Laguna Beach Car Accident Attorneys
Laguna Beach Car Accident Attorneys
Every year, car accidents are a leading cause of injuries and death in California. If you have been harmed in a car accident, you may be entitled to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. Our experienced Laguna Beach car accident lawyers can help you navigate the claims process, working to pursue the most favorable settlement possible. We have represented thousands of clients and won numerous six and seven-figure settlements and verdicts in car accident cases throughout our State. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case assessment today.
Types of Cases our Laguna Beach Car Accident Lawyers Handle
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Collisions with commercial trucks
- Scooter accidents
- Accidents involving pedestrians
- Bus accidents
- Rideshare vehicle accidents
- Accidents resulting in brain or spinal cord injury
- Accidents resulting in wrongful death
What If I Was Liable for My Accident?
Whether or not you agree, the other driver’s insurance company might argue that you contributed to the accident. This is a common tactic insurance companies will use to avoid paying for your damages. Your attorney can help you determine whether you contributed to your accident in any way and, if so, how it will impact your financial recovery. You may be partially liable for your accident if you:
- Violated a traffic law
- Admitted fault or partial fault
- Provided a recorded statement that led to an admission of fault
- Posted about the accident online
- Were driving while distracted or impaired
If your own negligence contributed to the wreck, California law will apply a percentage to your fault and deduct that percentage from your recoverable damages. For instance, if you were making an illegal left turn and a drunk driver collided with you, you may be deemed 50 percent at fault for the accident. As a result, your damages award would be reduced by 50 percent. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are familiar with the law on partial liability and will deploy the best strategy possible to overcome liability disputes. If you were partially liable for your crash, we will take all necessary steps to minimize your fault percentage so that you can walk away with the funds you need to recover physically, emotionally, and financially.
What If the Other Driver Was Uninsured?
Even if the at-fault party was uninsured, you can still pursue damages. Your own uninsured motorist bodily injury (UMBI) coverage should pay benefits for injuries you sustain in a wreck with an uninsured driver. This also applies if you carry uninsured motorist property damage (UMPD) coverage, which will help defray the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle. If you don’t have this type of coverage or if your coverage limits are insufficient, your personal injury lawyer may advise you to directly sue the other driver. Unfortunately, though, many motorists who can’t afford insurance may not have the means to cover any medical bills, lost income, or other damages related to your injuries. Our experienced car accident attorneys will help you determine whether pursuing a lawsuit is worthwhile.
Discuss Your Claim with a Laguna Beach Car Accident Attorney
If you’re navigating the physical, emotional, and financial challenges following a serious car accident, turn to Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. While insurance companies will fight to deny your claim, our team will fight to ensure you receive a fair settlement – and if you don’t, we have the trial experience necessary to represent your interests in court. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or schedule a free case review online. If you cannot make it to our Laguna Beach office, we will come to you.