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Bay Area Personal Injury Attorneys

Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos proudly accepts cases in the Bay Area and throughout the state of California. Our personal injury attorneys will assist you in every phase. At Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, we have spent years fighting for the rights of our clients and have recovered millions of dollars for victims of accidents and their families.
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Bay Area Personal Injury Lawyers

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We have handled a wide range of unique accidents and issues. Our firm focuses on cases that involve catastrophic injuries, which are life-changing events that leave a massive impact on a victim and their family. We also frequently represent family members in wrongful death lawsuits based on the tragic loss of a loved one. The stakes are exceptionally high in cases involving catastrophic injuries and deaths. We understand the stress that victims and families face on physical, emotional, and financial levels. Our firm is dedicated to helping them put their lives back together.

Serving people throughout the Bay Area, we will assist you in every phase of the claim and litigation process if you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one in an accident. You need a strong advocate on your side who will work hard for what you deserve. Recovering fair compensation requires a personal injury law firm with the necessary resources, skills, and legal knowledge to pursue a prompt and effective settlement or verdict in your case.

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Meet Our Experienced Team

Our team of lawyers have over 75 years of combined experience in personal injury settlements, arbitrations awards, and trial verdicts. We specialize in cases involving complex issues of liability and damages, specifically damages involving serious and life changing injuries. We will aggressively pursue compensation for our client’s claims and guide them through the litigation process, while also treating them like family. Our firm’s reputation and the results we have achieved through 30 years of excellence serving the greater Bay Area speak for themselves!


Our Firm Gets Results

To recover compensation for their injuries, a victim usually needs to prove that the defendant was negligent. This means that the defendant failed to act with the appropriate level of care in the situation, and the victim was injured as a result. Proving negligence is a highly fact-intensive task, since the standard of care varies depending on the circumstances. Our Bay Area personal injury attorneys understand how to gather and present the evidence needed to establish liability.


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Our experienced legal team knows how to handle many personal injury claims and get results based on the unique circumstances of each one.

Your Personal Injury Questions Answered

How much is my injury claim worth?

Many factors contribute to the overall value of a personal injury claim. Tort law is designed to compensate you for injuries you suffered due to the negligent acts of another party.

One important factor to consider when determining the value of any personal injury claim is the total medical bills and treatment costs. You can receive compensation for past and future medical treatment, including any rehabilitative therapy you need to help you recover from your injuries.

Lost income is also a relevant factor to consider when determining the total value of a personal injury claim. Lost wages and lost future earnings are both recoverable in a personal injury claim. If you can return to work, but only in a lower position than you occupied before, then you can receive the numerical difference between your wages before and after suffering your injuries.

Additionally, injured victims can recover financially for the pain and suffering they experience as well as the emotional distress they endured as a result of their injuries. The actual numerical value of these damages will vary depending on the facts and circumstances of each case.

An attorney can obtain the necessary paperwork and calculate how much financial compensation you can recover. If you don’t hire a professional to help you perform this task, then the insurance company may attack your damage claims and suggest that your calculations are inflated and unrealistic.

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Personal Injury Claim?

If you suffered injuries in an accident, you have to deal with many different things simultaneously. You have to seek medical treatment, request time off work, and file paperwork with your insurance company.

Many people ask if they need to seek out a personal injury attorney following an accident. 99 percent of the time, the answer to this question is yes. It is in the best interests of everyone involved if you hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident. You want to hire an attorney to communicate directly with the insurance company.

Insurance companies can deny your claims, delay responding to your claim, and send you low settlement offers. Hiring a personal injury attorney can help you prevent the insurance companies from using these tactics early on during your case.

Having a professional communicate with insurance companies will help you notify them that you are serious about recovering the financial compensation you deserve. You do not have to fight against the insurance companies by yourself. A personal injury attorney can help you recover the monetary compensation you deserve without charging you excessive retainer fees or hourly fees.

Should I Accept an Insurance Settlement Offer?

No, you should never accept any insurance settlement offer before consulting with a personal injury attorney. These settlement offers are often too low, and they do not take into account future losses or pain and suffering.

