Clovis Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
Clovis Car Accident Attorneys
Car accidents are a leading cause of injuries and death every year. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you might be entitled to compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial injuries.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our Clovis car accident attorneys can help you navigate the claims process. We will work tirelessly to pursue a settlement that will help you get back on your feet after a financially and physically devastating event. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case assessment today. We will come to you if you are unable to travel.
What If I Was Partially Liable for My California Car Accident?
Even if you’re certain that the other driver involved in the crash was negligent, the insurance company might still argue that you were partially liable. And in some cases, you may have been partially at fault – for instance, if you were t-boned by another driver while you ran a red light. 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
If your negligence contributed to the crash, you will be assigned a percentage of fault. For example, if you were speeding and you were hit by a drunk driver, you might be deemed 15 percent at fault, while the drunk driver is assigned 85 percent fault. Your award of damages would then be reduced by your percentage of fault: 15 percent.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are well-versed in the law of partial liability and know the most effective strategies to navigate liability disputes. We can gather all available evidence, talk to eyewitnesses, bring in expert witnesses, and do everything in our power to help you pursue compensation. If you were partially liable, we will take any steps we can to minimize the percentage of fault assigned to you.
What If the Other Driver Was Uninsured?
If the other driver was uninsured, your uninsured motorist bodily injury (UMBI) coverage should pay benefits for injuries you sustain in a wreck with an uninsured driver.
However, if you don’t have 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 to directly sue the other driver. Unfortunately, though, many motorists who can’t afford insurance may not have the means to foot your bills. In cases like these, our car accident attorneys will sit down with you to discuss your options and will help you determine whether pursuing a lawsuit against the other driver directly is worthwhile.
Call Us Today to Discuss Your Clovis Car Accident Case.
If you’re navigating the physical, emotional, and financial challenges following a serious car accident, you can confidently turn to Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. Insurance companies will go to great lengths to protect their bottom lines, but we will fight for you. If we can’t settle your case, we will take it to trial and will work tirelessly to ensure you recover the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or schedule a free case review online.