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Motor Vehicle Accident

A motor vehicle accident caused by someone else's negligence can result in serious physical and financial damage to you or a loved one.

The motor vehicle accident attorneys at Bennett Johnson, LLP can help you receive the fair compensation you deserve.

Learn how our law firm serving the Oakland, CA, area can help you file a personal injury lawsuit and navigate the California legal system.

If You Don't Win, We Don't Get Paid

Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning you do not pay us any fees directly. Our fees come out of the jury award or settlement.

Contact Our Law Firm as Quickly as You Can

  • Although you have up to two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in California, contact Bennett Johnson, LLP as quickly as possible after a motor vehicle accident while facts are fresh in everyone’s minds.
  • Our attorneys are ready to sit down with you immediately. They will even come to your home or hospital room to discuss your accident in order to build the strongest case possible.
Oakland Office

Contact Us for Your Free Consultation


Speak with our attorneys about your motor vehicle accident case by contacting our multilingual office. You can use our online form or call the location closest to you. We serve the Oakland, Napa, and Santa Maria, CA, areas.

Our Satisfied Clients Give Us Glowing Reviews

"Excellent legal care. Achieved a settlement to my satisfaction. I would recommend Bill Johnson to anyone." Leslie, 5-Star Review

How Often Are Pedestrians Involved in Auto Accidents?

Over 6,700 pedestrians were fatally injured by drivers in 2020
According to an report.

Are You a Pedestrian Injured by a Motor Vehicle?

Our Oakland-area lawyers can represent you in a pedestrian accident case, helping you to face the future with legal counsel by your side.

More Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents

We work with in-house investigators, outside experts, and various authorities to gather evidence and establish liability for auto accidents. With our proven track record, we can handle your case no matter how complicated. 
Car parked on the side of a tunnel after an accident


Car accident cases can range from small fender-benders to rollover accidents or multiple-vehicle pileups. Don't face claims adjusters and insurance companies alone after a car accident. Our Oakland car accident lawyers can help you receive compensation for the losses and pain suffered as the result of a car accident, even if you were a ride-share passenger.

Truck driving on the highway


The occupants of smaller vehicles nearly always fare worse when colliding with a large truck. These kinds of accidents can often cause devastating injuries. Our attorneys have battled trucking companies, drivers, and separate insurance providers to gain clients fair compensation, so they can focus on recovery.

Motorcyclist checking motorcycle


Victims of motorcycle accidents can suffer from serious injuries, or even death. With the help of Bennett Johnson, LLP, you and your loved ones can fight for restitution to help with medical expenses and other losses.

Damaged car

Hit and Run

Drivers are required to exchange information after a collision, but this does not always happen. If you have been involved in an accident and the other driver flees, our team can help identify the other driver or recover damages from your insurance company.

Bicycle fallen over in the street


Unlike motor vehicles, bicycles lack the safety features that can prevent catastrophic injury. If you've been in a bicycle accident involving a motor vehicle, our team will work tirelessly to secure full restitution for medical expenses and other losses.

Glass of alcohol and car keys on a table


Drunk driving accidents kill more than 10,000 individuals every year. Our attorneys can fight for you and your loved ones if you have suffered because of another driver's reckless behavior.

Motorcyclist distracted by cell phone

Distracted Driver

More and more drivers are easily distracted by phone calls, texting, and dashboard screens. Not focusing on the road for even a moment can lead to significant accidents.

Bus accident scene


With no seat belts, the freedom to move about inside, and a potentially high number of passengers, bus accidents have devastating results. 

Public transit station platform


Car accidents involving trains do happen, and usually have catastrophic consequences. Whether a train car derails or an engineer operates with negligence, our attorneys will pursue justice on behalf of you and your loved ones and seek full compensation.

Attorneys Richard Bennett and William Johnson

Bennett Johnson, LLP

Attorneys Richard Bennett and William Johnson have practiced law for more than four decades. Since opening Bennett Johnson, LLP, in 1981, our clients have been awarded more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements. They are members of several professional legal organizations, including:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online or call us at (510) 444-5020.

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