Car Accident Lawyer
Auto Accident Lawyer
Auto Accident Lawyer - What You Should Consider
What is an Auto Accident Lawyer?
An Auto Accident Lawyer assists their clients in seeking compensation from at-fault drivers. It can take years for victims of car accidents to recover from their injuries, and in some cases, they never will.
You should hire an auto accident lawyer if you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident that was not your fault.
The Accident Law Group can be reached at 602-262-4254 if further information is required.
An auto accident lawyer serves to get you financial compensation to cover things like:
- The Cost of Treatment
- Repair or replacement of the motor vehicle
- Lost wages
- Permanent disability
- Pain, grief, and distress
- Loss of consortium
Personal injury lawyer(s) who focus on auto accidents are called “auto accident lawyers or a car accident attorney.” They can assist you in numerous ways to ensure you gain full compensation for your car accident claim.
Different Types of Auto Accidents
The severity and diversity of a car accident victim’s wounds could vary. When certain kinds of accidents happen, people make assumptions about who might have been at fault. Be careful when someone describes your motor vehicle accident as a minor car accident. This is a general overview of the different types of auto accidents and their common causes.
- Chain Reaction Car Accidents
When two or more vehicles collide in a chain reaction of rear-end collisions, it is not uncommon for the resulting car wreck to involve multiple motor vehicles. “Chain reactions” are another term for these kinds of mishaps.
- Head-On Collisions
When two cars traveling in opposite directions collide with each other, the resulting accident is known as a head-on collision. The effects on both parties can be catastrophic, and in extreme cases, fatalities can result from such incidents. Accidents like this can occur when someone makes a mistake, like driving on the wrong side of the road. Intoxicated drivers, distracted motorists, and faulty brakes increase the risk of such incidents.
- Hit and Run Accidents
Hit-and-run accidents are illegal in most areas of the country. Fines and possible jail time are the results of being caught. The injured party may also file a civil suit against you. Payment of punitive damages is possible in some jurisdictions.
- Rollover Car Accidents
There are numerous causes of automobile rollovers. Rollover accidents are second only to head-on collisions in terms of severity, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the resulting injuries are often catastrophic or fatal. Rollovers accounted for nearly 35% of fatal passenger car crashes in 2010 and 29% of all light motor vehicle fatalities between 1992 and 1996.
- Side Impact Collisions
When a motor vehicle is struck at an angle of approximately 90 degrees, this is known as a side impact accident. The term “T-bone” is often used to describe these collisions. In a T-bone collision, the driver and passengers of the hit car have no protection from flying debris, so they are at high risk of serious injury.
- Rear-End Collisions
Rear-end collisions involve two vehicles and occur more frequently than any other type of collision. When compared to head-on and side-impact collisions, they are significantly less deadly. Usually, but not always, the driver in the back is to blame for a rear-end collision.
- Teen Driver Car Accidents
Teenagers in the United States die at alarming rates in automobile accidents. Furthermore, despite making up only 14% of the population, people between the ages of 15 and 24 have the highest risk of being involved in a car accident.
- Elderly-Related Car Accidents
Seniors drive less than young people, but they also have more car accidents per mile. Health issues are common among drivers of advanced age and can impair their judgment and reaction time. These include arthritis, dementia, and the need to take multiple medications that, when taken together, can cause drowsiness or other side effects that can make driving dangerous.
- Parking Lot Car Accidents
Drivers may be easily distracted by what’s happening or have trouble seeing what’s ahead of them. Accidents in parking lots typically involve lower speeds, reducing the severity of any injuries sustained.
- Rental Car Accidents
When renting a car, it’s important to understand who’s responsible in the event of an accident. Accidental damage or injuries might be covered by the rental agency’s insurance company and your own. Any damage done to the car during your rental period will be your financial responsibility.
- Taxi Accidents
Taxi accidents can occur in two different ways. To start, a taxi could collide with the vehicle you’re in. The second possibility is that you are a passenger in a taxi involved in an accident that is the driver’s or another motorist’s fault.
- Self-Driving Vehicle Accidents
The goal of developing autonomous vehicles is to make transportation more secure. When confronted with an unexpected threat, they are not always as secure as they appear. It can be difficult to determine who is at fault in a self-driving vehicle accident.
- Employer Liability for Car Accidents
Many people on the road drive on their employer’s behalf rather than for their own purposes. When this type of accident happens, the employer may be liable to anyone injured in the accident under a theory of vicarious liability. Because companies typically have more insurance and assets than individual drivers, they are in a better position to compensate injury victims of car accidents.
Legal Options Available After a Car Accident
You might be able to settle your case with the insurance company of the driver who caused the accident, or you might have to go to court. In addition, you can file a lawsuit and go to court to argue your case or engage in alternative dispute resolution.
Only an experienced auto accident attorney can determine what issues are unique to your case and develop the plan you need to win. Contact the Accident Law Group at (602) 262-4254.
