Car Accident Lawyer in Stockton California

California Personal Injury Attorney
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Millions Recovered for Auto Accident Victims

Drake Law Firm is an award-winning law firm that focuses exclusively on personal injury law. 

Backed by a team of attorneys, paralegals, and support staff with over 100 years of combined experience, we have excelled in fighting for auto accident victims, and have recovered more than $150 million in compensation for our clients.

If you have been injured in a car accident anywhere in Stockton, San Joaquin County, or the Central Valley, trust the lawyers at Drake Law Firm. Our team is standing by to review your case FREE of charge. 

Drake Law Firm: Provide Auto Accident Results

Founded by Attorney Benjamin Drake, an award-winning advocate who began his legal career with a defense firm, Drake Law Firm has secured notable verdicts and settlements in motor vehicle accident cases across Stockton and the state of California. 

Our recent auto accident results:

  • $2.5 million: driver T-boned in an intersection accident
  • $735,000 recovery: motorist side swiped by negligent driver
  • $1 million: victim of rear-end accident
  • $2.65 million: pedestrian hit by vehicle
  • $1.23 million: motorcycle rider struck by vehicle

We fight for the maximum compensation possible. To discuss your potential auto accident lawsuit and how much it may be worth, contact us to speak with a Stockton car accident lawyer.

We Handle All Types of Auto Accidents

Drake Law Firm represents victims who suffer losses in all types of motor vehicle accidents. 

With decades of experience fighting against insurance companies, and backgrounds in defense work, our attorneys know how to explore options for coverage and fight back against insurance carriers that care more about profits than people. 

Whatever your accident may involve, Drake Law Firm has the experience you need. We can help with:

  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Ride-share accidents (Uber / Lyft)
  • Crashes caused by negligent or distracted drivers
  • Multi-vehicle accidents, rear-end collisions, and intersection accidents
  • Pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorcycle wrecks
  • Uninsured and underinsured motorist (UM / UIM) claims
  • Passenger injuries, including public transit and bus accidents
  • Auto defects and product liability claims
  • Construction or worksite auto accidents

Car Accident FAQ

Am I able to file a car accident claim?

Your ability to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim after a car accident will depend on many factors. Generally, you may have a claim if:

  • Another driver was at fault for your accident.
  • Your accident was caused by a vehicle defect.
  • A commercial truck or business is responsible for your accident.
  • You were hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver and have UM /UIM coverage.
  • You were a passenger in an Uber or Lyft or were struck by a ride-share while they were carrying a passenger or on their way to pick one up.

There are many factors to consider when evaluating your grounds for a claim – including the statute of limitations. Because your claim may be barred if the statutory deadline expires, we strongly advise all victims to seek legal help as soon as possible. 

Who can I hold responsible for my car accident?

It depends. Determining fault and financial responsibility in a car accident lawsuit can be the most important part of your case, and it will require a fact-specific investigation.

At Drake Law Firm, our attorneys and support staff scour all reports, witness statements, and findings obtained from independent investigations to determine who may have caused your accident and whether they can be held liable for your damages.

Depending on the facts of your accident, you may be able to seek compensation from:

  • A negligent driver’s insurance company
  • Your own insurance company (i.e. through a UM / UIM claim)
  • A commercial insurance policy carried by a trucking company or delivery driver service
  • A ride-share company’s insurance, if you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident
  • A product manufacturer responsible for defective vehicles or auto parts

How does compensation work?

Auto accident injury cases take time, and victims need to treat their injuries and recover as much as they can before a case is settled. This approach allows us to better understand your injuries, medical expenses, and any future damages that need to be considered when seeking compensation. 

Though it is not easy to identify an exact value for your case in its early stages, our attorneys can explain the damages to which you may be entitled. This may include compensation for:

  • Medical bills / future medical expenses 
  • Lost income and lost future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • A loved one’s loss of consortium
  • Vehicle / property damage

Should I speak to the insurance company?

You should report the car accident to your own insurance company, but you should be careful about any calls from the other party’s insurer. 

Insurance companies are not on your side. They represent their policyholders and their own interests. They say many things to make their case stronger and avoid paying what you deserve. Remember:

  1. If the insurance company calls, you can tell them you have legal representation and that they can speak with your attorney. You have no obligation to speak with insurers.
  2. Be wary of settlement offers, especially before you know the full scope of your damages. Insurance carriers want to quickly settle claims for less than victims deserve. If they make an offer, we can help determine if it is fair or whether you may be entitled to more. 
  3. Insurance companies are corporations that put profits over people, and they use many tactics to pay as little as possible. That includes getting you to admit fault or using your own words against you.

Our auto accident lawyers at Drake Law Firm proudly serve clients across the Central Valley from our Stockton office. To request a FREE case review, call or contact us online.

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Contact Drake Law Firm so I can answer any questions you may have and let you know what I can do to help. If you’re unable to visit our firm, we can come to your home or hospital room.

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Drake Law Group settled my case and got me the best that he could for my case which was more than I expected. They worked diligently to get the maximum in my case. Although it was a lengthy it was worth the weight and worth every penny! Thank you Drake Law Firm!
- John / Yelp
Best attorney around. Caring, determined and will fight for you in every aspect of your case never settle for less. They've stood by my side to help me heal along this long process. I've recommended him to family and friends and to anyone who asks of a good lawyer. Your the best ! Thank you for fighting for me and my family!
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Currently going through a car accident and Drake Law Firm has made this so much easier for me! So far I would recommend to anyone!
- Stephanie P. / Yelp
I recently closed a case with the help of Drake and his wonderful law firm. Before I hired him I was dealing with an incompetent lawyer who wasn't fighting for the best outcome. Once I switched over to Drake and his law firm things changed for the best. His team practices great communication and answered all my questions quickly. I would highly recommend reaching out to him!
- Christian M. / Yelp
Made my horrible car accident ordeal less stressful. Got a broke ankle from the accident and they were able to come to my house to start everything. They have helped me since day one and I wouldn’t know what I would have done if they didn’t reach out and have all the information I needed. Would like to thank them for their hard work and great service.
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