Being injured in a car accident can have a huge impact on your life. Physical issues, medical bills, and lost work time are just a few of the issues you might face. Injuries can be serious and permanent, and the financial consequences are significant. And while you are trying to get through the experience, there is usually an insurance company whose only goal is to get rid of your claim as cheaply as possible.
At Black Wynn, our attorneys understand how insurance companies deal with claims. We also know that they agree to reasonable settlements only when they know that the alternative will be a trial that will cost them even more.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, we can help. Our commitment to our clients is to fight for your rights from start to finish, so that you obtain the possible result in your case. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.
Facts About Auto Accidents in Arizona
There are well over 100,000 car crashes in Arizona each year. More than 35,000 of those accidents result in personal injuries. The most common type of accident is a rear end collision, and the most common cause of a crash is speeding. And statistics show that the number of motor vehicle accidents continues to rise annually, along with injuries and deaths resulting from those accidents. No matter what the cause was in your case, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
If you have been injured in an auto accident, first and foremost, make sure you receive proper medical treatment for your injuries. This may involve going to the emergency room or hospital, an urgent care center, or your family doctor.
Once you have taken care of your immediate physical needs, maintaining good records can make a big difference when you pursue your claim for damages. Dealing with insurance companies is often difficult and confusing. In order to make sure that your injury claim receives the attention it deserves, it helps to be organized.
Begin by noting the name, address, contact information and insurance information for everyone involved in the case. Also obtain contact information for any witnesses. As the process moves forward, start a file that includes your medical bills and other expenses, the police report(s), estimates of damages to your car, lost work time and lost wages, any photos of the scene of the accident, and any letters or other communications with the insurance companies. Finally, make a list of the name and contact information for the claims adjuster, the claim number, and anyone else from your insurance company you speak to about the accident.
And remember: Don’t sign any papers from an insurance company or agree to a settlement before speaking to an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Establishing Fault in a Phoenix Car Accident Case
You may have suffered serious injuries in a car accident, but the value of your case will also be a function of how well your attorney can establish that the crash was caused by the other driver. This will have a big effect on whether you will be able to obtain a good settlement from the insurance company, and whether, if the case goes to trial, the jury will find in your favor.
Some of the more common causes of car accidents are:
- Distracted Drives
- Fatigued Drivers
- Drunk Driving
- Aggressive Driving
- Weather and Road Conditions
You can help your case by gathering information from the scene of the accident, and then hiring the right attorney who can take that information and develop a strong liability case.
How Much is My Car Accident Case Worth?
There is no set formula – no precise calculator – which can predict with certainty the value of a particular auto accident case. Your claim will consist of a number of different types of damage. There is property damage, which usually involves the cost of repairing your car, or, if the car is totaled, its value. Other components of your damage claim are lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Some of these can be proven in exact amounts; others, however, involve projections and subjective judgments. Pain and suffering, for example, is the value that is placed on the discomfort associated with your injuries. Future medical bills, likewise, are merely an estimate based upon your current medical condition, and expectations for the future.
Placing a value on your car accident case is one of the most important functions of a personal injury lawyer. If the value is too low, you could lose thousands of dollars. And if the value is too high, your chances for a reasonable settlement will be lost. This is just one more reason why you should seek out an experienced Phoenix car accident lawyer for your case.
Phoenix Auto Accident Attorneys
An injury from an auto accident can affect your life for years to come. The attorneys at Black Wynn can help. We represent clients who have suffered serious injuries in automobile accidents. While we can’t undo the damage you have experienced, we can help by obtaining compensation for your injuries. Contact us for a free consultation.
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