Paso Robles Car Accident Attorneys

Paso Robles Car Accident Attorneys

Motor-vehicle collisions are a leading cause of injuries and death in California. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you might be entitled to damages. Our Paso Robles car accident lawyers can help you navigate the claims process and will fight for the highest settlement possible. We will work tirelessly to pursue a settlement that will help you get back on your feet after a financially and physically devastating event. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case assessment today.

What If I Was Partially Liable?

Even if you’re certain that the other driver involved in the crash was negligent, the insurance company might still argue that you were partially liable. 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:

  • Broke a traffic law
  • Admitted fault
  • Provided a recorded statement that led to an admission of fault
  • Posted about the accident online

If it’s determined that your negligence contributed to the crash, you will be assigned a percentage of fault. For example, if you were speeding and you were hit by a drunk driver, you might be deemed 15 percent at fault, while the drunk driver is assigned 85 percent fault. Your award of damages would then be reduced by your percentage of fault. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand the law on partial liability and know the most effective strategies to overcome liability disputes. We can gather all available evidence, talk to eyewitnesses, bring in expert witnesses, and do everything in our power to help you pursue compensation for 100 percent of your damages. If it turns out that you were partially liable, we will take the necessary steps to minimize the percentage of fault assigned to you.

What If the Other Driver Was Uninsured?

Your own uninsured motorist bodily injury (UMBI) coverage should pay benefits for injuries you sustain in a wreck with an uninsured driver. However, if you don’t have this type of coverage, or if your coverage limits are insufficient to fully compensate you for your damages, 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 your medical bills, lost income, or other damages related to your injuries. In cases like these, our experienced car accident attorneys will sit down with you to discuss your options and will help you determine whether pursuing a lawsuit is worthwhile.

Call Us Today to Discuss Your Case

If you’re navigating the physical, emotional, and financial challenges following a serious car accident, you can confidently turn to Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. Insurance companies will go to great lengths to protect their bottom lines, but we will fight for you. If we can’t settle your case, we will take it to trial and will work tirelessly to ensure you recover the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or schedule a free case review online.