Recreational Liability

Recreational Liability

Filing Recreational Liability Claims

San Francisco Personal Injury Attorneys

With a reputation for providing high-quality legal representation to injured victims, Walker, Hamilton & Kearns, LLP has also made a name for itself by tackling challenging legal matters, such as recreational liability cases.  Our attorneys have been handling recreational liability matters since 1982, when Walter Walker undertook representation of the families of victims of the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort avalanche that resulted in the deaths of seven people and resulted in a trial that lasted four and a half months.

The nature of these cases has changed somewhat over the past years due to the widespread use and acceptance of release forms and the evolving concept of assumption of risk. However, our firm actively seeks out such cases and continues to take them whenever we feel it is right to do so. Relying on our more than 100 years of combined experience, our firm can approach these cases with the tenacity and attention to detail they merit.

Ready to file a recreational liability claim? Contact our firm today!

Even if you signed a release form before engaging in a recreational activity that resulted in an injury, you still have legal options. Our legal team can carefully review the details of your case to determine culpability and recommend a viable course of action. Our clients are our top priority, so you can be sure that we will work tirelessly to protect your rights.

Why should you choose to entrust your recreational liability case to our firm? Consider the following reasons:

  • We were named the “Best Law Firm" by U.S. News in 2014.
  • We have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
  • We are relentless and compassionate when pursuing injury claims.

For the passionate and reliable legal representation you need for your recreational liability case, turn to Walker, Hamilton & Kearns, LLP. Have more questions on how we can assist you? Schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience!


Settlement from DMV and Property Landlord


Settlement - E-Bike Brake Failure


Settlement Awarded - Water Usage Case


Settlement Awarded - Accident

Jul, 282023

Father and Daughter Thrown Through a DMV Window After Car Drives Onto Sidewalk and Collides With Them

A Marin County resident and his 36-year-old daughter were standing outside of a DMV field office when a car drove onto the sidewalk, hitting them.  The impact from the vehicle propelled our clients through the office’s window causing significant traumatic injuries to the man’s arm and daughter’s leg.  During trial Walter Walker and Clarissa Kearns reached a substantial settlement with the DMV and the landlord of the property.

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Jul, 282023

Internationally known photographer suffered extensive injuries caused from brake failure after her E-Bike was serviced by a local bicycle shop

Fifty-three-year-old photographer collided into a wall when the brakes did not stop her recently serviced electric bicycle. She suffered numerous fractures and head injuries. Attorneys Walter Walker and Clarissa Kearns secured the settlement in the amount of $2,410,000 after exposing the bicycle manufacturer and the negligent adjustment by a bicycle shop employee.

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Nov, 152021

Settlement Awarded – Water Usage Case

Walker, Hamilton & Koenig, working through former partner Beau R. Burbidge, just reached a $6 million settlement with the Marin Municipal Water District, which was illegally extracting punitive payments from residents deemed to have exceeded their allotted water usage.

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Nov, 152021

Settlement Awarded – Accident

Walter “Skip” Walker was recently brought into a case as a trial consultant regarding a horrible accident in a neighboring city. With Mr. Walker’s help, the case settled for $35 million.

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