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Our Reliable Ventura Accident Lawyers Provide Legal Insights, Trusted Results

Preventable accidents lead to thousands of emergency room visits in Ventura County every year. If you or a loved one got injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our Ventura accident lawyers are here to help you get all your medical bills and unexpected losses paid. Call us at (888) 488-1391, and we will explain your rights. 

Ventura frequently sees accidents caused by negligent individuals. The influx of tourists, along with the daily commute of residents, creates heavy foot and vehicle traffic throughout the city. All these increase the risk of getting injured in preventable incidents, such as slip-and-fall and motor vehicle accidents.

Our Ventura attorneys have helped thousands of accident victims and recovered over $500 Million in settlements and awards for them. If you are harmed and you believe the at-fault party’s negligence caused it, you may have a valid claim. Use this contact form to schedule a free consultation with one of our accident attorneys in Ventura.

Car Accident
Gomez v. PG Transportation (settled on 8/11/2023) – settlement involving a man who was struck by a car resulting in a mild traumatic brain injury as well as other orthopedic injuries.

How Will Our Ventura Accident Lawyers Help You Get Maximum Compensation?

Our experienced Ventura accident lawyers can help you recover what you’re owed. With extensive knowledge and a deep understanding of personal injury law, our team will fight for the best possible outcome in your case. We understand that recovering from an accident is stressful, so we’ll handle all the legal matters while you focus on getting better.

Filing a personal injury claim can be a difficult process, involving tasks like gathering all the evidence (police reports, medical records, CCTV recordings, incident photos, hospital bills, physical evidence, and more), coordinating with eyewitnesses, and potentially filing court legal documents and attending court hearings. Our Ventura personal injury attorneys will take care of everything, keeping you informed throughout the process.

Dealing with insurance companies can be frustrating. They may try to undervalue your claim or deny it altogether. Our lawyers will protect your rights and negotiate on your behalf to ensure you receive fair compensation.

Emperatriz Ayala
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My husband had an accident 2 years ago, a 85 years old man hit him, the Arash law group works very well on my husband case that took 9 month and he won the case and my husband was happy with the results. A year later I got into an accident as well and I’m still waiting in my case is almost resolving and it’s 9 months already. This people knows the law and they do their job right to help you out in getting the most for you to fight on your behalf. I strongly recommend the Arash Law firm they do things right in a efficient and professional manner.
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Had a great experience with all the people at Arash law. Long story short was in a bad car accident. It was overwhelming and the whole process was a lot, but they kept me in the loop. They answered all my questions and gave me great advice. Couldn't be any happier. Would definitely recommend anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer. They'll guide you through the whole process!
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Having Arash Law handle my auto accident was the best decision I could have made. Everyone I interacted with was kind, professional and detail oriented. I am extremely happy with the outcome and would recommend them highly.
Joseph R. Porter
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From start to finish, Arash Law firm is there every step of the way with close, constant, personal contact and attention. I never knew a Law firm could actually care so much for me as a person and what I was personally going through as well as the settlement I was going to recieve once my case was finally completed. Thank you to everyone at Arash Law for your ongoing support and communication. You are the ONLY firm I will ever recommend to someone who is need of a great attorny.
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I had an excellent experience with Arash Law. I will definitely recommend to my family and friends. I interviewed a few firms before deciding to work with Arash Law. What made my experience excellent was (i.e. head attorney being accessible to talk to and he answered all my questions and concerns, sensitive and thorough personel who completed in home intake & follow up process, being connected immediately to quality Physicians who addressed my injuries and recovery process, clear contract-read throughly to ensure its something you can commit to). Being in a car accident is a traumatic experience and I had a sense of peace knowing Arash Firm was walking with me throughout the whole process. Thank you Arash Firm for all your hard work and help. I am so grateful and appreciative for you all! 🙏 With Gratitude, Monica Parra

Types Of Accident Cases Our Attorneys Handle

Our Ventura accident attorneys have assisted victims of:

Car Accidents

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) recorded 675 car accident fatalities and injuries in Ventura in 2021. The number may seem low to others, but with a population of just 109,000, it is indeed alarming. Everyone in Ventura, whether locals, tourists, or just passing by, must take extra caution while on the road.

