Santa Barbara Personal Injury Lawyer

You may want to hire a personal injury lawyer if you have suffered injuries, become sick, or lost a loved one due to somebody’s negligence. A Santa Barbara personal injury lawyer from Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, LLP will fight for the money that covers your damages, including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.

Our firm can provide answers if you have any questions about hiring one of our Santa Barbara personal injury lawyers. 

Who Should Hire a Santa Barbara Personal Injury Lawyer from Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, LLP?

Our firm represents two types of clients:

  1. Those who have lost a loved one
  2. Those who have suffered an injury or illness

Even if you are uncertain whether someone is legally responsible for your loss, injuries, or illness, you should consult our firm.

We handle many cases in Santa Barbara, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Dog bite injuries
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Product liability
  • Employment law
  • Insurance claims
  • Wrongful death

We may still handle your case if you have suffered harm because of circumstances not listed here. 

Why Our Clients in Santa Barbara Choose Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, LLP to Represent Them

Our clients want help. They have suffered harm—often severe damages—and want justice. Our team works hard to get justice for them, which means getting a financial recovery to cover their damages.

We strive to win for our clients, but a legal case takes time.

As we work to get the compensation you deserve, we will:

  • Update you frequently about your case: Our lawyers serving Santa Barbara are committed to excellent client service. Communication is a pillar of this commitment, and you’ll always know the status of your case.
  • Always answer your calls, text messages, and emails: Our firm will develop a direct and personal relationship with you. Just as we’ll communicate with you, we encourage you to communicate with us. A team member will always be available to respond promptly to your call, text, or email.
  • Pay for all case-related expenses: We represent clients facing financial hardship. We won't add to that pressure. Instead, we'll cover filing, professional, and other case-related expenses for you.
  • Complete every detail of your case: Our attorneys handle every detail of personal injury and wrongful death cases. This will provide peace of mind and allow you to focus on your recovery without legal distractions. 

The quality of our legal service is just as important as the outcome in your case. We intend to deliver excellent legal representation, which means handling your case with integrity and getting the financial recovery you deserve.

When you hire Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, you hire our entire team. Our lawyers have more than 75 years of combined legal experience. We pool our skills, financial resources, and legal knowledge on our client’s behalf. No matter your circumstances, you’ll have the support of our hard-working legal team.

How We Will Help With Your Case in Santa Barbara

We will tailor our legal approach to the details of your case, but we provide end-to-end legal service for everyone we represent. In both personal injury and wrongful death cases, we:

Work Quickly to Get All Relevant Evidence

Evidence may only exist for a short time.

We will dispatch our investigators to gather all relevant evidence as quickly as possible, including:

  • Any evidence that liable parties have (which is common in truck accident cases, where data from the truck may be helpful to us)
  • Video footage of an event that caused you harm
  • Witness testimony
  • Photographs of an accident scene
  • A police report

The types of evidence we seek will depend on your case type. In every case, we’ll collect all available evidence and keep it safe until negotiations begin.

Determine Who Owes You Compensation

During our investigation of your case, we’ll determine who is liable for your damages. Multiple parties may owe you money. 

Calculate Your Current and Future Damages

Our attorneys use accepted formulas to calculate our clients’ damages. For economic damages, we’ll add up your current expenses (like lost income, medical bills, and property expenses) and project future economic losses. For non-economic damages (like pain and suffering), we’ll use accepted legal methods to calculate their cost.

Document Your Damages

Along with our calculation, we’ll gather proof of your damages.

We often use:

  • Medical bills
  • Images of injuries
  • Doctors’ testimony, including diagnoses of injuries and illnesses
  • Professional testimony
  • Invoices for property repairs, temporary transportation, funeral expenses, and other case-related costs

The more evidence of your damages we can secure, the stronger our negotiation position will be. Therefore, we conduct an extensive investigation of your damages and document every step of the way.

Handle Communications, Paperwork, and Other Administrative Duties

We’ll need to get witness accounts, track down documents, coordinate negotiations, and various complete paperwork to complete your case. Your lawyer at Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, LLP will handle every detail of your case. 

If we need anything from you, we’ll make your involvement as brief and seamless as possible.

Fight for a Fair Settlement

Most civil cases, including personal injury claims, settle out of court. While our team will work to get the settlement offer you deserve whenever possible, liable parties ultimately decide whether to pay what you deserve (or not).

Proceed to Trial, If Necessary

Our attorneys may take your case to trial if liable parties do not offer a fair settlement. Even after we initiate the trial process, we can negotiate a settlement. However, it may take starting court proceedings to prompt liable parties to compensate you fairly.

Our firm will update you whenever we approach a serious decision in your case. Your input will be critical in how we proceed.

Recoverable Damages for Our Clients in Santa Barbara

Recoverable damages are unique to each of our clients in Santa Barbara. The severity of injuries can substantially affect the cost of your damages. Several other factors will also be relevant, and our firm will complete a detailed calculation of your damages. Never trust the insurance company’s estimate of the value of your claim.

Your recoverable damages may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning power
  • Pain and suffering
  • Treatment for pain and suffering
  • Temporary transportation (in auto accident cases)

In wrongful death cases, recoverable damages may include funeral expenses, loss of consortium, loss of financial support, and several other damages.

How Much Compensation Will You Get?

We will evaluate your damages to determine the amount of compensation you deserve. The proper value of a settlement or judgment varies from case to case.

These factors may determine the value of your financial recovery:

  • Whether you are bringing a personal injury or wrongful death case
  • The type of injuries or illnesses you have suffered
  • The severity of injuries or illnesses
  • Whether your injury or illness qualifies as disabling

We must identify and calculate your damages to determine how much compensation you deserve.

You Pay Us No Upfront Costs or Fees, and We Only Get Paid if You Do

Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, LLP wants to provide the financial relief you need. We start by ensuring that, when you hire us, you’ll feel no financial pressure.

Our firm can:

  • Cover every case-related expense
  • Receive no out-of-pocket compensation from you
  • Only receive a fee if we get a financial recovery for you

We use contingency fees. If we get a settlement or judgment for you, your attorney will receive a reasonable portion of the recovery. If we do not get a settlement or judgment for you, we receive no fee.

This contingency fee arrangement gives us great motivation to win your case. If we don't, you will owe us nothing. 

We May Need to File Your Case Soon

Our need to secure evidence is one reason why you shouldn’t wait to hire our firm. Additionally, we may face strict legal deadlines for filing your lawsuit. CCP § 335.1 generally requires that we file personal injury cases within two years of the injury or death.

There can be exceptions to this statute of limitations. If it has been more than two years since you suffered an injury or lost a loved one, you may still seek compensation. Speak with our team to learn how we can assist you.

Call Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos, LLP for Your Free Consultation

Hire a Santa Barbara personal injury lawyer from our firm, and you'll put your health first. If you try to seek compensation without a lawyer, you may face significant stress that compromises both your health and your case.

We are available 24/7 to speak with you. Contact us at Galine, Frye, Fitting & Frangos today at (650) 345-8484 for your free consultation. When you call, you incur no obligations or costs, and we'll answer all your questions about our firm and what we can do for you.

Santa Barbara Office

Address: 1020 State Street #107,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone: (805)-617-1365
Fax: (805)-617-1365