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Serving San Joaquin, Ventura, and Northern Los Angeles Counties
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If you’ve been injured in California, the attorneys at Willbanks & Wood are here to help. When you hire us to pursue your personal injury claim, our legal professionals will determine who is at fault for your accident and aggressively seek financial compensation on your behalf. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.
At Willbanks & Wood, we understand how difficult it can be to recover after a serious accident, both physically and financially. With our vast experience representing clients against insurance companies, we know that maximizing your recovery is only part of our job. We consider it just as important to minimize the difficulty and discomfort associated with the process, allowing you to focus on your physical and emotional well-being. If you’ve been hurt in an accident in California, contact us to schedule an initial consultation with one of our skilled attorneys.
Willbanks & Wood vigorously represents clients who have suffered injuries in the following types of accidents:
Auto and motorcycle:
Car, truck, commercial vehicles and semi-trucks, and motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries. If you have been injured in an auto or motorcycle accident, an experienced accident lawyers can help you obtain financial compensation and payment of medical expenses for your injuries.
If you are the family member of a person who was killed due to the negligence of another person or entity, you As a family member of someone that died due to the negligence of another person or entity, the stresses can be overwhelming. We are here to help you during this difficult time. Your family may be entitled to significant financial compensation for the losses associated with your loved one’s death.
Property owners, managers, and businesses must ensure that their premises are properly maintained and in a safe condition. If you’ve been hurt due to an unsafe condition on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation.
Slip and fall:
A slip and fall accident is a type of premises liability action that occurs when a property’s unsafe condition causes a person to fall and suffer an injury. A person who falls on another’s property may be entitled to financial recovery if their attorney can prove that the fall was caused by a property’s unsafe condition.
Dog bites can result in serious injuries. If certain conditions are met, a dog’s owner may be held liable for injuries caused by their pet.
Regardless of the circumstances of the accident, if you have been injured as a result of another person’s actions or negligence, the experienced attorneys of Willbanks & Wood are here to help you start the healing process.
What to Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer
When choosing a personal injury lawyer to help you recover compensation for your injuries, here are some things to keep in mind:
Look for an attorney who focuses heavily on personal injury law: Although the attorney you choose needn’t solely practice personal injury law, he or she should devote a significant percentage of their practice to helping accident victims claim repayment for their injuries.
Find a lawyer with experience handling similar cases: Not only should your attorney devote a significant amount of their practice to personal injury law, but they should have experience handling cases like yours.
When meeting with a personal injury attorney during your initial consultation, asking the following questions can help determine whether they possess the necessary qualities to see your case through to a successful conclusion:
- How long have you practiced personal injury law?
- What percentage of your practice is devoted to personal injury cases?
- Will you be available to discuss my case when I contact you?
- Do you handle cases on a contingency basis?
- What are my case’s strengths and weaknesses?
When you come to us for assistance after an injury, our experienced attorneys will:
- Investigate your accident
- Identify and gather evidence
- Locate and identify those legally responsible for your accident
- Hire experts as needed
- Evaluate the severity and scope of your injuries from a legal standpoint (*not doctors)
- Analyze your police report and other pertinent evidence
- Identify and interview witnesses
- Negotiate on your behalf
After a car accident in California, you should:
- If able to safely do so, pull over and examine yourself and others with you for injuries
- Call the authorities
- Remain at the scene until the authorities arrive
- Give a report to the police
- Gather information about the accident, including photographs of the scene and the names of all parties involved
- Seek medical care
- Notify your insurer
- Contact a car accident attorney
If you’ve been hurt in an accident in California, it is important to speak with a lawyer that can help you assess your matter, and advise on things such as how long you have to seek compensation. When you hire an experienced attorney to assist you, they will aggressively pursue compensation from the party responsible for your injuries. If you fail to pursue a personal injury case, however, you may have to absorb all costs associated with your injuries. It is important to remember that the law allows for a certain period of time after most injuries to attempt recovery from the responsible party.
Damages are a legal remedy in the form of a monetary award that are paid to a plaintiff as compensation for loss or injury. In California, if your personal injury case is successful, you may be entitled to multiple types of damages, including (subject to the nature of injuries sustained):
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship
- Punitive damages
A wrongful death occurs when someone dies due to the negligence of another person. In California, the surviving family members of a deceased individual may file a wrongful death claim against the party responsible for their loved one’s death. If you’ve lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence, please contact a wrongful death lawyer for assistance.