Estey & Bomberger, LLP

California Personal Injury Attorneys

Estey & Bomberger, LLP

2869 India Street
San Diego, California 92103

Phone(619) 873-4498 or(800) 925-0723
Fax (619) 295-0172

Law Firm Overview

Estey & Bomberger, LLP is one of the premier personal injury law firms in California. Lawyers at Estey & Bomberger, LLP are seasoned advocates who have helped thousands of clients over the years who have suffered a serious injury or devastating loss. When it comes to personal injury cases, we have both the experience and the expertise needed to get our clients maximum results. Our lawyers have represented victims seriously injured as a result of either of negligent actions or intentional misconduct. Although every case is different and unique, our years of experience exclusively practicing personal injury law is very beneficial to our clients.

We pride ourselves on promptly responding to our clients’ needs. For this reason, we limit our practice to a small number of clients. Our attorneys enjoy working closely with our clients, and giving each case maximum attention. Our experience handling complex injury cases has prepared us for accepting challenging cases that other law firms are hesitant to accept. Cases we have handled have received both local and national media attention, and have been featured in print news publications and on national television including CNN and the CBS Evening News.

California personal injury lawyers at Estey & Bomberger, LLP have a history of proven results and satisfied clients. We are results-oriented and client-focused. Our firm has received the highest possible AV-Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a recognition of experience, high ethical standards, and advanced legal skills. Both founding partners Stephen Estey and Michael Bomberger are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, of which less than 1% of United States attorneys belong. In 2008 and 2009, Stephen Estey was chosen for Super Lawyers - San Diego, by Law and Politics Magazine.

If you or a member of your family has been seriously injured or killed in an accident, you need attorneys with the experience necessary to recover favorable results in your injury claim. We have maintained a positive record of results – both in large settlements and verdicts, and very satisfied clients. Our motto is "Serious Injuries. Serious Results."

Areas of Law

Articles Published by Estey & Bomberger, LLP

 California School’s Duty to Report Abuse

In California, the responsibility of school employees to report suspicion of child abuse is not only a component of a person’s moral compass, it’s the law. Communities rely on places like institutions of education to provide an element of safety for children, and teachers and administrators are assumed to uphold that expectation.

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 How to Press Charges After a Car Accident

Its estimated that every 17 years, we will be in a car accident severe enough to report to our auto insurance company.

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 Complete vs. Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries

To clarify how much sensory and motor function is lost, after a patient experiences a spinal cord injury, physicians classify spinal cord injuries as either complete or incomplete.

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 Burn Injuries Explained

About 195,000 deaths are caused by burn injures each year worldwide. A burn is tissue damage caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight or nuclear radiation. Burns are most commonly caused by scalds, building fires and flammable liquids and gases.

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 The Dangerous Side Effects of Transvaginal Mesh Contraction

Transvaginal mesh implants are designed to treat women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI), both conditions caused by the weakening of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue involved in holding up the affected organs. Traditionally, when surgical intervention was necessary, the surgeon would repair the damaged tissue by stitching strong tissue together.

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 Painful Hip Injuries from Skechers Shape-Ups

One of the side effects of wearing uneven, rocky shoes is pain related to excessive pressure and stress. Skechers Shape-Ups and similar toning shoes can cause hip pain because its rocker bottom sole design can cause the wearer to strain more muscles and distribute their weight in an unnatural way that can cause severe hip injuries.

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 What to do After Tearing a Ligament From Wearing Skechers Shape-Ups

Up until recently, Skechers, USA has been profiting tremendously from the toning shoe craze that hit U.S. markets. With an estimated $10 million in sales from 2011 alone, the leading toning shoe manufacturer made billions in profit from the sale of potentially dangerous shoes.

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 Seeking Justice for Skechers Shape-Ups Arm and Wrist Injuries

Most of the injuries reportedly caused by the Skechers Shape-Ups involve the legs and other weight-bearing parts of the body. However, there have also been dozens of reports claiming arm and wrist injuries sustained after falling in an accident caused by the Skechers Shape-Ups.

