Oakland Car Accident Lawyers
Did you get hurt or lose a loved one in a car crash? After an accident, we recommend you talk with an Oakland car accident attorney before speaking with an insurer. When you are dealing with another driver’s insurance company, that businesses will not put you first. Instead, their job is to protect their policyholder, which means they may look for ways to deny your claim or limit your compensation. To reduce the risk of a difficult insurance claim process, call Harris Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible.
Our team of experienced car accident lawyers understands how difficult an unexpected accident is. Not only do you have to deal with the pain of physical injuries or grief, you have to manage to financial repercussions. We are available to help you pursue the compensation you will need to protect your finances. We have helped recover more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts for over 5,000 clients.
To talk with one of our car accident lawyers in Oakland, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS. We are available 24/7 to take your call and schedule your free consultation.
How Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After an Auto Accident
No matter what type of accident you or a relative were involved in, we are here to help. Once you meet with us and decide we are the right firm to represent you, we will get started investigating the crash. We will gather as much evidence as we can, including any photos you or witnesses took, footage from surveillance and dashboard cameras, eyewitness accounts, the police report, and physical evidence. Depending on the complexity of the crash, we may pursue an expert’s opinion.
We may recommend filing a lawsuit as soon as possible. There may be pieces of evidence we cannot get without going through the court system. During a lawsuit, there will be the discovery phase during which both sides can ask the other for information. We may demand answers to questions, testimony, documentation, records, electronic evidence, and more from the at-fault driver or their employer.
By gathering and analyzing the available evidence, we will build a case for you to receive compensation from the other party.
Another important part of bringing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is determining the value of your damages. We work closely with you, your medical providers, and any necessary experts to calculate the value of your economic and non-economic injuries. This is essential for us to determine an appropriate amount to demand in your lawsuit or settle for.
Your Oakland car accident lawyer will handle the insurance claim process for you. It is better that you do not answer an adjuster’s questions or provide a statement to the insurer. Instead, we will respond to all requests for information and will make sure the insurer receives all appropriate documentation, including your medical records related to your crash injuries.
When the time comes, we will participate in insurance settlement negotiations. Most initial settlement offers are very low and not the full value of your damages. We will not hesitate to turn down a low offer and pursue a more appropriate amount.
We prepare to handle claims of comparative negligence. When you file an insurance claim or lawsuit against the other driver, they may respond that you were also negligent. Under California law, you cannot be half or more responsible for the crash to recover compensation. We will aggressively defend against claims of your own negligence to ensure you can receive as much compensation as possible.
Our Oakland Car Accident Attorneys Handle All Types of Collisions
Our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers in Oakland represent victims of:
- Drunk driving accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- Head-on accidents
- T-bone/side-impact accidents
- Sideswipe accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Speed-related accidents
- Drowsy driving accidents
- Reckless and aggressive driving accidents
- Defective vehicle accidents
- Tire blowout accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Turo accidents
- Poor road condition accidents
We Pursue Full and Fair Compensation for Car Accident Injuries
One of the many benefits of working with an experienced Oakland car accident lawyer is that you have someone who not only understands the value of your claim but will fight for you to receive just compensation. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we believe in taking an aggressive approach in personal injury cases.
We will fight hard for you to receive compensation for your:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Income
- Other Injury-Related Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Reduced Earning Potential
- Loss of Quality of Life
- Loss of Consortium
Contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Today
If you want to learn more about your rights and legal options after a car accident in Oakland, contact us through our online form or call 1-800-GO-HARRIS. We offer free consultations and will meet you at a time and place most convenient for you.