Scottsdale Car Accident Attorney
A car accident can leave you with severe injuries and many added expenses. As you consider what to do next, we strongly recommend seeking legal counsel from a qualified and experienced Scottsdale car accident attorney.
At Phillips Law Group, our attorneys have represented over 155,000 clients. We have a proven track record of getting clients compensation for damages, including a $4,000,000 recovery for a client who suffered a fractured spinal cord and became paralyzed after an auto accident.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your claim during a 100 percent free, no-obligation consultation. We also provide our services on a contingency fee basis, which means no upfront costs or attorney’s fees. We only get paid if we help you secure compensation for your accident damages.
Call us today to set up your free consultation at 1-800-706-3000.
Am I Eligible to File a Case?
If the four elements of negligence were present in your accident, you may have a legitimate claim to compensation:
Duty of Care
The other driver owed you a duty to act reasonably to prevent harm. For example, drivers have a legal obligation to follow Arizona traffic laws.
Breach of Duty of Care
The at-fault party breached his or her duty of care by acting carelessly - another person in the same situation would have acted differently. A driver who runs a red light breaches his or her duty of care.
The at-fault party’s breach of duty of care was the cause of your injury – without the breach, the victim would have been unharmed.
Injuries suffered by the victim created damages, including monetary losses like medical bills and lost wages and emotional damages like mental anguish.
If our Scottsdale car accident lawyers can prove these four elements of negligence, you may have a case.
Do not hesitate to call us to find out if you could have a case. 1-800-706-3000
What is the Value of My Case?
Each car accident case is unique, so it is difficult to answer this question without knowing the exact details of your accident. During your free consultation, we can review your situation and the losses you have suffered since the crash, which may include the following:
These are the measurable losses/out-of-pocket expenses created by your injuries:
- Lost wages from inability to work
- Loss of earning capacity
- Past, current and future medical bills
- Surgery costs
- Cost of therapy
- Ambulance bills
- Medical assistive equipment
- Prescription medication
- Cost of repair or replacement of vehicle
- Funeral and burial costs
These are the physical and emotional effects of your injuries on your quality of life, such as:
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Disability or disfigurement
- Physical impairment
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
In Arizona, there are no caps on economic or noneconomic damages. If you have a valid case, we can pursue the full value of the damages you experienced.
Our firm can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week to discuss your car accident.
Can I Pursue Compensation if I Share Fault?
Yes, you can still pursue compensation. Arizona follows a comparative negligence rule when both parties share fault, so you may still be able to recover damages, but any amount you receive will be reduced by your percentage of fault. If you were 10 percent at fault, your monetary award would be reduced by 10 percent.
If you think you share fault for an accident, it is important to seek legal assistance from a licensed attorney.
Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form to get started.
Why Should I Hire a Lawyer?
Our lawyers at Phillips Law Group have decades of combined experience and understand how to build a strong case.
If you have a valid case and hire us to represent you, we are prepared to handle the following on your behalf:
Investigating the Crash
At Phillips Law Group, we understand how to thoroughly investigate a car accident and collect supportive evidence to build a strong case. We will do this by:
- Interviewing witnesses to get an account of other details from the accident
- Taking pictures of the scene of the accident
- Taking pictures of the injuries you suffered
- Obtaining medical documentation that connect your injury to the accident
- Gathering details from medical experts to better understand the severity of your injuries
Handling the Insurance Company
Speaking to involved insurance companies is necessary after an accident, but this could add additional stress to your situation. Insurance adjusters are trained to find ways that may devalue your claim, and chances are that you may say something that will help them do so.
When you work with us, you will not have to worry about speaking to the insurance companies. We will handle all communication and negotiations while keeping your best interest to mind.
Knowledge of Laws
We have extensive knowledge of state and federal laws and know how to apply these laws to your situation in way that will benefit your case.
When you work with an attorney from our firm, you will have the resources and guidance you need every step of the way. If you have a valid case, we will fight for your best interest and pursue the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
Is There a Time Limit to File a Case?
If you are considering filing a case for your car accident, it is important that you act quickly. In Arizona, there is a two year deadline to take legal action. This is mandated by Arizona’s statute of limitations. Cases filed after this deadline run the risk of the case being dismissed and you will be barred from obtaining compensation for your injuries.
However, each case is different and there may be some exceptions that apply to your particular situation, such as, car accidents involving a minor. Minors have two years from the date of their 18th birthday to file a claim.
