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El Cerrito Car Accident Attorneys

El Cerrito Car Accident Attorneys

Each year, car accidents claim lives and leave lasting damage to victims and their families. If you or a loved one have been harmed in a car accident in El Cerrito, you may be entitled to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. From fender benders to fatal accidents, our car accident attorneys have competently, professionally, and compassionately handled all types of claims. Whether through skilled negotiation or aggressive litigation, we are poised to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Types of Car Crash Cases Our El Cerrito Attorneys Handle

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

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.  judge or jury 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 haveWe are familiar with the law on partial liability and will work to overcome liability disputes by speaking with eyewitnesses, working with experts, and producing any available physical evidence. 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.

Call Our Award-Winning Car Accident Lawyers

If you were injured in a car accident in El Cerrito, 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 office, 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.