A car accident is not how you planned to begin your day as you drove to work in Peoria, AZ. The instant it happened, your life took a new course. Rather than going to the office, you now are driving to doctor’s offices. And rather than collecting a paycheck, you are worried about paying medical bills.

Only time and doctors can fix your injuries, but a car accident lawyer in Peoria, AZ, will help ensure that whoever caused our accident pays your medical bills—as well as compensating you for your pain and suffering and other economic losses.

Zanes Law will do everything from A to Z to bring you the relief and justice you deserve. Call us at 866-499-8989 to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation. We are happy to meet you in your hospital room or wherever—and whenever— works best for you.

How Car Accidents Happen in Peoria, AZ

Any combination of variables can prompt a car accident. Often, a driver’s actions serve as the catalyst, but other times, conditions outside the driver’s control play a pivotal role.

From our experience handling car accident cases in Arizona, some of the most common causes of these collisions include:

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

The chance of your experiencing a car accident increase dramatically when any of the above risk factors exist. In some cases, the other driver’s negligence causes the collision. In other situations, a city’s lack of road maintenance, a construction company’s sloppy site set-up, or a car manufacturer’s defective car parts serve as the catalyst.

In any event, some party’s negligence plays into your ability to recover damages for your injuries, pain, and economic losses.

Common Types of Car Accidents

Depending on variables such as vehicle types, speeds they were traveling, roadway conditions, preexisting traffic accidents, etc., a collision can take many forms.

Most car accidents can be categorized into one of the following types of collisions:

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

A Zanes Law car accident lawyer in Peoria, AZ, will handle any type of car accident. They will start building your case from the bottom up, with the bottom being hard-core evidence.

Investigating Your Peoria, AZ Car Accident

Arriving at the scene of your accident early, while the evidence is still fresh, our legal team will scout for evidence. This evidence will help us piece together the story that proves that another party’s negligence caused your accident.

An accident reconstruction specialist will apply their skills and expertise to assist in our investigation. This specialist’s ability to extract meaningful details from car damages and other elements of the scene will result in a compelling report of the actions that took place that day—and the party whose negligence caused them.

Forms of Evidence We Will Find and Review to Prove Your Case

  • Photos of the scene
  • Documentation of the surroundings, including lighting, debris, street signs
  • Skid/tire marks
  • Collision points on the vehicles
  • Videos from nearby surveillance cameras
  • Medical records (your injuries provide essential clues)
  • Eyewitness accounts

The evidence we gather might indicate that the at-fault party in your accident was the other driver, or it could be a tire manufacturer or a municipal body responsible for maintaining roads. Whoever’s negligence caused your accident, we will hold them responsible.

Informed by this stable of evidence, our legal team will be able to identify the at-fault party in your Peoria car accident.

Proving That the At-Fault Party Was Negligent

Legally speaking, to hold the at-fault party liable for your injuries and losses, we must establish that this party was negligent.

The rules of personal injury law lay out clear requirements that must be met to establish negligence. We will fulfill these requirements by proving the following statements to be true:

  • Duty of Care The at-fault party owed you a duty to take reasonable precautions, through either action or inaction, to keep you safe and free from injury.
  • Breach of Duty — The at-fault party breached this duty of care.
  • Causation — This violation of duty caused your car accident.
  • Damages — The car accident caused you recoverable physical, financial, and/or emotional damages.

Your car accident lawyer in Peoria, AZ will establish negligence in a way that compels insurance companies or juries to take notice.

Calculating Damages to Include in Your Demand Letter

One of the many benefits of hiring legal counsel to represent you in your pursuit of compensation is that we know the breadth and depth of damages you should seek to recover from a car accident. They go far beyond your immediate medical expenses.

What is included damages you might recover?

  • Hospital stay
  • Medical treatment (past, future, and ongoing)
  • Surgery
  • Prescription medicines and pain management
  • Emergency transportation
  • Lost wages (past and future)
  • Lost benefits (past and future)
  • Diminished future earning potential
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Accessibility devices, like ramps and wheelchairs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional trauma
  • Replacement services

If you lost a loved one in a car accident in Peoria, AZ, we at Zanes Law are very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are eligible to pursue a wrongful death action. Our legal team will help you with this emotionally difficult journey.

Negotiating with the Insurance Company

After reviewing and calculating your damages, your legal team will draft a demand letter outlining everything we have determined must be recovered.  We will send this demand letter to the insurer of the negligent party.

It is possible that the insurance adjuster will review the damages, find them fair, and pay them. But do not hold your breath. Most likely, the insurer will respond with a counter-offer. Here is where your legal team steps into their role as negotiators. We will aggressively champion your cause and your right to receive the largest settlement possible.

If the insurance carrier fails to agree to a fair settlement, we will leave the negotiations table and file a personal injury lawsuit. We will present your case to a judge and jury, who will ultimately decide how much you should be awarded.

Zanes Law Will Do Everything from A to Z to Get You the Compensation You Deserve

Arizona’s statute of limitations restricts the amount of time you have to file a legal claim, so the earlier you start, the less our chances of this window closing on you. Also, an early start gives your legal team more time to build a sound case.

Zanes Law and their car accident lawyers in Peoria are ready to fight for your right to receive compensation for your car accident injuries and damages. Call us today at 866-499-8989 to arrange your free case review.

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