Accidents often happen without warning and when least expected. It is difficult to know exactly what to do after an accident or if you sustained injury. Contact your Arizona Lawyer for injury accidents right away. Our experienced personal injury team will help you navigate the accident process and be with you every step of the way to assure that you are made whole after and accident.
FAQS: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Injury Accidents in Gilbert, Arizona
Personal injury is the area of law devoted to restoring accident victims to the extent possible through financial reparation. The most common type of personal injury claim is car accidents, meaning an insurance provider typically acts as the defendant. The accident victim can either negotiate a settlement with the defendant, or argue their claim for damages before a jury.
The industry standard for personal injury attorneys is 33%. That means whether you settle with the other party out of court, or you win your case at trial, your attorney will take one third of your award.
Because our attorneys know how difficult it is to make ends meet after an accident, our attorneys only charge 25%. This leaves more money for your future care, retirement, children’s college, or whatever else you would like.
Hiring a personal injury attorney will usually result in securing a larger settlement or trial award. An attorney will handle all aspects of your case from the moment you retain. Communications, both from the court and from the opposing party, must go to your attorney, eliminating the possibility of miscommunications and missed deadlines. Your attorney will find and analyze evidence and calculate your damages using employment and medical records. Your attorney will handle negotiations with the opposing party and draft or review settlement documents. If the case proceeds to trial, your attorney will argue your case before the jury and handle the appeals process if necessary.
In Arizona, the statute of limitations to file a lawsuit after a car accident is 2 years. Those who were a minor when in an accident can either have their claim brought by their parent or legal guardian, or bring the claim themselves within 2 years of turning 18.
If possible, collect evidence and witness contact information at the scene of the accident. Seek medical attention as soon as possible and refrain from all activities that may aggravate your injuries. Retain an attorney as soon as possible so that you don’t make any statements to the insurance company that damage your position.
You should first pull over to a safe area to investigate the damage to your vehicles. Seek immediate medical attention if necessary. You may want to call the police so that a police report can be issued. Take pictures and videos of the scene and talk to witnesses, if applicable. You will then need to report the accident to insurance and begin the personal injury claim process.
This can depend on the severity of your injuries, or how long medical treatment takes. However, our attorneys will coordinate with medical experts to project the cost of your future care to expedite the personal injury process. The best way to estimate how long your case will take is by calling for a free consultation.
You may or may not have the choice about seeking medical attention, depending on how severe the accident is. Even if you feel fine, you should see a doctor when you have a chance within a few days of your accident. Some injuries may be minor but have more serious and permanent consequences. For example, whiplash is a common injury from the most common type of car accident, rear end collisions. Whiplash symptoms may take months or even years to develop, so you should visit a doctor to see if you are at risk of hidden injury.
When you’ve been in a serious accident, your personal injury award is meant for important aspects of your life, like your future medical care and future lost income. That’s why we disagree with personal injury attorneys who take up to one third or more of their clients’ awards. After paying medical bills and debts incurred due to missing work, this simply doesn’t leave enough left over for the accident victim.
We handle cases from all types of accidents and all types of injuries. Our attorneys have experience with accidents involving bone breaks and fractures, spine and neck injuries, and traumatic brain injuries, or TBI’s. All three types of injuries can also result in emotional distress, such as depression, PTSD, and anxiety. Our attorneys will work hard to get you financial compensation for your mental injuries in addition to your physical injuries.
Our attorneys also have experience handling cases on behalf of minors. Medical treatment, and therefore future medical care, is often handled differently for children as their bodies aren’t fully developed. Some of their awards will also need to be held in a trust, all of which our attorneys will be able to assist you with.
Why Choose our Gilbert Injury Attorneys
Just because our attorneys offer a competitive contingency rate doesn’t mean they offer a lower level of service. Our experienced Gilbert injury attorneys know how to get you the highest settlement in the shortest period of time. They have years of experience securing both compensatory and punitive damages in cases that go to trial.
Our staff go above and beyond to make sure the personal injury process is as smooth as possible. Whether you need referrals for a medical treatment team, or need assistance paying for your treatment through MedPay or medical liens, our attorneys will help you every step of the way.
Most Common Types of Gilbert Personal Injury Cases
The most common types of personal injury cases in Gilbert are:
Just because your accident doesn’t fall into one of these categories doesn’t mean you don’t have a claim. Call to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys to learn if your accident would make a good case.
Investigating Your Accident
Our attorneys will turn over every stone in finding evidence to support your personal injury claim. Whether that means visiting the scene of the accident, submitting requests for admission and requests for production of documents, deposing witnesses, reviewing surveillance footage, or even finding new ways to secure evidence.
When you’ve been in an accident, your focus should be healing from your injuries, not tracking down evidence. This evidence will help you secure a larger award, larger than you would be able to secure on your own.
What Evidence is Needed for a Gilbert Personal Injury Attorney to Support Your Case?
A Gilbert Personal Injury Attorney will assemble many types of evidence, including:
Pictures and videos of the accident
Pictures and videos of the scene of the accident, displaying the conditions of the area
Cell phone records
Pay stubs or other proof of income
Car accident recreations
The list could go on forever. Our Gilbert Personal Injury Attorneys will find any possible evidence that pertains to your specific case. We charge no up front fees. We don’t get paid until we win. Contact our experienced Arizona Personal injury Attorneys today for a free case evaluation.