Attorney Thomas Hogle’s proficiency for solving challenging problems and his passion for helping others make him the attorney you want on your side. Thomas is known for his honesty, compassion and dedication to a fair legal system.
law school: Arizona State University
favorite tv show: Flight of the ConcordsEmail Thomas
Attorney Nathan prides himself on his ability to empathize with and really listen to and understand clients’ circumstances and concerns. Once he understands his client, Nathan is focused on finding the right solution to the problems and helping his client heal after facing difficult challenges.
law school: Western State University
favorite sport: FootballEmail Nathan
Jacqueline is an attorney that excels at explaining the law to her clients in a way they understand, communicating their options to them and guiding them through today’s legal system. When clients meet with Jacqueline, they receive her full attention. She listens, understands and assists clients in solving their legal problems during difficult circumstances in their lives.
law school: University of San Francisco
in my spare time: Read or oil paintEmail Jacqueline
Attorney Robert Moon sees that too often clients think they need a lawyer who will fight no matter the cost, but more often they need a lawyer who can balance legal issues with practicality. He finds the leverage to achieve what’s right for his clients and creates an amicable result while staying above the fray of the emotional components of each case.
law school: University of Utah
favorite vacation spot: ItalyEmail Robert
Attorney Dana Hogle has years of experience in personal injury litigation. He has helped clients who were hurt on the job, seriously injured in an automobile accident, or otherwise hurt by another’s negligence. He knows how to handle these cases from a legal perspective, and he also understands the personal element of personal injury work.
law school: California Western School of Law
favorite song: "Mama Tried" by Merle HaggardEmail Dana
Phoenix Personal Injury Resources
Hospitals & Urgent Care
Banner University Medical Center1111 E McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Banner University Medical Center provides medical, surgical and emergency care services.
HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center250 E. Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85020
HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center is 266-bed hospital featuring medical, surgical and emergency care services.
Phoenix Health Insurance21620 N. 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Phoenix Health Insurance provides health insurance, life insurance and other insurance products.
Arizona National Insurance2200 E Williams Field Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ 85295
Atlas Chiropractic Center4131 W. Thunderbird Road
Phoenix, AZ 85053
Phoenix Chiropractors Dr. Fred Schofield, Dr. Tanya Podolak, and Dr. Paxton Schofield provide chiropractic services for the Phoenix community.
Klingert Chiropractic Center16816 N. 35th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85053
Family-owned Klingert Chiropractic provides chiropractic services to help alleviate pain due to injury.
Counseling & Mental Health
Nicolette Re1536 E. Maryland
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Nicolette Re focuses on treating those who suffer from trauma, stress and PTSD.
N.E.Z. Integrative Psychotherapy4105 N. 20th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Dr. Nezhat Edalatian focuses on healing individuals suffering from trauma and PTSD.
Arizona Motorcycle Accidents
Do I have a claim/when to contact an attorney?
Yes, you are entitled for a claim. Accident claims like these are governed by Personal Injuries laws meaning that when a person has been emotionally or physically injured or killed by another person's wrongful acts. A personal injury lawsuit is filed when the victim seeks to get compensation for the harm caused by wrongful acts of another person(at fault). These claims are generally for negligence as the injured party has been harmed by the wrongdoer's carelessness. Usually personal injury claims can be filed by the individual himself. If the client is the wrongdoer, he/she must contact an attorney. Irrespective of who is at fault for the accident, the insurance company is responsible for paying the initial medical expenses as per the insurance policies. If the insurance company REFUSES to pay the expenses, the client must contact an attorney afterwards.
What kind of claims are there in regards to motorcyle accidents?
1. First party motorcycle accident insurance claim is made against the insurance company based on:
§ uninsured motorist - If the client is involved in a motorcycle crash with another driver who does not have insurance or in case of single bike accident.
§ underinsured motorist coverage - If the client is involved in a motorcycle crash with another driver who has insurance but the insurance limit does not cover the compensation for the injuries.
2. Third party motorcycle accident insurance claim is made against the insurance company of another driver, motor vehicle rental company, government entity or other third party.
If an individual is unable to recover damage on his own, he must file a lawsuit. According to Arizona's statute of limitation, personal injury lawsuit must be filed within two years from the date of injury.
The process involves filing and serving summons to the defendant and complaint describing the incident and its circumstances followed with the causes of action showing clear negligence of the wrongdoer. After the summons is served, the defendant (wrongdoer) has to file an answer to the complaint. The process includes discoveries such as an array of interrogatories served by defendant's attorney to the plaintiff (client) and requires written response. The plaintiff is also required to attend deposition in which the defence attorney can ask a number of questions about the accident, injuries, health history and employment under oath. The court may also ask the plaintiff to submit medical records. Finally, judgement is pronounced either by a judge or a jury. The judgement includes the case winner and the amount of money the client is entitled to get for the damages and suffering.
What kind of attorneys can handle a motorcycle accident case?
Personal Injury lawyer is an expert in handling motorcycle accident cases.
How much does it cost me to hire an attorney for my case?
For some attorneys, it depends on the number of hours an attorney is spending on this case and some charges a pre defined amount for handling particular type of case. Usually, most attorneys receive a contingency fee which is a percentage of the money as part of settlement or trial. In personal injury cases, the lawyer in the beginning agrees to bring a satisfactory settlement claim by doing his/her best. Initially the client agrees to pay the lawyer from the money claimed at the end of a settlement. However, the payment is agreed upon percentage of the amount claimed.
Even the litigation cost which includes fee for filing the case at the court of law, money paid to investigators, expert witnesses and for obtaining the medical records is paid by the client after the money has been claimed. It is different from the money paid to an attorney based on his/her efficient work and efforts. Furthermore, upon mutual understanding, both the client and the lawyer agrees not to charge any money if the lawyer does not succeed in the case. The client does not owe money to the lawyer in that case. Usually in personal injury cases, the fee entirely is dependent on the lawyer's hardwork and him/her being successful in obtaining money from the wrongdoer. The client still may have to repay the lawyer for the cost related to the personal injury claim.
What is involved?
The civil lawsuit involves, issuing of summons, filing of a complaint, written response by the defendant, discoveries, interrogations, cross examination and judgement.
How long does it take?
Usually it takes 3-4 months to settle a personal injury case. However, it can take 1-2 years if there is a lack of evidence and other supporting documents.
What type of compensation can I expect?
In Arizona, there is no certain amount the client can recover for the damages and suffering. The client is entitled for compensation for damages, pain and suffering caused by another person's negligence.
Should I get an attorney even if the accident is my fault?
Yes, the client must contact a motorcycle accident attorney even if the accident is your fault. The specialized attorney will review your case and provide appropriate action to be taken. Since Arizona is a comparative fault state, if a jury decides that you had any degree of fault in causing the accident, the compensation awarded will be reduced in proportion to the relative degree of the client's fault.
Arizona is a pure comparative fault state, meaning that if a jury concludes that you had any degree of fault in causing the accident, any damages awarded are reduced in proportion to the relative degree of your fault. For example, if you were responsible for 70 percent of the accident, you can still be awarded 30 percent of your damages.