California Personal Injury Lawyers

Contrary to what some may believe, an insurance company is not on your side when an accident occurs.

It's not uncommon for an insurance company to take advantage of an accident victim and offer an unfair personal injury settlement in most personal injury claims. At Harbor Accident Lawyers, our legal practice provides top representation and handles personal injury cases in Southern California.

With a 99% success rate, our personal injury law firm strives to defend the rights of our injured clients from insurance companies. We will help you seek compensation, and a California personal injury lawyer will also help you maximize your settlement. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about our California personal injury law firm.


Why Choose Harbor Accident Lawyers?

We are a California personal injury law firm with a 99% success rate and have recovered millions of dollars for satisfied clients. Call now for a free case evaluation.

When researching which San Diego car accident lawyer can handle your personal injury case, consider their qualifications and capabilities.

The California law firm you decide to work with will mean the difference between being awarded maximum compensation from the insurance company or owing thousands of out-of-pocket expenses (medical bills, future medical treatment, physical therapy, lost income, car repairs, etc.).

In addition to getting clients a maximum payout, our main objective is to get car accident victims back to a healthy state. Personal injury victims often hold off receiving medical treatment for fear of accumulating hefty medical expenses. Our legal professionals work with an exclusive network of top doctors, surgeons, pain management specialists, and physical therapists in Southern California.

Our partnership with these medical facilities allows injured clients access to quality medical care that we can pay back after settling a personal injury lawsuit. Therefore, you will not have to worry about costs until you are granted financial compensation for your personal injury claim. Schedule your free initial consultation now.

Other Benefits Our California Personal Injury Lawyers Provide

In addition, our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This payment structure alleviates clients' financial stress and the worry of paying for legal fees. We will only be compensated after you have been awarded fair compensation from the insurance company. Therefore, if, for any reason, we cannot win your personal injury case, you will owe us absolutely nothing.

Again, our objective is to get your health back in order, including your mental well-being. The trauma from an auto accident is already burdensome; we do not wish to add to it. We empathize with you, and we are here to help you make it through this challenging time. Our San Diego personal injury lawyer will tirelessly hold the other driver's insurance company accountable to get you fair compensation for your personal injury case.

Contact us today to begin the process or inquire about our California personal injury law firm. We are available 24/7. Schedule a 100% free consultation to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.

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"The attorney handled my case with such great care and professionalism! I appreciate his professional support and guidance. He is an outstanding lawyer and can thank him and his staff for all the hard work and effort they put into my case! He puts his client's needs first! If you are looking for a great lawyer do not hesitate to call Harbor Accident Lawyers. You will not regret it!"

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You're not just a number but a family member with us. Expect courtesy calls and constant updates from our team. Our friendly staff is available to take your calls whenever you need anything.
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We are your loyal advocate who understands your needs. You can expect honest advice and aggressive representation from us. We will decide on the best strategy to benefit you and your recovery.
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Because we work on a contingency basis, you only pay when we win your case. We take pride in providing free legal advice whether or not you hire us.

Personal Injury Cases

Our law firm represents motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, and wrongful death cases.

An Overview of What to Do After an Accident

Motor vehicle collisions involve cars, motorcycles, trucks, Uber & Lyft vehicles, and others.

Regardless of the type of motor vehicle accident you're involved in, whether a car or motorcycle accident, ensure you get to safety by moving away from the road. Then, call for help.

Report the accident to the police and request CHP assist  at the accident scene. The present officer will help calm the crash scene, determine who may have been at fault, and create a police report. Police reports are valuable and can be used as evidence.

Avoid discussing the crash or communicating with the other driver/involved party. However, do collect their contact information and insurance company details. Also, get witness statements from anyone who saw the crash. When it's okay to leave the scene, seek immediate medical assistance. A doctor will need to examine you for visible serious injuries and non-visible ones, like internal bleeding or a concussion. Your California personal injury attorney will want to use your medical records as evidence.

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Then, contact the best personal injury attorneys at Harbor Accident Lawyers. Personal injury cases are complicated to navigate on your own. Our team of personal injury attorneys can advise you on your rights and options at no charge. Our free consultation is a no-obligation meeting that allows prospective clients and our California personal injury lawyers to become acquainted and learn the details of their cases. From there, we advise how to proceed with the legal process and estimate the value of personal injury claims.

Serious Injuries

After an accident, some injuries will be apparent. However, many catastrophic injuries will be less obvious but potentially more life-threatening.

