You never expect an accident to happen to you. Even though you’re aware it could happen to you, and the probability exists no matter how low or high, you likely think accidents with injuries and damages will only happen to other people—until it happens to you. When you’ve been the victim of an accident that causes a personal injury, you might be left feeling vulnerable, hurt, and unsure of where to turn. In these instances, this is when a Tempe, AZ personal injury lawyer from our law firm can help the most and serve as an advocate for your legal rights.
At Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm, we understand how an accident can rock your world and make you question everything. One of those questions is likely about who was responsible and how you can hold them accountable. Our lawyers are here to help you answer those questions and follow up by taking action against the party or parties responsible for what you’ve been through.
What Kind of Personal Injury Cases Do We Handle?
After your accident, when you decide you’re going to file a legal claim, you might be wondering specifically which kind of case you need to file. That’s where a personal injury attorney can help you because they can assess your situation and determine which kind of claim you’re dealing with. Depending on what you experienced, there could be different laws involved that will affect your claim, liability, and settlement.
For reference, here are some of the cases our personal injury attorneys in Tempe cover at Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Premises Liability
If what happened to you is on this list, then we can definitely help you through the claim process and get you justice. Even if you don’t see what happened to you listed here, we can probably still represent you. If you were in an accident that caused you injuries and other damages, then our lawyers are prepared to take a look at your case and see how we can help.
Even if you’re unsure if we can help, or if you don’t think we cover claims like yours, you should still reach out to us. We could discuss your situation, answer your questions, and determine how we can move forward to get you justice for what’s happened.
Comparative Liability Laws in Arizona
Something to consider when you’re taking legal action against a party who caused you to get into an accident and suffer injuries is fault. You will need to prove that their negligence directly caused what happened to you and that you were hurt as a result. There are elements that your lawyers will need to prove in order to make your case.
Your attorney will compile your medical records, surveillance videos, photographs, bills, lost wages, witness statements, and other documents to prove these four elements of fault that show you weren’t responsible for what happened to you:
- The other party owed you a duty of care.
- Their negligence breached that duty of care.
- That breach of care resulted in you sustaining injuries.
- Those injuries caused you damages.
All of these elements will be used to show that the other driver, doctor, property owner, or any other party whose negligence could cause an accident was the one who caused your injuries, but they might fight back. It’s likely that they’ll want to try to say you were accountable for what happened as well so they aren’t on the hook for as much in compensation, or at all.
Since Arizona follows comparative negligence, if you were negligent in any way and it contributed to your accident happening, then your compensation could be reduced by the percentage that you are determined to be at fault for. That’s why it’s important to have a personal injury lawyer on your side—they’ll be able to examine your case to see if you could be held responsible and work to prove the other party was mostly at fault if so.
Our Tempe, AZ personal injury attorneys are prepared to fight for you. We have the knowledge and experience needed to build you the strongest case possible and get you the justice you deserve.
What Damages Are Included in My Personal Injury Settlement?
One of your biggest questions is likely what you can recover in damages from your personal injury claim. There are many costs and factors that play into what you’re owed for damages, which is why it’s helpful to have a personal injury attorney on your side throughout the process. They’ll know exactly which documents and bills you’ll need to calculate exactly what you’re owed.
Here are some of the physical, emotional, and mental costs that you could have incurred that factor into how much you’re owed in your personal injury settlement:
- Medical bills
- Future costs of care
- Permanent or temporary disability
- Repair costs
- Current and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental or emotional anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium, in the event of death
All of these economic and noneconomic damages can influence how much you’re owed. The other party will likely try to get you to settle for less, but with our Tempe, AZ personal injury lawyers on your side, you won’t have to worry. We will fight to keep you from settling for less than you deserve and to ensure you get full and fair compensation.
Our Lawyers Are Proud to Represent the People of Tempe, AZ
While we’re considered a suburb of Phoenix, Tempe is its own city in Maricopa County and sits along the Salt River. We’re home to Arizona State University, which influences the population. Our city is diverse with thriving culture from residents, students, and visitors.
The city has plenty of industry to keep the economy thriving. With offices for the Fortune 500 company Insight Enterprises, and other headquarters for large companies like LifeLock, Circle K, and First Solar. Additionally, Cold Stone Creamery was originally founded in Tempe, and the first location still stands in our city today.
Other than industry, we have plenty of avenues for the arts and culture in Tempe. We have the Tempe Center for the Arts and the Tempe Music Walk as artistic attractions. You could also visit our public libraries, historic areas and properties, and find plenty of live music to listen to in the city.
We have plenty to do in our city for residents and tourists alike, but when there are more people, there are more chances for all kinds of accidents. That’s why our Tempe, AZ personal injury attorneys are here for you after an injury in our city.
Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm Is Prepared to Fight for You
When you’ve been in an accident that causes you injuries and damages, you shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to take legal action against the party at fault. A Tempe, AZ personal injury lawyer from Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm can handle the legal side of things for you so that you can focus on your healing. Reach out to us today so we can schedule a free consultation and get started.