FAQs - Accidents

Accidents

  • 10 Dec 2019
    Will I Have To Go To Court For A Car Accident In Phoenix, AZ?
    Without knowing the specifics of the car accident, it is difficult to say whether you will have to go to court for a car accident in Phoenix, AZ. In some cases, the other driver and the insurance company are willing to offer a fair settlement outside of court that pays you the full amount to which you are ent
  • 10 Dec 2019
    What To Do Right After A Car Accident In Phoenix, AZ?
    The moments following a car accident can be dizzying, jarring, and downright terrifying. Your car is smashed to pieces, you are likely in pain, and you may not even know the extent of your injuries or what the days and weeks to come will have in store. In such a stressful, nerve-wracking moment, it can be
  • 10 Dec 2019
    What If The Air Bags Didn’t Deploy In My Car Accident In Phoenix, AZ?
    If you were involved in a car accident in Phoenix, AZ, where your airbags did not deploy and you suffered injuries as a result, you may be eligible for compensation from several different parties, including the other driver, the insurance company, the vehicle manufacturer, and the airbag manufacturer. A Phoen
  • 10 Dec 2019
    Should I Release My Medical Records To Another Driver’s Insurance Adjuster?
    We recommend discussing your case with a car accident attorney before you give a statement or release your medical records to another driver's insurance adjuster in Phoenix, AZ. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were over 36,000 injuries due to car accidents in the state in 2018. Af
  • 10 Dec 2019
    Should I Hire An Attorney Or Let The Insurance Company Handle My Car Accident Claims In Phoenix, AZ?
    There were over 125,000 accidents in Arizona in 2018, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. We encourage all Phoenix, Arizona car accident victims to reach out to the Zanes Law team for a complimentary consultation and case review before discussing their case with the at-fault driver’s insu
  • 29 Oct 2019
    What If The Car Accident Was Partly My Fault In Phoenix, AZ?
    You can still file a claim to recover damages even if the car accident was partly your fault in Phoenix, AZ. The state of Arizona follows a rule called a pure comparative fault. This means that even if you are 99 percent responsible for the car accident, you can still receive compensation with a successful cl
  • 29 Oct 2019
    What If I Hit The Other Vehicle In Tucson, AZ?
    Just because you hit the other vehicle does not immediately mean that you are to blame and will be held liable for the accident. Nor does it automatically mean that you are barred from recovering compensation to pay for damages. Many other factors need to be considered before the fault can be placed on a driv
  • 29 Oct 2019
    I Have a Pre-existing Medical Condition That Was Aggravated After My Accident, Can I Still Pursue A Claim In Tucson, AZ?
    Yes. If you have a pre-existing medical condition that was aggravated after your accident, you may be able to pursue compensation for the financial loss you experienced because of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Even if you were found partially at fault for the accident, because of Arizo
  • 29 Oct 2019
    How Is Fault Determined In A Car Accident In Tucson, AZ?
    Fault is typically determined in a car accident in Tucson, AZ, based on the nature of the collision, the statements provided by a witness, and the evidence shown in the police reports. The at-fault party's insurance provider will then be responsible for providing compensation to cover damages caused by the ac
  • 29 Oct 2019
    Do I Need To Go To The Doctor After A Car Accident If I Don’t Feel Hurt In Tucson, AZ?
    You should always go to the doctor immediately after being involved in a car accident in Tucson, AZ. In many cases, the symptoms of an injury may not present themselves right away. It could be the next day after the adrenaline has worn off that you begin to feel the effects of an injury suffered in the accide
  • 29 Oct 2019
    What Happens If You Get In An Accident With A Drunk Driver?
    When you get in an accident with a drunk driver, the law enforcement officer who responds to the accident scene will evaluate the accident and, if they believe that the drunk driver’s intoxication caused the accident, the police officer will call on Arizona’s implied consent laws to test the driver’s bl
  • 29 Oct 2019
    What Do You Do After A DUI Accident?
    When another motorist is driving under the influence (DUI) and causes an accident where you become injured, you should call a personal injury lawyer who handles this type of accident. You have the right to seek compensation from the driver (or their insurance provider) to cover your medical expenses, lost wag
  • 29 Oct 2019
    What Age Group Has The Most Drunk Driving Accidents?
