With our experience in adeptly handling both plaintiffs and defendants,
we have an in-depth understanding of both sides of personal injury litigation and appropriately uphold our clients’ legal rights.
Together, attorneys Tyrone Maho and Chad Prentice have the experience of more than 85 jury trials.
We bring our 67 years of combined legal experience to bear on every case we take. Personable, trustworthy, and accessible, we are a small firm that attains big-firm results.
But perhaps the key to our enduring success is our preparedness. Insurance companies and corporations want to avoid a long and costly trial. They also want to avoid a big payout. At Maho | Prentice, LLP, we understand that the best way to avoid a trial and receive maximum compensation is to be prepared for trial. We have extensive experience in this space. Because the insurance companies know our strengths, we are able to leverage better settlements for our clients.
Santa Barbara Personal Injury Lawyer
When someone is injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another person, it’s called a personal injury. The victim of a personal injury has the right to receive compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company for their damages. Because personal injuries are caused by various forms of negligence, there are many different types of personal injury cases. If you were injured by someone else and are not sure whether or not you can receive compensation, you should contact a personal injury lawyer. The reason is that personal injury attorneys can quickly assess whether you have a viable case. Once your personal injury lawyer has made their assessment, they can then take the steps toward getting you the compensation that you need.
If your personal injury took place in Santa Barbara, California, Maho | Prentice, LLP will help you with your case. We are a law firm whose personal injury lawyers have decades of combined knowledge and experience in various practice areas. We have helped many residents of Santa Barbara County, Los Angeles County, and other areas of Southern California with their personal injury cases, and we can help you with yours as well. Our personal injury lawyers will assist you throughout every stage of the process, from the beginning to the end, all to give you the best chance of success in your case.
The Elements of a Personal Injury Case
The party that caused the accident (the defendant) owed the victim (the plaintiff) a duty of care. A duty of care means that someone has to behave in the way a reasonable person would in a similar situation. That basically means that they should behave in a way that shows care and respect for the safety of others.
The duty of care was violated. This means that the defendant was exhibiting negligence by being reckless, careless, or irresponsible. For example, a driver owes a duty of care to others on the road by being attentive at all times, but they could violate that duty by texting while driving.
The violation of the duty of care caused an accident. This means that the accident was directly caused by the person's negligence. In the previous example, the driver crashes into a car ahead of them because they are looking at their phone instead of the road.
The accident caused damages to the victim. Those damages could be anything from medical bills to repairs for damaged property to lost wages and more.
Is It Worth Hiring a Santa Barbara Personal Injury Attorney?
Personal injury attorneys can help you in many different ways. First, they can gather evidence that can bolster your cases, such as police reports, witness testimony, existing surveillance footage, and more. Your attorney will also calculate your economic and non-economic damages so that they know the settlement amount that you should request. A lawyer will file your injury claim and send a demand letter to the insurance company of the party responsible for your injuries.
Once the demand letter has been sent, your attorney will then start negotiating with the insurance company. Since insurance companies will always try to offer the lowest possible settlement amount, you will need a knowledgeable legal professional in personal injury law to help you get the settlement you need. Your attorney and the insurance company will make offers and counteroffers until they arrive at a settlement amount that they both agree with. However, if they fail to reach an acceptable settlement, then you may have to sue the defendant. Your lawyer will be with you throughout the process, up to and including the trial if one becomes necessary. It is rare for these kinds of cases to make it to trial, though, since they tend to get resolved before then.
FAQs of Personal Injury Victims
Before you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, review these questions and speak to an attorney. Learning more about how your case will be handled will help make the process easier for you.
In most cases, you will want to file a personal injury settlement claim rather than a lawsuit. This works in your favor for many reasons and is often preferred by the other party as well. When you file a lawsuit, this can extend your case by an additional year, requiring more time before you receive compensation. Once you file a lawsuit, multiple people get involved, the court system has to file an investigation and go through the discovery process, and there may be more than one trial based on the evidence.
