Peoria Auto Accident Attorneys
While some car accidents result in no injuries or minor injuries, some can have devastating financial and emotional effects on victims and their families.
The Peoria auto accident attorneys at Phillips Law Group are available to discuss your accident and whether we can help you recover compensation. Phillips Law Group has been helping auto accident victims throughout Arizona for over 27 years. We have recovered over $750 million in verdicts and settlements, including a $4 million settlement for an auto accident victim who was paralyzed in a collision.
Our founding partner, Jeffrey Phillips, has represented clients in several Arizona counties including Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Gila, Pima, Pinal and Yavapai. He is also a Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 member.
If your auto accident was caused by the negligence of another party, contact Phillips Law Group today for a free consultation. You will not be charged any legal fees unless we win compensation for your case.
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How Do I Know if My Claim May Qualify for Compensation?
Determining if you have a valid case will be difficult without assistance from a licensed car accident lawyer. Your lawyer will need to go over several details with you, which may include:
- When, where and how the accident happened
- Any evidence you obtained, such as pictures or videos
- Police report
- Statements from witnesses
- What you remember about the accident
- Insurance coverage that may be available
The experienced lawyers at Phillips Law Group offer a free review of your claim to help determine if you may qualify for compensation for your damages. Contact our firm anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to schedule your free consultation.
How Much Compensation Can I Recover?
Since every auto accident is unique, it can be difficult to determine exactly how much compensation you may be eligible for without contacting an experienced Peoria car accident lawyer. We have helped many car accident victims recover fair compensation for the damages they have suffered and know how to evaluate a claim to determine its value.
Damages in a car accident case can be broken down into two main categories:
These damages have a defined value that can be calculated:
- Any past, present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages from missed work
- Lost earning capacity if you cannot return to work
- Costs associated with any property damage
These are the physical and emotional damages from car accident injuries, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Post-traumatic stress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If our lawyers determine you have a valid claim, we are prepared to pursue the maximum compensation available to help you recover.
Have Questions? Call 1-800-706-3000.
What Can Phillips Law Do for Me?
The experienced car accident lawyers at Phillips Law Group understand the challenges victims face after suffering an injury. We have assisted many car accident victims, obtaining compensation to help them obtain medical treatment and deal with other damages they suffered.
If we determine you have a valid case in your free consultation, and you hire us to represent you, there are several steps we are prepared to take to build a robust case as we pursue compensation:
- Sending our investigators to the scene to gather important evidence
- Taking pictures of the scene
- Taking pictures of your injuries throughout your treatment and recovery
- Interviewing witnesses
- Obtaining a copy of the police report
- Obtaining the necessary medical documentation
- Speaking with insurance adjusters
- Negotiating a fair settlement
- Preparing your case for trial (if necessary)
One of the most important advantages to hiring a knowledgeable Peoria car accident lawyer is that he or she can deal with the insurance company for you. We know how to defend the value of a claim from insurance companies looking to pay out the least possible amount of compensation.
If an insurance company contacts you before you hire legal representation, it is extremely important that you choose your words wisely. They are usually looking for a way to reduce the value of your damages, so they will use anything you say against you. Avoid stating your opinion about the severity of your injuries or saying anything more than basic facts about the crash (when and where it happened, etc.)
Our team of legal professionals is ready to assist you.
Do I Have a Time Limit to Submit My Claim?
According to the statute of limitations in Arizona, most auto accident claims need to be filed within two years after the date of the accident. However, there are certain instances where this time period may be longer or shorter.
For example, if your claim is against a government official or entity, you must provide notice of claim to that entity within 180 days after the accident. These types of lawsuits generally must be filed within one year of the accident.
If the claim is being filed by a minor, he or she may have up to two years after his or her 18th birthday to make the submission.
Depending on the details of your claim, there may be other instances where the deadline for filing could be different from the standard two-year deadline. If you do not submit your claim on time, your case may be barred from court and you may lose the chance to recover compensation.
The specific deadline for your claim is something our experienced Peoria car accident attorneys may be able to verify for you during your free case review.
Call Phillips Law Group anytime 24/7 at Ph: 1-800-706-3000.
Can I Still Pursue Compensation if I Was Partially At-Fault?
Since the state of Arizona has a comparative negligence law, accident victims may still be able to seek financial compensation for their damages if they are partially at fault for the accident.
However, any compensation award that you receive may be reduced based on your percentage of fault assigned by an insurance company or jury. For example, if you were seeking to recover $50,000 in damages and you were found to be 10 percent at fault for the accident, you may only be eligible to receive $45,000.
What if the Other Driver is Not Insured?
Since Arizona is a tort liability state, the driver who is found to be at fault for the accident is financially liable for the costs of the victim’s damages. That is why the state requires drivers to purchase liability coverage if they cause an accident. Liability insurance pays for things like medical bills and lost wages from an accident caused by the policyholder.
Required minimums for liability insurance in Arizona are:
- $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident in liability coverage
- $10,000 in property damage
Although driving in Arizona without auto insurance is illegal, many drivers are still doing it. That is why the state also requires drivers to purchase uninsured motorist coverage in the following amounts, at minimum:
- $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident
Arizona also requires underinsured motorist coverage, which applies to accidents where the at-fault driver does not have enough coverage for your damages. The required minimum amount of this coverage is the same as it is for uninsured motorist coverage.
If you are involved in a crash with an uninsured driver or one who does not have enough coverage to pay for your damages, you may be able to file a claim for these coverages in your own policy.
The Peoria car accident lawyers at Phillips Law Group are prepared to help you determine the insurance coverage that may be available.
Common Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Some car accident injuries can be life-changing for victims, who need prolonged medical treatment and suffer chronic pain and loss or impairment of basic bodily functions.
These kinds of severe injuries may include:
- Strained and sprained ligaments
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Internal damage
- Severe burns
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
No matter the severity of your injury, if your damages were caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have a right to take legal action and our lawyers are prepared to help you do so.
Call us today for a free review of your claim and we will be able to determine if you may have a chance to pursue the compensation. Let us handle the complexities of the legal system while you focus on healing with your loved ones. No upfront fees.
Different Types of Auto Accidents
Some of the more common accidents that occur on Arizona roadways are:
- Rear-end crashes
- Multiple-vehicle accidents
- Parking lot collisions
- Hit-and-run crashes
- Side-impact accidents
- Head-on collisions
Most of these auto accidents are caused by negligent acts by other drivers, such as:
- Distracted driving
- Driving through red lights
- Driving through stop signs
- Driving while tired or drowsy
- Failure to yield
- Not checking blind spots
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Traveling in the wrong direction
If your auto accident was caused by any of these negligent acts by another driver, you may have a valid case.
Learn More About Your Rights by Contacting a Peoria Car Accident Lawyer
Our team of legal professionals is prepared to help educate you on your rights as an auto accident victim. The Peoria auto accident attorneys at Phillips Law Group have been helping Arizona car accident victims recover compensation for almost three decades.
You will not be charged any upfront fees for your initial consultation or having us represent you if we determine you have a case. We only receive payment after you are awarded compensation for your damages.
Our main office is located in Phoenix at 3101 North Central Ave., Suite 1500, which is less than 30 minutes from the City of Peoria Municipal Court.
Contact Phillips Law Group today at 1-800-706-3000.