Personal Injury Attorney in Palm Springs
Serving Clients Throughout Indio

Indio Personal Injury Lawyer

Pursuing Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

The success of a lawsuit often depends greatly on the skills and experience of a plaintiff’s attorney. We have over 20 years of legal experience and may be able to help you secure compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and even your pain and suffering.

We handle a variety of personal injury claims, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
    A car or truck accident can change your life. If you have been injured, don’t hesitate to learn how our firm can help you.
  • Catastrophic injury
    We understand that catastrophic injuries require more time and expense to heal from. We will fight for the compensation you need, so you can focus on recovering.
  • Dog bites
    In general dog owners are responsible for their pets and the harm they cause. If you or a loved one has been injured, our firm can inform you or your rights and options.
  • Elder abuse
    Discovering your loved one has not been treated properly can be devastating. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation and justice your loved one deserves.
  • Police misconduct
    Everyone should be held accountable for their bad behavior, including police officers. Our firm is standing by to help you if you have been mistreated by the police.
  • Wrongful death
    Losing a loved one at the hands of someone’s negligence can be devastating. Our firm is here to fight for the compensation and justice you and your family deserves.
  • Wrongfully denied disability and long-term care claims
    Our firm is here to help guide you through the benefits process, so you can recover the benefits you deserve.

In California, plaintiffs have 2 years to file their personal injury claims. This countdown starts from the moment you sustained the injury or became aware of your injury. This is a very important deadline, and we may be able to help you meet it. After an accident, it’s essential that you seek medical attention as soon as possible and secure a copy of your medical report. We may be able to use this information to devise a compelling case in court.

Damages and Your Personal Injury Case

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

Since 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 which serve as a punishment for the negligent party for their reckless behavior. As such they are not often awarded.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Navigating California’s legal system can be difficult and emotionally taxing without an experienced guide. Accident injuries can severely impact your career, your personal life, and your general financial standing, and we may be able to help you reverse these damages. We never want you to feel helpless or uncertain about your future, which is why we make a point to be as clear, accessible, and helpful as possible. When you call Christopher C. Vader PC, you can rely on us to help you secure essential damages by negotiating with insurance companies and litigating on your behalf.

Protect your quality of life. Call our Indio personal injury lawyer at (760) 537-4457 to explore your legal options.

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

Contact Us Today - (760) 537-4457

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