Role of a Phoenix, AZ Catastrophic Injury Attorney

In 2020, private industry employers in Arizona reported 59,800 non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses. That equates to 3 injuries and illnesses for every 100 workers. Unfortunately, some of these workers suffered catastrophic injuries, changing their lives forever.

If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury, we understand that you will be going through a period of major upheaval in your life. Whether you were in a car accident, got hurt at work, or suffered another type of accident, you need a trusted attorney on your side to fight for your rights.

Our catastrophic injury lawyers have the skills, expertise, and experience to represent you in your time of need. If another party’s negligence or recklessness caused your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. We want to hear your story and help you to see a way forward.

The Role of a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Our catastrophic injury lawyers are here to help you to pursue the compensation you deserve. The Phillips Law Group legal team can take the weight of fighting your case off your shoulders. We can undertake the following important steps while trying to secure you the best possible level of compensation.

Case evaluation

At Phillips Law Group, we offer each potential client a free case evaluation. During your session, you will meet with an attorney to discuss the facts of your case. You can bring any evidence along with you that helps to provide a clear picture of what happened.

During the case evaluation, our aim is to determine whether or not your case is likely to succeed. To make a successful case for compensation, lawyers must prove that negligence occurred. Negligence means that you were injured because another party did something reckless or did not do something they should have done.

With a strong case, the catastrophic injury lawyer will be satisfied that he or she can prove the four following points:

  • Duty of care: The other party owed you a duty of care
  • Breach: By their actions or inactions, the other party failed to exercise reasonable care
  • Cause: The other party’s actions caused your catastrophic injury
  • Damages: You suffered losses for which you are entitled to compensation

It’s important to schedule a free, personalized case evaluation even if you were partially at fault. Some states, including Arizona, follow the legal doctrine of comparative negligence. Therefore, even if you were up to 99 percent at fault, you may still be entitled to receive compensation.

The lawyer will also check that your claim falls within the state’s statute of limitations. In Arizona, you must usually file personal injury claims within 2 years of the accident occurring. 

If your case review is successful, you can choose to hire Phillips Law Group to represent you and fight for your compensation. 

Collect and analyze evidence

After taking on your case, the catastrophic injury attorney and his or her legal team will collect all relevant evidence, such as:

  • Police reports
  • Medical records
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Surveillance video recordings
  • Photographs of accident locations
  • Photographs of injuries
  • Expert witness reports
  • Financial records
  • Medical bills

Your attorney will analyze as many of these records as possible to find out exactly how the breach that caused your accident occurred. Then, he or she will use this evidence as the basis of your claim.

Your catastrophic injury attorney will use medical bills and financial records to assess the impact your injuries have had on your finances. In addition, he or she may call on expert witnesses to evaluate the long-term effects of your injuries on your health and your ability to work in the future.

Handle negotiations

Armed with evidence, your attorney will represent you in negotiations with the other party’s insurance adjusters or attorney. Your legal team will use all of its skills and experience to try to secure you the highest possible level of compensation.

The first stage is to put together a settlement offer and submit it to the negligent party’s lawyer or insurance company. The other party has the opportunity to accept, reject, or make a counteroffer. Most cases can be successfully negotiated without going to trial. 

However, if it is not possible to secure a satisfactory level of compensation through negotiations, our attorneys are ready to represent you in court. Our legal team can file a lawsuit and start the discovery process. This allows your attorney to obtain evidence from the defendant.

Your attorney will use this evidence to prepare for trial. Yet, even at this late stage, your attorney will still try to negotiate a settlement. It is often best to avoid the time, stress, and expense of going to trial whenever possible.

Go to trial

In a personal injury law trial, both sides will present their case. Your attorney will offer evidence to support your claim and may call on witnesses to testify. Then, either a judge or jury will determine fault.

If your case is successful, the judge or jury will determine the level of damages. You have the option to appeal if your case is not successful.

How Are Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Paid?

Catastrophic injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. You will only be charged if you receive compensation. If your case is not successful, you won’t pay us a penny.

Types of Cases

Catastrophic injuries can occur in many ways, including:

Don’t assume that you cannot file a claim for compensation. At a free case evaluation, an experienced Phillips Law Group attorney will review your case and advise you on how best to proceed. 

Catastrophic Injury Compensation

Nothing can ever undo the pain and suffering you have experienced, but compensation can reduce your anxiety about the future. It could help you to clear your medical debts and fund your future care. 

You may be entitled to the following compensation:

  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses, devices, and therapies
  • Pain and suffering, including emotional distress

Sometimes, catastrophic injuries are severe yet temporary. However, catastrophic injuries are often long-term and life-changing. You need an experienced and skilled attorney to fight for your rights, so come talk to Phillips Law Group. We determinedly pursue the compensation our clients deserve.

Phillips Law Group Is Here to Help You

Catastrophic injuries have a huge impact on every aspect of your life. It’s vital to work with an experienced catastrophic injury attorney who has handled similar cases in the past. An attorney who will not stop pursuing the compensation you deserve.

Phillips Law Group has represented over 155,000 clients across the country over the last 26 years. We are one of Arizona’s largest consumer law firms. As such, we have had the resources to secure our clients more than $1 billion in compensation over the years.

Don’t delay in seeking qualified legal help. Call Phillips Law Group at (602) 222-2222 or contact us online for a free case review with a catastrophic injury lawyer.