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Prescott Valley Car Accident Lawyers: Fighting for Your Rights

If you’ve been in a car accident in Prescott Valley, you know how stressful and overwhelming it can be. You’re dealing with injuries, medical bills, property damage, and insurance companies that don’t have your best interests at heart. That’s where a skilled car accident lawyer comes in.At Goldberg & Osborne, we’ve been fighting for the rights of car accident victims in Prescott Valley and throughout Arizona since 1989. Our experienced attorneys know how to navigate the complex legal system and deal with stubborn insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve.

Why You Need a Car Accident Lawyer

Many people think they can handle their car accident claim on their own. After all, the insurance company is supposed to be on your side, right? Wrong. Insurance companies are businesses, and their goal is to pay out as little as possible on claims. They have teams of adjusters and lawyers working to minimize your payout.That’s why you need an experienced car accident lawyer on your side. A good lawyer will:

  • Investigate your accident and gather evidence to prove liability
  • Calculate the full extent of your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering
  • Negotiate with the insurance company to get you a fair settlement
  • Take your case to trial if necessary to fight for your rights

Without a lawyer, you’re at the mercy of the insurance company. They may offer you a lowball settlement that doesn’t cover all your expenses, or they may deny your claim altogether. A lawyer levels the playing field and gives you the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve.

How to Choose the Right Car Accident Lawyer

Not all car accident lawyers are created equal. When choosing a lawyer to handle your case, look for someone with:

  • Experience handling car accident cases in Prescott Valley and throughout Arizona
  • A track record of success in getting fair settlements and verdicts for clients
  • Good reviews from past clients
  • Personalized attention and a commitment to keeping you informed throughout the process

At Goldberg & Osborne, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch legal representation with a personal touch. We know how stressful a car accident can be, and we’re here to guide you through every step of the process.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Prescott Valley

Car accidents can happen for many reasons, but some of the most common causes we see in Prescott Valley include:

  • Distracted driving, such as texting or eating behind the wheel
  • Speeding and reckless driving
  • Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Fatigued driving, especially among truck drivers

No matter what caused your accident, if someone else’s negligence was to blame, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses.

Types of Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to life-altering disabilities. Some of the most common injuries we see in our practice include:

  • Whiplash and other neck injuries
  • Back injuries, including herniated discs and spinal cord damage
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Psychological trauma, such as PTSD or depression

These injuries can have a profound impact on your life, affecting your ability to work, enjoy hobbies, and even perform basic daily tasks. That’s why it’s so important to work with a lawyer who understands the full extent of your damages and will fight to get you the compensation you need to move forward.

Damages in a Car Accident Case

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to several types of damages, including:

  • Medical expenses, including hospital bills, doctor visits, medication, and physical therapy
  • Lost wages if you had to miss work due to your injuries
  • Pain and suffering for the physical and emotional trauma you’ve endured
  • Property damage to your vehicle and any other personal property damaged in the crash
  • Loss of enjoyment of life if your injuries have prevented you from participating in activities you once enjoyed

In some cases, you may also be entitled to punitive damages if the other driver’s actions were particularly egregious, such as driving drunk or fleeing the scene of the accident.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

After a car accident, you’ll likely have to deal with one or more insurance companies. This can be a frustrating and confusing process, especially if you’re already dealing with injuries and other stresses.Insurance adjusters may seem friendly and helpful, but remember that their job is to minimize the amount the insurance company has to pay out on your claim. They may try tactics like:

  • Offering you a lowball settlement that doesn’t cover all your expenses
  • Asking you to give a recorded statement that can be used against you later
  • Delaying or denying your claim without a valid reason

That’s why it’s so important to have a lawyer on your side who knows how to deal with insurance companies and protect your rights. Your lawyer can handle all communication with the insurance company and make sure you’re getting a fair settlement.

What to Do After a Car Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident in Prescott Valley, there are several steps you should take to protect your health and your legal rights:

  1. Seek medical attention right away, even if you don’t think you’re seriously injured. Some injuries may not show symptoms right away, and delaying treatment can hurt your case later on.
  2. Call the police and file an accident report. This creates an official record of the accident that can be used as evidence later on.
  3. Get contact and insurance information from the other driver(s) involved in the accident.
  4. Take photos of the accident scene, including damage to the vehicles and any visible injuries.
  5. Contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case and protect your rights.

Remember, the sooner you take action after an accident, the better your chances of getting fair compensation for your injuries and other losses.

FAQs About Car Accident Cases

How much does it cost to hire a car accident lawyer?

At Goldberg & Osborne, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay anything upfront. We only get paid if we win your case, and our fee comes out of the settlement or verdict we obtain for you. This means there’s no risk to you in hiring a lawyer.

How long do I have to file a car accident lawsuit in Arizona?

In Arizona, the statute of limitations for most car accident cases is two years from the date of the accident. This means you have two years to file a lawsuit, or you may lose your right to seek compensation. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, so it’s important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.

What if the other driver doesn’t have insurance?

If the other driver doesn’t have insurance or doesn’t have enough insurance to cover your damages, you may still have options. Your own insurance policy may include uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, which can help pay for your expenses. A lawyer can help you navigate this process and make sure you’re getting the compensation you deserve.

Can I still get compensation if I was partly at fault for the accident?

Arizona follows a comparative negligence rule, which means you can still recover damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident. However, your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault. So if you were found to be 20% at fault and your damages were $100,000, you would only be able to recover $80,000. A lawyer can help you determine your percentage of fault and fight to minimize it as much as possible.

Why Choose Goldberg & Osborne?

At Goldberg & Osborne, we have over 30 years of experience fighting for the rights of car accident victims in Prescott Valley and throughout Arizona. We’ve recovered over $2 billion for our clients, and we’re committed to getting you the best possible outcome for your case.When you work with us, you’ll get:

  • A free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and your legal options
  • Personalized attention from a team of experienced lawyers and legal professionals
  • Aggressive representation to make sure the insurance company treats you fairly
  • Regular updates on the status of your case so you always know what’s going on
  • A commitment to getting you the best possible settlement or verdict for your case

Don’t let a car accident derail your life. Contact Goldberg & Osborne today at 1-800-THE-EAGLE to schedule your free consultation and start fighting for your rights. We’re here for you every step of the way.

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