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 Fighting for Injured Clients in the East Valley Since 1961 Let Our Family Help Your Family

Client Victories

Millions Recovered in Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Bus Rollover Crash $50 Million

    Over $50 million recovered in a case involving multiple attorneys and victims in a bus rollover crash.

  • Truck Accident $10 Million

    We recovered over $10 million for a family involved in a trucking accident case.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $5.3 Million

    We recovered $5.3 million for a client involved in a motor vehicle accident.

  • Biking Accident $5 Million

    We recovered $5 million for a client involved in a biking accident.

  • Burn Injury $1.5 Million

    We recovered $1.5 million for a burn victim.

  • Motorcycle Accident $1.5 Million

    We recovered $1.5 million for a client involved in a motorcycle accident.

  • Tire Defect $1.5 Million

    We recovered $1.5 million for a client against a tire manufacturer involving a tire defect.

  • Car Accident $1.25 Million

    We recovered $1.25 million in a car accident involving a rollover.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $1 Million

    We recovered $1 million for a client involved in a motor vehicle accident.

  • Sand Rail Accident $450,000

    We recovered $450,000 for a client involved in a sand rail accident.


Mesa Personal Injury Lawyers

More Than 50 Years of Personal Injury Experience

Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC has served the residents of Mesa, Arizona and the surrounding area for 60 years. We love being a part of this community. Our team helps victims of accidents and those who have lost loved ones. We never work for insurance companies because we want to help people just like you through the challenges that often occur after an accident.

Insurance companies don’t always treat victims fairly after an accident, and we work hard to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve after a personal injury. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect throughout their legal process. Schedule an appointment with one of our Mesa personal injury lawyers today to learn more about how our team can help.

About Our Family of Attorneys

Our law firm has been committed to serving our local community in Mesa and throughout the great state of Arizona. Since 1961, our attorneys have handled a wide range of injury claims for clients and their families. Our attorneys hail from diverse backgrounds; when you hire us, you’re not just hiring one attorney. You’re also accessing our decades of experience, knowledge, and resources, all of which can strengthen your claim and prevent insurance companies from taking advantage of you.

For a free consultation with our team, call us at (480) 999-9181 or contact us online. We can schedule same-day appointments and offer services in English or Spanish.

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Why You Can Trust Us to Handle Your Case:

  • A Record of Results

    We have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients throughout Arizona and are proud members of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

  • Experience on Your Side

    Founded in 1961, we are among the oldest firms in the East Valley, proudly serving injured clients in our communities for 60 years.

  • Personalized Legal Solutions

    We believe in treating each client and case with the individualized care and attention that they deserve.

  • Dedicated Attention

    When you hire our firm, you will work with one attorney from start to finish, ensuring that your representation is intimately familiar with the details of your case.

Cases We Handle

Car Accidents

Arizona is a fault state. That means that the person at fault for your car accident should have to compensate you for your losses and damage caused by the crash. Unfortunately, there are many cases where the other driver or their insurance company will refuse to pay for your losses, even when fault is clear. That’s where an experienced Mesa personal injury lawyer should come in.

Car accidents can cause extremely serious damages, injuries, and even death. Being involved in an auto collision could affect you or your loved ones for the rest of your life. You need an experienced car accident lawyer to help you get a fair result after your accident.

Nursing Home and Elder Abuse

When you move an elderly loved one into a nursing home, you place a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of the nursing home. If they violate your trust and harm your loved one, you may feel betrayed, confused, and angry. You likely have legal options if your loved one was abused in a nursing home setting.

Asserting a legal claim against a nursing home can help you and your loved one address additional costs that you may have incurred, including medical expenses. You may also be able to recover money for loved one’s pain and suffering as well. The nursing home abuse attorneys at our firm can walk you through your options as part of our free consultation process. You don’t have to go through this difficult time alone.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are extremely popular in Arizona, but they can also be very dangerous. Part of the thrill of the ride is that there is little protecting you from the open road—but that is also what results in severe injuries in the event of an accident.

Drivers must be on the lookout for motorcyclists, and when they violate that obligation, legal liability often results. The vast majority of motorcycle accidents that involve another vehicle are caused by the other driver, not the motorcyclist. In many cases, that means that the other driver should have to pay for your injuries and related damages. Our team of motorcycle accident attorneys can help you hold the other driver accountable.

Wrongful Death Accidents

When someone else’s carelessness or recklessness causes the death of your loved one, you may have a claim for wrongful death. Although nothing can really make up for your devastating loss, wrongful death claims are designed to hold the at-fault party responsible for the injuries that your family experiences. Some of the damages focus on the monetary support that your loved one provided, while other damages offer additional compensation for the emotional or mental support that you no longer have after your loss.

