When you get involved in a car accident, the insurance companies will try to pay as little as possible. This is where an experienced and aggressive Phoenix car accident lawyer comes in handy. They have the necessary resources to ensure that your rights are protected, and you receive the compensation you’re entitled to.
Being involved in a car accident is never easy. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about personal injury cases, statute of limitations, finding the best lawyer, and what to expect in a car accident lawsuit.
Did you know that if you were injured by an employee of the state of Arizona, you may only have 180 days to take legal action? This is one of the many reasons you should ask us your Phoenix car accident attorney questions today, instead of waiting.
Experienced Phoenix car accident lawyers can help you get all of the financial compensation you deserve. Gage Mathers Law Group has spent over 50 years helping people like you, and are among the best car accident lawyers in Arizona.
Since 1967 we have been serving Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Chandler, Tuscon and the rest of Arizona. With this experience comes knowledge you will not find at other firms. We understand what makes your case strong or weak, and the best actions to take. We know all the tricks of the trade and how to win if your case goes to Trial.
Before the internet, when people would ask for a referral to “a car accident lawyer near me,” David Gage and Martin Mathers were the first names given. Gage Mathers Law Group is still the personal injury law firm that people trust for their friends and family.
Choosing the right lawyer is vital to the success of your case. One of the best ways to find a reliable Phoenix car accident lawyer is through referrals from past clients, a law firm’s track record, and how long they’ve been in business. Additionally, online reviews can be helpful, but you must be wary of negative reviews from people who don’t have legitimate legal claims.
If you call one of the “big” Phoenix Arizona law firms, you become just one of their “billions served”. An attorney will be assigned to your case. You won’t have any say in who it is, and you will rarely, if ever, speak with them. Your assigned attorney might have 100 other cases they are handling at the same time!
Each lawyer at Gage Mathers only handles a select few cases.
This allows your lawyer to put more time into investigating, researching and negotiating your case. Our business is built around getting large settlements from a small number of cases. Not the other way around. Our years of experience can lead to faster and more generous settlements.
The lawyers at Gage Mathers are experienced trial lawyers – something you won’t find at many other law firms. Insurance companies in Arizona know we are ready to go to trial to defend you.
With the right attorney, you can have peace of mind knowing that your interests are protected. Our Phoenix car accident lawyers have been helping people just like you since 1964, not only in Phoenix, but also for clients living in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction and throughout the Valley. We also represent people who have been hurt in car accidents throughout Maricopa County, Pima County, Tucson, Pinetop, Flagstaff and across Arizona.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, contact our law firm immediately. The Arizona statute of limitations only gives you so much time to be compensated for your car accident or injury. The other guy’s auto insurance will contact you right away… hoping to get a quick settlement before you have spoken with a lawyer. Don’t give them the upper hand. Call us and we’ll review your case with you. We will listen to you and discuss how we can help you with your medical bills, get you a replacement vehicle and more.
If you suffered physical injuries in a car accident, you should hire a car accident lawyer before speaking with the insurance companies. Insurance companies like Allstate, GEICO, Progressive, and State Farm will try to trick you into settling your claim before you know the full extent of your injuries and damages. Insurance companies are not in the business of giving away money. They are in the business of screwing injury victims. Insurance adjusters are trained to take advantage of unrepresented accident victims by making lowball offers and then trying to scare them from hiring a lawyer. Don’t be taken advantage of.
Studies from the Insurance Research Council and other national agencies report that car accident victims who hire an injury lawyer receive significantly higher settlements than those without a lawyer. But don’t just hire any lawyer. Automobile insurance companies know which law firms and attorneys will settle cases quickly and without getting their clients full compensation. Therefore, you want an injury lawyer who has a reputation for taking on these giants, is willing to litigate all the way up to trial, and gets results. Call Gage Mathers Law Group before it’s too late.
What you do after a car accident can have significant ramifications on your health, safety, and ability to hold the responsible driver accountable for causing the crash.
The moments after a crash can be confusing, not only for you but other drivers on the road. Since distracted drivers are becoming more common, it is possible another driver approaching your crash might not realize it right away, especially if traffic has not fully slowed down. Therefore, stay in your vehicle until it is safe. Look around and make sure no one is barreling towards you. Then make sure that you are okay enough to get up and walk. You might not realize you have a head injury, which could cause you to become dizzy or lose your ability to stand. If, after talking with the other driver, you decide to move your vehicles to a safer location, take photos of the crash before doing so. Moving your vehicle out of the roadway is much safer, especially at night. Either way, use your vehicle’s emergency lights, reflective emergency triangles, or flares if you have them.
