Atherton Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers

The Atherton personal injury lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers I are dedicated to obtaining justice for people who have suffered injuries or the wrongful deaths of loved ones. If you or a member of your family was hurt due to the negligence or malicious acts of another person, we are here to help you pursue compensation for any damages you have incurred.

Medical bills and lost income can add up quickly after a sudden accident, but you shouldn’t have to cover these losses out of pocket if someone else was responsible for your injury or loss. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have a history of success in complex, high-stakes cases, and you can rely on our experienced legal team to protect your rights through every stage of the proceedings.

Don’t let the insurance company intimidate you into accepting an unfair settlement. Call us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to speak with one of our personal injury lawyers in Atherton. Your initial consultation is free, and we can come to you if you are unable to come to us.

Accident Cases We Handle in Atherton, California

  • Car Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Rideshare Accidents
  • Large Truck Accidents
  • Bike Accidents
  • Boat Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Accidents Involving Turo Vehicles
  • Dog Bites
  • Train Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Aircraft Accidents
  • Scooter Accidents
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Slip and Falls
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Other Personal Injuries

We’ll Make Sure You Aren’t Coerced into Accepting a Low Settlement

If your financial security is in jeopardy due to a serious injury or wrongful death in the family, you might feel inclined to accept the first settlement offer from the insurance company. But if the settlement won’t cover your future damages such as ongoing medical care and loss of earning capacity, you may end up in overwhelming debt and possibly have to file for bankruptcy. And if the settlement does not account for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, it might be just a fraction of what you are actually owed.

The Atherton personal injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers have many decades of combined experience negotiating with insurance companies. Over that time, we’ve seen just about every tactic used by insurers to reduce the amount of compensation they have to pay out.

For example, it is not uncommon for insurance adjusters to browse a claimant’s social media accounts for posts and photos that can be used to dispute liability and damages. Any photos of you taken after the accident could be misrepresented by the insurer to argue that your injuries are not as severe as you are claiming.

The insurer may also try to offer you a low settlement before you know the total cost of your damages and before you’ve spoken to a lawyer. Once you’ve accepted a settlement, though, you will not be able to pursue further compensation even if your medical bills turn out to be more expensive than anticipated.

Another strategy used by insurance companies is to delay the proceedings so the claimant’s healthcare bills and lost income add up. The idea here is to make the claimant more inclined to settle due to the stress of mounting debt.

The insurance company might also misrepresent any statements you make during a recorded phone call. Even if you are certain you are entitled to compensation and you are honest with the insurer, a single misguided statement could be all it takes to derail your case.

It is also common for insurance companies to put claimants under surveillance. If you are caught performing strenuous physical activities, for example, this might be used to dispute the severity of your injuries.

There are many other tactics the insurer might use to deny or undervalue your claim. The Atherton personal injury lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers are familiar with these strategies, which allows us to anticipate disputes before they arise and take steps to overcome them or avoid them entirely.

We will thoroughly investigate your case, collect all available evidence, and bring in medical, financial, vocational, and accident reconstruction experts if necessary. Our team will devote the time and resources needed to give your claim the best possible chance of success.

Set Up a Free Consultation with an Atherton Personal Injury Lawyer

Consulting an attorney before you speak to the insurance company is one of the smartest steps you can take to protect your interests after a serious injury or wrongful death in the family. A seasoned personal injury lawyer from Harris Personal Injury Lawyers will handle all correspondence with the insurer for you and will make sure you are treated fairly from day one.

We have represented more than 5,000 clients and won over $300 million in settlements and verdicts. To discuss your case in a free, no-obligation consultation, call us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS. You can also send us a message online using our Contact Page.

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San Jose

55 S. Market Street 1010,
San Jose, California 95113
United States (US)
Phone: 408-512-3600
Fax: 408-320-0092

 

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