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 Why Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoes are Dangerous

Shoes, especially shoes meant for exercise should provide support and stability in order to prevent injuries.

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 Common Types of Skechers Leg Injuries

When shoes are wobbly and provide inadequate support, leg injuries are often an unsurprising outcome.

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 Legal Rights of Nurses Injured Wearing Skechers Work Shape-Ups

Skechers Work Shape-Ups were heavily marketed to workers as an easy and safe way to “shape up while you work.” The nonslip version of the toning shoes were especially marketed to nurses who spend most of their work day on their feet on an average workday of 12 hours.

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 Plantar Fasciitis Injuries Caused by Skechers Shape-Ups

Over the past couple years, the Skechers Shape-Ups have been linked to a number of serious injuries ranging from traumatic brain injuries to ligament sprains and ankle strains. Plantar fasciitis is one type of injury consumers repeatedly report in connection to the Shape-Ups toning shoes.

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 Muscle and Ligament Tears from Wearing Skechers Shape-Ups

Skechers is currently facing dozens of lawsuits filed by consumers who suffered injuries, allegedly, as a result of wearing the Skechers Shape-Ups. With more than 250 reports of adverse events have been filed by Skechers Shape-Ups consumers, the toning shoes are the cause for a variety of different types of injuries including:

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 Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Complications

Spinal fusion is a surgical technique used to treat fractured or broken vertebrae. Typically, supplementary bone tissue is harvested from other areas of the body and used to stimulate bone growth in the damaged area, and fuse the vertebrae. This procedure immobilizes the spinal joints and eliminates the pain and discomfort caused by the abnormal motion of faulty vertebrae.

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 Seeking Compensation after a Redwood City Truck Accident

A collision involving a large commercial truck typically causes much more severe injuries than accidents between two cars. Trucks can weigh up to 40 times more than the average car and are much greater in weight and size, as a result, most of the fatalities and serious injuries that occur in truck accidents are usually sustained by the occupants of the smaller car.

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 Benefits of Hiring an Experienced San Diego Bicycle Accident Lawyer

After sustaining severe injuries in a bicycle accident caused by another party, wrongfully injured parties are encouraged to consult a professional San Diego bicycle accident lawyer regarding their potential rights to compensation. Although most bicycle accidents do not involve motor vehicles, in an accident between a bike and a car, the bicyclist frequently suffer severe, and sometimes even fatal injuries.

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 Car vs. Bicycle Accidents in San Diego

When a car hits a bicyclist, the aftermath can be tragic, particularly for the cyclist. Cyclists have no barrier to buffer the impact of a 4,000-pound vehicle, which is why cyclists typically suffer severe injuries in a car vs. bicycle accident. Catastrophic injuries, which is are potentially life threatening, disabling injuries, can include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, bone fracture injuries, amputation (severed limb) injuries, internal organ injuries, and head injuries.

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 Filing a Lawsuit after Suffering Complications from Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft

The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft has been implanted into thousands of patients for spinal fusion surgery. Although the medical device was approved for only one purpose, analysts estimate that as much as 85.2 percent of Infuse use was for off-label purposes.

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 Securing Compensation for a Serious Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Injury

The Medtronic Infuse bone graft is a medical device used to treat degenerative disc disease of the lower back. Despite the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) do not approve the medical device for use in the cervical (neck) spine, the bone graft has been frequently used to treat disc damage in the neck.

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 Why You Should not Rely on a Class Action Settlement for Your Skechers Shape-ups Injuries

As more and more lawsuits are being filed against Skechers for Shape-ups related injuries and damages, a number of law firms are gathering plaintiffs for a class action suit against the shoe manufacturer. However, a class action settlement may not be in the best interests of severely injured individuals. Before you entrust your serious Skechers Shape-ups injury case to an attorney, make sure they can help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve.

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 Maximizing Your Truck Accident Injury Claim

After being a victim of a Pomona truck accident, you may be considering legal action to recover compensation related to your truck accident injuries. Successfully recovering a full and fair compensation for a truck accident claim is a two-part process: proving liability and establishing the value of your claim.

