Tucson Personal Injury Lawyer
Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Pima County
When someone else’s carelessness causes you harm, you have the right to take legal action. By filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party, you can seek financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, among other damages.
Since 2012, Cook Law Office, PLLC has been fighting for the rights of injured accident victims throughout Arizona, including in the Greater Tucson Area and all of Pima County. We understand the trauma you have been through, as well as the challenges you still face—and we are here to help.
When you choose Cook Law Office, PLLC, you will receive direct, one-on-one attention and consistent communication from your attorney. We are always available to our clients and make it our mission to go above and beyond in guiding you through the legal process. Whether you need help finding the right medical care or are facing a dispute from the insurance company, our Tucson personal injury lawyers are ready to advocate for you.
Give us a call at (602) 560-4756 or contact us online to schedule a no-cost,no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At Cook Law Office, PLLC, we have extensive experience representing clients who have suffered some of the worst accidents and most unimaginable losses. We always keep in mind that our clients are real people facing real challenges. When you turn to our team for legal help, no matter how complex or difficult your case may be, you can count on us to answer your questions and provide the personalized legal counsel you deserve.
From our office in Tucson, we assist clients with a wide range of legal needs, including but not limited to cases involving:
We are well-versed in Arizona’s personal injury statutes and have successfully taken on major insurance companies and their defense teams. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to maximizing our clients’ recoveries and are fully prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.
How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Arizona?
Just like every other state, Arizona has a statute of limitations on personal injury claims. This means that you only have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit against a negligent person or party. If you fail to bring your case within the designated statute of limitations, the court will almost certainly dismiss your case, and you will be unable to recover a settlement.
In Arizona, the statute of limitations on nearly all personal injury claims is two years from the date of injury. In some cases, the time to file a claim does not begin until the date on which the injury was discovered or reasonably could have/should have been discovered. Similarly, the statute of limitations on wrongful death claims in Arizona is two years from the date of death.
Why Choose Cook Law Office, PLLC?
Although you are not legally required to hire a personal injury lawyer to file a claim for damages, it is strongly recommended that you work with a professional attorney. Most people who hire personal injury lawyers receive better, faster settlements than those who try to resolve their claims on their own. This is because insurance companies recognize that attorneys not only know the law, but they also know how to wield it to their clients’ advantage.
When it comes to finding the right attorney for your case, the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. How do you find a lawyer you can trust, someone who will fight for you and the maximum compensation you are owed? How do you know your attorney will devote all of their efforts, resources, and time to you and your case?
At Cook Law Office, PLLC, we do just that.
Our Tucson personal injury lawyers are not content with simply settling as many cases as possible, as quickly as they can. While we do strive for swift, favorable settlements, we are primarily concerned with ensuring our clients receive every penny they are owed. We do not settle cases for less than what we truly believe they are worth—even if that means going to court.
What’s more, we understand the challenges you have been through, as well as the ones that still lay ahead. Throughout the entire process, you can rely on our team to provide the compassionate, personalized support and guidance you deserve. We want you to feel confident in our team and your case, which is why we remain accessible and available to you every step of the way.
Personal Injury FAQ
Do I have a personal injury case?
Most personal injury cases depend on negligence. In other words, to have a case, you must prove that another person or party caused your injuries due to negligent or wrongful conduct. For example, if someone ran a red light because they were distracted by their cell phone, crashing into you and causing you serious injury, you would have grounds to file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. If you are not sure whether you have a personal injury case, we invite you to contact our firm to set up a free initial consultation with a member of our team. We can discuss the details of your situation and inform you of your legal rights and options at no cost and with no obligation to hire.
How much is my case worth?
The value of your claim depends on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, the extent of your damages, who is liable, the number of liable parties (if more than one), and more. It is not possible for any attorney to accurately estimate the value of a case without first knowing the specifics involved. That being said, most personal injury claims range in value from several thousand dollars to tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. In cases involving very severe injuries, extensive damages, and/or egregious negligence, a claim may even be worth millions.
Should I accept a settlement from the insurance company?
If the insurance company for the other party has reached out to you and offered a settlement, it is in your best interests to WAIT. Do not accept any settlement offer until you have spoken to a personal injury lawyer. In fact, you should avoid even talking to the insurance adjuster. Often, these adjusters will offer settlements to cover an injured victim’s immediate medical costs and some miscellaneous expenses. However, these settlements do not consider future medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other ongoing damages. If you accept the insurance company’s first settlement offer, you could find yourself facing significant future expenses on your own. We strongly recommend that you contact our attorneys at Cook Law Office, PLLC before talking to anyone from the other person’s insurance company. Our attorneys can help protect your rights and work with the insurance company so that you do not have to.
Do I really need a personal injury lawyer?
You are not legally required to hire a personal injury lawyer, but it is extremely wise to do so. Your lawyer will be able to handle the legal details of your case while you focus on getting necessary medical treatment, healing, and recovering. Filing a personal injury claim involves gathering evidence, completing paperwork, submitting documents, and negotiating with the insurance company. In some cases, a case may even proceed to litigation and/or trial. An attorney can take care of all the details on your behalf, including advocating for the maximum settlement or verdict you are owed.
How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?
Personal injury lawyers, including those at Cook Law Office, PLLC, provide legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means that, as a client, you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses when you hire your attorney. Instead, your attorney collects fees via a percentage of your total recovery. This percentage is discussed and agreed upon by you and your attorney prior to you hiring them, but it typically ranges between about 30 and 40%. Because the fee is based on the total recovery, if your attorney does not secure a settlement or verdict on your behalf, you do not pay.
To learn more, including how we can help you with your claim, call (602) 560-4756 or contact us online. There are absolutely no fees unless/until we win your case!
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