ACCIDENT / PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
Have you been injured in an accident through no fault of your own? It is only fair that you receive the medical treatment and compensation you require to get back to work and resume the life you led before your injury.
Our services go above and beyond simply ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered. Our Phoenix personal injury lawyers will personally be with you every step of the way to ensure you receive the medical care you need while we handle your legal claim. We will assist you with police questions, insurance company requests, medical debt collectors, and more. We will also assign two attorneys to your case. In this way, you have access to a private legal team capable of providing the utmost in service and dedicated to obtaining the best possible result in your case. In short, we work to take some of the stress away, so that you can concentrate on what is most important—recovering from your injuries and moving on with your life.
Car Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in an automobile accident due to the negligence of another, you deserve compensation. The party responsible for your injuries will likely be represented by an insurance company and its army of attorneys. Insurance companies have a financial incentive to pay you as little as possible (or preferably, nothing at all) in compensation and delay that payment for as long as possible. They fight personal injury claims all the time. You need someone to fight on your behalf. We understand the tactics insurance company lawyers use to prevent car accident injury victims from getting just compensation, and will fight to help you obtain all of the compensation you deserve.
At Kamper & Estrada, PLLC, our Phoenix car accident lawyers have more than 45 years of combined experience helping area drivers recover from auto accidents. In addition to helping you obtain the greatest possible compensation for your injuries, we will work with police to investigate the crash, arrange for treatment with local doctors and medical specialists, and negotiate aggressively with insurers. In this way, we help to alleviate some of the stress and frustration associated with auto collisions, so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
The numbers are staggering.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the cost of medical care and lost productivity associated with motor vehicle injuries over a one-year period in the United States exceeded $99 billion, amounting to nearly $500 for each licensed driver. In addition, auto collisions claim the lives of approximately 30,000 people annually in the United States alone. Car accidents leading to injury and death are caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Driver impairment due to fatigue, alcohol and/or drugs,
- Driver distraction, such as talking on a cell phone or texting
- Mechanical failures such as brake trouble or tires blowing out
- Road conditions such as potholes and slippery pavement due to inclement weather
- Speeding and other forms of reckless driving
Before talking to insurance companies, talk to our Phoenix auto accident lawyers.
If an insurance company calls you and wants to discuss the accident, don’t answer their questions. If they offer you money to settle any claim, don’t accept the offer right away. Insurance companies want to settle auto injury cases as quickly and cheaply as they possibly can. Their representatives might seem friendly, but they are not dedicated to protecting your interests and those of your family. We are. Call us before saying or agreeing to anything.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Given that motorcycles provide less protection than automobiles, riders are more vulnerable to suffering serious injuries in an accident. If you have been injured by the negligence of another in a motorcycle accident, our injury attorney specialists can help you obtain money to cover past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Our Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyers have a combined 45-plus years of experience representing victims of motorcycle and other moving vehicle accidents. We will work with local law enforcement, medical professionals, and the courts to ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
Motorcycle accident injuries.
The pain and suffering of motorcycle accident victims often goes far beyond physical problems. A severe accident can cause:
- Diminished cognitive abilities
- An inability to return to one’s previous job, or obtain any employment at all
- Change in personality
- In addition, multiple visits to the doctor, multiple surgeries, prescription medications, physical rehabilitation, and more can lead to severe financial pressure.
All of this makes medical management an extremely important aspect of preserving your net recovery after a motorcycle accident. Hospital stays can quickly consume the award or policy limit of the party who is at fault. In addition, your health insurer or the hospital will likely seek reimbursement from your award in your motorcycle accident case. We work with hospital staff, physical therapists, and other medical professionals to preserve the maximum amount of your award for you and your family.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, contact us a soon as possible. At Kamper & Estrada, PLLC, our Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyers can get you the medical care you need now and in the future, protect your interests against insurance company attorneys, and fight aggressively to obtain all the compensation to which you are entitled. Your consultation is free and you won’t have to pay us a dime unless we obtain compensation for you.
Truck Accident Lawyers
Semis and other large trucks often weigh 20 to 30 times more than passenger vehicles. In the event of a collision, the occupants of passenger vehicles suffer the vast majority of injuries and deaths in accidents involving large trucks. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a large truck, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, and more.
As personal injury attorneys with more than 45 years of combined experience helping the victims of truck and other moving vehicle accidents, we understand what trucking companies, their insurance companies, and their lawyers will try to do to minimize the damages they pay to you. Given the severity of truck accident injuries and the complexity of such cases, contacting the Phoenix truck accident lawyers at Kamper & Estrada, PLLC immediately after the crash can prove pivotal to the outcome of your case.
The causes of truck accidents.
Trucking accidents are caused by many factors, including:
- Truck driver fatigue
- A truck that is overloaded and/or oversized
- Improper maintenance of the truck in question
- The truck driver having received inadequate or improper training.
- Excess speed or reckless driving
- The truck driver being under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Road rage. That is, overly aggressive driving
What you are up against.
Trucking companies and their insurers are aware of the causes of truck accidents, as well as the damage truck collisions cause. Consequently, they have investigative and damage assessment teams to defend themselves against claimants. It’s hard to believe, but while the victim is being transported to the hospital, they are already collecting evidence at the scene, interviewing witnesses, and working hard to mitigate their liability for the accident.
Our Phoenix truck accident lawyers will handle every aspect of constructing a strong case for you. This includes working with law enforcement, interviewing witnesses, negotiating with insurance companies, and more. We will also help you get the medical care you need now and in the future. All of which will help alleviate some of the stress associated with your accident and allow you to focus on recovery.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a large truck, contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation to discuss your case. We will fight tooth and nail on your behalf to help you get all the compensation to which you are entitled.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Traffic accidents involving pedestrians are quite often both physically and financially devastating. Regardless of the specific circumstances and causes of a pedestrian accident, the insurer for the negligent party—whether a motorist or a city agency—will typically argue that the victim is responsible for the accident. In this way, they hope to avoid paying any, or minimal, compensation for the pedestrian’s injuries.
At Kamper & Estrada, PLLC, our personal injury attorneys have more than 45 years of combined experience helping the victims of pedestrian/vehicle and other types of accidents involving moving vehicles. Our Phoenix pedestrian accident lawyers have developed effective strategies for handling insurance companies and teaching our clients how to avoid the traps insurers set for them in an attempt to ruin their cases. This gives us the advantage you need to help ensure a successful resolution of your case. We will help you get the medical care you need now and in the future, foil the efforts of the insurance companies to deny your claim, and work tirelessly to obtain all of the compensation you deserve.
The scope of the problem.
It is estimated that more than 1,500 accidents between vehicles and pedestrians occur every year in Arizona. Of these, 1,300 result in injuries and over 100 in fatalities. Worse, many of these injuries and deaths occur in crosswalks, the very places where pedestrians would consider themselves relatively safe.
It is important to note that the police are not the only ones who determine where a pedestrian was located at the time of an accident and other circumstances surrounding the accident. Insurance companies will often hire their own experts to evaluate the scene. It is essential to have an expert of your own to preserve evidence, document the location of debris, evaluate skid marks or other markings left on the road, and more.
Our Phoenix pedestrian accident lawyers can locate the appropriate expert for your case, but it is important to act quickly. If you or someone you love has been involved in a pedestrian accident, contact us as soon as possible. Your consultation is free, and we won’t charge you anything unless we obtain compensation for your injuries.
Slip And Fall Lawyers
Let’s face it—sometimes we, slip, trip, fall down. Usually we’re all right, suffering nothing more than embarrassment at our own clumsiness. Other times, however, we are injured, and we wonder what happened. Was there some substance on the floor or on the walkway that should not have been there? Was the floor or sidewalk uneven, cracked, or in some other way poorly maintained? If so, was there any sign or other indication that the area was unsafe and should be avoided?
The law demands that those who own property warn or make safe any condition on the property that they know or should know to be dangerous. Our Phoenix slip and fall lawyers have helped many clients obtain compensation in situations such as these. As personal injury attorneys with a combined 45-plus years of experience helping slip and fall victims, we have an extensive network of medical professionals who can help you get the care you need now, and long-standing relationships with expert investigators to help build your case.
