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Freddy Saavedra

Freddy Saavedra

Veteran owned and operated personal injury law firm
  • Personal Injury
  • Arizona
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Marcos Garciaacosta September 9, 2019
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
One of the best attorneys you can find. Highly recommended by everybody!
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Attorney Freddy Saavedra works to provide all his clients with effective, personalized, and compassionate legal representation. Mr. Saavedra has represented clients in Superior Court, represented claimants in over 75 Federal Administrative Hearings and worked on over 1,000 social security disability cases. He has the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to help you fight for your right to compensation.
Mr. Saavedra knows the ins and outs of the legal system and has developed working relationships with many of his peers and presiding judges. He is highly regarded as an effective personal injury attorney in Phoenix and is a huge contributing factor to his firm’s 99 percent success rate. Contact him today and get the proficient legal representation you and your family need.

Practice Area
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Honors: Order of Barristers
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Arizona State University
B.AS. | Computer Networking
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Freddy Saavedra has a certified million dollar verdict certified through Legal Verdicts LLC. Legal Verdicts provides consumers with actionable accident information and complies jury verdict and settlement information from around the country.
Super Lawyers- Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019-2023
AV Preeminent Rated
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
American Society of Legal Advocates
Top Contributor
Top 10 Attorney Award
National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
Client Rating Preeminent
Top 40 Under 40
Civil Plaintiff National Trial Lawyers
Justice for All Award
ASU Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
National Order of Barristers
The Order of Barristers
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
Board of Directors
- Current
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Hispanic National Bar Association
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Current
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Disabled American Veterans
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American Bar Asssociation, Law Practice Division
- Current
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National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
Sustaining Member
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American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Minorities in the Profession Committee
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State Bar of Arizona  # 030848
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American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
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Veterans of Foreign Wars
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Maricopa County Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
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Speaking Engagements
Protect What You’ve Built: Planning for the Successful Small/Solo Firm Owners, Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Arizona State Bar
The Hispanic National Bar Association in conjunction with Mass Mutual invited me to be a panelist on this program aimed at solo and small firm owners.
Exploring Business Development Opportunities in Diverse Communities, Arizona State Bar Conference, Chandler, AZ
Arizona State Bar
I was a panelist for a continuing legal education program focused on business development opportunities in diverse communities.
Moderator for Mastering your own destiny & Stepping out on your own: How to build a successful law firm with you at the helm., Hispanic National Bar Corporate Counsel Conference, San Francisco, CA
Arizona State Bar
I moderated a panel of very successful solo and small firm owners focused on the challenges and opportunities of small firms and business development opportunities.
#FutureSmart, Mass Mutual Foundation Presentation, Phoenix, AZ
Mass Mutual Foundation
I was a panelist at this Mass Mutual Foundation presentation discussing the fiscal practices of today's Hispanic business owners. The panel was moderated by Harper Hill.
The iAttorney: Utilizing mobile technology, management software, and security issues., Hispanic National Bar Corporate Counsel Conference, Las Vegas, NV
Hispanic National Bar Association
I was a panelist at this continuing legal education program discussing technology, case management software and security concerns for attorneys.
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Websites & Blogs
Saavedra Law Firm, PLC Website
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11 Questions Answered
Q. How much do your lawyers take after winning
A: Thank you for asking this question. I think it is a great opportunity to explain fees and how they work. The answer is and must be "it depends."

Generally speaking a personal injury attorney charges 33 and 1/3%. This means the attorney would take as payment a third of the total recovery. That leaves a third for the client and a third to pay all the medical providers. At my firm we try to put at least a third in the client's pocket.

But there are also costs involved. This is an amount the attorney pays out of their own pocket to advance the case. I will oftentimes hire a private investigator to look into a matter. I will pay them directly, but I recoup these costs on top of my fees. These expenses can include a police report, medical records, the cost of filing a suite, etc.. So the attorney will get back a third plus costs.

