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Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney

At the Hallam Law Group, we assist those who have been seriously injured due to the negligence of another party. We understand how even minor injuries can have a significant impact on the physical, financial, and mental health of Phoenix residents, and we are here to lend the support and help they need.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a serious accident, please contact us immediately to discuss your case. You have a legal right to pursue significant compensation for your damages – and we want to help you through that process.

Why Choose Us?

The Hallam Law Group has provided exceptional representation to all Phoenix residents who have been seriously injured in an accident.

  • We have extensive experience in litigation. Founder Josephine Hallam has served the Phoenix community as a public defender for Maricopa County, handling over 1,000 cases throughout her career.
  • We are committed to our clients, with personal attention serving as the foundation of our representation. We make sure to listen intently to your situation before formulating a comprehensive legal strategy that best fits your needs.
  • We represent clients on a contingency fee basis. There are no upfront costs, and all expenses throughout the case are advanced. At the conclusion of the case, you are only obligated to pay if we secure a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

At the Hallam Law Group, we assist clients in all types of personal injury matters. This includes:

  • Motor vehicle accidents. Accidents involving various types of automobiles always have the potential to be serious – even minor fender-benders can result in serious, nagging injuries that can take months or even years to heal. We can help you determine who is liable for your injuries and negotiate with insurance providers on your behalf to secure the maximum possible compensation for your needs.
  • Premises liability. Those who are tasked with maintaining a property are expected to keep it safe for any visitors or patrons. If someone is seriously injured on a premises, and it could have been avoided by the property manager’s actions, they may be held fully liable for any injuries. We assist with investigating your case for any negligence that may have occurring, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer?

It is crucial to retain legal representation if you have been seriously injured in an accident. Pursuing compensation for your damages can be incredibly difficult if you are injured and recovering in a hospital. Additionally, cases can quickly become complex, with multiple parties, contentious insurance providers, and other all-too-common circumstances. A lawyer can deal with all these legal hurdles on your behalf, providing peace of mind so that you can focus on healing and recovery.

An attorney can also negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf – some of which can attempt to take advantage of your good will. Many companies attempt to resolve your case with a quick settlement that is often far lower than what you are entitled to, in the hopes that you don’t pursue full compensation and reduce their bottom line. A lawyer is your legal proxy to prevent any lowball offers from insurance companies, and ensuring you have an opportunity at the compensation that full and fair.

Finally, a lawyer can help you accurately determine the value of your case. In cases of severe injuries, determining the exact amount of compensation to pursue can be difficult, due to various circumstances. A legal professional can help you accurately determine the full value of your claim so you do not sell yourself short.

Negligence and Fault Laws in Arizona

It is important to note that Arizona is, like most states, a fault-based state – if you are injured and another party is determined to be at fault, you have a legal right to pursue compensation against the at-fault party. However, it is also important to consider any laws regarding comparative or contributory negligence regarding your claim.

Arizona follows a pure comparative fault system regarding negligence: any party can seek damages against another, even if they are found to be 99% at fault. Their percentage of damages, however, will be reduced by the percentage they are liable for the accident. For example, if you are injured in an accident and are found to be 60% at fault, you may still file a claim to recover 40% of the damages.

What is the Statute of Limitations for the State of Arizona?

It is vital to file a personal injury claim as soon as possible to avoid passing the statute of limitations – a strict time limit in which you are able to file a valid claim against the at-fault party. In Arizona, the statue of limitations on general personal injury claims is 2 years from the date of the injury/accident.

However, this can differ based on the type of personal injury and on other circumstances. For example, if you are pursuing a claim against a government entity, you only have 180 days from the date of the injury. And some types of cases follow an additional “discovery rule,” in which the clock starts when you discover the injury. This is often in cases regarding medical malpractice, where ailments may not surface until much later.

Because of these variations, it is best to consult a personal injury attorney regarding the statute of limitations, as each case can be difficult.

What Damages Can I Recover?

Generally, you may be entitled to the following damages.

  • Medical expenses. This includes any emergency room treatments, ambulance care, and hospitalizations that happened immediately after your injury.
  • Future medical costs. Any rehabilitations, follow-up surgeries and appointments, and prescription medications.
  • Lost wages. Any income that would have been earned were you not hospitalized and/or dealing with your injuries.
  • Lost earning potential. Any career advancements or other future earnings you may have permanently lost due to your injuries.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Loss of enjoyment.

Exact amounts of these damages can often be difficult to estimate without knowing the full circumstances of your case. Even across similar situations, it can vary greatly due to any number of factors. An experienced lawyer can help you determine the full value of your case after taking a comprehensive look at the facts and any relevant evidence.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to the negligence of another, please contact us today to see how we can help. We are dedicated to lending our support to those in such difficult times, and we want to secure the compensation you deserve on your behalf.