Northridge Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
Northridge Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
If you need legal advice after suffering an injury or losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you can confidently turn to Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. Our team understands the serious consequences that follow these types of accidents, and we can take the stress off your shoulders so you can focus on your health and healing. Our Northridge pedestrian accident attorneys have a track record of success in settlement negotiations and at trial, with numerous six and seven-figure settlements and verdicts. What’s more, we won’t charge anything to review your case, and we work on a contingency basis: this means you will not pay any fees unless we win. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free, confidential case assessment today.
We Investigate Pedestrian Accidents.
After being involved in a pedestrian accident, you may not be sure what happened. In these situations, we recommend contacting an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we will thoroughly investigate the incident, gather evidence regarding what happened and why, and identify the liable party or parties. We will speak with eyewitnesses, review the police report, and gather any photos and video footage available. Our goal is to get to the bottom of your case and then use the relevant evidence to build a strong claim against the at-fault party.
What If I Was Partially at Fault?
If you were partially at fault for your accident, for instance, if you were jaywalking when you were struck by a driver, you might wonder whether you can still recover. Before you dismiss your claim as futile, you should know that in most cases, you can still pursue compensation even if you were partially responsible. In California, the comparative negligence doctrine entitles you to pursue damages even if you contributed to your accident. However, your damages will be reduced in proportion to your percentage of fault. For example, if you were 50% responsible for your accident and the liable party was 50% responsible, you can recover 50% of your total damages – so if you stood to recover $1,000, you could walk away with $500.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand the law of comparative negligence and can negotiate with insurance adjusters to minimize your percentage of fault. It is our goal to help you walk away with the compensation you need to be made whole.
What Kinds of Mistakes Might Hurt My Chances of Recovery?
Waiting too long to take action is just one of many mistakes that could derail your claim. Our Northridge pedestrian accident attorneys can help you understand the errors and oversights you must avoid throughout the proceedings to preserve your claim. Just one mistake could lead to a dispute that draws out the proceedings or reduces your potential recovery.
A few examples of mistakes that can derail your claim include, among others:
- Publishing on social media about the accident
- Making a recorded statement to an insurer
- Ignoring your doctor’s instructions regarding your healthcare
For a Free Consultation, Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS Today!
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our experience representing accident victims throughout California positions us to help you pursue maximum compensation for your injuries and other losses. A member of our legal team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your questions. Call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online.