Why do I need a Personal Injury Attorney?
Can’t I handle the claim myself?
It is always possible (but not recommended) for an injured party to settle his or her own personal injury claim. However, studies have shown that persons represented by attorneys consistently achieve better results.
What about my car?
Property damage claims are separate from personal injury claims and usually settle quickly without affecting your rights to compensation for your injuries. Most property damage claims resolve within a few weeks of the accident. Your attorney can provide you with specific information concerning your particular case.
How long does it take to settle a case?
How long a case takes depends on many things: the nature and severity of the injuries; the amount of time needed for recovery; questions regarding who was at fault or comparative fault; and potential future medical needs are a few of the issues which may affect the length of a case.
Do I have to sue in order to receive compensation?
Sometimes disagreements between insurance companies and injured parties make filing a lawsuit necessary. However, most personal injury cases settle without ever having to go to court.
What am I entitled to?
In most personal injury cases, the injured person is entitled to compensation for medical bills, incurred lost earnings, any permanent injury or disfigurement, the cost of any future medical care, job re-training if the injuries prevent them from continuing in their profession and mileage cost incurred while seeking treatment, pain and suffering and more. Your attorney can fully explain which issues apply to your case.
How much does it cost?
Attorney’s fees and costs are different. In Arizona, most personal injury attorneys charge a fee that is a percentage of your total recovery. If you do not receive compensation for your injuries you will not owe a fee. You may, however have to pay the attorneys out-of-pocket expenses.