About Berman & Riedel, LLP

Principal Attorneys William M. Berman and U. Kelley Riedel
Principal Attorneys William M. Berman and U. Kelley Riedel

Berman & Riedel, LLP, is a prominent law firm that represents the victims of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the State of California. Our team of renowned injury attorneys and professional staff vigorously advocates on behalf of those who are injured or affected by the negligent/harmful acts of others, and we pride ourselves on working tirelessly to obtain exceptional settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. As a plaintiffs’ personal injury firm, we do not represent business, industry, or insurance companies in defense of personal injury or wrongful death matters.

Dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation, the attorneys at our firm consistently obtain results on behalf of our clients which exceed expectation. We take pride in producing an outstanding resolution for each legal case we take on, and indeed many of our settlements and verdicts have been lauded in the news as unparalleled. The extraordinary success of the law firm enables us to be very selective in the clients and cases we choose to represent. Thus, if we accept your case, you can be confident that we believe in your case and will do everything in our power to aggressively pursue your legal interests in an effort to recover the maximum compensation to which you are entitled under the law.

The legal professionals of Berman & Riedel, LLP, are committed to the highest professional and ethical standards in the practice of law. Our firm's ability to navigate the civil legal system and understand the more complex intricacies of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases is unsurpassed. In fact, the majority of cases that come to Berman & Riedel, LLP are referred to us by our clients and/or attorneys who are impressed with the exceptional results we have obtained on behalf of our clients.

The process of seeking legal advice and representation can seem overwhelming, particularly when you are seriously injured or have lost a loved one. You are forced to make immediate decisions that will affect the course of your case and, potentially, the rest of your life. When you put your trust and case into the hands of the highly effective team of San Diego accident lawyers at Berman & Riedel, LLP, you can rest assured that you will be treated with dignity and respect and that you have the highest-quality legal representation on your side. Our firm has the skill, dedication, and resources necessary to obtain the best possible outcome for your legal matter, and we will work tirelessly to obtain the maximum compensation possible for your particular case.

Our record of success in representing the seriously injured or the families of someone who has been wrongfully injured or killed speaks for itself. We have an outstanding reputation for litigating high-end cases throughout the entire State of California. In doing so, we consistently provide impressive results for our clients. If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt in a car accident, let our team of attorneys help you resolve your legal matter. Contact us today to see what Berman & Riedel, LLP can do for you.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to common questions people have about personal injury cases and working with a lawyer. During your initial consultation, we will be happy to answer questions that are particular to your case.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

The attorneys at Berman & Riedel, LLP, accept cases on a contingency-fee basis. This type of agreement means you do not pay any attorneys’ fees out-of-pocket for legal representation. Attorneys’ fees are also contingent on the outcome of your case.

You benefit from legal representation in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of a settlement or jury award. We will only recover a fee if you recover compensation.

Can You Tell Me How Much My Case Is Worth?

There is no way to determine the exact value of a personal injury case, especially early in your case. However, an experienced attorney can give you an estimated range based on their experience with similar cases.

There are many factors that may influence the value of your case, such as:

  • Your total financial or economic damages
  • The severity of your injuries
  • The impact of your injuries on your daily life
  • The strength of your case
  • Whether you share fault for your accident
  • Insurance policy limits 

Some damages are easy to calculate, such as lost wages and medical bills. Calculating the value of diminished earnings for the rest of your life or future medical needs; however, may require the help of experts. Non-economic damages like pain and suffering have no intrinsic financial value. These damages are challenging to calculate. 

If your case goes before a jury, you may potentially be able to recover more than you could through a settlement. However, this introduces a new element of risk: the jury. The circumstances of your accident and even how sympathetic you or the defendant are can influence the outcome.

During your consultation, and throughout your case, we will help you understand how these factors influence your case. We will also work tirelessly to document the value of all your damages and pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

The vast majority of cases are resolved by reaching a settlement agreement outside of court. Very few personal injury cases actually go to trial, but it is more likely if the facts in your case are in dispute, a legal issue is being contested, or you have a high-value case.

An experienced lawyer will build your case as if it will go to trial from the beginning. The stronger your case and evidence, the more likely a fair settlement will be reached.

How Do I Know If I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If your case involves mostly property damage or minor injuries, you likely do not need a lawyer to handle a claim with the insurance company. The more serious your injuries, or the more complex your case, the more important it becomes to seek experienced legal counsel.

Remember that the insurance company is not on your side, even if the insurance adjuster seems sympathetic and you receive a settlement offer. If you are being blamed for your accident or sustained serious injury, a lawyer will help you protect your rights and build the strongest case possible. This includes calculating the full value of your current and future losses.

Legal representation is also vital if your case involves a complex area of law such as elder abuse or neglect, premises liability, commercial vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, or serious work-related accidents. Determining liability, navigating decades of legal precedence, and interpreting specific statutes in these cases is best done with years of relevant legal experience.

Do You Accept Cases Outside of San Diego?

While our law office is located in San Diego, Berman & Riedel, LLP, accepts cases throughout the state of California.


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