If you’ve suffered a personal injury in Arizona due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Filing a claim for personal injury can be a difficult and time-consuming process, but with the assistance of a skilled attorney at Schenk Podolsky Attorneys at Law, you can improve your chances of receiving reasonable compensation for your injuries.
Here’s a comprehensive guide to filing a personal injury claim in Arizona with Schenk Podolsky Attorneys at Law.
- Seek Medical Attention
The first step in any personal injury claim is to seek medical attention for your injuries. Even if you don’t believe your injuries are serious, it’s essential to have a medical professional examine you. Some injuries may not manifest promptly and may worsen with time.
Additionally, seeking medical attention creates a record of your injuries and treatments, which will be important evidence in your personal injury claim.
- Gather Evidence
To file a successful personal injury claim, you’ll need to gather evidence to support your case. This evidence can include:
- Accident reports
- Witness statements
- Medical records and bills
- Photos and videos of the accident scene and your injuries
- Any other documentation related to your injuries and damages
If possible, try to gather evidence at the scene of the accident or as soon as possible afterward. Over time, memories can fade and evidence can be lost or obliterated.
- Contact Schenk Podolsky Attorneys At Law
After you’ve received medical attention and gathered evidence, the next step is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney from myarizonainjurylawyer.com. Our attorneys can assist you in assessing your case and determining if you have a legitimate claim for compensation.
During your initial consultation, we’ll review the details of your case and discuss your legal options. We’ll also explain our fee structure and answer any questions you may have about the personal injury claims process.
- File A Claim
Once you’ve decided to pursue a personal injury claim, your attorney will file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. This claim will outline the details of your case, including your injuries, damages, and the at-fault party’s liability for the accident.
The insurance company will then investigate the claim and make a determination on liability and the amount of compensation they’re willing to offer. If the insurance company accepts liability and offers a fair settlement, your attorney can negotiate the terms of the settlement on your behalf.
If the insurance company denies liability or offers an unfair settlement, your attorney may recommend filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party. This is where the litigation process begins.
Your attorney will file a complaint with the court and serve the at-fault party with a copy of the complaint. The at-fault party will then have a certain amount of time to respond to the complaint.
During the litigation process, both sides will have the opportunity to gather evidence, depose witnesses, and negotiate a settlement. If a settlement cannot be reached, the case will go to trial, where a judge or jury will make a determination on liability and damages.
- Collecting Your Settlement
If you’re successful in your personal injury claim, you’ll receive a settlement from the at-fault party or their insurance company. Your attorney will then work with you to ensure that the settlement is paid and that any outstanding medical bills or other expenses related to your injuries are covered.