    In 2017, the 21- to 24-year old age group had the most drunk driving accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report “Traffic Safety Facts 2017: Alcohol-Impaired Driving.” For the purpose of this report, fatal crashes are defined as those that involve a driver
  • 29 Oct 2019
    I Haven’t Been Able To Return To Work After A Car Accident, How Can I Afford A Lawyer In Phoenix, AZ?
    If you have not been able to return to work after a car accident, you may think you are unable to afford a lawyer in Phoenix, AZ. However, the State Bar of Arizona supports that most car accident lawyers do not require upfront payment for their services. Most personal injury lawyers work on what is called
  • 29 Oct 2019
    How Long After My Car Accident Can I Wait To File My Claim In Phoenix, AZ?
    After a Phoenix, AZ car accident, most accident victims have at least two years to file a claim to recover damages. However, the statute of limitations may be affected by the details of your case. You may be curious about how long after your car accident to wait to file a claim in Phoenix, AZ. We recommend
  • 29 Oct 2019
    Can I Still Recover Damages If I Wasn’t Wearing A Seatbelt In A Car Accident In Phoenix, AZ?
    You can likely still recover damages if you were not wearing a seatbelt in a car accident in Phoenix, AZ. Seat Belt Laws in Arizona In Arizona, the front seat driver and passenger must wear a seat belt. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the driver to make sure that anyone under 16 years of age also
  • 30 Sep 2019
    What Compensation Might I Get In A Lawsuit Over My Car Accident In Phoenix, AZ?
    If you or a member of your family suffered injuries or if a family member was killed in a car accident, you deserve answers. In addition to answers, you are entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, injuries, property destruction, and loss, and other damages. A Phoenix, AZ attorney will help
  • 30 Sep 2019
    Who Is The Best Car Accident Lawyer In Phoenix, AZ?
    The best car accident lawyer in Phoenix, AZ is one who is experienced, patient, and willing to fight for your right to recover compensation. The insurance companies will do just about anything to pay you less, so you want a legal team who is willing to stand up and fight for your rights. The team at Zanes
  • 30 Sep 2019
    How Much Does A Lawyer Cost For A Car Accident In Phoenix, AZ?
    If you sustained injuries in a Phoenix car accident, you might be concerned about the amount of losses you are facing. Replacing or repairing your vehicle, medical bills, and lost wages can quickly add up to thousands of dollars. However, if you are looking to minimize your costs, you cannot afford to go with
  • 20 Sep 2019
    How To Get A Car Accident Police Report In Phoenix, AZ?
    After a Phoenix, Arizona car accident, there are several steps you need to take to ensure the safety of everyone involved and protect your legal right to recover compensation. Your first step should always be to call for emergency medical care and move the accident from the road if it is safe to do so. Nex
  • 02 Aug 2019
    Who Determines The Value Of My Car After A Car Accident In Phoenix, AZ?
    After a car accident, the insurance company will attempt to assign a value to your automobile. They will send an adjuster out, and the adjuster will likely perform a physical inspection of your car. They will also look at the year, make, model, and mileage to determine the market value of the car, from which
  • 02 Aug 2019
    What Are The Most Common Types Of Car Accidents In Phoenix, AZ?
    Countless Phoenix drivers suffer car accidents each year—both reported and unreported—and these collisions come in many varieties. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, here were the most common types of multi-vehicle car accidents in the state for the year 2018: Rear-End — 44 Percent
  • 26 Jul 2019
    Who is Liable for a Car Accident in a Construction Zone in Phoenix, AZ?
    Construction zones in Phoenix, AZ can be a hazard to drivers. In 2015, there were more than 96,000 crashes in work zones across the country. If you went through a construction zone as you were driving, you know that it can become tricky to follow all the traffic laws while navigating detours, uneven surfaces,
  • 26 Jul 2019
    What Facts Do I Need to Gather After a Car Accident in Phoenix, AZ?
    Nobody expects to be in a car accident, but if you have, first make sure that you get medical attention. After checking on anyone else that may be in need of medical attention, move the car to a safe spot, call 911, and wait for help to arrive. Gather All Necessary Evidence After completing the above steps,
  • 26 Jul 2019
    Should I Admit Fault for a Car Accident in Phoenix, AZ?
    Being in a car accident and sustaining serious injuries can wind up costing you a great deal of money. Besides the medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering, if your insurance company believes the accident was your responsibility, your insurance premiums can substantially increase. Besides the financi

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