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We will assist you with the damage to your vehicle.
We will negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company or take your case to court.
We will investigate your accident to prove the other party was at fault.
We will help save you money on your medical expenses by negotiating with your health care providers.

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Our Arizona auto accident attorneys have received various awards for their winning track record in representing car accident victims.
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What Our Clients Say

Going Beyond Your Expectations.
“I could not be happier with the care my case was handled. The settlement I received was far above anything I ever expected. Nate was truly amazing! He made me feel comfortable during a very stressful time by clearly outlining the process and maintaining the perfect level of communication. Thank you!"
Charles
“I would definitely refer Nate to friends or family if they are ever injured in an accident. Nate was always available and returned my phone calls quickly. He and his staff kept me up to date and answered all my questions. Nate showed me and my family true compassion. Thank you!”
Angela
“Nate handled my case in the most professional manner possible. He could not have been more thorough. His staff completed their interviews and research in a very accommodating manner, and telephone and email response time was fantastic. I would absolutely recommend Nate to anyone who has been injured in an accident.”
Jerome
I cannot express how amazing this law firm is. When no one else would take my case, Nate took a chance and represented me in my claim. Both him and his paralegal, Lorraine, were so helpful through the whole process and made what originally was a gruesome experience much more manageable.
Samantha
Had an amazing experience with this firm. Always kept up to date with the status of the case. The entire staff was professional and responsive. Richard and Vanessa I worked with the most as we came close to an offer. Rick was honest about what he felt he could get and he advised me completely of options and what could or couldn't happen. I really felt someone was on my side which is a great feeling.
Andrew

Case Results

Over $500,000,000.00 Recovered For Our Clients
$9,000,000
Construction Accident
$3,500,000
Commercial Truck Accident
$3,250,000
T-Boned At Intersection
$3,000,000
Motorcycle Accident
$1,900,000
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Meet Our Attorneys

100+ Years’ Experience Winning Car Accident Cases in Arizona
Each car accident lawyer at our firm is 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. Car accident victims in Arizona receive an average settlement of 370% more if they use qualified attorneys such as those in our law firm.
Nathaniel Preston
Nathaniel Preston

Managing Partner, Nate Preston, has profound knowledge of accident law. He has successfully resolved numerous cases for injured victims in excess of $1,000,000.00 each.

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Jay MacKinlay
Jay MacKinlay

Jay has more than 23 years of experience handling hundreds of personal injury cases in court proceedings, including multi-million dollar resolutions.

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Eric Robinson
Eric Robinson

Eric has practiced law in Arizona for a full decade. He has litigated hundreds of cases and has focused much of his attention on helping injured victims within the Hispanic community.

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Richard Lundin
Richard Lundin

Rick focuses his practice in representing individuals injured in automobile and personal injury accidents in both state and federal courts.

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Quinton Riches
Quinton Riches

Quinton, a UCLA law school graduate, helps injured clients recover millions of dollars each year.

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Anthony Ramirez
Anthony Ramirez

Anthony’s background as a police officer, an insurance claims adjuster and a private investigator gives him great insight and experience in handling personal injury claims.

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Rayven Garcia
Rayven Garcia

Rayven holds a degree in criminology and criminal justice, providing a great background for her focus in personal injury law.

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James D. Spark
James D. Spark

James has extensive experience in representing victims seriously injured in automobile or motorcycle accidents, dog bite and slip and fall accidents.

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ABOUT YOUR INJURIES AND CASE

Common Car Accident Injury Questions

Legal claims arising from automobile accidents are usually governed by the law of negligence.  Claimants must show that their injuries were caused in whole or in part by someone who failed to exercise reasonable care while driving on the roadway.  Some of the common causes of auto accidents in Arizona are:
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Failing to yield at a stop light or stop sign
  • Improper turns
  • Dangerous lane changes
  • Wrong-way drivers
  • Following too closely or tailgating
  • Aggressive driving or road rage
  • Fatigued or drowsy driving
  • Poorly designed roads or poor road conditions

There is no doubt that you will feel very overwhelmed and stressed if you are involved in an auto accident in Arizona.  Notwithstanding, there are several things you must do immediately after a car accident so that you can get the most money possible for your accident injuries.

