Benicia Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
It takes less than a second for a person to be involved in an accident, but the resulting injuries can take months to heal. Some people never make a full recovery, and they fall into overwhelming debt due to medical bills and lost income. If you or someone in your family was hurt through the fault of another person, the Benicia personal injury lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers will help you fight for the compensation you need to move on with life.
Our clients appreciate the personalized attention, valuable resources, and compassion we bring to their cases. With many decades of combined experience, our attorneys have won more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts. For a free initial consultation, call us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS.
Types of Cases Our Accident Lawyers Handle in Benicia, California
- Auto Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Big Rig Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Scooter Accidents
- Dog Bites and Other Animal Attacks
- Premises Liability
- Slips and Falls
- Aircraft Accidents
- Serious Burn Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Boat Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Rideshare Vehicle Accidents
- Train Crashes
- Turo Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Other Personal Injuries
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to estimate the potential value of your claim until we have conducted a thorough investigation. Each personal injury case is unique; there are dozens of factors that may influence the settlement calculations, such as:
- The amount of money you have already paid for medical bills;
- The expected cost of future medical care;
- Whether your injury has resulted in permanent scarring or a disability;
- Whether the defendant acted with malice, fraud, or oppression;
- The amount of time your injury left you sidelined from work;
- The amount of income you would have made had the injury not occurred;
- The impacts your injury has had on your relationships with loved ones;
- Whether you need to invest in home and vehicle modifications to accommodate your injury;
- Whether you were partially liable for the accident; and
- The defendant’s insurance coverage.
It is important that you hire a Benicia personal injury lawyer who is willing to invest the time needed to investigate your case from all angles. Far too many attorneys take a cut-corners approach; they’ll gather the medical records, police report, and income statements but will not conduct a thorough review of the accident and resulting damages.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are committed to using all the resources at our disposal to ensure our clients have the best possible chance of obtaining the compensation they deserve. We will interview witnesses, look for surveillance cameras that might have recorded the accident, file subpoenas for evidence that is being withheld, and bring in expert witnesses if necessary. Our tireless approach to investigating claims and preparing for settlement negotiations has resulted in over $300 million in monetary awards for our clients.
What If the Insurance Company Has Already Offered a Settlement?
It is not uncommon for insurance companies to offer a settlement shortly after an accident. Their aim is often to get the claimant to settle for a low amount before they’ve had the opportunity to speak with a lawyer. The bottom line: You should never accept a settlement without your attorney’s approval because if your injuries or property damage turn out to be more severe than anticipated, you will not be able to pursue further compensation.
A Benicia personal injury attorney from Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can evaluate the settlement offer and other correspondence you have received from the insurance company and help you determine the most strategic way to proceed. It is often best to hold off on settlement negotiations until you have achieved maximum medical improvement (MMI), or until you have a good idea of the medical care you will need to reach MMI and the amount of time you will be sidelined from work during recovery.
If your injuries are severe, we may bring in medical, vocational, and financial experts to assist with the settlement calculations. Our lawyers work with a vast network of experts in a variety of fields, and we know when and how to use them to maximize the potential value of our clients’ claims.
Speak with a Benicia Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If your financial security is in jeopardy after a serious injury or death in the family, there’s no substitute for the advice of a seasoned personal injury lawyer. The attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers are dedicated to helping the injured and their loved ones obtain the compensation they deserve as quickly as possible.
We understand the stress and adversity you are facing. Our lawyers will treat you with the utmost compassion and professionalism from the moment you contact our office to the day your case is resolved. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or use our contact page to send us a message online.
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