Santa Barbara Car Accident Lawyers
Car Accidents Near Ventura & Goleta, California
When you have been seriously injured in a car, motorcycle, bicycle, or other type of motor vehicle accident, it is critical to get advice from a Santa Barbara personal injury attorney with experience handling injury and auto accident cases as soon as possible after the accident. It is imperative to properly document your injuries and damages, which will enable you to later recover full and fair compensation and give you a better opportunity to win your case.
"The insurance companies are looking out for their own best interest. Our job is to look out for your best interest. We're here to protect you."
- Sheldon Rosenfield
Car Accident Case Results
- $1,200,000 Settlement - Motorcycle/Auto Accident - Required Multiple Surgeries
- $750,000 Settlement - Auto Accident - Multiple Fractures
- $750,000 Settlement - Auto Accident - Injuries Requiring Surgery
- $500,000 Settlement - Auto Accident - Motorcycle Accident
- $300,000 Binding Arbitration - Auto Accident - Intersection Accident
- $300,000 Settlement - Auto Accident - Rear-End Accident
∗ Selected cases listed. Every case is different. Past case results are not a guarantee, and similar results may not be obtained in your case. View more case results here.
Documenting Injuries and Damages
NordstrandBlack PC has the knowledge and resources necessary to properly investigate the accident. We visit the scene of the accident, hire investigators and experts if necessary to photograph the scene, identify and get statements from witnesses, and reconstruct the accident to determine the cause of the collision. A person involved in a car crash should also get a thorough medical evaluation and record any details regarding the accident to aid in documenting the accident-related injuries and damages.
Know Your Rights and Responsibilities in Santa Barbara
Before settling a claim with an insurance company or driver, it is important to understand your legal rights and responsibilities and to know the full extent of your injuries and damages. Auto accident victims are entitled to recover damages for any personal injuries sustained, as well as other costs associated with the crash. The plaintiff, or the person pursuing compensation, must prove that the other motorist acted negligently and was therefore responsible for causing the collision in order to win their case. Examples of negligent driver behavior include: speeding, failure to yield the right of way, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and failing to pay attention.
"You had an accident and you're contacted by an insurance company adjuster. Should you talk to them? The simple answer is NO. You should not talk to the adjuster before consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney about the circumstances of you case."
- Doug Black
Santa Barbara Statute of Limitations: Do Not Lose Your Right to Recover Money
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, you may feel that you should adopt a "wait-and-see" approach with respect to your injury, or perhaps you don't feel up to deciding whether you want to pursue your legal remedies. You should, however, bear in mind that the law requires you to pursue legal remedies sooner rather than later. This time limit is generally known as the "statute of limitations." If you fail to file your claim within the applicable statute of limitations, you may be forever barred from bringing your claim, regardless of its merit. Therefore, even if you do not think you will be bringing a lawsuit, consulting with an experienced Santa Barbara car accident attorney is essential to determine if any action should be taken to preserve your potential claim.
NordstrandBlack PC offers aggressive representation to our clients so they get the compensation they are legally entitled to. Contact our Southern California car accident law firm today for a free initial consultation to learn about your rights and how we can help after an accident.
Take Action to Protect Your Rights
Santa Barbara: (805) 962-2022
Learn more about your legal rights and options as an accident victim by scheduling a free consultation with one of our Santa Barbara injury lawyers. To do that - simply call our law offices directly or, contact us online.
There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.
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