Huntington Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
Choosing a personal injury attorney can be daunting. However, it doesn’t have to be. If you choose attorney Ian Silverthorne, you can rest easy. Ian and our team have experience dealing with insurance adjusters and we know how to negotiate your settlement. We have received multiple seven-figure recovery settlements for our clients. And consultations are free.
Serving the people of Huntington Beach is a pleasure for our firm. Whether it is representing someone in a dog bite case or a car accident, we believe you deserve a personal injury attorney who stands up for you. That is what we do. We have been serving the Huntington Beach community since our practice opened in 2012.
Every member of our staff works diligently to ensure the best outcome for our clients. When you have suffered from injuries due to the negligence of another, you need the best representation available. Our goal is to obtain the highest settlement for the suffering you have endured. We are a firm who cares about our clients’ wellbeing. We believe that you and your family should not have to bear the financial burden of injuries you sustained due to the negligence of another. Silverthorne Attorneys works one-on-one with our clients and we believe that your needs come first. Honesty and integrity are the driving force behind every attorney-client relationship.
Can We Take Your Case?
We solely practice personal injury law. The best way to know for sure if we can take your case is to call and speak with an attorney in our office. Below is a short list of cases we often take on:
- Car, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents;
- Dog bites/attacks;
- Slip-and-falls, premises liability;
- Food poisoning and wrongful death.
For more information on the cases we take on, please visit our page, what cases are considered personal injury.
When you contact our office, we will be able to discern whether or not your case is something we can bring into our firm.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
Most people are unaware of the importance of speaking with an attorney right away. However, there are benefits to having someone who understands the law and how insurance companies work, on your side. Insurance adjusters are not looking out for your best interests. Their sole job is to make sure the insurance company does not lose money. Our firm can help you with the following:
- Assess your case and advise you on the best way to proceed;
- Negotiate with insurance companies;
- We have connections to important investigators and agencies that can help push your case forward;
And so many more. For more helpful information, visit our page on the benefits of hiring a personal injury attorney.
Your First Consultation
Our first meeting will set the tone for the rest of the attorney-client relationship. We will ask you to describe in detail what happened, if a police report was taken, any injuries sustained, etc. The length of initial consultations varies from case to case. Here are a few things to expect:
- Expect questions
- Don’t be intimidated by this. We ask as many questions as possible in order to get the details of the incident;
- Bring any documents relevant to your case:
- Medical records and bills (if applicable)
- Traffic/police reports;
- Witness statements;
- We will explain our fee structure;
- If we are able to represent you, we will have you sign a HIPAA
- This authorizes the release of your medical records from all healthcare providers you have seen since your injuries.
Our case managers will order the necessary records, however, if you already have them, bringing a copy never hurts.
Knowing if Negligence is Involved
A negligent act is determined by whether or not a person, business, or other entity failed in their duty to protect your safety. For instance, if a dog has a history of biting and the owner does not take the necessary precautions and the dog gets out and bites someone, that is considered negligence. Once an owner takes possession of an animal, they are liable for the actions of that animal.
Similarly, if someone drives drunk they are knowingly putting themselves and others in harm’s way. The moment someone puts another at risk, they are knowingly putting other drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists on the road at risk.
You deserve the best representation possible. And we are here to help. Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your case. Consultations are free.