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Gilbert Personal Injury Lawyer

Unfortunately, accidents causing personal injuries happen to a significant number of people every day. Arizona residents experienced over 120,000 car crashes on state roadways in 2021, but car accidents are not the only way people can sustain a personal injury. While car crashes are the most common cause of serious injuries, some other causes of personal injuries include the following:

Some accidents lead to catastrophic injuries with life-altering impacts. Other injuries are less severe but still cause economic and non-economic losses throughout the recovery process. When an injury occurred due to someone else’s negligence it can be even more distressing for victims.

If you or a family member has been injured through the fault of someone else, the Phoenix personal injury attorneys at Hastings & Hastings PC of Gilbert are here to advocate for the best possible compensation for you. Call our Gilbert office today to schedule a free case evaluation.

When the dust settles after an accident, it helps to understand how important a personal injury claim can be as part of your overall recovery.

Understanding Liability in an Arizona Personal Injury Lawsuit

Personal injury claims in Gilbert and the Phoenix area require injury victims to prove who was liable for their injury. The Arizona system for civil cases can be challenging to navigate effectively. A diligent lawyer with decades of experience in the state’s personal injury system understands exactly how to investigate claims to highlight the fault of the liable person or entity. Our team of skilled attorneys will focus their 9 decades of combined experience on investigating liability in your case through:

  • Scrutinizing the accident report, incident report, or police report related to your injury
  • Requesting traffic cam footage, surveillance video, or dash cam video of your injury when available
  • Interviewing eyewitnesses
  • Hiring accident reconstruction experts and medical experts when required
  • Reviewing your medical records to show damages related to the accident

Arizona requires that personal injury victims prove liability by showing the following:

  • That the defendant owed a duty of care toward you and others through reasonable actions such as a hotel owner’s responsibility to keep their premises safe from hazards or a driver’s duty to avoid dangerous distractions such as texting and driving
  • That the defendant breached that duty of care through an act of negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing
  • That their negligent breach directly caused your injury
  • That you’ve suffered damages due to the injury

The team of Hastings & Hastings has a long track record of success in our investigations. We work hard to clearly prove the liability of responsible parties so our clients receive the maximum possible compensation.

What Compensation Can You Get After a Personal Injury in Arizona?

Arizona’s court systems understand that monetary compensation not only relieves financial burdens but also addresses the non-economic suffering that victims of all accident types experience. Compensation for damages helps an injured person achieve a sense of justice when someone else caused their injury. In an Arizona personal injury case, you’re likely to gain compensation for the following damages:

  • Your medical expenses and any upcoming or future expenses for necessary treatments
  • Any lost wages from missed work days and potential future lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity in the case of a disabling accident
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish, PTSD, Depression, or anxiety
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium (when you’ve lost the ability to enjoy many aspects of a full relationship with a spouse or romantic partner or are no longer able to fully support and be active with your children)
  • Lost quality of life

These are examples of both economic and non-economic damages. Injury victims deserve compensation for both types of damages to their physical and financial health. In the worst-case scenario, some injuries may lead to death, causing a personal injury claim to become a wrongful death claim made by a close family member.

Will You Have to Go to Court for Your Personal Injury Case?

The law firm of Hastings & Hastings PC offers free evaluations of personal injury cases in Gilbert. Once we form a strategy for your compensation we will keep you informed of every step and all progress made on your claim. In most cases, our firm’s strong local reputation and powerful negotiation skills are enough to encourage insurance companies to negotiate a settlement for our clients so they never have to see a courtroom. We will investigate your case, take steps to show liability, and draft a demand letter to the liable party’s insurance company. If required, we also stand ready to argue aggressively on your behalf in court to work toward a positive outcome for compensation for all of your damages.

You deserve to recover your financial losses so you can focus on your physical recovery and take important steps toward moving forward.

Common Tactics Insurance Companies Use to Deny Claims

No matter how compassionate an insurance adjuster sounds on the phone, keep in mind that their company’s business model depends on taking in a lot of money in premiums and paying out as little in claims as they can. A good lawyer understands the tactics many insurance companies use and their reasons. Some common tactics an insurance company might use to deny a claim outright or try to lowball it during negotiations include the following:

  • Calling you with an undervalued offer very soon after your accident when you can’t yet know the extent of the damages
  • Recording phone calls and then using your words out of context later
  • Asking for medical authorization to review the details of your injury and then combing through your medical history so they can claim your symptoms were pre-existing
  • Denying their client’s liability or stating that coverage wasn’t in place at the time the accident occurred
  • Disputing some of your medical bills by claiming your treatment was unnecessary
  • Using delaying tactics so you settle for a low amount or give up entirely
  • Encouraging you to avoid hiring an attorney

It’s best to hire an attorney after your accident as soon as you understand the scope of your injury and the physical and financial damages related to it. Direct all calls from insurance companies to your attorney.

Why Choose Hastings and Hastings for Your Personal Injury Claim?

Our team of skilled Phoenix personal injury attorneys has a strong local history of success. Our 10 offices in the Phoenix area work at discounted rates on a contingency fee basis and offer free consultations so you don’t pay until you win a settlement or court award. We will diligently manage all paperwork and filings in a timely manner and keep you informed throughout the process.

Call our Gilbert office today for a free evaluation so we can begin working immediately toward getting you the compensation you deserve.