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Car Accident Lawyer
As more and more people move to Arizona in our population boom of recent years, driving on our state’s roads just becomes more hazardous. Car accidents are bound to happen and do occur each and every day. The question is not so much whether you will be in a car accident, but more, when you will be in one and how severe that accident may be.
According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), the following are statistics of car accidents in Arizona during 2015:
- Over 116,000 car accidents occurred
- There were 121 more deaths from car accidents in 2015 than 2014, with 895 people being killed in Arizona car accidents in 2015
- Alcohol was a factor in 295 car accident fatalities, an increase of 9.7 percent over the prior year
- More than 53,500 people suffered car accident injuries in the state
- 1399 car accidents involved pedestrians
Regarding car accidents in Arizona during 2014, ADOT published the following statistics:
- There were 109,000 car accidents that year
- 774 accidents were fatal
- 5400 car accidents involved drunk driving
- 35,000 victims of accidents on our roads suffered injuries
- 1500 pedestrians were hurt in car accidents
Being in a car accident makes it very important that your rights are protected. This is one priority, just as you will want recovery of the maximum amount you are allowed under Arizona laws. A skilled Phoenix car accident lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve while protecting your rights as an accident victim.
Cantor Injury Lawyers has a lengthy history of car accident case experience. We have successfully gained compensation through settlements and court verdicts in Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Glendale, Gilbert, Peoria, Goodyear and other cities, towns and rural areas of Arizona.
If you have been in a car accident in Arizona, you need clear understanding of your rights and what to do after the accident occurs. The Cantor Team can help you understand your legal position and the viability of your case through a free, no-obligation case consultation. Using their superior knowledge of Arizona state laws, your Cantor Injury Lawyer will guide you through the issues of your case and aspects that affect you as an accident victim, such as:
- Fault or negligence
- Insurance claims
- Personal injuries
- Government liability
- Property damage
- Medical liens
- Structured settlements
The Cantor Team understand Arizona state laws and will assess the value of your case while guiding you through your next steps. A team of highly successful and well-known Phoenix car accident representatives comprise Cantor Injury Lawyers, representing people from all lifestyles and economic situations in Arizona. We all take pride in obtaining the best possible outcome for your case, just as we have for so many others. We are always up to date on the latest rules and regulations that matter in your case of Arizona Personal Injury Law.
Cantor Injury Lawyers work hard to maintain a positive reputation of toughness in the insurance industry. Because of our unparalleled legal experience and success rates, we are able to help our clients stand up to the insurance companies for all types of motor vehicle accidents, ranging from motorcycle accidents and semi-truck accidents to ATV injuries, car accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents and government vehicle accidents.
Types of Compensation for Car Accident Injury
When you are injured in a car accident because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to gain compensation for your damages. This compensation may be for economic or non-economic losses, depending on your individual case and the damages suffered. Some of these damages may be included:
- Medical bills
- Hospital bills
- Past and future medical expenses
- In-home care
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Lost income from past and future
- Property damage
- Auto rental
- Towing expense
- Other compensation
When You Are in a Car Accident
When you are in a car accident in Arizona, there are statutes of limitations that apply to your case. Those limitations are usually two years in length, although some cases only have six months for filing of a claim. This is why it is critical for you to file your legal actions in a timely manner. You need to protect your rights so you can gain any compensation available to you under the law. These are some of the reasons why you need the help of the Cantor Team for your car accident injury claim.
The very first moments after a car accident can be some of the most frightening moments of your life. The circumstances of the accident scene may be chaotic and it is easy to become overwhelmed. But it is important to follow some key steps after your accident:
Obtain Important Information
Take notes, take photos with your phone and keep all of the accident information together in one location, well-organized. In your accident file:
- Make note of the date and time of your accident
- Keep records of insurance declarations
- Maintain copies of accident records
- Keep witness statements
- Take down your own notes of what you think caused the accident and what happened before, during and after the accident’s occurrence
Do Not Sign Anything without Talking to a Lawyer First
If your insurance company or the at-fault driver’s insurance company requests your signature on anything, do not sign until you talk to a Cantor Injury Lawyer. This is particularly important if anything you are asked to sign contains a waiver of your rights, such as a waiver of the right to receive compensation. You may be tempted to accept an early offer from the insurance company. But these offers are almost always far lower than you could gain with the help of a car accident and personal injury lawyer.
Insurance adjusters are paid by the insurance company to provide you with the lowest possible settlement. They will entice you with phrases like “cover all of your medical expenses.” But they are not being honest with you about the true cost of your accident. They are trying to get your signature before you realize how much your accident and injuries will really cost you.
Do Not Allow Anyone to Record Your Statements
Insurance companies on both sides of your case, yours and the at-fault party’s, will try to get you to provide a recorded statement. They will ask you in person and by phone if they can record you. You should always say no to this, not allowing them to record any phone calls or statements you make. This is how the insurance company gains statements they will use against you in your case, to ensure you are paid less than you are owed. You should always talk to your Cantor Injury Lawyer about these questions and so you can understand your rights and obligations after a car accident.
Do Not Accept an Early Settlement Offer without Talking to a Lawyer
Just as with other aspects of the case, an early offer from the at-fault driver’s insurance company is not something you should accept without talking to a lawyer first. You need a lawyer’s advice, to ensure you are paid enough compensation to cover your current and future damages. Do not let the insurance company intimidate you or pressure you into signing quickly. They are doing this to get your signature on a low offer before you have time to talk to a lawyer.
Your Auto Accident May Involve Multiple Insurance Companies
Your personal injury and car accident lawyer from the Cantor Team will review your insurance policy. They may discover that you have coverage that applies to your case, ensuring you receive compensation from your insurance company as well as others. Some policy inclusions that relate to this type of payment include uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.
Gain a Free Review of Your Case in a Consultation with Cantor Personal Injury Lawyers
Your car accident case is important. You need the help of experienced attorneys capable of ensuring you receive the highest possible compensation for your injuries. Before signing any insurance documents, recording statements or allowing the adjuster for the at-fault driver’s insurance company communicate with you, you need to discuss your case with a skilled car accident attorney. When gaining representation by a personal injury lawyer, you will not be responsible for attorney’s fees unless your case is won or settled. So call Cantor Injury Lawyers now for a free, no-obligation case consultation by calling 602.254.2701 or filling out the online contact form.