Top Emeryville Auto Accident Lawyers Near You

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Law Offices of Patricia Turnage

Auto Accident Lawyer | Serving Emeryville, CA

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510-899-9000

A Personal Injury Firm Representing Motor Vehicle Accident Victims In The East Bay Area. Call Us Today!

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Sabharwal Law Offices

Auto Accident Lawyer | Serving Emeryville, CA

510-398-0320

Focused On Getting You The Results You Want and The Honest Answers You Deserve

At the Sabharwal Law Offices we resolve legal issues intelligently, effectively and economically. We are tenacious in our approach to legal representation by working with our clients one-on-one from initial consultation to case resolution. You will always have direct access to your attorney.  Sabharwal Law Offices is led by attorney Sunena Sabharwal, whose vast …

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Setareh Law

Auto Accident Lawyer | Serving Emeryville, CA

Free Consultation

Do Not Let The Insurance Companies Take Advantage Of Your Rights.

Reckless and inattentive drivers are the most common cause of road accidents. Fatalities are most commonly attributed to not wearing seat belts and taking adequate safety precautions. Talking, eating, drinking and cell phone use while driving (and not paying attention to the road) have been significant factors in distraction from safe driving. Common car accident related …

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Are You a Victim of an Auto Accident?

Most auto accidents happen close to home and they can range from minor irritants, fatal, or fall somewhere in between. Auto accident victims can achieve compensation for related expenses by filing a civil lawsuit seeking damages to try and remedy some or all of their injuries.

Legal Options in Auto Accident Cases

It is business as usual for auto insurance companies to offer settlements at the lowest possible expense to the company. An Emeryville auto accident attorney can negotiate with the insurer on your behalf to achieve the best possible settlement. If that is not possible, the attorney can sue the other driver and perhaps the insurance company, too.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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