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While driving might seem to be a routine part of your day, it can be much riskier than you might think. When someone causes your accident, trust the attorneys at Lamber Goodnow to help to make you whole.

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Glendale Injury Lawyers

If another person’s or entity’s negligent actions caused an accident in which you were seriously injured or lost your loved one, you may be entitled to recover compensation through a personal injury claim. Working with the experienced team of personal injury lawyers in Glendale, Arizona at Lamber Goodnow might increase the likelihood of recovering maximal damages to pay for all of your losses. Lamber Goodnow is a division of Fennemore Craig, P.C., the oldest and most established law firm in Arizona. Our attorneys have won or settled 99% of our clients’ cases, helping our clients to recover millions of dollars in their personal injury and wrongful death claims. Our attorneys represent negligence victims in many different types of personal injury matters, including auto, motorcycle, and truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, dog bite cases, product liability claims, wrongful death cases, and more. We are aggressive in our approach when we fight for our clients while also giving each person we represent the type of personalized attention they deserve.

Fennemore Craig, P.C. was established in 1885 and has developed a strong reputation for the excellent work of its attorneys throughout its long history.[1] The attorneys who work at Fennemore Craig include some of the most highly regarded attorneys in Arizona. Our Glendale injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of negligence victims and strive to make them whole when they have suffered injuries because of the wrongful or negligent conduct of other people or entities.

Representing Negligence Victims in Glendale and Beyond

At Lamber Goodnow, our Glendale personal injury lawyers are prepared to represent you in your wrongful death or serious injury claim regardless of where your accident occurred in Arizona. Our injury attorneys in Glendale represent negligence victims in Glendale and in other municipalities across the state. Our Glendale personal injury attorneys can travel to where you live to try to recover the most compensation possible for your accident and injuries.

Glendale Injury Lawyers with a National Reputation

Our Glendale personal injury lawyers have established a national reputation for our innovative approach and successful results. Our leading attorneys, Marc Lamber and James Goodnow, have been featured in numerous national and local media outlets and publications, including NBC News, MSNBC, ABC News, Fox News, CBS News, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the ABA Journal, and many others. Lamber Goodnow has been rated as being among the best law firms in Arizona by Best Lawyers®, and many of the attorneys who work for our firm graduated with their Juris Doctors from the top law schools in the country, including NYU and Harvard.

Among the many things setting us apart from other law firms is our embrace of technology in and out of the courtroom. We use technology in novel ways to enhance the presentation of our clients’ cases, including using iPads to present videos to insurance companies and defense counsel so that they can understand how strong our clients’ claims of liability are. Because of our innovation, Apple recognized us, profiling attorneys Lamber and Goodnow on its website.

Injury Attorneys in Glendale

In 2011, an analysis reported in Forbes found that people file car accident claims an average of every 18 years.[2] This means that if you started driving at age 16, you would be likely to be involved in at least one collision by the time that you turn age 34. If someone else causes your accident and injuries, you should contact a Glendale injury lawyer who has the ability to pursue and recover full compensation for all of your losses. Hiring the right injury attorney in Glendale can help to increase the likelihood that you will be fairly compensated for your non-economic and economic losses. The team of attorneys at Lamber Goodnow strives to provide the highest quality legal representation to each of our clients to maximize their chances of recovering full compensation.

If you have sustained serious injuries in an accident, you should first get medical attention. After you have received medical treatment for your injuries, the next thing you should do is to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney at Lamber Goodnow. Getting help from an injury lawyer soon after your accident can help us to preserve evidence that might otherwise be lost or destroyed. Retaining an attorney early can also help to prevent you from making critical mistakes that could harm your claim. If you attempt to represent yourself or hire an inexperienced lawyer, you risk either recovering much less than what you deserve or not recovering any compensation for your losses.

Our Glendale personal injury lawyers are proactive and immediately start investigating their clients’ cases as soon as we are retained. We understand the importance of thorough investigations so that we can uncover critical evidence, find witnesses, and build our clients’ liability cases. We work closely with investigators and experts to help us to gain a clear understanding of all of the factors that contributed to our clients’ accidents and build the strongest cases of liability possible for our clients. By working hard from the beginning, we are frequently able to settle our clients’ claims outside of the court process. However, we are prepared to file formal lawsuits and fight for our clients’ rights if the insurance companies refuse to settle their claims fairly. We have significant litigation experience and a winning record for our clients at trial. While our past results do not guarantee what might happen in your case, insurance companies often choose to settle our clients’ claims instead of risking losses at jury trials against us.

Understanding Negligence

Negligence causes of action are involved in the vast majority of personal injury claims. When you file a lawsuit, you will have the burden of proving your claim by a preponderance of the evidence. For negligence claims, this means that you will need to present evidence showing each of the following elements are present:

  • The defendant owed a duty to you to exercise reasonable care and caution and prevent harm.
  • The defendant breached the legal duty of care.
  • The breach of the duty of care caused your accident and injuries.
  • You suffered calculable damages as a result.

Our experienced injury attorneys know how to meet the burden of proof for each of the negligence elements and the types of evidence that might be needed under the facts of your case. We also understand how to present the evidence we find to convince insurance companies and juries that our clients deserve full compensation for their losses.

Legal duty of care

Each person has a legal duty of care to act with the same degree of caution and care as a reasonably prudent person would use under similar circumstances. Businesses also have a legal duty of care that they owe to their customers and those who are present for business purposes. Certain types of professionals have a higher legal duty than members of the general public. In personal injury claims, proving that a duty of care was owed is normally fairly straightforward.

