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Santa Barbara Personal Injury Attorney

When a person is injured in an accident, it can lead to some of the hardest times in their lives. It can be difficult, if not impossible, to earn a living and enjoy time spent with family and friends. Old hobbies may no longer be possible, and a long road of recovery often lies ahead. When that injury comes because another person—or organization—was at fault, the injured plaintiff deserves justice. That justice comes in the form of a fair financial settlement. Our Santa Barbara personal injury lawyers have a long track record of successfully securing the settlements our clients depend on. 

Call Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld at (805) 243-2179 or contact us online today to set up a free consultation.

 

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    "Experienced the Utmost Professionalism"
    They are well organized, very knowledgeable of the workers' compensation industry, and have had an excellent reputation for many years.
    - Nadine
    "They Make You Feel Like Family"
    Ben Feld was a terrific attorney as he guided me through the disability process. Most importantly, he would return my calls or my texts very quickly. I cannot recommend GG&F more highly. They make you feel like family.
    - Kellie D.
    "It Was a Miracle! I Am So Thankful and Grateful!"
    Mr. Feld got me my SSDI in 2 month on contingency, which was greatly appreciated! That was 2 years faster than the nightmares that everyone hears about. I was crying! It was a miracle! I am so thankful and grateful!!! Thank you so much Benjamin Feld!!!
    - Kathy G.
    "Very Professional And Very Helpful"
    All staff members are very professional and very helpful. They are the best. Thank you very much for all your help.
    - Daniel B
    "Very Professional"
    Very professional. Kept me updated throughout the process. Highly recommended!
    - John D.
    "Informative, Helpful, And Patient"
    My overall experience with this firm has been outstanding. From the very beginning, Ben was incredibly informative, helpful, and patient with me and my situation. He, and the rest of the team, helped to make a stressful and long process so much easier. Inc
    - Kimberly S.
    "Excellent Services"
    Excellent services from the staff to the lawyers! Thank you for helping me!
    - Imelda P.
    "Truly Care About Their Clients"
    All amazing attorneys, who truly care about their clients! It’s great to have a law firm that you can count on for so many different kinds of cases! I recommend them 100%!
    - Sara A

How To Win a Personal Injury Case 

It’s important to point out that if the injury in question happened on the job, it will be covered by workers’ compensation. However, this does not preclude also seeking a personal injury settlement. The benefits offered by workers’ comp are limited and cannot address the far-reaching quality-of-life losses that a personal injury claim can. But—and this is no less important to point out—a workers’ comp case only requires proof of injury. A personal injury case requires proving the fault of the defendant. 

To secure a settlement in personal injury cases, the injured plaintiff’s lawyers must demonstrate that the defendant was negligent. Negligence is a specific legal concept that has four components. All four must be proven, or there is no basis for a lawsuit. While most cases are settled in negotiations rather than in court, it remains important for your lawyer to demonstrate that they can prove negligence if a case is allowed to go to trial. Having this leverage is crucial to obtaining the fair settlement you deserve. 

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