Personal Injury Areas We CoverPersonal injury lawsuits are varied and can take on many forms. In fact, there are many nuances that you may not be aware. Our team of personal injury lawyers in Indio will gladly break down anything you need to know and will make sure you are fully knowledgeable about your lawsuit. We have spent years handling personal injury claims of all types, including:
- Bed bug infestations
- Car accidents
- Hotel injuries
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Scooter crashes
- Dog bites
- Dangerous drug errors
- Medical malpractice cases
- Slip and fall and premises liability cases
- Product liability
- Assault and battery and sexual assault
- Uber and Lyft crashes
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Types of Injuries from AccidentsDifferent accidents may yield different injuries, but many of the same bodily harms occur anyway. There may be a higher rate of incidence in some accidents rather than others, though. For example, whiplash is very common in rear-end crashes in vehicles, but not likely to occur if you were bitten by bed bugs. We have seen many types of damages from accidents, though, including:
- Knee and hip injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken bones
- Closed head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severed limbs
- Torn muscles
- Nerve damage
- Bruises, abrasions, and lacerations
- Facial damage
- Internal organ damages and other types of internal injuries
- Stomach injuries
- Fractures and sprains
Your Rightful CompensationVictims of accidents should be fairly compensated for their damages, especially if they were not at fault at all for the incident. The responsible party should cover all ensuing debts and expenses, but it is not common for the insurance company to try and pay as little as possible. Our Indio personal injury attorneys will strive to secure you the maximum compensation available under the law and will not rest until we are satisfied with the results. Our goal is to bring you the following:
- Medical expenses from the past and future, including physical therapy sessions, medication, hospitalization and surgery fees, and specialist fees
- Property damage for any items or belongings that were lost, broken, or harmed in the incident
- Missed income from the past and the future if you were unable to work due to your injuries or because of your recovery time and additional medical treatments
- Pain and suffering damages to compensate you for your emotional trauma, fear, anxiety, PTSD, and more
CHAT LIVE with a legal representative about your situation now.There are additional types of compensation that can be handed out based on the type of case and its circumstances. For example, you could receive wrongful death damages (funeral and burial costs, pre-death medical bills and pain and suffering, loss of inheritance and savings, and more) if a family member or loved one died in the incident. You could also receive punitive damages if the responsible party were particularly negligent or intended to harm you. Medical malpractice cases can result in damages that are capped for pain and suffering, and infestation lawsuits can reimburse you for money you spent on exterminators and treatment for your home. It is crucial that you speak with a skilled personal injury attorney in Indio if you wish to be fully compensated for your damages. We will make sure that you get everything you need.
Valuing Your Personal Injury LawsuitThere is no calculator that allows you to input your damages and then spits out a number for your compensation. Instead, your case will be evaluated by an insurance agent and he will consider the different factors of the accident and its results. Most importantly, he will consider your injuries. The extent and severity of your injuries will be the primary factor in determining your settlement value. If you faced life-altering changes from the injuries, such as a severed limb, or if you needed to get a new job or switch careers, your case worth could be very high. On the other hand, minor injuries that quickly healed and had no bearing on your career would be valued lower. In addition to your injuries, the type of job you have will also be considered, as well as your age and the level of fault that could be contributed to you in the accident. If you were not liable at all, your settlement may be much larger. Many insurance agents will try to give you the lowest settlement offer possible, if they even give you one in the first place. It is in their best interests to keep company profits high and to not pay out insurance claims. As a result, they may make up statements about your case, claim that you were not as hurt as you stated, throw your case away, and refuse to negotiate. Our lawyers will work around the clock to ensure that you are treated fairly and that you receive the maximum settlement available. We will not shoot for low offers at all. Call our Indio personal injury lawyers for additional assistance. We’ll be able to negotiate a worthwhile settlement from the insurance agency.
Statute of Limitations for Your CaseThe statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits is 2 years from the date of the discovery of the injury. If you do not take legal action within this 2 year limit, you will not be able to file a claim in the future and receive compensation for your damages. The statute is in place so that claims will be handled swiftly and efficiently; the longer they sit without any resolution, the more likely it is that evidence will become lost or key witnesses will have foggy or murky memories.
Find out more about how we can help you. CHAT LIVE with a representative now.The statewide limit can be extended in very specific circumstances, such as with your age (if you were under 18, the statute would start when you turned legal age), your health (mentally or physically incapacitated individuals do not have to adhere to the statute until they recover) and more. The defendant must be present; if he vacates the state or country, the statute would pause until he returns. Further, cases like medical malpractice have different statutes at times. You have 1 year from the discovery or 3 years from the injury itself to file a claim, or no statute at all if a foreign object were left in your body. Talk with our expert personal injury attorneys in Indio if you have more questions. We will gladly help you understand how much time you have left and will even file your claim for you to ensure that your documents do not miss any important deadlines and that you are well within the allotted time for your statute of limitations.