Common Questions We Often Hear
We are always happy to answer the questions of clients and even prospective clients thinking of hiring us. At the Law Offices of Mohammed Alzaidi, we provide legal guidance for a wide range of legal issues that involve personal injury. We provide free initial consultations and never charge fees until we settle your case.
Do I need a lawyer if I have been in a motor vehicle accident?
If you are an injured victim in a car or truck-related accident where the other driver was at fault, it is smart to contact our firm. Insurance companies will often try to cut their losses and settle quickly if their client is clearly at fault. However, an attorney can help determine the full extent of damages as well as the costs in the present as well as the future. We protect your personal rights and right to compensation, which includes lost wages, medical expenses and property damage, as well as pain and suffering.
Who pays the legal fees?
We do not charge our clients until the case is resolved in a positive manner. Our fees are part of the settlement – while most firms charge 33 percent of the total amount recovered, we charge 25 percent if the case does not go to court. Most cases are settled out of court.
What happens if I was injured in an accident and the insurance company is being unfair?
Like so many corporations, insurance companies are concerned about their bottom line. They will sometimes dismiss a claim, underpay, cancel a policy for asking questions or simply give you the runaround until you give up. We know all their tricks, understand how the system works and how much people deserve for their claims. We prepare each case as if we are going to court, but we find that matters are often settled before that happens.
Why should I avoid making a statement to the insurance company after the accident?
If you have been in an accident, you may not be thinking clearly immediately afterward. You may even misspeak or in some way compromise your ability to receive compensation. It is best to let a knowledgeable attorney handle all interaction with the insurance company.
A neighbor’s dog bit my daughter. They are offering to pay for the medical expenses, but they did not want to call animal control. What should I do?
Arizona law requires all parties with direct knowledge of a dog bite to notify animal control. Depending on the severity of the attack, your child could be traumatized for years, and there may be permanent scars that will need additional procedures to remove or minimize. Filing a personal injury claim against the insurance company can cover expenses now and for the future. By doing this, you are also doing the community a favor by raising awareness about a dangerous dog.
Why do I need to see the doctor if I do not have medical insurance?
It is important to document any injury you sustain due to the negligence of another. Going to the doctor provides proof of the injury. When the time comes, the costs will be covered in the settlement.
Should I settle or take my case to trial?
Each case is different, but most personal injury claims cases are settled before they go to trial. Our attorney works toward the best possible outcome in your case. We will advise you, but the ultimate decision rests with the client. Sometimes court is necessary, but it is often faster and less stressful to settle the case outside of court. Regardless of the expected outcome, we prepare each case as if we are going to trial because this insures that we get the maximum compensation for our clients.
Not Seeing Your Question Here?
You can call our office in Phoenix at 602-705-0222 or toll-free at 877-900-1791 to schedule a free initial consultation with attorney Mohammed Alzaidi. We can also be reached through our website’s contact form.
You can schedule evening and weekend appointments at your home or even in the hospital. Telephones are answered at all times. We offer services in Spanish and Arabic. Unlike most lawyers who require that you pay 33.3 percent of your recovered compensation in fees, we offer a more reasonable contingency fee of 25 percent of your recovery for nonlitigated cases.