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Daniel J. Hanecak

Daniel J. Hanecak

Hanecaklaw.com (Personal Injury and Car Accident Attorney)
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  • California
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Summary

I was born and raised in Lancaster, PA where I attended Franklin & Marshall College. I played outfield on the baseball team for 4 years. At 23, I moved to Florida. After a year there, I moved to Davis, CA and graduated from the King Hall School of Law in 2010.

My upbringing wasn't poor, but we were far from rich. My dad was self-employed and my mom had to work multiple jobs. I witnessed firsthand hard work, dedication, sacrifice, and financial stresses to provide opportunities to me that my parents didn't grow up with.

From my youngest days, I've always sided with the underdog. As a high school and college baseball player, I was never the prototypical size and that gave me a chip on my shoulder. I bring that chip from the playing field to the courtroom to aggressively represent my clients' rights.

Rather than get a job at a firm out of law school, I immediately opened my own office. The first lawsuit I ever filed was against one of the largest banks in the United States.

In 2013, I successfully confirmed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy for a couple that saved them over $500,000 on two separate properties. I've also successfully kept multiple homes in families after reverse mortgage companies attempted to take them back by failing to follow the contract.

Since this time, I've expanded my practice to aggressively represent those who have been injured. Fighting for individual's rights goes to the heart of who I am and what my parents instilled in me.

In my spare time I like to work out, listen to all types of music, go to the beach, and convince people I can have conversations with my cats Royce and Avatar. I occasionally tell jokes.

I spent about 7 years in the Davis/Sacramento area before relocating to San Diego in 2015 to spend time with my Grandpa before he passed.

I am also a licensed California real estate broker. DRE #01916828

Practice Area
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accident Attorney
  • Motorcycle Accident Attorney
  • Truck Accident Attorney
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We offer what we call a free case evaluation. We discuss the facts and circumstances of your case, review documents like medical bills and records, and discuss wage loss and pain and suffering. We provide an honest initial assessment of the strength of your claim.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We work with clients who have high medical bills facing a minimum or limited policy.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Founder/President
Hanecak, P.C.
- Current
Founder/Pricipal
Law Office of Daniel J. Hanecak
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Education
University of California, Davis, School of Law
J.D. (2010)
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Florida Coastal School of Law
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Franklin & Marshall College
B.S. (2006) | Economics & Government
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Awards
Book Award
Torts Florida Coastal School of Law
Book Award in Legal Research & Writing
Florida Coastal School of Law
Professional Associations
California Bureau of Real Estate # 01916828
Licensed Broker
Current
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State Bar of California # 275161
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
2 Types of Auto Insurance Coverages to Consider Having in California
5 Things to do After a Motorcycle Accident in Sacramento
Can I sue for Emotional Distress after a Sacramento Car Accident?
Can You Prove the Other Driver Was Texting During my Car Accident?
Capital City Freeway Crash Kills 1, Injures 2
Do I Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident in Sacramento?
Do You Always Get Pain and Suffering after a Sacramento Car Accident?
Does Pain and Suffering from a Sacramento Car Accident Include Medical Bills?
El Dorado County Car Accidents Have Nearly Doubled Since 2018
Fatal Folsom-Auburn Road Car Accident Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Injured
Fatal Sacramento Motorcycle Accident on 80 Westbound
How do I Maximize My Sacramento Car Accident Settlement? 5 Quick Tips
How Do You Prove Liability After a Sacramento Car Accident?
How is Liability Determined after a Motorcycle Accident?
How is Liability Determined after a Motorcycle Accident?
How Long Do You Have to Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident in Sacramento?
How Long Does a Truck Accident Injury Case Take in Sacramento?
How Long Does it Take to Get a Car Accident Settlement Check in Sacramento?
How Long Does it Take to Settle a Car Accident Case in Sacramento?
How Much Time do You Have to Get a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Sacramento?
How to File a Car Accident Claim in Sacramento
How to Get a Police Report for Your Car Accident in Sacramento
How to Get Medical Care after a Sacramento Car Accident
Lawyer for a Car Accident on Highway 99
Litigation Timeline Part I: Pre-Litigation and Filing of the Lawsuit
Litigation Timeline Part II: Discovery
Maximizing Your Motorcycle Accident Claim in Sacramento
Motorcycle Accident Pain and Suffering
Pedestrian or Bicyclist Safety: What to Do if Hit by a Vehicle
Rear-End Accidents: Common Causes and Injuries
Sacramento Man Dies in Fatal Motorcycle Accident in El Dorado County
Safe Summer Driving Tips
Should I Accept the Insurance Company’s Offer for My Car Accident?
Should I Get a Lawyer after a Motorcycle Accident in Sacramento?
Top 5 Mistakes in Hiring a Car Accident Attorney
Tricks Insurance Companies Use against Car Accident Victims: Part I
Tricks Insurance Companies Use against Car Accident Victims: Part II
Tricks Insurance Companies Use Against Car Accident Victims: Part III
What are California Car Insurance Requirements?
What are my Rights as a Passenger in a Motorcycle Accident?
What are the Main Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
What Does Pain and Suffering Include after a Sacramento Car Accident?
What is a Deposition in a Car Accident Case?
What is Medical Payments Coverage (MedPay)?
What is Motorcycle Gap Insurance?
What is the average settlement for a car accident in Sacramento?
What Should I do if I was in an Uber or Lyft Accident?
What to do if the Other Driver in a Car Accident Doesn’t Want to Go Through Insurance?
What Types of Damages are Available to me in a Truck Accident Case in Sacramento?
What You Need to Know About California Motorcycle Insurance
Who Pays to Get my Bike Fixed after a Sacramento Motorcycle Accident?
Why a Personal Injury Attorney May Not Take Your Case? Part I
Why Are Intersections So Dangerous?
Why Should I Get Medical Treatment Right After an Auto Accident?
Speaking Engagements
Speaker, New Tools and Strategies for Distressed Homeowners, Emeryville, CA
Videos
How much does it cost to speak with you about my case? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

Our case evaluations for personal injury claims are FREE. We will typically do...How much does it cost to speak with you about my case? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

How much does it cost to speak with you about my case? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys Our case evaluations for personal injury claims are FREE. We will typically do...

What is comprehensive coverage? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

Comprehensive insurance is a coverage that assists pay to switch or repair your vehicle if it's stolen or damaged in an...What is comprehensive coverage? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

What is comprehensive coverage? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys Comprehensive insurance is a coverage that assists pay to switch or repair your vehicle if it's stolen or damaged in an...

Collision covers damage to your car caused by contact with another vehicle or object. This will cover the amount to fix the vehicle minus your deductible. 



Unlike other coverages, this...What is collision coverage? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

Collision covers damage to your car caused by contact with another vehicle or object. This will cover the amount to fix the vehicle minus your deductible. Unlike other coverages, this...

What is medical payments coverage (Medpay)? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

Medpay covers the cost of medical expenses for you or your passengers that are injured. This type of coverage...What is medical payments coverage (Medpay)? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

What is medical payments coverage (Medpay)? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys Medpay covers the cost of medical expenses for you or your passengers that are injured. This type of coverage...

What is uninsured motorist property damage coverage (UMPD)? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

This covers damage to your vehicle or property in an accident with an uninsured driver who is...What is uninsured motorist property damage coverage (UMPD)? | Hanecak, P.C.

What is uninsured motorist property damage coverage (UMPD)? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys This covers damage to your vehicle or property in an accident with an uninsured driver who is...

What is uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage (UMBI)? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

This covers any injuries to you or the person in your car if you were in an...What is uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage (UMBI)? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

What is uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage (UMBI)? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys This covers any injuries to you or the person in your car if you were in an...

What is property damage liability coverage? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

Property Damage Liability Coverage covers damages to another person’s car or objects and structures that you may have hit....What is property damage liability coverage? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

What is property damage liability coverage? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys Property Damage Liability Coverage covers damages to another person’s car or objects and structures that you may have hit....

What is bodily liability coverage? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

Bodily Liability Coverage is required in California and covers you if you cause physical injury to others. The minimum amount...What is bodily liability coverage? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

What is bodily liability coverage? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys Bodily Liability Coverage is required in California and covers you if you cause physical injury to others. The minimum amount...

Should I notify the other driver's insurance company of the accident? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

The best thing to do is to hire a personal injury attorney to handle...Should I notify the other driver's insurance company of the accident? | Hanecak, P.C.

Should I notify the other driver's insurance company of the accident? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys The best thing to do is to hire a personal injury attorney to handle...

What is an underinsured motorist claim (UIM)? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

An underinsured driver is a driver whose insurance policy has lower policy limits than yours. If your damages...What is an underinsured motorist claim (UIM)? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

What is an underinsured motorist claim (UIM)? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys An underinsured driver is a driver whose insurance policy has lower policy limits than yours. If your damages...

Can I get a rental car and who pays for it? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

Yes, you can, but there are some things you need to take into consideration....Can I get a rental car and who pays for it? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

Can I get a rental car and who pays for it? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys Yes, you can, but there are some things you need to take into consideration....

What should I do if I'm in a hit and run? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

If you’ve been in a hit and run accident, you should immediately call the...What should I do if I'm in a hit and run? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

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How much is my case worth? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

What seems like a straightforward question is actually very complex. When you first meet with a personal injury attorney,...How much is my case worth? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

How much is my case worth? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys What seems like a straightforward question is actually very complex. When you first meet with a personal injury attorney,...

Do I need to give a recorded statement to any insurance company? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

The short answer is NO. While you are certainly obligated to cooperate with...Do I need to give a recorded statement to any insurance company? | Hanecak, P.C.

Do I need to give a recorded statement to any insurance company? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys The short answer is NO. While you are certainly obligated to cooperate with...

Should I notify my insurance company of an accident? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

The best thing to do is to hire a personal injury attorney to handle communication unless...Should I notify my insurance company of an accident? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

Should I notify my insurance company of an accident? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys The best thing to do is to hire a personal injury attorney to handle communication unless...

What should I do in the days following an accident? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

In the days following an accident, you should:

1. Obtain a copy of the police report
2....What should I do in the days following an accident? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

What should I do in the days following an accident? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys In the days following an accident, you should: 1. Obtain a copy of the police report 2....

What's the first thing I should do after I've been injured? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

No matter the severity of the injury, you need to seek medical attention! It...What's the first thing I should do after I've been injured? | Hanecak, P.C.

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How soon after an accident should I contact a personal injury attorney? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

It is best if you contact a personal injury attorney as quickly as...How soon after an accident should I contact a personal injury attorney? | Hanecak, P.C.

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When the police arrive at the scene of an accident, is it ok to talk to them? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

Whether you were involved in the accident or...When the police arrive at the scene of an accident, is it ok to talk to them? | Hanecak, P.C.

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How long will my case take? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

Unfortunately, the court system moves slowly. Most personal injury cases can last between 12-24 months (1-2 years). This is...How long will my case take? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

How long will my case take? | Hanecak, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys Unfortunately, the court system moves slowly. Most personal injury cases can last between 12-24 months (1-2 years). This is...

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Car Accident Attorney Hanecak, P.C.
2399 American River Dr.
#2C
Sacramento, CA 95825
USA
Telephone: (916) 619-5452
Car Accident Attorney Hanecak, P.C.
4445 Eastgate Mall
#200-2079
San Diego, CA 92121
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Telephone: (858) 812-2096