Driving a car provides you with the freedom and the ability to travel across the locality for work, as well as for leisure and necessities. However, sometimes an accident might occur due to the negligence of another driver on the road, causing injury to you or a loved one. Such instances will irreparably damage your life as you once knew it. Hirsch and Lyon Accident Law are here to help you to successfully appear from the other side, assessing whether you are eligible to seek compensation and ensuring that you receive the specific damages that you deserve to provide some comfort and security back to your life. With over 60 years of experience, Hirsch and Lyon Accident Law are experts in their field, professionally looking after you and your injury lawsuit to seek the damages which you deserve.
Contacting Your Lawyer
According to Arizona Statute Section 12-542, residents across Phoenix and Arizona possess a limited time period by which to file a claim against a defendant. If you have suffered an injury in an auto accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have two subsequent years to file an injury lawsuit. Get in touch with the experts at Hirsch and Lyon Accident Law as soon as possible after an accident has occurred to ensure that your injury lawsuit is valid.
How Your Lawyer Can Help
Acting on your behalf, we will provide a claims evaluation and a facts investigation, gathering evidence, and putting your whole case together. We will act as a mediator on your behalf with the insurance company and the opposing counsel, ensuring that all claims are filed quickly and before the statute of limitations deadline whilst subsequently negotiating possible settlements and providing litigation. Hirsch and Lyon Accident Law will offer you security through our substantial reputation, providing claimants with over $100 million in damages across the years.
When seeking damages as a result of an auto accident, your lawyer may seek compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages aim to provide monetary damages to place the injured plaintiff back to the position that they were in before the auto accident. Such compensatory damages may include any medical expenses which you have incurred, any wages lost, and any potential future wages lost. Compensatory damages will also seek to cover pain and suffering, humiliation, and mental anguish, as well as being unable to enjoy life anymore and the loss of any property. Under Arizona state law, there is no limit to the amount of compensatory damages that your lawyer will seek to recover.
Punitive damages are an additional figure that aims to discourage such negative or negligent behavior in the future. Under Arizona state law, punitive damages may reach an amount that is nine times the amount of compensatory damages won, significantly increasing the total damages won for you. Punitive damages will only be awarded, however, if the defendant has acted in a malicious manner. Examples of this include causing an auto accident through road rage or through drink driving.
Pure Comparative Fault
Under Arizona state law, pure comparative fault enables the court to allocate liability across as many parties as the court sees fit. This may mean that the plaintiff experiences some liability allocated to them also, depending upon whether the court determines that the plaintiff possessed some comparative fault. A percentage of the total ‘fault’ is assigned to each party by the court. Hirsch and Lyon Accident Law will deal with all aspects of your injury lawsuit and pure comparative fault so that you do not have to worry, ensuring that if any comparative fault was assigned to you, the percentage assigned would subsequently be deducted from the amount claimed from the defendant. This means that you do not lose out, allowing Hirsch and Lyon Accident Law to look after you and to protect your interests.