Robert Vaksman & Alan Khalfin


Personal Injury Lawyers

$10MM +

Recovered for Clients

1000 +

Injured Clients

3.5 × 

Higher compensation*

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Are You Looking for a California Personal Injury Attorney?

At Vaksman Khalfin, we have years of experience helping our clients handle even the most challenging cases. Our skillful personal injury lawyers offer well-rounded representation, emphasizing clear communication and proactive resolutions. We work relentlessly with every client to ensure you can focus on your recovery while we handle all the heavy lifting.

In such difficult times, Vaksman Khalfin is your ultimate partner. Our expert team of California personal injury attorneys fights tirelessly for justice for our clients with dedication and resilience. Whether a car accident, workplace injury, wrongful death, slip and fall, or any other personal injury, we’re the law firm you can always rely on. We assure you receive the best representation and that responsible parties are held accountable.

Practice Areas

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Car Accident

Accidents happen every day, but you shouldn’t suffer because of someone else’s negligence. If you’re injured, let us help you. Remember, we don’t get paid unless you do.

California Brain Injury

Brain Injury

The impact of a brain injury can be life-altering. Don’t bear the burden alone. Our specialized attorneys are here to fight for your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.

California Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one due to someone’s negligence is utterly devastating. Vaksman Khalfin fights to ensure you receive justice and compensation to help ease your troubles during this difficult time.

California Slip and Falls

Slip and Falls

When a slip and fall accident occurs due to negligence, our experienced attorneys are here to stand by your side. We’ll help you secure compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

California Defective Products

Defective Products

Have you suffered an injury due to a defective product? Our qualified lawyers are prepared to challenge big corporations and seek just compensation for your injuries.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can cause severe injuries with lasting impact. Let a dedicated personal injury lawyer in California fight for your rights and recover the settlement you’re entitled to.

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Uber And Lyft Accidents

Involved in a rideshare accident and unsure of your next steps? Rest assured, our knowledgeable attorneys specialize in ridesharing laws and will fight to recover your deserved compensation.

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Truck Accidents

Truck accidents often result in damaging consequences. Our lawyers are committed to making negligent parties accountable and securing the highest compensation possible.

California Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicycle Accident

Bicycling accidents can lead to complex legal issues. Our personal injury law firm in California will tirelessly advocate for your rights and make sure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.

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Pedestrian Accidents

Were you struck as a pedestrian and need legal help? At Vaksman Khalfin, we are unwavering in fighting for your rights and are committed to getting you the compensation you deserve.

When You Need Help From California Personal Injury Attorneys

When you’ve fallen victim to an accident or injury due to another’s negligence, you deserve just compensation. No law in California requires you to hire a lawyer for a personal injury case. But, in our experience, unrepresented clients often get less treatment and less financial recovery.

Navigating the complexities of California personal injury law can feel overwhelming. That’s why getting help from a personal injury law firm in California can be vital. Hiring a personal injury attorney is the most effective way to protect your rights and obtain maximum financial compensation for your injuries. 

A personal injury attorney can help you navigate the adverse situations you’ll face with third-party insurance, and very likely your own insurance. Even your own insurance isn’t incentivized to assist you. At Vaksman Khalfin, we always advise our clients to let us handle all communications on our client’s behalf.

Additionally, a personal injury law firm helps coordinate your medical treatment. We’ve found that most clients tend to undertreat their injuries, and this is a huge disservice to you, both medically and legally.

The fact is, you’ll only have one settlement for your matter. You won’t be able to re-negotiate if you later realize you’re still in pain. We’re relentless in seeking full compensation for your injuries after you’ve completed treatment. Our firm helps you get the treatment you need while maximizing benefits from each party involved.

Robert B. Vaksman, Esq.

Founding Partner

“Some cases are easier than others, but this doesn’t matter at Vaksman Khalfin, because we have the resources to help our clients no matter what is at stake, especially if it’s hard."

Meet Robert
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Alan D. Khalfin, Esq.

Partner & Managing Attorney

"People call me when they need to plan, but also when something terrible has happened and they need help. It is personal to my clients, so it is personal to me. We have to help — no matter what."

Meet Alan
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Client Profile

"When I was the victim of a hit and run car accident, Vaksman Khalfin was there to help."

It's scary enough to get into a car accident, but the situation is worse when the other drive runs away. When this happened to Charlie, our lawyers coordinated medical care with no out-of-pocket costs, and secured a significant payout for his future medical care, pain and suffering.

Charlie V.

Auto Accident Client
Client Profile

"When I was the victim of a hit and run car accident, Vaksman Khalfin was there to help."

What You Can Expect

from Vaksman Khalfin Personal Injury Attorneys


Free Consultation

At Vaksman Khalfin, we value transparency and offer a free initial consultation. We’ll assess your case, outline achievable outcomes, and chart a probable course of action without any financial obligation on your part.

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You Only Pay Us if We Reach a Settlement

Your satisfaction is our utmost priority. Our payment structure follows a, "No win, no fee," policy. Our policy guarantees our fees are contingent on a successful outcome for your case.


Exceptional Attorneys and Case Managers

A professional attorney with a case manager will be assigned to your case to ensure dedicated service and personalized attention. This loyal team is your consistent point of contact and handles all your concerns personally.


