Few events can change a person's life as quickly or profoundly as a serious accident. If you were hurt or lost a loved one through the fault of another person, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Riverside personal injury attorneys will aggressively protect your rights and passionately fight for the highest possible settlement. Thousands of injury victims have turned to our law firm in their hour of need. We have the experience, knowledge, and resources to provide effective representation in even the most complicated, high-stakes cases. To discuss your claim in a free, no-obligation case review, call us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS.
Accident Cases Our Riverside Injury Attorneys Handle:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Crashes
- Big-Rig Accidents
- Public, Tour, and Other Bus Accidents
- Scooter Injuries
- Airplane & Helicopter Accidents
- Boating Injuries
- Rideshare Vehicle Accidents
- Dog and Other Animal Attacks
- Bicycle Accidents
- Train Wrecks
- Pedestrian Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Brain Trauma
- Slips and Falls
- Premises Liability
- Turo Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Other Personal Injuries
Can I Sue Multiple Parties for a Single Accident?
Yes. If multiple parties were liable for your accident, you can name all of them in your claim. In fact, seeking compensation from multiple parties might increase your chances of recovering compensation for 100 percent of your losses since there may be more insurance policies in play. The state of California follows a pure comparative negligence system, which means each tortfeasor can be held liable for the percentage of damages that corresponds to his or her percentage of fault. California also has a joint and several liability rule. That means if multiple defendants are liable but one defendant lacks the insurance coverage or financial means to pay his or her portion of your economic damages, you can pursue the difference from the other defendants. However, defendants are not held jointly liable for non-economic damages like pain and suffering. Under California’s joint and several liability rule, naming multiple defendants in your claim might be beneficial if one defendant is unable to cover his or her portion of your damages. Our Riverside personal injury lawyers will help you identify all liable parties and use our extensive knowledge of the relevant case law and statutes to help you fight for the highest possible compensation.
How Do Contingency Fees Work?
There are several types of fee structures used by attorneys. Most personal injury lawyers in Riverside work on a contingency fee basis. That means the attorney’s fees are contingent on the outcome of your claim, so if your case doesn’t result in a settlement or verdict, you won’t owe any fees. You should never hire an accident lawyer who offers to handle your case for a low flat rate. Tort claims can be unpredictable since there are all sorts of reasons why the insurance company might dispute liability or damages. As such, it’s not uncommon for an unexpected complication to arise, and it’s important that your attorney is willing to devote extra time and effort to your case if needed to secure the best possible outcome. Lawyers who work for a flat rate might be reluctant to do so. Our Riverside personal injury attorneys offer free consultations and work on contingency fee contracts. That means you won’t have to pay anything to take advantage of our legal services, and if we don’t win, you won’t have to pay any attorney’s fees.
Can I Recover Compensation If I Was Partially at Fault?
In some states, personal injury claimants cannot recover compensation if they were more than 50 or 51 percent at fault for their damages. This system is called modified comparative negligence. The state of California, however, follows a pure comparative negligence system. As such, you can seek compensation for your damages even if you were more than 51 percent at fault for the accident, but your financial award will be reduced by your percentage of liability. If you think the insurance company might argue that you were partially at fault, it’s important that you enlist the help of a lawyer who has handled claims involving liability disputes. Our Riverside personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in these cases, and they can take the necessary steps to minimize the percentage of fault assigned to you.
Dial 1-800-GO-HARRIS to Discuss Your Claim with Our Riverside Personal Injury Lawyers
If you're looking for a well-credentialed attorney to help you navigate the claims process, turn to Harris Personal Injury Lawyers. Call us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or use our contact page to set up a free, confidential case assessment with a member of our team.