Oakland Car Accident Lawyer
Every day, people are injured or killed in vehicle accidents on the freeways, highways and roads in Oakland and throughout Northern California. These accidents can take a significant physical, emotional and financial toll on the victims and their loved ones. Our law firm represents clients in a wide variety of personal injury cases involving automobile accidents and collisions. Following an accident, it is important to immediately consult with an experienced lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected. Crucial evidence could be lost and witnesses' memories fade if we do not complete a prompt and thorough investigation.
We understand that your primary concern following an accident is getting the medical care you need and protecting your family from financial difficulties. We will calculate the full cost of your accident, from medical bills and lost wages to vehicle damage and pain and suffering to ensure that you receive a settlement that meets your current and future needs. We will handle all aspects of your insurance claim, from negotiating with the insurance company to taking your case to trial if necessary to guard your rights.
If you have been in an auto accident in Oakland, CA or on I-580, I-880 or any other major thoroughfare in Northern California, Moseley Collins is here to help you get the compensation you need. Our firm was founded over 40 years ago by Moseley Collins and we have the knowledge and resources to go up against the insurance companies and get you a fair settlement.Have You or a Loved One Been Injured in an Auto Accident in Oakland, CA? Call (800) 426-5546 to Speak With a Car Accident Attorney Now
Auto Accident News23-Year-Old Man Dies in Car Crash Into Tree in Oakland, CA
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A 23-year-old man died when a car crashed into a tree in Oakland early this morning, according to the Oakland Police Department.
Police responded at about 12:10 a.m. to the 1000 block of 98th Avenue to investigate the crash. There they found Oakland resident Juan Manzo, who was a passenger in the car, police said. Paramedics with the Oakland Fire Department pronounced Manzo dead at the crash site, according to police. Police said they do not know whether alcohol was involved in the crash.Superior Court Info
2120 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
- Court Division at this Location: Probate
- Departments 201 and 202 are located at the Berkeley Courthouse.
- Phone & Fax Numbers:
- Phone Number: (510) 647-4439
- Fax Number: (510) 883-9359
- Probate Examiner Phone: (510) 647-4403
- Probate Examiner Fax: (510) 647-4428
- Clerk's Office Hours: 8:30 to 4:30
- Document Drop Box: 2:30 to 4:00
- Probate Examiner Phone Hours: 2:00 to 3:30M, T, W & F
- Alameda - George E. McDonald Hall of Justice
- Berkeley Courthouse
- Oakland - Rene C. Davidson
- Oakland - Wiley W. Manuel
- Oakland - Administration Building and Post Office
- Fremont Hall of Justice
- Hayward Hall of Justice
- San Leandro - Juvenile Justice Center
- Pleasanton - Gale-Schenone Hall of Justice
Fatal car crashes & road traffic accidents in Oakland. California
- Year: 2013
- Fatal accident count: 27
- Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 47
- Fatal accidents involving drunken persons: 9
- Fatalities: 28
- Persons involved in fatal accidents: 62
- Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12
Don’t get mad - Get legal
When you experience a car accident, if you are seriously injured, wait for emergency medical services to arrive. If you are not seriously injured and are able, move to a safe location but do not leave the scene of the accident. Do not admit fault. Call the police. While waiting for the police to arrive, exchange insurance information with any other drivers involved in the accident. Take pictures of the damage to your vehicle and any other vehicles involved. Identify any witnesses who saw the accident and obtain their contact information. Receive medical attention as soon as possible, even if you think you are not injured. Notify the insurance company. As soon as you are able, contact an experienced car accident lawyer.
To prove that another driver was at fault, you must show that the driver was negligent. This means you must prove that the other driver created an unsafe situation by acting carelessly or unreasonably while they were driving. This could include showing that the driver was distracted, not paying attention, driving dangerously, driving while intoxicated or sleepy, failing to abide by traffic laws, or any such irresponsible behavior. You must then prove that the other driver’s behavior was a proximate cause of the accident, that you were injured because of the accident, and that you suffered actual physical or financial damages as a result of the accident.
Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to receive compensation for your injuries and property damage. California applies a strict comparative negligence theory in personal injury cases. This means that each party is financially responsible for the damage they caused. So, if you can show that the other driver was 75% responsible for the accident and you were only 25% to blame, the other driver may still be responsible for 75% of your damages.
It may be beneficial to settle with the insurance company if you receive fair compensation for your injuries. However, the insurance adjuster’s goal is to offer you the smallest settlement possible. You should never accept any offer from the insurance company until you speak with an experienced car accident lawyer first. Your lawyer will help you value your damages and negotiate with the insurance company to be sure you are fairly compensated for your losses.
If the other driver was at fault for your accident, you may recover economic damages, which includes the cost of any damage to your vehicle or other personal property, financial expenses associated with your injuries and recovery, including the cost of emergency treatment, surgeries and procedures, hospital stays, doctor visits, medicines, therapy, rehabilitation, travel expenses related to your treatment, lost income, loss of future wages, and more. You also may receive compensation for your pain and suffering. If a loved one was killed in the accident, you may obtain compensation for their wrongful death.
You should retain an experienced car accident attorney to have the best chance of recovering maximum compensation for your injuries. Although you can file a car accident claim by yourself, you place yourself at a great disadvantage by pursuing your claim without the assistance of a lawyer who knows how to handle a car accident case. An experienced Oakland car accident lawyer will know what evidence you need to show fault, how to value your injuries, how to negotiate with the insurance companies, and how to litigate your case if you have to go to court.