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 FDA Class I Recalls for Medtronic Drug Infusion Pumps

Last year, Medtronic issued two Class I recalls of their implantable drug infusion pumps for defects that could result in serious injuries for patients who had a defective pump. Drug pumps are implanted near the area that requires treatment and releases pre-programmed doses of medication.

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 Medtronic Drug Infusion Pump Recalls: Frequently Asked Questions

Medtronic Drug Infusion Pumps have been the cause of hundreds of adverse event reports to the FDA. The medical device manufacturing company recently recalled three of their devices, the SychroMed II, SynchroMed EL, and refill kits for potentially fatal defects. A few of the frequently asked questions are answered below:

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 Choosing a Qualified Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft Injury Lawyer

Individuals who have suffered serious complications after being treated with a Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft medical device in the neck area may be entitled to financial compensation for injury-related expenses. Although it is illegal for medical device manufacturers to market products for “off-label” use (use of a medical device for purposes not approved by the Food and Drug Administration),

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 Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft and Cancer Risks

According to new medical studies, the recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2), the active ingredient in the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft, may be linked to cancer. Recent research conducted by independent doctors has found higher rates of cancer amongst patients who received the Infuse Bone Graft than patients who did not.

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 Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft: FDA Approval and Warnings

When the bioengineered bone graft developed by Medtronic was approved for U.S. markets in 2002, it was for procedures in the lumbar spine. The FDA had approved the Infuse Bone Graft specifically for patients requiring spinal surgeries for scoliosis, spinal fractures, and other spinal injuries affecting the lower back.

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 When to Contact a Chowchilla Personal Injury Lawyer

Not all personal injury claims require assistance from a skilled Chowchilla personal injury lawyer. Many of the smaller and simpler claims can be settled reasonably without incurring the expenses of retaining an attorney. However, in some cases, the cost of retaining a lawyer may be be worth the impact an experienced attorney can have on increasing the value of your claim. Professional legal representation is especially recommended for victims of serious accidents resulting in the following:

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 Proving Fault in an Amador County Car Accident Claim

Having been unfairly harmed in an Amador County car accident, you may be facing the task of proving the other party’s liability. While the negligent party will sometimes accept responsibility for causing the accident, many times the parties at fault are unwilling to assume liability for the damages incurred by the accident.

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 Types of Bakersfield Construction Accidents

One of the toughest and most dangerous professions in the U.S. is construction work. Construction workers are subjected to many dangers on an almost daily basis. These dangers include toxic chemicals, heavy machinery, toxic gases, power tools, open trenches, and other types of hazardous building equipment. Due to the inherent risks of construction work, the federal government heavily regulates the industry.

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 Negotiating for Your Rightful Compensation After a La Quinta Personal Injury Accident

Recovering a reasonable settlement is not an easy process, requiring weeks (possibly months) of negotiation with the insurance companies. If you have been wrongfully injured in a La Quinta personal injury accident, you may decide to file a personal injury claim.

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 Recovering Compensation for Your Victorville Brain Injuries

A brain injury accident can cause a wide range of symptoms, ranging from minor headaches to amnesia and can leave victims facing a difficult financial situation with mental disabilities. When a brain injury is sustained as a result of someone else’s negligent behavior, wrongfully injured victims are strongly urged to contact a local Victorville accident attorney to determine their eligibility to file a personal injury claim.

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 Challenges in San Leandro Trucking Accident Claims

If you have been involved in a San Leandro truck accident, it is strongly encouraged to protect your legal interests by consulting a qualified San Leandro truck accident lawyer immediately after your accident.

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 Importance of Seeking Medical Attention after Sustaining a San Francisco Broken Bone Injury

Broken bone injuries are one of the most common types of injuries sustained in the United States. A bone breaks when it cannot withstand the force applied to it. Force, or energy, can be created in a number of events, such as car accidents, sports, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, and construction accidents.

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 Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Bicycle Accidents

Q. I suffered a serious broken bone injury in a bicycle accident caused by a reckless driver. What are my legal options?

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 Fallbrook Motorcycle Accidents: Personal Injury Liability

Although motorcycle accident injuries and fatalities are on the decline in California, thousands of bikers are still killed or seriously injured in accidents every year. In Fallbrook, located in northern San Diego County, serious injury and fatality motorcycle accidents have been reported on Interstate 15, Highway 76, Mission Road, Sterling View Drive, among other locations.

