Tucson Auto Accident Lawyers
The aftermath of an auto accident can be devasting for you and your loved ones. As medical expenses and other bills begin to pile up, it is important to discuss the situation with a licensed attorney, who may be able to pursue compensation for your damages.
The legal team at Phillips Law Group has been helping car accident victims recover compensation for over 27 years. We obtained a $4 million settlement for a car accident victim who was paralyzed from a spinal cord injury and $3 million for a crash victim who suffered a brain injury.
Our founder, Jeffrey Phillips, has experience serving as lead counsel in over 40 jury trials. Phillips is also a Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 member.
Contact us for your free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your accident. If we take your case, you will not have to pay any upfront fees and we do not get paid unless we obtain compensation.
Call our team anytime 24/7. 1-800-706-3000. Our Tucson auto accident lawyers are here to help.
Do You Have a Valid Case?
No two car accidents are the same, so it is difficult to determine if you may have a case until you meet with an experienced attorney.
There are various pieces of information the attorney may review to determine if you may have a case, including police reports, medical records, photos from the scene of the accident and any recorded statements from witnesses. If you have any other information that may be helpful, we encourage you to bring it with you to the initial consultation.
This information may help us to determine if the other driver was negligent. There are four elements in a claim of negligence against a driver:
- Duty of Care: All drivers have a duty to act reasonably to prevent harm to others. For example, drivers should not be texting on their cell phone while driving.
- Breach of Duty of Care: This means the other driver did not take reasonable steps to try to uphold the duty of care. An example of this would be driving through a red light.
- Causation: The breach of duty of care by the at-fault driver was the direct cause for your injury. This means if the duty of care was upheld, you would have avoided injury.
- Damages: This means that injuries or damages were created due to the accident, including medical expenses, property damages, lost wages and emotional anguish.
Our Tucson car accident lawyers are here to answer your questions about the legal process.
We are here to help. Call today to set up a free case evaluation. 1-800-706-3000.
What if the Other Driver Has No Insurance?
You may still be able to collect compensation from your own insurance policy if you have uninsured motorist coverage.
If the other driver does have insurance but it is not enough to cover your full damages, you may also be eligible for compensation from your underinsured motorist coverage.
However, it is important to discuss these kinds of claims with an experienced lawyer. Our Tucson auto accident attorneys have detailed knowledge about these kinds of claims.
What if the Accident Was Partially My Fault?
You may still be eligible to pursue compensation for your damages. Arizona’s comparative negligence law states that an at-fault victim can still receive compensation but it can be “reduced in proportion” to his or her percentage of fault.
Partial fault for an accident is something that should be discussed with a trusted lawyer.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive?
Since every car accident is unique, the value of a case depends on many factors, which you can discuss with an attorney.
Depending on the specifics of your claim, you may be able to receive multiple types of compensation:
These are damages that are linked to financial losses:
- Surgery to treat your injuries
- Medications prescribed by your doctor
- Tests, like blood tests, X-rays and MRIs
- Rehabilitation or physical therapy
- Follow-up appointments
- 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 your vehicle
- Cost to repair or replace other personal property damaged in the accident
These are the physical and emotional damages from the crash, such as:
- Physical impairment
- Disability or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
Since there are no caps on economic or non-economic damages in the state of Arizona, your Tucson car accident attorney may be able to pursue the maximum amount for your damages.
The Tucson car accident attorneys at Phillips Law Group are dedicated to helping crash victims pursue the compensation they deserve.
Schedule a confidential, no-cost, no-obligation consultation. 1-800-706-3000.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Claim?
Generally, personal injury victims in Arizona have two years from the accident date to file a claim. If you fail to do so, your claim may be denied.
While this is the general rule for most cases, there are some exceptions. For example, the “discovery rule” states that you have two years from the date that you discovered the injury to file a claim. This often happens with delayed onset injuries, like whiplash or some brain injuries.
If the lawsuit is against a government entity, then you must file your claim within 180 days. If you were a minor at the time of the accident, you have until your 20th birthday to file a personal injury claim.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
There are many advantages to hiring a lawyer as opposed to handling the case yourself. Often, accident victims who hire a lawyer recover more compensation than those who do not.
At Phillips Law Group, we have decades of combined experience representing injury victims. We have extensive knowledge of the legal process and understand how to deal with insurance companies looking to deny your claim or settle for much less than it may be worth.
We have a dedicated team of legal professionals who are ready to investigate car accidents, including taking pictures at the scene and gathering medical documentation and other evidence.
Phillips Law Group. We are here to help protect your rights. Call 1-800-706-3000.
Dealing with the Insurance Company
It is common for insurance companies to contact accident victims soon after the crash. It is important that you refrain from giving too much information about the accident. Insurance companies are looking for any information to use against you.
They may try to convince you to provide a recorded statement, which you are not obligated to do. They may also try to get you to admit something was your fault.
It is important not to sign any documentation until you speak to a lawyer about your claim. Phillips Law Group’s Tucson car accident lawyers are prepared to deal with insurance companies on your behalf.
How Can I Help My Case?
There are some things you can do to help strengthen your case:
See a Doctor
The most important thing in a car accident claim is your overall health. Even if you do not feel a lot of pain after an accident, it is important to go to the doctor. Some injuries may not show up until several days or maybe even a week or two after the crash. Doctors may notice something on an x-ray or CT scan that you may not.
The medical documentation from your visit to the doctor also helps to connect your injury to the accident.
If you are able to do so without putting yourself in harm’s way, take pictures of the scene of the accident. Try to take pictures from different angles, including pictures of any injuries you sustained in the accident.
Save All Documentation
It is extremely important that you save all documentation related to the accident and your medical care. Some documents you should save include:
- Doctor’s notes
- Paramedic reports
- Test results from x-rays, CT scans, etc.
- Police reports
- Witness statements
Our Tucson auto accident lawyers are here to help after an accident. Ph: 1-800-706-3000
What Are Some Common Types of Car Accidents?
Some of the more common car accidents are:
- Left-turn collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end accidents
- Sideswipes/T-bone crashes
- Multi-vehicle crashes
- Parking lot accidents
These accidents often result from another driver’s negligence. Common examples of negligent driving behaviors include:
- Driving through a red light
- Not stopping at a stop sign
- Distracted driving
- Traveling in the wrong direction
- Not checking blind spots
- Driving while drowsy
- Not adhering to right-of-way laws
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
If you think your accident was a result of negligence by another driver, call our Tucson car accident attorneys today for a free, no obligation consultation.
Serious Injuries That Can Occur in a Car Accident
Despite advances in car safety features, crashes can still result in serious injuries, like:
- Severe bruising
- Burn injuries
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injury
If you think your injury was caused by the carelessness of another driver, we recommend contacting an attorney.
Call a Tucson Car Accident Lawyer Today for a Free Case Evaluation
If you were injured in a car accident, our Tucson car accident lawyers welcome the chance to discuss what happened. We have over 27 years of experience helping crash victims in Arizona and we have a proven record of recovering compensation.
The initial consultation with our attorneys comes with no cost or obligation to you and you will not be charged any upfront fees if we take your case.
Founder Jeffrey Phillips is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 100 and has obtained verdicts in several Arizona counties.
Our Tucson office is located at One South Church Avenue, which is only a few blocks away from the Tucson Convention Center. You can also reach us any time, day or night, by phone, case evaluation form or live chat.