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Perhaps the most common issue an attorney faces when handling a personal injury claim is knowing the right time to settle the case. Let me explain. There are no two cases that are the same: All case facts are different.   All clients are different. All adjusters from insurance companies are different. All defense attorneys are different. All judges and juries are different. Each case must be handled differently, and the strategies and decision-making for…
Pain and suffering is one type of damage claim within a broader concept of a personal injury claim.  When people refer to “pain and suffering” they are making a general reference to one part of a larger injury claim.  In order to understand the value of a “pain and suffering” claim, one must understand a personal injury claim in its entirety.  The law provides that tort victims are entitled to claim the following damages:  (1)…
Every single personal injury claim is different. The value of every single personal injury claim is different. The pursuit of every single personal injury claim is different. Is your claim worth pursuing? The answer to this question depends upon a lot of circumstances. It depends upon the facts of the accident, the type of injuries you sustained, the amount of medical expenses, and any other monetary damages you may have incurred as a result of…
Probably not.  Most attorneys in Phoenix and throughout Arizona that represent clients in personal injury cases do so under a contingency fee arrangement.  Zachar Law Firm is such a firm.  A contingency fee agreement is a financial fee arrangement whereby a law firm’s fees are predicated (contingent) on a financially positive result.  The arrangement is always based on a percentage of the result.  For example, if the attorney is able to resolve the client’s case…
Personal injury lawsuits generally must be filed by the injured party. The injured party is required to present evidence to support the claims for injury and reimbursement.  Evidence includes medical records, billing, and testimony.  The injured party must provide testimony as to the extent of the injury, the specific medical care, and the details of how the injuries affected his/her life.  At Zachar Law Firm, we have skilled attorneys who are proficient at eliciting this…
A “personal injury case”  means any injury inflicted on a person’s body as a result of another person’s negligence. The most common type of personal injury occurs during a car accident. Another common type is a slip, trip and fall while on another’s property.  Personal injuries can occur in many settings including while driving, as a passenger, as a bicyclist, or as a pedestrian.  It can also occur while you are a guest…
1. How long have you been practicing personal injury law? Experience matters, but it is not the only thing.  Many attorney are injured in other areas of the law and dabble in personal injury law.  You do not want a dabbler. 2. Is your practice devoted to personal injury law only? Again, you do not want a dabbler.  The area of personal injury law is very specialized.  You want your attorney to focus on personal…
We will assume for the purpose of this topic that your friend has valid insurance on his/her vehicle. Would the insurance cover you if you cause an accident while driving it? Generally, the answer is YES.  So long as you are driving the vehicle with the permission of your friend, his/her liability insurance would cover you too.  Question:  What if my friend is not the owner of the car? Generally, the answer is the same,…
Under Arizona law, a dog owner is “strictly liable” for dog bites or injuries caused by its dog. What does that mean? If your dog bites or attacks someone who is in a place that they are legally allowed to be, then as the owner, you are responsible for the injuries, the medical bills, the scarring and pain, and suffering.  Period. Does this rule have any exceptions?  Yes. There are only two exceptions, being 1)…
You are the victim of an injury-causing incident or accident. What time frame can you expect for your case to settle? A very good question and we hear it all the time, but there is simply no easy way to answer this question because everybody is different. Everybody has different injuries. Everybody needs different medical care. Everybody heals differently and at different rates. You should not even consider trying to settle your case until you…