Experienced Santa Barbara Personal Injury Lawyer
Providing large-firm experience with a small-firm touch
Patterson Law specializes in personal injury and wrongful death cases. We recover compensation for victims of negligence and other wrongful conduct, and we have effectively represented injured persons in Santa Barbara for more than 30 years. Patterson Law clients have recovered more than twenty million dollars in compensation for their injuries and losses.
We are a small, boutique-style law firm offering personalized attention to each client, quality representation, and outstanding results. This is not a large corporate law firm or “mill” focused on the number of cases it can settle each year. We understand the serious consequences accidents can have. Our clients receive the time and attention they need to address their individual challenges, prepare their case for trial, and, if necessary, try their case to a jury verdict. The lawyer at your initial consultation will be handling your case to conclusion. You will have access to your lawyer to ask questions or discuss your case whenever necessary. Most important, while you and your family are focused on your injuries and losses, an experienced, committed, and aggressive advocate will be protecting your interests and preparing your case to recover the compensation you are entitled to, either through jury trial or the settlement of your case.
Handling accident cases involving automobiles, motorcycles, trucks and bicycles
Accidents involving cars, trucks, public transportation, vehicles and motorcycles are a leading cause of death and injury in California. Our office handles auto accidents and most other types of personal injury cases in Santa Barbara and Ventura, including:
- Back injuries
- Bicycle accidents
- Dog bites
- Distracted-driving accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
- Pedestrian accidents
- Insurance bad faith
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Professional liability (accountants, investment advisors, architects)
- Public transportation accidents (buses, cable cars, etc.)
- Slip and fall accidents
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
Recovering from injuries or the loss of a loved one is hard. When caused by the negligence of another, your pain should not be compounded by financial worries. We have considerable experience winning all types of compensation, including damages for:
- Medical care
- Rehabilitative care
- Lost income
- Lost earnings capacity
- Loss of limbs
- Loss of loved ones
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Patterson Law is dedicated to helping victims reclaim their lives. We have the resources to meticulously research, prepare and argue your case. And we never lose sight of the injured person — you — at the heart of it.
Free consultation for all types of injury cases
If you’ve sustained an injury, you need to know your rights. If you’re inexperienced with legal claims, you cannot rely on what you think you know or what an insurance company tells you. You need reliable information from an experienced advocate for people in your situation. When you come to us for a consultation, we evaluate your case for free. If you decide to retain our services, we provide aggressive legal representation on a contingency basis. That means you don’t pay a retainer. You pay nothing up front and you owe us nothing unless and until we recover compensation through a settlement that you accept or at trial.
Do I really need to hire a personal injury lawyer?
Some injured parties put off hiring an attorney, because they trust the insurance company will be reasonable, especially when the evidence is on their side. But when you don’t have an attorney, you’re on your own against insurers and their lawyers, who are determined to pay as little as possible. By contrast, when you hire a lawyer, you signal you’re going to assert your rights. That’s why parties who are represented generally recover much more, even after paying their attorneys, then parties who attempt to represent themselves. To give yourself the best chance, hire a knowledgeable trial lawyer.
How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?
It costs you nothing to speak to us or to retain our services. We work on a contingent fee basis. When the case settles or the jury delivers its verdict, you pay us a percentage of the amount we’ve recovered for you, plus expenses incurred during the case. If we don’t recover money, you owe us nothing.
Experienced personal injury attorney in Santa Barbara
Patterson Law combines the experience of a large firm with the devotion to personal attention of a small firm. We are located near W. Mission St. and Chapala St. in the Oak Park section of Santa Barbara, CA. We primarily serve Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties, though we work with clients from Los Angeles and San Francisco as well. Initial consultations are free. Call us at 888-479-4589 or contact us online.