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When someone caused an accident that injured you or your family member, it can be hard to know what to do or who to turn to. You don’t need to look any further than Stewart Law Group, expert personal injury lawyers, for compassionate legal representation in Arizona. Take your concerns directly to an experienced personal injury and accident lawyer who understands what you are going through and can help at 602-562-5000.
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Your Phoenix Personal Injury Law Firm
Every day in Phoenix, AZ, accidents injure people and destroy property. Many victims think they know what personal injury lawsuits involve. It’s only when they’re in the middle of one that they appreciate the complexity and are happy when they’ve hired an Arizona injury lawyer to fight on their side.
Not only are you dealing with the trauma of that terrible event. Not only are you hurting and suffering. But now you must seek to hold the negligent party legally responsible for your losses and prove what happened. Having an attorney represent you is an essential step in “holding their feet to the fire” for negligence and lack of due care.
The question is, when something this bad happens to you or your spouse or your child, what can be done to make things right?
Compensation For Your Recovery And Loss
We may not be able to control everything going on around us, but we can seek compensation for the economic and non-economic harm caused by another’s negligence. Having a Phoenix injury lawyer present a legal case for money damages to pay your medical bills, make up for lost wages, undergo rehabilitation, and so on, won’t undo the accident. But it will help you and your family get over the economic losses and get past the pain and suffering. It will help you recover and move on with your life.
Personal Injury Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make
Perhaps the biggest mistake is attempting to win this on your own without legal representation from a qualified Arizona personal injury law firm. That’s not the answer. Going up against the insurance company, the store chain, the property owner, or other negligent party to file a lawsuit or negotiate a settlement requires substantial litigation experience. You need a trial attorney with extensive knowledge of personal injury law and the law of damages. From the very beginning, your settlement negotiations should be conducted with assistance of counsel.
Victims make the mistake of trying to handle it on their own in big cases and small ones. More often than not, it’s because they are under significant emotional and financial pressures. They don’t fight the good fight, convinced they lack the money and resources to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to pursue legal action. After all, they’ve just been slammed with all kinds of unexpected expenses, medical bills, vehicle repairs, and missed work. We understand this and have a solution.
An attorney with Stewart Law Group will discuss how a lawsuit is funded and how a contingency fee arrangement can take the financial and litigation burden of this lawsuit off your shoulders. Generally, with a signed contingency fee agreement the law firm’s fees are “contingent” upon successfully achieving a positive financial outcome for you by either a favorable settlement or favorable jury verdict.
Another big mistake is waiting too long to file your civil complaint. Arizona law sets a two-year limitations period on personal injury lawsuits. If more than two years go by after the cause of action accrued, then time is up. It will simply be too late to file the lawsuit. ARS § 12-542. (There are exceptions. Talk to an attorney about your specific circumstances.)
Understand, your negotiating strength is tied directly to your right to sue for damages. After the two-year limitations period, a lawsuit cannot be filed because the time in which to bring it has expired. If the clock runs out, then your negotiating position is substantially weakened.
For the best possible outcome in the case, you want your legal team out there gathering evidence as soon as possible after the accident. You want them talking to experts, visiting the accident site, and obtaining eye-witness statements. You want your attorney building a legal strategy for you to recover, be compensated, and set things right.