Experienced Lawyers Serving Oakland

Living in Oakland

Oakland, California is a large and growing city in Alameda County. It’s home to about 421,000 people and is within the top 50 most populous cities in the U.S. Oakland has an extremely high cost of living and is the 5th most expensive city in the nation, falling just behind another city within the top 5 most expensive places, San Francisco.

Costly housing is a major contributor to the expense of living in Oakland and the average rent here is a staggering $2273 per month. However, Oakland also has some of the area’s most beautiful and historic homes, most of which have easy pedestrian access to local coffee shops, food trucks, and retail stores.

People who live in Oakland enjoy an urban and suburban atmosphere with a vast array of options for nightlife and outdoor recreation. Oakland is known for being environmentally friendly, ethnically diverse, politically active, and very supportive of its successful sports teams. The hilly west coast location of Oakland also means it delivers stunning daily views of gorgeous sunsets on the bay.

Dangerous Roadways and Intersections in Oakland

Like several other big cities in California, traffic congestion is a serious issue in Oakland. The city’s leaders have attempted to ease congestion through innovative environmentally-friendly efforts over the past 30 years, including the Oakland Slow Streets Project.

Beware of these areas that have seen collisions and historically high levels of traffic for motorists, scooter riders, motorcyclists, truckers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.

  • 35th and Brookdale
  • 40th and Telegraph
  • Bancroft and Avenal
  • Plymouth and Arthur
  • Along a large stretch of Ney Avenue
  • Near Lake Merritt on Bellevue
  • Perkins to Grand
  • Bellevue to Grand
  • Ellita near Bellevue
  • Staten near Bellevue
  • Along the Brookdale corridor
  • Near the 62nd, Fenham, and 64th corridor, which is a new Slow Streets project

Which Types of Oakland Cases Do You Handle?

Were you injured in an accident in Oakland? We are Oakland personal injury attorneys who help people with severe injuries from many types of accidents and situations involving negligence. Here’s a look at who we serve.


Oakland has a huge population of people who walk to work, school, shop, and seek entertainment. Of course, pedestrians are vulnerable on streets where vehicles are constantly zipping by. After a pedestrian injury, we can help you gather the evidence to make a persuasive insurance claim, negotiate a settlement, and hold the motorist accountable.


Our law firm cares about bicyclists – in fact, we’re cyclists ourselves! And we know that a bicyclist injury can be severe, disrupting your life and putting your health in jeopardy. Let’s talk about a bicycle accident claim that pays you full and fair compensation.

Scooter Riders

Many people enjoy riding an electric scooter, moped, or Vespa around the city of Oakland. These vehicles are good for the planet and good for your pocketbook – until someone hits you and throws your life into disarray. Contact us about a scooter accident that’s now costing you time, money, and peace of mind.


If you ride a motorcycle in Oakland, you know our streets aren’t always as motorcycle-friendly as they could be. Sometimes other motorists just don’t see or care about you. At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we help injured motorcyclists seek compensation for medical bills, lost work, damage to your bike, and more.

Uber Accidents

Our team of lawyers has been helping injured victims of rideshare crashes since Uber was founded. We can help you understand the large number of parties that are sometimes involved in Oakland rideshare accidents. You can pursue a claim that truly respects the value of your damages.

Car, Truck, and SUV Drivers

Did an Oakland delivery driver smash into you? Were you involved in a multi-car crash due to a distracted driver? Was the other driver drunk? We handle a huge variety of vehicle accidents with serious bodily injuries, so if you were injured on the road in Oakland, contact us for an initial consultation.

What if I’m Not Sure Whether I Have a Case?

Not sure if you have a case? No worries! We can help you understand your options. If you’re wondering whether you have a case for compensation after a serious accident with injuries, read on.

In Oakland, if you are injured by another individual, corporation, or government entity, you are legally entitled to collect monetary compensation in an amount suitable to cover your expenses and damages. Of course, compensation is never guaranteed. Expect the other party to fight it.

