Auto accidents create a tremendous amount of stress. The process of getting your car repaired, seeking medical treatment and missing time from work can be overwhelming. The last thing you need is the additional stress of hassling with insurance companies. Our job is to alleviate your stress and help you navigate the complex process of getting the financial compensation you deserve.
Losing a loved one under tragic circumstances is uncharted territory for most people. We have counseled numerous families struggling with the death of a family member. We are sensitive to the grieving process and do our best to preserve evidence and navigate the legal process without causing additional stress or burden to surviving family members. Wrongful death cases require the type of financial resources and legal knowledge that Harris Personal Injury Lawyers offers, and that many other personal injury law firms lack.
Brain injuries and other serious personal injury cases involve life-long disabilities caused by the negligence of others. Victims of these injuries deserve aggressive legal representation to ensure fair compensation for all of their past and future medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. Harris Personal Injury Lawyers works with board certified neurologists, rehabilitation experts, and forensic economists to determine the severity of your injury and accurately prove the appropriate financial compensation. If you are seeking an experienced brain injury lawyer or other seriously personal injury attorney, please contact our law office today for a free case consultation.
Every 16 minutes in the U.S., a person is injured or killed in an auto accident involving a large commercial truck – also known as tractor-trailers, big-rigs, 18-wheelers or semi-trucks. On average, a fully loaded truck weighs approximately 80,000 pounds, whereas a typical car weighs only about 3,000 pounds. Trucks are much larger and heavier than the cars surrounding them on the road. Because of their size, most collisions involving tractor-trailers result in severe injuries or fatalities. In fact, The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that in crashes between large commercial trucks and other vehicles, 98 percent of the fatalities occur to the people in the smaller passenger vehicles.
When accidents involving tractor-trailers occur, the companies are quick to send representatives to the scene in an attempt to mitigate responsibility. This is when victims are most vulnerable. This is why it is crucial to contact an experienced tractor-trailer accident lawyer immediately. By working with experienced trial lawyers such as the attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, you will be able to get the compensation you deserve. It is important to gather evidence, witness information and have a lawyer on your side to protect your rights.
Every year, nearly 5,000 deaths and more than 64,000 injuries result from auto versus pedestrian accidents in the U.S. Driver negligence is often the cause of these accidents. Victims are often left to face substantial medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering.
Pedestrian accidents usually occur in the following situations: school children walking to and from school, elderly persons crossing busy streets and pedestrians in the crosswalk. These accidents happen all too often because a driver is distracted, looking at traffic or driving negligently.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, please contact us for a free case consultation. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys are prepared to investigate your accident and help you recover the compensation you deserve.
With the ever-increasing congestion on California’s highways and the rising cost of gas, more commuters are taking the bus. Because of the increased usage of public transportation, the number of bus-related accidents is also increasing.
The Center for National Truck and Bus Safety Statistics states that the most common fatal bus-related accidents are car-bus collisions and pedestrian accidents. More than 60 percent of bus accident fatalities involve another vehicle and 25 percent involve a pedestrian.
Although buses are statistically one of the safest forms of transportation in the U.S., when they are involved in a crash the results can be devastating. The size and speed of buses, coupled with the large number of occupants, means serious injuries or even death for those involved.
Bus accidents are traumatic events that affect those involved and their loved ones. If you have been injured in a bus accident, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers today. We can help you receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are cyclists ourselves and have a personal connection to protecting the rights of those who have been seriously injured. We know that many drivers are inattentive, negligent or simply disrespectful to cyclists on the road. We have experience handling numerous bicycle accident cases to successful conclusion. Our attorneys fight for our clients to help them get the compensation they deserve. If you or someone close to you has been injured in a bicycle accident, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers today for your free case consultation.
Motorcycle accidents are just as common as automobile accidents, and are often caused by negligent drivers. Statistics show motorcyclists have a 50 percent higher chance of being involved in an accident than automobile drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of motorcycle crash-related fatalities has more than doubled during the past decade. Motorcycle riders accounted for 14% of total traffic fatalities. Motorcyclist fatalities continue to increase year after year.
Motorcycle accidents occur as a result of a variety of factors, most of which include the failure to yield at an intersection, lane-splitting, inattentive drivers, hazardous road conditions and manufacturer defects.
Boating accidents are considered personal injuries – attorneys take a similar approach to boating accidents as they do automobile accidents. Preserving evidence from these accidents is extremely important and often crucial to the case.
Our personal injury lawyers are highly experienced in waterway laws, and may be able to assist you in recovering damages for medical bills, personal property, and pain and suffering. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers we will be with you each step of the way. We advise that you see specialist to determine the extent of your injuries as many times they’re ignored due to initial lack of pain or discomfort, but become more serious later.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have experience handling cases of boat accidents, and have tried numerous cases to successful conclusion. Contact us today for your free case consultation.
Property owners have a responsibility to ensure their premises are free from hazards and defects that could cause harm to others. Have you been injured while on someone else’s property? Whether you are an employee, customer or bystander and have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, it is important to contact an experienced premises liability lawyer. Our team of attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers has handled numerous dangerous premise cases to successful conclusion. We are committed to protecting your rights and will do what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.
Being attacked or bitten by a dog can be an extremely traumatic experience. Scarring and injuries from dog bites or attacks, as well as the mental anguish, can last a lifetime. All dog owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. If you have been attacked or bitten by a dog, please contact our law office for a free case consultation to review your rights.
Manufacturers, retailers, and designers all have the responsibility to make sure their products are safe and ready to use for consumers. Product liability cases may include defective or poorly designed machinery, tools, recreational products, pharmaceuticals, and much more. Poorly written instructions and misleading warning labels also fall under the category of “defective.” If you have been injured by a defective or dangerous product you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
Recently, a widespread medical product recall has come to our attention, and we can be of great help to those who have fallen victim to its effects. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, is currently beginning litigation in state and federal courts nationwide, following the recall of two hip replacement systems – the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip Systems and ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems. The design of the implants caused metal to rub on metal, resulting in heavy toxicity in the bloodstream. The defective hip replacements also cause serious pain, difficulty walking and swelling.
The hip replacements have been used since 2003 and data demonstrated that within five years of the initial hip replacement surgery, one in eight patients needed a second surgery. Approximately 93,000 of the recalled ASR systems have been implanted worldwide.
If you or a family member experienced a defective DePuy hip replacement, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can provide the help you deserve. Our attorneys have extensive experience in product liability cases. Contact us today for your free case consultation.
If you believe you have been wrongfully hurt or injured, or you have suffered the death of a loved one or family member due to the negligence of a third party, please contact our law office for a free case consultation. Other personal injuries may include medical malpractice cases, nursing home abuse cases, aircraft accident cases, and many more. Please give us a call.