Have you or a member of your family been injured in an accident? Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS today for a free, no-obligation case review. Our Fullerton personal injury attorneys will answer your questions, provide honest legal guidance, and explain how we will help you fight for the maximum compensation. Our law firm is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can come to you if you cannot come to us. Schedule your free consultation today by calling 1-800-GO-HARRIS.
More Than $300 Million Recovered for Clients Throughout California
It is important that you hire a law firm with a track record of successful outcomes in complex personal injury cases. The legal team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers have obtained substantial settlements and verdicts in a variety of cases including those involving:
- Car Accidents
- Bus Crashes
- Truck Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Motorcycle Wrecks
- Pedestrian Crashes
- Boat Accidents
- Animal Attacks and Dog Bites
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Airplane Accidents
- Premises Liability Claims
- Rideshare Vehicle Accidents
- Trip, Slip, and Fall Accidents
- Train Crashes
- Turo Accidents
- Bird Scooter Crashes
- Other Personal Injuries
- Wrongful Death
What Damages Are Available in California Personal Injury Claims?
The term “damages” refers to an award paid to a person as compensation for an injury or loss. In the state of California, damages are classified as “compensatory” or “exemplary.” Compensatory damages include economic damages, which are objectively quantifiable, and non-economic damages, which are subjective in nature. Economic damages include past and future medical expenditures, lost income, loss of earning capacity, property repairs, home-care, and other injury-related expenses. Non-economic damages include emotional distress, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and other intangible losses. Exemplary damages are also called “punitive damages.” They are only recoverable in cases that involve a defendant who acted with malice, fraud, or oppression. The types of damages you may be able to recover and their value will depend on several factors such as:
- The permanence of your injuries;
- Whether you have lost control of a bodily function;
- Whether you suffered scarring in a visible area such as the face;
- Whether the defendant’s actions constitute malice, oppression, or fraud;
- The cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and other injury-related expenses; and
- Many other factors
"How Much Is My Injury Case Worth?"
No personal injury attorney can guarantee a specific outcome for your case, but the lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can give your claim the best chance of success by gathering evidence to prove liability and damages, arranging expert witness testimony, and using proven legal strategies during settlement negotiations and possible litigation. We will make sure your claim includes all damages that might be recoverable. During your initial consultation, we will assess any evidence you have collected, listen to your story, and explain potential outcomes of your claim based on what is known about your case at that point. Unlike other attorneys who will only say what you want to hear to win your business, we will provide honest predictions and reliable guidance based on our extensive experience and the laws related to your case.
Why You Should Hire a Fullerton Personal Injury Attorney Right Away
From doctor’s appointments to rehabilitation to your daily obligations, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed in the aftermath of a serious and unanticipated injury. As tempting as it might be to put off your claim until you have more free time, doing so could jeopardize your ability to recover a fair settlement. There are strict deadlines that apply to all personal injury lawsuits, called “statutes of limitations.” If the statute of limitations passes, your case will most likely be dismissed. It is also possible for evidence of liability to be altered or erased. This could weaken your case and possibly lead to a liability dispute. The stronger your evidence, the more likely it will be that your case will result in a fair settlement early in the proceedings. The sooner your injury lawyer can investigate your case, the better the chance of gathering valuable evidence while it is still available. Having a seasoned attorney by your side can also help you avoid mistakes. Within hours of your accident, you may be contacted by the insurance adjuster or the defendant’s legal team. Any statements you make could be used against you. If you fail to take the necessary steps to strengthen your claim or if you make a costly mistake, your case might be more difficult to win. A personal injury lawyer from Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can guide you through the proceedings and aggressively represent your interests from the day you contact our law firm to the day your case is resolved.
Our Fullerton Personal Injury Law Firm Offers Free Case Consultations EVERY DAY!
If your financial security has been compromised by an unexpected injury or the loss of a loved one, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers to learn your rights. Fill out our contact form or call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to arrange a free case assessment.