We will discuss and analyze your case in detail with you and answer all of your questions. We will explain the different types of compensation and damages that you might be entitled to because of the injuries you sustained in the accident.
We will immediately begin speaking with the insurance company representing you and the at-fault driver and make sure you are not taken advantage of. We will aggressively represent you in obtaining the maximum compensation possible for your injury claim.
We work with doctors who are specialists in virtually all types of accident cases and injuries. We will assist you in finding the right doctor for you who will be agreeable to wait for payment until your case is resolved (if you do not have medical insurance).
You are entitled to comprehensive medical treatment even if you do not currently have the money to pay for it.
If your vehicle was damaged or destroyed in the accident, we will help you to recover your losses. Most Arizona lawyers do not help in these matters.
We know it is important to you and in most instances will assist at no additional charge. We will advise you if your vehicle has a diminished value due to the accident. We will explain the compensation available to you for those losses and will handle those claims on your behalf.
We are one of very few law firms in Arizona that have on-staff investigators available to work on your case immediately. Completing an investigation early in your case is of critical importance. Our investigators will obtain witness statements, take photographs of the vehicles and the scene, talk to investigating officers and detectives, order police reports and 911 tapes, and investigate anything else that may be necessary.
Many law firms feel it is a waste of time and money to investigate a case thoroughly. We believe you will be more successful monetarily and this is the reason our law firm has a 99% success rate.
Our attorneys are experienced in court, trials, arbitration and/or mediation proceedings. Unlike many law firms, we will not just settle your case for an unfavorable amount, we will fight for you. Accident victims receive an average settlement of 370% more if they use qualified attorneys such as those in our law firm.
Our lawyers are trained in the skill of negotiation. They are going to be far better at settling a car accident case than a lawyer who does not practice solely in this area as we do. We know how much the case is worth and know how to conduct negotiations in order to obtain top dollar.
If you have received benefits from a medical provider or health insurer, then that company will have what is called a lien against your accident claim. A lien means that the health provider will be entitled to reimbursement for services rendered on your behalf before you are paid any money from a settlement or judgment.
We will negotiate with all health providers to reduce your overall medical expenses so you can retain more money in your pocket from the settlement or judgment.
Insurance companies have teams of lawyers and adjusters representing the person who caused your accident and they will do everything possible to reduce the value of your claim. Facing such a team of skilled professionals without having your own legal representation is unwise. It is possible to pursue your claim alone, but you will literally be at the insurance company’s mercy.
The insurance company will make you only a small offer or will simply deny your claim altogether. Unless you are well-trained in the law and understand your legal rights, it will be very difficult to combat the insurance company all on your own and know which avenues you should pursue.
IMMEDIATELY. Hiring experienced car accident lawyers, like those at Warnock MacKinlay Law, is vital if you are injured in a wreck. Unfortunately, we see so many victims attempt to represent themselves and generally fail miserably for a number of reasons. Studies have shown that a claimant who is represented by legal counsel “nets” (after medical bills and attorney fees) in excess of 300% more money than those who handle their own claim. The only thing more important than hiring a qualified lawyer after a car accident is seeking medical attention, and the lawyers at Warnock MacKinlay Law can help you with a good, competent accident doctor.
Generally, the answer is “No”. Remember, the insurance company does not work for you – they work for the individual who caused your accident. Oftentimes, even before you obtain medical attention and assess the extent of your injuries, you may be contacted by a claims adjuster who will make you a ridiculous, low-ball offer.
Many people accept these types of offers and sign a release, only to find out further complications “down the road”. Tough Luck. In most states, including Arizona, a release is worded in such a way to make it almost impossible to ever seek any further compensation after you sign, even if you find your injuries are much worse than you ever anticipated.
The amount of money you will ultimately recover depends on a variety of issues, the most important of which is the nature of your injuries caused by the accident and the comprehensive medical treatment you receive for those injuries. At Warnock MacKinlay Law we seek reimbursement for any or all of the following: