A Powerful & Well-Versed Legal Team Handling Cases with a High Success Rate

San Luis Obispo County Personal Injury Attorney

Handling Truck, Car, & Other Accidents Since 1998

At the Law Offices of William Ausman, we have been aggressively fighting for the best interests of the injured and their families since opening our doors in 1998. We run a full-service firm, which means we are able to handle all aspects of your claim for compensation. We can help you understand your right to compensation from the responsible party, including lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering compensation.

Whether you have suffered minor injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one, we are here to help. To speak with a personal injury lawyer today, please contact the Law Offices of William Ausman.

Types of Personal Injury We Advocate For

Injuries that are the result of someone else’s negligence can leave victims wondering what to do. You can take action and seek compensation for your injuries and other damages. Once medical attention has been sought, it may be in your best interests to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney in Atascadero.

Our firm handles all types of car and truck accidents that occur on the roadways in and around the San Luis Obispo area. This includes:

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  • Car and truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Distracted driving accidents (texting while driving)
  • Hit-and-runs
  • Head-on collisions
  • Premises liability

Property owners are responsible for keeping the property properly maintained in order to ensure the safety of visitors. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, you may have a premises liability case.

We represent clients in a wide range of premises liability cases, including:

  • Dog bites
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Defective products

Dangerous and defective products make their way into the hands of consumers on a regular basis. Even if the company does not issue a recall of the product, you may be injured by a defect.

Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in CA

The statute is essentially the deadline for filing a lawsuit. Most lawsuits must be filed within a certain time period or the claim may not be valid in court. For personal injury, the state of CA declares that two years is the maximum amount of time to report the accident. By chance, the injury was not discovered right away, then the deadline is one year from the discovery.

Serious Injuries & Wrongful Death

Even the most seemingly minor accident can cause serious injuries. We handle cases involving:

  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Severe lacerations and abrasions

We also represent families who have experienced the wrongful death of a loved one in a fatal accident.

What Are Some Common Misconceptions About Working With a Personal Injury Lawyer?

People don’t always understand how easy it is to work with a great personal injury attorney. Your attorney should make things easy and smooth for you. At the Law Offices of William Ausman, we take pride in making the process as seamless as possible. We’re able to help our clients from start to finish to make sure that everything’s done right. We’re able to take the pain out of the personal injury claims process, we’re able to recover maximum compensation for our clients, and we’re able to make them as whole as much as possible. Working with a competent personal injury attorney who truly cares about you and your case can make all the difference in the world during these difficult times.

Is It Relatively Easy to File a Personal Injury Claim?

We have found that some people have misconceptions about the insurance industry and how it operates. Insurance companies make great profits by denying claims. As such, people who are unfamiliar with the claims process and haven’t had the opportunity to file hundreds upon hundreds of claims and recover millions of dollars for their clients can run in to problems securing fair compensation. Insurance companies make bigger profits when they undervalue and deny claims. Having someone who has worked with the insurance companies and who understands the claims process can open the door to a just settlement or award.

The act of filing an insurance claim alone may be deceptively easy, but actually being able to overcome the difficulty of dealing with the insurance company is something best left to an experienced professional who knows how the system works and how to use it for the maximum advantage.

Do the Majority of Personal Injury Cases Settle or Go to Trial?

The vast majority of personal injury cases settle. The question is what that settlement amount will be. We have an outstanding record maximizing settlements for our clients. Some cases, however, just cannot be settled, and those are the cases that often end up in court. Lack of information and documentation can cause issues that may make it necessary to go to trial, as may bad faith practices on the part of the insurance company. The majority of cases settle, but you need a great firm that’s willing to try a case and get you the best possible result.

How Long Does It Take for a Personal Injury Claim to Be Resolved?

The average resolution time for personal injury claims varies quite a bit. Often, when medical treatment is still being provided, settlement is not advisable as there may be pending medical issues. Once a case is resolved, it is difficult, if not impossible, to go back and receive additional damages. It’s very important to work with a great legal professional who can maximize your recovery and help you through the process making sure that deadlines are met and that things are moved along promptly. A careful review of your settlement offer can help ensure it is truly in your best interests.

Can I Afford an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney?

Yes, you can. The question, “Can I afford not to work with an experienced attorney?” is more appropriate. Time and time again, we see people who have worked tirelessly trying to establish their own claim, work with insurance adjusters, and get compensation for their injuries. They are left confused and baffled by the system, unable to obtain a proper recovery. Working with an experienced Atascadero personal injury attorney who has helped hundreds of people in accident cases is a far better option. The attorney does not recover until you’ve recovered. When you get that recovery, you’ll find that the process is not only easier but that a great attorney will maximize your recovery so you’re able to concentrate on getting well. You have a far better opportunity of securing a fair settlement with a competent attorney by your side.

What Makes Your Firm Particularly Suited to Handle Accident and Injury Claims?

Our firm does an outstanding job in personal injury claims because of our staff’s approach. Our attorneys and support staff take every case very personally, get to know the client, understand the medical situation, understand what issues are at hand, and help the client recover financially, physically, and emotionally. It can be extremely difficult to heal and move on after a serious accident. It is therefore important for you to have a great partner. At the Law Offices of William Ausman, we partner with our clients and handle each case as though it were our own from start to finish, making sure that things are completed and completed well.

Contact a San Luis Obispo Personal Injury Attorney Now

You have rights and options after being injured in an accident. Call an Atascadero injury lawyer at our California firm at (805) 919-8889 to schedule an initial consultation. We have over a decade of experience!

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    advocacy every step of the way.
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