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Oakland Car Accident Attorney

Oakland is a beautiful city with plenty of traffic to go around. The fact is that car accidents happen, but if you were injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, it puts you in an even more difficult situation. An experienced Oakland car accident attorney, however, can help. 

Car Accidents and Driver Negligence

There are nearly limitless reasons why car accidents happen, but the fact remains that they’re often caused by driver negligence, which can take a wide range of dangerous forms, including:

  • Impairment – No one doubts the danger associated with driving while under the influence, but unfortunately, some motorists haven’t given up the practice. Drunk drivers cause some of the deadliest accidents out there.
  • Distraction – Drivers who are not focused on driving safely are dangerous drivers. While there are plenty of distractions to divert a driver’s attention, the smartphone reigns as the most dangerous distraction of all. When a driver engages with his or her phone, especially for texting purposes, he or she essentially drives blind (and endangers everyone else on the road).
  • Exhaustion – When you’re tired, it’s more difficult to accomplish even simple tasks, and driving is not a simple task. Driving safely is a complex process that drowsy drivers can’t attend to as safely as they should. The effects of exhaustion on one’s ability to drive are very similar to the effects of impairment and should not be ignored.
  • Speed – Excess speed not only makes accidents more likely but also makes them more dangerous. Motorists who speed dangerously make our roadways less safe for all of us.
  • Aggression – Aggression is a unique category of negligence because it is purposeful. The aggressive driver’s intention is to make the roadway more chaotic and, thus, dangerous. Aggressive drivers often have a difficult time deciding which dangerous practice to engage in, so they employ several at a time. Aggressive driving tends to include practices like tailgating, speeding excessively, flying in and out of traffic, provoking other drivers, ignoring traffic signs and signals, refusing to yield the right-of-way, and much more.

Negligent drivers put all of us at an increased risk of being seriously injured. 

Your Damages

The damages associated with car accidents – in addition to the property damage to your vehicle – can be immense, including:

  • Extensive medical expenses
  • Lost hours on the job and resulting lost wages
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering

In order to obtain the compensation you need to recover fully, your claim must address your complete range of damages.

Reach Out to an Experienced San Francisco Car Accident Attorney Today

If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident, the dedicated car accident attorneys at Bogaards Law in San Francisco are committed to using the full weight of their experience and skill to help guide your claim toward its most favorable outcome. We’re here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation today.

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