FAQ

General

Although this is the most common question, it is difficult to answer as there are so many variables that will determine what each case is worth. These variables can include age, types and severity of injuries, pre-existing conditions, permanence of injuries, degree and type of disability, total amount of work loss, and doctor’s diagnosis. These variables, among many others, each play a factor in determining the overall evaluation of the Settlement Value.

At Torgenson Law, we deal aggressively with insurance companies to make sure we can obtain the maximum amount of compensation for your personal injury case.

Our clients hire us for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common are:

– Attorneys invested in your case and your well-being
– Specializing in personal injury cases
– Proven record of successful cases
– Free 24/7 online case review
– High integrity, professionalism, and transparency
– Spanish speaking staff
– Contingency fee model- we don’t get paid unless you receive compensation

Negligence refers to any type of reckless, careless, or wanton action that results in the injury or death of another. This term is often used in personal injury law to describe an incident such as a property owner who fails to take appropriate action to remedy a dangerous condition on his or her premises, or an inattentive driver who causes an accident.

You can search for insurance companies and insurance professionals in Arizona through the Arizona Department of Insurance.

Many of our cases are resolved within 90 days of receiving the final physician’s report. Sometimes this can extend to a full year until resolution. However, if we are unable to reach a settlement with the responsible party and the case goes before a jury, it can take 3-4 years until the case is closed. You can read more about this topic on our blog.

Because of the complicated legal process following a personal injury case, it is always recommended to seek legal counsel. Your legal team will assist you with navigating the complex process, sorting through legal documents and medical bills, and appearing before a judge.

Auto Accidents

It is always in your best interest to have a professional legal team on your side when you’ve been involved in a car accident, especially if you’ve been injured.

It is not uncommon to find yourself in a car accident with an uninsured driver. Most insurance companies offer insurance that covers an accident with uninsured and underinsured drivers, and will reimburse you if you are in an accident with someone who is not insured. However, this is a complicated process that is much easier to navigate with a personal injury attorney.

If you are partially at fault, you may still be able to make a claim, depending on the extent of your personal liability for the accident. Consult your personal injury attorney to find out more information.

In this case it is best to seek professional legal counsel to determine the right way to proceed. Working with insurance adjusters is a tricky game, and they are well-trained to make sure you receive the least amount of compensation possible. Working with a professional personal injury lawyer will ensure that you receive maximum financial compensation, even if the other driver doesn’t have insurance. You can read more about working with insurance adjusters in this blog post.

We always recommend consulting with an attorney before accepting a settlement from the insurance company. Working directly with the insurance company requires an in-depth understanding of your rights and the claims you can make, as well as a thorough understanding of the legalities of your case and the compensation you can receive.

Never give a statement to the insurance company without consulting with a personal injury attorney first. Insurance companies are skilled at manipulating cases and statements so that they can pay the least amount of compensation possible.

First, document what happened. Gather as much evidence as possible, including names and contact information for anyone who might have witnessed the accident, as well as anyone involved in the accident. Take plenty of detailed photographs of the accident scene, and save any physical evidence that you can find. Call the police so that they can file a report, and get yourself to the hospital so that you can receive a full physician’s check-up. Lastly, call a personal injury lawyer to make sure you receive the maximum financial compensation you deserve. For more information, read our blog post on three steps to take after a car accident.

Many people tend to experience whiplash after they are involved in a car accident. The pain can last anywhere from a few weeks to many months. It is very important to be seen by a physician immediately after a car accident to make sure that more serious injuries have not been sustained. If the car accident was months ago and you are still experiencing neck pain, schedule an appointment with your physician immediately to make sure there isn’t a more serious injury.

We do not recommend accepting a check or signing anything from the insurance company without first consulting a personal injury lawyer.

There are many factors that can determine the outcome of a situation such as this. You can read all about it on our blog.

Most auto insurance policies offer coverage in all 50 states, so you should be able to file a claim in the state where the accident occured. Individual state laws will apply when it comes to receiving compensation, including their statute of limitations regarding how much time you have after the accident to file the claim. If you’ve been in an out-of-state car accident, consult a personal injury lawyer to make sure you proceed with your claims in the smartest way. If your accident occurred in Arizona, make sure to call Torgenson Law to discuss how we can help you with your case.

If you’ve been in an accident with an uninsured motorist (UM), or you’ve been in a hit-and-run and the driver cannot be located, UM coverage will pay out your medical bills and expenses after the accident. Underinsured motorist coverage will cover the cost of damages when they exceed the responsible party’s limits in liability insurance. This is crucial especially if you have sustained serious injuries from the accident. If you’ve been in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, it is wise to consult a personal injury lawyer before dealing with the insurance company to make sure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.

Personal Injury

The term personal injury refers to a physical or mental injury that one suffers from as a result of another’s negligence. A personal injury case may cover an auto accident, truck or motorcycle accident, medical malpractice, a dog bite, a slip and fall accident, or any other type of accident that results in an injury.

If you’ve been in an accident that caused injuries, you have a right to file a claim to receive compensation from the responsible party for the injuries you’ve sustained. Your claim can cover the cost of medical expenses, time lost at work, future medical bills, property damage, damage to quality of life, and more.

Yes, you should keep records of any medical expenses incurred, any days missed from work, repair bills. The more that is recorded, the higher the likelihood of having these expenses recovered. By working with a personal injury attorney, you will be guided through this difficult process one step at a time.

When you’ve been injured in an accident at no fault of your own, you have a right to seek compensation for:

-Medical expenses, current and future
-Lost wages and future earnings
-Property damage
-Physical and Mental suffering

Working with an experienced personal injury attorney will greatly increase your chances of receiving maximum compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained.

In order to have a successful personal injury case, you must be able to prove that the other party is liable for the accident or injuries sustained. This is where the evidence gathered at the scene, police reports and physicians reports will be crucial. Once liability is proven, damages will need to be proven through medical records and bills, expense reports, photographs, witness statements, and more.

Motorcycle Accidents:

At-fault issues include excessive speed, failing to yield, not carrying a license or insurance coverage, intoxication, etc. For more information on what to do after you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, check out this blog post.

Wrongful Death

These are extremely unfortunate and complex cases. Calculating the value of emotional damage can be a difficult thing. However, if a loved one was killed as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may file a claim for wrongful death. You can read more about this topic on our blog.

Dog Bites

There are over 18,000 dog bite claims per year in the US alone. In Arizona, the dog owner is liable for any injury their dog causes to someone else. You can seek damages for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, mental distress, future medical care, and more. You can read more about this topic in detail on our blog.

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