Since we opened our doors back in 1966, Shea & Shea has specialized in representing injury victims. Our San Jose personal injury lawyers 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!

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Suffering a personal injury can be debilitating and frightening. It leaves victims with a host of costly medical bills, often the inability to continue working, and mental confusion. Our empathetic team of legal professionals here at Shea & Shea is ready to put our expertise into play and help victims begin rebuilding their life following an accident.

If you have been injured and are in need of legal advice, give Shea & Shea a call to speak with our team of legal professionals and to set up your first consultation.

What Qualifies as a Personal Injury 

Personal injuries can take on any number of forms. Here is a list of common personal injuries that people may suffer from. Any of these scenarios mean that you should pursue a personal injury claim.

Motor Vehicle Accidents and Motorcycle Accidents

If you were injured due to the negligent driving of someone else, you have grounds to make a personal injury case. Whether it was a car, truck, or motorcycle accident that you were involved in, you deserve compensation for your personal injuries from the guilty driver. Pursuing personal injury claims against the wrongful driver is also helping prevent him or her from repeating negligent driving actions that could result in the injury or death of others in the future.

Bicycle Accidents and Pedestrian Accidents

The City of California is a gorgeous, walkable or bikeable area. This is something that residents and visitors take advantage of and rightly so. Being a cyclist or pedestrian sharing busy city roadways can lead to dangerous personal injuries though.

If a vehicle strikes a pedestrian or cyclist the driver is usually held responsible for the personal injuries of the pedestrian. If you have suffered a personal injury as a cyclist or pedestrian, contact Shea & Shea to speak with a reliable personal injury lawyer.

Boating Accidents

If you were injured in a boating accident, you should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. Maritime law can be an extremely tricky legal field to navigate so you shouldn’t hesitate to contact a lawyer ASAP.

Public Transportation Personal Injuries

Public transportation injuries due to ill-maintained systems and the like are unfortunately common. If you’ve been injured using public transportation (trains or busses), give Shea & Shea a call to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) result in grave consequences for the victim which often extend and affect family members as well. The long term effects of TBIs depend on the severity of the TBI. Some traumatic brain injuries result in the victim being unable to return to the workplace or care for themselves properly while others have less severe consequences. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI due to someone else’s negligent actions, contact a personal injury lawyer to pursue justice and compensation for your injuries.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are painful and often debilitating. Spinal cord injuries have the ability to permanently affect the strength and feeling that an individual has below the point of injury and can render them unable to return to work. 

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, the legal journey to recovery will be far from easy, but with the right legal help, justice is achievable.

Animal Attack Injuries

Whether you’ve been attacked by someone’s harmless dog or cat, an animal bite is worthy of pursuing personal injury claims against. Dog handlers need to be held accountable for their animal’s behavior and need to responsibly handle and leash their dog in public if it isn’t socialized properly.

Shea & Shea deals with personal injury cases involving animal attacks and we want to use our expertise to help you recover and have your medical expenses covered by the irresponsible dog owner.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall injuries can result in TBIs, broken bones, back injuries and more. If you suffered a slip and fall injury as a result of an establishment’s negligence in following safety proceedings, you can pursue personal injury claims against them.

Contact Shea & Shea to start building your personal injury case against the responsible establishment.

Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can occur as a result of chemical handling, house fires, or restaurant equipment malfunctions. Caring for burn injuries will involve expensive therapy, skin grafting, and leads to extreme pain and suffering for the victim.

What Does Personal Injury Compensation Include?

As a victim of personal injury, it’s useful to know what compensation you are pursuing against the at-fault driver or manager. Here are expenses that personal injury victims try to get compensation for:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages (present and future)
  • Pain and suffering compensation
  • Emotional distress compensation 
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Loss of consortium or companionship (usually for married couples)

Personal Injury Lawyers

The days following a personal injury are often frightening and painful. Many victims are unsure what steps to take and so don’t pursue legal action immediately. Our team of personal injury experts encourages victims of personal injury to reach out to a law firm as soon as possible.

Our legal experts would be more than happy to schedule a consultation with you to discuss your case and help you find the best legal solution for your personal injury case.

What Kinds of Personal Injury Cases We Take

Here at Shea & Shea, we take all of the above-mentioned personal injury cases. We have a long history working with personal injury victims and want to be the law firm to help you with your personal injury case.

If you have questions for our legal experts or want to schedule your first consultation to start taking your life back, give Shea & Shea a call today.

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San Jose, CA 95128

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