Why Do I Need an Injury Attorney?
Every penny counts after you’ve been in an accident. When you retain a good personal injury attorney, you can focus on your recovery while your attorney fights to get you as much compensation as possible. A Personal Injury Attorney can also navigate complicated legal procedures like statutes of limitations, service deadlines, medical liens, insurance negotiation, trial preparation, and the appeals process.
How Much is my Case Worth?
If you have been in a car accident, the other driver’s insurance is going to tell you your case, including your pain and suffering, isn’t worth much. Don’t let whoever will be paying your damages tell you what your case is worth- you need to have your case evaluated by an experienced attorney who will be an advocate for you. Some of your damages will be easily calculable, such as medical costs, time off work, and property damage. Other damages, like cost of future medical care, pain and suffering, and emotional distress, should be estimated by a personal injury attorney.
I Was in an Accident, How Do I Get Medical Treatment if I Don’t Have Health Insurance?
If this is the case, you will receive medical treatment on what is known as a “medical lien.” You will be able to obtain medical treatment at no out-of-pocket cost to you, and the medical lien will be taken out of your settlement or award when the case is completed. Call for your free consultation if you have more questions about medical liens.
Are Car Accidents the only Type of Personal Injury?
While car accidents are the most common type of personal injury claim, there are many other types of personal injury claims. These include slip and falls, dog bites, wrongful death, and more. If you have been injured in any type of accident, call our office to see if you have an actionable claim.
I am Not Sure if I Have an Injury Case…. What Should I Do?
Whether you aren’t sure if your injury can sustain a claim, or you were partially at fault for the accident, an experienced personal injury attorney will be able to determine if you are due compensation for your injuries. The consultation is free, and if you hire us, you don’t pay until we win your case.
What Happens If My Case Doesn’t Settle?
If you and the other party fail to negotiate a settlement agreement, your case will proceed to trial. Trial is a complicated process, and you will need to prepare evidence exhibits, depose witnesses, comply with court deadlines, maintain communication with opposing counsel and treating physicians, seek expert opinions for intangible and future costs, and more. You will need to prove to a jury why you deserve the amount you are claiming, and may need to deal with the appeals process after a verdict is reached.
Your Arizona Injury Lawyer
When you have been in an accident, it is vital that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible to begin preserving evidence and finding witnesses to testify before their memories fade. That’s why our attorneys offer free, same-day phone consultations so that you can begin preparing your case as soon as you have sought immediate medical attention, if necessary. Hiring an attorney early in the process will prevent you from making any case-damaging statements to police, insurance, and anyone else involved.
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Common Types of Personal Injuries
Spine and neck injuries (whiplash)
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), most commonly concussions
Broken bones and fractures
Organ damage and internal bleeding
Burns and scarring
Paralysis, temporary or permanent
Disfigurement and loss of limb
Some of these injuries will be immediately apparent, while others may take days, or even years, to surface. Even if you aren’t in pain, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident to document the injury and check for any signs that could evolve to future symptoms.
Types of Personal Injury Cases our Team Handles
My AZ Lawyers handles more than just car accidents. We also handle:
Slip and falls
Swimming pool accidents
This list is not all inclusive, so call for a consultation if you have been in any type of accident.
Investigation of Your Accident
You may not have memory of a serious accident, or it happened too quickly for you to take everything in. A personal injury attorney will find additional evidence, review the police report, interview witnesses, and more to help create a clearer picture of the accident. In turn, this will help you secure a larger settlement from the opposing party’s insurance provider.
Negotiating with the Insurance Company
For many of our clients, settling their claim out of court is preferable than dealing with the time and stress of trial. This means negotiating a settlement agreement with the other driver’s insurance company. While the insurance adjuster may sound sympathetic to your situation, it is their job to get you to settle for as low of a sum as possible. They will also ask you to speak to them on a recorded line and try to get you to make statements that will damage your case. That’s why you should hire an attorney early on in the process so that all negotiations will be between the insurance and your attorney.
Our 25% Fee Advantage
Personal injury attorneys generally work on a contingent basis, meaning you pay nothing up front but give your attorney a portion of your award once you reach a settlement or win at trial. Most personal injury attorneys will take 33% of your final award. At My AZ Lawyers, we find this number to be too high. Our clients are struggling with buying a new vehicle, seeking medical treatment, missing work, and more. That’s why we have a 25% contingency guarantee. While 8% might not sound like much, your accident could be worth tens of thousands of dollars, if not more. This results in hundreds, or even thousands, more in your pocket.