To ensure that you receive fair compensation, consult a lawyer even if the other driver’s insurance company says they can send a check after a car accident. You may be eligible to receive other types of damages than you might not have been aware of without speaking with someone who has unique knowledge of Arizona law.
If you have not yet consulted a lawyer after involvement in a motor vehicle collision, there could be several considerations that you have not yet thought of. Before agreeing to accept a settlement check, talk to a lawyer.
If the other motorist in your accident was at fault, you should consider whether to bring a claim for greater coverage of your losses. Our firm is prepared to help you in any way we can.
When you consult a lawyer about how to accept payment from an insurance company, they can advise you on whether you have grounds for a personal injury claim. If you do, they can explain to you whether it is best to accept the payment that the other driver’s insurance company is offering or to pursue a claim for additional damages. If you choose the latter:
If we can link your injuries to another driver’s negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
Negligent Arizona drivers could exhibit any number of negligent behaviors, and when these behaviors result in an accident, they can serve as cause for a personal injury claim. Some of these behaviors include:
If any of these (or other) dangerous driving behaviors contributed to your accident, then you may be able to hold the responsible party liable for any injuries or damages the accident caused.
In order to secure compensation, a lawyer will have to show that the defendant in your case contributed to your injuries. Note that even if the court found that you contributed to the accident, you could still be entitled to financial damages under Arizona’s comparative negligence statute,(Arizona Statute § 12-2509).
A lawyer will aim to prove the defendant in your case was negligent by:
This is the responsibility that all motorists must uphold when they drive. Drivers have a responsibility to not put others that they share the road with at an unreasonable risk of harm.
The other driver may have breached their duty by engaging in any of the aforementioned dangerous driving behaviors, or a behavior that was not listed. There are many ways a driver can put anyone else on the road at risk, from other drivers to pedestrians.
There may be a clear link between the other driver’s dangerous behavior and your injuries. Medical documentation can provide evidence of this link, if available.
Your lawyer will need to demonstrate that your injuries resulted in financial, physical, or emotional loss. The full range of your damages will be discussed at this point.
Each personal injury claim is different, but if your claim is successful, you may receive financial compensation to cover medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses you incurred due to the accident.
Be sure to call a lawyer before accepting an insurance payment from the other driver’s insurance company. The sooner you call our team at Zanes Law today at (833) 629-7684 to discuss your case, the sooner we can begin working on our plan to help you pursue damages.