Personal injury claim

Personal injury claim


Phoenix, AZ- On the road, a traffic accident can occur at any moment and can dramatically change a victim’s life for the worst.  Some unfortunate car accident victims lose their lives. Others will suffering severe and costly injuries and rightfully want to seek compensation from the negligent or at-fault party. That is why USAttorneys wanted to discuss the basics of filing a personal injury claim in Arizona.
When you are injured in an accident, whether it was a car collision, a truck crash or workplace accident have the right to seek compensation for their injuries. And doing so is a complicated process, so our team of accident lawyers in Phoenix, Arizona would like to the give you an idea of how your personal injury or wrongful death claim will proceed and what to expect for the process.
If you plan in filing a personal injury claim in Arizona it is important to know there is a two year statute of limitations, according to the State Bar of Arizona. That means accident victims have two years from the date they were injured or their loved one was killed to file their personal injury or wrongful death claims.
The first stage of an accident claim is to have a lawyer draft and demand letter which outlines the types of damages you are seeking and the amount of compensation you believe you deserve for your accident.
Cases in which an accident was minor, victims typically get a fair offer from the at-fault party’s insurer and they can settle their claim quickly. However, if you happen to suffer major injuries, you may have to fight for fair compensation. It is very unlikely that accident victims who are seriously injured will get a settlement offer that accurately reflects the extent of their injuries, so you may have to take your case further.
If your first settlement offer is unacceptable, you will need to the go through settlement negotiations. This is the precursor to a court battle and effective way for two parties to come to an agreement on a settlement amount. These negotiations can result in a fair settlement as long as you have an accident lawyer fight on your behalf.
When settlement negotiations are not successful and you aren’t offered the compensation you deserve, the next stage of your claim is to take your case to civil court. A court case can be costly and take a great deal of time to resolve by generally results in a much larger settlement.
There are numerous stages to a court case, the first of which is discovery phase.  During this phase, both parties begin gathering and sharing evidence and attorneys on both sides begin building their claims. This stage could take months so you are urged to be patient.
One the discovery phase is complete, your case will head to trial. Civil trials can last a few days or several weeks, it all just really depends on the complexity of the case and how many witnesses will testify. The decision about how much compensation you will be awarded is left to a trial judge or a jury. Conventional wisdom has it that juries are more sympathetic and therefore award large settlement amounts.
In the aftermath of your accident, you will have many questions and may confused about what you need to do next. If you live in Phoenix, we urge you to contact the law offices of Rudolph & Hammond and set up a case evaluation. He and his team of personal injury lawyers will answer your questions and approach your case with compassion.

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