Harris Personal Injury Lawyers provides honest, aggressive, and compassionate legal representation to clients in Malibu and throughout Los Angeles. If you or someone you love was seriously injured due to another person's negligence or intentional act, we invite you to contact our office to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
If you cannot come to us, one of our Malibu personal injury lawyers will come to you. With a passion for the law and a dedication to going the extra mile for our clients, we have recovered more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts. For more information about our legal services or to arrange a free case review, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS.
Types of Cases Our Malibu Personal Injury Lawyers Handle
After suffering a serious injury or a death in the family, you deserve to be represented by a seasoned trial lawyer who has successfully handled cases like yours. The attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers have an extensive background assisting clients in the following types of cases:
- Auto Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- 18-Wheeler Collisions
- Bicycle Crashes
- Rideshare Vehicle Accidents
- Boat Crashes
- Train Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bird Scooter Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Airplane Crashes
- Turo Vehicle Accidents
- Spinal Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Dog Bites
- Slips and Falls
- Premises Liability
- Other Personal Injuries
- Wrongful Death
We’ll Prepare for Your Case as If We’re Going to Trial
Many personal injury lawyers only accept cases that seem easy to win. They don’t want to bother with cases that will require an extensive investigation or might involve a liability or damages dispute. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we believe that every client deserves dedicated legal representation from an attorney who genuinely cares about their situation. Even if we believe your case will end in a settlement, we will prepare for negotiations as if we are going to trial. Your Malibu personal injury attorney will take the time to interview witnesses, review every relevant insurance policy, gather all available evidence, and consult with medical and financial experts if necessary. Insurance companies throughout California know that our lawyers don’t play games. If they refuse to accept a fair settlement offer, we are more than willing to take a case to trial.
Damages in Malibu Personal Injury Cases
“Damages” refers to an award that is paid to a person for an injury or loss. To win a personal injury or wrongful death case, you must be able to prove the types of damages you have incurred and their value. The more evidence you have to prove damages and the stronger it is, the more likely it will be that you will recover a fair settlement without having to go to trial. In California, personal injury claimants can pursue compensation for economic damages, non-economic damages and, in some cases, punitive damages. Economic damages are losses are objectively verifiable. Examples include hospital bills and other healthcare expenses, loss of income, lost earning capacity, vehicle repairs, home care, and home/vehicle modifications. Non-economic damages are those that don’t necessarily involve out-of-pocket expenses. Examples include pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment in life, emotional distress, inconvenience, and physical impairment. Punitive damages usually are not recoverable in personal injury cases, but they might be awarded if the defendant acted with oppression, fraud, or malice. They may be recoverable, for instance, after a drunk driving accident or a collision with a motorist who was fleeing from police.
How Will My Accident Attorney Prove Damages?
The kinds of evidence your attorney will use to prove damages will depend on the types of losses you suffered and their value. Common evidence used to prove damages in personal injury cases includes:
- Pharmacy receipts;
- Hospital bills;
- Statistics that show the lifetime cost of care for your injuries;
- Photos of wounds, disfigurement, or scarring;
- Your most recent tax returns, paystubs, and income statements;
- Statistics that show the average lifetime earnings of people in your profession;
- Testimony from medical, vocational, and financial experts;
- Your personal journal about how your injury has affected your daily life;
- Estimates for home modifications to accommodate your injury; and
- Estimates for repairing or replacing your vehicle and other property.
A Malibu personal injury attorney from Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can help you gather all of this evidence so your case is as strong as possible. Our goal is to get you fairly compensated without having to go through the stress and hassle of trial, so we will thoroughly investigate your accident and carefully review all available evidence before entering into settlement negotiations.
Discuss Your Case with a Malibu Personal Injury Attorney Today!
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand how a sudden injury or death in the family can affect every aspect of your life. Although we cannot undo the stress and emotional trauma that you have suffered, we can help you fight for the compensation you need to make your life whole again. If you’re ready to discuss your case with a Malibu accident attorney in a free consultation, call us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online.