Personal Injury Law in Ventura
Thousands of Cases Handled Throughout Southern California
Were You or a Family Member Injured in Ventura County or Santa Barbara?
If you or one of your family members was injured in Ventura County, Santa Barbara, or the surrounding area of California due to the careless actions of a business or another person, you and your family could be entitled to compensation for your current and anticipated medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other losses. But when you’re coping with a serious injury, you should focus on resting and spending time with your loved ones — not dealing with difficult insurance companies and mountains of paperwork.
Let our dedicated and aggressive attorneys handle the legal work on your behalf. Come to a leading Ventura personal injury firm that has been recognized for trial-winning results, world-class services, and client-focused representation. Retain The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC.
We are proud to say that we are different from other law firms in the Ventura County and Santa Barbara County areas. Our skilled and experienced Santa Barbara personal injury lawyers have tried more than 125 cases to jury and have handled more than 250 trial cases. It gives us great honor to say that we have helped more clients in the past 20 years than most other law firms in our community. Please do not hesitate to call our law offices at (805) 585-5056 to talk about your claim in a free and completely confidential consultation.
Benefits of Being Represented by Our California Law Firm for Injury Victims
We understand what a difficult time you and your loved ones are going through right now. You can turn to The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC to provide compassionate emotional support and aggressive legal representation throughout every stage of your case. We will work to ensure you are kept up-to-date with the latest developments while preparing you for what to expect. We want to help lighten your burden while keeping you fully informed of your options, rights, and responsibilities as the victim of an accidental injury in California.
Toward our goal of recovering the greatest amount of compensation possible on your behalf, we will assist you with services including:
- Personal Injury Glossary – In addition to sitting down with you and answering your questions, we also supply you with a simple glossary of some commonly used legal terms you may hear during your case. Ask our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys if you hear a legal term that is not on this page. We want our clients to feel comfortable, confident, and empowered to make informed decisions.
- Preparing to Meet with Your Personal Injury Attorney – We’ll supply you with a helpful checklist of documents and information we may ask you for at your free initial consultation. By coming to your case evaluation prepared, you have a better chance of accomplishing your goals during your personal injury case. We’ll provide continuing legal guidance to help you avoid accidentally discarding important objects or documents after retaining our services.
- What to Expect in a Personal Injury Lawsuit – We supply you with a list of some fundamental elements in a personal injury case, such as proving negligence and providing a viable list of damages for which you are seeking compensation.
Accident Claims and Lawsuits Our Ventura County Personal Injury Attorneys Handle
There are many ways accidental injuries can occur. Our highly knowledgeable legal team has decades of experience handling a wide variety of accident claims and lawsuits involving a broad spectrum of moderate, severe, and fatal injuries and medical complications. Types of personal injury matters our attorneys handle on behalf of accident victims in California include:
Assault & Battery Injuries — Assault is a crime under California’s penal code. However, the victims of assault may file a civil lawsuit for injury compensation separately from the criminal investigation being handled by the prosecutor.
Auto Accidents — Auto accidents like car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and passenger van accidents are among the leading causes of death and injury in California. If the other driver was at fault for the crash or collision, his or her insurance company may be responsible for your expenses.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents — Vehicle occupants are not the only people who face danger on the roads of Santa Barbara. Pedestrians, joggers, dog-walkers, and bicyclists are vulnerable to aggressive, negligent drivers, especially in crosswalks and intersections.
Birth Injuries — Birth injuries are preventable injuries that occur during childbirth because of an OB-GYN or other medical professional’s negligent care. Some common examples of birth injuries include shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injuries. The mother can also suffer catastrophic injuries due to medical negligence.
Boating Accidents — Boating accidents are common along California’s massive coastline, particularly during the summer months. Many boating accidents are preventable, and are caused by intoxicated or distracted boat operators.
Burn Injuries — Burn injuries are excruciatingly painful and often leave severe permanent scarring behind. We handle third degree burns, chemical burns, electrical burns, and other types of severe burns.
Catastrophic Injuries — Catastrophic injuries are injuries that have lasting effects and require costly, extensive medical care. Examples include spinal cord injuries (SCI) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Construction Accidents — Construction sites can be extremely dangerous if supervisors or construction workers are negligent or careless. According to OSHA, the government agency responsible for investigating workplace accidents, some of the biggest hazards at construction sites are accidental falls, electrocution accidents, and being struck by objects.
Dog Bites — An unleashed or vicious dog can inflict lethal bite injuries, often to sensitive areas like the hands, face, and neck. Children and elderly individuals are most vulnerable. Rottweilers, Pitbulls, Doberman Pinschers, and German Shepherds are some of the breeds most often involved in attacks and maulings.
Employment Discrimination — There are numerous state and federal laws designed to protect employees from workplace discrimination, such as the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
Medical Malpractice — Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional makes negligent, preventable errors which would have been avoided by another doctor with similar training and experience. Examples include surgical errors, medication errors, and failure to diagnose cancer or other illnesses.
Motorcycle Accidents — Because motorcycles lack safety features like airbags and seat belts, motorcyclists and their passengers are extremely vulnerable to catastrophic, disabling, or fatal injuries when an accident occurs.
Premises Liability Claims — Premises liability is the idea that a property owner can be held liable for foreseeable, avoidable injuries occurring on his or her property due to negligence. Negligent maintenance is at the heart of many premises liability claims, such as slip and fall claims.
Surgical Errors — Thousands of patients are injured or killed by surgical errors every year in the United States. Examples include wrong-site surgery, performance errors leading to nerve damage, use of improperly sterilized instruments, and forgetting objects inside of patients, which is called unintended retention of foreign objects (URFO).
Semi-Truck Accidents — Truck drivers make long journeys crossing dozens of states and hundreds or thousands of miles. Truckers often become fatigued or violate federal safety regulations, leading to avoidable crashes.
Sexual Abuse — We understand that it is never easy for the victims of sexual abuse to come forward about the suffering they have endured. Know you will be treated with dignity, respect, and compassion when you are represented by The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC.
Slip & Fall — Slip and fall injuries are very common because they can occur for almost any reason, such as broken flooring, loose carpeting, dim lighting, crumbling stairs, debris and clutter, difficult-to-see potholes, or spills and leaks. Slip and fall accidents occur in all types of settings, including parking lots, department stores, malls, bars, restaurants, and gyms.
Victims of Crimes — Victims of crimes like assault and sexual abuse may be able to recover compensation independently from any criminal proceedings surrounding the offense. Our experience handling criminal defense and personal injury matters gives us unique insight into the process of recovering compensation for crime victims in California.
Wrongful Death — A wrongful death is a preventable death that occurs because of another person’s negligence. Car accidents, medical malpractice, construction site injuries, and accidental falls are common causes of wrongful death.
Schedule Your Free Legal Consultation
If you or one of your loved ones suffered an injury for which you were not at fault, you should strongly consider reviewing your situation with The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident that led to your injuries, it may be possible to recover compensation for costs and losses such as surgeries, physical therapy, lost income, ambulance transportation, pain and suffering, and other hardships you have suffered because of your accident.
Our dedicated attorneys are here to help answer your questions and review your matter to determine whether you could have a personal injury claim in California. Take your time resting and recovering, and whenever you are ready, we will be here to provide assistance. Call our law offices at (805) 585-5056 for a confidential legal consultation completely free of charge.