San Pedro Car Accident Attorneys
Have you recently been injured in a car accident? If so, did you know that you may be entitled to damages for medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses?
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we can help you navigate the claims process, working hard to pursue the most favorable settlement possible. From minor fender benders to fatal accidents, our car accident attorneys are skilled in handling all types of car accident claims. Our lawyers are here to help you pursue compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. Whether through skilled negotiation in settlement or aggressive pursuit of your claims in court through litigation, we are poised to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a free case assessment today.
Types of Cases our Auto Accident Attorneys 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
- Other types of car accident cases resulting in major or minor injuries
What If It Was My Fault?
Sometimes, accident victims are partially responsible. 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
Before you write off your case, however, reach out to an attorney. In California, you can still pursue damages even if you are partially responsible for your accident. In short, California law will apply a percentage to your fault and deduct that percentage from the damages you can recover. For instance, if you were texting, missed the cue for the light turning green, and someone rear-ended you, you may be deemed 50 percent at fault for the accident.
Our award-winning car accident lawyers are familiar with the law on partial liability. We will take all necessary steps to minimize your fault percentage so that you can still walk away with some funds to help you recover physically, emotionally, and financially.
Recovering from an Uninsured (or Underinsured) Motorist
If the at-fault party was uninsured, you can still pursue – and potentially recover – damages. 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 cover the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle.
If you don’t have this type of coverage, your lawyer may advise you to sue the other driver directly without going through insurance. Keep in mind, though, that drivers who lack insurance may not have the means to pay your damages.
Our car accident attorneys will sit down with you to discuss your options and will help you determine whether pursuing a lawsuit is worthwhile.
Discuss Your Claim with a Car Accident Attorney Today.
If you’re navigating the physical, emotional, and financial challenges following a serious car accident, you can confidently turn to our firm. While insurance companies will go to great lengths to protect their bottom lines, we will fight to ensure you receive a fair settlement. If you don’t, we’ll take your case to court.
Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or schedule a free case review online.