Modesto Car Accident Attorneys
Modesto Car Accident Attorneys
When you are involved in a car accident, your top priority should be seeking the medical care you need. But once you’ve attended to your injuries, you should immediately call a personal injury attorney. Critical evidence can fade over time, so act quickly to ensure you are able to build the strongest case possible. From minor fender benders to fatal accidents, our Modesto car accident attorneys are skilled in handling all types of car accident claims. Our lawyers are here to help you pursue compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. Whether through skilled negotiation in settlement or aggressive pursuit of your claims in court through litigation, we are poised to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Types of Car Accident Cases Our Modesto Attorneys Handle
Our Modesto personal injury attorneys have represented clients in settlement negotiations and litigation in all types of car accident cases. Because each case is unique, our attorneys will analyze the particular facts of your case to determine the best course of action. We routinely handle car accident cases caused by the following hazards, among others:
- Impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Hit and runs
- Poor road conditions or hazards
- Defective or malfunctioning vehicle parts
Our attorneys have also handled car accident cases involving trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, bicycles, and rideshare vehicles.
Liability for Modesto Car Accidents
In order to avoid paying for your damages, insurance companies may claim that you contributed to your accident. Your personal injury attorney can help you determine whether this is true and, if so, how it will impact your recovery. In California, a court may find that you were partially liable for your accident if you:
- Violated a traffic law
- Admitted fault
- Provided a recorded statement that led to an admission of fault
- Posted about the accident online
- Drove while distracted or impaired
If your own negligence contributed to your accident, California law will apply a percentage to your fault and deduct that percentage from the damages you can recover. In other words, if a drunk driver collided with you while you made an illegal left turn, you may be considered 50 percent at fault for the accident. As a result, a court may choose to reduce your damages award by 50 percent. If you stood to recover $200,000 for your accident, then, you will recover only $100,000. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are familiar with the law on partial liability. As such, we will work to overcome liability disputes by speaking with eyewitnesses, working with experts, and producing any physical evidence that is available. If it turns out that you were partially liable for your car accident, we will take all the necessary steps to minimize your fault percentage so that you can still walk away with sufficient compensation.
Award-Winning Car Accident Lawyers
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you only owe us if we win. We have handled thousands of car accident cases and won substantial recoveries for our clients. When choosing a personal injury attorney to represent you, it is critical to know what kind of experience your lawyer can offer. Our attorneys are both willing and able to take your case to court, and will aggressively represent your interests to a judge or jury.
Contact Our Modesto Car Accident Attorneys Today
If you were injured in a car accident in Modesto, call us to set up a free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys. Our legal team will assess your case and advise you as to the best path forward in pursuing your claim. Our Modesto car accident attorneys are here to fight for you, whether we are up against major insurance companies in settlement negotiations or in court pursuing your right to compensation. If you are unable to come to our office for an initial free consultation, we will come to you. Call our 24-hour phone line at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message to schedule a complimentary case review