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Ventura Car Accident Lawyers

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Nothing can compare to the stress and panic that occurs when we experience an auto accident, especially when the accident was caused by someone else. If you were recently injured in an auto crash, you need to seek the assistance of our Ventura county car accident lawyers at our firm, Richard | Bartlett.

We have handled thousands of personal injury cases and have won over $100 million in compensation for our clients. We can help you present an injury claim against the at-fault driver's insurance company so you can obtain the maximum compensation possible for all accident-related costs, including medical bills and lost wages.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Some common injuries caused by auto accidents include:

  • Whiplash
  • Fractures
  • Loss of limbs
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Severe bruising

California Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents

A statute of limitations is a law that puts a time limit on how long after your accident you will be allowed to file a lawsuit against the guilty party. The specific time limit often varies from one state to the next, so it's important to take note of which state your accident occurred in when looking at filing a lawsuit.

California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1 sets a time limit of 2 years for individuals wanting to file a personal injury lawsuit for their car accident. This means you are legally able to file a lawsuit for your injuries up to 2 years following the date of your accident. However, if you want to file a wrongful death claim for someone who was killed in an accident, you are allowed to file your claim up to 2 years following the date of that individual's death (even if it is different from the date of the accident).

If you are attempting to file a lawsuit for property damages only, the time limit is extended to 3 years following the date of your accident (Civil Procedure section 338).

California Car Insurance Requirements

In keeping with California law, all motorists are required to carry a minimum insurance coverage of:

  • $15,000 for injury or death to one individual in an accident caused by yourself
  • $30,000 for injury or death of more than one person in an accident you cause
  • $5,000 for property damage resulting from an accident you caused

Because California is a "Fault" state, this means that the at-fault driver can be held financially responsible for any injuries or property damage they may cause. However, just because someone has the proper insurance, that does not mean that you will receive fair compensation for your injuries. Always consult with a skilled car accident attorney to ensure that all expenses are being taken into account.

Ventura Car Accident Attorneys with 30+ Years of Experience

For more than 30 years, our firm's founder, Ventura auto accident lawyer David A. Richard, has established himself as a passionate and relentless advocate for car accident victims. He doesn't back down when pursuing fair compensation for the men and women he represents. As a skilled trial lawyer, he is not afraid to go to court if it will be beneficial to a case's outcome. If you are in need of immediate legal counsel, we offer emergency hours and evening and weekend availability. This is the kind of high-caliber service you can expect from our firm.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about what to do after an auto accident!

If we don't recover, you don't pay!

When you entrust your legal needs to our firm, you don't have to worry about paying out-of-pocket legal fees. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. What does this mean? This means we don't charge legal fees unless we are successful in recovering damages on your behalf. We can help you put this nerve-wracking experience behind you, once and for all.

Please call us today at (805) 438-2440 for more information about how we can help you with your Ventura auto accident case. We offer FREE consultations over the phone or face-to-face with our Ventura car accident attorneys!

We Exist to Serve Our Clients

  1. We never leave a stone unturned.
  2. We provide home or hospital visits.
  3. We offer night and weekend availability.
  4. We limit our case load for personal attention.
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