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 Receiving Medical Treatment After a Serious Live Oak Personal Injury Accident

After sustaining serious injuries in a Live Oak personal injury accident, prompt medical treatment is a crucial component of an optimal recovery.

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 Liability Issues in Slip and Fall Accidents

A serious fall accident at great heights or on a hard surface can cause severe injury or even fatality to victims. Fall accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury in the United States, and the second leading cause of spinal cord injury. When a property owner’s negligence becomes the cause of a serious injury fall accident to a guest, the wrongfully injured individual can rightfully claim compensation for all of the losses and expenses incurred as a result of the accident.

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 How to File a Truck Accident Claim

Because Sutter County and much of Sacramento Valley is deeply rooted in agriculture and production, thousands of trucks are routed through the county, transporting goods to and from the area. And while trucking is an essential part of these communities, the large trailer trucks that travel throughout the county also pose a serious danger to other travelers.

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 Understanding Severe Brain Injuries in Delano Accidents

In the event of a traumatic brain injury, patients can suffer temporary dysfunction or permanent disabilities related to their injury. Although the outcome of a brain injury is relatively uncertain in the early stages of injury, because neural tissue cannot regenerate, focal brain injury typically results in permanent disabilities related to the area of tissue damage.

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 Getting Legal Help after Suffering a Serious Sacramento Auto Accident Injury

After suffering a serious Sacramento auto accident injury, you may have a lot of questions concerning your legal rights. A Sacramento car accident lawyer can answer your legal questions, however, it is imperative a knowledgeable lawyer be consulted.

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 How Social Media Can Hurt Your Dinuba Personal Injury Claim

For millions of Americans, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social media websites have become an integral part of our daily lives. As an outlet to share events, photos, and thoughts with friends and family, many of us post content without taking any (or very little) consideration to the possible ramifications our actions may have later down the road.

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 Defending Your Rights in a Victorville Fall Accident

After sustaining serious injuries in a Victorville fall accident, it is crucial to take pictures or notes of the possible causes of your accident. When property owners fail to provide a reasonably safe environment for guests, by maintaining their property and fixing potential hazards, in the event of a fall accident, victims may be eligible to file a personal injury claim for damages related to the accident.

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 Why Proven Trial Experience is Important to Your El Cajon Accident Claim

When attempting to recover compensation for serious injuries, the legal skills and expertise of your El Cajon accident attorney can have a significant impact on the amount of compensation you will likely recover. An attorney with years of successful trial experience can increase the amount of compensation you recover several times greater than the settlement an unrepresented claimant is likely to receive.

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 What to do After a California Wrongful Death Construction Accident

The construction industry has one of the highest rates of fatal and injury workplace accidents in the United States. A construction site offers workers a unique set of hazards that was the cause of more than 800 construction fatalities in 2010, accounting for approximately one-fifth of all fatal workplace accidents of that year.

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 The Importance of Retaining a Local Victorville Motorcycle Lawyer

Intersections are the most likely location for motorcycle accidents. Every year, numerous motorcycle accidents occur because of driver negligence and failure to respect the motorcyclist’s right of way. In 2009, the California Highway Patrol recorded four fatalities and fourteen injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents.

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 Determining Your Rights in a Victorville Brain Injury Accident

Traumatic brain injuries can be one of the most damaging injuries an individual can sustain in an accident. Brain injuries are one of the top injuries in motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and sports accidents.

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 Negligent Supervision in Victorville Workplace Accidents

Employers are responsible for employing effective supervisory practices to ensure their employees and bystanders are not exposed to unreasonable dangers. Negligent supervision can foster careless production, recklessness, or even abusive behavior. When an employee causes a serious injury accident, under certain circumstances, the employer can be held liable for the damages resulting from their employee’s harmful actions.

