Answered by Our Phoenix Personal Injury Attorneys
A serious injury or a life cut short can completely shatter your world. It can be difficult to know what to do or where to turn after this type of tragedy. You probably have many questions during this difficult time regarding your legal rights and options. We have gathered several frequently asked questions encountered by our Phoenix personal injury attorneys. We welcome you to review these, or to call our offices at (602) 900-9483 for a free, confidential review of your unique case.
For more information and to get answers to your specific questions, call (602) 900-9483.
What stress is involved in filing a personal injury lawsuit?
We are not going to lie to you. Filing a personal injury or medical negligence case is going to involve stress. It’s our job to take as much stress off your shoulders as possible so that you can focus on healing and taking care of yourself and your family. Our firm does approach cases a little differently than many other firms. We feel that part of the stress our clients feel – is caused by fear of the unknown. We try to let you know, up front, what to expect so that your fear is reduced. We want you to be able to ask any question at any time. There really is no such thing as a bad or wrong question.
There are two primary goals of a personal injury lawsuit: The first is to help the individual who was hurt recoup monetary damages to make their life easier. This money can be used to pay for medical care and replace lost income and to build or retrofit handicap accessible housing, among other things. The second goal is to prevent injury to others. If you, as a client, keep these two goals in mind as we work for justice on your behalf, you will experience less stress.
How long will my case take?
Every case is unique, but we always strive to resolve personal injury and wrongful death claims as fast as we can. We know our clients need, not only the financial resources to pay for medical bills and to replace lost income, but closure. It is sometimes hard to heal completely until the case is resolved. Our firm limits the number of cases we take so that we can move the case as fast as we can. This also gives us a better opportunity to truly get to know our clients. We make every claim a top priority and move through the legal system with efficiency to avoid unnecessary delays.
How much does it cost to work with your firm?
At Cullan & Cullan, we take almost all injury claims on a contingency fee basis. This means you won’t pay anything to bring your claim unless we win financial compensation for your family. Then, we’ll recover our attorney’s fees in the form of a previously agreed-upon percentage of the recovery.
What type of cases do you take on?
Our Phoenix injury lawyers handle all types of injury-related claims. We are nationally known for handling birth injury claims, truck accidents and other serious automobile accidents, brain and spinal cord injuries, and nursing home abuse claims. We also handle other serious injury claims which can include dangerous prescription drugs, defective medical devices, premises liability, product liability, animal attacks, and more. If someone else is responsible for your injuries, we can help.
What is negligence?
Negligence may be defined as a failure to act with reasonable care in the circumstances. A driver who is texting while driving and is not looking at the road, for instance, may be considered negligent if he or she causes a serious auto accident that leaves another person injured. That driver may be held legally responsible for the victim’s medical care, and all other injuries or losses associated with the accident.
How common is medical malpractice?
Most doctors and nurses are dedicated, hardworking people who care deeply about their patients. Unfortunately, though, medical malpractice has become a very serious problem in the United States. Part of this may be because insurance companies are trying to control what doctors can do. We are seeing more and worse injuries. “Never events” like wrong-site, wrong-patient, and wrong-procedure operations occur in about one in 112,000 surgeries. Operating on the wrong side of the patient is the most common never event at 59%. More minor medical mistakes occur more often. Arizona saw 2,577 medical malpractice payment reports in a single year.
Why should I choose Cullan & Cullan?
Cullan & Cullan, is an extremely unique firm. We have four lawyers who are also doctors. We believe in hard work and winning through preparation. This is why our lawyers not only to law school but also went to medical school and why one of our attorneys took the time away from practicing law to acquire specialized training in semi-truck accident reconstruction. A good lawyer never stops learning nor stops listening. Our education and experience places us in a unique position to take on personal injury cases – we have inside experience related to the medical and legal implications of such cases. Our team knows how complex these claims can be. We know many of the world’s leading experts in all fields of medicine and law and can take other steps to help prove your case to a judge or jury.