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The Benner Law Firm

San Diego Personal Injury Attorney

There are endless circumstances that can lead to you or a loved one being injured on account of someone else’s negligence, but no matter what those circumstances are you’re going to need the support of the best San Diego personal injury attorneys to get you through the legal process.

Craig Benner and his team come from a whole array of legal backgrounds, and together they are a multifaceted unit with decades of collective experience who help victims of accidents get the full and fair compensation they rightfully deserve.

We understand that when someone gets in an accident they’ll have to deal with a whole bunch of expenses and stressful situations like lost income, medical bills, emotional and physical pain, and much more.

We can help you take back the controls on your life and get you the compensation that is rightfully owed to you. While we focus on maximizing your compensation you can start focusing on your own rehabilitation and caring for your family.

"Craig has been working with my husband on his DBA case. He has always been prompt in responding. He has always gone the extra mile even when it seemed like all avenues were exhausted. You would never know that we are in North Carolina and he in California with his professionalism and constant communication with my husband. He has worked double time to get my husband the benefits he deserves. I would recommend him and his partner to anyone reading this review."

Karen Rogers

What To Expect When You Hire Us

We understand fully how the days and weeks after an accident can be very stressful on an injury victim, and this is exactly why all of our attorneys are trained to help you navigate the legal process during these difficult times. If you are thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit then it’s important for you to better understand the entire process that goes into what we do.

The following is a brief synopsis into the step-by-step process we take with each of our clients:

Initial Consultation

We always begin with a case assessment that is completely free, and essentially what this provides is an opportunity for us to ask you some questions about the accident your were involved in and the injuries you incurred.

These questions can include the location, date, number of people and overall injuries involved during the incident. We’ll want to know the details of your medical care and receive any medical records that are available during this time as well. By going through this vital information right away we’ll be much more able to understand the situation and provide our advice on the legal options that are best for you and your case.

During this time we also encourage our clients to ask questions about our attorneys and firm as a whole, which can help you better understand our history, experiences and company culture. It’s important to be comfortable with the attorney you end up hiring to handle your case, because you will be working rather closely with them once we legitimize a partnership.

This consultation is a perfect moment to begin building trust foundations, so we highly encourage speaking about all types of questions and concerns.


After you officially hire us as your legal representation we then begin preparing your case through our own private investigation. Our investigations will include the following actions:

  • We’ll review medical, police and accident reports
  • We’ll consult with a variety of experts from several fields
  • We’ll identify and then interview witnesses to the incident
  • We’ll analyze all the available evidence, including videos and photographs
  • We’ll do thorough research into the local laws where the accident occurred and delve into any similar cases in the area.

All of the evidence that we’ll collect during our investigation will provide us with the information we need for the next part of the legal process, negotiation.


After the investigation is complete it’s time to begin the settlement process, and essentially what our main goal is during negotiation is to get you the most money we can quickly. There’s no doubt about it that we would absolutely never accept a deal that we thought was a lowball offer, and in these scenarios we will go to court if we believe the other party will not make an offer we deem reasonable.


For the most part personal injury cases don’t go to court, but we are always prepared to go to trial for your case if necessary. We are a group of award-winning attorneys who thrive in courtroom situations, so we know exactly how to explain your litigation case and perspective to a jury and persuade them to fully understand why you deserve the requested compensation for your injuries.

Insurance companies know about us, and our track record helps us increase the value we place on settlement offers that you’ll end up receiving.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our firm assists clients with any type of personal injury case, and the following are some of the more common personal injury matters we come across. If you don’t see your particular type of injury listed here then feel free to call us to further discuss your situation.

Car Accidents

Car accidents can potentially result in serious injuries and financial stress for those involved, and many times it can be difficult to get the money that’s rightfully owed to you after an accident. Insurance companies are specialists at using tactics to minimize your overall compensation, and sometimes they’ll even try to shift blame or make you accept a lowball deal.

We know how to deal with these types of tactics from insurance companies, and we’ll fight tooth and nail to make sure that they don’t deny you any finances you rightfully are owed.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are always taking an inherent risk towards very serious or even fatal injuries when they get in an accident, and sometimes these injuries can leave individuals with the necessity for lifelong medical care and persistent chronic pain. Some crashes will even result in permanent disabilities.

We take aggressive approaches when it comes to cases of motorcycle accidents by pinpointing every possible cause of the incident and ultimately obtaining compensation from whoever potentially caused your injury. These strategies help us towards obtaining the highest financial award you possibly can receive.

