It’s never easy to cope with the physical, psychological, and financial impact of a serious injury. This is especially true if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. If you or a member of your family was hurt in a preventable accident due to another person’s careless, reckless, or intentional actions, you may be entitled to compensation for any damages that you have incurred as a result. The Pacific Beach personal injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers can help you overcome the legal hurdles that stand between you and fair compensation. We offer unparalleled legal representation to victims of personal injury and wrongful death, and we have the track record to prove it with more than $300 million recovered for our clients. Call us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS for a free initial consultation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Pacific Beach
Our injury attorneys have experience with a wide of variety of personal injury claims including:
- Car accidents
- motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Dangerous premises;
- Burn accidents;
- Brain injuries;
- Rideshare accidents;
- Dog bites; and
- Wrongful death.
Types of Damages Recoverable in California Personal Injury Claims
The legal term damages refer to the costs associated with an injury or loss caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another. For instance, if you were hurt in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you may be able to claim damages for emergency medical care, diagnostic imaging, surgeries, and other medical expenses, any lost wages, and non-economic losses like pain and suffering. In the state of California, personal injury claimants can pursue compensation for economic, non-economic, and exemplary damages including:
- Past and future medical bills;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of earning capacity;
- Property damage;
- Emotional distress;
- Loss of consortium (i.e. loss of companionship with a family member);
- Loss of enjoyment; and
- Exemplary (or "punitive") damages.
The amount of compensation you may be able to recover will depend on the extent of your injuries, the permanence of your injuries, whether you suffered scarring or disfigurement, the specific cause of your collision, and many other factors. Although no attorney can guarantee a particular outcome for your case, the skilled legal team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers will make sure your claim includes all potentially recoverable damages, and we will gather all available evidence to help you prove them. We can also arrange testimony from accident reconstruction experts, medical experts, financial experts, and other expert witnesses.
How Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help Accident Victims
The purpose of injury awards is to make the plaintiff "whole" again. While nothing can erase the pain and emotional trauma associated with a personal injury, the attorneys at HPI are committed to recovering the monetary losses associated with your injury in addition to compensation for intangible injuries such as pain and suffering. Our lawyers will handle correspondence with the insurer, gather important evidence that will strengthen your claim, calculate your damages, and handle settlement negotiations. And while insurance companies may try to "low ball" claimants who lack representation, the presence of an experienced litigator sends the message that you're willing to go to trial if they don't offer a fair settlement. The lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers will help you avoid mistakes that would harm your claim. We will gather evidence that you might have otherwise overlooked and will tailor our legal strategies to the specific facts of your case.
Pacific Beach Injury Lawyers Offer Free Case Consultations
Our legal team will evaluate your case in a free consultation to determine if you have grounds for a claim and how best to proceed. If you have collected any of the items listed below, please bring to your consultation.
- Names and addresses of any ambulance services, medical facilities, chiropractors, or other healthcare providers you visited;
- Names and addresses of everyone involved in the accident, as well as the names and contact information of any witnesses;
- Dates and times of any missed work related to the accident;
- Names and phone numbers of any insurance claims adjusters you have spoken to;
- Accident report (if applicable);
- Copies of any written statements;
- Copies of any relevant insurance policies;
- Correspondence received from any insurers regarding the accident or injuries;
- Medical bills;
- Receipts for items purchased in relation to the accident (medical devices, etc.);
- Receipts for any repair work related to the accident; and
- Photographs or other evidence related to the accident or injury.
If you haven't collected any evidence, do not hesitate and contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers in Pacific Beach today. Once hired, we can collect all of the necessary items on your behalf.
Discuss Your Case with a Pacific Beach Personal Injury Attorney Today!
Don’t let the insurance company bully you into accepting any type of offer. If you or a loved one was seriously injured due to another person’s negligence, turn to the Pacific Beach personal injury lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers for comprehensive legal guidance. We are dedicated to providing compassionate and thorough representation to give our clients the best possible chance of recovering the compensation they deserve. Call 1-800-HARRIS or use our contact form to set up a free consultation.