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The accident attorneys at Karns & Karns are experienced trial lawyers who have successfully represented the victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, train accidents, wrongful death, slip and fall accidents, dangerous and defective products, unsafe medical devices, bad drugs, construction site accidents, pedestrian accidents, boat accidents, insurance bad faith, and traumatic brain injury.
Karns & Karns understands how a traumatic injury or loss of a loved one can devastate a family. We are experienced trial attorneys, who are prepared to invest in your case to find the right medical care and experts to testify on your behalf and get you the maximum settlement for your injuries. Insurance companies know this about us which is why they offer us higher settlement amounts. It is important to hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible and get medical care for your injuries. A delay in receiving medical care could jeopardize your case and result in lower settlements. At Karns & Karns, your personal injury consultation is always free, and we never charge a fee unless we win your case. Our goal is to help you get your life back on track, and help you get the most compensation possible for your injuries.
We are here to guide you through the legal process each step of the way. At Karns & Karns, our clients are our family, and we always take care of family.
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Our attorneys’ experience and understanding of Personal Injury law will help protect your legal rights.
Our Firm is Family
MEET OUR FOUNDING ATTORNEYS
The Brothers of the Firm
Michael Karns is a personal injury lawyer who handles cases involving a car, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents, slip and fall claims, and wrongful death claims. Mr. Karns has experience working with companies in Silicon Valley and is not afraid to use that experience in his work on behalf of personal injury clients.
Bill Karns is a skilled litigator managing major personal injury claims. In addition to his personal injury experience, Mr. Karns has experience handling cases involving other types of tort claims. This culmination of experience is an asset to his clients and the legal team.
What others have said about us
Thank you so much for all the work everyone contributed to bringing my case to a successful conclusion. I am truly grateful to everyone.
After a horrible incident and life-changing event, Mike and Bill brought hope back into my life.
Very friendly, professional, knowledgeable and always kept me up-to-date on what was going on with my case. Thank you Karns & Karns!
Frequently Asked Questions About
Personal Injury Cases
We are here to help answer your questions and give your family the support you need
I was just in a car accident. What should I do?
First, get to a safe place and assess if anyone is injured. Next, call police and ask for a police report to be completed. Finally, get medical attention as soon as possible, even if your accident seems “minor”.
The person who hit me doesn’t have insurance. What now?
State law requires all drivers to have at least minimum coverage. Check with your insurance carrier to see if your policy include uninsured motorist (UM) coverage. If not, talk to a lawyer right away.
What happens if I am partially at fault for an accident?
California observes a comparative fault rule. Generally speaking, if you are 50 percent or less at fault for your injuries you can still pursue compensation against the other responsible party.
Do I really need a lawyer to file a claim for me?
You may be able to handle an insurance claim just fine on your own. However, if you plan to pursue damages through a personal injury lawsuit, your best bet is to work with a lawyer who knows how this process works.
What are “damages”?
Damages is the legal term for what you have lost in the accident. Damages include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, etc.
Is there a time limit for filing a personal injury claim?
Yes. The time limit is called the statute of limitations. In California, most personal injury claims will fall under a two-year statute of limitations. That means you have two years from the date of the injury or death to file a lawsuit.
What if I can’t afford to pay for a lawyer?
Most personal injury lawyers, including the team at Karns & Karns work on a contingency fee basis. That means that you pay nothing up front for representation. Instead, you and your lawyer will agree to an amount (usually a percentage), and that amount will be deducted from your verdict or settlement amount if your case is successful. If your case is not successful, then you owe the lawyer or law firm nothing.