Berkeley Car Accident Attorneys


Berkeley Car Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one have been harmed in a car accident, you might be entitled to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are highly experienced car accident attorneys with a track record of helping injured motorists recover compensation. Our goal is to remove any hurdles you may face in recovering after a crash.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Our car accident attorneys have found some of the most common causes of collisions to be:

  • Distracted driving 
  • Impaired driving 
  • Reckless driving 
  • Drowsy driving 
  • Failure to yield the right of way 
  • Improper merging 
  • Improper lane changes 
  • Failing to check blind spots 
  • Following too closely 
  • Ignoring or disregarding traffic signs and signals 
  • Speeding


Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle

Our attorneys are prepared to handle the following types of car accidents, among many others: 

  • Drunk driving accidents 
  • Distracted driving accidents 
  • Collisions with commercial trucks 
  • Scooter accidents 
  • Accidents involving pedestrians 
  • Bus accidents 
  • Rideshare vehicle accidents 
  • Accidents resulting in brain or spinal cord injury 
  • Accidents resulting in wrongful death 
  • Other types of car accident cases resulting in major or minor injuries


Compensation for Your Car Accident

When someone else’s negligence caused a car accident, you have a right to pursue compensation. The value of your car accident claim depends on several factors, including the type and extent of your injuries, whether you were at fault for the crash, and the at-fault driver’s insurance policy limit.   Our car accident lawyers will work with you to pursue compensation for: 

  • Medical bills 
  • Lost wages 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Emotional distress 
  • Disfigurement 
  • Disability 
  • Reduced earning potential 
  • Reduced quality of life 
  • Loss of consortium 


What If I Was Partially Liable for the Crash?

In many cases, the other driver’s insurance company might argue that you contributed to the accident. An experienced car accident attorney can help you determine whether this is true and, if so, how it will affect your damages. You may be considered partially liable for your car accident if you: 

  • Broke a traffic law 
  • Admitted fault 
  • Provided a recorded statement that led to an admission of fault 
  • Posted about the accident online  
  • Were driving while distracted or impaired 

If you were partially liable, you can still recover under the law of comparative negligence, which reduces your damages award by your percentage of fault.   Our lawyers are familiar with the law of comparative negligence and can devise the best strategy to overcome liability disputes. If it turns out that you were partially liable for the crash, we will take all necessary steps to minimize your fault percentage or even eliminate it.

Discuss Your Claim with an Experienced Car Accident Attorney Today.

If you are navigating the physical, emotional, and financial challenges of a serious car wreck, turn to Harris Personal Injury LawyersGive us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or schedule a free case review online.