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Car Accident Attorney Chandler

Car accidents are devastating and can cause long-term income loss. In 2019, 53,809 injuries were caused by car crashes, with 982 deaths in Arizona. If this has happened to you, you may be due compensation for your injuries. In Chandler, car accident attorneys are trained to improve your chance of receiving a settlement that will cover all of your damages. They provide advanced strategies that prove your claim to other parties. Car accidents are often caused by substance abuse, texting, or other forms of distracted driving. When you are not at fault for the accident, you are not liable for your damages and deserve compensation. 

When you get into a terrifying car accident, you can claim the damages you experienced. Then, return your life to normal with reliable legal support who will stand up for you. You can work with dedicated car accident attorneys in Chandler, Arizona. Contact Wattel and York today for a free consultation. 

What Car Accident Attorneys in Chandler Can Do For You

Your attorney is there to support and guide you with valuable advice. It can be a confusing process when creating a car accident claim and dealing with the other party’s insurance company. Attorneys understand how insurance companies work and know how much your case is worth. 

What Do Attorneys Do?

Your attorney can vastly improve your settlement circumstances. In addition to arguing your case, they will help you gather additional evidence to increase your award amount. Car accident lawyers are well educated in traffic laws, insurance policies, and the calculation of your damages. 

Drafting Documents

Lawyers are incredibly organized and will prepare your documents for your case. They will include all the details of your evidence and present them. Your economic and non-economic damages will be laid out and methodized according to factual evidence. The amounts will be on level with the general compensation amount typically assigned to such occurrences.  


When you are in pain and struggling with the healing process, you may not be in the best state to talk to others about your injuries. Your attorney is an expert communicator who can contact other parties and their insurance companies professionally. They also are skilled negotiators who can represent you in a meaningful way. Their strategy will help pressure other parties to pay your settlement by revealing how they are responsible for your damages. 


If the other parties can’t come to a settlement, you can go to trial. Your car accident attorney will file a lawsuit on your behalf to represent you before a jury during a trial. In court, your attorney will display your evidence before the judge utilizing proven strategies. They have your best interests at heart and will aim to get the best possible settlement for you. You are unlikely to go to trial, as most personal injury claims settle or go to a pre-trial mediation. However, you are in good hands if it ever comes to a lawsuit. 

Valuable Advice

Attorneys are knowledgeable and can give you valuable advice. They know the common errors you might make in your personal injury claim and will navigate you past that. You will need the additional resources, support, and guidance because there are many intricacies involved when dealing with a personal injury claim. Your attorney has to prove that the other parties are at fault for your injuries and will require an investigation of your case with some cooperation on your end. 

What to Do After a Car Accident

After you were in a grim car wreck, you need to start taking steps towards building your personal injury claim. It will require a lot of documentation on your end, in addition to written personal accounts of what happened. 

Gather Evidence

Pictures are reliable and solid evidence that represents what happened on the day of your accident. You can take photos of the damage done to your car, your wounds, and the area the accident occurred in. These will all add up and match the story you provided to your lawyer. Write down how you felt, the pain and suffering you experienced, and any details when it is fresh in your mind. This helps prevent inconsistencies and confusion later on when forgetfulness begins. 

Your Input on the Police Report

Don’t neglect the police report. If you can, try to wait for the police officer to arrive to commit the car accident to record. You will want to be as honest as possible and let them know if you were injured, how the car accident happened, and what you were doing while driving. This will provide reliable evidence as the police report will include your input and the other parties’ accounts. Naturally, police officers will go with the most logical and reasonable story. Get Medical Help

You should see a doctor as soon as possible to get your injuries treated. A doctor will let you know the extent of the physical damage and also give you medicine for the pain. If you delay this, you might make your injuries less convincing. Additionally, you can discover soft tissue injuries early on before they cause severe damage. 

Keep Track of Expenses

The expenses caused by your damages may pile up over time. Ensure you keep all of your medical bills, receipts, and costs you had to pay because of your car accident. You will need to include wage loss as well as any projected income loss into the future. All of this isn’t your fault and will be included in the settlement. 

Include Non-Economic Damages

In addition to your physical injuries, you will need help with your pain and suffering damages. This includes pain from physical wounds and emotional distress. For example, you might have PTSD from driving on the road and anxiety getting back on the road. Other problems include shame, embarrassment, depression, emotional anguish, or other painful emotions. These are part of your settlement and will be calculated by your attorney. 

