Port Hueneme Car Accident & Personal Injury Lawyer
Situated in Ventura County, Port Hueneme is an old, small beach city sandwiched between the Santa Barbara Channel and the city of Oxnard. Port Hueneme is one of three operating facilities for the Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC). The sandy beach that faces the south is nearly a mile long, and it has a long pier that reaches into the ocean for those who love fishing. Port Hueneme offers some of the best surfing around.
As a personal injury attorney serving the people of California, I have worked with a few clients from Port Hueneme. Although I was born and raised in New York, I fell in love with the West Coast more than 30 years ago, after I served in the U.S. Air Force and came to attend UC Davis. Now, over three decades later, I am still in California, and have a successful personal injury law office.Port Hueneme Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Claims
When someone is injured because of the negligence of another party, the injured individual can seek compensation for their expenses by filing a personal injury claim. If the individual is not just injured, but rather dies because of the negligence of another party, then the family or loved ones of the decedent can file a wrongful death action. I am able to handle various types of personal injury matters in Port Hueneme, including the following:
- Car accidents;
- Truck collisions;
- Motorcycle crashes;
- Bicycle accidents;
- Pedestrian/vehicle-related accidents;
- Dog bites;
- Premises liability accidents;
- Defective/dangerous product injuries;
- Brain injuries, and
- Wrongful death.
I have spoken to many clients who have admitted that the last thing they wanted to do was to filter through potential attorneys when they are still dealing with pain, doctor appointments, and frustrating insurance companies in the wake of an accident. It all seems daunting, if not impossible, because there are so many personal injury attorneys out there who promise people the world.
Do your research, just like you would for a product or service you are interested in purchasing. Search Avvo.com (the attorney rating site) and Google Plus for reviews about the attorney or attorneys you are thinking about contacting. Those sites alone should provide you with enough reviews, or testimonials, to make your decision easier.
If you go to a lawyer’s website, they are going to showcase the best of their work - the best client testimonials, the highest achieved settlements and verdicts, and happy, smiling clients. If you want to hear unbiased testimonials, however, Google Plus, Yelp, and Avvo are the sites where you will find them. Those testimonials are written by actual clients who were represented by the lawyers, and many of them are not as shining and glowing as the attorneys would like you to think. Feel free to check out what my past clients have said about me on Google Plus, Yelp, and Avvo.
Speaking of settlements and verdicts, the settlements and verdicts that a law firm has achieved is another aspect you should research. Obviously, you want to find a lawyer who has the ability to obtain a fair settlement for your case. And if, for whatever reason, your personal injury attorney believes that the only way you will get compensated fairly is to take the case to court, you will want a law firm representing you that not only has the resources to handle a trial financially, but also an attorney who has the confidence that is necessary to win your case in a trial.
With that said, it is important to find an attorney who has a substantial amount of experience working on personal injury cases, negotiating with insurance companies, and pursuing compensation in court for injury victims. Do not hesitate to ask law firms to show you their track record of successful personal injury cases, settlements and verdicts. You can check out my previous settlements and verdicts here.
I am a proud member of:
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Brain Injury Association of California
- Consumer Attorneys of California.
I’m Ed Smith, a Port Heuneme personal injury lawyer. If your or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, please call me at (805) 372-0200 or toll free at (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice. Just ask for Ed.Port Hueneme FAQ
Do you know of a chiropractor in Port Hueneme?
Yes. This particular chiropractor has several good reviews on Yelp:
Knight Chiropractic Health & Massage
521 W Channel Islands Blvd
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Do you know when I can take my car to be repaired in Port Hueneme?
Yes. The repair shop listed below has good reviews on Yelp:
510 E Pleasant Valley Rd
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Do you know what intersections are considered dangerous in Port Hueneme?
Yes. In 2013, Port Hueneme experienced a total of 45 collisions in which 61 victims were injured. Several of those collisions occurred at intersections. The intersections that had the most accidents were Hueneme Road and Surfside Drive and Channel Islands Boulevard and Wheelhouse Avenue. In fact, one person lost their life at the intersection of Channel Islands Boulevard and Wheelhouse Avenue that year, so it is important to be extra careful while you are driving through that intersection.
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