In personal injury lawsuits, the burden of proof is on the injured party. In many ways, insurance claims function the same way, especially if an adjuster lowballs your claim. When you’re hurting and piecing your life back together, having to prove your pain or fighting against attacks on your account are an additional drain.
The team at Perez Law Group, PLLC can head off those battles from the beginning. Our car crash lawyers can immediately start compiling evidence of your injuries and losses, building a case even before the other side tries to underestimate your experience.
We Seek Damages to Cover Medical Bills and Lost Income
Our firm includes both lawyers and supporting staff who can conduct their own investigation into your car accident. Not only do we gather proof of your injuries, but we also use it to argue for specific reimbursement, including:
- Emergency and initial care
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Long-term recovery
- Income lost during recovery
- Future loss of income
- Reduced ability to earn
- New job training
Your damages should be a combination of past and future compensation. Did your injury not only make you miss three weeks of work, but also prevent you from working the same hours? Do you need to completely switch positions because you are no longer able to do your previous job? Any settlement or verdict should cover both those three weeks of lost income and the pay reduction you took from switching hours or positions.
We apply this approach to our pursuit of all your medical and income losses. From the bills you have now to the expenses you’re likely to have in the future, we catalog evidence of all of it.
We Can Help Prove Pain and Suffering
Damages in this category include pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, and reduced quality of life. Since these all refer to deeply personal accident consequences, compensation is often contested by the other party. To avoid disputes on this front, we provide evidence like:
- Expert analysis from doctors and therapists
- Prescriptions for pain or mental health concerns
- Records of office visits and treatment plans
- Testimony from friends, family, and employers
- Employment records showing missed or reduced work
- Photos of injuries or disfigurement
Often, pain and suffering compensation does not have a direct relationship to one piece of evidence. Whereas you can point to a specific bill as evidence that you need it reimbursed, proving pain is about providing a comprehensive look at your circumstances. This is why pain and suffering damages are the targets of insurers and other attorneys.
For example, although a common car accident injury, whiplash is often questioned by insurers because it isn’t always visible on diagnostic scans. Yet the Cleveland Clinic reports that you could experience long-term pain. As a result, in addition to reimbursing bills related to whiplash care, we can use those bills and additional evidence to highlight the lowered quality of life you suffered from the injury.
While gathering evidence for damages is one of the most important roles of a lawyer, our car accident attorneys serve Surprise, AZ by offering support in so many other ways as well. Wherever you are in the claims or lawsuit process, we can provide assistance.
Dealing with an insurance claim or lawsuit feels like a large undertaking, but the big picture can get lost in the daily details. Sometimes, that’s the point—injured parties drowning in paperwork may settle just to end the grind.
Our car accident representation takes on the everyday physical and emotional labor of pursuing a case. This work involves fielding regular phone calls and emails, exchanging information with involved parties, and keeping up with paperwork.
Deadlines and Statutes
Arizona typically allows accident victims two years to file a lawsuit for personal injury or wrongful death, according to A.R.S. § 12-542. Yet the statute of limitations doesn’t apply to every case. Some factors can shorten how long you have to file, while others can provide you more time. When we review your case, we determine what statutes apply.
In addition to lawsuit filing deadlines, we can answer any of your questions about Arizona’s insurance requirements, traffic laws, and other relevant information that could affect your case.
“Comparative negligence,” “liability,” “comprehensive coverage,” “collision coverage”—car accident cases can bring up a number of specialized insurance and legal terms that can feel overwhelming. Specific injuries can also have their own set of terms, like the differences between spinal cord injuries or the types of brain injuries. Even the wording of an insurance policy or settlement offer can include seemingly impenetrable language.
Our lawyers can recognize jargon and wording designed to trap you into painting yourself as partly responsible. More than that, we explain any vocabulary you don’t understand and make sure you are aware of how your case is progressing.
Did you know someone could be liable for your damages even though someone else’s action caused the crash? For instance, that can apply to car accidents involving commercial trucks—trucking companies are often liable for their drivers’ behavior. Even if the truck driver rear-ended you, the company could share responsibility for the accident just by employing that driver.
We can help make sense of these and other liability questions. Depending on the type of collision you experienced, we might investigate:
- Trucking companies
- Product manufacturers
- Taxis or rideshares
- Property owners
- More than one driver
- Government entities
Perez Law Group, PLLC considers all possible liable parties so that you can receive damages from each one involved in your crash.
You didn’t ask for this, but you can ask for help. If you were hurt on the streets of Surprise, AZ, our car accident lawyers can step into your shoes in more ways than one, by sympathizing with your situation and representing you in all case-related matters. Call now at (602) 730-7100 or (888) 59-PEREZ.