In Arizona a medical provider should reduce their medical bills by the attorney fees and costs. The attorney fees and costs are what it cost to repay the medical providers and it is not uncommon to ask a medical provider to reduce by a third or more. Now medical providers disagree with my reading of the law and some will fight back when we request they reduce their bills, but this is an important aspect of a personal injury case that most people don't even think about. Let me attempt to illustrate.

Lets take some facts to setup a few hypotheticals. The facts are as follows: A rear ends (client)B. A has $25,000.00 in liability limits and is judgment proof. B incurs $25,000.00 in medical bills. B does not have UM/UIM. The attorney fee is a third and there are no costs. As you will see it could be the medical bills and how they are managed make the biggest difference in how much the client gets in their pocket.

Hypothetical 1- In this hypothetical the client(B) has private health insurance that prohibits balance billing and they do not demand repayment. The attorney would get $8,325.00 and the client(B) would get $16,675.00.

Hypothetical 2- In this example the client's medical providers all treated on a lien basis, meaning they will not get paid until the matter is concluded. In this example the attorney would ask the medical providers for a significant reduction and ask that they accept a third of the settlement as full and final payment for their bills. In this example the attorney would get $8,325.00, the providers would get $8,325.00 and the client would get $8,350.00.

Hypothetical 3- The client's medical bills were paid by an ERISA Plan that allows for balance billing. The ERISA plan is aggressive and allows for no reductions for attorney fees and costs. The ERISA Plan paid $15,000.00 to the medical providers. The medical providers are also requesting a balance bill of $10,000.00. An ERISA plan is a health insurance plan created under federal law. In this example the attorney must fight the ERISA plan and the medical providers to lower their demands to put at least a third in the clients pockets. There are several logistical items an attorney would have to do, these include obtaining and reviewing documents from the ERISA plan as well as the contract between the plan and the medical providers. This could take a very long time and once the documents are reviewed, if the ERISA plan and the medical providers seek full repayment it would be up to the attorney to take on that fight. In this example the attorney would have to work very hard to put any money in the clients pocket so it may take an interpleader (mini lawsuit) to try to put any money in the clients pockets. In this example there is no telling who will get what until it has been negotiated between all parties.

My point is that what an attorney gets is not a simple question to answer for reasons that are outside of the control of the attorney.
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Q. Do I get medically necessary contact lens (lost in a car accident) replaced by medical or by property damage coverage?
A: Wow this is a great question and one I have not thought about before. I would ask the at fault driver's carrier to cover the cost of replacement under the property damage portion of their claim. Remember that they should cover all property lost or damaged as a result of the accident. If there is not enough property damage limits then I would use medical payments coverage.
Q. Can an assault victim sue the apartment complex for having fake security cameras? How about sueing the suspect?
A: Sorry to read about the issues you are going through. I am a service connected disabled veteran and I empathize with your frustrations. In terms of your questions I will try to address them one at a time.

You may be able to obtain an order or protection against the assailant but I am not sure you can make him leave the complex. You may be able to go online and file the order of protection yourself. You may otherwise hire an attorney to do this for you. I believe that a criminal defense attorney may be best suited to file such a claim on your behalf. Of course this route can get expensive, especially if the allegations are disputed.

The facts presented regarding the fake cameras do not appear to give rise to a claim against the apartment complex. I do not see how you can bring a claim against them unless the fake cameras somehow led to the assault. A more likely claim could possibly be for lack of security or for direct negligence in case they knew or should have known the assailant was a danger.

While you should be able to bring a personal injury action against your assailant, there are no assurances that you will be compensated. In a personal injury claim, there is usually an insurance policy that pays for damages. In the present case, it is possible that the assailant does not have an insurance policy that would cover his liability. The assailant may be judgment proof. If that is the case you could file suit and obtain a judgment only to learn you cannot collect on said judgment. In other words it may not be possible to collect any money from the assailant.
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Saavedra Law Firm, PLC
706 E. Bell Road
Suite 111
Phoenix, AZ 85022
Telephone: (602) 753-8917
Fax: (602) 584-4499
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 3 PM (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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