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Areas of Practice

At Meisel Law Group we have been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years.  The firm has handled thousands of personal injury cases arising out of a wide variety of facts and circumstances, such that it is highly probable we have experience with the type of injury case any client may have.  The Firm has recovered more than 250 Million Dollars in legal damages for our clients, with over thirty cases exceeding one million or multiple millions of dollars. Review the categories listed alphabetically below as examples of many of the types of personal injury cases we handle.

  • Admiralty and Maritime

    Serious injuries can take place on a small vessel or a cruise liner, in this event admiralty law may apply to a victim seeking a remedy. Such cases can be rather complex, with issues arising as to whether state of federal law applies,… read more

  • Aviation

    When a plane or helicopter crashes, there may be pilot error, a defective component, controller mistakes, improper maintenance or other factors that contribute to the crash. As devastating as this can be, the financial after effects can… read more

  • Bicycle Accidents

    Meisel Law Group are experienced, bicycle-friendly lawyers who understand the unique issues facing an injured bicyclist client.  The firm is a sponsor of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Bicyclists are particularly vulnerable… read more

  • Burns

    It has been said that burns can be amongst the most painful injury one can suffer. Healing can be difficult, requiring extensive medical treatment, and one may be left with disfigurement and loss of function, even death. Sadly, many… read more

  • Bus and Van Accidents

    When a tour bus, school bus, public transit bus, or van is involved in an accident, there can be serious injuries or death to passengers on the bus, people in other vehicles, or innocent bystanders including pedestrians and bicyclists.… read more

  • Child and/or sexual abuse

    Few cases arouse as much anger, misery, and emotional trauma as child and sexual abuse cases. Special consideration must be given to the sensitive nature of the offense and the emotional scars that cause a lifetime of pain and… read more

  • Construction cases

    Construction cases involve many issues that require a careful inquiry and investigation so that all potentially liable parties and viable theories of liability are properly pursued. These parties may include the owner of the property… read more

  • Dangerous Conditions

    Our elected and public officials are charged with the responsibility over streets, highways, roads and bridges. Some accidents take place because there is a dangerous condition that could have been averted by more careful… read more

  • Dog and animal bites and attacks

    Most of us have been scared by an aggressive dog at one time or another. If you are attacked or bitten by a dog or an animal, you could have a claim against the owner or person in control of the animal. At our law firm, we have helped… read more

  • Fractured Bones

    Fractures can be painful, debilitating, and have the potential to cause difficulties on a permanent basis, as for example when there is a non-union (the bone fails to heal properly), or where the fracture involves a joint and traumatic… read more

  • Injuries to children

    When a child is injured, there are special considerations, including the vulnerable nature of a child who has been injured, the advantages of a structured settlement, and the need to protect a child's identity in certain cases. It is… read more

  • Injuries to senior citizens

    With older clients, there are a number of issues which an experienced law firm understands have to be considered for the benefit of these clients. Injuries to senior citizens are often complicated by conditions of older age or earlier… read more

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

    It is a tragic fact that thousands of people are killed and seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents each year in the United States. These accidents often involve a car, but also involve trucks, buses, trains, boats, motorcycles,… read more

  • Pedestrian Accidents

    There is a near-epidemic of pedestrian casualties as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle—a pedestrian is killed every two hours and injured every seven minutes in the United States.  In the Bay Area, San Francisco has the… read more

  • Premises Liability

    When an accident occurs on public or private property through the fault of the owner, occupier, or possessor of those premises, an injured person has a claim to be compensated for damages suffered.  These cases may occur in a wide… read more

  • Products Liability

    You have probably heard about cases where companies choose to save money over safety and design products with a known defect that can cause an injury - even when the product is used as it is intended. In other cases, a product is not… read more

  • Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall

    Falls are all too common, many times resulting in severe injury, including fractured bones, torn ligaments, deep lacerations, and head and spinal injuries. An experienced attorney understands the requirements of proving liability in… read more

  • Soft Tissue and Musculoskeletal Injuries

    Injuries to the soft tissues of the body, whether that is muscle, tendon, ligament or other, can often be extremely painful with substantial disability. Insurance companies often claim that such injuries are self-limiting in… read more

  • Spinal injuries and paralysis

    Few injuries are as devastating as a spinal cord injury, particularly where there is resulting paralysis. The implications of such an injury to the victim and their loved ones are enormous, with wide ranging detriment to the quality of… read more

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

    Injuries to the brain can range from a concussion or closed head injury all the way to severe, permanent injury and impairment. TBI can result from a blow to the head, or even in the absence of a direct blow to the head. The issues… read more

  • Tree Accidents

    Seemingly harmless, trees can lead to injury or death. It’s common to wake up after a windy and stormy night in San Francisco to find downed trees and broken tree branches in the roadway, in bicycle paths, and on top of parked vehicles… read more

  • Wrongful Death

    When a family member is tragically killed in an accident, the grief can be intractable, the emotional pain unbearable for the loved ones. Such a case requires the attorney to have detailed knowledge of the particular damages that are… read more