Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about our services
Below are the answers to the most common initial questions that many clients ask when they first contact us. We hope that the following information will solve many of the initial doubts you may have, but if you do not find the answers you need, contact us, the evaluation of your case is free and confidential. Contact us now and schedule a free consultation to evaluate your case
Do I need a lawyer to handle my personal injury/accident claim?
You should always consult with an experienced attorney when you’ve been injured in an accident. We offer free case evaluations to help determine if your claim is valid and the best ways to help you.
How do I know if my claim is valid or not?
An experienced attorney can help determine whether or not your claim is valid and help in gathering and preserving evidence necessary to prevail.
Will I have to go to court?
A lot of cases are capable of settling without going to court and requiring a trial after thorough preparation. However, going to court is your decision. You are always in charge of whether or not you accept or reject any settlement offer.
When should I contact an injury lawyer?
It’s always best to speak with an injury attorney as soon as possible after you are injured in an accident or another incident. Allowing your lawyer to quickly start investigating the accident is the best chance for the proper compensation.
What compensation can I recover in a personal injury claim?
The amount of recovery available to you in your case depends on multiple different factors. These include the defendant’s culpability, any insurance policies in place, and the severity of the injury. Some of the most common avenues for recovery of compensation include pain and suffering, property damage, punitive damages, and medical expenses.
What does an attorney need to initiate a personal injury claim?
An experienced attorney will analyze the facts of the case and tell you whether or not you are eligible to file an injury claim.
Can I still receive compensation if the accident is partly my fault?
Yes. Arizona follows comparative fault. If you are or may be partially at fault for an accident, you have the same rights to receive medical treatment, have your car repaired, and be compensated for pain and suffering. However, if a jury or arbitrator determines you are at fault, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault you are assigned.
For example, if your claim is worth $10,000.00 but a jury determines you are 20% at fault, you will receive $8,000.00.
Should I tell the doctor about my previous medical conditions, injuries or prior accidents?
One of the biggest mistakes you can make in a personal injury case is omitting information about your medical history and conditions. This could give the insurance company an opportunity to argue that you lied about your injuries or misled the court.
What influences the length of time to finish a personal injury claim?
The amount of time your claim will take depends on numerous factors, including whether or not your case goes to trial, how long it takes to resolve your claim, and how long it takes you to recover.
How can you help me?
Rasmussen Injury Law has a qualified team of injury lawyers with over 33 years of experience handling various injury claims relating to car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, slip, and fall accidents, medical malpractice cases, and dog bite injuries. We offer free case evaluations to help determine the validity of your claim and to help decide on the best strategy for your case. Contact us today if you are in need of top rated injury representation in Arizona!