If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you understand the deep pain and the financial repercussions that can occur and throw your life into crisis. One day everything is fine, the next you are faced with hospital and doctor bills. Your car may be not driveable or totaled. Your injuries may prevent you from working. You may have no money coming in to make ends meet. If a family member is injured, you may not be able to work because you have to take care of them. How do you get through this crisis?
If your injury or loss was caused by another person or company’s negligence, carelessness, or even intentional wrongdoing, you may be able to seek justice. A personal injury lawsuit offers you the opportunity to hold the at-fault party accountable for the harm they have caused. You can pursue monetary damages to cover your medical bills, lost earnings, and even emotional trauma, future medical care, and the loss of future wages.
Unfortunately, the insurance companies that are responsible for paying the vast majority of personal injury claims do not always act in the best interests of the injured. They undervalue claims, deny payment, or try to deny liability altogether. It takes a competent and dedicated Phoenix personal injury attorney to seek a fair result.
For over three decades, we at Cullan & Cullan, have fought to level the playing field between the injured and the large insurance companies that put profits above people. Our team includes four attorneys who are also medical doctors and who have advanced accident reconstruction training and degrees in anatomy, obstetrics, and engineering. We have a unique blend of medical and legal training and experience to apply to our clients’ cases, and this gives us a definite edge in our ability to effectively represent their interests and maximize their compensation.
If you've been injured in the Phoenix area, call (602) 900-9483 today to learn more about your legal options.
Cases We Handle
At Cullan & Cullan, our dedicated team of experienced attorneys is committed to providing legal representation and seeking justice for our clients in a wide range of personal injury cases. We handle various case types, including:
- Bike & Cycling Accidents: We represent cyclists who have been involved in accidents caused by negligence, working diligently to secure compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, and other losses.
- Birth Injuries: Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling birth injury cases, advocating for families affected by medical negligence during childbirth and seeking compensation for the long-term consequences.
- Car Accidents: Our firm represents victims of car accidents caused by negligent drivers, fighting for fair compensation for injuries, property damage, and other losses resulting from the collision.
- Catastrophic Injuries: We handle cases involving catastrophic injuries, such as brain injuries, severe burns, spinal cord injuries, and amputations, ensuring our clients receive the necessary support and compensation for their life-altering injuries.
- Medical Malpractice: Our firm represents individuals harmed by medical negligence, working tirelessly to hold healthcare providers accountable and secure compensation for the injuries and losses suffered.
- Motorcycle Accidents: We handle motorcycle accident cases, providing legal representation to riders who have been injured due to the negligence of other drivers, and fighting for fair compensation for their injuries and damages.
- Nursing Home Abuse: Our attorneys work to protect the rights of elderly individuals who have suffered abuse or neglect in nursing homes, pursuing justice and compensation on their behalf.
- Pedestrian Accidents: We represent pedestrians who have been injured in accidents caused by negligent drivers, helping them seek compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, and other related losses.
- Premises Liability: Our firm handles premises liability cases, assisting individuals who have been injured due to dangerous conditions on someone else's property, and pursuing compensation for their injuries and damages.
- Product Liability: We advocate for individuals who have been injured due to defective or dangerous products, holding manufacturers and distributors accountable for their negligence and seeking compensation for victims.
- Truck Accidents: Our firm advocates for individuals injured in truck accidents caused by negligent truck drivers or trucking companies, helping them pursue compensation for their injuries, property damage, and other losses.
- Wrongful Death: We assist families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence or wrongful actions of others, seeking justice and compensation for their emotional and financial losses.
Our compassionate team is dedicated to providing personalized attention and aggressive representation for our clients in these and other personal injury cases. We strive to help our clients rebuild their lives and obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.
Building Your Personal Injury Claim
When pursuing a personal injury claim, understanding the key elements is crucial. To establish a solid case, several factors need to be present.
- First, there must be a duty of care owed to you by the responsible party. This means they had a legal obligation to act reasonably and prevent harm.
- Second, there must be a breach of that duty, such as negligence or reckless behavior. This breach must directly cause your injuries.
- Finally, you must have suffered damages as a result of the incident, whether physical, emotional, or financial.
