Oceanside Personal Injury Lawyer

OCEANSIDE PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

LOOKING FOR AN OCEANSIDE AUTO ACCIDENT LAWYER?

Hiring an attorney is one of the most important decisions you can make for your case. You want to have a firm that has knowledge of the local area and court systems.  When working with a personal injury lawyer on your auto accident case, you will have to keep in communication throughout your case.  Knowing that your lawyer is there for you and your community will give you peace of mind throughout the process. Our firm has handled hundreds of cases in North San Diego County.  As head of the Sargent Law Firm, injury attorney Ryan Sargent is an Oceanside resident and takes pride in representing his friends, neighbors, and community.  He has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, Top 40 Under 40, and maintains a 10.0/10.0 rating on Avvo.com (an independent attorney ranking website).  We are confident that we can provide you with the highest level of representation for your case without having to leave North County.

FREQUENTLY ASKED PERSONAL INJURY QUESTIONS:

Do I need to hire a personal injury attorney for my auto accident case?

If you have been injured in any type of auto accident it is important to discuss your options with an injury attorney.  Dealing with an insurance injury claim is a very complex and difficult process.  Insurance companies do not like to pay out what they should for injury claims.  Some of the issues that regularly come up in auto accident cases are: who is at fault, what are the applicable insurance coverages, medical liens, and what is the value of your case.  Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight, call our our firm today to speak with a lawyer who can go through all of your options and rights.

How much is my case worth?

When you are injured in California as the result of someone else’ negligence, you are entitled to recover damages or monetary compensation.  The amount of money you are entitled to recover is based on you past & future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain & suffering.  Each person has their own story to tell about how the lives have been changed by their accident.  It is our job as your personal injury law firm to communicate how your story has affected you and prove the value of that to the other side or jury.  If you would like a free evaluation of your case give us a call or submit a free case evaluation today.

Can I get medical treatment if I do not have health insurance?

If you have been hurt in an auto accident and need medical treatment but do not have health insurance we can help. Our office has worked with medical professionals in almost every area of medicine.  Many medical providers will not charge you until the resolution of your case for medical treatment.

How long will my personal injury case take?

There is a misconception that if you hire an injury lawyer that it will take years until your case is done.  This is not true.  The process can be long, but most cases take months not years.

Do I have to file a lawsuit to get money?

Most cases will settle before every filing a lawsuit.  If the insurance companies are being unreasonable, filing a lawsuit may be neccessary to get the full value of your case.  Our goal is to resolve your case as quickly as possible, however, we will not back down to the insurance companies and will fight them when we need to.

WHY HIRE US?

  • LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
  • WE ONLY HANDLE PERSONAL INJURY CASES AND WE ARE VERY GOOD AT WHAT WE DO
  • AGGRESSIVE AND RELENTLESS REPRESENTATION FOR YOUR AUTO ACCIDENT OR PERSONAL INJURY CASE
  • TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS IN AMERICA- NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
  • TOP 40 UNDER 40 NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
  • 10.0 OUT OF 10.0 AVVO RATING.  AVVO IS AN INDEPENDENT LAWYER RATING WEBSITE.

 

YOU DON’T PAY US ANYTHING UNLESS WE WIN

Many of our clients can’t afford a lawyer.  This is why we work on a contingency fee basis. We don’t take any fees unless we win.  If our Oceanside accident attorney does not recover any money for you, than you owe us nothing.

 

OCEANSIDE CAR ACCIDENT STATISTICS

Being such a large city, it can be expected that there are many auto accidents in within the city of Oceanside.  From downtown near the beach to highway 76, I-5, and Highway 78, cars are everywhere and car crashes are no stranger to Oceanside.  They types of accidents that frequently occur in Oceanside are from rear end collisions, drunk drivers, texting and driving, falling asleep at the wheel, speeding, and from drivers simply not paying attention on the freeways and country roads.

One of the most common places to be involved in a rear end collision is College and Oceanside Blvd.  Because of the red light cameras that were installed to keep accidents down, many drivers slam.  Since the cameras were installed at this intersection, accidents have actually increased.  Some other dangerous intersections and roads to be extra careful at are SR-76 and Douglas Drive, Mission Ave, Coast Highway, Vista Way, and El Camino Real.

In 2009 (these are the most recent statistics available) there were 8 fatal auto accidents in Oceanside.  The national average in 2009 for fatal car accidents was 5.5.  Over the past 10 years, fatal car crashes in Oceanside have been significantly higher than the national average.  Many of the fatal accidents are caused by drunk drivers.  In the past 5 years there have been fatal accidents on the following  roads/intersections: Gallery Drive, I-5, Sr-78, Plaza Dr. Rancho Del Oro Dr., Lake Bl., I-5 on-ramp, Mission Ave., and Highway 76.

 

OCEANSIDE PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

Located in North County San Diego, our Oceanside injury lawyers only handle injury claims.  A majority of our practice is representing people who are injured in auto accidents.  We have handled hundreds of auto accident cases where our clients have suffered whiplash, chronic neck pain, chronic back pain, headaches, numbness and tingling, shoulder injury, spinal cord injury, disc injury, nerve injury, and countless other injuries.  The types of cases we handle include: automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, dog bite attacks, slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other accidents resulting from the negligence or carelessness of others.

 

INFORMATION OUR OCEANSIDE INJURY LAWYER NEEDS TO EVALUATE YOUR CLAIM

During the beginning of handling your claim, our law firm will do all of the investigation.  You will not have to be burdened with obtaining any information.  We will gather the insurance records, police report, medical records, emergency room records, ambulance records, property damage records, and any other relevant information to strengthen the value of your claim.  We want you to focus on getting better and let our Oceanside law office handle the rest.

 

8 STEPS TO FOLLOW IF YOU ARE IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT

1.  Check for Injuries.

2. Call 911 for assistance.  If someone is injured, the police will take a traffic collision report and call for an ambulance.

3. Exchange Information.

4. Take Pictures

5. Take Pictures.  Yes this is listed twice! Pictures of the scene are very important.

6. DO NOT SPEAK WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY!

7. DO NOT SPEAK WITH ANY OTHER PARTIES INSURANCE COMPANIES!

8. Call the Sargent Law Firm for free case evaluation with an Oceanside car accident attorney.

We are here to help the citizens of North San Diego County and Oceanside, California with all of their personal injury legal matters.  If you think you may have a case or just have a questions contact us immediately.  If you can’t make it to us we can come to you.  We are available 7 days a week.  Call (760) 707-2721 or e-mail us at info@sargentlawfirm.com for more information from an Oceanside personal injury lawyer.

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Attorney Ryan Sargent

After receiving his Juris Doctorate from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Ryan launched his legal career with a focus on helping people who have been hurt through no fault of their own. Ryan is the first lawyer in his family and is very proud to be an attorney who helps people through difficult times.

He has a unique way of practicing law that incorporates being genuine and focusing on his client’s struggles. Understanding that most people don’t deal with lawyers that often, Ryan tries to make his clients feel comfortable by educating them and communicating with them in ways they can understand.