Richmond Personal Injury Attorneys


Richmond personal injury lawyer

Wells Call Injury Lawyers is your local Richmond personal injury and car accident law firm.

We specialize in accidents such as:

If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, please contact our Richmond personal injury lawyers for a free consultation and case evaluation. We want to help you get justice. At your first consultation, you’ll be able to speak with the attorney directly, not a paralegal or case manager, through the entirety of your case. 

This is the Wells Call difference: Local, personal, caring, competent, tough, and careful; invested with you in the fight and the results. You need more than an attorney; you need an advocate and a fighter in your corner. We are no friends of the insurance companies.  So call when your rights are threatened and don’t get pushed around by the insurance industry! Avoid delay and make sure you file a claim before the California personal injury statute of limitations expires. 

With over 35 years of experience in Richmond, California, Wells Call can help you recover medical bills and lost wages incurred through no fault of your own. 

In addition, we specialize in getting general or “Pain and Suffering” damages, which may include:  

  • Terrible inconveniences suffered on a daily basis, 
  • Grief, 
  • Humiliation, 
  • Nagging anxiety about health and paying medical bills, 
  • Worry about transportation and repairing the car, 
  • Rental concerns, and 
  • Worry about the ability to work and earn a living.  

An accident can cause a big, dark, looming cloud which can hang over your head. It is awful! We get it. Wells Call can help ease those burdens and make sure those responsible have to pay just and fair compensation for these upsetting life changes.

Wells Call is the highest-rated local injury law firm for all of West Contra Costa County. We have an office conveniently located on Hilltop Mall Road in Richmond, so we know the territory. You’ve found an experienced Richmond personal injury attorney who knows insurance company tactics and tricks, along with the local courts.  A lawyer located outside of the appropriate jurisdiction and court venue will have a difficult time pressing the insurance company for fair compensation.  

Opposing lawyers don’t take an attorney in Southern California as a real threat. Your opposition will assume that an out-of-area lawyer won’t to promptly file a lawsuit against the insurance company and the negligent parties. Because of this assumption, the opposition may not feel pressure to agree to reasonable settlement demands, costing you time and money. When an insurance company realizes an attorney is in Los Angeles or in another state, and isn’t going to come to Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, Napa or Solano to sue, you can lose your negotiating advantage. When no local office is present, settlements can be much lower.

When Should a Personal Injury Lawyer Be Used?

After you experience an accident due to someone’s negligence, you may need a personal injury lawyer. While you can try to negotiate with an insurance company or at-fault party on your own, it’s generally not a great idea.

Insurance companies often take advantage of injured parties who represent themselves. Has the insurance company pressured you to settle or tried to blame you for your accident? This is a common bullying tactic that causes some victims to settle prematurely, without getting the payment they deserve.

However, our Richmond personal injury lawyers are not intimidated by insurance company bullying tactics. We stand up to them and fight for the compensation you deserve and are entitled to. Our firm has worked in the personal injury field for almost 40 years, so we know what the insurance companies strategies are going to be, and will use their strategies against them.

Using an attorney is likely to get you more money, but it also gives you time to take care of yourself. You can focus on recovering from your injuries while we handle paperwork and negotiations.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer also gives you access to resources like an investigator. Depending on the nature of the case, our investigators will go to the scene of your accident, interview witnesses, and collect evidence to back your claim. Our attorneys hire expert witnesses if needed to substantiate your claim.

Since we work on contingency, you don’t have to come up with the cash for any of these expert resources. You only pay our Richmond personal injury lawyers once we win your case; otherwise, you owe us nothing.

What Makes a Great Personal Injury Lawyer?

When you’re hurt and struggling to pay your bills, you need an excellent personal injury lawyer. However, it can be difficult to see beyond injury lawyers’ flashy ads and billboards to determine who will truly help you. We recommend setting up a consultation to interview any potential lawyer before hiring them. At Wells Call, we offer an initial consultation free of charge.

Based on what you learn during the consultation, you should determine whether the lawyer is a good fit.

Look for the following qualifications in a Richmond personal injury attorney:

  • Thorough understanding of California personal injury law,
  • Compassion for accident victims,
  • Familiarity with the courts in your area,
  • An office convenient to you,
  • Understanding of your community,
  • Skill at negotiating with insurance companies,
  • Experience taking cases to trial,
  • Works on contingency,
  • Guarantees that you don’t pay unless you win, and
  • Promises regular updates and quick responses to your questions.

If you find an attorney who meets all of these qualifications, you can feel confident in their ability to zealously advocate on your behalf. No attorney can guarantee a certain result, but finding someone who is well-qualified and committed to your needs is the first step in pursuing maximum compensation.

How Can Wells Call Help You with Your Personal Injury Case?

