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Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyers
Gallagher & Kennedy began in 1978, primarily as a litigation-based firm. Over 40 years later, it has handled some of the most prominent personal injury cases in the country. We are the seventh-largest law firm in the state. No amount of growth or prestige, however, can distract Gallagher & Kennedy from its main purpose: HELPING OTHERS.
Our Phoenix Injury Accident Lawyers Get Results
We excel at taking on the most challenging or complex cases, and some of our successful results include:
- $60 million for a group of injury victims due to three bus crashes
- $17 million against General Motors for a vehicle defect that killed a woman
- $10 million for the family of a child killed in a fatal accident
- $1.5 million for a client injured on their bicycle
- $8 million for the medical negligence of a mental health center
- $3 million for a fatal aviation accident
- $4.5 million for injuries from a cement truck accident
Our extensive experience allows us to assess your rights after any personal injury. Reach out to our law firm today for more information. We are committed to getting you compensation through settlement or the Arizona court system.
The Personal Injury Claim Process In Phoenix, AZ
If you do not have the necessary evidence, you will be unable to get to the 51 percent required to get compensation. The insurance company will be rigorous because any check comes from their bank account. They will not even make you a settlement offer if you do not come armed with the necessary proof.
This is one of the first roles that our experienced Phoenix personal injury attorneys will perform once you hire us. Before filing personal injury claims or lawsuits, our attorneys must establish facts and gather evidence. Personal injury evidence can quickly disappear after the injury, even if the defendant does not actively try to make it go away. Days matter when you are assembling a personal injury case in Phoenix. If you wait too long to call our personal injury law firm, you can end up with nothing when you might have been compensated by acting sooner.
Our Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyers Go Above & Beyond
Our Phoenix personal injury lawyers will do what is necessary to build a solid injury case for you. That might include:
- Hiring accident reconstruction teams
- Interviewing eyewitnesses
- Gathering evidence
- Examining surveillance and Dashcam videos
- Obtaining copies of the police report
- Taking photos of the damage and accident scene
- Gathering medical or business records that can show what the defendant did (for example, if you are claiming injury in a premises liability case, maintenance logs can show what the defendant did to inspect and repair dangerous conditions on the property)
- Collecting medical information and testimony from your medical team
Once an attorney at our personal injury law firm assembles the necessary proof, they will also determine who will be responsible for paying for your damages. There can be more than one defendant. For example, the person who injured you might work for a company. They might have acted in the scope of their duties when their negligence caused the accident. In that case, the company that employs them will be legally responsible for paying your damages because a worker is an agent for the business.
When Should You Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in Phoenix?
Hiring a personal injury lawyer in Phoenix can be the best choice to make in the aftermath of a serious injury accident. In the event of catastrophic injury, a lawyer can review your rights and help you protect them during the legal process. If you have grounds to seek compensation for your damages from an at-fault party, an attorney can take over the claims process for you. A Phoenix injury attorney can give you peace of mind while they work tirelessly on your individual case.
Amazing, wonderful, thoughtful, professional, on point…. Just a few words I could use to describe these wonderful humans. So responsible, followed up on every little detail, had answers to ALL my questions, no BS deflection or decoy answers. Having a case is stressful enough, knowing this team is on it will put your mind at rest.
As a small business owner who was wrongfully accused of fraud, I needed an attorney who would fight as if it was his company. Not only did Kevin Neal dominate the trial, he saved my company and my families legacy. I wish I could give him more than 5 stars!
Shannon Clark is an exceptional attorney- definitely one of the best you can find. His whole team is amazing. I especially want to also praise Ashley Fitzgibbons for her dedication to my cause. Shannon’s ability to understand the depth of an intricate and specific healthcare issue and identify the legal recourse was awesome to witness. His experience is obvious in every interaction. His ability to deliver hard truths in a compassionate and empathetic manner is something you cannot teach. I was referred to Shannon as “the best” in the business for my situation by another top AZ attorney. I am so grateful to Shannon for taking my case and for helping me get through a terrible situation.
After being in a serious car accident, Shannon not only was a huge help navigating the legal side but he was so helpful dealing with the emotional side of things. He always emailed back quickly, even if it was 10pm on Saturday night. So kind and so generous!
I have hired a few attorneys in my time and Kevin was by for the best at communicating. It was nice to always have an answer right away and fast guidance in my case.. You will be very happy with Kevin and his team. I promise.
Some Common Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
In our decades of practicing personal injury law, our skilled legal team has expanded our practice areas to encompass almost any type of accident or injury situation. From vehicle crashes and personal injuries to aviation disasters and wrongful death, our attorneys know how to skillfully navigate injury claims of all kinds. Our Phoenix law firm has significant resources and Phoenix personal injury lawyers with well-rounded trial lawsuit experience.