Unlike the court system, filing a settlement requires a negotiation between you and the other party directly. The other party doesn't have to pay all the court fees if they lose a lawsuit, which is why they may prefer settling before your attorney files a lawsuit. You also can receive a settlement in a much shorter time, which can range anywhere between a few months to a year based on how strong the evidence is. Even if you're forced to file a lawsuit because the other party refuses to settle, you still have to attend a mediation meeting before your court date can be scheduled. Your attorney will do their best to negotiate a fair settlement in a timely manner so you can receive compensation when you need it most.
Personal injury attorneys can only obtain financial compensation for you by proving someone else's negligence. This can only be done using evidence that supports the claim that you sustained injuries at no fault of your own. Once you hire a Santa Barbara personal injury attorney, you can expect strategic and knowledgeable legal services that include the following:
Surveillance Camera Footage
Whether you are suffering from car accident injuries or were hurt in a slip and fall accident on someone else's premises, your attorney can obtain evidence if there was a video camera present. Attorneys can gain access to footage that can shed light on your personal injury case.
Your Santa Barbara personal injury attorney will obtain information that can't be retrieved by the average person. They can subpoena other organizations to get valuable information. For example, in a car accident, your lawyer can subpoena the driver's cellphone company to find out if they were texting right before the car accident. They can also uncover any relevant medical information from the other party. If a company provided defective products or services that resulted in a personal injury, your attorney can subpoena their inspection services to learn about their maintenance schedule.
Police reports hold a lot of information about how your personal injury occurred if you decided to file one, for example in a car accident. Your attorney can obtain the police report so that they can review all aspects of the personal injury case and use this evidence in your settlement claim.
Your attorney may seek the advice of medical practitioners, mechanics, inspectors, and other professionals to help discover how your personal injury accident occurred. They may use medical examiners, accident reconstruction experts, insurance adjusters, and others to help build your case.
When this happens, you can still receive compensation based on your percentage of fault. For example, if you slipped and fell on another’s premises even though there was a warning sign, you may be partially liable. However, your attorney can also argue that the signage was insufficient or the hazard was incredibly dangerous, requiring the property owner to fix it immediately. With the help of a Santa Barbara personal injury attorney, you can find out how much you can receive in damages even if you're partially liable for your injuries.
In most cases, you will only have two years from the date of your personal injury accident to file a claim. This can only be extended in unique circumstances. For example, if the personal injury victim was a minor. In other cases, you may have discovered later that you had severe injuries that deserved compensation. Speak to your personal injury attorney about your case as soon as possible to help you get compensation more expediently.
Types of Personal Injury Cases in Santa Barbara, CA
There are a wide variety of personal injury cases in Santa Barbara and the rest of California. The following are the practice areas that the personal injury lawyers of Maho | Prentice, LLP specialize in.
Vehicle accidents are among the most common kinds of personal injury cases because the average person spends a large portion of their time traveling by motor vehicle. The kind of negligent behavior that can cause a car accident includes driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, speeding, aggressive driving, and so on.
A motorcycle accident can be even more serious than a car accident because the rider does not have much protection. That means the personal injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident will result in medical care that is substantially higher.
In many cases, a car accident could lead to a bicycle or pedestrian accident. If that happens, then the victim could end up with serious and even life-threatening injuries.
A truck accident can be far more serious than a car accident because the sheer size and weight of the truck mean that it is capable of causing far more destruction than a car ever could.
If a dog bit someone when the dog was unprovoked, then the owner of the dog is responsible for the victim's injury. A dog bite is serious because it could cause infections like rabies, in addition to lacerations and bruising.
When someone suffers an injury on someone's property due to the negligence of the property owner, then that is a premises liability case. A common example is when a customer suffers a slip and fall because the store owner did not clean up a spill. A premises liability case can occur on a commercial, residential, or public property in California.
This is when a product malfunctions and ends up causing an injury to someone. That someone could be the user of the product, or it could be a bystander. The malfunction is usually caused by a defect that could have occurred in the design phase, manufacturing phase, or distribution phase. Furthermore, the defect could have been in a component of the product rather than the product itself. For those reasons, a product liability case can be very complicated, which is why a personal injury attorney is necessary to help the victim.
Most personal injury cases are caused by negligence, but some can be the result of a deliberate act. An assault and battery is a criminal act, but the victim can file a personal injury claim against the assailant. The criminal charge is to punish the perpetrator for their wrongdoing, but the personal injury claim is to compensate the victim for any damages they experienced because of the attack.
Wrongful death is when someone dies from what would otherwise have been classified as a personal injury. For example, a person succumbs to the injuries suffered in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver. In wrongful death cases, the surviving family members are able to file a wrongful death claim to receive compensation for the losses caused by the passing of a loved one.
Contact Maho Prentice, LLP When You Need a Personal Injury Attorney
You should not hesitate to contact the Santa Barbara personal injury law firm of Maho Prentice, LLC when you need an attorney. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience that can give you the best chance of receiving the compensation that you need. We will help you right from the beginning when you first got injured, all the way to the end, whether that end is a reasonable settlement offer or a trial. No matter the case, an attorney from Maho Prentice, LLP will be with you every step of the way.
Like all personal injury law firms in Santa Barbara, California, we will give you a free consultation where you can discuss your case with one of our attorneys. Once you become a client, you can be assured that your attorney will use their years of experience to fight to get you the compensation that you need. At Maho Prentice, LLP, we are ready, willing, and able to help any resident of Santa Barbara, California, get the compensation that they deserve.
The Damages in Personal Injury Cases
The following are some of the types of damages for which a personal injury victim is allowed to receive compensation:
When law firms refer to economic damages, they mean any expense arising from the accident that they can readily calculate. Here are a few examples:
Medical Expenses - The victim of a personal injury could suffer serious wounds that could require extensive medical treatment. Some injuries could include broken bones, lacerations, traumatic brain injuries, soft-tissue damage, dislocations, avulsions, and more. The treatment of those injuries could become very expensive, which is why the victim needs to be compensated for their medical treatment.
The factors affecting economic damages include the nature of the traumatic injury, how much the person suffered during the collision, and what they have gone through in their recovery. This includes possible surgery, occupational therapy, physical therapy, traumatic brain injury, emotional and psychological harm, how long the process was to recover, and whether they are even back to their pre-accident condition or only plateaued and will need follow-up care for the rest of their lives.
Property Damage - Any property that ends up damaged because of the accident will need to be repaired or replaced. That could become expensive depending on the item. For example, the repairs to a vehicle in an auto accident could become costly. In some cases, the car might be irreparable and might need to be replaced altogether.
Lost Wages - If the victim is unable to work while they recover from their injuries, they will be unable to make a living. They will need compensation to cover the loss of income arising from the accident.
Out of Pocket Expenses - These are miscellaneous expenses that do not fit into other categories. For example, a person might need to use taxis or rideshare services if they are unable to drive because they are too injured or their vehicle was totaled.
When you've been injured in an accident, compensation for your financial losses does not necessarily restore you to your pre-accident sense of wellbeing. Noneconomic expenses include things like pain and suffering, loss of capacity, and in wrongful death suits, loss of companionship. General damages include discomfort, loss of enjoyment of life, anxiety resulting from the accident, emotional distress, and depression. PTSD is also common after an accident, either from the accident itself or from the sudden inability to perform the day-to-day functions due to injuries or incapacitation.
A wrongful death case has different kinds of damages due to the unique circumstances of the case. In California, the surviving family members can receive damages to compensate them for the financial support the deceased would have provided, as well as for burial and funeral expenses. They can also receive damages for the loss of the love, care, companionship, comfort, guidance, and moral support the deceased would have provided.
With 50 years of combined legal experience, over $61 million in settlement and a 90
percent litigation success rate, we understand the full scope of personal injury law.
At Maho Prentice, LLP, we know how to assist you from the moment of your accident,
to doctor visits and recovery, through the legal phase and settlement. At Maho Prentice,
LLP, we know personal injury. When you work with Maho Prentice, LLP,
we take care of the details so you can get back to your life.
Personal injury is not just what we do, it’s ALL we do.
“I recommend Tyrone Maho as a skilled, effective and personable attorney who will work hard to bring your case to a fair and equitable resolution.
