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The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani: Trusted Injury Lawyers Serving California for Over 20 Years

The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani has gotten clients throughout California compensated for personal injury claims. Our firm fights for your rights and uses all available resources to prove your claim and take on insurance companies. We’re the leading auto accident attorney in Berkeley, a city of 122,000 on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay.

Berkeley is home to the University of California, Berkeley, the oldest campus in the state university system, and the Graduate Theological Union, one of the world’s largest religious studies institutions. Also in Berkeley are the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a research center for the U.S. Department of Energy; the Lawrence Hall of Science; and notable neighborhoods such as the Claremont District, West Berkeley, Westbrae, Cragmont, and La Loma Park. La Peña Cultural Center is part of the Chilean-American community while the Berkeley Repertory Theater houses a school and two stages for off-Broadway productions.

Berkeley Accident Statistics

In 2016, the last year accident data are available from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), there were 843 automotive collisions resulting in injuries or deaths. Of these, 55 involved motorcycles and 131 involved pedestrians. There were also 133 injuries/fatalities involving bicyclists.
Additionally, there were 201 speed-related collisions. About 83 nighttime collisions caused personal injuries, while 78 hit and run incidents occurred. In California overall, traffic fatalities increased by 7% from 2015 to 2016.

Common Accidents in Berkley

An injury lawyer can assist clients who’ve experienced the following types of accidents:

Bus Accidents: In February 2018, a driver of a Honda was killed in a collision with an AC Transit bus, according to ABC7. The bus driver underwent routine drug and alcohol screening and whether the car ran a stop sign was being investigated. Bus accidents often lead to severe injuries and fatalities among motor vehicle drivers, since buses are so large and bus passengers are often not secured with seat belts, leaving them vulnerable to injuries.

Car Accidents: Are often caused by impairment, texting, speeding, or lack of attention. Although drivers and passengers are protected by seat belts, air bags, and other safety systems, injuries range from cuts and lacerations to broken bones, organ damage, and soft tissue injuries, to life-altering spinal cord and brain injuries. Whiplash is a common auto accident injury that causes chronic pain and other problems. Our Berkeley car accident lawyers can help get you compensated for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcyclists are much less protected than other motor vehicle occupants, so are susceptible to more severe injuries. Traumatic brain injuries, bone fractures, and limb trauma are common. In California, motorcycle fatalities increased 11% from 2015 to 2016, according to the OTS, while deaths caused by motorcyclists not wearing a helmet increased 9%.

Bicycle Accidents: In 2016, 133 bicyclists were injured or killed in Berkeley, which was down from 173 in 2015. Bicyclists may suffer injuries ranging from cuts and scrapes to devastating head injuries, even if wearing a helmet. Many are thrown from their bicycle during an impact or collision. Causes range from inattentiveness (drivers/bicyclists), speeding, sidewalk riding, or riding too close to traffic.

Pedestrian Accidents: Have been on the rise in Berkeley, especially among individuals over the age of 65. Like other types of accidents, these range in severity and can include severe emotional trauma. Pedestrians wearing dark clothes are at risk, while alcohol use puts both pedestrians and drivers at increased risk. Unmarked crosswalks, left-hand turns, and improper lane use contribute to incidents too.

DUI Accidents: The OTS reported 208 DUI arrests in Berkeley (2016), compared to 171 the prior year. Alcohol and drugs (illicit, prescription, and over-the-counter) can slow reaction time and/or cause drowsiness, putting drivers, passengers, and others on the road at risk. Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities have been increasing; 15% of all drivers killed in automobile accidents (in California) tested positive for legal/illegal drugs.

Rideshare Accidents: Passengers of Uber or Lyft vehicles, other motorists, and pedestrians injured due to at-fault rideshare drivers often face legal challenges. Rideshare companies hire powerful law firms and have notoriously difficult insurance companies and policies, so reaching a fair settlement is often challenging. Allow our accident attorney to fight to get you duly compensated.

Other accidents The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani can help with include:

Defective Products: A product that is defective, malfunctions, or is missing safety warnings can put your safety and health at risk.

Dog Bites & Animal Attacks: Can leave a victim injured and/or traumatized; depending on the circumstances, the pet owner can be held liable for the accident.

Electric Scooter Accidents: An injured party may sue a reckless scooter rider, or riders may be eligible for compensation if injured by a motorist or defective scooter.

Medical Malpractice: Abuse, neglect, and surgical errors can lead to severe injuries and trauma, but our personal injury attorney in Berkeley takes on hospitals, medical professionals, and their insurers.

Premises Liability: Slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, and other mishaps can occur due to a landlord’s, contractor’s, or tenant’s negligence.

Truck Accidents: Trucks are many times larger and heavier than cars, causing extreme damage and injuries; our Berkley truck accident attorneys will help determine if a driver, company, or manufacturer is at fault.

Workers Compensation: On-the-job injuries can leave you temporarily or permanently out of work; fighting an employer can be a challenge, but our Berkeley injury lawyer is here to help.

Injured? We Can Fight For You

If you were injured and have suffered a serious injury, we can help you fight for your medical compensation. We have helped clients across Berkeley fight for a range of injuries, including:

What to Do After an Accident

Immediately after an accident, you should:

  • Determine if you or anyone else is injured and call 911.

  • Seek medical attention; records of treatment can help later.

  • Get the other driver’s insurance and contact information.

  • Document/photograph the accident scene.

  • Call your insurance company and attorney.

Why Choose The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani

A highly rated law firm, we have over 20 years of experience helping clients achieve multi-million-dollar verdicts in auto accident and other personal injury cases.

Our Berkeley personal injury attorney works on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay anything unless your case wins. Serving all of California, we can meet in your home or office. Our legal team is familiar with personal injury law and the legal process, which allows us to act swiftly before any statute of limitations ends.

To get started, call The Law Offices of Jacob Emrani at 888-952-2952 or contact us online to receive a free case consultation in minutes.

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