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In many ways, other people’s negligent acts can lead to injury or death in Palm Springs. Traffic crashes are the most frequent causes of injury in the Palm Springs area, but individuals can also be victims of medical malpractice or suffer a slip and fall injury at a local business.
Severe injuries are traumatic events that often have lifelong consequences, and even moderate injuries impact some victims for life. Sometimes the mental anguish and economic stress victims and families face in the wake of an injury is just as bad or worse than the pain of injury and healing.
You should not have to suffer because of someone else’s careless actions. California law permits injured persons to take action in civil court against those who caused them harm to seek compensation for damages related to their injuries.
The skilled legal team of Palm Springs personal injury attorneys at Gomez Trial Attorneys understands the difficulties injured people face, and we are here to help you through this challenging time. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries as a result of someone else’s reckless or careless actions and you live in the Palm Springs area, contact us online or at (619) 237-3490 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your personal injury claim and determine the best course of action for your case.
The experienced Palm Springs personal injury lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys have been advocating for injured victims for decades. Their vast experience in the negotiation, settlement, and litigation of personal injury claims has led to the recovery of tens of millions of dollars for their clients. Recent case outcomes range from a $780,000 jury award for injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident to more than a $100,000,000 jury award for surviving family members after a wrongful death.
Other recent case outcomes include:
These outcomes are only examples and do not guarantee a specific financial outcome for your Palm Springs personal injury claim. Each claim has underlying facts and circumstances that can increase or decrease its value. The award-winning legal team at Gomez Trial Attorneys has the knowledge and resources to build the best case possible for their clients, giving them the best chance possible of recovering their losses.
When someone suffers injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or intentionally harmful behavior, California law allows them to take legal action to seek compensation for damages related to their injury. Multiple scenarios lead to personal injury claims in and around the Palm Springs area. Our firm represents clients in the following type of injury and accident cases:
Brain injuries are among the most devastating of all personal injuries because even when they are mild, patients can experience lifelong complications with memory, cognition, speech, senses, and balance. Some brain injury victims also experience difficulty with impulse control and changes in personality, especially increased aggression.
Children who suffer from brain injuries are prone to developmental challenges that can last into adulthood. Brain injuries sometimes occur at birth, but most often occur during traffic accidents and slip and fall accidents. Gomez Trial Attorneys understands the gravity of a brain injury and helps clients get the compensation they deserve for the treatment they need.
Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs from your brain down the length of your back. Your spine protects the cord. Those who suffer severe back injuries risk a debilitating and expensive spinal cord injury. Little pieces of vertebrae can break off and get lodged in the spinal cord or large pieces can cause a major cut or wound. It’s rare for someone’s spinal cord to get completely severed, but it can happen. The cells in the spinal cord do not regenerate like the other cells in the body, so anything more than a bruise often results in permanent damage that causes some degree of paralysis.
The location of the injury determines the type of functional loss someone suffers. Typically, injuries that occur close to the brain cause the most severe paralysis because they prevent the brain from sending signals to more of the body than an injury in the lower back. Spinal cord injuries sometimes confine victims to a wheelchair and require ongoing, costly treatment.
Burn injuries are also among the most costly of Palm Springs personal injuries, especially when they cover a large percentage of the body. Hot liquids, building fires, and flammable substances are the most common causes of burns. However, an individual can suffer burns from chemical exposure, electricity, and radiation, too. Those who suffer severe burns sometimes need to spend weeks or months recovering in a burn unit.
In the most severe cases, doctors may have to induce a coma to allow a victim to heal without excruciating pain. Even after multiple cosmetic surgeries and skin grafts, burn victims often have permanent scars and might not ever look the way they did before their injuries. Gomez Trial Attorneys advocates for burn victims in the wake of their injuries to hold the negligent party accountable.
Newborn babies can suffer injuries during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth. Some birth injuries are unpreventable; the baby might be too large for safe delivery, or the baby may be breech inside the uterus. Other birth injuries are entirely preventable because they are a result of medical malpractice.
Examples of medical malpractice leading to birth injuries include the failure of a doctor to monitor the fetus, the misuse of forceps, vacuums, or other birthing tools, and the failure to properly diagnose pregnancy issues in the mother. If your newborn suffered a birth injury, Gomez Trial Attorneys can evaluate your case and determine your eligibility to receive compensation.
