Phoenix Car Accident Lawyers

At TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to helping car accident victims in Phoenix get what they rightfully deserve after they are hurt in a crash.

An accident can bring with it overwhelming financial burdens and complicated insurance company claims. By relying on our Phoenix car accident attorneys, you can get through all the steps of filing a claim or proceeding with a lawsuit.

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TopDog Law Injury Lawyers Can Guide You Every Step of the Way

James Helm, Auto Accident Lawyer in PhoenixIf you’re trying to recover, you may feel lost. Perhaps you’re now asking yourself, “What’s next?” “How should I proceed?” TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers can serve as your legal advisor and guide in the Phoenix area.

We will make difficult legal procedures much simpler. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, we’ll take care of the details of filing insurance claims, negotiating, protecting your rights, and maximizing your settlement amount.

We know how to properly file a legal claim and seek full compensation for your car accident injuries and property damage in Phoenix, Arizona. Case evaluations are always free with no obligation to move forward with a case.

How You Can Contact TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers in Arizona About Your Car Accident Claim

James Helm with Phone and Cash BagIf you have a car accident case in Arizona, you can contact us anytime, day or night, at (602) 428-9331. We’re located south of Thomas Road and east of North First Street at 2700 North Central Avenue, Suite 320B, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

Filing Your Claim for Your Car Accident Case in Arizona

Below is a basic overview of what we can do to file your car accident claim in the Grand Canyon State.

Collect Relevant Information

After the accident, you should have exchanged details with all the parties involved in the collision, including names, insurance info, and contact information. You should have also filed a police report and kept copies of all the pertinent documents. We can collect all this information and use it to build a strong case for compensation.

Contact the Insurance Company

We will inform your insurance company immediately about the accident and cooperate with their investigation. We also begin communications with the auto insurance company of the liable driver. Allowing us to handle these communications prevents any potential complications in the claim process.

Hold the At-Fault Driver Accountable

If the other driver is responsible for the accident, we will file a claim for damages with their insurance company to seek compensation for your losses. We carefully calculate what your claim is worth before filing the claim.

Settlement Negotiations

Car Accident SettlementTopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers know how to negotiate insurance settlements. Insurance companies often provide lowball offers because they’re in the business of making money.

We know how to counter these offers so you can cover all your medical costs and car accident-related damages. You should never accept a settlement offer without having us review it first. Counting on legal advice will place you in a stronger position to get the money you need.

Why You Should Retain a Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer from TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers

James Helm, Phoenix personal injury lawyerCar accident claims are complex.

With our lawyer’s help, you can:

  • Receive legal guidance and support through the entire claims process
  • Make sure your rights and financial future are protected
  • Receive the medical treatment you need to facilitate recovery
  • Seek a fair settlement through negotiations or litigation when necessary

Getting Familiar With the Car Accident Claims Process

With help from an attorney, you can gain the knowledge needed to get through the claims process successfully. Below are ways TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers will keep you updated and informed.

Understanding the Legal System

Your lawyer will provide an understanding of car accident laws and insurance policies to safeguard your rights.

Receiving What You Deserve

A lawyer will carefully assess your damages. They will skillfully negotiate your settlements to secure compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other related losses.

Know What to Expect

Attorneys effectively handle interactions with insurance companies. Your lawyer will advocate for the compensation you rightfully deserve even if you have a complicated and challenging claim.

Calculating the Settlement Amount

Calculating Compensation AmountIt is impossible to predict the settlement amount without having detailed knowledge about the specifics of your case.

The severity of injuries sustained, extent of property damage incurred, lost income suffered, and available insurance coverage all determine a settlement. Seeking guidance from a car accident lawyer will provide you with a precise estimate – tailored to your unique circumstances.

Tips for Maximizing What You’ll Receive

Here are some key strategies to maximize the settlement you can obtain in a car accident injury claim:

  • Seek prompt medical attention. Getting timely treatment thoroughly documents the injuries and directly links them to the accident. Follow all doctor’s orders as well.
  • Report the accident properly. Notify the police, fill out any required reports, and provide an accurate account of what happened. Don’t admit fault.
  • Keep detailed records. Save all medical bills, receipts, missed work documentation, and written accounts of pain/suffering. This proves damages.
  • Don’t give a recorded statement. Insurance adjusters may try to get you to make damaging statements on record. Refer all inquiries to your lawyer.
  • Wait until you are fully healed or know your prognosis. Don’t settle an insurance claim until you know the full extent of your injuries, treatment needs, and lost income. Get medical clearance first or wait until you completely understand your future medical needs. 
  • Hire an experienced Phoenix car accident lawyer. An attorney knows how to value claims, negotiate skillfully with adjusters, and prepare to take a case to trial if necessary.
  • Identify all liable parties. Beyond drivers, claims against vehicle/parts manufacturers, employers, road designers, etc., may maximize recovery. In many cases, multiple liable parties and insurance companies might be at play.
  • Consider future damages. Factor in projected medical costs, permanent disabilities, diminished earning capacity, and necessary lifestyle adjustments.

An experienced car accident lawyer can employ specific techniques tailored to your unique circumstances to ensure you receive the maximum settlement, given your injuries and losses.

