Northridge Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
Northridge Car Accident Attorneys
In California, car accidents are a leading cause of injuries and death. If you or a loved one have been harmed in a car accident, you might be entitled to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses.
Our car accident lawyers can help you navigate the claims process. We have represented thousands of clients and won numerous six and seven-figure settlements and verdicts throughout the years, and we can help you walk away with the compensation you need to be made whole.
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case assessment today.
Types of Cases Our Northridge Car Accident Attorneys 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 at Fault?
In some cases, the other driver’s insurance company might argue that you contributed to your accident. Your attorney can help you determine whether this is true and, if so, how it will impact your damages.
You may be partially liable for your accident if you:
- Broke a traffic law
- Admitted fault
- Provided a recorded statement that led to an admission of fault
- Posted about the accident online
- Were driving while distracted or impaired
If you were partially liable for your accident, California law will apply a percentage to your fault and deduct that percentage from the damages you can recover. For instance, if you are deemed 50 percent at fault for the accident, 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 only $5,000.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are familiar with the law on partial liability and will use 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.
What If the Other Driver Was Uninsured?
Fortunately, even if the at-fault party was uninsured, you can still pursue – and potentially recover – damages. Your uninsured motorist bodily injury (UMBI) coverage 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 repairing or replacing your vehicle.
If you don’t have this type of coverage, or if your coverage limits are insufficient to fully compensate you, your personal injury lawyer may advise you to directly sue the other driver. Unfortunately, though, many motorists who can’t afford insurance may not have the means to foot any medical bills, lost income, or other damages related to your injuries. Our car accident attorneys will sit down with you to discuss your options and will help you determine whether pursuing a lawsuit is worthwhile.
Discuss Your Claim with A Northridge Car Accident Attorney
If you’re navigating the physical, emotional, and financial challenges following a serious car accident, you can confidently turn to Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. While insurance companies will go to great lengths to protect their own bottom lines, our car accident lawyers will fight to ensure you receive a fair settlement – and 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.