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How much is your case worth?

It may be difficult to place a dollar amount based on injuries you or a loved one suffer in an accident as there are many factors to consider.

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Compensation for permanent injury or disfigurement
  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Repair or replacement of your car, bike, or motorcycle
  • Compensation for other losses resulting from the accident

Those who are injured by someone else and file personal injury claims may be eligible to receive financial compensation based on their physical and/or emotional harm.

Medical bills, lost wages, insurance coverage, if you've got questions call me as soon as possible to get answers. It is extremely important that I get involved as soon as possible in order to take steps to identify and preserve important evidence. See my FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for quick help.

Dean Goetz San Diego injury attorney

Dean Goetz is a top California trial lawyer and San Diego car accident attorney.

Nominated (PDF press release) for Consumer Attorneys of California Attorney of the Year 2017 with full legal team for our work in Kransky vs. Depuy, and Mr. Kransky's long road to justice.

Learn more about hiring your personal injury attorney and the process of recovering after an unexpected injury.

Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Southern California

Personal Injury Law

California personal injury law is one of the most extensive areas in civil law; personal injury law is designed to protect those affected by the negligence, recklessness, or inaction of others. Also referred to as "tort law," it encompasses a wide range of legal claims, including auto accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, wrongful death, and workers' compensation.

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If you are considering pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, it is wise to contact an attorney who has the legal experience, expertise, and skill required to help you build a strong case and successfully obtain the compensation you deserve. Dean Goetz is always available to his clients to explain the legal process and to let them know what is going on with their case. When you retain Dean Goetz as your attorney, he personally handles your case. He does not have some new attorney handle it.

Auto Accident Injury

When you are injured in a California motor vehicle accident, your insurance and the other driver's insurance should cover your medical bills, lost wages, and compensation for pain, suffering, and any impairment suffered.

San Diego Bicycle Crash Attorney

bicyclists riding in bike lane in Solana Beach in front of attorney Dean Goetz's law office

San Diego Bicycle Crash Attorney

San Diego personal injury attorney Dean Goetz has represented and obtained sizeable settlements for numerous bicycle riders whose cases were rejected by other attorneys because they did not want to sue a City or a large road building contractor for negligence and damages.

My law office in the Ocean Building is right on California Highway 101 which is the most biked road in America and everyday all year long I see many bicyclists going by. All types of cyclists enjoy our year round bicycling weather from teams to recreational riders and families pulling trailers, even bicycle commuters.

Proud to be a Gold Business Sponsor of the San Diego Mountain Biking Association.

Proud to be a Gold Business Sponsor of San Diego Mountain Bike Association

On The Road

Knee Replacement Lawsuits

Symptoms Include:

  • Instability
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Loosening(Tibial Plate)
  • Failure to Bond
  • Fracture
  • Persistent Warmth/Heat in the knee


Currently, there are numerous lawsuits pending against several medical device manufacturers where plaintiffs have alleged a defect. The companies include:

  • Zimmer (Persona, NexGen)
  • Stryker
  • DePuy Synthes (Attune)
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Biomet (Vanguard)

Over the last few years, the FDA and/or several manufacturers have issued recalls of knee systems or components. For example, in 2015, the FDA announced a Class II recall of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate. In addition DePuy Synthes Attune® Knee System has had an unusually high number of FDA complaints from recipients.

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DePuy Synthes Attune®  Knee Implant
Knee Replacement Lawsuits
Knee Replacement Complications

Hip Replacement Lawsuit

Dean Goetz, Lren Bill Kranksy and John Gomez stepping into the Pacific Ocean in California

San Diego personal injury attorney Dean A. Goetz and the Gomez Law Firm were the attorneys for Mr. Loren Kranksy, the Plaintiff in the first Depuy ASR XL trial in the US which took place in Los Angeles, California.

March 8, 2013 at 9:38 a.m. PST

A jury found Depuy liable to Mr. Loren Bill Kransky today in a Los Angeles Superior Court. The jury awarded Mr. Kransky $8,000,000 in general damages and $328,330 in compensatory damages. Attorney Dean Goetz of the Law Offices of Dean Goetz and John Gomez of the Gomez firm represented Bill Kransky, who was a Montana resident. We are proud to be the Kransky lawyers.

This is the FIRST verdict in the United States against Depuy and it is for $8,328,000.

If you have a hip device and you want the lawyers who represented Mr. Kransky on your side, call Dean Goetz 858-481-8844 or John Gomez 619-237-3490

Stryker Hip Replacement Recall

Individuals who received the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System or the Stryker ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem may not be having symptoms right now, but they will likely have symptoms in the future.  If you wait until you have symptoms to seek legal representation, it may be too late.  The law requires all lawsuits to be filed within a certain period of time, and, if they are not, the case is forever barred.  Therefore, if you suspect you have a Stryker implant, contact Dean Goetz right away for a free consultation.

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Legal Practice Areas

California truck accident law help

California Truck Accident Law

Particularly in the area of trucking accidents, it is important to hire an attorney with the experience necessary to find out who's at fault and do proper and in depth accident investigation.

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California bicycle accident law help

San Diego Bicycle Accident Attorney

Bicyclists often face prejudice just because they are on two wheels, similar to the type of bias that motorcyclists experience. This is why it is important, especially if you are injured, that you find an experienced bicycle attorney who will fight for your legal rights and who is experienced in handling these types of cases.

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San Diego, California dog bite law information and help

San Diego Dog Bite Law

California has strict liability laws when it comes to dog bites but proving your case will require an experienced attorney who will fight for you and make sure you get everything what you are legally entitled to receive. Dog bite injury law can be very complicated. Every situation is unique and will require an experienced personal injury attorney,

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IVC Filter

Adverse event reports have shown that IVC filters can fracture or migrate causing significant injuries. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued numerous safety warnings regarding the use of retrievable IVC filters.

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Stryker hip recall lawsuit attorney with proven results in Stryker, Depuy Metal on Metal implant cases

Stryker Hip Recall

Stryker has issued a voluntary recall of its Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and its ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stem. The company has recalled these products because corrosion and wear can damage surrounding tissue.

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Blitz Gas Can Explosions

NBC news has reported that there have been at least 11 reported deaths and approximately 1,200 emergency room visits from injuries suffered from these RED PLASTIC  bombs since 1998.

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San Diego Vision Zero bicycle, pedestrian auto crash law

Bicycle v. Auto Crash

Dean Goetz has represented and obtained sizeable settlements for numerous bicycle riders whose cases were rejected by other attorneys. Learn more about Vision Zero San Diego.

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Roundup lawsuits

Roundup Lawsuits

Monsanto has allegedly known about the potential harm Roundup could cause for years but failed to put a warning label on its product. Evidence is circling that suggests toxicology reports given to the EPA showing glyphosate to be nontoxic were ghost written by Monsanto and later attributed to other researchers.

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Taxotere lawsuit advice on why you don't want to be part of a class action

Taxotere Lawsuit

Claims have been made that Taxotere knew that its drug caused permanent hair loss, but did not warn consumers. In 2014, scientists from the National Cancer Research Institute announced that they found up to 15% of patients taking Taxotere suffered from significant long-term hair loss.

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