Do I Have a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
We are called daily by potential clients who tell us their stories and want to know if they have a personal injury lawsuit. People expect lawyers to give the answer of “it depends,” but that really is the case here. When you do need legal advice, our Ventura and Santa Barbara injury attorneys are here to help.
When we see potential clients at an initial consultation, nearly everyone has suffered some sort of injury. They always tell us that it came at the hands of someone who owed a duty to them to use proper care. Usually, this is always as the clients describe it. The three pertinent questions that we would consider before telling you about the strength of your case are:
- What exactly did the proposed defendant do or not do, and did it depart from what a reasonable person would have done under the circumstances?
- Would you have been hurt if not for the actions or inactions of that person... in other words did the person cause your injury?
- How badly are you injured
The Strength of Your Case Depends on the Facts
This makes our legal advice to you about the strength of your possible case very fact-specific. Many people want us to give a judgment on the spot when they ask us if they have a personal injury lawsuit. However, it is not always clear-cut. Of course, there are some situations where there is an easy answer. For example, if someone plows into your car at 90 miles per hour, chances are that they are legally responsible for the accident.
In other cases, we would need to ask a lot more questions before we were able to give you a more definite opinion. For example, in many medical mistakes cases, we would need to review your medical file and consult with experts to get a better idea if what the doctor did was unreasonable. Cases such as product liability lawsuits would also require more factual investigation to discover whether the product that injured you was defective.
Your Lawyer Will Listen and Ask Questions
This is exactly what a lawyer should do. They listen to you and provide legal advice based on what you say.
There are several things that you can count on when you speak with us at your initial consultation and afterward. First, we will get to the heart of the matter by asking the right questions. Our lawyers will take the time to listen to you and hear your story. Second, we will give you realistic and practical legal advice, telling you both any potential strengths and weaknesses in your case. Third, we commit to sensible and aggressive legal representation should we both agree to an attorney-client relationship. This is why thousands of clients in Santa Barbara and throughout Ventura County have trusted us to handle their cases.
Santa Barbara and Ventura Personal Injury Lawyers Ready to Help
If you or a loved one have been hurt, and you suspect that someone else’s actions were responsible for your injuries, let’s talk. The Ventura and Santa Barbara personal injury attorneys at Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC are ready to help you. Call us at (805) 643-5555 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.