It’s Never Too Late to Hire a Personal Injury AttorneyEscamilla Law Group, PLLC
You should always contact an attorney after an accident or personal injury caused by another, regardless of the severity of your case. This isn’t some ploy by law firms to get you to hire a lawyer that you don’t need—it’s genuine advice, as an attorney can help clarify the details of your case even if you agree that you don’t need to hire a legal representative.
However, sometimes things don’t go as planned. When people try to resolve personal injury claims on their own, they often run into unexpected resistance and underhanded tactics from insurance companies. At times, this isn’t by any fault of the claimant’s—they might have talked to a lawyer previously who agreed that their case was minor and likely didn’t need professional help, but eventually encountered unreasonable resistance from an adjuster. Regardless, there comes a point where it becomes necessary to seek out the help of a personal injury attorney in Arizona once more, especially if you’re concerned that an insurance company might be denying your claim in bad faith.
How Much Time Do You Have?
By Arizona’s statute of limitations, you’ll have two years to file a personal injury case, starting from the time of the injury. This means that even if you’ve been struggling with your claim or delayed it for a while, you likely still have plenty of time to bring on an attorney.
Furthermore, the two-year limit isn’t as strict as you might think. If you only discovered your injury months after an incident, then the statute of limitations will instead start counting down from that date. This is, of course, provided that discovering an injury at that time was “reasonable;” that is to say, if a reasonable, cautious person would have found the same injury at about the same time as you, you’re protected by law. As long as you’ve followed basic safety procedures and were sure to seek out medical help, you likely fall within the definition of reasonable.
How Arizona Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
Many claimants are worried that hiring an attorney isn’t worth it, and understandably so. Hiring a lawyer can sound expensive, and the media often portrays lawyers as blood-sucking mosquitoes without a heart. In truth, neither of these is the case.
Personal injury attorneys almost exclusively work on contingency-fee bases, meaning that the only compensation they receive is a percentage of your winnings in a personal injury case; this means you pay nothing if a lawyer doesn’t successfully compensate you. The best-case scenario is full or near-full compensation for your injuries, while the worst outcome is nothing but lost time and effort.
Also, while we can’t speak for every lawyer out there, we at Escamilla Law Group pride ourselves on compassion and reason. True, we’re a business like any other, and that means we need to turn a profit—but we don’t compromise our integrity to do so, and we take great pride in helping others through some of the hardest times in their lives. Ironically, insurance adjusters tend to be more heartless, as they’re trained to minimize claims and build false trust in order to legally, or at times illegally, scam claimants into minimal compensation.
If your personal injury case has started to overwhelm you, we can help. Contact us at (623) 321-0566 to schedule a free consultation—we can take your burden off your shoulders, freeing up your time to focus on loved ones and everything else in your life.