  • Hire an experienced car accident lawyer immediately. Call us now at 602-600-6427 to schedule your FREE Consultation.
  • Do not discuss your car accident case with anyone. If a representative from any insurance company or an investigator tries to question you or any family member about your case, please find out their name, the company name and who they represent and refer them to our office immediately.  Never give them any information or sign any papers.
  • Stay off social media. If you use any form of social media (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, FitBit, Health Apps, Blogs, etc.), it is important that you do not post anything regarding your accident and/or injuries, and maintain a private profile.  Anyone who seeks information from you may represent an insurance company or adverse party.  Information you disclose could harm your car accident case.
  • Save all the evidence from the car accident scene, including a copy of the police accident report, photos or videos, and the names and contact information of any witnesses.
  • Get treatment and make sure you follow all your doctor’s recommendations.
  • Advise your doctor of all medical complaints, including minor ones, so your medical condition can be properly documented and evaluated. This will allow you to achieve a speedy recovery and prevent the insurance company from claiming that your medical issues were caused by our failure to follow doctor’s orders.
  • Make a written list of your accident injury symptoms, no matter how minor. This will prevent problems with minor issues that may get worse not being considered as part of your accident-related injuries.  It is also recommended that you keep a record of your pain levels, at least weekly or when there are any significant changes, and any activities you cannot do as a result of your accident.
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  • Do not give a written or recorded statement to the insurance company. All communication should be handled by your car accident lawyer.
Generally no. You should NEVER speak with representatives from the other party’s insurance company, unless we have authorized you to do so to discuss your property damage claim only. In those cases, you should only discuss the valuation of your vehicle. You should not discuss the facts of the accident or your injuries. Otherwise, we will handle all communications for you. If a representative contacts you, politely tell them that you have retained an attorney to represent you. The representative should then contact us and never contact you again. If they do, please notify us immediately and we will file a complaint with the Department of Insurance because it is unfair claims practice for an insurance representative to contact a party knowingly represented by an attorney.
You may be tempted to post messages, photographs, or videos to social media when you have been injured in an accident, but you should try to resist the urge for the sake of protecting your personal injury claim. It was revealed in an article posted in 2015 by the Huffington Post that the first place insurance companies look when investigating accident and personal injury claims is on social media accounts like Snapchat, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Insurance companies will look you up on Google for any posts they can use to deny you compensation and discredit your claim. You may think your social media posts are “private,” but an insurance company can still find a way to gain access. The best thing to do to protect your case is to deactivate your social media accounts altogether.

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.  They are hoping you will accept this offer before you understand the full extent of your damages. 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. You shouldn’t agree without first consulting a good Arizona auto accident attorney.

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. Each attorney at our firm is a well-trained, skilled car accident attorney for Arizona. We know the law here and have negotiated against insurance companies many times successfully.

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 statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years. This means that you have two years from the time the accident occurred to file a claim against the responsible party. If you wait longer than two years, you waive your right to obtaining any compensation for your claim. If you have a claim against a public entity (government), you must make a claim within 180 days from the date of the accident or your rights are waived.

It is almost impossible to determine how much time it will take to resolve your case because every case is different. Cases that settle prior to filing a lawsuit typically resolve more quickly than those that go to trial. At Warnock MacKinlay Law, we will do everything we can to obtain the maximum compensation possible in the shortest amount of time. A typical timeframe for cases to settle is two to four months after your medical care is complete, but those dates can be shorter or longer depending on many factors.

No. We make it easy to afford an attorney if you have been injured in an automobile accident. We do not charge any fee whatsoever for an accident consultation. In fact, we do not charge any attorney fees unless we are successful in recovering money for you. Even if there are costs involved, such as investigation, medical records, medical reports, deposition fees and the like, we will advance those monies for you until your case is resolved. We will even refer you to doctors who will not demand payment until the case is resolved. It is our job to make the resolution of your case as easy on you as possible.

Absolutely. There was a study done that looked at accident victims that found that people receive 3.5 times higher payouts after accidents when they have a lawyer, even after the personal injury lawyers payment is subtracted. Also, Arizona personal injury lawyers can take a lot of work away from a victim who needs to focus on their recovery.

Of course. If you are unhappy with your current lawyer for whatever reason, feel free to reach out. We actually get a lot of cases who are individuals who weren’t being taken care of properly by their previous attorneys.