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 Bakersfield Car Accidents and Victims’ Rights

In 2009, more than 1,000 people were injured in Bakersfield car accidents, reports the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The CHP also reports that more than 20 people tragically died as a result of the injuries they sustained in Bakersfield car collisions in 2009. Some recent car crashes that occurred in Bakersfield are:

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 Who Can File a Sunset District Wrongful Death

After losing a loved one in a tragic fatal accident, it is important to be aware of your rights. When another person is responsible for causing the fatal accident, typically the immediate family members of the decedent can seek justice in the form of a full and fair financial compensation for all of the damages related to their loss.

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 Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Birth Control Recalls and Unplanned Pregnancies

Q. I heard about a birth control recall in the news recently. How do I know if my birth control pill was affected?

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 Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoes and Back Injuries

In addition to severe bone fracture injuries, hip dislocations, and head injuries, Skechers Shape-ups toning shoes have been associated with serious back injuries. Shape-ups feature a rounded sole, which is designed to throw the wearer “off balance.”

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 Why You Should Consult a Skechers Shape-ups Injury Lawyer

Despite Skechers' recent statement, Shape-ups have caused serious injury to hundreds of consumers, many of whom are speaking out. Recently a California product liability firm filed a mass tort lawsuit against Skechers USA, Inc. on behalf of dozens of clients. Consult a product liability lawyer regarding your eligibility to file a suit for your Skechers Shape-ups injury.

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 What to Look for in a Lake County Truck Accident Attorney

A truck accident can have devastating consequences for the drivers and passengers of a smaller vehicle. When the reckless behavior of a large truck driver or the negligence of the trucking company causes a catastrophic Lake County truck accident, victims may be entitled to compensation. Entrusting your case to an experienced Lake County truck accident lawyer can help ensure you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.

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 Choosing the Right California Construction Accident Attorney

Choosing the right California construction accident attorney to handle your case can mean the difference between recovering full and fair compensation or no compensation. Although many personal injury lawyers claim to have experience helping seriously injured individuals, few have the resources and knowledge necessary to win a complex construction accident case.

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 Liability Issues in a Ridgecrest Fall Accident

The Center for Disease Control ranks fall accidents as the third leading cause of unintentional death. In addition, fall accidents are the second most common cause of spinal cord injury and are one of the leading causes of construction accident injury. If you have suffered a Ridgecrest fall accident, it is imperative to understand your rights. Fall accident victims may be entitled to compensation for medical fees, lost wages, and other incidentals associated with the accident.

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 Worker’s Compensation and Third Party Suits in a Bakersfield Construction Accident

Because of the dangerous nature of construction work, employees of this industry suffer some of the highest fatality and injury rates in the United States. Employees work under hazardous conditions every day, so the contractor, property owners, and other parties involved are responsible for maintaining the safest working environment possible. However, when an act of negligence results in a catastrophic Bakersfield construction accident, it is crucial for workers to be aware of their rights.

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 Collecting Financial Compensation for a California Crane Accident Injury

When an injury is caused by the use of an improperly designed, maintained or repaired crane, the injured individual may be able to collect financial compensation for accident-related damages.

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 Defective Hip Implant Victims’ Legal Rights

Two hip replacement systems manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, have been taken off the market globally due to complications that can cause permanent bone and tissue damage. Earlier this year, DePuy issued a recall involving the company’s ASR XL Acetabular and ASR Hip Resurfacing systems after higher than normal failure rates were reported.

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 Symptoms of DePuy ASR Hip Implant Failure

DePuy Orthopedics Inc. recalled their ASR hip implants after learning an independent study discovered the failure rate correlated with the ASR systems were more than double the industry’s standard. While they assured to provide the necessary compensation for patients who had been harmed by their defective products, DePuy has rejected numerous patients who have required a revision surgery.

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 What to do after Suffering from a Foodborne Illness

Approximately 48 million Americans suffer from various types of foodborne illnesses every year, reports the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Foodborne illnesses are caused by eating food or drinking water that is contaminated with a disease-causing bacteria or virus.

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 When to Contact a Colton Accident Attorney

Serious injuries demand legal representation from the best Colton accident attorneys. If a negligent property owner, careless driver, or irresponsible food-handling company is responsible for your catastrophic accident injury, they must be held accountable for their action or inaction.

