PERSONAL INJURY FAQ

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Have you been injured in an accident because of someone else's negligence? Are you in need of compensation? Friedl Richardson can provide the counsel and representation that you need in order to maximize your compensation. We have handled personal injury cases of all kinds for more than 75 years combined and are not afraid to take cases to trial when necessary. Our lawyers have a detailed understanding of Arizona's personal injury laws and can answer any questions you may have about the process. Read through some of the answers to common personal injury questions we have listed below. We then encourage you to schedule your free consultation with a Phoenix personal injury lawyer to get answers to all of your other questions.

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    What do I do after a car accident?

    There are several steps you should take after being hit by another motorist. First of all, stay calm. Getting upset or angry only makes the process more difficult. Second, call the police no matter how minor your accident may seem and be sure to call an ambulance if necessary. Third, exchange personal contact and insurance information with all other parties involved; this step is required by law. Fourth, in a safe manner, document the crash by taking pictures and writing down notes. This evidence could be invaluable when you file a claim. Fifth, speak to the police and provide a straightforward, unbiased statement without admitting fault or "pointing fingers." Sixth, speak with your insurance provider to explain that you were involved in an accident and to find out what aspects of the damages are covered. Seventh, contact a lawyer to help you file a successful personal injury claim.
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    How much is my personal injury claim worth?

    There is no way to determine exactly how much a claim is worth from the very beginning. Estimates can be made, but an exact value is not possible since there are so many variables. Many aspects of your claim have a set economic value, such as your medical bills, while others have no economic value, such as your pain and suffering. Friedl Richardson can skillfully investigate your case and provide as accurate an estimate as possible regarding the value of your claim.
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    How much time do I have to file a claim?

    The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years as stated in A.R.S. §12-542. This means that you have two years from the time the accident occurred to file a claim and fight for compensation. If you wait too long, you forfeit your chance to receive compensation for your injuries and other damages. This same statute of limitations also applies to medical malpractice and wrongful death claims.
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    How long will my case take?

    Each personal injury case is unique and takes an undeterminable amount of time. Cases that settle tend to be resolved more quickly than those that go to trial. Some cases can take only a few months to complete, while others can take several years. At Friedl Richardson, we fight tirelessly to obtain the highest amount of compensation in the shortest amount of time.
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    What do I do if my insurance company denies me coverage?

    If you are being denied the coverage you deserve under your policy, don't be surprised. Insurance companies have been known to try to trick clients into accepting less coverage than they truly deserve. Hire a personal injury lawyer from our firm to work with your insurance company and obtain the settlement you deserve. We are also ready to take your case to trial and litigate for a fair trial verdict if that's what it takes to obtain the compensation you need.
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    Why should I hire a personal injury lawyer?

    Without an attorney by your side, there is very little chance that you will be able to obtain the highest possible amount of compensation. Only a lawyer will have the experience and the knowledge to maximize your payout. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience and are prepared to use their knowledge and experience to your benefit.
At Friedl Richardson, we offer a complementary case evaluation. Contact us to find out how we can help with your injury case. Request a Free Consultation Today!

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Do not hesitate to call the offices of Friedl Richardson if you have been injured in a car accidentmotorcycle accidentdog attackslip and fall, or any other such incident. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping innocent accident victims win the settlement or verdict they need to cover their damages. Attorney William J. Friedl has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 - 2013 lists of Arizona Super Lawyers® and has a 5.0 AV Preeminent® Rating with Martindale-Hubbell®. You can trust us to handle your case professionally and with satisfactory results. Contact our firm today to get started!