Helping the injured from Ventura to San Luis Obispo since 1988

Drivers of all types of motor vehicles owe a duty of care to others on the road to drive in a safe and reasonable manner. When drivers breach this duty and cause a crash, our auto accident lawyers at McCarthy & Kroes help you recover fair compensation in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties.

Accidents we handle

With 25 years of experience, our lawyers have the professional, practical knowledge and skills to assist the injuredand those who have lost a loved one in all types of serious vehicle accidents:

Car accidents

Our lawyers represent victims who suffer injuries ranging from brain to back injury in accidents involving all types of motor vehicles. We also provide compassionate support for surviving family members of victims who are killed in catastrophic vehicular accidents.

Truck accidents

Our attorneys assist those harmed in all types of truck accidents, including crashes involving semis, big rigs and 18-wheelers, in addition to U-Hauls, rental trucks and smaller commercial and private vehicles.

Pedestrian accidents

Because pedestrians are exposed to all types of vehicles, they can be severely injured in pedestrian accidentsinvolving traffic. Whether you were injured in a crosswalk, intersection, driveway, roadway or while completing a marathon, our seasoned attorneys offer the legal guidance you need.

Bicycle accidents

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident — whether in a bike lane or traffic, at an intersection or stop sign, in a cycling race or on a leisurely ride — our lawyers fight for the compensation you need.

Boating accidents

With the Pacific Ocean on one side and scenic lakes on the other, California’s central coast is an ideal place for boating activities. Unfortunately, negligence can lead to serious injuries or even death in a boating accident. At McCarthy & Kroes, we assist with all types of maritime accidents, from cruise ships to jet skis.

Airplane accidents

As a private pilot, Attorney Kroes has a personal understanding of the issues involved in an airplane accident. We assist in a broad range of private, commercial and charter aircraft accidents involving everything from pilot, crew or maintenance error to equipment defects.

Motorcycle accidents

While motorcycle accidents frequently result from driver negligence, motorcyclists are often unfairly blamed for reckless driving. Our lawyers help protect your rights, even if you were partly at fault, by investigating and preserving evidence to build a strong case.

Vehicle defects

When vehicle defects cause an accident, the results can be devastating. Our attorneys assist with all types of accidents caused by vehicle and automotive part defects, including design defects, manufacturing defects and inadequate warnings.

Construction vehicle accidents

Construction sites are some of the most dangerous places to work and to walk or drive by. At McCarthy & Kroes, we help passersby who are injured in construction vehicle accidents and workers injured by third-party drivers.

Highway defects

Claims involving accidents caused by highway defects can be complex and may require in-depth investigation and accident reconstruction. Our lawyers have the knowledge and resources to help determine liability in your accident and obtain the compensation you are entitled to receive.

Contact an attorney immediately to protect your right to compensation

Under California law, you may have just two years to sue for personal injury after vehicular accidents. Because of this, it is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible, before speaking to an insurance company, to meet essential deadlines and ensure the accident is properly investigated and the evidence preserved. To learn how we can help protect your rights, contact McCarthy & Kroes online or call 805.564.2085 today for a free initial consultation.