No matter how major or how minor, no one ever plans to be involved in a car accident. One minute you are driving down a residential street and the next someone runs a stop sign, causing a t-bone car or side-impact crash and multiple injuries to both the driver and passenger. In situations like this, the outlook may look bleak, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Our Oakland car accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm are ready to answer your questions quickly and provide you with the legal advice needed to bring suit against whoever is responsible for your injuries, whether you were in a fender bender or multi-vehicle collision. Let our experienced lawyers do all of the heavy lifting while you focus on recovering. Selecting the right Oakland car accident attorney has never been easier; contact us today at (800) 800-0000 for a free consultation.
Types of Oakland Car Accident Cases We Handle
The months following a car crash are no doubt some of the most difficult days an accident victim will have to face. You’re out of work, and the medical bills are piling up. You’ve been in and out of the hospital more times than you can count on one hand, not to mention the pain of your injuries is sometimes unbearable. As much as life seems out of control, there is still hope.
The Oakland car accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm have their clients best interests in mind and will fight until justice is served. Whether it was a minor fender bender or a catastrophic head-on collision, our lawyers handle a wide variety of car accident cases in and around the Oakland area.
While many types of major car accidents happen daily throughout California, head-on collisions have the highest potential to be fatal. In fact, US statistics show that head-on collisions made up a mere two percent of crashes, but they also accounted for over ten percent of crashes that were fatal. If the accident is not fatal, the potential for serious injuries is high. Some of these injuries may include broken bones, amputation of limbs, brain or burn injuries, and injury to the spinal cord. To learn more about how our car and truck accident lawyers from Oakland can help with the case for your head-on or side-impact collision, reach out to us today.
Hit and Run Crashes
Hit and run crashes are unique in that the accident perpetrator flees the scene, leaving you with little to nothing to bring suit against them. This is where our Oakland car accident attorneys play detective to gather critical information and evidence, so justice is served. If the at-fault hit and run driver denies involvement in the accident, we will work even harder to obtain everything from witness statements to accident reconstruction reports to prove liability on your behalf.
If you are a victim of a hit and run accident, follow these steps, then contact The Barnes Firm.
- Attempt to get a photo of the hit and run driver and their license plate.
- If that’s not possible, start taking notes about the accident right away (car make/model, car color, unusual attributes about the car or driver).
- If you see any witnesses, take down their names and phone numbers.
- Document the exact time, place, street/intersection the accident occurred, and take photo evidence of your own vehicle.
A rear-end accident occurs when one vehicle crashes into the back of another. If other drivers are not paying attention, this could even result in a multi-vehicle collision. These types of accidents are fairly common, with all parties involved rarely walking away without expenses to pay or injuries to take care of. And in some extreme cases, rear-end accidents can result in death. If you’ve been involved in a rear-end accident where you or the passenger sustained an injury, The Barnes law firm can assess the accident and determine how you should be financially compensated.
One of the deadliest risks that truck drivers, SUV drivers, and van drivers may face on the road is a possible rollover accident, which is the direct result of the vehicle’s instability when turning. Currently, there are no federal standards to prevent vehicle rollovers, but the pressure to implement these standards has been growing. The Barnes Firm encourages all California residents to consider upgrading their vehicles to have as many safety features as possible to avoid a possible rollover wreck. However if you do find yourself in need of car or motorcycle accident lawyers in Oakland, The Barnes Firm is only one call away.
The Barnes Firm: Oakland’s Go-To Car Accident Lawyers
Car accidents are the number one cause of personal injury claims in the US, with California’s Highway Patrol Report showing over 18,000 people in 2009 were injured in a car accident — the majority of those being drivers.
If you are the victim of any car accident, whether a hit and run, rear-end, multi-vehicle, side-impact collision or something else, it’s important to know your rights and how to go about fighting for them. Our Oakland car accident attorneys will fight aggressively to get the compensation you deserve following a major or minor car crash and get you back on your feet again.
Schedule a 100% free and confidential consultation to review your case today by calling (800) 800-0000.