Car Accidents

Sacramento Car Accident Lawyers

Protecting the Rights of Injured Motorists in Northern California

Have you or a loved one been in a car accident? Most people are usually shaken up and unsure of their next steps after getting into an accident. 

Your mind is racing with thoughts like:

  • Am I hurt?
  • Are my children safe?
  • Do we need to move off the road?
  • And ‘I really hope the other driver has insurance.’ 

With so many thoughts, it can be difficult to know who to turn to for help. In this challenging time, you can find the personal attention and caring counsel you deserve at Kershaw Talley Barlow. Our car accident attorneys in Sacramento are here to listen to you, understand your concerns, and protect your interests.

Have you or someone you love been injured in an auto accident in Sacramento? Get in touch with Kershaw Talley Barlow today by calling (916) 520-6639 or sending us a message online to schedule a free case evaluation.

Car Accident Cases We Handle

We handle the following types of automobile accident cases:

How Can a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer Help You?

Recovering compensation after a car crash is not always as easy as it seems. The other driver may deny liability, or an insurance company may offer you a low-ball settlement that doesn't even come close to covering your losses. Taking on a large insurance corporation or negligent vehicle manufacturer is no easy feat. 

An experienced Sacramento car accident attorney can be incredibly helpful in:

  • Negotiating with difficult insurance adjusters
  • Uncovering evidence
  • And proving liability in your case

Our firm has the experience, resources, and commitment to pursue the financial compensation you deserve, no matter the odds.

How to Prove Fault in a Car Accident Claim

It's important to establish who is at fault for the accident that caused your injuries in order to know who can be held liable for your losses. While many car accidents involve one at-fault driver, other accidents involve multiple parties or shared fault.

Our Sacramento car accident lawyers can put our extensive experience to work for you, utilizing investigators, accident reconstructionists, and other experts to pursue maximum compensation from the person/people responsible for your injuries.

Accidents with Uninsured Motorists

Even though California law requires all motorists to have auto insurance, it has more uninsured drivers than any other state. If you've been injured by a driver without insurance, you may face significant obstacles in recovering the compensation you deserve.

However, there are a few options our team can pursue on your behalf:

  • Filing a UMC/UIM claim with your own insurance.
  • Filing a separate civil lawsuit against the negligent driver.

Since it's unlikely that an uninsured motorist will have sufficient assets to cover the expenses related to your injuries, your best chance at recovering compensation is through your own insurance policy.

Don't Wait to Get Help

So, if you are ever in an auto accident, call 9-1-1 first, contact your insurance company, and then call a Sacramento auto accident attorney. This alleviates the stressful process of dealing with the accident so you can focus on your recovery, and make sure we put forth the best case possible for you.

Put 100+ Years of Combined Experience on Your Side

Our Sacramento car accident lawyers are backed by over 100 years of combined experience and are ready to fight for you! We understand how overwhelming sustaining an injury can be on you and your loved ones. That is why we give each case the personalized attention and dedication it deserves

Why Hire Our Firm?

  • Over $1 Billion Recovered for the Injured
  • No Legal Fees Unless We Recover Compensation for You
  • Personal Support Every Step of the Way
  • 100+ Years of Combined Experience
  • Award-Winning, Nationally Recognized Law Firm
  • Free Consultation to Discuss Your Case & Options

We have secured compensation for thousands of injury victims. If you are ready to start your case, call our team of award-winning lawyers today.

If you were injured in a car accident caused by another party’s negligence, call Kershaw Talley Barlow for a free, no-obligation consultation at (916) 520-6639.


  • What is a personal injury lawsuit?
    A personal injury action is a civil lawsuit that seeks to recover compensation for the harm caused, either physically, mentally, or emotionally, by another’s negligence. Personal injury lawsuits provide a way for victims of preventable accidents to recover compensation for damages like medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and more. In order to be successful, the plaintiff (the injured person bringing the lawsuit) needs to prove that the actions or inaction of the defendant (the person accused of negligence) were to blame for their accident.
  • Does my injury qualify for a personal injury lawsuit?

    In order to file a personal injury case for negligence, you must meet the four following criteria:

    • Duty – In order to successfully bring a case against a defendant, the plaintiff must show that the law imposed a “duty” on the defendant to act a certain way. This “duty” is an obligation to act as a “reasonable person” would act, and courts have illustrated how a “reasonable person” would act in a variety of specific circumstances. For example, a manufacturer of a product has a “duty” not to release products that can foreseeably cause harm to consumers.
    • Breach – This requirement simply means that a defendant must have failed to act as a reasonable person would have acted in his or her circumstances, and thereby breached his or her duty.
    • Harm – This requirement merely means that the plaintiff must have suffered some kind of real harm, physical, financial, emotional, etc.
    • Causation – This requirement means that a defendant’s breach of duty must have caused the plaintiff harm. There are two types of causation that typically must be shown: 1) actual causation, meaning that, but for the defendant’s breach, the plaintiff’s harm would not have occurred, and 2) proximate causation, meaning that the link between the defendant’s breach and the plaintiff’s harm must not be ‘stretched too thin’ by intervening events or other factors.

    To fully understand your rights after suffering an injury, contact Kershaw Talley Barlow at (916) 520-6639. Our Sacramento personal injury attorneys can provide you with a free case evaluation.

  • How many personal injury cases go to trial?

    The majority of civil cases filed are personal injury tort cases where a plaintiff is seeking monetary damages for an injury sustained by another person’s negligence. These lawsuits are brought for various reasons, such as motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, or defective products.

    Many civil cases can be resolved without going to trial through an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process, such as arbitration or mediation. Arbitration and mediation bring together the persons involved in the lawsuit in an informal setting. The goal is to reach a fair resolution without incurring the time and expense of trial.

    While there is no exact national data, the U.S. Department of Justice reports about 4% of all personal injury cases filed nationally actually go to trial. The majority of personal injury cases are resolved in either settlements or dismissals before trial is even assigned.

  • Can I still file a claim if I was partially at fault?
    In states that recognize the “pure comparative fault” rule, injured parties may recover damages even if they were 99% at fault. Under this rule, the plaintiff's recoverable damages are proportionally reduced by the percentage they are at fault. So, if you were 70% at fault in a crash and suffered $100,000 in damages, you could still recover $30,000 from the other driver. Approximately 1/3 of states have adopted pure comparative fault—including California.
  • Can I afford a personal injury lawyer?
    A big concern for many people when considering hiring an injury lawyer is that they may not actually be able to afford their attorney fees, especially if their injuries prevent them from working for a long period of time. The good news is that personal injury lawyers operate on what's known as a "contingency fee basis." This means that unless we recover compensation for you, you won't have to pay any attorney fees. We only win if you win! Additionally, our fees will be deducted from the settlement that you receive as a percentage, therefore you won't be paying anything out of pocket. Want to learn more about how we get paid? You can reach out to our team today for a free consultation and discuss your case!

Millions in Settlements. Even More in Client Trust.

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  • I am thankful to Kershaw Talley Barlow, and I would highly recommend them to my friends and family.

    “I am thankful to Kershaw Talley Barlow, and I would highly recommend them to my friends and family. Bill Kershaw and his staff are very knowledgeable and cared about my well-being.”

  • Very thorough and knowledgeable. Explained everything to me in great detail. I feel that they actually cared about me.

    “Great firm. Was always able to reach them or receive prompt return call. Very thorough and knowledgeable. Explained everything to me in great detail. I feel that they actually cared about me.”

  • Recommend Him and His Firm Highly

    “I’ve been very pleased with Stuart Talley's service with an ongoing lawsuit against a major corporation and recommend him and his firm highly.”

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