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Vehicle Accident in or near Ventura County? Call Our Personal Injury Lawyers

Were you hurt in an accident and need help? No matter the type of accident, our personal injury lawyers can help and will fight for your legal rights. When it comes to fighting for clients, Herbert & Kreuzer Law Group are intense and detail oriented. We represent people in Los Angeles County, Ventura County, and Santa Barbara County who suffer from personal injuries as a result of another person’s negligence.

A personal injury is just that – an injury personal to you, and it can include physical and emotional injuries and financial losses resulting from someone’s negligent, careless, and sometimes intentional wrongdoing. A personal injury is a civil wrong, not a criminal act. You can receive monetary compensation for your immediate and long-term medical care, damage to your property, and any lost wages and earning potential resulting from the injury.

Wrongful death refers to a situation in which a person dies as the result of another’s negligence. In this case, family members can seek compensation for the loss of their loved one.

The physical, emotional and financial cost of dealing with a serious injury or the loss of a family member is enormous and overwhelming, but you don’t have to deal with these issues alone. Herbert & Kreuzer Law Group is here to help you and will fight to recover medical bills, earnings and other losses due to your injury covered by the legally responsible party. Let us do the worrying and the legal work for you so that you can focus on what is most important and get on with your life. We have been helping injured clients in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties for years.

To win your case, you must show:

  1. That you were injured and suffered damages.
  2. How your injuries and damages were caused.
  3. That the other person caused your injuries and damages.

 

We handle the following types of personal-injury accident cases:

  • Auto accident and hit-and-run car accident cases
  • Truck accident, employee driver, and commercial trucking cases
  • Motorcycle accident cases
  • Bicycle accident cases
  • Limousine and car-for-hire accident claims
  • Animal injuries
  • Slip and fall

Our Personal Injury Attorneys Assist

with Auto Accident or Car Accident Cases

As experienced auto/car-accident lawyers, we understand how easy it is to get seriously injured or killed in an auto collision. Unfortunately, accidents involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, and limousines are happening more and more.

Resolving a car accident case for an accident victim requires experience with local courts and insurance company policies, as well as an understanding of California’s changing laws. The personal injury attorneys at Herbert & Kreuzer Law Group have the expertise needed to take the case.

If you were in an automobile accident and were unable to immediately meet with an attorney, it is important that you preserve your rights by not admitting any fault or signing anything (i.e. any forms from an insurer). You should also take photos of any injuries or damage to the vehicles. Keep copies of any medical records or bills and make records of any related expenses. If possible, you should get the contact information of any witnesses or persons who saw you before and immediately after the accident.

For All Accidents and Collisions

Even if you don’t call us, please follow these simple guidelines if you or a loved one is involved in an accident where another party is at fault:

  • Call the police and get a police report.
  • Get immediate medical attention for any injuries sustained in the accident by paramedics or a local hospital.
  • Do not admit anything to any party without contacting an experienced accident lawyer.
  • Exchange identifying information and insurance information with all parties involved in the accident.
  • Do not speak directly with the liable party’s insurance adjusters, attorneys, or representatives about the facts of the case without first consulting with an experienced auto accident attorney.
  • Take pictures with your mobile phone or camera of the scene of the accident, your vehicle, and the injuries sustained in the accident.
  • Do not sign any medical release forms, or release forms given to you by the other person’s insurance company, without speaking to an experienced auto-accident attorney.

We are relentless and detail-oriented when it comes to fighting for the interests of our clients who suffered injuries as the result of someone else’s negligence.

Auto accidents can be caused by more than just driver inattention. The cause of your auto accident injuries may be due in part to the following factors:

  • Driver error or fatigue
  • Drug or alcohol intoxication (DUI)
  • Speeding or other unsafe driving
  • Distracted or inattentive driving
  • Illegal cell phone or other mobile device usage
  • Negligent car maintenance

In most car accident cases, the key issue is determining which driver is at fault for the accident/collision. However, in some situations, the law can assign fault to someone who was not driving or even present in the car at the time of the accident. This comes under the theory of “vicarious liability” or “imputed negligence.” When two parties have a certain relationship with each other, the law can hold one party liable for the misconduct of another.