I was injured when a Deputy Sheriff ran a red light and T-boned my car. My external injuries appeared minor, but I had internal injuries, some taking months to resolve and leaving me with a significant permanent loss of hearing. A friend recommended that I retain Tyrone Maho, because he is experienced and has a record of representing his clients effectively.
Tyrone investigated my injuries thoroughly. He engaged expert witnesses who substantiated my injuries, and a mediator through which he negotiated a successful resolution of our case. Tyrone was helpful to me in explaining the process, and was always responsive and timely in keeping me aware of what was happening and of his strategies in working toward a fair settlement. In addition, a legal case is complex and needs effective people behind the scenes. Tyrone has a good team who were very comfortable with whom to work.”
- Francis Govean
“I was referred to Tyrone Maho after being the victim of an accident at a local restaurant. I asked local attorneys I know for a good referral to an expert personal injury attorney and Tyrone’s name came up several times. The referrals could not have been better. Tyrone is very professional and kept me up to speed at all times, always letting me know what my options were while being generous with his advice on how to proceed with my best interests in mind. I would not hesitate to use Tyrone again (I hope I never have to…) or to refer Tyrone to my friends and clients.”
- Steve Epstein
“Dear Tyrone, With Thanksgiving coming up and this year is the 5 year anniversary, I wanted to let you know how grateful I was for your skill and help throughout such a stressful time when I was rear-ended in 2010. It is during those really hard times, especially when recovering from physical trauma as well, that having a lawyer like you on the case makes such a difference. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving! God Bless”
“I recently had an excellent experience was Chad Prentice representing me in a bodily injury case. He and his office staff were always available and friendly. They sincerely cared about me during the entire process. And, Chad is a master negotiator, which proved useful in our interactions with the insurance company and their attorneys. I would describe myself as a “reluctant” client, in that I didn’t want to have to sue the company. Yet, because the legal system is such as it is, the insurance company did not offer me any settlement prior to the two year deadline by which one needs to file a case after an accident. As such, my only recourse was to file in court. Chad helped me to feel comfortable with the steps in the process as we went along. He was personable and professional. ”
- Cathie Ramus
“After being injured in an accident with an uninsured motorist, I was at first angry, worried, scared and very frustrated. My insurance wouldn’t do anything for me and said they couldn’t cover because the other person was saying he did have coverage, which he obviously didn’t. I was lost, in pain, no health insurance and only car insurance which was not helpful. I saw Chad Prentice a couple days after my accident, signed a couple of forms, saw a Dr. that Chad recommended and had worked with before (at no cost to me). Chad said he would take care of the rest and that from here on out my job was to feel better. Got a check in the next few days to cover some of my car repairs, didn’t have to talk to anyone else at the insurance company, all my medical bills taken care of, and healthy settlement to boot. Relief is probably the best word to describe what I felt after going through such trauma. Chad Prentice made quick work of the insurance company which was treating me like a piece of trash, got me fixed up with the doctors and alleviated all the bad things that came with the accident. Chad is a true professional, kept me up to date on how things were going, gave me a realistic advice on how everything would go, made his staff readily available when I had questions and really just made a literally painful situation kind of just go away. There should be six stars for this kind of service.”
- Joel Perez
“I was referred to Maho and Prentice because a couple of years ago I was involved in a Personal Injury accident against the City of Santa Barbara. I fell in a broken water meter hole and the city refused to accept responsibility for my accident. I was ignored by the city and the doctor bills started to pile up. I was unable to seek the treatment that I needed for fear that the city would continue to ignore me. I was referred to Mr. Chad Prentice to assist me in my case and it was possibly the best referral I have ever received. Immediately, Mr. Prentice took over and I felt that I actually had someone on my side. He was always available when I had questions and always kept me informed. He was always honest with the facts and always kept me in the loop as far as the case went. We went all the way to trial and I was blown away at how incredible he was. He got to city to admit they never reviewed my case before they denied it and we won!!! He was amazing!!! extremely kind and professional. He was always respectful to all the witnesses and was truly phenomenal in all his examination. The best trial Lawyer ever!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would without a doubt recommend him and his firm to anyone that needs someone honest, hardworking, and kind on their side. He actually cares for his clients and that is a rare trait to find in that profession!!. His legal assistant Andrea was extremely wonderful as well. You will never regret the choice to hire Maho and Prentice!!!!”
- Sian Harden
“My experience with the firm and Chad Prentice, in particular, was very positive. Chad is very knowledgeable in the area of personal injury law. He is highly professional yet easy to talk to and is a pleasure to work with. I am especially impressed with Chad’s experience in handling bicycle accident cases. Chad proved to be an excellent negotiator and unyielding in the settlement phase of my case. Additionally, the MahoPrentice office staff are helpful, responsive and professional. I highly recommend the firm.”
- A Google User
“IMPRESSIVE RESULTS. From our first meeting to the final settlement, Tyrone Maho demonstrated a high level of competence and knowledge. He showed empathy and concern for the injury sustained in my car accident, and assured me he would work diligently to get the best possible legal outcome on my behalf. He did, with great success. Throughout the process,Tyrone and his staff were easy to reach and available to answer my questions and concerns. Calls and messages were always promptly returned. The firm worked as a team, each contributing their expertise as needed. This level of dedication, skills and organization is rare. Finally, and without a doubt, Tyrone’s powerful style, professional demeanor and confidence were instrumental in a very successful outcome, surpassing all expectations. In a word: IMPRESSIVE. I recommend Maho & Prentice without any reservation. Muriel, January 2012”
“If you want the best possible outcome for your case I recommend Tyrone Maho.
Settling a case can be a long, stressful procedure. Tyrone was there guiding and supporting me at all the critical times. He was experienced and very well-prepared. I was especially impressed with his knowledge and thoroughness in preparing to go to court. Tyrone’s firm worked efficiently, keeping the expenses for my case at a minimum.
Because of his legal knowledge and preparation, we settled out of court for a very generous sum. I was very happy with my settlement and had an excellent experience with Tyrone. I highly recommend him”
- A Google User
“Having never sued anyone for personally injury, I was in a real quandary to know what to do or where to go when my foot was crushed by an absent-minded, and blithe waiter. Rather than properly attempt to address the issue, the owner of this local restaurant chose to treat me with contempt. Having grown up in the restaurant business in a family who based their business upon good food, great fun and integrity, I was shocked and in serious trouble – facing massive medical bills.
When I asked around, I specifically asked for the smartest and most competent personal injury attorney in town and was often referred to Chad Prentice of Maho and Prentice. There are times in my life, when I just feel lucky, and this was one of those days.
Chad was right by my side throughout the deposition, helping to keep me cool and calm. He told me to tell the truth and all would be well, so I did that very thing. In the end, we were able to settle for what was a fair amount. My legal and medical bills were paid and I was able to get the surgery I needed from one of the top surgeons in the country.
My best advice to everyone is to avoid litigation if you can. It is stressful, boring and a time consuming difficult process. All that being said, if you must litigate for a personal injury problem, visit Chad Prentice and his team first. It is not often that I have been in a position to call an attorney honorable, but Chad is all that and more. His ethics and integrity as a lawyer are above reproach. And though it is highly unlikely you will lose with Chad at the helm, (most attorneys avoid losing cases like the plague), even if you were to lose, you can be certain you will have done your best by choosing a team that will allow you to hold your head high. I am a lucky girl.” – Gail Knight Steinbeck”
- Gail Knight
“Tyrone & his staff went above and beyond with professionalism, communication,& recommendations on my 2 year case. Not knowing anyone in our new location and being hit by a car on my bike, self employed & not being able to work for months…we are more than satisfied with the final outcome.
- Kimberley Victor
“Chad and Tyrone redefine the stereotype of personal injury lawyers. The team in their Santa Barbara office make you feel comfortable and at home when visiting their office. I highly recommend making them your first stop when looking for a lawyer in Santa Barbara.”
- Doug Holt
“The staff at Maho Prentice are incredibly kind and patient. When searching to work with lawyers who truly care, this firm is by far the first I would choose. For personal injury lawyers, having individuals who are professional, trustworthy, and kind to work with are extremely important factors in my opinion. Highly recommend this firm.”
