Tempe Personal Injury Lawyers
Getting injured in an accident can change the course of one’s life. Many accident victims often suffer injuries that affect them for a lifetime. These injuries may also have a negative impact on their finances due to medical bills or lost wages from missed time at work.
Reach out to a Tempe personal injury lawyer for legal guidance today. At Phillips Law Group, we have collected more than $750,000,000 in compensation and have represented over 155,000 clients for over the past two decades. Our founding partner Jeffrey Phillips is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and has been selected every year since 2014.
We offer a free consultation with absolutely no obligation to take legal action. Our services are provided on a contingency fee basis, so we do not charge upfront fees. We only get paid if we help you recover compensation. We are available 24/7 to take your call or chat online.
Call us today to see how we may be able to help. 1-800-706-3000.
Am I Eligible to File a Case?
It is difficult to determine whether you have a case without knowing the details of your situation. This is why we suggest taking advantage of the free consultation we offer to find out if you are eligible to take legal action and pursue compensation.
Most personal injury cases are based off of whether the at-fault party acted negligently and caused you to suffer harm. Generally, there are the four elements of negligence that must be proven:
Duty of Care
A duty of care requires that the at-fault party had a legal obligation to act in a reasonable manner in order to prevent harm to others. For example, a driver must follow the speed limit and not drive recklessly.
Breach of Duty of Care
This element means that the at-fault party violated his or her legal obligation by not acting in a way a reasonable person would have in the same situation. For example, a driver that is going 75 mph on a 55 mph zone is violating his or her duty of care by not abiding by the law.
Causal Link Between Your Injury and the Duty of Care
You must be able to prove that there was a causal connection between the at-fault party’s breach of duty of care and your injury. This means that your injury would not have happened if it had not been for the at-fault party’s negligent actions or inactions.
Damages From Your Injuries
It is not enough to show that the at-fault party’s negligence caused you to suffer an injury. You must also show that because of your injuries from the accident, you also suffered damages, such as medical expenses and loss of income.
It is important that you get in touch with an experienced Tempe personal injury lawyer today to better understand your potential legal options.
Call 1-800-706-3000 now for our free consultation.
How Much is My Case Worth?
Determining the exact value of your potential case is difficult to do without knowing the details of your situation. If our Tempe personal injury lawyers establish that you have a case, we will work hard to get you compensation for the damages you have suffered. Depending on the severity of your injuries, this may include economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are the monetary losses you experienced from the accident. These losses are easy to quantify with kept receipts and medical documentation. This may include:
- Past, current, future medical bills
- Cost of surgery
- Ambulance costs
- Medical imaging tests, such as X-rays, CAT scans
- Rehabilitation costs
- Laboratory testing, such as blood tests
- Physical therapy
- Assistive medical equipment
- Lost wages from the inability to work
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Cost of repair or replacement of property damage
- Prescription medications
- Funeral and burial costs
These type of damages are harder to quantify because there are no exact costs that you had to pay out-of-pocket. These damages could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Post-traumatic stress
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of support
What if I Share Fault for My Injuries?
It is possible that you may share some fault for the accident that caused your injuries. However, even if you are partially at fault of the accident, you may still pursue compensation. This is because Arizona follows a comparative negligence law. This law entails that you may pursue compensation but the value will be reduced based on the percentage of fault you are guilty of.
We understand how much an accident can cause a victim and his or her family financial, physical and emotional hardships. If you have a case, our legal team will work hard to pursue compensation on your behalf. Get in touch with us to schedule a free consultation.
How a Lawyer From Phillips Law Group Can Help
Personal injury cases are complex and time-consuming. It is likely that after suffering an accident, you may have to deal with the stress of recovering from your injuries while having medical bills pile up. By hiring a lawyer from our firm, it allows you to keep your focus on your health while we strive to get you the compensation you need to cover the cost of the accident. Here are some of the reasons hiring a lawyer is beneficial to your potential case:
- Thoroughly investigate the accident – Having a strong case means that you need evidence to back up your claim. A lawyer will be able to investigate your situation by gathering evidence from the accident scene, collecting police/accident reports, and obtaining medical records and medical tests to help link your injuries to the accident.
- Give you the ability to focus on your health – After an accident, your well-being is of the utmost importance. Having a lawyer handle the legal aspects of your case gives you the ability to focus on getting better.
