Suffering a serious personal injury or losing a loved one in a fatal accident in Phoenix can be a traumatic experience for everyone involved, and if another person or party’s negligence caused or contributed to your injuries or loss, you may be wondering if you are eligible for financial compensation. In fact, by filing a civil lawsuit for personal injury or wrongful death, you can pursue monetary “damages” from the at-fault person or party to help cover the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship/consortium, among other losses, and the success of your personal injury case will depend a great deal on the expertise of your legal representation. When you choose Personal Injury Attorneys PLLC, you choose a team of accomplished attorneys committed to helping injured victims in Phoenix and the surrounding area recover the compensation they are entitled to after an accident. Contact our knowledgeable Phoenix personal injury attorneys today to find out how we can help.
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys
In a Phoenix personal injury case, if you have been injured or sustained property damage, or any other kind of loss, you are eligible to pursue compensation from the person, company or entity that caused or contributed to your losses, and the legal term for this compensation is “damages.” By filing a personal injury claim and holding the negligent person or party liable for damages, you can recover the compensation you deserve for the injuries and losses you sustained as a result of the accident. We know that no amount of money can erase the fact that you were seriously injured, or make up for the fact that you lost someone you love, but it can provide you with the compensation you need to get the medical care necessary for your recovery and allow you to begin moving forward with your life after the accident.
Personal Injury Cases We Have Experience Handling
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury and wrongful death in Phoenix, but there are countless other preventable accidents that occur across the state of Arizona every day, causing innocent individuals to be injured or killed through no fault of their own. Our Phoenix personal injury attorneys have experience handling the following cases and more:
Motor vehicle accidents – Vehicle manufacturers and drivers on Phoenix roadways have a duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid causing you harm, and when a motor vehicle accident happens because a driver or manufacturer violates this duty, our attorneys can help you hold that person or party accountable for the injuries or harm you suffer as a result. Premises liability accidents – Property owners in Phoenix also have a duty to maintain a safe premises for visitors, guests or customers, and to address any dangerous conditions on their property that could pose a risk of harm. When a slip and fall or another type of accident occurs because of a dangerous condition that the property owner failed to warn about, injured victims may be entitled to compensation. Workplace accidents – Workers in Phoenix and the surrounding area expect that while they are at work, they will be reasonably safe from serious harm. However, there are many different types of accidents that can result in injury or death in the workplace, including construction accidents, elevator and escalator accidents, slip and fall accidents, and more. Workers who are injured on the job can file a workers’ compensation claim to recover compensation for their injuries and lost wages, but they may also have a claim against any third party who through negligence may have caused or contributed to the accident. Dog bite accidents – When it comes to vicious dog attacks and dog bite accidents, Arizona is a strict liability state, which means that the owner of a dog that bites or attacks another person can be held liable for damages, whether or not the owner knew about the dog’s aggressive tendencies. Train accidents – Train derailments, collisions with cars and trucks, and other types of catastrophic train accidents happen more often than you might think, and if you are injured or a loved one is killed in a Phoenix train accident, our attorneys can help.
What We Can Do for You
Prove the Defendant’s Negligence
The central theme of many personal injury case in Phoenix is negligence, which involves injury or harm caused by the failure of some person or party to exercise the appropriate amount of care given the circumstances. All individuals, companies and public entities in Phoenix must use what is considered “reasonable care” when engaging in conduct that could potentially cause harm to others, or the same amount of care that a reasonably intelligent person would exercise under the same or similar circumstances. For instance, a reasonable driver approaching a red light in Phoenix would exercise the appropriate amount of care for that particular situation by stopping at the light to avoid a collision at the intersection. If the driver runs the red light and collides with another vehicle, causing injury to the vehicle occupants or property damage, the driver would be negligent. When you hire our firm, our personal injury attorneys will gather all of the evidence necessary to prove that the person or party at fault for your accident (the defendant) acted negligently and is therefore liable for your damages.
