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How to Claim Damages After A Car Accident in a Criminal Court?

How to Claim Damages After A Car Accident?

We understand how essential to the victims to claim damages after a car accident. Anyone who gets injuries from another person’s wrongdoing probably knows that they have the ability to file a civil claim for recover damages in court against the person who harmed them. What often happens, however, is that once they decide to seek legal help, they soon realize that the legal process can take a very long time. As a wise person once said: “Time is money”—and this phrase has never been truer than when attorneys are involved.

While an attorney can help a car accident victim obtain the maximum amount owed to them under the law by the wrongdoer, what many people may not realize is that the wrongdoer (or their insurance company) will likely also hire an attorney. It is part of the adversarial process for attorneys to be involved on both sides, and they have a duty to represent their clients’ interests throughout the legal process.

However, this often means that the litigation process can be stretched out as far as days, weeks, and even months from the date of harm to the final resolution of the case. One option that is available to someone who has been injured by a drunk driver, however, is recover damages through the criminal process rather than through civil litigation.

The injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in Phoenix have significant experience in helping clients who have been victims of DUI accidents with Arizona restitution payment. If you need help filing a claim for one of these awful, life-changing accidents, we are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our offices are conveniently located in Chandler, Peoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in person or over the phone, or via video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation regarding how to claim damages after a car accident, or read on to find out more.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor or psychiatrist who can help get your life back on track. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people. Our familiarity with the local Phoenix courts makes us confident that we can help you get the best Arizona restitution payment settlement possible.

If you are unsure whether or not you can afford an attorney for Arizona restitution payment, don’t worry. We only get paid when you settle. Check out our Attorney Fees Calculator to find out more.

Arizona Restitution Payments & Recover Damages

In Arizona, victims of drunk drivers can recover damages in the form of Arizona restitution payments from the drunk driver. The process to recover Arizona restitution payment is not automatic, but in some cases, the outcome can mean well-deserved relief to victims covering a wide variety of losses. Courts across the country have authorized restitution against a drunk driver to cover losses due to medical expenses, lost wages, counseling expenses, property damage, and funeral expenses. The Arizona Court of Appeals has interpreted its state statute to allow a victim’s family to recover damages for wages that were lost due to any care-taking duties that the drunk driver caused due to the accident.

In order to recover restitution, it is advised that a victim make their request known as soon as practicable so that the court has all the information needed to make a decision during the drunk driver’s sentencing. Once a court has ordered a drunk driver to pay restitution, the money owed to the victim will generally pay to the court clerk’s office and then be distributed to the victim. Courts typically view restitution payments as an important part of the process and so will sometimes allow online payments to help victims obtain their money faster.

How to Claim Damages After A Car Accident? Get Help Now

While some attorneys work hard to extend the legal process and drive the costs of litigation to new heights, the attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm strive to help clients through the legal process. If someone who chose to drink and drive injures you, our professionals can talk with you about the options available. We understand Arizona’s laws and see it as our duty to make them work on behalf of our clients so that they can focus on more important matters.

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients to claim damages after a car accident in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.

If you have been in a DUI accident, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.

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Brenden Lewis
a month ago

So I suffered a tragic motorcycle accident leaving me injured and quite unhappy…… also the bike was totaled. This all star law team secured a large settlement for all my suffering. This process was very well advised by an aggressive and determined lawyer. All I can say is now I’m left a very happy man. Thank you karissa for working quick to bring my tragic story to a much warmer end. Just call them! You won’t regret it!

Shayianna Guyton
a month ago

They literally conversed with me every step of the way throughout my journey. Thank you guys

I was very pleased with my experience. They kept me informed the whole way through the process and checked on me through my treatment. Definitely would recommend

My dad was in a car accident and during those difficult moments, Phoenix Accident and Injury Law firm has been there for us. They care for their clients, will walk you through everything you need to know step by step, they follow up, very easy to reach and fast to respond. And one thing is for sure! they will fight for you! we felt safe with them! Me and the entire family thank them all so much for all their help! These people that works here are amazing!

Jenifer henke
a year ago

I was in an accident that resulted in getting whiplash and a concussion. I contacted Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm that day. Everyone was helpful (Rhea, Karissa, and Jeff) from the very beginning to the very end. They sent me to a physical therapy location that was pretty far away but the doctor and physical therapist were very kind so I did make the trek. They handled all aspects of my case in a timely manner and answered all my questions. They got the max amount possible, and from that, paid the medical bills and took their fair cut. I would not hesitate to recommend them to family or friends.

I would give ten stars if I could. This law firm is about as professional and friendly as it gets!! They stayed in constant contact with me and answered every question I had. I got a settlement that was higher than I expected and will definitely use this law firm again. I highly recommend hiring them to handle your legal issues!!

Fernando Lopez
a year ago

My experience with this team was superb, as they were ongoing with the case and making sure that the client gets what they deserve. I recommend anyone looking for a accident law group that this is the team you want to be representing you!!

Kimberly Legaspi
2 years ago

What can I say about the Thompson Law Firm? They are AMAZING!! It’s never fun when you need an accident lawyer because you are pretty much in a bad place. Shane and the staff have been wonderful, kept me informed at every step of this process. I would recommend Thompson Law Firm to anyone, in fact, I have referred several friends already!! Thank you Thompson Law Firm for everything you did for me!!!

Amanda Olney
2 years ago

These guys were absolutely amazing. They were very clear with me about what I needed to do on my end and I saw fast results. I just recommended them to a friend a week ago and he also dealt with my mother's case. I wouldn't see anyone else.

2 years ago

Karissa and Shane were amazing! They were there for any questions I had and checked up on me regularly. Highly recommend these guys!!

Karissa Murphy
2 years ago

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