- Darcy Curry
“I owe my emotional safety and financial security to Tyrone Maho. After being hit by a driver who ran a red light, I was left with fear, uncertainty, and not a clue of what to do. I’d never been in a severe automobile accident, my car was totaled, I was in and out of medical treatment for nearly three years, and I’ve been left with permanent nerve damage in my arm. Tyrone gave me the confidence to keep pushing through when I doubted the process, he gave me the courage to keep fighting for what I deserved whenever I felt overwhelmed against the insurance company, and every step of the way he provided wise council and reassurance. His presence assumes control of the situation, which allowed me to relax and simply show up to my medical appointments.
A special thanks to Andrea Johnson as well for her experience and support, her role was invaluable working through my reports and keeping me updated on the case.
If you need any representation in or around Santa Barbara, I can only recommend Tyrone Maho of Maho Prentice.”
- Mike Wilson
“Chad represented my wife Tina in a personal injury lawsuit a few years ago. It was a soft tissue injury case, and Chad demonstrated his knowledge of and experience with soft tissue injuries. Chad is patient and kind but also a tough negotiator. Tina received a nice settlement. Chad goes above and beyond the call of duty, making himself available for advice and questions during the lawsuit process, walking every step of the way with his client during the settlement process, and even giving advice long after the case is settled. If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer who will give you personal attention and will go to bat for you, you should call Chad Prentice.”
- George Meade
“Miracle Worker sums up my legal experience with Mr. Chad Prentice. After seeking legal help only to be turned down by several other Santa Barbara attorneys, Chad Prentice not only agreed to represent me, but he successfully obtained a settlement that far surpassed any figure I could have imagined. Thank you Mr. Prentice, you have changed my life.”
- Helen Raudes
“I can highly recommend Maho / Prentice attorneys at law. Chad Prentice has represented me twice now and done an excellent job each time. The first time in a personal injury settlement which resulted in me receiving the maximum benefit. The second time was an insurance matter where I was being sued in a subrogation case. Chad was able to get me removed as a defendant thus ending the insurance company’s claim against me. It’s a great lawyer that can work both sides of the street. And I can say with great confidence, not only are they good they’re also super nice. And as if that's not enough, They are fair with their fees too. If you have any need for a PI lawyer you won’t go wrong with Maho / Prentice and their excellent team.”
- Phil Henius
“The team at Maho Prentice has been great. I had to get surgery after a car accident and they checked in on me and my recovery periodically to make sure I was healing well which really emphasized how much they cared about returning me back to a healthy state. Wrapping up my case was nearly 100% virtual due to COVID and they were still very responsive, supportive, emphatic, and advisable on everything that went into getting this completed. In addition, they all communicated very well between each other with clear goals and tasks for each person to complete. If you're looking for a law office, definitely stop by Maho Prentice. Tyrone (partner), Jessica (associate attorney), and Samantha (legal assistant) are the best of the best in or around Santa Barbara.”
- Heather Howell
“I was fortunate to find the Maho/Prentice, LLP Attorneys at Law. Not having any experience with how to navigate the logistical side of a car accident. Their professional approach in guiding me through a time of uncertainty was comforting to say the least. Their team communicates very well, which allows decision making to be easy and straight forward. If you find yourself needing legal advice I strongly recommend calling them.”
- Thomas Asmann
“Working with the staff at Maho Prentice LLP was a stress-free and enjoyable experience. Every member of the staff was friendly, courteous, and professional. I highly recommend their services and will use them again myself.”
- Aaron Thomas
“I had a wonderful experience working with Chad and Andrea. Their professional and caring approach immediately put me at ease. The team’s communication throughout the process was wonderful. I would highly recommend them!”
- Liz Portnoy
“Tyrone and his staff were empathetic partners in our legal battle. We couldn't have been happier with his work on our behalf!”
- Art Tracewell
“It's apparent this team works really hard to make their clients feel secure, and well cared for. I had a great experience working with Chad, Sam, Andrea and the rest of their team! :)”
- Haley DePass
“I have had a great experience with this law office. Ms. Baldwin is amazing and I am very grateful to her and her team for the outcome of my case. She answered all of my questions very promptly and made the situation as stress free as possible. I met Mr. Prentice who was also very nice. I am happy with my decision to choose them to represent me in this matter. I cannot thank them enough.”
