If you were in a car crash and your memory of the car accident differs from your statement in Phoenix, AZ, then you are not alone.
We recommend speaking to an attorney before giving a statement to anyone, whether it is a representative of an insurance company, police officer, or professional. If you have already given a statement and now believe that some or all of the statement you gave was inaccurate, a lawyer can help you navigate the process of changing your statement.
If your memory of the car accident differs from your statement in Phoenix, AZ, a lawyer can help you understand the legal ramifications of changing a statement related to the crash you were in, as well as the risks and rewards of doing so. You are not the first person to have a change in memory of how an accident occurred. An attorney can help you determine your legal options.
A lawyer can be especially helpful if you believe that another motorist was at fault for the accident. They can help by:
Whether you are able to re-issue your original statement or not, the circumstances of your car accident could mean that another motorist is responsible for your losses. There are several common behaviors that increase the risk of a driver, passenger, and pedestrian being seriously injured. Some of these include:
These are just a few of the many ways that drivers regularly put others at risk. If another motorist engaged in these or any other dangerous driving activities, they may be found negligent if you bring a personal injury claim.
Every motorist on Arizona’s roads owes other drivers, pedestrians, and passengers a duty of care. This duty of care states that nobody shall put others at an unreasonable risk of harm or they become legally responsible for the damage that they contribute to or cause.
A lawyer handling your case will attempt to prove the defendant was negligent by:
This duty of care is a written law and applies to anybody who gets behind the wheel of a car.
If the defendant engaged in any number of dangerous driving behaviors, they may have exposed you to an unreasonable risk of harm and, in doing so, breached their duty of care.
If you sustained injuries in the accident, and the defendant acted dangerously, a lawyer may be able to link both incidents to show causation.
Drivers who put others at an unreasonable risk of harm may be held financially responsible for their victims’ losses. Under Arizona’s comparative negligence statute, you may be eligible to collect damages even if the court finds that you contributed to the accident in some way.
If your memory of the car accident differs from your statement in Phoenix, AZ, call us immediately to reconcile your memory and previous statements. Our legal team can help you initiate any legal action necessary to pursue justice. Call our team at Zanes Law today at (602) 999-9999 to discuss your case.