According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California ranks the highest among all states regarding medical and work loss costs related to car crashes: an estimated more than $4 billion annually.
This figure includes losses for drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians and others killed in fatal car crashes. The leading killer of children, teens and young adults (ages 5 to 34) is motor vehicle crashes. They are among the top 10 causes of death for all ages.
In 2016, more than 3,500 people in California were killed in car accidents.
The majority of survivors (typically family members or other dependents) are eligible to pursue monetary compensation for their losses in wrongful death cases.
Injuries from a car accident can have lifelong effects that impact you in very significant ways. Whiplash could have caused brain or spinal damage that has not yet been discovered. Nerve damage resulting from injuries can cause serious problems down the road. Obvious injuries such as cuts, broken bones, burns, paralysis and head trauma may affect your abilities to perform your job, care for children or partake in your favorite activities or hobbies.
When your auto injury results from the negligent actions of another person or entity such as a business, car manufacturer or city, you stand to lose a lot if you do not seek the help of an experienced car accident injury lawyer in California.
The costs of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, long-term care needs, rehabilitation, and other emotional and physical damages can weigh heavy on your future.
To learn about your legal options following a car accident, call Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, at (510) 433-1000.
How Can Winer, McKenna & Burritt Help?
We are one of the premier personal injury law firms in California. Our Los Angeles and Oakland-based car accident attorneys represent plaintiffs exclusively, and we customize each client’s case.
- We have secured verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million for car accident injury victims and survivors of victims who have perished.
- We work with experts to uncover all relevant evidence and build cases capable of obtaining maximum injury compensation.
- Our attorneys are committed to your success and recovery.
- We handle communications with insurance companies on your behalf.
- Your informed decisions are guided by our helpful legal counsel.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured, you need legal representation that you can trust to advocate for you in all situations.
We can help you fully understand your legal options. Insurance company representatives will not tell you the full story, and they might hope to get you to settle for injury compensation that is far below what you actually deserve.
Representation For All Types Of Accidents
Oakland personal injury lawyers at Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, our vast understanding of personal injury law in California allows us to be effective advocates in car and truck injury cases, as well as in other complicated matters involving catastrophic injuries caused by:
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Train accidents
- Truck accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
Our results speak for themselves: $150 million recovered for clients in auto accident cases and other injury and employment law matters.
Contact us for a free initial consultation at (510) 433-1000 to speak with a lawyer. We pursue all cases on a contingency fee basis.
We Help Our Clients Understand Every Aspect Of Their Cases
Our attorneys take the time to discuss all of your options with you and help you understand concepts such as:
- Determination of fault
- Comparative negligence
- Passengers’ ability to bring a claim
- Insurance coverage
- Uninsured/underinsured drivers
- Use of expert witnesses
- Accident reconstruction and investigation
- Wrongful death claims
When explaining these and all other issues associated with a case, our attorneys offer compassionate counseling designed to minimize the stress that the legal system imposes on our clients. We never treat clients as though they are just a name and a number.
We recognize our clients as real people with real problems and give them the time and personal attention they need during this difficult time in their lives. At all stages of a case, we serve as trusted advisers and strive to guide clients through the legal process as efficiently as possible.
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Significant Car Accident Cases
- $2,500,000 — 20 Year-Old Girl Killed as a Passenger in a Solo Automobile Accident
- $1,500,000 — Wrongful Death of a 28-Year-Old Man in a Freeway Collapse Case
- $390,000 — Woman in Her Early 20s Suffers Psychological Injury When Her Car Collides With Train at a Train Crossing
Get Legal Help From An Experienced Legal Team
Please call (510) 433-1000 or email us to schedule a free initial attorney consultation with a Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, attorney in the Los Angeles or San Francisco area.
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