Wrongful Death

Car accidents are one of the major causes of wrongful death. 11.5 deaths per 100,000 people happen because of motor vehicle-related accidents. If your loved one has passed away and you are a spouse, parent, child, or dependent, you can receive a settlement on behalf of the victim. In addition to general economic and non-economic damages, you can claim loss of companionship, nurturing, guidance, and mentorship. Spouses can claim loss of consortium and partnership. The income of the victim’s remaining lifespan is included in the settlement, in addition to the value of their services. You can also claim damages for the burial costs, the funeral, and the medical bills accrued before their passing. There may be additional damages you can add to your settlement, so you will need to speak with your attorney to learn more. 

Speak to an Attorney in Chandler, Arizona

If you need help on your settlement claim, you can work with a competent team of legal professionals who know how to represent your case. For example, you can talk to car accident attorneys who know exactly what you’re experiencing and the type of damages you might have. They will use your evidence to negotiate a settlement with the responsible parties. If the other party disagrees, your attorney will file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you before the jury. To get started, speak with a committed legal firm today. Contact Wattel and York now for a free consultation.

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“Thank you so much for all your hard work on our behalf! Thinking I could handle it on my own, I was originally reluctant to take my accident claim to an attorney. But I am SO glad I called you instead. Your people were always helpful, pleasant and responsive at every step along the way. You represented us with honesty and integrity and made a traumatic experience as painless as it could be. And best of all, you helped us get a settlement that was fair and far more than I could ever have negotiated on my own! I highly recommend Wattel &York to anyone who has suffered a personal injury.”

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“I was the passenger in a vehicle that was 'T- Boned' at an intersection in 2014. The issues of responsibility and recovery became a difficult and convoluted confusion. I really needed help. This Team at Wattel and York walked me patiently and encouragingly through difficult months, sorting through issues and finally arriving at a satisfactory conclusion. I especially want to name two great and encouraging "warriors" of Wattel and York who directed me along the way..Brian Torba and Melissa Patterson..to them and the whole team I say "Thank You" with heart felt gratitude. Sincerely, God Bless You.”

Robert G.

“Honesty. Integrity. Transparency. Partnership. Wattel & York brought all of these qualities and more to my accident case. I'd love to thank all of the team members who helped me with the process: David Guzman, who conducted the initial interview in my home, Aly Shomar-Esparza, who seamlessly guided me through paperwork and filings, Debbie Harrach, who conducted final review, paperwork revisions and scheduling, and Thomas Grisoni, who counseled me before and attended my deposition. I never felt alone during the arduous process and always knew there was a professional team looking out for my best interest. I highly recommend Wattel & York if you are unfortunately involved in an accident that was not your fault.”

Russ W.

“I was a passenger in a car that got t-boned a few years ago and got a huge gash. I didn't know a lot about lawyers, so I basically just picked one on the flip of a coin. I called Wattel and York and they explained everything, I went into the office and filled out paperwork. Got treatment on my gash over the time I worked with them, glad I did as it opened back up a couple times and bled. They did really good, got me the maximum amount of money, and made sure I was well taken care of. I was updated from time to time so that was good. The only thing I might change is I never got to thank or talk to my lawyer. I think it was because I was already used to dealing with the lady at their Glendale office so they just kept her as my point of contact. So it's okay, I'll thank them with a good review. The last thing I could say about them is months after I thought my case was over they called me and said they had another check for me for a few hundred dollars. Apparently, they negotiated with the hospital I went to after the accident. It was a nice surprise and shows they really had my interests in mind.”

Trent B.

“Wattel & York has been great for me in the past few years. I was involved in a really bad accident while I was on Active Duty in Yuma, Arizona and they have been patient with me every step of the way through a very long process. I would recommend them to anyone thank you for all your help.”

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“Appreciate David taking the time to speak with me. He was most kind. From the front line with the receptionist, to him, the firm was a class act all the way around.”

Claire B.

“Dave Wattel represented me and my son on a Personal Injury case from a motor vehicle accident back in 2009. Jake P. handled my deposition and Dave did the Quarterbacking. The insurance company hired NFL referee Ed Hochuli's firm to try and deny our claim. But Wattel & York made it look as easy as Tom Brady on the football field. The result was more than acceptable and my son and I were compensated for our injuries and rehabilitation. Dave Wattel cares about his clients. If I ever find myself in a situation like this again, Wattel & York will be on speed dial!!”

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