Phoenix Traffic Accident LawyersLast updated on: July 15, 2022
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No one gets into a car thinking they will get into a traffic accident. It is the unfortunate fact, however, that car accidents are common in Phoenix. These accidents may result in serious injury and may require you to file a legal claim. At Zinda Law Group, our Phoenix traffic accident lawyers are here to help answer any questions you may have regarding your potential case.
If you have been injured in an Arizona traffic accident, contact a Phoenix personal injury attorney at Zinda Law Group today. Our team has the ability and resources necessary to help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation available in your specific case. Contact us today at (800) 863-5312 for your 100% free initial consultation. We are available 24/7 and you do not pay us anything unless we are successful in winning your motor vehicle case.
How expensive are Phoenix traffic accident lawyers?
The cost of a personal injury attorney in Phoenix will depend on the facts and circumstances of your case. Also, some attorneys will charge you various fees and expenses upfront, in addition to your medical bills and car mechanic costs. At Zinda Law Group, we do not charge our clients upfront attorney’s fees or costs, as your wellbeing is the top priority. Below, however, are examples of fees you may see at various law firms:
A consultation fee is a fee paid before an attorney will even discuss your potential case. This does not guarantee that the attorney will accept your case, and it must be paid regardless of if you hire that specific attorney or not. This fee may be based on the attorney’s hourly rate, or it may be discounted. At Zinda Law Group, our attorneys do not charge our potential clients for their initial consultation.
Some attorneys may also require a retainer to be paid before they will begin working on their client’s case. A retainer fee is often expensive and may not be refunded if you chose not to continue pursing your lawsuit. Further, if the attorney works beyond the retainer amount, you will likely be asked to replenish the retainer or work will stop on your case.
For example, if your attorney requires a $5,000 retainer, you must pay that amount upfront, before the attorney will even look at your case. Once the attorney does approximately $5,000 worth of work, he or she will ask for additional funds. If you cannot, or chose not to pay that amount, the attorney will stop working on your case and you will most likely not be refunded the original $5,000. Zinda Law Group personal injury attorneys do not ask their clients for a retainer fee.
Hourly rates or fees are the amount an attorney may charge for each hour of work they perform on a case. This rate may be based on the attorney’s experience, the type of case, or even where the attorney is located. For example, an attorney who has 10 years of experience and is in a largely populated city may charge $600 an hour, whereas an attorney with 5 years of experience in a small town may charge $100 an hour for the same case.
This rate may also change based on the type of work the attorney is doing. For example, if the attorney is reviewing documents, he or she may charge you $250 per hour but charge you $300 per hour for any work done in the courtroom.
Hourly fees may become very expensive very quickly. Further, you will be responsible for paying these fees regardless of whether the attorney is successful in winning your car accident case. At Zinda Law Group, we do not charge our clients by the hour.
In a contingency fee arrangement, the client will not be charged any upfront attorney fees or costs. Instead, he or she will only be responsible for paying a lawyer if the lawyer wins their case. In other words, if the attorney does not win the client any compensation, the client does not have to pay the attorney any of his or her fees. This allows everyone to retain legal representation for their case, regardless of their financial situation.
Zinda Law Group attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, as we do not want our clients to have to worry about the cost of maintaining a high-quality attorney on top of their other financial concerns related to their accident. Further, working on a contingency fee basis provides our attorneys with added incentive to work quickly, more strategically, and more successfully, as they are not paid unless they win their case. If you have any further questions regarding contingency fees, contact a Zinda Law Group Phoenix personal injury lawyer today.
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how do traffic accidents occur in Arizona?
Motor vehicle accidents in Arizona may occur for several reasons and may result in injuries to the driver, passengers, or to others on the road. Considering the fact that there were 5,681,495 individual licensed drivers in Arizona in 2020 alone, it is unsurprising that that these accidents do occur.
Common causes of traffic accidents include:
- Breaking the speed limit
- Driving in inclement weather conditions
- Driving the wrong way
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Driving while distracted
- Driving while drowsy
- Failure to yield
- Improper turns
- Motor vehicle design defects
- Reckless driving
- Running red lights
- Running stop signs
- Unsafe lane changes.
Unfortunately, car and truck accidents occur every day in the state of Arizona. In fact, in 2020, there were 98,778 motor vehicle crashes in Arizona, with 35,274 crashes in Phoenix. Of this number, 207 were fatal. Understanding how these accidents occur may stop you from becoming injured in the future. Further, if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact a Zinda Law Group personal injury attorney today to discuss your case.
what are common injuries resulting from traffic accidents?
