One minute, you are casually driving through Yuma, taking in the beautiful blanket of green crops that stretch out on either side of the road. The next minute, you are coaxing yourself out of a stupor after the reckless driving of an aggressive driver—one not so calmed by the scenery—results in a catastrophic car accident.
Your day is ruined—and your life has changed. Your every thought now goes to the pain of the injuries you sustained and the medical bills that impatiently await payment.
Zanes Law will take on your case and fight for the compensation you need to cover the damages you suffered from this car accident. Call us at 866-499-8989 to arrange your free, no-obligation case review. A Yuma car accident lawyer will be happy to meet you in your hospital room or wherever—and whenever–works best for you.
There are as many combinations of variables that prompt a car accident as there are types of motor vehicles on the road.
Some of the most common risk factors we have come to know over our years of handling car accidents include:
When these risk factors are in play, the chance of a car accident occurring increases sharply. Responsibility for the accident falls on whoever’s negligence triggered the event. As you can see from the above factors, multiple parties may be at fault, and therefore, liable, for any given car accident.
Any combination of risk factors can result in any of several types of collisions, depending upon the relative positions of the cars at the time of the accident, how fast they were travelling, elements at the scene of the accident, other motor vehicles on the road, driver reactions, and so on.
Most car accidents fall into one of the below categories:
Each type of car crash generally associates most commonly with certain types of injuries and vehicle damage. And all leave behind signature telltale indicators as to how the collision occurred.
Investigating Your Car Accident in Yuma
A Yuma car accident lawyer from Zanes Law will dig into these and other clues when we investigate your car accident in an effort to uncover evidence identify the at-fault party and to support your case.
We will launch our investigation early, while evidence is fresh and intact, and while witnesses still have a clear recollection of the events of the collision.
We will also enlist the services of a car accident reconstruction specialist, who will review the scene, damage to the cars, and other evidence, to determine how the accident occurred. The story he/she tells will point us to the negligent party from whom we will seek compensation for your damages.
No matter how certain we may be of a party’s fault in causing your car accident, to convince an insurance carrier, judge, or jury requires specific proof of the party’s negligence.
From a legal standpoint, negligence is established by our case meeting four essential criteria:
A Zanes Law car accident lawyer in Yuma will use the evidence we gather during our investigation to prove breach, causation, and damages. Another driver’s duty of care is implied as part of a social contract that accompanies sharing the road with other motorists.
If we find that the negligence of a manufacturer or governmental body caused your car accident, their roles also carry duties of care.
The damages brought on by your car accident exceed what you probably would think to consider. Having a legal team who knows where and how to pinpoint the damages, and the extent of them, will help you get not only the compensation you imagined, but also the compensation you need and deserve.
Some of the damages you might be able to recover include:
If you lost a loved on in a car accident in Yuma, you are eligible to pursue a wrongful death action. Our team will help you walk this important legal path, and we will do so compassionately and with dignity.
Once we have assessed and documented your damages, we will compose a demand letter that itemizes each damage type and the amount associated with it.
Your car accident lawyer will present this demand letter to the insurance company of the negligent party as a third-party claim.
The insurer could possibly accept the claim and pay it. More probable, the carrier will issue a counter-offer. At this point, your Zanes Law legal team will enter into an aggressive negotiation process, as we fight to get you the maximum settlement.
If the insurance adjuster is not willing to agree to a fair settlement, we will file your case in civil court and appeal to judge and jury for the compensation that is due you.
We will do everything from A to Z to see that you are once again enjoying life and all the scenic beauty that Yuma has to offer on a casual drive. But you should know that Arizona’s statute of limitations puts a limit on the time you have to file a personal injury claim, so the earlier you start, the better.
Keep in mind that Zanes Law will charge you only when you are compensated. Call us today at 866-499-8989 to arrange your free consultation with a Yuma car accident lawyer.