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 Qualitest Birth Control Recall: Important Legal Information

A recent recall – issued by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals – of more than one million packs of defectively packaged birth control has left many women vulnerable to the potential risk of an unplanned pregnancy.

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 Understanding your Rights to Compensation For Defectively Packaged Birth Control

An unplanned pregnancy can have devastating consequences on a woman’s life. In addition to physical and emotional damages, many women also suffer financially as well. The cost of raising a child from birth to adulthood can soar into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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 Skechers Shape-ups Injuries & Product Liability Claims

When they were first released into the athletic footwear market, Skechers Shape-ups received a lot of media coverage for the unbelievable results they promised and their unexpected popularity. Skechers success with the Shape-up toning shoes led other manufacturers like New Balance and Reebok to join the toning shoe bandwagon.

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 Motorcycles Versus Passenger Cars

The public often perceives motorcyclists as reckless renegades with no concern for the safety of others. However, according to motorcycle accident statistics, it is not the actions of a motorcycle rider but the actions of a passenger vehicle driver that are the main cause of motorcycle collisions nationwide.

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 What to Look for in a Napa County Truck Accident Attorney

After you or a loved one has been in a truck accident, you are probably much more concerned with physical, mental, and emotional recovery than researching and comparing your options for legal representation. You might even be tempted to negotiate a settlement on your own, to accept the insurance company’s initial offer, or to put off making a decision for several weeks, but all of these would ultimately be against your best interest.

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 Types of Car Accident Damages

In addition to severe physical pain, seriously injured car accident victims often experience severe financial strain. Serious injuries often require expensive long-term medical care and treatment. The cost of treating a serious head injury, spinal cord injury, brain injury, broken bone injury, amputation injury or burn injury can soar into the millions.

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 Preventing a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident

Every year, more than one million Americans will experience a slip, trip and fall accident injury, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The second leading cause of accidental injuries, slip and fall accidents can be caused by a number of factors, such as wet spots, loose carpeting, uneven walking surfaces or objects in a pathway.

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 What to Do after You Have Been Injured in a San Francisco Pedestrian Accident

Individuals injured through no fault of their own in a San Francisco pedestrian accident must often deal with pressing legal and financial issues. One of the biggest concerns a seriously injured pedestrian and their family may face is how to pay expensive medical bills.

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 The Elderly and Pedestrian Accidents

The number of traffic accidents involving pedestrians are up significantly from previous years, reports Fresno police. Ten pedestrians were killed in Fresno traffic accidents in 2010 compared to four pedestrian accident fatalities in 2009.

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 California Truck Accident Catastrophic Injuries

Commercial trucks, such as a big-rig, semi, dump truck, 18-wheeler, tanker truck, tractor-trailer, or box trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds fully loaded and can produce disastrous results when involved in an accident with a smaller passenger vehicle.

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 Northern California Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Accident Victims Obtain Fair Compensation

It is understandable to be overwhelmed when you have been involved in a serious accident. Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and trucking accidents are unfamiliar and frightening events. While you focus on getting better, you deserve a lawyer who can guide you through the insurance process, and help you obtain a fair settlement, or take your case to trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached.

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 Keeping Northern California Bicyclists Safe

Bike riding has become a popular recreational activity and means of transportation for many northern California residents. Cyclists can be seen riding year round in northern California cities. Bike riding's growing popularity has prompted many cities to construct bike lanes. Although bike lanes have helped reduce the number of bike accidents, cyclists’ legal rights are still violated by reckless or negligent motor vehicle drivers.

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 Defective Equipment and Northern California Motorcycle Accidents

Northern California motorcycle accidents caused by a defective piece of bike equipment are responsible for the injuries and deaths of many riders every year. In fact, defective motorcycle equipment is often the real cause of bike collisions initially blamed on a rider. Many times, after a thorough private investigation is conducted of the crash, it is discovered the true responsibility lies with the manufacturer of a motorcycle or the manufacturer of a motorcycle part.

