If you or someone you love was hurt because of another person's negligence or violent behavior, it is important that you take legal action right away. There are strict time limits for filing tort lawsuits in California, and essential evidence may eventually become unavailable. The Belvedere personal injury lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers are ready to conduct an immediate investigation into your case and fight for the compensation you need to move on with life. Our law firm has helped thousands of clients and won more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts. The secret to our success is simple; we always put our clients first. You will receive personalized attention and aggressive advocacy from the moment you call our office to the day your case is resolved. Dial 1-800-GO-HARRIS today to schedule a free initial consultation. If you cannot come to us, one of our lawyers will come to you.
Types of Cases Our Belvedere Personal Injury Lawyers Handle
- Bus Accidents
- Bike Accidents
- Commercial Truck Accidents
- Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
- Car Accidents
- Aircraft Accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCIs)
- Serious Burn Injuries
- Scooter Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Rideshare Accidents
- Turo Accidents
- Train Crashes
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Premises Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Other Personal Injuries
No Attorneys’ Fees Unless We Win Your Case
Many people who suffer a serious injury or wrongful death in the family are hesitant to consult an attorney because they fear the cost. But at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we believe everyone should have access to reliable legal advice when they need it most. That’s why we offer free case evaluations, and if we decide to take on your claim, we won’t charge you any fees unless we win your case.
We Won’t Let the Insurance Company Take Advantage of You
Some claims adjusters are genuinely sympathetic toward claimants, but even so, their job is to find reasons to reduce the insurance company’s liability. Your interests are in direct opposition to the goals of the insurance company, so it is important that you take steps to protect your rights. The best way to avoid critical mistakes that would harm your claim is to let an attorney handle all correspondence with the insurer on your behalf. The Belvedere personal injury lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers are familiar with the tactics used by claims adjusters to undervalue and deny claims. We will help you level the playing field and will make sure the insurance company doesn’t intimidate you into accepting a low settlement. Here are just a few strategies the insurer might use to reduce the amount of compensation they have to pay out:
- Offering you an early settlement before you’ve had a chance to discuss your situation with a lawyer;
- Misrepresenting statements you made during a recorded phone call;
- Intentionally prolonging the proceedings so your injury-related expenses add up, giving you more incentive to settle;
- Searching your social media accounts and those of your family and friends to find posts that can be used to dispute liability or damages;
- Arguing that your injuries are not as serious as you are claiming;
- Misleading you in regard to the amount of insurance coverage available;
- Arguing that you were partially at fault for your own damages; and
- Placing you under surveillance.
The bottom line: You should expect the insurance company to do everything in their power to find reasons to pay you less. It is critical that you are careful about what you do and say while your case is ongoing. One misguided statement could be all it takes to jeopardize your claim. The Belvedere personal injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers will help you avoid costly errors that would derail your case. We will handle all the logistics of your claim—from the initial investigation to the settlement negotiations—so you can focus on your health and your family.
What Damages Might Be Recoverable in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
California law allows personal injury claimants to pursue compensation for economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. Economic damages are objectively verifiable using invoices, receipts, and perhaps the testimony of medical, financial, and vocational experts. Non-economic damages are subjective in nature. Together, economic and non-economic damages are called “compensatory damages.” Depending on the facts of your case, the following compensatory damages may be recoverable after suffering a personal injury in California:
- Healthcare bills;
- Loss of income;
- Loss of future earnings;
- Property repairs and replacement;
- Other objectively verifiable losses such as child care and home care;
- Loss of consortium;
- Emotional distress;
- Loss of enjoyment in life; and
- Pain and suffering.
If the defendant acted with fraud, malice, or oppression, punitive damages may also be recoverable. These are aimed at punishing the defendant and deterring similar transgressions in the future.
Can't Make it into The City? Our Belvedere Personal Injury Lawyers Can Drive to You
To discuss your case in a free initial consultation, call Harris Personal Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS. You can also use our Contact Page to reach us online.