If you suffered an accident injury, you have enough on your plate without insurance company hassles. You likely need medical treatment, are out of work, and worry about paying your bills. Insurance companies may try to take advantage of your vulnerable position by offering you a low settlement.

Wells Call won’t let them bully you in this way. We’ll take over insurance company negotiations and paperwork so that you can focus on recuperating. If the insurance company won’t offer a fair settlement, we can take your case to trial. You always have the final say on whether to accept a settlement, but we try to minimize the stress you experience during the process.

We have an experienced legal team—from paralegals to investigators to attorneys—ready to fight for your rights. If you feel alone and overwhelmed in your situation, give us a call at (707) 426-5300. You’ll find Richmond personal injury lawyers who listen with compassion to your experience and respond with zealous advocacy.

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Our Deep-Rooted Commitment to Local Community 

Wells Call first began its Richmond practice in 1984 on 37th street, right across from the Richmond Courthouse. Depositions, witness preparation, client meetings, and trial consultation with experts were all done in the shadow of the courthouse.  Knowing how the individual judges operated, we realized what the court clerks needed to make their job smoother. To this day, this insight remains part of the edge we have in our local practice. The same holds true for Superior Court in Martinez.  Knowing the makeup or “vibe” of the community and its concerns remains a critical part of our West County local practice.  It helps both in understanding our clients’ needs and understanding the thinking of the jury panel that we want to get on our team when the trial begins. 

Although we always work as a team, Mr. Clawson at Wells Call, will be your first point of contact at our local office. He has a long history with this part of the Bay. Mr. Clawson’s mother came to Richmond in the late ’40s to live with her uncle, who was then on the Board of Directors of the Mechanics Bank when they had one office in downtown Richmond (after moving originally from Pinole).  The Mechanics Bank served the growing population and industrial base as Richmond became a major hub of shipping activities due to the Richmond Kaiser Shipyards and other World War II industries. The Richmond and West County boom was on. 

Forty years later, Gordon Wells moved to the Bay Area and saw the missing specific need of representation for injured victims and their families; a void was filled. Mr. Wells opened the Richmond office at 207 37th street in the mid ’80s, and our firm, with his legacy, lives another 40 years to the present. We work with the same integrity, legal knowledge, grit, determination, care and concern for both the community and our clients, who are deserving of the best legal representation.

Consult a Richmond Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you would like to learn more about what our Richmond accident firm firm can do for you, please call us for a free consultation. We’ll listen to your story and let you know if we can help. If you decide to hire us, we’ll work diligently on your behalf. You won’t owe us anything unless we win your case, and we can even help you find the medical treatment you need. Contact us online or call our firm at (707) 426-5300 to get started on the path to recovering fair accident injury compensation.

Would you like to meet in person with your attorney? We are here and ready to help:

Street Address: 3150 Hilltop Mall Road, Richmond California.

Phone: 1-800-847-8765 (TIP-UROK)


Our hard work, commitment, and responsiveness to our clients is what has set us apart from other Richmond law firms.

We’ve also recovered over half-a-billion dollars (OVER 500,000,000.00) for our clients in Northern California.  If we don’t win for you, then our services are free, and there’s never any money out-of-pocket or hourly fees.  Please contact us for a free case evaluation.  There is no cost or obligation.  You’ll be able to get your questions answered by an actual, local attorney.

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If you’re looking for maximum compensation and access to top medical professionals, you’ll want to contact us regarding your injuries.  With nearly 40 years of experience, we’ll make sure that your case is handled promptly and aggressively.  

Unfortunately, injuries are a fact of life. Richmond sits between the metropolitan areas of San Francisco and Sacramento. With I-80 running right through the middle of town, with hundreds of thousands of cars passing through daily, West Contra Costa County experiences car accidents on a daily basis. These unfortunate accidents can cause death or a range of injuries that can run from mild to severe. Each case deserves the best legal representation. If you’ve been seriously injured or hurt in a ‘fender bender,’ we can help you. We’ll find you treatment with medical professionals conveniently located so that you make a speedy recovery and hopefully get your life back to normal. 

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Common Questions We can Help Answer:

– Who will pay for my medical bills and lost wages?

– How should I handle my ambulance and ER bill that’s past due?

– What doctors and medical specialists should I see?

– Won’t my health insurance just take care of me?

– Will the insurance company be “fair” to me? (worse: will they lie to me?)

– What is the process for getting maximum compensation? 

We’re here to help.  Dealing with an insurance company or government agency, with seemingly infinite resources, is difficult and maze-like.  If you’ve been injured, we highly recommend that you speak to an actual, experienced, local attorney about your case.  

We will help you with:

– Reducing and getting your medical bills paid

– Recovering your lost wages

– Getting you to the right doctors and specialists for your injuries

– Receiving the maximum settlement amount for your case

– Taking the stress and hassle out of dealing with bureaucratic insurance companies