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Catastrophic injury accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Wrongful death
Don’t See Your Case Above? Give Our Phoenix Legal Team A Call
Our substantial collection of accident and injury lawyers can handle cases involving everything from criminal torts to environmental hazards. Initial consultations to find out if we can take your case are free.
Phoenix Personal Injury Claim FAQs
Speaking with an experienced attorney about the specifics of your case is paramount to getting the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our Phoenix personal injury attorneys have tried to make the process a little easier by answering some of the more common questions about Phoenix injury accident law.
Where Do Injury Accident Happen in Phoenix?
Practically any injury can prompt a personal injury lawsuit in Phoenix. These court cases happen when you blame someone else for causing you a physical injury or other damage. Any person or business you contact daily can harm you if they do not uphold their end of the bargain that comes from membership in our society or the economy.
Some common personal injuries in Phoenix include:
- Car crashes on I-10 or I-17
- Slip and falls in Walmart or Target
- Pedestrian accidents on Indian School Road
- Medical malpractice at a hospital, like the Banner Desert Medical Center or HonorHealth John C Lincoln Medical Center
- Rideshare accidents at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
- Negligent security accidents at the Desert Sky Mall
If you believe someone else was to blame for your injuries, discuss your legal options with our experienced Phoenix personal injury team today.
Do You Have a Phoenix Injury Accident Claim?
To have grounds to seek financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death claim, one or more parties must have breached a duty of care it owed to you. A breach of duty could range from a minor mistake to flagrant wrongdoing. Drunk driving is an example of a breach of duty that could give you the right to file a personal injury claim. If you do have the elements of a case, you could be eligible for compensation for your losses, injuries, and harm.
A successful personal injury lawsuit in Phoenix could result in payment for your past and future medical expenses, emotional suffering, physical pain, lost earnings, property repairs and/or expenses related to the wrongful death of a loved one. A personal injury case could also hold a negligent or reckless party accountable for its actions – potentially shedding light on dangerous companies or individuals in your community to enact change. Achieving justice could help more than just your family but also to keep all of us safe.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer?
Legal fees are the biggest reason accident victims in Arizona choose not to hire personal injury attorneys. It is reasonable to want to avoid hefty attorney fees while you are also dealing with medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other expenses.
Under our contingency fee payment system, you will never have to pay out of pocket for your injury lawyer.
A personal injury attorney at Gallagher & Kennedy will only ever receive payment from the settlement or judgment award that you win – never from your wallet. In addition, if our injury lawyers are unsuccessful in obtaining your compensation, you will not have to pay.
How Much Is My Phoenix Personal Injury Claim Worth?
After you know who was responsible and have the evidence to prove it, you and your lawyer will then decide how you can best get financial compensation for your accident injuries. In almost every case, the person or business responsible for your accident has insurance. For example, a company may have liability insurance, while a pet owner has homeowners insurance.
No matter what insurance company you deal with, these businesses act in the same manner. They do not want to pay you. Dealing with them will give you headaches.
You can also file a Phoenix personal injury lawsuit against the person responsible for your injuries. The legal process can be complex and take time, but you will get a hearing from an objective jury in the future if your case does not settle. Which option you choose depends on the legal strategy that your lawyer advises you to pursue.
With either option, your desired result is to get the most compensation for your injuries, based on your unique damages. Your personal injury damages are specific to you.
A broken arm in a motor vehicle accident may mean more to someone who needs that arm to work or who has an active life. Emotional distress can be worth more when someone has suffered significant trauma after an accident. The key is that you have someone who knows what your case is worth and will insist on that compensation from the insurance company. A Phoenix personal injury attorney can do just that.
In general, injured accident victims in Phoenix can collect compensation for both economic and non-economic damages, including:
- Medical bills and expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Long-term care expenses
- Lost wages and earnings
- Loss of future earnings and benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Property damage bills
Contact an Experienced Phoenix Accident Injury Lawyer Today
Gallagher & Kennedy injury lawyers have spent years honing their abilities to negotiate with insurance companies and litigate complex accident claims on behalf of injured clients. Our experienced legal team can advocate for your rights with no upfront cost to you. If you wish to speak to an accident injury attorney today about your potential personal injury claim, call us at (602) 530-8400. Initial consultations are confidential and there is no charge.
Consistent with the values of our co-founders, Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys and staff are engaged as community volunteers across many philanthropic, economic development and professional organizations in the Valley. “We’re not just lawyers. We need to be good corporate citizens as well,” co-founder Mike Gallagher said. The firm’s long history of community involvement bears this out.