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Personal Injury Attorneys in California 

Experienced Injury Lawyers for Accident Victims

Personal injuries can occur anytime and anywhere in Santa Barbara when negligence is a factor. Whether it is a vehicle collision on US-101 or dangerous conditions at a local retailer, injuries caused by negligence change lives without notice.

Our Santa Barbara personal injury lawyers represent clients who have been hurt in all types of accidents caused by negligence, including, but not limited to:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability, including Slip-and-Fall Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Truck Accidents
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death Claims

Our Santa Barbara personal injury attorneys specialize in catastrophic and complex injuries caused by negligence on our roads, inside businesses, and workplaces throughout California. If you have suffered an injury or have lost a loved one to neglect, contact our skilled personal injury lawyers in Santa Barbara for help today.

We understand that getting hurt in an accident caused by another person’s negligence is life-changing. Our skilled attorneys and support staff apply our decades of experience and extensive resources to help our clients pursue maximum compensation for their injuries as we stand side-by-side throughout the legal process. 

Understanding the Personal Injury Claim Process in California

The personal injury claim process in California involves several key steps that individuals should be aware of:

  • Filing a Claim: In California, most personal injury victims have two years from the date of injury to file a claim in court seeking damages.
  • Legal Representation: It's advisable to hire a personal injury lawyer who will gather information through thorough investigation and legal research to support the claim.
  • Establishing Legal Standing: The process involves establishing legal standing, determining the venue for the lawsuit, and filing the claim within the statute of limitations.
  • Settlement and Court Proceedings: After completing medical treatment and submitting a demand package, the process may lead to negotiation for a settlement, compromise of liens, or initiation of a lawsuit in court.
  • Claims Settlement Payout: Once a settlement is reached, the insurance company will write a check after the claimant signs the release form. 

These steps provide a general overview of the personal injury claim process in California, but it's important to seek legal advice and representation to navigate the complexities of the legal system effectively.

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What Type of Personal Injury Cases Does Will Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld Handle?

Personal injuries can occur anytime and anywhere in Santa Barbara when negligence is a factor. Whether it is a vehicle collision on US-101 or dangerous conditions at a local retailer, injuries caused by negligence change lives without notice.

Our Santa Barbara personal injury lawyers represent clients who have been hurt in all types of accidents caused by negligence, including, but not limited to:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability, including Slip-and-Fall Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Truck Accidents
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death Claims

Our Santa Barbara personal injury attorneys specialize in catastrophic and complex injuries caused by negligence on our roads, inside businesses, and workplaces throughout California. If you have suffered an injury or have lost a loved one to neglect, contact our skilled personal injury lawyers in Santa Barbara for help today.

We understand that getting hurt in an accident caused by another person’s negligence is life-changing. Our skilled attorneys and support staff apply our decades of experience and extensive resources to help our clients pursue maximum compensation for their injuries as we stand side-by-side throughout the legal process. 

How Does the Personal Injury Claim Process Work in California?

The personal injury claim process in California involves several key steps that individuals should be aware of:

  • Filing a Claim: In California, most personal injury victims have two years from the date of injury to file a claim in court seeking damages.
  • Legal Representation: It's advisable to hire a personal injury lawyer who will gather information through thorough investigation and legal research to support the claim.
  • Establishing Legal Standing: The process involves establishing legal standing, determining the venue for the lawsuit, and filing the claim within the statute of limitations.
  • Settlement and Court Proceedings: After completing medical treatment and submitting a demand package, the process may lead to negotiation for a settlement, compromise of liens, or initiation of a lawsuit in court.
  • Claims Settlement Payout: Once a settlement is reached, the insurance company will write a check after the claimant signs the release form. 

These steps provide a general overview of the personal injury claim process in California, but it's important to seek legal advice and representation to navigate the complexities of the legal system effectively.

What Type of Financial Recovery Can I Pursue After Suffering a Personal Injury Caused by Negligence in California?

Based on how the injuries have affected their lives, the damages we pursue for each client are unique and may differ from another case’s recovery options. 

Common forms of compensation our Santa Barbara personal injury lawyers pursue may include:

  • Past and Future Medical Expenses.
  • Loss of Past and Future Wages.
  • Loss of Wage-Earning Capacity.
  • Reduced Future Earning Capacity.
  • Past and Future Pain and Suffering.
  • Past and Future Mental Anguish
  • Physical Impairment.
  • Physical Scarring & Disfigurement. 

At Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, our personal injury attorneys in California handle every aspect of our client’s cases and produce real results for real people who need our help. 

We pride ourselves on our reputation for obtaining the best result possible due to our expertise, tenacity, and accessibility, and we welcome the opportunity to review your personal injury claim during a free consultation. 

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We Have a Relentless Commitment to Protect Our Client’s Rights. Always. 

We know that no matter where or how you were injured, the insurance company will not simply write a blank check for your complete recovery needs. Instead, it will put up seemingly insurmountable resistance, making your pursuit of fair and just compensation feel hopeless. 

You deserve more. We are dedicated and persistent advocates for our clients who leave no stone unturned when managing their unique cases. We can do the same for you and your family.

We have seven physical offices in Fresno, Bakersfield, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Maria, Visalia, and Turlock and our top-tier technologies provide a virtual reach to serve clients throughout California. We offer free in-person, telephone, and virtual consultations to offer straightforward legal advice for your unique needs. 

Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the negligent party that caused your injuries so you can confidently move forward with a personal injury claim against their insurance provider.  

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