Experiencing a catastrophic injury can change your life forever, with devastating consequences that can permanently impact your ability to work, care for yourself and pursue the activities you once enjoyed. When another person causes this type of injury by his or her negligence, you can seek legal compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and other damages with the help of MDK Law Group, your Catastrophic injury lawyers in the Phoenix area. Call (623) 225-5635 to schedule your free case evaluation today.
At Fault and Personal Injury Law in Arizona
When you contact us for a free consultation after a catastrophic injury, we will determine whether third-party negligence played a role in your accident. Negligence means that a person did not act with the expected duty of care based on the circumstances. In a personal injury case involving a car accident, for example, another driver may have behaved negligently by speeding, driving recklessly, or using controlled substances.
Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Some of the cases we handle for seriously injured clients include loss of vision or hearing, severe burns, amputated limbs, spine injuries such as paralysis, and traumatic brain injuries. We thoroughly investigate these cases and make our best attempt to get a fair settlement that accounts for the lost ability to make an independent living and the mounting cost of past, current, and projected future medical bills associated with your accident injury.
Legal Help for a Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can result in serious and wide-ranging effects that do not always show up right after the accident. You may need short-term and long-term rehabilitation, assistance with activities of daily living, nursing care, mental health assistance, and lifelong medical treatments.
Getting advice from a personal injury attorney can help you obtain fair compensation when a loved one experiences TBI-related effects such as seizures, chronic headaches, vision problems, mood swings, loss of cognitive function, speech problems, and short-term and memory loss. Filing a personal injury claim can provide the funding you need to cover the significant cost of recovery after a TBI.
Do You Need a Catastrophic Injury Attorney After an Auto Accident?
In Arizona, you can file a personal injury lawsuit in court for up to two years after an auto accident or injury involving negligence. Phoenix courts dismiss personal injury claims submitted after this statute of limitations. Seeking a free consultation from an Arizona catastrophic injury lawyer can help you make the right choices about moving forward with your significant injuries.
Determining Fault in a Phoenix Accident
Some clients believe they cannot file a claim because they had some role in causing the accident. However, Arizona uses a pure comparative negligence standard for personal injury cases. If you successfully sue for personal injury and the judge or jury decides you share some fault, they will assign a fault percentage and reduce your damages by that amount. Catastrophic Injury Lawyers can also negotiate a settlement with the insurance company on your behalf if you decide not to file a legal claim in court.
Reviewing Your Options for Compensation
Arizona uses a fault system for auto accident injuries. That means if you experience devastating injuries in a collision fully or partially caused by someone else, you can either:
File a claim with your own insurance company, which will then pursue compensation from the responsible driver’s policy
File a claim directly with the responsible driver’s policy
Seek legal compensation in court
You can also decide to sue if you start the process of working with the insurance company but the adjuster offers a settlement that does not cover the full extent of your accident injuries. You may also want to file a lawsuit if the responsible driver does not have enough insurance to settle your case. Arizona only requires drivers to have $15,000 in bodily injury liability coverage per person and $30,000 per accident. The cost of significant injuries can easily exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Understanding Available Damages
A catastrophic injury law firm can help you calculate the full amount of damages you can possibly receive in court. Arizona does not limit available personal injury damages, which include:
Lost ability to earn a living, including future lost wages
Medical expenses (both current and future)
The value of household services
Loss of companionship and care
Loss of life enjoyment
Physical and mental pain and suffering
Find an Arizona Personal Injury Attorney To Fight for You
Because every injury case is different, you need a legal team who will gather the facts after an auto accident or catastrophic incident and help you get the medical treatment and financial compensation you need to put your life back together. We strive to help accident victims reach the optimal possible level of health and well-being while serving as legal representation to remove the stress of dealing with insurance companies, liens, and medical collectors.