Suffering injuries due to the negligence of another party turns your life upside down.
Not only do you have to deal with an array of medical appointments and the physical limitations that can go along with a serious injury, you may have increasing expenses related to the accident that can impact your finances for years to come.
At Huzler Law, we understand the challenges that can go along with a personal injury claim, from dealing with the immediate impact of your injuries to the difficulty in fighting against the insurance company as you pursue the compensation you deserve. Our Chandler personal injury lawyers can help victims navigate the claim process and recover the compensation they deserve.
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After an injury, you will have a lot of important decisions to make, and the time in which you make these decisions will have a significant impact on your future. Our attorneys are here to guide you through the process and handle all legal aspects so that you can focus on recovering.
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When Do You Need a Lawyer for a Chandler Injury Claim?
You should work with an injury lawyer any time you suffer injuries due to the negligence of another party.
When you suffer injuries in an accident, you have up to two years to file an injury claim that will help you pursue compensation for those damages. However, the longer you wait to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer, the more difficult it can be to clearly collect evidence related to your accident and recover the full compensation you deserve.
As you move forward with the claim process, you may also notice several signs that you need to get in touch with an attorney.
The Insurance Company Issues a Low Settlement Offer
In order to handle most injury claims, you will need to deal with the insurance company that covers the liable party. You may assume that the insurance company is on your side and will work to provide you with fair compensation for your injuries and losses. Unfortunately, in many cases, the insurance company will attempt to minimize the compensation it has to pay out, rather than providing you with reasonable compensation for your damages. That may start with a low settlement offer: an offer that fails to fairly reflect the damages you actually sustained in the accident. If you receive a settlement offer too soon after the accident, or you do not think the offer fairly reflects your losses, you need a Chandler injury lawyer to help you navigate the claim process.
The Insurance Company Denies Your Claim
The insurance company may have any number of reasons for denying your claim. Our founding partner Jason Hutzler, a former insurance adjuster, understands all the challenges the insurance company may throw your way and all the tactics they may use to decrease the value of your claim, including claim denial. As a result, we are ideally positioned to help you navigate claim denial and show the insurance company why you do deserve compensation for your injuries, based on the conditions that led to the accident and the injuries you sustained.
The Insurance Company Ignores the Extent of Your Injuries
Sometimes, the insurance company may appear to fail to take your injuries seriously, or may not fully incorporate all the losses you sustained into your claim. At Hutzler Law, we help our clients display the full extent of their injuries and damages so that they can recover fair, reasonable compensation for all the losses associated with the accident.
You Have a Hard Time Getting Answers
In some cases, communicating with the insurance company can turn out to be much more difficult than anticipated. The insurance company may refuse to call you back when you report the accident, or you may find it tough to get anyone to answer your calls. If you find yourself struggling to get the answers you need, an attorney can help streamline the process, making your claim go much more smoothly.
Damages You Can Recover in a Chandler Injury Claim
When you suffer injuries in an accident, you can find yourself with a lot of financial issues to deal with. Fortunately, as part of an injury claim, you can recover compensation for many of those damages. An experienced Chandler injury lawyer at Hutzler Law can help you navigate the claim process, including laying out the compensation you should reasonably expect for those damages.
- Medical costs. Serious injuries often have serious medical bills to go along with them. As part of your Chandler injury claim, you can include all the costs related to medical care for your injuries. Make sure you keep track of all medical expenses so you can include them in your claim.
- Lost income. When you suffer serious injuries in an accident, you can end up missing out on time at work. Those lost wages can add up fast, especially if you work in a physically demanding profession or need significant time to recover before you can get back to work.
- Pain and suffering. As part of a comprehensive injury claim, you can include compensation not only for tangible financial damages, but also for the nonfinancial damages associated with the suffering that followed your accident.
Hutzler Law cannot guarantee the compensation you will recover as part of an injury claim in Chandler. However, we can help you take a look at all the losses you sustained because of the accident and break down the compensation you can reasonably expect for your injuries.
How a Lawyer Can Help with Your Chandler Injury Claim
Dealing with the aftermath of an accident can mean substantial difficulty in navigating the claim process. Unfortunately, many people find dealing with the insurance company among the most stressful parts of an injury claim. Having a lawyer on your side, however, can make it much easier to navigate that process.
Evidence Collection and Investigation
Putting together a comprehensive injury claim often means collecting substantial evidence and conducting a deep investigation into all the elements of the accident. Hutzler Law will take on all the details of that investigation, from looking into all potential causes of the accident and pulling it together as part of a comprehensive claim to collecting evidence related to your injuries and using it to establish the compensation you deserve.
Breaking Down Compensation
All too often, accident victims end up accepting less compensation than they really deserve because they do not understand the way compensation breaks down and how they can determine the damages they sustained. Hutzler Law carefully looks at all the losses you sustained because of the accident and uses them to lay out a clear demand package that better establishes the losses you suffered in the accident. As a result, accident victims are more likely to end up with fair compensation for their losses.
Negotiating with the Insurance Company
Reduce your stress and increase the odds that you will recover fair compensation for the damages associated with your accident when you work closely with a personal injury lawyer. Instead of spending your time dealing with the insurance company, you can let your lawyer take on that responsibility for you.
Representing You in Court
While most personal injury claims settle out of court, in some cases, you may have to go to court to fight for fair compensation for your injuries. A lawyer can present your case to the court and argue in your favor, increasing your ability to recover the compensation you deserve.
Understanding Chandler Injury Claims
In Arizona, you may have up to two years from the date of an accident to file an injury claim. Injury claims can arise from a number of cases, including dog bites, auto accidents, and premises liability accidents. At Hutzler Law, we will look at several clear criteria to help determine whether you have grounds for a claim and who bears liability for the accident.
- Who bore a duty of care to you at the time of the incident? A duty of care includes any duty to reduce the risk of harm: for example, paying attention to the road while driving to help reduce accident risk, or making sure that cords are tucked away, rather than getting left underfoot, in a retail establishment.
- How did the liable party violate that duty of care? An attorney will look over the key ways in which the liable party did not adhere to the duty of care in your case: a driver who chose to drive while distracted, for example, or a property owner that put off needed repairs despite knowing about the danger.
- How did that violation lead to your accident? In order to file an injury claim, your lawyer will need to show that the liable party’s actions directly caused or contributed to your injuries.
- What injuries did you sustain? In order to file an injury claim in Chandler, you will need to show that you sustained damages because of the negligence of the liable party.
Any time you have questions about whether you may have the right to file an injury claim, ask an experienced injury attorney about your rights and your next steps.
Contact a Chandler Personal Injury Lawyer at Hutzler Law
Did you suffer injuries in an accident in Chandler? Contact Hutzler Law at (602) 730-4530 for a free consultation that will allow you to better understand the damages you can claim and your right to compensation after an accident.