Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers
Phoenix and Central Arizona
Personal Injury Overview
Phoenix and Central Arizona
Seeking prompt medical attention from knowledgeable health care providers can help speed recovery of a motor vehicle accident victim, a construction accident victim or anyone injured by any means.
Seeking immediate legal advice from a knowledgeable lawyer can help injury victims maximize compensation for the harm they suffered. Contact The Vakula Law Firm, PLC to schedule a consultation with an Arizona personal injury attorney.
We serve clients injured by a variety of circumstances, including:
Time is of the essence after a car crash that results in injury. The victim’s well-being and recovery must be a top priority. It is important to seek emergency and follow-up medical care — and to follow you doctor’s advice. It is likewise important to talk to a lawyer promptly — and to work together with your attorney in pursuit of fair compensation.
Contact The Vakula Law Firm, PLC to schedule a consultation with an experienced and effective personal injury lawyer. Allow us to lighten your load after you or a family member has suffered a catastrophic injury in an auto accident.
At The Vakula Law Firm, PLC in Phoenix, our attorneys are prepared to help you face a variety of issues after a car accident:
- Perhaps you lack health insurance — we can help you gain access to quality medical care even before the case is settled.
- Assuming police were called to the scene of the accident, we will thoroughly review the police report for information that will support your claim.
- We are prepared to secure and preserve the wrecked automobile as evidence before it is lost, repaired or destroyed.
- We know that a picture is worth a thousand words at an insurance claim settlement conference or trial. We will help secure photos of evidence such as the wrecked car, the scene of the accident (including any skid marks) and any visible injuries to the victim (bruises and cuts).
We will analyze the evidence to develop a theory of liability and prepare a strong argument for maximum compensation. Our attorneys stay in touch with doctors to discuss a variety of issues relevant to your case, including:
- Documentation of the injury for legal purposes
- Description of specific injuries, and the intensity and frequency of pain experienced
- Evaluation of disabilities using the AMA (American Medical Association) guide for impairment
Our law office also advises clients on related legal issues such as workers’ compensation or Social Security Disability claims.
Do Not Delay · Contact a Personal Injury Attorney After a Car Accident
The sooner a lawyer evaluates your auto accident case, the more options you will have to seek fair compensation. Investigation of the accident is best pursued while eyewitnesses can still recall details. Your injuries can be fully assessed if first considered during the earliest stages of your physical recovery.
Auto defects such as defective brakes and tire defects injure thousands. Contact us to schedule a consultation regarding a car wreck or fatal accident, vehicle rollover or any type of collision causing brain injuries or spinal cord injuries or wrongful death in Arizona.
Nuestro abogado habla español. The Vakula Law Firm, PLC is fully prepared to handle car and truck accident claims on behalf of Spanish-speaking clients.
Motorcycle accident victims often face an uphill climb after a crash, in more ways than one:
- Their injuries are often more severe than injuries from car accidents.
- Bias against motorcyclists is often a problem as insurance claims adjusters, judges and juries assume the motorcyclist is at fault — despite evidence that a driver of a car or truck struck a motorcycle due to failure to watch out or yield.
- Although motorcycle helmets are only required for riders below age 18 in Arizona, an injury victim’s lack of a helmet may fuel further bias against motorcyclists.
The possible causes of motorcycle accidents are as variable as causes of any accident:
- Inattentiveness by drivers of cars and/or motorcyclists
- Road construction and defective road surfaces
- Traffic violations by cars, trucks or buses
- Defective parts of a car or motorcycle
Injuries to motorcyclists may run the gamut from minor to severe:
- Road rash or skin injury
- Broken bones
- Back and neck injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Biker head injury)
- Fatal injuries leading to a wrongful death claim
The guidance of an experienced attorney can help you identify insurance coverage and other sources of compensation, including personal assets of responsible parties. Contact The Vakula Law Firm, PLC to schedule a consultation after an Arizona motorcycle accident and learn how our lawyer’s aggressive advocacy can make a lasting difference.
Nuestro abogado habla español. The Vakula Law Firm, PLC is fully prepared to handle claims on behalf of Spanish-speaking clients.
Arizona is crossed by a busy trucking route for many 18-wheelers carrying goods between Southern California and the rest of the United States. If you have been injured on an Arizona freeway or on a city street in a collision with a truck, you are strongly urged to seek the legal counsel of a knowledgeable lawyer who will aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.
