Automotive safety technology has advanced rapidly over recent years, yet collisions remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in California. If you were hurt or lost someone close to you in a crash that another person caused, you may be entitled to compensation for all resulting medical bills, lost income, and other damages. Our Los Angeles car accident attorneys can help you fight for the highest possible settlement.
We’ve represented thousands of accident victims and have won more than $300,000,000 for our clients. Our goal will be to get you fairly compensated as soon as possible, but we’re not afraid to go to trial if the insurance company refuses to cooperate. For a free consultation, contact us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS.
Types of Car Accident Cases Our Los Angeles Accident Attorneys Handle:
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Accidents Caused by Poor Road Conditions
- Multi-Vehicle Pileup Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Scooter Accidents
- Rideshare Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Accidents Resulting in Catastrophic Injury
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Accidents Caused by Defective Auto Parts
- Wrongful Death Car Accidents
- Other Car Accident Cases
What If the At-Fault Driver Was Uninsured?
One of our seasoned car accident lawyers can investigate your case to identify all potential sources of compensation. Even if the at-fault party was uninsured, it may still be possible to recover damages.
If you carry uninsured motorist bodily injury (UMBI) coverage, for example, your policy should pay out benefits if you suffered an injury in a crash that an uninsured driver caused. If you carry uninsured motorist property damage (UMPD) coverage, this policy should help pay for repairing or replacing your vehicle.
If you purchased collision coverage, this is yet another option for covering the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle. If you don’t have any of these policies or if your coverage limits aren’t sufficient, your attorney may advise you to bring a claim directly against the at-fault party. Unfortunately, most drivers don’t have the financial means to pay for the medical bills, lost income, and other damages suffered by accident victims, so filing a lawsuit might not be worth your time. One of our Los Angeles car accident lawyers can help you make informed decisions given the specific facts of your case.
How Can Passengers Recover Damages After a Car Accident?
Just like drivers who are injured in collisions, passengers may also be entitled to compensation for any damages they incur. If you were hurt as a passenger, you might have grounds for a claim against both the driver of your vehicle and any other parties who contributed to the crash.
The state of California has a joint and several liability law, which means the defendants in a personal injury case can be held jointly liable for the economic damages suffered by the claimant. As such, it’s important that you name all potentially liable parties in your claim because this may increase your chances of recovering compensation for 100 percent of your economic damages. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have extensive experience handling car accident cases that involve shared liability, and we know the best strategies for pursuing the full compensation our clients deserve.
Another potential option for injured passengers is to file a medical payments coverage (MedPay) claim. If you purchased a MedPay policy, it might help cover your immediate medical care. And if the driver who caused the crash was uninsured or underinsured, you may be able to recover benefits from your own uninsured/underinsured motorist policy.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
If your medical bills are adding up and you’ve had to miss work due to your injuries, you might be hesitant to hire a car accident lawyer. Fortunately, most attorneys handle these cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t have to pay any attorney’s fees unless you win a settlement or verdict. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we can evaluate your case for free, explain what we can do to help you fight for the highest compensation possible, and handle your case on a contingency fee contract.
Speak with a Car Accident Attorney in Los Angeles Today: Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS
If your life and future plans have been disrupted due to a serious collision, turn to Harris Personal Injury Lawyers for guidance. One mistake early in the proceedings could be the difference between winning a fair settlement and walking away with nothing. Our attorneys can help you avoid costly errors and make sure you are treated fairly by the insurance company through every stage of the proceedings.
Auto insurance carriers throughout California know that our law firm provides aggressive representation, and we don’t settle for anything less than our clients deserve. To speak with a member of our team in a free case review, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message on our contact page.