SURPRISE INJURY ATTORNEYS
There are many types of injury cases that happen to ordinary people each day. Every injury or accident case is extremely important to our experienced Chandler Accident Attorneys. So, if you were recently injured in an accident by no fault of your own, you can trust that our Surprise, Arizona injury law firm will aim for excellence in everything that we hope to accomplish for your case. Our experienced and dedicated legal team will focus on expert representation while you focus on recovering from your accident injury.
Surprise Injury Attorneys
Our Surprise Accident Lawyers take a look at some of the most asked questions from people in Surprise who are involved in a car accident or are needing the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Accident Lawyers in Surprise, Arizona
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Accident Attorneys in Surprise, Arizona
No Fee If We Don’t Win
The last thing you need to stress about after an accident is finding the money to pay an attorney to represent you in your personal injury claim. That’s why the initial consultation is free, and retaining costs you no money up front as well.
When our attorneys do secure you a favorable personal injury award, they will take a discounted 25% rate. Other attorneys charge up to 33% of your case or more. These funds could be vital to your future care and treatment, so we charge a more reasonable rate to leave those funds for you.
What an Attorney Can Get You vs Self Representation
One of the advantages of representing yourself in your personal injury claim is that you won’t have to give any of your award to your attorney. However, that’s about where the list of advantages for representing yourself ends. You will need to calculate your own damages and draft a demand letter to the other party. You may also be asked to elaborate on how you reached the figure you’re demanding.
The insurance company may not take your demand seriously without attorney representation. The adjuster will probably counter with a number that is nowhere near what you demanded. You will need to gather evidence that supports your figure and continue to negotiate. If you aren’t able to reach an agreement, you will need to file your lawsuit and proceed with the trial process on your own.
If you hire an attorney, they will handle all of this work for you, and likely be able to negotiate a higher settlement amount that will more than pay for their representation fees.
Arizona Accident Facts:
Approximately every nine hours, one person is killed in a car accident in Arizona.
More than 150 people per day are injured in Arizona due to car accidents.
Approximately 70% of Arizona car accidents occur during daylight hours.
Rear end collisions are the most common type of car accident.
Less than 4% of car accidents involve alcohol, but more than 30% of fatal car accidents are alcohol-related.
Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI.
Speeding is the most common contributing factor in car accidents.
Reimbursements You Can Expect After Winning an Injury Case in Surprise, AZ
If you pay any money out-of-pocket for your medical treatment, you can expect reimbursement for those expenses. Your doctors will be reimbursed if you receive treatment on medical liens. If your insurance pays your medical expenses through MedPay, they will be reimbursed when you win your case as well.
You will also be reimbursed for your lost income due to the injury. This will be proven using your pay stubs or other applicable proof of income. If the injury has damaged your capacity to work in the future, you may also be reimbursed for potential future income.
Some damages are not so easily calculable. Loss of consortium and loss of companionship are financial payments for the damage the injury may have caused to your relationship with your partner. Emotional distress can encompass anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental repercussions of the accident. Pain and suffering is compensation for both the mental and physical aspects of the injury, which is typically calculated by multiplying the total damages by a number between 1 and 5. The multiplier will be higher for more severe injuries.