Each year, there are hundreds of innocent victims who are injured or killed in Palm Desert traffic accidents. According to 2015 data from the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were 270 such victims in 2015 alone.
When this tragic traffic data is combined with all other types of personal injury, such as slip and falls or even dog bite accidents, it is clear that many victims in Palm Desert will need a Palm Desert injury lawyer each year.
While nobody wants to find themselves in these awful situations, too many victims are left feeling helpless after an accident. The Ledger Law Firm is a national law firm that has a built a reputation on giving clients the peace of mind that everything will turn out okay. This is due in no small part to the fact that the firm is led by Emery Ledger, a nationally known attorney who has delivered millions in compensation to innocent victims after their accidents.
The Majority of Auto Accidents Are Caused by Legal Wrongdoing
You are owed a basic duty of care from other drivers on California roads. If this duty is violated by a negligent or reckless driver you may be entitled to significant compensation, even if you are partly at fault.
California is a comparative negligence state, meaning you can still recover compensation if you are partially or even primarily to blame. So long as another party is also partly at fault, you will be able to receive financial compensation for their share of the accident. This is usually the case, as Stanford Law School research has shown that at least 90% of motor vehicle accidents are thought to be caused at least partly by human mistakes.
As such, do not assume you have no right to compensation simply because you think you were in the legal wrong. In fact, you might be entirely innocent once we can review the facts and investigate. For example, suppose you think you did not brake efficiently. A full investigation may uncover that your brakes were defective, meaning the brake parts manufacturer is actually a legally responsible party to the accident.
It is a good general rule to never make assumptions about your claim without talking to a Ledger Law attorney who can use our resources and legal knowledge to accurately assess your legal claim.
Talk to a Palm Desert Personal Injury Attorney at Ledger Law
At Ledger Law, we have earned a reputation of helping clients fully explore and understand their legal options in order to make an informed decision. We always fight for the right of accident victims in California, which is a state that, generally, sets no cap on the amount of compensation you can receive as an accident victim.
California law does limit the time you have to file a claim, however, as the state’s statute of limitations gives most accident victims two years to file a lawsuit. Do not delay in reaching out to a Palm Desert personal injury lawyer at Ledger Law to take legal action that can make a real difference for your finances and physical wellbeing.
Contact us online today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your Palm Desert injury case.