Palm Springs Car Accident Attorney
Palm Springs is a great vacation spot, as evidenced by the tremendous yearly influx of tourists from all over the country, particularly in the non-summer months. However, car accidents are an unfortunate and regular consequence of local and out-of-town motorists flooding the city streets. And when such accidents occur, often injuries result—sometimes very serious in nature.
Nadrich & Cohen, LLC dedicates a portion of its practice to fighting for clients who have been injured in car accidents due to another’s negligence. One can be assured that a car accident lawyer from our firm assigned to a case brings decades of experience and success to the table, and will work diligently to get the injured client fair compensation.
Car Accident Reports and Statistics
Riverside County has seen an average of 279 car accidents each year over the past decade which resulted in fatalities. Nationwide, the numbers are staggering:
- Approximately 6 million car accidents each year
- Half of these result in injury
- A third of car accidents leave drivers and passengers with injuries that are permanent
- 40,000 deaths
A full 40% of car accidents which result in death involve the consumption of alcohol, and 30% are due to speeding. 33% of fatal car accidents, moreover, are attributable to reckless driving (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Visitors to Palm Springs often tend to be more relaxed and prone to take chances, even throw caution to the wind. For some, the thought of cruising at high speed down Interstate 10 with the beauty of the San Jacinto Mountains rising majestically on one side is too enticing. It is also potentially deadly.
Common Causes and Injuries
While car accidents can result from myriad causes, a few are most common:
- Inclement weather
- Road conditions
- Excessive speed
- Mechanical Failure
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
This last problem merits special mention, for while some other causes of car accidents are not on the rise, distracted driving is an increasing problem. Whether a motorist is taking a 10 minute drive or a 3 hour one, a growing tendency is to occupy oneself with other activities while driving. Eating a hot dog, changing out a CD, conversing with passengers, and even reading are becoming quite common. Talking/texting on a cell phone, indeed, has become enough of a problem that California law now prohibits drivers from doing so.
An injury victim may suffer whiplash, broken bones, lacerations, spinal damage, and head and brain trauma. Many of these injuries can be permanent, leaving the victim unable to work or engage in normal activities such as driving the kids to and from school.
What Can Be Done
If you are involved in a car accident, get the other driver’s information and file a police report. You should then seek medical attention, even if you don’t think you have been injured. Some injuries, such as those to soft tissues, are not apparent sometimes until days, or even weeks, following an accident. You should then seek the assistance of an experienced and dedicated car accident lawyer. You may be able to gain compensation for the following:
- Cost of your medical care, both present and future
- Present and future lost income
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Damage to your vehicle
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
Call a Car Accident Lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP
The attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP have over 25 years of experience successfully representing clients who have been injured in car accidents due to another’s negligence. We will fight for you and help you gain compensation for your medical bills, lost income, scarring, pain, suffering and more. Our Palm Springs office is conveniently located on Tahquitz Canyon Way between N. Indian Canyon Drive and S. Avenida Caballeros, 1/5 of a mile from the Palm Springs Convention Center. If you are traveling by bus to visit our office, take line 14; the closest bus stop is only .1 miles away from us.