At our firm, our wrongful death lawyers know how difficult it can be to suddenly lose a loved one because we have unfortunately seen it hundreds of times in our 60 years of experience. It’s hard not only from an emotional perspective but also from a financial standpoint. You likely relied on your family member’s income to maintain your household, and not having that income can put a severe strain on your standard of living. We can help you get the money you deserve after this extremely difficult loss.

Truck Accidents

Trucking accidents can be very severe because of the sheer size of the vehicle involved in the collision. Property damage and personal injuries can be extensive. You may have to deal with long-term effects of the crash for years to come. Unfortunately, the seriousness of truck accidents is even further complicated by the fact that they can involve several parties, including several experienced insurance companies.

Fending for yourself after a trucking accident is tough. Our personal injury lawyers in Mesa ensure that an insurance company or trucking company never takes advantage of our clients. Our truck accident lawyers can also help you navigate the complexities of trucking accidents.

Dog Bite Injuries

Millions of dog bites happen in the United States every year. You may be surprised just how frequent these instances are. Although most dog bites only result in soft tissue injuries, they can be much more severe as well, causing long-term nerve damage and scarring. In some cases, they may also cause psychological injuries, including fear of dogs.

Dog bite laws in Arizona can be tricky, but our attorneys can help you collect the right kind of evidence and information to present your case in the best light possible. In most situations, the dog owner should be responsible for your damages and losses, and our dog bite attorneys can help hold them accountable.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Property owners must keep their premises safe for visitors like you. When they don’t, and an injury results, they are likely legally responsible for your injuries. Slip and fall injuries can be severe, ranging from broken bones to causing chronic back issues and head injuries.

Although it’s tempting to just brush off a slip and fall situation as an unfortunate accident—don’t! You may have a legal claim to get money damages for your losses. We can evaluate your case absolutely free to determine what your next steps should be. Set up a no-risk consultation with a member of our slip and fall attorney team today.

Other Injuries

Any time you are injured due to the fault of another person or entity, you may have a legal claim.

At our firm, we also help you with the following accidents and injuries:

Get the quality legal help you deserve by calling our Mesa attorneys for a free consultation at (480) 999-9181.We’ve recovered millions for our clients and can pursue the maximum compensation available to you.

  • The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • NAOPIA Top Ten Attorney 2018
  • American Association for Justice
  • AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award 2017

Client Testimonials

We've Helped Thousands of Clients Throughout the East Valley
  • “Jess was amazing. He instantly put my mind at ease on the handling of my case. If you want great results and to deal with great people, Jess Gulbrandsen is who you need to see after a car accident.”

    - Todd, Client
  • “I got into a real bad roll-over, and they did everything to their ability to get me what was right. I just want to give a huge thanks to Chris and Ria for all the wonderful help and time that they put into my case, as it was a long one.”

    - Matt, Client
  • “My experience with Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience has been nothing short of amazing... I recommend Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience to all my friends and family.”

    - Rusty, Client
  • “Being in a car accident was difficult enough. Not having to worry about the case or how things would be paid out for medical expenses was the greatest…Thanks so much for everything!”

    - Lynsey, Consultant

Personal Injury FAQ

  • How long do I have to file an injury claim?

    In the United States, each state gets to set its own statute of limitations, or deadlines for filing claims. In Arizona, individuals have two years from the date of injury to file a personal injury claim and recover damages. This means that if a victim waits longer than two years to file their claim, they forfeit their rights to secure financial compensation, even if they deserve it. There are some exceptions to this rule, such as if a victim takes longer than a year to realize an injury has occurred.

  • Should I talk to the insurance company after my accident?

    Insurance adjusters will often reach out to you after your accident under the premise of trying to help you and understand what happened, but the reality is that more than anything, they’re looking to undermine your claim and avoid compensating you. Insurance companies will use what victims say to them over the phone against them in court. This is why it’s important to hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can handle all correspondence with insurance companies so you don’t need to speak with them and have one less issue to worry about.

  • Do I need to seek medical attention even if I wasn’t injured in my accident?

    One of the most important things to do after an accident is to seek medical attention from a professional. Many victims don’t think they need to see a doctor if they don’t detect any serious injuries, only for symptoms to appear and worsen in the coming days and weeks. The sooner you can get less visible injuries diagnosed, the sooner you can be treated and prevent your condition from getting worse. The best way to find out your legal options after any type of accident is to talk to a member of the team at our firm through our free consultation process. Contact our Mesa attorneys today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.