Glendale Car Accident Attorneys
Car accidents happen every day, but the results can be devastating and life-changing. Contacting an experienced attorney after a crash is an important step to take in your recovery.
The attorneys at Phillips Law Group have recovered more than $750 million for injury victims, including $4 million for a car accident victim who was paralyzed in the crash. Our founding partner, Jeff Phillips, is a Top 25 member of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association and Leaders Forum member of the American Association for Justice.
Our Glendale car accident lawyers are ready to discuss your accident and whether you may be eligible for compensation. Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation legal consultation. If you have a case and we decide to represent you, there will be no upfront fees charged to you unless you are compensated through a settlement or courtroom ruling.
We are ready to take your call 24/7. 1-800-706-3000.
Do I Have a Case?
This is very difficult to determine without the help of an experienced Glendale car accident lawyer. There are many factors that must be considered to determine if an injured victim may be eligible to pursue compensation, including:
- Accident details
- Photos of the accident scene and your injuries
- Police report
- Witness statements
- Determination of liability
Our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to review your claim. It costs you nothing to discuss your accident and potential legal options with one of our licensed attorneys.
Get the answers to your questions today. We are here to help.
What if I May Have Been Partially at Fault?
If an injured motorist shares liability for an accident, he or she may believe it disqualifies him or her from being able to recover damages. However, this is not true.
Arizona’s comparative negligence law does not prohibit victims who share liability for the accident from pursuing compensation. However, if your attorney is able to recover damages on your behalf, the law mandates your final award be reduced according to your percentage of fault.
This is a common concern one of our Glendale car accident lawyers can discuss further in a free legal consultation.
Fill out our confidential free online Case Evaluation form for a free review of your claim.
How Much is My Case Worth?
Placing a specific value on any claim requires a full understanding of all the contributing factors leading to your accident. However, if your case has merit, you may be eligible to pursue several types of damages in an injury claim. These damages are generally divided into two areas:
Economic damages have an easily defined value and may include:
- Transportation to the hospital in an ambulance
- Surgery to treat your injuries
- Tests, like blood tests, X-rays and MRIs
- Rehabilitation or physical therapy
- Medications prescribed by your doctor
- Follow-up appointments
- Cost to repair or replace your vehicle
- Lost wages for days or hours you missed work
- Lost earning capacity if you are unable to work in the same field or capacity as before
- Cost to repair or replace other personal property damaged in the accident
You may also be eligible for non-economic damages – commonly called pain and suffering - for the physical pain or any psychological problems resulting from the accident, which could include:
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Post-traumatic stress
Arizona does not have a cap on economic or non-economic damages in personal injury cases, so car accident victims with a valid case are able to pursue the full value of his or her damages.
Our Glendale auto accident attorneys are prepared to discuss what your potential claim may be worth.
When the Other Driver Has No Insurance
If you are involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist, you may wonder whether there is any possibility of recovering damages.
This is a valid concern, and something we recommend you discuss in detail with our attorneys. However, in many cases, you may be able to pursue compensation from the uninsured motorist (UM) portion of your own insurance policy. Additionally, if the at-fault driver has some insurance, but it is inadequate to fully cover your damages, you may also be able to pursue additional compensation from the underinsured motorist (UIM) portion of your policy.
Insurance claims are often lengthy and complicated, which is why we encourage you to contact a trusted car accident attorney, like the ones at Phillips Law Group. We are well-versed in Arizona’s insurance requirements and can help ensure you are aware of all your recovery options. We welcome the chance to discuss how we may be able to pursue fair compensation on your behalf.
Contact our office today at 1-800-706-3000 to schedule your free consultation.
What is the Deadline for Filing a Case?
Arizona has a strict statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits, which means a claim must be filed by the injured victim – or his or her attorney - within two years from the date of the accident. However, there are some exceptions to this two-year deadline:
- If the at-fault party was a public entity or employee, that time is reduced to 180 days
- For minor victims under age 18, the filing deadline is two years from their 18th birthday
- If the injured victim is determined to have an unsound mind, the statute of limitations is also stopped or stalled. The statute restarts when the person is declared mentally sound
Other exceptions may apply to your claim, but it is important to discuss your claim with one of our Glendale car accident attorneys as soon as possible. If your claim has merit, your lawyer will need time to gather evidence and build a case.
