Zachar Law Firm – Client Success Stories
Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer, Chris Zachar of Zachar Law Firm is proud to share with you recent success stories that have helped clients not only recover damages that they have sustained due to negligence of another, but also help clients get back their lives.
Success Story Winter 2011
Zachar Law Firm recently settled a case wherein the client came to us after being represented by another law firm.
The prior firm had done little to move the case along, and the client was becoming quite dissatisfied.
The reason for this made no sense to us. It was a good case. It needed attention (and so did our nice young client)
We see this all too often. Many law firms advertise for “personal injury” cases, even though honestly, they have no idea how to handle a personal injury case.
They think, well, a rear end accident? Easy! Once they get involved and realize the amount of knowledge and work that is truly necessary, the case stalls, little gets done and the client gets dissatisfied.
Often these firms string the client along, telling that these things “take time”. While that is sometimes true, they generally don’t take anywhere near as much time as the law firm represents to them.
Upon receipt of the file in this case mentioned earlier, we recognized a few things that could have been done right away to get the case into a settlement posture. ZLF took immediate steps to do just that.
After only a few short months, the case settled for the adverse driver’s policy limits.
Success Story Summer 2008
In May 2008, a boy was attacked by a neighbor’s dog. The boy suffered a very serious injury to his nose and face, to the extent that plastic surgery was necessary to repair it.
This client came to Zachar Law Firm more than a year after the incident occurred. This created potential legal hurdles in making claims for the boy’s injuries and for the medical expenses incurred by the family. The “strict liability” laws in Arizona require that a lawsuit be filed within one year of the date of the injury, and the one year deadline had already passed.
Zachar Law Firm accepted the case. Through it investigation and strong efforts in presenting the case, was able to convince the insurance company for the dog’s owner that it was in its best interest to settle the case. Ultimately, ZLF was able to resolve it with a very good outcome for the client. Indeed, at this time of this writing, the boy has had the additional surgery that has nearly resolved the physical damage caused by the attack.
Zachar Law Firm is very proud to have made a difference in this young man’s life.
Success Story Summer 2009
In May 2009, a man was at a restaurant, intending to get some breakfast with his girlfriend following an early morning horseback ride in Cave Creek. They decided to eat on the outdoor patio. It was a bright, sunny Sunday morning.
As the man opened the door to go outside, he fell, suffering a serious injury to his leg. He did not know exactly how it occurred, as he generally was not an accident-prone person. He asked Zachar Law Firm was to investigate, to determine whether there were any problems at the property that might explain the incident.
In the investigation, ZLF determined that the outside access was in gross violation of the Uniform Building Code. Further, a review of court records showed that the same restaurant had previously been sued by another patron who had fallen and injured herself AT THE SAME SPOT only one (1). The previous patron likewise argued that the premises failed to confirm to the Uniform Building Code. The ZLF investigation further showed that in that one (1) year time period, the restaurant had taken no steps to remedy the problem or make the area safe as required by the Uniform Building Code.
Following completion of the client’s medical care, Zachar Law Firm was able to resolve the case for fair compensation for the client.
Success Story Spring 2010
Zachar Law Firm continues to assist a very nice lady who was injured during a bar fight in Scottsdale Arizona. She was at a club when a brawl broke out between the club entertainer and one of the patrons. Our client simply got caught up in the melee and was injured.
The investigation showed that the club entertainer was the instigator, and a lawsuit was filed against both the entertainer and the club. While in litigation, the insurance company for the club went bankrupt.
Zachar Law Firm was able to reach a settlement with the insurance company, and Zachar Law Firm continues to monitor the bankruptcy proceedings for payment to our client. Unfortunately, these insurance company bankruptcies (called “receiverships”) can take forever.
We anticipate a payout for our client soon. For our client, we hope this to be true.
Success Story Winter 2010
In late 2010, a young man visiting Phoenix was attacked by a dog and severely injured. Zachar Law Firm was retained to investigate and bring a claim against the owner of the dog for the young man’s injuries. The case was complicated due to the fact that the dog had bitten at least one other at the time of the attack.
Zachar Law Firm was able to determine all limits of insurance that applied, and after extended negotiations, was able to settle the claims for the limits of the policies.
A conservatorship and an annuity were established for this remarkable young man, assuring that his future medical needs will be covered and his settlement will be available for him for many years to come.
Success Story Fall 2011
In September 2011, a young man was injured while riding his motorcycle, when a vehicle turned left in front of him… The at-fault driver left the scene and could not be located.
The client came to Zachar Law Firm after meeting with one of the big advertising firms in Phoenix, who promised him a “reduced fee” but gave him little hope for finding the at-fault driver or obtaining a recovery.
In our investigation, Zachar Law Firm was able to determine that the client was entitled to make claims to multiple policies of UNINSURED MOTORIST insurance. With an aggressive and professional plan, Zachar law firm was able to settle for the policy limits of all the applicable policies, and obtain an very good result for the client.
Success Story Spring 2010
In November 2007, an elderly man was riding his bike near downtown Phoenix when he was struck by a transport bus. The transport bus driver did not stop.
The man on the bike died at the scene.
Through investigation, with police reports, Zachar Law Firm was able to determine the name of the bus company and driver, and was retained to bring a claim and lawsuit for wrongful death for the surviving children of the deceased man.
The children were all over the United States, and contact was difficult. Through diligence, communication was eventually established. The claims then proceeded, and ultimately concluded with a size-able and fair settlement for the clients.
Success Story Spring 2011
A man was riding his motorcycle through a parking lot and was hit by a car traveling too fast. He suffered some serious injuries and required a substantial amount of medical care. As the collision occurred on private property, there was no police report, and there was a dispute as to who was at fault. Of course, the other drivers insurance company denied the claim.
Zachar Law Firm was hired to investigate. The investigation showed fairly clearly that our client was a victim. Ultimately, Zachar Law Firm was able to prove the fault of the other driver, and her insurance company paid its policy limits. Thereafter an under-insured claim was presented for the client and policy limits received there as well.
Success Story Fall 2011
Zachar Law Firm represented a young woman who was rear-ended by another motorist. The adverse driver denied liability and refused to make any offers. Even though there appeared to be no valid defense to the facts of the accident, the insurance company refused to offer the injured victim anything.
As a result, she decided to seek legal assistance. She found us in an online search.
After review, and seeing no tenable defense, Zachar Law Firm filed a lawsuit. The case proceeded to litigation. In the lawsuit, the investigation and facts clearly demonstrated that the defense was unsupportable.
Prior to any hearings, after the client’s deposition, the case settled for policy limits.
Success Story Fall 2011
Zachar Law Firm recently represented a client who was involved in a very serious rear-end collision on a valley freeway. The medical bills were extensive, and there was not enough insurance coverage to provide payment to all of his medical providers.
Had the client not retained us, his entire settlement would likely have been used to pay for medical expenses. Obviously, this would have meant little to this client.
After becoming involved, ZLF was able to settle for the limits of the adverse policy as well as the limits of our clients’ underinsured motorist coverage. WE then set out to do what we could to assure that our client was compensated for his injuries. ZLF was able to negotiate significant reductions or complete waivers of the medical bills, as a result of the severe injuries our client sustained, and as a result of the limitations in insurance monies available for the loss. At the conclusion, not only did the amount of the settlements pay for all medical expenses, but Zachar Law Firm was able to put a sizable sum in our client’s pocket for his injuries and damages.
We are very proud to have helped this gentleman through this complicated matter.