Flagstaff Law Firm Fights for Injured Clients
Dedicated personal injury attorney works hard to help victims get fair compensation
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to another party’s negligence or willful act, it’s important to work with a knowledgeable attorney who can explain your options and help you secure appropriate compensation. Since 2006, the Law Office of Matthew J. Poirier PLLC has been serving injured clients throughout Flagstaff and the surrounding area, providing reliable guidance on all types of personal injury claims. I understand how an injury can affect your life and your family. No matter the specific nature of the claim, I give my clients the personal attention, honest advice and fierce legal advocacy they deserve during a difficult time.
Understanding injury claims In Arizona
When you’re hurt, understanding key legal issues might not be the first thing on your mind, but acting quickly is critical. In Arizona, plaintiffs must bring personal injury claims within two years of the incident or the discovery of the injury. After that, victims usually lose their right to sue forever. This might seem like a long time, but your case will be strongest if you immediately contact a PI attorney who can begin assembling evidence on your behalf.
My firm will review the facts and assess where the liability in your case exists. In some cases, pinpointing the liable defendant is fairly straightforward, such as when a driver causes a crash by operating their vehicle unsafely. However, there are also cases, such as in medical malpractice claims, where identifying the negligent party requires extensive investigation. In some cases, multiple liable defendants must pay compensation to the plaintiff.
There are cases where a defendant might allege that the victim was responsible for their own injury. Under Arizona’s comparative negligence law comes in, a plaintiff who is partly at fault can still recover damages from a liable defendant. However, the award would be reduced by the share of blame assigned to the plaintiff. Therefore if someone suffers $100,000 in damages from a car crash, but is 20 percent liable because they were slightly distracted, the award would be $80,000. As a personal injury attorney, I not only pursue maximum compensation for my clients, I also push back against meritless efforts to blame the victim.
Handling your unique injury cases
I have more than 15 years of experience advocating for clients in cases involving:
- Vehicle accidents — When you’ve been involved in a car or truck auto accident, seek immediate medical attention and avoid speaking with an insurance company until you meet with an experienced accident lawyer. My law firm is ready to help immediately by conducting a thorough accident investigation and handling all negotiations with the insurer.
- Traumatic brain injuries — If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), there might be a long road to recovery ahead. Head and neck ailments can include whiplash and concussions, and you could experience symptoms such as nausea, memory loss, headaches and dizziness. Your TBI claim can help you collect compensation to address short- and long-term medical expenses. I work tirelessly to obtain awards and settlements that relieve the financial pressure from clients who suffer head injuries.
- Slip and fall accidents — Should a hazardous condition on someone else’s property cause you t experience a slip and fall injury, my law firm works to hold the negligent party accountable. Whether you’ve fallen in a store, slipped on icy or uneven pavement or were hurt on a construction site, I fight for the full compensation you deserve.
- Medical malpractice — Sometimes medical professionals make errors that inflict harm on their patients. Those same people might even try to cover up or deny their mistakes. I consult with highly regarded doctors and other experts to ascertain whether substandard care is the reason a patient suffered harm.
When you retain my firm’s services, you get a fierce advocate for your rights in whom you can have total confidence. There’s no risk because you don’t pay attorney’s fees until are paid through a verdict or settlement.
When to hire a PI lawyer
The best time to hire an attorney is immediately after your accident, when evidence is fresh and can be preserved. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you can negotiate with an insurance company, especially while your focus needs to be on your physical recovery. Insurers often deny, delay and then defend their policyholders even if the facts are not on their side. Don’t settle for far less than you deserve. Hiring a PI lawyer sends a strong signal that you intend to receive full compensation.
Contact a skilled Flagstaff personal injury lawyer for a free consultation
The Law Office of Matthew J. Poirier PLLC provides skilled and determined advocacy for a wide range of personal injury cases. Call 928-222-2803 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation.