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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.
Phoenix Personal Injury Guide
- Our Phoenix Injury Accident Lawyers Get Results
- Some Common Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
- Our Phoenix Headquarters Location
- Arizona and Phoenix Accident Statistics
- Can I Still Recover Compensation for My Phoenix Personal Injuries If I Was Partially At Fault?
- Personal Injury FAQs
- Contact an Experienced Phoenix Accident Injury Lawyer Today
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.
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.
- Phoenix Car Accidents
- Phoenix Motorcycle Accidents
- Phoenix Truck Accidents
- Phoenix Aviation Accidents
- Phoenix Catastrophic Injury Accidents
- Phoenix Medical Malpractice
- Phoenix Premises Liability
- Phoenix Product Liability
- Phoenix 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.
Our Phoenix Headquarters Location
You can drop by our office to discuss your Phoenix injury claim for free, or contact us to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.
Arizona and Phoenix Accident Statistics
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), there were 121,345 total crashes reported in Arizona in 2021. Of those, 35,203 resulted in injuries, and 1,063 resulted in fatalities. Overall, 51,633 people suffered injuries in Arizona traffic accidents, and 1,180 people were killed. These numbers include the 257 and 45 bicyclists who lost their lives due to traffic accidents.
Other important notes about Arizona traffic accidents:
- On average, 141 people suffer injuries each day in Arizona traffic accidents.
- Alcohol impairment accounts for 20% of all traffic-related fatalities.
- Most traffic accidents occur in urban areas, such as Phoenix.
- Overall, traffic accidents resulted in more than $20 billion in economic losses throughout the state.
That same year, Maricopa County and the Phoenix area reported 40,833 total crashes that injured 16,062 people and killed 294. There were also 1,429 alcohol-related crashes that injured 872 and killed 49.
Total Number of Crashes and Persons Injured in Phoenix
What Are Some Common Types of Phoenix Personal Injuries?
You can suffer a variety of injuries in Phoenix accidents that range from minor to life-threatening. If someone else caused your injuries, you could recover compensation for your medical expenses and other associated costs.
Some common types of personal injuries people suffer due to preventable tragedies in Phoenix and throughout Arizona include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Soft-tissue injuries, such as severe strains and sprains
- Deep cuts and lactations
- Severe bruises
- Internal organ damage
- Burn injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Neck injuries and whiplash
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
- Nerve damage
Any severe injuries may result in a disability or require extensive medical care and therapy to treat. All of this comes at a considerable cost, and if your injuries are severe, you really need an attorney to help ensure you get the full amount of compensation you need.
Regardless of the severity of the injuries you suffered, you shouldn’t have to bear the costs of treatment if someone else caused them. Therefore, you need to consult an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney at Gallagher & Kennedy as soon as possible to learn of your options for obtaining compensation.
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.
However, keep in mind that you only have a limited amount of time to file a Phoenix personal injury lawsuit in civil court. Arizona’s statute of limitations allows you two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. This applies to most personal injury claims based on negligence, including medical malpractice and wrongful death. Some types of injury claims have shorter deadlines for filing, and certain circumstances may toll, or extend, the time you have to file.
Contact a Phoenix personal injury attorney right away to discuss your case and learn when you need to file your claim.
Can I Still Recover Compensation for My Phoenix Personal Injuries If I Was Partially At Fault?
Yes, you may still be able to recover compensation for your personal injuries in Phoenix even if you were partially at fault for the accident. Arizona follows a legal principle known as “comparative negligence” or “pure comparative fault.” Under this system, your ability to recover damages is not automatically barred just because you share some degree of fault for the accident. However, the amount of compensation you can receive will be reduced based on your level of responsibility for the incident.
Here’s how comparative negligence works in Arizona:
- Pure Comparative Fault: Arizona is one of the few states that applies pure comparative fault. This means that even if you are found to be mostly at fault for an accident (e.g., 99% at fault), you can still seek compensation for your injuries, but your total damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
- Reduction in Damages: Your compensation will be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault. For example, if you were found to be 30% at fault for an accident, and your total damages were assessed at $100,000, you would be eligible to receive $70,000 (i.e., $100,000 minus 30%).
It’s essential to understand that determining fault and applying comparative negligence can be legally complex and often involves negotiation and legal proceedings. Insurance companies and legal teams may assess fault differently, leading to disputes. This is why it’s crucial to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney in Phoenix if you believe you were partially at fault for an accident.
An attorney from Gallagher & Kennedy can help you gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and ensure that your degree of fault is accurately assessed. We will work to maximize your potential compensation while navigating the complexities of Arizona’s pure comparative fault system.
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“I highly recommend anyone who is looking for an auto injury attorney to lawyers of G & K. Eleanor, Bob, Karen, and the entire team went above and beyond with my motor vehicle case, they were consistent with follow up calls, 100% on strong work, feedback, and clear guidance in my case with outstanding results. Their detailed follow ups and check-ins calls were always my piece of mind through the entire process. Thank you for your support and dedication to my case!
Jesus R. Y.
Over the past decade, Gallagher & Kennedy has built a strong team of personal injury attorneys. The firm’s roster has expanded in the past year, adding some of Arizona’s top legal practitioners in the personal injury field. This has positioned G&K to be Arizona’s premiere personal injury law firm with the capacity to support any legal issue clients may encounter. Knowing this team of attorneys, I cannot recommend G&K highly enough to help with all personal injury needs.
Gallagher & Kennedy [attorneys] are consummate professionals and relentless in their efforts to win. Opponents have to work twice as hard when facing G&K.
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Mr. Clark (Shannon) assisted my family on two complex claims and simply put, he is “Excellent”! My family was extremely pleased and grateful for his legal expertise. The one great thing about Shannon is his ability to break down complex legal issues / strategies into layman terms for his clients. Excellent negotiation skills and sincerely works for his clients true maximum benefits. He is responsive, thorough and will always communicate back with you promptly, even when out of the office. Overall – “Outstanding Skilled Attorney”!
Personal Injury FAQs
Speaking with an experienced attorney about the specifics of your case is paramount to getting the maximum compensation for your injuries. Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions our lawyers hear regarding Phoenix injury accident law.
Where Do Accidents Commonly Happen in Phoenix?
Practically any injury can prompt a personal injury case 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
- 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
If you believe someone else was to blame for your injuries, discuss your legal options with our experienced Phoenix personal injury team today.
Do I Have a Phoenix Injury Accident Claim?
To have grounds to seek financial compensation through a personal injury 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 have the elements of a case, you could recover 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 their actions – potentially shedding light on dangerous companies or individuals in your community to enact change. Achieving justice could help more than just your family — it can keep us all 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 income, property damage, and other expenses.
Under our contingency fee payment system, you will never have to pay out of pocket for our legal services.
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 lawyers cannot obtain compensation for you, you will not have to pay.
How Much Is My Phoenix Personal Injury Claim Worth?
After you prove responsibility, you and your lawyer will then decide how you can best obtain 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 complex legal process can take time, but you will get a hearing from an objective jury 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, you want 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 is worth more when someone has suffered significant trauma after an accident. The key is to hire someone who knows what your case is worth and will insist on that compensation from the insurance company. Our Phoenix personal injury attorneys 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) 962-8715. Initial consultations are confidential and there is no charge.
Phoenix Emergency Rooms
Phoenix has many emergency rooms and urgent care centers that serve the city and the surrounding areas. A few include:
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Emergency Room: 350 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix Emergency Room: 1111 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Emergency Room at Arizona General Hospital Ahwatukee: 4328 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85048
Valleywise Health Medical Center: 2601 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
HonorHealth Emergency Center – John C. Lincoln: 250 E Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Seek immediate medical treatment if you suffered severe injuries in a Phoenix accident someone else caused.
*Disclaimer – Gallagher & Kennedy does not endorse these medical providers, nor do we profit from having them listed on our website.
Phoenix Municipal Court: 300 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Maricopa County Old Courthouse: Historic City Hall, 125 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Downtown Courthouse: Arizona State Courts Building 1501 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Maricopa County Superior Courthouse: 101 W Madison St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Maricopa County Northeast Regional Court Center: 18380 N 40th St UNIT 130, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse: 401 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Durango Courthouse: 3131 W Durango St, Phoenix, AZ 85009
Neighborhoods We Serve in Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix (85003), North/Northwest Phoenix (85024), Desert Ridge (85254), Camelback East (85018), West Phoenix (85009), Arizona Homes (85037), Central City, Phoenix (85003), Paradise Valley Village (85032), Norterra (85085), Biltmore Area (85016), Pointe Tapatio (85020), Arcadia Cove (85008), North Mountain (85053), Desert West Park (85035), Sonoran Foothills (85085)
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.