You will need to provide a driver’s license and proof of insurance to the police, so make sure you have those on hand. You will also want to get this information from the other driver and provide your information. Avoid yelling at the other driver or antagonizing them. Trust us when we tell you that there is nothing to be gained by that, but if your case makes it to Court it could make you look bad. We recommend you take a photo of the other driver’s license and insurance card. You should also take pictures of the accident scene, the vehicles, the people involved, and your injuries. Photographs help tell a story and are valuable pieces of evidence. We also recommend taking with any witnesses and taking video, if possible, of them identifying themselves, their contact information, and their description of what they saw. This will be very helpful in proving the crash was not your fault. Memories fade, but video is forever. When you have a moment, you should also record your memory of what happened.
In Arizona, state law requires you to immediately notify the local police, sheriff, or highway patrol if you are involved in an accident causing injury or death.5 It is also good to do because the responding officer will complete an Arizona Crash Report that identifies who was involved in the crash, who owns the vehicles, which automobile insurance companies are involved, and what happened in the crash. It will also include citations if any driver violated Arizona driver’s laws. This will help establish liability in your injury case.
Even a minor crash can cause serious injuries from muscle or ligament tears to concussions. With the initial adrenaline rush, you might not realize you were injured. Most people experience pain the night or morning after the crash. Some people also suffer emotional symptoms, including a fear of getting back in a car. This is all normal and it is all treatable. Before rushing back to work or school, or dealing with other issues in your life, you should see a doctor. Best case, the doctor tells you everything is okay and gives you peace of mind that there is nothing to worry about. Worse case, the doctor identifies something that requires additional attention. Listen to your doctor, but also listen to your body. If the doctor says you are fine but you are not feeling better, or if the doctor says you need treatment but you feel okay, see a different doctor for a second opinion.
Gage Mathers is an elite personal injury firm with significant experience helping car accident victims. We have helped thousands of clients obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for their injuries and damages.
It should cost you nothing to hire a car accident lawyer. Gage Mathers Law Group works on a contingency-fee-basis. This means we do not get paid unless we obtain a settlement or jury verdict in your favor. We also offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose. Find out how we can help you today.
You only have two years7 to either settle your claim or file a lawsuit in Arizona; however, that time limit is significantly shortened if the claim involves a public entity (e.g., the State of Arizona, the Arizona Board of Regents, or City or County) or a public employee of one (e.g., an EMT or health care provider, police officer, or teacher). With public entities and employees, a Notice of Claim must be served on the appropriate entity(-ies) within 180 days of the car accident, with the claim needing to be settled or a lawsuit filed within one year of the date of the accident.8.
The quicker you hire an accident lawyer, the sooner you will have someone looking out for your best interests. When you hire an award-winning firm like Gage Mathers Law Group, you have an experienced team protecting your rights and fighting to get you the compensation you deserve. This allows you to focus on more important things, like your health and family. So do not wait.
Car accident claims have a wide range of values based on several factors. The value of your claim will depend on:
Insurance companies use various computer programs to compute a range of case values for every accident. This range of values is then used by the insurance adjuster to settle your case. We’ve created a settlement calculator to give you an idea of what your claim might be worth in Arizona. Gage Mathers Law Group will work to get you the maximum compensation possible for your claim. We know how to get you the money you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
You can maximize your car accident injury claim by working with an experienced car accident lawyer who:
It is equally important that you:
Failing to do any of these will decrease the legitimacy of your claim in the eyes of an insurance adjuster, insurance defense lawyer, and jury.
It makes us angry that the vast majority of car accidents are caused by human error. The most common errors drivers make include:
That means that the vast majority of car accidents, and the significant damages they cause, could be avoided if people paid attention. The National Safety Council is committed to keeping people safe on the road and eliminating deaths. There are several behaviors that need to change, but the easiest one is for people to pay attention to road conditions and traffic all around them, the second easiest is for people to avoid driving when fatigued.
Tens of thousands of people are injured or die from distracted driving every year.10 We are constantly surrounded by screens, information, and things clamoring for our attention. They are part of everyday life. Our familiarity with them and their repeated use provide a false sense of security. These technologies lead to cognitive distraction and inattention blindness.
