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At Hutzler Law, we offer compassionate and aggressive legal representation for people who have been injured or have lost their loved ones to help them to recover maximum monetary compensation for their losses. Over the past five years, Jason Hutzler has recovered millions of dollars for his clients as a personal injury attorney in Phoenix, AZ. When you have been injured or lost your loved one, our Phoenix legal team is prepared to fight for your rights to recover damages and understand how to build a strong case demonstrating clear liability.

When to Hire a Personal Injury Law Firm

Have you been injured in a car accident, slip and fall on someone’s property or had a loved one pass away from another’s negligence?  Has the negligent or careless behavior of another person caused you to incur mountains of medical bills, miss time at work, or eliminated your source of income?

Are you being pestered by insurance companies after an accident?  If any of these scenarios feel familiar, you may get answers to your questions by contacting a Phoenix personal injury attorney at Hutzler Law.

Contact Hutzler Law today about your personal injury case. We will review your situation at no charge.

Lawyers Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, and The Valley

With major sports teams, historical attractions, and a bustling nightlife, Phoenix has no shortage of things to do. Unfortunately, there is also no shortage of ways to get injured due to someone else’s negligence.

Whether your injury occurred in a failure to yield accident, a slip and fall at a local retail store, or you encountered a vicious dog on your evening walk; an experienced Phoenix personal injury lawyer at the law offices of Hutzler Law can help you seek compensation for your injuries.

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Phoenix Personal Injury Attorneys with a Reputation for Winning

Hutzler Law has years of experience in handling many different types of personal injury claims and has developed a reputation for aggressive advocacy on behalf of our clients. We have built a successful record in recovering settlements and verdicts for our clients and work hard to protect the rights of our clients while holding the people and entities that are responsible for injuring them accountable for their actions.

Each year, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed in Arizona due to others’ actions. When these injuries or fatalities are caused by the negligent, intentional, or reckless actions of others, the victims and the families of people who are killed have a right to file civil lawsuits against those whose actions caused the injuries or fatalities.

If you have suffered serious injuries or have lost your loved one because of the negligent or intentional actions or omissions of others, you need to get help from an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney.

What to Expect from a Phoenix, AZ Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you have suffered injuries because of the actions of someone else, you may have legal grounds to file a lawsuit. We can review the facts of what occurred and provide you with an honest assessment of your potential claim’s merits. We can then explain the legal options and rights that you might have.

Our injury lawyers help our clients by dealing with insurance companies, insurance defense lawyers, hospitals, the legal system, doctors, and auto repair shops. When you retain Hutzler Law, we will assume the burden of your claim so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries. Our legal team relies on our experience, legal skills, knowledge, and resources throughout Arizona to secure favorable outcomes for our client’s cases.

Recovering Compensation for Your Losses

Every personal injury case is unique. When you meet with an attorney at Hutzler Law, our legal team will carefully analyze the facts and circumstances of what occurred and provide you with a fair and honest assessment of the winnability of your claim. if we agree to accept representation, we will advocate for your rights from the beginning of your case until its conclusion.

Some of the types of damages that may be recoverable in a personal injury claim include the following:

  • Past and future income losses
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Property losses
  • Burial and funeral expenses in wrongful death claims
  • Lost inheritance rights in wrongful death claims
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of consortium and guidance
  • Loss of the ability to enjoy life

What Does a Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney Do?

A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer who assists individuals injured in accidents caused by someone else’s careless, reckless, or even intentional actions. Phoenix personal injury attorneys help these victims seek compensation for their injuries through the personal injury claims process, in Phoenix, Arizona. This process involves first seeking compensation from the at-fault party’s related liability insurance policy.

For example, if your injury resulted from a car accident caused by a negligent driver, you would generally seek compensation by filing a claim against the at-fault party’s auto liability insurance policy. If a slip and fall in Phoenix caused your injury, you would likely seek compensation from a commercial or business liability policy.

A personal injury attorney in Phoenix provides services to determine who was liable for the accident that injured you, who carries their liability insurance, and how much insurance is available. Your attorney also establishes a value to your claim and communicates with the insurance provider on your behalf.

If the insurance company fails to pay the claim in full or fails to offer a fair settlement to resolve the claim, your injury attorney can file and prepare your litigation case. They can represent your case in court and assist you in collecting your settlement or award.

The Claims Our Phoenix Personal Injury Attorneys Handle

Personal injury law covers a vast arena of different accidents. Not all personal injury lawyers specialize in all claims, so find a Phoenix injury attorney with ample experience with personal injury claims and a successful record handling claims for accidents similar to yours. For example, if a slip and fall claim injures you, find an attorney who knows how to handle slip and fall cases.

Here is a look at some of the claims the legal team at Hutzler Law handles for individuals injured in Phoenix or the surrounding areas.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

With around 83 car accidents a day and a car accident fatality every other day, Phoenix has the dubious distinction of being one of the most dangerous large cities to drive in. While the city council attempts to address these issues through an action plan to enhance safety in all areas of Phoenix, some of the most common factors in accidents are failure to yield and driving too fast for roadway conditions.

