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Personal Injury Attorneys Oakland

Being injured as a direct result of someone else’s negligence leaves you facing financial, physical, and emotional challenges that can be difficult to overcome. Personal injury law is designed to help accident victims like you obtain just compensation for their covered losses, and an experienced personal injury attorney in Oakland can help.  

Common Personal Injury Claims

Your personal injury claim will be specific to your situation and the circumstances that apply, but most personal injury claims fall into categories like the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Bike accidents
  • Scooter accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents 
  • Pedestrian accidents 
  • Bus accidents 
  • Fires and other premises liability claims

Additionally, nursing home abuse and neglect claims, as well as wrongful death claims, are negligence-based and proceed in a manner that is very similar to personal injury claims. 

The Basic Elements of Your Personal Injury Claim

There are several basic elements that must be present in order to proceed with a personal injury claim against an at-fault party. These include:

  • The at-fault party owed you what is known as a duty of care, which means they had a responsibility in relation to your safety. For example, motorists shoulder a considerable duty of care for others on the road.
  • The at-fault party breached – or failed to uphold – this duty of care. For example, a motorist who fails to follow the rules of the road, who speeds, who is impaired, or who is dangerously distracted breaches the duty of care owed to others.  
  • The at-fault party’s negligence was the direct cause of the accident that left you injured, such as if a drunk driver rear-ended you at a stop sign.
  • As a result, you suffered losses – or legal damages – that the law recognizes. 

Your Losses

The losses you address in your personal injury claim can include all the following:

  • Property damage, such as to your car, bike, motorcycle, or scooter, in a traffic accident
  • Medical expenses, which may include ongoing costs that relate to complications and secondary health concerns
  • Lost income that may need to address a decrease in your earning power
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering that can add an additional layer of complication to the healing process

How a Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

Your seasoned personal injury attorney has the skill and experience to tirelessly advocate for your case’s best possible resolution in all the following primary ways:

  • Building your tightest claim
  • Helping you understand the claims process and how best to navigate forward
  • Skillfully negotiating with the involved insurance company for a fair settlement that covers your complete losses
  • Being well prepared to take the matter to court if the insurance company fails to negotiate in good faith

It’s Time to Consult with an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney in Oakland

The formidable personal injury attorneys at Bogaards Law in Oakland are proud of the work they do – helping valued clients like you move beyond challenging setbacks with the compensation to which they are entitled and that they need to achieve their fullest recoveries. Your future is important, so please don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation by contacting us today.

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