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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Posted On 03/27/19

What Not to Say to Car Insurance Adjuster

Every driver dreads the thought of dealing with an insurance claim for a car accident, but the reality is that many drivers will eventually encounter such a situation. Insurance claims adjusters can be difficult, and they generally attempt to look for any and all reasons to reduce the payout on a claim or deny a claim. Insurance companies make money by collecting premium payments and lose money when they must pay out on claims, so paying out is never really in the insurer’s interest. If you must file a claim for a car accident, keep several things in mind when speaking with your insurance claims adjuster. Be very careful of...

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Posted On 03/15/19

How Much Is My Car Accident Worth?

After another driver causes an accident with your vehicle, you may have a lot of questions. You may wonder how much compensation to expect from an insurance settlement or lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Ultimately, two factors determine the available compensation in a car accident case. Available insurance coverage and the scope of the damages determine available compensation. Damages in a Car Accident Even a seemingly mild vehicle accident can lead to significant damages for the victim. Car accidents can cause injuries requiring long-term medical treatment and rehabilitation. Some victims may develop permanent disabilities from their car accident injuries, missing time from work and losing income. These experiences can also...

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Posted On 01/07/19

Is Arizona a No-Fault State?

Every state uses its own rules for handling car accident claims, and states generally fall under “fault” and “no-fault” designations. Under a no-fault system, an injured driver must resort to his or her own insurance. A driver may only take legal action against an at-fault driver under specific circumstances. Under fault-based systems, the at-fault driver bears liability for the damages he or she causes. To learn more about your unique car accident claim in Arizona, contact the Phoenix car accident lawyers at Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. Fault in Arizona Arizona operates under a traditional fault-based system. This means that after any accident it is essential to establish fault for...

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Posted On 11/26/18

What Is Drowsy Driving?

At least one in 25 drivers has fallen asleep behind the wheel in the past 30 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Drowsy driving is a serious problem that remains largely underreported. It is often underreported due to the difficulty of assigning this as a cause of fatal collisions. What researchers do know is that it causes tens of thousands of car accidents every year. Do your part as a driver by expanding your knowledge and awareness on this subject and don't drive if you’re too tired. Defining Drowsy Driving Drowsy driving does not only refer to falling asleep behind the wheel. One can be guilty...

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Posted On 11/19/18

Thanksgiving Driving Tips

Most people wish to spend Thanksgiving with their families, which means many drivers on the highway. The national rates of car accidents, serious injuries, and deaths spike over the Thanksgiving season. From 2012 to 2016, more than 800 people died in drunk driving accidents from the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to the following Monday. Statistically, Thanksgiving is the deadliest holiday on the road. This year, use these safe driving tips from our Phoenix car accident lawyers to arrive to the table alive. Plan Your Trip Ahead of Time A major holiday like Thanksgiving requires some preplanning for optimal roadway safety. First, check the weather where you’ll be driving. It may differ...

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Posted On 10/24/18

How a Car Accident Attorney Can Help Your Claim

A Phoenix car accident attorney wants what’s best for you. A lawyer doesn’t work for an insurance company or have an ulterior motive. Ultimately, his or her only goal is to help car crash victims secure recovery for their damages. You can have 100% confidence in your attorney’s ability to walk you through the steps of your claim, fight for fair compensation, and help you pick up the pieces after a car accident. If you have any doubts about hiring a Phoenix car accident lawyer, let the information here inspire you to contact Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. How Lawyers Can Help Don’t know what to do after suffering injuries...

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