Here is one of the most recent real-life car crash cases that we have handled:

A distracted driver struck our client, leaving him paraplegic. The maximum possible compensation amount is $5.2 million, which our car accident lawyers obtained for our client. Aside from the highest settlement, we also obtained additional worker’s compensation benefits for our client, who was employed at the time of the accident

With years of helping car accident victims, we have identified the common reasons for a car crash in California:
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Speeding
  • Distracted Driving
  • Fatigued Driving
  • Road Hazards
  • Tailgating
  • Running Red Lights

Our car accident lawyers in Ventura have helped secure millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. We’re committed to helping you achieve similar results.

What Are California’s Car Insurance Laws?

California car insurance law states that all drivers must have auto insurance with minimum liability coverage at least. As per California Insurance Code §11580.1b, the minimum liability insurance requirements should be:

  • $15,000 per bodily injury per person
  • $30,000 per bodily injury per accident
  • $5,000 per property damage per accident

However, most accidents require more than the minimum coverage mentioned above. Thus, every driver is encouraged to boost or add extra coverage to their insurance. If you have questions about car insurance, our car accident lawyers in Ventura can answer them for you.

California car insurance law also allows drivers to opt out of the state’s minimum insurance requirements, provided they will use authorized alternative methods of financial responsibility, such as:

  • Cash deposit – To pay liabilities in the event of an accident, the driver must have at least $35,000 in their bank savings account. In order to make sure that the necessary amount is intact, the driver must also grant the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) access to his or her account.
  • Surety bond – Just like the cash deposit option, the surety bond costs $35,000. This option assures the driver’s payment for any bodily injury and property damage in case of an accident. The main difference between insurance and a safety bond is that insurance will pay for losses in a claim, while a surety bond will make sure you keep your obligations.
  • Certificate of Self-Insurance from DMV – Commonly, this option is available for individuals who own at least 25 vehicles. Financial documents are needed to prove that an individual is capable of settling any bodily and property damage in the event of vehicular accidents.
Truck Accidents

Ventura is located along U.S. Route 101, which makes truck accidents a common occurrence. Thousands of large vehicles, such as big rig trucks, delivery trucks, and semi-trucks, pass through this major highway every day.

We have handled hundreds of car crashes and pedestrian accidents involving trucks. One of these is a client who fell off a moving truck, sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other serious injuries that prolonged his recovery. Aside from helping him win $5 million, we also helped him with his TBI recovery program, ensuring he received the support he needed to heal.

Types of truck accidents that we handle:

  • Head-On Collisions
  • Rear-End Collisions
  • Jackknife Accidents
  • T-Bone Accidents
  • Sideswipe Accidents
  • Rollover Accidents
  • Wide Turn Accidents

If you are unsure what to do after a truck accident, speak with our Ventura attorneys, and they will guide you on what to do next.

Motorcycle Accidents

As per OTS and Ventura City Government, California leads all states in terms of motorcycle ownership; the Golden State registered nearly 900,000 motorcycle units as of 2021.

In connection with the almost a million registered motorcycles in California, the OTS also logged 565 fatalities in 2021 or a 3% increase from 2020. Motorcyclist deaths from not wearing a helmet also increased in 2021, despite the constant reminder to wear head protection all the time.

Our attorneys have won numerous cases of motorcycle crashes, and the latest one that we have is a client who collided with a truck. He was falsely charged with DUI and overspeeding, placing him on the losing end. However, our lawyers proved that the truck driver made a risky turn, resulting in the incident. In the end, our client received a $5 million compensation award.

As motorbikes become more popular not only in Ventura but in the entire state of California, motorcycle accidents are also increasing. The common causes of these incidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Overtaking
  • Lane Splitting
  • Lane Switching
  • Inclement Weather
  • Road Hazards
  • Inexperience
  • Motorcycle Defects

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys in Ventura have a proven track record of winning cases for injured riders. We’ll fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Uber Accidents

Thousands of commuters use Uber every day, so the risk of being injured in an accident related to this ridesharing service is also relatively high.

Just like any other car crash, Uber drivers are also prone to accidents caused by:
  • Speeding
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Fatigued Driving
  • Disregarding Traffic Signs
  • Road Hazards

Uber drivers spend more time looking at their mobile phones to check trip bookings, GPS, maps, and chat with their passengers. These actions make distracted driving a common cause of accidents among Uber drivers.

If you’ve suffered injuries in a Ventura Uber accident, reaching out to our lawyers promptly is crucial. We can help you seek compensation from both the driver and Uber.

Bicycle Accidents

Bicycles are one of the most effective and efficient means of transportation. Many Ventura residents commute from home to work and vice versa on a bicycle because it saves gas money, is eco-friendly, and has health benefits, too.

