Oakley Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer


Oakley is a city of more than 43,000 residents in Contra Costa County. It is part of the Bay Area. Although Oakley was only incorporated as a city in 1999, its history goes back to prehistoric times. The city contains four prehistoric sites, one of which is a shell mound discovered in the early 20th century.

As California personal injury lawyers, we assist many clients from Oakley. We have operated our firm here since 1982. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver, call our law firm at (925) 428-5220 for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our injury attorneys.

We Handle Serious Injuries

Victims of accidents caused by negligence and survivors of victims of these accidents can recover compensation for their damages through personal injury and wrongful death claims. I work on serious personal injury claims, such as:

Benefits of Social Media in Finding Good Legal Options

Today, everybody is on social media. Do not underestimate the power of using social media to connect with others and review companies. Work with a law firm that has a substantial social media presence. This shows that the firm is willing to adapt to our changing world to effectively connect with its prospective clients.

Social media is just one element of a firm's online presence. The firm should also have reviews on third-party websites like Avvo, Yelp, and Google and a well-developed website. Work with a law firm that has invested the time to develop its website, list client testimonials, and publicize its past verdicts and settlements. This shows the firm wants to share its successes with prospective clients, not hide potential embarrassments.

The third-party websites discussed above show client testimonials in a format that the firm cannot control. Although this serves a similar purpose to social media, review sites often feature more in-depth reviews of companies. Use the online reviews to guide your search for a personal injury law firm.

How to Select an Oakley Personal Injury Attorney

Watch our helpful video: How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer. Use the following video as a guide to speaking with potential Oakley personal injury lawyers.

Use the following guidelines to choose the best lawyer to handle your case:

  • Select an attorney who focuses on personal injury law, not a lawyer who has multiple practice areas;
  • A good lawyer should be responsive to your inquiries. Do not work with an Oakley law firm that does not return your calls or emails;
  • Work with a lawyer who has trial experience. Although you might not need to go to court to resolve your claim, it is good to be prepared to do so if necessary and
  • Your lawyer should be someone you feel comfortable speaking with rather than someone who intimidates or makes you anxious.
Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer Helping Community of Oakley

Oakley is more than an hour away by car from Sacramento. Because of this, you might not initially consider working with a personal lawyer in Sacramento. But you must choose an Oakley auto accident attorney based on how well they can handle your claim rather than their proximity to your home. If we feel we are a good fit, we will pay your transportation and lodging costs for you to stay overnight in Sacramento when you come to discuss your case with me.

Oakley FAQ

What intersections have the most occurrences of accidents in Oakley?

In Oakley, Main Street and its intersections are the most dangerous roadways. Main Street and Empire Avenue are one intersection where multiple collisions have been recorded. The Empire Avenue and Oakley Road intersection is another area where a collision occurred.

At any intersection, drivers are at a greater risk of being involved in an accident than on straight roadways because they need to adjust their speed, merge, and sometimes stop when entering an intersection.

Contact an Oakley Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been seriously injured in an accident that could have been avoided had another person exercised greater care, call our experienced Oakley personal injury lawyers for fast, free, and friendly advice at no obligation to you. Call our injury lawyers today at (925) 428-5220 or (800) 404-5400. See a list of past cases on our verdicts and settlements page.

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Client Reviews
"Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed!" Alex & Dinah M.
"Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation." Beverly
"Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything." Annie T.
"Very professional. Great team, staff and service all around. Mr Smith was very honest, straight forward with his advice. He gives the word "attorney" an honest reputation. I will seek his council anytime, and would recommend him at the drop of a dime." Jeremy M.
"I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone." Shannon D.
"Edward Smith law offices provide competent, thorough, and personable help for victims of personal injury. When you first meet the staff you know you contacted the right office. This law office treats clients like people. I recommend this office to anyone seeking representation regarding personal injury." David M.