Welcome to Blackwell & Ruiz
When you’re injured by a careless driver, you’re looking at a tough road ahead. While you’re hurt and seeking compensation, you also have a dozen other things to worry about—hospital bills, physical therapy, time off work, making sure your family is taken care of—the list goes on and on. Let an experienced attorney help you carry part of the burden, or you could risk being crushed by an insurance industry and legal system known for being stressful and exhausting.
That’s where our firm comes in. Blackwell Ruiz is dedicated to winning maximum verdicts and settlements for our clients as quickly as humanly possible. With a track record of elite client care and transparent communication to keep you up to date, you’ll sleep soundly at night knowing our team is in your corner.
The Blackwell Ruiz 3-Part Pledge
We vow to do everything in our ability to get the maximum payout for ALL of our clients. We will never settle for less.
We vow to always give each and every one of our clients our full attention. We will never lapse on communication.
We vow to work tirelessly to ensure each case is resolved as fast as possible so you can get the money you deserve.
You need the best attorneys fighting for you
Why Choose Us?
Our lawyers are experienced at winning all types of personal injury cases, including pedestrian accident cases, car accident cases, medical malpractice, traumatic brain injuries, dog bites, slip and falls, and much more.
Access to an Elite Attorney
You will always have access to one of our elite attorneys. We will never dump your case onto a paralegal or caseworker.
We exclusively focus on personal injury cases and nothing else. That means we also exclusively focus on winning personal injury cases.
Contingency Fees Only
We take all of our cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing out of pocket until we’ve won your case.
Honesty & Transparency
You’ll never be in the dark. We take client communication seriously and will always keep you updated on your case status.
Fastest results possible
Hard work today means money in your pocket tomorrow. We work fast because we know you’re depending on us to secure your future.
Clients love us because we give 100% to see you and your case succeed. We deliver a personal touch that’s sorely lacking from most law firms.
The Pedestrian Accident Law Firm Serving Phoenix
Pedestrian Accident Info
Arizona pedestrian accidents can be devastating to victims and their families. When a car, truck or motorcycle strikes another person, that driver can be held responsible—all drivers in Arizona have an obligation under the law to exercise care towards other motorists and pedestrians.
Whether due to negligence or to purposefully ignoring or breaking traffic laws, pedestrian accidents are a daily occurrence in Arizona and around the US. Roughly 6,000 people were killed in 2016 alone in pedestrian accidents.
In an instant, a distracted or drunk driver can change your life forever. Some of the most common types of pedestrian accidents occur due to:
When someone is responsible for your injuries, it’s only fair that we hold them responsible. Sadly, cases are often more complicated than that. In many cases, the other side won’t want to pay—or wants to pay much less than you deserve.
That’s where our team comes in. If you or a loved one were hurt in a pedestrian accident in Arizona, we’re here to help you navigate the complicated legal process, seek the compensation you truly deserve, and help you get back to living your life.
Slip & Fall: $150k Recovered
Mr. Ruiz, in my opinion, fought and won an unwinn-able lawsuit with Bank of America for me. He kept digging until he found enough evidence to convince them they could not win. I have nothing but praise for Lawrence and would gladly hire him again if the need ever arose.
— Barbara C.
Legal Questions? Talk to a top attorney
Our lawyers are experienced in building and winning all types of personal injury cases—including pedestrian injuries. If you’ve been a victim of a crosswalk collision, drunk driver, parking lot accident or more, we’re here to make it right.
Our attorneys proudly represent injured clients all across the state of Arizona—Scottsdale, Glendale, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Peoria, Gilbert, Paradise Valley, San Tan Valley, Chandler, Queen Creek, Mesa, and everywhere in between.
Many personal injury firms (ours included) charge clients on a contingency basis. What this means is that you won’t pay us a cent until we’ve won your case. With that said, other local law firms may charge differently for different cases.
Clients may successfully represent their own cases if the case is very simple and they’re seeking small amounts of compensation. The problem is that most injury cases are far from simple, and self-representation is risky when your future is on the line.
If you were injured on foot due to a driver’s negligence—such as in a parking lot or crossing the street—you may have a case. With that said, it’s impossible to say for sure until you’ve met with an experienced personal injury attorney.
No. Blackwell Ruiz offers clients free case evaluations and consultations, and we charge nothing unless we win your case. We believe our clients have enough to worry about already without being swamped with legal fees.
That all depends. If you’re talking about the total time from when you hire a lawyer to when you receive your payout, that can differ from case to case. Know that cases involving higher dollar amounts and a greater level of complexity tend to drag on longer.
Our firm’s top priority is winning you a fair payout, and we’re typically able to achieve that goal without taking your case to court. If a settlement isn’t possible, you can depend on us to fight for you in and out of the courtroom.
If you’re able to, collect as much information as you can about the accident. That includes driver’s license information, insurance information, witness testimony, etc. And just as importantly, seek medical attention—even if you feel OK.
In Arizona, the time limit you have to file an injury case can vary depending on the details of your accident. That’s why it’s so important to speak with an attorney and begin this process ASAP, as missing your deadline likely means missing out on compensation.
Early on, it’s difficult for anyone to put a price tag on your case. If any attorney claims your case is worth a certain amount of money, take that estimate with a grain of salt—they’re likely just trying to get a new client. As your case progresses, your case’s worth will become more clear using legal maximums, your insurance, the other party’s insurance, etc.
If you don’t feel hurt, you could still have a case. That’s because many injuries can take weeks—or even months—to fully manifest. Remember to seek medical attention immediately after your crash, and to contact a lawyer for help.
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