Medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, property damage losses, and a multitude of out-of-pocket expenses are just some of the overall costs personal injury victims could face. If you need help from a Palmdale personal injury lawyer, the team at Fisher & Talwar is ready to help. We have a strong track record of success in helping personal injury victims throughout California recover the compensation they need. We can handle every aspect of your claim so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

Why Trust Fisher & Talwar With Your Palmdale Injury Claim?

  • At Fisher & Talwar, we have a strong track record of success in recovering major jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury victims.
  • We believe in putting clients first every time. If you have questions or concerns about your case, you will always be able to get a hold of your attorney.
  • We handle Palmdale injury claims on a contingency fee basis, which means clients never worry about paying legal fees until after our team successfully recovers the compensation they need.

Types of Injury Claims We Handle at Fisher & Talwar

Our team has an array of experience handling complex injury claims in Palmdale and throughout California. We help clients who have been harmed due to a range of types of incidents, including, but not limited to, the following:

This is not necessarily a complete list of the types of claims we handle. If you believe you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another party in the Palmdale area, reach out to a member of our team for a free consultation. We want to help guide you toward the best path of recovering compensation for your losses.

What Should You Do After a Palmdale Injury Occurs

There are various steps you can take after an injury occurs in the Palmdale area to help improve your chances of successfully recovering compensation. These steps not only help bolster your claim, but they also help ensure you are taking the steps needed to recover from your injuries:

  • Seek medical care and continue recommended medical treatments. Personal injury victims not only need emergency medical treatment after the incident occurs but will also likely need ongoing medical care. We encourage all personal injury victims to continue receiving doctor-recommended care. Any early discontinuation of care, against medical advice, could ultimately hurt your personal injury claim.
  • Keep all documentation and evidence related to the incident. Personal injury victims in Palmdale should keep any documents related to their case and any evidence they receive. This can include medical bills, proof of lost wages, property damage estimates, photographs or video surveillance, eyewitness statements, and more. Everything related to the incident should be turned over to your personal injury lawyer.
  • Make sure all communication with other parties goes through your attorney. Insurance claims adjusters or other parties involved in the case may try to get a hold of you personally, often in an attempt to get you to settle the case for a low dollar figure or to drop the claim altogether. Make sure any communication with other parties goes directly through your attorney.
  • Stay off of social media. Social media can be a graveyard for personal injury claims, particularly if individuals post something that contradicts any previous statement they have given about the injury or their recovery process. It is best to simply stay off of social media until the claim is resolved.

Calculating Injury Claim Compensation

There may be various types of compensation available to personal injury victims and Palmdale, including economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are calculated by gathering bills, invoices, estimates, and receipts the injury victim receives or will likely receive in the aftermath of the incident. Economic damages seek to help provide compensation for a victim’s medical expenses, lost wages, out-of-pocket losses, property damage expenses, medications and medical devices, and more.

Non-economic damages focus on more immeasurable losses personal injury victims in Palmdale may experience, including their physical pain and suffering and psychological or emotional trauma. These types of damages can also help provide compensation for any loss of quality or loss of enjoyment of life caused by the injury or any disability. Calculating non-economic damages is more challenging because these are subjective losses, those without direct receipts or bills. There are specific calculation methods that we will use to help adequately reflect what you have experienced.

Timelines for Personal Injury Claims in Palmdale

You do need to file your personal injury claim within a specified time limit. California’s personal injury statute of limitations requires that Palmdale injury claims get filed within two years from the date the incident occurs. Failing to do so will likely leave the injury victim unable to recover monetary compensation at all.

Will Your Personal Injury Claim Go to Trial?

Most personal injury claims in Palmdale are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers, but not always. However, the chances of going to trial are relatively slim. Claims that get negotiated could be resolved within a few months if fault for the incident is relatively straightforward. However, in the event the at-fault party or insurance carrier does not offer a fair settlement, you and your attorney may need to file a personal injury claim in civil court against the at-fault party.

Filing a lawsuit does not necessarily mean you will have to go to court. This starts the discovery phase of the lawsuit process, which is when attorneys for both sides exchange information and take depositions of potential witnesses. The discovery process can take quite a while to get through, and it is not uncommon for claims to settle during this process as more information comes to light.

Consult a Palmdale Personal Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one need help from a Palmdale personal injury lawyer, reach out to the team at Fisher & Talwar as soon as possible. We understand the importance of getting involved in these claims as early as possible so we can stand up to the insurance carriers on your behalf. You can reach out to us to schedule a free consultation of your claim by calling us at (213) 318-3052 or by filling out our contact form.