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Car Accident Lawyer in Walnut Creek

Standing Up for Rights of Injured Car Accident Victims in the Bay Area

Car accidents happen each and every day throughout the State of California. Some accidents might be a mere inconvenience, while others can be life-changing. If you believe another person was to blame for your crash, and you incurred medical bills or other losses as a result, you should speak with an experienced car accident attorney right away. Our law firm, Ratner Molineaux, LLP, handles car accident claims throughout Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Joaquin Counties. 

To schedule a free consultation with our legal team, call a Walnut Creek car accident lawyer at (925) 332-1444!

How Car Accident Claims Work

The first step in a car accident case is to determine whether another party can be held liable for the accident. You must be able to show that another party was negligent in order to hold them responsible for your injuries and losses. Negligence leading to car accidents might include:

  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Speeding
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Violating other traffic laws
  • Defective auto parts that malfunction
  • Dangerous road hazards or conditions

Once we gather evidence to demonstrate negligence and liability, our attorneys will file the necessary insurance claims. This requires us to calculate the value of your claim, which can include the following damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • The estimated costs of future medical treatment
  • Past and future lost earnings if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent impairments or disfigurement

 Our car accident lawyers then handle the entire insurance process for you, including escalating the matter to civil court if needed to obtain the settlement you deserve.

If you need an experienced and dedicated accident lawyer to help you with your car accident case, call Ratner Molineaux, LLP. Our car crash lawyers will get justice for your claim.


After a car crash, you want the legal team of Ratner Molineaux, LLP, on your side. We fight for our clients’ rights to insurance companies, so consult with an experienced car accident attorney today.

  • “Highly Recommend”
    Highly recommend. Laid off without notice by a shady Pre IPO lender in San Francisco. No one was given severance and they hired a labor attorney ahead of the layoffs to try and get around paying severance and warn notice. Without this firm taking my case, I would have never received a dime. Do not let a lay off without any severance deter you, contact this firm. Odd thing was 1 letter from this firm and severance was immediately offered. It's a game these high-tech companies are playing and gambling on. Their bet is 98% will not do anything severance and for the small percent that do, the amount to pay versus provided all in the layoff, is pennies on the dollar. Get your documentation, all emails, take photos of slack messages, record any zoom calls where there is a statement " no one is getting laid off" and so forth. Records any zoom calls where you are laid off. Take notes. Protect yourself and family. Working all the holidays and 12-hour days to be let go with nothing, is ridiculous. Use this firm and provide all your documentation. Good Luck!
    - J.C.
  • “Extremely Satisfied”
    I was referred to Ratner Molineaux after my daughter and I suffered injury and property damage resulting from a defective product in our home. During my very first conversation with David Ratner, I found him to be straightforward, professional, and extremely responsive to my concerns. Thereafter, David took the time to walk us through each and every stage of the litigation process and was an excellent advocate for my daughter and I. He remained fiercely protective of our interests and represented us well during mediation, preparation for trial, and settlement talks. David's style is very direct and to the point, which might be off putting for some, but worked well for me since I tend to be laser focused when dealing with business matters. Near the conclusion of my case, I had the opportunity to meet his partner Shelley, who had also diligently and effectively assisted with our litigation. In the end, our result was more than adequate, and both my daughter and I walked away extremely satisfied with both the representation we'd received, and the outcome of our claim. I definitely recommend this firm.
    - D.M.
  • “Professional opinion and experienced perspective”
    reached out to Ratner Molineaux after a previous attorney referral did not follow through despite the time sensitivity of my issue. The Ratner Molineaux team responded quickly to schedule a consultation on a work-related matter. David Ratner reviewed my issues and provided options and great advice how I could proceed. It was great peace of mind to have a professional opinion and experienced perspective. The consultation with David Ratner gave me the confidence and knowledge I needed to make my final decision.
    - L.C.
  • “Great guidance and quick resolution”
    David and team provided great guidance and quick resolution to my matter. I appreciated David's willingness to listen and the team’s responsiveness. I highly recommend them and will definitely call them again in the future if needed.
    - J.K.
  • “Kind compassionate service”
    Highly recommend. Prompt response and kind compassionate service with a difficult employment situation.
    - J.F.
  • “Really great to work with”
    David and Hanna were really great to work with. David took the time to educate me, provided service, and gave me the support I needed to start representing my own interests. Highly recommend this group.
    - Q.N.
  • “Outstanding”
    David and Shelley were outstanding to work with. I really appreciated their professionalism as well as their ability to guide me though difficult decisions regarding my case. I'd recommend them to anyone!
    - J.D.
  • “Thank you all for your help!”
    David, Shelley, Hanna and Halsey did an amazing job with helping me with my case. They truly made it an easy experience and I’m greatly appreciative of their efforts and all their hard work. Thank you all for your help!
    - H.A.

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