Motor Vehicle Accidents
At the Phillips Law Group, we understand that a car accident can be an overwhelming experience.
For this reason, we handle every aspect of the claims process, allowing you to focus on recovering from your injuries. As experienced Phoenix auto accident lawyers, we have handled thousands of car accident claims and have negotiated settlements and recovered trial verdicts that have resulted in millions in compensation for victims and their families. We are one of the largest consumer law firms in Arizona and are committed to aggressively defending the rights of our clients. Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss the terms of your claim. All of our personal injury attorneys charge no fees unless we help you recover compensation for your case.
Call 1-800-706-3000 to speak with our Phoenix car accident lawyers.
Why Should I Hire Phillips Law Group?
Whether a car accident results in serious injury or the tragic loss of a loved one, it is important to have a qualified and experienced attorney representing you during this time.
The Phillips Law Group’s Phoenix car accident attorneys have decades of combined experience defending the rights of the injured while bringing negligent and reckless parties to justice for their actions.
We have recovered millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients who were injured or lost a loved one in auto accidents, including:
- $4 million: Auto accident involving a government entity
- $4 million: Wrongful death accident caused by a defective tire
- $3.1 million: Wrongful death auto accident
- $2.65 million: Wrongful death auto accident
- $1,076,577: Auto accident
- $1.02 million: Auto accident
- $3.1 million: Auto accident
By hiring our attorneys, you are retaining a team of legal professionals that will help provide relief from disputes with insurance companies and other legal hassles that prevent you from focusing on your recovery. We will personally handle any uncooperative insurance providers and will act as your representative if you choose to take legal action against the at-fault party.
We understand that the time following a car accident is difficult and the only thing important to you and your family is recovering from your injuries or loss. That is why we always provide prospective clients with a free consultation to meet with one of our attorneys and review the events that led up to the car accident.
We also work on a contingency fee basis, which means if you choose to hire us, we will not charge any fees unless we are able to obtain compensation for you. If we are successful in collecting damages on your behalf, we only require a portion of this amount to pay for our services.
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Auto Accident Injuries
Auto collisions often result in injuries that range from slight to severe, including:
- Spinal cord injury
- Head and neck injury
- Brain injury
- Broken bones
- Bruising and lacerations
An auto accident may also result in a victim’s tragic and untimely death. If you have lost a loved one because of a negligent driver, our Phoenix wrongful death lawyers may be able to help you file a wrongful death claim.
Our Phoenix auto accident lawyers are located within three miles of Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix’s level I trauma center, which can provide treatment for severe injuries like those sustained in a car accident.
Medical treatment for car accident injuries can become expensive and may require long-lasting treatment and surgeries. Filing a claim detailing the damages you or your loved one has suffered could provide some financial relief needed to recover. Our Phoenix auto collision lawyers will be able to provide you with an assessment of the compensation you deserve.
Call 1-800-706-3000 if you have been injured in a vehicle accident.
What Should I do After a Car Accident?
Those who have been injured a car accident might feel overwhelmed and confused about their next move. It is important to take a number of important steps after an accident.
- Seek immediate medical attention following a car crash. Even if you feel as if you are not injured, there may be a hidden condition that could have serious repercussions if left untreated. By seeking medical attention immediately after an auto accident, you are obtaining documented evidence that the injury was a direct result of the collision. The longer you wait to see a physician, the more difficult it becomes to prove that the injury was caused by the accident.
- Collect as much information as possible after an accident. This can help prove your claim and identify the party responsible for the accident. Immediately following a car accident, you should exchange information with the other parties involved. You should also take pictures of all vehicles involved, property damage and the accident scene to use as references for a claim. If you were unable to collect photographic evidence or any information about the other drivers involved, police accident reports, hospital records and other evidence from the scene will be vital to building your claim.
- Contact your insurance company to report the accident and begin the claims process. If the insurance company refuses to cooperate or offers an amount that is too low, you may have legal options.
- Consult with an attorney as soon as possible after a car accident. Dealing with an insurance company after an accident can be difficult. An accident attorney can ensure your rights are protected throughout the process by ensuring you are not incorrectly blamed for the accident and that you receive the compensation you deserve. If we are not able to negotiate reasonable compensation, we can help you file a personal injury lawsuit seeking additional compensation.
