Top-Rated Phoenix Car Accident Lawyers Are Here to Help After an Arizona Auto Accident
Motor vehicle accidents are far too common incidents and with the sharp increase in drivers' using their cell phones and focusing on the in-vehicle infotainment systems, the amount of distracted drivers on the road is on the rise. No matter how serious the crash, the financial and mental strain can be high. However, seeking the help of an experienced personal injury attorney can help ease this strain and help you navigate your injury claim.
If you are injured in a car accident in Gilbert, Yuma, Kingman, Chandler, Tucson, Glendale, Tempe, Goodyear, Mesa, or anywhere in Arizona call our team to get your questions answered. Did you know that prior to founding our Firm, Attorney Brandon White served as a State Trooper for the State of Arizona?
Attorney White personally investigated thousands of motor vehicle collisions and now helps our clients navigate their injury claims and fights the insurance companies every day to protect our client’s rights.
Our Gilbert personal injury attorneys are more than willing to help be your legal advocate every step of the way.
Arizona Car Crash Statistics
It doesn’t take more than your regular commute to work or the multiple media reports daily, to find out about yet another injury accident on Arizona’s roadways. Many would wonder why Arizona has so many of these traffic collisions. With an average speed limit of 75 mph for most of the state, Arizona leads the nation in having one of the highest amounts of injury car and truck crashes per year. In fact, this speed limit is 10 mph higher than in most states. Making matters worse, many drivers mistakenly assume it is acceptable to drive 10 mph over any posted speed limit. This 85 mph plus average speed is not only one of the leading causes of most of these accidents but when they do occur the extent of the injuries or loss of life is even greater.
What Are Common Causes of Car Wrecks in Phoenix, AZ?
In addition to high speed being a major cause of these accidents, there are other causes that can’t be overlooked including distracted driving. Whether this is from phone use, texting, or other types of technology. Studies have shown that even a slight distraction to a driver can greatly increase the time it takes for that driver to acknowledge and react to a danger, object or factor and increase the likelihood of a crash.
Driving while Impaired also ranks high as causing far too many traffic accidents on Arizona roadways. DUI driving limits the ability of a driver to react to danger and affects reaction time and depth perception. All of these factors can lead to colliding with another vehicle or person.
Racing and other reckless driving behavior is yet another factor leading to a spike in Arizona car crashes every year. Some drivers choose to test the limits of their vehicle’s capability and act as if they were on a racetrack leading to disastrous consequences including losing control of their vehicle and injuring others.
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When it comes to navigating your injury claim, don’t go it alone. Let our team of experienced Gilbert auto accident lawyers help you with your case.
Common Types of Car Accidents in Arizona
In Arizona, there are numerous types of traffic collisions, each can be life-changing to those involved. If you are injured in a car crash we recommend reaching out to one of our Gilbert car accident attorneys to help you navigate your specific case.
Rear-end collisions occur when the front of one vehicle collides into the rear of another vehicle. This could be caused when drivers are distracted and don’t notice the vehicle in front of them or if the front vehicle abruptly slows and the rear vehicle does not have enough distance to stop. As you can imagine, depending on the speed and other factors, rear-end collisions can be dangerous.
Head-On collisions occur when two vehicles, usually traveling at opposite directions, collide into each other. Head-on collisions can cause serious physical injuries and even can be fatal. This is usually due to the sheer amount of force exerted on each occupant because of the speeds of each vehicle followed by the vehicles coming to such an abrupt stop.
Sideswipe or Side-Impact Collisions
Side-Impact type collisions occur when the front of one vehicle collides or T-bone’s the side of another vehicle. This can also be when a vehicle’s side “swipes” the side of another vehicle. These types of collisions can cause many serious injuries because most vehicles are mainly focused on offering their occupants protection from front and rear impacts. With these side-type collisions, occupants can suffer additional injuries when a portion of their body impacts the interior of their own vehicle due to the amount of force.