  • Employee Drivers:
    If an employee driver accidentally runs a red light and hits your car while driving on company business, their employer may be responsible for the damages.
  • Minor Drivers:
    If you are hit by a minor driving his or parent’s car, the parents may be liable for damages.
  • Drunk, Sick, Advanced Age, or Otherwise Unfit Drivers:
    What if a drunk driver, driving her friend’s car that she borrowed, hits you? If someone knowingly lends their car to an incompetent, reckless, drunk, or otherwise unfit driver, and that driver – through his or her negligent driving – causes a car accident, the car’s owner may be liable for injuries and damage resulting from the accident. This is called “negligent entrustment.”

Wrongful Death

In some car accident cases, fatalities are involved. If you lost a loved one, call us for a free legal consultation.

Truck, Employee Driver, and Company Car Cases with Our Personal Injury Lawyers

We understand how easy it is to sustain a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence. Herbert & Kreuzer Law Group will fight for those people injured in vehicle accidents to get them fairly compensated for their medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

Even in cases of comparative negligence where you may be partially at fault, we will fight for you to get that which you are legally entitled to.

If you were in a vehicle accident and were unable to immediately meet with our personal injury lawyers, it is important that you preserve your rights by not admitting any fault or signing anything (i.e. any forms from an insurer). You should also take photos of any injuries or damage to your vehicle. Keep copies of any medical records or bills and make records of any related expenses. If possible, you should get the contact information of any witnesses who saw you before and immediately after the accident.

Our Personal Injury Attorneys Resolve Bicycle Accident Cases

Herbert & Kreuzer Law Group understands how awful it is to incur a serious injury due to someone’s inattention or negligence. This is especially true if you have a child who was injured in an accident while riding a bike.

Our personal injury attorneys stand ready to help bicyclists and their loved ones involved in accidents with:

  • Cars, trucks or motorcycles
  • Hit and run drivers
  • Vehicles for hire such as taxis, limousines, 18-wheel trucks
  • Public service vehicles, buses, boats and trains
  • Pedestrians
  • Pets such as dogs, horses, etc.
  • Public roadway hazards such as potholes, rough pavement, low-hanging tree branches, etc.

It is our goal to help cyclists and their families get compensation and justice for getting injured due to another’s negligence. We will fight to recover damages to pay your medical bills, loss of wages, and bicycle equipment losses, and recover full compensation for any injuries, pain, and suffering. Everyone has a right to safe riding conditions and justice. Let us do the legal work for you.

Limousine Accident and other Ride-share Claims

Like any other motor vehicle accident, a limousine, shuttle, taxi, or any other ride-share accident is usually caused by negligence. The main differences between a standard motor vehicle accident and a car-for-hire accident are the higher standards involved. The driver is expected to possess superior driving performance, and the owner of the vehicle-for-hire has to take the maintenance and care of their vehicle more seriously than others.

Generally speaking, vehicle owners who charge for their services, like taxis or limousines for hire, must exercise the utmost care and diligence for the safe carriage of their passengers. Hired common carriers are also required to provide vehicles that are in a safe condition.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a limousine, taxi, or rides-hare, you should not assume that the liable party and their insurance company will do the right thing. The company and its representatives and insurance companies are not there to protect your rights and interests as an injured victim. They are there to protect their rights.

Herbert & Kreuzer Las Group are here to protect your rights and your interests if we agree to handle your personal injury case or legal matter. If you have been involved in an accident, contact our personal injury law team now.

Statute of Limitations Warning

There are limited time periods, or deadlines, for filing claims.

If you don’t file in a timely manner with the appropriate internal office, outside agency, or civil court, you may lose the right to seek redress for the claim. Do not wait to consult with a lawyer.

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