Oakland Car Accident Lawyers

The roadways of California are overflowing with vehicles, more than any other state, with over 27 million licensed drivers. Oakland and the entire Bay Area are no exception to crowded, congested roadways, which are prone to daily car accidents. On average, over 100 car accidents occur each month in Oakland.

When a car accident occurs, crash victims can suffer from a range of minor to severe injuries. Our team of experienced Oakland car accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm are ready to help you recover the money you deserve for any injuries after a car accident. As one of America’s largest personal injury law firms, our car accident attorneys have been helping Oakland residents overcome the stressful and challenging situations that car accidents cause for decades, and are ready to help you get the best result possible for your car accident claim.

Why Call The Barnes Firm After a Car Accident?

Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injury claims in Oakland and the entire Bay Area. Car crash victims are likely to have experienced severe and life-altering injuries, which is why it’s imperative to hire an experienced car accident attorney to assist with your legal needs. Insurance companies will often lowball or deny your claim to close your settlement quickly. Our team of experienced Oakland car accident attorneys have successfully negotiated with insurance companies and gotten the best result possible for thousands of clients. If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident in Oakland or the Bay Area, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000. Our successful team of Oakland car accident attorneys are available 24/7 to answer any questions you have, offer sound legal advice, and assist you in starting your car accident claim.

Common Causes of Oakland Car Accidents

At The Barnes Firm, we know how devastating a car accident can be and the unexpected injuries it can cause. Most car accidents are preventable, but thousands of people are injured or killed in Oakland car accidents each year. No matter the cause of the car accident, our team of experienced car accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm are equipped with the knowledge and skills to take on your case and help you get the best result possible. The most common causes of Oakland car accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Negligent or reckless driving
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Tailgating
  • Ignoring traffic laws
  • Roadway defects
  • Fatigue

Our team of Oakland car accident lawyers have successfully handed the following types of car crashes:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • T-bone accidents
  • Hit & run crashes
  • Sideswipe collisions
  • Head-on crashes
  • Rollover accidents
  • Left-turn accidents
  • Multi-vehicle accidents

No matter the cause of your crash or the type of car accident you were involved in, the team of trusted attorneys at The Barnes Firm are here to help. If you or a loved one were injured by a negligent driver, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your damages. Our experienced team of Oakland car accident lawyers will guide you on how to start your car accident claim and work hard to help you get the best result possible.

Important California Car Accident Laws

After a car accident, hiring an experienced California car accident attorney who knows the law as it pertains to personal injury in California is crucial. Some important laws to be aware of following a car accident include:

  1. California is an at-fault insurance state. This means you will file your car accident claim against the responsible party if you can prove liability.
  2. Comparative negligence laws apply in California. Comparative negligence means both parties involved in the accident can share fault. You can receive compensation for your accident even if you are found to be partially at fault. For example, if you are found 10% liable for your accident, you can still recover 90% of the damages.
  3. California drivers must carry vehicle insurance. The minimum liability insurance requirements are:
    1. $15,000 for injury/death of one person
    2. $30,000 for injury/death of multiple people
    3. $5,000 for property damage
  4. The statute of limitations in California is two years. After a car accident, you have two years from the date of your accident, or the date your injury was discovered, to file an accident claim.

Hiring an experienced Oakland car accident lawyer at The Barnes Firm can help you establish liability and build a strong case against a negligent party after a car crash. Call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation – it could be the best call you make.


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Injuries Resulting from Oakland Car Accidents

Injuries from a car accident can be devastating and, in some cases, may require lifelong treatment. Our team of Oakland car accident attorneys have helped thousands of car accident victims with one, or several, of the injures listed below:

If your injuries from a car accident were caused by another person’s negligence you have rights. Call The Barnes Firm today to get started filing your car accident claim. Our team of experienced Oakland car accident attorneys will help you obtain the compensation you deserve during the difficult time following a car accident.

Compensation You Can Receive After a Car Accident

The compensation you can receive after a car accident will depend on the severity of your injuries and the circumstances surrounding your accident. After investigating your accident, our team of Oakland car accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damages
  • Lost future earnings
  • Physical therapy & rehabilitation
  • Emotional distress, and more

You can trust The Barnes Firm will help you recover all the compensation you deserve following an Oakland car accident. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

Steps to take Following an Oakland Car Accident

After a car accident, many motorists don’t know where to turn. If you have been involved in a car accident, taking the following steps can help protect yourself and your legal rights:

  • Call the authorities to report the accident and request medical attention.
  • Gather evidence including pictures and videos of the accident, the other driver’s personal and insurance information, and a copy of the police report.
  • Seek medical attention even if you think your injuries are minor. It is advised you visit a medical professional to identify and document any injuries you sustained in the accident.
  • Call a trusted Oakland car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. Our team of experienced attorneys is available 24/7 to assist you after being injured in an Oakland car accident.

Experienced Oakland Car Accident Attorneys Available 24/7

As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has represented many clients injured in car accidents and helped them get the best result possible for their case. Before talking with insurance, contact an experienced car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. We can help with any questions you have on how to file a car accident claim in California.

Call (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation – it could be the best call you make.


Our team of experienced car accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm proudly serve Oakland and surrounding areas: Alameda, Albany, Antioch, Belmont, Benicia, Berkeley, Brentwood, Burlingame, Campbell, Clayton, Concord, Cupertino, Daly City, Danville, Dixon, Dublin, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fairfield, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Martinez, Menlo Park, Milpitas, Moraga, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Napa, Newark, Novato, Oakley, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Richmond, Rohnert Park, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, San Mateo, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Sunnyvale, Union City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, and more…

Bay Area Office Location

555 12th Street
Suite #1470
Oakland, CA 94607

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“I had a great experience with The Barnes Law Firm! Michael Horowitz is very professional and provide updates and the case proceeded. I would highly recommend the Barnes Law Firm”

Salvador T.

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“They were helpful and communicated with me throughout the process.”

Barbara J.

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“Ali Vazirinejad from The Barnes Firm handled my personal injury case and I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer. He was compassionate, patient and comprehensively walked me through each step. He was unbelievably responsive-answering calls and e-mails with good follow up and detail. Because my accident occurred at the beginning of Covid shutdown, the case dragged on for more 2 1/2 years, many times coming to a complete halt. Even so Ali remained communicative, proactive, and in the end negotiated a settlement that was more than expected. I so appreciated his guidance during this difficult time and always felt I was in good, caring hands. I recommend him highly.”

Leslie D.

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“Landon Vivian helped my son with his car accident. Mr. Vivian was very professional and very helpful and was on top of our case from day one! Highly recommend him as an attorney.”

Sharon W.

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“I am very pleased with the process of my case. My attorney Ali Vazirinejad and his paralegal Grace were very professional and helpful. The outcome of my case was considerably more than expected. The result actually changed my life significantly and I am really thankful for their services.”

Larry B.