Yes. It is always helpful to your case if you seek medical treatment immediately following an accident. Explain to your doctor any pain or discomfort. Some injury symptoms may not appear for hours, or even a few days following an accident. If you delay seeking treatment, insurance companies will argue that your injuries were not caused by the accident and may deny payment of your claim. Report to your doctor any symptoms of headaches, fatigue, muscle soreness, nausea, pain, discomfort, etc. that occur within days of the accident.

Yes. It is VERY important that you follow all doctors’ instructions. Please be certain that you see your doctor as he or she directs, and not miss appointments, so you can achieve a speedy recovery. If at any time you consider ceasing treatment before you are released, whether for reasons of financial inability to continue, work schedule, etc., please let us know before you miss appointments. Although we in no way direct medical care, we do want to make sure you have the ability to see a doctor who can work with you under your circumstances. The insurer can only determine the severity of what your doctor any symptoms of headaches, fatigue, muscle soreness, nausea, pain, discomfort, etc. that occur within days of the accident.

If you do not have health insurance, please speak with your attorney or paralegal and they will assist you in finding health care providers who will wait for payment until your case is settled.

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 will help you seek reimbursement for any or all of the following:
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of love and support
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Permanent impairment and disability
  • Property damage.
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At Warnock MacKinlay Law, we are experts in building value for your injuries and obtaining the best financial result possible without having to go to trial. In the cases that a lawsuit is necessary, most are resolved before a trial occurs. The likelihood that a case settles or goes to trial depends on the facts of each case. If an insurance company contests liability (fault) or the value of your case, there is a greater chance that your case will go to trial. Our staff has more than 100 years of combined experience, thus, we know how to represent you. It is important to have a lawyer representing you who the insurers know will file suit if necessary, as that increases the likelihood of obtaining a good settlement value through negotiation. The insurers know which firms file suit and which will not do so.

As your car accident lawyer, we will complete a thorough investigation to determine what caused your car crash and to prove the other party was at fault.  We will explore every aspect of your case and draw from our network of experts and years of experience to build a strong case in your favor.  We’re your advocates from start to finish.  Some of the common causes of auto accidents in Arizona are:
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
  • Failing to yield at a stop light or stop sign
  • Improper turns
  • Dangerous lane changes
  • Wrong-way drivers
  • Following too closely or tailgating
  • Aggressive driving or road rage
  • Fatigued or drowsy driving
  • Poorly designed roads or poor road conditions

Under Arizona law, companies like Uber and Lyft are considered transportation network companies (TNCs). Passengers injured while riding as an Uber or Lyft passenger are generally covered by the ride-sharing company’s commercial liability coverage. Holding Uber or Lyft responsible for the accident may depend on whether the Uber or Lyft driver was an employee, independent contractor, or driving the car on his or her personal time when the accident occurred. The amount of insurance coverage available may depend on whether the Uber or Lyft driver was transporting a passenger at the time of the accident or whether the Uber or Lyft driver was logged into the Uber/Lyft app. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a Lyft or Uber driver, it is vital to get legal help immediately. These cases can become complex rather quickly. Whether you were the passenger of an Uber or Lyft or a driver struck by an Uber or Lyft, you need guidance. An Uber/Lyft accident lawyer can pick apart the situation, look at the facts, and argue your case.

Being involved in a car accident can be stressful, especially if the at-fault driver flees the scene of the accident. If you have been involved in a hit-and-run accident, the safety of everyone involved is the top priority. Dial 911 and file a police report or accident claim immediately. The official accident report will assist police in locating the missing driver and will be helpful when you file your accident claim with the insurance company. Be sure to write down as much information as possible about the hit-and-run driver and vehicle, including the license plate number; make, model, and color of the vehicle; the direction the hit-and-driver was headed; and the location, date, time and cause of the accident. Ask witnesses if they can provide any information about the hit-and-run driver and the accident and obtain their names and contact information. Even if you cannot locate the hit-and-run driver after the accident, you may still be able to receive compensation for your vehicle and injuries. Contact an experienced accident lawyer immediately and they will assist you in filing a claim with your automobile insurance and investigating whether you have collision and/or uninsured motorist coverage.

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