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Do You Need an Injury Lawyer?


Contra Costa County Accident Lawyers - Ready to Fight for You

People ask, “Is my car accident serious enough that I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?”   

Our general answer is this.  If you have real injuries it is very difficult to get a fair settlement without the assistance of a lawyer.  Simple car repairs, being just “shaken up” can usually be handled on your own.  But neck and back pain, aggravations of pre-existing disc injuries, broken bones rarely get settled for full value unless an experienced accident attorney is involved.   

Remember, we do not charge a fee unless we recover money for you.  Your consultation is free so it costs nothing to protect your rights.

The Best Representation for Your Injuries

Daniel Horowitz has represented hundreds of your neighbors in the Walnut Creek, Contra Costa area.  His office is in Lafayette. Daniel's personal injury team includes a licensed chiropractor, a paralegal with an MBA and highly experienced accident lawyers and paralegals.  If you have physicial injuries, financial losses and need a compassionate and talented group of people to support you, Daniel Horowitz can help you.

But do you need a lawyer?  (Keep reading)


Who is at Fault in the Accident?

Scenario # 1: A driver was carefully driving near Nordstrom's in Walnut Creek.  A pedestrian on his cell phone didn't look and walked into the street.  The good driver slammed on his brakes.  The pedestrian was fine but the car behind couldn't stop and hit the good driver from behind.  The insurance company for the other driver claimed “no fault” and blamed the entire incident on the pedestrian.   This person needed a lawyer.

Scenario # 2:  The driver waited at a red light.   The driver's car was a Tesla which is very fast from a dead stop.  As he crossed, someone who just missed the yellow plowed into him.  The insurance company wanted 50-50 fault claiming that the Tesla was too quick to enter the intersection and that its insured had entered just as the light was turning red.   This person needed a lawyer. 

What an Good Personal Injury Lawyer Will Do

  1. Document Who is at Fault

Memories fade and witnesses can be hard to find.  A top private investigator can locate witnesses, take pictures of the accident scene, your car, the other person's car and document who is right and who is wrong.  

As an example, when our client on a motorcycle was struck by a car, we obtained this Car vs Motorcycle Accident Video within days of the accident.  Had we delayed it would have been erased.  In the end our client received over $ 3 million dollars.

2. Preserve Injury Information

Personal Injury lawyers will develop proof that your injuries were caused by the accident.  Sometimes you have an existing injury that the accident makes worse.  Insurance companies strongly resist paying for what they call “pre-existing" injuries even though the law makes them responsible for taking a bad situation and making it worse.  Also, your day to day losses are real - you are suffering day to day.  When cases settle the actual “pain and suffering” is often swept under the rug.  A top personal injury law firm preserves evidence of the day to day and makes certain you are compensated for this type of suffering.

3. Medical Care

Your normal primary care provider, Urgent Care or the Emergency Room are good places to start for car accident treatment.  But what if you suffered a concussion?  That needs to be documented and a simple entry in the medical chart “Possible Concussion” is not as effective as a full evaluation by a concussion expert.  We can assist in finding medical experts who can document your injuries so that a year later there is no question that you were truly hurt and that this accident was the cause.  We can also work with your health care provider to make sure that your injuries are fully documented in their records.


If you have been in an accident in Walnut Creek, Highway 680 or anywhere in Contra Costa County, the Horowitz law firm can give you the personal connection that only a local law firm can offer combined with the best personal injury representation based upon years of strong and effective advocacy.

Daniel Horowitz is a trial lawyer with many million dollar verdicts and recoveries.  He is a national television legal commentator, lecturer to lawyers and former law school professor.   Our office is in Lafayette just blocks from BART and with plenty of parking.  We provide our local personal connection too your clients with our national reputation for results.

As always, there is no fee unless and until you recover money.


Client Testimonials

Contra Costa County Location - National Reputation for Excellence
    “He believed in me and listened to what I had to say.”
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    - Yvett Bline
    “I'm an Attorney and would highly recommend him to other professionals (and others alike) because he's the very BEST at what he does”
    Dan Horowitz handled my complex business issue with magnanimity, compassion, care, promptness, and utmost professionalism. I'm an Attorney and would highly recommend him to other professionals (and others alike) because he's the very BEST at what he does and has an uncanny knack at finding unique resolutions with unparalleled speed and efficiency. What is quite outatanding is that he treats each client with kindness and compassion as if a family member
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    “What impressed me most was his unwavering dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for me.”
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