If you or someone in your family has been injured in an accident, the Brawley personal injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers want to hear your story. You may be dealing with not only physical pain but also emotional trauma and financial hardship. Our lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you need to get your life back. We have many decades of experience and have recovered more than $300 million in settlements and judgments. Your initial consultation is free, and you won’t have to pay us a dime if we don’t win your claim. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to schedule a case evaluation.
Types of Accident Cases We Handle in Brawley, California
- Large Truck Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Pedestrian Injuries
- Car Crashes
- Motorcycle Collisions
- Train Wrecks
- Dog Bites
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Severe Burns
- Rideshare Vehicle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Turo Accidents
- Scooter Accidents
- Boat Injuries
- Aircraft Accidents
- Premises Liability Accidents
- Slips and Falls
- Wrongful Death
- Other Personal Injuries
When Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
Whether you were hurt in a motor-vehicle collision, slip and fall, or another type of accident, it’s likely that some of the most important evidence will be time-sensitive. For this reason, it’s important that your Brawley personal injury lawyer is able to talk to witnesses and investigate your case right away. The best attorneys want to review cases from all angles before they enter settlement negotiations. In fact, many attorneys won’t even accept cases if they won’t have enough time to perform a thorough investigation due to the statute of limitations. Your top priority after any injury is to seek medical care, but you should contact a lawyer as soon as you are able to do so. An attorney from Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can answer all of your questions about the claims process and explain the potential strengths and weaknesses of your case. We can also handle correspondence with the insurance adjuster so you don’t inadvertently say something that could harm your claim. You might get a call from the insurance company within a few days of your accident. You should direct this call and any other correspondence to your lawyer. Even if you think your statements could only serve to strengthen your case, it’s possible that they will be taken out of context and misrepresented. Besides handling correspondence with the insurer, your lawyer can also talk to eyewitnesses and gather any evidence that might support your claim. Sometimes valuable evidence is withheld. This is often the case when a defendant wants to cover up evidence of negligence. In this scenario, our attorneys can apply legal pressure to obtain the evidence. Perhaps the most important reason to hire an attorney right away is to avoid critical errors that would jeopardize your case. Our attorneys will make sure you know the steps to take (and the mistakes to avoid) to strengthen your claim. Although our advice will be specific to your particular situation, below are a few tips that apply to most cases:
- Do not use social media until your case has been resolved;
- Follow your doctor’s instructions;
- Don’t skip doctor’s appointments;
- Don’t return to work or exercise if you are advised not to do so;
- Don’t participate in any activities that might aggravate your injuries;
- Direct all correspondence from the insurance company to your lawyer;
- Keep track of any expenses that relate to your injury or accident; and
- Keep notes in a daily journal about how your injuries are affecting your relationships and wellbeing.
Can I Recover Compensation If I Was Partially Responsible for the Accident?
Under California’s pure comparative negligence law, injury victims who were partially responsible for their accident may still be able to recover compensation, but their monetary award will be reduced by their percentage of fault. Depending on how substantial your damages are, a few percentage points can amount to a significant reduction in your net recovery. A Brawley personal injury attorney at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can gather all available evidence of fault and aggressively represent your interests during any liability disputes that might arise.
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to Speak with a Brawley Personal Injury Attorney
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we know that a serious injury or wrongful death can happen at any time. That’s why we keep our phone-line open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or someone you love was harmed due to the negligence or carelessness of another person, you can trust our highly skilled and experienced team to provide aggressive representation. We are passionate about what we do, and we won’t settle for anything less than you deserve. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free consultation with someone from our legal team. You can also send us a message on our contact page.