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Murrieta Car Accident Attorneys

Murrieta Car Accident Attorneys

Car accidents are a leading cause of injuries and death each year. If you or a loved one have been harmed in a car wreck, you might be entitled to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses. Our Murrieta car accident lawyers can help you navigate the claims process. Throughout the years, we have represented thousands of clients and won numerous six and seven-figure settlements and verdicts. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case assessment today.

Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle

  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Distracted driving accidents
  • Collisions with commercial trucks
  • Scooter accidents
  • Accidents involving pedestrians
  • Bus accidents
  • Rideshare vehicle accidents
  • Accidents resulting in brain or spinal cord injury
  • Accidents resulting in wrongful death
  • Other types of car accident cases resulting in major or minor injuries

What If I Was Partially Liable for My Accident?

Your attorney can help you determine whether you contributed to your accident in any way and, if so, how it will impact the damages you can collect. You may be partially liable for your accident if you:

  • Violated a traffic law
  • Admitted fault for the accident
  • Posted about the accident online
  • Drove while distracted or impaired

Should it be determined that you contributed to the wreck, the law still allows you to recover – however, your recovery will be reduced by the percentage to which you were at fault. For instance, if you were making an illegal left turn and a drunk driver collided with you, you may be deemed 50 percent at fault for the accident. As a result, your damages award would be reduced by 50 percent. In other words, if you were entitled to recoup an award of $10,000, you would recover $5,000. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand the law on partial liability and will deploy the best strategy possible to overcome liability disputes. We will gather evidence, speak with eyewitnesses, work closely with experts, and strive to help you pursue fair compensation for your injuries. We will take all the necessary steps to minimize your fault percentage so that you can still walk away with some funds to help you recover and move forward.

What If the Other Driver Was Uninsured?

If the at-fault party was uninsured, you can still pursue damages. If you have uninsured motorist bodily injury (UMBI) coverage, it should pay benefits for injuries you sustain in a wreck with an uninsured driver. This also applies if you carry uninsured motorist property damage (UMPD) coverage, which will help defray the cost of damage to your vehicle. However, if you lack this type of coverage, or if your policy limits are insufficient, your lawyer may advise you to sue the other driver directly. Unfortunately, though, this is not always a winning strategy: many motorists who lack car insurance may not have the means to fund your damages, even if you win your case. Our Murrieta car accident attorneys can help you determine whether it is worth pursuing a case against an uninsured driver.

Award-Winning Car Accident Attorneys

If you’re navigating the physical, emotional, and financial challenges following a car wreck, you can confidently turn to Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. While insurance companies will go to great lengths to protect their bottom lines, our passionate personal injury lawyers will fight to ensure you receive a fair settlement. If you don’t, we have the trial experience necessary to vigorously represent your interests in court. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or schedule a free case review online today.