When you suffer an injury caused by the negligence of another, you may feel lost as to what to do next. Personal injuries can cause of a lot of stress as you and your family cope with the devastating impact of your accident. Fortunately, you have rights. Our legal system affords protections to personal injury victims and holds negligent parties accountable for the damages they cause.
Often, the financial burdens associated with ongoing medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages can be crippling. In the event of a very serious injury, you may also experience life-altering consequences.
Our lawyers at the Jensen Phelan Law Firm, P.C. have over 50 years of combined experience helping individuals in the Prescott area seek compensation after suffering an injury. Our attorneys know how to accurately calculate the value of your damages, and we will fight aggressively to help you maximize your compensation. We’ll stand by your side every step of the way in order to help you and your family get through this difficult time in your lives.
You can learn about your legal rights and options by speaking with our lawyers in person. Please call 928-778-2660 today to schedule a free personal injury consultation. We serve clients in Prescott and the surrounding areas of Arizona.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
The Jensen Phelan Law Firm handles a wide range of personal injury cases, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Nursing home abuse
- Injuries caused by the negligent maintenance of another’s property
- Slip and fall accidents
- Wrongful death
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Defective medical devices
Our attorneys have developed a very systematic approach for how we work on these cases. In addition to the research and planning we put into your case, we also take the time to get to know you and your family on a deeper level. By developing this kind of relationship, we are able to better understand the extent to which your injury has impacted the lives of your family. We will use this information to effectively and properly represent you throughout the personal injury process.
Arizona Negligence Laws
The extent to which you are able to recover compensation for your damages is based on the negligence laws governing your case. Arizona adheres to the doctrine of comparative negligence, which states that your damages will be reduced by the percentage which you are deemed to be at fault. For example, if you’re determined to be 20% at fault for the accident, you will only be able to recover 80% of the total damages to which you’d normally be entitled.
While these laws are not as harsh as the contributory negligence laws adopted by other states, it still becomes important to prove that the other party was primarily at fault for the accident. Our attorneys understand how Arizona’s comparative negligence laws impact your case, and we can help give you the edge you need in order to maximize the value of your compensation.
Damages in a Personal Injury Case
Depending on the unique factors associated with your case, you may be entitled to recover damages for:
- Current and future medical expenses associated with your injury
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages due to time missed from work
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Effect on quality of life
Our lawyers have extensive experience calculating the value of damages. By examining all aspects of your injury, we are able to ensure that your compensation accurately reflects your total loss.
How Long Do I have to File My Personal Injury Claim?
There are time limits, called statutes of limitations, which govern the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. These statutes of limitations vary from state to state and by the type of case you are filing.
In Arizona, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years. Failing to file your case before this deadline passes may jeopardize your ability to recover the compensation you deserve. There are certain exceptions to this law, such as when there is a delay in the time when you should have reasonably been aware negligence occurred.
Due to these important filing deadlines, it’s crucial that you speak to our attorneys at once. We know all of the statutes of limitations that apply to personal injury cases in Arizona, and we’ll make sure your claim is filed before these deadlines pass.
Why Choose the Jensen Phelan Law Firm
The Jensen Phelan Law Firm has decades of experience handling personal injury cases in the Prescott area. Our lawyers are committed to delivering the highly personalized attention you deserve. They will personally handle every step of the process, from the initial consultation through the conclusion of your case.
We understand that there’s no substitute for thorough preparation. While we will strive to settle your case whenever possible, we prepare every case as if it will go to trial. In the event that a settlement is not in your best interests, we will be ready to fight for your rights in court and we have the extensive litigation experience to help you achieve a successful outcome.
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only charge a fee if you recover compensation for your damages. Our fee will consist of a percentage of your recovery that is determined when we start working on your case.
Contact our Prescott Personal Injury Lawyers
Please contact the Jensen Phelan Law Firm using the form on this page or call 928-778-2660 today to schedule a free personal injury consultation. We serve clients in Prescott, Cottonwood and throughout the surrounding areas of Arizona.