Breach of the duty of care

Defendants breach the legal duty of care when their conduct fails to meet the expected standard of care that would be exercised by a reasonably prudent person. For example, in motor vehicle accidents, all people owe a duty of care to drive with reasonable caution. If a driver causes an accident by running a red light or driving while impaired, that type of conduct would be a breach of the duty of care. Your lawyer will investigate your case to find evidence showing that the defendant’s actions amounted to a breach of the legal duty of care he or she owed to you.

Causation

Even if you can prove that the defendant owed a duty of care to you and breached it, you will not be able to hold him or her liable if an intervening factor was the cause of your injuries and accident. You will need to present evidence showing that the defendant’s breach of the duty of care directly or proximately caused your accident and injuries. At Lamber Goodnow, we understand the types of evidence that might help to show causation in your personal injury claim.

Damages

Before you can recover compensation in a personal injury case, you must show that you suffered actual damages. These include the economic and non-economic losses that resulted from your injuries and accident and include such things as your medical expenses, income losses, property losses, pain and suffering, disability, mental trauma, and others. Your lawyer will evaluate your claim to identify the different types of damages that might be available to you and explain the likely value of your claim.

When to File a Personal Injury Claim

Under A.R.S. § 12-542, Arizona has established a two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death and personal injury claims. This means that you must file your claim no later than two years after your injury accident or after the death of your loved one. If you do not file your claim within the limitation period, you will lose your right to pursue damages. Getting help from an experienced injury attorney in Glendale as soon as possible after your accident is much better than waiting to file your claim. Working with an attorney at Lamber Goodnow from the start might help by allowing your lawyer to find and preserve evidence that could be lost and having more time to investigate your case.

Types of Personal Injury Claims We Accept

The Glendale injury attorneys at Lamber Goodnow represent negligence victims in many different types of claims. We have detailed some of the types of personal injury claims we accept below.

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents in Arizona are common occurrences. In 2019, the Arizona Department of Transportation reports there were 129,750 car accidents reported in the state, resulting in 911 deaths and 36,926 injuries.[4] If someone else crashed into your vehicle and caused your accident and injuries, you should schedule a free consultation with an experienced Glendale attorney at Lamber Goodnow.

Drowning Accidents

Arizona is known for its desert heat and soaring summertime temperatures. As a result, many homeowners have backyard swimming pools, and six of Arizona’s cities are ranked among those with the highest percentage of homes with private pools in the nation. In Glendale, 37% of homes have backyard pools, according to a report by KTAR News.{5] Unfortunately, drowning and near-drowning incidents are also common in the state. Property owners must comply with multiple regulations when they have swimming pools and owe a duty of care to protect others from drowning. If you lost your loved one in a drowning accident while he or she was visiting someone else’s property, call Lamber Goodnow today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Catastrophic Injuries

Sustaining catastrophic injuries in a negligence accident can permanently alter the course of your life. These types of devastating injuries can be caused by many different types of accidents and can leave you with permanent disabilities and reduced quality of life. Retaining an injury attorney in Glendale at Lamber Goodnow might allow you to hold the negligent party accountable for his or her actions while recovering damages to pay for all of your losses.

Dog Bites

Arizona has a strict liability statute for dog owners when their dogs bite others in A.R.S. § 11-1025.[6] Under this statute, a dog owner will be liable to pay damages when his or her dog bites someone else who is lawfully present on private property or who is in public. The attorneys at Lamber Goodnow can represent you in your dog bite case to help you recover the compensation you should receive for your losses after your dog bite attack.

Bus Accidents

Most people think that buses are a relatively safe form of transportation. Unfortunately, however, bus accidents sometimes occur in Arizona and result in injuries and deaths. The attorneys at Lamber Goodnow have experience with representing people who have suffered injuries in bus collisions as well as those who have lost loved ones in these types of accidents.

Wrongful Death

Arizona recognizes the rights of certain people to recover compensation for their losses when their loved ones are killed because of the negligent or wrongful actions of others under A.R.S. § 12-612.[7] This statute gives people with certain family relationships to the deceased victims the right to pursue compensation through wrongful death claims. Our team of attorneys is prepared to fight for your family to help you hold the defendant accountable for his or her actions in causing your loved one’s death.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists in Arizona are much likelier to suffer catastrophic injuries or fatalities when they are involved in collisions. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should contact Lamber Goodnow today.

Talk to Our Glendale Injury Lawyers

Sustaining serious injuries or losing your loved one in an accident caused by someone else can be financially, physically, and emotionally devastating. Contact one of our experienced injury attorneys in Glendale at Lamber Goodnow today to schedule a free case evaluation and learn more about the rights that you might have.

References

[1] http://archive.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/2010/12/23/20101223phoenix-law-firm-fennemore-craig-anniversary.html
[2] https://www.forbes.com/sites/moneybuilder/2011/07/27/how-many-times-will-you-crash-your-car/?sh=91f79224e621
[3] A.R.S. § 12-542.
[4] https://azdot.gov/sites/default/files/media/2020/08/2019-Arizona-Motor-Vehicle-Crash-Facts.pdf
[5] https://ktar.com/story/500079/6-arizona-cities-among-nations-highest-for-homes-with-backyard-pools/
[6] A.R.S. § 11-1025.
[7] A.R.S. § 12-612.

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