The State Bar of California
The State Bar of California
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Lead. Advocate. Serve
ABA, American Bar Association
The Florida Bar, 1950
Client Distinction Award

Ventura Car Accidents

Motor Vehicle Collision Attorneys Serving the Ventura Area

After a car crash, you may be contacted by an insurance adjustor for the other driver. Although they may seem friendly, they are likely trying to obtain an admission of fault from you. The adjustor does not owe you a duty of care or loyalty, and they are hoping to reduce their insured's potential liability by getting something that can be used to discredit your case. You should not talk to an insurer before consulting your own attorney. At Sharifi Firm, APC, our Ventura car accident lawyers provide aggressive and knowledgeable counsel to people harmed by careless drivers.

Pursuing Compensation After a Car Accident

Most car accidents in California result from negligence. As a plaintiff, you will need to establish by a preponderance of the evidence the defendant's duty of care, a breach of duty, causation, and actual damages. All drivers owe a duty to others on the road to use reasonable care, but this duty may be breached in many different ways, including texting while driving, running a red light, speeding, or driving drunk.

California follows the doctrine of comparative negligence, under which a plaintiff's damages may be reduced by an amount equal to their degree of fault. The jury will determine the total damages and also assign a percentage of fault to each of the parties found to be at fault. For example, if the total damages are $100,000, and you are found to be 50% at fault, and the defendant is also found to be 50% at fault, you can potentially recover $50,000 from the defendant.

Matters are made more complex in car crashes involving multiple at-fault parties, such as some types of chain reaction accidents or collisions involving a negligent driver as well as a dangerous property condition. California follows the rule of joint and several liability with regard to economic damages, but each party is only severally responsible for their share of noneconomic damages. For example, if Defendant A is 60% at fault, and Defendant B is 40% at fault, but Defendant A is not insured and owns no valuable assets, you may claim all of your economic damages from Defendant B. However, you may only claim 40% of your noneconomic damages from Defendant B.

Compensation that you may be able to recover if you establish negligence includes economic and noneconomic damages. These may cover medical costs, medical mileage, therapy, assistive devices, vocational rehabilitation, household services, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment.

Retain a Car Accident Lawyer in Ventura or Beyond

At Sharifi Firm, APC, our experienced Ventura car accident attorneys may be able to help you bring a claim to pursue compensation for your injuries if you have been struck by a careless driver. Call us at (866) 422-7222 or use our online form to set up a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision lawyer. We also represent victims in Los Angeles and other cities throughout Southern California, such as Temecula, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Irvine.

Client Reviews

Attorney, Jubin Sharifi, and his staff are truly a rare find. He has handled a couple of cases for my family with great results. Him and his staff are courteous, professional and caring. They always keep us informed of the status of our case on a regular basis and they really know how to deal with insurance companies and their attorneys. I highly recommend the Law Office of Jubin Sharifi. Matt N.
Law Offices of Jubin Sharifi was able to obtain exceptional results in a very timely fashion for my car accident case. I highly recommend his law office to anyone with an injury case. A. Pak
Attorney Jubin Sharifi handled an accident case for me, and obtained exceptional results in a timely manner. I was extremely pleased with his work and he was there to answer my questions and concerns. I recommend any one with an injury claim to contact him right away. P. Zare
Mr. Sharifi & Firm; Your special ways and generous heart make a beautiful difference. Thank you so much! p.s. Please pass along my gratitude to all involved. Catherine
I had a car accident case. My car was repaired in 2 weeks and got a great settlement from the insurance company. Highly recommended. A. Aminian