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At The Checkett Law Firm, we believe in Justice for All - Big or Small. We have decades of experience handling complex litigation involving catastrophic injuries.
If you have been injured in an accident, a personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation for your losses. However, if your injuries are more severe and resulted in brain damage, spinal cord injuries, or permanent disability, then you need experienced litigation attorneys who can stand up and fight for a full financial recovery.
At The Checkett Law Firm, we believe in Justice for All - Big or Small. We have decades of experience handling complex litigation involving matters related to healthcare, insurance, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injuries. Our experience defending some of the nation’s largest insurers has provided our team with the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to succeed inside and outside of the courtroom.
Do You Need A Lawyer After An Injury?
Catastrophic accidents can irreversibly impact your physical, mental, and financial health. Insurance companies are not motivated to accept your claims and will work to diminish the value of your case. They may pressure you to accept a low settlement offer and sign away your rights to pursue compensation for your losses.
The law entitles you to pursue compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost income, reduced earning capacity, and other losses resulting from a personal injury. Though it may be intimidating to stand up against a large corporation with a team of lawyers dedicated to its defense, you do not have to do it alone.
At The Checkett Law Firm, our experienced litigation attorneys are here to fight on your behalf. We’ll focus on your financial recovery, while you focus on your physical recovery.
Do You Have A Case?
When you choose to seek compensation for a catastrophic injury, you must generally be able to prove the following.
- The at-fault party violated a duty of care to you by acting negligently, recklessly, or wrongfully,
- This violation of care caused you substantial physical, emotional, and/or financial harm, and
- There is access to financial recovery through insurance or the personal assets of the at-fault party.
As we build your case, our attorneys will make a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident or incident that caused you injuries. In many cases, this may include gathering medical records, hiring expert witnesses to value your claim, and reviewing police or incident reports, and inspecting property damage and other physical objects related to your injuries.
What Can I Recover From A Lawsuit?
Hiring an attorney may be intimidating and time consuming. You may also believe that hiring and attorney is expensive - especially when it is a boutique litigation firm with decades of experience.
We handle injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not pay attorneys fees unless we are successful in obtaining a monetary award for you. And though litigation can sometimes take years to resolve, it may be necessary to secure the best judgment that protects your family’s financial future.
Compensatory damages are meant to compensate you – or make you whole – for your injuries and financial losses. The goal is to restore you to your pre-accident condition. This type of damages award includes economic damages, like medical expense reimbursement, payment for lost wages, and property damage compensation.
If a judge or jury determines that the at-fault party acted recklessly or maliciously, you may be entitled to an award of punitive damages. These are damages designed to punish defendants, rather than to simply compensate you. Your attorney can help you determine whether you have a viable claim for punitive damages.
Hiring A Scottsdale Catastrophic Injury Attorney
If you have experienced a brain injury or a spinal cord injury, you likely have many questions: Who is responsible for my accident? How will I pay my medical bills? Is my claim valid? Can I even afford to hire a lawyer? While you may feel extremely overwhelmed, rest assured that answers to all of these questions and more are just a phone call away.
To schedule a free initial consultation with an insurance defense attorney, contact our Scottsdale, Arizona office by calling (480) 272-9100. You will speak with one of our attorneys, who will be happy to review the specific facts of your case.