Personal Injury

At Scot Candell & Associates, we are passionate about protecting the rights of individuals.  This includes representing individuals who have been injured by defective products, abusive corporations, or negligent drivers.  We provide personalized attention to each and every case, and fight to make right what is wrong.  Initial Consultations are free.  Cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means that you pay us nothing, and we only recover money if we win your case for you.

If you have suffered an injury as the result of the negligence or wrongdoing of others, contact the Scot Candell & Associates.  We are here to help you.

Automobile and Motorcycle Accidents

We spend many hours each week in our cars, and depend on the care and responsibility of the other drivers on the road for our safety.  Drivers have a responsibility to act safely, and when they don’t, they put other people’s lives at risk.    Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed through no fault of their own.  Another person’s negligent driving can cause you or your loved ones to suffer untold devastation, including brain and spinal cord injuries that can last a lifetime. 

Our system of law recognizes these risks and requires all drivers to have insurance.  Victims may be entitled to receive compensation from and individual’s insurance company for losses caused during an accident.  However, insurance companies are in business to make money and will either try to convince you that the accident was your fault, or will try to settle your case for far less than it is worth.  That is why you need an experienced attorney working for you.

In addition, automobile accidents involve circumstances that can be changed, so that evidence that is not preserved can disappear forever.  Cars are repaired, debris is cleaned up, and skid marks get washed away.  It is essential that you contact an attorney as quickly as possible to preserve all evidence needed for accident reconstruction so that you will be compensated for any injuries you receive.

At the Scot Candell & Associates, we take all automobile accident cases on a contingency fee basis so you pay nothing unless we recover money for you.  Call us today to see if we can help you. 

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents often occur due to the presence of dangerous or unsafe conditions or the negligent maintenance of a property. These accidents can occur in the workplace, in public spaces, on the sidewalk or in private homes. There are an almost limitless variety of conditions that can cause accidents, especially in an urban environment like San Francisco.

Common causes for accidental slips and falls include:

    * Defects on the pavement including broken and cracked sidewalks or potholes
    * Improper lighting conditions
    * Depressions, holes and other uneven floor or surface conditions
    * Worn or defective carpeting
    * Tripping hazards such as electrical and computer cords, as well as strewn debris and work materials or equipment
    * Improper stairway maintenance including incorrect stair height and width
    * Poorly or improperly marked changes in elevation
    * Slippery conditions like liquid or other substances on the ground (especially in restaurants and supermarkets)
    * Hidden hazards and/or other obstacles

If you have been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident or if you simply need more information, please contact us, or click here to send an e-mail inquiry.