Lakewood Personal Injury Lawyer
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Those Injured in Lakewood
Accidents take a heavy toll on victims. Few people think they will be hurt in a slip and fall, car crash, or dog bite incident. Nevertheless, every year thousands of people across the state end up in the hospital with devastating injuries. These accidents are like a mini natural disaster, costing innocent people thousands of dollars in care and potentially even more in lost income.
Fisher & Talwar is a leading Southern California law firm that can step in and provide valuable legal services to those hurt in an accident. Contact us today to speak with a Lakewood personal injury lawyer. We can get to work immediately seeking compensation to make you whole again.
We Have Broad Personal Injury Experience
We help our Lakewood clients with the full range of accidents, including some of the worst wrecks we have ever seen. If you’ve been hurt in one of the following, we can help:
- Car crash
- Motorcycle accident
- Truck accident
- Slip and fall
- Dog bite
- Premises liability accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Defective product claims
- Construction accident
- Wrongful death
In the coming days, you might wonder whether you have a valid legal claim. Contact us to meet. Personal injury cases can become very complex, and identifying who is at fault requires a solid grounding in California law along with a thorough analysis of the facts.
Personal Injuries Are Disabling & Difficult to Treat
Most of our clients suffer some sort of bodily injury which leaves them in considerable pain. These injuries often require an emergency trip to the hospital, as well as solid rest. Even more serious injuries might send our clients to the operating room.
We can help you if you have suffered:
- Bone fractures and dislocated joints
- Cuts and abrasions
- Burn injuries
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Soft-tissue contusions, strains, or sprains
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal column injuries, including herniated discs
- Nerve damage
Remember to go through all suggested rehabilitation and take prescriptions written by your doctor. If you don’t feel you are improving, then schedule a second opinion.
You Deserve Fair Compensation for Lakewood Injuries
Fisher & Talwar attorneys have made their reputations negotiating favorable settlements on behalf of our clients. Following an accident, an insurer might quickly contact you with a settlement offer. In our experience, this introductory offer is usually very low.
One advantage of meeting with an attorney is to review how much you can possibly receive. Under California law, you are entitled to money damages for:
- Medical care (past, present, and future)
- Loss of income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Some of these damages are easier to calculate than others. For example, we can add up medical expenses by totaling the amount charged for care. But pain and suffering or loss of consortium are subjective. Unsurprisingly, many insurers try to shortchange you for those losses which are harder to calculate.
In certain cases, you might also qualify for punitive damages. Under California Civil Code Section 3294, you can seek punitive damages if you have clear and convincing evidence the defendant acted with malice. This generally means the defendant’s conduct was intentional or showed a despicable disregard for other people’s safety. A drunk driver is an example, as is someone who runs a red light.
Our Lawyers Provide Immediate Relief
The weeks following an accident are difficult. You might spend all day going from doctor to doctor while taking pain pills to simply manage the pain. Few people can think about filing an insurance claim or pulling together evidence for a lawsuit.
Our Lakewood personal injury lawyers can immediately assist:
- We can help you find appropriate medical care. This is usually a challenge. Many doctors refuse to treat accident victims, and some injured people lack insurance. We have developed relationships with medical professionals who might provide care.
- We can help document the accident. You can receive compensation if you show someone else shoulders responsibility for your injuries. Often, this means pointing out how their negligent conduct impacted you.
- We can fill out accident claim forms and provide the requested information to insurers.
- We will review any proposed settlement and advise whether to agree to it or hold out for more.
- We negotiate with insurers and other interested parties to come to a fair settlement for your injuries.
Deadlines for Bringing a Lawsuit
California’s statute of limitations puts a limit on the amount of time you have to sue. In most personal injury cases, you get a maximum of two years from the date of the accident to sue in an appropriate court. If a loved one passed in an accident, surviving family members also have two years to bring a wrongful death suit.
Although this might seem like a lot of time, it usually passes quickly. You might get caught up going to rehab or simply grieving a loved one’s death. But you absolutely must meet this deadline, otherwise, you lose important rights to compensation. In fact, judges will permanently dismiss your case, and you can’t refile later.
Fisher & Talwar is the Firm for You
After an accident, the entire world might feel like it’s spinning. Some people have literally no idea what caused their accident, they are simply hoping for the best.
This is where a personal injury attorney is a great asset. Our lawyers are experienced at stepping in and making sure our clients focus on their recovery. We handle all the legal issues, including negotiations with insurance adjusters. We are committed to your physical, emotional, and financial well-being after a difficult accident.
If necessary, we can also go into court and sue. Fortunately, we’ve managed to obtain favorable settlements for many of our clients based on the negotiation strategies we have adopted. But our legal team is not afraid of a courtroom.
Call Us Today to Learn More
Take control of the situation by picking up the phone and calling Fisher & Talwar. A Lakewood personal injury lawyer will be glad to discuss your case in a confidential consultation. There is no reason to delay.