Oceanside Personal Injury Lawyers

Knowledgeable attorneys using the law to stand up for you and your rights

Oceanside photoHundreds of people are injured and killed each year in Oceanside due to accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians, dog bites, and slip and falls. The process of collecting compensation following an injury can be extremely difficult to handle on your own. Proving fault, the cause of your injuries, and obtaining a fair amount of compensation, are nearly impossible without the help of an experienced Oceanside attorney.

If you were injured in or near Oceanside, you deserve to rest and heal without having to deal with insurance adjusters calling you, medical bills piling up, and reading and filling out paperwork. You don’t deserve to treated unfairly and taken advantage of by the at-fault party’s insurance company, who may minimize the value of your case and pressure you to settle to save money for themselves.

If another person or company caused you to be injured, you deserve to be compensated for each and every one of your damages. Having an experienced Oceanside personal injury attorney can result in a much more favorable outcome.

Benefits of an Oceanside personal injury attorney from Savage Law representing you:

  • Ability to investigate an injury claim in Oceanside to establish fault and cause of your injuries;
  • Ability to see through defenses used to minimize the value of your case, and use the law to stand up against the defense insurance company;
  • Skill in negotiating settlement agreements with insurance adjusters and defense attorneys;
  • Aggressive approach to resolve your injury case without unnecessary delay;
  • Experience resolving personal injury cases in Oceanside;
  • A contingency fee agreement, so you don’t pay any up-front fees

Savage Law represents men, women, and children throughout Oceanside, California, including zip codes 92003, 92049, 92051, 92052, 92054, 92056, 92057 & 92058. Call or email Savage Law to schedule a free consultation today.

Common Questions in Oceanside Personal Injury Cases

What types of compensation can I receive in an Oceanside personal injury claim?

You have a legal right to be compensated for your economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are verifiable money damages, such as past and future medical expenses and loss of income. Non-economic damages are subjective, non-monetary losses, physical pain, mental suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress. California Civil Code §1431.2 provides a full list of all economic and non-economic damages available to injury victims.

How long do I have to make a personal injury claim in California? 

You have 2 years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit against the at fault parties. This deadline is referred to as the “statute of limitations.” The California statute of limitations for personal injury cases is found at Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1.

The statute of limitations does not prevent you from settling your claim prior to filing a lawsuit. If you’re not able to settle your case within 2 years from your date of injury, it is extremely important that you file a lawsuit to preserve your right to make a legal claim. If the 2-year deadline passes without a lawsuit being filed, you lose your right to compensation.

What is the value of my Oceanside personal injury case?

There is no secret formula to determine how much your case is worth. Several factors are taken into consideration in valuing your damages, including the severity of your injuries, your past and future medical expenses, past and future loss of income, and past and future pain and suffering. 

It is extremely important to have an experienced Oceanside personal injury attorney to obtain compensation for all of your economic and non-economic damages. Insurance companies routinely take advantage of injured people without an attorney, making settlement offers that severely undervalue your case. Our skilled Oceanside injury attorneys will aggressively fight for the maximum value of your case.

Will I have to go to court if I make an Oceanside personal injury claim?

It is highly unlikely you will have to go to court. If your case goes all the way to trial, you would explain to a jury how you were injured. However, if your case is settled at any time before your trial date, you will not see the inside of a courtroom. 

It typically takes around a year to go to trial after filing a lawsuit in an Oceanside personal injury case. If your lawsuit is filed at the 2-year deadline from the date of your injury, and you add a year to go to trial, you would have 3 years to settle your case without having to go to court.

Do I have to pay anything to hire you?

Savage Law works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay us a fixed percentage of the total amount you receive by way of a settlement or verdict. Our office will advance any costs associated with your claim, such as medical record fees, filing fees, services fees, deposition fees, and expert witnesses. 

Savage Law is owned and operated by a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. As a tribute to fellow service members, our office reduces our attorney’s fees for all veterans and active duty military and spouses. Savage Law also donates a portion of our attorney’s fees to a charity of your choice following a settlement or verdict.

Should I call 911 or report an incident to Oceanside Police Department if I’m injured?

Yes. A police report can be very helpful in establishing fault and obtaining compensation for your damages. Calling 911 It is the quickest way to report the incident and receive medical help. The responding sheriff’s deputy will conduct an investigation of your incident, including taking photographs, obtaining witness statements and contact information, and documenting how the incident occurred in a written report. 

You can also report your incident and injuries to the Oceanside Police Department by phone or in person. The dispatch phone number (760) 435-4900, and the police department address is 3855 Mission Ave., Oceanside, California 92058.

Fast Facts about Oceanside

  • As of July 1, 2019, Oceanside had a population of 175,742.
  • The 1985 classic movie Top Gun was filmed in parts of Oceanside, including the famous house where Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis shot a romantic scene.
  • At 1,942 feet long, the Oceanside Pier is the longest over-water wooden pier on the west coast.
  • Oceanside plays annual host to the official start of the Race Across America, a 3,000-mile bicycle race considered by many experts as the world’s toughest sporting event.
  • The Beach Soccer USA Cup is played in Oceanside, including a U.S. team and over 14 international teams, and has been ranked among the top 3 beach soccer club events in the world
  • TNT’s drama television show “Animal Kingdom” is filmed in Oceanside