If you have suffered an injury or lost someone you love due to another person’s negligence, you deserve justice. The San Leandro personal injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers are here to help you fight for the compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
After helping more than 5,000 clients and recovering over $300 million, our lawyers have earned a reputation for providing strategic legal counsel and aggressive representation. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-GO-HARRIS. The initial consultation is free, and you won’t have to pay anything upfront to hire us to represent you.
Types of Cases Our Personal Injury Attorneys Handle in San Leandro
- Auto Accidents
- Turo Vehicle Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Motorcycle Crashes
- 18-Wheeler Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Airplane and Other Aircraft Accidents
- Dog Bites and Other Animal Attacks
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Burn Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Rideshare Accidents
- Scooter Accidents
- Bike Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Slips and Falls
- Wrongful Death
- Other Personal Injuries
"Do I Have Grounds for a Personal Injury Claim?"
The best way to find out if your case has merit is to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team. During this first meeting, we will ask you a few questions to find out what caused your injuries, whether you have grounds for a claim, and how to approach the investigation. Generally speaking, if you were hurt or lost a member of your family due to another person’s negligence or wrongful actions, you may be entitled to compensation for any resulting damages. Negligence is the basis of most personal injury and wrongful death cases, except for claims involving strict liability. A person is considered negligent when they fail to behave with a level of care that a person of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances. For example, drivers are considered negligent when they violate traffic laws by breaking the speed limit, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and making illegal turns. Dog owners are considered negligent when they fail to take reasonable steps to keep their animals restrained. Property owners may be considered negligent when they fail to perform maintenance on their premises or fix hazards within a reasonable period of time.
How Will My San Leandro Personal Injury Lawyer Prove Liability?
To win your case, your San Leandro personal injury lawyer must present strong evidence of liability. The types of evidence that will be used to prove your claim will depend on the facts surrounding your case: the cause of your accident, the person or entity that is responsible, where it occurred, etc. It is important that the claims investigation begins as soon as possible because over time, critical evidence may be destroyed or altered. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to performing a thorough investigation into every case we handle—even if a settlement is the expected outcome. We want to make sure your claim is as strong as possible before we enter settlement negotiations, and we want the insurance company to know that we are ready to go to trial if they refuse to cooperate. Besides reviewing the incident and police reports, searching for video footage and photographs of the scene, and talking to eyewitnesses, we can also bring in expert witnesses if necessary. Medical, financial, and vocational experts often play a crucial role in claims investigations, and their testimony may be needed to strengthen your case. Our attorneys work with an expansive network of experts in a variety of disciplines, and we know how to use their testimony to support our clients’ claims.
Proving Damages - "What Are Damages?"
Proving liability is only half the equation. Your attorney will also need to prove the types of damages you suffered and their value. Again, the approach your attorney will take depends on the circumstances of your case, but generally speaking, the following evidence often plays an important role in proving damages:
- Healthcare bills;
- Diagnostic images;
- Medical, vocational, and financial expert testimony;
- Photos of injuries and property damage;
- Property repair receipts;
- Pay-stubs and tax returns;
- Testimony from caregivers regarding any pain and suffering you have endured; and
- Your personal journal about how the injuries have affected your life.
While some attorneys will only gather the basic evidence such as medical bills and proof of lost income, the lawyers at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers go the extra mile. We prepare for all eventualities and always assume a case will end up in trial. This approach tells the insurance company that we are ready to go to court if necessary, and it shows them what they’re going up against if they refuse to accept a fair settlement offer.
Schedule a Free Case Review with a Personal Injury Lawyer in San Leandro
Our law firm is available 24/7 to take your call. Dial 1-800-GO-HARRIS or use our contact page to schedule a free initial consultation with Harris Personal Injury Lawyers.