Serious accidents and devastating injuries happen every day, leaving victims and their loved ones with exorbitant medical bills and lost income. Our personal injury attorneys in La Conchita understand how tragic such an experience can be. We are proud to help the injured and their families pursue compensation and justice from those who have wronged them. We will make sure your claim accounts for all potentially recoverable damages. Depending on the facts of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for non-economic damages like pain and suffering in addition to any medical bills and other expenses you’ve incurred. Our lawyers have represented more than 5,000 clients in a wide array of personal injury matters, so we know how to tailor our strategies to your unique situation. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free, confidential case review.
What Kinds of Cases Does Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Accept?
- Car Accidents
- Tour, Public, and Other Bus Accidents
- Bike Accidents
- Rideshare Service Accidents
- Brain Injuries
- Serious Burn Trauma
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Airplane and Other Aircraft Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Pedestrian Injuries
- Semi-Truck Accidents
- Train Wrecks
- Turo Vehicle Accidents
- Dog Attacks
- Scooter Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Other Personal Injuries
Does My Personal Injury Claim Have Merit?
Personal injury law is complex, so it’s not uncommon for accident victims to be unsure of whether they have grounds for a claim. The easiest way to find out if your case has merit is to contact one of our personal injury attorneys in La Conchita. The initial consultation is free, so you won’t have to pay anything to get answers to your questions and to learn about your legal rights. Although every personal injury claim is unique, there are certain elements that must exist in order for any claim to result in a financial recovery. For instance, you’ll have to prove that the defendant is liable for your damages. You’ll also have to demonstrate the types of damages you’ve incurred and their value. The defendant might be liable for your damages if they were negligent or intentionally wronged you, or if strict liability applies to your case. Read on to learn more about these concepts:
- Negligence: The basis of most personal injury claims, negligence refers to the breach of a duty of care owed to the injured victim by the tortfeasor. To prove negligence, you must demonstrate how the defendant failed to exercise a level of care that a reasonable person would have exercised under the same circumstances. Common examples of breaching the duty of care include driving while intoxicated, breaking another traffic law, or failing to fix a hazard on a commercial property.
- Intentional Wrongdoing: If you were intentionally harmed by another person, that individual may be liable for any damages you’ve incurred as a result. This is called an “intentional tort.”
- Strict Liability: In California, strict liability applies to certain defective product and dog bite cases. If strict liability applies to your claim, you won’t have to prove intent or negligence as a precondition to obtaining a financial recovery.
After establishing that the defendant was negligent or intentionally harmed you, or that strict liability applies to your case, your La Conchita personal injury lawyer will have to prove causation. Your attorney must demonstrate how the defendant’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing caused your damages. If you were injured by a product defect or dog bite—i.e. if strict liability applies—your lawyer will have to demonstrate that the product defect or dog bite was the proximate cause of your damages. Finally, you must have incurred damages in order to make a financial recovery. Compensatory damages in the state of California include both economic damages, which are objectively verifiable losses, and non-economic damages, which are subjective in nature. If you didn’t incur damages, you won’t be able to obtain a financial recovery.
We Will Gather the Evidence Needed to Prove Liability and Damages
Even if your case meets the criteria to obtain a financial recovery, that doesn’t mean the insurance company will offer a fair settlement. You’ll need compelling evidence of liability and damages to strengthen your case and avoid a dispute. Our personal injury attorneys in La Conchita can gather this evidence on your behalf. No matter how strong your case appears to be, we will conduct a thorough investigation and prepare for all eventualities to ensure you have the best possible chance of walking away with a fair payout.
Speak with Our Personal Injury Lawyers in La Conchita Today
If you've suffered an injury or lost a family member and you're thinking about taking legal action, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. Don't take the risk of going up against the insurance company alone. Our highly experienced accident attorneys will aggressively represent your best interests throughout the claims process. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or use our Contact Page to arrange a free, confidential case assessment.