Dog Bites

Injuries from dog bites can last a lifetime, and even the emotional trauma of being bit by a dog can be equally as traumatizing as the actual physical wounds. Money may not be able to take this type of pain away from you, but it will certainly help with the coping process.

All dog owners are liable for the harm their pets cause to others, but sometimes dog owners will argue that an individual who was bit by their dog actually provoked the dog to act out aggressively. Insurance companies will almost always try to undervalue these types of injuries, so as your legal representation we’ll not let these tactics work. We will make sure the dog owner accepts their responsibility and that you get the money you rightfully deserve.

Slip and Falls (Premises Liability)

If you are on someone else’s property then you have the right to be safe, and property owners will always have the legal obligation to make sure their property remains safe.

What happens in these cases is that a property owner will not maintain their property and ignore some kind of codes, which ends up increasing the chances of an individual slipping and falling. If you are hurt while being on someone else’s property and you believe that this injury could have been avoided with typical maintenance then we can help you demand compensation for those injuries.

Insurance companies will undoubtedly make this type of compensation difficult to obtain, and many times they will attempt to shift the blame of your injuries on yourself. We know how to handle these types of scenarios by gathering up the proper evidence that’s needed for a successful slip and fall claim.

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Premises Liability

Bicycle Accidents

More people are biking now more than ever, and this has lead to a high increase in bicycle accidents in recent years. There are instances in which drivers will try to refuse the blame of an accident with a bicyclist and avoid all responsibilities. We’ll be able to conduct a detailed investigation into the cause of your bicycle acccident to combat these types of tactics.

Truck Accidents

This case type can sometimes be a little more complicated than other personal injury matters, and this is predominately because for the most part truck accidents involve multiple parties. These parties can include drivers, government agencies, trucking companies and even truck manufacturers, so you’ll require an attorney who has experience with investigating these complex matters. You’ll be in a much better position to be properly compensated when we make sure to identify all of the liable parties involved with your injury.

Wrongful Death Claims

There are some instances in which an accident will cause a victim to pass away, and this is always devastating to the surviving family members. These claims will help you recover compensation for the loss of a loved one, and the money you’ll receive can help cover the medical bills you may be left with and the loss of future economic support. You can also recover compensation for overall emotional trauma that an incident creates.

What’s important with these types of damages compensation requests is that everything must be valued properly. Insurance companies will use all sorts of tactics to devalue your loved one’s financial contributions and undervalue your wrongful death claim as much as they can, which is why it’s crucial to work with an experienced attorney who can help you project financial losses that you’ll face in the future.

We won’t stop fighting for you and your family until you’re offered a fair and reasonable settlement amount, and if the defendant won’t negotiate then we will be prepared to take them to court.

Boating Injuries

Boat accidents tend to happen a lot in the San Diego area, and many times they are caused by certain boat drivers being distracted or inebriated. Mr. Benner has experience in maritime law, which makes him a great resource for boat accident representation.

Product Liability

No one really thinks that they’ll be injured while using everyday products, but these types of injuries do happen quite frequently. People across California are being injured due to defective products all the time, and so we are dedicated to helping victims of product liability be compensated fully for their injuries.

Sometimes it’s rather difficult to prove negligence in these types of cases, and so it’s crucial to hire an attorney like Mr. Benner who has experience going up against big manufacturing companies in the past. We’re here to make sure that whoever is responsible for your injuries pays for their overall negligence and faulty manufacturing.

Calculating Your Rightful Compensation

When you file a personal injury lawsuit against an individual who acted out negligently and caused you to get hurt you’ll need our assistance in terms of properly calculating out both your economic and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

Injuries almost always will create some serious financial problems for people, and economic damages are the actual costs that your injury has already cost you and will cost you in the future.

Some examples include:

  • Property damage
  • Lost income
  • Medical bills
  • Nursing care

There are always going to be some types of limits in terms of how much economic damages you can receive, which is where we come in to ensure you get every dollar you rightfully deserve.

Non-Economic Damages

A lot of injuries won’t necessarily have just financial costs involved with them, and some personal injury victims suffer from emotional and physical pain due to their accident. Some examples of non-economic damages include:

  • Embarrassment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional distress

We’ll be able to identify which damages are best suited for you as we investigate your case and get to know you better, and this will include working with a whole array of experts across several fields to help the credibility of your settlement’s value.

