Why choose a lawyer?
When you are in an accident an insurance company will assign an adjuster. This person is trained to handle your case in the insurance company’s favor. Conversely, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to handle the case in your favor. In our experience insurance adjusters have openly admitted that they were offering more money because an attorney represented them.
What do I do about my car?
Often times a car is the first concern for most people. The easiest thing to do is to utilize your own insurance if you have comprehensive coverage. This is because there will be no questions as to liability or coverage. However, if you do not have comprehensive coverage or do not wish to use your own insurance you will need to act to minimize your damages. This means if the car has been towed that you will want to make sure it is removed to a place that it is not racking up storage fees if possible. Additionally, you will have to give the opposing driver’s insurance the opportunity to inspect the damage to the vehicle so that it can be repaired. However, after the insurance company has inspected the vehicle you have the right to choose any body shop that you trust. If you are not already familiar with a body shop we are happy to recommend one for you.
What if I’m not hurt, can a lawyer still help me?
While we focus on injury law, there are times that we can still assist you with property damage and liability issues. Each situation is unique and we encourage you to call for a free consultation regardless of the situation.
I am hurt, but don’t have health insurance, now what?
If you don’t have health insurance, or simply cannot afford the co-pays we are familiar with many medical providers that are willing to provide their services on a lien. This means they would wait to be paid until the case has settled.
I was involved in a hit and run, now what?
First, you want to make sure you called the police and made a report. Sometimes they are able to locate the other vehicle. If it is impossible to locate the other vehicle we will need to see whether you have the appropriate coverage as part of your auto policy.
The other driver doesn’t have insurance, can I sue them?
The answer to this question is yes, but it may not be worth it to sue them. Because this answer can be convoluted we encourage you to sit down with one of our attorneys to discuss it further.
What is a medical lien?
A medical lien is filed in the name of the injured party by a health care provider to make sure they get paid.
Can a doctor or hospital file a lien against me when I have health insurance?
The state of Arizona allows for “balanced billing.” This means that they are allowed to recover the full amount of their bill from a third party insurance. The lien is filed in your name so the opposing insurance company can find it. There is nothing illegal about it and we work to have these liens released as fast as possible.
I got a ticket, am I still at fault?
A ticket, or citation, is usually indicative of who the at fault party is. However, it is not controlling and can be fought. Additionally, even if you are held at fault it does not mean that you are 100% at fault. Especially if you have a serious injury, and even 1% fault on the other party may be worth pursuing.
Has my car lost value now?
There is a possibility that we could make a diminished value claim on your behalf. If you are interested in making a diminished value claim please call to speak with one of our attorneys.
I spoke with the insurance company, did I ruin my case?
We certainly do not encourage you to speak with the insurance company before consulting with an attorney. However, even if you said something damaging you have not necessarily “ruined” your case.
I had an accident in another state, can you still help me?
In some circumstances we can still help you even if the accident was out of state. However, in most situations you will need to retain an attorney licensed in the state where you had your accident. We are happy to discuss your case first to let you know whether an out of state attorney is necessary.
Will I meet with an actual attorney if I call you?
If you call and schedule a free consultation with our offices you will ALWAYS meet with a real, licensed attorney from the firm.
How much will I owe you if I don’t sign up?
The initial consultation is always free. Therefore, if you don’t sign up we won’t be owed anything.
Will I still owe you if we don’t get a settlement?
We work off a contingency basis, meaning that we get paid a percentage of the settlement itself. In the event there is no settlement then we get a percentage of nothing, meaning we get nothing as well.
What makes your firm different?
All of our attorneys have experience working for big firms and know how to best treat our clients. We understand that you want a relationship with the attorney that represents you and we will give you the personal attention you are looking for. As previously mentioned, you always meet with the attorney that would be handling your case during our free consultations.
Can I get money now?
First, we will always do our best to settle your case as expeditiously as possible. Second, there are lending companies out there that can be predatory. We do not encourage the use of such companies. However, there are circumstances that call for consideration of using a reputable lending company. We are happy to discuss this with you.
I already have an attorney, can I hire you?
We are happy to provide you with a free consultation to discuss this possibility.
I have an offer from the insurance company, should I take it?
We always encourage you to discuss the offer with an attorney before accepting it. If you do accept an offer it can prevent you from making any additional claims and we find clients typically are “low-balled” without attorney representation.