You may sustain many kinds of injuries following a car accident.. Below are examples of the most common injuries resulting from traffic accidents:
Broken bones often occur when the bone runs into a stronger force, such as getting thrown forward during a car crash. The symptoms of a broken bone are often obvious, such as difficulty using the limb or noticing an unusual bend or twist in the limb. Healthcare providers will often use x-rays, bone scans, CT scans, or MRIs to diagnose the break. If you believe you may have a broken bone, contact a healthcare provider right away.
Whiplash, which is a neck injury caused by a rapid back-and-forth movement, is common in car accidents. Symptoms of whiplash may include:
- Neck pain
- Stiffness in the neck
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
If you have been involved in a car accident and are experiencing any of the symptoms of whiplash, contact a medical professional right away to get treatment. .
Amputation, which is the loss or removal of a body part, may occur from a motor vehicle accident. When a body part is cut off or torn away in a severe accident, it is referred to as a traumatic amputation. These kinds of amputations account for approximately 45% of all amputations. These experiences can be life changing and may affect the victim’s ability to move, work, interact with others, or maintain his or her independence. Further, there may exist continuing pain, phantom limb phenomena, and lasting emotional trauma.
Traumatic brain injuries result from a violent blow to the head, such as when you hit your head during a traffic accident. These injuries can have a wide array of physical and psychological effects. Signs of a mild traumatic brain injury may include headaches, nausea, dizziness, loss of consciousness, concentration problems, and more. More severe traumatic brain injury symptoms may include repeated vomiting, dilation in one or both pupils, and weakness in fingers and toes. Always seek medical attention if you have received a blow or jolt to the head during a traffic accident.
Concussions are typically caused by a blow to the head and may affect brain function. The signs of a concussion may not be obvious right away. In fact, it may take days, weeks, or even longer for the symptoms to appear. These symptoms may include,
- Memory issues
- Irritability and personality changes
- Dazed appearance
- Taste and smell disorders.
Always seek immediate medical attention if your child, or yourself, has experienced a head injury. Remember, a head injury may be more severe than you originally thought. Thus, it is very important to contact a Phoenix car accident attorney at Zinda Law Group as soon as possible.
An individual may suffer a spinal cord injury after experiencing significant trauma to the head or neck. Spinal cord injuries, no matter if they cause damage to the spinal cord itself, or to the nerves at the end of the spinal cord, commonly cause permanent changes in an individual’s strength, sensation, and in other bodily functions.
Signs or symptoms of spinal cord injuries may include:
- Loss of movement
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
- Difficulty breathing
- Inability to feel heat, cold, or touch
It is important to always seek medical attention after experiencing any kind of damage to your head or neck, as you may be suffering from spinal cord damage. This kind of injury may be exacerbated from lack of medical attention, so contact a medical professional as soon as you can.
No matter what kind of injury you have sustained, a Zinda Law Group Phoenix car accident lawyer is here to help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation available in your specific case. We have fought on behalf of countless individuals and are here to help you and your family as well.
what is the legal time limit to file my case?
Once you have decided to pursue a legal claim, you must first file your claim on time. The time limit in which you must file any kind of case is referred to as the statute of limitations. This statute of limitations varies from state to state, so contacting a Zinda Law Group car accident attorney in Arizona as soon as possible is important.
In Arizona, you will have two years from the date of the accident to file your personal injury claim, which includes traffic accident cases. This means that if your traffic accident occurred on January 1, 2022, you will have until January 1, 2024, to file your case. Failure to file your case on time will likely bar you from receiving any kind compensation for your injuries and property damage.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer at Zinda Law Group today. Our experienced team can help you file your case on time and help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation available.
After suffering injury due to a traffic accident, contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer at zinda law group today
Were you the victim of a motor vehicle accident? If so, you may have injuries that affect your quality of life. If this is the case, you may have additional questions regarding how to file a case, when to file your case, and whether you can afford a high-quality attorney. Luckily, Zinda Law Group Phoenix car accidents attorneys are available to answer these questions and guide you through the legal process.
After being involved in a traffic accident, you may want to contact an experienced Phoenix car accident attorney at Zinda Law Group as soon as you can. Our team can investigate your case, negotiate with insurance companies, and gather evidence. Further, we can help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation available. Contact a Phoenix car accident lawyer at Zinda Law Group as soon as you can at (800) 863-5312 to discuss your potential motor vehicle accident case. Your initial consultation is 100% free and you will not pay us anything unless we are successful in winning your motor vehicle accident case. That is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
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