Dedicated and Successful
Our dedicated, successful attorneys have won over $500 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. This includes $29,200,000 for a family involved in a deadly Highway 12 crash caused by another driver and a lack of safety measures from Caltrans. We also secured $10,000,000 for a San Francisco man who was pinned against a bank's outside ATM machine by an out-of-control taxi cab that jumped the curb.
for Over 40 Years
Richard C. Bennett and William Johnson began our practice with an exclusive focus on personal injury in 1981. Our expanded and recognized team has successfully handled thousands of personal injury cases for Oakland residents. We are not afraid to take on large corporations or the insurance companies that support them. Our aggressive, dedicated approach has helped us win over $500 million for our clients.
Verdicts and Settlements
Thinking of Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit? Time Is of the Essence
Personal injury law requires that special attention is paid to sensitive and urgent matters, as time is not on your side. In California, there is a statute of limitations when it comes to filing a lawsuit after an injury occurs:
A proven personal injury lawyer at our Napa or Oakland, CA, offices can provide a free consultation to begin building your case today. Contact us online to set up an appointment or call:
Excellence & Integrity
"I met Mr. Johnson in 1978 after being a victim of a violent crime while at work and my case was not easy; yet, we won an out of court settlement. That really helped. The other two cases, again we won. William is always truthful, doesn't miss any words and 'fights the good fight.' His 'Victory' is always for his clients."
Attentive Legal Counsel
When you are represented by a personal injury attorney from the law firm of Bennett Johnson, LLP, with offices in Oakland, Napa, and Santa Maria, we handle all aspects of your case. In the difficult times following a personal injury, it is important that you focus on recovery so that you can get back to your life. You do not need to be distracted by insurance company adjusters who are looking out for their company's best interests – you need to get better.
Our team will consistently keep you informed of developments as we work with in-house investigators, experts, and authorities to build the strongest case possible. We can even visit you in your home or hospital room so we can provide counsel as soon as possible.
Meet Our Team of Personal Injury Attorneys Ready to Put Their Combined Decades of Experience to Work for You
Richard C. Bennett
Co-founder of Bennett Johnson, LLP, Mr. Bennett holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and received his legal education from the University of San Francisco. Richard (Rick) Bennett was admitted to the California State Bar in 1974. Rick treats his clients as if they were his own family. He is a thorough, tenacious, and tough personal injury lawyer who is defined by his compassion, respect, and high professional and ethical standards.
Attorney William Johnson is a co-founding partner who has a wealth of knowledge regarding many areas of law, but he focuses on complex personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Johnson's dedication to his clients has been recognized by his peers in the legal field, who have named him as one of the top personal injury attorneys in California. Mr. Johnson attended the University of California, Berkeley for his undergraduate work, and earned his Juris Doctorate at John F. Kennedy University.
The senior associate at the Oakland office of Bennett Johnson, LLP, Andrew Johnson represents clients in a range of personal injury cases. Andrew joined our law firm in 2015 after practicing law for four years as an injury defense attorney. Andrew Johnson attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his undergraduate degree in English. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco where he graduated cum laude in 2011.
Accomplished and Widely Recognized
Here are some of Bennett Johnson, LLP's prestigious affiliations and awards:
You Need Personal Injury Lawyers Who Will Fight for You You Need Bennett Johnson, LLP
A devastating injury caused by the negligence of another can change your life in an instant on physical, financial, and emotional levels. The esteemed personal injury lawyers of Bennett Johnson, LLP, with Bay Area offices in Oakland, Santa Maria, and Napa, CA, can help you achieve the justice you deserve and hold negligent parties responsible for their actions.
We are tireless in fighting for each and every client's rights but we also know you have many firms to choose from for your representation. At Bennett Johnson, LLP, we offer free consultations where a personal injury lawyer will review your case. This allows you to know your options so that you can make an educated decision about moving forward with our legal team.
Let us become your closest ally during this difficult time in your life. Contact us today.
An Attentive and Fiercely Protective Advocate
"I hired William C. Johnson to represent me after a car accident. Mr. Johnson heatedly defended me against my insurance company's insulting and improbable accusations, which went a long way towards mitigating the nightmarish situation. But Mr. Johnson held firm and tough, and eventually the case was awarded a good settlement. Nationwide is NOT on your side, but William C. Johnson is!" Alexandria
Our Practice Areas
Our attorneys serving Oakland, Napa, and Santa Maria accept complex cases involving a multitude of personal injury causes including:
Car Accident Victims
Driving is a necessary daily function that requires great care and attention. Unfortunately, many people take driving for granted and fail to recognize the inherent dangers we face every time we get behind the wheel. It takes constant vigilance to maintain your own safety as well as that of other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Environmental factors, unpredictable road conditions, poor judgment, and a multitude of other factors can easily result in devastating or fatal injuries.
It's no surprise that in today's information age, distracted driving due to texting and other unsafe habits is causing a rising number of accidents in Oakland and the Bay Area. Our personal injury lawyers can help if you have been in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver.
for Truck Accident Victims
Due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks, accidents involving these vehicles often have colossal repercussions. Meanwhile, it requires extensive knowledge of the trucking industry and its regulations to determine who is to blame. Whether your injuries were due to the negligence of a driver, a trucking company, or the manufacturer of a faulty set of brake pads, our Oakland attorneys can determine who is responsible for your injuries and pursue maximum compensation.
Personal injury law is complex, and insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. The law firm of Bennett Johnson, LLP, is here to fight for the compensation you deserve.
What If I Can't Afford a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Trust us when we say that you can absolutely afford the best legal representation in Oakland. Here's why:
You can absolutely afford the best legal representation in Oakland.
"The law firm of Bennett Johnson, LLP, is here to fight for the compensation you deserve."