What you are up against.
Slip and fall cases have a component known as comparative fault. The argument goes like this: if the danger was so apparent that the owner should have repaired it, why did the injured party not see the danger and simply avoid it? This amounts to a personal attack against the victim, but it is quite common in these types of cases, and is just one reason why you should not give statements or talk to the owners of the property or their representatives until you have spoken with us.
Also, it is important to document the conditions where you were injured. If the defect is repaired or altered before you take pictures (or before we can send an expert to the scene), crucial evidence will be lost. Many judges and juries refuse to take the word of the victim if the only “proof” of the dangerous situation is the victim’s memory.
Wrongful Death Lawyers
Losing a loved one is difficult enough. When your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, your loss can feel even more profound. The law allows you to seek compensation for your loss by filing a lawsuit for wrongful death. If someone you love has been killed by the negligence or misconduct of another, our experienced Phoenix wrongful death lawyers can help you obtain all of the compensation to which you are entitled. And, in the process, help you achieve a sense of closure.
Wrongful deaths occur in a wide range of situations. Some of the most common include vehicle accidents. Automobile companies can be held responsible for defective products while trucking companies can be held accountable for accidents where their employees broke trucking regulations.
Similarly, there are a number of factors that determine the amount of damages that can be awarded in wrongful death cases. These include:
- How much money was earned by the decedent
- The degree to which family members were financially dependent on the decedent
- Expenses incurred by the decedent’s survivors, such as medical costs and funeral expenses
- The value associated with what is known as loss of consortium, that is, the degree to which survivors suffer from losing the companionship of their loved one
As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you probably do not feel a sense of urgency to file a wrongful death suit. However, these types of suits must be filed within a certain time frame or you run the risk of losing the right to obtain compensation for wrongful death. This, together with the complexity of the laws surrounding wrongful death, means you need the legal counsel of an attorney with experience in this area of the law.
The Phoenix wrongful death lawyer at Kamper & Estrada, PLLC has the necessary experience, mastery of the law and tenacity to help you obtain all of the compensation you deserve. You will not have to pay us a fee of any kind unless we recover money for your loss. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case. We understand what you are going through and are here to assist you.
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Every year, more than half a million people suffer head injuries that require hospitalization. In fact, almost everyone will sustain some type of trauma to the head over the course of his or her lifetime. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious head injury due to the negligence of another party, our Phoenix traumatic brain injury lawyers can fight to obtain all the compensation you deserve.
Some of the more common causes of head injury include work and industrial accidents, traffic accidents, falls, recreational accidents and accidents in the home. Traumatic brain injury may lead to:
- Personality changes
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Cognitive disabilities
- Loss of life
One of the most troubling aspects of brain injury is that it is not always visible immediately and can go undetected for days, months and even years. Symptoms of traumatic brain injury include:
- Extreme confusion
- Skull fracture
- Severe headache
- Blurred vision
- Slurred speech
- Stiff neck
- Loss of consciousness
- Extreme drowsiness
- Fluid draining from the nose, ears or mouth
If you or a loved one has had a head injury and exhibits symptoms like these, please seek medical care immediately. Diagnostic studies such as CT scans and MRIs are helpful in determining the nature and extent of head or brain injury, as is a Neurological Psychological Evaluation (NPE). Delay in recognizing a brain injury can be severely harmful or even fatal. A full neurological examination on a repeated basis may be needed when a brain injury is suspected.
Can a brain injury be treated?
Many people are under the impression that a brain injury is untreatable. Fortunately, modern medicine has allowed numerous brain injury patients to make a full recovery. Because top quality treatment is expensive, our Phoenix traumatic brain injury attorney is fully prepared to fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve to get the care you need and recover from your injury.
It is important to contact us as soon as possible for legal representation. Waiting too long can weaken your chances of obtaining compensation from the party or parties responsible for your brain injury. We will evaluate your case for free and you owe us nothing unless we recover damages on your behalf.
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