Need a Personal Injury Attorney? We Can Find You a Lawyer for Free By Charles T. Hoge on February 28, 2024

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It can take years to recover from a serious injury. In addition to medical bills and damaged property, you may face further financial setbacks because of an acquired disability or changes to mobility. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another person or party, you need to the help of a personal injury attorney.

Finding a qualified personal injury lawyer in San Diego can be easier said than done. You may not have friends or colleagues who can recommend an attorney. You may also get overwhelmed trying to weed through and research the results that come up on Google.

Hoge Law Firm is here to help, and you don't have to pay anything to connect with an attorney. Let's review some of the difficulties of getting the best attorney for your case and then explore what Hoge Law Firm can do for injury victims and their families.


The Challenges of Finding the Right Attorney in San Diego

If you've already tried to find an attorney on your own, these common hurdles will sound familiar.

The Number of Lawyers and Law Firms in San Diego

If you've Googled phrases like "San Diego personal injury attorney" or "experienced accident lawyer in San Diego," you will get millions of results. Even if you filter by areas like La Jolla, Hillcrest, Del Mar, Carlsbad, or Escondido, you'll still need to sift through and research hundreds of results on your own.

The Cost of Hiring an Attorney

Legal representation can be expensive. Some law firms charge money just to schedule an initial consultation with a lawyer, and there is no guarantee that they will work on your case or give you the serious attention you deserve. If you're already awash in medical debt, you might be worried about your financial future just by pursuing an injury claim.

Uncertainty of the Attorney's Credentials and Qualifications

Even if you find a lawyer who will work on your case, you may not be sure if they are trustworthy. Are their reviews and testimonials real or were they paid for? Do the lawyer's professional affiliations really matter or are they just fancy logos that sound official? This is more time you need to spend researching that could be better used to address your daily needs.

How Hoge Law Firm Can Help

Hoge Law Firm relieves the pressure on accident victims and their families. You don't have to worry about your search for a personal injury lawyer. We can find a skilled attorney for you here in San Diego.

Connect with a Vetted Personal Injury Lawyer

After a consultation, Hoge Law Firm will connect you with a skilled personal injury attorney. Your attorney will be highly qualified and their education, memberships, and standing in the legal community will be fully appraised and evaluated.

You Don't Have to Pay for a Consultation or a Retainer

More importantly, we offer free case reviews and your personal injury lawyer will represent you without any upfront costs. You will only have to pay your attorney if they can successfully negotiate a settlement or if they win a verdict in court. If your lawyer can't win, you don't pay a cent.

We do the research and take away the risk. Contact our law firm to get the help you need.


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Why Go to Hoge Law Firm to Find a Personal Injury Attorney

Hoge Law Firm has been based in San Diego for years. Here are a few key reasons why you can trust us to connect you with a solid legal representation.

Practicing Law in Southern California Since 1983

I began my legal career in 1983. In 1996, I became a partner at Post Kirby Noonan & Sweat, which became Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge LLP after 2005. Now I head my own boutique legal practice based in the Marina District of Downtown San Diego.

Well-Established Legal Practice in San Diego

U.S. News & World Report named Hoge Law Firm one of the best law firms in 2024. I am AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, meaning I've achieved high levels of professional excellence in the legal field.

Connections With San Diego Legal Professionals

In my many years practicing laws, I've befriended and networked with many attorneys and legal professionals practicing in San Diego. I can put this knowledge to use in finding you a skilled lawyer for your personal injury claim.


You Pay Nothing Unless Your Attorney Is Successful

Let me help you find an attorney who is ready and able to fight for you. Consultations are free and you have nothing to lose by pursuing legal compensation.



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Why Free Legal Consultations Are So Important

Free legal consultations take away the pressure and obligation you might feel while speaking with a legal professional. If you pay a fee upfront, you may feel the need to hire a lawyer immediately. You may also regret having to spend money just to feel heard.

A free case review allows you to tell someone what happened and get informed and intelligent counsel about what options you have to seek compensation.

Understand What Steps to Take Next at No Cost

Even if you are not sure about who you want to hire as your lawyer, you can at least get information about what steps you can take next free of charge. We feel it's important that accident victims and their loved ones get legal guidance without any upfront charge.

What Is Contingency Fee Representation?

Many lawyers will charge a retainer fee for their legal services. This is essentially a down payment to secure their counsel and make sure your case is given priority. A lawyer may then charge an additional hourly rate for their services. These legal bills can be a major burden if your case goes on for months or years.

Contingency fee representation is different.

When a lawyer works on a contingency fee basis, you do not have to pay any retainer or hourly fees. Instead, your personal injury attorney will be paid a percentage of your settlement or jury award. If the lawyer can't win, they do not get paid.

