Oakland Personal Injury Attorneys

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and their related expenses. Unfortunately, if you are trying to heal from your injuries, dealing with insurance companies and filing a lawsuit on your own can be difficult. That is where we come in. An experienced Oakland personal injury attorney could pursue your injury claim for you, allowing you the time and space you need to recover. Your attorney could research and build your case as well as deal with the insurance adjusters in your case. 

What is a Personal Injury Case?

If someone else could be responsible for the injury you suffered, you may have a personal injury case. A successful personal injury case is one that is generally able to prove the existence of the following in the situation:

  • The defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff
  • The defendant was negligent and breached that duty of care
  • Because of the breach, the plaintiff suffered an injury
  • The injury caused losses, also known as damages to the plaintiff

One of the most common types of personal injury cases arises from automobile accidents. Drivers have a duty of care when operating their vehicles; they must obey the rules of the road and conduct themselves in the same manner that other reasonably prudent drivers would. If a driver speeds through icy roads, rear-ending your vehicle, causing not only property damage to your car but neck injuries to you and your passenger, you have a valid claim for relief under personal injury laws.  If your personal injury attorney in Oakland has the evidence to prove these elements in your case, you could receive a settlement or a jury award to pay for your damages.

Types of personal injury cases we can help with:

  • Auto accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Tractor-trailer accidents
  • Bike accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Defective products
  • Wrongful death

Personal Injury Settlements

Most personal injury cases settle before ever going to court. Your attorney and the attorney for the defendant or their insurance company can begin settlement negotiations before the lawsuit is yet filed. The amount of your settlement could depend on the severity of your injuries or property damage, the strength of the evidence against the defendant and against you, the size of the defendant’s insurance policy, and how soon each party wants to get the lawsuit over with. 

Settlements are often beneficial for all parties involved as they close the case sooner and can be less expensive. They can also help plaintiffs avoid the potential emotional pain of a trial and decrease the risk of going to trial for both parties. 

Legal Assistance from a Skilled Oakland Personal Injury Attorney

If you were recently hurt due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or violent behavior, contact an Oakland personal injury lawyer to discuss your options. You can reach Bogaards Law Trial Attorneys and schedule your personalized consultation today via phone or use our online contact form.

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