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Coachella Valley Personal Injury Attorney

Pursuing the Compensation You Deserve

As people who lead busy lives with established routines, commutes, and more, we never plan for accidents to happen. We also don’t wake up in the morning expecting to become injured later in the day. When people suffer from injuries in a car crashes, as a result of a dog bite, and through elder abuse, they can be caught off guard when they receive their medical bills and have no way to pay for them, especially if they have lost wages from having to miss work.

At Christopher C. Vader PC, our Coachella Valley personal injury attorney is committed to helping the injured recover these damages and more after an accident by holding the negligent responsible. It shouldn’t be your responsibility to have to pay when your injuries were caused by someone else. With more than $50 million recovered for our clients, we can be trusted to pursue the compensation you deserve.

Contact us online or by phone at (760) 537-4457 for your free consultation regarding your personal injury case.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

According to the California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, you have two years to file a personal injury claim before the statute of limitations ends. If the statute of limitations runs out before you file a claim, you will no longer be able to do so. There are exceptions that can extend or shorten this two-year clock so it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of your case. We offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm today!

Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Case

There are three main types of damages an injury victim can pursue in a personal injury case, economic damages, non-economic damages and punitive damages. Economic damages seek to compensate the injured party for the financial losses they suffered as a result of an injury such as medical expenses or missed days at work due to the inability to work. Non-economic damages, as the name suggests, compensates the injured party for non-financial suffering. By nature, these damages compensate for more abstract losses such as pain and suffering, or mental anguish.

Because both economic and non-economic damages seek to compensate the injured party for a loss, they are both known as compensatory damages. The only type of damages that seek to do anything other than compensate the injury victim is punitive damages. The main purpose of punitive damages is to punish the negligent party, as such they are not often awarded.

Our Personal Injury Services

With more than 20 years of experience serving injured individuals and families, our attorney has worked on a variety of accident cases. Though each situation is unique, we’re able to apply our knowledge and past successes to your claim.

Types of claims our attorney handles include:

Injuries we’ve dealt with range from minor to catastrophic, and include:

  • Whiplash, a common car accident injury
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Burns
  • Sprains and fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Neck and spinal cord injuries
  • Head and brain trauma
  • PTSD

Some injuries require expensive surgeries and lifelong care. When our attorney pursues compensation for you, we can fight for the amount you need to recover or sustain your treatment.

How Can I Strengthen My Case?

After your accident, there are a number of steps you can take to strengthen your claim and hold the insurance company of the negligent party responsible. Insurance companies will try to avoid having to pay full compensation by evading liability or shifting some of the blame onto you – it’s therefore important that you gather strong evidence to support your claim.

  • Seek medical evaluation: Even if your injuries seem minor, getting medical attention right after your accident is crucial if you want to file a claim because you need official documentation of your injuries and symptoms from a physician. In addition, a seemingly harmless symptom like a headache may hint at an underlying serious injury.
  • Document your accident: Take photos of your injuries as well as any property damage, particularly if you were involved in a car accident. Make sure to take photos of the scene of the accident and gather witness testimonies.
  • Call our personal injury lawyer: The sooner we get started on your case, the quicker we can gather evidence and have time to build your case strategy.
  • Don’t speak to the insurance company: Insurance adjusters will often ask probing questions to receive responses, like an admission of blame, to undervalue or deny claims. Once you hire a lawyer, they will handle all correspondence with the insurance company.
  • Limit your social media activity: Social media posts can be captured and used by insurance companies to dispute liability. Don’t post anything on your social media profiles until your claim has been settled.

Though most states have a two-year statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim, we recommend getting started on your case with the advocacy of a personal injury attorney immediately. Waiting to file a claim can result in the loss of accident-site evidence that is needed to strengthen your claim.

Call us now for services in English or Spanish at (760) 537-4457. Our Coachella Valley personal injury attorney is here for you.

Why Choose Christopher C. Vader?

  • Over 20 Years of Legal Experience

  • Included in the Super Lawyers List 2018

  • Member of Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

  • Working with You Personally Throughout Your Case

  • Preparing Each Case as If It's Going to Trial

  • Offering Free Consultations Throughout the Palm Springs Area

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