If you have ever been involved in a vehicle accident, then you understand that the aftermath of these incidents can become confusing and chaotic. A serious injury can turn a victim’s world upside down. Additionally, injury victims regularly experience financial difficulties because they are bombarded with medical bills and may not be able to work until they recover. At the Law Offices of John B. Richards, we are here to help when you need a Santa Barbara personal injury attorney by your side. We will investigate every aspect of your case so we can determine liability and help you secure full compensation for your losses.
Every year, negligent and reckless drivers strike other roadway users and cause serious injuries and deaths, in and around Santa Barabara. This includes drug or alcohol-impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding, failure to obey traffic laws, and more. Data from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) shows that there were over 272,000 car accidents and 3,563 car accident fatalities during the latest reporting year. Almost all of these car accidents are preventable with due care among drivers and other roadway users, as well as proper care by those in charge of the roadway maintenance and safety.
Catastrophic and permanent injuries are common in serious motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists are also much more likely to suffer serious injuries as opposed to automobile accidents. The California OTS says that there are more motorcycles registered in California than any other state in the country. During the latest year of data, nearly 14,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents across the state. Because motorcyclists have less protection than others on the roadway, these accidents are often catastrophic.
Pedestrian accidents are often devastating for victims. Our bodies are not intended to absorb the impact of a vehicle slamming into them. This is why the vast majority of recorded pedestrian crashes result in some sort of injury or fatality for the victim. During the latest reporting year across the state, the OTS shows us that there were more than 14,000 pedestrian accident injuries.
Data available from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that around 800,000 people across the country seek medical care each year due to dog bites. Dogs have incredibly powerful jaws, which can inflict severe injuries on victims that often lead to significant scarring and disfigurement. There are strict liability laws that cover injuries caused by dog bites in California. A skilled attorney can help victims secure compensation.
Slip and fall accidents are often caused by the careless or negligent actions of property owners in Santa Barbara. If a property owner fails to take steps to keep visitors and guests safe, a slip and fall incident could lead to significant injuries. Holding property owners accountable for their actions is difficult in a slip and fall case, but an attorney will be able to uncover any evidence needed to prove liability.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of somebody else in or around Santa Barbara, turn to the Law Offices of John B. Richards for help today. We have the resources and legal expertise necessary to fully investigate your case, determine liability, and help secure the compensation you need. This can include coverage of your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering damages, out-of-pocket expenses, and more. When you need a Santa Barbara personal injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 805-683-2736.