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Bennett Johnson, LLP

We Handle All Types of Car Accident Cases

The type of car accident you are involved in can directly affect the type of compensation you can collect and the best way to pursue damages. Our team at Bennett Johnson, LLP, in Oakland, CA, can investigate your accident and determine the optimal legal action to take on your behalf. Richard C. Bennett, William Johnson, and Andrew Johnson are hands-on attorneys who handle cases involving a variety of car accidents. We have been representing Californians in personal injury suits for over 40 years and have a record of success. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team by contacting us online or calling (510) 444-5020 today.

Common Types of Car Accidents

An accident can happen anywhere. The nature of the accident can impact many aspects of your case, including:

  • How the insurance company handles your claim
  • The amount of compensation you can collect
  • Whether you can file a lawsuit
  • Who you can sue

At Bennett Johnson, we represent clients affected by all types of car accidents. We can help you understand how the type of accident you were in affects your case and ensure that you are treated fairly. 

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end accidents occur when one car collides with the bumper of the car in front of it. This type of accident is usually caused by inattention, distracted driving, or tailgating. In most cases, the driver of the vehicle that rear-ends the other car is considered to be at fault, unless the impacted vehicle was in reverse gear at the time. 

A common injury in rear-end collisions is whiplash, even if the crash occurs at lower speeds. In general, injuries are more severe for occupants of the impacted car.

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Car accident cases have countless variables. We are here to analyze the details of your case and help you collect what you deserve.

Side-Impacts

Also called a t-bone collision, side-impact accidents take place when the front or back of one car impacts the side of another. These types of accidents often cause severe damage to vehicles and serious occupant injuries. Typically, the occupants on the side where the car was impacted suffer the worst injuries. Left-turn accidents, for example, can often result in side-impact collisions.

Whatever type of car accident you were involved in, hiring an attorney can help ensure that you are treated fairly by your insurance company and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Rollovers

When a car flips over and lands on its side or roof, it is considered a vehicle rollover. While any vehicle can flip, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are more likely to flip due to a higher center of gravity. The most common cause of a rollover is a sharp turn at high speeds. However, other factors, such as road and weather conditions, can also increase the risk of a rollover.

Head-on Collisions

A head-on collision occurs when the front ends of two vehicles hit each other. This type of accident is one of the most dangerous and can often lead to fatalities.

Single vs. Multi-Vehicle Accidents

A single-car accident is handled differently than one involving multiple vehicles. In single car accidents, a vehicle strikes an object or pedestrian. The cause of these types of collisions is often more apparent. Multi-vehicle accidents tend to take place on highways and freeways and are more difficult to investigate. 

Get the Help You Need

Whatever type of car accident you were involved in, hiring an attorney can help ensure that you are treated fairly by your insurance company and that you receive the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys can investigate your accident and determine the best course of action. For more information, or to schedule your free case evaluation, contact us online or call (510) 444-5020 today. We can assist you at any of our three locations in Oakland, Napa, and Santa Maria.

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Oakland Office

1901 Harrison St
Ste 1600
Oakland, CA 94612

Open Today 9:00am - 5:00pm

Fax: (510) 835-4260

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Napa Office

1564 First St
Napa, CA 94559

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Santa Maria Office

204 N Vine St
Santa Maria, CA 93454

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