I called after my accident and they took care of everything. i was able to go to the doctor and they gave me the best service. thank you Hussein and Mercedes were the best.
- Blanca Garcia
The Top Personal Injury Accident Lawyers in Oxnard
Oxnard is the largest city in Ventura County. It is also an important agricultural, distribution and increasingly, tourism center. That's why Oxnard has more traffic than normal for a city its size. With so many cars, trucks, and agricultural vehicles traveling Oxnard's streets, accidents are a given.
If you or a loved one were injured due to the recklessness or negligence of someone else, call the Oxnard personal injury attorneys at The Dominguez Firm at (805) 330-3721 immediately for a FREE consultation. Below you'll find more information about your rights and what to do if you're injured in an Oxnard accident.
Oxnard is a major rail, transit and truck transportation hub for Southern California. It has Amtrak, Metrolink and Greyhound stations. Plus, nearby Port Hueneme is the only significant port between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This means more traffic than normal for a city of its size. It also increases the risk of accidents.
The Ventura County Department of Public Health reported that, in 2017, deaths from unintentional accidents and injuries were the third leading cause of premature death in the county. In other words, residing in this safe suburban paradise still carries significant security risks.
That is why The Dominguez Firm is proud to serve injury victims in Oxnard and the greater Ventura County area. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are ready to provide the highest quality legal representation to victims of all types of accidents.
Common Types of Injury Cases The Dominguez Firm Handles
At The Dominguez Firm, we've handled cases for victims of all types of accidents cases including:
- Car accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Wrongful death
- Workplace injuries
- Construction accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Animal bites
- Slip & Fall accidents
- Pool accidents
- E-Scooter accidents
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- And many more!
Additionally, our nationally recognized employment law team handles all sorts of claims relating to workplace issues, such as:
- Sexual Harassment
- Workplace discrimination
- Wrongful termination
- Workplace harassment
- Wage and hour issues
- Whistleblower protection
- And any other workplace grievances.
Who is Legally Responsible for Your Injury?
When filing a personal injury lawsuit, one of the most important questions is: who is legally responsible (at fault) for your injury.
In some cases, someone intentionally inflicts harm on another person, causing bodily or psychological injury. In these cases, the responsible party can be sued for damages, which is the legal term for the compensation you're entitled to for your accident injuries. Although many people think the defendant must act aggressively or violently in an accident, the fact is that many injuries are the result of negligence on the part of the responsible party. For example someone sending a text message while driving on the 101 freeway wasn't acting aggresively when they rear-ended you at 75 mph. Instead, they were legally negligent.
In particularly egregious cases, those who commit intentional damages may be liable for punitive damages to the victim (see the different categories of damages in the next section).
In fact, the majority of personal injury lawsuits handled by The Dominguez Firm in Oxnard involve negligence. Unlike criminal cases, a personal injury case is a civil case. The difference is that in a criminal case, the punishment for the defendant is a possible prison sentence. In civil court, the punishment is financial compensation to the victim for their injury.
In some cases, an individual's duty to be aware of another is noted by law. For example:
- Teachers and daycare workers are legally responsible for the welfare of the children in their care.
- Drivers must take reasonable steps to avoid accidents with other vehicles or injury to pedestrians and respect the rules and regulations of the road.
- Owners and operators of buildings or public properties have a duty to ensure a safe and secure environment.
In rare cases, there is strict liability, meaning that the defendant is liable for the injuries of the accident victim, whether they caused harm intentionally or through negligence. For example, if you buy an electronic product like a microwave and it malfunctions and you suffer a burn, the manufacturer can be sued.
Determining who is responsible for an injury (and therefore who to sue) is one of the most important points in a successful claim and is also one of the most difficult. Knowing who is responsible for an injury can be tricky as you have to be meticulous about gathering evidence and all the facts.
An experienced personal injury attorney at The Dominguez Firm has all of the resources needed to successfully handle your case. Our firm has an in-house team of professional investigators, who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They investigate accident scenes, gather evidence to support your case, and help discover who caused your injuries. Not all law firms can say this. Many contracts out their investigators to the detriment of their clients.
What Types of Damages an Oxnard Injury Victim Recover?
An injury victim may be entitled to compensation related to three types of damages:
Economic damages. These damages are meant to compensate for the direct economic losses caused by the accident and injury. Some common examples include:
- Hospital bills
- Medication and medical equipment
- Cost of ongoing treatment
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Loss of income or the ability to generate income
- Loss or damage of property, that is to say of your vehicle
Non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are intended to compensate the victim for the emotional cost of their accident injuries. They may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional stress
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Physical pain
- Weakening or disfigurement
- Negative consequences on quality of life
- Loss of company or consortium
Punitive damages. In cases where the responsible person or entity has engaged in particularly malicious or reckless behavior, the victim may be entitled to punitive damages. Unlike special and general damages, which are intended to compensate the victim for their injuries, punitive damages exist more to punish the defendant and make an example of them to discourage similar behavior in the future.
At The Dominguez Firm, we have won jury verdicts in the tens of millions of dollars for individual injury victims. We also win compensation for our clients in 96%* of cases that go to trial.
How Can The Dominguez Firm Help You?
Since opening its doors more than three decades ago, The Dominguez Firm has helped thousands of accident victims including those in Oxnard, Ventura County and throughout Southern California win more than $750 million* in settlements and verdicts. for personal injury cases.
Our firm has built a reputation as a leader in the personal injury field with a 96%* success rate in all of our cases that go to trial. With our focus on superior customer service, we have cultivated a large family of satisfied customers.
Here are some actual client testimonials:
Thank you so much for giving us quick and great service! I was assigned an investigator the same day I called regarding my husband’s accident. Our investigator was professional and kept us updated regarding his arrival to our meeting. He answered all of our questions and right away assigned us to a chiropractor.
— Delia R.
One of the best law firm in the world! I truly want to address the dedication and trust the Dominguez Firm gives. As a woman, it’s really hard to find good people to trust. I was very pleased how [they] handled my property damage. Not to mentioned the great service that my paralegal had towards me and my family. He was very attentive towards my questions and concerns. He helped me get the health care I needed towards my injury. My attorney tried to get me and my family the right compensation and he did. I’m truly blessed to have found the Dominguez Firm!
— Maria V.
I was involved in an automobile accident and attorney Juan Dominguez got me over half a million dollars. He is the best. I highly recommend his law offices.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, The Dominguez Firm is here to help. Call us today for a FREE consultation at (805) 330-3721. And we promise: if there is no recovery, there is no fee!