Alameda Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers provides aggressive representation to people who have been seriously injured or lost loved ones due to the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of others. If you have questions about your case, we can provide the answers during a free initial consultation. Our Alameda personal injury attorneys are passionate about helping people make informed decisions and pursue the compensation they need to move on with life.
Nobody should fall into financial turmoil due to another person’s misconduct. Our lawyers will do everything in their power to hold those who are responsible for your injury financially accountable. With decades of combined experience and proven legal strategies, our attorneys have won more than $300 million for clients throughout California.
When you are ready to discuss your case, we are ready to listen. Call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case evaluation. Our law firm is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and a member of our team will come to you if you cannot come to us.
Types of Cases Our Injury Lawyers Handle in Alameda, California
After a severe injury or wrongful death in the family, it is important that you seek legal advice so you understand your options. Every case is unique, and the best approach to your claim will depend on where your injury occurred, how it happened, the types of injuries you suffered, who was responsible, the terms of any relevant insurance policies, and a variety of other factors.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have helped more than 5,000 clients make informed decisions regarding their personal injury and wrongful death cases.
We have the knowledge and resources to provide effective representation in the following practice areas:
- Car Accidents
- Commercial Truck Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Lyft & Uber Accidents
- Accidents Involving Turo Vehicles
- Boat Accidents
- Motorcycle Collisions
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
- Premises Liability
- Slip and Falls
- Scooter Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Helicopter, Airplane, & Other Aircraft Accidents
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs)
- Burn Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Wrongful Death
- Other Personal Injuries
Our Accident Attorneys Will Make Sure the Insurance Company Treats You Fairly
If you were hurt or lost a member of your family in a sudden accident, it is likely that you have already received a call from the insurance company. The claims adjuster may have asked what you knew about the incident, how it happened, whether those involved have sought medical care, and other questions. Although the adjuster might sound friendly and helpful, he or she ultimately represents the insurer and therefore has incentive to find reasons to undervalue or deny your claim.
Even if you are certain that you are entitled to compensation, you should never speak directly with an insurance company about your claim. Anything you say might be misrepresented to dispute liability or the extent of your damages, so it is best to leave this correspondence up to your attorney.
The Alameda personal injury lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers are well versed in the tactics used by insurance companies to reduce their liability. We will protect your rights and make sure you aren’t intimidated or bullied into accepting a low settlement.
Here are just a few strategies the insurer might employ to reduce the amount of compensation they have to pay out:
- Offering a settlement before you know the full extent of your injuries or before you have had a chance to speak with a personal injury attorney;
- Prolonging the proceedings so your expenses add up and you are more inclined to settle;
- Misrepresenting your statements to dispute liability or damages;
- Arguing that your injury already existed or that you are lying about the severity of your injury;
- Arguing that you are partially or entirely at fault for your own injury;
- Misrepresenting the terms of an insurance policy;
- Placing you under surveillance to find reasons to dispute your claim; and
- Browsing your social media accounts and the accounts of your friends and family to find pictures and posts that can be used to dispute the severity of your injuries.
The list above is not exhaustive. There are dozens of tactics the insurer might use to further their interests. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ve seen firsthand just how devious insurance adjusters can be, and we will make sure you are treated fairly from day one. Our lawyers prepare for settlement negotiations as if they are going to trial so they are ready for any dispute that might arise.
Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with Our Alameda Personal Injury Law Firm: Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS
If you’re ready to start the claims process, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers to set up a free initial consultation. You can reach us 24/7 by calling 1-800-GO-HARRIS or sending us a message on our Contact Page.