Palm Desert saw 176 traffic collisions in 2018, according to UC Berkeley data. These collisions led to 250 injuries and five deaths.
We’re here to deal with the insurance companies for you and obtain you fair compensation for your injuries if you’ve been injured in an accident in Palm Desert. Insurance companies won’t respect you and won’t give you a fair offer if you don’t have a lawyer, but they’ll respect you and pay fairly for your injuries if you have Nadrich & Cohen at your side. We can obtain a fair recovery for you which can cover your medical bills, your lost wages, the cost of your wrecked car and more, and we can find you the best doctors so you can obtain the best treatment for your injuries.
Insurance companies are experts at manipulating you into implying your own fault in an accident, so dealing with them is dangerous and unwise for you. We’re here to deal with them for you so you don’t have to. This way you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
Call us now at (760) 860-1001 for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident in Palm Desert. You may be eligible for financial compensation. You can also fill out the “Do I Have A Claim” form on the right, chat with our live chat or email us at email@example.com.
We Can Obtain You A Recovery By Proving Negligence
Negligence is the concept at the heart of a typical car accident claim.
Negligence is defined by California Civil Jury Instructions No. 401 as:
Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care to prevent harm to oneself or to others.
A person can be negligent by acting or by failing to act. A person is negligent if that person does something that a reasonably careful person would not do in the same situation or fails to do something that a reasonably careful person would do in the same situation.
California Civil Jury Instructions No. 400 states that a plaintiff must prove the following to establish a claim that they were harmed by a defendant’s negligence:
- That [name of defendant] was negligent;
- That [name of plaintiff] was harmed; and
- That [name of defendant]’s negligence was a substantial factor in causing [name of plaintiff]’s harm.
A driver in California (or, in effect in many cases, their insurance company) is liable for any damages that their negligence causes. We can obtain you financial compensation for your injuries and other damages by proving another driver’s negligence caused your car accident.
Negligence On The Road
Negligence on the road takes many forms, from speeding, inattentiveness and loss of control to drunk driving, drugged driving and fatigued driving.
It is negligent to not properly maintain your car, as it is dangerous for lights or brakes to not work, for example.
It is negligent to fail to obey traffic laws, including right-of-way laws.
Driving while distracted by a cell phone is an extremely common example of negligence on the road.
Comparative Negligence: An Explanation
Comparative negligence in California is established by California Civil Jury Instructions No. 405, which states the following must be proven by a defendant to reduce their liability based on comparative negligence:
- The plaintiff was negligent; and
- The plaintiff’s negligence was a substantial factor in causing their own harm.
The plaintiff’s damages are reduced by the jury’s determination of the percentage of the plaintiff’s fault if the above can be proven. This means that if you were in an accident and a jury rules you were 15% at fault, the damages you’re awarded are reduced by 15%.
Damages We Can Recover For You
There are many kinds of damages we can recover for you if you were injured in a car accident. These include:
- Loss of wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering, both physical and mental
- Damage to property, including your car
- Costs for rental cars
- Modifications to a home or a vehicle to accommodate a disability
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Punitive damages in certain claims, such as claims involving drunk driving
Most Dangerous Intersections In Palm Desert
The following is a list of the ten intersections in Palm Desert with the most collisions within 250 feet of the intersection, according to UC Berkeley data:
- Fred Waring Dr. & San Pablo Ave. – 48 collisions
- Highway 111 & Portola Ave. – 47 collisions
- 44th Ave. & Fred Waring Dr. & SR 111 – 43 collisions
- 44th Ave. & Fred Waring Dr. & Monterey Ave. – 43 collisions
- Dinah Shore Dr. & Monterey Ave. & Tamarisk Row – 36 collisions
- Alley & Monterey Ave. – 29 collisions
- Highway 111 & Monterey Ave. & SR 111 & SR 74 – 29 collisions
- Country Club Dr. & Monterey Ave. – 27 collisions
- Country Club Dr. & Portola Ave. – 25 collisions
- Cook St. & Country Club Dr. – 22 collisions
Palm Desert Car Accident Attorneys
The Palm Desert car accident attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP have been specializing in car accident claims since 1990, having obtained over $350,000,000 on behalf of clients in that time. We’ve amassed a large database of the finest doctors in California in that time; doctors who work on a lien. This means that they won’t charge you until your case is over.
We can get you to the best doctors, we know the best experts to hire to prove that someone else’s negligence caused your injuries and we can deal with the insurance companies for you. We can do all of this for you while offering you a no fee promise: we will not charge you a penny if we do not obtain a recovery for you. We will only charge you a fee if we obtain a recovery for you and that fee will simply be a small percentage of your recovery.
Call us now at (760) 860-1001 for a free consultation if you or a loved one was hurt or killed in a car accident in Palm Desert. You may be eligible for a financial recovery.