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But sometimes you really need someone to have your back. Someone that will really fight for your case. A professional who can really fight for your side. Sometimes you really must have a Phoenix personal injury professional that will fight for your rights, both in regards to money and personally, so you can roll back to your life before the injury occurred.
Being victimized by a crime, accident, or negligence is not ever enjoyable. It’s an emotional roller coaster, and being objective is nearly impossible. But remaining cool and collected can make the difference between receiving the proper payment that you deserve or quitting the case with a situation you will never recover from.
An experienced Phoenix personal injury lawyer can act as a counselor between you and the challenging situation, making it much easier to handle the ins and outs of our challenging legal system. If you are like most people, you may not even get the implications of what might occur until talking with a professional. A legal adviser can help you realize all of this in a more objective light, determine if a possible claim exists and if they can be of service, and help you move forward with any potential claim.
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What is a Phoenix Bus Personal Injury Attorney?
To start, personal injury lawyers (PILs) fall into the larger arena of civil lawyers. Civil lawyers are usually hired to recover cash or other assets from a person or legal entity for another person or legal entity.
This means that when a person brings a civil action suit against someone else, a civil attorney is usually hired to start the lawsuit and another civil lawyer is hired by the person or entity being accused. In the case of bodily injury, the injured person can retain a personal injury attorney when said claim involves reimbursement or payment of expenses derived from the injury such as medical costs, mental health problems arising from the injury, and more.
After the attorney has been hired, they will gather everything for the case that they are legally able to get. They will talk with all witnesses that can be contacted, gather any and all documents in relation to your case, and use all available resources to verify all of their is accurate.
Then they may first attempt to work out the settlement of the case. If negotiation falls through, the legal professional can file a lawsuit in response. But what kinds of cases would a personal injury attorney fight for?
A PIL generally takes a wide number of cases falling into two primary groups. The first field includes negligence and accident cases such as medical malpractice, legal malpractice, vehicle accidents, child neglect, and wrongful death cases. Wrongful death is usually at the hands of a doctor, nurse, or other medical practitioner. In most of these cases, someone is injured (or worse) due to the negligence or incompetence of someone else.
The second main study of a PIL is the purposefully perpetrated injustice case. An intentional tort occurs when someone willfully hurts another person. This includes violent crime, assault and battery cases, slander, theft, and other such situations. Really the list of reasons for a personal injury case is pretty much endless.
In addition, and in contrast to pretty much all other areas of the legal universe, personal injury professionals generally work on a contingency fee basis. This means that they are not paid unless the person or entity that they are representing is successful in the case. It means that there is no upfront payment, for consultation or otherwise. Their fee is based only upon a percentage of the financial compensation received by their client.
What Are the Implications in an Injury Case?
Of course, sometimes even the last steps of the process aren’t necessarily easy. The injured party could counteroffer if they feel they are not getting in their eyes a fair compensation. It is when these offers wind up floating back and forth in limbo or an offer is just flat-out refused that a case could potentially end up in front of a judge.
But it is rare for a personal injury case to get to the trial phase. And this is for a lot of reasons:
First, a settlement creates a situation where the defendant can control risks and avoid unneeded legal fees. If the liable party is completely aware that they are at fault for the incident that led to the claim, they might not want the case to get in front of a sympathetic jury that could provide much larger damages.
Secondly, a settlement can help keep the case out of the news and the public eye. This is especially important for publicly known people. A lengthy trial brings big publicity. And even a small trial can bring unwanted attention. A settlement agreement allows everyone involved to fully negotiate terms, including those terms regarding non-disclosure.
Thirdly, a settlement can speed things up. Lengthy court cases can take an eternity, lasting for months or longer. In addition, if the other party appeals, the outcome can remain in the system for an additional length of time. The plaintiff probably wants financial payment sooner rather than having to wait for additional weeks, months, or even years down the road while the process drags on for what seems like forever. Or they may simply not want to finish the ridiculously long process of putting on a case, presenting evidence, and doing anything else that is necessary to beat the claim.
And lastly, settlement allows the injured party a guaranteed win. A trial is more of a ‘the higher the risk the more the reward’ type of situation, which is not always of benefit to either party. The accusing party would rather settle for less in a guaranteed win. This, versus demanding the highest dollar amount but also taking the chance of either losing the court case or having a judge or jury award a much lesser amount.
What are the PIL Tasks?
First they will take care of finding evidence and finding the responsible party, whether it be an insurance company, individual, or other legal entity.
Once the lawyer has built a case, they draft and send an official letter of demand to the defendant. This letter includes a complete detail of what happened, of injuries incurred, and the amount of financial compensation required.
Next, the lawyer attempts to negotiate the settlement, and depending on how the negotiation worked out, chooses if they will bring the case to court. This is determined by how much the defendant agrees to the terms of the settlement put forth by the plaintiff. If the other party agrees to everything proposed, then there would be no reason to go to trial. If the other party agrees to some terms but not others or partially agrees to terms, it will be up to the plaintiff to determine if they will push for additional negotiations, agree to the new terms, or file a claim in court.
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Here at DeLozier Law, we have many decades of experience in successful personal injury law litigation. Our clients are extremely pleased with us because we helped them get the settlement they deserved. We offer a free consultation so you can see if we can help you with your claim, too. Give us a call today at 602-464-9666!