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I was involved in a car accident in Oakland. What now?
You will need to report the incident to your insurance company and also should call 911, particularly if anyone was injured. We also recommend contacting an attorney who can advise you on your legal rights at this time and who can actually help with your insurance claim - regardless of who may have been at fault in the accident.

Who will be responsible for my medical expenses?
Depending on who caused the accident, either your or the other driver's insurance company would typically cover medical expenses and other damages or injuries caused by the accident. Determining fault in an Oakland car accident can be tricky, however, as can getting a fair claim payment from the insurance company.

What is my case worth?
Without a complete investigation into the matter, it is impossible to say what your particular car accident claim or lawsuit may be worth. The value of your case will vary depending on the severity of the accident and the injuries you sustained. The extent of damage to your vehicle will also influence what your case is worth, as may the party that was at fault. At the Law Offices of Clancy & Diaz, LLP we work with medical professionals, economists and other expert witnesses to properly evaluate what our clients' cases are worth, enabling us to pursue just financial compensation.

What if I was to blame for the accident?
Even if you believe you caused your car accident, your own auto insurance policy should cover your injuries. It may also be possible that you were only partially at fault, in which case you may still be able to recover money from the other driver's insurance policy. An Oakland car accident lawyer can help you in recovering money from your own insurance policy as well as in determining exactly what caused the accident and who should be held accountable.

The other driver's insurance company already offered me a settlement. Why do I need a lawyer?
Though you may have already been offered what seems like a fair settlement from your insurance company or the other driver's insurance company, it may still be beneficial to involve a lawyer. With legal experience and an understanding of car accident cases in particular, an experienced attorney can review your case and determine whether the settlement offered is actually fair. The last thing you need is to accept the settlement, only to realize later that it will not cover all of your financial, emotional and physical injuries.

Contact an Oakland car accident attorney at our law offices today to learn more about this important topic, including what we can do to help you.