You are driving to work one sunny morning in Chandler, AZ when suddenly a car rear-ends you, driving you forward into the vehicle in front of you. Before it is all over, the scene has turned into a multi-car pile-up, you are slumped over your steering wheel, uncertain of what is next.

Car accidents can devastate a person in every way imaginable—physically, emotionally, and financially. But you have rights, and the right lawyer will help you fight for them.

Zanes Law will do everything from A to Z to see that the negligent party who caused your accident compensates you for your damages.  Call us at 866-499-8989 for a free consultation with a Chandler car accident lawyer.
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Typical Risk Factors Associated with Car Accidents in Chandler, AZ

Many risk factors contribute to the likelihood of a car accident in Chandler occurring. Sometimes, these factors combine, creating a tangled mess of possibilities for who is liable for the collision.

What risk factors do drivers face?

Some car accident risk factors commonly known in the legal community include:

  • Drugs
  • Improper lane changes
  • Night driving
  • Potholes
  • Tailgating
  • Running red lights
  • Improper turns
  • Inclement weather
  • Tire blowouts
  • Car or part defects
  • Speeding
  • Animal crossings
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Road construction
  • Driving while distracted

The Chandler car accident lawyers at Zanes Law will deftly untangle the factors that played a part in your collision. Possibly, more than one party is responsible for causing the crash, which will mean extralegal legwork, but more sources for recovering your damages.

Different Car Accident Types Result from Different Risk Factors

Traffic, speeds, vehicle sizes, setting, and a slew of other variables combine with the above risk factors to result in a specific type of car accident.

Generally, car accidents manifest as one of the following:

  • Rollover
  • Multi-vehicle pile-ups
  • Single-car accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Sideswipe collisions
  • Side-impact/T-bone collisions
  • Rear-end collisions

Some car accident types yield more damage and greater injuries than others. Each type, however, tells a bit of the story as to how the collision occurred, and this is where our investigation begins.

How We Investigate Your Chandler Car Accident

The scene of your car accident is the best place to launch an investigation that will eventually lead to a likely party whose negligence caused the collision. Our legal team will visit the accident scene to document the surroundings—construction, bad roads, poor lighting, ineffective signage, etc.—and take photos, seek witnesses, and so on.

A Chandler car accident lawyer will also enlist the help of an accident reconstruction specialist who will assess the damage done to the vehicles and surrounding property, skid marks, as well as your injuries, to piece together a likely sequence of events that transpired.

Types of Evidence We Will Seek to Prove Your Case

The investigation begins as soon after the accident as possible, so we have access to fresh evidence and witness testimonies.

Some of the evidence we will track down and use include:

  • Pictures of the scene of the accident (possibly from your phone)
  • Photos and notes regarding road conditions, street signs, lighting, etc.
  • Skid/tire marks
  • Videos from nearby surveillance cameras
  • Medical records from anyone who has treated your injuries
  • Witness testimonies

Our exhaustive compilation and review of all the evidence we find will shape into a clear indication of the negligent party who caused your collision and should be held liable for your damages.

How We Go About Establishing Negligence in Your Car Accident

For you to collect compensation for your injuries and other damages, the law requires that we legally establish the defendant’s negligence. This mandate is accomplished by applying a principle called “Duty of Care,” and it demands that we prove the following four arguments:

  1. The defendant had a duty to take reasonable steps to keep you free from injury or harm.
  1. Through his/her action or inaction, the defendant breached this duty of care.
  2. The defendant’s breach of duty caused your car accident.
  3. You sustained physical, financial and emotional damages from the accident that you can recover.

Your Zanes Law team will prove breach, causation, and damages using strategically selected evidence from our investigation. As for the duty of care, all drivers assume this duty as a function of sharing the road with other motorists and pedestrians. Manufacturers and municipal entities in charge of keeping roads maintained also owe you a duty of care. If either breached their duty and caused your accident, they can be held liable.

Determining Damages That We Will Seek to Recover

Depending upon the type of collision, the injuries you sustained, how they affect your ability to work, and the property damage resulting from the crash, your list of recoverable damages can take just about any form and add up to any amount.

A Chandler car accident lawyer will tap experts in the fields of medicine, economics, vocational therapy, and life-care planning to determine the applicability of damage types and their specific values in your case.

Some examples of the types of damages you could recover include the following:

  • Doctors’ and surgeons’ fees
  • Prescription medications
  • Hospital stay
  • Emergency transportation
  • Prescription medications
  • Diminished future potential earnings
  • Lost wages
  • Lost benefits
  • Doctor’s and surgeon’s fees
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • Replacement services
  • Accessibility equipment
  • Physical therapy

Also, if a loved one died as the result of injuries sustained in a Chandler car accident, your lawyer will help you pursue a wrongful death action.

Zanes Law is Ready to Champion Your Rights, but the Clock is Ticking

Arizona’s statute of limitations requires that you file a a personal injury and accident lawsuit in Chandler within a certain period of time following your accident. In the event your case goes this direction, your best bet is to hire a lawyer sooner, rather than later.

If cost is holding you back, remember that Zanes Law will not charge you any attorney fees unless and until you are paid.

Know that Zanes Law will do everything from A to Z to get you the fair settlement or verdict you deserve. Call us freely, knowing there is no charge for our consultation, and there’s no obligation to hire us after we meet: at 866-499-8989.

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