Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer

Phoenix car accident lawyer Christopher D. Burk represents injured victims throughout Maricopa County recover compensation when negligent drivers cause them harm. Dedicated to “fighting for the little guy” in motor vehicle accident injury claims and lawsuits, Chris is not afraid to go up against, at-fault drivers, faceless insurance companies, large corporations, vehicle manufacturers, trucking companies, or government agencies to protect the best interests of his clients. 

If you were injured in a car accident in Phoenix, Tempe, Peoria, or one of the surrounding Maricopa County communities, call injury lawyer Chris Burk at Burk Injury Lawyers for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.

Call: 702-620-2020

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Why Choose Injury Lawyer Chris Burk for Your Car Accident Case?

Hiring an experienced car accident lawyer to represent you after a crash in Phoenix is crucial. The Insurance Research Council (IRC) reports that people who handle their injury cases without legal representation recover 3.5 times less in settlements and jury verdicts than victims who hire motor vehicle accident attorneys.

Unfortunately, all injury lawyers in Maricopa County are not equally qualified to represent you. Hiring accident attorney Chris Burk has many advantages.

  • Our injury law firm has earned a reputation for obtaining satisfactory settlements and verdicts in even the most complicated car accident cases.
  • We accept personal injury cases  on a contingency fee basis. If our team is not successful in obtaining financial recovery on your behalf, we don’t get paid.
  • We are not a settlement mill. Burk Injury Lawyers will not try to convince you to accept a settlement offer that is less than what we believe your case is worth.
  • Accident attorney Chris Burk will evaluate all factors that may have contributed to your car accident to maximize your compensation.
    You are our priority. Our legal team will take the time to listen to your side of the story, answer your questions, and address your concerns. We will keep you informed as your injury claim or lawsuit progresses, notify you of any challenges that may arise, and help you decide the best course of action to take.

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Recovering Compensation for Car Accidents in Phoenix

Maricopa County car accidents often have significant long-term consequences for victims. Under Arizona’s tort-based insurance system, negligent parties who contribute to motor vehicle crashes are liable for the harm they cause. Before you can recover compensation for your losses, however, it is important to identify the various parties who may be held accountable.

  • The other driver: If another driver’s negligence or recklessness caused your car accident, he or she can be held liable for damages.
    The other driver’s insurance company: In Arizona, the at-fault driver’s insurance company is responsible for paying for your losses up to the coverage limits.
  • Your uninsured/underinsured motorist policy: If the at-fault driver was uninsured, underinsured, or left the scene of the accident, your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage is required to pick up the tab for your losses.
  • The vehicle or parts manufacturer: If a defective part (tires, brakes, steering system) caused your car accident, the vehicle manufacturer or parts maker can be held liable for damages.
  • The dealership that sold you the vehicle: If your dealership sold you a car that was under recall, used defective replacement parts on your vehicle, or knew the car they sold you was damaged or unsafe, you can hold the company liable for injuries their negligence caused.
  • Your auto mechanic: An auto mechanic that used defective replacement parts or performed faulty repair work on your vehicle and you were injured in a car accident as a result, the repair shop can be held liable for your injuries and other losses.
  • An employer: If you or the other driver was performing the duties of a job or driving a company vehicle when your car accident happened, the employer and its insurance company could be held liable for injuries.
  • A government agency: Government agencies may be liable for damages if road defects like potholes, malfunctioning traffic lights, or missing road signs contributed to your crash.

Phoenix car accident attorney Chris Burk helps victims who are hurt in car accidents recover compensation for:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Future Medical Expenses
  • Lost Earning Capacity
  • Property Repairs or Replacement

FAQs About Maricopa County Car Accidents

Under Arizona’s comparative negligence laws, you can recover compensation for damages even if you were up to 99% at fault for the car accident. Your award, however, will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

Phoenix car accident victims have just two years to take legal action after a car accident in most cases. Exceptions exist, however. If the defendant is a public employee or entity, for example, you may have only six months to file a personal injury lawsuit.

A police report can help substantiate your car accident claim, increasing your chance of winning compensation. However, an accident report is not required to file a claim for damages.