If you have injuries due to the negligence of another party, the Tempe personal injury lawyers at Hutzler Law can help you recover compensation for the damages you’ve suffered. Reach out to us today at (602) 730-4530 to discuss your case.

Serious injuries not only impact your immediate quality of life, they can have a long-term impact on your finances, your ongoing health, and more.

When you suffer those injuries due to the negligence of another party, you may have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim: a lawsuit designed to help you recover fair compensation for the losses you sustained because of that accident. 

Pursuing that compensation, however, can turn out to be more complicated than you anticipated. Insurance companies often work to minimize the compensation accident victims can recover as much as possible, whether that means denying liability for the accident or downplaying the severity of the injuries.

By working with a personal injury lawyer, you increase your odds of recovering fair compensation for your losses.

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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.

Call our team at (602) 730-4530 today for your free consultation and let us help you get back on your feet.

Common Injury Claims in Tempe, Arizona

Serious injuries not only impact your immediate quality of life, they can have a long-term impact on your finances, your ongoing health, and more.

At Hutzler Law, we see a variety of personal injury claims in Tempe, including:

Car Accident Claims

Across Tempe, around 6,500 car accidents occur each year. More than 2,000 of those accidents involve injuries. If your medical costs exceed the coverage offered by your MedPay insurance policy, you may need to pursue compensation through an injury claim. Car accident claims can also include:

  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents

Auto accidents can occur for a number of reasons, from distracted driving to ignoring the rules of the road.

Premises Liability Claims

When you visit a property owned by another party, whether that means private property or public, you expect that the owner of that property will take care of it in a way that minimizes your risk of suffering a serious injury. Unfortunately, some property owners may fail to take care of basic maintenance. Damaged flooring, failure to clean up a spill in a timely manner, or falling objects can all cause a high risk of accident. While slip and fall claims are among the most common premises liability claims, you may also have the right to file a claim any time a property owner fails to take care of their property appropriately. 

Dog Bite Claims

According to Arizona law, when a dog bites someone who has legally entered a public or private location, the owner of the dog bears liability for any expenses the victim suffers, regardless of whether the owner knew that the dog had a tendency to bite. When a dog bites, it can cause severe injury, including broken bones as well as puncture wounds and a high risk of infection. Working with a lawyer who can help you understand your rights may prove crucial to pursuing the full compensation you deserve. 

Related Read: Can You Sue for a Dog Bite in Arizona?

Recovering Compensation in a Tempe Injury Claim

Dealing with the aftermath of an accident can mean substantial expenses. Every accident claim looks a little different, and we cannot guarantee the compensation you will ultimately recover for those injuries. However, injury claims generally break down into the same key elements. 

  • Medical costs: Talk to your lawyer about all the medical expenses you sustained as a direct result of your accident in Tempe. That includes not only the cost of emergency medical care, including ambulance transport, but also any long-term care costs, like a stay in the hospital or even physical therapy after your accident. Make sure you also talk to your lawyer about compensation for any future medical bills. 
  • Lost income: In many cases, a serious accident can prevent you from working for a period of time after the accident. The more severe the accident, the longer you may have to stay out of work. If you work in a highly physical position, it can further increase the amount of time you need to recover before you go back. In the meantime, you may suffer a significant loss of income that can have a negative impact on your overall finances. 
  • Pain and suffering: While the pain you sustain because of the accident does not have a direct financial correlation, it does have a severe impact on your life. Your lawyer can help you determine the best strategy for including pain and suffering as part of your injury claim. 

By working closely with a lawyer, you can more clearly define the full damages you suffered because of the accident. Ultimately, that often means substantially increased compensation compared to what the insurance company might offer alone. 

How a Lawyer Can Help After Your Tempe Accident

If you suffered injuries in an accident in Tempe due to the negligence of another party, having a lawyer on your side can prove crucial to your ability to recover the compensation you need for those damages. At Hutzler Law, we strive to maximize the compensation our clients can recover as we pursue justice for the damages done in the accident. 

Investigating the Accident

At Hutzler Law, we start with a full investigation into the accident and everything that may have contributed to it. Not only does that provide a better foundation for an injury claim, complete with the evidence needed to clearly establish liability, in some cases, it can help us identify more than one party that may have contributed to the incident. 

Putting Together a Claim

In many cases, insurance companies will fail to take the full damages you sustained in the accident into account as they piece together the compensation they want to offer. At Hutzler Law, we carefully evaluate all the damages you sustained because of the accident and put together a demand package that lays out those damages clearly for the insurance company. 

Negotiating on Your Behalf

Insurance companies can make it very difficult for accident victims to get the compensation they really deserve. At Huzler Law, we negotiate on behalf of our clients to increase the odds that they will get the full compensation they deserve. That includes navigating any challenges or snarls the insurance company might throw in the way. As a result, our clients often recover more compensation than they would on their own. Founding attorney Jason Hutzler is a former insurance adjuster, which means he has a strong understanding of the tactics insurance companies use to delay processing on a claim or reduce compensation. Our firm will bring that understanding to bear in handling every aspect of your case. 

Presenting Your Claim in Court

Most injury claims settle out of court. Going to court not only increases the expense needed to reach a resolution in your case, it may drag out the process, which can prove difficult for clients who need the funds from a settlement. However, if your claim does have to go to court, we will present your case before the court and clearly lay out all the damages you sustained. 

The Arizona Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Claims

According to Arizona law, you have two years from the date of an accident to file an injury claim that will allow you to pursue compensation for the damages sustained in the accident. While exceptions do exist to the statute of limitations, including cases in which a minor suffered injury due to the negligence of another party, you should move forward with your injury claim as soon as possible. 

When Should You Speak with a Tempe Personal Injury Lawyer?

Ideally, you should get in touch with a lawyer as soon after your accident as possible. The longer you wait to contact a lawyer, the more difficult it can prove to collect all the evidence needed to clearly establish your injury claim. However, you may also notice several signs that you need to get in touch with a lawyer and allow them to take on your case. 

  • You have a hard time getting in touch with the insurance company or getting the insurance company to call you back. 
  • The insurance company denies liability for your accident.
  • The insurance company pressures you to accept a low settlement offer, often before you have a full understanding of the damages you sustained in the accident.
  • The insurance company tries to get you to accept partial liability for the accident, even though you know that your actions did not contribute to the incident. 
  • You have questions about your accident and your right to compensation. 

Working with a lawyer can substantially increase the compensation you can recover for the damages related to an accident. The sooner you get in touch with an attorney, the sooner that attorney can start working on your behalf. 

Connect with Hutzler Law Regarding Your Tempe Injury Claim

If you suffered an injury in Tempe due to the negligence of another party, the Tempe personal injury attorneys at Hutzler Law are here to help. Reach out to us today at (602) 730-4530 to discuss your case and develop a deeper understanding of your rights.

We start with a no-fee consultation and take claims on a contingent fee basis, which means you do not pay unless we win.