Immediate investigation after a truck accident can mean the difference between a meager settlement and full compensation for injury victims or for surviving family members. Contact The Vakula Law Firm, PLC, to schedule a consultation regarding your Arizona truck accident and resulting injuries.
Big Rig Wreck — Semi Accident — 18-Wheeler Accident
A prompt investigation will typically consider the following:
- Documentation related to the truck driver, the tractor trailer and the trucking dispatching company — including Mexican or Canadian trucking companies
- Evidence of compliance or violation of federal trucking regulations
- Evidence documenting maintenance and inspections of trucks and trailers
- Evidence including the driver’s log documenting the amount of sleep or rest the driver had prior to the crash
Nuestro abogado habla español. Our attorneys handle a great many car and truck accident claims on behalf of Spanish-speaking clients. Whether or not you are a citizen or legal resident of the United States, you may be eligible for compensation for injuries suffered in a truck accident in Arizona.
Bicycling is popular and on the increase in the Phoenix area. Biking for recreation or as a form of transportation is encouraged by bicycle lanes on city streets.
A Right to Travel on Public Roads Does Not Guarantee Safety
Despite a bicyclist’s legal right to travel on roadways along with cars and trucks, collisions happen too often at intersections and elsewhere. Similarly, pedestrians have the right to cross the street in a crosswalk or at intersections — yet pedestrian accidents are also far too common.
Bicycle Accidents and Insurance Questions
Drivers of cars and trucks often claim that they “didn’t see” a motorcyclist, bicyclist or pedestrian before striking the person and causing injury or death. But Arizona law clearly shows that it is the responsibility of drivers to watch out for bicyclists. The same could be said of pedestrians in crosswalks.
Bicycle accidents often result in serious injuries, including the following:
- Broken bones
- Head injury
- Child head injury
- Back and neck injury
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injury
- Fatal injuries
Insurance coverage issues are often pose complex challenges after a bicycle or pedestrian accident. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney after an injury that involved a bicyclist or pedestrian. Contact our lawyers through this Web site after a bike crash.
Nuestro abogado hablo español. The Vakula Law Firm, PLC handles personal injury claims on behalf of Spanish-speaking clients.
Any automobile accident is a potentially tragic event for victims and their families. Serious injuries and deaths are far too common on our nation’s streets and highways. A traffic accident caused by a drunk driver is often especially painful for a family or an individual because of the perception that the drunk driver knowingly put other drivers at risk.
The Vakula Law Firm, PLC is committed to helping injured victims and surviving family members pursue compensation to account for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Related expenses to a family such as transportation to medical appointments
- Pain and suffering
Advocates on Behalf of DWI Victims
In the case of a DWI accident, we will closely monitor the outcome of the criminal case against the drunk driver. We go to court and keep a close watch on relevant developments such as restitution hearings.
We represent drivers accused of driving drunk as well as drivers and passengers in other vehicles who were involved in crashes with cars driven by inebriated drivers. We advise our clients on interactions with state prosecutors with an eye to preserving personal injury claims to the greatest extent possible.
Whether you were the one charged with DWI or it was the driver of the other car, our personal injury attorneys are ready to evaluate your drunk driving case.
Clients of The Vakula Law Firm, PLC know that we will fight with determination in pursuit of a favorable outcome for DWI victims after a drunk driving accident. Nicholas E. Vakula is a certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
Schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney after an accident that involved a driver who was charged with a DWI in Arizona. Contact The Vakula Law Firm, PLC through this Web site to learn how this law firm can help a DWI victim to recover maximum available compensation.
Nuestro abogado habla español. The Vakula Law Firm, PLC is ready to represent Spanish-speaking clients.
Dog bite injuries present their own particular medical and legal issues, including the following:
- A dog bite injury may mean that a victim will need plastic surgery at some point — sometimes months or years later — to recover as much of their original appearance as possible.
- A dog bite injury is prone to infection and therefore requires immediate medical evaluation and treatment.
- Some dog bite victims suffer permanent damage that goes beyond the physical harm. Social stigma and post-traumatic stress syndrome are real outcomes for some animal attack victims. Children and young women in particular often have their futures dramatically changed as a result of scarring and disfigurement from bites and scratches.
