Being injured in an accident is never a pleasant experience, but when someone else has caused your injury, you are likely to be more upset. Your accident may have never occurred but for the carelessness of another person. That person, by law, can be held accountable for what they put you through.
However, filing a personal injury claim can seem intimidating. Some people won’t even consider filing a claim because they fear the process itself. They are especially fearful of going to court, as it seems like a lengthy, challenging undertaking they want no part of. You are probably asking yourself: Do I have to go to court for a personal injury claim in Arizona?
The good news is that you most likely won’t have to go to court in order to receive a settlement for your injury accident.
In Arizona, you have every right to pursue the person who caused your accident and injuries through the personal injury claim process. Most claims won’t go to court.
The process begins when you identify that some other person was responsible for your accident. You can collect evidence that shows their fault for the accident.
Next, you will gather evidence of the damages you suffered due to the accident. You should add up all of your damages, which includes lost wages, medical expenses, and the cost of caregiving services. You can even add your non-financial damages to your claim, such as pain, mental trauma, and permanent injury.
Once you’ve put your claim together, you can submit it with the at-fault person’s insurance company. The insurer could choose to offer you a settlement that pays for the losses you’ve faced. If they agree to a fair settlement, you don’t have to ever go to court.
You could choose to go to court if you want, or you can take the settlement. The only time you would need to go to court when you have a valid case is if the insurance company won’t pay you a fair settlement.
Back to your question: Do I have to go to court for a personal injury claim in Arizona? In most cases, you won’t need to go to court to get the settlement you’re after. Talk to an Phoenix personal injury lawyer about your claim during a free claim review. The Law Offices of Michael Cordova is reachable through the internet contact form below or by dialing 602-265-6700.