Phoenix Wrongful Death Law Firm
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Phoenix Semi Truck Accident & Personal Injury Attorney
Phoenix Slip / Trip and Fall Accident & Personal Injury
Phoenix Dog Bites & Animal Attacks Attorney
Phoenix Defective Products & Accident Attorney
Phoenix Insurance Contract Disputes Attorney
Phoenix Insurance Bad Faith Attorney
Phoenix Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorney
Phoenix Wrongful Death Attorney
Phoenix Brain Injury Attorney
Phoenix Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Phoenix Construction Defects & Accident Attorney
Phoenix Electrical Accident & Personal Injury Attorney
Phoenix Insurance Bad Faith Attorney
Shane Harward has built a solid reputation as an Phoenix, Arizona insurance bad faith attorney representing the interests of insureds against high powered insurance companies who are more concerned about the insurance companies' financial interests than honoring the insurance contract obligations to the insurance policyholders. An insurance bad faith attorney needs to be prepared to diligently fight to empower the insured client against the insurance companies which are often being motivated by greed. Mr. Harward continues to do this successfully.Serious Personal Injury and Accident Lawyer in Arizona
If you've suffered severe personal injuries and someone is at fault ... we can help! Personal injury cases often involve serious and permanent injuries including head injury, spine injury, brain injury, burn injury, broken bones, knee injury, neck injury, back injury, shoulder injury, muscle and ligament injury, herniated or bulging discs, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia, and sometimes death.Scottsdale Arizona Semi truck Accident Attorney
The number of large trucks traveling on highways is increasing every year. Because trucking companies and truck drivers are motivated by profit, safety concerns often diminish and other drivers suffer the consequences. This is true for any truck accident or truck crash involving a semi truck, 18-wheeler, big rig, or even the neighborhood garbage truck.Phoenix Arizona Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Over 80% of multi-vehicle accidents involving motorcyclists are not the biker's fault. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable than other motorists, and motorcycle accident, motorcycle collisions, and motorcycle crashes often involve serious injuries, including brain injury, burns, fractures and breaks, dislocations, neck injuries, back injures, nerve injuries, paralysis, and spinal cord injury. Motorcyclists are often injured, through no fault of their own, by negligent car drivers and truck drivers who fail to see them or fail to yield the right of way.
Scottsdale Arizona Animal Attack / Dog Bite Attorney
Dog bites and animal attacks are unpredictable, and all too often result in serious personal injuries, emotional trauma, and even death in the case of a fatal attack. While pit bull attacks seemingly receive the most attention, any dog can obviously bite and, under certain circumstances, any dog or animal can become a dangerous animal. Many states, including Arizona , have specific dog bite laws that provide protection for dog bite victims.Arizona Slip, Trip and Fall Accident Injury Attorney
"Slip and fall" accidents typically involve a situation where a person is injured by slipping, tripping and falling due to a dangerous condition. Falls can take place both inside and outside and can result from bad flooring, wet floors, poorly lighted steps, weather-related conditions, and hidden defects. Icy patches, a crack in a sidewalk, or a pothole are also factors that can cause serious slip and fall injuries.Phoenix Wrongful Death Attorney
While no human life can simply be defined by a monetary value, if you lose a treasured family member, you deserve to be reimbursed for the loss of income, support and companionship the person provided to you and your family. A "wrongful death" occurs when a person is killed due to the wrongful act, neglect or fault of another individual, company or entity. An action for wrongful death belongs to the decedent's immediate family members or estate depending upon the circumstances.Phoenix Mediation Attorney & Certified Mediator
If the circumstances of our clients' cases warrant it, we do not hesitate to participate in alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation and arbitration, to resolve disputes to our clients' satisfaction, rather than needlessly escalating adversarial, expensive and time-consuming legal battles. Put simply, we place a special emphasis on creative, flexible thinking in order to tailor our representation to our clients' needs.
Our law office intentionally endeavors to set itself apart from the general opinion and attitude surrounding many law firms. Our firm is founded on integrity, honesty, hard work and dedication to our clients. As our attorneys are in the business of solving problems, not creating more problems, they pride themselves in being available to our clients, to the public in general, as well as to opposing counsel. Our firm believes that most disputes, if not all, can be successfully resolved with plain professionalism and common courtesy to all those involved.
Shane L. Harward is a certified mediator and former Judge Pro Tempore with Maricopa County Superior Court. Mr. Harward provides a wide range of services in the area of conflict resolution. Our law office has earned a good reputation in this area by helping parties obtain positive results in peacefully settling disputes without the expense and stress of litigation. Moreover, Mr. Harward is intent on serving those already involved in litigation in obtaining a successful conclusion to their lawsuit in a timely manner. Mr. Harward provides alternative dispute resolution services, including mediation, in all types of legal matters and is willing to work with the parties before and during the mediation, as well as following up if a compromise is not reached at the initial mediation conference.
Finally, Mr. Harward realizes that his law firm's responsibility to problem resolution extends well beyond the practice of law. Our firm is a caring, supportive member of the community. We have sponsored Little League Baseball Teams for children and City League Basketball Teams for adults. We have provided extensive pro bono legal services to numerous indigent clients through a variety of programs. In fact, Mr. Harward received an award for such service from the Maricopa County Volunteer Lawyers Program. Also, in this regard, our law office continually provides help to Senior Citizens through the Arizona Senior Citizens' Law Project. In addition, Mr. Harward has participated in community and civic service organizations.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
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- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.