Of the many kinds of personal injuries, few accidents are more harrowing and, tragically, common than car accidents. These accidents continue to claim thousands of lives in California each and every year, and hundreds are injured in Palm Desert car accidents annually as well. If you or a loved one has also been hurt in a Palm Desert auto accident, call a Palm Desert personal injury attorney at The Ledger Law Firm to begin healing and recover the damages that are owed to you.
California law entitles you to compensation for harms caused by a responsible party’s negligence when a duty of care is breached. As an accident victim, you may be eligible to receive compensation for past, present and future pain and suffering, including additional compensation for lost wages. We will help you explore and pursue all forms of compensation you are entitled to recover for the pain and suffering you were needlessly subjected to by a party who bears legal responsibility. If you have been hurt in an accident, call us or send us a message online to receive the legal help you need and deserve.
What Is a Personal Injury?
The core concept of personal injury is a simple one. This area of law refers to types of injuries you have suffered that entitle you to recover legal compensation and damages for the harms suffered. A personal injury attorney, therefore, is a lawyer who helps you maximize your right to deserved compensation when such injuries befall you or a loved one.
Examples of personal injury accidents that lead to legal claims for recovering damages include:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bike and pedestrian accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
These are just a few of the most common ways victims are injured in Palm Desert and California, but they are by no means the only types of injuries that make you eligible to recover legal compensation. If you or a loved one was injured in a Palm Desert accident, we want to hear from you. Reach out to us to speak with a Palm Desert personal injury attorney at Ledger Law to hold negligent parties responsible for the mistakes that caused your injuries.
Palm Desert Accident Statistics
- In 2014, more than 200 accident victims were either killed or injured in Palm Desert.
- Three of those accident victims passed away from their injuries.
- In Palm Desert’s Riverside County, more than 11,000 total accident victims were either injured or killed.
These statistics prove that you are not alone if you have been injured in a Palm Desert car accident, and you will not be alone when fighting for your legal rights as an accident victim, either. A personal injury lawyer at Ledger Law is ready to discuss your claim and your right to recover compensation after suffering injuries in a Palm Desert car accident.
California Negligence Law
Negligence is a legal term that simply means you were injured by another person or entity’s mistake that breached a duty of care that is owed to you. California law is clear on the fact that all citizens owe a basic duty of care to one another. When that duty is breached in a way that causes injuries or worse, the responsible party who breached that duty is said to be "negligent".
If a negligent party caused you harm or a loved one’s injuries, a personal injury lawyer will be there to protect your legal rights each step of the way.
Contact a Palm Desert Personal Injury Attorney
After an accident, seek medical care for the injuries you suffered and properly document them. This protects your body, which is most important, while also preserving evidence that benefits your legal claim. Once these critical steps are taken, then proceed to reaching out to a Palm Desert car accident lawyer and personal injury attorney at The Ledger Law Firm.
Contact us online for a free case evaluation to discuss your right to compensation with a Ledger Law personal injury attorney today.
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