Why Contingency Fee Representation Matters

Contingency fee representation can level the playing field. In some personal injury lawsuits, you'll face business interests, organizations, or even local government. These entities have high-paid legal teams in place and a sizable legal war chest at their disposal.

With contingency fee representation, you don't have to take out a loan just to get a capable attorney to represent you. You can focus on healing and your family rather than any further financial strain.

There Is a Deadline to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Every state has a deadline to file a lawsuit. This is known as a statute of limitations. You will not be able to file a lawsuit once this timeframe has passed.

In California, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the injury.

If the injury was not immediately apparent after an incident, the statute of limitations is one year from the date that the injury was discovered.

Two years is not a long time from a legal standpoint. Do not delay. To preserve evidence and get compensation sooner, it's crucial that you speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.


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Types of Personal Injury Cases Your Lawyer Can Handle

Hoge Law Firm will help connect you with a personal injury lawyer who can handle all kinds of negligence cases. Below are just a few personal injury practice areas that your attorney will be able to address.

Car Crashes and Truck Collisions

According to the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS) at UC Berkeley, there were 12,838 auto accidents in San Diego County in 2022 that resulted in fatalities or injuries. These car, truck, and motorcycle crashes occurred on highways and city streets throughout the region. A skilled personal injury lawyer can help you hold negligent motorists and other parties accountable for causing or contributing to a collision.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

In addition to motor vehicle crashes, a personal injury attorney can also represent those who were harmed in pedestrian and bicycle accidents. These can occur frequently in dense or high-traffic areas like Downtown San Diego, Old Town, Mission Valley, North Park, Pacific Beach, and Mission Beach. The injuries sustained can be catastrophic given how vulnerable pedestrians and bicyclists are in accidents.

Trolley and Bus Accidents

If someone is hit by a bus or the trolley, you need a personal injury lawyer who can hold the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) accountable. Your attorney can review the circumstances that led to the bus or trolley accident and help seek damages. This legal action could also be a means to improve safety standards and practices at the MTS, which can protect other San Diegans from harm in the future.

Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

A personal injury attorney can help you collect damages for injuries from slips, trips, and falls. These kinds of accidents cover a range of incidents, from falls down stairs at hotels or shopping centers to injuries from damaged sidewalks throughout San Diego County. These types of accidents can cause broken bones, severe contusions, concussions, and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

Premises Liability

In addition to slips and falls, your lawyer can also represent you in other kinds of premises liability claims. In these types of lawsuits, you can hold a property owner accountable for damages if you were injured due to walkways and elevators, dangerous scaffolding around a structure, and even not providing enough security to prevent physical altercations or deter potential trespassers.

Elder Abuse and Senior Neglect

When a loved one is in an assisted living facility or receiving care from a home health aide, we expect them to be comforted and treated well. Sadly, nursing home staff and health aides could engage in abusive behavior. A personal injury lawyer can help you protect your loved one from further harm and seek damages to address the mistreatment they endured.


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Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

You may feel like you're able to handle your case on your own, but given the complexities that may be involved, we strongly suggest getting connected with an attorney through Hoge Law Firm.

Knowledge of Tort Law and Attention to Detail

A personal injury attorney understands California tort laws that may apply to your case. They'll also be familiar with relevant litigation that's been going on in San Diego that may inform your legal strategy. This kind of insight can only be provided by a skilled legal professional.

Maximize the Amount of Your Settlement or Damages

There may be a desire to settle for less than your case is really worth. A personal injury attorney can review the losses you've experienced from an injury while pinpointing other damages related to the accident. Your attorney can leverage these figures to negotiate a higher settlement than the initial offer from insurance companies.

A Strong Advocate for Your Case

If your injury accident case goes to trial, your attorney will offer sound and stable representation throughout the proceedings. They will present a strong case to the court based on evidence and witness testimony. They will not be intimidated by any insurance representatives or the lawyer representing the other side.

Peace of Mind as You Recover from Injuries

When you find a personal injury lawyer you can trust, you can rest easier knowing your best interests are being addressed. While your attorney focuses on building a winning case, you can put your energy into recovering from injuries, planning for your future, and connecting with your loved ones.

Contact Hoge Law Firm Today

Connect With a Personal Injury Lawyer Serving San Diego County

If you need help finding a qualified personal injury attorney based in San Diego, contact Hoge Law Firm today. We are ready to listen and help address your concerns.



Charles T. Hoge

About Charles T. Hoge
Charles T. Hoge has practiced law since 1983. He opened his own firm in Downtown La Jolla in 2016. The Hoge Law Firm has been recognized by both U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as a leading practice for commercial litigation and employment law.

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