Collecting the Right Documentation

Collecting Right DocumentsTo maximize your claim for both economic and non-economic damages following a car accident, your car accident attorney will help you gather and present the following types of documentation, among others. Remember that evidence can vary from case to case, depending on your specific losses.

Recording Healthcare Expenses

Keep records of medical bills. Make sure to include bills from ambulance services, emergency room visits, hospital stays, doctor appointments, surgeries, medications, physical therapy sessions, and any other relevant treatments. It is essential to have records that provide an account of all the treatment you received.

Documenting Lost Income

Gather pay stubs, W2 forms, and income tax returns that demonstrate your income prior to the accident. Additionally, we can request a letter from your employer stating the amount of work missed and the corresponding lost income.

Estimating Future Medical Costs – Obtaining Info from Medical Experts

If your injuries will have long-term effects, we can consult with doctors to obtain estimates and expert opinions regarding anticipated future treatment plans. This should include projected expenses for therapy sessions, surgeries, medications, assistive equipment or devices, as well as any other necessary medical requirements.

Obtaining Repair Estimates

We will provide clear evidence of vehicle damage. Obtain repair estimates for the damages sustained by your vehicle. We can take photographs documenting the extent of the damage and present receipts if your vehicle was deemed a loss.

Keeping Track of Out of Pocket Expenses

Maintain receipts and records for expenses such as transportation costs associated with appointments or therapies. Additionally, document any modifications made to your home or car due to the injuries sustained in the accident. If you had to hire help for household tasks during the recovery period, keep records of those expenses well.

Preserving Records and Narratives for Non-economic Damages

Keep all the information you can that is related to your car accident claim.

This process involves more than collecting copies of bills and receipts.

  • Make sure you have detailed notes from doctors outlining pain levels experienced after your accident, along with information on injuries sustained. These notes should also cover details about treatments undergone as well overall assessments of physical and emotional trauma endured.
  • Photos and videos serve as proof of injuries and scars and how they have affected your ability to perform activities.
  • Statements from witnesses such as family members, friends, and coworkers provide an account of how the injuries have impacted your life and activities.
  • Your personal journal entries describe pain levels, challenges with household tasks, loss of enjoyment in hobbies that you once loved, and the emotional distress you have experienced.
  • Opinions, reports, and testimonies from experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, and economists who calculate damages for pain and suffering can help figure out future costs for the loss of enjoyment in life due to permanent disabilities or disfigurement.

Therefore, it’s important to document how the accident-induced injuries have affected various aspects of your life. This includes your ability to earn an income.

Determining Damage Amounts in Car Accident Claims

Calculating Damages in an Auto AccidentYour Phoenix car accident lawyer from TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers will take supporting documents and records to figure out quantifiable damages, such as economic damages, and subjective damages, or non-economic damages. Below is a quick rundown of how these determinations are made.

Figuring Economic Damages

These are the quantifiable monetary losses directly caused by the accident and injuries. This includes past and future medical expenses, lost income, lost earning capacity, property damage, and any other out-of-pocket costs.

For example, comprehensive medical documentation detailing all injuries, treatments received, future care needs, and their total costs is used to quantify the economic damages related to healthcare.

Adding in Expert Testimony Accounts

Testimony from medical experts is useful to estimate future medical costs and lost income over the victim’s lifetime. Expert opinions can be highly persuasive to insurance companies and juries when seeking compensation for future estimated losses.

Using One of the Two Primary Methods to Figure Pain and Suffering

Non-economic damages for the physical and emotional distress caused after a car accident do not come with a fixed formula.

However, the following methods can increase your settlement and make it more equitable.

  • Multiplier Approach. A common approach is to multiply the total economic damages by a number (usually 1.5 to 5) based on the severity of injuries and their permanency to arrive at pain and suffering compensation.
  • Per Diem Rate. Daily compensation rates for pain are set, typically $100 to $500 per day, and multiplied by the number of days the victim suffered.

Insurance companies use their own complex calculation methods factoring in costs, pain levels, injury types, permanency, and applicable state legislation. However, the value insurers place on your claim is often much less than you truly deserve. The company tries to save money at every turn, so you should never simply trust an insurer’s calculations.

Instead, allow our Phoenix car accident attorneys from TopDog Law to calculate your losses and seek compensation for every penny you need for full financial support.

Our experienced car accident lawyers have extensive data on verdicts and settlements to benchmark appropriate damage valuations. We also provide compelling documentation of all economic losses as well as supporting evidence of the human toll of pain and suffering to justify maximum compensation in each unique case.

Don’t Delay. Give TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers A Call Today

James Helm, Attorney for Car Accident In Phoenix
James Helm, Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer

If you want to ensure a positive outcome in a car accident case, you need to make sure you obtain legal representation. Deadlines may apply to car accident claims in Arizona, so contact Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyers at TopDog Law now.

We have the experience and skills needed to make submitting a claim both easier and more successful. In Phoenix, reach out today. Call (602) 428-9331 or contact us online to get started.

TopDog Personal Injury Lawyers – Phoenix Office

2700 N Central Ave
Suite 320B,
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: (602) 428-9331

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