If your accident has surpassed the two year deadline, you may still have a case. Contact our firm to find out what may be able to do for you.
How to Deal with the Insurance Company?
After experiencing a car accident, it is likely that the at-fault driver’s insurance company will attempt to reach out to you to make a statement. This may seem harmless, but it is likely that you may say something to the adjuster that will devalue your claim. However, it is important to know that you do not have a legal obligation to give the insurance adjuster a statement right away.
The insurance company may also offer a quick settlement which may be tempting to take as your financial situation may be at stake with the added medical bills that may be piling up. However, it is important that you do not take the first offer. Chances are that the insurance adjuster will try to settle the claim before you get a chance to speak to lawyer and fight for the real value of your claim.
We strongly recommend speaking to one of our experienced Scottsdale car accident lawyers before communicating with the insurance company. We understand how insurance companies work to benefit their own profits rather than accident victims, and we want to ensure that you do not have to go through this frustrating process.
Common Types of Car Accidents
At Phillips Law Group, we are prepared to handle all types of car accident cases involving negligent drivers. This may include the following situations:
- Distracted driving; texting, talking on the phone
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving fatigued or drowsy
- Failing to stop at stop signs or red lights
- Driving passed the speed limit
- Violating the right of way laws
- Neglecting to check blind spots before switching lanes
- Failing to signal
Negligent driving can lead to a number of accidents, which may include:
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Parking lot crashes
- Rollover crashes
- Rear-end accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Side-impact collisions
- Multiple vehicle accidents
Contact Phillips Law Group to discuss your accident and learn about your potential legal options.
Common Types of Car Accident Injuries
A car accident can leave a person to suffer severe injuries and may even have a fatal outcome. These types of injuries could lead to extensive and long term medical treatment. Some of the types of injuries we see from our clients, include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal damage
- Broken bones
- Severe burns
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
These types of injuries may leave a person with severe emotional and physical problems that makes it difficult for victims to continue living a normal life. Some symptoms an accident victim may suffer include:
- Severe headaches
- Problems with memory
- Vision problems
- Sleep disturbances
- Personality changes
- Limited mobility
- Dizziness and poor balance
If you are a victim of a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, it is important that you seek the right legal team who may help you get your life back on track.
Call us at Phillips Law Group for your 100 percent free consultation. Call 1-800-706-3000.
Steps to Take After an Accident to Strengthen My Case
At Phillips Law Group, we are prepared to handle every step of the legal process if you have a valid case. However, there are certain things you can do that could help your case. If your injuries allow you to do so, try to collect evidence at the scene while it is still fresh. This may include:
Photos are important aspects of evidence that may help insurance companies or a jury see the severity of the accident. Take pictures at the scene of the accident. Capture all property damages, skid marks, debris on the road, and any damage surrounding the accident.
It is also beneficial to take pictures of your injuries or any torn or blooded-clothing.
Seeking Medical Attention
Your health is of the utmost importance after getting into an accident. It is important that you get the proper medical attention directly after the accident has occurred. Even if you feel that your injuries do not need medical assistance, it is important that you get cleared by a physician. There are some injuries that are initially difficult to see on the surface. Your doctor can forego imaging tests like x-rays or CAT scans to check if there is internal damage or other serious injuries.
Medical documentation also serves as important evidence. If you delay or fail to see a doctor after the accident, the insurance company may use that against you by determining that your injuries are not that serious.
Keeping Track of Important Records
It is important to collect as much evidence as possible and keep track of all documentation to present to your lawyer, insurance companies or a jury. Documents you will need include:
- Copies of the police report
- Paramedic reports
- Test results from x-rays, CT scans, etc.
- Prescribed medication
- Doctor’s notes
Keeping a Personal Injury Journal
It is also important to keep track of how your injuries have affected you emotionally and physically. You can do this by writing these details in a journal. This will also help you keep track of how medication may affect you and how the accident has ultimately altered your life.
We are ready to discuss your car accident claim during a free consultation.
Seek Legal Assistance from Our Scottsdale Auto Accident Attorneys
If you have a valid claim, and you hire our firm, our Scottsdale car accident lawyers are prepared to pursue full compensation for your damages.
You can discuss your claim with us during a free, no obligation legal consultation. We will review your situation and determine how we may be able to help you. If we take your case, you will not be charged legal fees or upfront costs. We only get paid if we help you secure financial compensation.