The Vakula Law Firm, PLC has more than 25 years of experience representing postal workers and others who have been injured by dogs or other animals. The law firm is committed to uncovering all available sources of compensation (such as the dog owner’s homeowners insurance) and helping the victim secure sufficient compensation to provide for any necessary plastic surgery or psychological counseling.
Clients of The Vakula Law Firm, PLC soon realize that we fight with determination and zeal in pursuit of a fair outcome on their behalf after a dog bite or any animal attack injury. Nicholas E. Vakula is a certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
Schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney about injuries caused by a Rottweiler, pit bull, bulldog or any other breed. Contact Arizona lawyer The Vakula Law Firm, PLC by phone or by e-mail through this Web site.
Nuestro abogado habla español. The Vakula Law Firm, PLC handles a great many accidental injury claims on behalf of Spanish-speaking clients.
If you were injured by a dangerous condition in a public or private place, you may have a premises liability claim involving property or homeowners’ insurance held by the property owner. Your premises liability claim may stem from any of the following incidents:
- A slip and fall in a supermarket
- A trip and fall on a broken sidewalk
- Falling down stairs or steps in a private home
- Elevator or escalator malfunction or balcony failure in a hotel or casino
- Merchandise falling from high shelves in big box stores
- Heavy equipment at a construction site
Clients of The Vakula Law Firm, PLC soon realize that our law firm fights with determination and zeal in pursuit of a fair, favorable outcome on their behalf after a premises liability accident. Nicholas E. Vakula is a certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
We can explain your options if your teenager was harmed at a home party involving alcohol or if you suffered injury as a result of a shooting in a mall or apartment building with negligent security.
Schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney about an injury caused by negligent maintenance or supervision by a property owner. Contact our Arizona premises liability lawyers by phone or by e-mail through this Web site.
Nuestro abogado habla español. The Vakula Law Firm, PLC handles personal injury claims on behalf of Spanish-speaking clients.
After an auto accident, it is often assumed that the cause of injury or death was a traffic violation or driver error. Upon closer investigation, the root cause is often a defective auto part such as:
- Tire defects
- Defective brakes
- Steering mechanisms
- Seat belt malfunction
- Air bags
Tire tread separation is a real danger on hot Arizona highways. If a seat belt or air bag was substandard, and the result was serious injury, a certified personal injury attorney at The Vakula Law Firm, PLC is ready to take on the challenge of pursuing compensation from the manufacturer, inspector or installer of the equipment.
Auto defect cases often require close collaboration with evidence experts such as engineers or safety inspectors. They understand industry standards and know when standards have been violated. We know the law, and when and how to pursue compensation for injury victims.
The possibility of an auto defects claim is the reason that we always take action to preserve and protect a vehicle after a serious crash until it can be thoroughly examined. We can obtain a court order to preserve a crashed vehicle if necessary.
Clients of The Vakula Law Firm, PLC soon realize that our law firm fights with determination and zeal in pursuit of a fair, favorable outcome on their behalf after a car accident involving auto defects. Nicholas E. Vakula is a certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
Schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney about injuries caused by defective or improperly installed auto parts. Contact our personal injury lawyers by phone or by e-mail through this website regarding air bag injuries, a roof crush injury or any traffic accident.
Nuestro abogado habla español. The Vakula Law Firm, PLC handles auto defect claims on behalf of Spanish-speaking clients.
Were you injured or did a loved one die as a result of using a dangerous or defective product? The true cause of an accident is not always immediately apparent. But close investigation may reveal that an injury was caused by dangerous products or defective devices such as the following:
Auto defects including defective brakes and tire defects
- Machinery and tools
- Heavy equipment
- Drill presses
- Printing presses
- Factory equipment
- Landscaping equipment
Whether injury or death was caused by an explosion, electrocution, or other incident, a zealous product liability and personal injury lawyer is a valuable asset for an accident victim and the victim’s family. We strongly urge you to take action promptly by calling a lawyer as soon after the accident as possible. The Vakula Law Firm, PLC, has a track record of favorable outcomes on behalf of accident victims, including products liability cases. Call or e-mail the law offices.
Clients of The Vakula Law Firm, PLC soon realize that our law firm fights with determination and zeal in pursuit of a fair, favorable outcome on their behalf. Nicholas E. Vakula is a certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
Schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney about injuries caused by a dangerous or defective product. Contact an Arizona product liability lawyer at The Vakula Law Firm, PLC, by phone or by e-mail through this website.
Nuestro abogado habla español. The Vakula Law Firm, PLC handles personal injury claims on behalf of Spanish-speaking clients.
Representing a client who has suffered a catastrophic injury can be both legally challenging and personally fulfilling. When we help injury victims, the lawyer sympathizes with the injured person and may come to feel like part of the family before a case is over.
From a professional standpoint, however, a catastrophic injury case is all business. As your legal advocate, The Vakula Law Firm, PLC focuses on obtaining full and fair compensation for the injured person and close family members. Years of education, training and experience in the legal profession put him in a position of readiness to help our clients obtain compensation. Financial resources can help a severely disabled person deal with a lifetime of lost income and physical accommodations.
The Vakula Law Firm, PLC admires the courage and determination of past clients who have endured the challenges of adapting to a different lifestyle after a catastrophic injury. We can help you understand your legal options regardless of the injuries involved, including:
- Head and spine injuries
- Closed head injuries
- Brain damage and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Herniated discs
- Fractured vertebrae
- An amputation
- Loss of vision
- Loss of hearing
We regularly work closely with other professionals as we prepare compelling arguments on behalf of clients who have suffered catastrophic head or spine injuries. Life care planners and economists are among the most valuable consultants who help us build strong cases.
Beyond emergency care after the catastrophic accident, we understand that a serious injury victim’s needs will be lifelong. Specially adapted vans, home remodeling to widen doorways and lower countertops, and a lifetime supply of durable equipment such as wheel chairs are frequently necessary after auto accidents or construction accidents that result in head and spine injuries.
Clients of The Vakula Law Firm, PLC soon realize that our law firm fights with determination and zeal in pursuit of a fair, favorable outcome on their behalf after a serious accident. Nicholas E. Vakula is a certified specialists in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
When we have the opportunity to represent the surviving family members of a fatal accident victim, we usually come to feel that we actually knew the deceased person. An important and essential part of a wrongful death case is to understand, document and communicate the extent of loss to the family after a fatality.
It goes without saying that nothing that any lawyer or payer of compensation does will ever replace the lost family member after a deadly crash or other fatal accident. We are well familiar with the emotional trauma that goes along with a fatal accident in the family. We have been complimented by many past clients on the sensitive, supportive way we worked with them throughout a wrongful death case.
We can explain your family’s options if you have lost a family member in such circumstances as:
- A car accident
- A construction accident
- A fatal attack by a dog or other animal
- A shooting in a shopping center
- A death caused by a medical mistake
- An industrial accident caused by dangerous or defective machinery and tools
- Other deaths that result from negligence or recklessness
The Vakula Law Firm, PLC works to bring full compensation to families for a variety of damages:
- Unpaid medical bills of the deceased
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship
Clients of The Vakula Law Firm, PLC are reassured that our law firm will fight with determination and zeal in pursuit of a fair, favorable outcome on their behalf after a fatal accident. Nicholas E. Vakula is a certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
Construction workers rely on contractors, inspectors and equipment manufacturers to provide safe working environments as they perform dangerous and challenging tasks, often with powerful equipment.
If you have been seriously injured or if someone in your family has been killed in a construction accident in Arizona, keep in mind that your legal options for financial relief may go well beyond a workers’ compensation claim.
The Vakula Law Firm, PLC is a personal injury lawyer. Our firm represents clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries or lost loved ones on construction sites including:
- Home building sites
- Apartment and office building construction sites
- Bridge and road construction sites
When we investigate the cause of an accident, we often find that human error was involved, such as negligence on the part of subcontractors, manufacturers or delivery services. Specific causes of injury include:
- Dangerous and defective equipment and tools
- Ladder collapse
- Scaffold collapse
- Crane accidents
- Trench collapse
- Dangerous and defective heavy equipment including bulldozers, front end loaders and forklifts
- Falls from heights or into ditches
Clients of The Vakula Law Firm, PLC soon realize that our law firm fights with determination and zeal in pursuit of a favorable outcomes after a construction accident. Nicholas E. Vakula is a certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
After an auto accident, the top priority is of course the physical well-being of drivers, passengers, bicyclists or pedestrians. In addition to financial losses resulting from injury, however, people involved in auto accidents often have another important concern: loss of use of a car or diminished value of the vehicle involved in the accident.
