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Oakland Car Accident Attorney

Oakland Car Accident Attorney

An Oakland Car Accident Attorney Fighting for Justice

Oakland is considered one of the most dangerous places to drive in the United States. The City of Oakland Department of Transportation reports that someone suffers severe to fatal injuries in a vehicle accident twice per week. With such staggering numbers, the city has implemented initiatives to cut down on car accidents.

While the city has taken steps to make the streets safer, in recent years, there has been a substantial increase in severe or fatal injuries. With such glaring numbers facing the city, the more glaring cost is the millions of dollars of lost revenue and medical expenses suffered annually. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries due to another person’s negligence, you need a dedicated car accident attorney to defend your rights. Contact the Law Office of Scott Righthand, P.C. today to receive your free case evaluation.

 Common Causes of Car Accidents in Oakland

  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks
  • Left-turning vehicles
  • Signalized intersections
  • Hit-and-run incidences 
  • Driving under the influence

Who is Most Impacted by Car Accidents in Oakland?

Oakland’s Department of Transportation conducted a Citywide Crash Analysis and discovered the following:

  • Vulnerable Road Users: pedestrians, bicyclists, and persons taking public transportation are 50% more likely to be killed in a car accident 
  • Oaklanders ages 65 years and older: older Oaklanders are twice as likely to be fatally wounded in a car accident 
  • Black Oaklanders: Oaklanders of African descent are twice as likely to be killed in a car collision. Additionally, black Oaklanders are three times more at risk to be critically injured or killed while walking.

Time Limitations in Filing an Oakland Car Accident Claim 

In every personal injury case, there is a set amount of time that you have to initiate legal proceedings. The clock begins ticking from the time of the incident. In accordance with the California Code of Civil Procedure, you have certain time limits depending on what you are trying to recover. For a personal injury claim, you have two years to begin legal proceedings. However, if a car accident victim is only trying to recover for property damage, then you have three years from the date of the accident. 

California courts have put these time limitations in place since witness testimony and other crucial physical evidence may not be available after a certain amount of time has passed.   

Recovering Damages

After a car accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the following, depending on the severity of your injuries:

  • Past and future wages
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering

Contact a Knowledgeable Oakland Car Accident Attorney 

A car accident leaves you feeling vulnerable both physically and financially. It is imperative that after a car accident, you consult with a car accident attorney in Oakland immediately.  Attorneys Scott Righthand and Brittany Rogers are here to guide you as you take legal action against the liable party. Contact us today to schedule your no-obligation consultation. 

Call 415-544-0115 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced lawyers to talk about your accident and potential compensation available to you. You may also email our firm.

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can be confident knowing that we truly care about what you’re facing and will do whatever it takes to
secure a successful outcome.

Beyond our accolades, we believe it is our compassion that truly sets us apart. When you come to our firm, you
can be confident knowing that we truly care about what you’re facing and will do whatever it takes to
secure a successful outcome.

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