Failure to yield accidents most commonly occur in the intersection, where one driver fails to stop at a red light or stop sign and collides with another driver with the right-of-way to move through the intersection.

Speeding accounts for roughly one-quarter of fatal accidents, with the additional speed increasing the likelihood of the driver losing control of their vehicle, decreasing their ability to stop in time to avoid the collision, and increasing the severity of the crash.

Some of the most dangerous intersections in Phoenix include:

  • 75th Avenue and Indian School
  • 16th Street and Camelback Road
  • 19th Avenue and Southern Avenue
  • 67th Avenue and Indian School
  • 67th Avenue and McDowell Road
  • 99th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road

Hutzler Law can assist with all types of motor vehicle accidents, including those involving passenger cars, commercial trucks, buses, motorcycles, and even vulnerable roadway users such as bicyclists or pedestrians.

Premises Liability Matters

Premises liability refers to the legal responsibility of all types of property owners to protect their visitors from becoming injured due to a hazardous property condition. Property owners must regularly inspect their property for hazards, promptly repair them, and warn guests of existing ones.

A slip and fall accident is the most common type of personal injury claim arising from a premises liability issue. Slips and falls occur when someone slips or trips on a property hazard such as loose, worn, or torn flooring, damaged staircases, obstacles or debris in the walkway, or damage to sidewalks and parking lots.

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, more than one million people seek treatment in emergency rooms around the U.S. for injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents. The most common slip and fall injuries are broken hips and other bone fractures, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries.

Other premises liability matters that Hutzler Law can assist with include swimming pool accidents and dog bites.

Workplace Injury

Arizona’s Workers’ Compensation program compensates for most injuries in Phoenix workplaces. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance policy that nearly all employers in the state must purchase on behalf of their employees. After a workplace injury or illness, this policy covers medical expenses related to the treatment of the injury and wage loss resulting from missed work days.

Occasionally, a worker can seek compensation from a liable party through a personal injury claim. This avenue for compensation is appropriate when the injury resulted from the negligence of someone who is not your employer or your coworker. For example, if you were injured by another motorist’s negligence while on the job as a delivery driver. In this case, the personal injury claims process is likely the appropriate avenue to take when seeking compensation.

The attorneys at Hutzler Law assist claimants who have suffered workplace injuries through the personal injury claims process.

Wrongful Death

Many injuries are fatal. If a person dies due to injuries that entitled them to seek compensation through a personal injury claim, their loved ones can seek compensation through the wrongful death claims process.

The compensation available in a Phoenix wrongful death claim includes:

  • The cost of final medical expenses.
  • Funeral and burial or cremation costs.
  • The loss of financial support provided by the deceased to their family.
  • Loss of inheritance.
  • Property damage the deceased sustained in the accident, such as the cost of repairing or replacing the car they were driving if their death in a fatal car accident.
  • Physical pain and suffering endured by the decedent from the injury until death.
  • Emotional trauma suffered by the decedent’s family members.
  • Loss of comfort, society, guidance, and emotional support provided by the deceased to their loved ones.

Catastrophic Injuries

Certain injuries are likely to result in permanent disabilities that impact the sufferer’s ability to earn an income. These Phoenix personal injury cases are generally higher valued as they require additional compensation to cover the claimant’s lost earning capacity.

A traumatic brain injury is one of the most common catastrophic injuries. The brain is responsible for sending messages through the spinal cord that controls the body’s functions. Depending on the injured part of the brain, an individual with a brain injury can suffer impacts such as memory loss, loss of the ability to communicate with others, difficulty with balanced and coordinated movements, and inability to control one’s emotions or impulses.

Spinal cord injuries are also catastrophic, as they tend to result in a partial or complete loss of function below the injury site, known as paralysis. Spinal cord injuries suffered high on the neck can result in the inability to control movement or feel sensation over much of the body. This injury can result in complications, including pneumonia from the inability to remove lung secretions through coughing and the inability to feel extremely hot or cold surfaces.

Other types of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Severe damage to the spinal vertebrae and discs results in spinal instability.
  • Injuries that cause vision or hearing loss.
  • Traumatic limb amputations.

Properly Valuing a Personal Injury Claim

Valuing a claim correctly can be complex. Many factors play into how much a case might be worth, including the extent, nature, and severity of your injuries, the defendant’s conduct, the facts and circumstances of your case, and others. An experienced personal injury lawyer understands how to properly value claims to ensure that injury victims recover compensation that will pay for all of their losses.

Many insurance companies and lawyers use a formula to value personal injury claims. They will first find the value of your special damages or economic losses. To figure out how much your general damages might be worth, they will take the total of your medical expenses, multiply them by a factor that ranges from one to five and then add in your income losses. Insurance companies typically use a lower factor while attorneys use a higher factor.

The amount that is determined is simply a rough estimate. What you might recover may be lower or higher, depending on the length of your expected recovery, the permanence of your injuries, the quality of your medical evidence, and others.

Your injury attorney may work with medical and financial experts to calculate your future anticipated losses. After your attorney has valued your claim, you will be presented with a range of monetary values within which a fair settlement should fall.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims in Phoenix, Arizona

How long do I have to file my personal injury claim?

In Phoenix and throughout the state of Arizona, the statute of limitations in both personal injury and wrongful death claims is two years from the date of the accident or death. Failing to file your personal injury claim in court by this date often surrenders your right to seek compensation. If you can no longer file a lawsuit in court, there is no legal recourse if the insurance provider fails to pay your claim.

What compensation can I receive through a personal injury claim?

Arizona allows personal injury claimants to seek economic damages, which refer to payment in compensation of expenses such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Property damage you incurred as a result of the accident

Additionally, claimants can seek non-economic damages, which compensate for your quality-of-life impacts, such as:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of the enjoyment of life

In some cases involving extreme recklessness, punitive damages are also available. This compensation punishes the defendant.

How do I know if my injury is severe enough to pursue compensation?

If your injury resulted in medical expenses and income loss, it is severe enough to seek compensation. Let the experienced Phoenix personal injury attorneys at Hutzler Law evaluate your case and examine if you have a claim likely to result in a settlement.

What are personal injury laws in Phoenix relevant to my injury?

When an individual dies in Arizona from a wrongful act, neglect, or default that would have entitled the deceased to personal injury compensation if they had survived the incident, certain family members can seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. Those who may file the suit include the deceased’s spouse, surviving children, or surviving parent. Additionally, the named executor of the deceased’s estate can file the claim if there are no surviving family members.

How much does a Phoenix personal injury attorney charge?

Luckily, the billing method used by most personal injury law firms ensures that anyone who needs a lawyer can afford one. The contingent fee billing method allows you to withhold payment for your attorney’s services until your claim has a positive outcome. This method means no retainer, no hourly billing, and no worrying about your case stalling because you aren’t current with your payments.

Phoenix personal injury lawyers provide many services that are very difficult, if not impossible, for a claimant who is untrained in the law to handle on their own. We have an experienced legal team to handle the legal aspects of your case while you focus on your physical recovery. You can learn more about these services for free and without obligation through a free case evaluation.

Call us at (602) 730-4530 or contact us online to learn more.

At Hutzler Law, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients through settlements and verdicts. We are dedicated to our clients and strongly believe that they are entitled to recover compensation when they have suffered injuries and harm because of the wrongful actions of others.

Hutzler Law offers free and confidential consultations. We work on a contingent-fee basis, which means that our clients do not have to pay our legal fees until and unless we recover damages for them through settlements or verdict awards. Our fees will never be more than what you earn. Period!

Contact us today by filling out our online contact form or calling 480-618-7685 to learn about the rights that you might have.

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We treat all of our clients with personal care through their difficult times – just as if they were family! Speak with Jason Hutzler today.

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At Hutzler Law, PLLC, we always strive to provide the best representation possible for each and every one of our clients. Read what our clients are saying about us.

  • Ashley

    Jason Hutzler represented me when I was injured in a car accident. He helped me navigate a very stressful situation. I was able to get the treatment I needed to recover, and I got a fantastic settlement as a result. The team at Hutzler Law is friendly, responsive and knowledgeable. I am so glad I had Jason on my side. I couldn’t be more happy with my decision to choose Hutzler Law to represent me.

  • Keandra

    The team here is so great. They knew that the accident my family and I experienced was just too much to process for me. My work and family schedule made it harder. They took care of everything and were able to get me a decent settlement. Accidents are no fun but they treated me and my family with such care. I highly recommend them as your first choice. No gimmicks, just genuine work on your behalf.

  • Arthur

    Amazing! Very fast, efficient, reliable services. I got in a car accident 6 weeks ago and the attorney and s5aff jumped in my case right away. They have communicated with me every step of the way. I was able to get my case settled quickly and got more money then I expected. I would definitely recommend everyone who is involved in a accident to use their services. Thank you Hutzler Law for everything you did for me and my case!

  • Denise

    Crystal was in charged of my case. She helped me out in every way she could and would always answer any questions I had. Had some issues with my insurance but she took care of everything. Would recommend 100%.

  • Gabriel

    I highly recommend Hutzler Law, PLLC. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Jason Hutzler and Mr. Anthony and I am so satisfied with the exceptional quality of work that I experienced. Mr. Jason Hutzler is a very caring and knowledgeable attorney and I would recommend him to anyone. Anthony answered all of my questions with knowledge and care and he educated me on what to expect, and what my outcome may be. I appreciate everything you did for me. Thank you for taking great care of me thru this process.

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