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Car Accident

Oakland Car Accident Attorneys Who Advocate for Injured Clients Effective Legal Representation When You Suffer Injury in a Motor Vehicle Collision

When you are injured in a car crash, filing insurance claims and addressing your financial situation take a backseat to immediate pain and day-to-day challenges. But make no mistake — it’s important to consider your future and your family’s after an accident. If another driver is responsible for your injuries, you have a right to seek reasonable compensation to cover the medical costs, lost wages and other damages you suffer.

Of course, the idea of getting embroiled in a legal battle is overwhelming when you’re just trying to cope with your injuries. You need a legal representative who will oversee the details of your case so you can focus on healing. With decades of experience handling a wide range of personal injury matters, the skilled team from the Law Offices of John E. Hill, P.C. uses effective strategies to prove who was at fault for an accident and takes decisive action to secure the compensation you deserve.

Determining Fault in California Traffic Accidents

At the outset of your accident, our attorneys investigate all details essential to the evaluation of your claim — the events leading up to the crash, the other vehicles and passengers involved, the road conditions, the condition of your car, etc. — as we piece together who and what played a role. We represent clients injured in accidents involving the following:

  • Automobiles
  • Trucks
  • Bicycles
  • Motorcycles
  • Pedestrians

Most accidents result from mistakes made by one or more drivers.

To prove negligence, it is important to obtain concrete evidence and to establish the facts of your accident. Furthermore, demonstrating fault is easier when evidence and memories are fresh. As soon as possible following your accident, you should consult an attorney to maximize your legal options as you proceed.

Causes of Serious Car Accidents

The cause of your accident is an important part of the narrative we develop to advance your compensation claim toward settlement or trial. In California, alcohol- and drug-related traffic fatalities are on the rise. Other common causes of serious vehicle accidents include the following:

  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to follow traffic laws (speeding, failure to yield or stop)
  • Inclement weather
  • Malfunctioning or defective vehicles
  • Road hazards

Identifying the cause or causes of an accident is essential to obtaining compensation after a car accident. Our attorneys offer strategic guidance and support, respond to your questions with straightforward answers and provide options to move your claim forward.

What Steps Should You Take After a Car Crash?

When you have been injured in a serious accident, seek medical attention right away. If your condition allows it, take photographs of the crash site with the vehicles in place and collect contact information from any witnesses. Keep all receipts and medical records and be sure to attend follow-up doctor appointments.

Once you have an idea of the scope of your injury and the other damages you’ve suffered, consult an attorney to begin the legal process.

Seek Help From a Trustworthy and Compassionate Attorney in Northern California

At the Law Offices of John E. Hill, P.C., our experienced lawyers focus on improving the lives of people injured in traffic crashes and other accidents in our community. We maintain flexible business hours and offer free initial consultations to potential clients. To discuss your auto accident injury case with a skilled professional, contact our firm today or call (510) 588-1000. Hablamos español.

Client Reviews
“I live on the east coast. I needed a lawyer to represent me in a personal injury suit. Never having been involved in lawsuit before, I didn't know what to expect. I selected John Hill based upon my research of Bay area attorneys and was not disappointed. He and his staff were very easy to communicate with despite the distance and 3 hour time zone difference. They are knowledgeable and have a huge base of experience. Most of all, I was always treated with kindness and respect as we moved through the process. Needless to say, I am extremely satisfied with my settlement. Without reservation, I give my whole hearted recommendation to Mr. Hill and his staff.” Cathy Walls
“Intensely dedicated to getting the best results possible for me on several cases. John Hill tells you honestly and clearly the pluses and minuses of your case and makes sure you understand completely all options. He is completely professional and one of the most affable persons you will ever meet.” Dan Wilson
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“Exquisite advice with Worker’s Compensation Case! This law office, all support staff, and assistants are responsive and helpful. I especially appreciate the legal advice and clarifications I received from Joanne Helvig, Esq. She is an excellent lawyer, fights hard, is thorough, provides great attention to every detail, sorted through financial bills, and got me through a long legal battle. I appreciate this great lawyer. As an injured worker, I got what I needed.” M.R.