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Do pre-existing conditions impact my personal injury claim? How can I prove that my pre-existing injury was worsened by my accident? If you have been the victim of a motor vehicle accident and intend to present a claim for your injuries, any pre-existing medical conditions you have will always be a factor.  The insurance company and its attorneys will want to prove that most or all of the problems you are claiming from the accident…
You have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or some other injury incident.  You intend to make a claim for your injuries and now you have to deal with the insurance adjuster for the at-fault party. How do you handle this? Answer:  Be very careful. Insurance adjusters are in the business of getting information. They then will use this information against you, to try to deny your claim, or to pay you as little…
My personal injury claim feels like it’s taking too long to resolve. What’s the normal time frame for an injury case to resolve?   Every case is different.  Cases are different because every accident is different, every injury is different, every insurance adjuster is different and every insurance company’s policies are different. There is no bright-line rule on how cases are adjusted and evaluated.   Our experienced Phoenix personal injury attorneys will advise you as to…
I wasn’t injured initially from my car accident, but it’s been two weeks and now I do feel pain, do I still have a case? Yes.  When a symptom of an injury arises is not definitive of a legal claim.  While a delayed symptom can impact the causative relationship between a wrongful act (e.g. getting struck by an at-fault driver) and an injury, it does not alleviate a claim.  A long delay between a wrongful…
I keep hearing about depositions, arbitrations, and mediations? What exactly are those and how are they relevant to my personal injury claim? Once you file your case in Court, you are now in what is called “litigation.” It begins by filing a Complaint.  Once a case placed under the authority of the Court, certain procedural rules (created by the Arizona Supreme Court) apply called the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure. In addition, the Arizona legislature…
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…