Deal with the Insurance Company
After suffering a personal injury or losing a loved one, the last thing you’ll want to do is deal with the insurance company on your own. Insurance claims adjusters are known for wrongfully denying legitimate personal injury claims, offering low-ball settlements, or dragging claims out over a long period of time in hopes that the injured victim will simply give in and settle the claim for less than it’s worth. Keep in mind that insurance companies are businesses and their main objective is to pay out as little as possible for personal injury claims, which means you could end up getting less than you deserve for your losses. The moment you hire our personal injury attorneys, we become your trusted legal advocate. We will negotiate with the insurance company and attempt to reach a fair settlement that adequately compensates you for your losses, and if the insurance company refuses to agree to reasonable terms, we are prepared to take your case to court to help you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Get You the Compensation You Deserve
Any person in Phoenix who suffers harm or loss because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness has the right to sue the at-fault person or party for damages as compensation for their harm. The purpose of awarding damages in a Phoenix personal injury case is to put the injured person in the same position he or she would have otherwise been in had the injury never taken place, or to “make the plaintiff whole” again after an accident. The amount of money you are entitled to in a Phoenix personal injury case depends on the extent of harm you have suffered due to the at-fault person or party’s negligence, and with our attorneys investigating the circumstances of your accident, gathering evidence in support of your case, protecting your rights and representing your best interests, you can significantly improve your chances of getting the maximum recovery you and your loved ones deserve.
Who Can File a Personal Injury Claim?
It is the right of any person in Phoenix or the surrounding area who has been injured or has lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, to file a claim seeking compensation for any losses associated with the personal injury or wrongful death. That means, if you are injured in a bicycle accident in Phoenix and another motorist is at fault because he or she made an illegal turn or swerved into the designated bike lane and hit you, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against that motorist and seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and any other damages related to your injuries. You do not need an attorney to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim in Phoenix, but having a reliable and competent legal representative on your side when going up against an insurance company or navigating the complicated issue of liability is always a good idea.
Can I Still Recover Damages if I am Partially at Fault?
Some Phoenix accidents involve multiple parties whose negligence caused or contributed to your injuries, in which case determining fault and recovering damages can become complicated. Arizona follows the law of pure comparative negligence, which states that each defendant is only liable for a percentage of the plaintiff’s damages that is in direct proportion to his or her percentage of fault in the accident. Even if you, the plaintiff, are partly at fault for the accident that caused your injuries, you are still allowed to recover damages from the other person or parties under Arizona’s law of pure comparative negligence. For instance, if you suffer $50,000 in damages in the Phoenix bicycle accident example mentioned above, and you are found to be 10% at fault for the accident, you still have the right to pursue compensation from the other driver for your damages. Under this law, your damages award would simply be reduced by your percentage of fault in causing or contributing to your injuries, meaning you would be awarded $45,000, rather than the full $50,000. There is an exception to this rule, however. If you intentionally caused or contributed to your own injuries, you may not be able to recover any damages at all.
How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You
Recovering economic and non-economic damages after a serious Phoenix accident in which you were injured or a loved one was killed is the first step in recovering from your losses and moving forward with your life, and obtaining a fair settlement or judgement at trial takes the skill and expertise of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney with a proven record of success. Our attorneys at Personal Injury Attorneys, PLLC have earned a reputation for aggressive and compassionate legal representation, and we can help you determine the true value of your personal injury claim, so you don’t settle for less than you are entitled to. It is our main objective to take the stress of filing a claim and pursuing fair compensation off of your shoulders and make the personal injury process as smooth as possible, so you can put your focus where it belongs – on recovering from your injuries. We understand how difficult it can be to think about hiring an attorney and taking legal action after being involved in a serious accident, but you must act quickly to preserve any evidence related to your injuries and avoid missing the deadline to file a claim. Our attorneys have represented thousands of clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases and recovered millions of dollars in damages. Contact our law firm today and we will help guide you through every step of the legal process.
Contact Our Phoenix Personal Injury Law Firm Today
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident in Phoenix due to someone else’s negligent or careless actions, you are not alone. Preventable injuries and fatalities are at an all-time high in the United States, and while we can’t necessarily stop these accidents from occurring, we can help injured victims and their loved ones obtain the money they need to recover from the injuries and losses they have sustained. Our legal team at Personal Injury Attorneys, PLLC is dedicated to protecting the rights and best interests of injured victims in Phoenix and the surrounding area, and we will do everything in our power to help you obtain fair and timely compensation for your accident injuries and losses.