Despite the many benefits, cyclists face a higher risk of serious injury in bicycle accidents due to minimal protection compared to those in vehicles.

Some of the most common injuries bicyclists sustain after an accident are:

  • Dental Fractures
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Scrapes And Abrasions

Bicyclists have to wear the appropriate helmet to avoid sustaining severe injuries when getting into an accident.

Construction Accidents

Many businesses and homes are being built in Ventura each year, so construction is a thriving industry in the city. However, it poses a great risk to workers, pedestrians, and motorists, as construction accidents can happen on-site at any time.

Despite the required safety gear, construction workers are still susceptible to accidents. Compared with a vehicle accident, the injury sustained on a construction site is typically more severe due to the involvement of heavy machinery.

If you or someone you know is working for a construction company, beware of these common construction accidents:
  • Electrocution
  • Slip-and-Falls
  • Falling Objects
  • Fires and Explosions
  • Chemical Exposures
  • Burns 
  • Crane Accidents
  • Machinery Accidents
  • Building Collapse

No matter what kind of construction accident you get into, you may have a viable case. Our accident lawyers in Ventura can help you proceed with your construction injury claims. We will investigate your case and pinpoint the negligent parties.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are always susceptible to injuries while on the streets, as they do not have any protection at all. Regardless of the pedestrians’ obedience to the rules, there are circumstances in which they are put in danger due to someone’s negligence.

As an example, our young client was walking in the crosswalk when he was hit by a large truck, resulting in a traumatic brain injury. The trucking company made up a story about our client looking at his phone while walking. The court did not believe the company’s alibi. In the end, our client received $5 million.

Aside from crosswalk incidents, here are some other common accidents that pedestrians get into:

  • Hit-and-Run
  • Slip-and-Falls
  • Vehicle Backing Up
  • Pedestrian-Cyclist Collisions

Your situation may differ from the sample cases listed above. Regardless, our Ventura accident attorneys can guide you in filing your claim and help you win your case.

Here is the complete list of personal injury cases that we handle. Reach out to our accident lawyers in Ventura at (888) 488-1391. They are available 24/7 for a free consultation.

What Types Of Accident Cases Do We Handle in Ventura
Common Injuries Sustained In Accidents

Common Injuries Sustained In Accidents

In the cases our accident lawyers have handled in Ventura, soft tissue damages are among the most common injuries we see. Other injuries we see are:

Head And Brain Injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries affect 1.7 million Americans each year. TBIs happen when the head absorbs a hard blow and the brain moves partially. Brain injuries can have lasting consequences not just for the physical health of the victim but also for their psychological well-being.

Back And Spine Injuries

A sudden and forceful impact could strain the back tissues or the backbone, resulting in spinal cord injuries. Muscle spasms and pain are some of the symptoms of these injuries that affect the daily lives of 282,000 people in the United States, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

Internal Organ Damage

Blunt force or penetration trauma can result in internal organ damage. These injuries may result from severe motor vehicle accidents or falling from high places. These can lead to complications and even death if left untreated.

Broken Bones

Fractures range from a hairline crack to crushed bones. The more severe cases may require surgery, long-term treatment, and rehabilitation.

If you suffer from any of the symptoms and believe they are related to your accident, contact us immediately. Our accident attorneys can also recommend you to top medical professionals in Ventura who can thoroughly assess your condition and identify further potential injuries.

We also encourage our clients to get early medical assistance to fully evaluate their injuries and identify any other health-related problems that may cause complications later on.

Who Is Liable In An Accident?

Generally, the responsible party is the one who caused harm to an individual. They could be motor vehicle drivers, business owners, landowners, landlords, or maintenance personnel. In some cases, manufacturers or retailers can also be held liable if their defective product harms an individual. This is under the product liability law, which does not require proof of negligence.

There could also be multiple liable parties in a case. Usually, this is where California’s pure comparative negligence law comes in.

What Is Pure Comparative Negligence, And How Can It Affect My Case?

California is known as a pure comparative negligence state, which means that police, insurers, and trial courts consider all parties involved when determining their percentage of liability in an incident. Additionally, plaintiffs can claim damages for the 1% they are not at fault, even if they are 99% responsible for an accident.

Imagine the following scenario: a man crosses the street and is struck by a car. The accident resulted in broken hips for the victim, and so the pedestrian sued the driver for reckless driving. Further investigation revealed that the traffic lights were green, favoring every vehicle in that direction at that time. There was also no pedestrian crossing warning signage. Based on the gathered facts, the jury may conclude that the victim bears 30% responsibility for the incident.