A skilled personal injury lawyer from Cullan & Cullan can help you navigate these elements and build a compelling claim. Additionally, we will assess the full extent of your damages to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Negligence in Personal Injury Cases
Negligence forms the basis of many personal injury claims. It refers to the failure of an individual or entity to exercise reasonable care, resulting in harm to others.
Proving negligence requires a thorough investigation of the facts surrounding your case. Our personal injury attorneys will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts to establish negligence on the part of the defendant. We will use this evidence to construct a persuasive argument that highlights the connection between the defendant's actions and your injuries.
The Stages of a Personal Injury Lawsuit
A personal injury lawsuit generally follows a series of distinct stages.
- The first stage involves a thorough investigation of the incident and gathering evidence to support your claim. This includes collecting medical records, accident reports, witness statements, and any other relevant documentation. Once the evidence is gathered, your personal injury lawyer will assess its strength and develop a legal strategy tailored to your case.
- The second stage involves negotiations with the responsible party's insurance company. Your attorney will present a demand letter outlining your damages and seeking a fair settlement. If a settlement is reached, the case concludes at this stage, and you receive compensation. However, if a settlement cannot be reached, the lawsuit proceeds to litigation.
- The litigation stage involves filing a formal complaint and engaging in the discovery process. This process allows both parties to exchange information, interview witnesses, and build their respective arguments. Mediation or arbitration may be attempted to reach a resolution before trial. If no settlement is reached, the case proceeds to trial, where a judge or jury will decide the outcome based on the presented evidence.
Each stage of a personal injury lawsuit requires careful attention to detail and a comprehensive understanding of the legal process. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will guide you through each step, ensuring your rights are protected and maximizing your chances of a favorable outcome.
Calculating Damages in Personal Injury Cases
When pursuing a personal injury claim, understanding how damages are calculated is essential. Damages aim to compensate you for the losses you have incurred as a result of the injury. They can be classified into two main categories: economic and non-economic damages.
- Economic damages include tangible losses, such as medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and future earning capacity. These damages are relatively easy to quantify as they have a specific monetary value.
- Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate for intangible losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. Calculating non-economic damages is more subjective and requires the expertise of a personal injury lawyer who can assess the impact of your injuries on your overall well-being.
In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded. These are meant to punish the responsible party for their egregious conduct and deter similar behavior in the future.
Cullan & Cullan: Your Advocates for Personal Injury Justice
At Cullan & Cullan, we understand the pivotal role personal injury lawyers play in advocating for our clients and their pursuit of justice. Our team of dedicated attorneys is committed to providing comprehensive legal support, advice, and representation to individuals who have suffered personal injuries in Phoenix and surrounding areas.
As your trusted advocates, we are here to guide you through every step of the legal process. We begin by offering a compassionate and thorough consultation, where we listen to your story, assess the details of your case, and provide an honest evaluation of its merits. Our goal is to ensure you fully understand your rights and options moving forward.
When it comes to negotiating settlements, our experienced personal injury lawyers are relentless in their pursuit of fair compensation. We meticulously evaluate the true value of your claim, taking into account both economic and non-economic factors. Armed with this knowledge, we engage in strategic negotiations with insurance companies, aiming to secure the best possible outcome for you.
However, if a settlement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to represent your interests in court. Our skilled litigators are adept at building strong cases, presenting compelling arguments, and fighting for your rights before judges and juries. We understand the intricacies of the courtroom and leverage our expertise to maximize your chances of success.
Beyond our legal representation, we take pride in providing emotional support during what can be a challenging and stressful time. We believe in open communication and will always keep you informed about the progress of your case. Our team is readily available to address any concerns or answer any questions you may have, ensuring that you feel supported throughout the entire process.
Over $350 Million Recovered for the Injured & Wronged
Our Phoenix personal injury lawyers have secured more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Some of these recoveries have broken records for the highest verdicts in those regions and practice areas. Dozens were multi-million-dollar recoveries.
These case results translate directly into improved lives, wrongs set right, and families given more stable futures.
To find out more about our Phoenix personal injury attorneys and how we can help you, call (602) 900-9483. Your consultation is free!