Granite Hills Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
If you’ve been injured in a motor-vehicle crash, slip and fall, or other serious accident, it’s important that you find a lawyer who will take the time to understand your situation and your goals. The Granite Hills personal injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers will give you the personalized attention you deserve. We will thoroughly investigate your case and devote the time and resources needed to pursue the best possible outcome.
With decades of combined experience, our lawyers are well-versed in the statutes and case law that pertain to personal injury and wrongful death claims in California. We can assess your case for free and help you make the right decisions to protect your financial future. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to schedule a consultation.
Types of Cases Our Granite Hills Personal Injury Lawyers Handle:
- Car Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Big Rig Accidents
- Boating Injuries
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Turo Accidents
- Scooter Injuries
- Train Wrecks
- Serious Brain Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Severe Burns
- Premises Liability
- Slip and Fall Injuries
- Motorcycle Crashes
- Airplane Accidents
- Bike Accidents
- Rideshare Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Other Personal Injuries
What Is a Lien and How Might It Affect My Case?
If your case results in a settlement or judgment, it can feel like the proceedings have reached a successful outcome. But if a healthcare provider, insurance company, or government agency asserts a lien on your recovery, it could reduce the amount of compensation you obtain—perhaps significantly.
A medical lien is a claim of a right to payment from the settlement or judgment in a tort claim. If, for example, a doctor provided treatment on a lien basis, he or she might assert a lien on your recovery to obtain compensation for services rendered. A lien can also be asserted by a health insurance company, Medicare, or Medicaid.
Fortunately, there are many circumstances when a skilled attorney can get a lien reduced or waived outright. For instance, a lien asserted by a health insurance company cannot include copays that came out of your pocket, and it must account for legal expenses. Such a lien may also be reduced if you are found partially at fault for your injuries.
There are many other scenarios when a lien may be waived or reduced. The Granite Hills personal injury lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers have extensive experience negotiating medical liens. We will assess the validity of any liens asserted on your recovery and will do everything in our power to help you walk away with the highest compensation possible.
What If the Insurance Company Has Already Offered Me a Settlement?
If your claim is clearly valid and your injuries are serious, the insurance company might try to offer a low settlement early in the proceedings. Their goal may be to convince you to accept a payout before you have spoken to a lawyer, or before you know the severity of your injuries.
It’s always a good idea to discuss your case with an attorney before accepting a settlement. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we can review the facts of your claim for free and help you determine what a fair settlement might look like.
In most cases, it’s best to put off settlement negotiations until the injured party has reached maximum medical improvement. That way, the claimant has a fairly accurate calculation for medical bills, lost income, and other damages. Also, delaying the negotiations will allow more time for unexpected complications to arise. If, for example, you’re misdiagnosed and you accept a settlement, you may not be able to pursue further compensation if your actual condition is more severe than anticipated.
The bottom line: You should never agree to a settlement without the approval of an attorney. A personal injury lawyer from Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can review the facts of your case, speak with medical and financial experts if necessary, and help you account for all potentially recoverable damages.
Speak with Our Granite Hills Personal Injury Legal Team Today: Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS
If you’d like to discuss your case with a seasoned injury attorney in a free consultation, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. More than 5,000 people have turned to our law firm for assistance in their hour of need.
We have recovered over $300 million for clients throughout California. No mater how large or small your claim, we want to hear your story and help you make informed decisions.
Our lawyers know that an accident can happen at any time. That’s why we’re available 24 hours a day to take your call.
The initial consultation is free of charge, and you won’t have to pay anything unless we win your case through a settlement or trial verdict. If you’re unable to come to us, we can come to you. Schedule a case evaluation today by calling 1-800-GO-HARRIS, or click here to contact us online.