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What To Expect If You Have A Case

Evaluating and hiring an injury attorney usually involves a initial consultation, which most attorneys provide free of charge. Many attorneys also provide free transportation to and from their offices, to make the process as convenient as possible for the client.

During the initial consultation, your attorney will want to collect as much information as possible relating to the incident surrounding your accident or injury. This includes information regarding your medical treatment, who was involved in the accident, any witnesses, your insurance coverage, as well as thorough information about circumstances that resulted in your accident or injury. The attorney will also usually discuss the costs of the case and the legal fees that you can expect.

  • The attorney may ask you to sign medical release forms so that they can have access to your medical records
  • In choosing an attorney, make sure that their experience fits your circumstances
  • Be sure to discuss all of your legal options during the consultation
  • Come prepared - write down all of the circumstances that led to your injury
Step 2:
An Attorney Will Investigate

After you choose an attorney and have signed a retainer contract, they will begin investigating your case in a process called "discovery." There are 3 forms of discovery - written, document production and depositions.

Written discovery involves Interrogatories, which are just questions about the facts of your case. Document discovery is the gathering of any documents related to your case, electronic or printed. Any party has the right to see documents that are related to a case. Depositions are sworn statements, and you can likely expect to be deposed to get the facts.

  • Discovery can be long and expensive in complicated cases, such as medical malpractice
  • Be honest! Lying in a deposition is a sure way to lose a case
Step 3:
Deciding Whether to Settle

Settlement is when the person who is filing the lawsuit agrees not to pursue legal action in return for an agreed upon amount of money. Most lawsuits end in settlement. In deciding whether or not to settle, there are many factors to consider:

  • What are your chances of winning at trial?
  • How expensive it will be to pursue legal action and how long litigation will last
  • How much your attorney thinks you can win in damages in court vs. the settlement amount
  • What are the policy limits of the defendants insurance policy

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • Vanessa

    Nathaniel always went above and beyond to assist my mother through her personal injury claim. The best part is that Nate was able to communicate to my mom in Spanish, this made my mother feel very comfortable. We highly recommend their services.

  • Maria

    Nate and Vanessa did a wonderful job with my claim. They made sure that I was fully aware through the entire claims process. They made this situation stress free. Thank you!

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About The Firm

Warnock MacKinlay Law, PLLC

7135 E. Camelback Road Suite F-240 Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

We Fight For You

We’ve all heard the expression that everyone deserves a fair day in court. We don’t believe that a person’s wealth or intelligence should have anything to do with their right to justice.

If you have been harmed, you deserve compensation. And if insurance companies are using your inexperience to keep your hard-earned money, then you deserve someone with experience and tenacity to get it back.

Our firm exists because we want to help you fight the bad guys, but we know you can’t do it alone. You need people who know the system, the jargon, the rules, so we can beat corporations at their game and give you the outcome you deserve.

Nathaniel Preston

Arizona personal injury attorney Nathaniel B. Preston (“Nate”) has helped clients recover millions of dollars for injury and wrongful death claims. He is an aggressive attorney who helps injured victims get the results they deserve. Nate is committed to keeping his clients informed about the legal process and making sure their rights are protected. He is fluent in Spanish, making him an even more effective advocate.

Nate earned his Juris Doctor from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he was a Pedrick Scholar Honor Student and the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Top Student Award. He also earned a Master of Real Estate Development, graduating Summa Cum Laude, from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Nate also graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and a minor in Business Management. During his time there, Nate was a member of the Brigham Young University varsity football team.

Nate is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Trial Lawyer’s Association. He is also admitted to practice in the State Courts of Arizona and the United States District Court of the District of Arizona.

Jay MacKinlay

Jay is a partner at Warnock MacKinlay Law in the civil litigation department. He has been practicing law in Arizona since 1997 and has participated in hundreds of court proceedings. He has been successful in complex cases requiring appearances throughout the United States, but he is equally comfortable assisting individuals in resolving more common disputes. He is active in the community and has donated countless hours of free legal advice to the less fortunate. In 2001, he was recognized by the ASU Homeless Legal Assistance Project for having performed the most homeless shelter visits.

Jay is admitted to practice law before the highest state and federal courts in Arizona. He is also licensed to practice law before the Colorado Supreme Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Jay graduated with honors from Arizona State University (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1993) and from Brigham Young University (J.D., Cum Laude, 1996). He has been married since 1992 and has six children. Jay speaks French fluently and enjoys competing in marathons.

Eric Robinson

Attorney Eric W. Robinson has represented injured victims exclusively since becoming licensed in Arizona in 2012. His focus is on the litigation of claims where the responsible party has been unwilling to fully compensate his clients. Eric is fluent in Spanish and is proud to guide his clients through the litigation process in their native language.

Eric earned his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. While attending law school, he had a diverse array of experiences, including clerking for the Yuma County Legal Defender, the Department of Homeland Security working on asylum appeals, and the Institute for Justice, a non-profit public interest law firm. During his tenure at the Institute for Justice, Eric worked on a successful petition to the United State Supreme Court and had an opinion article published in the Washington Times. Eric also served as Senior Articles Editor of the Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.

Eric is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Association for Justice, an organization devoted to advancing justice for the injured in Arizona.

Richard S. Lundin

Richard S. Lundin represents people in auto accidents and personal injury cases in both state and federal courts. He is totally committed to seeing that his clients receive their full rights and compensation in each of the cases he handles. He has over 24 years of experience in personal injury out-of-court settlements and litigation, having handled or supervised more than 400 cases in the courts and more than 8,000 personal injury cases. Rick listens to his clients carefully, and he tailors his approach to their needs on a case-by-case basis. Rick believes in going the extra mile for those he represents, and his responsive, committed style has consistently earned him high client satisfaction and appreciation.

Rick’s deep-rooted belief in the importance of always going the extra mile for people and treating them the way he would want to be treated provides his clients with a unique, caring, confident and successful legal experience.

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