Car accidents are a common cause of personal injury - the statistics can be quite startling. In the "car culture" of California's East Bay, commuting is part of life. Unfortunately, this comes with a higher rate of traffic collisions and injuries. One of the most important decisions you face is which car accident lawyer you choose to protect your interests. Our team in Oakland, CA, and the surrounding areas can provide experienced, proven representation.
Bennett Johnson, LLP, is a strong choice due to our excellence in advocacy. We will remain at your side to make sure your rights are safeguarded at all times for your peace of mind. Contact our car accident attorneys today to request your free consultation.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Sadly, most motor vehicle accidents are completely preventable through proper care and caution, and can usually be attributed to driver negligence, reckless driver behavior, or manufacturer negligence.
Drunk driving: When a driver operates a vehicle while impaired, they don't have the cognitive ability to handle various rigors of the road or to react to other drivers appropriately. Additionally, drunk driving can cause an individual to become drowsy, have slowed reaction times, and to lose focus on the road.
Distracted driving: Whether a driver is texting, talking on the phone, manipulating the radio, or eating, they put others on the road at risk. Distracted driving is extremely dangerous. A driver can be distracted visually, physically, and cognitively, all of which can result in detrimental consequences.
Defective auto parts: Some accidents can be caused by the equipment of the vehicle itself. Malfunctions can be the result of defective vehicle equipment: when tires are not properly measured and filled, brakes give out, the steering wheel locks up, and more. In these cases, the manufacturer may be responsible.
Examples of Personal Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
As your advocate, we will do everything we can to obtain the level of compensation you are entitled to, including determining the liable party. Some car accident injuries can be catastrophic, costly and life-changing for victims.
There are many different types of injuries caused by car accidents, including:
- Neck injuries
- Bone fractures
- Spinal cord damage
- Brain injuries
- Knee injuries
- Lacerations / cuts
- Deep bruising
Case Evaluation Free of Charge
If you are committed to protecting your rights after a serious auto accident, your first step should be to pick up the phone and seek the help of our car accident attorneys. You can entrust your case to Bennett Johnson, LLP, with confidence because we have a reputation for excellence and success. We are prepared to help you collect the restitution you are owed for injuries, property damage, and more.
Our car accident attorneys can help you get back on your feet and help with the stress of these challenging legal matters.
Our team is entrenched in the California East Bay lifestyle and culture. Bennett Johnson, LLP was founded in 1981, and we've been serving clients with a high standard of professionalism and effective advocacy ever since. As a team, we have recovered well over $500 million in verdicts, arbitrations, and settlements for our clients.
Seek Legal Counsel Today
You could be entitled to significant damages. Our car accident attorneys can help you get back on your feet and help with the stress of these challenging legal matters. Contact us today to set up a free consultation regarding your car accident. If you are currently at the scene of an accident, please visit this explanation of what to do in order to protect your best interests until you have spoken with your attorney.