- Settling Your Car Accident Case
After a car crash, you might want to contact the insurance provider of the person who caused the accident. The case adjuster will then make a settlement offer. You or your attorney will send the insurance company a demand package consisting of your medical expenses, records, and bills.
Remember that most insurance companies’ first settlement offers are quite meager. For this reason, it could take several exchanges with the insurance company’s adjuster before making a fair and reasonable offer.
- Bringing Legal Action and Pursuing Litigation Within the State Courts
Most cases involving injuries sustained in automobile accidents are settled well before trial. You might sue the negligent driver if the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement offer. If you were hurt in a car crash, you can take your case to court and have a jury decide how much money you should get for your medical bills and other losses.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternate dispute resolution comes in many forms. You may decide to take your case to a neutral third-party mediator. Like in a court trial, each side will have the opportunity to present their case to the arbitrator. The arbitrator will make either a binding or non-binding decision about damages.
Tips for Choosing the Right Auto Accident Lawyer
When you talk to potential car accident lawyers, look for the following things to make sure you find a good one you can trust to handle your case to the best of their abilities:
- Has Vast Experience
Inquire about the attorney’s background and their law firm. Verify their track record of success with auto accident cases. You should also check their track record and ensure they have experience arguing cases in court.
- Engages with You
A competent legal representative will care about your situation. If your lawyer isn’t invested in your case, they’ll only do the bare minimum to make the grade. This could lead to a lower settlement amount for you. If a lawyer has been hired, how can you tell if they’re engaged? A good lawyer will want to know much about your situation and your objectives in court.
- Communicates Clearly
A competent legal representative will clarify how they intend to help you. You can expect transparent communication regarding their methodology, pricing, and other key aspects of their service. You should ask questions that get right to the point if you have any. In other words, you shouldn’t have more questions after leaving their office than when you entered. If they can’t answer your questions about their process clearly during the interview, you probably won’t be able to communicate effectively with them after you hire them.
- Willing to Provide References
You should always request a list of references from a prospective lawyer. References should attest to the lawyer’s standing in the community. You can trust their references even if you don’t actually call them. Avoid hiring a lawyer who can’t or won’t provide you with references.
- Has a Well-Organized Office Setting
If their office is neat and tidy, chances are they are, too. You should observe the lawyer’s staff and how they handle their work. It’s not a good sign that they’ll be able to help you with your case if they’re so disorganized that they have to dig through stacks of paperwork to find the necessary information and their staff has trouble keeping up with phone calls.
Have you been in a car accident?
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you need a personal injury attorney who will look out for your interests. You need an experienced auto accident attorney to ensure your claim is processed correctly and that you receive a fair settlement. They can help you gather evidence for your personal injury claim case and negotiate with insurance adjusters.
Here at Accident Law Group, we represent victims of accidents and injuries. Our focus is on building, arguing, and winning your personal injury case. We have decided to specialize in one area of law and excel at it. We believe that our clients deserve only the highest quality representation from reliable and seasoned lawyers. Call us for a free consultation today!
Accident Law Group’s primary area of experience is Auto Accidents. Auto collisions can happen in a variety of ways, they are not always “cut and dry.” Even the participants in the accident can perceive the collision in different ways. This is why we will often have clients demonstrate with model vehicles how an accident occurred. If you needed these models to explain your accident to us, the insurance adjusters probably don’t fully understand how the accident occurred. It is our job to help navigate you through this difficult process.
The three main components of an automobile accident are injury, property damage, and liability.
Even if the circumstances of the accident are clear, the circumstances of the injuries are rarely clear. In extreme situations, we have seen what appeared to be a whiplash injury that turns into an issue that requires surgical repair. While we are not doctors, we are experienced at fighting with the insurance companies to make sure they understand your injuries were all caused by your accident. Additionally, because we are familiar with these injuries, we know what to look for when we review your medical records to help support why your injury has significantly affected your life.
Property damage entails both your vehicle and belongings. We will work to make sure that your vehicle repairs are appropriately taken care of, and if your vehicle is a total loss, you receive a fair payout. Additionally, we will help ensure that you are reimbursed for any property within your vehicle that may have been damaged. Many people fail to recognize a car seat should be replaced after an accident. We will make sure that the insurance company is considering your car seat as part of your property damage.
If your vehicle is repaired, it probably lost some value. Not every case is a candidate for a claim for diminished resale value, but we will be happy to discuss the possibility with you. Additionally, regardless of whether your car was totaled or repaired, we will fight for your right to a rental car or reimbursement for the loss of use of your vehicle.
Lastly, one of the most frustrating parts of a case to deal with can be liability. In the state of Arizona, the law allows for a case not to be 100% the fault of one party.
This can become frustrating when you are not at fault.
Still, the insurance companies are fighting trying to determine how many other parties are at fault and their level of responsibility. Furthermore, the other driver’s insurance company will constantly look for a way to try and put some of the blame for the accident on you. This is especially prevalent with accidents involving one party making a left-hand turn. We have the experience and knowledge to fight for your rights against the insurance company.