Let us make this clear:
You are NOT a multitasking master. No matter how smart you are, how technologically savvy you are, or how attentive you think you are, you are NOT. You are human. The human brain has evolved with limitations.
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After being in a car accident in Phoenix. Gage Mathers took my case. He is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions and concerns. Thank you so much for all you help! Im very happy with the settlement I got! I would highly recommend Gage Mathers Law Group!
After struggling to find a law firm to represent me in a product liability case, Gage Mathers came through, fighting for me during a very long and arduous process. Joe the managing attorney, along with paralegals Tracy and Erin followed up throughout the process with medical and documentation to get me a very satisfying result. For a small firm they fight for their clients and I would highly recommend them.
This Law group is phenomenal.I had an car accident in 2006.I was hit in by a 15 1/2 year oldAnd anybody who gets in the situation I’m gonna tell you a little trick.If you ever get hit by somebody that young and you get the address from the police report of where The teenagers actually residing. .Especially if it’s a parental guardian which this grandmother was.Because I worked in insurance previously I knew thatYou can actually go on the Maricopa County assessors page, a...
After working with another firm who was not qualified for my case Martin Mathers came through for me. It makes a huge difference when you have someone with experience and who knows how to navigate through the legal hurdles to win your case!
Martin and his team were really easy to work with, kept me continuously updated, and negotiated a great deal with insurance. I can’t recommend them enough.
how can i explain, how amazing and helpful from the start to finish. they got me more then I expected and I’m grateful for that. Regina was a great and caring person that really knew what she was doing and did all possible she communicated with me through it all. thank you know Joe, he one funny and cool guy he did all in is power to finish this case and support Regina through it all. I’m grateful for there hard work and will go to them all the time with anything...
On Dec 22 of 2020 my wife and I were involved in a horrific auto accident. 7 weeks in hospital, mostly in the ICU but we survived, barley. Once I was able to function, I contacted Gage Mathers to help sort out the insurances and legal matters and a couple million dollars in medical bills . It was a long and involved process but in the end it was all sorted with a handsome payout for us, which was totally unexpected on our part. Regina (our paralegal) and the accounting staff...
Martin and his team helped me through a bodily injury case after getting in a bad car accident. From day one, his team moved quickly to make sure that all documents were reveived and got to the places they needed to push our case through. The Gage-Mather’s team worked hard on our case to represent us and make sure we were awarded proper compensation.This team went the extra mile to always communicate what was going on and fight in our best interest til the very end of our ...
Martin and his team were exceptional from the start. They gathered all of the information from our bodily injury case quickly and got to work immediately, getting my family the money that we deserved from an unfortunate situation. I would highly recommend Martin at Gage Mathers for any personal injury case. He and his team were responsive and professional throughout this long process and continually fought for us and kept us in the loop.
They made this experience very easy for me. Everyone I spoke with was very friendly and professional. I want to give a shout out to Ms. Erin She is amazing. Thank you Erin! I would highly recommend them!
My father-in-law was involved in the accident with Phoenix PD. They was able to get to the case taken care of quickly and efficiently and they always made sure that he was OK and make sure that we knew what was going on with the case. Big shout out to Erin No matter how many times I called out of my father-in-law’s request she never got angry never got upset and never ever said that we was annoying are pushing she understood our frustrations and understood why we was c...
Joseph D’Aguanno and his paralegals Regina Garcia and Elizabeth Sanchez were very professional and very informative on my case. I was always able to speak with someone and I was updated throughout the process. I am super happy with the outcome and I would definitely recommend Gage Mathers to family and friends. Thank you!
Very satisfied with the service I received. Erin was very professional responded quickly and got my case done fast. I would highly recommend Erin and Gage Mathers. They went above and beyond!!!!
Martin Mathers and his entire team expertly guided me through a difficult personal injury case. They were professional and responsive throughout the long process, and they continually fought for a positive outcome. I am deeply grateful for their efforts and the successful settlement of my case. I highly recommend this outstanding team.
One year ago I had reason to believe that a previous medical procedure had caused a significant new health risk. I knew I needed legal advice on what my rights were and what options might exist for me to pursue a resolution. I reached out to Joe and he was immediately responsive. Not only did he provide me assistance in a timely way, he personally dropped off materials for me to review at my home. At that time, I really needed help and he was there for me.