Generally speaking, you can pursue compensation:

Working together with an experienced Oakland personal injury lawyer, you can demonstrate the legitimacy of your injuries, show that someone was negligent, and request reimbursement for medical costs and other hardships. The team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers will help you stand up to difficult people and demand what you deserve.

Your attorney can help you secure and maximize your compensation by making a case for your financial losses and damages related to your injuries. Although it’s possible to do this without a lawyer’s help, we don’t advise it. You’re already trying to rest and heal from your injuries, so a lawyer serves the vital role of moving your case forward so you can let go of all the legal stress.

What Kind of Compensation Could I Recover?

You may be wondering what kind of compensation you could receive in your Oakland case. Although compensation varies depending on the situation, you can start by looking at how you’ve been hurt in the accident. Most injury cases only cover two categories of damages if you can prove them.

  • Special damages: Your special damages may include car loss, property damage, medical bills, and lost earnings.
  • General damages: Your general damages are more abstract and may include pain, inconvenience, distress, loss of hobbies, and loss of a lifestyle with your loved ones.

Think about this question: How have you suffered from your accident? Talk to your lawyer about the losses you have suffered that are impacting your life. The better case you can put together, the better chance you have at receiving high-value compensation.
Nearest Emergency Services and Local California Departments

Oakland Police Department – (510) 238-3455

Oakland Fire Department – (510) 444-1616

Oakland Hospital – (510) 465-9565
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center – (510) 655-4000
Golden Gate/Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care – (415) 432-7899

Court Resources
Alameda Civil Court – (510) 891-6005
Oakland Court Administration
Oakland Rene C. Davidson Criminal Court – (510) 891-6000
Oakland Wiley W. Manuel Criminal Court – (510) 627-4700
Traffic Court – East County Hall of Justice – (510) 627-4700

Confused about making your personal injury claim? Let us maximize your claim so you can focus on your recovery!

Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers: Oakland is a leading personal injury law firm handling serious traffic accident cases with over 150 5-star reviews across Google, Yelp, and Facebook for our four locations in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles.

Our goal is simple: to seamlessly manage your accident claim so you can focus on your recovery. We’ve recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, so keep reading to learn more about why they love us.

Recent Oakland Case Settlement Results

Oakland Client Reviews

Tomas G.

Bicycle Accident on Snake Road at Skyline Boulevard in Oakland

It’s taken me a while to write this review, not because I lack motivation; rather, I wanted to make sure that my comments were thoughtful and accurately reflected my absolute satisfaction with Sally, Janai, and the entire team who devoted much time and attention to my case. In the same way that they took care to ensure that (1) my interests were at the forefront, (2) communicated with me regularly and accurately, and (3) demonstrated true concern and care for me as a person, I wanted to be sure that everyone knew how happy I am with the process and the results. I would unequivocally and resolutely recommend Sally!

Nicolas K.

Car Accident on 14th Street at Poplar Street in Oakland

We found Sally Morin and her team through Yelp and now after our case has been settled better than we could have ever imagined we are very happy to give her 5 stars just like everybody else does. Her whole team is beyond friendly and knowledgeable and they are just wonderful people, they have attention to detail and are very personal and prompt in their answers. They also did a great job of making the terminology of their trade understandable to us and they kept fighting for a good settlement instead of going for the easy route. They don’t have to have billboards or cheesy TV ads because they get more than enough work through referrals from clients like us.

Jon K.

Motorcycle Hit by Car While Lane-Splitting on the 80 near Powell Street Exit

So, I was in a pretty bad motorcycle accident that was clearly not my fault. Long story short, after months of dealing with multiple insurance companies and various law firms, we finally settled for an amount much larger than I would have ever dreamed. I attribute the success completely to Sally and her office. The process went smooth and relatively quickly (personal injury suits can take a long time), and she was extremely responsive and proactive. I’ve grown to really respect Sally and what she does after admittedly being skeptical of lawyers in general. Sally really cares about coming to a reasonable and beneficial result for her clients and not just for herself!

Contact Us in Oakland

At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we truly care about the people of Oakland and California. We’re here to help you! We believe you should be able to rest and recover while we handle the legal details.

Contact us today for a free online case evaluation or call 877-380-8852.