What to do After a Personal Injury Accident
Protecting your legal rights isn’t usually your first concern when you suffer an injury. Taking simple steps now can save you time and effort if you seek legal action. Stay calm and follow these steps after a personal injury to prepare for your legal case.
- Seek medical attention: Get the medical assistance you need in an emergency room or with your regular physician.
- Gather all evidence: Photos, police reports, medical records, witness information, and insurance information about the individual who injured you.
- Ensure your medical providers bill your health insurance if you have coverage.
- Keep detailed records of the medical expenses you incur.
- Keep detailed records of the time you are required to be off from work and any associated lost wages.
- Consult a personal injury attorney before recording any statement or speaking with the insurance company. The attorney helps you understand the options available when deciding how to proceed with your personal injury case.
- Get some rest: Resuming normal activities or returning to work may worsen your injuries.
Personal Injury Cases Handled by The Sorenson Law Firm LLC
Experiencing a personal injury accident in Tempe, Arizona, can be stressful and traumatic and have a significant impact your life. You may feel overwhelmed by the suffering, pain, unanticipated medical bills, the loss of wages, the inability to work, and the prolonged healing process.
Despite the type of accident, The Sorenson Law Firm is ready to represent you. Here are the types of accidents we handle:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Trucking and commercial vehicle accidents
- Bicycle and motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability
- Construction accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Labor law accidents
What Compensation is Available for Personal Injury Claims?
The compensation awarded will differ depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding an injury victim’s case. Before a case begins, predicting the amount an injury victim will ultimately receive is impossible.
Why? Because a wide variety of factors are taken into account when calculating compensation. Our goal at The Sorenson Law Firm is to ensure our clients receive the most compensation they are entitled to economically and non-economically.
Below, we’ll discuss some factors determining the amount of compensation you might receive.
The term refers to an injured party’s compensation for relatively easy-to-estimate losses. Among the most common forms of economic compensation are:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Losses and damages to property
Can You Sue for Pain and Suffering in Arizona?
Under Arizona personal injury law, an injury victim may seek non-economic compensation or “pain and suffering damages.” This may include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Loss of quality of life
- The loss of a spouse’s consortium
Handling claim logistics while recovering can pose a significant challenge. At The Sorenson Law Firm, we handle the logistics so that you can focus on what is important—your recovery and getting back to your normal life.
How Long Will the Settlement in a Personal Injury Case Take?
That is a difficult question to answer. Each case is different, and the speed of the resolution will depend on the actions taken by the other party. However, our experienced Tempe personal injury attorney will work to help you reach a settlement as quickly as possible.
Moreover, you need time to assess the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life. An average personal injury case may take anywhere from a few months to three years to resolve.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Charge in Arizona?
With The Sorenson Law Firm as your Tempe personal injury attorney, you can expect the following:
- Free consultation and evaluation of your case: For an appointment with one of our attorneys, please contact us anytime or complete our online form.
- We handle cases with contingency fee arrangements, meaning you do not pay us unless we win your case. You will not be charged upfront, nor will you pay until your case is settled or won. We provide our clients with transparent pricing for all services and ensure you are never surprised by hidden fees.
In addition to fair and transparent pricing, The Sorenson Law Firm provides:
- Successful track record. Settlements and verdicts have netted our clients millions of dollars.
- An experienced team of compassionate and experienced attorneys is dedicated to your case. As the process unfolds, we will keep you informed and involved. The Sorenson team has over 100 years of combined experience prosecuting and defending claims involving personal injury and wrongful death.
- We have established relationships with experts who can help us build a good case for you, including medical professionals, accident reconstructionist, economic experts, and others who can provide valuable insight for your case.
- Trial readiness. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, you can count on us to prepare and present your case persuasively to a judge and jury.
What is the Statute of Limitations For Personal Injury in Arizona?
Statutes of limitations limit how long people must file different legal actions. In most cases, it is necessary to file a personal injury claim within two years of the event that caused the injury. The same two-year statute of limitations applies (A.R.S. § 12-542) if the accident results in the death of a loved one in Tempe.
You cannot recover compensation for your losses if you fail to file a timely claim.
Call The Sorenson Law Firm today instead of waiting until the filing deadline approaches. Getting an experienced Tempe, AZ, lawyer on board will allow them to gather evidence and conduct a thorough investigation before valuable evidence is lost.
Contact a Tempe, Arizona, Personal Injury Lawyer
We believe in providing a personalized experience for our clients at The Sorenson Law Firm LLC. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable throughout the process. To serve our clients better, we offer free consultations.
Our consultation will allow us to evaluate your case and show you how we will work with you to obtain compensation for your injuries. Contact us today.