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Personal Injury FAQ

Oakland Accident & Injury Lawyer

Finding out more about personal injury claims in Oakland is important if you were injured in car accident, were bitten by a dog or have any other potential accident or injury claim. Below we have included some frequently asked questions about this topic, for your convenience. We also welcome you to contact our offices for a free consultation with an Oakland personal injury lawyer. Call Clancy & Diaz, LLP at (510) 251-8868 for assistance.

How do I know if I have grounds for a case?
Finding out whether your personal injury case has merit is important. It requires a case review by an experienced attorney, who can evaluate the circumstances of your injury to determine whether someone else's intentional or unintentional conduct was to blame. If this is true, you may be able to move forward with a case.

What is my personal injury claim worth?
The value of each individual personal injury claim is different, depending on the circumstances of the case. The extent of injury typically plays the most important role, as may any negligence or responsibility on the part of the victim. To find out what your case is worth, we recommend that you talk to an attorney at our Oakland personal injury law firm.

What is negligence?
Negligence may be defined as acting or failing to act with proper caution or care for another's safety. Negligence may take on many forms: carelessness, recklessness or a simple mistake.

What types of damages may be awarded in an Oakland injury claim?
Although this may vary in accordance with your particular case, some of the damages that may be awarded may include: medical expenses, future or ongoing medical care, medical supplies, medicine, lost wages, future loss of earning potential, emotional trauma from the accident, and pain and suffering.

Will I have to go to trial?
The vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court, meaning the parties reach an agreement without going to trial. Whether or not your case goes to trial will depend on the other party's willingness to be fair in offering you compensation for your injuries.