Oakland Car Accident Attorney
Getting into a car accident in Oakland can suddenly change the trajectory of your life. A near-death experience can leave you with emotional and psychological damage, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. You may also suffer serious injuries or disabilities, with expensive related medical bills and lost wages.
The attorneys at Milanfar Law Firm can help you pick up the pieces and move forward after getting into a car crash in Oakland. We will work closely with you to establish a proven legal strategy for optimal case results. Our lawyers will do everything we can to help you recover and heal in the aftermath of a motor vehicle collision. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Why Clients Choose Us
- We know how to get real case results for our clients. We have more than 20 years of experience in car accident law and a long history of achieving successful settlements and verdicts.
- Our lawyers are prepared to take your case to trial, although most car accident claims in Oakland reach settlements. We can overcome any challenge or complication that comes our way.
- We will put you and your needs first as our client. You will always have direct contact and open communication with your Oakland car accident lawyer.
Oakland, California Car Accident Statistics
In a recent citywide crash analysis, the City of Oakland found a 76 percent jump in the number of serious to fatal injuries caused by car accidents over a four-year period. The annual cost of traffic accidents in Oakland is estimated at about $900 million. This includes the price of medical bills, property damage repairs, lost work productivity, and other losses. Statistics collected by the California Office of Traffic Safety from 2019 reported 2,431 total fatal and injury accidents in Oakland, of which 176 involved alcohol, 296 were speed related, and 474 were hit and runs.
Top Causes of Vehicle Collisions in Oakland
The majority of severe and fatal injury accidents reported in Oakland take place at intersections (about 75 percent). Vehicles turning left are especially dangerous, with an accident rate that is about four times that of right-turning vehicles. Intersection accidents are typically due to driver error, such as failing to stop at a red light or yield the right-of-way to others. Other common causes of motor vehicle accidents in Oakland are:
- Driver inattention or distraction
- Texting/cell phone use while driving
- Operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while tired
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Inexperienced drivers
- Making unsafe lane changes or merges
- Breaking traffic rules and regulations
- Running red lights and stop signs
Aside from driver error, other examples of negligence are also prevalent in car accident cases. For example, a vehicle could have a dangerous mechanical failure due to poor maintenance or a defective auto part. Another example is a road hazard such as a dip or pothole causing a car accident. An investigation of your car accident by our lawyers can identify the cause of the crash and the liable party or parties.
What Compensation Is Available for a Car Accident?
At Milanfar Law Firm, our lawyers have obtained successful case results for many different types of motor vehicle accidents, including car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian collisions. You may be entitled to financial compensation to pay for several past and future losses, including:
- Hospital bills
- Lost wages
- Disability expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Vehicle repairs
- Lost quality of life
- A loved one’s wrongful death
As your lawyers, we will calculate the value of your case so that you don’t settle for less than you deserve. Then, we will provide exceptional representation in the fight for maximum compensation from one or more defendants on your behalf.
Request Your Free Car Accident Case Review Today
Car accidents are highly dangerous events that are almost always preventable. If you’ve been injured in a car crash in Oakland or the surrounding area, the attorneys at Milanfar Law Firm can help you litigate your case with skill that only comes from decades of legal experience. Speak directly to an attorney about how we can help with your particular car accident case during a free consultation. Please call (925) 433-6003 or contact us online anytime.