California Car Accident Lawyers
Trusted Personal Injury Attorneys Since 1973
Car accidents injure and kill thousands of people in the U.S. every year, and the Golden State is no exception to this rule: According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (COTS), there were 3,563 car accident fatalities across the state in 2018 alone. The COTS has also reported that over a quarter of all traffic-related deaths involve alcohol and illegal drug use, and that this trend has stayed steady over the last several years.
If you’ve sustained serious injuries in a car crash or your loved one has been killed due to another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to seek compensation from the driver, the vehicle manufacturer, or any other responsible parties. At Wisner Baum, our experienced California car accident attorneys have been helping victims get justice for almost half a century, and with over $4 billion won for our clients, our track record of success speaks for itself. We are also known across California and the nation for taking on some of the most complex motor vehicle accident cases, including truck accidents and other commercial vehicle litigation.
Schedule your free consultation with our trusted car accident lawyers in California by calling (855) 948-5098 or contacting us online today!
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of injury, disability, and death in America. While car crashes are complicated and may involve many different factors, there is usually some form of negligence at play. In a car accident, negligence means that the driver (or another party) has failed to observe the “duty of care” owed to other drivers on the road, either by breaking the law or by acting in a careless manner.
Some of the most common causes of car crashes that are linked to negligence:
- Aggressive driving and road rage
- Defective auto parts
- Improper car maintenance
- Failing to observe traffic laws
- Construction site defects
- Distracted driving (texting, using cell phones, eating)
- Drunk driving and driving under the influence of illegal drugs
- Hazardous roadway conditions
- Driver fatigue
While most car accident victims will need to seek financial compensation through their insurer first, California law also allows victims to seek compensation for their injuries by filing a civil lawsuit against the negligent party. These cases are evaluated on the principle of pure comparative negligence, which means that you may be eligible to file even if you were partially at-fault for your accident. However, your potential compensation will be reduced by the percentage of your involvement.
Request your free consultation with our dependable auto accident attorneys in California by calling (855) 948-5098 or contacting us online today!
Damages in a Car Accident Case
When vehicles collide, the resulting injuries can require years of medical care and attention to heal. In some cases, victims may be left with catastrophic injuries – like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and paralysis – that prevent them from ever working in the same field or enjoying the same quality of life.
In a car accident lawsuit, you may be able to seek financial recovery for the following:
- Medical bills and expenses (hospitalization, surgeries, medications, medical devices, lab tests)
- Therapy and counseling
- Past and future lost wages
- Occupational retraining and education costs
- In-home care and long-term medical assistance
- Physical and psychological pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
At Wisner Baum, our national firm is committed to representing car accident victims and holding the right parties accountable for negligence. With recognition from organizations like the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Martindale-Hubbell®, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and many others, our experienced litigators have the resources and reputation to fight for your rights.
Call (855) 948-5098 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with our reliable California car accident lawyers today!
Toxic Torts $2.0 Billion Verdict
In May of 2019, the jury in the case of Pilliod et al. v, Monsanto Company ordered the agrochemical giant to pay $2.055 billion in damages to the plaintiffs, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a Bay Area couple in their 70s.
Pharmaceutical Settlement $105 Million Settlement
Wisner Baum obtained $105 million on behalf of multiple clients involved in a pharmaceutical negligence case.
Whistleblower Settlement $18 Million Settlement
Wisner Baum secured an $18 million settlement against the Boeing Company for overcharging the U.S. government on aircraft maintenance.
A Major US Plane Crash $17.5 Million Settlement
Wisner Baum obtained a $17.5 million settlement on behalf of a client who was killed in a major U.S. plane crash.
Commercial Truck Accident $15 Million Settlement
Wisner Baum secured a $15 million settlement for a person gravely injured by a major truck company.
Commercial Truck Accident $8.5 Million Verdict
Wisner Baum secured a $8.5 million wrongful death verdict against the food industry company, Tyson Foods, for the wrongful death of a young man.
A ranking in The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” is widely regarded by both client and legal professionals as a significant honor. It is considered the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.
Wisner Baum is proud to be a sponsor of The Truck Safety Coalition, a a group of caring individuals dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-related crashes. Our support enables them to help families and save lives.
Law360 recognizes law firms that have a strong regional presence, working on important matters within their home state. “[Wisner Baum] possesses a David v. Goliath-sized slingshot while seeking justice for everyday citizens it believes were harmed or killed through corporate wrongdoing.”
NLJ and American Lawyer Media honor law firms and attorneys as Elite Trial Lawyers for their cutting-edge legal work on behalf of plaintiffs in practice areas ranging from mass torts to securities litigation.
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Less than one-half of one percent of firms across the nation have achieved this ranking. A firm must have a high percentage of lawyers who have achieved the prestigious AV® Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.
The National Law Journal inducted Wisner Baum into the Verdicts Hall of Fame for obtaining the $2 billion landmark verdict in the Roundup cancer case of Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto. The verdict was #1 in California and #2 in the U.S. in 2019 and is #9 in American history.
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The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 recognized the law firms of Wisner Baum, the Miller Firm and Audet & Partners with the 2019 Trial Team of the Year award (in the Mass Torts category) for their work in the groundbreaking case of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto Company.
An AV® rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence. The rating signifies the highest legal ability, and very high adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence.
Wisner Baum is proud to have all of its lawyers listed in Avvo, a legal directory connecting people in need of legal services with lawyers and connecting lawyers to lawyers. Eight of our attorneys have earned a 10.0 perfect rating with Avvo.
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TopVerdict.com ranks our $2 billion verdict in Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto as the biggest verdict in California and the second largest verdict in the U.S. in 2019. It is the ninth largest verdict in U.S. history.
Published annually, the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list recognizes the “best of the best” in this area of the law through nominations, research, and review by a board of their peers.
In 2020, Law360 honored the law firms ”behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry.” It recognized our success in several landmark cases.
In 2018, our $289 million Johnson v. Monsanto verdict was the largest personal injury verdict in California. TopVerdict.com also ranked it #2 among all verdicts in California and #10 in the nation.
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