Huntington Beach Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
Nobody can undo the pain and suffering caused by a serious injury, but the attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight for justice and the compensation you need to move on with life. Our Huntington Beach injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers will assess your case in a free consultation, answer your claims-related questions, and help you navigate every step of the proceedings.
We are available 24/7, and if you cannot come to us, we will come to you. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to discuss your case and determine the most strategic way to proceed.
Types of Cases Our Huntington Beach Personal Injury Lawyers Handle
Whether you were injured in a car wreck, slip and fall, animal attack, or another preventable accident, our personal injury lawyers have the experience and resources to help you navigate the claims process. We have recovered more than $300 million for our clients in a variety of tort claims including:
- Car Accident Claims
- Pedestrian Accident Claims
- Rideshare Crash Claims
- Commercial Truck Accident Claims
- Turo Accident Claims
- Train Wreck Claims
- Bird Scooter Accident Claims
- Bus Accident Claims
- Motorcycle Crash Claims
- Bicycle Accident Claims
- Aircraft Accident Claims
- Traumatic Brain Injury Claims
- Slip and Fall Claims
- Premises Liability Claims
- Burn Injury Claims
- Boat Accident Claims
- Spinal Injury Claims
- Dog Bite and Animal Attack Claims
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Claims Arising from Other Personal Injuries
Do I Have Grounds for a Personal Injury Claim?
Just because you were injured does not necessarily mean that you have grounds for a claim. You must be able to prove four elements for your case to be successful:
- The Defendant Owed You a Duty of Care: You must be able to prove that the defendant owed you a legal obligation to adhere to a standard of reasonable care when performing certain acts. For example, drivers have a legal obligation to adhere to traffic laws. Business establishments have a duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition and to warn people about hazards on the property. Product manufacturers have a duty to ensure their goods do not become defective during production.
- The Defendant Breached the Duty of Care: A defendant can breach a duty of care through a negligent or intentional act. For example, drivers breach the duty of care that they owe to other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians when they break the speed limit, drive under the influence, or make illegal turns. Business establishments breach the duty of care they owe to customers when they fail to clean up spilled liquids, perform reasonable maintenance, or adhere to building codes. Product manufacturers breach the duty of care that they owe to consumers when they develop goods that are likely to cause injuries when used for their intended purpose.
- The Breach of Duty Caused Your Injury or Loss: Even if the defendant did in fact breach the duty of care owed to you, it must be shown that you suffered an injury or loss as a result of the breach. The evidence your Huntington Beach personal injury lawyer will use to prove causation will depend on the circumstances of your injury. For instance, if you were hurt in a car wreck, your accident attorney might prove causation using the police report, dash-cam footage, photos of injuries and property damage, surveillance footage, and medical records. If you were injured in a slip and fall, evidence of causation might include photos, surveillance footage, and witness testimony. If you were hurt by a defective product, your attorney might use photos of your injuries, blueprints and schematics, and the product itself to prove causation.
- The Value of Your Damages: Finally, your personal injury attorney must show evidence to prove the value of the damages you are seeking. Your lawyer might use diagnostic imaging, receipts for medical treatment, and medical expert witness testimony to prove the cost of your treatment. To prove lost income and loss of earning capacity, your attorney might use paystubs, tax records, and testimony from financial and vocational experts. To prove non-economic damages, your attorney might use expert witness testimony, photos of your injuries, and your journal that documents the progress of your recovery.
Discuss Your Case with a Personal Injury Attorney in Huntington Beach
If you were injured or lost a family member as a result of another person’s or company’s negligent or intentional act, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers to discuss your legal rights. Our Huntington Beach injury attorneys will explain the laws related to your case and help you gather the evidence needed to prove your claim. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to set up a free case assessment.