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Car Accidents

We all know that one of the most dangerous activities in modern society is getting behind the wheel and driving on the public roadways, even when you do everything right. The attorneys at The Zinn Law Firm understand this. We are experienced with handling every type of motor vehicle accident. We have extensive experience working on cases involving automobile collisions from rear-end collisions to other more complex car crashes. In fact, our firm started by accepting low speed rear end collision cases that many other firms rejected.

One of Mr. Zinn’s early jury verdicts was a rear-end collision in which the defendant driver hit our client at no more than 10-12 miles per hour, barely causing damage to our client’s Honda Accord. However, we understand that when the car does not absorb the force of an impact, the driver does. And in this case, our client suffered debilitating injuries to the muscles around her neck and back and the facet joints in her spine. Allstate Insurance offered our client $3500 to settle the case before trial. We rejected that offer and a jury awarded our client over $150,000 in damages. It stands as one of the largest jury verdicts for a low speed rear-end car crash in California.

The firm has grown since the time we focused on lower speed crashes. We currently represent clients in motor cycle accidents, vehicle roll-over accidents, trucking accidents, railroad crossing accidents, and other high speed collisions causing death, paralysis or other serious injury. One particular area of expertise we have developed is litigating motor vehicle accident cases against public transit agencies such as MUNI, Caltrain and AC Transit. We have settled a number of prominent cases against these transit agencies, and have others pending. Please see our substantial brain trauma case against AC Transit for tragically running over our client near the Emeryville/Oakland border on San Pablo Avenue. For other representative verdicts and settlements we have obtained for our clients in motor vehicle and car crash cases, please read our sample cases or contact us.

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, there are a number of things you need to know. The insurance company who insures the driver that caused your injuries may contact you early on in the process wanting to settle your case. They will kindly offer to pay all your medical bills, and perhaps another $1000 for your pain, inconvenience, and suffering. They will pretend to be your friends, telling you they are trying to help you by making this generous offer. You would be wise to consult an attorney at The Zinn Law Firm or another reputable firm before taking these insurance representatives seriously. No matter what they say, they do not have your best interests at heart. The insurance company will attempt to get you to accept a settlement amount that is likely far less than what a jury would award you if you were represented by an experienced attorney whom the insurers know is not afraid to take cases to trial.

If you have been in an automobile accident or car crash, please contact The Zinn Law Firm for a free consultation so you can make sure that you have input from an attorney with your best interests in mind. We’re here to help: 415-292-4100.

Client Reviews

Their dedication, expertise, and genuine concern for my well being was so appreciated during a very challenging time.

Katherine S.

Carter Zinn & his associates were the finest advocates I could have hoped to find representing me after a serious cycling accident. Carter worked tirelessly, dedicating himself at every point in the lengthy legal process. It was an honor to have worked with him & his firm. I give him my very highest...

Louis Q.

Carter Zinn is an astute professional. He knows his business well and is realistic about his and his clients' expectations. His guidance, kindness, and methodical approach were greatly appreciated by my husband and me. It was a privilege to work with Carter and we both agree that his knowledge...


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