Call 1-800-706-3000 to speak with our attorneys after being in a car accident.
Types of Compensation for Car Accident Claims
A car accident can be an expensive ordeal that amounts to thousands in medical bills, auto repairs and lost wages. Receiving compensation for an accident that was not your fault can provide essential financial support and medical assistance.
Insurance companies often provide car accident victims with an insufficient amount of compensation that pays for either the bare minimum or partial damages outlined in a claim. By hiring an experienced attorney who understands the tactics insurance providers often use, you are helping to increase your chances of receiving compensation.
If we are unable to negotiate a reasonable settlement from the insurance company, we may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking additional damages, which could include economic and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages are meant to help cover bills, expenses and property loss. These damages provide compensation for the monetary losses you have experienced, such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Inability to earn future income
- Damage to the vehicle
Noneconomic damages place a monetary value on the nonfinancial suffering and losses resulting from a car accident, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Inability to comfort loved ones or publicly socialize as before the accident
Arizona awards compensation for personal injury and property damage cases based on the rule of “comparative negligence.” Under comparative negligence, a jury will determine the level of fault both parties played in causing the accident. If you have filed a claim for $1,000 and it has been determined that you were 20 percent responsible for causing the accident, you would be awarded $800.
Arizona law requires personal injury victims file a claim within two years after the accident occurred or when a hidden injury was first discovered. If you wait to file a claim outside of the two-year time limit, you will not be allowed to pursue compensation.
To learn more about the compensation you may be entitled to after a car accident, contact our Phoenix auto accident attorneys for qualified and experienced legal service.
Call 1-800-706-3000 to find out your options after being in a car accident.
How Do I Prove the Other Driver was Liable?
In order to file a successful claim for an auto accident, you must be able to prove that it was caused by the other driver’s negligence.
In order to prove negligence, the following four elements must be present:
- Obligation of duty: The other driver had an obligation to act in a manner that would ensure the safety of those sharing the road.
- Breach of duty: The driver breached his or her duty to act as a reasonable person would under similar situations and failed to maintain the safety of other motorists.
- Causation: The actions of the driver directly caused the accident.
- Damages: The accident caused by the driver directly caused you damages in the form of injury or monetary loss.
It needs to be proven without a doubt that these elements existed in order for the other driver to be held liable for the damages you have suffered.
Examples of negligent driving that could be considered a breach of duty include:
- Impaired driving
- Failing to follow traffic laws
- Sleep deprivation
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
Each auto collision claim is unique, and the more variables added to an accident, the more complex the claim becomes. Our attorneys are experienced in handling complex accident cases, including those involving truck collisions and motorcycle crashes, which have a number of unique elements.
We will be able to discuss the specifics of your accident during our free initial consultation and determine who is responsible for causing the collision.
Call our Phoenix car accident lawyers at 1-800-706-3000 to find out if you have a case.
Should I File a Lawsuit?
Most car accidents do no result in a lawsuit or trial. The parties involved are often eager to settle with their insurance company and do not want to go through a trial process.
However, there are some situations where a lawsuit is necessary for recovering the compensation you need after an accident. This can include a car accident that was especially tragic and resulted in severe injury or death, or if an insurance company refuses to provide a reasonable amount of compensation that would cover the damages of a car accident.
An insurance provider might depreciate the true value of the damages you have suffered or downplay the coverage allowed to help you recover from the injuries you sustained after a car accident.
If this occurs, having an attorney on your side that can negotiate with an insurance company and fight for your rights as a victim will be your best opportunity for gaining the compensation you deserve.
Through a free consultation, our attorneys will discuss your legal options and determine if it is in your best interest to file a lawsuit.
Call 1-800-706-3000 if you have any questions about filing a lawsuit.
Contact our Phoenix Car Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, our Phoenix car accident attorneys can help you recover the compensation you deserve so you can focus on your recovery. Contact our Phoenix offices to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with one of our qualified attorneys to discuss the legal option that is in your best interest.