Scottsdale Personal Injury Attorney
Injured in an Accident? Breyer Law Offices, P.C. Can Help!
After being involved in a personal injury accident in Scottsdale, you're going to need some help getting back on your feet. When you first think about the help you're going to need, you're thinking about neighbors, friends, and family helping you do the dishes, do the laundry, and cook meals for a few weeks while you're in recovery mode. But the fact of the matter is that you're going to need more than just someone to take care of your household chores for you.
You're going to need legal help. And that's because most injury accidents don't just leave you out of commission for a couple of days or a week. Injuries in all types of accidents can leave you out of work, laid up and unable to care for yourself or for your family for weeks at a time. Because injuries, and the accidents that cause them, come in all shapes and sizes, it's important to know a good personal injury attorney who can help you move on with your life after being injured. Contact the lawyers at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. at our Scottsdale personal injury law office by calling (480) 422-5474.
How Do I Know If I Have a Scottsdale Personal Injury Claim?
There are many different ways in which you could be injured when you're living in Scottsdale, or anywhere else throughout Arizona. The trouble with personal injury accidents is that there are plenty of ways that they can be prevented, but for the victim, they are, in most cases, not preventable. Check out these facts right now to see if you have a Scottsdale personal injury claim and if you need an attorney.
What is a Scottsdale Personal Injury Accident?
When you're injured you may not even realize that you have been involved in a personal injury accident. Why? Because a lot of times we think that a personal injury accident is just our own self being a klutz. For example, think about the last time a good freeze left a layer of ice in a parking lot in Arizona. If the business didn't bother to salt the ice and you slipped on it, is that your fault or the fault of the business? If you are injured in a car crash because the other driver hit you, but you weren't wearing a seat belt, is it your fault you were injured, or the other driver's fault? It's important to know that although these situations can be complicated, the victim does have rights.
What Are My Rights After a Personal Injury Accident?
If another person causes your injuries, or has a direct hand in your injuries, you have the right to recover compensation from them that will cover your expenses. Typically this begins with filing a claim against the other at-fault person's insurance company. If you were involved in a Scottsdale car accident, it would be the at-fault driver's insurance. If you were hurt on a company premise, it will be the company's insurance. If you were hurt by a person's dog or at a person's home, it would be a claim against the homeowner's insurance.
When Should I Hire an Injury Lawyer?
It is always a difficult question to answer when people ask us when is the best time to hire an accident attorney. The reality is that on the one hand, we strive hard not to sound like the broken record you may some times see from other lawyers on TV and elsewhere. It seems far too often attorneys are saying to "call us now" and that you must call a personal injury attorney immediately after an accident. The reality, however, is that not every case requires an attorney immediately. In fact, not every injury requires an attorney. Beyond that, there are many cases that may exist in theory, but it is not in the best interest of the people who were injured to actually pursue those claims.
Therefore, we encourage anybody to try to consult with a certificate specialist in injury and wrongful death litigation as soon as possible. On the other hand, we certainly do not believe that everyone needs to run out and hire a personal injury lawyer immediately after a car accident. Even after the most serious, life-altering tragedies that unfortunately occur far too often on our roadways, some times it is not in everybody's best interest to start making the decision of hiring a lawyer. However, for someone to at least contact a top injury lawyer and make sure that their rights are protected can be a vital step in the process.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Recover?
Depending on the extent of your injuries, the type of accident, and some other factors, there are many different types of compensation you can recover from the person who caused your injuries. The most commonly recovered damages include medical expenses, loss of wages or the ability to work, damages to personal property, emotional and mental suffering, and more.
Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
You do not have to file a lawsuit. The first step is to file a claim. When you've been injured in an accident, your first inclination is going to be to settle quickly so that you can start paying your bills right away. If your injuries were not severe and the settlement seems fair, then this might be the right route for you. However, if you will likely be out of work for several months, or you have amassed significant medical bills (or stand to) then a simple settlement through an insurance company may not be the right option. Before you make a decision it is important to have an attorney review your case. While it may seem scary to talk to a lawyer, a good personal injury lawyer will review your case at no cost to you to help you decide whether or not to file a lawsuit. The Husband & Wife Law Team understands what you are going through and knows that you need help and your questions answered. Our attorneys will never tell you something because you want to hear it. For the truth about your case and help moving on with your life in the direction that makes the most sense for you, reach out the attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. now.
Why Hire an Attorney After a Scottsdale Personal Injury Accident?
- Help negotiating for a fair settlement that will take care of the costs of your recovery, including your medical expenses, personal expenses while you are unable to work, and to replace your income while you are unable to work.
- Protection from being tricked or bullied into accepting terms or settlements that don't make sense for you, your family, or the extent of your injuries.
- Help filing paperwork for your case so you can ensure it is done right and filed within the statute of limitations.
- Help understanding what your rights really are, and what you have to do in order to preserve your own rights.
Call The Husband & Wife Law Team for Help with Your Scottsdale Personal Injury Claim
When you're injured and feeling alone, the best thing you can do is reach out to an attorney who truly understands your situation and wants to help you get your life back together as quickly as possible for your own benefit. The attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. will start your case with a free consultation so you can get all of the information you need to make an informed decision about your case and your future. For help with your case and a truthful discussion about your rights and responsibilities, reach out to the attorneys at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. at our Scottsdale office at (480) 422-5474 today.