- Negotiate a fair settlement – We have a proven track record of obtaining fair compensation on behalf of our clients. We understand when the insurance company is using tactics to devalue a claim and how to counter their lowball settlement offers.
- Knowledge of laws – Our lawyers understand state and federal laws and know when to apply them to your situation and how certain laws can affect your case.
- No upfront legal fees – Since we work on a contingency fee basis, you do not have to worry that hiring a lawyer will drag your finances even further down the hole. We do not charge any upfront fees for our services. If we are successful with your case and help you obtain compensation, we will take a percentage from your settlement.
At Phillips Law Group, we understand the many obstacles our clients face and work hard to provide the legal guidance they need so that they can focus on getting their lives back on track. Do not hesitate to call our firm for a 100 percent free and confidential consultation.
We are available 24/7. Call us now at 1-800-706-3000.
Is There a Time Limit to File a Personal Injury Case?
If you have been involved in an accident and are considering taking legal action to recover from the damages you suffered, it is important to act quickly.
In Arizona, most personal injury cases must generally be filed within two years, starting from the date of the accident, or the discovery of the injury.
This is mandated under the state’s statute of limitations. Cases filed after this deadline run the risk of being dismissed and barred from receiving compensation.
However, every case is unique, so even if your two-year deadline has passed, it should not discourage you from speaking to a licensed attorney from our firm to see how we can help.
What Should I Say to The Insurance Company?
Personal injury cases are typically settled through an insurance claim. You may have to deal with your own insurer and the insurance company of the at-fault party. Unfortunately when dealing with an insurance company, they are in the business to profit themselves and are not looking out for your best interests.
The insurance company typically sends over an adjustor to speak with you after an accident. He or she is trained to use certain tactics to get you to say something that will devalue your claim. It is important to note that it is not necessary to speak to an adjustor right away. They may persuade you to do so to reach a quick settlement before hiring a lawyer.
This is why we recommend speaking to a lawyer so that you are aware of the value of your claim. A lawyer can also handle all communication with the insurance company for you.
What to Do After an Suffering an Injury
After an accident, there are several things you can do to protect your potential legal claim. If your injuries allow you to do so, try to handle the following immediately after an accident:
Seek Medical Treatment
Getting your injuries looked at by a medical professional is imperative to your health. The adrenaline you may feel after an accident may mask the pain you are in and you may not think it is necessary to get a doctor to look after your injuries. Unfortunately, this could put your health at-risk. Some injuries may not be visible to the eye, and with proper imaging tests, he or she may discover that your injuries are a lot more serious than you believed.
It is also important to your claim to visit a doctor because it will connect your injury to the accident. Failing to seek immediate medical attention may give the insurance company reasons to believe that your injuries are not as severe as you claim.
File an Accident Report
Filing a report allows you to get official documentation of the accident. This could be in the form of a police report or asking the supervisor of the premise where you were injured to make a report. Be sure to ask for copies as they could be used to support your claim.
Gather Evidence at the Scene
While the accident is still fresh in your mind, it is helpful to gather evidence from the scene. This may include taking photographs from a variety of angles of the accident and taking photos of your injuries. This also includes collecting the names, addresses and phone numbers of all parties involved in the accident.
If any witnesses were present at the time of the accident, speak with them and collect their contact information in case you and your lawyer need to verify some facts at a later date.
Having a legal guidance throughout the legal process is invaluable. Should you have a case, we will handle all aspects of it on your behalf so that you can focus on your recovery.
Get in touch with a lawyer from our firm today by calling 1-800-706-3000.
Common Types of Accidents Our Firm Handles
At Phillips Law Group, we see a number of different personal injury accidents and are prepared to handle a variety of cases, including but not limited to:
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Premises liability
- Slip and fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- Train accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Wrongful death
Injuries from these accidents also vary from minor to severe. Some of the most common injuries our clients have suffered from include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Internal damage
- Fractured bones
And many more…
We are available to discuss your situation whenever it is most convenient for you.
Contact a Tempe Personal Injury Attorney From Our Firm Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to negligence, it is important to have an experienced legal team on your side to help you through this difficult process.
At Phillips Law Group, our Tempe personal injury lawyers are prepared to discuss your claim during a free consultation. We can review your situation and determine your legal options. There are no upfront costs involved for our services should you we represent you. We do not charge you unless we help you successfully recover compensation. We are also available, day or night, to take your call.