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Injury Law Firm in Ventura County
Since 1973, the Law Offices of Irwin R. "Rob" Miller has been helping personal injury accident victims in Ventura County and southern California recover the compensation they need to help make up for the damages caused by a motorcycle accident, automobile accident, truck accident or other injury brought about by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another. Rob Miller is a Ventura County personal injury trial attorney with the experience and dedication needed to help you get the compensation you deserve when you have been harmed by another's misconduct or negligence.
Ventura County Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured by the negligence or misconduct of another, you are entitled under the law to recover compensation for the damages caused to you, including present and future medical expenses, lost wages or diminished earning capacity, and your pain and suffering. Obtaining this compensation is never a simple matter. The insurance company rarely if ever offers a settlement that comes close to meeting your needs. If litigation is required, the burden falls on you to prove that the accident was the defendant's fault. The defendant's insurance company lawyers generally deny liability and that your injuries were caused by the accident or are as serious as you claim.
Prevailing at trial or in settlement negotiations requires an experienced trial lawyer with a record of successful verdicts and settlements who understands the value of your case and takes the necessary steps to get you the compensation you deserve. Our firm handles a wide range of personal injury and negligence cases, including:
Motor Vehicle Accidents - We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of people injured in collisions and crashes when another driver was speeding, driving carelessly or recklessly, or not paying proper attention to road conditions and the surrounding traffic. Please see our pages on motorcycle accidents and auto accidents for more information.
Slip and Fall - Property owners owe a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe from hazards. A slip or trip and fall can cause head and back injuries, hip, wrist and ankle fractures, and other severe injuries, especially among the elderly. We represented a 73-year old caregiver to a 99-year old nursing home resident in a Santa Barbara nursing facility. When the caregiver tripped over a plastic mat outside the dining room, the nursing home claimed that the premises were safe and that our client's injuries were attributable to pre-existing conditions. We obtained a $300,000 settlement for our client, whose injuries required surgeries on her left shoulder and knee.
In another case we recovered $850,000 for a man whose wife had just had her baby in the hospital. The new father fell in the hospital's elevator compartment when the support bar came off the wall. After discovering that the bar had become disconnected several times in the previous months and the hospital had repeatedly failed to repair it properly, we obtained this substantial settlement for our client, who suffered a herniated disc and required spinal surgery from the fall.
Dog Bites - California dog bite law imposes strict liability on an owner when their dog bites a person. Being strictly liable for the animal attack, the injured person does not have to prove that the owner previously knew the animal might be dangerous or that the owner was negligent in allowing the attack to occur. However, this law only applies when the injury occurs in a public place or if the person was injured while lawfully in a private place. The owner may have defenses, and the factual issues can be complicated. A vicious dog bite can lead to painful injuries and lasting scarring, both physical and psychological. Unfortunately, small children are often the victims of such attacks, and often suffer severe injuries.
Wrongful Death - When another's negligent or wrongful conduct causes a death, the surviving family members may seek compensation for the damages caused to them, and to hold the wrongdoer accountable. Under California's wrongful death law, a spouse, child, parents or other family members may bring an action to recover funeral and burial expenses, the loss of financial support, the loss of household services, the loss of companionship, and other damages which may apply. These cases may be harder to prove than other personal injury actions, but justice requires that grieving family members not be made to suffer further through financial hardships brought on by the fault of another. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you through this difficult time and protect your rights while you are focusing on the needs and care of yourself and your family.
Ventura County Injury Lawyer
In Oxnard and surrounding southern California communities, contact us online or call 805-486-2100 for immediate assistance if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident.