If you were injured in an accident or if your loved one was seriously hurt or killed, you may be entitled to compensation. The financial consequences of a severe injury or loss in the family can be significant. Medical bills, property repairs, and lost wages can add up quickly, but with the help of the Clovis personal injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, you may be able to hold the liable party accountable for all of your accident-related expenses. Our highly experienced legal team will guide you through every step of the claims process and ensure you are treated fairly by the insurance company. We have recovered more than $300 million for our clients and have helped more than 5,000 people resolve their personal injury and wrongful death cases. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to speak with a Clovis personal injury lawyer in a free initial consultation.
Our Clovis Personal Injury Lawyers Represent Various Types of Claims:
- Car Accident Claims
- Bicycle Accident Claims
- Semi-Truck Accident Claims
- Motorcycle Accident Claims
- Boating Accident Claims
- Rideshare Accident Claims
- Pedestrian Accident Claims
- Turo Accident Claims
- Aircraft Accident Claims
- Train Accident Claims
- Bus Accident Claims
- Spinal Cord Injury Claims
- Burn Injury Claims
- Brain Injury Claims
- Dog Bite and Animal Attack Claims
- Scooter Accident Claims
- Premises Liability Claims
- Slip and Fall Claims
- Other Personal Injury Claims
- Wrongful Death Claims
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
There’s no universal answer to this question because each case is unique. But you should never expect the insurance company to step up to the plate and offer a fair settlement. The insurer has financial incentive to pay you as little as possible, and claims adjusters are well versed in the many strategies for getting payouts reduced or outright denied. The Clovis accident attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers know the tactics that insurance providers use to minimize their liability. When they find out that our legal team is representing you, the insurance company will know that a knowledgeable and experienced injury attorney will be calculating your damages and gathering extensive evidence to prove the value of your claim, so they will be less likely to offer an unfair settlement. Determining damages is a complex process. We will first review any evidence you have gathered during your free initial consultation. We will then perform a vigorous investigation into your accident and injuries. This may involve filing subpoenas for evidence, interviewing eyewitnesses, and speaking to medical experts and other specialists. Upon the conclusion of that investigation, we will identify the types of damages you are owed and calculate their value. Here are just a few types of evidence we may use to prove the value of your claim:
- Medical bills and pharmacy invoices;
- Statistics that demonstrate the lifetime cost of living with your injuries;
- Statistics that demonstrate the lifetime earnings of people with similar careers as yours;
- Tax returns and other documentation of income;
- Photos of visible wounds, disfigurement, or scarring;
- Estimates for home modifications to accommodate any disabilities;
- Mechanic estimates for property repairs;
- Statements from family members about how your injury has affected them; and
- Your journal entries about how the injury has affected your daily life.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover?
No respectable personal injury lawyer would guarantee a particular outcome for your case. That’s true even if liability is obvious and your damages seem easy to prove. However, during your free initial consultation, your attorney can explain the types of damages that should be recoverable given the facts of your case. Each state has its own laws regarding damages awards in tort claims. In California, claimants in personal injury cases can pursue compensation for compensatory and exemplary damages. Compensatory damages include verifiable losses such as lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, mechanic expenses, and healthcare bills, as well as intangible losses such as emotional distress, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment. Exemplary damages, or “punitive damages,” are intended to punish the defendant for egregious behavior. These same types of damages are recoverable in wrongful death claims; however, exemplary damages are only available in survivor actions brought on behalf of the deceased's estate. They are not recoverable in claims brought by the deceased's heirs. Because the cost of healthcare bills, time off work, and other damages are specific to each individual case, it is not possible to estimate the potential value of your claim before thoroughly reviewing the facts of your case and the evidence you have gathered. To discuss your claim with a Clovis personal injury lawyer, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers at 1-800-GO-HARRIS.
Our Clovis Accident Attorneys Offer Free Consultations 24/7
The accident attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you won't have to pay any attorney fees unless you recover compensation. Use our contact form or call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case review.