Comparative negligence also influences the overall amount a victim can recover. Consider the example scenario above. Assume the victim’s compensation claim is $100,000. He will only receive $70,000 after deducting $30,000, which represents his 30% liability in the accident.

You may find comparative negligence confusing. But do not worry. You can always connect with our attorneys in Ventura to discuss your accident, and from there, we will explain comparative negligence further, along with your supposed compensation.

Franchot M.
Personal Injury Settlement
Our client was the victim of a rear-end accident who was left injured and severely in pain. Arash Law was able to outshine other injury law firms when he searched online, and thankfully we were able to handle everything for our client from A to Z — All that he had to do was ask and focus on his recovery. Our client’s life has changed forever, and the compensation received for the pain and suffering has opened paths for new lifelong opportunities.
Personal Injury Settlement
Our client was the victim of a rear-end accident who was left injured and severely in pain. Arash Law was able to outshine other injury law firms when he searched online, and thankfully we were able to handle everything for our client from A to Z — All that he had to do was ask and focus on his recovery. Our client’s life has changed forever, and the compensation received for the pain and suffering has opened paths for new lifelong opportunities.

Possible Compensation Available After An Accident

If you were injured in an accident in Ventura, you may have a viable case and be entitled to the following compensations:

Economic damagesThese are all of your expenses from the date of the accident because of the following:

  • Hospital bills
  • Laboratory test
  • Therapy bills
  • Future healthcare costs
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage repairs
  • Lost capacity to earn
  • Inability to provide for your loved ones
Non-economic damagesThese are non-monetary losses such as:

Punitive damages – These are non-monetary penalties given by the judge to the at-fault parties to prevent them from committing the same mistakes in the future. Punitive damages are also designed to set an example and discourage others from performing similar offenses.

With decades of handling various accident cases, our lawyers in Ventura can promptly assess your case and give you an estimate of how much your claim is worth.

What To Do After An Accident In Ventura

Our attorneys have developed a list of tips on what to do following an accident in Ventura. Here are things you can do if you have been injured in an accident to protect your rights and keep you safe:
  1. Call 911 – Be as calm as possible and clearly describe your injuries. State where you are and what happened to the best of your ability. Then, wait for paramedics and the local police to arrive.
  2. Get immediate medical attention – Sometimes, adrenaline can mask pain. So, even if you feel fine, make sure you get checked by the paramedics. Make sure to follow their advice. 
  3. Cooperate with the police – The local Ventura police will be dispatched to the scene. Make sure you give them all the facts of the case without admitting guilt.
  4. Document the scenario – Take photos of your injuries, property damages, and the accident scene if you can move.
  5. Look for eyewitnesses – Their statements will serve as evidence and will support your statement. Ask for their contact information and permission to testify.
  6. Get the other party’s information – Ask for their names, addresses, phone numbers, and insurance company. 
  7. Seek further medical care – Consult a doctor immediately. A thorough medical assessment could reveal any other possible injuries from the incident. 
  8. Call Arash Law – Our accident attorneys in Ventura can help you avoid sharing any sensitive information with the other party that may put your claim in danger.
What To Do After An Accident In Ventura
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
December 2016: $22M+ verdict in a mild traumatic brain injury case. The entire details of the case can be found in the public record filings by the defendant entity that sued its defense.

Dangerous Roads In Ventura County

Unfortunately, Ventura County has some of the most dangerous highways not only in the state but in the United States.

Here are the top three most dangerous roads in Ventura:
  1. Highway 101

    The route, which is 800 miles long, is notoriously known for its tight and narrow turns, which frequently lead to accidents involving big rig trucks turning over, causing massive traffic jams and other vehicular accidents, particularly in inclement weather.

  2. Deer Creek Road

    This route, located within Deer Creek Canyon Park, has steep, twisted, narrow, and sharp turns that make it challenging for even the most experienced drivers to navigate. Heavy vehicle drivers should take extra precautions due to the narrow roadways on the highway, making them more vulnerable to accidents than SUVs and cars. 

  3. State Route 126

    Known as “Bloody Alley,” the 7-mile stretch of 126 from Hallock Drive in Santa Paula to E Street in Fillmore is infamously deadly. Many of the crashes involved speeding drivers and slow-moving agricultural vehicles, which are frequent in the area.

