicated by the many positive client and peer assessments of my services.

Call respected San Jose car accident attorney Robert Kopelson for a free consultation

You owe it to yourself and to your family to pursue the award you are due to aid in your recovery. I offer free consultations, representation on a contingency-fee basis, convenient evening appointments and home and hospital visits. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson today at 408.293.4000 or through my online form.

My office is conveniently located in downtown San Jose, serving clients throughout Santa Clara County, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the State of California.

Specializing Attorneys

Robert B. Kopelson

Robert B. Kopelson

Attorney at Law

The knowledge and skill you need to fight for compensation

The nature of commercial trucking poses a uniquely dangerous potential for accident-related injuries and damages. Truckers often drive for long periods of time with minimal sleep. The pressures of the job combined with the impaired state of driving without adequate rest can cause serious accidents. Other causes for trucking accidents include driver error, intoxication and equipment failure. The Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson has more than 42 years of experience in this area of the law. As an established San Jose truck accident lawyer, I can make sure that those liable are held accountable for their actions.

Many parties other than the driver may be held responsible for the accident, including:

  • Truck manufacturers
  • Part manufacturers
  • Mechanics

Commercial vehicle owners who fail to enforce regulations properly or supervise their drivers may also be held liable for injuries incurred as a result of their negligence.

Building your case carefully and effectively

The level of damage and serious injuries that may result from truck accidents can devastate victims and their families physically, emotionally and financially. Due to the large size of commercial trucks, a simple act of negligence can cause a major accident. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you need a San Jose truck accident lawyer who is able to hold the parties at fault liable. The Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson is a dedicated truck accident law firm in San Jose that goes the extra mile to get you the recovery you may be entitled to. The excellent feedback my firm has received from clients and fellow attorneys and the achievement of millions in clients’ recoveries speak to the positive, effective legal experience I have provided for more than 42 years.

Conducting a thorough investigation

To prepare a winning case, I conduct a comprehensive investigation of the accident, including putting together a reconstruction of the accident, identifying any violations on the part of the driver and determining the extent of the expenses arising from the injuries. In addition, I take an in-depth look into the driver’s legal compliance, investigating his or her insurance coverage, license validity, adherence to restrictions on driving time and completion of safety-related programs.

Schedule a free consultation about your truck accident with skilled San Jose truck accident lawyer Robert Kopelson

I have the legal acumen and the responsive service you need to see you through to an award for damages. I offer free consultations, representation on a contingency-fee basis, convenient evening appointments, and home and hospital visits. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson today at 408.293.4000 or through my online form.

My office is conveniently located in downtown San Jose, serving clients throughout Santa Clara County, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the State of California.

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Specializing Attorneys

Robert B. Kopelson

Robert B. Kopelson

Attorney at Law

Reliable representation that takes the stress out of accident claims

A car crash can be a debilitating, life-changing event. If you have been injured in a car accident in San Jose or elsewhere, you need the capable assistance of the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Besides the pain caused by your serious injuries, the financial losses due to a car accident can also be devastating. The medical expenses and lost work add extraordinary grief to what is already a tragic life event for you and your family. If you were injured in a car accident due to the negligence of others, you are entitled to pursue recovery for your losses.

I am a dedicated injury lawyer in San Jose with more than 42 years of accomplishments handling serious injury cases due to car accidents. My excellent reputation with clients and with peers speaks to the quality of my capable and personable legal representation for San Jose car accident victims, as well as those injured elsewhere. This reputation is backed up by my tireless efforts to build strong cases for clients, investigating each legal aspect thoroughly and connecting regularly with each client on the progress of each case.

My track record as an effective car accident attorney can assist you in getting fair compensation for the damages suffered in your car accident in San Jose or elsewhere.

Car accidents and their causes

Car accidents are caused by many factors, such as driving under the influence, speeding or reckless driving. The different types of collisions may include:

 In this scenario, two vehicles collide head to head, likely causing serious injury or death.

This type of accident involves a vehicle that hits the side of another vehicle, likely causing serious personal injury.

These include crashes when you are stopped or slowing for a light or heavy traffic.

Call a respected San Jose car accident law firm for a free consultation

Regardless of the kind of impact, if you have sustained a serious injury in a car crash, you need a proficient injury law firm in California to pursue your claim and obtain recovery for your losses

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a car accident, the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson is here to guide you through the process of seeking compensation. I offer free consultations, representation on a contingency-fee basis, convenient evening appointments and home and hospital visits. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Kopelson today at 408.293.4000 or through my online form.

My office is conveniently located in downtown San Jose, serving clients throughout Santa Clara County, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the State of California.

Specializing Attorneys

Robert B. Kopelson

Robert B. Kopelson

Attorney at Law