- Yesenia Tellez
“After being in a car accident my grandma could barely walk and lived in terrible pain due to her injuries. Chad Prentice helped make sure my grandma received all of the medical treatment she needed including a back surgery. After the surgery my grandma was able to walk and was pain free. I can’t recommend Maho & Prentice enough. Chad gave me my grandma back!!!! Thank you so much!”
- Leslie McNabb
“After my car accident and insurance giving me the run around, I'm very glad I received Mr. Maho's information, very professional, straight forward and put my mind at ease.”
- Carmen Perez Lopez
“This time last week (7/30), I was sitting in the office of Maho Prentice with Samantha and Chad. The journey ended, I got paid!!! I'm so grateful
for their excellent, dogmatic, never give up actions on my behalf.
God Bless them and the firm always!!! Looking for a Law Firm? I highly recommend Maho & Prentice!!!”
- Brenda White
“Chad, Sam, and the rest of the team were helpful, courteous and professional throughout my entire experience with them. They guided me through the whole process smoothly and explained everything in terms I could understand easily. Communication was always consistent and clear. I encourage anyone who may be looking for an attorney for the first time to reach out to Maho Prentice, they will take care of you and you'll feel comfortable knowing you're in good hands. Can't say enough good things about Chad and his team!”
- Jeff Blair
“I am so grateful for the help afforded me by Maho & Prentice. I hired Tyrone Maho to help me with a personal injury suit following a serious attack on my person. Tyrone was unwaveringly supportive and committed; I am not sure I would have seen my case through without his help.
Tyrone was by my and my family's side from the very beginning of the case, exploring absolutely every option with us and making sure we were well prepared for each new step and comfortable with every decision. The whole office at Maho & Prentice is hardworking and professional and communicated with us consistently. The final outcome of my case surpassed everyone's expectations, and I am so appreciative of the time, work, and patience that went into our 5-year fight.”
- Amy Gregory
“Tyrone completely put me at ease throughout the entire process. 100% recommend.”
- Jason Fightmaster
“Tyrone was so great to work with. He made the process stress-free as he and his staff took care of all the details of our case and clearly communicated exactly what they needed from us. We were able to move on with our life while Tyrone worked expertly on our case. In the end, we received much greater compensation than we would have on our own and we felt taken care of the whole way. We are so thankful for our experience working with Tyrone Maho and his staff.”
- M C
“I was involved in a Bike Accident where the driver pulled out in front of me into the bike lane. I tried to work with the insurance company but when they informed me that they believed me to be 40% at fault I decided I needed a attorney to better represent my interest in this case. I contacted Tyrone Maho and from the beginning he was up front and confident that the end results would be the right results. Tyrone and Company took care of everything from the medical liens to dealing with the insurance company and their attorneys and filing all the legal forms. After 3 depositions, countless medical exams and hours of mediation the case was settled 14 moths later just a few months shy of our court date.
Tyrone is a part of the Santa Barbara legal community and this is a advantage when working a case locally as he know his way around the system and the right approach to take when preparing for a case for our courts. In the end Tyrone was able to negotiate a very good settlement that I would not have been able to do so without his representation. I would recommend you contact Maho & Prentice if you are in need of a personal injury attorney.”
- Budd Jamieson
“Tyrone Maho represented me in my injury lawsuit, and I could not have asked for better representation. He kept up excellent communication each step of the way, keeping me informed of all that was happening. He and his office staff were efficient and responded quickly to my questions and concerns. In the end, Mr. Maho obtained a very good settlement from the defendant's insurance company, and I would highly recommend him.”
“Chad Prentice and his staff were wonderful! Never needing the advice of an attorney before, Chad made me feel extremely comfortable and reassuring. Chad and his staff kept me informed throughout the process and were always available if I had any questions. I highly recommend the office of Maho and Prentice.”
- Joella Shellhart
“I am happy that I turned my auto accident case over to the firm. Chad Prentice made me feel very comfortable, and I trusted that he would act fairly in my behalf. This relieved me of the stress of dealing with the insurance company, and he was able to settle the case to my satisfaction. I highly recommend the firm.”
