Chula Vista Car Accident Lawyers
Chula Vista Car Accident Lawyers
In California, car accidents are a leading cause of injuries and death. If you or a loved one have been harmed in a car accident, you might be entitled to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. Our Chula Vista car accident lawyers can help you navigate the claims process, working hard to pursue the most favorable settlement possible. We have represented thousands of clients and won numerous six and seven-figure settlements and verdicts. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case assessment today.
Types of Cases our Chula Vista Auto Accident Attorneys Handle
- 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
What If I Was Partially Liable for My Accident?
Whether or not you agree, the other driver’s insurance company might argue that you contributed to the accident. In California, this is a common tactic insurance companies will use to avoid paying for your damages. Your attorney can help you determine whether you contributed to your accident in any way and, if so, how it will impact the damages you can collect. You may be partially liable for your 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
Should it be determined that your own negligence contributed to the wreck, California law will apply a percentage to your fault and deduct that percentage from the damages you can recover. For instance, if you were making an illegal left turn and a drunk driver collided with you, you may be deemed 50 percent at fault for the accident. As a result, your damages award would be reduced by 50 percent. In other words, if you were entitled to recoup an award of $100,000, you would recover only $50,000. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are familiar with the law on partial liability and will deploy the best strategy possible to overcome liability disputes. We will gather evidence, speak with eyewitnesses, work closely with experts, and strive to help you pursue fair compensation for your injuries. If it turns out that you were partially liable for the crash, we will take all necessary steps to minimize your fault percentage so that you can still walk away with some funds to help you recover physically, emotionally, and financially.
What If the Other Driver Was Uninsured?
Fortunately, even if the at-fault party was uninsured, you can still pursue – and potentially recover – damages. First and foremost, your own uninsured motorist bodily injury (UMBI) coverage should pay benefits for injuries you sustain in a wreck with an uninsured driver. This also applies if you carry uninsured motorist property damage (UMPD) coverage, which will help defray the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle. If you don’t have this type of coverage, though, or if your coverage limits are insufficient, your personal injury lawyer may advise you to directly sue the other driver. Unfortunately, though, many motorists who can’t afford – or don’t bother to apply for – insurance may not have the means to foot any medical bills, lost income, or other damages related to your injuries. Our experienced Chula Vista car accident attorneys will sit down with you to discuss your options and will help you determine whether pursuing a lawsuit is worthwhile.
Discuss Your Claim with a Chula Vista Car Accident Attorney
If you’re navigating the physical, emotional, and financial challenges following a serious car accident, you can confidently turn to Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. While insurance companies will go to great lengths to protect their own bottom lines, our car accident lawyers will fight to ensure you receive a fair settlement – and if you don’t, we have the trial experience necessary to vigorously represent your interests in court. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or schedule a free case review online.