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A Guide to Personal Injury in Arizona

Personal injury lawsuits are often the subject of scathing news reports about outlandish jury awards to undeserving plaintiffs. What the news story often does not cover, however, is the amount of damage that a person suffered in order to deserve the large monetary amount awarded by a panel of their fellow citizens. The news stories also fail to mention the weeks, months, and years that it took for an injured person to obtain the relief they deserve and their need to return to their pre-accident livelihoods. For many, life will never be the same after an accident, especially one that has taken the life of a loved one.

The injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have significant experience in helping clients who need help settling their personal injury claim after an auto accident, after being a DUI or nursing home abuse victim, or after having experienced a drug recall.  Our offices are conveniently located in nearby ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person at our nearby offices, over the phone, or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more about personal injury lawsuits.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people. Our familiarity with the local Phoenix courts makes us confident that we can help you get the best settlement possible.

If you are unsure whether or not you can afford an attorney, don’t worry. We only get paid when you settle. Check out our Attorney Fees Calculator to find out more.

There Is No “Everyday” Car Accident

Many people believe that personal injury lawyers go to work every day and work on the same cases, as if each case follows the same pattern and pays a set amount of money. The truth of the matter is that each and every car accident case is very different, both legally and factually. It is true that they have to follow the same court procedures, however. An attorney is often tasked with recreating a past moment that is at the same time painful and highly fact specific.

For example, in a “standard” two-car rear-end accident, there could be hundreds of possible fact patterns that lead to a very similar result. Questions that must be answered include the state of the roadway, traffic patterns, weather at the time of the accident, time of day the accident occurred, and speed of the two cars involved as well as surrounding traffic, not to mention any potential mechanical failures by either or both of the cars.

There Is No “Standard” Damage Award

Some individuals believe that the laws governing personal injury car accident cases also contain a magic formula that lawyers and courts can use to determine how much a case is “worth.” The truth is, no such formula exists; if one did, you can guarantee that it would be cited and used on a daily basis by insurance companies nationwide. What many may not realize is that insurance companies are in business to make a profit. Therefore, if one of their insured parties is at fault for an accident, the insurance company will typically calculate whether defending a lawsuit is “worth it” from a monetary standpoint.

Victims with lower-level claims (i.e., those with minimal damages and no casualties) will often receive very timely settlement offers from the at-fault party’s insurance company, as it makes the most business sense to close the case quickly. However, victims with higher costs, as in cases involving serious injury or death, often experience serious delays when trying to negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company. It may make more financial sense for the insurance company to pass the case on to their litigation department. It may sit for some time as they conduct an internal investigation and an analysis of how much financial liability the company is facing.

Personal injury attorneys work hard to ensure that insurance companies don’t mistreated their clients and often strive to obtain the best possible outcome in the least amount of time. The Arizona professionals at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm understand the nuances of car accident cases, as well as when it is best to negotiate versus filing a lawsuit to recover damages.

Get Help Now

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their and their loved one’s personal injuries in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.

If you or a loved one needs representation in a personal injury case, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.