- Nancy Keele
“Tyrone and his office staff really took care of me when I needed them. The firm handled everything perfectly from start to finish. Their understanding staff made my first time dealing with legal issues way better than expected. Tyrone's has the ability to understand my needs and communicate in a way I understand.”
- Eric Lee
“I have been using Maho and Prentice LLP for over 20 years for many of my business and personal needs. Both Chad and Tyrone take personal pride in providing the highest level of service. I use them exclusively for business and have referred them to family, friends and clients for personal injury cases to Defense matters. I trust them implicitly to handle all my legal needs. I highly recommend these professionals to anyone looking for a personal approach to legal resolution.”
- Jess Settem
“My husband and I were involved in a head on collision on Christmas Day 2015. Although I basically walked away with minor cuts & bruises, my husband was pinned in the car. It took 3 months and 9 operations to get him home and it has just been a year that he has been weight bearing on both legs.
We were referred to Tyrone and even though we live in the Coachella Valley, Tyrone made the trip out to meet with us. He also made a subsequent trip for another meeting. We found him to be professional, compassionate, very communicative and easy to work with. His negotiations with the medical insurance & driver's insurance company were amazing and we realized a settlement beyond our expectations. The entire case was settled in 14 months.
If you are looking for a great attorney, Tyrone Maho is your guy!! Thank you Tyrone for everything.”
- Bette Taback
“If you live out in California and need an attorney, I would highly recommend you call Maho and Prentice.
Mr. Maho and his group were great to work with. They handled my case quickly and kept me informed at every step even though I move across the country. They took my case after another attorney stated he did not feel my case was strong enough after having my records and evidence for 4 months. These guys listened to me and actually looked at the evidence I gave them. My case was settled for the max the woman had on her policy.”
- Michael Abramowitz
“I was in a car accident in 2013. The next business day I went into office of Maho & Prentice for a consultation and by the end of the meeting I was confident I hired the right firm for my case. Tyrone Maho, his partner Chad Prentice, and their office staff did a terrific job of explaining the ins & outs of a would-be daunting insurance case and made sure I received treatment for my injury immediately from some of the best professionals in town. Their staff was always very responsive in their communication and the firm fought hard to successfully settle my case. Would highly recommend.”
- Isaiah Weddle
“Have referred many of my clients to Maho Prentice and consider them to be a trusted partner who treat our clients with the same professionalism and attention to detail as our team does. They hold themselves to the highest standard, which is what it takes to win ultimate success.”
- Patrick Flood
“Very professional, straightforward and supportive lawyer.”
- Susan Levi
“If you have the misfortune of needing a personal injury lawyer look no further, Chad Prentice and his amazing team will guide you through every step of the way with expert advice, kindness and compassion.”
- Sondra Perkins
“Mr. Maho fought the big guns on my behalf. I am very grateful.”
- Susie Martin
“Professional very helpful”
- Vickie Hatmaker
An Established Reputation For Success
Attorneys Tyrone and Chad are Southern California natives with deep roots in the Santa Barbara community. They live with their families in Santa Barbara and are both active in their children’s schools, high school mock trials, and the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table. Working in personal injury is one way they seek to protect the individual people in their community and their families from injustice. They take this responsibility seriously and undertake it with passion and a dedication to fairness.
Insider Perspective On Personal Injury
Tyrone Maho and Chad Prentice both have extensive previous experience as litigation and trial attorneys for two major Fortune 13 companies. After representing the defense side of personal injury, they know how the defense thinks and how they strategize. These seasoned attorneys are able to anticipate what the defense and insurance companies will do because they understand their advantages and their limitations.
The attorneys at Maho | Prentice, LLP Attorneys at Law have a deep understanding of and appreciation for what the law provides. They will work tirelessly and diligently to ensure that if you are injured by negligence or recklessness you receive the maximum compensation. Maho | Prentice helps clients with all types of serious personal injury matters: automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents involving vehicles. Also, slip and fall injuries, product defect cases, wrongful death cases, accidents involving minors, and dog bites can also be addressed.
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