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Auto Accidents

Attorneys Helping Car Accident Victims in San Jose, Santa Clara County and the San Francisco Bay Area

Auto AccidentHundreds of auto accidents occur across Northern California every single day of the year. In 2016 alone, there were 490,168 car accidents reported, resulting in 3,842 fatalities and 278,585 injuries. Some of these accidents were minor fender benders, while others were catastrophic accidents that led to a lifetime of pain and suffering for the injured.

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you may suddenly find yourself struggling to pick up the pieces of your life. You may be suffering from serious injury, permanent disability, and emotional trauma after your terrifying ordeal, and your family may be suffering unimaginable financial burdens as a result. To make matters worse, insurance companies often try to take advantage of accident victims when they are vulnerable. Before this occurs, hire a law firm on your side that will fight for your right to a fair and just compensation.

At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, our experienced car accident attorneys have spent their careers helping injured accident victims recover the money they need to rebuild their lives. Our reputation is unparalleled because we’ve gained the respect of insurance companies across the state for our unwavering legal advocacy and our aggressive approach to litigation. This has enabled us to secure millions of dollars for our clients.

Types of Auto Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 6.2 million car accidents were reported across the United States in 2015. Car accidents are so common that the automobile insurance industry estimates every driver will be involved in an accident at some point during their lifetime. At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, our personal injury attorneys have successfully represented victims of all types of auto accidents, including:

Common Causes of Auto Accidents

Distracted Driver Accidents:
Distracted driving is one of the main causes of auto accidents, due in large part to the increase of smartphones and other cellular devices, and infotainment systems. The American Automobile Association estimates that distracted driving causes at least 50% of all accidents -- from surfing the Internet to texting and driving, distracted driving kills.

Drunk Driver Accidents:
Drivers who operate a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and alcohol put everyone in danger. In 2015, drunk drivers injured 6,693 people every single day in accidents that could have been prevented. As more states legalize marijuana and grapple with the opioid epidemic, the number of drug-influenced drivers on the road has also increased.

Teen Driver Accidents:
Drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are four times more likely per mile driven to get into a crash than older drivers.

Auto Product Defects:
Our attorneys represent victims of vehicle rollovers, tire defects, seat belt defects, motorcycle equipment defects and other auto product defects.


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, excessive speed was responsible for the deaths of over 10,000 people in 2016 and accounts for 27% of all traffic fatalities every year. Drivers have a responsibility to obey all posted speed limit signs. When they fail to do so, they put themselves and everyone on the road in danger.

Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving behavior is reckless driving behavior. From tailgating to running a red light, aggressive driving can cause horrific accidents. When a driver engages in road rage or reckless driving, they often use poor judgement or fail to account for all the dangers on the road, resulting in serious and often fatal accidents. Our law firm secured $420,000 for a young contractor who was the victim of a “road rage” incident, resulting in head and facial injuries which required surgery.

Poor Road Design & Maintenance

States, cities and counties are responsible for maintaining their roads. Failure to do so can cause serious accidents, which can result in juries awarding millions of dollars for a dangerous highway condition. From potholes to poorly designed exit ramps, the roads you travel on can significantly increase your risk of getting into an auto accident. However, proving that poor road design or maintenance led to your accident isn’t always easy, and requires a law firm on your side with considerable resources and experience.

Common Types of Auto Accident Injuries

Not all car accident victims suffer serious injury, however, even minor injuries can lead to a lifetime of pain and suffering, as well as permanent disability if not diagnosed and treated quickly. At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, our auto accident litigation attorneys have worked tirelessly for accident victims, including those who have suffered serious injuries, such as:

Helping Injured Auto Accident Victims Recover

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident with a negligent driver, it’s important to know that the law is on your side. Auto accidents can be life-changing and can result in permanent disability, and a lifetime of pain and suffering. When this occurs, accident victims need a law firm on their side that they can rely on. At Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, our San Jose auto accident litigation attorneys are ready to fight for you from the moment you’re injured.

To learn more about how we can assist you after an auto accident, call us at 408-289-1417 to schedule a free consultation. One of our attorneys will meet with you personally. We’re here to help. Locations served: San Jose | Santa Clara County | San Francisco Bay Area | Northern California.

Client Reviews
I absolutely cannot speak highly enough of CMA Law, particularly of Mr. McMahon, with whom I have had the most experience. My entire family and I trusted CMA with our case following a significant and life-altering vehicle accident, and to say they delivered is putting it lightly. They were reachable & personable at every stage of this arduous, complex, and scary process, made things easier at every stage, inspired us with confidence, and delivered results. If you're looking for a law firm to place the trust of you in your family in, look absolutely no further than CMA - this is your firm. Declan O.
I suffered a severe spinal injury while working as a farm mechanic in the Salinas Valley. The attorneys -Tim McMahon and Mark Sigala were fantastic from the beginning. They fought for me over 3 long years and in the end, we won a difficult liability case against the farm company who was using dangerous equipment. The defendants in the case tried everything to put the blame on me and even claimed I was their employee in order to avoid civil responsibility. Tim and Mark never gave up on me and my case. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They are fighters. Adrian A.
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