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Ventura Personal Injury Lawyers

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.

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in CA

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
  • “There is no other choice than Michael and Donna!”
    “There is no other choice than Michael and Donna!”
    - Gina G.
  • “Michael and Donna are amazing!”
    Michael and Donna are amazing! Very supportive, quick with responses and they made my proceedings go so smoothly, providing all information and options I needed to decide what was best for me, and are there if I'm in need of any other information. Highly recommended!
    - Kristin N.
  • “A final settlement in a reasonable amount of time at a price”

    When I brought in this law firm to represent me in my divorce, my wife and her lawyer knew I had gained the ability to fight back if necessary. From that point on, negotiations could proceed. Peace through strength. Fortunately, no protracted or unnecessary fighting was necessary. Due to longstanding relationships, understandings, and trust between my team and my wife's team, deals were worked out on several fronts, avoiding crossing anyone's red lines and resulting in a final settlement in a reasonable amount of time at a price far below what either of us expected to pay.

    - David Goldstein
  • “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
  • “I highly recommend Donna Santo and the Mehas law firm”
    “I highly recommend Donna Santo and the Mehas law firm.”
    - Revis J.
  • “Exceptional Lawyer”
    Attorney Michael Mehas was one of the most straight forward people I have ever met. He handled my cases immediately. He accomplished something for me and my family that three Los Angeles County divorce lawyers failed to do: He got child support from my ex husband within short periods of time. He guided me through the process with honest advice, and his legal fees were very reasonable, he's professional, and I have referred him to family members. Since then, Mr. Mehas has also handled several civil matters for me and is the only attorney I turn to when I need legal help. I’d hire him again, such a positive experience in the middle of a bad situation. Thank you, Michael Mehas, for all you've done for me and my family.
    - Jess
  • “Professional, Experienced, Real!”

    Deciding to file for divorce was by far one the most difficult decisions I have had to make. Having no idea where to start, who to believe, where to go, Donna was recommended by a friend. Upon calling her office, I was able to make an appointment right away. When I met with her, she listened to me attentively, asked questions and she explained the process from beginning to end. She did not sugar coat anything, she clearly explained all the different scenarios that I was facing, specific to my divorce and child custody matters. Donna helped me during the most overwhelming and stressful time in my life. I am grateful for her support and guidance throughout the entire process, I could not have do ne it on my own.

    - Tiffany
  • “I feel fortunate to have a law firm like Santo Mehas in my corner.”

    I feel fortunate to have a law firm like Santo Mehas in my corner. I always felt like I was the most important client they had no matter what the issue was that I was dealing with. Michael Mehas and Donna Santo are accessible, compassionate and incredibly focused on getting me the best outcome for my family and business legal issues. This has been a true blessing to me over the years, and the relief I have felt the times I have dealt with them has made running my business and personal life much smoother. I have also recommended them to several of my friends and clients and I would do so again without hesitation in the future.

    - Chris Kinkade, LA MassagePro