Marina Del Rey
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we offer vigorous and compassionate representation to the injured and to families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We have a proven track record of success with more than 5,000 clients helped and more than $300 million recovered in monetary awards. We know how much is at stake for you and your family. Our Marina del Rey personal injury lawyers will tirelessly fight for the compensation you need to pay for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses you have incurred and will incur due to your injuries. Contact our law firm today to find out how our skilled and highly experienced legal team can help you. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS for a free initial consultation.
Types of Cases Our Marina del Rey Personal Injury Lawyers Handle:
Nobody should have to take on the insurance company alone after a serious injury or death in the family. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we offer exceptional legal representation in a variety of cases including:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Tractor-Trailer Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Rideshare Accidents
- Turo Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Aircraft Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
- Bird Scooter Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Premises Liability
- Other Personal Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Does My Personal Injury Case Have Merit?
There’s no way to determine if you have grounds for a claim without carefully evaluating the facts of your case. A Marina del Rey injury attorney from Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can assess the evidence you have gathered during a free consultation to find out if your case has merit and how to proceed with your claim. Generally speaking, you have the right to file a personal injury claim if you suffered an injury or loss due to the negligence or wrongful act of another person, business, or government entity. In cases that involve strict liability, such as dog bites and product liability cases, you do not need to prove that negligence or intent played a role in your accident.
What If More Than One Person Is to Blame for My Injury?
It is not uncommon for multiple parties to share fault for a single accident. When this happens, each defendant is assigned a percentage of fault that adds up to 100%, pursuant to California’s “comparative negligence” law. Each defendant will owe the plaintiff an amount of compensation that corresponds to his or her percentage of fault. For instance, let’s assume that you were injured in an accident involving a commercial truck. The truck had rolled over while speeding through a curve in the road. It is later discovered that the truck was overloaded, which contributed to the accident. The jury finds that the cargo loading company was 50% liable for the crash and the truck driver was 50% liable. If your total damages are $100,000, both the cargo loading company and the truck driver (or his or her employer) would owe you $50,000 each in damages. If multiple defendants may have been liable for your injuries, it is very important that they are both named in your claim. Although this could make your case more complicated, it might increase your likelihood of recovering a fair payout. This is because one party often does not have enough insurance coverage or assets to pay for the damages caused in an accident, but multiple parties might be able to cover all damages incurred.
What If I Was Partially at Fault for My Injuries?
Under California's comparative negligence system, plaintiffs can recover compensation even if they were partially at fault for their injuries. In fact, you may be entitled to compensation even if you were more than 50% responsible for your injuries. However, your total damages award will be reduced by your own percentage of fault. If you believe that the opposing party might claim that you were partially or wholly at fault for your injuries, it is critical that you consult a Marina del Rey personal injury attorney right away. The legal team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers will perform a meticulous investigation to gather all available evidence of liability before it becomes altered or unavailable.
Contact Our Marina del Rey Personal Injury Lawyers Today: 1-800-GO-HARRIS
If your financial security is in jeopardy after an unexpected injury or death in the family, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers to learn your rights. We understand the stress and uncertainty that you and your loved ones are facing. During your free case evaluation, one of our Marina del Rey injury attorneys will answer all of your questions and explain in detail how our legal team will help you fight for the compensation you deserve. You won’t have to pay us a cent upfront to take advantage of our legal services, and we won’t charge you any attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or use our contact form to arrange a free initial consultation.