Personal Injury Attorney Gilbert

When a person suffers harm due to no fault of their own, they may feel helpless and frustrated. However, an accident victim who has been injured by another person or entity can seek compensation for their injuries and other damages through a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

To prove negligence, a personal injury lawyer Gilbert at the Ferguson Law Group must conduct a thorough investigation to prove liability and damages. These cases can be very complex and time-consuming. Fortunately, our team of attorneys has extensive experience successfully handling even the most complex personal injury cases.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Below, you’ll find a list of some of the most common types of personal injury cases we handle regularly:

Auto Accidents

While auto accidents are fairly common, they are usually avoidable and often caused by negligent drivers. People who are injured in an auto accident can seek compensation for their injuries and other damages caused by the accident by filing a claim against the driver. For example, they may be able to prove that the driver was violating a traffic signal or sign, speeding, driving while distracted, or driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. An accident victim can typically recover compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and more.

Truck Accidents

A semi-truck is significantly heavier and larger than a passenger vehicle, which means that this type of vehicle can cause greater harm in an accident. Truckers are required to adhere to the rules and regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in addition to state laws. These rules and regulations protect drivers and passengers by stipulating important safe driving practices. 

If a trucker fails to comply with these rules and regulations and causes a trucking accident, an Arizona personal injury lawyer can help the accident victim hold the trucker liable. In many cases, the accident victim will be able to seek damages not only from the trucker but also from the trucker’s employer and other parties responsible, such as the company that loaded the truck’s cargo, the company or person responsible for vehicle maintenance and repairs, or even a truck or trailer part manufacturer.

Bicycle Accidents

While many people enjoy riding bicycles, cycling comes with risks. A bicyclist must share the road with motorists who may fail to leave enough space between the bicycle and their vehicle or drivers who fail to yield the right of way to a bicyclist when required. A bicycle does not provide any protection and victims of bicycle accidents usually suffer traumatic brain injuries, internal organ damage, hemorrhages, fractures, and other serious injuries. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation, including the cost of medical treatment, lost wages from work, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.

Slip and Falls

When a person or entity owns a property, they owe a duty to prevent harm to anyone who enters their property. The property owner owes visitors a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition and protect visitors from any foreseeable harm. Common causes of slip and fall injuries on properties can include broken steps, uneven payment, debris on the floor, broken or missing stairs, broken or missing handrails, and wet floors. If a person is injured on another person’s property, an Arizona personal injury attorney can help them gather the evidence needed to support their claim. This typically involves showing that the property owner had notice of the hazardous conditions on their property, which means that the property owner should have been aware of the condition and failed to correct the hazardous condition on their property.

How Do You Prove Fault in a Personal Injury Case?

In a personal injury case, including a motorcycle, truck, or car accident claim, you must prove four basic elements to be eligible for compensation.

These elements are:

  • You must prove that the other person owed you a duty of care to act in a reasonable manner
  • A breach in the duty of care is the act that resulted in your accident. For example, drivers have a duty of care to operate their vehicles safely. If a driver was texting instead of paying attention to the road and this resulted in an accident, they breached their duty of care.
  • An accident victim must prove a direct link between the other driver’s negligent behavior and their injuries. It’s not enough to show that the other driver was distracted while driving. Instead, the accident victim would need to show that because the driver was texting, it caused the driver to plow into their vehicle and caused them to suffer injuries such as a concussion or bone fractures.
  • Accident victims must also prove the injuries and losses they sustained. Evidence including medical bills and pictures of the injuries can help the accident victim to establish this element.

What Compensation Can You Recover in an AZ Personal Injury Case?

There are many different types of damages that an accident victim can potentially recover in their personal injury case in Arizona.

The most common types of damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Future lost income
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Diminished enjoyment of life

At the Ferguson Law Group, we will take the time to find out how an accident occurred and how the accident victim’s injuries have impacted their life. We will also work with medical experts to fully assess the extent and nature of the accident victim’s injuries and consult with other experts, such as an accident reconstruction expert, or an economist, to help build the strongest case possible.

Negotiating a Fair Settlement

If you have been involved in an accident with a negligent driver, the personal injury lawyers in Gilbert, AZ, from the Ferguson Law Group can help you seek justice and compensation for your injuries and other damages. Often, shortly after an accident, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will attempt to contact you.

An insurance adjuster will pretend to be your friend and may seem concerned about your injuries. However, an insurance company is a business. Insurance adjusters are trained to negotiate the lowest settlement amount possible. They may ask you confusing or misleading questions, hoping you will accidentally admit partial or full blame for the accident. They will also request to record your statement so they can use it as evidence in your claim to pay out as little as possible if anything at all.

Because of this, you must contact the Ferguson Law Group and have one of our highly trained personal injury attorneys negotiate with the insurance company.

We will take over all communication with the insurance company to prevent you from accidentally harming your claim and we will fight to ensure that the insurance company pays a fair settlement amount.

If they refuse to negotiate, we will meet with you to discuss your other legal options. If we feel that you have a better chance of receiving the compensation you deserve in court and you agree to file a lawsuit, we will present your case in court and clearly show that the other driver should be held liable for your damages.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Gilbert Today

If you have been involved in an accident in Gilbert, AZ, the personal injury attorneys at the Ferguson Law Group are here to help you hold the person or entity responsible for your injuries accountable. Contact our office today to schedule a case review and one of our top attorneys will discuss your accident, go over the facts, and help you understand your legal options to pursue compensation. Let our team of legal experts hold the negligent party responsible for your injuries and other damages and help you receive the compensation you deserve.

 

 

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