Flagstaff Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Evans Garrey PLLC Is Here to Help
If you or someone you know has been injured in a drunk driving accident, you need experienced legal help. At Evans Garrey PLLC, we have the skills and resources to effectively advocate on your behalf. Our team of compassionate and highly skilled Flagstaff drunk driving accident attorneys is ready to help you obtain the compensation you need to move forward with your life. Our lawyers have experience helping clients seek justice in motor vehicle accidents, bike accidents, pedestrian accidents, and boating injuries. If you were involved in an accident involving a drunk driver, our Flagstaff DUI accident lawyers can help.
What Is Involved in a Drunk Driving Accident Case?
A drunk driving accident case involves several stages and components. Here's a general outline of what you might expect:
Keep in mind that every case is unique, and the process may vary depending on the specifics of your situation. It's always best to seek legal advice from a qualified attorney to understand what's involved in your specific case.
Investigation: This is the initial stage where evidence from the accident scene is collected. This could include police reports, witness statements, video footage, and any other relevant information. The blood alcohol content (BAC) of the driver is also determined at this stage.
Medical Treatment and Evaluation: If injuries were sustained in the accident, immediate medical attention is required. Documenting your injuries and related medical expenses is crucial for your case.
Filing an Insurance Claim: The victim or their Flagstaff DUI injury attorney will often file a claim with the at-fault party's insurance company. This includes presenting all evidence of the driver's negligence and the extent of the injuries suffered.
Negotiation: After the claim has been evaluated by the insurance company, they may offer a settlement. There can be a period of negotiation here where your attorney will argue for a fair and adequate settlement based on your damages.
Lawsuit Filing: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, a lawsuit may be filed against the at-fault driver. This initiates the litigation process, which includes discovery (exchange of evidence), pre-trial motions, and potentially, trial.
Trial: If a settlement is not agreed upon during litigation, the case goes to trial. Here, the evidence is presented before a judge or jury who decides the outcome of the case.
Collection and Payment: If the verdict is in your favor, the final step involves collecting the judgment or settlement and paying for your medical bills, legal fees, and other expenses.
What Compensation Can You Recover?
After a drunk driving accident, a DUI accident attorney can help you seek various types of compensation for the damages and losses you've incurred. The specific types of compensation can vary based on the circumstances of the case and the applicable laws.
In a drunk driving accident case, we may be able to help you recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses. You may have incurred significant medical expenses due to your injuries. These costs can add up quickly, especially if you have been hospitalized for an extended period of time.
- Lost wages. If you were unable to work due to your injuries, you may be eligible for lost wages. We can help you calculate your missed wages and present this information to the insurance company.
- Pain and suffering. Even if you were not seriously injured, the pain and suffering associated with a drunk driving accident can be significant. Our DUI accident attorneys can help you calculate your pain and suffering and present this information to the insurance company.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for a Drunk Driving Accident Case?
In Arizona, the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is generally two years. The statute of limitations refers to the amount of time you have to file a claim. If you miss the two-year deadline, you will not be able to file a claim. However, it is important to note that certain circumstances can extend or shorten that time limit, so it is imperative that you contact a drunk driving accident attorney as soon as possible to make sure you do not miss an important deadline.
How Our Firm Can Help
At Evans Garrey PLLC, our DUI injury attorneys understand how challenging it can be to move forward after a drunk driving accident. We know that you may be struggling with medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. That is why we are here to help. Our firm is ready to stand up for your rights and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Flagstaff DUI Accident Lawyer
At Evans Garrey PLLC, we know how to effectively fight for the compensation you deserve. Our Flagstaff drunk driving accident attorneys are ready to fight for you. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, we encourage you to contact our firm for a consultation. We can help you obtain the justice you deserve.
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