Common personal injuries from accidents include the following:

  • Spine injuries, paralysis
  • Head injuries, skull fractures
  • Brain injuries, traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck injuries, whiplash
  • Organ damage
  • Scarring
  • Burns
  • Amputation
  • Wrongful death

Sustaining catastrophic injuries can result in ongoing medical care to recover. Treatment is expensive, and the bills will begin to accumulate. Even minor injuries can rack up costly medical expenses. After an injury, accident victims have the legal right to file a personal injury claim. An experienced personal injury attorney can help clients recover compensation from the at-fault party's insurance so that victims are not left paying for damages. Contact us to handle your personal injury matters.

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Common Causes of Auto Accidents

Various types of accidents that result from negligence include rear-end accidents, T-bones, hit-and-runs, sideswipes, head-on crashes, and multi-vehicle accidents. Whether it's a car accident, bicycle accident, truck accident, or an Uber or Lyft accident, auto accidents are often the result of negligent behavior from reckless individuals.

Your personal injury attorney can exhibit negligence in the following ways:

  • Drunk driving
  • Intoxicated driving with legal and illegal drugs
  • Speeding
  • Running red lights/ running stop signs
  • Tailgating
  • Fatigued driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting
  • Talking to passengers
  • Non-maintained roads and freeways

In a car accident case, you will receive fair compensation if an at-fault driver, like another driver or government entity, caused the accident that led to your personal injuries. However, your California personal injury lawyer must prove that the liable party's negligence directly caused your injuries.

How Personal Injury Attorneys Prove Negligence

Known as a legal theory in law, "negligence" must be proven to recover damages after a car accident claim has been filed. There are four elements to proving negligence: duty of care, breach of duty of care, causation, and damages.

San Diego personal injury attorneys are responsible for indicating that the at-fault party was obligated to provide a duty of care to the victim. Then, your attorney must prove that because the at-fault driver breached the duty of care, an accident caused the victim damages (severe injuries, pain, suffering, lost wages, etc.).

If your attorney can accomplish this, compensation can be awarded to the victim. In some instances, your insurance company may cover some damages if the at-fault driver does not have insurance and uninsured motorist coverage is part of your policy. However, compensation in most personal injury cases is covered by the other party's liability insurance.

A Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You Recover Compensation

In addition to compensation for their injuries, accident victims can recover other damages.

During your free consultation, our California personal injury lawyers will assess your accident and estimate other areas for which you can expect compensation. Our personal injury lawyers have found success in recovering economic and non-economic damages. Your attorney can break down these losses for your personal injury claim into the following.

Economic Damages
Under California personal injury laws, any financial losses that can be calculated are considered economic damages. This includes all medical bills for current treatment and future medical expenses for ongoing treatment or rehab injuries. Other financial losses are lost wages, loss of future income, vehicle repairs/replacement, property damage, and other expenses from the crash.
Non-Economic Damages
These damages are less tangible than economic damages and can be more challenging to prove. However, non-economic damages can still be compensated. Examples include mental anguish, regular psychological and physical pain and suffering, change in life outlook, and loss of companionship. Our personal injury lawyers want to help with your physical and financial recovery. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

Statute of Limitations in California

Per California law, the statute of limitations to file personal injury lawsuits is two years from the accident date. Injured victims must file within the allotted window. Hiring an accident lawyer will ensure that you meet your deadlines on time.

Dangerous Intersections in San Diego

Over 20,000 car accidents resulted in injury or death in San Diego in a single year.

More than half of the deaths in San Diego were accident-related. In addition, recent data indicate that 12% of car accidents in San Diego County are alcohol-related, hitting record numbers in 2021.

Other factors that affect accidents are the infrastructure and maintenance of the city's roadways.

Some of the most dangerous intersections throughout the city include:

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You

There are many benefits an attorney provides clients with. However, finding an experienced personal injury lawyer to take on the insurance company is vital. Our personal injury lawyers help clients in the following ways.

  • Free consultation to evaluate your case and discuss legal procedures
  • Offer valuable legal advice based on years of experience.
  • Handle and file the complicated paperwork.
  • Aggressively negotiate with the insurance company to get you the maximum compensation.
  • Our trial lawyers have experience with litigation and will represent you in court.
  • Directly communicate with the insurance company, protecting the rights of clients.
  • Around-the-clock support, 24/7, including holidays and weekends.

Our personal injury lawyer will assist you through each step of the claims process to obtain compensation.

Our law firm has a 99% success rate in helping clients in Southern California recover maximum compensation. Our personal injury lawyers specialize in motor vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, bicycles, pedestrians, and rideshares.

Personal injury attorney - Bart Melhop, Esq., Of Counsel

Contact the Personal Injury Lawyers at Harbor Accident Lawyers

It's never too early to begin preparing a personal injury claim. However, remember that it is possible to be too late. To discuss your case option, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer today. The consultation is free to get started, and you will owe us absolutely nothing for our legal services unless we win your personal injury case.