Arizona’s civil statutes award you the right to pursue compensation for car accident losses through the civil court system. That said, how do you navigate this system? You can represent your own best interests, or you can also request representation from a diligent Phoenix car accident lawyer.
Phoenix car crash lawyers can make the legal simpler by managing your case while you go back to work and recover from accident injuries. When, though, should you contact a car accident lawyer if you want to secure professional help?
The Benefits of Quickly Contacting a Car Accident Lawyer
If you’re contending with serious injuries after a car wreck, you may not have the physical capacity to quickly contact a car wreck attorney. That said, there are benefits to either working with your loved ones to contact a representative or reaching out within a few weeks of your accident.
You’re Working Against Arizona’s Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
Arizona Revised Statutes section 12-542 dictates the amount of time in which a car accident survivor like you may file a civil action against the party responsible for their accident. You specifically have no more than two years to gather the evidence needed to meet Arizona’s burden of proof.
What happens if you can’t bring your evidence forward within that time.? Arizona’s personal injury statute of limitations exists to keep the cases that come before its civil judges as relevant as possible. A judge may dismiss a case filed outside of the statute of limitations as non-relevant should you miss your filing deadline.
Unfortunately, staying on top of that deadline while also taking care of your injuries and going back to work can prove challenging for even the most organized of car accident survivors.
That’s where a Phoenix car accident attorney steps in. Our team can make it easier for you to stay on top of your deadline without compromising your rights to get your life back to normal.
Case-Relevant Evidence Can Disappear
As mentioned, you have an obligation to meet Arizona’s burden of proof if you want to request personal injury compensation for your losses. To meet that burden, you need to bring forward evidence indicating that another party’s negligence bears the responsibility for your losses.
While some of that evidence remains available well after the weeks following your accident, other forms of evidence will disappear more quickly. Physical debris removed from the scene can lose its value to your case when it passes into the hands of car junkers.
Similarly, the longer bystanders go without thinking about your case, the less accurate their memories of the crash may become.
It’s with that decaying value of evidence in mind that we recommend working with an attorney to gather case-relevant data. The sooner you act, the simpler it may be for you to prove your rights to legal action.
Insurance Providers Move Quickly to Minimize Your Losses
You want insurance providers to be your friend in the wake of a car accident. Unfortunately, insurance providers operate as businesses first. This means that insurance providers will take several steps to try and either avoid paying your claim outright or minimize the economic value of your losses.
What’s more, insurance providers will make these moves quickly after your accident. Insurance claims adjusters may assess the alleged severity of your losses and file their paperwork before you’ve had time to properly decompress.
If you do want to file an insurance claim with the liable party’s provider, you need to calculate your case’s value ahead of time. You can contrast your estimate of a case’s value against an insurance provider’s to preserve your right to fair compensation. Our attorneys can help you apply the right losses to your case if you call us shortly after an accident.
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Your Initial Case Consultation doesn’t Commit You to Long-Term Action
Many car accident survivors find themselves reluctant to reach out to an attorney because they are concerned about committing to legal action. Suzuki Law Offices anticipates those concerns. That’s why an initial case evaluation with car accident attorneys in Phoenix does not commit you to long-term action.
You can attend an initial consultation free of charge. During that consultation, you can discuss the legal services that might suit you best, considering the circumstances that led to your accident. We can then recommend the best course of action and outline the services we would use to help you fight for fair compensation.
From there, it is up to you whether or not you move forward with a case. We will not pressure you into a specific course of action. If you choose to move forward with our team, we can customize the legal experience to best fit your needs. This may mean arranging out-of-court negotiations or going to trial, depending on your interests.
You can contact us today to schedule your first appointment with our attorneys.
Book a Case Evaluation With Phoenix’s Car Accident Lawyers Today
The sooner you contact a Phoenix car accident attorney after an accident, the sooner you can bring together the evidence you need to hold a liable party accountable for your losses. Suzuki Law Offices’ team knows how to work within your statute of limitations and can go the extra mile when assessing your right to car accident compensation.
You can get in touch with our team at any point before your statute of limitations expires to learn more about the civil process. Our team can help you communicate with insurance providers, arrange out-of-court negotiations, and even prepare for a civil trial.
Book your FREE car accident case evaluation through our website or by calling our office.