Santa Barbara Personal Injury Attorneys
If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured, the path forward is complicated. You need medical care and treatment, which means considerable medical expenses, and you may face a loss of earnings in the process. All told, the losses you face can be physically, financially, and emotionally damaging, but with an experienced Santa Barbara personal injury attorney on your side, you can move forward with the peace of mind that comes from knowing your rights are well protected.
Personal Injury Claims We Cover
At The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC, in Santa Barbara, our practice focuses on wide-ranging personal injury claims, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bike accidents
- Boating accidents
- Burn injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Dog bites
- Premises liability claims, such as slip and falls
- Product liability claims
We Also Address Assault and Sexual Assault
At The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC, we also represent the victims of both assault and sexual assault (whether they are adults or children). The harm wrought by this kind of abuse is often overwhelming, and as such, the laws that address these cases in the State of California are quite broad. This means that if you think that you or your child might be the victim of either assault or sexual assault, then you are probably correct, and our compassionate attorneys are committed to providing you with the experienced legal help you need.
While whether or not your abuser faces criminal charges is a matter for the prosecution, you have the right to bring a civil case against him or her. This is an important distinction to understand because it allows you to seek compensation for the damages that you’ve suffered at your attacker’s hand, including:
- Compensation for your medical expenses
- Compensation for your lost earnings
- Compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve endured
If you’ve been assaulted, don’t wait to reach out for the professional legal guidance you need.
Personal injury law hinges on negligence. If someone’s negligence causes them to breach the duty of care they owe others, which in turn leads to injuries, a personal injury claim can ensue.
Every driver on our busy roadways owes everyone else on these roadways a significant duty of care that includes following the rules of the road and adjusting one’s driving to accommodate for the condition of the road, the traffic on it, and the negative effects that weather (or anything else) has on it. When a motorist ignores this responsibility and leaves someone else injured in the process, it amounts to a breach of the duty of care owed by the driver, and a personal injury claim can result.
Common forms of driver negligence include:
- Excess speed
When a commercial property owner or manager fails to maintain his or her premises in the condition necessary to allow for his or her guests’ safe passage, it can lead to a premises liability claim. The duty of care owed by property owners is commensurate with the level of care that other reasonable property owners provide in similar situations. Slip and fall accidents represent a common example of premises liability claims.
Product Liability Claims
Those who design and manufacture consumer products owe a significant duty of care to consumers that includes not putting them in harm’s way as a result of a product that is based on a faulty design, that was rendered defective during manufacture, or that includes inadequate warnings and/or safety instructions.
If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured, the damages (or losses) you face can leave you facing significant setbacks.
If you have been injured in a traffic accident of any kind, your personal injury claim can address the property damage to your vehicle.
The medical costs associated with being injured by someone else’s negligence can be extensive (and may be ongoing), including:
- Emergency treatment
- Treatment from doctors, specialists, and other medical professionals
- Follow-up care
- Pain management
- Physical therapy
- Home health care
- Prescription medications
Even relatively minor injuries can develop into more serious conditions and can lead to secondary health concerns. If an accident caused by someone else’s negligence leaves you injured, the most important first step you should take is seeking the medical treatment you need.
You’ve been injured, and healing is a process. While you focus on regaining your health and well-being, you will very likely have to take off from work, which means a loss in earnings. If your injuries affect your ability to perform your job or are very serious, you may be facing a decrease in your ability to earn into your future, an altered career trajectory, or even a permanent disability.
Pain and Suffering
The physical and emotional pain and suffering associated with being injured by someone else’s negligence can be difficult to fully comprehend, address, and overcome. Pain and suffering can have serious emotional consequences that can lay you low and make recovery that much more difficult. Examples include:
- Accident flashbacks
- Increased anxiety that can include panic attacks
- Depressive episodes
- Emotional lability
- Crying jags
- Increased irritability
- A propensity to self-isolate
These emotional consequences can serve as a double-edged sword because they tend to keep your support system away just when your friends, family members, and loved ones could help you the most.
An Experienced Santa Barbara Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, the trusted Santa Barbara personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC, understand the seriousness of your situation and dedicate their practice to helping clients like you obtain just compensation that covers the full scope of their damages.
Our compassionate attorneys are also here to help if you or your child has been harmed by assault or sexual assault. Your claim is important, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 805-643-5555 for more information about how we can help you today.