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How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim? Is there a reason why I should file a claim sooner rather than later? If you have been in an injury-causing incident or accident, there are time frames under Arizona law in which to either settle your case or file a lawsuit to preserve your right to continue with your case. The time frames that might be applicable to your case change depending…
What exactly is my role in a Phoenix personal injury lawsuit? Do I need to do anything if my case reaches that level? Your primary role is to communicate with your attorney when necessary.  This includes apprising the attorney of any changes to the following:  (1) changes with medical providers; (2) changes with health insurance; (3) changes to your employment; (4) changes to contact information (address, emails, and phone numbers).  In addition, you will be…
Who exactly will be handling my case—legal assistants, or an experienced personal injury attorney?   At Zachar Law Firm, your case is always handled by our experienced, Phoenix personal injury attorneys. Though the attorneys need help in the early stages of a case, after you meet with the attorney to discuss your case, the paralegals will provide help by checking in on you to see how you are doing. They report back to the attorney…
Typically, how long does it take to resolve a personal injury case? Is this something that is going to be long and drawn out? Although every personal injury case is different, the factors of each case are generally the same: Nature of injuries; Extent of injuries Duration of injuries Amount of medical expenses and other out-of-pocket losses. Though these factors to consider are generally the same, every accident is different and every accident victim is…
For Immediate Release: The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Christopher Zachar of Zachar Law Firm, P.C. in Phoenix has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Arizona, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field.  Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only and is limited to the top 100 attorneys in each state…
It is legally not required to have a lawyer to make a personal injury claim but handling a personal injury case without a lawyer is a risky decision for many reasons. First, a lawyer knows what to look for to present a proper case.  This includes reading the details of a police report, analyzing photographs, interpreting medical records, understanding insurance policies and coverages for the at-fault drivers or your own policy, and confirming the statutes…
If you have been in any type of incident or accident, suffered injuries and now face the prospect of presenting insurance claims for your property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket losses, how does this work?  Can you afford to try to go up against the insurance company on your own? Handling your own Phoenix, Arizona personal injury case on your own is a bit dangerous. This is because the people you are…
Insurance companies care first and foremost about themselves and their money.  We know this. If they can deny a claim and pay nothing, they will. If they cannot deny a claim because liability is clear, then they will try to pay as little as possible. In these difficult times, with COVID19 and many people out of work, insurance companies know that car accident victims are vulnerable.  As such, settlement offers are bring purposely delayed, or the…
Before discussing this issue, it is important to first inform the reader that seeking out a Phoenix personal injury lawyer for representation as early as possible is the best way to address your potential claim.  In order to understand how to properly negotiate with an insurance company after a car accident, you must first know what and when to negotiate.  The only topic of discussion early on should be about your vehicle.  While the insurance…
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…