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Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer

Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer- Attorneys at Law with convenient office locations throughout Arizona, including Chandler, Glendale, Tucson, and Yuma.

It is vitally important that you seek legal counsel if you have suffered personal injury as a result of an accident or a product defect resulting in product liability. Arizona state law dictates that personal injury and negligence claims must be made within a certain period of time.
At Wattel & York, our Phoenix injury lawyers use our extensive experience in personal injury litigation to ensure that you receive adequate compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of an accident.

Negligence and consumer product defects bring bodily and emotional harm to millions of Americans each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that each year 27.7 million Americans visit emergency rooms for unintentional personal injury. A shocking 121,599 people die each year from those injuries. A bit of frayed carpet, an improperly executed repair, an irregular stair step, a loose handrail, a motor vehicle collisions caused by another driver’s negligence, a defective consumer product — each threatens to cause serious personal injury.

It is important to understand the terminology involved in a personal injury claim. A claim of personal injury refers to a variety of tort lawsuit (a lawsuit that addresses civil wrongs) alleging that a plaintiff’s injury has been caused by one type of negligence or another. In other words, personal injury law grants you compensation when another person’s intentional misconduct, recklessness, or carelessness injuries or damages you or your personal belongings. Injuries in personal injury claims can refer to any damage to the body, mind, or emotions. Medical and dental accidents also fall under personal injury and usually lead to medical negligence claims.

Personal injury claims are frequently filed for automobile accidents caused by negligence. Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of personal injury and death in the United States. In 2008 an estimated 37,261 people were killed, and another 2,350,000 injured, in traffic accidents.

When it comes to automobile accidents, fault is usually determined by the law of negligence. Drivers must exercise a standard called “reasonable care under the circumstances” when behind the wheel. If a driver fails to exercise this standard and negligently operates a vehicle, the law of negligence dictates that compensation for any damages to another person or property become the responsibility of the guilty party.  An experienced Phoenix, AZ auto accident lawyer will help you successfully recover the maximum amount of compensation for your or your loved one’s fully physical and or emotional recoveries.

Negligence can be attributable to a number of factors, including:

Consumer products can also cause personal injury. Imagine you just purchased a new riding lawnmower, but upon using it for the first time, the seat comes loose, causing you to slip and fall off and to break your wrist. This scenario offers an instructive illustration of how product liability and personal injury intersect: a product proves defective and causes injury to your person. In such a case, you’ll most likely file a claim of strict liability. A claim of strict liability focuses on the defective product rather than any negligence on the manufacturer’s part. A claim of strict liability decrees that the manufacturer is responsible for a defective product even if there is no evidence of negligence.

If you suffer personal injury from a defective product, and strict liability applies to your case, then a Phoenix injury attorney at Wattel & York can help determine if any of the following parties can be held responsible for your injuries:

  • The business where you rented or purchased the product
  • The business where you were supplied with the product to use on the business’s premises
  • The manufacturer of the product

Most states have laws on their books that limit how long after the product has been sold to the public that the manufacturer or seller can be subject to liability laws.


There are many different types of ways personal injuries are sustained and a number of different types of personal injuries.  Below are just some of the common causes and common types of personal injuries that are often times brought to attorneys in order to successfully recover the proper amount of compensation for the personal injury victim’s physical and or emotional recovery from the injury they have sustained. Some common causes of personal injuries are:

Here are some of the most common types of personal injuries that are often brought to experienced Phoenix personal injury lawyers so that they can help the victim recover the proper compensation needed for the victim’s recovery:


The Phoenix personal injury lawyers at Wattel & York will work with you to determine the cause of fault in your claim. But our services go beyond simply ensuring that you receive adequate compensation for the pain and suffering your injury has caused you. We will also find the right medical specialist for your injuries, and we will work with that specialist to ensure that payment for his or her services is delayed until your case is completed by settlement or trial.

An initial legal consultation with a Phoenix personal injury attorney at Wattel & York is free of charge. Our team of attorneys work on a contingent-fee basis. If we take your case, you pay us only if you receive a monetary reward or recovery of fees. Don’t wait any longer; a personal injury lawsuit in Arizona must be filed before the statute of limitations expires. Call us now, because you may have a valid claim entitling you to compensation for the pain and suffering your personal injury has caused you.

If you or someone you know has suffered personal injury, contact the Phoenix, AZ injury lawyers at Wattel & York. You can contact us toll-free at (877) 572-4143, or you can submit a simple case form on our website.

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“Amazing people, they had my claim for about a week before they were able to get my truck totaled out. Otherwise I would have been stuck with a truck that had heavy front end damage if they hadn’t stepped in to help me. I tried to deal with my insurance company myself for over a month and that got me nowhere, all I got was a massive headache and a messed up truck. They are very professional and act quickly on your claim. I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for help.”

Candy J.


“I was in an accident and decided to call Wattel and York. After months of going to a Chiropractor, I finally felt better. When it came time for settlement, the insurance company was making an offer I wanted to accept, Mr. Wattel advised against it and felt the insurance company was shortchanging me. He recommended I file a lawsuit and that will get them to cave. Well, Dave filed suit, and sure enough, the insurance company increased their offer by $4,000! I am very satisfied with how my case was handled.”

Nardeasha S.


“Wattel & York were flat out outstanding with my personal injury case. They made the process painless and kept in constant communication throughout the entire time. Any questions I might’ve had were promptly answered and detail oriented. They gave me crucial advice that I would’ve otherwise not been aware of. I couldn’t have asked for more from them. Put your trust in these guys, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks Wattel & York.”

Mattew P.


“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.”

Cathy M.

“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.”

Levy G.

“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!!”

Vince C.

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