Perris Personal Injury Attorneys | Accident Lawyers
Perris Car Accident Attorneys
If you’ve been injured in a car wreck, our Perris lawyers are here to help you recover. We will work tirelessly to collect a settlement that will help you get back on your feet after a financially and physically devastating accident.
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case assessment today. If you cannot make it to our Perris office, we will come to you.
Types of Car Accident Cases We 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
What If I Was Partially Liable for My Accident?
Often, the other driver’s insurance company will argue that you caused the accident. This is a common tactic insurance companies use to avoid paying your damages. 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
- Were driving while distracted or impaired
- Were driving negligently or recklessly
If this happened, don’t worry: You can still recover. However, the law will apply a percentage to your fault and deduct that percentage from the damages you can recover.
For instance, if you ran a red light just before your wreck, you may be deemed 50 percent at fault for the accident. As a result, your damages award would be reduced by 50 percent. In other words, if you were entitled to recover $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. If it turns out that you were partially liable for the crash, we will take all necessary steps to minimize your fault percentage so that you can walk away with some funds to help you recover.
What If the Other Driver Was Uninsured?
Fortunately, even if the at-fault party was uninsured, you can still pursue damages – but with a few caveats.
Your own 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 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 own 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.