Agua Caliente Springs Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
The Agua Caliente Springs personal injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers have many decades of experience handling minor and major injury cases. We aggressively represent people who have been seriously hurt or lost family members due to dog bites, vehicle collisions, slips and falls, and other accidents.
Our lawyers have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients throughout California. We aim not only to achieve the best result possible but also to make a positive difference in our clients’ lives by providing attentive and compassionate counsel. To discuss your claim in a free, no-obligation consultation, call us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS.
Accident Cases Our Personal Injury Lawyers Handle in Agua Caliente Springs:
- Bike Accidents
- Auto Collisions
- Tractor-Trailer Wrecks
- Boat Injuries
- Slip and Fall Injuries
- Premises Liability
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Airplane Accidents
- Scooter Accidents
- Turo Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Rideshare Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Pedestrian Injuries
- Serious Burn Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs)
- Brain Injuries
- Bus Crashes
- Wrongful Death
- Other Personal Injuries
Call Our Agua Caliente Personal Injury Attorneys Before You Speak to the Insurance Company
If you’re like most people, keeping up with daily obligations is hard enough when you’re healthy. Now that you’ve been injured, your top priority may be to file your claim and complete the process as quickly as possible.
Your first thought might be to contact the insurance company right away to initiate the proceedings, but doing so could prove to be a costly mistake. Your very first conversation with the insurer is a chance for them to get statements from you that may eventually be used to dispute your claim.
Your best course of action—leave this correspondence to your attorney. The Agua Caliente Springs personal injury lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers know how to handle talks with the claims adjuster and protect your rights. Our attorneys are familiar with the coercive tactics used by insurance companies to undervalue and deny claims, and we’ll make sure you are well-represented from day one.
Below are just a few strategies the insurer might employ to reduce the amount of compensation they have to pay out:
- Offering to pay a low settlement early in the proceedings;
- Prolonging the claims process so your bills add up;
- Taking statements from your phone calls and emails out of context;
- Arguing that your injury existed before the accident;
- Contesting the severity of your injury;
- Arguing that you were partially (or entirely) liable for the accident;
- Misleading you in regard to the amount of insurance coverage available;
- Putting you under surveillance; and
- Scanning your social media accounts for posts, images, and videos that can be used to dispute your claim.
We Have Extensive Experience Negotiating Medical Liens
You may already know the importance of finding an attorney who has handled cases like yours. You may have even prepared a list of questions about the lawyer’s past case outcomes and credentials. But there’s one essential quality that many people overlook when hiring a personal injury attorney, and that is the lawyer’s experience negotiating medical liens.
Unless you’ve paid out of pocket for the medical treatment you’ve received, it’s possible that your health insurance company, medical provider, or a government agency will assert a lien on your final settlement or judgment. A medical lien is a claim of a right to payment for any health care rendered for the injured party. This payment would be deducted from the final settlement or judgement.
Fortunately, there are many circumstances under which a lien can be reduced or waived outright. For instance, a health insurance lien may be reduced if it doesn’t account for attorneys’ fees or co-pays. A lien asserted by Medi-Cal may be reduced or waived if it would cause you undo hardship. These are just two examples of the many opportunities your lawyer may have to get a medical lien reduced.
It’s important that you hire an attorney who is well-versed in the statutes and case law pertaining to medical liens, because these negotiations could have a huge impact on your net recovery. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have a track record of success negotiating medical liens with healthcare providers, Medicaid and Medicare, and health insurance companies. We can assess the validity of any liens asserted against your settlement or judgment, and we can look for opportunities to have those liens reduced or waived entirely.
Set up a Free Consultation with our Agua Caliente Springs Personal Injury Lawyers
If you’re searching for a law firm that has the resources and experience to provide effective representation, turn to Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. Our attorneys are truly in a league of their own—with more than $300 million recovered for clients and over 5,000 people helped.
Because we work on a contingency fee basis, you won’t have to pay anything unless we win your case. Schedule a free consultation with someone from our legal team today by calling 1-800-GO-HARRIS, or send us a message using our contact form.