Santa Cruz County Accident Injury Attorney

Santa Cruz County Bicycle, Motorcycle & Auto Accident Lawyer

Maybe you were strolling down Pacific Avenue when you got hit by a car.  Or, maybe you just paddled in from Natural Bridges or Steamer Lane when someone was checking the surf instead of the road, and next thing you know you’re up on the hood of a car.  Or, maybe you were at the Boardwalk when someone who had too much to drink, confused you for someone else, and punched you in the face.  Or, maybe you were enjoying Big Basin or Henry Cowell or Roaring Camp and the redwoods on a drive on Highway 9 or Highway 17, when someone wasn’t paying attention and slammed into your car, bike or motorcycle.  However it happens, if you got hurt in Santa Cruz County, you need a personal injury attorney you can count on. 

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In an accident in Santa Cruz County?

If you have been injured in Santa Cruz County, you are likely pondering what to do next.  First, do everything you can to get better.  It is important to do everything possible to get your life back in order.  It will likely be a challenge.  More likely no fun.  But, it is necessary for your life, and your case.  You did not plan to get into an accident.  But, you can do everything in your power, to get better.

The law clearly states you have a duty to “mitigate damages” meaning you have to do everything you can, to get as close as you can, to how you were before the accident.  If you decide to sit around feeling sorry for yourself, not doing anything to improve your condition, you are only going to make things worse for yourself, and your case.  You see, the defendant’s attorney will argue that you are a “malingerer” and that you are just trying to “hit the litigation lotto.”  Moreover, litigation is difficult and a minefield that we can plan for. So, the stronger you are, the better your chances of recovering.  You want to make sure you get better. 

In the same spirit, you want to make sure you are getting the help you need.  That includes seeing the right doctors, getting the right treatment, and that you have the right people advising you on what to do next.  You need a team of people looking out for you.  That’s where a Santa Cruz accident lawyer can be invaluable to you and your case. 

Can a Santa Cruz County personal injury lawyer help me?

Good personal injury lawyers can help you get the right treatment, from the right doctors to help you overcome your injuries.  Good personal injury lawyers can also help steer you through the complex process and ensure that your rights are protected.  Far too many personal injury lawyers take on far too many cases.  They sign up everyone who walks in the door, send out boiler plate demand letters, and then try to settle the cases without much effort focused on your needs, seeking just enough settlement money to make it worth their while, without much concern for their clients. It’s a shame. It shouldn’t be that way.

We do things differently.  We’re very selective with selecting our handful of cases.  We review your free, confidential, case evaluation form: found here.  If we think we’re in a position to help, we’ll set up a free consultation.  At the free consultation, we’ll ask you some questions about the facts, we’ll tell you a little about the law, and then we’ll tell you how we’d try to help you.  We are trial lawyers.  We believe that the Seventh Amendment isn’t some after thought.  We believe that the right to trial by jury was designed for regular people, and that corporate interests are afraid of it, so they have done everything they can to undermine it.  We are not a conveyor-belt quick-settlement attorneys. We want to take you and your case seriously. We want to take your case to trial. 

If you are just looking for a quick settlement, we’re probably not the right fit for you.  If you are seeking justice and restitution for your injuries we will start by asking you to get ahold of some records for us to take a look at.  We’ll probably want to see your medical records, and the police report.  After we take a look at those, if we still think we’re in a position to help we’ll want to go over those records with you, and show us what we see, and why we think it can help us.  We’ll also want to get to know you a little better.  So, we typically go over your records in your house.  That way when we talk to a jury about how you walk down a hallway full of pictures of you before the injury, we’ll know where to pause to look at the one picture that hurts you the most.   

How much do Santa Cruz County injury lawyers charge?

Rather than charge expensive, unending, hourly fees, most attorneys for injured people take cases on a contingency fee basis.  That means the attorneys get paid a percentage of whatever they collect for their clients.  That’s what we do.  We take cases on, without expensive retainers.  We get paid a percentage of whatever we recover for you depending on when the case is resolved.  If we can resolve your case without filing, we get 25%.  If we have to file a lawsuit on your behalf, we get 33%.  If we have to oppose a motion for summary judgment or go to trial, we get 40%.  We front all your costs. That is why we have a “No Recovery? No Fee.” guarantee.        

Can a Santa Cruz County personal injury lawyer help me?

Maybe.  We take serious injury, and wrongful death cases throughout the state.  We take cases on a contingency fee basis.  We front the costs.  We offer a free, confidential, case evaluation form.  The form goes straight to award-winning personal injury attorney, John McCarthy’s inbox.  John reviews and responds to every inquiry, typically in less than 24 hours.  If we think we’re in a position to help, we’ll offer you a free consultation.  If we don’t think we’re in a position to help, we’ll provide you with resources to help you understand the law, find an attorney, and even represent yourself if you can’t find an attorney.  Personal injury cases have strict statutes of limitations, some are even as soon as six months after the accident.  So, why wait?  Fill out your free, confidential, case evaluation form today. 



Your responses will go straight to John’s inbox. John will review and respond by the end of the business day. If John thinks he can help, he’ll email you a link to schedule a free consultation with him. If John doesn’t think he can help, he’ll email you resources to help you understand the law, find a qualified lawyer to help you, and take steps to protect your rights. No waiting around.

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From our offices in Monterey, California and Fresno, California, we serve clients throughout the California Central Coast, including but not limited to: Fresno County, Kern County, Madera County, Merced County, Monterey County, San Benito County, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Cruz County, Stanislaus County, and Tuolumne County.