For many people, a car is a major investment, second only perhaps to their home. People depend on their cars to get to work and to safely transport their families.
Auto insurance policies are sold with the understanding that both property and injury losses will be covered. People involved in car accidents are often dismayed to discover that insurers low-ball the dollar value assigned to damaged vehicles. This often represents a serious loss to a client who relies on a car for dependable transportation — or someone who owes a significant amount on the car loan. The vehicle’s diminished value is a real loss that should be properly compensated for by the insurer.
When Insurers Deny Compensation for a Vehicle’s Diminished Value
Insurers often decide to pay for repairs to a car that should be totaled. They may far underestimate the diminished value of a car that has been damaged.
While injuries are our main focus at The Vakula Law Firm, PLC, we have had considerable success representing vehicle owners with regard to value of their cars and trucks after crashes. We employ experts as necessary to document losses and compel insurers to make good on their policies.
Schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney after your car or truck was heavily damaged in a crash. Contact a Phoenix lawyer at the law offices The Vakula Law Firm, PLC by phone or by e-mail through this Web site. Seek help compelling insurance companies to pay what you deserve and are entitled to after your vehicle is involved in an accident.
Getting to the bottom of a construction accident or an industrial accident often requires a detailed investigation into one or more of the following factors:
- Negligent supervision
- OSHA (Office of Safety and Health Administration) regulations and violations
- Third-party liability claims involving subcontractors, delivery services or property owners
- Products liability issues involving heavy machinery (such as drill presses) and power tools
Our law firm has handled injury cases that occurred in a variety of settings:
- Construction sites (building sites, bridge and road construction), including crane injuries
- Industrial sites (factories and warehouses), including explosions
- Injuries caused by consumer products purchased at large home improvement retailers
Clients of The Vakula Law Firm, PLC know that our law firm fights with determination and zeal in pursuit of favorable outcomes after an accidental injury involving machinery or tool defects. Nicholas E. Vakula is a certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
Accidents involving defective machinery and tools often result in fatalities or injuries such as the following:
- Amputations or near-amputations
- Crush injuries
- Head injuries
Request a Free Consultation if Defective Machinery or Tools Caused Injury
Every potential client who contacts The Vakula Law Firm, PLC in Phoenix is treated with respect. A minor injury as well as a catastrophic injury is taken seriously. Discuss whether machinery and tool defects may have been the underlying cause of injury with an experienced attorney at the law offices of The Vakula Law Firm, PLC Call or e-mail the Arizona law firm regarding accidents caused by defective machinery.
The law offices of The Vakula Law Firm, PLC is a personal injury law firm in the area of northeast Phoenix that handles a wide variety of cases involving auto accidents, construction accidents and premises liability.
We have also handled some complex medical malpractice claims over the years. We welcome the opportunity to lend our knowledge and experience to the task of advising clients who have been injured or lost loved ones due to:
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room errors
- Birth injuries
- Nursing or medication errors
- Failure to diagnose an injury or illness
Clients of The Vakula Law Firm, PLC quickly understand our Arizona law firm’s commitment to the determined pursuit of a fair and favorable outcome on their behalf after a medical error causes injury. Nicholas E. Vakula is a certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.
When evaluating a potential medical malpractice case, we are alert for red flags that will help our clients pursue compensation after an operation, childbirth or emergency room visit resulted in injury or death of a loved one.
Request a Free Consultation After a Surgical Error Has Caused Injury
Every potential client who contacts The Vakula Law Firm, PLC in Phoenix is treated with respect. A minor injury as well as a catastrophic injury resulting from a doctor mistake is taken seriously. Discuss the possibility of medical malpractice with an experienced attorney at The Vakula Law Firm, PLC. Call or e-mail the law firm to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable and passionate plaintiff’s lawyer.
We welcome the opportunity to evaluate your case after an accident. Schedule a consultation with an Arizona personal injury attorney
The Vakula Law Firm, PLC. in, Phoenix, Arizona, represents clients throughout Maricopa County and Yavapai County and beyond, in communities including Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City West, Surprise, Avondale, Casa Grande, Apache Junction, Litchfield Park, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Kingman.