If you were hurt in an accident, you deserve the benefit of a talented Gilbert personal injury lawyer. Contact CLS Law, PLLC today.

Do you have outstanding medical bills? Car repairs? Unmet expenses? If so, you need to find out whether you can bring a personal injury claim for compensation. A lawyer at our firm can meet for a free consultation to discuss your accident and whether personal injury law provides a right to individual compensation. Many of our clients receive large settlements for bodily injuries suffered in a variety of accidents. Call us today to discuss whether you can file a personal injury claim based on your accident.

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

Personal injury lawyers represent individuals who are hurt in accidents. Often, our clients are dealing with bodily injuries such as broken bones, head injuries, scarring, physical pain, or back injuries.

People owe duties of care to the public, including those around them. When they violate this duty, they are legally liable to pay compensation for all injuries suffered.

A personal injury lawyer can:

  • Advise clients about whether they have a strong case for financial compensation.
  • Analyze the strength of evidence and pinpoint what other evidence might strengthen a claim.
  • Investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident.
  • Estimate how much your bodily injuries are worth.
  • Craft an individualized case strategy for maximizing compensation.
  • Negotiating with the defendant for a settlement.

You deserve a fair shake in the process. Unfortunately, defendants have little incentive to offer meaningful compensation, especially if a victim is without a lawyer. Secure our services by calling our firm today.

Personal Injury Cases We Work With

Our Gilbert personal injury attorney can help anyone hurt by:

  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Car collisions
  • Motorcycle wrecks
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Slip and falls or trip and falls
  • Premises liability claims
  • Defective products
  • Dog bites
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home neglect or abuse
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death

Were you hurt in any type of accident in Gilbert? Maybe you fell in a store or merchandise came crashing down on you. Or you visited a friend and were electrocuted when you turned on the light. Call our firm. We have handled these and many other accidents.

Personal Injury Laws in Arizona

Most personal injury law is created by judges. But there are other statutory laws that come into play. Here are a few:

  • Statute of limitations for personal injuries (ARS § 12-542). You will have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. Do everything you can to avoid going over this deadline. If you miss it, then a judge can toss your case out of court, and you won’t be able to file again.
  • Comparative negligence. (ARS § 12-2505). If you are partially to blame for your accident, your compensation will be reduced in an amount equal to your share of fault. The good news is you can still file a lawsuit, even if you are more than 50% to blame.
  • Wrongful death lawsuits. This type of lawsuit was created by law. Many people can file for the death of a spouse, parent, or child. Let us review whether you can bring this type of legal action.

If you have questions about personal injury law, call us. Our experience in this field is broad, and we offer individualized service to our clients that few law firms can match.

What is a Personal Injury Settlement?

A settlement is an agreement between at least two people to settle a legal dispute. If a careless or drunk driver crashes into you, then you have a legal right to seek compensation. You can sue them in court under Arizona personal injury law.

Settlement happens outside court, and it’s a way for everyone to avoid trial. The defendant will agree to pay compensation, and you will agree to not sue them based on the accident. Each side gets something.

Our injured clients get fair compensation without running the risk of losing at trial. The defendant gets peace of mind. They will know how much they need to pay. If they went to trial, after all, they could lose and have to pay hundreds of millions of dollars—it’s up to the jury.

We settle most cases for our clients. That works to everyone’s advantage. We can negotiate with the other side to come to a fair settlement amount based on the facts of your case.

Sometimes settlement talks falter, though. There’s no way around it. Maybe the defendant is convinced they bear no blame for the accident, or they don’t believe you are really hurt. We might also be convinced you deserve more money than the defendant wants to pay.

Rest assured: our law firm isn’t afraid to head into court and protect your rights. Our lawyer can handle all phases of litigation, from discovery to pretrial motions, including presentation to a judge and jury.

Your Right to Financial Compensation

Accident victims should be made whole. The defendant could be a careless driver who struck you, a doctor who commits malpractice, or a property owner who fails to fix a defect they know about.

Compensation should cover certain economic losses:

  • Lost income or wages
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Property damage/repairs

Gather bills and other proof of the dollar amounts lost due to the accident. For example, paystubs help show how much you would have made if you could work.

Our legal team can also fight for non-economic damages of the following variety:

  • Bodily pain and suffering
  • Mental distress
  • Embarrassment or irritability
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium

Many victims are eager to find out how much their claim might be worth. There are so many considerations, that we can only point you in the direction of requesting a consultation. Tell us your story of how your accident has changed your life.

4 Mistakes to Avoid after an Accident

Personal injury cases are hard to win. Defendants and their insurers use high-pressure tactics to get injured victims to quickly accept a settlement. But the amount offered turns out to be low—too low—and victims lose the ability to seek more in the future.

We recommend avoiding these mistakes, which will only hurt your case:

1. Never admit fault for your accident. That will only reduce the amount of compensation you can possibly receive.

2. Avoid negotiating a settlement on your own. You probably don’t know how much your injuries are worth, and there’s a real risk you’ll grab at the first offer.

3. Do not answer detailed questions from insurance claims adjusters or give any type of recorded statement. Wait until you hire a lawyer to represent you. We can sit by your side when you share your version of events.

4. Refrain from self-diagnosing your injuries. You should also go to rehabilitation for as long as your doctor recommends.

By avoiding these missteps, you can improve the odds of your case being successful. At CLS Law, our Gilbert personal injury lawyers have other helpful tips we are eager to share.

Injured in an Accident? Call CLS Law Today

Our legal team is dedicated to your well-being, and we know how to win cases. We can help accident victims more the sooner we are hired in the process. Let us find useful evidence and craft winning legal strategies. Not convinced? Look at some of our results, and then pick up the phone and call us to schedule a free consultation with our firm.

We serve clients all over Arizona, including Maricopa County, Pima County, Yuma County, and Santa Cruz County.