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 Types of Northern California Auto Accidents

Thousands of auto accidents take place on California’s highways and roads every day. The circumstances surrounding an auto collision can vary considerably depending on the types of vehicles involved, where the crash occurred and what type of collision took place. For example, the results of a head-on collision are typically much more severe than the aftermath of a rear-end collision.

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 Types of Northern California Truck Accidents

When examining the circumstances surrounding a truck accident, a skilled northern California personal injury attorney will be able to determine how and why the crash occurred. If it is discovered that a defective piece of equipment or an error made by a truck diver caused a truck crash, an injured victim may be able to receive assistance for injury expenses.

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 Time Is of the Essence When Filing a Fresno Defective Product Claim

When purchasing a product, consumers trust the product has been put through the proper production and testing procedures. Sadly, now more than ever, reports of consumers being harmed or worse, killed by a dangerous product are consistently surfacing. If not manufactured responsibly, almost any product has the potential to inflict harm.

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 Safe Cycling in San Francisco

Now more than ever, San Francisco residents are cycling for recreation and as a means of transportation. In addition to other cyclists, bike riders share city streets with motorists and pedestrians. As traffic volume increases and streets become more congested, it is important that cyclists stay up to date on cycling safety tips. Staying current on the latest cycling safety tips can prevent a cyclist from becoming a victim in a bicycle accident.

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 Common Oakland Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycles may offer riders a sense of freedom, but they do not offer riders protection from an impact with a car, truck or bus. In 2008, motorcycle accidents injured more than 96,000 American bikers. Per vehicle mile traveled, riders are nine times more likely to be injured in a multiple vehicle collision than the occupants of a passenger vehicle.

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 Sacramento Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions

If your loved one suffered fatal injuries because of another person’s negligent actions or criminal act, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to allow the deceased’s dependants to recover damages related to the passing of a loved one. In addition to offering family members financial compensation, wrongful death claims can also bring a sense of justice to the situation.

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 What to Do Following a Fresno Car Accident

Annually, there are more than six million car accidents that take place in the United States. Millions of motorists are injured and tens of thousands are killed in car accidents every year. It is estimated that approximately one person dies every 12 minutes in a car accident – making car accidents the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.

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 Oakland Truck Accident Victims’ Legal Rights

There are more than 15.5 million commercial trucks operating in the United States today. With some of the nation’s largest manufacturers based in the state, California plays a significant role in the transportation of goods by commercial truck. Due to the large number of commercial trucks traveling the state’s highways and roads, truck accidents are a frequent occurrence.

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 Choosing the Right Sacramento Bicycle Accident Injury Attorney

In the days following your Sacramento bicycle accident, probably one of the most important decisions you will make is selecting an attorney. The choices can be overwhelming – there are thousands of personal injury lawyers listed online and in the yellow book. To make the selection process easier, look for an attorney with a proven track record of success and years of litigation experience.

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 Imperial County Drunk Driving Accident Victim Attorneys

If you were injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver in Imperial County, the drunk driver may be financially responsible for the injuries you sustained. Accidents caused by impaired and intoxicated drivers are 100% preventable. Drinking and driving is a conscious choice, and drivers who cause accidents while under the influence of alcohol or drugs must be held accountable. Across the country, about 10,000 people are killed every year in drug and alcohol related accidents.

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 Accidents Caused by Drug-Impaired Drivers and Injury Victims' Rights

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 10.1 million people drove under the influence of illicit drugs between 2006 and 2009. Driving under the influence of any drug has potentially catastrophic consequences.

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 Drunk Driving Accident Victims’ Legal Rights

The consequences of drinking and driving are far reaching.

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 Easy Ways to Prevent California Car Accidents

As California car accident lawyers, on a daily basis we are told tales of terrible accidents that could have easily been prevented. Although not all accidents can be prevented, you can reduce your likelihood of being at fault for an injury accident by following simple steps to pay attention and operate your vehicle more safely.

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 An Introduction to Birth Injury Litigation

Victims of birth injuries caused by a physician or obstetrician’s negligent actions before or during birth may be entitled to compensation. Birth injuries can cause permanent disability and may also require lifelong medical care.

