Buena Park Car Accident Attorneys
Buena Park Car Accident Attorneys
Each year, car accidents claim lives and leave lasting damage in their wake. If you or a loved one have been harmed in a car accident in California, you may be entitled to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. From fender benders to fatal accidents, our Buena Park car accident attorneys are skilled in handling all types of claims. Whether through skilled negotiation or aggressive litigation, we are poised to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case review today.
Types of Car Accident Cases Our Buena Park Attorneys Handle
Our Buena Park personal injury attorneys have represented clients in settlement negotiations and litigation in all types of car accident cases. Because each case is unique, our attorneys will analyze the particular facts of your case to determine the best course of action. We routinely handle car accident cases caused by the following hazards, among others:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Collisions with commercial trucks
- Scooter accidents
- Accidents involving pedestrians
- Bus accidents
- Rideshare vehicle accidents
- Accidents resulting in brain or spinal cord injuries
- Accidents resulting in wrongful death
- Other types of car accident cases resulting in major or minor injuries
Identifying Liable Parties
In order to avoid paying for your damages, insurance companies may claim that you contributed to your accident either in part or in full. Your attorney can help you determine whether this is true and, if so, how it will impact your recovery. A Buena Park court may find that you were partially liable for your accident if you:
- Violated a traffic law
- Admitted fault
- Provided a recorded statement that led to an admission of fault
- Posted about the accident online
- Drove while distracted or impaired
If a court determines that you contributed to your accident, California law will apply a percentage to your fault and deduct that percentage from the damages you can recover. As such, if a drunk driver collided with you while you made an illegal left turn, you may be considered 50 percent at fault and will recover only 50% of what you otherwise could have. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are familiar with the law on partial liability. As such, we will work to overcome liability disputes by speaking with eyewitnesses, working with experts, and producing any physical evidence that is available. If it turns out that you were partially liable for your car accident, we will take all the necessary steps to minimize your fault percentage so that you can still walk away with sufficient compensation to be made whole and to move on with your life after a devastating event.
What If the Other Driver Was Uninsured?
Fortunately, even if the other driver lacked insurance, you can still pursue damages – and potentially recover. Your own uninsured motorist bodily injury (UMBI) coverage will kick in to cover benefits for your injuries. This also applies if you carry uninsured motorist property damage (UMPD) coverage, which can help defray the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle. However, if you lack this type of coverage, or if your coverage limits are insufficient to fully compensate you for your damages, your personal injury lawyer may advise you on the pros and cons of directly suing the other motorist. Unfortunately, many motorists who can’t afford insurance may also lack the funds to foot your medical and property damage bills. As such, your attorney will sit down with you to discuss whether it is worthwhile to pursue a claim.
Award-Winning Car Accident Lawyers
If you were injured in a car accident in Buena Park, call us to set up a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. Our legal team will assess your case and advise you as to the best path forward in pursuing your claim. Whether we are up against major insurance companies in settlement negotiations or in court pursuing your right to compensation, we are here for you. f you are unable to come to our Buena Park office for an initial free consultation, we will come to you. Call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message to schedule a complimentary case review today.