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Walnut Creek, California Personal Injury and Auto Accident Attorneys

The Appel Law Firm

100 Pringle Avenue
Suite 730

Walnut Creek, California 94596

Phone(925) 938-2000 or(855) 262-7735
Fax (925) 938-2728

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Law Firm Overview

Appel Law Firm, LLP is a personal injury law firm based in Walnut Creek, California providing legal representation to injured clients throughout the surrounding areas of California, including the San Francisco Bay area.
The firm is truly a family business, founded by brothers Joseph and Michael Appel, who are now joined by second generation attorney Thomas Appel. They combine over 60 years of legal experience in the field of personal injury and have the knowledge and expertise to handle even the most complex cases.

The team of attorneys at Appel Law Firm has helped thousands of clients recover the compensation they deserve in a wide variety of injury cases, ranging from simple slip-and-fall accidents to serious and catastrophic injuries (such as injuries to the brain or spine, or causing dismemberment or other forms of permanent disfigurement). The firm also assists individuals who have been injured in the workplace file for and receive worker’s compensation. Additionally, the firm is proud to assist elderly clients who have suffered abuse or neglect at a nursing home.

The attorneys at Appel Law Firm pride themselves in providing each client with highly personalized service. Your case will always be handled by a licensed attorney, so you never need to fear being handed off to a paralegal and being treated like your case is just a file number. The firm’s extensive experience and successful track record means they will never back down to the insurance company’s defense attorneys, and will leave no stone unturned to make sure that your claim is handled fairly and you receive the compensation that is rightfully yours.

Year this Office was Established: 1995

Languages: English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Dog Bites; Elder Abuse; Construction Site Fires; Faulty Equipment; Scaffolding Accidents; Refinery Explosions; Pipeline Explosions; Hazardous Workplace Conditions; Ceiling Collapses; Forklift Accidents; Failure to Provide Safety Protection; Electrocution Accidents; Fires; Falling Objects; Elder Physical Abuse; Elder Financial Abuse; Elder Neglect; Distracted Driving Accidents; Auto and Truck Collisions; School Bus Accidents; Drunk Driving Accidents; Contaminated Foods; Defective Car Seats; Unsafe Toys; Amputation of Limbs, Fingers and Toes; Fractured Bones; Crushing Injuries; Hearing Loss; Fatal Injuries/Death.

Areas of Law Description

Appel Law Firm LLP provides legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:

- Construction Accidents

We have a long track record of successfully helping victims injured in construction accidents. We have also represented families of victims who have died in construction accidents. Our attorneys represent clients in the following types of construction workplace accidents:

• Scaffolding accidents
• Falls
• Workplace-related psychological trauma
• Refinery explosions
• Pipeline explosions
• Hazardous workplace conditions
• Ceiling collapses
• Forklift accidents
• Failure to give adequate protection
• Electrocutions
• Respiratory damage
• Fires
• Faulty equipment: cranes, safety devices, nail guns, man-lifts, hydraulic lifts
• Falling objects
• Injuries from lifting and repetitive motions

- Motor Vehicle Accidents

Millions of motor vehicle accidents occur every year, so insurance companies have gotten good at defending themselves against claims. We have decades of experience and the financial resources needed to ensure your legal rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you’re entitled to for lost wages, pain and suffering, physical injury, and medical bills. We won’t back down. Our cases settle in your favor-- consistently. We win in court --consistently.

- Nursing Home Abuse

No one should suffer physical and emotional abuse in a nursing home, care facility, or institution. Unfortunately, we see it happening every day. As baby boomers age, incidences of neglect and abuse will climb ever higher. It is intolerable that the most vulnerable in society should become victims of schemes to steal their money, property, identity, dignity, and well-being. If you or your loved one encounter such a serious situation or if your concerns have gone unheeded by the staff, administration, or care provider, don’t hesitate for another second. Contact us for legal guidance, resolution, and restitution. We will not rest until justice is served and our client is out of harm’s way.

- Personal Injury

Personal injury law holds people or organizations accountable for the harm they cause others. Victims of injury due to the fault of another – physical, financial, emotional, or cognitive – are allowed to get compensation for their injuries, past and future medical expenses, past and future wage loss, and pain and suffering.

- Products Liability

Consumers face a host of product liability risks during everyday life – from unsafe toys and car seats, failing air bags, and contaminated food to occupational hazards such as asbestos exposure and defective machinery. If you, a family member, friend, or coworker have been injured by a dangerous or defective product, you have the legal right to be compensated. We will hold negligent parties accountable, but it’s our rigorous, detailed pursuit of justice, undivided individual attention, and consistent record of success that separate us from the rest.

- Workers' Compensation

In California, workers' compensation is a series of laws that provide workers' compensation benefits to those persons injured due to working conditions, including heavy lifting, defective machinery and equipment, dangerous premises, repetitive stress injuries, etc. Workers’ compensation is also available for illnesses that occur on the job due to hazardous chemicals, asbestos exposure, or other environmental contaminants.

- Wrongful Death

In a wrongful death claim, those entitled to bring such a claim are entitled to just compensation for the loss each has suffered by reason of the death of their loved one. In determining this loss, various items are analyzed and these items include: (1) financial support (2) right to receive support (3) age of the deceased and (4) respective life expectancy of the deceased. Each entitled person also can receive reasonable compensation for the loss of love, companionship, comfort, affection, society, solace, or moral support of the decedent. Finally, funeral and medical costs are a part of the legal analysis.


  • State Bar of California
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California


Michael Appel Mr. Michael Appel
Car Accident, Litigation, Motor Vehicles, Personal Injury, Product Liability Litigation

Joseph Appel Mr. Joseph Appel
Car Accident, Litigation, Personal Injury, Product Liability Litigation, Workers Compensation

Thomas Appel Mr. Thomas Appel
Car Accident, Litigation, Personal Injury, Product Liability Litigation, Workers Compensation


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