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 Construction Site Accidents & Injuries

Each year, thousands of construction workers are injured or killed in preventable accidents at construction sites. Construction sites are rapidly changing environments with lots of heavy equipment, machinery and large vehicles. It is not uncommon for injuries at construction sites to be catastrophic or fatal. This legal guide explains some of the legal issues that arise in construction accident and personal injury claims.

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 California Car Accidents & Roadway Defect Claims

Roadway defects are entirely or partly responsible for many accidents each year in California and the United States. This legal guide provides information for about various types of roadway defects, and what to do if you believe an accident you were involved in was caused in part or in whole by a roadway defect or roadway design defect.

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Videos Provided by Estey & Bomberger, LLP

An Overview Of Product Liability Litigation

In this video, Estey Bomberger founding partner Stephen Estey talks about defective products and product liability laws, and the law firm's experience handling defective product cases. Steve explains why product liability cases are unique, and why manufacturers are willing to invest millions to contest product defects and liability.

An Overview Of California Premises Liability Laws

In this video, Estey Bomberger attorney Mike Bomberger explains slip and fall accidents, and the premises liability concerns that arise from slip and fall accidents. Mike talks about common injuries and common accidents such as stairway falls, as well as common misconceptions about slip and fall accidents. Victims must be able to establish that a dangerous or hazardous condition caused their injury, in which case the property owner or occupant may be responsible. To find out if you have a case, talk to a qualified California slip and fall accident attorney at Estey Bomberger.

Client Testimonial: California Truck Accident Attorney

After a San Diego truck accident on Interstate 805, Val turned to the experienced California truck accident lawyers at Estey Bomberger. Watch this video to learn about Val's experience with her case and how the truck accident attorneys at Estey & Bomberger helped her obtain a fair settlement.

California Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Attorney Mike Bomberger is passionate about helping victims of bicycle accidents. Mike knows that when you have suffered a serious bicycle accident injury, choosing the right lawyer to represent you and your family is an important decision. A decision that your future depends on. With more than 70 years of collective litigation experience, the California bicycle accident attorneys at Estey & Bomberger work hard to obtain justice for those who have suffered catastrophic injury or loss in a California bicycle accident

Client Testimonial: California Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

When Louis was critically injured after he was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle in March 2009, he found help at and called (800)925-0723. Watch his video testimonial of his experience with the California motorcycle accident attorneys at Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

Client Testimonial: California Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

Matthew was seriously injured after he was bitten by a dog. After talking to several different dog bite lawyers, he turned to the attorneys at Learn about his experience with his case and how the attorneys at Estey & Bomberger helped him.

What's The #1 Mistake People Make After A Car Accident In California?

In this video, California personal injury lawyer Stephen Estey answers the question, "What's The #1 Mistake People Make After A Car Accident In California?"

California DUI Accident Injury Attorney: Using Animation to Demonstrate the Severity of an Accident

California personal injury attorney Mike Bomberger of Estey Bomberger discusses the firm's approach to a recent DUI accident head-on collision case handled by the firm, and talks about why animation provided by DK Global was used to show exactly how the client felt in the moments leading up to the head-on collision, in which the driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .41 while driving company-provided work truck. A settlement was reached in this DUI accident case November 2010 for $6,000,000.

California Motorcycle Accident Attorney Video Testimonial

Joe suffered multiple broken bones after he was involved in a motorcycle accident in April 2009. A friend recommended he visit he called (800)925-0723. Watch his video testimonial of his experience with the attorneys at Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

San Diego Car Accident Lawyer

Estey & Bomberger handle catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths arising from car accidents. Catastrophic injuries can be anywhere from a traumatic brain injury to a broken bone, amputations, torn ligaments, something that involves surgery, that would be considered a catastrophic injury. There are a number of factors that insurance companies and a jury looks at to determine the value of what a case is worth. How bad the injuries are, what the amount of medical bills are, if that person will require future treament, what their loss of earnings are and the pain and suffering. If someone has suffered a catastrophic injury, they should call Estey & Bomberger because those are the types of cases we handle.

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