Medical Providers Won’t Receive Payment Until We Finalize Your Case

We believe in a complete and fair resolution of your case before medical providers get paid. At Vaksman Khalfin, your medical needs are our top priority. Our focus remains on achieving the best outcome for your case.

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What Our Clients Say

"I retained Vaksman Khalfin after my car accident. Right away, I knew I was in good hands because communication was clear and fast! They went above and beyond by negotiating my bills, and I ultimately got more than I expected. Thank you!"

Jean L, San Francisco, CA

Jean L, San Francisco, CA

"After being in a major accident, I didn’t know what to do. I never had to hire a lawyer, and was nervous about the process. Fortunately, I found Vaksman Khalfin who helped coordinate my medical care and finalize a very fair settlement. Everyone at their law firm was kind, caring and patient with all of my questions."

Gina T. San Mateo, CA

Gina T. San Mateo, CA

Why Vaksman Khalfin Is Your Best California Personal Injury Lawyer Option

At Vaksman Khalfin, we understand how distressing personal injuries can be. Seeking medical help and dealing with the financial consequences of your incident already leaves you with a full plate. In these trying times, we’re here to shoulder the burden and guide you every step of the way. Our main goal is to fight for your rights, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve, all while you focus on your health and recovery.

Need California Personal Injury Trial Lawyers?

From understanding California personal injury laws to representing you at trial, you can trust our legal team will offer support throughout the process. We’re not afraid to go to trial. Our distinguished personal injury trial lawyers are well-equipped and prepared to represent your case in court if needed. Your rights are our priority, and we’re committed to fighting for the maximum compensation you deserve.

How it works

We will fight for your rights.


Complimentary consultation

We provide a complimentary consultation regarding your matter. If we're a mutual fit, you'll sign an engagement agreement before we get started. Remember, we don't get paid unless and until you do.

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Working with a legal team

Our legal team will work with you and your medical provider to ensure you're effectively treated. After, we serve a pre-litigation demand and negotiate with the defendant. If we don't get what we believe you deserve, we consider going to court.


We will fight for you

If pre-litigation efforts fail, we'll continue fighting for you in court. Going to trial may take a while, but it ensures you get what you deserve.

California Personal Injury Lawyer

Frequently Asked Questions

A personal injury lawyer primarily advocates on your behalf to secure fair compensation for injuries sustained due to someone else's negligence. They handle all legal aspects, including gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing you in court, if necessary. They also provide invaluable counsel, helping you understand the complexities of California personal injury law.

While hiring a personal injury attorney in California isn’t mandatory, it can dramatically increase your chances of securing fair compensation. An attorney will help navigate the complex legal landscape, negotiate on your behalf, and ensure protecting your rights is always at the forefront.

Yes, California does have laws that may limit the damages you can recover in a personal injury case. For instance, California caps non-economic damages in medical malpractice claims at $500,000. However, there's no cap on economic damages, like medical expenses and lost wages. Having a knowledgeable attorney can help you understand these restrictions.

A success fee is what personal injury lawyers charge if they win your case. Success fees are often a percentage of the compensation received and are agreed upon before representation begins. So, the attorney only gets paid if they successfully obtain a settlement or verdict for you.

The IRS typically doesn’t tax personal injury settlements if the money received was for physical injuries or sickness. Yet, there can be exceptions, especially with economic losses, punitive damages, or interest. Consulting an attorney can clarify the potential tax requirements for your personal injury settlement.

California doesn't have a set formula to calculate pain and suffering. It often depends on factors, like the severity of injuries, the impact on your life, and the recovery prognosis. Courts often use the multiplier method or per diem method to calculate pain and suffering.

Settlements are typically calculated based on your economic and non-economic damages, such as medical bills, loss of income, property damage, and pain and suffering. Each case is unique, and the settlement depends on the specifics of your case.

The length of a personal injury case can vary significantly, depending on the nature and complexity of the case. While some may settle within a few months, particularly complex ones may take a year or more to resolve.

Typically, once both parties settle, you should receive compensation within 20 to 30 days. However, the exact timing can vary based on the settlement agreement specifics and several other factors.

Personal injury lawyers typically work on a contingency basis, meaning their fee is a percentage of your settlement or verdict. Charges can vary depending on the case's complexity and whether it goes to trial.

The percentage taken by a personal injury lawyer in California is usually about 33% of the settlement or verdict. This rate is agreed upon beforehand and outlined in the representation agreement.

The length of a personal injury lawsuit in California can depend on many factors, including case complexity, parties involved, the court's schedule, and whether the case goes to trial. It can take anywhere from several months to a few years for a case to reach completion.

Many of our clients begin the claims process themselves, but eventually realize that, for a variety of reasons, it makes more sense of a Personal Injury attorney to handle their case. Another reason some folks call us after starting on their own is that the medical, out-of-pocket burden becomes too great. Either way, once we are retained by a client, we immediately contact all the involved parties to ensure that only our firm can communicate on our clients’ behalf. We then proceed to gathering the requisite evidence, and documentation. We strive to decrease the stress for our clients, so they can concentrate on their physical and mental health.

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