If you have been injured in an accident on these highways, contact our Ventura accident lawyers at (888) 488-1391 so they can advise you on what to do.

What Is The Time Limit For Filing An Accident Claim?

You only have two years to file an accident claim based on California Code of Civil Procedure §335.1, also known as the statute of limitations.

However, there are a few exemptions to this rule:

  • If the victim is a minor – If the minor’s parents or guardians choose not to pursue the claim, the statute of limitations will be paused. It will only resume whenever the victim reaches the legal age of 18. 
  • Late detection of injury – Not all injuries are immediately noticeable. If symptoms appear after the two-year deadline, the victim will have another two years after being diagnosed with the injury. 
  • The accident occurred on a government premise – An individual only has six months to file a claim if he or she gets injured on government property.

Two years may not be enough to file a claim on your own, especially if you are recuperating from your injury. Evidence gathering alone will take months, as will the court proceedings. They are not only time-consuming but also mentally and physically draining due to the involvement of various offices and individuals.

Hiring our accident lawyers in Ventura will ensure that all the documents are submitted ahead of time and will give you ample time to recover.

Accident Statistics In California

Traffic incidents are among the most common preventable accidents in California. As per the OTS Score Card, 4,285 traffic fatalities were documented across the state in 2021. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of excessive alcohol or even drugs has been the leading cause of many traffic accidents in the Golden State. It has taken the lives of 13,384 people in 2021, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Distracted driving, which is another cause of road accidents, caused 3,308 deaths in 2022.

Similarly, people are also advised to take extra caution when inside commercial buildings and work premises, as trip- and slip-and-fall accidents are common occurrences. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), there were 78 and 79 work-related slip-and-fall and trip fatalities in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

Frequently Asked Questions
What Should You Consider When Hiring An Accident Lawyer?

Here are some things that you should consider when hiring an accident attorney:

  • Years of experience handling accident cases
  • Number of successful cases handled
  • Number of satisfied clients
  • Number of years in service
  • Settlements recovered
  • Awards won in the industry

Above all, you should look for Ventura accident lawyers who are dependable, willing to go above and beyond for you, and who will emphasize your well-being.

How Much Do Experienced Ventura Car Accident Attorneys Cost?

Our accident lawyers in Ventura work on a contingency fee agreement, which means our payment comes from the settlement award. We’ll take a percentage of the compensation, which we’ll agree upon during your onboarding process.

As a client-focused law firm, we are saddened to see victims drop their claims because they are concerned about how they can pay their attorneys while also recovering from their injuries. With our contingency fee approach, accident victims can now have the courage to seek justice as they do not have to worry about paying their lawyer’s fees.

How Much To Expect From Car Accident Settlement In California?

Every case is unique, and so is its value. Minor cases can range between thousands and tens of thousands. On the other hand, claims where the victims have sustained more damages and losses can range between tens of thousands and even millions.

The settlement award will depend on several factors. Here are the common ones that affect the case and its outcome:

  • Age of the victim
  • Severity of injury
  • Short-term and long-term effects of injury
  • Type of accident
  • Damage to property
  • Insurance coverage

Our lawyers in Ventura can give you a clear estimate of how much you could get based on your accident’s specifics.

Can I Sue After An Accident In California?

You may have a case if you were injured in an accident in California caused by someone’s negligence. However, there is a deadline for filing a lawsuit. Based on the statute of limitations, you only have two years to do so in order to avoid technical forfeiture.

Consult our accident attorneys in Ventura, who can assist you with all the paperwork. If necessary, we will also represent you in court. Learn if you have a valid case by calling our hotline at (888) 488-1391.

Speak To The Accident Attorneys Ventura Depends On!

Nursing an injury while medical bills continue to pile up is both physically and psychologically demanding. Working with our lawyers will help you focus on your recovery. We will use our expertise and knowledge to make sure your case is strong.

You can also leave the negotiations with us. Our lawyers know how insurers work, and we have come up with our own strategies to protect your rights.

Our Ventura accident attorneys will do everything to ensure you receive the maximum compensation amount. Above all, we commit to being by your side from the beginning until the end, keeping you away from stressful activities that will impede your recovery.

We also have multilingual case managers who can speak Spanish, Italian, Farsi, Korean, French, and Hebrew in case English is not your first language.

Aside from our Ventura office, we also have accident lawyers who can help victims in neighboring locations, such as Casitas Springs, Faria Beach, Dulah, Saticoy, El Rio, Riverpark, Rio Lindo, Oxnard, and Channel Island.

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