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Glendale Personal Injury Lawyer

Glendale Personal Injury Lawyer

Suffering a personal injury can leave you with lasting physical damage and sudden financial hardship. At David Shapiro Law, PLLC, we understand the pain and frustration you may be feeling, and we want to help. We have a reputation as an honest, open, and compassionate law firm in Glendale, Arizona. We can use our knowledge of personal injury law to help you during this difficult time. Call (480) 300-5405 today to schedule a free consultation at our local law office.

Why Choose Us for Your Glendale Personal Injury Claim?

  • We have done this many times before. Our personal injury attorneys are highly experienced.
  • We will work hard on your case, preparing it for trial even if it does not go to court.
  • We have represented many clients throughout Arizona, with plenty of noteworthy victories.
  • We do not take your trust in us lightly. Our attorneys will go above and beyond to resolve your case.
  • We accept all personal injury and wrongful death claims in Glendale on a contingency fee basis.

How Does a Personal Injury Claim Work?

One person’s single reckless or negligent act could inflict many physical, emotional, and economic injuries on another person. While it is impossible to reverse these damages, it may be possible to make the victim whole again through a monetary award. A personal injury claim seeks compensation for the injured party from the responsible person.

Most personal injury cases begin as insurance claims. The injured party will file a claim with the at-fault person’s insurance provider to seek fair benefits. If the insurance company denies the claim or refuses to offer a reasonable amount, the victim may have to file a lawsuit instead. Every accident victim in Arizona has the right to hire a personal injury lawyer to represent him or her during the claims process. Many kinds of personal injury lawsuits exist.

Cases We Accept in Glendale, AZ

Attorney David Shapiro has been practicing law for many years. Destined to be a civil litigator on behalf of injured accident victims, he worked hard through law school. He then worked for a prominent personal injury trial attorney upon graduating. In 2017, David opened his own law firm, founding it on the principles of honesty and integrity. Today, he and his associates commit their day-to-day lives to helping people recover after serious accidents. Our law firm accepts many different types of personal injury cases.

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Premises-related accidents
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Gas explosions
  • Work accidents
  • Catastrophic or permanent injuries
  • Wrongful death

Our law firm’s sole focus is personal injury law. This gives us a deep understanding and knowledge of these types of cases and their related laws. We use this information and experience, as well as our numerous resources, to successfully fight for our clients. Find out if your case is one we can accept during a free initial consultation in Glendale. Our attorneys are always upfront and honest about the validity and strength of a case.

What Is the Burden of Proof?

You may be familiar with the burden of proof during a criminal case in Arizona: the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The burden of proof in a civil claim, however, is lighter. Civil claims require enough proof to establish the defendant as more likely than not to be responsible for the accident. You or your personal injury lawyer must provide enough evidence to persuade a jury that this is true. A general personal injury claim requires proof of four key elements.

  1. The defendant’s duty of care. The defendant had a duty of care owed to the plaintiff.
  2. Breach of the duty of care. The defendant did something outside of the duty of care.
  3. Causation for the accident. The defendant’s breach of duty caused the accident in question.
  4. The plaintiff’s damages. The accident caused compensable damages for the victim.

Evidence for a personal injury claim in Arizona could take the form of eyewitness testimony, opinions from subject-matter experts, medical documents, police reports, photographs and videos. A lawyer from David Shapiro Law, PLLC could help you document your case by saving, collecting, and presenting key evidence for you. Our law firm has the resources to help you effectively tell your story.

Parts of a Recovery Award in Arizona

There are many reasons to file a claim against someone in Glendale after an accident and injuries. Holding someone accountable could give you the justice and closure you need to finally move forward. It could also trigger changes on an institutional level in your community, improving the safety of others. One of the key components of filing a lawsuit, however, is the award you could receive for your damages.

  • General damages. Compensatory damages for the non-economic losses connected to your personal injury, such as physical pain, emotional distress, suffering, inconvenience, humiliation, lost quality of life, and loss of consortium.
  • Special damages. Compensatory damages to make up for your out-of-pocket and economic costs, such as travel, a rental car, property repairs, medical expenses, lost wages, legal fees, and disability accommodations.
  • Punitive damages. An award sometimes granted in addition to compensatory damages that punishes a defendant for causing the personal injury in question through wanton actions, intentional misconduct or gross negligence.

Seeking too little for your damages could lead to accepting a settlement award that far undervalues how much you need. An insurance company will always try to convince you to settle for as little as possible. Starting with a low amount can make it even more difficult to obtain fair compensation. Trust a lawyer from David Shapiro Law, PLLC with your case to maximize the financial recovery you receive for your personal injury claim in Glendale.

Contact a Glendale Personal Injury Attorney Today

Your reaction to an accident is almost as important as the accident itself. It is critical to take the right steps toward achieving a positive resolution from the very beginning. Hiring a lawyer from David Shapiro Law, PLLC can make it easy to know what to do and what not to do in the pursuit of compensation. Your lawyer can walk you through the necessary actions in holding someone accountable for your damages. Discuss how we can help with your particular claim today. Call (480) 300-5405 or request your free consultation online 24/7.

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