One of the most dangerous and most deadly types of traffic crashes in Arizona are rollover collisions. This is where at least one vehicle rolls over to its side or onto its roof. When a vehicle does roll, its occupants are subject to being thrown around the interior of the vehicle and if not properly restrained by seat belts can cause a person to be thrown from the vehicle. Far too often these types of car crashes can lead to serious physical injury or death.
What is the average settlement for a car accident in Arizona?
The classic and honest answer is “it depends.” Since every car accident injury case is different so to are the extent and types of injuries our clients suffer from. In addition, each client has different regimens of medical treatment recommended to by their doctors. However, for each and every one of our cases we strive to maximize our client’s compensation.
What Compensation Is Available for an Auto Accident in Phoenix?
Far too many good people involved in injury accidents feel they don't realize their options to getting the compensation they rightfully deserve to put them in as close to what we call a pre-accident position as possible. This is where our Team of Arizona injury attorneys can help provide guidance and push for compensation for these losses. If you were involved in a collision caused by someone else your compensation could include:
- Property Damage Reimbursement. For Your vehicle to be repaired or if needed, replaced with one that is equivalent. This also includes reimbursement for any personal items lost or damaged in the crash. Finally, you may also have the right to be compensated for the daily loss of use of your vehicle until it's repaired.
- Medical Treatment/Expenses. You have a right to medical treatment to treat your pain and injuries suffered as a result of the collision and have this reimbursed to you.
- Loss of Income. You may have a right to be paid back or reimbursed if the collision caused you in any way to miss work and thus suffer a loss of income that you would have otherwise been entitled to. This can be usually backed up by paystubs, etc.
- Wrongful Death. If that collision caused a death, although no amount of money is ever equivalent to a human life, the loved ones and family of that deceased person may be entitled to additional compensation. This can be especially critical if that person contributed largely to the household income. This additional compensation can in some cases help ease the financial strain a loved one has to endure.
If you are wondering if you are eligible for any of the above compensation in your auto accident case, call our experienced personal injury attorneys to help you navigate your claim and maximize what you are entitled, let us deal with the insurance companies so you don’t have to.
Who Is Responsible for a Car Accident in Gilbert?
The first step in an auto accident injury case is to prove fault. This means deciding who caused the accident. Arizona is what’s called an at-fault insurance state. This means that people can go after the at-fault driver’s insurance company and seek recovery and if need be sue the at-fault driver and their insurance.
Proving fault can be a complex task at times but our team of injury attorneys led by a former State Trooper Accident Investigator has the experience of not only evaluating our client’s case, but pushing back on the at-fault insurance companies to accept liability with evidence like crash police reports, photos, videos, expert opinions, and more.
Arizona is also what’s called a comparative fault state. This means that in some cases it is determined that both drivers share a portion of the fault in causing the collision. This fault can be in the form of a percentage. However, even if a driver is deemed to be partially at-fault, they may still be entitled to compensation and reimbursement. Our Gilbert Accident Attorneys can help guide you on this point.
Contact Our Gilbert Auto Accident Attorneys Now!
If you are involved in a roll-over, rear-end impact or any type of injury auto-accident don’t wait, contact our experienced crash attorneys to get your questions answered and help guide you on your injury claim. Let’s face it, auto accidents can be stressful. Let us help relieve that stress and get you on the road to recovery.
How Our Car Accident Lawyers in Phoenix, AZ Can Help with Your Auto Collision Case?
Injury accident claims can be complex. In addition, insurance companies, especially the other driver’s insurance, will do everything they can to either not admit fault or pay as little as possible to you so you go away. Knowing this, why would anyone choose to go it alone?
This is where our team comes in, our injury lawyers are experienced in investigating and recreating the collision, building evidence to push insurance companies to admit fault. In addition, we help clients compile all medical records, bills, and additional documentation to help prove their claim and damages. Our Team can also handle all of the negotiations back and forth with the insurance companies. This allows our clients to focus solely on their medical care and getting better and back on their feet.
Finally, if need be our Team will help our clients file a lawsuit against the other driver and their insurance carrier taking them to Court to fight for adequate compensation.