Santa Barbara County Mesothelioma Lawyers
Over the years, a lot of mesothelioma lawsuits have resulted from people being exposed in the county to asbestos.
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW
The County of Santa Barbara is on the Central Coast of California. It is next to the Pacific Ocean on the south and west, and the Santa Ynez mountains to the north and east. It borders San Luis Obispo County to the north, Ventura County to the south, and it touches the border of Kern County to the east.
Located roughly 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara County has a total area of 3,789 square miles, with 2,735 square miles of land and 1,054 square miles of water. Four of the islands of Channel Island National Park are located within Santa Barbara County, including San Miguel Island, Santa Rosa Island, Santa Cruz Island, and Santa Barbara Island. One third of the County is located within the Los Padres National Forest.
Santa Barbara County’s median income is $60,078, the 18th highest of 58 California counties.
Tourism is a major industry in Santa Barbara county, with visitors flocking to the broad sandy beaches, the wineries, and the uniquely beautiful Spanish colonial architecture of the region.
The current population of Santa Barbara county is 448,150. The largest city is Santa Maria with a population of 107,014. The Santa Barbara county seat is Santa Barbara, home to about 92,101 people. Other municipalities within Santa Barbara include Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, Guadalupe, Lompoc, and Solvang.
- Santa Barbara (county seat)
- Santa Maria (Largest City)
The original inhabitants of Santa Barbara county were the
Chumash, known for their basketry and their sea-going canoes. They also occupied Santa Cruz, Santa
Rosa, and San Miguel Islands. Juan Cabrillo, sailing for the Kingdom of
Spain, sailed through the Santa Barbara Channel in 1542. In 1602, Sebastián Vizcaíno gave
the name “Santa Barbara” to the channel.
The Spanish were the first Europeans to permanently settle in this region founding the Santa Barbara Presidio in 1782. Santa Barbara County remained under Spanish rule until 1821.
The Spanish heritage of the county is apparent in its architecture. The Santa Barbara Mission was founded by the Spanish Franciscans in 1786, and is known as the “Queen of the Missions”. It remains an active church, a national historic landmark, and a community treasure.
Built in 1872, Santa Barbara’s famed Stearns Wharf is the oldest working wharf in California, still home to restaurants and local businesses.
Santa Barbara averages 300 days of sun each year. Locals enjoy ample time outdoors, including along the miles of beautiful coastline.
Santa Barbara’s sunny climate is has made it ideal for agriculture. More than 50 different varieties of grapes are grown here, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc.
Santa Barbara County’s Danish-style village of Solvang attracts visitors with its windmills and old-world European architecture, restaurants, and bakeries.
The arts and culture thrive in Santa Barbara, with multiple galleries and venues for the visual arts, crafts and music.
In 1898, Summerland became home to the first offshore oil well in the world. Soon the local Santa Barbara beaches became home to various oil derricks and piers for offshore drilling. One of the largest oil spills in U.S. history took place in this area in 1969. This catastrophic event helped launch the modern environmental movement, including the creation of Earth Day in 1970.
Santa Barbara County mesothelioma lawsuits can be handled in the Santa Barbara County civil court system. The civil courts are located in the City of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Lompoc, and Solvang.
PREVALENCE OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS
The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Santa Barbara County to discuss your work history, and to guide you through the mesothelioma lawsuit process. Occupational exposure to asbestos may have taken place many years in the past, and it is often necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure.
Many Santa Barbara County mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the county.
According to the California Cancer Registry there were 20 Santa Barbara mesothelioma cases between 2012-2017. According to the Environmental Working group, there were 273 asbestos-related deaths in Santa Barbara County between 1999-2017.
Santa Barbara County mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific work sites around the county, including:
- Agricultural operations
- Auto Body Shops
- Automotive, trucking and farm equipment repair operations
- Commercial construction
- Residential construction
- School construction
- Southern California Edison, multiple locations
- Water pipe installations
Santa Barbara County mesothelioma cases can involve industrial and shipyard exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in all variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:
- Construction Workers
- Flooring Installers
- Foundry Workers
- Home Repair
- HVAC Repair
- Iron Workers
- Machine Operators
- Pipe Installation
- Public Works projects
- Sheetmetal Workers
- Vehicle Repair
The Santa Barbara County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites across California, including:
- automobile plants
- chemical plants
- construction sites
- electric companies
- food-processing plants
- grocery retailers
- lumber yards
- manufacturing plants
- military facilities
- Navy ships
- oil refineries
The Santa Barbara County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have also brought successful “take home” mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of spouses and family members of workers who were exposed to take-home asbestos at their worksites in Santa Barbara County and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.
Asbestos exposed workers in Santa Barbara County mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Santa Barbara County including:
- Veterans Affairs Community Clinic – Santa Barbara, Santa Maria
- Sutter Health : Surgery Division – Santa Barbara
EXPERIENCE OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
The Santa Barbara County mesothelioma Lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including Santa Barbara County.
The offices of the mesothelioma Law Firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood are located in Oakland, California. The Kazan attorneys will travel to Santa Barbara County to meet with you and prepare your case.
Over the last four decades, the Santa Barbara County mesothelioma Law Firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in Santa Barbara County.
CONTACT THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Santa Barbara County mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood will bring their decades of expertise and success to your claim for mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure in Santa Barbara County. We can be reached 24/7 via live chat, telephone or by filling out the form on this page. To get a free consultation with one of our mesothelioma attorneys, please call 1-888-887-1238, fill out the form on this page or use our live chat widget.