Our Contingency Fee Agreement

We fully understand how expensive the costs of being in an accident are, and it doesn't make any sense to us to make matters worse for you when it is of course our job to make your life easier during these troubling times.

That’s exactly why we work within a contingency fee agreement, which essentially means we don’t get paid until you recover your damages, so you can focus on your own financial resources and we can focus on getting you the results you require.

When we do end up fully resolving your case successfully, we will then collect a small percentage of the settlement or award that you end up recovering. So when it comes down to it, you have nothing to lose in working with us, and we’ll get you the results you’re looking for quickly and efficiently.

Business Litigation

We are a very experienced law firm in terms of business legal matters, and we help San Diego business leaders on a consistent basis with litigation and all types of business disputes. It’s important for every business to have an attorney on call when you deal with intricate legal issues regularly, and we’ll always be sure to utilize our multifaceted legal knowledge to put you and your business in the best bargaining position during transactional and legal disputes.

The following are some of the areas of business litigation that we specialize within:

Contract Disputes Between Businesses

We specialize in collaborating with businesses on all sorts of contracts and legal documents that help you protect your business’ relationships, rights and responsibilities. Many times companies won’t fully agree on the overarching terms of an important contract, which is why it’s so crucial to have an experienced lawyer on your side.

These types of contractual issues can sometimes be resolved through negotiation, and other times it may require going to court. We strive to fully understand both sides of a contractual dispute and then find a common ground between both parties so that our clients are more than happy by the end of the disagreement.

Corporate Disputes and Litigation

Large and small corporate businesses many times require the needs of an experienced attorney when they need help with complex legal matters, and when legal conflicts arise within your company you can count on Benner Law Firm to get you the best possible outcome.

It’s always safest to have us on call just in case a legal conflict comes up, as opposed to waiting until you’re deep into a legal issue. Legal protection is crucial for all businesses, and having a dedicated legal team on your side alleviates a lot of tensions and allows you to operate your business in a freer manner.

Disputes Among Business Members

The leadership boards of many businesses inevitably will come across some disputes that require the need for an experienced business litigator like Benner Law Firm. Conflict resolution strategies are important for the growth and future success of every business, and we have the experience to mediate disagreements and craft resolutions that are agreeable for all parties.

Of course there are times in which a case like this will have to go to court, and in these situations we will make sure to fight for our clients’ interest with our multifaceted, expert knowledge in all aspects of business law.

Commercial Property Litigation

We also specialize in property law and help businesses when they are looking to expand themselves throughout California. This will include things like zoning laws, environmental laws, land use problems and a whole array of issues that can come with developing a commercial property.

We will help you avoid any kind of dangerous legal situations during your transition, and we can also provide counsel and defense when needed. We can help provide efficient resolutions to all your property issues and be there for you during transaction periods.

General Counsel Services

We’re proud to be one of the best law firms in San Diego that provide general counsel services for businesses, and we know that with our help your business can experience fewer liabilities, more economic leverage and a consistent, positive public reputation.

No matter how new or old your business is it’s important to have an experienced team of attorneys alongside as partners, and with us you have an ally that can provide an entire array of services that ensure your company’s sustainable success.

Call Us Today!

Contact us to schedule your free consultation, and remember that there are limited amounts of time in which you can file a lot of different legal claims, but we’re here to help you 24/7.

Also, feel free to look around the rest of our website to learn more about the members of our firm, more of our practice areas, client satisfaction testimonials, our case results history and our blog that we are regularly updating with industry news!

Visit Our San Diego, CA Office

The Benner Law firm is located at 411 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 106, San Diego, CA 92108


"Craig Benner was great , honest attorney who truly wants the best for his clients. If your looking for a Great Attorney to call , not be looked at as number then call Craig Benner. He does return calls , truly understands , settled my case for significant amount very trustworthy no complaints would recommend to anybody."


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Recent Case Results

Every case is different. You will hear almost every lawyer say that same thing (if they are smart anyway). And we say it too! Every case is different: different facts, different personalities and people, different injuries and different circumstances, and the list goes on. However, we work hard to get the best result for EACH client. Check out just a few examples of these previous successes, and remember to read and understand the disclaimer at the bottom. Give us a call if you think you are entitled to compensation.


$10 Million settlement days before of trial. Confidential terms of settlement resolution.


$1.6 million verdict, San Diego Superior Court

**DISCLAIMER: this testimonial or endorsement does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter." CA Rule 1-400, Standard 2
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