Top Oakland, CA Personal Injury Defense Lawyers Near You

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    Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C.

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Larkspur Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Larkspur Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    Bremer, Whyte, Brown & O'Meara, LLP

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

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    King & Spalding LLP

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    Siegal and Richardson LLP

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

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    de la Peña & Holiday

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    GJEL Accident Attorneys

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

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    Ropers Majeski PC

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    Bangerter Frazier & Graff, PC

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

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    Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    Bowles & Verna, LLP

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    GJEL Accident Attorneys

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Concord Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Concord Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    The Cochran Firm

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    GJEL Accident Attorneys

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Orinda Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Orinda Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    Scarlett Law Group

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    Gwilliam Ivary Chiosso Cavalli & Brewer

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

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    GJEL Accident Attorneys

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    Coyle Browne Law

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

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    The Accident Guys

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

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    Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos, LLP

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Emeryville Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Emeryville Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Oakland, CA

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Oakland, CA

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    Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

    Personal Injury Defense Lawyers | Oakland Office

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Find a Personal Injury Defense Attorney near Oakland

Facing a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If you’ve been accused of causing someone else to suffer injuries, you’re facing serious consequences. You may be liable for that person’s medical expenses, property repairs, court costs, and potentially even punitive damages.

Strong Personal Injury Defense

In many cases, your insurance company will support you during these particular types of lawsuits. In cases where you don’t have insurance or they won’t/can’t defend you, you should consider speaking with an Oakland personal injury defense attorney.

He or she will negotiate directly with the injured party and reduce your liability and out-of-pocket expenses. If you are being threatened with a lawsuit, or even if you’ve been sued, talk with an attorney as soon as you are able. The sooner you call, the quicker this event can be behind you.

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.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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