Phoenix Drunk Driving Accidents Injury Lawyer
You already know that drunk drivers face criminal charges. Yet did you know you can still bring a civil personal injury claim against them? In fact, these personal injury suits can be worth a lot of money, because there tends to be clear evidence of wrongdoing.
The other driver’s insurance company can handle the claim while the drunk driver is dealing with criminal charges. Of course, even when it’s obvious their driver is at-fault they’re not going to step up to pay you a fair claim. They’ll offer a lowball settlement that is unlikely to cover all of your medical bills.
Let the Law Office of Tony Merchant hold driver and insurance company accountable for your expenses, pain, and suffering. Mr. Merchant is ready to help you.
What happens when a drunk driver hits you in Arizona?
From your perspective it will unfold much like any personal injury case. You still have to make your claim within the 2-year statute of limitations. You’ll want to do it as quickly as possible to ensure witnesses can be contacted and vital information gets preserved. Ideally, you’ll talk to an attorney before you talk to the insurance company.
The insurance company is going to look for any opportunity to reduce the value of your claim, from attempting to invoke Arizona’s comparative negligence law to trying to downplay the extent of your injuries. They know they’re likely to end up paying punitive damages on top of your economic damages, pain, and suffering.
Still, like any personal injury case 92% of these cases settle out of court. Having a skilled negotiator on your side will help maximize the value of your claim. Of course, you also want to select a skilled litigator who can help you win should the insurance company push the matter all the way into court.
What’s the average payout for a drunk driving personal injury case?
The payout will depend on the facts of your case and the extent of your injuries. There is no such thing as an average case. These cases are, on average, more lucrative than standard personal injury cases, so long as you hire an attorney who doesn’t squander the opportunity to push for as much money as possible.
Why call Tony Merchant?
Mr. Merchant has decades of experience in personal injury law. He’s settled and litigated hundreds of cases over the course of his career. He’s won numerous awards and has been published in multiple prestigious law journals. If you’re looking for expertise, and if you’re looking for someone with a proven track record, then Mr. Merchant is the one to call.
Yet like any personal injury attorney, he does work on contingency. This means he will not get paid unless he is successful. Calling him is risk-free. You don’t have to come up with a retainer. You don’t have to pay a hefty hourly fee.
Call today to set up your free consultation. Mr. Merchant will review the facts of your case, answer your questions, and discuss next steps. Call (480) 581-8801 to get started today.