Palm Springs Damages Attorney
Negligence Held Accountable by Personal Injury Attorney, Christopher C. Vader PC
When an individual is physically harmed, made ill, or killed as a result of the negligence of another party, the ones responsible for the harm are liable under law and can be made to provide compensation for their recklessness. If you or someone you love was involved in an accident caused by the actions of another, Palm Springs personal injury attorney Christopher Vader can help you understand the extent you have been wronged, assist in calculating the level of compensation you deserve, and lead the charge towards securing you those damages.
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Sometimes called "special damages", this branch of compensation covers the quantifiable monetary costs and losses you sustained as a result of your accident.
Some of the most common economic damages are granted for:
- Medical bills
- Damaged property
- Lost wages
- Decreased earning potential
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of irreplaceable items
Sometimes called "general damages", this type of compensation covers types of suffering that do not have objective costs, but can still be awarded a subjective value instead.
Noneconomic damages can be granted for your:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma or distress
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of reputation
- Physical or mental impairment
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Punitive damages are used to punish the at-fault party for the actions they took to cause you harm. They also serve to deter a repeat of the bad behavior from the negligent party in the future. An example of a situation where punitive damages may be appropriate would be if you were involved in a drunk driving accident.
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Christopher has over 20 years of experience representing people like you. He has a deep knowledge of the state laws in California and can advise you on the best route to take towards securing compensation. There are many factors that a responsible lawyer must take into account when offering you legal counsel, such as damage caps, relevant statute of limitations, and comparative fault laws.
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