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Injured in an Accident That Wasn’t Your Fault? We Can Help.

If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else, you need legal assistance to help you get the financial compensation you deserve.

After an accident, you may experience unfortunate life changes, such as:

  • New medical bills directly associated with the accident or an ongoing need for medication
  • Physical therapy, or possibly even surgery
  • You might have also missed work and suffered a loss of wages during your recovery
  • You may no longer be able to work due to the accident

These are all reasons why you should reach out to SANTO MEHAS A Professional Law Corporation for assistance with your personal injury claim. Our firm’s attorneys have more than 70 years of combined experience fighting for our clients in a variety of legal challenges, including personal injury claims. Rest assured that better outcomes are possible when you secure dedicated and professional legal counsel who know how to deal with insurance companies from our personal injury lawyers in Ventura.

For more information about how SANTO MEHAS A Professional Law Corporation can help, contact us online or call (805) 222-7818.

Understanding California's Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in California is generally two years from the date of the injury or accident. This means that if you want to file a personal injury lawsuit in California, you typically have two years from the date the injury occurred to do so.

However, it's important to note that there are exceptions and variations depending on the specific circumstances of the case and the type of injury. For example:

  • Discovery Rule: In some cases, the discovery rule may apply, which means the two-year statute of limitations begins when the injury is discovered or should have been discovered, rather than on the date of the actual incident.
  • Government Entities: If your personal injury claim is against a government entity or public agency in California, you may have a shorter time frame to file a claim, often as short as six months.
  • Minors: If the injured party is a minor (under 18 years of age) at the time of the injury, the statute of limitations may be tolled (delayed) until they reach the age of majority, which is 18 in California.
  • Medical Malpractice: Medical malpractice cases in California have a different statute of limitations, typically three years from the date of the alleged malpractice or one year from the date of discovery, whichever comes first.

Please keep in mind that laws can change, and the specific details of your case may affect the statute of limitations that applies to you. It's crucial to consult with a qualified to understand how the statute of limitations applies to your particular situation and to ensure you take appropriate legal action within the required timeframe.


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Why Do Our Clients Choose Us?

If you are searching for a personal injury attorney to fight for you, it’s important to understand why so many have turned to SANTO MEHAS A Professional Law Corporation for help.

Our firm’s attorneys each have more than 30 years of experience securing crucial financial compensation for our clients in personal injury matters. In that time, we’ve applied personalized legal strategies for each client to help them achieve the best possible outcomes.

Our attorneys value collaborating with our clients and taking a holistic approach to their legal challenges that take many possible aspects and perspectives of a case into account.

For more information about how we may be able to help you with a personal injury claim, please reach out to us online!

An Emphasis on Strong Family Values

Our firm places a strong emphasis on the importance of family values. The balance between maintaining these family values and generating a better future for you and your family is one we strive to achieve with each case. Our values consist of:
  • Holistic Approach

    We aim to resolve conflict so you and your family can move on peacefully. We approach all aspects of a case, including the emotional, financial, and mental components, and advocate with you throughout.

  • Collaboration

    Collaborative divorce can be a great option for spouses looking to share joint custody of their child/children and the court looks favorably on this decision. When possible, we strive to come to a resolution that will benefit both spouses.

  • Children Come First

    We respect the fact that our clients trust us with important life-decisions. We strive to be as understanding and empathetic as we can with you and treat you like we would treat a close family member.

  • Compassionate Legal Services

    We respect the fact that our clients trust us with important life-decisions. We strive to be as understanding and empathetic as we can with you and treat you like we would treat a close family member.

Our Satisfied Clients

Real Stories from Real People
  • “5 stars is not enough.”
    5 stars is not enough. Mr. Mehas and Ms. Santo are the A team of attorneys. They are comprehensive, strategic, one step ahead, and a powerful team! When you hire the Santo Mehas firm to manage your case, you have hired a team of legal advocates who care, who will keep you informed, who will fight for you, and be the voice you need to represent you. Without the help of the entire firm, I know that I would not have had the successful outcomes I have had. They took on an extremely difficult case and encountered issues that no one expected and few had ever seen. They worked tirelessly to make sure that the truth was told and presented it perfectly. They stood by every one of my requests and guided me through the entire lengthy process. Though there were challenges, they strategically and diligently with compassion met them head on and never faltered. Their expertise and thoroughness provided us the pathway we needed to rise to victory. I am proud to be a client and will continue to retain them for all legal matters that may arise as I know I am in the best hands.
    - Christy B.
  • “Michael & Donna EXCEEDED my expectations”
    “Michael & Donna ! Where do I begin! ?? You two are VERY SPECIAL HUMAN BEINGS ? I Can't thank you enough for the UNBELIEVABLE support & services I have received from your office. I was in a VERY tough place in the situation I was unfortunately, unex”
    - Alyssa S.
  • “Donna is amazing! Very supportive, quick with response and willing to fight for you.”
    Donna is amazing! Very supportive, quick with response and willing to fight for you. She made my proceedings go so smoothly, provided all information and options I needed to decide what was best for me, and is there if I'm in need of any other information. Highly recommend!
    - Anonymous
  • “Donna guided me through at a comfortable pace on both a personal and professional level.”

    I was going through a difficult divorce, one which was stressful to both my wife and myself, so I needed to find solutions which would be fair and just and to relieve the tension. I was living in the Bay Area at the time and did much of the work on the phone, on my computer and at the Santo Mehas office in Ventura. I had heard of the reputation of the Santo Mehas law firm and trusted Donna as a person of integrity and sensitivity which is who I needed to get through this difficult process. I was not looking forward to working with the personal sensitive issues or the introspection necessary to get through this difficult process. Donna guided me through at a comfortable pace on both a personal and professional level. The case ended in a fair and respectable settlement for both parties and my ex and I are still friends years later. I am much happier for knowing that this is from a previous life and I have moved on. I still keep in contact with the family law lawyers at Santo Mehas as well as my ex.

    - Phillip M.
  • “Working with Donna was refreshing.”
    “Working with Donna was refreshing.”
    - Daniel W.
  • “Donna Santo is a very professional lawyer”

    Donna Santo is a very professional lawyer, along with a very professional staff. I was searching for a lawyer familiar with military law, and Donna was the top of the search!! I needed a divorce attorney, and she has amazing military knowledge. She kept me up to date on everything and if I did not understand something she was very patient and explained in detail, until I completely understood the situation. When it came down to spousal support, a lump sum was not satisfactory, and Donna "fought" for me until I was awarded a lump sum and full monthly spousal support (we did not have children) and now I am able to live comfortably without worrying if I am going to make ends meet. If you need a professional lawyer, whether or not you need military law, consider Donna Santo, you will definitely NOT be disappointed!!

    - Kathy
  • “I would recommend him to anyone who needs a good attorney.”

    I am lucky to have had Michael Mehas handle my family law child custody and visitation matter, personal injury, and business and employment matters, and he's the only attorney I've ever used. He's very compassionate in what he does and combines many years of experience with a great understanding of the law. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a good attorney.

    - Molly C.
  • “Mr. Mehas is very kind and approachable”
    “Mr. Mehas is very kind and approachable”
    - Nicole H.