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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

An experienced attorney is critical for anyone involved in a deadly crash

A collision that results in loss of life is always a tragic event, and one that happens with stunning frequency on California roads. Most people's first instinct is to fault the other driver. However, the process of determining error and liability is a complicated one that involves assessing a great number of factors. A competent accident attorney can address these areas for you.

The Law Offices of Robert G. Schock represents the families of the deceased and drivers throughout Northern California who have been in accidents resulting in someone's death. From locations in Oakland and Concord, we fight hard to resolve these cases favorably for our clients.

Fatal accidents are a common occurrence in Northern California

There were 2,250 fatal collisions in California in 2010, killing 2,739 people. This number includes dozens of people killed while driving in San Francisco and the East Bay. Fatal accidents commonly result in wrongful death claims and other lawsuits, regardless of the cause. If your loved one was involved in a fatal car accident, our firm can advise you of your rights and options.

How common are accidents resulting from texting while driving?

The advent of cell phones and other useful devices has created an increased number of distractions, such as text messaging, for drivers. Drunk drivers and defective auto parts also remain significant causes of deadly collisions. The most common types of injuries resulting from distracted driver accidents include:

  • Spine and neck injuries - Whiplash, spinal compression and other injuries resulting from sudden, violent impacts are common in car accidents, especially if the victim is a pedestrian or a bicyclist.
  • Traumatic brain injuries - Concussions and other injuries are common and can have lifelong effects.
  • Cuts and lacerations - Airbag deployment, broken glass and other hazards can cause serious injuries.
  • Broken bones - High speed collisions are likely to result in broken bones from impact and compression of the vehicle.

Discovering that a driver was texting behind the wheel can have a significant influence on how the case is resolved and on the amount of damages awarded. We can protect you from the insurance company's tactics for denying your claim in the San Francisco Bay Area or anywhere in Northern California.

Contact us for a free initial consultation at our Oakland or Concord office

If your loved one was involved in a fatal car accident, speak with an attorney about pursuing justice and recovering damages. The Law Offices of Robert G. Schock has more than four decades of experience working with clients to achieve the best resolution possible for their cases. Schedule a no-risk initial consultation with an accident attorney at our Oakland or Concord office at (510) 839-7722 or online today. Street and lot parking is available.

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