If you have been injured through no fault of your own, we can help. We represent accident victims in automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, semi-trucks, dangerous property and other injury matters. We have the knowledge and skill required to expertly handle personal injury cases in particular areas of the law. We have the experience and resources to take on the largest corporations, insurance companies, and governments in the interest of getting justice and proper financial compensation for our injured clients.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, we would like to help you. It is important that you get expert advice as soon as possible following an accident. A prompt investigations and preservation of evidence may be critical to the success of your claim. We will handle everything for you, eliminating the hassles associated with the legal and insurance aspects of your injury case.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?
When the unexpected happens, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by uncertainty. At Pak Law Offices, we help accident victims rebuild after a life-changing injury or incident. Our team of Scottsdale AZ personal injury attorneys handles a wide variety of injury claims, including:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle crashes
- Truck wrecks
- Pedestrian injuries
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dangerous and defective products
- Slip and fall injuries
- Premises liability claims (involving dangerous property)
- Wrongful death
We’ve built a reputation for our client-centered approach to injury law — and our client success stories.
However, every injury claim is different and deserves a personalized analysis from a skilled injury lawyer. Typically, as an accident victim you will have to prove that the at-fault party, such as a motorist, corporation, or business, was negligent. Under Arizona law, this requires evidence that:
- The person or company owed you a duty of care, such as an obligation to drive safely and prudently.
- They violated this duty of care.
- Their acts or omissions caused your injuries.
- You suffered damages due to your injuries.
While this may sound simple, you’ll need strong evidence, including medical records, police reports, and expert opinions, to support your claim.
That’s where Pak Law Offices step in. Our experienced Scottsdale AZ personal injury lawyers will carefully investigate your claims, consult with the right physicians and experts, and stand up to insurance companies that try to undervalue or deny a legitimate injury claim.
When Should I File My Injury Claim?
Each state has its own strict filing deadlines — if you miss these deadlines, you may lose out on your right to compensation. While there are some exceptions to this rule, especially for minor children and mentally incapacitated individuals, you typically have two years from the date of your accident or injury to file a claim in Arizona.
However, that doesn’t mean that you should wait until the last minute to consult with a personal injury lawyer.
It takes time to fully investigate an injury claim and build an evidentiary record. In fact, if you wait too long, you may lose valuable evidence that supports your claims. To protect yourself and your loved ones, it’s best to consult with an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible. That way, your lawyer can help you preserve your evidence, document your injuries, and file a timely claim for your compensation.
What’s My Personal Injury Claim Worth?
If the insurance company offered you a settlement, don’t assume that it’s a fair assessment of your personal injury claim’s worth. Typically, insurance adjusters offer very low settlement offers to unrepresented accident victims, hoping that they’ll accept far less than their cases are worth. Remember, the adjuster is a representative of the insurance company, and is not your advocate.
Before you respond to a settlement offer, contact Pak Law Offices for an honest assessment of your claim’s value. We’ll consider a variety of factors when evaluating your claim:
- The circumstances surrounding your accident
- Past and future medical bills, including hospitalizations, surgeries, pain management, and therapy
- Other medical expenses, including prosthetics, skilled nursing care, and medications
- Lost income and wage-earning capacity
- Long-term care needs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment and consortium
- The possibility of punitive damages
- The array of insurance policies that cover your claims
- Whether the at-fault party has compelling defenses in your claims
Because we deeply value our relationships with clients, we take the time needed to understand their situations, and we carefully educate them about their legal options. And unlike an insurance adjuster, we’re on the side of accident victims.
Do I Really Need an Injury Lawyer?
After an accident, you may believe that it will be easy to settle the case on your own. You were hurt, you ask the insurance company for money, and you get your injury settlement … sounds easy enough, right? Not quite. In fact, insurance companies often try to keep you from getting all you are entitled to receive after an accident. While some accident victims try to handle their injury claims themselves, the process can be frustrating and burdensome. At the outset, the insurance company’s adjuster is usually friendly and will act as if he/she is on your side and looking after your best interest. The adjuster will continue to act like your best friend to gain your trust while you go through treatment.
When you have finished treatment, the adjuster will request all of your medical records. At this point, the adjuster will typically reveal their true colors — they have the best interests of the insurance company at heart. Once the adjuster has the necessary medical information, they will give you an offer based on their “evaluation” of your case, which will likely be a low ball offer.
The path to recovering from physical injury is challenging enough, especially if it has been the result of someone else’s negligence and your insurance benefits appear to be hanging in the balance. It is important to know your rights. You should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney before giving a statement to the insurance adjuster, as a qualified attorney knows how to present the facts to the insurance company in order to represent your best interests.
If you or someone you know have suffered a personal injury or loss as the result of someone else’s negligence or their failure to act as a responsible person would, and you don’t believe you are being treated fairly by your insurance provider, we will help you secure the insurance benefits owed to you.
Experienced Scottsdale AZ Personal Injury Attorneys at Pak Law Offices Can Help
You owe it to yourself to call Pak Law Offices for a FREE case evaluation. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will review your case and discuss your options. If we believe you can get a good result without our help, we will tell you so and YOU OWE US NOTHING. If, however, we decide together that your case needs aggressive, professional representation, we will assist you. Many of our personal injury cases are taken on a contingent fee basis. This means that you will not owe us for our fees unless there is a recovery.
If you have been severely injured as a result of someone else’s negligence and are unable to travel, we will come to you. For your added convenience, we can also take your case over the phone and handle all of the paperwork via email and fax.