Contact our office today to arrange your free consultation. It is an excellent opportunity to discuss your potential claim and ask questions about how the personal injury legal process works.
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How it Can Help to Hire a Lawyer
Working with an attorney often results in clients recovering more compensation. Our licensed attorneys have more than 25 years of experience representing clients in car accident claims. We are dedicated to achieving a fair settlement for our clients and are prepared to go to court if necessary.
We encourage you to contact us so that we may review your claim and discuss what legal options you may have to seek compensation.
Call us now at 1-800-706-3000. We are available 24/7.
How Does Arizona’s Fault-Based System Work in a Car Accident?
In a fault state like Arizona, accident victims have three options for pursuing compensation, including:
- Filing an insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company
- Filing a claim with their own insurance company
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver
While the at-fault motorist is financially liable for all of the injured party’s damages, the accident victim must prove the negligence of the at-fault driver. The elements of fault you – or your attorney – will be required to prove, include:
- Duty of Care –The other driver owed you a reasonable duty to operate his or her vehicle safely and obey local traffic laws
- Breach of Duty of Care – If the other driver ran through a red light and crashed into your vehicle, his or her negligence to obey the traffic signal may have been a breach of his or her duty of care.
- Causation – Your injuries were a direct result of the at-fault driver’s negligence. For example, if your arm was fractured in the accident caused by the at-fault party.
- Verifiable Damages were suffered – You need tangible evidence to prove the extent of your damages, such as medical records and bills.
Establishing negligence of the at-fault party is difficult to do on your own, but our attorneys are well-versed in Arizona laws and know how to build a strong case.
How to Deal with the Insurance Company if They Call You
There is a very good chance the at-fault driver’s insurance company may contact you asking for a statement. If this happens, be careful not to say too much about your injuries or provide details about the accident. The insurance company may try to trick you using various underhanded methods to reduce or deny your claim, such as:
- Getting you to unknowingly admit a degree of fault over the phone
- Convincing you that you are required to make a recorded statement about the accident
- Giving you a lowball offer to avoid paying a fair compensation
It is generally a good strategy to allow your Glendale auto accident lawyer to speak to the insurance company on your behalf. Our attorneys know how to protect the value of a car accident claim throughout the legal process. We are also prepared to go to court if the insurance company does not agree to a fair settlement.
Common Reasons for Car Accidents
There are many forms of negligence that result in car accidents, including:
- Disobeying the speed limit
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Ignoring a stop sign or red light
- Violating right-of-way laws
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving, which often includes texting and driving or talking on a cellphone while driving
- Failing to check blind spots before switching lanes
- Going the wrong way
- Reckless driving in bad weather
Car Accidents That Often Cause Serious Injuries:
Some of the most common car accidents include:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end crashes
- Sideswipe crashes
- Rollover accidents
- Multi-vehicle accidents
If you or a loved one were injured because of someone else’s negligent driving, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible so we can determine if you may have a valid claim against the other motorist. We understand you may have questions or concerns about how the legal process works, and we are here to help.
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Car Accident Injuries That Often Occur
Car accidents can lead to many serious injuries, including:
- Damage to your internal organs
- Severe burns from fires or heat after the airbag is deployed
- Brain damage
- Nerve damage
- Herniated discs
- Broken arms or legs
No matter the injuries you suffered, it is important to discuss them with a licensed Glendale car accident lawyer. The attorneys at our firm can explain whether you may have legal options for pursuing compensation. If you have a case, we are prepared to pursue fair compensation.
Contact a Glendale Car Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Hiring a licensed attorney can help ensure your best interests stay protected after an accident. The experienced lawyers at Phillips Law Group have helped many car crash victims pursue and recover the compensation they needed to help them move forward with their lives.
We offer a 100 percent free legal consultation to answer your questions and discuss your potential claim. This discussion is confidential, and there is no obligation for you to take legal action if we determine you may have a case.
If you hire our firm, we do not charge any upfront fees for our services. Our attorneys do not get paid anything unless you recover compensation.
Our Phoenix office is about a 20-minute drive from Glendale City Hall, but we are available 24/7 by phone or by completing an online evaluation form.
Call 1-800-706-3000 to discuss your claim today.