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), almost 500 people each year suffer from severe traffic accident injuries or fatalities. The Palm Springs area is rated highest in the state for alcohol-related accidents. Consuming alcohol before getting behind the wheel impairs a driver’s ability to judge distance and time, putting all others who share the road with them at risk.
Distracted driving and speeding also factor into the auto accidents in the Palm Springs area. Auto accidents result in many injuries, some of which cause lifelong challenges. A Palm Springs personal injury lawyer helps injured auto accident victims get the compensation they deserve when they suffer injuries at the hands of a negligent driver.
Whether as a primary mode of transportation or for taking the occasional joy ride, Palm Springs sunny weather draws motorcyclists to the road throughout the year. California’s OTS estimates that each year almost 1,000 motorcycle accidents occur in Riverside County, several dozen of which happen in Palm Springs.
Some drivers do not watch for motorcycles, forcing bikers to take drastic measures to avoid accidents. The safest bikers who drive defensively and wear proper gear still may suffer accidents and injuries when negligent motorists don’t safely share the road. Bikers face more risk for injury than other drivers because they do not have the protection of a vehicle that surrounds their bodies. Motorcyclists who suffer accident injuries need legal representation to hold negligent drivers in cars and trucks financially liable for their injuries.
Cyclists in the Palm Springs area face many of the same risks as motorcyclists. Careless and inattentive motorists sometimes do not see bicycles. With no protection from the road, bicyclists involved in traffic accidents often suffer severe or fatal injuries. Bicycle helmets do help reduce the likelihood of severe head injuries, but they don’t eliminate the possibility and do not help with other bicycle accident injuries. Gomez Trial Attorneys advocate for bicycle accident victims and their families when severe injuries devastate their households.
Medical professionals play a crucial role in society by diagnosing and treating illness and disease. Hospitals, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals sometimes make mistakes or provide inadequate care, leading to further illness, disease, or death.
Failure to diagnose illness or disease, surgical errors, pharmaceutical errors, and failure to get a complete patient history are some of the many mistakes that can cause a patient to suffer an illness, injury, or death at the hands of a healthcare provider. Fortunately, California law provides an avenue for you to take legal action if you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of medical malpractice.
From the moment we wake up each day, we begin to use or consume a wide variety of products. Food manufacturers, auto manufacturers, and companies that build, create, and distribute other consumer products have a legal duty to ensure their products are safe for public use or consumption. Several watchdog agencies and organizations at the federal and state levels monitor consumer products and related injuries.
Companies that introduce defective products to the market open themselves up to liability when their product causes injury or death to consumers. An experienced Palm Springs personal injury lawyer at Gomez Trial Attorneys can evaluate a product liability case to find out which party(s) in the supply chain are potentially liable for injuries.
Property owners in California have an obligation to maintain their premises. They must warn invited visitors and guests about known hazards and take reasonable measures to fix any known issues. Even trespassers are protected from intentional harm. Negligent property owners who fail to maintain a safe environment put visitors at risk for accidents and injuries.
Palm Springs visitors and residents can suffer slip and fall accidents, swimming pool accidents, golf course accidents, and a wide array of other accident scenarios that can result in costly medical expenses and lost wages. If you suffered injuries as a result of a careless property or business owner, a Palm Springs personal injury lawyer can help you recover losses related to your injuries.
Palm Springs personal injury attorneys also help surviving family members seek compensation for losses after the wrongful death of a loved one. California law allows for two types of wrongful death lawsuits: a wrongful death action and a survivor action. Each path has different requirements, but both allow families to hold negligent individuals and businesses accountable for the loss of a loved one. An experienced Palm Springs personal injury lawyer evaluates the circumstances and events leading up to death, determines eligibility for filing a suit, and advises families on the best course of action.
Financial compensation never fixes the physical injury and associated pain and loss, but it does alleviate, and sometimes eliminates, the economic burden that comes with serious injuries. You and your family should not have to suffer financially when another person or entity causes your injuries, leaving you with mounting medical bills and difficulty working, if you can go back to work at all.
If you live in the Palm Springs area, contact the personal injury lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys online or at (619) 237-3490 for a free consultation. Learn about how we can help you after you have suffered injuries and whether you’re eligible for compensation. We handle Palm Springs personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. You do not have to pay an upfront retainer fee. Instead, we deduct attorney fees from any compensation we secure for you in the form of a settlement or jury award.
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