If you or someone in your family has been injured by another person, it's important that you retain a lawyer who has the right experience to handle your case. The Campo personal injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers have a track record of success in tort claims involving vehicle collisions, dog bites, slip and falls, and a wide array of other accidents. There’s no charge for the initial consultation, and you won’t have to pay any legal fees unless we win. Our office is available 24/7 to take your call. Dial 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case review.
Types of Accident Cases Our Campo Personal Injury Lawyers Handle:
- Big Rig Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Bus Crashes
- Boating Injuries
- Scooter Injuries
- Train Wrecks
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Severe Burns
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Fall Injuries
- Premises Liability
- Bicycle Accidents
- Airplane & Other Aircraft Accidents
- Motorcycle Collisions
- Rideshare Accidents
- Dog Attacks
- Turo Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Other Personal Injuries
What Evidence Will My Personal Injury Attorney Need to Prove Damages?
Preventable accidents can occur in all sorts of ways. A negligent driver might run a red light and cause a crash. A store manager might overlook a spilled beverage, leading to a customer slipping and falling. The specific nature of your accident and injury will determine the kinds of evidence your legal team will need to prove damages. Let’s start by discussing the types of damages that might be recoverable in California tort claims. In a personal injury case, claimants may be able to pursue compensatory and exemplary damages. Compensatory damages are further broken down into economic damages (objectively verifiable losses like medical bills and loss of income) and non-economic damages (subjective consequences of the injury like pain and suffering). Exemplary damages are commonly referred to as “punitive damages.” In the state of California, victims of personal injury can seek punitive damages if the tortfeasor acted with malice, oppression, or fraud. A punitive award may be available in a drunk driving case, for example, or when a driver causes an accident while fleeing from police. A Campo personal injury lawyer from Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can assess the facts of your case to determine the types of damages that might be recoverable. We will then conduct an investigation to compile all available evidence to prove the damages you incurred and their value. This evidence might include:
- Medical bills;
- Diagnostic imaging;
- Income tax returns;
- Documentation of other costs like transportation to and from doctor’s appointments, vehicle modifications, and domestic help;
- Expert witness testimony;
- Testimony from loved ones and caregivers; and
- Your personal injury journal.
What Evidence Will My Campo Personal Injury Lawyer Need to Prove Liability?
Again, the answer depends on the facts of your case. During your free initial consultation, you will be asked a series of questions to help us determine how to investigate your claim and the types of evidence to gather. These questions might include:
- How did your injury occur?
- When and where did the accident happen?
- Did you contribute to the accident in any way?
- Did anyone witness the incident? Did you get their contact information?
- Were police called? Did an officer conduct any chemical tests?
- Did you file an incident report?
- Did you notice any surveillance cameras in the vicinity?
- Did you take any photos at the scene?
Some types of evidence are fairly common in personal injury claims. They include the police/incident report, photos of the accident scene, and eyewitness statements. Other types of evidence are specific to each individual case. For example, if you were hit by a distracted driver, your Campo personal injury lawyer might try to obtain the at-fault motorist’s cell phone records. If you were injured in a crash with a commercial truck, your attorney might review black box data for evidence of negligence. The bottom line: It’s important that you find a lawyer who has experience handling cases like yours. Such an attorney will know the most important evidence to gather to give your claim the best chance of success. It’s also essential that you consult a lawyer as soon as possible. Much of the evidence that may be needed to prove your claim could be time-sensitive. There are also strict deadlines for bringing personal injury cases to court.
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to Speak with a Personal Injury Attorney in Campo, CA
Our law firm accepts a wide range of personal injury claims, but we intentionally limit our caseload to ensure each client receives the personalized attention they deserve. With proven legal strategies and a commitment to meticulous representation, our attorneys have won over $300 million in settlements and judgments. We offer free, no-obligation consultations to prospective clients. To learn more about our law firm or to schedule a case review, call us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS. You can also send us a message on our contact page.