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As we see it at Zachar Law Firm, there are several ways the Coronavirus is affecting auto accident insurance settlements. First and foremost, delay….delay…..delay.  There are so many people out of the office, trying to work remotely, and connectivity is affected.  Email and cell phones still work, but a delay in getting messages through, combined with a delay in being able to access information needed, is affecting everybody. Ultimately, communication is going to improve but…
You find yourself having been in an injury-causing incident or accident in Phoenix, Arizona, you tried to handle the claim on your own with the at fault party’s insurance company, and they have denied the claim. What if anything can you do? The first great thing you need to know is that you live in the United States of America!  In the United States of America, we have a justice system that doesn’t require you…
How do I get my car fixed after an accident in Phoenix, Arizona? Is this something I have to do myself? As part of the personal injury claim process, you have two options and both options will require some involvement by you.  You can either pursue the property damage claim through the at-fault driver’s insurance company or you can pursue it through your own insurance company if your own policy covers it.  Where you…
I was severely injured in a serious car accident two years ago, but my life has been so chaotic that I have been unable to think about hiring a lawyer until now. Can I still file a claim in Arizona?  In Arizona, a person injured in a motor vehicle accident generally has two (2) years from the date of the accident to present and settle a claim with the at-fault driver or their insurance company.…
When you have been injured in any sort of incident or accident (car accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice or something else), you have the right to claim compensation for your injuries and damages from the at-fault party. What are “damages“? Damages include things like medical bills, lost wages, property damage, out-of-pocket expenses for medications and bandages and compensation for your physical, mental and emotional pain.  Further, if the injuries are catastrophic…
Anyone can negotiate with an insurance company, however, a skilled personal injury attorney understands what an insurance company needs and looks for, what adds value to a case, how to present a claim and what the proper values are for certain claims in Arizona.  Insurance companies will usually try to negotiate a very low “nuisance value” on a case with someone who is not represented by an attorney. The companies are very aware that unrepresented…
Many people think that if you suffer an injury on somebody else’s property, the property owner is automatically responsible. That is not the case, in fact, not even close. There are certain things you need to prove in order to hold the property owner responsible for your injuries. Experienced premise liability attorneys know exactly what you need when it comes to slip and fall accidents. First, you must prove there was a dangerous condition.  Something…
You have been involved in an injury-causing incident or accident, and now find yourself in a position where you are dealing with the other side’s insurance representative. Can you trust them? The very short and direct answer is “NO”.  You cannot and should not trust anything they do or say. The job of the insurance company representative is to save the insurance company money. That means if they can pay you nothing, they will pay…
Dear Zachar Law Firm Client: We care about you and we are hoping that you are taking the proper precautions to stay healthy in this uncertain time.  Some of you are still treating with doctors and find yourselves in hospitals or treatment facilities.  Make sure those around you appear healthy – and are taking precautions with washing hands before administering care to you.  If you are using any equipment with your therapy, make sure to…
“High volume” is fairly consistent with the BIG ADVERTISING law firms.   When you spend millions of dollars on TV, radio, billboards, buses, bus stops, etc…, you have to bring in a very high volume of clients.  When you bring in a high volume of clients, you have to have a lot of people working for you, so a lot of salaries, rents, and bills.   The flow of revenue needs to remain constant, and…