Since we opened our doors back in 1966, Shea & Shea has specialized in representing injury victims. Our personal injury attorneys have years of combined experience successfully representing clients against corporations, manufacturers as well as other individuals. We focus on spinal and brain injuries, but we also help clients that have been involved in a variety of accidents and suffered different types of physical, emotional, and financial damages.

Representing clients throughout California and around the world.

Internationally Known Personal Injury Attorneys

Michael Shea, Jr. is a certified trial specialist and frequently requested medical presenter. He understands injuries and how their severity affects claim settlements and recovery for the victims. Attorney Shea has spoken widely about personal injury law, catastrophic injury and other medical topics. He holds local workshops and workshops as far away as France.

  • Litigator Awards | Ranked Top 1% of Lawyers
  • Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • NBTA
  • Super Lawyers

Our Story

Shea & Shea is a personal injury law firm specializing in brain and spinal injury cases. With more than 100 years of collective experience and membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, the team has the resources necessary to take on even the most complicated cases. “We’re dedicated to empowering those who have suffered a serious physical injury at the hands of another person or corporation. We stop at nothing to deliver justice to our clients and their families.” – Michael Shea Jr.

Shea & Shea has been handling major injury cases since 1966. They have decades of experience involving car accidents, workplace accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more. For these reasons, they have recovered millions of dollars for their clients through settlements and verdicts.

Why Choose Shea & Shea as Your Personal Injury Lawyer?

We are passionate about helping people find justice when tragedy strikes. Allowing us to take care of you “legally” allows you and your doctors to focus on the most important thing – your rehabilitation and your recovery. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers has successfully represented thousands of clients over the last five decades, so contact us today and our legal advisors.  We are here to help.

If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer, get in touch with Shea & Shea and book a free consultation today.

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Michael Shea Jr. and his team were able to get me a settlement that was almost 11x greater than the settlement that was offered to me when I was working with another attorney.
He and his staff are worth their weight in gold, and I couldn’t be more appreciative!

– Cinna H



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Our Specialties

As a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, our team of legal advisors has the resources and knowledge to handle even the most complicated cases. You can rest assured that at Shea & Shea, your personal injury lawyer will use all the resources we have available to protect you and help you obtain the justice you deserve.

Our personal injury attorneys have experience representing clients throughout California and  other States, and even in Europe. We specialize in a wide range of personal injury lawsuits, including but not limited to:

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries are among the most devastating types of damage you can sustain during an accident. The spinal cord plays a vital role in a huge collection of body functions, including walking and nervous system performance. People who have sustained extensive spinal cord injury need to work with a personal injury lawyer that understands the extent of the damage and the long-term repercussions these injuries can cause.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Traumatic brain injuries can occur when there is an impact or shift in the head and neck areas.  The brain is vulnerable to injury by contact trauma, rotational forces, or forces involving acceleration and deceleration.  Also known as TBIs, traumatic brain injuries symptoms can range from mild to severe and they can manifest right after the accidents or even weeks or months later.  Furthermore, this type of injury can produce a series of health issues and require extensive medical care, which can cost thousands of dollars.

While they are not as well known as TBIs, pituitary injuries can also cause issues like low energy levels, mood swings, and blood pressure problems, just to name a few symptoms. It’s important to work with a reliable personal injuries lawyer or firm that is familiar with pituitary gland damage and can provide insights on the best way to identify this type of injury.

Burn Injuries

People that are injured in a fire, explosion, electricity-related accidents, or chemical exposure incidents commonly suffer from burns. Burn accident victims face a long, painful recovery period and the prospect of having visible scarring, so they need special treatment that ensures their physical and emotional well-being. By contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can gain access to the resources you need to help deal with these challenges.

Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents

Cars, trucks and motorcycles are among the most popular forms of transportation in California. However, there are also thousands of accidents involving these motor vehicles every year, many of which result in devastating injuries. For many of these drivers, personal injury lawsuits are the only way to find the responsible parties and hold them accountable for their negligence.   Many times, a defect in the vehicle itself is the cause of the injuries.

If you have been involved in a serious motorcycle or vehicular accident, contact a local personal injury lawyer with a proven track record.

Injuries that Require Amputation

Accidents that require amputation are life-altering. In addition to the pain and suffering, these victims must receive compensation for the medical expenses, loss of wages and emotional distress that often arrive as a result of the accident. A seasoned personal injury lawyer can help cover hospital bills, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, psychological counseling, lost wages and other expenses that help victims regain control of their lives.

Catastrophic Injuries

Serious accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries that can result in a lifetime of medical expenses. Folks who find themselves in this situation can feel overwhelmed by the news alone, not to mention the pain and the fact that their lives have been altered forever.

As your personal injury attorney, Shea & Shea assembles a team of experts to assist in securing compensation the law requires for the medical, rehabilitative, and life-long financial obligations that come as a result of the injury.

Mass Casualty Incidents

Mass casualty incidents are events that exhaust the resources of the medical facilities in the area. Also known as MCIs, mass casualty incidents can occur when there are:

  • Bus crashes
  • Roadway collisions involving several vehicles
  • Train, metro, or tram derailments
  • Aviation accidents, including helicopter and plane crashes
  • Vehicular vs pedestrian crowds

In these cases, having a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer that has the resources to take on complex cases can help the victims get the compensation they deserve which is a right protected by the law.

Wrongful Death Claims

If your significant other or another family member was fatally injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim. Our goal is to take care of all the legal matters so that the grieving family can take the time and adjust to the new reality at their own pace.

Accident Injury Attorneys in California

Whether it is a motor vehicle collision, workplace incident, or an encounter with an unsafe or defective product, being involved in a serious accident can drastically change your life in the blink of an eye. Accident victims can suffer a wide range of injuries, including broken limbs, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. In these cases, having an experienced personal injury lawyer can be the key to finding the responsible party and making sure your legal rights are protected and that you receive compensation for the damages you sustained.

At Shea & Shea, our main goal is to help accident victims get their life back on track. After decades of working with personal injury cases, we understand the lasting effects that serious accidents can have. In addition to physical pain, folks who are seriously injured also tend to suffer from emotional distress and financial losses. Our team of personal injury lawyers will fight relentlessly for you to ensure that you receive justice.

If you have been involved in an accident and want to file a personal injury lawsuit, get in touch with Shea & Shea.  Our experienced team is here to help you.

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San Jose, CA 95128

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