Nobody should ever have to worry about being harmed due to the careless or negligent actions of another person. However, when these incidents occur, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman, our Santa Barbara personal injury attorneys are proud to stand up for the rights of injured victims. We will work to investigate your case and secure the compensation you need.
We handle many types of personal injury cases
A personal injury case can arise in a variety of ways. Anytime someone is harmed due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, company, or entity, they can file a claim for damages against the negligent party. While there are far too many ways that these cases arise to list here, some of the most common cases handled by the Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Rideshare accidents (Uber and Lyft)
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Premises liability incidents
- Faulty product cases
- Elder abuse cases
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bite incidents
- Pool and hot tub accidents
- Mass transit or public transportation accidents
If you do not see the exact cause of your injuries on this list, do not worry. Call our personal injury attorneys in Oxnard for a free consultation of your case.
What are some common injuries in these cases?
We regularly help victims who have sustained every kind of injury you could imagine. It is not uncommon for our personal injury lawyers to help clients have sustained the following:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or punctures
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Whiplash injuries
- Open head wounds
- Traumatic brain injuries
Each of these injuries can lead to massive medical expenses for victims, as well as various “hidden expenses.” This can include home or vehicle modifications to aid in mobility, lost income, the cost of medical devices, as well as immense pain and suffering damages.
How long do you have to file a claim?
Personal injury victims must be mindful of timelines in place to file a lawsuit against an at-fault party. In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases gives injury victims two years from the time an injury occurs to file a lawsuit. Cases filed after this two-year period will almost certainly be dismissed.
Our team is ready to get to work
If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of J. Jeffrey Herman, we are dedicated to helping clients get through this situation and work to secure the compensation they deserve. This could include
- All medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income in benefits if a victim cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages if the negligent party was grossly negligent