Nothing can prepare you for the devastation of a car accident: the pain of your injuries, the trauma of the collision, and the worry over how you will make ends meet with so many medical bills and missed days at work. It can overwhelm even the toughest among us.
There are some things about which you need not worry. A car accident lawyer in Surprise, AZ can champion your right to have the party whose negligence caused your accident pay for your losses.
Zanes Law will handle your case and charge you nothing unless and until you get paid. We will do everything from A to Z to see that you receive compensation. Call us today at 866-499-8989 for a free case review with a car accident attorney in Surprise, AZ.
How Car Accidents Happen in Surprise, AZ
Surprise, Arizona has been enjoying rapid expansion and a boom in population. In fact, it is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the U.S., according to WalletHub, with a population increase of 393 percent from 2000 to 2015. However, with more people comes more traffic, and with more traffic comes more accidents.
Common types of car accident cases we handle include:
- Broadside (“T-Bone”) crashes
- Rear-end collisions
- Multi-vehicle pileups
- Single-car accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Sideswipe collisions
- Rollover crashes
Zanes Law accepts all types of car accident cases. We will investigate the accident, analyzing every piece of evidence, to determine the at-fault party so we can hold them liable for your damages.
Where the Case-Building Begins: The Investigation
Any personal injury case is only as strong as the evidence that supports it. The more time that passes, the less intact that evidence becomes. This time limit is why our legal team sets out immediately after you hire us to gather the evidence we need, while it is still fresh.
We will travel to the site of your car accident, where we will:
- Gather photos
- Get witness testimonies
- Document the surroundings, like road conditions, lighting, signage
- Request the accident report
- Seek video sources, maybe from nearby surveillance cameras
- Record trace evidence, like skid marks and tire marks
We will also bring along an accident reconstruction specialist who will pair our findings with their own to compose a thorough analysis of the elements that caused your car accident. This report will play a vital role in our case.
Establishing Negligence in Your Car Accident Case
To collect damages for your car accident, the law requires that we must prove that another party’s negligence caused the collision.
A specific formula exists for establishing liability, and we will execute it to the letter:
- We will prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care to keep you safe from injury. The social contract all drivers assume holds them to this duty.
- We will prove that the defendant breached this duty of care through their actions or inactions.
- We will prove that the defendant’s violation of duty caused the car accident that caused your injuries.
- We will prove that you sustained recoverable damages—physical, economic, and emotional.
How We Recover Your Damages
Knowing that we have an airtight case of negligence, our injury lawyers will proceed to identify the damages you have sustained and assign economic values to each. We will gather your medical records and employer wage statements to fill in some of the values. Some of this information, however, will come from the expertise of respected professionals in various fields.
We will connect with medical, economic, vocational rehabilitation, and life-care planning experts to arrive at the values that best represent your losses both today and for years to come.
We will total all these figures and present them to the insurer. If, after our aggressive negotiations, they do not agree to a fair settlement, we will file a personal injury lawsuit and let a civil court decide the matter. Even in court, we rarely make it to the verdict stage. Typically, the defense will want to talk settlement before a decision is made.
Common Types of Recoverable Damages in a Surprise, AZ Car Accident
The damages you seek and recover will not be the same as what the car accident victim before you got. Every case is unique, with many variables involved, including the severity of your injuries.
Some common damages you might recover in your case include:
- Doctor’s and surgeon’s fees (past and future)
- Emergency transportation
- Prescription medicines
- Physical rehabilitation
- Lost income (past, future, and ongoing)
- Lost benefits
- Replacement services
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
If you lost a loved one in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, you have the right to pursue a wrongful death action. Zanes Law’s wrongful death team will help you take this difficult journey.
Statute of Limitations Limits Your Time to File Legal Action
Arizona imposes a statute of limitations that gives you two years from the date of your car accident to take legal action. It is one of the reasons why you should seriously consider hiring your lawyer sooner, rather than later. You do not want this deadline to pass you by.
Another reason to start the process early is that going so gives your attorney more time to build a solid case. An early start also gives your legal team access to more, intact evidence, including witnesses, whose memories of the accident might otherwise fade over time.
A Car Accident Lawyer in Surprise, AZ Will Put Your Life Back into Perspective
Your car accident is a trauma you will likely never forget. But it does not have to devastate you. The legal team at Zanes Law will do everything from A to Z to hold liable the person whose negligence caused your accident and your injuries. We will do everything from A to Z to see that you recover compensation.
Call us at 866-499-8989 to arrange your free, no-obligation case review.