Personal injury cases are the center of our law firm's attention. By keeping our focus on these types of claims, we have developed the in-depth knowledge that is needed to understand defense attorney tactics, devise effective strategies, and win major cases.
Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered harm from an accident caused by another individual's negligence, you can file a personal injury lawsuit.
This type of claim allows you to receive the compensation you deserve to reimburse your losses and help you move forward.
Oakland, CA, comes to Bennett Johnson because our personal injury attorneys have won many multi-million dollar cases.
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Top Rated by Other Personal Injury Lawyers
In 2023, the leading law firm evaluator Martindale-Hubbell® awarded Bennett Johnson its top peer rating, AV-preeminent, after other personal injury lawyers deemed us to have the top level of ethics, integrity, and skill in personal injury law.
Compensation We Can Seek
There are various categories that our personal injury lawyers can seek compensation for in a personal injury case, such as:
- Lost wages
- Reduced future earnings
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Mental anguish
- Physical pain
- Property damage
- Caregiving expenses
Partially at Fault? We Can Still Get Compensation
Some states bar plaintiffs from receiving compensation of any kind in a personal injury case if the plaintiff was in any way responsible for their harm. California, on the other hand, allows victims to be compensated as long as they are not the primary cause of their accident.
Let's use a car accident as an example. Your driving wasn't perfect, making you responsible for about 10% of the car accident. The other driver's behavior was negligent, making them accountable for 90% of the crash. If a personal injury lawyer demonstrates this successfully, then you receive 90% of the possible compensation.
However, if your personal injury attorney is unable to persuasively convey what happened, you are at risk of receiving less compensation — or even none at all. This makes it very important to hire an Oakland personal injury lawyer with a real track record of success.
Why Oakland Selects
Personal Injury Emphasis
Our law firm has helped clients collect more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements. We have achieved multiple $25 million awards for our clients, some of which are among the highest dollar amounts awarded across Northern California since we started practicing.
When clients come to our practice, they know they will receive individualized, hands-on representation. Our top-rated attorneys handle every part of each lawsuit themselves, never farming out the work to associates or paralegals our clients are unfamiliar with.
Your Deadline Is Looming
Statute of limitations laws set hard deadlines for when lawsuits must be filed. These deadlines vary by lawsuit type and differ from state to state. In California, your relevant statute of limitations are:
You have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim.
You have two years from the date of your loved one's passing to file a wrongful death suit.
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for Fast Counsel
Acting fast in a personal injury case can be incredibly important. It allows our attorneys to obtain evidence while it is still fresh and allows you to focus on your recovery. In addition to offering free consultations at our Napa and Oakland personal injury offices, our lawyers can meet you in your home or in the hospital to begin your case.
To seek the maximum compensation you deserve to put your accident behind you and move forward with confidence, reach out to Bennett Johnson now.
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Our attorneys pride themselves on delivering proven legal representation to as many clients as possible. We are a Spanish-speaking firm, allowing us to help more of Oakland's diverse community.
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Seek Medical Help
Many incidents lead to slow-developing injuries that are not immediately apparent. If you do not seek medical attention, the opposition's insurance company can use this as evidence that you were not really hurt. You should see a doctor to protect your health and generate useful medical records our personal injury team can use to win your case.
Any statement you make about your accident can and will be used against you. Insurance company representatives may reach out to obtain statements they can take out of context to minimize your claim. They may also offer a quick settlement that doesn't truly cover the extent of your losses. Stay silent and allow Bennett Johnson to do the talking for you.
Save All Evidence
Any types of photos, videos, or documents that you have may be crucial evidence for our team. We may be able to identify useful information in materials that seem unimportant to the untrained eye. It is wise to duplicate all your evidence, email copies to yourself, and send copies of everything you have to our Oakland law firm.