Monterey Personal Injury Attorneys | Monterey County Injury Lawyers
The Monterey personal injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers offer free consultations and reliable legal guidance to victims of personal injury and wrongful death throughout northern California.
Monterey Personal Injury Lawyers Represent These Common Claims:
Our personal injury law firm is dedicated to helping clients attain justice and the maximum compensation in the following types of cases:
- Car Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
- Catastrophic Injuries (Traumatic Brain Injuries, Burn Injuries, and Spinal Cord Injuries)
- Airplane Crashes
- Premises Liability Cases
- Lyft & Uber Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Train Crashes
- Turo Accidents
- Bird Scooter Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Other Personal Injuries
Our practice is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer free case consultations over the phone or in person. We will come to you if you cannot come to us.
What Damages Are Available in California Personal Injury Claims?
If you are facing steep medical bills and lost income due to an unexpected injury, it is only natural to wonder how much your claim is worth. Unfortunately, it is not possible to predict the outcome of your case without first knowing the cause of your accident, the severity of your injuries, the estimated cost of medical bills and lost income, and other facts surrounding your claim.
The Monterey personal injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers will perform a thorough review of your case to determine the types of damages you may be able to recover. We will then gather all available evidence of your financial and non-economic losses to calculate their value and to ensure your case has teeth before we head into settlement negotiations.
If you were injured, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Injury-related healthcare bills you have already paid;
- Future medical expenses;
- Lost income;
- Reduced earning capacity;
- Homecare, vehicle modifications, and other reasonable expenses you have incurred or will incur due to your injury;
- Loss of consortium;
- Loss of enjoyment;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Disability and disfigurement.
You may also be able to recover punitive damages if the defendant acted with fraud, oppression, or malice. Although punitive damages are rarely recovered in personal injury cases, they may be recovered if the defendant’s behavior was especially egregious.
We Can Help Facilitate Medical Treatment
Our team of injury attorneys have deep relationships with doctors, chiropractors and medical professionals throughout Monterey County. If you are having trouble finding the right doctor to provide treatment, let us help. We also can help our clients get treatment with medical professionals who work on a lien basis. This means that any medical bills can be paid from the potential settlement. Thus meaning, you treat without paying anything upfront.
If you are bringing a wrongful death claim, your monetary award might include compensation for:
- Financial support your loved one would have provided to the family;
- Funeral and burial costs;
- Medical expenditures incurred as a result of your loved one’s fatal illness or injury;
- Lost household services;
- Lost gifts or benefits; and
- Loss of affection, comfort, love, support, society, and companionship.
We Will Make Sure You Aren’t Bullied into Accepting a Low Payout
The vast majority of tort claims are resolved before they go to trial. This is usually best for all parties involved since litigation can be expensive and stressful. But if the insurance company or defendant is unwilling to offer a reasonable settlement, our Monterey personal injury attorneys are prepared to take your case to trial.
As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” One of the most effective ways to prevent unnecessary litigation is to hire an injury lawyer with a reputation for exceptional skills in the courtroom. This will tell the insurance company or defendant that you would be willing to go to trial if necessary, which may translate into a fair settlement offer without having to go to court.
The attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers know what it takes to litigate complex personal injury and wrongful death cases. We have overcome challenging disputes related to liability and damages, and we will use our proven legal strategies—calibrated over many decades of experience—to help you and your family fight for the highest compensation possible.
Discuss Your Claim Today with our Monterey Personal Injury Attorneys
Choosing a personal injury lawyer is a major decision that should not be taken lightly. Your attorney should have the time, resources, legal strategies, and passion needed to provide exceptional representation through every stage of the proceedings.
The injury lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers are have built a reputation on providing unparalleled client service, thorough case investigations, and effective settlement negotiation strategies. Our attorneys are also tenacious litigators who are respected by insurance companies throughout California.
If you were harmed or lost a family member in a preventable accident due to someone else’s negligent or intentional actions, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers to discuss your legal rights. After a serious accident, you cannot expect the insurance company or opposing party to act in your best interests—but we will.