Insurance companies do not want to take personal injury cases to court. Most insurance companies will review the facts of your case and then send you a settlement offer.

You should not accept a settlement offer without speaking to a personal injury attorney first because you may be entitled to more financial compensation. You also may be able to negotiate for a better settlement offer, and a personal injury attorney can help you put pressure on the insurance company.

You need a trained professional on your side when you are communicating with insurance companies. By hiring a personal injury attorney, you let the insurance companies know that you are serious about your injuries and the amount of financial compensation you think you deserve.

What About My Future Medical Costs?

Personal injury victims often require ongoing medical care that can extend years into the future. These costs will vary depending on the nature of the victim’s injuries. Future treatment may include testing, hospice care, doctor visits, and surgery.

A personal injury attorney can communicate with medical specialists, doctors, and physical therapists to determine how much future medical treatment will cost based on the injured victim’s age, treatment goals, and life expectancy.

An attorney may also help determine if medical costs will increase in the future due to market fluctuations or changes in treatment procedures. A permanent disability will affect an injury victim’s lifestyle, and a personal injury attorney can determine methods used to calculate how this disability affects the patient’s life financially.

A personal injury attorney will also consider additional costs created by specific personal injuries. Some injuries may require numerous surgeries over several years. A personal injury attorney can help the court determine a numerical figure to account for these costs.

What if I Cannot Work Because of My Personal Injury?

You may be wondering what to do if you suffer personal injuries during an accident and you can no longer work. You are entitled to lost wages, financial compensation for the costs of your medical bills, and other damages.

You do not have to be a full-time employee to recover lost wages and lost future earnings. Part-time employees are capable of obtaining financial compensation as well. You are eligible to claim money for the dollar value of missed overtime hours, vacation days, and the money you could have made from important projects, interviews, and commissions.

You will need a personal injury attorney to help you demonstrate to the court that you missed work due to the personal injuries you suffered in an accident caused by another party’s negligence. Also, you need to calculate how much money you would have made if you had not suffered your personal injuries.

You can help your personal injury attorney collect paperwork from your employer, so your attorney can use timesheets and employment documents to calculate the damages you suffered due to lost wages and lost future earnings.


Handling the Insurance Company After an Accident

Following an accident, you’ll likely need to file a claim with your insurance company. They will likely respond to your claim with an initial settlement offer. While you may feel tempted to accept a quick payout, we encourage you to consult our skilled Bay Area personal injury attorneys before doing so.

An insurance provider will probably not offer you an amount that does justice to your injuries. Our highly skilled attorneys can assess your past, current, and future expenditures and make an informed estimate of their value.

Our lawyers know how to communicate effectively with insurance companies, including your own and that of liable parties. If you receive a low settlement offer or your provider denies you coverage, our legal team can respond with the necessary actions. Our personal injury attorneys can build a strong case using relevant evidence and fight so you never have to settle for less than you deserve.


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We appreciate all of your earnest efforts and professionalism shown in settling this case. You helped us bring this matter to a quick and satisfactory conclusion. Thank you all again.

– JK & BM

I just wanted to say how grateful I am for all the work you have done for me. I am also extremely happy with the decisions you advised me to make and with the results of those decisions and I’m glad I trusted you. You may have been my one and only form of legal representation so far, but I guarantee I will not find anyone better. Thx Ilya.


Thank you for taking my case. In my opinion, Chantel Fitting is a very conscientious, smart, intelligent, thoughtful, caring, capable and with all of those attributes, I would imagine an outstanding asset in your office. I believe you were smart to hire such a dedicated employee to work at your firm and I want to tell you, I sure felt lucky Chantel was there to handle my case and settle it. Wishing you continued success.

- Paul W.

I was fortunate enough to have been represented and retained by this law firmn for my injuries sustained by an under insured motorist. I must say Chantel Fitting and Ilya Frangos went above and beyond trying to resolve my case… I would highly recommend this law firm and stop shopping around if you are looking for the best, as this is as good as it gets.